Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hip Gear

Have you heard?!
There's awesome gear for sale that benefits the International Hip Dysplasia Institute!

Hope the Hip Hippo is a book written by two wonderful moms who have been on the DDH journey for a long time with their little girls.  Hope has some really cute T-shirts for sale.  I got one for Lucy and one for Lily.

There are also some blue shirts that you can customize with your child's name.  Example: TEAM LUCY!  Then on the back, you can put 'Mommy' or 'Auntie' or whatever you want!  Of course, mine says Mommy. :-)  Another momma in Texas with a hip kid created the design and her family wears the shirts to every doctor's appointment. :)

We also got a wristlet keychain, which makes me smile every time I go to get my keys.  Why, you ask?   Because I remember sitting in the ortho surgeon's room over a year ago, shaking so bad with fear and bawling like a baby.  Now, I feel like I can take on the world!  I am proud of my Lucy and of my whole family for kicking DDH in the tushie!

So, even if you don't have a 'hip kid,' please consider a purchase anyways!  If you don't want a shirt, do   a direct donation...

June is Hip Awareness Month, and for that reason-
I am doing another giveaway!

I am going to give away 2 shirts, including shipping (USA and Canada only please)

Please leave a comment on the blog, and on July 4th (In honor of Independence Day) I will draw two random names.


If you aren't one of the lucky winners, no fear!
Here is the link to purchase these awesome items.  HOPE THE HIPPO STORE

My beautiful HIP GIRL, Lucy!

This babe is supporting her sissy

It was 120 degrees here in AZ today!  Pink cheeks for the babies

You will also get a Healthy Hips for Life Bracelet!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my keychain!

Proud mommy


for bringing HOPE to us all!



  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm hoping to win one so we can put my daughter in a special shirt to wear to the hospital for her pelvic osteotomy in October!

  2. Beautiful shirts! Liliana perez :-)

  3. What a great giveaway! Lucy is such a brave and beautiful inspiration, and I just want to cuddle and squeeze Lily! Adorable models for awesome shirts!

    1. You are one of our winners!!!!!!!!! Please e-mail me at! :-)

  4. these shirts are awesome! I love how my other 3 daughters can sport the shirts with their names on the back.

  5. What a great idea!! Lilly (14 months old) had her hip surgery in March and had her cast for 6 weeks, then brace for 6 weeks. We just got out of the brace and she loves her freedom!!

    Love these shirts! So cute...
    -Dana Larkin

  6. We all have learned so much through your blog, thanks for this opportunity Karen! God bless you and your little princesses!
    Sheila Covre.

  7. I would love to win one for Aydia! I want to get shirts for her hardware removal this winter.

  8. You are so sweet. I am entering to win a shirt for my son.

  9. I'd be thrilled to have shirts for when we finally hear the words "Healthy Hips!!!!!!"

  10. I would love to win! My six month old baby girl has DDH and is currently being treated at Boston Children's Hospital. You are such an inspiration for all the other Hip Moms and Dads! Keep up the great work and thanks so much for all the information on your blog. Lots of Love, Amanda

  11. Hi Karen - Thanks so much for offering these shirts! I'd love to win them for Jessica. They are so cute! These hip kids have been through so much....I love the idea of wearing these shirts to proudly and courageouly show how far they've come.

    Love, Anne Marie and Jessica

    1. Anne Marie! You are one of our winners from today's drawing!!!

  12. I am entering to win for my son, who was diagnosed at birth!

    Katie C.

  13. Can I please enter your contest Karen on behalf of Sara/Matt/Emma? I have a set already and know they would love them! I hope this is ok! Karla Goar

  14. Maryn and Mommy would wear our matching Hope shirts proudly!

  15. Hi I would love to enter as well for my daughter, Damiana, she will be having her third hip surgery in a week from today. We would wear them proudly :)