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!
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 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
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!
Okay I need to rant a little here. I'm so angry and frustrated right now. After spending hours and hours on the phone, talking with one veterinarian after another, I can understand now why the SPCA is chalk full of abandoned animals with no homes and no one to love them. It was NOT their owners fault for abandoning them. It was the Vet's fault! Our 4 year old tabby Edison … [Read more...] about Putting an animal down is hard on children
I hate doctors. No I really do. It's for good reason though, I mean any mother who spends the first three years of her child's life dealing with one doctor after the next while they try to determine what special need your child has. Doctors have given my parents the wrong medication that could have killed them. They have lied to me and several friends of mine. Not taken … [Read more...] about Color Me Vertigo
It's Random Tuesday and I'm sharing again. I was heading to a friends house to watch the Olympic torch relay running through Abbey. We got out of the car. Instantly I felt dizzy. I mean extremely dizzy and had to sit down because I felt like I was going to hurl (bad)!This wasn't the first time I had felt this way. In fact I had - had quite a few dizzy spells in the … [Read more...] about Big Scare: Long QT