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 […]

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It’s Freedom Flyer!!! Da da da DUN!!! I recently did a group therapeutic activity that I wanted to share with you all! It came about after the Baymax medical gaze creation. My coworker and I are continuing to work on creative ways to integrate medical play into various activities. Since we both like superheros, […]

Child Life Month Is Off To An Awesome Start!

I am so excited to share with all of you this awesome video that the Child Life Council has just released for Child Life Month. Deb, Teresa, and the team at Rochester General Hospital did an awesome job showing how child life can change and revolutionize the medical experience for children and their families. I […]

Changing The Inside

I wanted to share with you an awesome article showcasing the inside of a children’s hospital. I think it is so cool that they were able to have different artists design the different floors and units of the children’s hospital. They were all so creative and children can definitely become engaged in the pictures. There […]

Let Your Flag Fly!

If you life in America, you probably noticed that the Super Bowl was tonight. If you are an American Football fan, you probably watched the game, and maybe even went to a Super Bowl party. I am guilty of the latter two this year, even though I wouldn’t define myself as a fan. Which is […]

Persevering After Surgery

For a mid-week inspiration, I wanted to share with you an article from Boston Globe. It’s about an awesome young girl who has made an amazing recovery after having surgery to remove a tumor from her brain. While Sophie had a rough road in the hospital, she is already up and doing awesome things like […]