How did I not know? I’ve been a Mother Earth News reader for years, but I let my subscription lag this past year (baby+garden = neglected garden) and therefore I missed the big news. Mother Earth News is geared to the homesteader. I don’t really fit that demographic with my little postage stamp sized lot, but I learned some really important things like how to compost, prevent blight, choose humanely-raised eggs, and bake bread. More than anything, it let me indulge in my dream of starting a farm with fields of vegetables as far as the eye can see. My magazines are all disposable, but my Mother Earth News issues will never get thrown away.
The same group that puts out this magazine that I love (Ogden Publications) launched a whole new magazine in October that is, for lack of a better way of saying it, meant for me. I still love Mother and Plan to resubscribe again this year, but…hello Mother Earth Living.
I stumbled upon it by accident. A friend of mine passed me a few of her magazines that she had already read. When I saw the title and the Mother Earth News logo, I knew I’d love it. And, I really did. It is very much directed to women (the readership, according to the media kit is indeed 80% female) with articles on making a hydrating facial moisturizer and organizing your home with a minimalist attitude. Read the full article here.
However, there are also less “female-ish” articles for anyone interested in natural living like “The Truth About GMOs” on page 43 in the January/February issue and “A Spring Seed & Planting Primer” on page 79.
It really is the full package: health and beauty, planting, recipes, homesteading, and general natural and healthy living. The layout is simple and lovely and I devoured every article in this bi-monthly issue. Check the site out and you’ll really enjoy it (if nothing else, check out the Travel DIY wall art – very cool). http://www.motherearthliving.com
Tomorrow is my 34th birthday, just is case my husband is looking for a birthday present to give me…
Also, my wee little baby (not so little anymore) is 10 months old today. 10 MONTHS! Where does time go?