Priorities

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

My two cents – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 here's what I've learned: Your children, your parenting rules: Just because you have carers helping you does not mean you aren't the parent.  I know many carers like to do things their way - be firm.  Carers are there to help us and are supposed to be respectful of the way we… Continue reading My two cents – Part 2

Forgotten? Maybe not.

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.