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Top 11 Advantages to Parenting a Disabled Child

By | 2017-11-07T15:41:26+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, Mother of child with special needs, mum, mum of child with disability, parenting, special needs, The skies I'm under|

Parenting a disabled child gets a bad press, so here is my Top 11 advantages to parenting a disabled child but there are many more.

Birthday or Anniversary

By | 2017-06-15T11:29:45+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: anniversary, birthday, cerebral palsy, disability, family, Mother of child with special needs, mum, mum of child with disability, parenting, special needs|

12th October 2005 was Sam's birth day and my defining moment. 10 years ago today I had one of the toughest days of my life. My world was turned upside down and I became a mum. Motherhood is a magnifying glass. It amplifies your emotions, your strengths, your weaknesses and your LOVE. When you watch your [...]

Asylum to the Palladium

By | 2017-06-15T11:27:22+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Asylum, cerebral palsy, disability, expectations, Hope for the future, Inspiring, mum, Palladium, worth|

Over sixty years ago twin daughters were removed from their mother. Last week my son performed at the London Palladium. This is the story of how my family went from the Asylum to the Palladium.

Why Christmas isn’t about Jesus…

By | 2017-06-15T11:24:08+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Categories: Christmas, mum, mum of child with disability, priorities, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas isn't about Jesus for a lot of people. Long before Jesus came along, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia in the middle of December by exchanging gifts and partying. It was a good few centuries later that Christians hijacked this festival and joined in the merriment creating Christmas. I reckon that someone who doesn't think about God 364 days of the year has [...]

News…where have I been ?

By | 2017-06-15T11:01:02+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Categories: family, Mother of child with special needs, mum, parenting|

You may or may not have noticed it's been a while since my last blog, but I have news. I've been doing a Kate Sadly, not the immaculate hair, smooth skin and a perfect figure but rather I have spent an extensive amount of time crouched over examining the finer details of my toilet bowl. I [...]

Letting in the Light

By | 2017-06-15T10:10:19+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Categories: cerebral palsy, exhaustion, Fatigue, mum, parenting, special needs, value, Walk in my footsteps|

"You have not walked in my footsteps, danced in my shoes, or lived in my world. Do not judge me, point your fingers at me, or become experts on my life." Kate Baker I have a warm memory of dancing on my dad's feet as a little girl. I would place my tiptoes on his shiny [...]

The Sun in our Solar System

By | 2017-06-15T10:09:12+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, mum, mum of child with disability, parenting, planets, priorities, solar system|

This week JJ (youngest son) surprised me with a question: "Can we go trick or treating?" "It's ages away until trick or treating time, I responded. "Well when it is, can we go trick or treating?" I hesitated in consideration. "I want to dress up as a ghost." "Oh, ok, I said, trying to sound interested. [...]

A Road Less Travelled

By | 2017-10-09T15:31:46+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, mum, parenting, prayer, special needs, travelling|

It's amazing to think that 2004 was 10 years ago. In that year, Tony Blair was Prime minister, the Olympics were held in Athens and the actor Christopher Reeve died. It was also the year that I set off with my husband for a slightly delayed 'gap year'. First travelling to Uganda, to work as a [...]