After having my first child I received a free copy of Parents Magazine. I read the free issue from front to back. I was instantly hooked and have read every single copy I receive since.
I love the mix of things that this magazine includes. There are recipes for family meals and recipes for the picky eaters. There are holiday activity and craft ideas for the kids. Home decorating ideas for everyday and holidays. There is also a section were parents can submit short stories of funny or embarassing things their children have said or done, this is one of my favorites.
Parents gives you many ideas that are useful as well as something to do in your free time. There are so many things that any mom can benefit from in every issue. When renewal comes around, there is often a deal that allows you to send a one year subscription to a friend. I always renew with this option, I think every new mom needs a copy of this!