Erin Zammett Ruddy - Author. Writer. Blogger. Survivor.
  • Here goes nothing!

    February 25th, 2013
    This photo (of Alex and me in New Hampshire over the summer) doesn't go with this post per se, but the colors work with my design so here it is!

    This photo (of Alex and me in New Hampshire over the summer) doesn’t go with this post per se, but the colors work with my design so here it is!

    This is my first blog post for my new site and I’m super excited about it. And a little nervous. I’ve been blogging for over six years (first about cancer for; then about pregnancy and motherhood for, but I have never written a post just for myself. And this site is mine all mine (made pretty by my amazing friend, Chris, with all the nuts-and-bolts, super-smart techy stuff done by my equally amazing friend, Jon).

    Having my own site means A. I am not getting paid to write this blog (bummer), B. No one will edit me or turn shit to sh*t (I may need to stop cursing so much) and C. I can write anything I want about whatever I want, whenever I want. Yipes! All that freedom is a little daunting, you know what I mean? I plan to post as often as I can about the things that interest me most and the things I think may interest you, my loyal readers (thank you so much for following me here!). The topics will be similar to the stuff I already cover for magazines and on my parenting blog (i.e., I’m not going to start posting pictures of cats in hats or, worse, political rants) so you should feel right at home.

    I want to talk about motherhood and parenting, of course, but also about the other relationships in our lives—marriage, family, friends—and you can count on plenty of cooking, eating and vegetable garden posts, especially with spring in the air. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you guys on what you want to read about, know about, talk about, etc. As you know, nothing is off limits and overshare is my middle name (I don’t think poor Nick realized this when he married me since, technically, my middle name is Elizabeth…). Anyway, thanks again for stopping by. Please take a look around the site and let me know what you think. It’s still a work in progress. Most of my major magazine pieces are here and all of the “Life With Cancer” columns I wrote for Glamour, plus lots more. And lots more to come. I’m so excited to be doing this and can’t wait to get started. Here goes!

    A garden shot from last season--be prepared for many more of these!

    A garden shot from last season (because it’s also green and fits my theme)–be prepared for many more of these, I’m kind of obsessed with my veggies!


11 responses to “Here goes nothing!” RSS icon

  • Congtatulations on the new Site Erin! I’m so excited to have a one stop shop for all things EZR :)

  • Hey Erin, I’ve been reading your blog since Glamour, and I’m now an avid follower of Mom Without a Filter on I love your blog posts because they are always honest, and you aren’t afraid to tell it how it really is. I am happily married and we a beautiful 14 month old daughter. Needless to say I love reading your posts on marriage, kids, and family life. I can’t wait to start following this blog as well! :)

  • Subscribed! I’m excited for your new blog:)

  • Hi Erin,

    I read your blog on Glamour (Life with Cancer) I came across it and followed as my mom was battling Cancer. I followed you over to parenting and I also read your book!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with all of us. I look forward to following here as well.

    Best to you and your family

  • Putting you in my Google reader now! SO excited! I’ve been reading you since your Glamour blogging days – can’t wait to see what you come up with here!

  • Yeah Erin! This is so exciting! I am a longtime reader back from Life With Cancer days. How is all that going?

  • Very cool! I’ve been reading you since your Glamour days, and I feel like you are always going through the same things I am – juggling work, relationships, motherhood, and fitting in time for yourself, too! I love your I-do-the-best-I-can attitude when it comes to parenting, which is what I subscribe to myself!

  • i can’t wait to read along! I love all of your writing & remember reading your very first article in Glamour years back about your cancer… & the overshare.. yes we “share” that trait too so i love it! I do this as well… it must be the red hair thing we also share ;-0

  • I’ve been reading since you were at Glamour. Your kids are so cute!

    I’d love if you posted some recipes! I love to cook and eat healthy and whenever you talk about meals, they always sound delicious!

    Good luck with the new site :)

  • Thanks for all the great comments guys! I’m so excited and so glad you guys are here. Ashley J, posting healthy veggie pix and recipes in a few!

  • I’ve been following your blog posts since you were blogging on Glamour, so I love that you have your own personal blog now! And while I’m sure I’ll still be reading your posts on, there’s just something different about a personal blog. For one, I guess I’m more likely to comment as seen here!

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