Magazine Review: Kiwi

Magazine Review: Kiwi 1It's common to see book reviews, but I was recently thinking that it might be nice to see a magazine review every once in awhile. There are so many magazines out there to choose from - what's a mama to do?

(Well, for starters - you could subscribe to American Baby and BabyTalk...for FREE. No need to consider the pros and cons, just sign up and you'll receive free issues every month.)

For this review, I looked through the June, August, October, and December 2007 issues of Kiwi Magazine.

According to the website, "KIWI features the latest in everyday natural and organic style, geared towards helping moms and dads raise their families in the healthiest way possible." And the magazine seems to accomplish that mission. Kiwi is a niche magazine and they're focus is obvious - from the ads to the articles (recipes feature organic foods, ads spotlight healthy snacks, even the book reviews revolve around diversity and healthy living). I like that clarity.

The target audience appears to be families with toddlers to school age kids, although I was surprised to find a fair share of articles about infants and teens as well so it covers a wide spectrum.

My FAVORITE parts of the magazine are...drumroll, please...

(1) The Buzz: Oh, how I love to be "in the know." In this section, Kiwi highlights brand new info, products, events, and announcements that relate to healthy parenting.

(2) Kiwi Bookcase: These are kids books that don't feature same-old, same-old cartoon characters. There are beautiful books by lesser-known authors with amazing illustrations and important lessons.

(3) One-Page "tear-out" articles: I despise "run-on" magazine articles that spill over on to the next page. I want to be able to "tear-out" an article for my scrapbook or my "read later" folder...Kiwi offers plenty of these. I especially appreciate that the recipes are "one-column" recipes, which makes for easy cutting and moving to my recipe box.

If you'd love to "do" something right now as of result of this post (I'm a big fan of "action items")...
A. Join the Kiwi Parents' Advisory Board for a chance to sample free products and give feedback to shape the future of the magazine.
B. Nominate your child's school for a Kiwi Crusaders Award to reward them for "serving healthy food."
C. Check out the Kiwi Log blog.
D. Sign up for the KiwiScoop E-newsletter and enter to win a vacation for four to the Bahamas.
E. Subscribe to Kiwi Magazine for only $11.95 (or give a subscription as a gift).

Magazine Review: Kiwi 2WIN IT! One winner will receive a one year subscription to Kiwi Magazine. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address on this post prior to Sunday, December 16, at midnight. The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday, December 17.

* UPDATED * The winner is #48 shama-lama mama. Congratulations!

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62 comments on “Magazine Review: Kiwi”

  1. this sounds like a great magazine. I've never heard about it till now. Thanks for the review. And also, yes I would love to win a year! Thanks!

  2. I have been trying to find a good quality resource for healthy recipes, this would be great.
    april_epperson(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. OOO I've never even seen this magazine before and I'd love to add it to my subscriptions (im a magazine nut I think I have a subscription to almost everything...)

    I blogged you too of course :)

  4. Sounds like a great magazine! Thanks for this great contest! You have so many contests over here! Lucky gal~ :)

    Thanks for the Lansinoh, it came today! :)

  5. I would love love love to win this prize. I keep picking Kiwi up in different places and reading it, but have thus far denied myself a subscription....

    diannaball(at)hotmail.com

  6. This is my first time hearing of this mag, but it sounds great. If I don't win your giveaway, I'll definitely consider a subscription.

  7. Great review - sounds like a wonderful magazine. Your work on this blog continues to be outstanding! Keep up the good work!

  8. Oh this magazine sounds great! I'd love to win it! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ~melody~

    info at penniesinmypocket dot net

  9. Another product I have not heard about. I must live under a rock!
    Your idea about a magazine review
    is a great one. This magazine sounds marvelous. Please enter me in your
    magazine subscription giveaway! Thanks very much, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  10. Thanks for such a generous prize. I'd love to win a subscription to Kiwi Mag!

    Keep up the great work on the blog Stephanie, I enjoy reading it.

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