Welcome to Hometown Parent, Northeast Alabama’s premier local, regional, and current events magazine. Being a parent is one of life’s greatest blessings, yet it can also be a difficult journey. From infancy to adulthood, our children offer challenges, struggles, and plenty of fun times along the way. There is no “one size fits all” map to guide the way, so parents depend on support and connections from other sources to help them make informed choices. We at Hometown Parent want to be the map to support you and your family. Our goal is to offer insightful articles from local and national writers, a calendar of events for family entertainment in our area, and choices for shopping, dining and medical care. We believe that through mutual support and encouragement of parents, their children, and the community, truly spectacular homes will be created!