My Favorite Parenting Magazines

It’s sad, but since becoming a parent I haven’t had much of a chance to read “real” books. I still consider myself a voracious reader, but my attention has just been channeled to kid’s books, blogs and magazines. Last year I let my subscriptions to Marie Claire and Glamour expire and I switched my magazine dollars to these few favorites …

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Kiwi Magazine

Definitely my #1 magazine and the one I recommend to all new parents. It’s chalk full of great advice, new research and healthy recipes. Every time I read it I walk away having learned something new. I love that!

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Pathways to Family Wellness

I first ran across this magazine at my chiropractor’s office. The articles are thoughtful and focused on wellness, just like the title implies. For a holistic approach to parenting matters, these pages are a real gem and worth every dollar you invest. I keep every copy on my bookshelf for future reference.

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Family Fun

Lighthearted and creative, Family Fun brings a smile to my face every time it arrives in my mail box. Some of our favorite craft ideas have come straight from Family Fun and I always get amazing holiday inspiration from its’ pages.

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Natural Mother Magazine

Natural Mother is the new kid on the block, an e-magazine that debuts in June. The Facebook page has become a fabulous community of parents striving for a more natural lifestyle and I’m sure the magazine will echo that same calling. Stay tuned!

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Real Simple

Technically not a parenting magazine, but a wonderful home economist resource just the same. I love the gift ideas section and the tips and tricks Q&A is always a real eye opener!

What’s your favorite parenting magazine and why?

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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