Child Life, Meet Nature

Since I have removed my Nanny hat, and have more permanently replaced it with my Child Life Specialist (slash Assistant) hat, I have been exploring opportunities in the community around me where I can learn more about child life. With a suddenly open schedule and a car – temporarily – at my disposal, I thought […]

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Moving On

Hey child lifers! I know it has been a while since I’ve updated you all and, in my defence, I have been so busy and overwhelmed with change that I have not had the time to sit down and write for you all… …that’s a lie… Change? Yes, truth, but I have had time to […]

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Talking about the Elephant in the Room

Jambo, friends! As you probably know, I am in Kenya, and have been here for almost one week! Sadly, tomorrow is my last working day and I fly back to Toronto on Saturday. I was hoping to blog more while I’ve been here but I have been so busy. So finally – here I am! One of […]

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Here we go again!

Hello child lifers! I have been – as always – crazy busy and I just realized I hadn’t given you all an update on this most awesome thing that is happening!! On Wednesday – yes, in 4 days…- I am going BACK TO KENYA! A while back I was asked by my mentor and now-colleague to journey back to […]

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Teddy Bears Rule

Wow so it has been over a month since I have posted and for that, I am sorry. I have been busy with work and quite honestly, I haven’t been child life-ing as much as I’d like to be. BUT there are some things I can update you on… So, very exciting to me but probably not […]

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What’s in your bin?

Hey all! I am sorry for my lack of posting lately. As I’m sure you know, there are not many child life-specific things happening in my life at the moment. I am still working full time as a nanny and seeing a community-based child life client on weekends. Like I mentioned in my last post […]

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Alexx the CIMI

Hey people! Sorry for the break in posting – March was a very busy month for me. I participated in as many child life-related things as possible including a Teddy Bear Clinic. It was super fun and I got to spend the whole day advocating and educating families on child life and I loved every second. I […]

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#ChildLifeMonth: My (full) Story

For those that are unaware, the month of March is Child Life Month which means we, as Child Life Specialists (both aspiring and certified) get to explain to the people of the world what it is we do over, and over, and over… like we do all the other days 😉 So what makes March […]

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Always a Homecoming

I realized this evening that it has been almost exactly a month since I have done any writing on here and feel as though my adoring fans (hi mom) deserve a blog post and an update. I’ll be honest, there isn’t much to report at the moment. I am still working away with my two […]

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Let’s Talk…and Listen.

For those that have been vacant on all forms of social media today – it is BELL LETS TALK day! If you don’t know what that is, I’ll give you a quick summary: Today, Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives across the country for every Facebook share, tweet, and retweet with […]

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