Testimonials
Hi Barb!
I just wanted to thank you again for the tickets! The show was awesome and the seats were great! We had a fabulous time and have told all of our friends about your site and how cool it is! We had a blast!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Michelle - Mom and Contest Winner
I'm so in love with your website. If not for you, I would be stuck in the house with nothing to do for the kids this weekend!!! Keep up the good work!
Mia - Mom and website fan.
Hello,
I just want to send an email saying "thank you" for this very informative email. I do appreciate all the work you put into the emails!! It's great knowing what CT has to offer for kids!!
Thanks again!!
Tracey - Mom who receives weekly e-newsletter
Hi Barb! Our family went to Ringling Brothers last night. It was awesome. It really was the 'greatest shown on earth'!! My husband and two daughters and I had such a wonderful evening thanks to your raffle. I asked my girls which was their favorite part and they both said "the whole thing!" I agree. Thank you again!

Carole N. - Mom and Facebook Fan
As a military family with my husband deployed, I really couldn't afford to do anything this summer for a vacation or even day trips for the kids. The free day you sponsored at Quassy was such a treat. Thank you for all you do.
A Military Mom - Niantic
I love Connecticut Kids & Family! Your book, website and Facebook page make my family planning easy!!
Paula F. - Middlebury
By the way, your magazine is one of the main sources new CNS clients cite as the source of info about the school! THANKS!
Suzanne Miller
Cheshire Nursery School
I really used CT Kids & Family a lot this year! This was the first time I have really explored camps for my kids, and you were totally the one stop shop! I loved knowing I could get all the resources I needed in one place. GOOD JOB and THANK YOU!!!!!

Kari H – Guilford Mom
Connecticut Kids & Family is a great little book. It’s just the right size for the coffee table or handbag and so well organized. I don’t know whether it’s that comfortable size or the useful way all the information is organized, but we know moms and dads like it based on how many visitors we get every month that can be tracked directly to that resource.

Melanie Brigockas
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Connecticut Kids & Family always has great ideas for me to do with my kids and great prizes for giveaways too! Thanks.
Ann M - Wallingford
We live for your book. It is so useful that I can’t wait to pick up the hew edition every month!

Dawn G. - Hamden
Connecticut Kids & Family has been an extremely successful advertising tool for The Stork & Fashion Exchange. We have advertised every month in the New Haven/Middlesex County edition for over 10 years. It has allowed us to reach new customers out of our immediate range at a very affordable rate. We hear constantly from new customers that they saw us in Connecticut Kids & Family. The customer service aspect with Barb Doyle has also been a pleasure. She is a true professional who goes above and beyond to help small businesses meet their advertising goals while remaining within their budget. I highly recommend advertising with Connecticut Kids & Family.

Cathy White
Owner, The Stork & Fashion Exchange
Westbrook, CT
Out of all of the newspapers and magazines around to choose from, CT Kids & Family is by far the best place to advertise. It is compact, colorful, and easy for parents to read. The staff is very helpful with ad design. With only one printing per month, you can reach many more people. Cost is very reasonable. CT Kids & Family is the first place my clientele look to find children's activities.
Thomas Alberti
President/ New Era Gymnastics, Inc.
Business Representative of the CT Gymnastics State Board
I LOVE Connecticut Kids & Family! I carry it around in my purse all month long. And if I misplace my copy, I just hop on the website and it’s all right there. I really rely on this thing!

Andrea F. – Wallingford
In a new business it is really hard to tell where best to invest your advertising dollar.
My business was just one year old and in that first year I wasted thousands of dollars advertising in the wrong media. Newspapers and mailers just didn't get it done - very poor response with one and none on the other. TV is probably the best, but who can afford to spend the 5 grand to get started?
Then, while sitting in a medical office, I happened to pick up this publication. It seemed like it might be worth a try, so I called for prices. At first I thought it was just a bit high, but looking back on what I had spent, I decided to try the shortest term that was offered to advertise. By the second month, because the response was so good, I signed on for the whole year and have stayed on ever since.
Folks come in to my store and say "That is the magazine where I read of your store. Glad it was in there. We were looking for something different to do."
Finally! Some advertising that actually works. Thanks Barb and the whole team at Connecticut Kids & Family!

Pete Ogle - Owner
Lucky 33 Gemstone Flume Mine
1353 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT
www.Lucky33Mine.com
Duck Pond Learning Center has a long history with Connecticut Kids & Family. I have consistently advertised with Barb since 2001. Like so many small businesses, I choose my advertising very carefully. Connecticut Kids & Family gives me the most “bang for my buck”. I track my inquiries and enrollment very carefully and Connecticut Kids & Family is one of the resources that is mentioned most often.
Barbara Doyle and her staff are always very helpful, creative and innovative. This is one advertising resource that I will stay with for years to come.

Sue P. – owner, Duck Pond Learning Center
Thanks for all the great family events in CT.

Kathleen B. – Mom on Facebook
Connecticut Kids & Family has really been awesome over the years for our advertising needs. Both our facilities the Northford Ice Pavilion and the Milford Ice Pavilion have benefited from this wonderful magazine. We have been advertising with Barb Doyle since 2001! Barbara is very good with sending out email reminders for print dates and the costs can’t be beat!! Keep up the great work.
The Northford Ice Pavilion & The Milford Ice Pavilion
I don't think I ever really took out the time to thank you so much and to let you know how many wonderful clients I have worked with because of your directory. It has been one of the best advertising tools... that has reached so many new clients for us.
Thank you also for being a great business woman and a great person...

Gina Rivera
Hair's Talent
Connecticut Kids & Family has been my go-to advertising vehicle since even before I opened Stay and Play. More people have learned about us through Connecticut Kids & Family than all my other advertising combined! They are the best.

Roger Rose
Owner, Stay and Play, LLC
I love this magazine so much. I use it to find all my kids activities. Your calendar is great! Thanks so much.

Katherine M. – West Haven
Connecticut Kids & Family is a cost-effective way to reach the most effectively targeted audience for my business. In tough economic times, this is the one advertising vehicle that I would not even consider giving up!

Suzanne Miller
Owner/Director
The Carrot Patch Early Learning Center
Cheshire Nursery School
Community Children’s Center
We have been advertising with the Connecticut Kids & Family for many years and their booklet is always very colorful and a popular item for our customers to use for anything to do with kids. We are excited that the website is now even easier and more convenient to use!


Owner, Child Care Center
I have been working with Barb Doyle and Connecticut Kids & Family for about 8 years. I have always had wonderful coverage and fabulous service from Barb and her team. I have tried other directory locations but I have never had nearly the same amount of success or results that I have received with Connecticut Kids & Family. Barb is a wonderful lady and works very hard to get your product or service in front of the right people! Advertise with Connecticut Kids & Family and you will be very pleased with the results!

Linda McWilliams
Owner
Bead Trends.com
Once Upon a Name.com
I see this magazine everywhere and I use it to find all kinds of things for my family. I found my daughter’s music class in here and my son’s summer camp. Thanks for putting it out there.
Sandra H. – Branford