I have signed up for this class because I want to become a better blogger. I am still a little unclear on how it works. My head is foggy because of a cold, and now my brain is foggy because I do not understand the directions! I didn’t think our posts would be public to those who follow us, but it looks like they will be – so to any of my regular readers, please indulge me for a while! I will be a stronger blogger for it!
I chose a public blog because I want to help people understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Now before you roll your eyes, and think oh no, another person writing about something that doesn’t affect me, I would challenge you to look around people you come in contact with and tell me you do not know anyone with FASD.
I want to be a support to families and caregivers who are looking after someone with FASD. I have discovered most of us lead lonely lives – and some of us live where there are little supports available – so if I can help someone by sharing what I’ve gone through then it is worth it for me.
I want to remove the stigma of FASD through education and humour and pass on resources I hear of through my blog.
I hope to connect and learn from others who have information to share about their journey. I hope by sharing at least one girl or woman will stop drinking before she gets pregnant or while pregnant. I hope if a girl or woman who is pregnant did drink she will reach out to a health care provider and be proactive before the birth of her child.
It is also on a smaller scale my journey to discovering mindfulness. To parent a child with FASD is chaotic. I needed to find my inner calm to be successful at this.