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Again, what’s worse: being born disabled or in Florida?

March 6, 2014 at 10:11

Mama Lewis



This week, the Florida government insisted that children with severe disabilities, even those who are dying, be subjected to weeks of standardized testing. I’ve reported on the State of Florida’s shocking treatment of children before. The disregard they show towards the most vulnerable population of their state is truly disturbing and even criminal, going as far as […]

Should you have another baby?

February 9, 2014 at 10:14

Mama Lewis


May and Ieuan explore the King's kitchens

Last week on BabyCenter, I mused over whether parents should have another child – and specifically I was thinking of parents of children with special needs, but it could be anyone who just loves babies and is an enormous sap. Should you have another baby? Here’s the answer: Three years ago, I felt like an […]

If you ever doubted having another child…

January 28, 2014 at 23:27

Mama Lewis


Ieuan and May together on Halloween

WARNING: Do not watch the following video with anyone you would be embarrassed weeping in front of. This week on BabyCenter, I shared this video of Trenton and his sister Lindsay, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and progressive loss of movement: There has been no greater, unexpected joy in […]

How to choose the perfect gift for your special needs kiddie!

November 29, 2013 at 23:20

Mama Lewis



It’s that time of year! And if you are American, today is the official start to the holiday gift buying season. Here’s a post I wrote for BabyCenter for the occasion. Please click through for an amazing holiday gift guide (inspired by many Mama Lewis readers’ ideas – so thank you!) It’s a gamble all […]

Luekemia won’t let me go to my baby’s birthday

July 5, 2013 at 12:40

Mama Lewis


It's Ieuan's second birthday today!

Leukemia, you bastard. Today, is Ieuan’s birthday and I wasn’t there when he woke up and I won’t be there to blow out candles. I really want to punch Leukemia in the throat. Last night, in a toxic mix of despair and frustration, I wrote this post on BabyCenter Luekemia won’t let me go to […]