I first received Parents magazine for free when I was pregnant with my first child. I decided to become a subscriber because I appreciated the quality information I discovered and they are very reasonably priced. I often give Parents magazine subscriptions to my friends as they become new parents. You can usually find a year's subscription for about $6 a year (monthly issues).
Parents offers an attractive layout with lots of cute kids featured. They include plenty of resources that would be helpful to new parents. They also have different sections featuring articles/information of interest based on the age of the child and even while the parent is still expecting.
I would recommend this magazine to any new parent or even an experienced one looking for more resources.