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Parenting with a Disability: How to Prepare Your Life and Home

People of all backgrounds, abilities, and health conditions are raising happy children each and every day.

People of all backgrounds, abilities, and health conditions are raising happy children each and every day.

Guest Post by Ashley Taylor

Hi there! I’m Ashley and am the mother of two children with my husband Tom. Tom isn’t like other dads — he’s been in a wheelchair since we met. Together, we have found many ways to overcome what others think of as a disability. Please keep reading for some tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.

But first, I would like to offer a heartfelt congratulations on your upcoming journey into parenthood! Children are one of life’s most precious blessings. You are about to develop a closer connection not only with your unborn baby but also with yourself and your partner.

Parenthood changes our lives in many ways… and for the good. If you or your spouse are living with a disability, you might be worried about how you will balance your own self-care with caring for a child. Fear not; people of all backgrounds, abilities, and health conditions are raising happy children each and every day.

Here’s some advice for people with disabilities on how they can prepare their lives and their homes for parenthood: Continue reading