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Tag Archives: babies

Happy Birthday May! You are 5!

April 23, 2014 at 21:59

Mama Lewis


cerebral palsy dancing

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


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 […]

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 […]

Shopping with a disabled trolley – first look pics!

March 12, 2014 at 09:45

Mama Lewis


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What happens when you combine one cutie in a wheelchair + one wonky shopping trolley + one wonky mama pushing it all?  Listen to the repeat at You & Yours, BBC Radio 4. Then use the hashtag #YouAndYours to let us know what you think. And here’s what happened next… May just wants to shop. And […]

We work! (We do. If you’d let us…)

March 10, 2014 at 14:18

Mama Lewis


May and I, a month after I returned to work

Only 16% of mothers with disabled children work. Compare that to 61% of mothers who work whose children are not disabled. I’m one of the mothers who had to cut back on her working hours after I had a disabled child. I took a 20% pay cut and work one less day a week. It wasn’t […]