When Rachel and I were preparing for the birth of our son we did the research like any new parents would do about essential products for parenting a newborn baby. The last few months of Rachel’s pregnancy we spent every Saturday at various baby stores looking at furniture and products for the nursery. This was a very exciting time but also mentally draining because while we were looking at different products for a newborn we also had to figure out it’s accessibility as a wheelchair user and more importantly as a wheelchair parent.
Here are 3 Kid Approved Adapted Activities for the Wheelchair Parent. Why are they kid approved .. you ask? At 4 and 6 years old my son adapted these games and activities on his own – right before my very eyes!
When Rachel and I were preparing for the birth of our son we did the research any new parents do about must-have products for parenting a newborn baby. I have to say- initially I imagined the newborn phase being the easier parenting phase. I mean- there’s not going to be battles about the color of the cup you give your kid like there are during the toddler phase, or fights about boyfriends and girlfriends or tattoos like there are with teenagers.
Wrong, wrong, and well just WRONG!
As parents, I believe something happens to us, the moment our child is born, that causes us to develop more pet peeves. Some may argue that mothers have these more so than dads. Well, I’m a dad and I discovered I have a pet peeve when it comes to my son! Fair warning, yep I […]
Since Jacob’s birth, 5 years ago, I‘ve noticed my wheelchair has become a lesser part of my identity. It’s as if my wheelchair is disappearing! In my head, I wonder if society has changed drastically in the past 5 years or has my becoming a dad become equalizer in society? It’s hard to remember life […]
WOW 2017 has flown by! We are entering the holiday season which means lots of food and naturally the season of gift giving. In the spirit of the season of gift giving here are my favorite gift ideas for the wheelchair user that I actually use. GIFT IDEAS FOR THE WHEELCHAIR USER ABL Denim is […]
Have you ever overheard your kids and their friends talking and what they were talking about made you hold your breath for a minute in anticipation of how the conversation would evolve or the turns the conversation might take? We recently had this experience. It was early in the baseball season; maybe a one or […]
Jacob has started kindergarten and his level of maturity has sky-rocketed. That’s great for him and us as family. Our conversations have changed into something more in-depth. He has a better understanding and gut sense of what he hears and takes it in appropriately. With that he’s learning a reality of having a wheelchair daddy. […]
Jacob turns 5 in a couple of weeks! Which means it’s my 5 year Dadversary! When I started my blog, I wanted to share my experiences as a dad who uses a wheelchair. Hang on to your hats this post is about feelings that may very well be unique to parents with disabilities. I hear […]
Do you remember the story when Eve offered Adam a bite of the forbidden apple? I took a bite of the modern-day Apple about 18 years ago. But it took 18 years for the final drop of poison to hit me. I was always a Windows/PC guy. My cousin and I would build Windows based […]