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Willowed, Well Willow

We had the most raging hailstorm here last night; the thunderous noise pounded at my window for what seemed to be 3 hours straight. That April shower brought a cool, crisp, gloomy day. 351 more words

Child Life

First Week Down!

As most of you know, I began my child life internship on Monday. During this first week, I really learned a lot, and will continue to as the weeks come and go. 314 more words

Child Life


Like light on life; still joy, glistening gratitude for the little things.

I started back to work today after being sick for a week. I saw my little class I had nurtured for the last 2 3/4 months…it’s bittersweet because I think of all the fun things I wanted to do with them (eat outside, have a picnic, plant flowers, etc). 112 more words


First Day!

TODAY WAS THE DAY! After a journey that lasted 2 years, I was finally able to begin the final piece to graduation. I STARTED MY CHILD LIFE INTERNSHIP! 28 more words

Child Life

The Guiding Light

Currently stuck between two illness, I received a phone call today for a potential Child Life Specialist job. It’s like this whole new possibility emerges, this new potential life that I’ve been hunting down for the last 10 months. 64 more words


How to Talk to Your Toddler About Death

Last Monday Jon’s grandmother died. It was not unexpected, her health had been deteriorating significantly over the past few months, but as with all deaths, the news was hard to hear. 931 more words

Toddler Development

Paper Thin pt.3

Lately, we’ve been discussing grief, loss, and death in class. And quite honestly, the discussion never gets any easier.

In the day-to-day profession, we focus so much of our energy into the “here and now.” We help families cope with the unknown, unfamiliarity, and uncertainties of illness and hospitalization in the present circumstance, but at the end of the day; at the end of the night; at the end of the shift; in dealing with a loss, the family is going home having to reorganize their entire family structure without this individual. 7 more words