There are a ton of awesome mom magazines out there for working moms: Entrepreneur and, well, Working Mother…But there are tons of other excellent mom magazines both in print and online, too!
Today I'll be talking about a few of my favorites, and why exactly they are my favorites!
Motherly is one of those magazines that's just awesome about discussing how this is one of the hardest job there is, in a very Frank and honest way. You see tons of mom magazines that try to sugarcoat the hard parts, only talking about things like recipes and the newest fad diet, as if you needed to worry about cutting fruit out or something entirely in addition to all the other stuff you have to worry about!! But Motherly doesn't worry so much about what you see in the mirror and on social media, and is more about cold hard facts at times, and inspiration at other times!
I just read an article on this one study showing that if you're a stay-at-home mom (or, I'm guessing a dad too), then you work so many hours it would be like having 2.5 jobs!! No, seriously! This study was done on 2,000 moms whose kids were ages 5 to 12, and the average amount of hours they worked a week was 98! That was from about 6 in the morning to 8 at night, with only a little bit over an hour to themselves every day.
That's the kind of mind-blowing (well, for some of us, maybe not that mind-blowing, LOL) stuff that Motherly magazine covers!
Parents Magazine has been out for a long time, and it's both in print and online. In fact, you might remember it being around and your parents reading it when you yourself were little!!
What I love about this magazine it's that it's got such a variety of topics, though. It's not just about parenting, but also about fertility, pregnancy, spousal relationships, friends, job issues, etc. The advice really goes across the board and I almost want to say that even someone who isn't a mom could benefit from reading Parents Magazine!!
One of my favorite articles from here, that really shows why it's one of the best mom magazines, is Five Thoughts We've Had While Reading Parenting Message Boards. Those message boards, while they can be helpful, so often devolve into arguments and judgments because of what someone is feeding their kids, what type of stroller are they bought…moms are the harshest critics of other moms! But Parents Magazine is a lot more sympathetic.
Okay, you got me, this isn't a mom magazine, but it's one of my favorites. We need to get our celebrity and fashion gossip from somewhere, and I prefer to get it from a place that doesn't disempower our favorite celebrity women at the same time. Marie Claire gets the job done with our guilty pleasure gossip, without all the tabloid-type headlines and negativity. There's great health and fitness and financial advice too, so it isn't all fluff! (But as for the fluff, who doesn't love reading their horoscope even if it's just for fun?)
However, maybe you're not just looking for a magazine to read, but also looking to meet other moms. And maybe you're holding yourself accountable to being HEALTHIER.
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