#Giveaway and Review - Discovery Girls Magazine

One of the things about having a daughter in eighth grade is that she's making the transition from 'girl' to 'teen' and I'm not sure I'm quite ready for all that entails, so I'm glad that Robyn and I have had the opportunity to review Discovery Girls Magazine together over the past few months!

Discovery Girls is a national magazine aimed at girls between the ages of 8 and 13. Our mission is to inspire and encourage girls to be more confident and resilient and help them deal with those difficult situations that all girls run into growing up. We give them advice and wholesome content addressing everything from peer pressure, to hairstyles, to future careers. 
Most importantly, much of our content comes form the girls themselves. Their embarrassing moments, their questions answered and statistics gathered from their answers to our questions, polls and surveys. All this content helps connect them to each other and realize they're all going through the same thing in their own unique way.
We also feature real girls on the cover and in every issue. We choose 12 girls from a specific state to inspire our readers, and we never put celebrities on our covers!
My Review:

We received copies of a couple of months of Discovery Girls Magazine and when I asked Robyn what she thought, she said in typical teen speak "I like getting it at home to read, but I wouldn't read it at school" - it's a great resource for her, but being on the upper age range of the publication she wouldn't share it with current schoolmates.  What she did say is that she wished she'd found this magazine sooner, because there is a lot of good information about navigating your way as a tween!

The current issue has something for every tween - everything from a reader response section about whether tweens should have 'boyfriends' to book reviews and puzzles, to a really great article on making friends!

I like that the 'models' are real girls chosen from one state to be representative of the 'Discovery Girls' for a month - they're not models or actresses, just real girls with real lives... and I think that helps Robyn and other young girls relate to the content.

As a mom, I wish that we'd had Discovery Girls Magazine as a way to start conversations when Robyn was younger - we've had most of the major discussions now and I'm feeling like a bit of an old hand, but this would have been great for breaking the ice!

Discovery Girls is offering several prizes to my readers!

One reader will win a one year subscription to Discovery Girls ($20 value)

One reader will win a set of Fab Girls Books ($40 value)

and one reader will win a fabulous special 10 Year Collector's Edition of the Best of the Discovery Girls Magazine!

Each prize will be randomly drawn by rafflecopter, so when you enter you will be eligible to win all three!

Disclaimer: I received materials from Discovery Girls for the purpose of completing my review. All opinions are my own.