Today for many students, it’s back to school after the summer break. For the maiden as well. Only she is off to College. So Day 4 on my Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD journey is dedicated to my daughter. Because after all, she is the whole reason I started this journey. Before she came … More Red Shoes Rock Day 5: Back to School
The maiden’s life has been a series of good-byes and losses. The loss of her birth family when she was brought into care. The loss of her foster family and friends when she was adopted and moved away. The loss of pets, people and friendships throughout her short life. All have impacted who she is, … More Loneliness and loss: a lifetime of good-byes
Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay brings a resource of strategies for caregivers by caregivers. The above graphic highlights only three general strategies provided in this great resource Parent Retreat 2017 Strategies put together by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan (Canada). I only highlighted three of the general strategies, but the booklet (click on link above) … More Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Strategies for Caregivers
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