Family Times provides comprehensive parenting information through its feature stories, editorials and columns, plus a wide variety of entertainment options for the entire family. From our support by award-winning local writers and artists, to our consistent focus on local issues and resources, to the most comprehensive entertainment calendar in the cities, Family Times is a “road map” for parents who want new ideas, fun things to do, and experts to call upon to help them navigate the sometimes bumpy roads of parenting.
Family Times Publications was founded by Marci Mannis in February 1991 with the premiere edition of Family Times. With a starting circulation of 25,000, Family Times grew to a circulation of 50,000 in its first year, and now averages overall circulation of 65,000 per issue. In 1993, Baby Times, a biannual publication directed toward pregnant and new mothers and fathers was born. In September of 1994, a third publication was created – Senior Times, a quarterly magazine directed to the 50 plus market, now called Best of Times. Finally, Mannis added a new feature to Family Times in 1996, a special insert entitled Grandparent Times.
All four publications were conceived and developed by Marci Mannis, publisher. Ms. Mannis has a background in publishing and TV broadcasting. With a core staff of six women, our family of publications has grown to be the largest circulation monthly parenting publications in the Upper Midwest, with the following:
Family Times provides comprehensive parenting information through its feature stories, editorials and columns, plus a wide variety of entertainment options for the entire family.
Best of Times reaches the 50 plus adult market with health, lifestyle, financial, and housing information, resources and entertainment options.
Baby Times provides essential information for new parents and parents-to-be, including current prenatal class listings and resources.
Grandparent Times, a special insert in Family Times, provides information to the emerging grandparenting market of baby boomers.
Since 1994, the Circulation Verification Council, a nationwide publication audit and marketing firm, has named Family Times as Best Publication in America – Specialty Publications category. Senior Times and Baby Times have also been named in this category since 1995. Family Times was also selected for Best Cover Design for 1998. The contest “Best Publication in America” involved over 950 CVC member-audited publications from the 48 states with a combined circulation of over 25 million editions among all CVC member publications. The contest rules allow daily, weekly and monthly newspapers, shoppers, TMC’s, specialty publications and interactive media to compete with each other in 18 contest categories.
Our free publications are available in over 850 locations throughout the 7 County Metro Area
Locally owned and operated by the original owner since 1990, Family Times, Inc. is proud of its extensive distribution network established over the last decade. Papers are available in over 850 locations in the Twin Cities’ 7 county metro area and are continually restocked.
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Best of Times reaches the 50 plus adult market with health, lifestyle, financial and housing information, resources and entertainment options. The vital senior market is represented in this publication with support from award-winning local writers and artists, and Best of Times’ consistent focus on current issues and local resources. Seniors will find information on everything from exercise to nutrition, investing and reaping retirement returns, lifestyle changes and living independently, housing options, fun, travel and broadening horizons through classes and activities.
Grandparent Times is a special insert in Family Times, and provides information to the emerging grandparenting market of baby boomers. We consistently focus on current issues of interest to grandparents of any age and provide local resources, appealing to both the grandparent market as well as adults fifty plus. Grandparent Times provides insights for grandparents for talking or relating to their grandchildren - of all ages - as well as activities and information for fun and more.
Baby Times provides essential information
for new parents and parents-to-be. From
our extensive support by local hospitals
and clinics for the most current pre- and
post-natal information, to our comprehensive resource guide of prenatal classes and local resources, Baby Times provides readers with a handbook from conception to potty-training. It’s a keeper.