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
On 14th 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 … 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
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
Detailing my experience of gaining my first diploma in Autism Awareness as a disabled adult via Distance Learning. Continue reading Autism Awareness Diploma | The Skills Network
Showcasing my top picks that make the biggest difference and why in making our home accessible.
Part of my ‘Accessible Living’ series. Continue reading 7 Things That Make Our Home Accessible
A much more laid back entry that may contain some surprising facts and amusing back stories. Thank you Kez for the nomination! Continue reading The Liebster Award |11 Random Facts & Have I Always Been a Goody Two Shoes?
Guidance and support troubleshooting independent nappy changes when parenting with a disability or chronic illness. Continue reading 5 Disabled Parenting Hacks | for Easier Nappy Changes
Come along for the ride through this detailed post on ‘Sport on the Square,’ a local 3-day festival focusing on keeping families in the borough active. Taking out the guess work by giving you the inside scoop on how accessible and inclusive the event is for families with a wide range of disabilities such as ours. Continue reading ‘Sport on the Square’ 3-day Festival #Bolton | Accessibility Review ♿