This year my daughter and I celebrate our 11th Christmas together. We try to keep to a 3-gift limit: something you need, something you want, and something just for fun. I would love to give her a new brain because hers has been damaged by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Since that isn’t possible, here … More 12 Wishes for My Daughter and FASD
Originally posted on Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society:
Most common questions adoptive parents of children with FASD get include; “Do you regret adopting this child” and “Would you have chosen a different child should you have known this child has FASD?” This wonderful couple, @FASD_Dad and @FASD_Mum, can attest to this. They chose…
Hank Ketcham, the creator of Dennis the Menace, modelled the cartoon character after his own son, who had Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or FASD (original piece I wrote here). What about Anne of Green Gables? Did she have FASD? I recently discovered an article, Leave Anne alone? published in Maclean’s magazine (June 2010) reporting on an essay “Too … More First Dennis, now Anne!
A couple of days behind updates – it has been a busy week! Day 8 was a fun day. A Mother Daughter Day – actually it was our vacation day – that’s correct DAY – I can’t afford vacations away. Money I don’t have. So a few days here and there over the summer. But … More Day 8: Kilometre 8 for Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD
This is the second year for The Red Shoes Rock Campaign – a catchy and noticeable way to spread awareness about a leading cause of developmental disabilities that is preventable. I wore my red shoes so much in 2014 I wore a hole in the sole! So I bought a new pair and took them … More Day 1: Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD – 9 km in 9 days
Blogging 101 Assignment: Make a Prompt Personal: 2 + 2 = 4 For inspiration, I searched other posts, Tumblr (avoided Pinterest or I would have been there all day) and then went to Facebook. Saw the above graphic. I had my post. The statistic cited is American – it is likely similar in other countries, … More 2+2=4 : 2+3=5?
sunday, september 21 was the quiet day. a movement started by the quiet place project. a day when we all stop yelling at each other. we write everything in lowercase. during the quiet day you should not write anything with your caps-lock on (and no — don’t use the shift key either). the use of … More the quiet day: a good day for a drive and being mindful