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Ex Fabula: From the Mouths of Babes

Art Montes
Storyteller Lauren Smith

Daylight Saving time is here. Hallelujah! On Sunday we move the clocks forward, giving us another desperately needed hour of daylight while moving us closer to the second & last regular Ex Fabula StorySlam of Season 9. Join us on March 22nd for our "TMI" StorySlam - It’s sure to be one for the archives.

With March being Child Life Month, we thought we’d share two stories that remind us of the wisdom and resilience of youth from our "First Time" StorySlam.

As a new mother, Lauren Smith made several promises to herself and her child: no TV, no Barbie, no junk food, and no lying. As so many new parents know, kids grow and these things slowly find their way into the home regardless of those prenatal promises. The one promise Lauren thought she could keep was to always be honest with her daughter. That is, until the day her 3-year-old looked up at Lauren and asked, “Mommy, are you going to die?” Listen to her heartwarming tale from February’s “First Time” StorySlam and find out if Lauren was able to tell the truth.

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Storyteller Marc Daniloff

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Marc Daniloff spoke this tongue twister as if he’s been saying it all his life.  It's a very rare blood cancer that his teenage daughter contracted when she was only 15.  However, that was just the beginning of his daughter’s story. You'll want to hear the rest:

We only have two regular Ex Fabula StorySlams left for Season 9.  If you haven't told your story yet, there's still time - find more info here.