Happy Halloween From Toys Everywhere!

Today is one of the craziest days of the year for a Children’s Hospital. Halloween, a day where everyone has the chance to be something else and also get sweets. At my hospital many people dressed up and the unit I worked on did a theme, which was Pixar. I had lots of fun getting […]

Re-designing The “Hospital PJs”

I wanted to share with you a super cool therapeutic activity idea for the kids. Everyone knows the infamous outfit that patients must often wear in the hospital. While the typical hospital gown does come in multiple sizes and patterns for pediatric patients, there is still much left to be desired. I have to admit […]

To Sleep or Not To Sleep?

Happy Wednesday!!! I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of Wednesday being “hump” day. On the one hand, I’m super excited that I’ve made it half-way through a week, on the other hand, I sometimes get tired thinking that I still have a few  more days to go before the […]

Staving Off Compassion Fatigue

If you are working in any helping profession you know that it is very important to guard against compassion fatigue. Those who are in the child life field know that it’s incredibly important. The reality is that the job of a child life specialist can be very emotionally difficult. You are often asked to come […]

Sharing Play Even In The Most Difficult Circumstances

Hi friends! I wanted to share with you a wonderful video that was shared with me last week. Michael Towne, a child life specialist in California got up on the TEDx stage to share about how important it is to have fun, even when the situation appears most dire. He did great job sharing some of […]

Innovation, Inspiration, and Imagination in Orlando

Hi friends! I hope that your summer has geared up to be awesome and if you live anywhere hot (like me) that your air conditioner works! My life has been a pretty crazy whirlwind lately but I wanted to get back to posting for my lovely readers. And today I wanted to finally share a little […]

App-tastic Support: My Lego Car

Last week I talked about a young kids app geared towards girls, so this week I wanted to share an app geared towards boys. But for the record, I have had both girls and boys play both apps, so they aren’t strictly for just one gender. But I digress… This app is created by LEGO […]

Friday Fun: Hello Lovely!

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share today a post I saw on Facebook. If you didn’t already know, the famous Jack Sparrow (aka Johnny Depp) recently visited Brisbane hospital and surprised the children and families! It’s only a quick video, but it’s super sweet and brought a smile to my face as well as […]