Brooding

Deep thoughts on modern family life from Kathryn Jezer-Morton.

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Are There Any Kids’ Books Out There That Are … Actually Good?

Wizards and dragons need not apply.

More From ‘Brooding’

  1. Would Unschooling Actually Make My Kids Any Happier?To help kids take more pleasure in school, encourage them to do their own thing — not schoolwork.
  2. Can a 40-year-old Really Call Themself an Orphan?The death of a parent makes you a child again, but also an elder.
  3. My Family, My PlaylistsThe soundscape of a house is a shared space where we can expand into our feeling of belonging.
  4. Why Does Giving My Son His First Phone Feel Like a Trap?My phone has amplified my worst qualities and dulled my best ones. I got the SIM card anyway.
  5. Why Do Moms Love Fall So Much?After months of ad hoc caregiving and catastrophic weather, the season and all its decorative trappings offer moms a less chaotic reality.
  6. Why R U Mad at the Name Kayleigh?Online groups dedicated to making fun of “tragic” baby names are just showing their own class anxiety.
  7. Sleepover Kits Are About Making Content, Not Playing PretendKids don’t need to glamp.
  8. Now Is the Time for TreatsLeave your try-hard commitment to feeding your kids healthy food at home this vacation.
  9. Vacationing With Kids While BrokeThere can be shame in vacationing as a family with little money, but what if broke travel is the best travel?
  10. What Even Is a Resilient Child?An unexpected Instagram exchange made me consider how growing up with social media affects kids.
  11. Rae Dunn Pottery Shards Will Form the Archaeological Record We DeserveThe simple designs conveying humor and relatability in momfluencer imagery have created a whole cult subculture.
  12. Oxygenate the Family UnitExposure to other parents can help kids figure out, by trial and error, who they are within a community.
  13. What Will It Take for Momfluencers to Speak Up About Abortion Rights?Mommy bloggers have the power to mobilize real political energy — but they rarely do.
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