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J.Jill What Works for Me Winner: Lesley the PH.D Candidate

J.Jill What Works for Me Winner: Lesley the PH.D Candidate

Hi, Chaos Crew… It’s the last week for our J.Jill What Works for Me Contest. For the past month, you’ve been sending us essays about your professional goals;  we’ve been reading, learning and feeling inspired as we picked eight winners to receive J.Jill Gift Cards.  This week’s winner is Lesley from Minnesota who impressed us [...]

Making Helen of Pasadena your Book Club Choice? I’ll Skype In!

Making Helen of Pasadena your Book Club Choice? I’ll Skype In!

Hi, Chaos Crew… Due to high local demand, Helen of psadena went on sale yeserday at Vroman's ! Things are in full Helen mode here in Pasadena. Tonight is the official publication party in honor of the book. It’s fundraiser for a cancer wellness center here in town. A great cause and an exciting night [...]

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday October 26, 2010

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday October 26, 2010

Let’s just kick off this compendium of recommendations of products, entertainment, abstract ideas and more with the Big Number One. Maria Shriver's Women's Conference. Click here for the live webcast. #1 The Women’s Conference Every year, our First Lady in the great State of California puts on a shin-dig with some inspirational speakers and ten [...]

Meet the J.Jill What Works For Me (Bread)Winner: Allison From NYC

Meet the J.Jill What Works For Me (Bread)Winner: Allison From NYC

Meet Allison! She already looks like she's in a J.Jill ad, doesn't she? Congratulations to Allison, our J.Jill What Works For Me Winner for this Week ! I loved Allison’s letter because she articulated what so many of us feel in the workplace at one time or another: The Imposter Syndrome. You know, that feeling [...]

The New Chaos Chronicles 308 Podcast is up!

The New Chaos Chronicles 308 Podcast is up!

TGIF. Hahaha. My sister Sheila always used to say that on Fridays when we were in the studio for Satellite Sisters. It never failed to make me laugh. And, was fairly ironic, as we also did the show live on Saturday morning at 6am. So really, Fridays was not the end of our work week [...]

Handy Dandy Momisms for Every Occasion

Handy Dandy Momisms for Every Occasion

Attention all over-committed moms! And, dads, too! I have ready-made excuses just for you! Yes, we know that you are a caring, generous person who would do anything for your friends, family, school, church, and community. But we all get burnt out every once in a while in the Giving- of- Ourselves Department.  So why [...]

Meet The J.Jill What Works For Me Winner: Navy Wife Erin Henderschedt

Meet The J.Jill What Works For Me Winner: Navy Wife Erin Henderschedt

The Been There, Done That Mom Erin and her Four Bosses. Don't let the cuteness fool you; these guys are tough to work for! Meet Erin Henderschedt, writer, momtrepenuer, parenting coach and Navy wife. And this week’s winner of the J.Jill What Works For Me contest. Erin, you have a LOT on your plate. I [...]

Welcome, Helen Of Pasadena! Read an Excerpt! Pre-Order On Amazon!

Welcome, Helen Of Pasadena! Read an Excerpt!  Pre-Order On Amazon!

Hello, Chaos Crew! Disgraced Rose Queens… Sexy Archaeologists… Neutron Moms… Water Polo Dads… A- List Lesbians…. C-List Gossip Columnists… Old Money… New Money… Ancient Troy… and Killer Parade Floats. Helen of Pasadena has it all! It’s been a while since we’ve welcomed a new member into the family.  That’s why I’m so excited for you [...]

Parenting the Average Child in the Age of the Super Kid

Parenting the Average Child in the Age of the Super Kid

In the Era of the Superkid, it can be a lonely road parenting an Average Child. When you hear other parents talk, it seems like every other child but yours ( and mine!) is an academically-gifted, award-winning pianist who started a foundation for rescue dogs while averaging 17 points a game as power forward.  What [...]

Helen of Pasadena: Photos from The Book Trailer Shoot

Helen of Pasadena: Photos from The Book Trailer Shoot

It’s a big week for Prospect Park Media. As we count down to the November 1 release of my first novel,  the team behind Helen of Pasadena is scrambling to put all the pieces in place in the next three weeks. ( This Friday, October 15th  is Amazon Pre-sale Day and an excerpt will be [...]