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This is a DIY Mei Tai Pattern with padded to wrap straps, an attached hood, neck padding, leg padding, and an internal adjustable system that makes this adjustable for a small baby up to about 4 years old. The entire series is 19 pages, including material lists and step-by-step instructions and images. You don’t have to use a woven wrap to make this. I made the “Minnie Mouse” inspired Mei Tai out of stretch denim and some cheap decorative cotton. It is just as comfortable as my woven wrap conversion, although not quite as breathable. The hood curve is similar to the hood of an Obimama in that it curves up instead of down, but if you would like a downward curve, or no curve, you can easily change it. The rest of the pattern is basic, freehand drawn by me and then straightened up on the computer by my husband, and looks to me like pretty much any mei tai with a separate waist. Note – If you have enough fabric you can tape the waist pattern onto the body and cut it out as one solid piece. Here is the pattern: Waist Hood Body. These will print out on standard printer paper, and then you will need to trim some edges and assemble the pieces. Each pattern has a one inch square on it so you know if it printed out at the right size. You MUST SAVE the pattern, then open it in Adobe Reader and PRINT AS A POSTER. There is a little button on the print page that lets you do that when you print from Adobe. If you just click on the pattern and try...Read More
They say a good idea solves a problem. “Think of a problem and solve it,” they say. I knew the problem well, since I live it, but coming up with a workable solution was something that evolved over time – five years of time, and counting. At first, I thought I’d just create much better training for the clinic. Then I thought, “I can create good training, and then I can create some really excellent training and I can sell it.” My husband does web development for a living, and I absorbed enough from watching him that I was able to figure out a lot. I bought Adobe Captivate and made some training programs for the clinic. Nothing great, they were just my first attempts at it. They were a lot better than what we had, and they were available to watch on the internet. I created one and used it with an audience, and they liked it. I created one for training intake volunteers and gave a few the link to my private website, and they liked it. Nothing ever came from it after that. I thought, “Well, I’ll just create a website where I make these and sell these to people. These could be awesome training programs.” Then I thought, “Well, I’ll get some other lawyers to write content for some training, and I’ll turn them into more programs and we can work on getting CLE credit for people who go through them. Lawyers can make money that way.” I still think this is a great idea, and I’d like to do it some day, but for now it is prohibitively expensive. Finally, after a lot of...Read More
Have you ever wished you had access to a large database of documents that have actually been successfully used by other lawyers? That's what LearningLawyer is.
This is a link to my startup, LearningLawyer.com. Feel free to visit it, contribute to it, or talk to me about it. Lawyers can publish documents intended for use by other lawyers and get 50% of the selling price. What is it? Well, have you ever wished you had access to a large database of documents that have actually been successfully used by other lawyers? That’s what LearningLawyer is. You can find briefs, walkthroughs, case-type standard operating procedures, memos, arguments, and documents like that – all posted by practicing attorneys.
For years I wanted this website to exist, so finally I had it built. Now I run it. It helps with training new attorneys who want to take on a pro bono case but just don’t have the experience yet.
It’s difficult to work with a web designer or web developer who doesn’t understand what a law firm website needs to do. Through my startup I’ve become pretty good with website design and development, and I really enjoy making simple, effective, functional law firm websites. Here is my current in progress site: YankeyLaw.com
These are things I had time for a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…before I had kids.