Sleep-Deprived Mom Game
Hi! I am Maha Bali (@bali_maha on Twitter).

This is a quick game I developed to promote empathy with sleep-deprived moms... because for many moms, sleep deprivation is not a CHOICE. It's a life-style. This is the first such game I ever develop (I think!) so please forgive bugs, glitches, etc. :)

To play this game... pretend you are a mom who has one barely potty-trained child and no nanny (I don't have experience with multiple kids or being a single parent, but I assume it's much harder than this). Try not to make decisions based on any values beyond the need to sleep (so don't think of cry/no-cry sleep patterns or things like whether you prefer to give kids meds or not... I know the choices I offer are limited... but it's just a game developed on a simple platform, to get someone going on the idea, not a perfect representation of reality.. and I created it to see if I think I could assign students a similar choose-your-own-path game to create during the semester).

To play: Keep track of how you feel after each choice; and keep track of how many hours of sleep you lose (I can't figure out how to make the quiz thing give different scores for different answers yet - let me know in the comments at the end if you know how).

Please note there are no correct/incorrect answers - I am just using the correct/incorrect options on the quiz tool to provide different feedback depending on what choices you made... they aren't actually better or worse... you'll see what I mean if you play the game multiple times), and what kind of "feelings" you accumulate based on each choice you make...

Let's Start...

Out of curiosity... are you...
Are you ready to play? Each question represents one day/night of your week.
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