2020 Editorial Calendar


JANUARY

The #Goals Issue

AD CLOSE: 10/15/19 › ON-SALE: 12/6/19

Become an even better version 
of you in 2020 with our helpful advice on everything from easy meal planning to planning your next getaway.

  • Parents Best for Baby Awards

 

FEBRUARY

Valentine’s Day Extravaganza!

AD CLOSE: 11/15/19 › ON-SALE: 1/10/20

We’re all about love with an issue that’s jam-packed with food and crafts to show how much you care (and some inspo for self love, too). Plus, an unforgettable Game Day snack board.

 

MARCH

The MomBoss/#SeeHer Issue

AD CLOSE: 12/16/19 › ON-SALE: 2/7/20

Celebrate empowered moms in the workplace who are following their dreams—while taking control of their schedules, their earning power, and their time. Plus, Drug Store Beauty!

 

APRIL

The Mother Earth Issue

AD CLOSE: 1/15/20 › ON-SALE: 3/6/20

This special issue is devoted to taking care of our planet, featuring sustainable products, plant-based foods, and inspiring real-life eco-warriors who are making a difference.

  • Parents Green Picks

 

MAY

Celebrate Mom 

AD CLOSE: 2/14/20 › ON-SALE: 4/10/20

It’s your day! We’ve got advice to help you parent more mindfully, have more fun, and thrive as a family. Plus, “Influencer Beauty Routines.”

  • Parents Best Family Cars + Best Cars for Teens

 

JUNE

Summer Kick-Off 

AD CLOSE: 3/13/20 › ON-SALE: 5/8/20

Make it a summer to celebrate! We’ve got the grilling recipes, backyard games, on-trend makeup tips, and more for the best family summer ever.

  • Parents Family Travel Awards

 

JULY

The Play Issue!

AD CLOSE: 4/14/20 › ON-SALE: 6/5/20

We get serious about play, with fun ideas for backyard get-togethers—and our experts weigh in on the importance of play for your kid’s development. Plus, “Sunscreen for Every Mom.”

  • Parents Baby Skincare Awards

 

AUGUST

The Raise a Reader Issue

AD CLOSE: 5/14/20 › ON-SALE: 7/10/20

We help you raise kids who will thrive, with tips to nurture a love of reading and learning.

 

SEPTEMBER

The Back-to-School Issue

AD CLOSE: 6/15/20 › ON-SALE: 8/7/20

Get your kids (and yourself!) ready for back-to-school with our best-in-class guide to setting routines, getting the right gear, and helping your child truly love learning. Plus, “School Lunch Extravaganza.”

  • Parents Beauty Awards
  • Parents Best Packaged Food Awards: Snack Edition

 

OCTOBER

Halloween for the Win!

AD CLOSE: 7/14/20 › ON-SALE: 9/11/20

From cute costumes and decorations to scary-good snacks, we’ve got fun treats for the kids—and smart tricks for mom.

  • Innovative Children’s Hospital Awards

 

NOVEMBER

The Kindness Issue

AD CLOSE: 8/14/20 › ON-SALE: 10/9/20

We’re “choosing kind” in our second annual Kindness issue, which is dedicated to celebrating the things kids (and their parents) can do to make the world
a better place.

  • Parents Best Apps for Kids

 

DECEMBER

Festive Holiday Fun

AD CLOSE: 9/14/20 › ON-SALE: 11/6/20

It’s the most wonderful time—and toy guide—of the year, plus homemade gifts, decorating hacks, holiday treats, and so much more to make it the best holiday ever.

  • Parents Best Toys
  • Parents Best Children’s Book Awards

 

IN EVERY ISSUE

  • Activities & Crafts
  • Beauty & Self-Care
  • Celebrity
  • Children’s Books
  • Home
  • Kid’s & Women’s Health
  • Money & Finance
  • Parenting Advice
  • Pets
  • Recipes & Entertaining Ideas
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Travel

Awards and Accolades


2018

NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION AWARDS

  • Silver
    • “Is Your Kid Sick or Just Faking It?”
    • “The Secret Bunion Society”
    • “10 Reasons to Chill About Lice (Seriously)”
    • “When to Pass on the Test”
    • “Let’s Talk About Your Mood”
  • Bronze
    • “When a Parent is About to Snap”
    • “Mom Boobs: The Inside Story”
    • “Heads Up!”
    • “Mom vs. Food Allergy & Food Free-for-All”
    • “A Game-Changer for ADHD”
    • “Surviving Dr. Facebook”
  • Merit
    • “Get through Your Child’s Hospital Stay”
    • “Leak Proof Your Life”

SOCIETY OF PUBLICATION DESIGNERS

  • Gold Award for Photo Illustration
    • “Mom Boobs: The Inside Story”
  • Merit Winner for Illustration
    • “Let’s Talk About Your Mood”
    • “Bursting with Goodness”

2017

FOLIO

  • Winner
    • Eddie Award, Consumer, Series of Articles, Parenting/Family, “Balance is B.S.” and “Crushing It”
    • Honorable Mention
      • Eddie Award, Consumer, Full Issue, Family/Youth & Teen, October 2016
      • Eddie Award, Consumer, Series of Articles, Parenting/Family, “Mom vs. Food Allergies” and “Food Free-for-All”

NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION AWARDS

  • Gold
    • “The New Rules on Raising Babies”
    • “More Than 600 Babies Drown Every Year”
    • “5 Medicine Mistakes Parents Make”
  • Silver
    • “Would You Let Your Child Eat 50 Pounds of Sugar?”
    • “8 Rules for Raising a Healthy Kid”
    • “Secrets of Pediatrician Parents”
    • “How to Save a Child’s Life”
    • “Secrets You Shouldn’t Keep from Your Doctor”
    • “Let’s Talk About Chubby Children”
    • “Immunity Now!”
    • “The Skinny on Thin Kids”
    • “Health ‘Facts’ You May Have Wrong”
    • “Icky Infections”
  • Bronze
    • “Feed Your Child’s Gut”
    • “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Allergies”
    • “Give Your Back a Break”

2016

MIN EDITORIAL & DESIGN AWARDS

  • Winner
    • Best Series of Articles, “Fear and Parenting in America”

2015

FOLIO

  • Winner
    • Eddie Award, Consumer, Full Issue, Parenting/Family, September 2014
  • Honorable Mention
    • Eddie Award, Consumer, Series/Single Article, Parenting/Family “Rock Your Disney Trip”

NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION AWARDS

  • Gold
    • “The Power of Yoga”
    • “Germ Patrol”
    • “To Circumcise or Not?”
    • “The Food Dye Blues”
    • “The Never-Ending Cough”
    • “You’d Never Leave Your Baby in the Car, Right?”
    • “The Invisible Bully”
    • “Life in a Special-Needs World”
    • “When Your Kid Makes You Sick”
  • Silver
    • “Scary Symptoms (That Are Perfectly Normal)”
    • “Your Child Has Cancer…”
    • “Allergy Test”
  • Bronze
    • “Great Sleep for Grown-Ups”
    • “7 Reasons Your Kid Needs Sleep”
  • Merit
    • “A Different Kind of Tired”
    • “The Cough That Won’t Go Away”

Board of Advisors


PEDIATRICS

Ari Brown, M.D.
Author of Baby 411 and Toddler 411

David L. Hill, M.D.
Author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro

Harvey Karp, M.D.
Author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block

Philip Landrigan, M.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jane Morton, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Irwin Redlener, M.D.
Columbia University School of Public Health; Children’s Health Fund

Michael Rich, M.D., M.P.H.
Mediatrician at AskTheMediatrician.org, Boston Children’s Hospital

Harley A. Rotbart, M.D.
Children’s Hospital Colorado; Author of No Regrets Parenting

Darshak Sanghavi, M.D.
Author of A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body

Jennifer Shu, M.D.
Co-author of Heading Home With Your Newborn

Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., M.B.E.
Author of Seattle Mama Doc blog

NUTRITION

Connie Diekman, R.D.
Washington University in St. Louis

David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital

Jill Castle, R.D.
Childhood Nutrition Expert

MENTAL HEALTH

Robin Berman, M.D.
Author of Permission to Parent

David Fassler, M.D.
University of Vermont College of Medicine; Author of Help Me, I’m Sad

Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.
Child Mind Institute; Author of It’s Nobody’s Fault

Rebecca Landa, Ph.D.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute

DENTISTRY

Lezli Levene Harvell, D.M.D
Private Practice, Dental Kidz

CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR

Wayne Fleisig, Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.
Author of Smart Parenting for Smart Kids and Growing Friendships

Jenn Mann, Psy.D.
Author of SuperBaby and The Relationship Fix

Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Author of The Blessing of a Skinned Kne

Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Author of Homesick and Happy and co-author of Raising Cain

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Alice D. Domar, Ph.D.
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health; Author of Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom

Marjorie Greenfield, M.D.
University Hospitals Case Western Medical Center; Author of The Working Woman“s Pregnancy Guide

Laura Riley, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE

Deborah Stipek, Ph.D.
Stanford Graduate School of Education

Cathy Vatterott, Ph.D.
University of Missouri-St. Louis; Author of Rethinking Homework

ALLERGY

William E. Berger, M.D.
University of California-Irvine School of Medicine

Hugh Sampson, M.D.
Icahn School of  Medicine at Mount Sinai

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND SAFETY

Martin Eichelberger, M.D. 
Safe Kids Worldwide; Children’s National Medical Center

Wendy L. Hunter, M.D. 
Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California, San Diego

Gary A. Smith, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

SLEEP

Jodi Mindell, Ph.D. 
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Author of Sleeping Through the Night

Judith Owens, M.D. 
Boston Children’s Hospital

DERMATOLOGY

Lawrence F. Eichenfield, M.D. 
Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego

Jody Alpert Levine, M.D.
Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC