Is “Dad-Guilt” Even A Thing?

Is “Dad-Guilt” Even A Thing?

Yesterday, Micheal and I agreed to disagree (JK we didn’t even agree on that). It was the “2nd to last football game of the year” **eye roll**  and he wanted to go meet his friends at the bar to watch it. After a few minutes of good ol’ healthy arguing about why he should stay home and hang out with us on the only day of the week that we both had off — he reluctantly decided to watch it at home. By reluctantly, I mean he then sat on the couch for both football games with a crappy attitude (THAT’S THE ENTIRE DAY for anyone that needed clarification on how long two football games last). Pouting husband on the couch = probably more annoying than if he had just gone to the bar to watch the game.

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Children’s Museum/ Anxiety

Children’s Museum/ Anxiety

Yesterday, I took Thomas to the Kohl’s Children’s Museum in Glenview. I had planned on writing a whole cutesy blog post about our experience but then I realized that nobody really cares about my “review” of the different Children Museum exhibits (even the people that are supporting this adventure). Instead,  I decided that it would be more fun (ha) to talk about the anxiety that consumes my life and why actually going somewhere on the weekend with a toddler was such a big deal.

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First Snow

First Snow

Thomas saw his first SNOW TODAY! It was for an entire 35 seconds because we had no gloves (shoved some socks on his hands) and then we all piled into the car to go to Home Goods where we bought a whole bunch of stuff we did not need. BUT HE SAW IT & HE LIKED IT. I definitely need to be more prepared for the next snow so that he can get out there and play without freezing to death.

Also, we are in the front yard because I haven’t picked up any dog poop in the backyard this winter. I am disgusting.

HAPPY SATURDAY.

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Playroom

Playroom

When we moved into our house, the room off of the back deck was being used as a dining room —  it seemed really weird to have to carry your dinner plate into a completely different part of the house so we decided to make this room a playroom instead! I did a lot of Pinteresting in search of the “perfect” playroom but in the end everything just kind of got thrown together and it’s cozy and fun which is all that matters! 

Also, right before I was going to take these photos Thomas poured my entire coffee on the rug. It was my last K- cup too. We’re killing it today.

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New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

Four days into 2019 and time to set some goals!

After thinking long and hard about what I wanted to accomplish for 2019, I realized that most of my goals have more to do with self acceptance than self improvement. Obviously we always want to be improving ourselves daily, but for me I think the focus this year is going to be about being happy with myself “improved” or not.

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Holiday Parties

Holiday Parties

It feels like we had a holiday party every week this December. We had my family’s house, my husband’s family, my extended family, an ugly christmas sweater party with friends, and then my husband’s football club’s annual party. IT WAS CRAZY BUSY. Great times. But also I’m a little excited for our weekends to be less busy. Does anyone else feel like Holiday’s are too stressful?

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Toddler Bed

Toddler Bed

Hola! If you are not a mom and/or do not have a toddler just stop right here. This will be the most boring thing you have ever read.

The one person that is left (Hi Alicia). LET ME TELL YOU about this bed situation

Let me start by admitting that I KNOW we did not have the best approach to Thomas’ sleep training. We both work full time, so by the time we get home we have less than two hours to spend with our kid — doesn’t exactly make you feel good about putting him in a crib and listening to him “cry it out”.

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