Snow days mean slow days.

The cold weather, canceled school and snow piles add to the challenge of getting outside for fresh air. So, we bide our time, soaking in the sun by the window, listen to audio books and music, and catch up on nature programs on Netflix and YouTube (ocean life videos!). Kids seem to prefer those over Fuller House, et al. Phew.

I know this is just a season, and before we know it, we’ll be back outside. Today, as I watched Janneke swing in the sun, I thought about how things used to be.

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And I mean back in the institutional days… when kids like mine were permanently shut in. We’ve come a long way, baby. And we still have room to grow and do better.

Lately, there’s been more uncertainty about the programs and services our province offers for families and adults with disabilities. No one deserves to be shut in or kept from on purpose - due to lack of care or lack of funding.

I love the motivation of the parents proposing (with MPP Lisa Gretzky) Noah and Gregory’s Law.

And the perspective of Ceilidh Corcoran from Edmonton.


living. with choices. opportunities to thrive. for all.