Bucks County Parent: Our Story of Building Community
Bucks County Parent Creator and CEO of Family Focus Media, Sarah Bond shares her passions for connecting local parents with their village and helping small business owners tell their stories.
What do you love about where you live? Is it your friendly neighbors? Your kids’ school, a teacher, or coach? A wealth of family-friendly accessible activities or local businesses that helped you transform a house into your cozy home?
As a new mom, I was lonely. I was searching for my village at mommy-and-me yoga, at the playground, and in my neighborhood, but I didn’t find real connections until I started building community with Main Line Parent. Starting with my trusted Facebook Group (which exploded from the four people I knew to hundreds and then thousands almost overnight) and a desire to help others find their village and tell great stories to support small businesses, I dedicated every spare moment to it as my passion project: building a local family lifestyle brand and magazine.
Philadelphia Family was a natural first sister brand to Main Line Parent. When we set out to serve city families, we forged collaborations with business owners and non-profit leaders in the city to generate buzz on the playground-level and beyond. We hosted some amazing events at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Academy of Natural Sciences, The Franklin Institute, World Cafe Live, and Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse too!
After ten years of publishing print magazines, in 2020 we pivoted back to a lean digital-only model. Since most of the parents in our Communities were juggling their work with some level of home and zoom school, we saw our digital connections grow stronger than ever. Today we connect with thousands of local families every day through our websites, social media networks, and weekly newsletters.
Our team is eager to make new friends, connecting local parents with resources, events, and each other, and to support the businesses and nonprofit organizations dedicated to making raising kids easier and more fun with our first Bucks County Parent LOVE Awards. We hope you will nominate an organization YOU love and trust today!
I would like to invite YOU to join our Bucks County Parent Community!
Bucks County Parent was created to connect families raising their kids in Bucks County with resources, events, and each other. We serve new and expectant parents, families of all ages and stages, and transplants who are new to the area as well!
Join our Bucks County Parent Community Facebook Group and sign up for our weekly Email Newsletters to get started. Then connect with us on Instagram as well! (Tag #BucksCountyParent to share your adventures with our community and for your chance to be featured in our High Five Newsletter.
Feature photo by Carolyn Clement Photography.