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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Everyone gets a seat, except May. Fair enough?

August 27, 2012 at 13:39

Mama Lewis



This week, on BabyCenter, I wrote about a news item that featured a young lady with disabilities who was denied use of her iPad on plane. She can’t speak, so she uses it to communicate. Regulations meant she couldn’t have it – even if she switched it into airplane mode. There is a point when […]

5 things my half-brained baby taught me on vacation (pics!)

August 23, 2012 at 03:48

Mama Lewis


America, you are big. Your roads are long and your availability of public transportation is small. You have many malls, too many to visit. You tempt me with your burgers. Damn those burgers! All this I knew before; visiting family in the States brings it all home (literally). But, even I have more to learn. […]

The result of the stupidest thing I’ve ever done

August 15, 2012 at 03:29

Mama Lewis


At last, between excruciating pain and puking, God said, "Let her rest."

So, last week, I did something really dumb. So stupid it left me stranded at Heathrow Airport, in the middle of the Olympics with two children under-4 screaming for food. There is no pacifier in the world big enough to stop up that situation. I had just laid the disabled daughter card on the desk […]

Of all the stupid things I’ve done, this was the dumbest.

August 11, 2012 at 18:56

Mama Lewis


At last, between excruciating pain and puking, God said, "Let her rest."

Last Tuesday, my husband and I packed up our kids, two pieces of luggage, two carry-on’s, May’s standing frame and a double stroller into our Ford Mondeo Estate (yes, it all fit) and drove with the children from Wales to London Heathrow. It was a three-hour drive and only the start of my travels home […]