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Welcome to the NEW NYMetroParents.com!

Welcome to the NEW NYMetroParents.com!

Tour our redesigned site, which is focused on one goal: Helping you make better decisions for your family.


As our kids head back to school with their new outfits and freshly chosen backpacks and lunch boxes, we here at NYMetroParents decided to get in the spirit and debut a new look of our own. Welcome to the redesigned NYMetroParents.com, where the whole team and I are thrilled to present a cleaner, easier-to-use, more attractive site to help you be a more informed parent! 

Our goal is to make it easier for you to find all the great, relevant content our site has to offer: local business listings and directories, kid-focused events and activities, and news and advice essential to local moms and dads. Here are some of the highlights of our new site:

 

A cleaner look, softer color scheme, and new logo to match the new feel

We’re excited about our updated logo, which you can also find on our monthly print magazines. On every page of our site you’ll also find our commitment to you: “Helping Parents Make Better Decisions.” It’s what we live for here at NYMetroParents, whether those decisions involve where to send your kids to school, where to hold their birthday parties, what after-school activities to enroll them in, or myriad other choices you need to make day in and day out for your kids.

 

Easier, clearer navigation

 

Across the top of our desktop site—and in the top-right “Topics” menu on mobile—you’ll find the core types of information we provide: business and resource listings, tips on things to do, advice and news about local parenting, and a comprehensive events calendar.

 
For a deeper dive into the site and to find more specific listings, use our new “megamenu,” the “Search Categories” link at the top left of the page (“menu” on mobile). There you will find virtually our entire category listings, from specific sports to special needs resources to summer camp options.

  

New ways to find businesses and resources

 

Connecting you with the local professionals, businesses, and resources that keep your family healthy, happy, and enriched is central to our mission. And so we’ve created new ways to help you find exactly what you need. In addition to the easier navigation, you’ll find a tool throughout the site that asks you what kind of business you need and in what location—make your chooses, click the arrow, and search the results to find what you’re looking for.  

  

Find your region easier

NYMetroParents serves moms and dads throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ, providing both regional and local information. We know you need to find ballet schools and pediatricians and therapists close to your home, and so we’ve made it super easy to find your region’s content, via a pop-up that greets you when you arrive and/or the My Region option on the navigation bar. Each region has its own color scheme, adding to the vibrancy of the site and giving each region a bit of its own flavor and personality. And once you tell us where you live, the system will remember you and serve you local information wherever relevant throughout the site.


A better mobile experience

As parents, we’re all on the go (sometimes it seems like we’re in motion 24/7) and using our phones to access the content and information that helps us make the decisions we need to make. To help, our new site focuses on the mobile experience, ensuring it is just as rich, easy to use, and attractive as it is on desktop. And it’s fast. Because we know you don’t have time to wait!

 

I invite you to explore the site, and let us know what you think by emailing me at [email protected] or contacting us via social media.

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Michael Kress

Author: Michael Kress is the former editorial director of NYMetroParents. He is the former executive editor of Parents.com, the website for Parents magazine, and was previously the VP of Editorial at Beliefnet.com. He is the father of three girls and lives in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. See More

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