Learn More About National Geographic Kids & Little Kids Magazine #NGKInsider

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Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a magazine geared towards children? As a National Geographic Kids Insider, I got an exclusive chance to speak to editor of National Geographic Kids and Little Kids Magazine, Rachel Bucholz to learn exactly that. I gained a lot of insight on how much thought goes into each magazine – from picking each issues theme to the cover everything is mapped and planned in extensive detail.

What goes into putting together each issue of the magazine?

If you’ve worked in any type of field that requires content planning, you’ll know some thought has to go into it. The content for all of 2014 has already been mapped out. Each story has its own team: editor, writer, photo editor and fact checker/researcher

What’s a typical day like for you?

Every day is different! There is lots of different responsibilities, from approving story ideas to planning out content that readers are going to love and learn from.… [read more]

Sienna Miller: Motherhood Has Given Me Perspective

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Covering the March issue of Esquire UKSienna Miller open up about past mistakes she made as a young actress and her new life with fiancé Tom Sturridge and their 18-month-old daughter Marlowe.

The actress insists having a child has given her a lot of perspective and she couldn’t be happier.

“I feel really settled. I have a wonderful life. I’m up every morning with a little baby. That gives you incredible perspective. It’s such a gift. And it’s grounding in a way you can’t describe,” she told the mag.

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Pregnant Drew Barrymore Already Thinking About Baby No. 3

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Drew Barrymore covers the February issue of Marie Claire while opening up about her husband Will Kopelman and their 15-month-old daughter Olive.

Despite currently being pregnant with her second child, Barrymore is thinking of having a third baby.

“I think I’d like to have more. In the back of my head, I’m already timing if I was to have another when that would occur,” the actress reveals.

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Jessica Simpson Ignored Weight Gain Criticism While Pregnant

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Showing of her post-pregnancy weight loss on the cover the February issue of Redbook, Jessica Simpson opens up about her being criticized for her weight gain while pregnant and her relationship with fiancee Eric Johnson.

The Fashion Star mentor admits she ignored the media while pregnant and instead focused on the happiness of being pregnant.

“I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they’re pregnant. It’s ridiculous and unfair. I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she’s healthy. I wasn’t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life,” she told.  

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Penelope Cruz: Nursing is addictive

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In the January issue of Allure, Penelope Cruz opens up breast-feeding, Luna, the baby girl she welcomed in July with husband t Javier Bardem.

“I was breastfeeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter. [Nursing] is addictive,” the Spanish-born Counselor star admits. “It’s hard when the day comes when you have to stop.”

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Amy Adams Shares Holiday Plans With Family

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Amy Adams gets into the holiday spirit on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

Wearing a red dress while holding up a glittering gold Christmas tree ornament, the American Hustle actress opens up about her holiday plans with fiance Darren Le Gallo and their 3-year-old daughter Aviana.

“I’m going to stay home this year, It’s going to stay really quiet,” she confessed in a behind-the-scenes video on the set of her shoot for the magazine.

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