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Why mothers are wired for creativity…and why they don’t need to feel guilty about it


by Mairead Heffron
31st May 2022
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We’ve all heard about the fog of ‘mommy (or baby) brain’, but did you know becoming a mother actually wires our brains for problem solving and creativity? To prove that giving birth has not turned her brain mush or sounded the death knell of her creative impulse, Mairead Heffron signed up to a photography class. This is what happened...

The buggy in the photography class I pushed the buggy through the city centre as evening closed in. On Dame Street my one-year-old gazed in awe at the city lights – excursions from our apartment were usually limited to daylight hours. Already past his bedtime and tucked up under blankets, he succumbed to sleep before we reached the building where my photography class was about to start. I awkwardly hoisted the buggy in the door,...

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