Archive for December 2012

TJ's Blog : Year in Review 2012

TJ's Blog : Year in Review 2012
I started this blog in October of this year. It has been a whirlwind of fun and excitement! I am so very thrilled I  have readers on www.Chi-TownMommyMayhem and on our new platform here at Chicago Now and followers on Facebook and Twitter! I am thankful for my new blog friends!  I can’t wait to... Read more »

Thank God The Holidays Are Almost Over!

Thank God The Holidays Are Almost Over!
Please note:  This is a bah humbug sort of rant. If you love the holidays, please stop reading. However, if you are sick of the rush please continue. I have gone 110 mph since December 17th. It started with my daughter getting an ear infection.  As we all know, when the little toddler gets sick... Read more »

Confessions of a (Semi) Retired Dog Rescuer

Confessions of a (Semi) Retired Dog Rescuer
I am just a few short days away from retirement. I’ve been running a dog rescue group in Illinois for the St. Bernard breed for the past 12 years. It has been a very challenging and rewarding experience. I didn’t think I would ever be able to leave, at least not without complete and utter... Read more »
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My love/hate relationship with the holidays...

My love/hate relationship with the holidays...
It happens every single year.  I get so excited about the thought of the holidays – the family time, the kids, the gifts for them, the traveling (wait…did I say I like to travel back and forth from Chicago 4 times in 2 days?!?!).  Then, when the time finally arrives, I have panic attacks.  Did... Read more »

Fear...or The Lack Thereof

Fear...or The Lack Thereof
As time passes and my daughter advances to the next stages of toddlerhood, the more she exhibits the lack of fear. As a result, I have a rising fear I will drop dead of a heart attack from her shenanigans. For example, I tell my little circus performer I am going to the bathroom. This... Read more »

My New Year's Resolutions

My New Year's Resolutions
This week’s Theme Thursday is New Year’s Resolutions. As I look to Resolve (and I don’t mean the carpet cleaner ) for 2013, I hope that I can accomplish at least one of these things. After all, like most people, I’m a  failure at resolutions. I guess I will give it another try! 1) Forget... Read more »
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Hotel Room....For One.

Hotel Room....For One.
As we wrap up the hustle and bustle and stress of the holidays, I’ve been silently wishing, now almost on a daily basis, for just one night alone. No Daddy Mayhem, no Bubba Joe, and no dogs. I’ve checked into the Four Seasons in my mind and checked out of reality. Alone time? Yes please!... Read more »

Daycare Nightmare

Daycare Nightmare
As most parents know daycare centers are a necessary evil in the universe. I would love if I could stay home with my daughter until she goes to kindergarten. That is not my reality. I am a single mom and I am self employed so I don’t have that luxury to stay at home. I... Read more »

Ho Ho... Ho, Move Your Cart!!!

Ho Ho... Ho, Move Your Cart!!!
Crazy damn last minute Christmas Shoppers ! And I am one of them. The last thing I need is a smart mouth bitch in my way. Move your cart or I will move it for you! Better yet, don’t force me to relocate your ass too! This was the start of my December 22nd shopping... Read more »
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Reality TV

My Love/Hate Relationship with Reality TV
I’m not a fan.  I think almost every reality show is stupid. But I will be honest, I do love a good train wreck and Reality TV certainly delivers. Take Tori and Dean for example. How fucking stupid can two people be. They are totally meant for each other. She gets knocked up literally the... Read more »