They say life is what happens when you’re busy making plans and I couldn’t agree more! Before I fell pregnant with my first boy, Jack, I started Flyinglady Training with the intention of focusing on delivering disability and equality training. I was already writing my autobiography – Does it wet the bed? – which IContinue reading Plans? Who needs ’em?!
Like most parents, I’m breathing a sigh of relief now that the kids are back at school. It’s a challenge for any parent, trying to keep kids entertained whilst not spending an absolute fortune. This was also the first time that I felt confident in taking Jack out and about independently, using public transport –Continue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Game of Cat & Mouse!
This is my life, my feelings, my achievements and frustrations of living with Cerebral Palsy Campaigning – I’ve spent the last ten years supporting and campaigning for the rights of Disabled People. I ran a campaign to improve the accessibility of my local area – taking it as far as No. 10 Downing Street. FindContinue reading Cerebral Palsy: The good, the bad and everything in between
My latest book, “A disability Etiquette Guide” is something I’ve been wanting to write for a while now and last week, I was reminded why it’s so important for me to write it. I was on my way to Nottingham, to the Charity CP Sport, of which I am a proud trustee. I asked forContinue reading Disability Etiquette equals good manners & common sense
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 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.
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
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
This time last year, my new year’s resolution was to get my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?”, published. It was an ambitious goal as the manuscript was barely finished. But with lots of hard work and determination, I fulfilled my resolution . . . for once! This year, I have two writing projects whichContinue reading New writing projects – feedback very welcome!
One of my favourite TV Shows at the moment is The Secret Millionaire on Channel 4. After a long day, I love to watch as the latest millionaire leaves behind his comfortable lifestyle and goes in search of people in need of help. I’ve recently watched a repeat episode which particularly struck a cord withContinue reading The Secret to Self-Respect