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Family and Pet Guide - About Us

Hello! I'm Lucy McKiddy, the founder of the Family and Pet Guide. It all started in the fall of 1999 when I found out that I was pregnant. I started searching for services, products, resources and professional advice on pregnancy and parenting. After my son David was born, I started searching for a good pediatrician and a dependable daycare provider. As he grew, I started searching for play groups and activities. I discovered that keeping my son busy and entertained was getting expensive so I started looking for discounts. I would write down everything I learned in a notebook. This notebook became my go to guide for everything about parenting. My parenting bible. 

In June 2008, I became a divorced mom. I was determined to work from home so I could still be a full time mom. 

In October 2008, I started a little black and white neighborhood newsletter called the Family and Pet Guide. Within a year, it became a full color, digest size magazine with a monthly circulation of 10,000 copies.

Today, the Family and Pet Guide continues to expand across the United States and is available in both print and digital format.