Francia McCormack

Mother of two girls, Francia McCormack is an educator, writer and artist. She is a Jamaican native currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. For fun, she's on the hiking trails or in the gardens with her girls. Or if she's not making something or teaching someone to make something, you can find her at the closest museum or tea shop. She completed her undergraduate work in journalism at the University of Georgia and received her Masters in Education from the University at Buffalo. As a resident in Harlem, New York, she has worked for the Harlem Children's Zone as an art educator. Her daily inspiration comes from watching her children grow like dandelions. Her Jamaican roots and her two favorite cities, Atlanta and New York City, keep her creative. Favorite way of summing up life - blessed.
Francia McCormack
STUDY: Exposure to Pesticides in Womb Linked to Learning Disabilities

STUDY: Exposure to Pesticides in Womb Linked to Learning Disabilities

The latest study from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health on creepy chemicals creeping into the womb suggests that babies exposed to high levels of pesticides while in the womb

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HOW TO: Make a Ginger-Bird House

HOW TO: Make a Ginger-Bird House

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HOW TO: Recycle ABC Blocks into Christmas Tree Ornaments

HOW TO: Recycle ABC Blocks into Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Mom’s Favorite Green Gadget? The Roku Box

Mom’s Favorite Green Gadget? The Roku Box

Think gadgetry can’t be “green”? My family’s favorite home-entertainment gadget turns this stereotype on its head! In my household, the hardest working gadget is our Roku Box

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HOW TO: Turn Baskets Into Bird Feeders

HOW TO: Turn Baskets Into Bird Feeders

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How to Revamp an Old Journal By Giving it a New Cover

How to Revamp an Old Journal By Giving it a New Cover

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HOW TO: Cut Back on Accumulating ‘Stuff’ With Your Family

HOW TO: Cut Back on Accumulating ‘Stuff’ With Your Family

Saying no to ‘stuff’ is a hard thing to ask parents wanting the best for their children. But in a culture which equates purchasing things to being happy, parents need to stop, pause, and think

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HOW TO: Create Handmade Nature Books with Your Children

HOW TO: Create Handmade Nature Books with Your Children

My daughter and I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with creative mommy and bookmaker Sushmita Mazumdar of Handmade Storybooks in Atlanta, Georgia last weekend. When she is not creating handmade

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How to Grow Plants Indoors with Your Toddler

How to Grow Plants Indoors with Your Toddler

Spark an interest in nature and homegrown, fresh and healthy foods for your little ones by growing your own plants and mini-garden indoors. Most fruits and vegetables in your pantry can provide an

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