This is Childhood contributing author, Lindsey Mead One morning in the middle of the year Grace was in 3rd grade, while driving to school, I asked both my children what they thought they would remember as the main thing they had learned from me.
To help inspire a love of reading in all kids, April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day (Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday) and April 13-19 is National Library Week! In celebration of these great initiatives we’re sharing five fun kids’ story collections on everything from breastfeeding and bonding to girl
Thank you to Cosmopolitan.com for contributing this guest post. Sara McKenna’s son was 2 weeks old when she learned that her ex, Bode Miller, had filed for custody. McKenna had moved to New York to attend Columbia University two months earlier and gave birth to
My baby, my fourteen months old, is walking. She’s doing that little drunken sailor walk where she is able to somehow get from one end of the room to the other without actually bending her knees. How toddlers do this is beyond me.
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
Throughout the world, there are thousands of same-sex parents raising children. In the US, approximately 220,000 children under 18 are being raised in same-sex households (Source). My sister, Carrie and her wife, Rebecca, are married with two beautiful children. In our family, including some
By Suzanne Leigh My daughters never looked alike: one resembled mom, the second takes after dad. One was pensive, creative and forever clutching a sketchpad; the other is bolder, more impetuous, a practical Ms. Fix-it commandeering electronics of all kinds and swiftly repairing a
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,
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
Seen through the lens of transitions, life is a series of doors. The door of childhood closes as the door of adolescence opens. The door of being single shuts to reveal the open door of married life. The door of winter falls asleep as