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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

Ava, This One’s For You

By Emily Cappo for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Moments after we arrived at our temporary apartment at Christopher’s Haven, a little girl with a blonde bob poked her head out of the door to see who was moving in. Seconds later, she

Planting Seeds

By Kate Abbott for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I had the Zoloft. I needed to take it. But I was still standing in my kitchen the day after seeing my nurse practitioner, holding a pill so small I could barely feel it