Birth Preparation

Counting Stars

Mo-om!” my son calls to me in the harried minutes before dinner. In haste, I join him and his 20-month-old sister in the living room. “What is it, sweetheart?” I ask, wooden spoon forgotten in my hand. A bit of sauce drips on the laminate

Thirteen Windows

By Kristen M. Ploetz for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers My daughter is the only reason I know we have thirteen windows on the first floor of our house. She didn’t tell me—I had to count for myself, before she was born. It