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Need a Parenting Platitude? Mom-isms For Every Occasion

Need a Parenting Platitude? Mom-isms For Every Occasion

Cut the Chaos: Momisms for Every Occasion When I was growing up, my mother had a stockpile of handy phrases that she used repeatedly with my seven siblings and me.  Eight kids, one mom- she needed ready-to-use one-liners! These  “Mom-isms” got us up, out the door, and on our way in the world. I still [...]

What’s that fantastic Music from Chaos Chronicles Podcast #409?

What’s that fantastic Music from Chaos Chronicles Podcast #409?

It’s Susan Cattaneo’s new album Haven to Heartache! Thanks for all the positive response to  Susan’s music that I featured on Chaos Chronicles Podcast 409. I went to college with Susan so it’s really special to be able to play her music on my show.  Susan was the girl  in college that always blew everyone [...]

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 # 5

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 # 5

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Night on American Idol last night and it could have been a very painful experience, hearing amateurs take on the biggest pop songs in history. But, this year on Idol, all of the contestants can actually SING! So every week from here on out should really be entertaining and [...]

The Chaos Chronicles gets a Facelift! Win your own Facelift!

The Chaos Chronicles gets a Facelift! Win your own Facelift!

Good morning Chaos Crew! Don’t you think I look, um, rested this morning? My complexion looks a little brighter? I don’t know, something’s different about me. Oh wait, it’s the complete make-over that chaoschronicles.com has undergone overnight. Ah, if only real beauty were so easy… Click here to see Emily's Beautiful Paintings We all need [...]

Chaos Chronicles #408 and To Do List for Friday, Friday , Friday

Chaos Chronicles #408 and To Do List for Friday, Friday , Friday

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 408 is up! Hell0, Chaos Crew!  Chaos Chronicles Podcast 408 is up with the Bronx Zoo Cobra and my defense of Rebecca Black, and so much more. My apologies to all of you on the East Coast with the snow and rain. Or in Florida with the tornadoes. It is a glorious [...]

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #4

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #4

Okay, I was cooking noodles and doing my taxes during the show, so I may have missed a few moments.  And I’m still steamed about the Casey save. Why, judges, why? He is so derivative. Somebody really great is going home because of the Casey save. But let’s give it up for Elton John night. [...]

Vacation, Schmacation! Made-up Spring Break Alternatives

Vacation, Schmacation! Made-up Spring Break Alternatives

Last week on the podcast,  the subject turned to Spring Break. Naturally, we’d all like a real, feet-in-the-sand vacation but  the recent ecomonic downturn has resulted in many of us taking staycations, a made-up word for staying at home for the week and making the best of it. Now, the folks at Disney have introduced [...]

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #3

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #3

Random Thoughts on American Idol returns. My DVR is working again. And, I managed to banish the boys to the back of the house for Full Idol Enjoyment. So let’s go… Motown Night. I dread Motown night because somebody always tries Marvin and Marvin is the Mariah of Motown. I think that was the same [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 407 is up! Too Much Disaster Preparedness? Plus, New Car Seat recs, Advice on Sister Relationships and What’s next after Staycations

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 407 is up! Too Much Disaster Preparedness? Plus, New Car Seat recs, Advice on Sister Relationships and What’s next after Staycations

Secrets of the Satellite Sisterhood Revealed on Chaos Chronicles Podcast 407! ! Chaos Chronicles podcast 407 is up, people. I was happy to crawl back into my mom cave, a.k.a. my closet and turn on the mic to talk about Japan, disaster preparedness, advice about sisterhood, oprah.com and Spring Break ideas . So much to [...]

Lian’s To Do List for Friday March 18th: Disaster Preparedness Gut Check

Lian’s To Do List for Friday March 18th: Disaster Preparedness Gut Check

Like so many of you, I have been preoccupied with thoughts of the tragedy in Japan all week. I find myself checking in on the news two or three times an hour to see if there is any updates on the situation. First, my concern was for the people in Japan and their immediate needs [...]