Cool Cast Critters: Spotlight and Giveaway

Having a fractured limb can be tough for kids. They have to adapt to this heavy and awkward device while being careful to not get it wet or dirty. I’m excited to share a new resource that can help, Cool Cast Critter.

Guest Blogger, Maureen Jurgelas

The Cool Cast Company was founded in 2020 by Maureen Jurgelas who had the vision to help children cope with the trauma of a broken arm and the stigma of wearing a cast. She has volunteered for Canine Assistants for years and witnessed how animals change the lives of children. Combining her passions, she created Cool Cast Critters, plush animals worn over a child’s arm cast for comfort and fun. They are patented, SGS safety certified for kids ages 3 and up, and machine washable. When the cast comes off they transform into a hand puppet for continued adventures.

Where to purchase

There are four different Cool Cast Critters to choose from. Click here to learn more.

We will be giving away a package of all 4 Cost Cast Critters to one lucky winner.

Choose one or more ways to enter:

1. Sign up for email notifications at and leave a comment below.

2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy and tag two friends.

3. Facebook: Follow Cool Cast Co. and leave a comment about the giveaway.

4. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy and @CoolCastCo and tag two friends in the post.

Good Luck, the winner will be chosen on 7/14/22. Open to US residents.

Supporting Children in Hospice: Podcast Interview

I’m thrilled to have had another opportunity to speak with Katie Taylor, Certified Child Life Specialist and Founder of Child Life on Call. I have had the privilege to share my work as a specialist in private practice, advocating for my kids with learning differences, and now working with children in hospice.

This is a really challenging population that specialists can work in. I look at it as an honor to be able to be present with a family and hold a safe space for them during a vulnerable and critical time.

Take a listen to our twelve-minute talk on how to best support families when their child is on hospice. Be sure to follow Child Life on Call on Instagram, and Facebook, and subscribe to their amazing podcast.

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