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Texas Teen Died While Using Cell Phone In The Bathtub, Family Hopes Their Tragedy May Help Others

Sometimes it seems like teenagers are physically attached to their cell phones, but for one family that attachment came at a tragic cost. Madison Coe, 14, of Lubbock, Texas, died Sunday morning while either plugging in her cell phone while taking a bath, or using her plugged-in cell phone in the bathtub. Her heartbroken family …

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This Syndrome Significantly Raises Your Risk Of Dying Early!

You want to know what one of the most boring things to talk about is? SLEEP APNEA. I can just mention it, and I see your eyes start to glaze over. This should not, however, be the case. According to a study by the University of Tennessee, sleep apnea raises the risk for some people …

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Remembering Christmases Past And Missing My Family…

When I was a little kid, my Christmases were fairly predictable. My brother and I would fall asleep on Christmas Eve somewhere after 1 AM (we were, of course, in bed by 9 PM but Christmas morning excitement is a hell of a drug). As soon as it was light enough to see, we’d bolt …

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Hard Choices: Why Do We Get To Decide When It’s Someone Else’s Time To Go?

I’m writing this post from a very conflicted place in life. This weekend was supposed to be about a reunion. A coming together of generations for food and games and stories. A gathering of loved ones. Instead, it was a hectic juggling of travel details and the fall out from someone taking their own life. Please …

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Autism Moms: How Do You Discipline A Child Who Doesn’t Understand Discipline?

Let me say out of the gate, I don’t have solutions. I have questions. And as a stepparent, there’s only so much I can do to make a difference. To complicate matters more, parenting a child with special needs in two separate households is…in short…almost effing impossible. When I went all in with my husband …

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