Blogging 101 – Day 1 – Introduce Yourself

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.


2 thoughts on “Blogging 101 – Day 1 – Introduce Yourself

    1. Thanks. It is important because even when I was adopting my daughter one question was – would you consider if the child has been exposed to alcohol or drugs. I said alcohol because I had not heard alcohol was bad for babies. In fact it is the opposite – alcohol will damage a baby more than drugs! Thanks for commenting!

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