Category Archives: Parenthood

Where We Are From

Brain Child Magazine "Where I'm From" by Nina Badzin

I’ve been writing for Brain, Child Magazine since August, and today marks the publication of essay #20. TWENTY! This week’s, at least for today, is my favorite, and it’s called “Where I’m From.”   I discovered the “Where I’m From” template from Galit Breen, whose beautiful version was recently published in Mamalode. After reading Galit’s piece about her…

Friday Finds: Favorite Fashion Blog, Core Power, and More

Photo of yoga mat by Whitney via Flickr

1. NEW FAVORITE FASHION BLOG I’m really loving Minneapolis fashion blogger Chelsea Lane, who I discovered when one of my favorite local boutiques, Parc, mentioned Chelsea’s Zipped Blog on their fabulous Instagram account. I like other fashion sites like Atlantic-Pacific, but that genre is a bit high-fashion for my Midwestern, mom of four, and writer…

The Joy in Activities We Dislike

April post collage ninabadzin.com

I Won’t Be Teaching My Children How to Fish I have skills to pass on to my children, but they’re not the standard set. I’m not good at any land sports or water activities. I’m not artistic (in the visual sense). I’m not musical, nor do I like outdoorsy stuff such as camping, hiking—or really…

This is Childhood: The Book

This is childhood cover

Thrilled and honored to announce that the This is Childhood series that my friends Lindsey Mead and Allison Tate put together last year is now a book published by the editors of Brain, Child Magazine. My essay, “This is Three,” is among the 10 essays featured in the book along with pieces by 9 other…

To My Husband on His Birthday

birthday collage for bryan

Bryan’s birthday is today, which makes me wish I had written a special blog post all about him. But then I realized that 95% of what I write is about Bryan, starting with one of my earliest and most popular posts, “Writing Advice From My Husband.” There was the whole baby naming fiasco of 2011 when…