Did I Die? Let Me Count The Ways

By now most of you must have heard the leaked tape where Donald Trump explains to Billy Bush that he often kisses women without permission and grabs them by their genitals as they both die with laughter at how funny that is.I was pretty upset about that tape, but not because I am a prude or even that I am shocked that men talk like that. When Billy Bush says "will you give him a hug" while holding back giggles, I remembered all the times that I was the girl who was the butt of jokes between … [Read more...]

Absent Fathers

A few weeks ago I sat in child support court for almost an entire day and let me tell you, it was a very ugly place to be. There was anger, pain and brokenness all around me. I have been a single mother, I have gotten child support from two men for my kids and I am married to a man who has been screwed over by his ex-wife for child support by lying about the amount she has gotten from him. All that is to say that I have been on every side of this issue.When I looked around at the men though, … [Read more...]

Abortion, Religion and Politics

So I wrote this blog post the other day, some of you may have read it.... the combox has 105 comments in it as of now. That is a crazy combox. I have read some of the comments and if I am going to be truly honest, I am so honored to be defended by pro-choicers who understood that I am 1. not a loser and 2. still against abortion. If there is one thing that makes putting myself the target of public scrutiny it is seeing people who don't agree with me on a certain issue, like abortion, actually … [Read more...]

Voting For Trump, Something I can’t Respect

For years I have been told that voting for the lesser evil is the way to go in elections. I can't even count how many times that I have been on the receiving end of that lecture. Now suddenly people are saying they will vote for Trump because apparently when everyone said "the lesser evil" they meant Republicans.That's not how my brain works. I am not a Republican, in fact most years I can't stand any single Republican candidate. This year was an exception because I love Rubio. I have issues … [Read more...]

Trump Tapped What Was Already There

There is a hidden issue in the debate about illegal immigration. A lot of good people are either unaware of it or ignore, but it is real. There is a really thread of racism against Latinos/Mexicans/Hispanics when it comes up. As long as I can remember, I have been able to see it. I am a Hispanic who has lived in Texas my entire life, I have seen it in my family and been the target of it.Now Drumpf is leading in polls and winning primaries based on his views about illegal immigrants and his … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Binge Watching Scandal and Other Shondaland shows

I am over at Aleteia talking about my binge watching of Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. I began watching them during Christmas break and I have learned a lot. I am also watching another great political show that I'll write about soon.I wrote about Scandal after the airing of the abortion scene with Silent Night playing in the background and then decided that it would be a great idea for me to know what the character's deal was before actually coming to a opinion since I was saying t … [Read more...]

Borders and Lines in the Sand

I have written over and over how important it is to not let snark take over the way we communicate as writers and/or speakers and right at this moment I am having remember that and not let my snark take over. I am the kind of person that defends those who I love. I will defend them to the death without even blinking an eye. It's how I roll.I have been distracted during the Pope's visit to Mexico because my newest grandbaby was born last Friday. (YEY!) So when I was catching up today I saw … [Read more...]

Walls, Fences and Human Dignity

I am a born and bred Texan Hispanic aka Tejano. My grandfather was born in San Saba county Texas in 1900 and his mother was a Native American Indian from that area who didn't ever cross the Rio Grande, yet at some point they were considered "Mexicans" because they spoke Spanish and lived in Hidalgo Co. The reason that my great-grandmother and her husband spoke Spanish was because he came from Spain and had migrated here from Spain through Louisiana, not Mexico. My grandfather was light skinned … [Read more...]

Babies, Sex and Birth Control

It is very difficult to find help when you are poor. Sure it seems like there are a lot of programs out there to help with all kinds of things but the thing that most poor people know is that it's a gamble to see if any of them will actually help you. You can go in to a place  and tell them that you are in the exact situation that they say their program is for, they hand you tons of paperwork, you fill it out and then they tell you you do not qualify for their services. This comes after you've s … [Read more...]

Book Review: Freedom by Everett Fritz

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Everett Fritz for my radio show on Breadbox Media. He is the author of a book called Freedom which he wrote after looking for a book to help young men live the virtue of chastity in a practical way.I'm going to be honest, I am always skeptical about books that deal with chastity for many reasons. Mostly because I tried to teach my oldest son all about sex outside of marriage being wrong and I failed. I taught him the teachings of the Church, he … [Read more...]