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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

When You Give A Mom A Trip to Spain…

Nov 01, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Middle School, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers, After-School

Every once in a blue moon, a rare thing happens. The stars align and a mom of 3 children is allowed to travel away from her kids, the chaos, and the never-ending car pools. In fact it’s a delicate recipe of multiple ing... Read more
School's Halloween Carnival Equals Applause For teachers!

Oct 25, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, School Volunteers, PTOs and PTAs, Middle School, High School, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers

My fake Farah Fawcett wig is off to teachers who make a difference … kudos to teacher involvement in schools everywhere! Three years ago, we experienced our first elementary “Halloween Carnival” at our curr... Read more
Going Solo on Halloween: A Salute To Single Parents Everywhere

Oct 20, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers

My husband is an attorney. And surprising to many, that statement is not mutually exclusive of the fact that he is the funniest, silliest person I know, and the most likely   to dress up in witch-drag as “Elph... Read more
My Child’s IEP is Bigger Than Your 10 Pounds

Oct 11, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Health and Fitness, Carissa Rogers

Imagine you’re having lunch with a couple of friends who are talking about weight loss… And you jump in and mention that you’re still trying to lose those last 10 pounds of “baby weight” (okay m... Read more
The Kids Are Back To School and Mom is Back To The Gym!

Oct 05, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Middle School, Kindergarten, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers, Back to School

It’s 8 a.m., and the kids are all backpacked and out the door. I enjoy the quiet of that moment every single weekday. Don’t get me wrong—massive crazy happens between 6:30 and 8 a.m.! But … we are ... Read more
Carissa Rogers Joins SchoolFamily as GoodNCrazy Mom!

Sep 29, 2011 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Parent Involvement, Carissa Rogers

At, we are thrilled to introduce readers to our newest blogger, Carissa Rogers, who will be blogging here as GoodNCrazy Mom. An experienced writer in the blogosphere, Carissa has a devoted following at her pe... Read more