Tag Archives: stress

The Power of Play

By MJ Ali Ever since I can remember, there’s been creative activity in my family. Art, music, photography, writing, word play, gardening, cooking, and even crafts were always happening. My mom, who had a full-time job with an hour-long commute to and from work, somehow found time – with four children – to paint, sketch, […]

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Creativity is Boring

By Shannon E. Franklin The number of times I’ve slept more than three hours in the last 18 months: zero. You see, our son has yet to sleep through the night. I was waking up every 2-3 hours since he was born to feed him, rock him, pat him, or just cuddle him back to […]

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Secret Moms Club

By Shannon E. Franklin When my son was around eight weeks old, I had to go to a site visit and committee meeting for an event in which I was volunteering. It was the first time I’d left the house without my baby, but it was also the first time I realized the significance (or […]

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