About this blog

On The Mother Hand is a lifestyle, family and parenting blog written by Katherine Kowalski, through the lens of raising a disabled child.

The inspiration behind this blog is my little boy, who is unable to walk or talk, but has no diagnosis for his condition. He has a Syndrome Without A Name (SWAN).

He has inspired us to live our lives differently, moving from London to Cornwall to raise him and his older sister by the sea.

I have spoken about the rights of working parent carers and campaigned for better childcare for disabled children at the Parliamentary Inquiry into Childcare for Disabled Children. I get involved in all sorts of campaigning, from better planning, design and funding for home adaptations and accessible housing to fully accessible public toilets with a bench and hoist, and accessible beaches and transport.

I guest write for Huff Post and have appeared on Huff Post Live. I also write for Mumsnet and local and national press.

The blog has won awards including ‘Most Informative Post’ in the SWAN UK Blogger Awards.

I don’t usually accept PR requests but will welcome brands who are making an effort in the accessibility stakes or from specialist brands who provide disability related products or services.

To contact me, please email or get in touch on twitter @OnTheMotherHand