The magazine's new look will debut in March.

Pardon the interruption, but we wanted to share some exciting news about Columbus Parent. 

Columbus Parent is going glossy: Starting with the March 2019 issue, Columbus Parent will feature a redesign—highlighted by becoming a glossy magazine like its sister publication, Columbus Monthly. We believe this change will deliver the premium reading experience that our audience now expects.

Columbus Parent is changing frequency: Columbus Parent will publish in March, June, September and December. It will be more targeted but distributed to the same broad audience—more than 26,000 copies in nearly 45 ZIP codes at 1,000-plus locations. 

Columbus Parent is pushing more digital: We will amp up our digital content at to provide a consistent stream of valuable news, tips and trends for parents, as well as continue our e-edition, weekly e-newsletter and robust social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Columbus Parent is celebrating a milestone: Columbus Parent turns 30 in 2019. That’s three decades of delivering award-winning content solely focused on addressing the needs of Central Ohio parents.

We didn’t come to these decisions lightly, and the input of our Columbus Parent Advisory Board, which has representatives from such important institutions as COSI, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was invaluable.

The last issue of Columbus Parent in its current format will be January 2019. And then we will return with the new Columbus Parent in March. You’ll be able to find the debut issue starting March 14. We welcome your feedback by contacting either myself ( or Editor Julanne Hohbach ( 

Ray Paprocki
Publisher and General Manager
Dispatch Magazines