Brain, Child Magazine

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Fair and Equal

    By Alison Lee Even as I count the number of Goldfish in the plastic IKEA bowls, I knew it was ridiculous. They are 18-months old; they won’t know if I dished them out at random. Yet, I give them equal slivers of mandarin oranges, the same amount of pasta on their plate, and measure their water bottles because they have to be the same. Exactly the same. Call me crazy the day I whip out the digital ...

  • The Bittersweet of Motherhood After Loss

    By Kathleen Sullivan “You know when you’re in the moment, and things seem perfect, until you realize your life will never be?” No, I didn’t understand. Yet. My husband Brian and I were at our first bereavement support meeting. We had just lost our firstborn son Liam to a congenital heart defect. He was nine days old. The woman — I forget her name — continued on. She told us about the contentment o...

  • Traveler, Writer, or Mother?

    By Rachel Pieh Jones This is so weird. I’m at the airport and I have my purse and my carry-on. I don’t have a stroller. I’m holding one passport and one ticket. I don’t have a diaper bag or breast milk stains on my shirt. I don’t have to make multiple trips to the bathroom with a different little person in town each time and when I do go, I am the only person in the stall. I don’t get to board ear...

  • Don’t Talk to Strangers…Well, Sometimes Talk To Strangers

      By B.J. Hollars It was a weekend we’d always remember—that’s how I billed it at least. Henry, my four-year-old, was willing to give me the benefit of the doubt. This was to be our first father-son getaway, and since I’d been invited to give a couple of readings at a local book festival, we had our destination picked out for us: Appleton, Wisconsin—the Las Vegas of Appleton, Wisconsin. Prior to o...

Brain, Child Magazine

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Do You Lock Up Your Liquor Cabinet?

    By Vicki Doronina I read it often, this time in a parenting journal: “If you have a teenage child, lock your liquor cabinet.“ Well, I’m not going to put a lock on it: Not the cabinet, or in our case, the cupboard. Our bar is stored in a kitchen cupboard: gin and tequila for me, rum and brandy for my husband. There’s no list – or lock – attached to the cabinet. No form of accountability. We don’t s...

  • The Journey Back to My Father

    By Eréndira Ramírez-Ortega What’s your name? Where do you live? What’s your address? What’s your phone number? These questions are repeated over and over again by my father. And I answer them, carefully enunciating every digit, every letter he needs so he can spell the answers correctly on a scrap of paper. I have him on the other side of my mobile phone and over and over again we go, until there ...

  • This is Anorexia

    By Anne Lonergan The scene is too beautiful to be the setting in which our lives veer drastically off course. The doctor’s office is orderly but inviting, the walls are painted a warm shade of white, the lighting soft and pleasing. Behind the large white desk, a wall is lined with books and periodicals and treasures from the sea. Another wall showcases framed degrees and multiple awards. Large pan...

  • This is Adolescence: 14

    By Catherine Newman Fourteen is confessing how he kind of still wants to have a job like in Richard Scarry’s Busytown. Fourteen stands in the bathroom doorway with a smear of foam above his lip and a razor in his hand, chatting into your bedroom. You remind yourself to pay attention. In four years he will be gone. You put a finger in your book to keep your spot while your manchild fills the doorwa...

Brain, Child Magazine

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Type: Blog Article

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  • With Child, With Alcohol

    By Liv Spikes At five-and-a-half months pregnant, the golden fluid flooded my body with a warm calm. I loved that feeling; I missed that feeling. My head swelled with the sense that everything was all right, now, in that moment. The drink was my insulin, it righted me, made me level. Giving myself permission to have a drink after all that time was like scratching at a scab, and once I started, an ...

  • Dangerous [Language]

    By Sara Hendery A group of boys. Group—meaning, powerful. Young like first breath, like new morning, like unlearned words. They gather, circling around an old beat-up shed; I sit and watch from an Amtrak train paused on the outskirts of a neighborhood in North Carolina. The boys are spray-painting diligently, as in, These words must be perfect; they must make us look dangerous, masculine, like men...

  • Riding the Phoenix

    By Elrena Evans My nine-year-old son is terrified of roller coasters. Or, more accurately, my son is terrified of many things, “roller coasters” being only one entry in a long list of terror-producing entities. Roller coasters are notable here, not because they cause anxiety, but because, despite being petrified of them, my son also loves them. “When I grow up I’m gonna design this roller coaster!...

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