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Category Archives: Success!

Happy Birthday May! You are 5!

April 23, 2014 at 21:59

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Sorry? May is what??? ((Gasp. Choke. Cough.)) Five? Yes, it’s happened. And this year my birthday cupcake making ended in disaster. Who knew Thomas the Tank Engine cupcakes (my choice clearly) have both cupcake mix AND frosting mix in the box. And, that they can’t be interchanged. NOTE TO SELF: Don’t open a bakery. As with previous […]

How to get your special needs kiddie to LOVE therapy

April 16, 2014 at 15:45

Mama Lewis

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How to LOVE therapy

Tummy time? Hates it. Stretches? Not fun. May is severely disabled but she is not lacking in opinions. So how do we get our kiddies who need therapy to do it, when they hate it? It takes a complete re-think of what therapy is. First, what therapy is not: It is not crammed into every free […]

May wants you to GET OUT. And here’s why…

March 31, 2014 at 10:08

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Special needs can sometimes feel like a cage. At times, don’t we all just want to dig our heals in and scream: MAKE IT EASY OR I’M NOT GOING. Trips out don’t always end well. May hated our last visit to the Barbican. She screamed from the moment we arrived until the moment the ice […]

Doctors said her son wouldn’t walk, and then this happened… (VIDEO)

March 30, 2014 at 10:46

Mama Lewis

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Debby Elnatan was told her son, Rotem, would never walk. Rotem has cerebral palsy and, like any mother, she was devastated – but she wasn’t broken. Elnatan invented a harness that would enable him to walk attached to her. Instead of the path he was meant to travel, one of severe physical impairments and eventual surgery, he […]

5 simple ways to comfort a sensitive child

March 15, 2014 at 10:09

Mama Lewis

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Pumpkin guts!

I HATE THIS! …says May in a million ways every day. May has a lot of sensory issues that could limit us if we let them. But, we want to be a part of the world, not locked away in our house every day. When we leave our house, I can’t control the environment – but […]