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Parenting from a wheelchair doesn’t require a minivan

Posted by   jeepmanmatt   |   Categories :   Web Article

Being a father in a wheelchair isn’t necessarily a curse into minivan prison. For the first few years, I drove a Braun minivan and was incredibly excited just to be back on the road and independent. We managed along, but I really longed to be in something different… anything besides a minivan. I’m not knocking […]

February 1, 2018

Do it yourself modified crib

Posted by   jeepmanmatt   |   Categories :   Web Article

Parents with disabilities face numerous challenges when caring for a newborn. Besides the usual lack of sleep and anxiety about such a small and dependent life, much of the equipment for infants and children present substantial barriers for parents with disabilities. Changing tables are built for standing, bathtubs can take two (or more!) hands, and […]

September 6, 2017

Fathering from a wheelchair

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I Know How He Does It: Parenting From A Wheelchair “Honey, I just took a pregnancy test and it came out positive.” My husband’s response to this news was typical of his reaction to most things. He was calm, collected, thoughtful. He smiled at me, took a deep breath and said, “OK.” We both stared […]

July 6, 2017

Paraplegic Mom Gets Her Baby Into a Car

Posted by   jeepmanmatt   |   Categories :   Video

  How I get my baby into my car. Watch this paraplegic mom demonstrate how she wheels up to her car with her baby on her lap, then lifts him in and buckles him into his car seat.

July 5, 2017

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