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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Let Them Be Little

Yesterday I watched the new ad campaign released by Sick Kids here in Toronto. I watched it three times. The first two times I watched it I had goosebumps and felt a ton of emotions, the third time I watched it, I cried. Hospitalization can be so intensely scary – for anyone – but as a child, it […]

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It’s not all arts and crafts 

Today was a hard day. I spent some time with the abandoned babies in the NICU and then went to the burns ward. Needless to say I am not cut out to handle what I was exposed to (yet).  Working and providing services in a Kenyan, public hospital definitely comes with its challenges. This morning […]

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Christmas in August

It is Friday, and my first work week as a child life specialist in training has been a success! I have learned so much in just five days and I am beyond excited to think about a whole new week in the horizon. While this week focused primarily on formal education on a variety of […]

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Announcement: Internship 2.0

Where to begin… …about a month ago, as you know, my internship offer for September was withdrawn due to issues in securing a US Visa from the hospital. Naturally I was very upset and very discouraged. I had a plan B in mind and was completely ready to execute it. As you may know by […]

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Counting Down & a Recap

This Wednesday marked my fourth last Child Life volunteer shift at the hospital. June 15th, 22nd, and 29th are the days I have left to spend at the hospital I love and have – literally – grown up with. The Children’s Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre was my home away from home for […]

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The Littlest Heroes

As I enter deeper and deeper in to the world of child life, there are going to be many things that I experience. One most of the unfortunate and heartbreaking events will be the death of a patient. However given this field, that is a fact that I learned to accept long ago. In regards […]

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