Popular South African Magazines for Moms

by Claire Minnaar

There are loads of forums where you can get tips and advice on raising kids and how to deal with a sick child, do potty training, etc., so this particular blog post is more focussing on the fact that you are a WOMAN with KIDS and run a household, so are looking for a range of topics to read about.

Woman and Home

Woman and Home offers irresistible inspiration each and every month, always believing its attitude not age that matters. The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Fashion trends, tips and ideas
  • Lifestyle articles, tips and delicious recipes
  • Beauty and Wellness information such as best buys, Q&A, Tried and Tested and more!
  • Monthly features which could be just about anything relevant to women
  • Entertainment information such as events, information on travel and good books worth reading

Website: http://www.womanandhomemagazine.co.za
Facebook: Woman-Home-SA
Twitter: @womanandhome_sa

Good Housekeeping

This is the perfect magazine for any women who enjoys her home, loves ideas for the home and enjoys some good reads. The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Recipes – lots of them!
  • House and Home ideas – this could include décor tips, ideas for the kitchen or things relating to convenience in the home and keeping your home in tip-top shape!
  • Diet and Health information and tips
  • Fashion tips, ideas and inspiration
  • COMPETITIONS! Who doesn’t love to win something!?

Website: http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.za
Facebook: GoodHousekeepingSA
Twitter: @GoodHouseSA


FairLady has been around forever and a day! Their magazine has always been fun with great articles. The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Fashion features, updates and stories
  • Beauty features
  • Hot stories from bloggers through to celebrities
  • Food, glorious food – recipes that will have you drooling: from breakfasts to dinners to desserts and delicious snacks.
  • Lifestyle tips and advice including Love and Sex, health and fitness, money and careers, horoscopes and more!
  • Great competitions!

Website: http://www.fairlady.com
Facebook: fairladymag
Twitter: @fairladymag

Your Family

This magazine is packed with practical & affordable ideas. The purpose of the magazine is to help Moms and those with a busy lifestyle make things a bit easier.

The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Tasty Recipes
  • Health and Parenting Advice
  • Beauty and Fashion advice, tips and product reviews
  • Creative and crafty ideas you can use for your home
  • Competitions

Website: http://www.yourfamily.co.za
Facebook: Your-Family-Magazine-South-Africa
Twitter: @Your_Family_Mag

Destiny Connect

DESTINY magazine is South Africa’s first high-end women’s magazine combining compelling business content with fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Interviews with different entrepreneurs
  • Style ideas and news
  • Beauty tips and advice
  • Love and health tips and advice including relationships, fitness advice and so much more!
  • Entertainment ideas – celebrity gossip, events, hot items
  • Business advice for your career, financial advice and more

Website: http://www.destinyconnect.com/
Facebook: destinyconnect
Twitter: @destinyconnect


I won’t say this magazine is for MOMs specifically, but it’s quite an informative magazine which I’ve recently started reading. This particular magazine is a healthy lifestyle magazine for women and aims to empower its readers with the most up-to-date, authoritative information on all aspects of health, beauty and wellbeing so that they can make their own informed decisions on leading longer, healthier and happier lives.

The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Articles and information on all aspects of health – medicine, beauty, nutrition, fitness and mental and spiritual wellbeing
  • A variety of promotions and competitions including events and travel information.
  • Regular columnists including Dr Patrick Holford, Colin La Grange, Dr John Demartini, Dr Kay Brügge, Richard Mulholland, Celynn Erasmus and more.

Website: http://www.longevitymag.co.za
Facebook: Longevity-Magazine
Twitter: @longevitymag


As the name suggests, this magazine is full of ideas for the modern women who are looking to be creative and beautiful their homes and those who just love to entertain!

The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Craft and Décor ideas for your home
  • Great food and entertainment ideas from recipes to laying the table
  • A range of lifestyle tips which can include getting organised, clothing ideas, shoe to wear and makeovers you can do!
  • Competitions and promotions

Online shop: http://shop.ideasmag.co.za/
Website: http://www.ideasmag.co.za/
Facebook: Ideasmag
Twitter: @Ideas_magazine
Pinterest: ideasmagazine

Mamas & Papas

Mamas & Papas is a monthly high-end, super-gloss, quality parenting and ethnic lifestyle magazine and website that centres on heritage, rediscovering our cultural domestic roots and taking what works for you as a parent. It allows you to review and reintegrate that age-old traditional wisdom, reapply it… and, do it YOUR way!

The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Anything relatring to parenthood from babies to toddlers to teens
  • Lifestyle tips – from party planning down to hygiene in the home to what to wear at the beach
  • Interviews and tips and advice in the daily life of being a parent
  • Competitions

Website: http://mamasnpapasmag.co.za/
Facebook: @mamasandpapasmagzine
Twitter: @Mamas_n_Papas

Living and Loving

SA’s bestselling monthly parenting magazine delivers what mom and dad wants: solid and uncluttered advice, expert tips, and a sensitive and nurturing approach to parenthood. Living and Loving is the friend/midwife/sister/expert you go to for advice on everything from fertility and pregnancy, to birth, babies and beyond, and is on hand on Facebook, Twitter and web forum for guidance and a shoulder to lean on.

The topics and information you can expect from this magazine include:

  • Everything you need to know from BEFORE and ADFTER baby arrives
  • Lifestyle tips for both children and parents
  • Food and Entertainment ideas for the whole family
  • Competitions and vouchers

Website: http://www.livingandloving.co.za/
Facebook: Living-and-Loving-Magazine
Twitter: @LivingLovingMag

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