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5 simple ways to comfort a sensitive child

March 15, 2014 at 10:09

Mama Lewis


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 […]

This week I’m… getting messy with May!

November 7, 2013 at 22:28

Mama Lewis


Pumpkin guts!

It’s Autumn and the Harvest season. Time to get into food with May. And I mean really into food. All hands in. Halloween and Thanksgiving are great opportunities to work with pumpkins. May’s interest and ability to reach forward (or thrust forward as she does) is growing. Pumpkins offer a great contrast in textures: the […]

This week I’m… using an iPad?

March 17, 2013 at 14:29

Mama Lewis


May can't see how adorable she is

May wants an iPad. It’s not because she thinks I deserve to watch more movies. (Though that’s a bonus.) She wants an iPad because it may be the first piece of equipment that really helps her learn to see. May has Cortical Visual Impairment (AKA Cerebral Visual Impairment). CVI is the brain damage that stops […]

3 things I forgot about May, until I read this

September 10, 2012 at 22:10

Mama Lewis


December 2010, a week before this post was published

Whaddya hear? Whaddya know? Three things I forgot about until I re-read this archive post from January 2010: How loudly May used to snort. That there ever was a pre-teething phase. The endless exercises we tried to help May hold something to her mouth. And, of course, that May is adorable. Never underestimate May’s superior […]

Walking and giggling. That’s how we do it. (VIDEO)

July 21, 2012 at 23:06

Mama Lewis


May walking. Woohoo!

At this point, the video of May walking for the first time has been viewed almost 5,000 times. That is a lot of happy tears, people. But, how did we get here? How did we go from a baby who we thought would leave the hospital attached to machines, to a toddler walking in a […]