Something exciting is happening at Chesapeake Family. The best just got better. We changed our name and we're expanding our reach.

In January 2017 we became Chesapeake Family LIFE. This change reflects our recent growth and new focus on broader aspects of family life: topics for the grown-ups in the family who are people first, and parents second. 

CFL LIFE Blue 150In response to reader demand, we have expanded our content to include more topics that go beyond parenting, such as events worth hiring a babysitter for, food and dining ideas, home and garden, and other areas of interest to moms and dads.

This expansion is a natural growth of who we are, our readers’ needs and our business. A lot has changed in the 26 years since I started the business, first called Chesapeake Children. In 1996 it was clear our editorial topics had moved beyond little kids to broader parenting topics.  We changed our name to Chesapeake Family. We also added specialty annual guides like the BIG Book of Education, events, e-newsletters, social media and a website that now averages 65,000 monthly visitors. 

Realizing our readers’ information-gathering habits have changed, we have made it our business to excel at using social media, print, web and e-newsletters to reach moms and dads wherever they are looking for information.

Combining all of our outlets — print and digital — we now reach over 200,000 parents every month. That’s huge, and it makes the most visited local website in the area.

As we become Chesapeake Family LIFE, we will continue to provide the award-winning content our readers count on, covering health, education and fun for families, but with a section specifically for moms and dads whose lives include more than their children.

Jefferson Communications Details

JECO web logoJefferson Communications, LLC is a full-service regional, media company based in Annapolis, Maryland. The privately owned company publishes a niche consumer parenting and lifestyle magazine, several ancillary publications and two interactive websites serving readers and advertisers in the state of Maryland. Jefferson Communications prints and distributes more than 40,000 magazines per month with a total audience — print, online and events — of more than 400,000 readers/viewers per month. We would be happy to discuss with you the multitude of advertising and marketing opportunities.

For more information, call our office at 410-263-1641 or contact one of our sales and marketing team members directly.
They will be able to send you a copy of our digital and print rate cards as well.

Jen Jeffries
Direct phone: 410-263-1641 x207

Kelly Crew
Direct phone: 410-263-1641 x228

Claire Kovacs, Sales Assistant
Phone: 410-263-1641 x204

Donna Jefferson has owned and operated the company since its inception in September 1990. The office of Jefferson Communications, LLC is located in Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to print and online media, the company produces annual family and consumer events.

The company and its employees are actively involved in the community through various not-for-profit organizations, educational foundations and business programs. It is this commitment to improving the industries and communities it serves that forms the foundation for Jefferson Communication’s culture and operating philosophy. Owner Donna Jefferson was recognized in 2007 as owning one of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises. Jointly the publications and websites have won nearly 40 national awards for Design and Editorial.

Main Office:
121 Cathedral Street, Third Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fax 410-280-0255



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