The Guessing Game

The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way recently as our nearly two year old daughter, Sydney, is a complete chatterbox. “Drink” she proclaims. “Sore” she says when she hurts herself. And then I hear her trying to sing along to things in the back of… Continue reading The Guessing Game

Raising Awareness Of Changing Places Toilets This Disabled Access Day

10-12th March 2017 marks Disabled Access Day in the UK and whilst it’s a great opportunity to shout about all the great accessible places that we know and love, it also gives us a platform to highlight all of the problems the disabled community face because of inaccessibility. The Cambridge Dictionary defines inclusion “as the… Continue reading Raising Awareness Of Changing Places Toilets This Disabled Access Day

Reactions To My Son’s Wheelchair

As  Brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those around us  – wearing nappies, sometimes dribbling, noises instead of words, his cognitive ability and movements.   And of course there is his wheelchair.   Last year Brody outgrew his buggy and we found ourselves at wheelchair services being measured for our first wheelchair.… Continue reading Reactions To My Son’s Wheelchair

Tom’s Splashy Adventures – Firefly Product Review

There are so many simple things that you are all too aware can be taken for granted when you’re a parent to a child with disabilities. Just one of them is being able to support yourself sitting upright safely and comfortably so that you can enjoy basic fun things like a bath or paddling pool.… Continue reading Tom’s Splashy Adventures – Firefly Product Review

The Unpredictability of Sensory Processing Disorder

I never knew about sensory issues before having Brody. I wouldn’t have believed that a child could get so upset at the sight, touch, smell or sound of something — if that something wasn’t typically upsetting. Brody’s sensory issues were visible before we even knew what they were. When he was weaning as a baby,… Continue reading The Unpredictability of Sensory Processing Disorder

Stuck At Home Mum

It’s an awful thing to admit, but if I’m honest sometimes I feel like I’m a stuck at home mum – not a stay at home one. Because when it comes to doing anything with my two children outside of our house on my own, I really struggle. Mainly because it’s impossible to make sure… Continue reading Stuck At Home Mum

Acceptance

Every so often, something will happen to highlight how delayed Brody is either cognitively or physically. And every so often it catches my breath or punches my gut. But the dreams I once had at night where we had conversations – the ones where I’d wake up and for a brief moment think that he… Continue reading Acceptance