Rants | Tales of a Ranting Ginger

The Challenge of Hosting a December Birthday Party

Sigh! Every year we start off the month with such excitement just for me to end up being stressed, depressed and a bit grumpy. My mood change has nothing to do with the holidays but to do with other parents and their lack of RSVPing to my daughter’s December birthday party. When my daughter wasContinue Reading …

It is NOT a Sunburn, Some Redheads are Red!

We have had some great weather here in Canada for the last month. Early summer has made our days being spent outdoors more than usual. A few days my kids got a little bit too much sun (even though I do my best to cover them up). But me, a redhead who burns super easy,Continue Reading …

I totally judged another mom yesterday with no regrets

I always look for the positive in people and try hard to see things from their angle. Having been judged many times myself over the years, I try hard not to judge others. I was a young single teen mom who was on the receiving end of comments, advice and stares. I was a young momContinue Reading …

Parents with Kids in Sports, GET OVER YOURSELVES!

It is a ranty kind of week and I seem to have a lot bugging me this week. Last week while I was not feeling too hot, I ran into a teacher from my teen sons school. He talked about the weather, my kid and sports. My son plays basketball and at 6 ‘4 he isContinue Reading …

I am on a Mission to find Age Appropriate Shorts for my Daughter

It has been a while since I have had a rant to write on here. A few weeks ago I was away for work and my youngest daughter was starting cross-country. In true 8-year-old fashion, she told her dad the night before that she needed shorts for  practice. Makes sense as it has been aContinue Reading …

Pointing out People’s Differences Makes you Rude

It has been way too long since I wrote a rant on here. I guess that is kind of a good thing, it means nothing too outrageous has been going on. But now it is time, I am a bit grumpy about a recent interaction. I have been beating myself up for the last dayContinue Reading …

Accepting the big 4-0 aka the F word

I have not been feeling like myself lately. I turned forty last month and it really has been bumming me out. Even saying the word makes me cringe. I kinds made my family feel like the big 4-0 was a bad word here. I do not feel old, just having a hard time accepting thisContinue Reading …

Rude retail staff suck

Last night I had some time to kill while my oldest son was at practice. I found myself in the city near a good mall with a long list of things I needed to buy. So I headed over and started making my list smaller. First I stopped at the pharmacy and grabbed laundry soap andContinue Reading …