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Monthly Archives: December 2012

May at 10 months old (Never before published post!)

December 30, 2012 at 23:37

Mama Lewis


Christmas 2009Christmas 2009

In a bit of end of year housekeeping, I unearthed this post from February 2010. May would only have been 10 months old. Why I didn’t publish it? No idea. It encapsulates so much of what I felt then, perhaps it was too raw. Regardless, I love it because memory is a fickle friend. I […]

3 Half-Brained Genius Awards

December 28, 2012 at 16:32

Mama Lewis


Jenny and Austin Wade from the blog 'A Mother's Quest'Jenny and Austin Wade from the blog 'A Mother's Quest'

The prestigious Half-Brained Genius Awards are coveted across the globe. (TRUE!) They are not given to the major moments that we read about on the news. (Also TRUE.) These are small moments of genius that I read about on blogs I follow, that make me think a parent is awesome. Or, AWESOME-O! As we call […]

Christmas greetings from May!

December 26, 2012 at 22:51

Mama Lewis



Last year, this time we were in California with May. What seemed like an ideal Christmas – my family, sunshine, 20 pools within a five minute walk of my bedroom – turned into a nightmare with May jet-lagged and teething. She was in excruciating pain. She wouldn’t eat for over a week. Finally, in week […]

As if May’s brain injury isn’t enough…

December 15, 2012 at 23:02

Mama Lewis


Baby May, 2010

…now she will need major hip surgery. It’s better if I just say it, like that, than draw it out because I can not bear it. I can’t bear the injustice of it all. That May would already be born so severely disabled, and now she must be subjected to major surgery before she is […]

The very best, something for everyone, special needs gift guide!

December 9, 2012 at 22:33

Mama Lewis


Give me toys! says MayGive me toys! says May

Want the perfect gift for your special needs child? Want to see if your toy suggestion made the shortlist? It probably did – so thank you to everyone who contributed! Click here to see: The VERY BEST, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, SPECIAL NEEDS Gift Guide British? Click on this one: 15 perfect gifts for children with […]