Category: Family

My travails in parenting and our adventures as a blended, multi-ethnic family

Joined at the Kidney, Part 2

I woke up and suddenly I had a new kidney. Feels like I skipped some vital parts of the story, right? But that’s the difference between one day and the next. One day, you’re functioning at about 9% and the next, you have a… Continue Reading “Joined at the Kidney, Part 2”

Joined at the Kidney, Part 1

I named it Three. Cassie’s kidney now lives inside of me and I decided to name it Three. Three is such a powerful number. Three is the number of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three makes a family. And of… Continue Reading “Joined at the Kidney, Part 1”

Keto Craig’s Continuing Chronicles

We’re a match! I’ve always known Cassie and I were a match, but now I have biological proof. Our blood typing test came back positive. We are compatible for the kidney transplant! *BIG CELEBRATORY SOUNDS* But now what? Cassie is onto the next phase… Continue Reading “Keto Craig’s Continuing Chronicles”

A Whole New World… Why I Love Disney

I have to admit my love of Disney is intense.  It peppers my life in ways even my wife doesn’t understand.  It’s not the kind of intense that’s chaotic or obsessive, but intense in the way that it holds deep meaning in my life. … Continue Reading “A Whole New World… Why I Love Disney”

Keto Craig’s Campaign Continues

The journey to 236 is on the way… My keto journey started on November 4, 2021. I remember the date clearly because I had gone on a carb binge the week before, wanting one last taste of those things I love before giving them… Continue Reading “Keto Craig’s Campaign Continues”

Call Me…Keto Craig

Trying to live a keto lifestyle while fighting chronic kidney disease. For over 12 years, I’ve had chronic kidney disease (CKD). How I got to that point is a long story on its own, but I’ve been able to maintain reasonable kidney function for… Continue Reading “Call Me…Keto Craig”

I’m An American

Racism can be subtle. It doesn’t have to be men with pointed hoods and robes burning crosses on lawns.  It’s not always found in name-calling and ethnic slurs.  Sometimes racism can be found in the little assumptions we make about other people because of… Continue Reading “I’m An American”