Short Depth Task Chairs

I recently started a new job at a large profitable company with established ergonomic procedures and budgets. At my last job, I had never been offered any sort of special accommodation to get a chair that fit me besides offering a foot rest. It was plainly obvious upon starting my job that the standard office chairs, while a nice chair, would not suit my needs as it was way too deep.

Finding the Right Task Chair

After the obligatory ergonomic eval for new hires, the ergonomist said she would order me a petite task chair that would most likely fit me well. I waited a few weeks and the new chair showed up. Not surprisingly, it did fit better, but I was unable to sit back and have my legs bend at the knee. Many little people order the Adaptive Living ErgoChair online to solve this problem, but it’s very expensive fully decked out and is not the most attractive chair out there. Dwarf Mom had one of these chairs at her last job (unfortunately they didn’t let her take it home after she no longer worked there).

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Letter To A School Board Member: Do Not Combine Two Campuses

Our school district representatives informed parents and faculty that they will recommend our elementary share its school site with a K-8 charter school.  This would add 180 non-community students to our school site. The charter school would take 11 classroom spaces and share our common areas including the cafeteria, auditorium, and playgrounds. If the school board approves this recommendation, we will be the only school offered as a potential site to share space with this charter school.

Here is a letter I wrote to a school board member to demonstrate the effects of adding a charter school onto our campus (the name of the school has been changed):

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Potty On The Go

Potty Training is always a hair-raising experience. And from our experience, you might think your child is potty trained until you are on that long road trip in the middle of the desert. Our kids just can’t seem to give us enough notice to make it to the potty. We found a few life-savers that we always bring in the car, especially on road trips. And we’re confident that once you try them, you’ll be thankful for these items as well.

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BMN-111: A Family Dinner Discussion

Achon HandsWhat if you could take a pill to make your achondroplasia go away? No more risk of spinal or foramen magnum compression. The chances of central and obstructive sleep apnea would be less. And there wouldn’t be that bothersome task of finding a bike helmet to fit. Would you take that pill? If it would lessen your child’s chances of social and health struggle, would you consider giving it to them? Well, BioMarin is in the process of developing a drug that could change achondroplasia (FGFR3) completely. BMN-111 is in clinical trials right now.

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Ceiling Fans for Night-Time Comfort

Some of us tend to run generally hot, whether it be genetics, weight, or a lot of hair! We’ve heard many stories about LP kids who sweat like crazy while they’re sleeping which can be alarming for new parents. If you’ve never had a ceiling fan installed in the bedroom, we highly recommend you consider this for your children (and your master bedroom!)

Why Ceiling Fans Are Great

  • Ceiling fans keep you comfortable by moving air across your skin, increasing evaporation of sweat and leaving you feeling cool.
  • Ceiling fans are very low cost to run, especially compared to the cost of Air Conditioning.
  • Depending upon the speed you run your fan at, it may produce a gentle white noise effect which can be calming while you sleep.
  • Many ceiling fans have a built-in light so they can help brighten up a dark room.
  • Your child will definitely be more comfortable at night and this will help them sleep through the night.Read More