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Monthly Archives: March 2011

This week I’m… encouraging sounds.

March 31, 2011 at 18:17

Mama Lewis


Oh, the delights of good health! Ah-goo! Ah-gah! Oh-boo! Since May’s health has returned, so have her giggles and cooing. She’s also back to bouncing, something she didn’t do for a couple of weeks. Now that was a terrifying realization for me. No bouncing? Seriously ill. Cue conversations with my husband where I ask, “Should […]

May is Anti-Cuts and Pro-Ice Cream!

March 26, 2011 at 19:50

Mama Lewis


Today, my husband and I took May along to the TUC ‘March for the Alternative’ protest in London. Our family has already been severely effected by these cuts. In an article today in The Guardian, I illustrate a couple of those ways: May’s lack of funding for one-on-one care at nursery and how her Speech […]

A formal apology to The Great Fake

March 22, 2011 at 22:20

Mama Lewis


May, I’m reaching out to you. Please forgive me. I know I called you the Great Fake when you were ill. I see now that was wrong. I know you are angry. But, I don’t think passing on the stomach flu to both your Mama and Daddy was the right way to express that anger. […]

The Story of the Delivery

March 19, 2011 at 21:06

Mama Lewis


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You’ll excuse me if the following sounds a bit clinical, but it has taken me almost two years to put May’s delivery into writing. I find it easier to deal with if I am straightforward, so I’ve left out a lot of my own personal thoughts or fears at the time. I don’t write it […]

Fevers and Misery Update

March 16, 2011 at 10:53

Mama Lewis


A typical day over the past few days opens with tears. Lots of fake crocodile tears. May imitates the sound of crying, without even the slightest hint of wetness in her eyes. May has perfected the skill of manipulation. As in: “Listen to my piercing cries! Don’t I sound like I’m in pain? Pick me […]