Mums At The Table magazine—part of the Adventist Media ministry of the same name—is introducing a subsidised annual subscription fee of $A15 for six issues.
This means anybody who has been receiving the magazines previously for free will now need to pay the subscription fee in order to continue receiving them.
“As ironic as it sounds, the change is because of the phenomenal success we’ve had,” said Melody Tan, editor of Mums At The Table. “With more than 10,000 magazines being sent to mums in the community and places such as ultrasound clinics, playgroups and schools, we needed to cover the cost of printing and distributing so many magazines.”
The publication moved to bi-monthly (once every two months) in August. It was previously available for free every month to churches, schools, community groups and individual subscribers.
“As a donor-funded ministry, being sustainable meant we had to introduce a small fee,” said Ms Tan.
“I encourage all those who have been receiving Mums At The Table magazines to subscribe to future issues. I’ve loved the fact that through the magazines, we’ve built a community of women who aren’t afraid to share their experiences and opinions on issues that impact them—and we look forward to continuing to do so.”
Since its launch in September 2017, Mums At The Table magazine has provided support and comfort to many mums, and has been distributed by the wider community to new mums like Iresha, who received her first issue from her Plunket nurse (early childhood nurse in New Zealand).
“It is very helpful for new mums like me,” she said.
According to Rebecca, “It makes me realise that I’m not alone on this parenting journey.”
“I am a mum of three boys . . . your [magazine] article about not being the perfect mum resonated with me so much. I loved its honesty. It’s given me hope and encouragement. It’s like a wave of understanding comes along with reading your material, which I love,” said Bex.
Churches and mums interested in subscribing to Mums At The Table magazine can do so via MumsAtTheTable.com.