They also have a free app, which I haven't used. you can find it here. My phone is small, I can't imagine trying to read a magazine on it. BUT since this app is to be used generally on a tablet it's all good. :) So if you have a tablet, check it out. It's free, won't hurt you none eh?
I used to get this back in the day when it came out quarterly and you had to pay for it, but now it comes out monthly and it's free which is rather cool.
What do I like about this magazine? Simply this, it's useful. It is generally filled with articles that I can read and learn from. Articles that help you learn.
Every month they have a special feature, this month the Amish was the focus. I found it interesting to read about these folks as there are a fair number of Amish/Mennonite folks as part of my homeschool group. Not all of ours are horse and buggy folk though. :)
Some of the articles from this month:
1. Various articles on the Amish, written in mind for the various types of homeschoolers as well, the Charlotte Mason, the Factual, the Unit Study and such like. I thought it an interesting way to do it. Lots of articles on the same topic, but so many different approaches to it. Just like homeschoolers are all different eh?
2. Articles for the Frugal and the organized.
3. Articles on music, poetry, and art.
Woven throughout the magazine is faith in God. Every where I went it seemed like God was brought into the picture. A tapestry of life with God. :)
Overall it's a good magazine. I would have no problems recommending that you get out there and read it. Once again, it can be found here.
ACK! I just discovered this magazine is loaded with links to all sorts of stuff. :) Sorry.. I'll try to keep my delight in check. I like checking out links to various sites and this magazine makes it easy. They even have links to freebies. :)
What I liked, or what jumped out at me.
This is something I've been getting frustrated with my son, and after a day like yesterday where he complained about most everything we did (even stuff he liked to do like swimming lessons) it was like GAH!!!!! I can't take this anymore. So reading this article was timely.
This article was geared toward younglings and had a thanksgiving theme to it which for some reason I found distracting, but I really like the idea of having a thanksgiving tree or wreath or something. And may set out to do just that with the lad. So that whenever someone (adult or child) complains about anything, we can immediately write down a thank you to God for something/anything. I have to think about it somehow, I don't want it to be ugly, but I do want it to be something easy to attach notes of thanksgiving and praise to God on.
What I wish was different....
I do wish it was editable as a PDF. I don't want to waste my paper and ink printing off pictures. I really don't. I just want the written information only. There has to be a way to do that without copy pasting over to a document program, I just don't know how to do that.
Oh... and I did struggle for a bit, with figuring out how to turn pages. I quickly discovered the oversize button (what can I say...old eyes) :) but I was frustrated in turning to the next page until I realized I had to scroll up to the middle of the page to find the next page button (which is hidden until you run your mouse over it).