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Trip to Chester Zoo! | Courtesy of The Willow Foundation

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

Ava’s NICU Journey | A Surprise Delivery! | NICU Awareness Month

Ava Harriet was born on 24th September 2015, weighing a tiny 4lb 10oz. Just like her big sister Abbigail, Ava was born by elective c-section via general anesthesia, planned months in advance in a very controlled setting due to complications surrounding my muscle wasting disease. To understand more about this please visit my Pregnancy & Childbirth post for more details. Although I got given a different team of specialists with it being 3 years on from my first pregnancy, everything as far as the birth plan was exactly the same as it was with my first. If it’s not broken … Continue reading Ava’s NICU Journey | A Surprise Delivery! | NICU Awareness Month

Life On the Buses | Travelling as a wheelchair user with small children

(Title Image featuring stick figure version of me and my littles)  Accessibility: This post features Image Description for Visually impaired readers (Pictured: Symbol style picture of a lady in a wheelchair, baby in a buggy and little girl skipping about to board a bus. Presenting our unique perspective) Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts focusing on travelling on public transport here in the UK. I am in a unique position where I’m a disabled Mum, in a powerchair (completely non-ambulatory) and travel via all forms of public transport with my 4 and 1 year old in … Continue reading Life On the Buses | Travelling as a wheelchair user with small children