Happy 2023! I always find this time a year a little depressing – the excitement of Christmas is gone, the winter lies ahead and yet, we’re supposed to be refreshed and excited about the year ahead. It’s a tough time for getting motivated but nonetheless, I’m determined to try. Last year was the best yetContinue reading 2023 – I’m coming for ya!
When I was pregnant with our first little lad, Jack, my hubby decided he was going to start a social experiment to track the cost of raising a child. He didn’t believe the reports that it typically costs £250k to raise a child to the age of 18 and was going to prove it! FocusingContinue reading Hubby’s Costs to Expect: how it all started…
For the past year, hubby has been off work to help me with our little lad Niall who was born last April. He did the same when we had Jack and having that support has been brilliant. Hubby has been working on our Costs to Expect app which is essentially a budget management tool withContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum: Hubby returns to work
As I promised a few months ago, “Challenges of a Disabled Mum” is back – though it has to be said that my biggest challenge at the moment is simply finding the time to blog and develop the many ideas that I have! My five month old baby boy, Niall, is a full time jobContinue reading Challenges of a Disabled Mum – Mummy’s “Terrible Palsy”
It’s been quite a while since I last published anything on my blog and well, what a year or so it’s been! After returning from our summer holiday last August, I was overjoyed to discover that I was pregnant with our second child. It had been a big decision to extend our little family andContinue reading What a year it’s been!!
Those of you who follow my blog will know of the issues I had over the summer with my electric wheelchair. At the time of writing my last blog, I was awaiting new batteries having only just had another fault resolved. The drama continued to unfold as a new set of batteries were sent andContinue reading Wheelchair Woes… finally resolved
If you have read my last blog, you’ll be aware of my current wheelchair issues and the frustration it’s causing. At the time of writing my last blog, I stupidly thought I was nearing the end of my issues. Little did I know there was further drama in store. Frustrated by being told I’d haveContinue reading Wheelchair Woes . . . Sadly Continued
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!
Happy new year!! It’s that time again when we make promises to ourselves about how we’ll lose weight or give up something and yet we all know, by the end of January it’s all long forgotten! Last New Year, I made a very public resolution that I would get my second book published. As it’sContinue reading Happy New Year – That’s life!
Last weekend was rare for me. I was really looking forward to a short break in London, visiting one of my oldest friends and my sister. I have Cerebral Palsy and a four year old son, so taking a break is a real treat. We’d arranged a night out and as a wheelchair user, thisContinue reading Open Letter to Uber: Your failure of a Disabled Customer