Michelle Obama will add “editor” to the many jobs of First Lady when she serves as a guest editor for iVillage.com the week of Aug. 20, the site announced today. This marks the first time the First Lady has participated as a guest editor with any media outlet.
Mrs. Obama’s editorial theme will be “Rev Up Your Back-to-School Routine,” which will offer “fun, simple tips and advice to help ease the transition from beach bags to backpacks.” During the week, a new subject — such as getting your family energized or embracing a new healthy habit — will be showcased each day. The First Lady’s articles during that time will feature personal anecdotes and never-before-seen family photos.
“Women get so much strength and inspiration from each other and I was thrilled to have the chance to work with iVillage and its energized, engaged audience of millions of women,” said Obama in a press release. “As children across the country get ready to go back to school, this is an exciting — and sometimes overwhelming — time for American families. As Guest Editor, I hope to start a community dialogue on this topic so we can all share tips and advice to get our kids off to a great start in this new school year and help our families be healthier.”
Mrs. Obama is recently ramping up her public appearances because of the upcoming election. She was in Los Angeles over the weekend for a Gwen Stefani-hosted fundraising event, and she’ll also be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight.