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When is the right time for a second baby?

When is the right time for a second baby?

Hello, hello, missed me? Yeah well life happened and had to deal with some stuff. I have been asked when I feel like having baby number dos, and while Dines and I have discussed it and he has had some good points as to why […]

When life gets uncomfortable

Yesterday, as I was sitting on the sofa after putting Cas to bed and trying to get out of doing homework, I went on facebook to see if anyone posted funny stuff or weirdo things that I tend to enjoy. Instead, I stumbled upon Kerrang! […]

When social media and happiness collide.

When social media and happiness collide.

With the wedding season, finally over and the pictures have stopped being posted on social media. Well, there is always the occasional “Been married a month to this hot piece of ass”, which I’ve learnt to pass by. But to admit, I’m one of those and I fucking love it. I love sharing how happy I am, I’m not always happy with Dines. We have our fair share of disagreements about a lot of stuff, and I will admit I tend to be the bitch, that when he is about to yell. I will be calm and say, “Why are you being so dramatic?” he calls me out on that shit too. I love it.

Photocredit: Riccardo Buccarella.
Thank you for making me your wife and thank you for always be the light on my darkest days. Thank you for our son and thank you for being you. Anyone who can call you a friend is lucky because knowing you, you will do whatever for each and every single person. Also thank you for pissing me off sometimes, means a lot.

Why do you always only share either pictures of your son or your husband?

I know people don’t care that I have the best husband in the world or most amazing son. Or how they’ve bought me flowers and Cas went to sleep without a struggle. Cause 1) my husband isn’t the best and he hasn’t bought me flowers (sorry social media) this week or month. I buy my own flowers, cause I’m a strong independent woman. Joke over. 2) my son hasn’t gone to sleep without a struggle with Dines home. But it’s okay, cause it’s my life and I love each moment of it. I have a Facebook for my personal shit, like pictures of Dines and Cas and I have my work page. Which is where I share work related stuff and other stuff so it won’t get boring and only be about work work work. Do I know it’s annoying? Yes. Do I care? Nope, cause it’s my Facebook ha! You can unfriend or unfollow. When Dines does something sweet or Cas is being extra cute that day I can’t help it, I want to share it and I share it because there are actually people who want to see it, I have family all over the world and they can’t see him as much as other family members so Facebook or Instagram is the only way for them to see Cas and Dines. I didn’t grow up in a happy home and for 22 years, my life sucked. So much, I’m not kidding and I’m not going to apologize for being truthful. Until I reconnected with Dines, life was shit. So, when I share with others how happy I am, it’s not really bragging but trying to keep family members updated on how my life is. I’m lucky because I have a such supportive husband, either fueling my weird Game of Thrones obsession (not that obsessed but I fucking love that show #teamtormund), to pushing me to fight my anxiety. He might get me something I really want, like stuff for baking. I will tag him, sharing a picture and of course make a cute pun. I like acknowledging that our relationship isn’t just GoT posts and bad dad jokes made by me. He deserves a lot of credit for being married to me, more than people will ever give him.

Sharing never before seen pictures of Cas recently born and Dines is something I will be doing ever now and then.

What about sharing pictures of yourself once in a while

Mate, who the fuck wants to look at me? I’m a ginger who weighs in at 60 with a socially awkward personality. Nobody wants to look at that. Plus I’m doing fine. I have my own blog!

Back in 2015, what a years that was. We went to Cologne and watched CS:GO.

But what I’m trying to say is, peoples’ social media is their own and if they feel like sharing pictures or statuses of their children or husband/wife. Let them and if you are unhappy about it, delete them and stop whining about it, you big baby.

 

Karina xoxo

With the right bag.

I admit it, I am a sucker for things that could and can benefit the environment. That’s why when I heard SortplusHvid was launching some new bags I couldn’t help but strike. Because these bags are truly practical, I already have one in pink with […]

The Perfect Parent

The Perfect Parent

Lately I’ve noticed how a lot of mothers and even fathers have been trying to come off as the perfect parent. Hell, I might even have come across as one, but funny enough. I’m so far from perfect, so if perfect smacked me in the […]

When in Spain

When in Spain

Hi guys, long time and no post. Well last week we returned from 16 days in Spain, and boy did I need a week to relax. Getting back into the normal routine can be kind of hard. I also started school again, or well I do the 22nd of August but it didn’t mean I couldn’t do the introduction assignment. Now I just have to do two normal assignments this week and on to a relaxing weekend. So back to Spain, it was lovely and warm. The food was amazing and it was just lovely getting away from everything. The last week we were there, my husbands parents joined us, which is always nice.

This vacation also marked our first date night, Cas got babysat by his Farmor and Farfar while Dines and I went out to eat. We have been to a wedding before without him, but this was just us. It was nice, remembering all the good things about each other. When you are parents, we can sometimes forget to maintain our relationship and I felt that date night was a nice way to help us remember that we are also a couple and our whole world shouldn’t just be about Cas. I know it sounds selfish and I might get mum shamed, but when Can grows up and moves out. It will only be Dines and I, if we haven’t maintained a relationship, we will just be two people living together who has a child.

 

Cas loved Spain, before we left he started walking. But in Spain it took a wild turn, he followed everyone. He loved the beach most of all, it ended up being a struggle to get him home from the beach because he enjoyed the water and playing in the sand with Dines. Dines also enjoyed playing in the sand with Cas and play in the water with him. I’m scared of the ocean so I didn’t join that part, but I got to play in the pool with him. We played shark, he didn’t get it and I think he thinks I’m weird.

I loved the vacation, while we had a good grip on my PPD, there was one night that wasn’t good. I couldn’t get Cas to sleep and he started hitting me and scratching me. I ended up breaking down and really didn’t want to stay on vacation because for me that felt like defeat. So while the ugly cry was going on, Dines stepped up and took over. I felt like he shouldn’t and it was my responsibility to look after our son alone the whole vacation, and now I feel like an idiot for thinking that. Dines and I talked it over and that also helped mend our relationship. But all is better now, we are still taking it one day at a time. On sunday it’s our FIRST anniversary and I can’t wait! But I will post more on that later.

For now my loves.

 

Karina xoxo

PPD: The unwanted tenant.

PPD: The unwanted tenant.

Today, I decided to write about something close to heart. Something I rarely share with people, only people close to me know, which is I suffer from Post-Partum Depression. People who don’t have children or never had to deal with PPD try to understand. But […]