59 episodes

Nurse, author and Director of Born at the Right Time, Rachel Wright talks to fellow parents of people with disabilities and others in their community. With the power of story telling, laughter, swearing and useful information they create solace in knowing the warts and all truth of this off piste version of parenting.

Whether a well seasoned parent, newbie, one of many practitioners supporting families or simply someone wanting to peak over the fence - you’re welcome to listen in. We are better together, whatever Skies We’re Under.

The Skies We’re Under Born at the Right Time

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Nurse, author and Director of Born at the Right Time, Rachel Wright talks to fellow parents of people with disabilities and others in their community. With the power of story telling, laughter, swearing and useful information they create solace in knowing the warts and all truth of this off piste version of parenting.

Whether a well seasoned parent, newbie, one of many practitioners supporting families or simply someone wanting to peak over the fence - you’re welcome to listen in. We are better together, whatever Skies We’re Under.

    Holidays from Hell (Scuba-diving with the sh*ts) | S3 | E20

    Holidays from Hell (Scuba-diving with the sh*ts) | S3 | E20

    Join Rachel and her very special guest (AKA her husband) Dr Tim Wright on Episode 20 of The Skies We’re Under podcast.
    They talk about all things travel, from child-free teen-dom in Turkey to the highs and lows of ‘holidays’ when life is complicated enough at home.
    Whilst it doesn’t shy away from the genuine sh*t show that we’re often presented with, they also share numerous top tips and moments of joy, including:
    The Bendrigg Trust;
    Hippocampe;
    Make A Wish Foundation;
    Canvas and Campfires; 
    Center Parcs and the absolutely awesome:
    Camp Jo Jo
    Before you head off on your own holidays, we’d love it if you could find two minutes to vote for us at The British Podcast Awards, it’s super easy to do - and can be accessed here.
    We’d love to hear from you – we love sharing stories, we love hearing how things are going, the good, the bad, the snotty-crying ugly.
    You can leave a message with us in a number of ways:
    Firstly you can leave a message using speakpipe here: SpeakpipeTSWU
     (Please note calls need to be limited to 90 seconds)
    You can send us a voice note from your phone to our email address at tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Or, if the thought of hearing your own voice gives you ‘the ick’, then send us an email to tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Whatever way you choose to get in touch, we really want to hear your thoughts, views, musings, rants and confessions (we love a confession!) .
    Thanks for listening and being a part of our podcast community -It would make our day if you could like, follow and review the podcast wherever you listen.

    • 41 min
    Hope and Help in the Early Days with Melanie Dimmitt | S3 | E19

    Hope and Help in the Early Days with Melanie Dimmitt | S3 | E19

    Join Rachel, Lucy and Sarah for Episode 19 of The Skies We’re Under.
    They are joined by the sensational Melanie Dimmitt, Writer, Author and Broadcaster. Rachel and Mel remember the very early stages following diagnosis, sharing messages of hope, connection and support and letting our children lead the way.
    You can find more about Mel’s work here:
    https://www.melaniedimmitt.com.au/
    Her Book, Special is available to buy from all good retailers;
    The Blend Mag is the best looking magazine on the planet;
    And the amazing hibi app she’s supporting is great too!
    There is the usual sweary talk from the hosts, as they share updates in their lives, and plenty of excellent examples of faultless parenting - with no mistakes made at all, whatsoever…
    Whilst you’re here, please don’t forget to vote for us at The British Podcast Awards. it’s super easy to find us and nominate us here
    We’d love to hear from you – we love sharing stories, we love hearing how things are going, the good, the bad, the snotty-crying ugly.
    You can leave a message with us in a number of ways:
    Firstly you can leave a message using speakpipe here: SpeakpipeTSWU
     (Please note calls need to be limited to 90 seconds)
    You can send us a voice note from your phone to our email address at tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Or, if the thought of hearing your own voice gives you ‘the ick’, then send us an email to tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Whatever way you choose to get in touch, we really want to hear your thoughts, views, musings, rants and confessions (we love a confession!) .
    Thanks for listening and being a part of our podcast community -It would make our day if you could like, follow and review the podcast wherever you listen. 
    Follow us on Instagram @BornatRightTime. Head to www.bornattherighttime.com to find a parent workshop or CPD-certified training for practitioners in communication, collaboration and personalised care with parents/carers.

    • 41 min
    Finding the Magic When You Don’t Fit with Caro Giles | S3 | E18

    Finding the Magic When You Don’t Fit with Caro Giles | S3 | E18

    Join Rachel and Lucy for Episode 18 of The Skies We’re Under podcast.
    They are joined by the wonderful Caro Giles who reflects on navigating systems where we don’t fit, home education and finding connection with others in an isolating world.
    You can find more of Caro’s writing here:
    Rachel and Lucy cover a broad range of themes, the ramifications of being forever ‘on-edge’ (getting videos whilst you’re at a comedy gig), the need to cry, the ways we keep a lid on our feelings, and how we sometimes just need to let it all out.
    There’s also lots of reflection collectively on the joy that is connection with others, be that like minded parents, or those around us who don’t live it, but just get it.
    We celebrate the joy of books you can pick up and put down (like Caro’s book Twelve Moons) and also podcasts like our own. Speaking of which, you can officially now nominate The Skies We’re Under under the Listener’s Choice category at: The British Podcast Awards
    We’d love to hear from you – we love sharing stories, we love hearing how things are going, the good, the bad, the snotty-crying ugly.
    You can leave a message with us in a number of ways:
    Firstly you can leave a message using speakpipe here: SpeakpipeTSWU
     (Please note calls need to be limited to 90 seconds)
    You can send us a voice note from your phone to our email address at tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Or, if the thought of hearing your own voice gives you ‘the ick’, then send us an email to tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Whatever way you choose to get in touch, we really want to hear your thoughts, views, musings, rants and confessions (we love a confession!) .
    Thanks for listening and being a part of our podcast community -It would make our day if you could like, follow and review the podcast wherever you listen. 
    Follow us on Instagram @BornatRightTime. Head to www.bornattherighttime.com to find a parent workshop or CPD-certified training for practitioners in communication, collaboration and personalised care with parents/carers.

    • 33 min
    Raising Our F**king Voices with Lauren Fenton and Rina Teslica | S3 | E17

    Raising Our F**king Voices with Lauren Fenton and Rina Teslica | S3 | E17

    It is not long until we get the chance to vote in the general election and this week on the podcast we chat about how we might be able to raise our collective voices with Rina and Lauren from the brilliant F**king Normal Podcast. 
     
    They imagine what they’d like to say to the powers that be, how invisible the lives of disabled people are, and the need for accessible child care for working parents (especially mothers who still carry the majority of the mental load).
     
    As we’re cheering podcasts - can you cheer for us? 
    You can nominate The Skies We’re Under as a listener’s choice NOW at The British Podcast Awards
     
    We’d love to hear from you – we love sharing stories, we love hearing how things are going, the good, the bad, the snotty-crying ugly.
    You can leave a message with us in a number of ways:
    · Firstly you can leave a message using speakpipe here: SpeakpipeTSWU
     (Please note calls need to be limited to 90 seconds)
    · You can send us a voice note from your phone to our email address at tswupodcast@gmail.com
    · Or, if the thought of hearing your own voice gives you ‘the ick’, then send us an email to tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Whatever way you choose to get in touch, we really want to hear your thoughts, views, musings, rants and confessions (we love a confession!) .
    Thanks for listening and being a part of our podcast community -It would make our day if you could like, follow and review the podcast wherever you listen. 
     
    Follow us on Instagram @BornatRightTime. Head to www.bornattherighttime.com to find a parent workshop or CPD-certified training for practitioners in communication, collaboration and personalised care with parents/carers.

    • 39 min
    F**king Fantastic Community! With Rina Teslica and Lauren Fenton | S3 | E16

    F**king Fantastic Community! With Rina Teslica and Lauren Fenton | S3 | E16

    Join Rachel and Sarah for Episode 15 of The Skies We’re Under. They’re joined by the super cool Rina and Lauren from the brilliant F**king Normal Podcast
    as they celebrate the awesomeness of our wonderful collective community. It’s a bit of a love in for the fantastic podcasting community we’re part of (shout out to SendCast and Stories About Autism)
    There’s plenty of catch up time with Rachel and Sarah: Sarah has just about survived a hen weekend, they’re both full of the lurgy, feeling feverish, and dreaming of a life like Downton Abbey… Upstairs not downstairs!
    As we’re cheering podcasts - can you cheer for us - you can nominate The Skies We’re Under as a listener’s choice NOW at The British Podcast Awards
    We’d love to hear from you – we love sharing stories, we love hearing how things are going, the good, the bad, the snotty-crying ugly.
    You can leave a message with us in a number of ways:
    Firstly you can leave a message using speakpipe here: SpeakpipeTSWU
     (Please note calls need to be limited to 90 seconds)
    You can send us a voice note from your phone to our email address at tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Or, if the thought of hearing your own voice gives you ‘the ick’, then send us an email to tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Whatever way you choose to get in touch, we really want to hear your thoughts, views, musings, rants and confessions (we love a confession!) .
    Thanks for listening and being a part of our podcast community -It would make our day if you could like, follow and review the podcast wherever you listen. That way we don’t have to bribe our children to review!
    Follow us on Instagram @BornatRightTime. Head to www.bornattherighttime.com to find a parent workshop or CPD-certified training for practitioners in communication, collaboration and personalised care with parents/carers.

    • 30 min
    Practical Help for Complex Lives (Introducing Hibi) | S3 | E15

    Practical Help for Complex Lives (Introducing Hibi) | S3 | E15

    Join Rachel and Sarah for Episode 15 of 'The Skies We’re Under' podcast.
    Rachel and Sarah reflect on the complexity of life, the contradictory emotions, conflicting demands and false eyelashes that look just like flies that need to be swatted.
    There is however, a bucketful of practical tips and suggestions in this week’s episode, from Canvas and Campfires, to hoist hire to Rachel letting you into her top-secret genius invention which will make her millions one day!.
    Also featuring Sam Millican-Smith as he introduces Hibi, a free app to support families of children with developmental differences & health conditions to manage, coordinate & navigate care. They designed the app with hundreds of families and care organisations, including Mencap & Parent Carer Forums across the country. Available for download here. 
    Finally - please please please can you all head over to the 
    British Podcast Awards and nominate 'The Skies We’re Under' for the Listener’s Choice Award? - We’d love it oh so much!
    We’d love to hear from you – we love sharing stories, we love hearing how things are going, the good, the bad, the snotty-crying ugly.
    You can leave a message with us in a number of ways:
    Firstly you can leave a message using speakpipe here: SpeakpipeTSWU
     (Please note calls need to be limited to 90 seconds)
    You can send us a voice note from your phone to our email address at tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Or, if the thought of hearing your own voice gives you ‘the ick’, then send us an email to tswupodcast@gmail.com
    Whatever way you choose to get in touch, we really want to hear your thoughts, views, musings, rants and confessions (we love a confession!) .
    Thanks for listening and being a part of our podcast community -It would make our day if you could like, follow and review the podcast wherever you listen. 
    Follow us on Instagram @BornatRightTime. Head to www.bornattherighttime.com to find a parent workshop or CPD-certified training for practitioners in communication, collaboration and personalised care with parents/carers.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Anna_Grams ,

A must listen for parent carers

Absolutely love this podcast. I’ve found the lack of a school gate parent crew (our daughter gets taken into school on a bus) really isolating as a parent carer. Listening to this podcast has made me feel so seen! Such a valuable, valuable thing. Please keep making them!

Karl 84 King ,

Warm welcoming and just so relatable

"Skies We're Under," hosted by Rachel Wright, is a refreshing and relatable podcast that focuses on the realities of parenting children with disabilities. This podcast welcomes everyone into a supportive community where shared experiences and genuine emotions are celebrated. It’s a lightbulb moment of 'it's not just me,' and it's alright and normal to have these feelings and thoughts when raising a disabled child. I cried, ranted, and laughed along with these ladies. Give it a listen to feel connected, understood, and inspired on your own parenting journey, whatever that may look like.

Dull-Hull ,

The sky we are under

Love these ladies talk so passionately,
A True reality of our lives.
Rachel, I had the pleasure of meeting you today.
Thank you for coming to Hull and sharing your journey, knowledge and wisdom with us.
With a side portion of humour.

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