Welcome to Indy Parenting, a one-stop information source for Santa Barbara families.

Here you’ll find personal stories about the magic and madness of raising children, advice from local experts on a wide range of kid-related topics, and spotlights of supportive businesses and services.

This hub will also feature our annual issues that focus on young people, starting with our After-School Activity Guide, and an event calendar that highlights age-appropriate happenings around town.

To offer feedback and ideas, email indyparenting@independent.com. Grandparents are encouraged to follow along, too.

Bringing up the next generation is an all-day, every-day adventure, and Indy Parenting will be there for you every step of the way.

2024 Summer Camp Guide

Annual Summer Camp Guide 2024

Summer has been waiting all year to welcome you back to creativity, learning, movement, the water, the outdoors, friendship, and more!

Featured Stories

Begin Again

Our new “Mom Brain” parenting columnist Shannon Kelley takes a humbling turn around the potter’s wheel.

Event Calendar

You can also find these events by going to the S.B. Independent’s online calendar by highlighting “Children and/or Family.” Submit your event to our free calendar here.

Annual Issues

Local Heroes 2022

The Independent’s annual nod to our incredible neighbors.



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