An Open Letter to Celebrity Moms

I'm talking to you Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie so listen up. Stop making motherhood look so damn easy. Stop running around in your Uggs and your perfectly couiffed hair-dos because that is not what mothers look like. Real mothers have not showered in days, real mothers pick dried cereal off their sweat pants and think they can get another day or two worth of

An Open Letter to Celebrity Moms2011-02-02T09:55:32-06:00

My Daughter is Going To Be a Crack Addict and it Will Be All My Fault

As a single mother I worry about my kids and how they are going to turn out because they don't have a dad around 24/7 to keep them on the straight and narrow. I can be a bit of a pushover at times and sometimes I let them do things that aren't always the best for them because it is just easier for me to

My Daughter is Going To Be a Crack Addict and it Will Be All My Fault2011-01-31T16:26:41-06:00

Rethinking Motherhood

Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the humidity. Maybe it's just this. These are not my dishes. The sink was empty, I swear, five minutes ago when I unloaded the dishwasher. I don't know what it is but I have been rethinking this whole motherhood thing. When I got myself into this mess I really thought it was going to be a lot of fun,

Rethinking Motherhood2010-08-10T19:55:20-05:00

Empty Nest

Image by iansand via Flickr My boy has spent the last week house sitting at his dad's, while they are on vacation. I miss my son. A lot. At first, I didn't think it would be a bad thing, less laundry to wash, fewer dishes in the sink, and no bickering between the kids. It hasn't worked out that way except for the laundry part.

Empty Nest2010-07-23T07:21:52-05:00

Dear Mr. Boss Man

This is a repost from a couple of years ago, before anyone was reading my stuff. Dear Mr. Boss Man, Thank you for the raise the other day. I really appreciate it. Thank you also for the glowing review. I am not used to someone saying such wonderful things about me or my work. I appreciate the positive feedback that you give to me each

Dear Mr. Boss Man2010-05-13T13:17:00-05:00

The Reason

See this? It's my kitchen sink, a single kitchen sink. Pretty innocuous right? It's not.   It should look like this.     But it doesn't. It looks like this, not even three minutes after I said these words: "Unless it needs to soak, it doesn't belong in the sink." I used a lot more words before those words were spoken, such as I'm tired

The Reason2010-05-10T09:43:12-05:00

Inappropriate Behavior

Since the school season started my daughter has come home each day announcing that she hates school. She has always hated school just like her brother did and pretty much like I did. So this news that she reports each day after school is not news to me and I pretty much ignore it. She wants to be home schooled but I don't have the

Inappropriate Behavior2010-01-11T19:53:59-06:00

When Pigs Fly

The other night as I was working on my post about removal companies in the UK, I was startled to hear my daughter crying, loudly. She had been in bed for about a half hour so the house was quiet and I thought she was asleep. It was a real cry, not the kind of cry that means I don't want to go to bed

When Pigs Fly2009-05-07T08:11:00-05:00

Leave Me Alone

I am in a foul mood today. I don't know why I just got up on the wrong side of the bed. I'm not mad at any one person but I want all of my children to stay the hell away from me today. I don't want to talk to anyone, I don't want to drive anyone anywhere, I don't want to cook and I

Leave Me Alone2009-03-08T13:48:00-05:00

The Facts of Middle Aging

Why isn't there a book on middle aging? There is a book to explain to us where we come from, what happens during puberty, all sorts of books on when we start having sex, books about what to expect when we are expecting and books about what to expect before we die. Nothing in the middle. There is about 30 to 50 years of uncovered

The Facts of Middle Aging2009-02-10T07:45:00-06:00

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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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