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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bet you didn’t know this either.

March 27, 2012 at 16:53

Mama Lewis


Something slipped my mind this week. Or, maybe I should say it never registered at all. Sunday was National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Yeah, I didn’t know either. I only mention it because it coincided with a couple of pretty horrific news stories. Not exactly cause for celebration. In the first, LaKay Roberts’ mother is […]

Mama Lewis v The So-Called Social Services

March 20, 2012 at 08:48

Mama Lewis


Two weeks ago, I had an uncomfortable conversation with a Social Services Occupational Therapist (SSOT). It disturbed me enough to request he not meet me at in my home, which he was meant to review for his records, but at May’s school where her community OT and physio could join us. I’m grateful to them […]

From the archives… speaking baby talk (VIDEO)

March 16, 2012 at 12:13

Mama Lewis


Two nights ago, I received an email from a parent who feels pretty desperate. It was like time traveling back into my thoughts two years ago. I can’t get her out of my mind – how lonely and sad she is. I was like that once too, and though I am not today, I still […]

How to NOT get hired to work for May

March 15, 2012 at 22:01

Mama Lewis


Why must I be surrounded by frickin' idiots?

I’ve advertised for a care assistant for May. I have one person, who May loves, a part-timer from her nursery. But, now that our respite money is finally in our account, only five months after the government was meant to deposit it – and three months after we hired the part-timer – we need another. […]

Six months ago May started music therapy. Has it worked?

March 12, 2012 at 22:31

Mama Lewis


She's a little drummer girl.

When May began music therapy sessions run by Nordoff-Robbins, six months ago, my plans were ambitious. I am one driven mama and May is my toddler in a tiara (minus the tiara). My goal? May would have fun, or we would stop. (Don’t you wish all corporate meetings opened with that as Item 1 on […]