Your Family turns a young 40!

Your Family 11 November 2013

Last month, Woolworths TASTE turned 10, and House and Leisure turned 20! But this month, there are massive celebrations in the Your Family offices, as this title turns 40!!! Congratulations to absolutely everyone involved, because it’s definitely an amazing achievement!

Something I didn’t know, is that Your Family was the “first magazine to be sold in a supermarket”, as in the press release below…


This month is Your Family magazine’s 40th birthday and we’re celebrating with a bumper issue packed with the most requested recipes and crafts.

Your Family magazine is a 100% local magazine and celebrates forty years of home grown content – with modern twists – in this bumper collector’s issue. The editor of Your Family magazine, Janine Collins, says, ‘In 1973, Your Family was quite the trailblazer, as the first magazine to be sold in a supermarket. Now our shelves are bursting with local and international titles, but Your Family has built a fiercely loyal readership over the last four decades and even though the concept of family has changed significantly during this time, Your Family has found a new relevance today.’

‘The global recession and worldwide recycling drive has made ‘homemade’ a trend again, and the erosion of the family unit has also brought 21st century parenting into sharper focus. We see this time and again when first-time readers get in touch to say that they are new devotees. They find huge value in the recipe and health sections, and are even taking up new crafts. That’s how we know Your Family still hits the spot,’ says Collins.

Your Family magazine has stayed in tune with the contemporary family and has updated some of our most requested makes and bakes in this issue. Says Collins, ‘We’ve introduced the magazine to a new generation and republished some of our most requested recipes, making November 2013 a collector’s issue. It’s no understatement to say that our readers cherish the magazine (many get in touch to say they have every issue since 1973 and they’re now having space problems!)’

The cover stars the gorgeous Vanessa Carreira-Coutroulis, who talks about her experience as a mom to triplets and a toddler. Collins, says ‘We were thrilled when Vanessa Carreira agreed to do our anniversary cover. Her family is everything to her, and she takes mothering very seriously – as a mom of triplets she needs to! She is so candid about her feelings on the subject, and we were blown away by her energy and can-do attitude. Part of being ‘Generation Juggle’ is knowing how to balance these very busy years with a good dose of fun and creativity, and we think our brand is getting that across.’

Your Family magazine is the complete package for women, featuring over forty healthy, affordable recipes a month with delicious bakes and some of South Africa’s favourite food. Your Family also feature crafts, from knits and crochet to DIY styling and more, as well as beauty, health and décor. A 21st Century woman needs look no further than Your Family magazine for everything she needs today!

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