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Any good suggestions on a local parenting or local resource magazine with
good articles and resources?
Hi Lisa, I can highly recommend Bay Area Parent Magazine and Parent's
Press Newpaper, both are free and are wonderful resources for our local
area and beyond. You can find them at various grocery, baby stores and
public libraries. Hope this helps!
Hi, I am a new parent of a 3 month old. I'd like to subscribe to a
but one that reflects values of sustainable and healthy living. Does
anyone know of any
''green'' parenting magazines, or parenting magazines or websites that
might be less
about consumption? I found one from the U.K., but it was super
expensive to get in the
US, plus it seemed to defeat the purpose anyway since shipping a
magazine so far is
certainly not very environmentally friendly! Thanks!
You might like a magazine called Kiwi.
Try Mothering Magazine - It may be what you are looking for.
Mothering (mothering.com) is the best magazine I can recommend.
While not specifically about environmental issues, I love
Wondertime magazine. It has ads and product reviews, but the
articles are not simply shilling for the advertisers. They also
don't just recycle the same articles over and over like some of
the other magazines seem to do. Rather, it's full of thoughtful,
unique articles about parenting. I especially like that they
represent different parental voices.
Just wondering if anyone prefers Parents or Parenting Magazine?
School fundraiser selling mags and want to choose the best
Have you tried Child? Its my favorite.
I don't know about the other one, but I found Parents magazine
to be truly horrible. There were always these articles about
freak accidents that happen to children. I realized after my
(gift) subscription ended that I felt much more relaxed and
confident in my parenting.
No more Parents for me
We get Parenting -- it's fine. I haven't read the other.
I have been a subscriber to Parents magazine for 9 years. I find that
they have articles for each relevant stage in a child's life which is why I
still subscribe after all these years. There always seems to be new
information as opposed to a rehashing of old articles. Their recipes are
also consistently delicious. I can't compare it to Parenting, since I have
never read that magazine.
I am working on a project to evaluate magazines on pregnancy and
childbirth. I am interested in finding out about your favorite
or least favorite pregnancy magazine. What is it about the
magazine that you like or don't like? When you were pregnant (or
if you are currently pregnant) did you consult pregnancy
magazines? Were they helpful (you can never read too many
articles on prenatal nutrition and you really are interested in
finding out about Gwyneth's most recent layette purchase) or do
you think they are just excuses for selling stuff?
Personally, I always really enjoyed Mothering magazine, for its
alternative approach. Always articles about labor/birth, school-
age kids, mothering/parenting,presenting alternative viewpoints.
I hated Parenting, American Baby, etc, for their emphasis on
consuming and being up-to-date with the latest plastic stuff. I
especially enjoyed the editorials by Peggy O'Mara, it felt like
she was a big sister; a collection of her essays is published
under the name ''The Way Back Home''. I was not a stay-at-home mom
and didn't do the whole natural thing, but wanted cloth diapers,
home-made baby food, breastfeeding, and wooden toys, vs plastic,
plastic, plastic. Used to be one didn't need so much STUFF just
to have a baby. Do we now?
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