I’ve always known the magic of kids–the magic they bring to Christmas. It’s not the other way around like many people think. Christmas would have no magic without the innocence of kids whose joy brings hope and forgiveness to a, sometimes, hopeless and unforgiving world. Kids do that because childhood is that kind of time […]
How things change: Reflections from a disabled mom about the holidays
Everything was difficult for me as a disabled mom, and I say it that way now looking back as I marvel at how I survived raising kids in a nondisabled world before access to technology afforded us some of the small luxuries we enjoy now, and before disabled moms were as visible as they seem […]
The 12 reasons why I (a mom with a disability) need elves!
I love the Holidays! I can not contain my smile when I think about them. Really any excuse to give gifts (no matter how small), cook yummy food and get together with friends and family. I love the feeling of building excitement, the day when I start getting to give the gifts I have worked […]
Holiday Traditions: Reflections from a Disabled Mother
My family has always been big on Christmas. I started shopping in the middle of October this year. I am officially a Christmas freak! I love the lights, the music, and the nog! Try not to the judge me for putting up the tree before Thanksgiving, but I have to strategize where the “parking space” […]
Share Holiday Traditions and Win $50 Amazon Gift Card!
How do you adapt the holidays as a parent with a disability? Send us your blogs or vlogs and enter contest to win a $50 Amazon® gift card! Tell us how you and your family celebrate the winter holidays – such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. What are your traditions? Are there special […]
National Braille Press Valentine’s Card Spreads the Love
I’ll admit it; I’m a hopeless romantic! One of my absolute favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, of course! Since becoming a mom, I’ve gotten my daughters into the spirit and together we make and mail dozens of Valentine’s Day cards every year. In our house, every recipient on our list receives “2” versions of Valentine’s – […]
Happy Holidays from the Disabled Parenting Project!
Dear friend, As the Disabled Parenting Project’s first holiday season draws near, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our many achievements in 2016, and more importantly, thank all of our supporters! Since the DPP’s launch in March, things for us have been incredibly exciting! We have a growing membership, impressive following on […]
Christmas from the Chair: Advice from a Disabled Mom
My name is Amanda Northrup. I am 34-years-old and from Tennessee. I am a wife, mom, working artist, gym developer and an advocate for inclusion in fitness for the disabled. I also happen to be a quad amputee and in a wheelchair. I had meningitis at 4-years-old and have been disabled for 30 years. I […]
Trunk-or-Treat as an Accessible Option for Families with Disabilities
Our family loves Halloween-the decorations, the spooky factor, the costumes, and for the kids-the candy! The ultimate culmination of Halloween is trick or treating. My husband and I are both wheelchair users and we don’t live in a neighborhood with sidewalks. Even if we did though, most porches would make it impossible for us to […]
Chocolate Braille Bars
Easter baskets. As parents, it’s our responsibility to fill them. I put a lot of thought into what my kids might enjoy in their baskets, even though they are both only toddlers. Truth be told, they would probably be happy with anything at this age, but mommy strives for perfection. (Clearly, I have issues.) While […]