Based on the advice of the amazing teacher, writer, and mother Kelly Feinberg, my friend (and one-third of the inspiration for my daughter's middle name, "Kellamarie"), I subscribed to Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers sight unseen nearly five years ago, when Griffin was an infant. (Kelly herself was a subscriber even before she married!)
I have thoroughly enjoyed the magazine's thought-provoking and in-depth articles, essays, short stories, debates, book reviews, and letters. And I felt so excited for Kelly when she had her essay "This Sucks"--about her abrupt weaning of her baby boy after a mastectomy--published in Brain, Child. (And then, proud and sad when she won a Pushcart Prize for the essay the following year. Posthumously.)
Part of me, deep down, has wanted to write for the magazine myself too, but I've been content noodling around on this blog (for 6.5 years now!) and doing a series of articles and columns for Multilingual Living. However, when the previous issue invited readers to respond to the question "How is the way in which you are raising your children different from how you yourself were raised?", I knew that "Bilingually!" would be my reply.
And--yay!--my 200-word answer to their question joins 12 other readers' responses in the current issue of Brain, Child (Winter 2013, page 7). Subscribe (or buy a sample issue) here!