Posts in category "TJ's Blogs"

Showing compassion to those with Postpartum Depression

Showing compassion to those with Postpartum Depression
My fiancĂ© and I were having a discussion yesterday in regards to our foster child wishes. Age, race, sex, etc. of what our child might be. We started talking about babies. Infants to be exact. And he said no. No. Infants. When asked why. He gently reminded me of my Postpartum Depression (PPD) era. How... Read more »

10 ways to celebrate your pet on Love Your Pet Day

10 ways to celebrate your pet on Love Your Pet Day
February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! Besides giving your furry friend, feathered buddy, or other pocket pet love and affection, here are 10 great ways to celebrate your pet on Love Your Pet Day. 1) Routine Veterinary Exams: The greatest expression of love is good health and hygiene. Annual visits, blood work, dental exams,... Read more »

I'm giving up the F word for Lent

I'm giving up the F word for Lent
It’s no big surprise. I have a potty mouth. I love the F word. Some people loathe it. I quite enjoy it. I try not to use it regularly. I try not to use it as an adjective. But, I use it. I use it when I’m mad. And yesterday I was mad. My son... Read more »
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4 fun crafts to introduce preschool children to Mardi Gras Day

Mardi Gras is upon us and that means it’s time to put on your green, gold, and purple and get your food on for Fat Tuesday. As a way to introduce small children to the season of lent, celebrating Fat Tuesday is a great way to kick of the fasting season. Here are 4 fun... Read more »

50 Shades of Grey....who really gives a crap?

50 Shades of Grey....who really gives a crap?
The whole world seems to be talking about this weekend’s release of 50 Shades of Grey. I’ve read a ton of blog posts about why people aren’t seeing it. Mainly because of it’s violent and sexual nature and it’s negative moral view on woman. Newsflash people….it’s a MOVIE. Did I read the books? Yes. Did... Read more »

An interview with an everyday mommy mayhem

An interview with an everyday mommy mayhem
As a way to say thank you to my fans, I decided to interview an everyday mom. After posting the question to my Facebook page “tell me why your life has the most mayhem”, Shari Hatfield of Bolingbrook, Illinois was the top contender. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shari for her spotlight on Chi-town... Read more »
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I hate dining out with my kid more than you do

I hate dining out with my kid more than you do
I see you. Staring at me from across the room. Across the table. Making eyes at me. At him. Snickering under your breath. Chuckling with your friends. Whispering to your partner. Thinking. I see it. I see it all. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I hate dining out with my... Read more »

Ashley Graham the Plus-Size Model is an inspiration for moms

Ashley Graham the Plus-Size Model is an inspiration for moms
This body hasn’t seen the likes of a bikini in years. Partially because I was never the bikini type. Not even in my teens or early 20′s. I wore them on occasion but I would quickly cover up or wear a shirt over it. I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m just modest. That’s just... Read more »

We don't cuddle anymore and I'm ok with that

We don't cuddle anymore and I'm ok with that
I remember when Daddy Mayhem and I first started dating. We were all over each other. We would cuddle in bed at night. All night. Spoon. I would wake up with his arm draped over me. We adjusted accordingly to our tossing and turning and still be touching. It was sweet. Loving. Then I got... Read more »
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This is 42

This is 42
Today is my birthday. Birthday number 42. Up until a few years ago, I never felt my age. I never really thought I looked my age. But then I had a kid. And now I’m every bit of 42. I used to look at my friends’ Facebook photos and think to myself , “Do I... Read more »