Life Update! My Two Year Blogging Anniversary, Book Release, And What We Have Been Up To!

Hello there, fabulous friends!

I haven’t been in your inbox for quite some time now and some of you have noticed! After receiving many emails from subscribers asking me if I was alive or “in a dark place”, I decided that my vacation from writing needed to come to an end. I made the decision to take a break for the summer a few months back and it has been great! Busy but enjoyable! I am glad to report that I am most definitely not in a dark place (lol).

Those of you who follow along on Facebook know that I have been alive this entire time since I post there pretty regularly. I just took a break from blog posts since it’s much easier to go live and spew out random words verbally rather than sit at my computer and compile entire blog posts and check for grammatical errors all while trying to make sure that no children poop on the floor. However, writing about issues that I am working through in life like, potty training or figuring out this stay-at-home-mom gig, is very therapeutic so it’s time for me to jump back on the keyboard and blast you with my thoughts and opinions.

I shall BLAST you! (like, two to four times a month… nothing too crazy.)

So what have I been up to since the last time I published a new post in March? Besides doctoring my four-year-old’s nosebleeds he gives himself due to excessive nose-picking and combating toddler curse words like poop, butt, and fart, this is what I’ve been up to…

1.My BOOK was released! (I feel like that sentence deserved all bold font!) Sales have been amazing! I have all five-star reviews on Amazon except one recent review which is obviously from a person who lives under a bridge eating cabbage that hates cute babies and life in general. At least that’s what I tell myself. The latest feedback was that there has been lots of interest in the U.K, which is just plain cool. I’ve never been there, but my book has! And that’s basically the same thing.

You can buy the book on Amazon here: W(h) ine: 50 Perfect Wines To Pair With Your Childs Rotten Behavior 

It’s inexpensive, usually around $11- $16, so you should buy seven! Happy Day!
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2.I had my first official book signing and got to meet so many more of you than I ever imagined. Thank you to all the friends who took time out of their day to say hello and get their book signed! I wish I took more pictures! Please send me your pics if you stopped by!IMG_8850

3.I completed the entire series of Desperate Housewives in two months. That’s 180 episodes… I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed at the speed at which I binged this show but I’m choosing to be very proud and hope that you are wildly impressed. I mean, it is pretty impressive, come on now.

4.I completed the entire series of Sex and the City in one month. That’s 94 episodes. Again, choosing to see this as true dedication and not borderline pathetic. Mike travels… that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

5.Berkley is two and more confident than Donald Trump.berkleyconfidentWM

So there’s that.

6.After a year of being in our house, we finally got decent landscaping done. It only took us an entire year! The neighbors are rejoicing. 

7.This Mama joined a GYM! The gym has a great childcare center so we go 4-5 days a week, I attend a class and the kids get an hour to play with a couple friends and cousins who join us. I’ve basically recruited all of my friends and it’s worked out perfectly for me! It has really been the highlight of the summer!

As we all know, when we join a gym new shoes are absolutely required. Duh. I’m currently obsessed with these because they match all of my things. 

These are actually on SALE on Amazon! Air Max Thea Women’s Shoe
Air Max Thea Shoes

8.I have been pretty consistent with my Facebook Live broadcasts, so if you aren’t already joining us on on Facebook you should tune in on Tuesday Mornings at 10 am CT and Wednesday nights at 9 pm CT for Whinesday. Both are a blast! I may be biased. 

9.Last month both kids got strep. What fun!

10.Our life is pretty much centered around our kids’ bowel movements and making sure that they have had their Miralax that day so everything comes out nice and smooth and doesn’t “hurty”.

Motherhood is just so glamorous, isn’t it? Poop is my life right now.

Poop. *insert dramatic eye roll

So, that’s all. I am back! Well, I’ve always been here but my words have been limited.

My words are back, people.

I hope you have had an amazing summer thus far and I hope you join the Facebook live face to face fun! I solemnly swear to start appearing in your inboxes more often, if you’ll still have me. I actually said to Mike one evening, I wish I had a column to write for like Carrie Bradshaw does (Sex and the City reference) and instantly after I said it I wanted to smack myself.

YOU, the readers, are my column. This site, Life as a Rambling Redhead, is my column. My book is part of my column. This month marks my two year blogging anniversary…. which also marks the record of the longest amount of time I’ve ever stuck with something.


So that’s cool, right?!

In two years I have found a community of amazing moms, dads, grandparents, and singles, I published a book which is being sold in multiple countries, made my own wine label (not for sale just yet!), and I have learned so much about myself and what it means to be a mother. It has been a crazy and fast ride.

A ride that I could have never done without you. For those of you who have been here since the beginning, thank you! And to those who are just joining us, welcome!I’m so glad you all have found me! Your love and support for me and my family is overwhelming.

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

So many smiley faces and virtual hugs for you.

-Until the next time this Redhead rambles (which won’t be in three months, pinky promise.)

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About Jennifer 79 Articles
I'm Jenn... A blunt, redheaded mommy who likes to look at motherhood in a slightly different way. This blog consists of stories of how I survive my job as a SAHM, a job that I love. I tend to like sarcasm served hot with a fresh side of dry humor. Because who really likes to take life so seriously?

7 Comments on Life Update! My Two Year Blogging Anniversary, Book Release, And What We Have Been Up To!

  1. Yay! New posts and FB lives!!! So proud of all you have accomplished!! And I’m so glad stumbled over your blog so long ago! Cheering you on from CT 🙂 Hugs and love to you and your family!!

  2. Love your live stuff but as a fellow red headed writer I want to encourage you to blog more often. You’re very witty and gifted and definitely have a great parental perspective that should be shared!

  3. I was wondering what happened to you! I will have to tune in to Facebook so I can keep up! Congrats on the book! That is so exciting! Love your humor that you put into your posts! So glad you’re back!

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