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 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 maiden will be sixteen in five weeks. In eight weeks it will be our eighth anniversary as a family. She also wants a tattoo. So, I told her she would have a decision to make: birthday party or tattoo. I can't afford both. She chose the tattoo. Big relief for me! While some parents … Continue reading Birthday party or tattoo? Celebrating sweet sixteen and eight years.
The irony of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is that a child acts younger developmentally than they are physically. This can be awkward when you are out somewhere and your 15 year is acting like an eight year old and people are staring - because outwardly she "looks normal" but her brain isn't on the outside … Continue reading I am grateful that I am still loved this way.
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 her brain damage caused by her birth mother drinking … Continue reading Our first steps were 6x Steps