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Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s ALL fun and games (VIDEO)

January 29, 2012 at 20:09

Mama Lewis


May struggles to cope with the enormity of her disabilitiesMay struggles to cope with the enormity of her disabilities

That’s right! It really is all fun and games here. Fun should be at the root of everything we do for May’s development. It is exactly what we aim all of May’s exercises, stretches, stimulation to be about. The single greatest motivation is fun. Make ‘em laugh, parents. Make ‘em laugh. Carrying on from the […]

This week I’m… ordering you to drop and roll (VIDEO)

January 23, 2012 at 22:18

Mama Lewis


May's dropped and rolled. NOW YOU!May's dropped and rolled. NOW YOU!

  DROP AND ROLL! THAT’S AN ORDER! But, before you do… let’s all take a large step back and remember that I am not a trained physiotherapist. I only distort and regurgitate what they teach me, for you here. As you are probably aware, May’s brain damage creates a stiffness throughout her whole body. Her […]

May knows her own mind. Don’t mess with her.

January 21, 2012 at 10:29

Mama Lewis


At school in her standing frame (*see below for details)At school in her standing frame (*see below for details)

For all May starting school has taught me, there has been one unexpectedly remarkable thing – one thing about May I didn’t truly know until this week despite hearing her key worker speak up for her at a major transition meeting weeks ago. “May knows her own mind,” she said. “If she likes you, you […]

Last week kicked my ass

January 15, 2012 at 23:44

Mama Lewis


Ieuan studying like his sister.

Everyone I have met so far, at May’s new school, is amazing. They are enthusiastic, devoted and in love with the children they teach. I want say that first because – for me – May starting school last week was an exercise in torture. I want to make it clear from the start that this […]

I survived May’s first day at school.

January 10, 2012 at 16:10

Mama Lewis


May about to leave for school

Congratulations me! May also survived her first day of school. Here it is summed up: Wake up: Giggles! Enter classroom: Tears! Leave to drive home: Giggles! This is in no way a reflection on her school or teacher (who is lovely btw). It is also no reflection on her classmates (very cute) or the activities […]