Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Yay, New Beginnings!!!!

So alot has happened these past few weeks...i got back to work after staying home with Fifi for 17 months! Its been great but its time for mama to do something for mama:) I started work at the NCPWD (National Council for Persons with Disabilities) beginning of the month and i am PSYCHED!!!!
Enjoying it totally!
I am learning so much about the Disability Community in Kenya, the incentives offered by the Government of Kenya to persons with disabilities, the advocacy and disability mainstreaming activities, the resources available for persons with disabilities, the partners and donors on board the disability rights much information is out there, and much more is being done!

I just wanted to touch base and i plan to update with more info!
Much love:)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunny sunny holiday

Been thinking a lot about going to Mombasa lately, it may something to do with Easter holidays around the corner or maybe it because a  friend is driving down with her family; i don't know!
Either way, it's been awhile since we went on holiday and it would be good to take some time out.
I got to thinking about the time i went on holiday in Turtle Bay Resort, Watamu with my girlfriends and i really wanted to get in the water but because my prosthesis isn't waterproof i couldn't. I remember how frustrating it was for me. I was a good swimmer before my accident, totally loved the water but now so many factors seemed to be against me! Such a dilemma for little ol' me:(
As a mum, i don't want to limit my baby, i want to give her access to everything! I'm sure other mums out there can relate. More importantly, i don't want to be the reason my baby hasn't done this or that! It's heartbreaking for me!
So i now have to figure out a way to take her swimming, the list is long but we'll start with swimming!
A few things i have to wrap my head around;
1. Should i keep my prosthesis on or off in the pool?
2. Should i try to hide my imperfections or should allow the rest of the world to stare and judge me?
3. Should i look for a private secluded pool or a nearby public pool?
Decisions, decisions!!!