I was at the nail salon, making sure my toes were summer acceptable, when I went through the routine of grabbing a few magazines and heading to the pedicure chair.
When looking through the magazines I realized that some women’s magazines are just NOT practical for moms. Yes, I know there are mom magazines out there and I am an avid reader of Parents Magazine but sometimes I need to turn my mommy brain off.
Let me start by looking at the cover of beauty magazines. NO ONE wears a jacket with their boobs and belly button hanging out, at least no one that I can relate to, so I put that magazine to the side.
In almost every beauty magazine, there are weight loss tips that I have seen before, and haven’t followed yet, so I skip that section. In another section there are 5 tricks to make you look younger, but the flow chart is too long for me to pay attention to, so I skip that section as well. I am getting tired of the look better, lose weight, dress better articles that are recycled from last year. I think I have been reading them since I graduated from reading Tiger Beat.
All of that aside, I am happy to have come across Redbook Magazine. They did a great interview with Melissa McCarthy, who I now LOVE even more, and seem to focus on the practical side of doing things, not just fixing yourself.
If you have any favorites or recommendations, please share!