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Blog Name Change: From Shrinking Momster to Rambling Rach


Blog name change: Shrinking Momster is now Rambling RachYou may have noticed a blog name change. This blog used to be called Shrinking Momster. Now it’s Rambling Rach. I’ve made the changes on social media, too.

blog name change: Shrinking Momster is now Rambling Rach

Why a blog name change?

I started Shrinking Momster as a weight loss blog about five years ago.  I’d had a successful adoption blog for years, but I wrote anonymously to protect my daughter’s privacy.  I wanted a space that was mine where I didn’t feel the need to be anonymous.  I also wanted to lose weight and thought writing about the journey would keep me accountable and motivated.

But then life got really messy.  Weight loss fell to the back burner.  I fell to the back burner.  I was an afterthought in my own life for years.

After major crisis at the beginning of of 2018, I finally decided to grab my life, to take charge of my path, to figure out who I am and what I want.  I want my blog and social media pages to reflect the person I’m finding and Shrinking Momster no longer felt right.  I’ve been thinking about a blog name change for a long time.

Why Rambling Rach?

Definition of rambling

I’m a rambler.  And I’m okay with that.  I start a story and then tell five different stories, sometimes forgetting to finish my original thought.  I’ll get back to it eventually.

I’m also rambling through life right now – putting out my vines and seeing where it takes me as a I grow, heal and explore.  I’ve lived a very small life.  I’m ready to spread my wings and live bigger.  I don’t have a clear path.  I’m going to stumble around, climbing, winding, spreading, wandering.

Rambling in words and direction.

So yeah. I’m Rambling Rach in all ways.

My friends in high school rarely called me Rachael.  I was Rach.  I’ve reconnected with some of those people in a big way these past few years.   They still call me Rach and it feels good.  It feels like returning home.  Plus, my name is Rachael, not the more common Rachel and I thought using my whole name would be tricky for people to remember to type in correctly.  Even my grandma spells it wrong.

What is going to be different?

The only difference is the name.  I’ve been writing about more than weight loss since the beginning.

I’m a big believer in “fake it til you make it” and I didn’t want my daughter to see me waiting until I lost weight to like myself.  My story quickly became about liking myself right where I was as I took steps towards healthier living.  Body positivity has become a big part of who I am.  I’ll soon be writing about doing a boudoir photo shoot and reviewing Savage X Fenty plus size lingerie.  (Yes, with photos.  And then we’ll chat about why I post photos of myself in my undies.)

What else am I going to ramble about?  I’ve written about:

All of that will continue.  I want to take you with me on this journey to find the life I want and to get to know myself at age 40. I want you to know that if I can do this, YOU CAN, too.

I’m still working on updating the site and my social media descriptions, etc. This is all going to be a work in progress – just like me. Thank you for following along through my blog name change – and welcome to those of you who are new! I’m excited to have you all with me.

Here’s a video from the Rambling Rach facebook page about the blog name change.  Please leave me a comment below and let me know you found my little corner of the Internet.

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