Family Circle

For the Australian magazine by the same title, see Pacific Magazines. For the British magazine, see Family Circle (UK magazine). For the comic strip originally called The Family Circle, see The Family Circus.
Family Circle

October 1, 2009, cover
Editor-in-chief Linda Fears
Categories home economics, women's interest
Frequency 15 issues/year
Publisher Meredith
Total circulation
Year founded 1932
Country United States
Based in New York City[2]
Language English
ISSN 0014-7206

Family Circle is an American home magazine published 15 times a year by Meredith Corporation. It began publication in 1932[3] as a magazine distributed at supermarkets such as Piggly Wiggly and Safeway. Cowles Magazines and Broadcasting bought the magazine in 1962. The New York Times Company bought the magazine for its woman's magazine division in 1971. The division was sold to Gruner + Jahr in 1994. When Gruner + Jahr decided to exit the US magazine market in 2005, the magazine was sold to the Meredith Corporation.

The magazine is considered one of the "Seven Sisters", a group of seven home-oriented magazines, with the others being Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day, and Redbook.[4]

Family Circle used to sponsor the Charleston Open at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolina, a WTA clay court tennis tournament.

In November 2009, Family Circle launched their social network for moms of tweens and teens.[5]



  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  2. Dave Eisenstadter (May 28, 2015). "Family Fun magazine leaving Northampton; jobs moving to New York City". GazetteNet. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  3. "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  4. [dead link]

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