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Tag Archives: disability

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 […]

What are the most accessible tourist attractions in the UK?

April 22, 2014 at 20:02

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Vitalise has compiled a fascinating picture of disabled access to attractions across Britain. As a parent who is always telling myself and others to just “Get Out!” I can also speak to the unpredictability and disappointment of attempting this. This is a great resource and I’ve already ticked off a few more places to add […]

5 for Friday: Special Needs Round-Up

April 18, 2014 at 22:59

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of 5 for Friday – the Mama Lewis Special Needs Round-Up. For the next month, I’ll trial this round-up of highlights from special needs blogs. If it proves popular, I will continue and if not then I’ll proceed as I have been (posting endlessly about May’s superior power of cuteness). Email contact.stacie@gmail.com […]

How to get your special needs kiddie to LOVE therapy

April 16, 2014 at 15:45

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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 […]