Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Part 2: Mothering Magazine Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Congratulations to entry # 21! Mothering magazine is unique because they don't just publish a magazine, they support a community. That may sound crazy but it is true. Mothering magazine was created to help the natural family community and they still do today through both the magazine and their online community. Friends in my Mindful Mothers group led me to Mothering Magazine because they had found it to be a non-judgemental source for quality information about natural family choices such as homeschooling and homebirthing. I've found that the magazine covers a wide variety of topics such as circumcision, vaccinations, organic foods, childhood illnesses, home birth, and midwifery.

I've found tons of information, not just opinions, on the things I am curious about. The magazine does have quite a few ads in it but they are all geared towards shops offering items that support natural parenting such as cloth diapers or slings. Normally ads in magazines just tick me off but I actually enjoy these because in Mid-Missouri our sources for those types of things are very limited. I love that they have both a print and online option for subscription. I use the online option to save a few trees and I love it. It comes straight to my email inbox and I can open it and read it as I have time. It looks identical to the print copy, you can adjust the zoom and style of page view.

I also love their website and online community. They offer tons of resources and information on a variety of topics. It is also great place to connect with like minded moms! It is so nice not to constantly worry that someone is going to flip out about my natural parenting choices.

Mothering Magazine has an awesome special going if you want to subscribe right now! Subscribe today and get:

• FREE 1-year Digital Subscription
• FREE coupons worth more than $100 in savings
• FREE membership in MotheringDotCommunity

Subscribe for just $19.95!

As if that deal wasn't awesome enough they are also offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win a one year subscription FREE!

To enter to win you must first sign up to follow my blog via google friend connect (on the right side of my blog) Then go to the Mothering Magazine website and then come back and leave me a comment telling me something you learned about the magazine or a topic related to natural families. Please make sure you leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win. Giveaway ends Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 11:00 PM CST. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Open to US residents only.

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22 comments:

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I follow & I really like their recipe section. This sounds yummy. Pumpkin Seed Pesto Ravioli

couponclippinmommy (at)yahoo(dot)com

Crystal said...

I follow you now! I loved the article about keeping children's birthday parties simple. There is no need to get tons of toys at the junk store for everyone. Do something special and keep it simple. Put the focus back where it needs to be.

bnbnetwork@hotmail.com

Sugar Dipes said...

I love the rabbit restaurant. It is so neat to see how others are living green!

sugardipes1 at aol dot com

RosieGirlDreams.com said...
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RosieGirlDreams.com said...

I forgot to mention, I'm signed up as a Google friend now. Much thanks!

Kim said...

I follow & I LOVE that they have a Community section to talk w.others!

Quirky Mama said...

I'm following via friend connect. I love all things mothering and their discussion boards. Right now my fave is the frugality and finances section, I have learned so much from the people on there. But I think the breastfeeding area is my absolute favorite, I learned alot about breastfeeding before my children were even born, all thanks to mothering!

billie the girl said...

I'm a follower. The site has a really cool blog about breastfeeding in the past with historical photos and old ads. It's so cool, i was glad to find it!

Johanna said...

I follow and I love this magazine. It's one of the ones we have at school to read. I really like the volume of articles available. I didn't realize they were all there online.

Crissy said...
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Crissy said...

I follow and I have always wanted a subscription to this magazine! We're on a tight budget and expecting #2, so a free subscription would be awesome! I was glad to see the article on 6 tips on babywearing since this baby will be "worn" a lot more than my first was!

ETA: crissy_hartl@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I learned some more advantages to wearing your baby, I wear my babies and love it.

steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

I'm following you and I really liked the article on babywearing. I only have one child and when he was small enough to be worn I hadn't yet heard about the benefits of wearing him. For the next child though, this will come in handy.

Jessica.R.Adler at gmail.com

Jess said...

I follow and I loved the article about homemade birthday parties. This actually helped me with planning my DD#1's 4th birthday.

wernertjd AT yahoo DOT com

simplymerry said...

They have an "ask the experts" section! That is awesome and so helpful.
And I follow now. :)

simplymerry at gmail dot com

jdeemarie said...

I like that the site has a section called Peggy's Kitchen that includes information on eating healthy, recipies, and shopping lists. Best of all, it's a weekly newsletter so there's always something new.

jdeemarie @ gmail.com

ELLevarse said...

I really liked their section on the advantages of wearing your baby!

ELLevarse said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

This is so helpful to a Mom starting out CDing and trying to do everything right...
I like ask the experts and Peggy's Kitchen, full of great recipes!

I Follow you on GFC: Karen Bridges

southcarolinamommy at gmail dot com

mamawj said...

main entry: I follow you publicly on google friends connect as j.cutshaw
And I learned that Mothering Magizine is read in more than 65 countries, Mothering is the only independently owned, family living magazine in the world. thank you
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

Uniquely Normal said...

Love Mothering dot com and would love a subscription! I'm now Google Friend Connected with you. I read about episiotomies, and one thing that completely shocked me is that 80% of women have an episiotomy, while only 5-20% need one. Wow!
uniquelynormalmom at gmail dot com

tina reynolds said...

I follow, thanks for the chance, I like the health section, I really enjoyed the article Managing Asthma with Natural Medicine eaglesforjack@gmail.com