Entries by Raina Cowan

Mother’s Day 2021 The Real “Real”

Pampers has created some enlightened campaigns in recent years. They’ve featured same sex couples, included dads, and affirmed the hard work of moms. Their website is chock full of educational resources for families on infant care, developmental milestones and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pampers dropped a new ad. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210506005945/en/Pampers-Launches-%E2%80%9CMillion-Acts-of-Love%E2%80%9D-Initiative-To-Inspire-Remind-Parents-Of-Their-Infinite-Capacity-For-Love This in itself […]


As of July 1st, 2019, I have new digs! Situated between Logan Square and Avondale, my new office is located within blocks of the Logan Square Blue Line at 3411 W Diversey Ave, Suite 8, Chicago, IL 60647. The building is part of the Milwaukee-Diversey-Kimball Landmark District, so designated by the City of Chicago in […]

Other Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2019 is fast approaching and the birth of the latest royal baby in Britain is all over the news. I was born in London but grew up in the US. I visited my British grandparents many summers of my childhood and still have family there. As a mom of a multiracial child, who […]

State of Heart

Each February for approximately the past decade, I have created my own “heart” image to try to express the current emotional state of my heart. For years working in community mental health settings, I facilitated a weekly Women’s Art Therapy group. Every year around Valentine’s Day, I invited group members to make an image about […]

Resources for Infertility and/or Pregnancy Loss

Infertility/Pregnancy Loss is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. The inability to conceive and/or produce longed for children can be utterly devastating. It can test even the most resilient of people, the strongest relationships and shatter those on unstable footing at the start. For those who have not experienced significant losses prior to infertility, […]


HeArts for Baby Carriage ON EXHIBIT!

If you are in or near Chicago/Evanston, please check out the brave group art exhibit and special events: Challenging Conception: the Art of Infertility in Chicago/Evanston, 10/13/18 from 6 – 9 pm at The Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202. I have 4 pieces in this show (which runs through November), one of […]

Community Challenge Project: Hearts for Baby Carriage

HeArts for Baby Carriage: Heartache/Heartbreak Thank you for your interest in the HeArts for Baby Carriage project. The intention is to fill my antique baby carriage with hundreds of small sewn stuffed hearts. The hearts are tokens of remembrance: symbolizing the grief and loss (heartache and heartbreak) that people (especially women) experience when faced with […]

Reasons Why Schools Need Expressive Therapists

I recently finished watching Season 1 of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher. Season 2 is available on Netflix starting today. The show candidly tackles subjects such as bullying, cyber bullying, slut-shaming, consent, sexual assault, “bro-culture” and of course, suicide. Since the show aired, […]