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Archive for May 2013

The End of Simplicity

No one tells you that as your kids get bigger, life doesn’t get more simple. It gets much more complicated. Each year, my kids get more active and delve into more activities and adventures. I celebrate and support the piano, guitar, robotics, dance, softball, soccer, swimming, track and whatever else tends to come up in…

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It's the little things

Kathryn returns with another post on her view as an adult with a limb difference. You can see previous posts here and here. I knew months ago that I wanted to write about the “little things” that get to me but also make me proud to be an adult with a limb difference.  I smiled when…

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Rally for Bailee

This morning, one of my former students shared a link to a story his newsroom produced about an eight-year-old named Bailee Iorg. She was born with a limb difference that led to an amputation of her foot when she was four months old. She started gymnastics a year ago and now she’d like to start…

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Speed Lightning on the Field

Jordan is fast. She has a sprint like no other little kid I know. While I like to run at a slow and steady pace, Jordan has power. She shows it off during each of her softball games. Somehow, I caught her flying during her game over the weekend. Softball is a challenging sport for…

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Dressed Up, Ready to Play and Testing Us

This post is not officially approved by Jordan… But I feel the need to share a parenting perspective from the view of a parent of an incredibly strong and confident kid… With or without a limb difference. Anyone who has spent time with me lately will know that Jordan has been testing our patience lately.…

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Learning It's Okay to Fail

Jordan is in her first year in coach pitch softball. After two years of really fun t-ball, this is a little different. Pitches aren’t always perfect and sometimes you may not hit the ball. As a kid with a limb difference, Jordan has had to try and try and try on so many things. She…

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