Need a fix of good, down home nesting? This magazine fits the bill. With lots of terrific ideas for decorating and cooking/baking it gives me a boost of inspiration when I'm dragging. The recipes and home decorating ideas are truly user-friendly. Plus, these are much easier and more realistic than the suggestions/recipes found in Martha Stewart magazine. Here, an average busy woman could actually execute the project plans or bake those cookies. In other words, these pages aren't just eye-candy. They're usable and fun.
I was really, pleasantly surprised by the quality of the parenting advice and the life tips. They too are upbeat and realistic. They don't speak down to the reader or come across as too preachy.
No super thin beauties or impossible models setting unrealistic goals. Woman's Day really provides a nice, motivating read and doesn't leave you feeling queasy, the way some women's magazines can do.
PUT ME TO SLEEP
Hi I am A 41 year old housewife who is also a mother. Although I sometimes work full time about 8 months out of the year..I take an active interest in any newfangled ideas for my family. My husband signed me up for "Woman's Day" as part of a publishers clearing house special. I found the magazine redundant and boring. I have since subscribed to 3 other magazines through the internet and I believe that all 3 are on some level written and published much better. The 3 publications of which I speak are "Ladie's Home Journal," "Redbook" and "Family Circle." Of the 3, I prefer "Redbook" but I also like the other 2. As a teen and a young mother I read things like "cosmo" & "Glamour" but I have obviously outgrown the racy type of material they provide. Do not look to "Womans Day' if you are looking for a read with some substance.
Reason # 574 why women are not taken seriously
My mom used to subscribe to Woman's Day, and it's amazing how little it's changed in the past 30 some-odd years. Most covers feature some rich or ridiculously complicated-looking dessert, while somewhere on the left hand side there's usually a blurb that chirps "Lose 10 pounds this weekend!" or "Get rid of that cellulite!" The articles are variations on a theme--how to raise productive little sheep-people, how to create a gourmet meal with things that haunt the back of your pantry, the latest media-fueled hot health scare, creative coupon clipping, and laborious crafts tuned to whatever holiday's coming up. Of course, the Goddess of The Housewives, Martha Stewart, usually sticks in her two cents somewhere. Anyone who considers Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell fountains of wisdom will adore this magazine--anyone with a semblance of a mind, steer clear!