A stark insight into societies ‘no-filter’ approach, common misconceptions and ableist attitudes when encountering parents with disabilities. Continue reading 10 Things People Ask Me as a Disabled Parent
An insider’s guide on how to improve the functionality of the kitchen to meet your needs using the Disabled Facilities Grant. Including first-hand experience proving that attitudes, knowledge and the right support will enable you to regain your independence in what many consider the heart of the home. Continue reading Inclusive Kitchen Features the DFG Can Make a Reality | Accessible Living
Discover how a group of volunteers pulled off making our local festival accessible to families like ours. Proving a little understanding and real passion for inclusion can open doors to so many people from all walks of life. It is really that simple! Continue reading Party in the Park – Bolton | Accessibility Review ♿
Highlighting the dangers disabled parents face doing the school run due to the never ending saga of pavement parking. Continue reading An Open Letter to the Parents on the school run
For Mother’s Day, I encouraged my readers to go ahead and ask me ANY question they had about Motherhood and Disability. Here’s what you came up with! Continue reading Motherhood and Disability | Q & A!
Learning to let my children see me using a ventilator on a daily basis, despite the heartbreaking worry of how they’d react. Would the machines I depend on to keep me with them longer, frighten them? And would even they still love me the same? Continue reading Adjusting to NIV Around My Children
The go-to comprehensive list of the most motivational and down-to-earth disabled vloggers on YouTube! Featuring Molly Burke, Jessica Kellgen-Fozard and Zach Anner. Continue reading 20 Disabled Vloggers That Will Inspire & Educate You
In November 2018 we took our 6 and 3 year old little girls to the Circus for the very 1st time! A simple, yet majorly overlooked family outing, that for families with disabilities is often – very hard or even … Continue reading An Inclusive Experience | Circus Starr
Have you ever heard that saying – “The only disability in life is a bad attitude”? This couldn’t be more true regarding society’s perception of disabled parents. Society still in 2018 see living with a disability as this great tragedy, … Continue reading 5 Things Children Gain Having A Disabled Parent
DISCLAIMER: Views contained in this post are my own or that of the featured individuals who’s stories are shared. This post in no way, shape or form an attack on NHS wheelchair services, merely the experiences of a specific group … Continue reading Quality of Life at a Cost | Why the Right wheelchair is Everything!
Back in 2016, finding it difficult to get out with now 2 young children under 5 as a wheelchair user myself with a life-limiting muscle wasting condition, I applied for a ‘Special Day’ via The Willow Foundation. I’d actually known … Continue reading Trip to Chester Zoo! | Courtesy of The Willow Foundation
Going on a long-haul train journey with small children can be a daunting experience. Little ones aren’t as good at occupying themselves in unfamiliar places with limited resources, unlike you and I. So it’s upto us as parents to think … Continue reading Entertaining The Littles On The Train
(Title Image featuring a trip-free safety gate) Pretty much everybody knows about the ‘nesting’ phase when you’re awaiting the arrival of a little one. Whether that phase be from the word “Congratulations!” or a few days before the big day, nobody … Continue reading A Guide to | Nesting with a Disability
Firstly I want to start by saying I am one of those individuals who is able to laugh at themselves and the circumstances I may find myself as a direct result of my disability. I’ve been wheelchair dependant since 6 … Continue reading Top 10 Things People Have Asked Me As A Wheelchair User
An exclusive interview with disabled long-term foster carer Jon, uncovering the truths and clearing up grey areas of whether you be both disabled and a foster carer. Continue reading Fostering with a Disability | Interview with Jon Powton
For Young Carers Awareness Day, I spoke with 2 incredible young people with siblings who have life-limiting conditions. Exploring their journeys, support available and how lack of accessibility affects them too! Continue reading How Accessibility Impacts Young Carers
An important guide for women with physical disabilities in accessing routine Cervical Screening under the NHS. Everything you need to know, backed by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Come along with me as we look back on such a trying year with a very happy ending! I promise you’ll leave with restored hope in humanity and joy in your heart going forth into 2020! Continue reading 2019 – A Year of Tears and Triumphs!
For the past 3 years we’ve opened our home to these cheeky mess-makers, committed to making Christmas even more magical for our girls. However, little did we know how devastating this timeless tradition would become when my littlest couldn’t follow the Number 1 rule! Continue reading Elf on the Shelf: Rules You’re Forced to Break
Announcing the app paving the way for Changing Places users experiences with the aid of modern technology, thanks to the Derby company passionate about dignity and equality. Continue reading Revolutionary New App for Changing Places Users!
Showcasing baby products that weren’t intentionally manufactured for disabled parents in mind, yet are TOTAL game changers for looking after a newborn when you have a physical disability. Continue reading 5 Baby Must-Haves for Disabled Mums/Dads
Follow our family for an impromptu accessible and fun-filled day out in Manchester City Centre! How accessible is it? Where will we end up?
This blog post is in collaboration with Hotels.com Continue reading Accessible Family Day Out in Manchester
Deemed as scary as talking about the birds and the bees! This post is full of useful advice on how to start the conversation about people with disabilities with children and why it’s so important to introduce disability while they’re young. Continue reading Explaining Disability to Children
What happens when you’re a wheelchair user, have young children and need to use the bus? This is the reality for disabled parents when there’s no policy to protect our rights to use public transport and how acts of kindness from fellow passengers can literally make or break our day as a result. Continue reading On the Buses as a Disabled Parent