Magazines are a fixture of modern society. They are everywhere, and they provide us with the information we may need. Here is a list of ten parenting magazines to keep an eye out for:
This is one of the oldest and most well-respected magazines in its field. It has been around since 1873, and it provides parents with all kinds of information. You can use this magazine to find out about education opportunities, financial advice, recipes for young children, teen activities, etc. Parents also have plenty of stories written by parents who share their experiences with various issues that may arise.
Mothering is a magazine for mothers (this much should be obvious). You can subscribe to Mothering or grab copies at bookstores like Barnes & Noble. It features articles on motherhood issues like breastfeeding, family structure choices (stay-at-home mom vs working mom), pregnancy stories by real mothers. It also features topics on children and mother-baby relationships, free play vs structured activities, etc.
Babytalk has been around since 1996 and it’s one of the best magazines for expectant parents. Written by editors like Ari Brown (a board-certified pediatrician), Babytalk provides new and expecting parents with plenty of practical advice on all kinds of stuff, from pregnancy to birth to infant care. Many new dads love this magazine too.
Healthy Child is geared toward health-conscious parents who want to make sure they provide optimal health for their kids. It features articles on prenatal health, naturopathic medicine, breastfeeding, healthy eating for young children and infants, fitness, learning activities for babies and young children, etc.
American Baby has been around since 1990 and its target audience consists of both new and expecting parents. You can find stories here about celebrities like Jessica Simpson who share their experiences with pregnancy & childbirth to help other expectant moms understand what they can experience when they become pregnant (e.g., morning sickness).
Working Mother is geared toward working mothers who are trying to balance their careers with taking care of kids. If you are a working mom who needs guidance on how to meet the demands of both work & parenting life, this magazine is for you.
Highlights are geared toward kids aged 6-12 and it’s filled with fun puzzles, games, stories, science projects (for kids), etc. It also features a monthly comic strip called “Goofus & Gallant” that depicts the life of two kids who do polar opposite things in many situations. For example, one kid might not share his toy with another little kid while the other would share everything he has.
The Walking Magazine
The Walking Magazine is an online magazine that focuses on fitness. It contains articles on pregnancy fitness, workouts for new moms [with a focus on “Walking”], diet & nutrition, weight loss after childbirth, etc. If you want to make sure you get back in shape after your baby arrives, this is a good magazine.
WOMAN’s Day has been around since 1931 and its target audience consists of working women who are juggling both career and family life. A lot of studies focus on work-life balance issues like maternity leave (in America), paying for childcare services (it can be very costly sometimes), finding affordable housing or apartments with daycare attached to it, etc.
Modern Mom is a magazine that focuses on life as a busy mom. It shares articles about how to balance work and home life (with kids!), getting more exercise during pregnancy & breastfeeding, DIY projects, recipes, etc. Some readers may find this magazine too “preachy” because it tries hard to push certain parenting ideas like letting your child sleep in your bed until he/she moves out of your house even though some people may not agree with that.
There you have it, folks! These are the 10 parenting magazines that I enjoy reading. I hope you find them useful. If you have any suggestions for other magazines that are similar to these ones, feel free to share them with others too.