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2011 Editorial Calendar and Closing Dates

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February 2011

Theme: Love! Caring for yourself and others, plus sharing emotions
Fun Finds:
Fairy tales
Tween:
Guilt trips
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, asthma
Take Your Time:
Making work away from home easier
We’re Cooking:
Red and pink
Activities:
Valentines
First Steps:
Hearing milestones

March 2011

Theme: Connecting with animals
Fun Finds:
Outdoor games
Tween:
Shyness
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, ear infections
Take Your Time:
Learning from mistakes
We’re Cooking:
Eggs
Activities:
Crafts made from edibles
First Steps:
Early relationships

April 2011

Theme: Protecting our planet
Fun Finds:
Writing
Tween:
Leader of the pack — younger siblings admire her
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, bed-wetting
Take Your Time: Get fit while you work, run errands, or clean the house!
We’re Cooking:
Pasta
Activities:
For your pet
First Steps:
First week home

May 2011

Theme:
Salute to military families
Fun Finds:
Sci-fi
Tween:
Success junkies
Good Health:
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, home births/doula
Take Your Time:
Writing and reading rejuvinates you — blog, journal, etc.
We’re Cooking:
Shakes and smoothies
Activities:
Flowers
First Steps:
First words

June/July 2011

Theme:
Dads making a difference
Fun Finds:
Animals
Tween:
Dating
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, stuttering
Take Your Time:
Connecting with nature
We’re Cooking:
Berries
Activities:
Graduation
First Steps:
Early discipline

August/September 2011

Theme:
Back to school
Fun Finds:
Playing outside
Tween:
Style
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, sleep training
Take Your Time:
Imitate your kids — how "childlike" behavior improves your life
We’re Cooking:
Delicious pasta dinners
Activities:
Trash to treasure
First Steps:
Diapering

October 2011

Theme:
The power of laughter (family humor, plus comedians we love)
Fun Finds:
On a roll — toys with wheels
Tween:
Learning identity/style
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor
Take Your Time:
The power of talking — to others, yourself, etc.
We’re Cooking:
Weekend breakfast ideas
Activities:
Oh my gourd!
First Steps:
First few doctor appointments

November 2011

Theme:
Creative family cooking (plus charities that fight hunger)
Fun Finds:
Bathtub fun
Tween:
Fashion — boys and girls
Good Health: 
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, talking about sex
Take Your Time:
Simple ways to make a difference in the world — and in yourself
We’re Cooking:
Finger foods
Activities:
Food
First Steps:
Breastfeeding

December/January 2011

Theme: Celebrating diversity
Fun Finds:
Best of 2011 toys, books, beauty, fashion, etc.
Tween:
Keeping communications strong
Good Health:
Tips, strategies, nutrition advice, fitness ideas, Q&A with doctor, vegetarian kids
Take Your Time:
Fun ways to reconnect with your husband
We’re Cooking:
Baked bars (sweets)
Activities:
Food
First Steps:
Pacifiers 

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