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Laughter is… The Best Cure.

February 24, 2009

Tuesday Tribute:

To marriage.

A little story.

A girl and a boy meet on April Fool’s day. (It’s True) The girl laughs so hard she needs massage therapy on her cheeks from smiles-too-hard, too long.
The girl and the boy become friends. Laughter was their MO. They date each other’s roommates, but NEVER each other. They fall in love 9 months later, and then decide to date each other… a few weeks later? Engaged. Wham. (It’s a Utah thing.)

Fast Forward 7 years later…

That boy graduated from Law School, that girl traded in the work out of the home for the mommy work IN the home. 2 little girls were that work. The boy, is now an associate in a high powered NYC law firm, and his commute is longer than some people’s actual work day. He always misses dinner, heck he misses whole weekends!

At one point they sat talking (late at night since that’s all they seemed to have left). And they realized there wasn’t any laughter. Not enough in common to have common things to laugh about. She complained, “you don’t make me laugh anymore.” He replied, “if we don’t see movies together, I have nothing to imitate and make fun of.”

What to do?

Toss in the towel, let the 7 year itch win the battle?

Not for these scratchy two.

Nope. The girl read a book called ‘Your Money or Your Life‘. She changed her mindset. And the boy started calculating. If they sold the house, they could pay off most of the law student loans. And those loans had been feeling like a massive ugly monster on their backs for much too long… And they finished the kitchen remodel they had started that fall… And they prepared to bring another child into their family… And he found a job near the extended family… and they sold that teeny-tiny, oh so charming, 100 year old, (hate the boiler), but all their own…first home.

And ahhhh. Life was still busy. Life was still a big happy mess. But they watched movies together again. (Can we get a cheer for NetFlix!) They laughed at the new and the old. The good and the crazy. (I couldn’t resist.)

Post Script
No. Grizzly Adams did not move in. THAT is what I came home from BlissDom to…
Post Script 2
We recently netflixed House Bunny. It’s raucus and even has a few swear words. But oh my gosh we laughed so hard we had to rewind to see the parts we were laughing so hard that we missed. And now whenever we meet someone new we feel the need to repeat their name in a monster voice, “NATaLIE.”



February 11, 2009

  • Who I am
  • What I do
  • Why I do it

Carissa Rogers.
Hi! Welcome to My World.

Where the town is tiny and the air is clean.
The Fighter Jets Train and The Ducks Reign.
Where Good is Crazy & Crazy is Good.
Mom of all trades… Jack of NONE.

I’ve got three Crazy kids and one Good husband.

In my former life I was a molecular biologist. In my current life I am the chief researcher of bloggy html, parenting dos (and some don’ts), new recipes (with accidental veganism thrown in) and for spice I pretend to be a photographer…

I started blogging in February of 2008. I love the bloggy world where I share and connect with thousands of people about the happy, the sad, the rotten, and the silly! I write about my family, my story, my way.

I’ve learned that conversations start with stories… and explode into friendships.

I rely on my 7500+ Twitter followers and 1200+ Facebook friends to continue the internet conversation! My blog is the jumping off point for creative connections. (See my Twitter Grader 100%, Facebook Grader 95.7%, and Website Grader 95%.)

{CarissaGoodNCrazy at}

Currently I am not taking on new ‘reviews’. But I work with many bloggers who are. Holler and I’ll point you in their direction. I am willing to write about interesting projects and take part in mom campaigns.

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  • Creative Blog Director for ‘…In The Mix‘ Company Blog
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February 2010-

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Mom It Forward (and the #GNO movement on Twitter, Tuesday nights.)
September 2008- April 2008

: Most feature posts and reviews are ‘paid in kind’. I receive the product at no cost. And after my family has reviewed the product or service I post our goodNcrazy thoughts and our story. If I receive cash for a review I will state that in the post. If we do not like a product or service we do not post about it. I try to be fair and point out any negatives along with the positives when I can.