BYOU – A Review and Giveaway of a Great Magazine for Tweens! CAN 12/22

| December 9, 2013 | 4 Comments



IMG_00000510I was pretty excited when I heard I was going to be doing a review for the magazine Be Your Own You – BYOU.  When my daughter was in her early tweens I searched high and low for good magazines to interest her.  I wanted her to read something that had all the flash and fun that she was looking for, but was also full of age-appropriate content to keep me happy.  The cover of BYOU’s November/December issue was very eye-catching, there was even a big picture of Peyton List, from Disney’s show, Jessie.

There is a very friendly feel to the magazine, right from the Editor’s letter where Debra Gano talks about what’s inside the issue.  It is packed with lots of great informative articles on being popular, and the struggles of fitting in with the popular crowd.  The main message throughout is that you need to be kind to others, be proud of being unique and be strong and empowered.

The magazine also has a bunch of quotes from celebrities on being popular, and how they were treated by their own friends.  This is a great way for young girls to relate to their favourite tv and movie stars in a positive way.  It’s pretty great reading a three page article about Peyton List and how positive her outlook is on life, family and friends.
My daughter is a bit old for this magazine, but she still enjoyed the section on recipes, and is looking forward to trying out some whoopie pies over the holiday season.  Chocolate pie with peppermint filling or pumpkin pie with maple filling – sounds delicious!  And the recipes look very easy to make.

She also enjoyed the page on Beauty Tips, and Cheap Fashion Finds.  Lots of great ideas that would be easy to try out with the items you already have at home, which is nice in a fashion or beauty article for a young girl.

What I like most about this magazine is it provides a great forum for girls who have questions and are seeking advice on their friendships and school struggles.  At this age, it is really refreshing to read articles about bullying and cliques and fitting in, and not have to worry about your child reading about things they just aren’t ready for yet.  This magazine is a great find for girls between the ages of 8 and 12.  We are even doing a give-away for two lucky readers – a complimentary one-year subscription to BYOU Magazine!

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned product to review.  All opinions are honest and my own.


Enter to Win One of Two Yearly Subscriptions to BYOU Magazine!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat!

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  1. midgeknows says:

    her name is Emma

  2. Amy C says:


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  4. Marjorie R. says:

    Emma is her name.

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