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Brain, Child

  • By: May Friedman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Brain, Child is a quarterly magazine published in the United States. Subtitled “the magazine for thinking mothers,” Brain, Child specializes in literary, scholarly, and self-reflective articles for mothers and other caregivers. Articles address a range of topics and are submitted by freelance writers. The magazine does not subscribe to any specific parenting philosophy and encourages a range of beliefs and opinions.

Brain, Child began in March 2000 as a collaborative venture between editors-in-chief Stephanie Wilkinson and Jennifer Niesslein. Within a matter of months, the magazine achieved industry success, receiving a prestigious Utne Independent Press Award as one of the five best new magazines in the country. The magazine is both well regarded and popular, boasting approximately 36,000 readers worldwide, three-quarters of whom subscribe to the magazine.

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