I've always put The Kids first. I used all my energy for them and, although it wasn't a lot, I did as much as I could with them. That sounds honourable but actually that left nothing for B. Or myself. Or anyone else. When The Kids were babies/toddlers/very young children I think they needed that attention and… Continue reading Priorities
There is no guidance available for disabled parents; we fall through all the cracks. It's as though disabled people are supposed to live alone their whole lives and not have children. Try getting through an airport with wheelchair assistance - there are no allowances for having children with you. One wheelchair assistant actually said [of my… Continue reading Forgotten? Maybe not.
I used to be one of these 'trust the system' people believing that all the people entrusted to provide things like care, support and education had the experience, knowledge and desire to do the right thing. As I came to need the system I realised that it is all a façade- there is no 'one… Continue reading Education?