First and foremost

First and foremost, I am a wife and a mother. My family is my world. I have been married to my amazing Husband, Rob, since 2012, and I am the proud mother of five incredible kids, two are now adults who live away from home and three are teens who live with us. Rob and I are also grandparents to our darling grandson, Wyatt.

My life

At 19 I dedicated my life to serving hurting children. In 1990 I graduated with a diploma in child/youth care. I worked in a youth assessment centre in northern Canada and in pre-adolescent group homes in Edmonton before becoming a parent myself in 1991 with the birth of my first child, a beautiful healthy baby girl.


It was my passion to be a mother to children that needed a mother. I went on to build my family through foster care, kinship, and adoption. First a beautiful 3 year old who had spent most of her life in foster care, then 5 month old twin girls, lastly a fragile baby boy. All of my adopted children were prenatally exposed to alcohol and trauma; three have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Despite my training I had little understanding of the lasting impact of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure and trauma. I thought my love, compassion and skills as a parent would be enough for my children. Boy was I wrong!

“I thought my love, compassion and skills as a parent would be enough for my children. Boy was I wrong!.”

~ Robbie Seale

The Struggle

When life came crashing down in 2010, I dove deep into learning everything I could about the effect of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure. When I discovered that FASD is a lifelong physical disability I doubled down to become the expert for my children. I read the books, attended the conferences, attended all the FASD training sessions as I could find. I wanted to learn everything so that I could be the best parent I could for my kids. Truth is I was also searching for the magic key that would make it all better. Sadly, there isn’t a magic key, but there is a paradigm shift, a whole new way of thinking and responding, that will transform your life and that of your children with FASD. Let me show you how. I know the struggle is real and so is success.

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