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 […]
Instacart: An Important Tool for Disabled Parents?
Modern conveniences exist everywhere you turn in today’s world. Grocery shopping is now no longer any different. Instacart is the service where you can order groceries and other items from a selection of stores online. Once you’ve submitted your order the items are delivered right to your door the same day. It’s been a while […]
Missed Twitter Chat About Working Parents With Disabilities?
Did you miss today’s Twitter chat about working parents with disabilities? If so, there’s still time to join the conversation. Below are the questions. Simply tweet your responses using hashtag #DPPWorks Twitter chats hosted by @DisParenting follow the Q1 or Question 1 format followed by Answer 1 or A1, as in… #DPPWorks For example, […]
Freedom with the Firefly: Off-Road Parenting with a Disability
The Firefly, made by Rio Mobility, lifts up the front wheels of a manual wheelchair to transform it to a three-wheeled chair pulled by an electric motor. I’ve had the Firefly for a little over a month. It was a significant investment for our family. I wish insurance would cover products like this. Our decision […]
Back-to-School Shopping and the Onlookers
Since I still have three children at home heading back to school this year that means we are going to hit our local Target and the mall! My guide dog Chiffon, my two youngest boys with their oldest sister Alina, and I all hit the mall to do the back-to-school shopping. My oldest son, Colin, […]
Mommy’s Nervous About Kindergarten, too!
Today, my daughter began Kindergarten. For the past several days, she’s expressed the typical fears and nervousness about starting at a new school with a new teacher in a new building with new friends to make and so on…. We talked about her feelings and I tried to help calm her anxiety by pointing out […]
Back to School When School is Done
This is it, the first time in 27 years for us. A year with no back-to-school rushes, no watching for sales, no picking out school clothes or visiting several stores to find the perfect backpack. There will be no lunches to pack and no waiting for vans to arrive. My youngest graduated in May, so […]
First Day of School
It was your first day of school, and I remember being more nervous than you, and trying to hold back the tears, tears I think most moms experience when their babies go to school for the first time. But for me, that time, my tears also came from fears rooted in my past — […]
A Mother’s Rant
I hate it when someone refers to me me as “not normal.” I absolutely detest it. There is no such thing as “normal” to me. We live in a world full of different people; diversity is one of the most beautiful traits of humanity. I have seen different groups of people come together as a […]
Vacation Time at the Lake: Reflections from a Blind Mother
I have been reminded over this past week, while my family and I were at Mercer lake in Florence Oregon, how the four fundamentals in life are often taken for granted: 1) family, 2) friendship, 3) fun, and 4) fellowship. When things are still and quiet, and we are removed from our everyday busy lives, […]