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

Sorry For The Inconvenience. We Are Trying To Change The World…

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…

I Am ‘One In Four’, But Why Do I Feel Like I Shouldn’t Talk About It?

I am “one in four*” but like many other women, I don’t ever talk about it. Because I feel like I shouldn’t. Those of us that are will probably know that pregnancy and infant loss awareness week is held annually from 9th – 15th October. I remember discovering this as I miscarried 27th September 2013… Continue reading I Am ‘One In Four’, But Why Do I Feel Like I Shouldn’t Talk About It?

Why Isn’t This News Worthy?

Thousands of disabled children and adults in the UK have continence issues and as a result of their disabilities cannot use a toilet at all or require a hoist in order to do so. My son Brody can’t use a toilet and is still in nappies. At 4 years old he is far too big… Continue reading Why Isn’t This News Worthy?