September is a time of new beginnings—backpacks stuffed with wide-lined notebooks, sharpened pencils and thick books—And here at Brain, Child we also begin anew with our first ever monthly issue.
We’ve had a busy summer updating Brain, Child to a monthly format, and we are excited to be able to share additional essays, stories, feature articles, poetry, debates and book reviews over the course of the coming year.
Since 2000, it has been our tradition and our mission to celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood through the best writing available. Brain, Child essays and stories have won numerous awards over the years and we continue to pave the way for thoughtful reading about motherhood that encourages connection, invokes discussion, and has the power to change lives.
Our inaugural September 2015 issue includes Amy Yelin’s investigative feature story that provides a look into the Sandwich Generation—those of us who are taking care of our children as well as aging parents. Sara Tickanen’s brave narrative takes us through the journey of surviving a stillbirth and Dorothy Rice wrestles with what she missed while raising her young son and struggling to work full time. In fiction our narrator explores the feelings of disappointing a child, and the fear of letting go of our children as they grow.
Enjoy the issue, and stay tuned as we move forward over the next few months.
I’m so glad you are with us.
Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers