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.

After-School Activity Guide

2023 After-School Activities Guide

Let the S.B. Independent’s 2023 After-School Activities Guide help you find the ideal after-school activity for your child.

Featured Stories

Annual Issues

Local Heroes 2022

The Independent’s annual nod to our incredible neighbors.



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