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September 25th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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I went to meet a potential midwife yesterday. I'm not so sure she's the one. But, she gave me some free magazines, and at first I thought "great.. here we go with "Parenting" again!" but it turned out to be a very AP magazine! It's called "Mothering." It talks about babywearing and cloth diapering and night time parenting, and all of the things that I *never* see in magazines (unless it is in a negative light, or a very poorly written article)

I just wanted to share. I think it is online, too
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September 25th, 2009, 10:15 PM
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Yep...I saw this mag at my midwife office as well! It was great to read. I never did subscribe. But I liked seeing a natural minded mag!
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In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
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September 26th, 2009, 04:02 AM
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I subscribe, it is soooo AP. They have many articles on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, etc. I love it!!! I originally found it while pregnant at the local natural food store. 2 issues ago was the BEST breastfeeding article ever. (Breastfeeding in the land of Ghengis Kahn, or something like that)
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September 26th, 2009, 05:32 AM
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My midwife gave it to me as well. To be honest though I threw it out. I didn't like it. Glad you do though. I'm very picky
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September 26th, 2009, 06:42 AM
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My midwife gave it to me as well. To be honest though I threw it out. I didn't like it. Glad you do though. I'm very picky
I think the reason people who are big into natural parenting like it is because they are very picky too - just maybe about different things than you are.
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September 26th, 2009, 05:23 PM
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I think the reason people who are big into natural parenting like it is because they are very picky too - just maybe about different things than you are.

I don't like anything extream. It drives me nutts.
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September 26th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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I subscribe, it is soooo AP. They have many articles on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, etc. I love it!!! I originally found it while pregnant at the local natural food store. 2 issues ago was the BEST breastfeeding article ever. (Breastfeeding in the land of Ghengis Kahn, or something like that)
I LOVE mothering ! and that bf article was just beautiful
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September 26th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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I like it because it's nice to read information about stuff I WANT to know about parenting. I used to read those other magazines they gave out for free, and just come away angry with the info that I just fed my brain. I like that this magazine had tips from other mothers about getting dad to wear baby, and information on how to do research about vaccines, and ads for cloth diaper companies that I actually want to know about. I didn't see it as being extreme, but a good source of information that I couldn't find with other parenting magazines. I think it's human nature to seek out media sources we can relate to.

It's okay if you don't like it though. If we all liked the same magazines, we wouldn't have such a great selection at the news stands
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September 27th, 2009, 06:49 AM
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I thow them all away lol they're ALL garbage.
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September 27th, 2009, 07:30 AM
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I thow them all away lol they're ALL garbage.
You mean ALL magazines? I guess I just don't get it. It is basically stuff on BF, colseeping, gentle discipline, baby wearing...where is the "garbage" in that?
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September 27th, 2009, 08:36 AM
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You mean ALL magazines? I guess I just don't get it. It is basically stuff on BF, colseeping, gentle discipline, baby wearing...where is the "garbage" in that?
i love magazines i do not have time for books. Mothering magazine is such an incredible magazine, it's the only parenting/baby magazine i can identify with and the only one we subscribe to. It is so pro-AP, unlike the other mags out there that seem to have monthly articles on CIO and how great it is and necessary it is!
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September 27th, 2009, 07:47 PM
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I LOVE Mothering! I got the free online subscription when they had the promotion and I'm thinking of getting a print subscription because it's easier for me to read. I've had a Parenting subscription for several years and the more I settle into my own style of parenting, the more it bugs me. My MIL also got me a subscription to Cookie and I have put the last 3 issues in the recycle pile without even reading them. It's so nice to see a magazine with information that I'm acutally interested in!
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September 28th, 2009, 11:57 AM
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I LOVE mothering. I found it when Addi was about 8 months old and fell in love. I have had a subscription ever since and am about to order some back issues too. Its nice to have a magazine that talks about stuff I AM interested in.
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September 28th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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You mean ALL magazines? I guess I just don't get it. It is basically stuff on BF, colseeping, gentle discipline, baby wearing...where is the "garbage" in that?

All Parenting type magazines.

I don't need or want a magazine to know how to parent. They're all garbage because if you don't do everything 100% their way (no matter the type) then you not "good enough"

I am not a parenting "type" I follow many AP practices, but not all and I do find somethings about AP to be extream. Same as I do for some TP types.

Its a personal thing.

I'm glad others like them though, they're great for some I am sure. Just not me. After 4 years as a parent I got tired of the crap out there.
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September 28th, 2009, 06:23 PM
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I guess it depends on what someone is looking to glean from a magazine; I have a foodie magazine to spark meal ideas and for new techniques, not tell me how to cook. Its a veg'n magazine because others would be useless to me. Similarly, I have a parenting magazine that matches my style, and I enjoy the articles; its support for how I parent, not telling me how to parent. Personally, I think its important to have that sense of community no matter how long I've been a parent. Not everyone needsa magaine to feel that sense of... edification? And that's fine.

The one I have is Bella, which is similar to Mothering; my midwife office gives out trial subscriptions.
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September 28th, 2009, 11:36 PM
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I think this still works---
for a free year digital subscription :
Use code CMDCD on this site- https://www.qfie.com/mmag/clsMMnewor...ubType=digital
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September 29th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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I got the free digital subscription and will probably renew when the time comes. I like the info in it
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October 1st, 2009, 12:29 PM
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I love Mothering and have been reading it for a few years now. They have a website with a AP message board too. You can even find other moms in your area that share the same parenting style.
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October 3rd, 2009, 12:11 PM
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i got the free online sub when it was going and I loved the article a couple of moths ago about the breastfeeding in mongolia... its just fascinating to see how other cultures live.
i hate all the ads though! lol! esp as they dont' apply as i'm from the uk!
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October 3rd, 2009, 08:46 PM
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I just signed up for the free online subscription (thanks Angela!) but I'm finding it hard to read the tiny text. I am enjoying the articles though. I might have to get a paper subscription to save my eyes (sadly not the trees ) I wish there was a way to magnify it.

Amelie, I rather like the ads. Almost every magazine is loaded with ads, and in fact the success of a magazine can be evaluated by the number of ads in it. I love seeing ads for fuzzybunz instead of pampers! It makes me feel like the world is right
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