My monthly Magazine

@savypat (20246)
United States
July 9, 2009 3:04pm CST
When I opened this I expected news of a cheerful sort, info on new products, good ideas to make my home look pretty, and fun food to eat. There must have been 6 tear outs for medications, pages and pages of ads on how to change your appearance, there were several very good sounding receipts but over all the tone of the book was not uplifting, it was how to spend money and change. This wasn't the change I was looking for in this country. I know that things are very tight for many people, and spending money on meds or superficial makeovers is not my idea of how to help people cope with what is going on. How about how to make a tent comfortable for round the clock living since we lost our home. Or how to stretch our government handout to feed 6 kids, surly these would have more meaning and could be written about in a helpful, cheerful way. Then we could have ideas on how to help these people cope. Am I out of line here?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Hello Pat. No, you are not all out of line. Most of us average citizens are looking for real ways, practicle ways, to get through this tough economy. I do enjoy that Family Circle has those. And they often highlight creative ways families out of work with families are surviving and what others do to help those less fortunate. I see that as positive during these times. Karen
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I am having similar experiences with all the magazines I used to read. I do not subscribe, I do not buy them at the store, but I do read some of them at the library from time to time. That is free. They all seem to be shill sheets for medicine and expensive diet aids and for people I used to regard highly, but now seem like they are in the business to sell, sell, sell.
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