My Struggle with Anger

Anger is such a misunderstood emotion to me. I am going to admit lately I seem to have struggled with waves of anger. Everything from political issues to issues on the home front, it has been a challenge for me to stay cool. Somedays I am not mad at certain situations and other days no... Continue Reading →

Rest but don’t quit

From my feeble Google search, I determined it was Banksy, an English artist,  who coined the phrase, "If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to quit." It was about a month ago, in the middle of the month of May, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and this message  popped out at me... Continue Reading →

Messiness of Motherhood

Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in the most unexpected ways to some and never finds its way to others. I can vividly remember the day in January of 2003 when I was living on the campus of University of Houston and had gone to the campus health clinic for an issue... Continue Reading →

10 things Nursing has taught me

Happy Nurses Week! And Teachers Week! And any other profession out there who serves those in our community. I applaud you.  Hard to believe I have been a nurse for 13 years. Some days I feel like I am just getting started and other days I feel like I have been doing this a million... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Gigi

April 27, 2018 marks the day my paternal grandmother, Mary Emarine Taylor Mangrum, would have turned 101 years old. She departed from this life in 2012 at the age of 95. She had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and several great grand children. She was known by many names, Mom / Emmy / Gigi, but was... Continue Reading →

When Someday becomes Today

Have you ever taken a large sip of a drink thinking it was water only to find out it was tea or another beverage? Life is like that many days. We want water, but are given something besides water. So rather than going through the effort to change our drink, we just drink the unwanted... Continue Reading →

Just buy the cake

I went online to pay our mortgage this past weekend and there was a sign in English on the website that said "Now available in Spanish." My first thought was Oh how nice, they are trying to adhere to the needs of the Spanish-speaking population. Then my very next thought was wait, why would you... Continue Reading →

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