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June 12, 2006


Chris Jordan was a child in her former life. She got married straight out of graduate school, gave birth to more kids than you can count on one hand, and after thirteen years of parenting still looks around and wonders when the real mother is going to come home.

She began blogging at Notes From the Trenches (www.notesfromthetrenches.com) in 2004, never expecting more than a handful of people to ever read it. And half expecting that she would have to bribe even those few souls. Slowly her blog developed a following and has been nominated for several blog awards over the years.

Chris currently writes for five other blogs:

BlogHer as a DIY and Home Improvement Editor

Work It, Mom! where she shares recipes for busy working mothers

DIY This N’ That, discussing home trends and the diy movement

Mommypoints, blogging about all things parenting at a website recently named one of the best websites for kids by Real Simple magazine

As well as a weekly column at Parenting

Chris lives with her husband, children, and camera in the frigid tundra of New England, where they own an historic old house. In their spare time, they are working to rescue it from a century of neglect and bad taste. Or at the very least keep it standing despite the best efforts of the children.

It's that time of year

You can dress them up but you can’t take them anywhere.

Yes, they are all hers.
No she not Catholic or Mormon. Though she wouldn’t mind having a sister-wife because holy hell the laundry never stops.
Yes, she know what causes it.
Yes, she has a television.

Her hobbies include drinking strong coffee, drinking even stronger martinis, and engaging in mental self-flagellation.

She enjoys referring to herself in the third person.

There really is nothing left to know about her.

Posted by Chris @ 4:21 pm  

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