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!
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 […]
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 […]
Here are some things I could imagine my son saying if asked what are 5 cool things about having a dad in a wheelchair? Never need to climb steps! Always a place to hang a bag! Always get great seats at event venues! No matter where you are there is a lap to sit on! […]
Have you ever come out of a store or movie etc. only to find you were not able to get in your vehicle because another vehicle was blocking your access?! This happens frequently to those of us who have mini-vans with a wheelchair ramp that comes out on the side. Yeah, um the stripes in […]
AMS Vans is not your typical wheelchair van dealer. They are the real deal. Just like any mainstream car dealership they are the manufactures of the wheelchair conversion vans. So you are buying direct from the manufacturer and that in and of itself has benefits. No middle man and service is done by the people […]
Not a paid endorsement. Hello, Mr. Jean! Welcome Back! A few years back, maybe 5 years ago, blue jeans were banned from my wardrobe. I got to a point where even the thought of jeans irritated me! I get jeans are meant to be stiff and rugged. Because I sit all day, except the few […]
We all have things we love and despise when it comes to taking pictures or seeing them of ourselves. Whether it be we take off our glasses or quickly part our hair a certain way. Whatever it is; we all have our quirks when it comes to pictures. Well, I have a confession. My wheelchair […]