Summer Editor's Letter
People often ask me what the most difficult part of being a magazine editor is. My answer is always the same: coming up with fresh, relevant articles, month after month and year after year. I’ve been doing this for 10 years and feel like I’ve covered every topic that’s out there, from pregnancy through the teen years. A few months back, I was reading a magazine with an article on the topic of birth spacing, and a light bulb went off. That’s a topic we haven’t covered!
My girls are three years and three months apart, and for our family, that’s worked out perfectly. We didn’t really set out with any specific amount of time that we wanted in between each child; it just came about because we were ready to add to our family at that particular time. What about you? Some people have the mindset of getting through the baby stuff ASAP, so they space little ones closer together. Others want to space out their kids a little bit more. Growing up in my family, we had two years between the four oldest, then 13 years between me and my youngest sibling. My mom sent her oldest to college and her baby to kindergarten the same year. I asked if she was sad or happy. She was happy! Olathe mom Lauren Greenlee takes a look at birth spacing.
This issue includes lots of great info for expectant parents. We know how many decisions you have to make before Baby arrives, and we’re here to help! Check out tips for choosing your OB/GYN (I didn’t choose mine until after I found out I was pregnant—whoops!) and tips for choosing a doctor for Baby (I did have a pediatrician chosen before my girls were born—go, me!).
Happy summer, Kansas City!