Ideal Body Weight

I will open this by saying that I’ve been told I was overweight or obese my entire life. My whole life, all the way back to junior high. My mom had me in Weight Watchers and special exercise programs and therapy programs for fat kids as a teenager. I learned all the height and weight […]

Why

I was asked today what my purpose was in attending seminary, and how long I would be in school there. At first I didn’t really have an answer. I know that I sort of joined on a whim at first, following a friend because it sounded like fun.  I really had to think about it […]

EDS Hypermobility Type

I posted once about hypermobility syndrome after I first met with my current rheumatologist back in 2013, but I never followed up on it.  Now I’ve been living with the diagnosis and integrating it into my view of myself for almost three years, and because a couple of my friends have the same condition I feel […]

One Big Happy Family

People die every day. They are shot, stabbed, strangled, or blown to bits. They die from natural disasters and crappy engineering and war. They die from operator error, negligence, and neglect. They die from disease, from old age, from wearing their body out a little faster than others. I’m not sure what makes a death, […]

A’Kos Goes to Disney, Part Two: The Road There

I just left everybody hanging on our road trip, didn’t I? Life gets in the way sometimes, but I will get the whole trip posted eventually.  Here’s part two: We’ve made road trips by camping as a family before, but that was many years ago. We’ve camped more recently as a family using a popup camper, […]

A’Kos Goes to Disney, Part One: The Planning

We’ve had a timeshare since before we had kids. I grew up in a traveling timeshare family and really liked it as a kid, so I pushed for the some experience for our own family. When we had triplets, and then three more kids, we constantly outgrew the units we owned, so we never used […]

You have triplets???

I can completely sympathize with the mom in this story. These days, I don’t have to tell anybody that I have triplets. If I mention it, it’s because I am at that moment prepared to discuss them, to answer questions and generally engage in conversation about them. When they were babies, though, it was never […]

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