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Best Articles of 2013

Have you heard of Next Issue Canada?

If you haven’t heard of it, you are missing out. I’m sharing my picks for 5 of the best articles of 2013. My husband actually became addicted to Next Issue Canada before I even knew what it was.

5 of my favorite articles from 2013

First, from the April 2013 Issue of HGTV magazine. 


I love the article “little spots, big ideas”. This article shows many photos of a 400 square foot apartment that is packed with style and practical stuff without looking cluttered at all. They did such a great job on their tiny living room.


Second, from the January 2013 issue of Parents.


The article “little insomniacs” hit close to home since our daughter has struggled with falling asleep this year. This article gave some practical advice and tips that really worked. My favorite advice was for the child’s delaying tactics. If you have a child who has trouble falling a sleep, this article is a must read.


Third, from the March 2013 Issue of Family Fun.


We love family game nights and making memories out of everyday moments, so I really enjoyed the “7 secrets of fun families” article in this issue. My favorite “secret” was the planning together for adventure. Having a game plan for fun makes sure special activities don’t get put off for “someday.”


Fourth, from the July 2013 Issue of This Old House.

one-room wonders This Old House is a magazine I enjoy since we live in a 90 year old home we bought from my grandparents. The article “One-Room Wonders” was a favorite of mine. Thousands of people entered room makeovers into a contest and 5 winners won $1000. The rooms (indoor & outdoor) are truly marvelous and have given me some great ideas for my own home.

Fifth, from the September 2013 issue of Today’s Parent.


Readers of my blog know I love packing “Lovable Lunches” for my daughters so when I read the “Lunch is in the bag” article in this issue I fell in love. So often parents forget about how much time could be saved by making dinners that could serve as lunches when packed in an insulated container. It was a bonus that I got some new great dinner ideas too!

For as low as $9.99 per month, you can receive unlimited access to over 100 of the world’s best magazines, including back issues on your tablet. I warn you, it’s addicting – at least it’s affordable!




  1. Tara Gauthier says:

    I will have to come back to read some of these. The lunch one and the fun families looks great!

  2. I am a HUGE magazine junkie and I read magazines all the time. I love HGTV magazine and I loved the first article that you mentioned because I am always so fascinated by small space living! I used to subscribe to both Parents and Today’s Parent magazines when my kids were smaller and they were my go-to magazines. I will have to go check out the link and see what subscriptions I can catch up on!

    • Angie, This truly is a steal of a deal for magazine lovers – hubby and I share a subscription, he reads his on his tablet and I read mine on the kobo. You should check out the 30 day free subscription for sure!!

  3. Good articles and I didn’t realize the subscriptions were that cheap. I’m always reading to get ideas.

  4. I had no idea my wife and I could get access to over 100 magazines for just $10 a month. Like wow that is a steal for sure and I will have to check it out because we are magazine junkies in this house…thank you so much for posting this deal!

  5. I really like the small space article as our home is small but very comfortable.

  6. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I want this gotta check if my old ipad is compatible to get it.

  7. This is such a great deal for magazines!!

  8. The Lunch is in the bag article looks like a good read

  9. Matthew Tully says:

    Sounds good , would definitely love to read the lunch one!

  10. Cheryl Grandy says:

    $9.99 for 1oo magazines is a great deal! And it would definitely be addictive! Thanks for the information (and for sharing your top 5 articles).

  11. Nena Sinclair says:

    I’ve never heard of Next Issue before, but then again, I don’t have a smart phone (yet!) I love all the magazines you have access to with this service!

  12. sounds like great articles and fun too!

  13. Elaine Jasvins says:

    I love lunch suggestions, it seems I am always running short on ideas.

  14. These are great articles. Thanks.

  15. Michelle Elizondo says:

    I loved reading magazines in college.

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