Nurturing the Understanding of Differences.

The Full Plate Family is currently parked in St. Louis enjoying the Little People of America (LPA) National Convention. In case you didn’t know, we have a child who has Achondroplasia, the most common form of Dwarfism (the estimate is there are over 300 forms of Dwarfism).  Bowen, who is 5, is a Little Person. […]

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Raising Counter-Cultural Kids.

I was chatting with a couple of friends recently, who also happen to parent households with greater than the average number of children, when the conversation turned to our teens/pre-teens and the amount of whining we endure from them.  It is a rite of passage, a documented stage of development, for a teenager to be […]

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One Perfect Day.

It’s Spring Break week here at FullPlate Manor.  We are working on knowing our limits though, and it is beyond my ability right now to plan a vacation and execute in any sort of successful way.  So, we all decided to stay home and just be.  Changes are coming.  Week after next Dolly will roll […]

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