A little bit of knowledge . . .

As a disabled person, I consider myself to be fairly lucky.  Yes, I face physical challenges on a daily basis but they haven’t stopped me from living a fulfilling life, getting a good education, raising my own family or running my own training business. I was fortunate enough to be born at a time when people’sContinue reading A little bit of knowledge . . .

Facing a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy: Hope for Parents

  I must admit to being a bit of a soap addict.  I was thrilled to see “Emmerdale” doing their bit for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, following the difficult birth of Megan and Jai’s baby girl. The doctors have advised the new parents that due to complications during the birth, which meant the baby sufferedContinue reading Facing a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy: Hope for Parents

Cerebral Palsy: An Introduction

This month is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month so I’m going to be sharing a number of articles to raise awareness of the condition, what it’s like to live with it and the challenges that it presents.  Later this month, I’ll also be sharing advice for parents who have a child with CP and maybe someContinue reading Cerebral Palsy: An Introduction

A knock for working parents

For almost two years now, our little boy has attended the local nursery and I’ve always said, it’s the best decision we’ve made.  Jack absolutely loves it and has developed so much under their care and I’ve never worried about him being there.  The nursery offered concessions that other local nurseries didn’t and most importantly,Continue reading A knock for working parents

Ten misconceptions about people with disabilities

    Disabled people need someone to talk for them “Would she like a drink?” or “How old is she?” were common questions posed to my mum when I was growing up.  People assumed just because I am disabled that I can’t speak for myself. I soon piped up with the answers, making sure theyContinue reading Ten misconceptions about people with disabilities

Casting Call for Extraordinary mums-to-be

On behalf of Curve Media Few mums-to-be would say that pregnancy is easy or stress-free, but for some women, having a baby presents exceptional challenges.   Curve Media have been commissioned to make a second series of 6 x 60 minute episodes for Discovery, on the subject of pregnancy called “My Extraordinary Pregnancy”.   ThisContinue reading Casting Call for Extraordinary mums-to-be

Giving people with Cerebral Palsy a voice

This week is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week and today, 7th October, is World CP Day.  As someone with Cerebral Palsy, I’m delighted to be part of such an occasion that will highlight Cerebral Palsy, raise awareness of the condition and celebrate the achievements of those who have CP. I’ve always found that disability and CerebralContinue reading Giving people with Cerebral Palsy a voice

Why I love having Cerebral Palsy

This week is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, with tomorrow being World CP Day.  I’ll be live on Twitter between 1-2pm GMT to answer your questions about cerebral palsy, my life living with the condition and about my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?”.  But in the meantime, here’s why I love having Cerebral Palsy. .Continue reading Why I love having Cerebral Palsy