This week for Wednesday, Words of Wisdom I decided to pick a magazine. It is called, Brain, Child – The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.
Magazines for mothers, usually focus on five basic things: how to decorate a house, how to cook amazing meals, how to maintain personal relationships (self, spouse, friends), how to look great, and how to raise fantastic children. Over and over, magazine after magazine, they all offer the same thing. But I am happy to say, Brain, Child is different.
I discovered Brain, Child by accident. About a year ago, I was sitting in the children’s book section of Borders. My young son was busy running around, as we waited for the store’s story hour to begin. I decided to browse through the parenting section, located conveniently by the children’s books. As I glanced through all the topics, a book caught my eye. It was called, This Is Not How I Thought it Would Be, by Kristin Maschaka.
At that time I was full-blown in the middle of my mid-life something and the book’s title rang true. I decided to buy the book. This is Not How I Thought it Would Be, is part-memoir and part how-to for remodeling motherhood to get the life you want. Although, the book is not my Wednesday Words of Wisdom choice this week, it is worth reading.
The author of the book, Kristin Maschaka, is the past president and a national spokesperson for Mothers & More. After I read the book, I briefly joined the Mothers & More organization. As part of my membership, I subscibed to Brain, Child. I canceled my Mother & More membership, but held on the magazine subscription.
Brain, Child focuses on motherhood and parenting issues. It is called a, “a magazine for thinking mothers.” The magazine is set up in article format. There is a brief marketplace section in the back, but no ads. I do not know when the last time you have read a magazine with out ads, but let me tell you it is terrific.
There is a tremendous variety of topics the magazine covers. There are fictional stories, informational articles and humourous essays. Although the magazine is intended for mothers, fathers will like it too. Several articles are written by men and for men.
Founded by two mothers, with journalism backgrounds, Brain, Child was created to be a literary magazine. The high quality articles are what make the magazine great. I like that I can read an essay or two and get my brain going. If you love reading, you will enjoy Brain, Child.
To find out more about Brain, Child contact www.brainchildmag.com.