Carol Rood

I am a 40ish woman in a relationship with a beautiful woman. We have 4 kids, three of whom live at home, one who has moved out. I am also a blogger who can be found at Coffee, Clutter and Chaos. I am a retired Navy Corpsman, and a part time Skin Care Specialist for Quarles Dermatology. I love my life even though it is full of craziness!!

The most beloved dog ever!

In tribute to Throw Back Thursday (#tbt) I have decided to repost the FIRST blog post I EVER wrote.  In 2008 I decided I wanted to write. My blog was called "Glass Half Full". My writing style was a bit different, but not so much!  Have any of you ever had a "forever dog"?...more

The Most Amazing Dog I have Ever Known!!

Tweet In tribute to Throw Back Thursday (#tbt) I have decided to repost the FIRST blog post I EVER wrote....more

Mandatory Family Fun! Sometimes I force my teens to hang out with the parents!

I write about my kids a lot.  I suppose that can be boring to read about after awhile, but to be honest, my life really does revolve around my family, and these two boys and I are home together this summer, so I am with them a lot! (not so much fun for them, but I am sure enjoying it)I think I am a "normal" average mom, I like to spend time with my family....more

Mandatory Family Fun Day: the adventure!!

Tweet I write about my kids a lot....more

Chewy Chocolate Cookies! Gluten Free

I LOVE the chocolate meringue cookies I get at Starbucks.  They are chocolatey, chewy, and only 160 calories! I was trying to find a recipe to make these cookies and found one at Recipe Girl.  I adapted it some.  I used less sugar, and a different kind of chocolate chip, but otherwise they are so simple there are no changes to be made. They turned out delicious.  No more spending money on cookies at Starbucks for me!!  I can freeze these bad boys and take one out  to defrost whenever I need a fix....more

Sweet Sunday: Flourless Chocolate Cookies (Gluten free)

Tweet I LOVE the chocolate meringue cookies I get at Starbucks....more

Hurricane Arthur is ruining my plans to dump the poop tank

I like to camp.  I like going camping.  In the mountains, in the woods, at the beach, wherever.  I just like camping.  In my younger days I camped in a tent.  One of those dome type tents that has a zipper door and a zipper window on the other side....more

So who is going to dump the poop tank?

Tweet I like to camp....more

You can't argue with science! What contraception IS and what it ISN'T!! Why the Hobby Lobby case is ludicrous!

The Hobby Lobby case has certainly got people stirred up. Religious freedom??  Corporations are more important than people??  Corporations ARE a "person"??...more
survivelivethrive You are so welcome!!  It was important for me to break through the rhetoric ...more

So let’s talk about science! What Contraception IS and what it ISN’T.

Tweet The Hobby Lobby case has certainly got people stirred up. Religious freedom??...more