Family Life

The “R” Word

By Susan Lutz for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I stopped the cart and wanted to laugh. I wanted to cry. “My brother has three retarded kids,” a man said as my son, Addison, and I passed him in the canned food section

You’re Beautiful

By Kelly J. Baker for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers “You’re beautiful,” my daughter says to a sixty-something waitress with a halo of wild gray curls. The waitress looks tired and worn. The compliment seems to take her by surprise, as if it