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
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?
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
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
In early July 2018, I was driving home from work talking to Greg (my now husband) on the phone – through Bluetooth. It was after 5:30 PM in the afternoon which meant traffic was a shit show as it is always in my area. As I was coming up to a stop light, there was … Continue reading That Time the Cops Were Afraid of Me
Near the end of Summer in 2012 I was getting ready to begin a counseling internship that was required in order to graduate and then earn my license in counseling after graduation. I was so beyond excited to begin this internship as it was so difficult for me to obtain one. I will write about … Continue reading Et Tu, Medicus? You too, Doctor?
During the winter of 2014 through 2015 I went on a sort of dating binge where I pretty much went on a date with any man that showed any interest (via online dating). I was in the process of healing from the breakup that occurred at the end of 2014 and was still learning my … Continue reading First Date Fail – The Masterbator
Let me start off by acknowledging that dating and finding love can be difficult for everyone. No matter your race, ethnicity, religion, sex, ability, disability, etc. - the process of dating and finding love can suck for everyone. I will likely do several blogs on dating and love because it is such a large topic … Continue reading Dating Can Suck – A Lot
In the summer of 2018 I made a simple decision that has impacted my life even years (a year and a half to be exact) later. I decided to go to Panera bread to pick up soup for lunch because my stomach was not feeling very well, even though I already had lunch in the … Continue reading You T-Bone Me (in a parking lot!) and it’s MY Fault?