Blog Profile / The Guilty Parent


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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The struggle to adjust is real

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.

Knitting from the stash

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.

Believing in the magical power of cookies

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

True Confessions and all of your burning questions answered

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

In which I talk about my Poststitch Sock Stitch Box and yarn subscription obsession (#sponsored review)

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

Top 3 places to find free knitting patterns

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.

My unbiasedly biased stance on the upcoming presidential election

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 I hardly knew ye

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

What’s on the Needles? A Knitcrate Review

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

Not a Coincidence that #PARCC is CCRAP spelled backwards

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

2,015 Kisses

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.

Getting pregnant is not always easy

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

Style and Function reborn with Mission Belt

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

13 Ways Not to Be Bored on Maternity Leave

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

Mary Lambert makes me want to wear my #HeartonmySleeve

“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

To NaNo or not to NaNo, that is the question

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

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

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