Having a baby when you have a physical disability presents so many more challenges and obstacles aside from just having a baby. Unfortunately there are not many tools or equipment for disabled parents to take advantage of in the United States. However, you can find things outside of the US. Also use your creative mind … Continue reading Tools and Tricks for Parents with Physical Disabilities
Our fertility journey and what may have helped us get pregnant.
I wanted to get this post out since I have received such positive feedback on social media regarding the modification my husband, Greg, and father-in-law made to our crib. Obviously a follow up blog will need to be uploaded soon to bridge the gap between trying to conceive and modifying a crib. I will be … Continue reading Making a Crib Accessible at a Low Cost
Life is funny, isn’t it? You never know when the next pain in the ass thing is gonna come your way and toss your world upside down or at least cause significant disruptions in your everyday life. Obviously, COVID 19 pranced into all of our lives in the last several months and just fucked almost … Continue reading COVID and Conception?
So, I have been stalling on writing this blog for two months now. This is due to several reasons, but I think a main one is I was not looking forward to discussing/putting out all the difficulties I’ve had these past couple months. One might say this is a form of avoidance... you don’t know … Continue reading I Expected Chocolate But Life Gave Me Lemons
I received my first round of a Botox shots about 2 months ago. Botox is supposed to decrease the severe tightness in the muscles with people who have cerebral palsy. Having overly tight muscles 24/7 is painful and exhausting. Botox can relax the muscles and therefore increase the functionality in whatever limb you get the … Continue reading Botox Shots are Super Fun
In this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation - now is the time to swipe right on all of those dating apps. Get to know someone’s values & beliefs before focusing on physical attributes. Virtual Happy Hour dates can cause less anxiety and reduce the feeling of isolation. -Lorraine © 2020 MYWONDERFULLYRIDICCPLIFE.COM ALL RIGHTS … Continue reading Swipe Right
In my last interview blog, I mostly spoke about the struggles I have faced during interviews and what I hoped able-bodied people could learn from the struggles. Understanding, compassion, and most importantly having an open mind when interviewing a person with a physical disability. Also, the list I discuss below is not extensive - there … Continue reading Interviewing is The Worst – Part 2 – Helpful Techniques
You know what’s fun? Having to do a sleep study. You know what else is fun? Breaking and entering. I was scheduled for a sleep study last night. I have issues falling asleep so I need to take a nightly medication. If I wake up during the night and one stray thought turns into two … Continue reading I Felt Like a Criminal Last Night
Interviewing is the worst. I believe this statement can be true across all kinds of people in the able-bodied community and in the persons with disabilities community. However, I have found interviewing can be especially painful when you have an obvious physical disability. Then people can automatically make judgments based almost solely on preconceived notions … Continue reading Interviewing is the Worst – Part 1