We are at a critical point now advocating to get the Minister of Education to bring forward Bill 191 to amend the Education Act to include FASD for a second reading in the house. Ten days is all we have. If you haven’t written to the Minster and your local MPP, take some time this … More Ten Days to Make FASD History in Ontario
On December 14, 2017, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Sophie Kiwala presented two important private member’s motions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. The first one, to recognize September 9th of each year as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASDay) in Ontario, received unanimous consent from all parties. The gravity of the motion … More Ontario FASD Community: We Need You!
I’m feeling very down and defeated and alone lately. I’ve shared a lot about the maiden (and myself in the process) but to be fair maybe I should dig a little deeper and share more of myself. This isn’t a self-pity post – at least that isn’t the intent. But I haven’t been too active … More One is a lonely number
As I was scrolling through the Our Sacred Breath Facebook feed, I came across an organization that reposted an article The Mighty published – which was based on a post from last year: 12 Wishes for My Daughter and FASD. In the four years I’ve been writing this blog, this has so far been the most … More 12 Wishes for FASD: A Year Later
I find the Money song echoes in my head lately. The best things in life are free But you can give them to the birds and bees I want money That’s what I want Your love gives me such a thrill But your love won’t pay my bills I want money Money don’t get everything it’s … More Money, that’s what I want!
It’s been a very difficult six weeks. The maiden has, on a few occasions, said she wants to kill herself. And while I’m not sure she truly understands what it would really mean if she killed herself, I know she is likely overwhelmed and wants the stress and confusion and changes to end. When we … More Hanging on to light and life.
A video clip came up on my Twitter feed this morning about results of a study Bristol University conducted looking at 70 years of studies to find evidence of outcomes for “light drinking” during pregnancy. While they agree on the evidence about the risks of heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy, their objective was to “determine … More FASD: It’s time to Stop the Debate.