Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Mothering magazine 1-year subscription {12.22; Worldwide} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. View the winner here. Thank you all so much for entering!


This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

Mothering magazine is offering my readers a giveaway of a free one-year subscription!

Mothering magazine cover assortmentMothering is a fabulous parenting magazine for those interested in attachment values and natural living.

This giveaway is open worldwide, with this small caveat:
  • If the winner is in the U.S., the subscription can be your choice of digital or print.
  • Any winner living elsewhere will receive the marvelous digital subscription.

Before anyone internationally feels left out thinking about a digital subscription, let me say that I have a digital subscription, and I love it! (Click here for a free sample of the digital interface, and read more below.) The best part? Because this giveaway ends so close to the holidays, a digital subscription could be a perfect Christmas gift with immediate shipping! If there's a new parent you know who could use encouragement, this subscription could be just the right thing.

If you're a current Mothering subscriber, you can extend your subscription by a year, or you could choose to give your prize subscription as a gift to someone special.

Mothering's mission and reach


Mothering magazine cover hide and seek babyMothering was founded in 1976 and is still the only independently owned, family living magazine in the world. Many parents are on the staff and are encouraged to continue attachment parenting while working.

Either subscription is for one year, which is six issues total. That's six issues of information, advice, and inspiration. It's like having a knowledgeable and loving big sibling talk you through parenting.

Topics covered throughout a range of issues include natural birth, thoughtful prenatal care, breastfeeding, cosleeping and the family bed, babywearing, cloth diapering, gentle discipline, consensual living, alternative schooling, holistic health, and more. If that just made your heart go pitter-pat, Mothering is the magazine for you.


Mothering magazine interior spread breastfeeding mongolia


Plus, it's visually such a gorgeous magazine. The cover images of adorable tots always make me smile, and even the ads inside are appealing, because they're for products and companies Mothering magazine cover giraffe girlyou would support, too.

You can see my previous comparison of Mothering to conventional parenting magazines to see why I prefer seeing this one in my mailbox or inbox.

Mothering.com is also a fabulous resource. The website offers original and reprinted content, natural products for sale, and perhaps most importantly, the community aspect of a thriving online forum where you can connect with other like-minded parents.

The new digital version


After receiving the print subscription for several years, I decided to switch to the digital version with my latest renewal, and I've been very happy with it.


Mothering magazine interior spread digital interface


I love the eco-friendliness (no paper and ink, no gas used in the freight) and frugality (only $4.95!) of the digital option. I love how I can keep all my back issues handy by just referencing the link in my email. The subscription is delivered to me immediately upon publishing, and I can enjoy it at any time. I can search by keyword and flip pages for skimming as I desire. You can print articles to share with friends, just as you might Mothering magazine interior spread your letterswith a print copy. You can also share with friends by forwarding a special limited-availability link to up to three friends with each issue.

All of the aspects of the print version are included in the digital: front cover, table of contents, ads, letters to the editor, everything. It's an exact digital replica of the print magazine.

To browse through a sample digital issue and test out the interface, click here. You can zoom onto each page to view at reading size, or stay zoomed out to browse. Links within the text are hyperlinked so you can click to go immediately to the referenced websites. Only a standard internet connection and browser are needed to view the digital subscription, no software to download. I haven't had any problems with loading or lag times. You can see the contents and pages at a glance along the left side so you can quickly find the article you want.

One of my favorite perks of having the digital version? You can read it on your laptop while nursing your little one to sleep in a dark room!


BUY IT!

Mothering magazine cover current issueIt's easy to subscribe to Mothering online at Mothering.com. You can also find print issues for sale on newsstands at select brick-and-mortar locations, notably natural foods stores such as Whole Foods, major bookstore chains like Borders and Barnes & Noble, and Babies R Us. Back issues are on sale online for 50% off for a limited time. There's also an audio version. Mothering also has published inspirational and informative books, such as Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting.

Print subscriptions start at $22.95 (U.S.) for one year to the United States. Canadian and other international subscribers add $13 per year. Print subscriptions typically enter you into Mothering magazine interior spread river schoolgiveaways and can often include free gifts as well. If you sign up for the newsletter, you'll receive advance notice of any deals connected with subscribing.

Digital subscriptions start at $4.95 for one year and are available internationally.

Both forms can be given as a gift subscription, perfect for a holiday present.


WIN IT!


For your chance to win a Mothering magazine subscription, enter in the comments below!

Contest is open worldwide: Readers everywhere can win a digital subscription, and readers in the United States can choose between digital and print. This giveaway ends December 22, making a digital subscription a perfect last-minute Christmas gift!

Mothering magazine cover wear your babyMAIN ENTRY: Visit Mothering.com and tell me an article that looks interesting to you!

Leave an email address in at least one of your comments if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. (You can write it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} hobomama {dot} com or similar.)

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network, a new site co-founded by Lauren of Hobo Mama & Dionna of Code Name: Mama and intending to bring together those interested in attachment parenting and a natural lifestyle. You may enter at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do check out and enjoy both sites!


BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all):

RULES:
  • Contest open worldwide for a digital subscription, U.S. only for print.
  • Contestants may enter at either Hobo Mama Reviews or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so I can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let me know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don't have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • I will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. If I can't reach a winner or don't hear back within a couple days, I'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: mail {at} HoboMama.com

Contest closes December 22 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Disclosure: I paid for my own Mothering subscriptions.
I did not receive any compensation or product for review.
I try to seek out only products I think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If I don't like a product, I won't be recommending it to you.
See my full disclosure policy here.

130 comments:

Abhishek Duggal said...

Far-Off Adventures by Sherri J. Tenpenny
Issue 120, September-October 2003

Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Since we'll be traveling by plane twice in the next year, this article will be a lifesaver for me - http://mothering.com/parenting/travel-tips-for-flying-with-your-children. This looks like an AWESOME magazine!

Stephanie said...

I would love a print copy - I like having something tangible that I can page through, especially on long car drives.

Stephanie said...

I subscribed to Mothering.com's newsletter.

Stephanie said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook.

Stephanie said...

I like Mothering Magazine on Facebook.

Stephanie said...

Shared on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=520089940045&id=161400305#!/stephanie.hanes1/posts/137358396318653

RealMommy said...

I found a new recipe! Gluten-Free Bundt Cake with Apricot-Orange Glaze. So perfect, it covers all the dietary restrictions from my Mom group!

drumminor83 (at) juno.com

RealMommy said...

I have never had subscription, even though I have asked for one since the first one I picked up and didn't feel so alone any more! That was before awesome blogs.

RealMommy said...

I love the search feature in the digital version, to quickly get to what I want to read about then.

RealMommy said...

I get mothering.com newsletter.

RealMommy said...

I follow hobomamareviews.com on Google Reader.

RealMommy said...

I follow hobomama.com in Google Reader.

RealMommy said...

I follow Natural Parent Network on Google Reader.

RealMommy said...

I follow Hobo_Mama on Twitter as RealMommy.

RealMommy said...

I follow @NatParNet as RealMommy.

RealMommy said...

I like Mothering Mag on Facebook.

RealMommy said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook.

RealMommy said...

I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.

RealMommy said...

Though I like the digital copy, I would prefer the print copy so it is easy for me to access any time!

Jen said...

Mothering is what started me on the road to AP.

ADHD and Diet: How food effect mood looks like a good article. I'm bookmarking it. :)

Jen said...

I'd like the digital version, for the green aspects of it.

Jen said...

Oops, already answered another of the entries. :) I like that the digital version doesn't kill trees.

Jen said...

I follow @MotheringMag on Twitter. I'm @growwithgraces.

Jen said...

I follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter. (@growwithgraces)

Jen said...

I follow @NatParNet on Twitter. (@growwithgraces)

Jen said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook.

Jen said...

I already have the NPN badge on my site, www.growwithgraces.com

Jen said...

I already have the NPN badge on my site, www.growwithgraces.com -- entry 2

gretablau said...

The "Let the Baby Decide" article looks good. I felt like that when I was pregnant. When my son was ready he would come out. The article is a case against inducement.

gretablau said...

I would love a digital subscription!

greeba At mac dot com

gretablau said...

I have never subscribed but I've always wanted to!!


greeba At mac dot com

gretablau said...

What I like about the digital version is that it won't add to my already-cluttered house!!

gretablau said...

I subscribed to the All Mothering.com Feeds via google reader.

gretablau said...

I subscribed to HMR via RSS Google Reader!

gretablau said...

I followed Hobo Mama on Google Reader RSS feed

gretablau said...

I follow MotheringMag on Twitter!!

@middleagedjock

gretablau said...

I followed Hobo_Mama on Twitter

@middleagedjock

gretablau said...

I followed @NatParNet on Twitter

@MiddleAgedJock

gretablau said...

I like Mothering Magazine on FB

gretablau said...

I liked Hobo Mama on FB

Greta

gretablau said...

I liked Natural Parents Network on FB

Greta

gretablau said...

I put the Natural Parent badge on my blog

http://www.middleagedjock.com/

#1

gretablau said...

I put the Natural Parent badge on my blog

http://www.middleagedjock.com/

#2

shelby said...

Far-Off Adventures by Sherri J. Tenpenny
Issue 120, September-October 2003
snugles4433@hotmail.com

elishama3 said...

The "Close Your Eyes, Listen to the Skies" article sounds great. I'm always on the lookout for eco-friendly and safe-for-kids toys that I won't feel guilty about.
marthaheather at gmail dot com

Krista H said...

i love their articles about extended nursing.. definitely soak in all the info from ALL the articles!

pulchrabliss at hotmail dot com

Donna F. said...

"they saw it all"! It relates very much to me right now, with the upcoming addition to our family.

Donna dot fogarty at yahoo dot com

Donna F. said...

I'd love the print edition...how nostalgic of me ;)

Donna F. said...

I liked mothering magazine on FB!

M said...

I love the articles about cloth diapering.

M said...

GFC follower (Mel)

M said...

I would want the print subscription so I could read it while on my lunch break.

M said...

I have never had a subscription but I would love one!

M said...

I like the search feature in the digital version because it will help me find something quick instead of just looking and looking myself.

M said...

Subscribed to Natural Parents Network in a Google reader

M said...

Subscribed to Mothering.com newsletter

M said...

Email subscriber to Hobo Mama

M said...

Subscribed to Mothering.com feed through Google

alexandrialane said...

I absolutely love Mothering magazine!

alexandrialane at gmail dot com

alexandrialane said...

I would love to receive a print subscription.

alexandrialane said...

I have had a subscription to Mothering before and LOVED every page of it!

alexandrialane said...

I follow Hobo Mama on Facebook.

alexandrialane said...

I "like" Mothering magazine on Facebook.

alexandrialane said...

I "like"the Natural Parents Network on Facebook.

alexandrialane said...

I am re-posting the giveaway information on my Facebook page.

alexandrialane said...

I receive the Mothering newsletter.


Thank you for this opportunity!!!

semicrunchymama said...

I love Mothering Magazine! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Semicrunchymama at hotmail dot com

semicrunchymama said...

If I won I'd want the print subscription...my treat to myself is to wait until my son was asleep, then snuggle up on the couch w/ the new issue and a cup of tea!

Semicrunchymama at hotmail dot com

semicrunchymama said...

I had a two-year subscription that ran out wit the July/August issue, and I can't tell you how much I miss it (and how difficult it has been to find copies anywhere locally!)

Semicrunchymama at hotmail dot com

semicrunchymama said...

I already subsrcibe to the Mothering.com newsletter.

(And I forgot to state what article looks interesting to me in my Main Entry -- sorry about the oversight! How could I pick just one? I'm interested in reading "They Saw it All" because I'm expecting our second child in March. "The Magic of Christmas" sounds like an insightful read, because now that our son is 2 1/2 we're wondering how to approach the whole Santa-thing, and I'm eager to read "It's a Gift" because I've caught the crafting bug and have been having such fun creating!

Semicrunchymama at hotmail dot com

semicrunchymama said...

I already subscribe to Mothering.vom's RSS feed.

Semicrunchymama at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

I am interested in the article "Lessons in Public Breastfeeding".

Karen said...

I would want the print subscription.

Karen said...

I have been a Mothering subscriber for a year, and would use this to renew my subscription!

Karen said...

I already like Mothering on Facebook.

Karen said...

I am subscribed to the Mothering email newsletter.

Karen said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook. (Karen Wheeler Tompkins)

Karen said...

I am following Hobo_Mama on Twitter. @luvs_chicago

Karen said...

I am following MotheringMag on Twitter. @luvs_chicago

Karen said...

I am following NatParNet on Twitter. @luvs_chicago

Karen said...

I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook. (Karen Wheeler Tompkins)

Karen said...

I entered to win the amber necklace.

Ginger said...

I entered to win the amber necklace

Kim said...

this interested me: http://mothering.com/education/does-adhd-even-exist

Kim said...

I have never had a subscription before

Kim said...

I'd prefer the print version

Kim said...

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Fresh and Feisty said...

I would love to have a copy of this...I learned about attachment parenting (the term) from Mothering. Turns out I was naturally doing it :)

22bmommy2 said...

I enjoyed looking at these articles on the Mothering website: "Natural Childbirth in the Hospital: Is It possible? --
http://mothering.com/pregnancy-birth/natural-childbirth-in-the-hospital
and also
"Hold Me Close: The Many Advantages to Wearing Your Baby" -- http://mothering.com/green-living/hold-me-close-many-advantages-wearing-your-baby

22bmommy2 said...

I would enjoy the print version, because it's more comfortable for me (but if I had a laptop computer I wouldn't mind the digital!).

22bmommy2 said...

I've never had a subscription to Mothering before, but would love to try it out, the articles look great!

22bmommy2 said...

I follow as ACMommy on GFC :)

22bmommy2 said...

I subscribe to your emails and enjoy them!! :)

22bmommy2 said...

I browsed through the Digital sample issue, and was very impressed with the clear format and easy-to-read set up, it's great!

Heather said...

Wow! I love this magazine. One article on the site that looks interesting to read - "The Magic of Christmas"

Heather said...

I did have a subscription once, it was a gift. The articles in the magazine are so touching and informative!

sara said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win, outside of the US.

saraleigh (at) shaw (dot) com

sara said...

I liked Mothering Magazine on Facebook.

sara said...

I liked Hobo Mama on Facebook.

Pocket.Buddha said...

I Just clicked over and got sucked into reading about Mama Yoga! My email is pocket.buddha {at} gmail {dot} com

Pocket.Buddha said...

I follow you on twitter! I am @pocketbuddha

Pocket.Buddha said...

I like print subscriptions because I like to keep mags around for collage projects.

Pocket.Buddha said...

I just officially followed you through google friend connect... It's nice to make things official!

Pocket.Buddha said...

I just signed up for the Mothering.com newsletter!

Pocket.Buddha said...

I follow @MotheringMag on twitter

Pocket.Buddha said...

I follow @NarParNet on twitter! I am @pocketbuddha

Pocket.Buddha said...

I just added the Natural Parents Network button to my blog http://www.pocketbuddha.ca

Pocket.Buddha said...

I just added the Natural Parents Network to my Blogroll at http://pocketbuddha.ca

Alicia said...

I would love the digital magazine!

Alicia said...

I have not had a subscription before.

Alicia said...

Digital magazine - going green!

Brenna said...

Just checked out http://mothering.com/parenting/the-magic-of-christmas because it was perfect for what I have been thinking and writing about in regards to my own family.

Brenna said...

I would actually like the print because I have more time to read it.

Brenna said...

I have never bought a subscription before, but have always wanted to!

Brenna said...

Following @MotheringMag on twitter as @clementinenw

Brenna said...

I follow @Hobo_Mama on twitter as @clementinenw

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I'm pregnant (due around the same time as you, I think) so "How Childbirth Went Industrial: A Deconstruction" looks interesting to me.

I don't know if I fully understand how the mothering.com website works. I noticed some of your other readers left comments about being interested in reading old articles, but I'm having a hard time finding past articles on mothering.com. I read an old issue from the library that had an article on breastfeeding and PPD. I really wanted to share the article on facebook, but I can't find it on mothering.com... any advice?

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I'd like the print version. The only time I ever have to read is in the bath or in line at the store, so the digital version wouldn't really work for me.

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I haven't ever had a subscription. I've always just checked out the magazine at the library or gotten old copies from friends.

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I subscribed to the mothering.com newsletter. I can't believe I didn't realize they had one before now!

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I subscribed to the mothering.com newsletter. I can't believe I didn't realize they had one before now!

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I follow HoboMamaReviews

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I follow HoboMama thru Google

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I subscribe to Hobo Mama via email (xela baxter at gmail dot com)

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I like Mothering mag on FB

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I like Hobo Mama on FB

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

I like Natural Parents Network on FB