New Year, New Adventures

I cannot believe how much I have neglected my blog the last few months; but let me tell you, I have exciting news!! About a month ago I interviewed for a full time child life specialist position at a local hospital and shortly thereafter received the offer. I have been working as a child life […]

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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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CLC no longer – Welcome, ACLP!!

I noticed this afternoon that the Child Life Council (CLC) has launched its new and very anticipated website!! I am excited to explore and navigate the new Association for Child Life Professionals website. I will be updating my resources links accordingly so please have patience! Be sure to check out the new site layout and enjoy the […]

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Status: Certified

For those of you that have been sitting anxiously at the edge of your seats to find out whether or not I passed the professional exam yesterday – the wait is over and…. …. …. …. as you probably already guessed from the title… …. I PASSED! I, Alexandria Friesen, am officially a Certified Child Life Specialist.  […]

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