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!
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 […]
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 […]
I am a member of few groups online for Mothers’ with disabilities. Lately, there has been negativity in the groups which prompted me to think back over the last 5 years. I can honestly say we have not run in to any negativity! Reminiscing over the last 5 years. I began thinking about when I […]
Have you ever had a conversation that started out in one direction and then took you on a on-ramp that took you on a highway that you hadn’t been on in a while? I was recently interviewed by Wheel Life, an online magazine for people who use wheelchairs. The premise of the interview was to […]
I can check off a Bucket List item! Bucket List Item T-Ball Coach … check! Bucket List We all have a list of things in the back of our minds that we want to do in life. Often times, it’s not a tangible list but a list that sits in our mind and we review […]