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
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
While my daughter was at the respite worker I was out having some fun myself - driving a golf cart around 9 holes (okay 18 but trying to go with the 9 theme) - I did get out of the golf cart at least 9 times to walk to the fairway and rough, looking for … Continue reading Day 4: Kilometre Fore!: (Take Time) 9 kms in 9 days for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD
There have been many lessons to learn since adopting my daughter - but one of the first ones I look back on is appreciating small memories and capturing them. Taking baby steps as they say - or as I say taking 6x steps. Due to prenatal alcohol exposure she has spotty memory. She has … Continue reading Our first steps were 6x Steps
Once ~ we walked the earth and our bodies were strong. Once ~ we started each day with grateful breaths and grateful thanks for all around us. Once ~ we used medicines, prayers and ceremonies that cured any sickness we had. Now it is different. We climb an unknown mountain searching for fresh air. We … Continue reading Sacred Breath