Sure, there’s no amount of baby-proofing and guidebooks that can truly prepare a person for the various trials parenthood presents. However, there are always things we can do in our lives to help provide some sense of security - especially when our life circumstances provide specific challenges like the ones that come along with a physical disability. If you have dreams of starting a family someday and you live with a disability, consider starting on some of these helpful preparations today to curate a safe home environment and stable financial situation. Having these things in line means you can fall back on them when the unexpected aspects of parenthood inevitably surprise you.
To give you an idea of who you’re dealing with:
I always have a list.
I overpack. I pack for my husband because there’s no way he knows how many pairs of socks he actually needs. I have at least two back-up plans, and, yes, I am nervous that I have forgotten my emergency snack. You see, I worry. BUT, I try to be the most prepared worrier possible. That makes me a good worry wart, the kind you still want to hang out with because I probably brought an extra water bottle for you. Right?
When my husband and I decided we wanted