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I have a weakness for tote bags. I no longer carry purses and a clutch just doesn’t seem to cut it. Totes are versatile. They fit everything. They are stylish, functional and cute. They are my bae. When we moved I had to make hard choices about some of my totes. Show More Summary
I knew things were too good to be true. This week I received devastating news that Peanut’s 504 plan that I fought so hard to get in Ohio has been refused by his new school. It all boils down to one word from school psychologist at his...Show More Summary
We’re two full weeks into this new life and I forget how much adjustment there is to moving. The last time we moved the kids were so small, and Peanut… well he wasn’t even a peanut yet. Things that didn’t matter then suddenly matter now and the adjustments that we made to make THAT HOME […] The post The struggle to adjust is real appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
I have yet to check out the LYS in Homer. For one, I usually have someone who does not care for yarn or knitting with me. Secondly, I haven’t had the van much since Bug got a job last week. Already he’s put in three or four full eight hour days and by the time […] The post Knitting from the stash appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
Well we made it to the great state of Alaska; the last frontier as it’s called (and I’ve seen on just about every small tourist shop between the border and Homer Spit). We arrived in Alaska officially on Sunday August 9th, 2015. We drove...Show More Summary
For the past several months I’ve been eluding to big changes in my family. I’m pretty sure that at times people thought either our family was splitting up OR that we were all joining a cult. Neither is true. The family is still very much intact, we’re just moving across the continent to Alaska. Show More Summary
At the beginning of this year I had a crazy idea to jump out of the knitting box and try new things related to knitting (but not cables. I’m not ready for cables) so I searched the internet to see if there were any subscription boxes...Show More Summary
I put myself on a yarn diet of sorts this year. The goal is to knit only from the stash. That shouldn’t be too difficult considering I purged two trash bags full of yarn a couple of weeks ago. It was painful but necessary. I tried to lessen the pain by only purging yarn that […] The post Top 3 places to find free knitting patterns appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
Dear fellow Americans, I write to you today because as you are all well aware (or maybe you’re not and in that case, I’m super thrilled to be sharing this “breaking” news!) we are on the cusp of another presidential election. For many...Show More Summary
February always seems to be a month that drags on, which is ironic because it has less days than any other month on the calendar. Maybe it’s because February knows it has a short life span so it tries to pack as much in as it can before succumbing to March’s lion vs. Show More Summary
The other night I had, what I can only assume is the closest to a near knitting death experience as I ever want to be. With the new addition of the office chair for my desk, my room has become a little more cramped. I’ve used the chair’s...Show More Summary
This morning my third grade son’s teacher told me, “I feel like I’m on a leash. I just go in the direction that I’m being pulled.” I can’t even wrap my head around that statement. To be the person who is in charge of the education of...Show More Summary
My husband may die of embarassment for telling you about this. At first it was just an excuse to get a kiss. He was engrossed in a movie and I was bored. I wanted one little kiss without the whole “Honey, I can’t see the movie…” He laughed at me and raised an eyebrow. I told […] The post 2,015 Kisses appeared first on Chaos in the Country.
As a mom to four kids, I know that starting a family can be both exciting and scary, that’s why I’m happy to partner Pregnancy Tips with some helpful advice on what you can do to help start the process before you begin trying to get pregnant. Show More Summary
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.