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being a disabled mother

Life Writing

It Was Nineteen Eighty-Something

9th November 2018

And so, I got two emails recently. One from a writer friend asking how NaNoWriMo is going, and one from another writer friend about a probably inaccessible writing retreat that promised to unleash my creativity. Well. I got news. My creativity is fine. I don’t need a writing retreat. What I need is a baby-sitter and a drink. And possibly someone to unplug the Netflix. Saying that, check out these 30 ways Netflix can improve your writing. And so, I’m…

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Coffee Talk Disability Humor Travel

If We Were Having Coffee In Edinburgh

20th August 2018
Starbucks Edinburgh city mug.

If we were having coffee, and catching up on blog news, I’d tell you Sonia at Losing The Plot won the recent blog promo video giveaway. And Christine at I’m Sick and So Are You, in her infinite wisdom, has come up with 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Read Gin & Lemonade.  Do you think sarcasm is the highest form of flattery?  Please say yes. Because then we can be friends. In real life, the fam and I took a week-long…

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Accessibility Disability Life Writing

I’m Not Angry Enough

23rd July 2018

I had plans this weekend.  I was going to write at least 3 blog posts (I don’t usually write blog posts ahead of time but I’m realizing I need to start), read for 24in48 readathon and drink lots of coffee and cider. Isla was spending the weekend with the localist grandparents, and I was going to GET SHIT DONE. Because my time management sucks, I’ve read a grand total of 7 books this year, and I need to stop wasting…

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Disability Life Writing

A Day In My Life As A Disabled Mother

22nd February 2018

I am a mother.  I am disabled. I am sometimes a disabled mother.  Isla went back to nursery school today, after mid-winter break.  I enjoyed having her home for three days.  I’m also enjoying being able to write this post in silence, without cartoons in the background, while she is at school. This morning we had our usual cuddles with TV and waffles before what Isla calls ‘the team effort’ to get her dressed. She’s hopping around, pulling her jeans…

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Disability How Mama Rolls Humor Life Travel

What’s It All About, Lorna?

2nd July 2017

I started blogging in 2010.   I’ve always written about my life as a disabled person. And now I write about what it’s like to be a disabled mother. Back in 2010, I had just moved in with my boyfriend, and I wanted to write from the perspective of a youngish, funny, disabled person in a relationship and living in not the most accessible city in the world. I’m also living in a country I wasn’t born in. I moved to Scotland…

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