AN ENNISKILLEN woman with cerebral palsy has launched a blog called ‘Wheelie Momma Diaries’ with information about pregnancy, newborns and detailing Sarah’s experience as she juggles her newborn, Dexter with managing her condition Cerebral palsy.
Sarah’s Griffiths’ first blog post has been a huge success gaining over 1,500 views. Sarah believes that her blog will help other parents who find themselves in a similar situation, or who are also just starting out on the parenting path.
“The blog is in the early stages but it is something I have been thinking about. I have Cerebral palsy, use a wheelchair and have mobility problems so my experience has been very different from other mothers. I got married three and a half years ago and from the very start we wanted to start a family.
“I had a battle to get resources, so I am hoping that my blog will help other families get the help they need. Sure Start have been a huge support to us both during pregnancy with their ante natal programme and since Dexter was born.”
With a natural flair for writing, Sarah has been working on her first piece throughout her pregnancy and has released her first post, which introduces story and tells of her experiences of motherhood so far.
“It has been a really interesting journey and due to the lack of support initially, I thought that if I started a blog it might help anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation to us. I like writing and I have a humorous outlook on things so it might actually make for interesting reading even for people who are not in this situation.”
Sarah and her husband Danny have settled into parenting and Baby Dexter has brought added joy to their lives. Sarah is focusing on being a hands on mother, despite her condition.
“We have a few more challenges to face, but we are just a normal mother and son doing normal everyday things. My house is being renovated, adapting the kitchen, and ensuring I can use every room in the house so I can be a self-sufficient and hands on mother.
“Hopefully my blog will provide uselful information to those in my situation and to those who are new to parenthood.” added Sarah. Sarah’s blog can be found at www.wheeliemomma.blogspot.com.
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Posted: 2:08 pm October 22, 2016