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Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Amazing Half-Brained Baby blog has been taken over…

January 30, 2011 at 20:27

Mama Lewis


Little Lewis!

by a new baby! May will be a big sister in July! Congratulations May! You have much to teach a younger sibling about bouncing and giggles.

This week I’m… drinking from a cup

January 25, 2011 at 21:04

Mama Lewis


This isn’t meant to sound like an argument for the “just stimulate them the best you can/there is nothing you can do differently to help your brain-damaged child” camp. It is, however, meant to sound like an argument for “if you can find something they enjoy, they will figure out how to do it better/faster” […]

Disability cuts will hurt us deeply

January 21, 2011 at 17:58

Mama Lewis


Earlier this week, Riven Vincent announced on Mumsnet, an online forum for mothers, that she made the devastating decision to give up her daughter into the care of social services. Social Services would not provide her with more than six hours a week respite, and she desperately needed more. On The Guardian’s Comment is Free page, I […]

The Big Move – Part II

January 19, 2011 at 04:22

Mama Lewis


Hello? Landlords? Do you want a nice, young(ish), professional couple with a supremely adorable daughter, to come live in your perfect little house, on a perfect road, just a short walk to the local shops? Yes? Then, why haven’t you been calling me? I’ve made myself available. I’ve registered with all the estate agents in […]

The Big Move

January 9, 2011 at 01:09

Mama Lewis


I sing a song to May – a silly, baby song meant to make her smile when she cries (and works – 98% of the time!). It is a silly song, but at its heart is a truth that is difficult for us. The song goes as follows (and here I’d like to formally thank […]