#TexasStronger in 2018 - Y’all This is Home

#TexasStronger in 2018 – Y’all This is Home

2017 is one for the books.  Hurricanes, world records, and mass shootings – we dry out, rebuild, celebrate, grieve and pray. Neck deep in the flood waters of hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in August and dumped a record 51.88 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, Texas, we found ourselves rallying our bass boats and old-fashioned good ol’ boy spirit to help our neighbors, and ourselves. Note that, we have a reputation for getting it done. Don’t mess with us, …

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season 2

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season What is a mom is to do?  Me personally? This year has been a humdinger.  No, really.  I mean this year is one for the books.  Ah yes,  I launched my first book… Stolen Jesus.  I also turned in my second book; Sacred Ground Sticky Floors: How Less Than Perfect Parents Can Raise Kids Who are (kind of) Great. It comes out next year.  Aside from a book …

The “A**” Kicking That Taylor Swift is Giving To “Allegedly"

The “A**” Kicking That Taylor Swift is Giving To “Allegedly”

*please note the references to profanity are quotes from Taylor and are important as often victims are ashamed to repeat these things they are told not to say. As was the case with me. The “A**” Kicking That Taylor Swift is Giving To “Allegedly” An Important Message for Our Daughters & Sons Taylor Swift is not backing down. In a recent and twisted courtroom drama where she is being sued for getting a guy fired for reporting that he groped her, …

Dear Monday,

Dear Monday,

Dear Monday,  It’s nothing personal – but you are not my friend. Truly, it’s not your fault. This time it really is me… not you. There is no possible way for you to live up to the standards by which I expect you to behave.  You are a loose canyon, a butthead… and a killer of rainbows, unicorns and dreams. In some enchanted wonderland where my body responds in an atypical approach to a dismal caloric deficit and one downward …

Thank You Karl Becker: Reading Between the Lines 1

Thank You Karl Becker: Reading Between the Lines

I went to bed at 7:30 last night. I couldn’t stand to look at one more Facebook brawl or Tweet. In spite of my bold blog snark… I hate confrontation.  Political debates are my water boarding. But, at 1:00 am my husband came to bed and said, “I will never be able to sleep.” My oldest daughter, away at college texted me right after that and said: “That last question made me cry.” So, I got up to find out …

The Crockpot Confession 2

The Crockpot Confession

Poor as church mice, that is how my mother-in-law would have described us. When Justin and I got married we had nothing. We stopped at the post office on the way to our wedding reception to see if there were any congratulatory cards with money in them. Luckily, one of my dad’s buddies came to the reception prepared to bless us abundantly. The faithful friend and his wife sold dances with the bride (and groom), something I hadn’t ever heard …