Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #3

Thirteen Things I Hate About Parenting Magazines. (If I sound bitter, it's because I am)


1. They assume we all live in cities.
2. Every issue has different "only 5 beauty treatments you need!"
3. The word "nosh". (Cute if you're Yiddish, pretentious if you're not)
4. The assumption that I have "girlfriends" I could be hanging out with
5. Postmodern morality.
6. The idea that The Pottery Barn is "mid-range"
7. "Healthy" snacks that my kids will "love", like edamame and whole wheat pasta.
8. Articles telling me not to be competitive, next to pictures of perfect, rich model children.
9. The word "playdate"
10. Every issue has a different "very best" way to do the same thing.
11. Telling me to "weigh my preschool options" as if there were even a preschool in my area.
12. All the mommies and children wearing designer clothes and living in designer houses.
13. "Must Have" toys that would fill my house and empty my wallet.

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7 comments:

crygibb said...

sometimes these magazines can be overwelming..Happy TT.

Bramblerose said...

I totally agree with you. I ended up throwing all ours away as soon as we got them, because of the same reasons you mentioned. They never gave me any real practical advice.

Chickadee said...

Wow, those parenting magazines sound like they only cater to the rich. Pottery Barn "mid-range" ???? And "nosh"??? I've never heard that word before.

My 13 are up.

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I agree, that's all i can say

Duchess said...

Its been years since I have read a parenting magazine but I feel the same way about most any magazine. They all seem to state the same thing and have magical cures for everything, know how everyone should dress and what makes the perfect mate.

JO said...

that's why they [the magazines] are there -- to advertise and fill our house with junk we don't really need.

thanks for visiting my blog.

Jill said...

I think you don't take everything they put in those magazine, and every other one, seriously!! They all think that we are picture perfect and rich!!