IF I Only Had A Wand: A New Year’s Wish for FASD

One day last year, a wish for FASD occurred to me. I was attending a great foster care training and another participant had a coffee mug with a quote I hadn’t heard but immediately liked: “It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change” ~ from Alice in Wonderland, 1951 Disney … Read moreIF I Only Had A Wand: A New Year’s Wish for FASD

FASD is Complicated (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

When Helping Shows FASD is Complicated Life is complicated with its if’s and and’s and but’s. It’s alright to be crazy, just don’t let it drive you nuts… ~Jimmy Buffett Back in 2007, I discovered that the Wikipedia entries for FAS and FASD were sparse, meandering, and in need of updates (check out this older version for … Read moreFASD is Complicated (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

Sometimes a little light in the tunnel can help…

Last Friday as I leaned against the kitchen doorframe, waiting for my kid and taking my third deep breath of the morning, a thought skipped through my head: “Can we please have just one morning that works smoothly every once in a while? …maybe glimpse a little light at the end of the tunnel sometime…?” … Read moreSometimes a little light in the tunnel can help…

Why I do what I do

Why FASD? On Monday, somebody asked me why I teach about FASD, especially online. The question was important enough to put the answer on the website’s main page today, especially as we refocus more to better address accurate FASD information, creative problem-solving, finding & creating support, and promoting self-care. It’s crucial to think about what … Read moreWhy I do what I do