Not Your Mother's Blog. Oh Wait ...

My mom is amazing, y'all. And not just because she graced the earth with The Awesomeness that is Rita (although according to independent studies, that's like, 90% of where her amazing comes from. And by "independent studies" I mean "me"). She has been through so much in her 63 years ... stuff that could rival any soap opera, after-school special, or Nicholas Sparks book. To say she's resilient seems like an understatement. So I think I could best describe her using the very scientific term "tough old broad." 

One of the things on the "Crazy Stuff That Has Happened To My Mom" list is breast cancer. She had it, she survived it, and though it was a hard knock, she has made the best of it. But just because she made it through smiling doesn't mean she came out completely unscathed. After her mastectomy, she had to come to terms with an entirely different body - one that was missing two very important parts.

As a therapeutic outlet for her feelings during the recovery process, and as a supportive resource for other women who may be going through the same thing, Mom has started a blog. It's called Staying "You" and it's about keeping your identity and being true to yourself, not only through breast cancer, but through life in general.   

My mother has a lot of wisdom and insight to share. I know this because I never listen to it until it's too late and then I realize that she was right and I'm all, "Damn, I should've paid attention to Mom." Plus she's new to the blogosphere and needs some virtual friends. So I highly suggest stopping on by her blog, Staying "You", and saying hi.

Because you know she's gotta be cool if she gave birth to this much awesome.


  1. Hi Rita,

    I follow your blog and now your mum's too - have just left a comment or two.

    Hope you're having a good day.

  2. You crack me up! I love reading your posts so I'm sure your mom will be great as well. I'm gonna follow!

  3. I agree! You are the Awesomeness :). I'll be sure to check her blog out.

  4. I started blogging this year after my mom died from cancer, I miss her every single day. I'll follow your mom since we both know how important our mommies are to us.

  5. Awww.....thanks honey! I couldn't have done it without your technology know-how! You inspire me!


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