Monthly Archives: October 2015

Top Ten Ways a Disability Prepares You for Motherhood

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Recently, I was asked to write monthly for a blog called MKE (Milwaukee) Moms Blog. The site is a local resource for moms in the Milwaukee area; a place to find support, advice, and connect with other women both through screens and in real life. You can learn more about the site by clicking here. It is a sister site of a nationwide site called City Moms Blog Networks. If you don’t live in mke, you should check it out and see if they have a site in your city!

Writing for MKE Moms Blog has proven to be a fun adventure thus far and provides outlets for me to write about topics other than my pain (because believe it or not…my life does not revolve completely around my disease) and to use humor in my writing. Humor has been key in getting me through so much of the pain and so it’s fun to be able to share a slice of that.

My first post, “Top Ten Ways a Disability Prepares You for Motherhood was featured on the site yesterday. As medical technologies progress at the rapid rate that they are, we will continue to see an increase in women with a wide array of abilities (or disabilities) enter the mommy community. Hopefully this post will shatter some of the pre-conceived notions you might have about parenting with a disability. While there is no doubt that it comes with challenges, I’ve found that so much of what I’ve experienced has prepared me for motherhood better than any parenting book ever could have.

You can also read my bio and get to know the other (amazing) contributors by clicking here.

Happy Parenting!

-Adri

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