"The humorous rantings of a single mom who finds the funny in the most absurd situations. Minnesota writer and blogger."


Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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MINNESOTA NICE is a humorous and heartbreaking memoir about coming of age in the 1980’s. Raised by a closeted gay father and mentally and physically handicapped mother Jennifer does her best to navigate the changing times.

Today is The Day of Positivity!!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 | 1 comment

Today is apparently The SpongeBob Day of Positivity, a day in which to celebrate SpongeBob Squarepant’s most admired quality – eternal positivity! I know this because my inbox is filled with all kinds of press releases about the positive event. Usually I ignore them because, like this press release, they come on the day of the event and I don’t have time put together a decent post on the fly like that. Of course if they gave me more notice I’d forget about it too, speaking of which if anyone from Minnesota is interested in seeing Ice Castles in Eagan I have some extra tickets...

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My Mother Has Dementia and it Sucks!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 | 1 comment

My mother has had dementia for a long time but in the last six months she has really gone downhill — and it sucks. I can’t tell you how much it sucks. She is not going to go quietly into that good night, she is going to drag my brother and me through the rabbit hole with her and it’s been nothing but a festival of drama and confusion ever since the journey began in earnest. I say “in earnest” because my mother has suffered from dementia for the last 45 years, ever since she suffered an anoxic brain injury (sometimes called cerebral hypoxia) due to lack of oxygen...

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Open All The Stores On Thanksgiving!!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 | 6 comments

I love Thanksgiving. Let me just get that out there first. I love Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect holiday. No gifts, great food and wine, family and friends if you’re lucky (and sometimes if you’re not) and of course pie. It’s just like 4th of July but without the mosquito bites, sunburns and fireworks. I love Thanksgiving, I really do. So don’t hate me for saying what a lot of people (and big bad corporations) are thinking – Open all the Stores on Thanksgiving. If you’ve been around the internet of late you’ve noticed a growing murmur of people...

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How I Tamed the Snowblower Beast

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | 3 comments

If we still had minstrels they’d write a song about how I tamed the snowblower beast – all by myself no less. As a Minnesota blogger I take on most of my tasks with the idea that I will probably write about them. Usually something goes wrong and it’s worthwhile to take a few pictures and have a laugh or two at my expense. I know a little about a lot of things and can handle most fix-it jobs around the house without assistance but occasionally one comes along that intimidates me just a bit. Learning how to assemble the snowblower was one of those things. I have tools (not...

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