The February issue of Columbus Parent starts hitting the street today! Pick it your free copy at one of more than 1,200 locations -- you can’t miss it this month. It’s pink and has an adorable little girl all wrapped in mother love on the cover. Or a mom sweater. We all know they’re one and the same!

This month’s issue is loaded with all kinds of useful information that you can use now. Education is the big theme and we’ve taken a closer look at such hot topics as community schools (AKA charter schools), Montessori education (what is it really?) and volunteering (that word just made you either cringe or smile, depending on the experiences you’ve had).

Our Go-To Guide looks at tutoring services -- how do you know when your child needs one, how do you pick one, and what can you expect?

We shine our Neighborhood Spotlight on Pickerington and that popular family-entertainment center/restaurant, Rule (3). Bexley dad Kevin Brashear walks us through a Jambalaya recipe you can make with your kids’ help. We take a day trip to EnterTRAINment Junction, create Valentine’s Day craft projects with help from the artists at Clintonville’s Wholly Craft and Grandview’s Ohio Craft Museum.

And there’s plenty more. Find a copy this week (and if you need help finding one, just use our zip-code searchable directory of pick-up locations here.