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
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
I was on a train recently, travelling home from visiting my sister and best friend in London. After a good night out the evening before, I was feeling quite tired and hoped to pass the journey quietly with my Kindle for company. At one of the stops, a mother with her young daughter got onContinue reading Disability Awareness for Kids – Its not weird, just different.
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
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
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
I recently sat down to watch, “Don’t take my baby”, a factual drama which tells of a disabled couple’s fight to keep their newborn baby daughter. It’s a subject close to my heart as a disabled parent myself. The mother had a physical, life-limiting disability whilst the father was partially sighted and his condition wasContinue reading “Don’t take my baby” – Disabled Parents under Scrutiny