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Once school started we were knee deep in clothes; old clothes, new clothes, hand-me down clothes… It is a never ending epic battle to sort through and figure out what fits and what doesn’t every year and a house of three boys, clothing is a revolving door. Show More Summary
A guest post by Samantha Rodman Maternity leave sounds really awesome until you start to itch with boredom. If you’re used to working at least 8 hours a day, it can be tough when your main productive activity is reading Goodnight Moon...Show More Summary
“I’ve got bi-polar disorder My shit’s not in order I’m overweight I’m always late I’ve got too many things to say I rock mom jeans, cat earrings Extrapolate my feelings My family is dysfunctional But we have a good time killing eachShow More Summary
Every year I sign up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and every year I fail. In some way or another things, life, my own self doubt, gets in the way of me finishing my novel and seeing it in completion. If you’re not familar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a marathon writing event during November. Show More Summary
ETA: there’s an update to this at the end (because just when I thought it was over, it’s clearly not). Where do I begin? That’s what any good writer asks before telling a story. The beginning is too far back. Right this minute doesn’t...Show More Summary
February 29th, 1996 started like any other day; I got up with Bug, who was just two months old, nursed him, played with him and dressed him. Brian ran out to handle a couple of errands. When he returned we both dressed in our Sunday best; Brian in a new suit and tie, me in […] The post The wedding does not make the marriage appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
In this moment, I am having a hard time concentrating. My mind is bursting with a hundred other things; tasks I have to do, things I want to do, places I need to go, my calendar (it needs updating), deadlines to meet and things I know I won’t get to today or even this week. Show More Summary
I’m going to apologize in advance if I go off on a bender with this one, that isn’t my intention but when you wake up in the morning and one of the first emails you open is a pitch for you to share with your location centric (read: Ohio)...Show More Summary
In the closet of Bebe’s and Shorty’s room, sit two boxes; one with her name on it and one with Peanut’s. Inside the boxes are tiny socks, pictures, toys, first drawings, a baby blanket or two, a couple of handmade gifts like hats orShow More Summary
All summer long I was held prisoner to Peanut’s constant begging for everything he found on television (even the fake neck shelf commercial). Things caught his eye and he was immediately convinced that they would improve/change/or otherwise be a fun enhancement to his life. Show More Summary
I don’t believe that I was ever one to just jump into the unknown. I like to think that I had a little spark of impulsiveness in me but it’s mostly been in my temper. It wasn’t until I had kids that any kind of spontaneity I might have had died a fast painful death. […] The post Grabbing my parachute – Monday Motivation appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
I feel like some Mondays just suck more than others; that there are Mondays that we should be able to choose whether or not we want to participate in and for those that we don’t want to have anything to do with, we lie in bed and binge watch our favorite shows and order books, […] The post Monday Motivation – Shoveling Sh!# appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
I can’t say that I’m a bit sorry to see July go. From the near impossibility of scheduling things with my clients to Brian’s in and out of the hospital and just the general rush of things has made me feel like standing at my front door...Show More Summary
Whenever I get PDD (project deficit disorder) with my knitting, I like to crawl instagram for ideas, inspiration and just to oogle other people’s yarn. Sing with me; “Oh instagram… How I love you, you are my favorite, my most favorite…” Okay. Show More Summary
I am going to try and keep this fast and dirty but there’s so much on my mind that if I don’t get it off my mind, mah brain… it shall explode. Brian is back in the hospital. Three weeks ago he underwent a routine Arthoscopy to remove some scar tissue from the great deer […] The post School Administrators, Doctors and BS, Oh MY! appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
When we first got Lily back in March, my Facebook feed was filled with other friends getting new puppies and navigating the journey of being a pet parent. For some of my friends this has been a first time experience and for others, it’s...Show More Summary
I am going to try and keep this fast and dirty but there’s so much on my mind that if I don’t get it off my mind, mah brain… it shall explode. Brian is back in the hospital. Three weeks ago he underwent a routine Arthoscopy to remove some scar tissue from the great deer […] The post School Administrators, Doctors and Bullshit, Oh MY! appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
Bug mowed the garden the other night. It was starting to look like a very mini wheat field and we decided it was time to mow it down. Unfortunately in the process we forgot to cut some of the garlic chives that had taken to seed a couple of years ago. Oh well, they’ll be […] The post This crazy little (farm) life appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
From Kindergarten through part of the fifth grade I attended private school. I pretty much hated private school; I had few friends and I was picked on but the one thing I did like was learning about the Bible. I loved the bible stories and religion lessons. Show More Summary
I don’t think I’ve traveled anywhere that has made me want and ache to return until this last month. At the end of April Brian and I took an impromptu trip to Anchorage, Alaska. Visiting Alaska has been a dream of his for a long time and with both of us in our last year […] The post Oh Alaska, I can’t quit you. appeared first on Chaos in the Country.