Archive for 2012

Revelations from 2012: Red’s survival list

I don’t do resolutions for the New Year. I’ve tried that shit before and it doesn’t work, so why waste the time. So instead what I do is look back at the last 12 months and figure out what I’ve learned, if anything. One thing I can say is that 2012 was one of the... Read more »

The Newtown massacre: A mother’s perspective

As I’m sitting here writing this blog, I am literally sick to my stomach. I want to puke. I want to scream. I want to cry. And at times, all at the same time. Over the past few hours, I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School today.... Read more »

5 things on an exhausted mama's Christmas list

Every year I’m asked the same question; so what ‘chu want for Christmas? Sure, I could fill my list with silly little material items that would soothe a temporary need, but would be forgotten within a month’s time. So the big question is: for the long run, in reality speak, what do us hard working... Read more »

A day in the life of a work-at-home mom: A pictorial

APPEARANCE - How I see myself: In my own reality, I wake up every day feeling fabulous. My skin is clear, my hair is perfectly tousled and my makeup is nothing less than professional quality. I've got my shit together and always look like a million bucks. Like Ms. Kidman, I am tall, thin, rich and the envy of every other redheads on the planet......and then I wake up.
I’ve experienced both sides of the spectrum; I’ve done the full-time working mom thing and then eventually the work-at-home mom thing. Yet what continually surprises me is how those that don’t wear our shoes everyday are quick to judge. Sure, some think that us WAHM’s are casually floating around the house, eating Bon-Bon’s, ignoring our... Read more »

Let’s talk about my boobs: A mammogram story

Last week, I went for my second-ever mammogram. The first one scared the crap out of me – and yes, I did blog about it because I can’t keep my damn mouth shut about anything personal. Click here to read that humdinger of a story and then re-join me for the rest. Did ya read... Read more »

3 holiday traditions I refuse to be a part of

I love the holidays, I really do. But there are certain holiday traditions that are so ridiculous that I can’t bring myself to partake. Don’t get me wrong; I’m very old school when it comes to most things. I believe in the gathering of family & friends, great food, good wine, unconditional love and selfless... Read more »

The Han Solo expectation

Little Woman was playing her Star Wars game on the WII the other night when she attempted to pull me away from the computer to play with her. I fell for that once. That game just confused the hell out of me. Give me an Atari joystick and a cartridge of Frogger and I would... Read more »

Permission to Let Go

As a woman, I’ve been through enough crap in my life that I’ve grown a thick skin. I’ve earned it, and I wear it well. As a mom, I am responsible for the health, happiness and overall wellbeing of two other people I chose to bring into the world. And I do my job well.... Read more »

I’m an American that chooses NOT to vote.

I am an American citizen of sound body and mind, and I choose to implement my right NOT to vote. I’m sure a lot of you are going to gasp with disbelief, appalled that I would make such a choice, but there is it.  I can almost here your thoughts right now…..”why the hell would... Read more »

The Ghost Amongst Us: A Personal Story, Part 2

The activity started up again without me even realizing it. About 2 years after helping my husband through a scary bout with testicular cancer, we discovered we were pregnant. It happened sooner than we expected, but we were thrilled to be blessed with a baby. After we found out we were having a boy, we... Read more »