It’s something most parents don’t even think about. Quickly grabbing the camera to capture your child’s first of something is what every parent has done at some point. Indeed, my hubby has thousands of pictures capturing everything from Jack’s first taste of sweet potatoes to his first attempt at writing his own name. Each areContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Capturing Memories
Before I became pregnant with Jack, I wanted to see a medical professional who would be able to advise me on the impact that pregnancy might have on my condition, Cerebral Palsy. I wasn’t naive, I knew it would be physically tough but I wanted reassurance I suppose, that it was possible and I wantedContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Finding support & information
Last week’s blog talked about the challenges I’ve faced getting my little boy from A to B as a disabled mum. With some creative thinking, we’ve managed to get out and about locally, visiting friends and family. However, going any further has presented bigger challenges which aren’t so easily resolved. Since the age of 13,Continue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: A to B and beyond
I knew when I fell pregnant with my son that motherhood would present more challenges to me than most and the thoughts about how I would cope gave me a few sleepless nights. I knew that I wouldn’t be the same as other mums, that I’d have to think creatively to overcome my disability inContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: A to B
I love writing and always have. I remember being in the final year of primary school and winning a writing competition for a short story. My last book, “Does it wet the bed?”, had been in my head for years before I finally began putting it on paper. For those of you that might notContinue reading Writing is lonely but feedback helps!
My little boy is now three and a half and he really is the apple of my eye. To Jack, I’ve always been just Mummy. It doesn’t matter that my speech is a bit funny or that I walk differently to everyone else. My wheelchair is just part of me and Jack doesn’t care aboutContinue reading I’m just Mummy, despite my disability
I don’t normally write about anything remotely political on my blog – preferring instead to make the odd rant on Facebook, if something really bothers me. But this week, something and someone political has tipped me over the edge because it’s more than just politics – it’s about equality. Anyone know where I’m at yet?Continue reading Meryl Streep should be applauded for challenging Mr.Trump
It’s 2016 and I’ve now been living with Cerebral Palsy for 33 years. Attitudes towards disability have changed and largely improved over that time. Yet, it still amazes me how ignorant some people can be and resist being educated. Yesterday, I was out and about with my mum who has always insisted that she willContinue reading Yes, I’m Disabled but don’t think I’m stupid
Whilst browsing through my twitter account yesterday, I became aware of a new scheme which Transport for London are trialling, which encourages passengers to give up their seat for someone who needs it more, particularly disabled passengers. Participating passengers will have a card and wear a badge, saying “Please offer me a seat.” AsContinue reading Please offer me a seat – improving travel for disabled people?
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