Things for Dads to know about Mums

At least from my perspective* As a follow-up to my blog post “Things for Mums to know about Dads” I’m hoping to share what I think I’ve learned vice versa – Mums forgive me if I have completely misrepresented you, but this is a man’s perspective. Just listen to her If you’ve read the “Things…

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Things for Mums to know about Dads

We’re different! Ok you already knew that didn’t you? I’m sure you did but it does sometimes slip our mind to remember that Men and Women, Dads and Mums are different, particularly in a stressful environment like dealing with disability in a family. My Wife and I have always been best friends as well as…

Logical loos

In the last few years there has been a lot of coverage of the battle for logical loos. We’ve seen strong campaigns from advocates for proper changing places for disabled people in public – the images of disabled people and children being changed on the floors of toilets are both heart breaking and enraging. This…

Redefining Daddy

This is actually a blog I did in June 2017 It was for Firefly but didn't find its way onto Dadability. It was when I had to give up work due to long hospital admissions and had to work out if I could go back or if both my wife and I were needed to…

Friends with deficits

Since we’ve had Lydia in our lives I’ve noticed quite a dramatic shift – I mean apart from all the obvious shifts that come with having a little one with disabilities. That shift has been in friendship, and I’ve noticed it to be the same for most other parents in our situation. The reality is…

Climbing The Hill Difficulty

From that great book The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan Our character Christian comes to a very high hill on his journey called The Hill Difficulty which leads to life and beside it there are two other paths called Danger and Destruction. Those ways are much easier and seem promising at this point when Christian…