Here are a handful of my favourite magazines for some whole family reading. I love to sit down in the quiet with a magazine and flick through short articles on all kinds of different things. It’s definitely one of my favourite ways to re-charge.
Seasons at Home
This is a great read that seeks to minister to homemakers and their families by providing encouragement for mothers, homemaking tips, DIY projects, homeschooling, recipes, crafts and more.
‘From Scratch’ is a free bi-monthly online magazine for the modern homesteader and for living life simply. You’ll pick up heaps of great ideas for your home on gardening, food, DIY projects, homemade products and more.
Answers is the Creation Science magazine published by ‘Answers in Genesis’, and reaches 200,000 homes each quarter. It’s packed full of relevant articles on the latest creation science news while also having an apologetics and theological perspective through which to understand culture. While I don’t share all of Ken Ham’s theology in its entirety, I so appreciate the solid science and his dedication to defending a creation science worldview through the written word.
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is a free online magazine by The Old Schoolhouse that is packed full of homeschool encouragement and resources. Read my review here. They also publish a print version, which for 2014 has over 300 pages of homeschool goodness. I have a copy in my hands which I’m still not finished. This edition features Deborah Wuehler, Todd Wilson, Heidi St. John, Andrew Pudewa and many other homeschool greats, including my talented online friend Bonnie Rose Hudson who is completely fantastic.
Nature Friend is a creation-based children’s nature magazine for the whole family to enjoy. There is opportunity for your children to submit different contributions as well. This is one we haven’t gotten ourselves yet but plan to at some stage in future.
Voice of the Martyrs
We have joined the mailing list for the NZ branch of ‘Voice of the Martyrs’ and they send out a magazine a few times a year with the latest news and ways to partner with this mission. I wholeheartedly recommend supporting their ministry if you have a heart for the oppressed and persecuted. Visit the US website or NZ website for more information.
Relevant is another magazine that I haven’t physically had in my hands yet but I’ve been enjoyed the articles online for some time, plus some of the worship sessions that have been recorded by Relevant. The magazine is targeted at the 20 and 30-something age group, and covers topics of ‘faith, culture and intentional living’. The digital magazine is free to view, and the print version is a very small $6 for 6 months.
Answers for Kids
Answers for Kids is the children’s magazine from Answers in Genesis, and contains just 8 pages that fold out, with a theme each time that fills the pages.
God’s World News
We subscribed to this super magazine last year and even with the international postage it’s still incredible value for a monthly magazine for each of my children. The different editions cater for different age groups, and cover the same content but age appropriately. This is definitely one of our favourite homeschool resources.
** Update on ‘God’s World News’ – the magazine have decided to halve the number of print editions per year from 10 down to 5, and in the month’s between your child will receive an e-mail instead. There are less print edition options also. The cost remains the same. In my opinion, this is no longer the fantastic value that was offered before so I no longer recommend it, but you might still decide it’s worth it for your family. **
Do you have any favourites?