FEATURE Buy Buy, Baby, By Juliet B. Schor
In this excerpt from her forthcoming book, Born To Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, Juliet B. Schor investigates the myriad ways- some of them disturbingly intimate- American children are being marketed to
ESSAY Largesse, By Jennifer Mattern
Building a baby, here.
ESSAY Yogurt Couvade, By Rob Hardy
Mr. Thirty-Eight Weeks
DEBATE Are Today’s Kids Overpraised? By Kris Bordessa and Mark Walters
ESSAY The Age of Sudden Awareness, By Marla Kiley
can you see the difference?
ESSAY The Sound and the Worry, By Suzanne Kamata
Which was to happiness?
ESSAY Diane, By Alison Krupnick
Lessons for another milestone.
ESSAY Other, By Spoon Bennett
Driving the land in between
FICTION The Trouble With Sophie, By Perri Klass
As Hannah and Howard are leaving, Mrs. Peterson stops them at the door and asks if they would please schedule a meeting with her; she would like to talk to them about how Sophie is doing, When they have agreed and thanked her and escaped, and are standing out in the school parking lot, Hannah and Howard look at each other, and though he ties for a wry shrug and she for a mock-helpless grimace, both of them know that this is no joke, and this is no good news.
Review Connection, By Jennifer Niesslein
Is motherhood a universal a bond?
MOTHERWIT Mother’s Little Anagrams, By Kelly Cunningham Cousineau
Cups of Cheerios, Oof! Crush Pieces!