When Gia was much younger, I enjoyed reading the many parenting magazines made available by subscription to me back home, in New York. These magazines were delivered to my doorstep, and I would take the time to sit with a cup of tea and read from cover to cover the articles that inspired me in my parenting.
Sixteen years into my parenting adventure and three more kids later, I have taken many different turns in learning how to become a better mother. Sometimes, my inspiration comes from the moms I have met through my kids’ school, other times, it comes from the SoMoms and mommy bloggers I am introduced to through my endeavors for my own blog, still other times, I pick up the occasional magazine to flip through when I have a quiet moment to myself. As a mom who is a self proclaimed, student of life, I know that I can pick up tips, tricks, and other useful information in many places, and for this I am thankful.
The recent revamp of Baby Magazine can also be a source of inspiration for mommas like me, because of its simplicity. Baby Editor in Chief, Juana Manahan-Yupangco shared that she believes the new look and feel of the magazine offers mommas a peaceful read. “It’s a magazine that is calming with a simple layout and articles that can stand the test of time.”
After leafing through the July-August HEALTH Issue, I would most definitely agree. In this issue, I found the articles on Filipino Superfoods, house plants, and the many benefits of chia seeds both helpful, interesting, and timeless.
Even the feature on Fig, which is the restaurant where we were all introduced to the new look and feel of Baby, is in line with this new direction of Baby by being 90% organic, and sourcing local ingredients for many of the innovative dishes they serve.