The Things People Say to Parents of Children With Disabilities It happens to all parents of disabled children. The questions and comments from other people who don’t quite know how to interact with us now. I haven’t really had any negative comments yet but there have been a few times when I’ve been a bit … More Don’t Say These Things to The Parent of a Child With a Disability
If you are a parent reading this, or an aunt, uncle, grandparent, cousin, sibling, friend, school teacher, a GP, a nurse, a doctor or even a pediatrician I want you all to come with me on this imaginary trip. It’s not a good trip but a trip some families have to go on. Imagine you … More Imagine Meeting a Doctor Who Listened
I’ve always said that motherhood has changed me for the worse. Some days I desperately want my old self back – the one who’s had enough sleep, has the privacy to pee in peace, and most importantly has the head-space to think my own thoughts. Do I wish my children away? No. Truly, how could … More Love Trumps My Selfish Genes
‘How old is he?’ you ask at the gym session we both go to. I always thought that was a straight-forward question with an obvious answer. William was born in January 2010, so he is 5 years and 3 months. Simple maths. But then my youngest came along. Now whenever I get asked that question, … More What Should This Mom Say When Asked How Old Her Son Is?