Family Life

Raising Feminist Kids

  By Jon Sponaas for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Feminism is a word that represents such a vast (and often conflicting) array of meanings, that, no matter how much you’ve read, it’s hard to know what you’re thinking and talking about when

Laundry Zen

I don’t meditate at an ashram or study ancient tracts. I do laundry. I’ve found a certain peace in this mundane task. When my family cries out, “Where are you?” I answer from the laundry room, “I’m looking for the meaning of life,”  (if I’m cooking,

Mothering a High Needs Baby

By Lynn Shattuck for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers   After my first son Max was born, I wanted answers. My little red-faced infant wanted to nurse every twenty minutes. He woke up six or more times a night. The ‘quiet alert’ phase