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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Sometimes Life is still like High School: Dramatic and Overrated.

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

The wedding does not make the marriage

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.

All Present and Accounted For – Monday Motivation

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

If you’re a blogger from Ohio this post will be better than your last really bad PR Pitch

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

The care and keeping of YOU

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

We Tried it – Snackeez! (As seen on TV)

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

Grabbing my parachute – Monday Motivation

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.

Monday Motivation – Shoveling Sh!#

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.

Dear July, don’t let the door hit ya…

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

12 Knitting hashtags for Instagram

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

School Administrators, Doctors and BS, Oh MY!

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.

Not our first run around the {dog} park

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

School Administrators, Doctors and Bullshit, Oh MY!

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.

This crazy little (farm) life

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.

Understanding Seventy times Seven

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

Oh Alaska, I can’t quit you.

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.

Because anniversary cake doesn’t travel well (a blog anniversary giveaway)

It’s easy to measure how far you’ve come or how time has passed when you’re a parent. You see the results in the eyes of your children. In their smiles and laughter. It’s easy to measure your age in the lines on your face and in the struggles you’ve overcome. Show More Summary

Five things to knit with sock yarn

I am not a {good} sock knitter. Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of knitting my own socks and making crazy, brightly colored socks to wear throughout the winter and I know that Bebe {my crazy sock lover} would go GaGa over some wildly striped knee high socks but I just don’t have […] The post Five things to knit with sock yarn appeared first on Chaos in the Country.

Have “Thank You” notes gone the way of the dinosaur?

I used to get reader emails back when I was known as The Guilty Parent (and we used to call that Monday Morning Advice), but since the blog move, emails have been few and far between. I was happy to see this question show up in my email this weekend. Show More Summary

Mother’s Day in My Dreams with eBay mobile

Well, well, here you come again Mother’s Day. With your promise of a day off, breakfast in bed, flowers from children smelling of dirt from the flower garden where they dug up hand-picked your bouquet and the crafty presents from school that seems to get collected and stashed away like an episode of Hoarders. Show More Summary

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