Discovery Girls Magazine: Review and Giveaway

Do you have a tween or pre-teen daughter?


I just want to give you a big ol’ hug. Annie is five (going on 16 ) and I’m already pulling out my hair. She’s already dealing with issues I just don’t remember coming up at this age like jealousy and hurt feelings surrounding friendships, clothes (really?) and self-esteem. I can only what it will be like when she gets older. Luckily there are tools to help her (and me) deal with issues such as these.

My friend has a 10-year-old daughter and they love Discovery Girls Magazine. Written for those eight to 13 years old, the magazine is full of age-appropriate information presented in a fun way so that both kids AND parents are pleased. They talk about fashion, friendships, being active, spending money wisely and tons of other topics that girls this age are interested in. In the June/July 2011 issue they had an article about whether or not you are ready for a bra and the options out there, good books to read, a story about a slumber party disaster, embarrassing moments from readers and interesting foods from around the world. I like the important messages they present in a positive and entertaining way.

Discovery Girls just published a special collector’s edition to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. It’s filled with their best quizzes (like are your friends true-blue?), helpful advice (like skincare problems solved) and sticky situations (like having to choose between two friends). Colorful layouts, stickers and great articles are packed within this ad-free magazine. I’m holding on to it for Annie. She’ll be ready soon.

They also have a Fab Girls Guide book series. I looked over the Friendship Hardship book. Boy oh boy. Information on how to be truly popular (hint: stay true to yourself), what to do when a friendship ends and dealing with mean girls. I LOVE this book and I’m going to start using it with Annie immediately. I want her to have a good self-esteem and to be able to handle issues like bullies.

A Giveaway!

Guess what? I’m giving away a Discovery Girls prize pack – because I’m awesome like that and I want you to havefab resources at your fingertips…especially if you are dealing with issues like these right now.

The Prize Pack includes:

  • a one-year subscription to Discovery Girls Magazine (six issues)
  • the Discovery Girls Survival Guide Collector’s Edition
  • the Discovery Girl’s book series which includes FOUR different books. Yay!
So you know the drill – leave me a comment to enter. I’d love it if you shared something you are dealing with now with your daughter or grand-daughter. More chances? Of course. Leave a comment for each of the following you do to increase your odds. Just do it soon. The giveaway ends Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Follow me on Twitter at @jpatrickcomm
  • Follow me via Google Friend Connect
  • Sign up to receive Still Living The Dream posts via email (see top of this blog)
  • “Like” Still Living The Dream on Facebook at:
  • Tweet this giveaway using the following language: “Need help with issues facing your 8-13 year old daughter? Win a Discovery Girls Magazine Prize Pack at @jpatrickcomm”
This review was made possible by MomSpark Media . I was given a copies of the magazines and book in order to review but received no other compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. 1
    Sonya Sparks says:

    This is a great magazine and would fit perfectly in our household. I’d love to have it just for the outfit suggestions for Gracie. Thanks!

  2. 2
    Sonya Sparks says:

    I follow you on twitter as sonyasparks

  3. 3
    Sonya Sparks says:

    I follow you on GFC as Sonya

  4. 4
    Sonya Sparks says:

    I like you on fb (Sonya Sparks)

  5. 5
    Sonya Sparks says:

    I signed up for e-mails

  6. 6
    Debi says:

    2 girls one tween one starts drivers ed monday! Topped w a 6 year old boy…..we need distractions! 😉

  7. 7
    Debi says:

    Im illeterate and cant get this to work..3rd time to try. Does it have spell check and a technology corner?

  8. 8
    Debi says:

    Oh ha! It did work the two other times. LOL!

  9. 9
    Brenda says:

    Right now I’m dealing with a 12 year old daughter who makes her 4 year old brother very irritated. They love to play together, but my 12 year old always wants to have her way and she upsets her brother to the point where he starts screaming.

  10. 10
    Brenda says:

    I follow you via GFC.

  11. 11
    Brenda says:

    I subscribe to your email.

  12. 12
    Brenda says:

    I like you on FB.

  13. 13
    Julie Fitzpatrick says:

    This looks awesome!

    I follow you on FB and via email.

  14. 14
    Melissa says:

    My daughter is 8 and already going through unpleasant adolescent mood swings!

  15. 15
    Melissa says:

    Follow via GFC

  16. 16
    Melissa says:

    Email subscriber

  17. 17
    Kimberly says:

    This is a great giveaway – I am dealing with the issue of self-esteem right now with my daughter. Also, friendship issues are starting to pop up.

  18. 18
    Kimberly says:

    gfc follower

  19. 19
    Kimberly says:

    email subscriber under Kkrasowski2010 at gmail dot com

  20. 20
    Kimberly says:
  21. 21
    Kimberly says:

    following you on twitter – @tidbitsfromamom

  22. 22
    shala_darkstone says:

    This would be great for my daughter. She has friend issues at school (friends who don’t like each other and get jealous of each other).

  23. 23
    shala_darkstone says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  24. 24
    shala_darkstone says:

    I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.

  25. 25
    shala_darkstone says:

    I follow your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).

  26. 26
    shala_darkstone says:
  27. 27
    Sara Phillips says:

    My favorite Smurf is Papa Smurf because he seems to know EVERYTHING!!

  28. 28
    Sara Phillips says:

    I follow you on twitter as @Doodle741

Speak Your Mind