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Monthly Archives: October 2010

May you are 1.5 years old!

October 24, 2010 at 21:52

Mama Lewis


It was a year ago, yesterday, that I posted my first birthday progress report. Even then, I knew May was capable of more than originally thought. At the time, I was desperate to focus on what May could do, as opposed to what she couldn’t. I’m proud of myself. I forced myself to celebrate her […]

Yes May, but is thee-a-tar art? The Oily Cart Show says YES!

October 23, 2010 at 11:57

Mama Lewis


Joining the long list of things I never thought May would appreciate because of her brain damage, but in fact does: watching a performance and the jokes of silly children’s entertainment. We “normal” folk appreciate the benefits from entertainment every day. May doesn’t watch television. She doesn’t have a tantrum if her favorite song isn’t […]

This week I’m… feeling the burn!

October 17, 2010 at 22:13

Mama Lewis


Lots of heat this week. Our ears are burning from the chatter on the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, where May made her first appearance. My blog about not wanting to be seen as a “hero” was read far more favorably than I expected. In fact, being the NYT, the debate was more pedantic (or […]

May and Mama’s adventures in modern art

October 12, 2010 at 22:21

Mama Lewis


Faithful readers of this blog will remember that May is a budding art critic. For my birthday, today, she offered to take me to the new exhibition in the Tate Modern’s turbine hall. The Tate Modern rests in a disused power station on the South Bank of the River Thames. The turbine hall is a […]

Grrrr. Halloween Controversy (also nice link at the end for new mums)

October 8, 2010 at 16:53

Mama Lewis


Ellen Seidman, an editor at Redbook, wrote a beautiful essay in this month’s magazine about her son and their Halloween tradition. I was stunned to learn that someone took the time to write in chastising her for adjusting Halloween so he could enjoy it, terror-free. Worse, after it was reported on the Motherlode blog at […]