Flying With a Wheelchair or Mobility Device

So, a couple of important notes before you read: I'm an incomplete (walking) quad, c6/7, and use a Panthera X manual chair about 90% of the time, always fly with my service dog, and often fly with my young daughter and no other adults. I fly a lot, so the advice below is based on … Continue reading Flying With a Wheelchair or Mobility Device

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My Weird Christian College Dating Life and Six Years Married to Bryan

Bryan and I met when I was 19 and he was 20. We were in rural Minnesota (no, not all of Minnesota is rural) at a music festival where I’d just watched him play drums. As fun as they are, ours isn’t a story of “and we knew we belonged together and have been together … Continue reading My Weird Christian College Dating Life and Six Years Married to Bryan

The way we do it: Sleep

The moment you announce your pregnancy, people start in with that sadistic line about enjoying sleep while you can, because you can kiss it goodbye once the baby comes (never mind that many women don’t sleep well toward the end of pregnancy, either). It’s like they take pleasure in the idea that you’re about to … Continue reading The way we do it: Sleep

Disabled, new to motherhood, and blogging about it.

A couple of days ago, almost two months into being a mom, I participated in a panel discussion on adaptive parenting and babywearing hosted by Baby K'Tan. It was pretty successful, and people asked a lot of great questions. The theme I saw was hesitance and insecurity, which are two things I felt (and still feel, … Continue reading Disabled, new to motherhood, and blogging about it.

A Thanksgiving Plea from a Former Retail Employee

My name is Alex, and I'm a recovering retail employee. Anxiety. Night sweats. Irrational fear of plastic bags. Inability to not straighten merchandise. Debilitating, I tell you. This is the first Thanksgiving that I haven't had the big, gray, grumpy cloud of I-Have-To-Work-Black-Friday Blues in 10 years. I got my first job at age 15 and … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Plea from a Former Retail Employee