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About That Bald Chick

 

About That Bald Chick

Hello.  My name is Virginia, a.k.a  “That Bald Chick”.

I am… A Christian. A loving wife. A mother of three delightful children. A full time homemaker. A homeschooler. A volunteer Women’s Ministry Director. Author. Speaker. Photographer (ameteur). Lover of all things beautiful. Blogger.

I started blogging, shortly after my son was born, as a way to keep in touch with the world.  After having been gainfully employed for nearly fifteen years, I was not accustomed to having unstructured time, had a lot of pictures, and needed a creative outlet.  Thus, I started blogging and digital scrapbooking.  Prior to that, I worked full time as an RN.

I am affected by a rare skin disorder, Hay Wells Syndrome of the Ectodermal Dysplasias (learn more at http://nfed.org).

Hay Wells Syndrome (HWS), also known as anklyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip and palate syndrome (AEC) is one of several ectodermal dysplasias (ED) syndromes that affects structures that arise from the ectoderm as well as structures that do not.  Considered a complex syndrome, HWS can affect hair, skin, teeth, nails, sweat glands, as well as other structures.  HWS is typically classified by cleft lip and palatte as well as fusion of the upper and lower eye lids at birth.

HWS is a congenital birth defect, meaning it is present at birth, and is a dominant genetic trait.

As such, I am a life long baldie.   And proud of it.   You can not even begin to imagine the number of times I have overheard someone describe me as a child as “that bald girl” and now as “that bald chick.”

Growing up different certainly posed some challenges.  However, my Mom taught me a few life lessons that I cherish and will share with you…

  • People ridicule that which they do not understand;  make them understand, and they will not ridicule.
  • There is a unique purpose in your differences… it is up to you to find them.
  • You are only as limited as you allow yourself to be.
  • People will remember what you say because they will remember how you look.  Make the impression worthwhile.

The ability to make a lasting impression on someone, on the basis of appearance, is a gift indeed.

When I was contemplating names for my site That Bald Chick just fit.

As I said, I am married.  My husband, Brian, is affectionately referred to as Hubs, my Tech Geek, Honey, or just plain B.  He enjoys lighting and sound projects, is handy around the house, and is a great steward of his time and talents, as well as our treasure.  I don’t know what I did to deserve him, but I am so glad that I did.

Hubs

^^ Love that man! ^^

Our son, affectionately called Mister, is 6 years old and homegrown.  He is bright, eager to learn, loves math, and really enjoys discovering what makes things work.  He love swimming and all things technology.  He is compassionate, kind, and always thinking.

Mister

Our oldest daughter, known here as  Sister, is 5 years old and was grafted into the vine (i.e. adopted).  She is smart, sassy, an observer, and tenacious.  She loves horses, dogs, and kitty cats (though we have none).  She enjoys playing in the dirt, letting rain hit her in the face, and helping me fold wash cloths.  She likes to dance, sing, and wear cowgirl boots.  She has great leadership skills.

Sister

Our youngest daughter, known here are Little Miss, is 14 months old.  She is also grafted in the family vine (i.e. adopted).  She loves music, playing outdoors, and chasing her brother and sister around.  She loves to laugh and make others laugh.  She is also a huge fan of black beans.

Little Miss

As my children have grown, my site has grown.  While it started strictly as a scrapbook journey, it is now an eclectic mix about life, love, family, faith, adoption, photography, weight loss, fitness, cooking, recipes, kids, fashion, jewelry, home care, cleaning, shopping, nutrition, product reviews and giveaways, and so much more!  Aside from writing here, I also enjoy writing stories and poetry.

Thanks for stopping by.  Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and read a while!

Feel free to reach out to me through my Contact Me page or email me at virginia@thatbaldchick.com

Virginia… That Bald Chick

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***Updated 06/24/2012***

 

 

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