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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.
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