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Meet My Baby: Helen of Pasadena

Meet My Baby: Helen of Pasadena

As my kids said, "It looks like a real book. " The actual books are here! The actual books are here! Okay, I only have two real copies of Helen of Pasadena, box loads arriving this week. But when my publisher put the book in my hand, yes, I cried. Cause I’m a crier– and [...]

To Do List for Friday, September 10 and Chaos Chronicles Podcast #302

To Do List for Friday, September 10 and Chaos Chronicles Podcast #302

Time for my weekly To Do List and the rundown and links for Chaos Chronicles Podcast #302 My weatherman Garth predicts a gorgeous fall weekend here in Southern California, so I am going to take advantage of that by going to as many youth soccer games as possible. Oh wait, I was doing that already! [...]

Hey, J.Jill! Here’s What Works for Me!

Hey, J.Jill! Here’s What Works for Me!

Last week, I announced a partnership between J.Jill and Chaos Chronicles. Thank you, J.Jill for supporting the podcast and the website. I love doing what I do– and your support will make continuing Chaos possible. But, I didn’t want a simple relationship with my new B.F.F. and neither did she. We wanted to cook up [...]

Ten Things to Like on September 8, 2010

Ten Things to Like on September 8, 2010

I know, it’s Wednesday, not Tuesday, so no alliteration today…  But still a great list! 1. Fall Weather It was 105 last week; today is is 75. The only person happier than me is my dog who has that cool weather spring in her step. Tri Tip Roast tonight because I can turn the oven [...]

To Clean or Not to Clean? I don’t really care…

To Clean or Not to Clean? I don’t really care…

I am hiding upstairs in my office while my husband supervises the boys in the now-ritualistic Back -in- School Room Clean-up. Today is the day the boys finally “get organized” for school, removing all Legos, Nerf guns and tools from the surface of their desks to make room for Serious Studying. Yes, my older son [...]

To Do List for Friday, September 3: Labor Day

To Do List for Friday, September 3: Labor Day

Hello, Chaos Crew… Thanks for the support, J.Jill! First off, let me acknowledge my new sponsor J.Jill. Yeah! Thank you, J.Jill for supporting The Chaos Chronicles and making the podcast and the website possible. I’m looking forward to working with the team at J.Jill. I encourage you to check out the What Works For Me [...]

Welcome to Season 3 of The Chaos Chronicles Podcast!

Welcome to Season 3 of The Chaos Chronicles Podcast!

Chaos Chronicles Season 3! Time flies when you're stuck in a closet! Yes, Chaos Crew, the podcast is back!  Season 3 of the Chaos Chronicles Podcast starts today with more adventures in modern motherhood. Chaos Chronicles Podcast #301 is currently posted here at the chaoschronicles.com audio page and at iTunes! It was good to be [...]

Back-To-School To Do List : Drive Safely

Back-To-School To Do List : Drive Safely

Hi, Chaos Crew… A heart-felt reminder and a great give-away today! Keep reading. This week’s To Do List is very simple: Drive Safely in School Zones. Yes, I am a nudge about safe driving in school zones and here’s why. Ten years ago, there was a traffic accident at my children’s school during an event. [...]

The Chaos Chronicles Ten Things to Like: Back to School Edition August 2010

The Chaos Chronicles Ten Things to Like: Back to School Edition August 2010

A Chaotic school drop-off this morning — forgotten books, homework, mandatory shirt and tie!– signaling that school really is back in session even if my family isn’t really back in session yet! We will get it together by next Monday. How are you managing the transition from summer to school? Maybe some of the  items [...]

Helicopter Parenting Confessions, Part Two!

Helicopter Parenting Confessions, Part Two!

Apparently, I have become a Confessor to Helicopter Parents around town. I happily accept the role; it’s humbling and vaguely hypocritical as I have my own issues with hovering. But since my Helicopter Parenting article from oprah.com went viral, I have developed a reputation for straddling that fine line between Being a Helicopter Parent and [...]