BEHIND THE BLOG
Ever since I was a child I remember wanting to be a Mum. But I never envisioned having a disablity. In my late teens I was diagnosed with HEDS, Sciatica and POTS, which meant becoming a parent would mean facing more challenges than I anticipated. Now I am a parent I wanted to share my experiences overcoming those challenges, the good, the bad and the ugly.
My conditions effect me differently each day, so I use a variety of mobility aids. And when I started using mobility aids, I have discovered that the world doesn't always work the way I need it to. My Husband and I had to find ways to adapt the world to make it work for us. From using me as a shopping trolley to doing the Cha Cha slide in the middle of a kids disco. You can say we have a creative outlook on the world. But it has created some great ideas, and some really bad ones! I hope that through my blog I can share these and help others, or just make them smile. (remind me to tell the story about the time I tried to get myself out of a shop, with a teaset on my lap and my wheelchair tipped backwards)
It wasn't until I became I parent I realised adaptation was really my best friend. Parenting has become my greatest adventure. My daughter gives me more joy than I thought imaginable. But the 'conventional' way of bringing up baby wasn't going to work for us half the time, so we are 'winging it' and so far so good... (touch wood) I hope you enjoy reading about our journey.
I'm not here to give parenting advice, I am just sharing our experiences.
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