About Montana Parent Magazine

Montana Parent is owned and operated by three local moms (eight children between the three of us) and supported by another 12 moms and one grand dad (we total 33 kids in all). 

We print a monthly magazine, 11 times a year, which can be found in hospitals, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, schools, restaurants and many other locations in Bozeman, Livingston and Helena. The magazine goes live on our website, www.mtparent.com, the first of each month with our digital issue, where you can also find archives of previous issues, useful guides, a comprehensive event and activity calendar and our fabulous blog, “Gum In Your Hair.” Montana Parent also hosts Facebook pages for Bozeman, Butte and Helena.

The magazine itself features local kids on the cover (and within the pages) shot by local photographers and styled using products you can find in Southwest Montana. 

The magazine’s content is provided by local writers with various areas of expertise, who share knowledge about parenting, babies, toddlers, school-aged kids, teens, college students, gardening, exercise, food and more. 

In addition to our print publication, Montana Parent hosts events throughout the year including the Summer Camp Roundup, Halloween Costume Swap and the Holiday Bazaar.

Montana Parent is able to provide all of this for FREE thanks to the support of our advertisers. Please make sure you tell the local businesses you visit that you saw their ad or article in Montana Parent. 

We are dedicated to the next generation of southwest Montanans and hope to make your parenting journey the best we can.

Our wish for the New Year goes out to our readers, fans and friends: Please show some love and appreciation to our advertisers. Did you see their advertisement or article in Montana Parent? If so, let them know; they want to hear it. They need to hear it. Our advertisers keep Montana Parent FREE and you, our readers, fans and friends are the voice of appreciation. Let them know you care.

Our Team

Cora Desantis

Business Manager / Sales / Owner

Advertising or event questions?


Leigh Ripley

Editor / Accounting / Owner

Please contact Leigh for all editorial submissions.


Shaunescy Willard

Creative Director / Layout / Owner

Photographers and designers, please contact:


Jessica Geary-Cecotti

Social Media, Blog, Ad Design and Layout