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georgia 01-05-2011 10:02 PM

Mothering Magazine would like your opinion on the articles you enjoyed most in our January/February issue (#164). Please vote for the articles you enjoyed in issue #164. Feel free to post your input about the articles as well as other insight you might like to share about this issue. Thanks!


NOTE: I asked the circulation department and the current print issue should be arriving in mailboxes soon. Digital issues should have already arrived in your email. Any subscription questions can be directed to [email protected] Thank you for your support! 

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Welcome! Mothering Magazine would like your opinion. We've created this forum to host polls on the current issue of Mothering Magazine.

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Maluhia 01-06-2011 05:25 PM

Although I need to add the caveat that Kyla and I are friends, I really enjoyed her article in this month's magazine.  Her self-efacing style that comes off without self-hating, her comedy about the love we all feel as mothers who wish we were our idealized selves just hits home and works for me.  I adore this article. 


youngspiritmom 01-31-2011 10:50 PM


Hello! I get the digital and the print version of Mothering, and usually wait until the print one arrives to read it because I like the feel of the paper in my hands. However, I couldn't resist browsing the digital copy and had a moment just now to read the article  "Good Enough Parent" by Kyla Hanington.


What a bit of truth! Thank you so much for publishing this, and thank you Kyla for your beautiful, honest, and funny writing. You made me so proud of my milk-stained t-shirts, dirty dishes, and the fact that sometimes I forget to wipe ketchup off my toddler's cheek after lunch and someone hours later in the grocery store asks "What's that on his face?"


We all would like to be perfect mothers. But, as my midwife said, it makes her happy to visit (new) mothers who are still in their pajamas in the afternoons, and have dishes in the sink, because it usually means that they have been doing the most important work -- focusing on their babies, making sure everyone is getting good nutrition, and good rest.


Reading this article made me want to be Kyla's friend. Coming across a mother so genuine via media is rare (not for Mothering mag, of course!).  I think that the unrealistic images of mothers not only appear in pages of mainstream preg/parenting magazines but also in so many of the blogs that are popular nowadays. Mommy Bloggers choose which pictures they post, how they describe themselves, and often can make even a meconium diaper seem somehow beautiful, artsy, or trendy!


Thank you for this article! Power to the milk-stained tee-shirt moms!


youngspiritmom 01-31-2011 10:59 PM

One more thing -- I thought it was awesome that one of your staff members wears a headscarf. I do too and seeing her pictured in "The Mothering Bunch" made me feel represented and included. hijab.gif

Treece 02-07-2011 11:00 AM

I must first say that I love Mothering, I love MDC. I feel empowered when I am here or reading Mothering. I only receive the digital copy, but I really do enjoy the feel of the paper while I read.


I read the articles about pertusis and they are great. I have been trying to educate my dh that viruses and bacteria evolve when they are threatened. This has led to MRSA and others, and I believe it has made vaccination irrelevant. We don't vaccinate. I am not sure if we will in the future, but currently I don't see that happening. My children are healthy and happy. We have not had any VPDs to contend with, but when DD had RSV, I really expected someone to say "Should have vaxed." No one did, though. not to me.


Thanks for the great magazine.

elanorh 02-15-2011 11:02 AM

 I have been looking forward to this issue.  Just saw the 'status post' for Mothering on FB and see that mail subscribers won't be getting these issues, and they will only be available online? 

Could you please let those of us who are mail subscribers know how we can access our copies of the digital magazine since that's the format we get for the next couple issues?


I have loved Mothering since I found the magazine (and then these forums).  Best wishes as the way forward is found.  Don't forget that we have been Mothering Dot Commune for a long time - I know I'm not the only person who purchased a supporting membership because we value what you do so very much.  Let us know if we can help. 


ETA:  Link to the thread Mothering posted about the web-only switch, since that should probably be addressed in that thread rather than here.

portiakatze 03-14-2011 04:21 PM



Am I the only one that actually started crying when I read "A Quiet Place"?  

I know that times change, consumers change, and businesses must change along with them... but this feels like a death to me.

I will miss the arrival of my faithful friend in the mail, always full of sound, wholesome information & insights, as well as beautiful pictures.

I am not much of an online girl when it comes to surfing and FBing, but if this is to be my only avenue...I'll try.

I was fortunate enough to receive an entire box of vintage Mothering magazines from the 70s and 80s from a local Freecycler.  These, along with my own copies bought since I first discovered MM two years ago, will now be even more highly treasured.

Goodbye, fair friend.  I thank you for all your hard work and love, and I will do my best to fall in step with your new path.

Warm regards,

Lacey Brooker


lyno 03-18-2011 04:27 PM

i am wondering how to get the digital one since i was a mail subscriber for both jan/feb and march/april.  thanks

Alenushka 03-24-2011 08:40 PM

What about Kindle subscription? and Ipad?

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