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Category Archives: Preschool

First day of school (pics!)

September 6, 2012 at 21:32

Mama Lewis


May's first day of school

School is back in session. May started school with a big grin. She was very happy to be there, which was a change from the tears that were common at the end of the last school year. Over the summer, I noticed that May needed more naps than Ieuan did – unusual for an older […]

I arrived home from the States to find this bombshell in my mail…

September 2, 2012 at 23:01

Mama Lewis


Dreaming of how next to scam the British public

Dear Mr and Mrs Lewis, It was decided by [Lambeth] Council’s Cabinet on 16th of January 2012, that two key policy changes were necessary to the Authority’s Home to School travel assistance policy. The aim of this policy is to increase independent travel for young people with statements of special education needs (SEN) to prepare […]

Happy Birthday May! You are THREE!

April 23, 2012 at 00:16

Mama Lewis


May celebrates her birthday at Kew GardensMay celebrates her birthday at Kew Gardens

Six-months ago, when I wrote my bi-annual birthday review of May, I really despaired. I didn’t say so in the post – these birthday posts are times to reflect on progress and celebrate May’s happiness. But, her list of achievements was not all that distinguishable from the six-months previous. When I composed it, I panicked. […]

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 […]

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 […]