I Don’t Want No Paper Scrubs: My Trip to the Psych Ward

He helped me out of the tub, just like he did when I was nine months pregnant and I relied on him to be my center of gravity. Tears streaming down my face, I put on my clothes and my husband and I left arm-in-arm for the emergency room. I knew I couldn't argue this …

Pizza Tours Are A Slice Of Heaven

When it comes to pizza, I am a no limit soldja. From Totino’s to gourmet pizzas with the fancy toppings, give me all the pies. So when I heard my first outing on my selfish solo mom trip to Florida (stay tuned for that post!) was a birthday “pizza tour” for a friend of my …

Mom, Interrupted

You know that movie with Wynona Ryder where she goes to the mental institution with Brittany Murphy (RIP) and June from Handmaid’s Tale? Last October, I had my own “Girl, Interrupted” moment. Except, instead of a sad rich kid with a haircut that would so NOT look good on me... I was one. tired. mother. …

Lower income, rural citizens depend on federal healthcare funds

In Texas and across the nation, there is a crisis with rural hospitals closing, and others in financial distress, according to advocates. In the past 2 ½ years, 58 rural hospitals have closed across the nation. Thirteen of those in Texas. Director of Government Relations for Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) Don …

Buh buh buh

I’ve had a nervous breakdown before, so hear me out when I say I am in no way minimizing important mental health issues. Some days I feel like the short little people in my home are going to morph me into Goldie Hawn in "Overboard." Buh buh buh buh buh. Buh. For all you millennials …

My earliest memory

My dad was in the Air Force, stationed in North Carolina -- or North "Careliney" as I pronounced it -- when I was a child. I was only 3 or 4 when we lived there, but I have many memories. I had a friend name Tashida who lived next door. She was a little older …