Index of All Posts

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Top Five Most Viewed Posts

#1 – It’s not worth the risk, 5 February 2016


#2 – 34 – A Number Key to FASD Awareness, 5 September 2016


#3 – Sensational Media Hurts Those With FASD, 28 December 2016


#4 – Thank You Teachers! But Did You Really Understand Me and My FASD?  9 July 2016

Dear Teacher -

#5 – FASD Meltdowns, 8 March 2016


#6 – The Most Powerful Video on FASD We Have Seen, 7 December 2015

The Most Powerful Video on FASD We Have Seen

Chronological Order

FASD Awareness Day is Every Day, 9 September 2017


Dear GPS: Show Me the Positive Route, 31 August 2017

Blog Staying Positive is the Way Forward

Yes! Follow THEIR Dreams, Not Yours, 31 July 2017


A Super Teen with FASD, 23 July 2017


Fighting Fear, 29 June 2017


Ready for the Reset, 17 June 2017


A Shout Out To Our Friends (Yes, That Means You), 21 May 2017

Blog Friends

Lower the Drawbridge, 7 May 2017

Blog Vulnerability

The Same Child Shines When Seen Through a Different Prism, 29 April 2017


Old Photos and the FASD We Didn’t See, 15 April 2017

When a School Rocks, 31 March 2017


Finally! 18 March 2017


A Timely Reminder About Dysregulation & FASD, 4 March 2017


Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Damages Bones Too, 16 February 2017

Respecting Differences in Those With FASD, 28 January 2017


Dreamcatcher v. Mr. Orange Sun, 14 January 2017

Why a Broken Screen Can Make Me Feel Good, 7 January 2017

Sensational Media Hurts Those With FASD, 28 December 2016

Ten Tips for a Holly Jolly Christmas – Inclusion, FASD & That Christmas Dinner, 13 December 2016


Christmas Gift Ideas for Little Ones With FASD, 4 December 2016

FASD – Sometimes It’s a Puzzle, 1 December 2016


Coming Up for Air?, 12 November 2016


Gobsmacked, 5 November 2016


Extended Family, FASD, & Halloween Happiness, 25 October 2016


Adopting a Child With FASD, 22 October 2016


Defeat is the Enemy, 15 October 2016


Wrestling with “Death” is Tough for a Kid with FASD…and His Parents, 5 October 2016


He’s Too Special to Let Fail, 30 September 2016


Extended Family – Please Support, Don’t Judge FASD Parenting, 25 September 2016


Anxiety & FASD, 23 September 2016


FASD Awareness is Needed in Classrooms Every Day, 9 September 2016


34 – A Number Key to FASD Awareness, 5 September 2016


Calming Down by Melting Cheese & Getting Outside, 30 August 2016

We love a child with #FASD

There’s No Running Away from the Loss Every Adopted Child with FASD Feels, 27 August 2016


FASD Parents Have to Suit Up, 16 August 2016

Suit up

When the News Hits Home – FASD & Forever Families, 3 August 2016


Extended Family Can Do Tiny Things To Help FASD Families Struggling This Holiday, 28 July 2016


Great Expectations – A Sensory Birthday Extravaganza, 24 July 2016
We love a birthday boy with #FASD

The Coming Summer Holidays Cause Anxiety For Our Son With FASD, 19 July 2016
We love a child with #FASD-7

Thank You Teachers! But Did You Really Understand Me and My FASD?  9 July 2016

Dear Teacher -

SuperT – How to Go from Angry to Happy, 7 July 2016

We love a child with #FASD-6

Some Kindness Please, Brains are Involved, 25 June 2016

We love a child with #FASD-5

Reaching Out After an FASD Diagnosis, 19 June 2016

We could no longer pretend everything was 'normal'We started to reach out about our son's FASD diagnosisAnd that changed everything.

Expectations Versus Hope, 11 June 2016

In which we are reminded the only way to get through a hard time is to keep on going...

Room Swap, Part One, 6 June 2016


Company’s Coming, 18 May 2016

You are entering a home where a child with #FASD is deeply loved.Hang your disbelief at the door, and join us. We need you.

Mother’s Day, Part Two, 8 May 2016

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An Epic Experience, 23 April 2016


FASD Parents Don’t Get Sick Days, 18 April 2016


Stigma, 4 April 2016


The Power of Words, 31 March 2016


Playing with Fire, 26 March 2016


FASD Meltdowns, 8 March 2016


Mothering Sunday
, 6 March 2016

Mothering a child with FASD

FASD, ADHD & meds – what’s a parent to do?, 3 March 2016

We love a child with #FASD-3

Homework is evil, 23 February 2016

We love a child with #FASD-2

Some moments, 17 February 2016

We love a child with #FASD

A difficult conversation, 13 February 2016

Do you love someone who might have been affected by alcohol in the womb?

It’s not worth the risk, 5 February 2016


A Working Mum Looking In From Afar, 1 February 2016


Extended family members can support the support, 29 January 2016

FASD parents_carers can support each other, but you can support the support.

Vulnerability, 21 January 2016

1. Exposed to the possibility of

“The Worst Day Ever”, 18 January 2016

This %22Worst Day Ever%22has been brewing for a while.

INVOLVEMENT (An open letter to the extended families of a child with FASD), 15 January 2016

If you are sitting there reading this, wishing that there was something you could do....

It’s Always Better Outside – Even on the Hardest of Days, 10 January 2016

It's 6.30, you just want to sleep, instead you are faced with a brewing #FASD meltdown.-3

No safe level – critics miss the point, 8 January 2016

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the safest approach is not to drink alcohol at all, to keep risks to your baby to a minimum.

A New Year’s Resolution on Parenting and FASD, 1 January 2016

@FASD_Mum's New Year's Resolution

I Hear the Pain of the FASD Community, 27 December 2015


Respite (verb): To Grant a Period of Temporary Relief, 20 December 2015 (Part 2 of 2)

Respite (noun)_ A break from something difficult-2

Respite (noun): A Break from Something Difficult, 20 December 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

Respite (noun)_ A break from something difficult

A Love Song for the Men My Boys Will Become, 11 December 2015

I want to write a love song to the men my sons will be-2

The Most Powerful Video on FASD We Have Seen, 7 December 2015

The Most Powerful Video on FASD We Have Seen

Tis the Season (for FASD Sensory Overload), 5 December 2015Tis the season (for #FASD sensory overload

Our Son with FASD Rocks, 28 November 2015
Today was a good day. Today was a day we can celebrate. And when those days come around, we have to celebrate our kids. They’ve earned it. They need it.

Our Son Struggles with FASD – Just Look into His Backpack, 24 November 2015

The Building Storm of an FASD Meltdown, 19 November 2015
FASD Meltdowns

Nothing is Routine with FASD, 17 November 2015

FASD & Playing Alone, 26 October 2015

I Know How That Dutch Boy Felt, 24 October 2015

FASD Affects Siblings Too, 17 October 2015
I try to protect my brother and guide him safely through life, but sadly someti

Beyond the Behaviors of FASD: How My Dying Parents Showed Me How to Love My Son, 17 October 2015

Communicating Through the Barriers of  FASD, 10 October 2015
We love a child with #FASD

Ups, Downs, and FASD, 4 October 2015
One of the hardest challenges of FASD is the never-ending ups and downs of it.-4

Support and Resilience, 27 September 2015

FASD Awareness: The Day After, 10 September 2015
#FASD Awareness

FASD Diagnosis: Awareness Means Compassion, 9 September 2015
FASD Awareness Day

Welcoming the new & needed All-Party Parliamentary Group on FASD, 30 June 2015

Forever Family, 28 June 2015

School Trip, 3 June 2015

Diagnosis, What Then? 22 April 2015

Hard Times, 21 April 2015

We Knew, 16 April 2015

Meltdowns, 14 April 2015