As we brace ourselves for another special occasion in lockdown, it’s so important for everyone’s mental wellbeing to make the most of the time we have together and stay positive. That’s why I’ve cooked up 6 Valentines Day ideas for both the kids and grown-ups to do at home that aim to still make the day special for everyone. Plus there’s an exclusive giveaway my fellow Mancunians won’t want to miss! #AD Continue reading 6 Valentine’s Day Ideas: Lockdown Edition
Now we’re back in the world, I’ve been focused on building safe social opportunities for the girls with other kids as they’ve been completely isolated from other children the past 6 months. So when I was approached by Beth Tweddle Gymnastics for a partnership, I jumped at the opportunity to finally get 2020 onto the right foot by getting them into something new! Continue reading Leaps & Happy Feet With Olympic Gold Medalist! #AD
Talking through my concerns as shielding drew to an end, the extra challenges disabled people face in the COVID era. What was it like coming out of hiding after 5 months? Read to find out… Continue reading Rolling Out Into The New World | Shielding with Muscular Dystrophy During the COVID Pandemic
When different family members have different abilities, it can be challenging to come up with inclusive ways to keep everyone entertained, especially during lockdown. Here are some creative, effective and yet oh so simple suggestions to pass the time together!
Guest Blog by Ellie Hayes Continue reading Inclusive Activities for the Whole Family
Together we are stronger! Compiling all the assistance available for disabled persons in the UK during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Proudly sponsored by Revitalise’s #COVIDCarePlan campaign! Continue reading Disabled Persons Guide During the Pandemic | #COVIDCarePlan AD
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 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!
It’s difficult to keep typically developing children from becoming bored and literally losing their minds on a wild, windy and wet day. Though when you have a SEN child with a visual impairment, you have to think outside the box … Continue reading Top 5 Rainy Day Activities For Visually Impaired Children
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
Part 3 – We travel to Coventry to meet the team at Jim Doran Hand Controls to finally see our drive-from wheelchair accessible vehicle for the very first time and begin the first of a series of fittings for the specialist hand controls. Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Van Hand Controls Fitting | Motability Journey
After years of struggling with being cold constantly and poor circulation as a full-time wheelchair user, I found the holy-grail of warming equipment and here I am to spill the beans… Continue reading ADEPTNA Electric Blanket | An Honest Review
in light of the pandemic that’s now engulfed the UK, I’m reaching out to others with carers or PAs with information on minimising the risk on contracting the virus when we have people in-and-out of our homes that we depend on. Continue reading Personal Assistant 101 | Coronavirus Protocol
Looking to inject diversity into your childs play time? Whether it be to help your child with disabilities better identify with what they play with or to help encourage your child to be more accepting of others, this list of classic toys is the perfect inspiration as we move towards an inclusive future! Continue reading 5 Classic Toys Promoting Inclusive Play
Part 2 of my Motability Journey series. In this blog I get behind the wheel for the first time in my life, being plunged in at the deep end with a beast of a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) and am assessed on my capability to drive with high tech controls as somebody with a progressive, muscle-wasting condition. Do I pass or fail? Read to find out… Continue reading First Driving Experience|Motability Journey