I want to write about the joy I’ve found in motherhood, and one day, I will. But that joy is so relatively fresh and new, and joy itself so conflated and inflated with mothering, that I see less importance in giving voice to it.
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
Everest grumbles, “It’s not okay that Asher gets new rain boots before I do.” “But you just suggested that we look for new rain boots for him! I don’t understand why you’re upset,” I say, annoyed. “Because I don’t want him to have new
When my son was nine months old, I went away on business. My mother came in from New York to stay with the baby. I’ll never forget receiving her call to my hotel room to proudly report that my son had...
Get ready to eat some humble pie. 1.Talk about your kid incessantly: Yes you will. To family. To friends. On Facebook. Oh-so-much on Facebook. But only because your kid is way more adorable and smarter and more advanced than those other babies
I have a pack ‘n play that’s been used a handful of times and that’s it. Before my first was born, I dutifully set it up right next to the queen-sized bed I shared with my husband. I bought five sheets for it. I
Every woman has to make these decisions for herself. I made these decisions based on research and intuition. A lot of these decisions were the exact opposite of what everyone in my family wanted me to decide. A lot of decisions
By Rachel Pieh Jones for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers A young American mom in Djibouti said her husband recently asked what she wanted and she looked at him, all crazy. “What do I want? I don’t know what I want. I only
Regardless of the person you birthed, there's always something. Something that overwhelms us or drives us nuts, something that makes us feel like we're not doing a good job. You are not alone.
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