about the magazine

  • First Time Parent Magazine

    First Time Parent Magazine was established in October 2013. Since then we have been downloaded in over 120 countries.
    We are an ALL DIGITAL magazine app that has been developed for your smart phone/device.

    Our mission is to provide you with relevant information about your new baby in an easily accessible format.  We want to help make the journey of these early days of parenting easier for you and to help you be a confident new parent; equipped with the latest tools and techniques to maximize your child’s potential.

    We are a small, private company. Our goal is not to flood you with advertisements, but rather, provide you with actionable content, and an enjoyable reader experience. An experience, that will help you be a confident, and informed new parent. There is so much research out there, when it comes to your little one.  We distill the information that is out there into a convenient, usable, and fun package that you can access right from your hand-held device. 

    If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us.


  • Jill "Gillie" Kelsey


    Jill is the editor-in-chief and creative mind behind First Time Parent. From content curation, photography and editorial planning to design execution of the actual magazine, this mom of two does it all. When she’s not wearing multiple hats to run a digital magazine, she enjoys the arts and discovering new technology.

  • Nate Kelsey

    director of marketing

    Nate Kelsey (Major Dad) is a retired USAF Fighter Pilot who served on active military duty for 22 years. He is a father of 5 children ages 21 to 1 year old (four boys and one baby girl). His interests include child development and a variety of outdoor activities. He currently lives in Alaska with his wife and younger children. 

  • Mark DeVane

    director of operations

    Mark is the director of operations and also assists in marketing.  He is a 20 year veteran of the USAF and father of three.
  • Diane Mayer Christiansen

    regular contributor

    Diane is an author, speaker and regular contributor. Her characters’ center around children with special needs or who feel as if they do not fit in. She writes and speaks regularly on the subject of high functioning autism. She is the co-Founder of RedDAY Pledge and author of Planet A.
  • Dr. Cheryl Zauderer, PhD, CNM, NPP, IBCLC

    regular contributor

    Cheryl Zauderer is a Certified Nurse Midwife and a Psychiatric Nurse practitionerspecializing in Perinatal Mood Disorders. Cheryl has also served as a board member forPSI (Postpartum Support International) and has been the Nassau/Suffolk coordinator for PSI since 2009. Cheryl is also the author of Maternity Leave: A New Mothers Guide to the First Six Weeks Postpartum, Praeclarus Press. www.postpartumcare1.com