College Mom Magazine

College Mom Magazine: Supporting Student Parents in College

Who We Are


Katherine Arnoldi, Ph.D., started College Mom Magazine in 2006.

Katherine Arnoldi is the author of the graphic novel, The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom (Graymalkin Media, 2016)  which tells of her own struggle to find the way to college as a teenage  mother. It was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly when it was first published in 1998 by Hyperion. She is also the author of All Things Are Labor, Stories (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007)

 Rita Naranjo, M.A.,  Professor and Editor at College Mom Magazine.


Rita Naranjo was featured in the first issue of College Mom Magazine.

For  over 15 years Rita Naranjo has served as an expert consultant, advisor,  curriculum designer, keynote speaker, and trainer with extensive  experience in presenting at conferences, leading workshops,  participating on panels, and conducting lectures. Rita Naranjo started  her own business, Of Many: Creative Life Action Network,to serve as a  vehicle for her to formally and effectively work within communities. She  is a trainer for the Academy for Professional Excellence: Public Child  Welfare Training Academy, and teaches Sociology courses at California  State University San Marcos and San Diego City College.

Non gender "Mom"

 College Mom Magazine advocates a non gender  definition of "mom.". For example, our archives have included single  fathers who attend college while raising their children alone.. 


Above College Dad at McShrevesport University (From College Mom Magazine archives).

Interested in writing an article about your story as a college mom? Want to write an article about an important subject you think other college moms should know about? 

Great!  Thanks for your interest in helping us make College Mom Magazine even  better. We pay $50. for every article accepted.  Submit your articles  for consideration via the Contact page.   Your article should be no more  than 1500 words (less in more) and  should  be double spaced MSWord or  pdf. documents. Please let us know what photos you want to include or  send a 72 dpi photo along with the article.  Allow at least 6 weeks for a  response. We cannot accept all articles submitted.