Epilepsy is a condition estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, including my 5 year old son Brody. Brody’s epilepsy makes me question a lot of things. The smallest of movements, memories pre-diagnosis and even laughter. It can really play on your mind when you’re not sure if something is a… Continue reading Is It A Seizure?
Courtesy of social media and that mum guilt that is instilled in us all from the very second our children are born (gotta love it); I don’t doubt that there are many mums out there who don’t feel the pressure to be the perfect parent. The moment your child enters this world, overwhelmed, you realise… Continue reading I Am Not Super Mum
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
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
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
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
You know that saying (and I’ve used it before) by Martin Luther King “nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. Well, I just keep being reminded of it… The Mighty recently published my latest article in relation to fully accessible toilets – or to be more specific Changing Places… Continue reading Sorry For The Inconvenience. We Are Trying To Change The World…