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Letting in the Light

By | 2018-04-04T16:55:53+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. [...]

How do you help a child that hates anything new?

By | 2017-06-15T10:07:52+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Categories: discipline, parenting|

SD has always struggled with change. A new album is shouted through at least a dozen times before he tolerates listening to it but then it isn't long before he identifies a favourite song that makes him smile and laugh. Reading is similar. Where before I could introduce a new book in an afternoon read, now I [...]

Loving the skies I’m under

By | 2017-06-15T09:49:22+00:00 February 21st, 2014|Categories: acceptance, cerebral palsy, chance, disability, parenting, risk, special needs, what if|

In 1985 Marty McFly hit the big screen for the first time. Back to the Future was epic, with its DeLorean time travel machine, flux capacitor and crazy Doc screeching, "1.21 Gigawatts!". Marty finds himself in 1955 and has to get back to the future whilst ensuring his parents still fall in love.The whole concept of [...]

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 [...]