An article I read stated that 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Day 8: Kilometre 8 (a day in TO) 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 … Continue reading 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, … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading the quiet day: a good day for a drive and being mindful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0 This is one of the most powerful videos I have seen in a long time - if ever. Just under 19 minutes. Anyone considering fostering or adopting or looking after any child removed from their birth family needs to see this film. Although it is well produced and the child's words may not really … Continue reading ReMoved – a child goes into foster care
The 9th day of the 9th month is a day set aside around the world as a day to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term to describe a group of developmental disorders that results from the exposure of a fetus to alcohol. FASD includes, Fetal … Continue reading Today is FASD Awareness Day.
I came across this pin on Pinterest a few weeks ago and saved it because I was surprised to find that this is something my daughter asked me to do without knowing what it was. She asked me to start doing this because I kiss my dog on his forehead if I have to go … Continue reading 3rd Eye Kiss
While helping the maiden clean her room this week, we came across this little booklet I had made for her when she was nine. We read through it and had a good laugh. It was made as a quiet activity for her to do in the morning if she woke up before me. I had … Continue reading The Maiden’s Guideline’s for Good Behaviour
The crone found an old email she had sent to a friend about a rage the maiden had - it is almost 4 years ago to the day. I had forgotten about this rage. She was 12. Had lived with me for almost four years. Sad, when you can forget because there were still more … Continue reading Remembering a rage