Took my red shoes to The Big Apple in Colborne today. Where is Colborne from where you live you wonder? Today was going to be a kilometre spent at an Open House for a Turtle Sanctuary. My boyfriend was here and I thought it would be a great activity for us to do with the … Continue reading Day 5: Kilometre 5 (Big Apple Day) in Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD
I signed up at the beginning of September for Blogging 101 - because I wanted to become a better blogger - and like the rest of the things I seem to want to do, it is on the back burner while I attend to yet another parenting challenge. Be forewarned that this is not a … Continue reading A Post Not For the Timid
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
Comic strip can be found here: http://dennisthemenace.com/comics/february-5-2009/ Did Dennis say these things because he was young or because he lacked the filter or social skills that most neuro-typical people have. He said it because he lacked the filter which stops most of us from saying something that might hurt another's feelings or it is something … Continue reading Dennis the Menace strikes again!
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.
What does this mean? Imagine London, Ontario or Calgary, Alberta. These two Canadian cities have populations similar to the low-high ranges of people living with FASD. These are conservative figures. Some recent reports speculate FASD affects 5% of the population. This does not include the families or caregivers who are looking after or being the … Continue reading FASD Fact Friday