Pink Is The New Red

I named this blog “Mama Has PINK Hair” because, well, I had pink hair. But now my pink is the new red. This time the color is so deep, I think it might even fool a hair drug test!

That’s right, I am back to dying my gorgeous locks down to various shades of dark red.

I found that the pink was washing out my face too much since I am already so fair-skinned. Not only that, but summer is over and autumn is here. The colors for cooler months are more serious, earthy, darker tones.

But don’t worry, I won’t be renaming my blog PINK is the New Red or anything like that.

I still love the name and I love the design and avatar that my good friend Nicole over at Needs More Crayons and 350 Preheat created for me. That won’t be changing.

However, there will be a few changes in the content of this blog. I started out wanting to be a mommy blogger, talking about recipes, crafts, homeschooling, etc. I am going in a different direction.

First, I do like to cook and bake, even though I am rather new at it (I taught myself when I got married,) but we are going back on the low-carb train. Not just to diet, but to live the low-carb lifestyle. As I have blogged before, it makes me feel better and when I eat starchy foods I physically hurt. I also find that my bipolar symptoms lessen when I don’t eat so many carbs.

Speaking of bipolar, I am really open about my mental illness and have learned so much through the years. Some of it was by researching, but there are so many embarrassing situations and real-world experiences that I want to share with others. Whether you are recently diagnosed, are struggling with a family member who has a mental illness or is a bipolar veteran and just wants to read, I am here for you.

If you don’t want to comment publicly, then feel free to send me an email at Mama Has PINK Hair.

I also want to talk about outdoor activities and fitness. I really love nature and the outdoors, but I have social anxiety (or social phobia as some doctors still call it,) but I am working to change that. I think it would be really good for my girls to get out more.

Another thing I am passionate about is being a work at home mom (WAHM.) Working with young children can be difficult and I would love to share my experiences with you and I hope you feel free to do the same in the comments.

Remember, Pink is the New Red just refers to the content, not the actual blog itself.


  1. Chrystal says:

    I do really well on low-carb, too. For my mental health but also for my PCOS. I recently started adding whole grains and sticking to clean eating and that seems to be working out a lot better because it gives me more variety. If I feel too deprived I start to resort back to my eating disorder ways and then a lot more of the mental health issues start to surface.

    I think whatever you do here….your readers are going to love. :)

    • Tay says:

      Thanks Chrystal! Before MG was born I went low-carb just to see and not expecting real results. I dropped 70 pounds quickly and had so much energy. Once I dropped that weight, I was finally able to conceive, too! I think you have a great idea – and by adding in those things, if you have an intolerance, you will know right away what is causing it!

      • Chrystal says:

        I don’t eat a lot. I followed Atkins at the first of the year and had a lot of success. But then I started to slip. I really had a hard time eliminating so many foods. It caused a lot of triggers. So I did a lot of research on whole grains and found that with the PCOS and depression and long as I stayed low glycemic (basically ate like a diabetic) I could keep it under control. So, I keep the carbs low by not eating a ton of breads and pastas and rice. But I leave the option open so I don’t feel deprived. I feel good with the PCOS. I don’t have to take meds to keep my regular. But I still cant have kids. I need to get the weight under control, but at 38, the kid issue is a whole different story. I need to eat less and exercise more. The exercise more would be easier if the pain issues with the osteoarthritis and degenerative disc weren’t an issue. But that would be better if the weight would come down…oh the circle of issues in which I have…lol

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