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Carissa Rogers
Of Funerals, Family Commitments, and the Needs of Teens

May 16, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Carissa Rogers

My grandma passed away last Friday. And worse, I missed her funeral. It’s not as bad as it seems. I’m sad of course; literally, as I type this, her funeral is taking place more than 12 hours away in another state.... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Mother’s Day: Sleeping In vs. Breakfast In Bed

May 10, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Mother's Day, Carissa Rogers

I’ve spent nearly 15 years celebrating Mother’s Days. And after a while it sort of gets mashed into all the other days and craziness of May. School is winding down, with end of year celebrations and field trips, p... Read more
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Girlfriends Help This GoodNCrazy Mom Get By

May 01, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Health and Fitness, Carissa Rogers

My girlfriends, Mom friends, BFFs (whatever you want to call them), save my life on a regular basis. This photo, at right, is from a recent birthday party for my friend Julie, the woman in the tiara (I’m sitting next to... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Is it Un-American To Dislike Little League...When It's Cold?

Apr 26, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Extracurricular Activities, Carissa Rogers, After-School

My children love Little League. Me? Not so much. I like watching them play baseball—I do. And I’m pretty sure it’s un-American to dislike Little League. It’s just that I’m a fair-weather sports ... Read more
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Cereal: Not the "Breakfast of Champions" For This GoodNCrazy Family

Apr 18, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Recipe Share, Carissa Rogers

That’s right. CEREAL. I am not a morning person. Instead I’ve taught my children the fine art of pouring milk and cereal. And I can’t figure out why they aren’t fond of it? I keep wondering: What kinds... Read more
Carissa Rogers
My Son, The Absent Minded Professor

Apr 12, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Elementary School, Carissa Rogers

Why is my little boy so dang forgetful? He is smart, amazing, fun loving, and all about science, engineering, and Rube Goldberg contraptions…but ask him where his library book is, and you’ll get a stare of oblivi... Read more
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April Fools’ Day, A Love Story

Apr 05, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Parenting, Carissa Rogers

April Fools’ Day came and went this year with very little fanfare or pranks in my world. Landing on a Sunday meant it wasn’t very easy to catch a schoolmate, or surprise a teacher with a silly joke on THE joke day... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Father-Daughter Travel Tradition Is Born, Accidentially

Mar 29, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Vacation, School Vacation, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Educational Trips, Carissa Rogers, 5th Grade

Fifth grade is American History year. And four years ago my oldest daughter’s class (then 5th grade) had planned to visit Washington D.C. to tour the National Mall and a few historic sites. The problem was that the &ldq... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Spring Break: Top 10 Reasons to Consider A Stay-Cation

Mar 21, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, School Vacation, Carissa Rogers

 We’ve spent our fair share of spring breaks in warmer climates, enjoying far-flung family vacations and returning home plain exhausted and needing a break from spring break! Last year we decided to stay home for t... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Does Mom Age Gracefully (or Forgetfully)?

Mar 16, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in SchoolFamily.com, Parent Involvement, Health and Fitness, Carissa Rogers

I’ll be 39 in a few weeks. And—what a surprise—I have a few special wishes for my birthday. First, I want a pair of red boots. A little sparkle, a little kick to make my black boots jealous. And second, I w... Read more