Being En Guard for much of her life, in her role as guardian for her child living with FASD, it is often difficult for Mama Maremma (MM) to take on the care of any other living being or creature. However, the seemingly perfect opportunity arose just recently, when friends asked if she could care for […]
What images spring to your mind when you hear the word “Village”? Do you see cobblestone streets and hear the distinctive clip, clop of horses hooves as they transport people and goods throughout their fine village? Or do images of quaint European buildings oozing history transport you to a time of long ago? For many, […]
Mama Maremma is always on the job. Watching, listening, smelling and sensing. Lying in bed in the early hours of the morning becomes a skilled task for her, willing herself not to make any sudden move which could alert the one she is caring for of her waking status. The knowledge that she is awake […]
I am Mama Maremma. I am a Human Sheepdog. I am the Guardian of a child living with FASD, who is like my lamb, often needing to be led in order to make sense of our world. At times my lamb becomes more like a Ram On A Rampage or even a Bull In A […]
Fetal protection from exposure to alcohol is not just a woman’s responsibility it is everyone’s responsibility!
Source: https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA07-4275/SMA07-4275.pdf Research conducted in Australia reveals that the majority of women who continued to drink in pregnancy drank with their partner and that heavy drinking women were more likely to have partners who were heavy drinkers. Emerging research demonstrates that paternal alcohol use can contribute to DNA damage to sperm and fetus and can […]