A fascinating new story in The Atlantic argues that motherhood is not diabolically opposed to creativity, despite plenty of suggestions that it is.
A study of a mother rat, for instance, showed that while pregnant, she was more resourceful, stockpiling whatever materials she could find to make a nest. She was more efficient too, adopting a “more direct and lethal” cricket-hunting tactic.
“Whether rodent or human,” writes the story’s author, Erika Hayasaki, “a mother's bra
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