Monday, November 14, 2005


There once was a woman so sleepy,
She put her brood next to the TV
And said, "You woke up at four,
Now I need to snore."
Nice try, but the kids all got weepy.

Discovered this limerick on a web site for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers (see LINKS). In their Backtalk section, they are calling for limericks to go into their next issue. I haven't written a limerick since grade school, but I think I'll give it a try! Who's with me?

Here's more information on the magazine from the web site:

Brain, Child is a quarterly print publication that reflects modern motherhood-the way it really is. It's been called "The New Yorker for cheeky mothers" and "a literary time-out for moms." We like to think of Brain, Child as a community, for and by mothers who like to think about what raising kids does for (and to) the mind and soul.

Brain, Child isn't your typical parenting magazine. We couldn't cupcake-decorate our way out of a paper bag. We leave the tips and professional experts to the traditional publications. What we do offer are words from women in the field: mothers (who also happen to be great writers) like Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Smiley, Alice Hoffman, and Susan Cheever. Each issue is full of essays, features, humor, reviews, fiction, art, cartoons, and our readers' own stories.


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