A-Z of Parenting a Disabled Child

By |2017-06-15T10:30:54+01:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: A-Z, mum of child with disability, parenting, Uncategorized|

For me becoming a parent has involved changes, insights and rewards. Here's my A-Z of Parenting a son living with complex disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. A is for Adaptations including changing routine, adapting clothing, moving to a bungalow or adjusting my dreams; one thing is true, I had to adapt. B Body building Arnold Schwarzenegger watch out! My [...]

World Cup Lessons and shame in losing

By |2017-06-15T10:18:30+01:00June 15th, 2014|Categories: success, support, value, world cup|

Shame is a powerful emotion and I rarely allow it to sneak onto my palette of feelings but today I'm ashamed to be an England football supporter. All the media hype around our early World Cup exit leaves me ashamed that as a country we don't support our team. It seems we are more interested in the [...]

5 Secrets to Living Beyond Blame

By |2021-01-29T15:53:20+00:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: acceptance, cerebral palsy, compensation, legal action, mum of child with disability|Tags: |

In parenting workshops I often consider how I have needed to learn the secrets of living beyond blame when my life was suddenly defined by the consequences of a decision I made. My Story Years ago, I woke in the middle of the night with a niggling sense of uncertainty. Unable to settle I slunk out [...]

A letter to my younger self

By |2017-06-15T10:15:03+01:00June 6th, 2014|Categories: Letter to myself ten years ago, mum of child with disability, What advice would I give?, What would I say?|

If you could send myself a letter ten years ago what would I say? Early last week, Tim turned over a metal bin lid, threw on some wood and lit a fire.  Our eldest son had decided to shout for an hour before going to sleep, so when we finally got to sit in our garden with the [...]


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