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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Scott and I have both remarked how comfortable our house feels now that the clutter has been cleared away. Robby been playing more in the living room, leaving my bedroom vacant at least a few hours a day. All of our extra "stuff" is slowly finding its way to new homes via Craigslist and our Black Friday shopping account is growing with the proceeds.

Inspired by the simplicity of my quasi-clutter free home, I decided to do something that hasn't been done in nearly 20 years. I've avoided this drastic change for years by employing a variety of excuses. Finally, I feel as if I have the confidence to proceed forward, and I have made the change. Yes, I have taken my hair back to its natural color.

Okay, if I truly went "natural" it would be streaked with gray. I can't be expected to be that self-confident! My hair is now one shade of dark brown, and to my surprise it isn't nearly as boring and unattractive as I remembered.

Playing off the success of my house and my hair, I mustered up the courage for my next project. I have been contemplating changing the design of this blog for awhile. I am always nervous tinkering with the design because I don't really know what I am doing. I have extremely limited html knowledge and even the most minute of changes often turn into an hours long project.

Yesterday was a rainy, cool day, and I am still fighting a cold and not feeling overly energetic. Robby seemed particularly content to watch cartoons and to play by himself with his new Matchbox car garage. It was Sunday, so Scott was occupied with football. It seemed as if the stars had aligned as I was given the time I needed to revamp The Tales of An Amputee Mommy.

Although I will miss the pink color scheme, I feel that the new design is more reflective of who I am becoming. I also wanted the blog to coordinate with my website. I am notorious for hating change, but I think this is a good one. Tell me what you think--do you like the new design? Change is difficult!


  1. Hey, Peggy, glad you got some time yesterday. Sorry to say, but I liked the old design better. I guess, for me, it was warmer. I also love the picture of you and Robbie on the step. But that's okay, I'll still be a daily reader! Hope you're feeling much better today.

  2. Thanks Mary! I was worried about the "warmth" factor myself. Guess I'll pull out my books in the next few days and keep working on it. Do you think I should go back to pinkish theme, or keep the blue and try to warm it up a bit? I was worried about being "too girlie" somehow, but I do love pink! Is Pat bothered by reading a blog with a pink background?

  3. Good morning Peggy,

    I love the changes. The new color and the header pulls all of your sites together now. (I am a sucker for anything blue!!)

    I, like Mary, love the picture of you and Robby on the steps; however, the new picture shows where you are going!!


  4. first off I'm a pink person so of course I will miss the pink. But I do like the blue on here, all sorta goes together, but I would find something to give it a little more warmth since this is about being a mommy and an amputee. I think we can all get used to this to though, we all have trouble with change, so go with what you like--this is YOUR blog and we aren't leaving lol