Child Sized Ponchos: Customizing to Size

Packing for the 2018 LPA National Conference in Orlando, we needed rain ponchos. Rain in Orlando during summer is unpredictable. We considered umbrellas, but we didn’t want the weight and the risk of it breaking. Ponchos were the way to go. Being the thorough person, Dwarf Dad wanted to check out the best ponchos. We considered, weight, durability, features (fasteners, …

Fine Cleaning for Your Bum: The BioBidet

On Dwarf Dad’s first visit to Europe as a child, he was exploring a new hotel in England and encountered an . His sister wondered what that odd contraption was, turned the handle and promptly got sprayed in the face. At the time, you didn’t find any kind of bidet on the mass market in the United States. Fast forward …

Color Street: Easy Nail Color

As I’m aging, my vision and dexterity  is getting weaker. My friend introduced me to Color Street one day when we were having a girls lunch. In a matter of minutes while waiting for our lunch order, she demonstrated how easy it was to put this new alternative to traditional nail polish. I bought one set for Halloween/Dia de los …

Packing Your CPAP for Travel

Packing to travel can be a pain if you have to include a CPAP/BiPAP in  your luggage. No matter how tall you are, the CPAP is just one more thing to lug around. At the same time, you need to keep this expensive medical equipment safe from damage. It helps you breathe while sleeping, so no matter where you are, …

LPA Membership: The Gift of Community

How does one identify with a community they’re born into? Do they just turn it on? Born with dwarfism, as the only person in your whole family, the journey to identity can be long and difficult depending on who and what makes up your emotional environment.  For anyone, the identity is layered in ethnicity, color, gender, spirituality, family environment, etc. …