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GoodNCrazy Mom

Carissa Rogers
Carissa is mom to three children — two ‘tween girls and a little boy — and is married to her best friend and husband. She has lived in multiple states and her children have experienced several different schools. She currently lives in a small town in Southern Oregon where fighter jets train overhead. In her former life she was a molecular biologist. In her current life when she isn’t dancing the after-school-shuffle, she writes and consults for several online websites, as well as finds time to experiment with new recipes and pretends to be a photographer. She is an active volunteer in her children’s schools, church and in Scouting. Carissa will share her particular brand of storytelling about the ‘GoodNCrazy’ of parenting and public school education. Contact Carissa by leaving a comment on her blog, or visit her personal blog at She’s also on Twitter as @CarissaRogers

Back-to-School Clothes Shopping: Online vs. (Standing) In Line

Aug 23, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Carissa Rogers, Back to School

Are you kidding me? School starts in less than two weeks! There’s no time for back-to-school clothes shopping! We just got back from a huge family vacation, before-school activities have already begun (marching band any... Read more
Forget the "Brain Drain:" Combine Family Summer Travel and Education

Aug 16, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Writing, Reading, Math, Brain Drain

Who else seriously needs a break…from summer break?! We’ve had a “goodncrazy” summer, filled with road trips, air trips, summer camps, camping-camps, and very little home time. Parents always worry a... Read more
Weeknight Dinner’s No Problem With Versatile “Simple White Sauce”

Aug 08, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Recipe Share, Carissa Rogers

Everyone should learn how to make an easy, simple “white sauce.” Also called “gravy”—and similar to a roux or remoulade in fancy French circles—the uses for this sauce include everything fr... Read more
Teen Texting and a Parenting Lesson

Aug 01, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Texting, Teenagers, Carissa Rogers

The cell phone representative looked over my account and asked if I had a teenager. “Of course I do,” I said, adding, “Why?” Apparently my 14 year old sent out and received more than 9,000 texts last m... Read more
Best Summer Salads For Potluck Gatherings!

Jul 25, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Recipe Share, Carissa Rogers

Family reunions, neighborhood potlucks. and church gatherings. What do they all have in common? Don’t say crazy Aunt Erma. I’m talking about the food of course! Specifically SALADS, which are perfect for summer po... Read more
Jumping on The High-Maintenance-Mom Treadmill

Jul 13, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Carissa Rogers

Be honest:  Are you the type of mom who shaves her legs every single day? Does the thought of stubble make your eye twitch and inflame your OCD tendencies? OR, are you a closet European? Is your razor rusty from UN-use b... Read more
Moms: What’s Your Super Power?

Jul 08, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Carissa Rogers

Recently, I was asked to answer this question (and do so in a serious tone): “What are you good at?”  And I was completely stumped. I couldn’t come up with a single fabulous response. I’m an impat... Read more
Baking & Banking Lessons: GoodNCrazy Teen Bakes For Money

Jun 29, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Cooking, Carissa Rogers

My daughter did it. She made her first sale—of cupcakes! A friend needed 60+ birthday cupcakes for her daughter’s class at school and the after school birthday party. After checking with a gourmet shop my friend r... Read more
The Honor of Winning the Meanest Mom Award

Jun 25, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Carissa Rogers

The sweetest words any mom will ever hear: “Mom, I’m so glad you told us NO when we were little, and you meant it!” I did a complete double take when I heard them. We were in the car, and I may or may not h... Read more
GoodNCrazy Mom Says Happy Father’s Day, and Thanks, To Mr. GoodNCrazy

Jun 13, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Halloween, Father's Day

Dear Hubby, I'd like to say thanks. And Happy Father’s Day Thanks for being a great husband, dad, and all around great foot warmer. I married you nearly 18 years ago for your humor and your Diet Coke addiction. (Well, n... Read more