Rhode Island Parent Magazine and website are published by Gale Force Communications – a Rhode Island-based media and education company devoted to helping families. Our mission is to inform and inspire parents while making their lives easier. Our first products are the free, monthly magazine and website which connect families with local information, resources, events, and businesses.

This is your magazine and website – a local parenting resource, a place you can find something to smile about, and a source of inspiration during the greatest and toughest moments of being a parent. We want to be an oasis in your busy life – a place to celebrate growing up in Rhode Island.

We also take pride in helping our community. We have worked with several organizations already, such as the Jayce “The Healer” Foundation, the Tomaguaq Museum, and Thundermist Health Centers. If you have a community project that would fit with the magazine, feel free to contact us.

The magazine is available free to readers and has a 15,000 circulation with several hundred distribution locations throughout RI and southeastern Massachusetts. Find the magazine locations. Writers for the magazine live in RI, MA, or Connecticut and we welcome submissions to editor@RIParentMag.com. At this time, we do not pay for articles and our editors determine which articles will be published.

You are visiting our  website where you can put public kid-friendly events on our calendar and a listing for your business or nonprofit in our directory. If you’d like to advertise in the magazine or on this website, please visit our advertise page.

Be sure to visit our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Rhode Island Parent Magazine and on our website!

Rhode Island Parent Magazine was founded in July 2015 by Publisher Susan Gale, owner of Gale Force Communications, who has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, non-profit development, marketing, and advertising. Reach Susan at publisher@RIParentMag.com.

Rhode Island Parent Magazine and Gale Force Communications would like to thank:

  • The Center for Woman and Enterprise for their assistance in starting the magazine.
  • Ed Alves, of SCORE, for his excellent mentoring.
  • The Department of Labor and Training’s Self-Employment Assistance Program of Rhode Island (SEARI) for its initial investment in the magazine.
  • The Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for it’s excellent Impact Accelerator program, which Susan completed in Spring 2017.
  • The SEG Impact Accelerator cohort for their inspiration and support.
  • Elias Safdie for being a fantastic business coach.

Most of all, we’d like to thank you – our readers and advertisers – we wouldn’t be successful without you!