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Burlington-based Website Caters to Modern Parents

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Believe it or not, moms and dads have interests besides raising their kids. Many online parenting communities rarely acknowledge this fact, but parent.co wants to change that. The website — backed by Parent Co., the Burlington-based company that owns private photo-sharing app Notabli — launched in January. Billing itself as a resource for the modern parent, the site features a mix of interviews, stories and essays with topics ranging from travel to technology, pop culture to relationships. Recent posts include an interview with cartoonist Harry Bliss, a playlist titled "Snow Day Jams" and weekly "internet field trips" that offer interesting links to share with the kids. Parent.co is still evolving, according to editor-in-chief Edward Shepard. He hopes to create a site where parents can learn from each other about how to create more balanced lives. "Our standard of success is if it's something we want to use ourselves," he says.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.