BYOU Magazine Inspires & Empowers Girls

At 10 years old my daughter is at a point in life where she is deciding what type of person she is and who she wants to surround herself with. Even though I try to have an open mind each time, I am not a fan of most of her friends and influences at school, it seems that nobody is good enough for my daughter.

Sometimes I wonder if I am the only parent that cares and more often than not I feel like I am pushed to my limit with what my husband and I refer to as “Twilight Zone” situations. It basically means that everyone around us is acting crazy and it’s obvious that they are in the wrong but somehow nobody notices it but us. These things tend to happen to us more and more now that we have moved to Iowa.

We try to set a great example at home and teach our daughter what is right and wrong so that when she is at school surrounded by degenerates, their misguided poor choices will not influence her. This is definitely harder as the teen years approach and I am being more proactive in finding good role models and entertainment for her as she reaches this very impressionable time in her life.

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Recently I was asked to review and host a giveaway of BYOU magazine which is a magazine perfect for young girls ages 8+. I was excited to receive a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion as well as host a giveaway for one lucky winner to receive a free, 1-year subscription (both print & digital) to BYOU Magazine!

So of course the first thing I did was tell my daughter about this opportunity and she was excited! What kid doesn’t like to receive mail? Plus she loves to read and when she found out she could also check out the magazine on her tablet she was really interested. The download process was simple, even I could do it!

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The first thing we noticed about BYOU magazine is the cover with Brec Bassinger who stars in one of my daughter’s favorite shows, Bella and the Bulldogs! Her interview was fun and the photos were great, she loves fashion and I know my daughter would be interested in finding out where she got those outfits. I liked that the questions and answers are focusing on the positives and they even mention how she works with charities like the JDRF Diabetes foundation, I never would have known Brec was a diabetic and it’s very inspirational to others to see how she didn’t let that get in the way of achieving her dreams.


Another favorite for the both of us is the fun craft projects like the Attitude of Gratitude journal. What a great way to inspire girls to have a positive attitude and to be thankful for all of the positive things they have in life. There is even another project for inspirational bookmarks that would be perfect to use in your personalized gratitude journal. These projects are great for us to do together or a fun way for her to spend some time away from the computer.

There are fun quizzes, inspirational stories, interviews, celebrities who give back, recipes, crossword puzzle, tips for life, and so much more!  I wish I had a copy of this magazine when I was a kid but I am really happy that it is available for my daughter and you can win a year’s subscription for yours by entering below! Be sure to check out BYOU by clicking here and follow them on Facebook and Twitter after you enter the giveaway!

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  1. This looks like such an awesome magazine for young girls. The pre-teen I nanny would probably enjoy this mag. I think it’d be good for her to have proper influence from other places, then just her family and I. Looking into this!

  2. I think my 10 year old daughter would love this magazine. Thank you for the chance!

  3. This does sound like a great resource for anyone with young daughters. I have three (the oldest is 12) and I know she would enjoy this magazine. I like that it offers positive, inspirational activities and serves as a distraction from some of the drama-filled social media out there!

  4. I have a 9yo daughter and we have really struggled this year. We moved back to California to her old school and the one person she attached herself to has been making bad choices. While my daughter hasn’t followed along she is in the center of it and struggling to please others (because that’s her nature). Her “friend” recently skipped class… A 4TH GRADER SKIPPING?!?!?!? WTHeck?!?!?! I’ve met with the girls mother and she’s a bit clueless so it doesn’t help. We have choose to be very lenient in her friendships in hopes she will make mistakes and find out the consequences now before she’s a teenager who believes mom and dad “don’t get it”. Luckily her father and I have drilled her about the importance of respect and thus far she’s done good. This magazine would be great for her as she continues to find herself during these tween years. So many girls need these great, well known role models who show a side of themselves to be proud of!

    • I moved around a lot when I was a kid so I know what it’s like to try to fit in and be the new kid. That is something I would never want to relive, such a hard time. It does amaze me how it seems kids these days are starting to get into trouble a lot younger than I remember kids getting into trouble when I was a kid. It is really hard when you throw in clueless parents which there seems to be an abundance of lately. This magazine is a great place for teen and tween girls to find role models and get inspired to be the best they can be while not trying to conform and please the cool crowd. I hope your daughter finds her way soon and some good friends so you can find some peace. Thanks for stopping by and good luck, I love hearing back from other parents!

  5. I am a children’s librarian, and this magazine looks amazing! I think this will be great for the young girls and tweens that come in!

  6. I have heard of this magazine before but have never seen a copy. I love the message that it is spreading to young girls. Young kids should have good role models in their life and this magazine is providing them with that.

  7. You know, I loved getting magazines in the mail when I was a kid. I’ve got to start ordering some for my kids, too, so that they can have those happy memories of receiving something in the mail. Thanks for the magazine review!

  8. I love that there is a magazine like this for girls! My daughter is still too little but when she gets older this is something I would definitely want her to read. I think its great that its inspirational stories sometimes girls need to heard stuff from their peers instead of mom and dad.

  9. Melissa, I do not have children but I can only imagine how difficult it is for you when you want the very best for your daughter yet you see her hanging out with kids that you do not really like.

    However, things such as this magazine are a good way to teach kids life skills that will serve them well.

    As you said, this magazine talks about a gratitude journal, positive inspiration and cool, yet appropriate outfits for girls to wear. For a girl to learn all that at 10 years old is so important. She can become an inspiration for the other gals at school too.

  10. This sounds like an amazing and inspiring magazine for young girls and I think we definitely need more of that! I hope this is still around when my daughter is old enough for it.

  11. I’ve been thinking about this giveaway. As we have struggled this year we just received news that the one person my daughter adores and I like is moving away at the end of April. If we don’t win I will be signing her up for the magazine!

  12. That sounds great! I’m all for magazines and documents that empower girls and help rather than just give them unrealistic beauty expectations. So that’s great!

  13. How everyone enjoyed their Valentines Day 🙂 it was our 12 year wedding anniversary and we were treated to breakfast in bed by our daughter. That’s a great role model 🙂

  14. I would like to win it for my cousin, She will love it!

  15. I think my 10 year old niece would love this magazine.

  16. Crystal Rose says:

    This would be great for my daughter!

  17. elizabeth miller says:

    This looks like a great magazine for my 10 year old. Many I’ve looked at tend to get a bit too old for her but this looks to stay right along the lines of where it should be.

  18. My 9 year old daughter has been requesting a magazine subscription for girls. This has been seemingly an impossible task until I read this review. BYOU sounds like the perfect magazine for her!

  19. WE LOVE BYOU magazine. I agree with you about setting a good example and modeling the way. My daughter loves the celebrity part of it as well as the quizzes. As a mom, I love the messages on empowerment and self-love. So important in this digital age.

  20. My 10 year old granddaughter would love this.

  21. elizabeth miller says:

    This magazine sounds great for my 10 year old. She’s at that age where everything always seems too young or too old.

  22. Nicole Lancaster says:

    BYOU magazine would be a nice postive read for my 11 year old daughter.

  23. This magazine sounds like it would be perfect for our daughter too.

  24. Thanks to your review, I researched more about this magazine. It would be perfect for my tween daughter.

  25. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I would love to have this as a surprise for my nieces. I know they would love it.


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