I want to start out by saying I am not a violent person. I do have a temper, but honestly, I hate drama and I realize that not nobody's kid is perfect, especially my kid. Kids make mistakes. They push buttons. They can be rude and say things without thinking. But I don't remember reading in the parenting manual that we have a right to mistreat them, or abuse them verbally. … [Read more...] about How Sometimes As A Mom I Just Want To Punch Some Adults In The Face
I sat in the tub staring at my legs. The pressure I felt overwhelming. My feet and ankles were swollen. I was once again retaining water. Then I looked down at my hands seeing the new spots on them. Tiny little pimple-like spots that were brownish in colored and itchy. Psoriasis on my hands. My heart began racing. My mind swirling. I knew which direction it was … [Read more...] about How Did I Get Okay With Being Fat? Battling Weight Issues At Forty-Something.
I bet you thought you wandered down the rabbit hole. Didn't you? Well. You didn't. You are exactly in the right place. Rants n' Rascals has changed. Well. Almost everything has changed. I have a new home. New Style. Now I'm just officially waiting for the url to take up residency right here. I hope you stick around and continue to read on why this change needed to be … [Read more...] about Rants n’ Rascals = Just Jodi Shaw
I have rolls, and no I don't mean I'm offering you biscuits, though I could eat one right now-- I'm freaking starving! But no seriously, I'm talking about the kind of rolls that prevent me from tying my own shoes, or taking a peek at my woo-hoo every now and then to make sure it hasn't dropped off the face of the earth. My problem is my tummy fat is getting out of hand. Do … [Read more...] about My Tummy Is Starting to Resemble My Butt.
I don’t post about my (family) very often, meaning my mom, dad, cousins and you probably didn’t even know I have two brothers. I think it’s because they are very private people and think I am going to tell all their dirty little secrets by being brutally honest about how I feel. This is just oh such a case. I am so in love! He’s only like a week old, but my heart … [Read more...] about Welcome my new nephew to the world!
It's been a hellish week of crap. It started when Trace came home sick, a week ago Saturday with the Norwalk virus. Then I got it, and JJ my oldest and finally dad. The whole ordeal was just gross and pretty much destroyed our weekend. After the weekend, my dad suffered a heart attack. It wasn't nice and he was very lucky. He felt off and wasn't sure what to do. So he … [Read more...] about What the Bleep is Going On?
Ever have a day where all you say is "BLINKITY BLINK"? You know you shouldn't. It's rude to use such language, especially if you are a mom. The dinner is burning - I forgot to blinkity blink watch it! The kids are not blinkity blink listening to me! I feel like blinkity blink! Anyhoo it's been that kind of hellish week for me and it's only Tuesday! I hope I make it … [Read more...] about What the Blinky Blink!
This past week I've began a new health ritual on my way to eating better, living better, feeling better for myself. I joined the #mamavation boot camp to be a mamavation mom. Oh yeah if you love me send Leah a message: @bookieboo I vote for @rantsnrascasls to be a #mamavation mom. I'll love you if you do. My Goals Achieved This Week! So this past week I gave up … [Read more...] about Roller Coaster Rides With Weight Loss
Okay so I'm not going to go into a long winded story or sit here and talk and talk about what's wrong with me that is leading me to this today. It's just pointless. The bottom line is... I'm fat! I smoke! I'm grossly out of shape! I feel like I'm dying inside. I'm crying as I write this right now (yes real tears). I've talked about my feelings before but … [Read more...] about Mamavation Mom
I know it's not mature. I know it's not feasible. I mean I'm counted on day in and day out. I'm needed for -- well everything. Each day I wake up, my name is called, or bellowed from someone, somewhere in the house, wanting something. Either something they can't find. Something to eat. Something to do. Questions they need answers for. And each and every day I … [Read more...] about Some Day I Want to Run & Hide
I am not even sure how to write this post without sounding like I'm whining, because in all honesty I am. I know I am. I need to though because right now my frustration level and emotions are rising up to my throat on the brink of tears as forgetful dad types what I'm saying to you. I cannot move my right arm. From the tip of the shoulder bone down to the inside and outside … [Read more...] about Recovering from Frozen Shoulder
12 years ago he was born. I held him in my arms and cried my bloody eyes out from sheer happiness. I prayed to God for him. I prayed to be a good mother. I prayed for the blessings God gave me and that I had survivored the robbery at gun-point just 6 months prior to having him. I loved that he was mine. I always wanted to be a mother. When I turned 25 years old and suddenly … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day My Son Was My Present
It's a big decision, getting a tattoo. It's a decision a person has to make for themselves and should never be done on a whim or because of peer pressure or when discabobulated so that you wake up and have your grandma's name inked on your ass. Yikes! A tattoo to many people is a form of scarring and a form of mutilation. I disagree. Getting a tattoo represents … [Read more...] about My Celtic cross tattoo by fantum scratch
Okay I know awesomest isn't a word but to my four year old (soon to be five) *sniff sniff - grammar doesn't matter. What does matter is what a great weekend I had! Normally my weekends are filled with breaking up fights between the boys (dad included) everyone getting on each other's nerves. Me ending the day, in between cooking and cleaning, calling my mom 87 times … [Read more...] about Awesomest weekend with my kids!
I love being married. No seriously, don't roll your eyes. I do! After six years of marriage I'm still madly in love with my husband. I know that seems untrue but it's not. Not only is FD (Forgetful Dad) my best friend but he's the one person I actually look forward to seeing each and every day I get up in this world. So what's the problem -- you're … [Read more...] about Marriage blues: where do we go from here?