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Bedsharing Through the Good and the Bad

By Olivia Campbell for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers With a finally passed-out 17-month-old on your shoulder, you have to slither into bed as gingerly as you can: waddling on your knees like a penguin to the middle of your mattress, turning around and then

The Backpack Hall of Fame

By Kristina Cerise for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Cheerful robots accompany my son to school each day. They adorn his backpack and welcome his homework folder, library books and lunch box each morning. They stand guard in the cubby room while he

Bare-Bottomed Bliss

By Carisa Miller for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers In the summer sun, my children shed their attire and along with it, the last of their baby skin. It is impossible not to smile, watching their bare bottoms bound around the garden. I

Reluctant Sorority Sisters

By Dorothy O’Donnell for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I sat with three other moms on ugly green wedges of modular seating in the lobby of the Stanford Psychiatric Services building. It was a Tuesday evening and we were waiting for our daughters

Now We Are Ten

By Karen Dempsey for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers “I wasn’t born yesterday,” you say when we offer you the smallest bit of advice. We know that. In fact, we remember the exact moment you were born, even though it was, unbelievably, ten