I’ve never been a big user of online magazines. The biggest reason is time, but a contributing factor is definitely that many of them feel cluttered and relevant information is hard to access.
One exception is Divine Caroline. It’s easy to find current stories of interest from their homepage and the user experience is crisp and efficient (plus, the site is pleasant to look at). Parenting is a primary category of interest, but it is not the only category profiled … I like that. Travel is one of the big subjects they cover, with a special section on Family Travel. I wrote an article in the spring for them about Tips for Traveling to Europe with Young Children and plan to write more.
The volume of content in any one area is somewhat limited, but what they have is higher-than-average quality. The result is that you can find articles of interest in any one of their categories — a bit like shopping in a favorite boutique vs. going to Nordstrom.
I spent some time perusing the site this morning and enjoyed this article about Five Good Things About Hard Times. There is an upside to our tough year and it’s nice to get some positive perspective. Looking for easy treats to make with kids? I also liked this article, Hello Summer: Ten Really Cool Popsicles from Scratch.
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