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A Little Disney (Store) Magic in Montebello

A Little Disney (Store) Magic in Montebello

I loved these Magic Trees, I wanted some for my living room, but they were not for sale. Everybody needs a little magic in their day. And this week, I found my magic at the re-opening of the new Disney Store in Montebello, CA. I admit, I am fan of all things Disney.  I appreciate […]

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday June 29, 2010

Ten Things to Like This Tuesday June 29, 2010

I am off to the opening of the new Disney Store this morning! But it seems like cheating to put that on the list of products, events, happening and entertainment since I haven’t seen the joint. But , because I am running a tad short of time…. 1. The new Disney Store I’ll fill you […]

How to get the Kids Off to School without Whining

How to get the Kids Off to School without Whining

Oh, did you think I was going to have all the answers on how to get the kids up and out the door without Chaos? No. I have some thoughts and I’m looking for any tried-and-tested strategies you have used to make your mornings go a little smoother. I am putting together an article for […]

To Do List for Friday June 25th! Plus, New Satellite Sisters Podcast up!

To Do List for Friday June 25th! Plus, New Satellite Sisters Podcast up!

Hello, Chaos Crew… Two sisters, one mic, one new Satellite Sisters podcast! What a day it is shaping up to be: there is a new Satellite Sisters podcast up at the satellitesisters website AND we are in full preparation mode for the World Cup Knockstage match of US v. Ghana. Plus, I found the optometrist […]

To Add Baby # 3 or Not? That is the Question.

To Add Baby # 3 or Not? That is the Question.

No, not me. Let me put that out there right now. There may have been a time when I put that question to the Chaos Crew, but my doctor answered it fairly emphatically 12 years ago. Be happy with 2 healthy boys and close up shop. So I did, but with some sadness every now […]

10 Things To Like This Tuesday: Products, Entertainment, Events

10 Things To Like This Tuesday: Products, Entertainment, Events

Hello, Chaos Crew.. Welcome to a new ( weekly? bi-weekly?) feature at Chaos Chronicles: 10 Things to Like This Tuesday! A compendium of products, events, entertainment and entertaining ideas, food, recipes and random items. I’m often  asked for recommendations on everything from books to blue jeans, so this is my way of passing on information. […]

Hi, Dads. Welcome to our Work-Life Stress!

Hi, Dads. Welcome to our Work-Life Stress!

A new study out from Boston College called The New Dads reveals that today’s dads have more in common with today’s moms than any previous generation of fathers: they are totally stressed out trying to achieve work-life balance! Welcome to our nightmare, fellas!  In the study, 59% of all father reveal they feel stress trying […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 234: Toy Story 3, Perez Hilton and 40, count’em, 40 uses for Baking Soda!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 234: Toy Story 3, Perez Hilton and 40, count’em, 40 uses for Baking Soda!

Hello, Chaos Crew, I am so glad I recorded Chaos Chronicles Podcast 234 yesterday, before the US World Cup match and what appears to be another oncoming cold. ( Yes, sick again in our house. Ugh.) Given the yelling at the refs and the virus, I would have been voiceless today . But not yesterday! […]

Still on Team Abby. Sail On, Sunderland.

Still on Team Abby. Sail On, Sunderland.

Sail on, Abby. Yesterday, in the midst of caring for a sick son  (again!) and doing some book-related work, I was monitoring the constant updates on the Abby Sunderland and her Awful Parents story.  The pile- on was mounting with rumors of reality shows and book deals. Headlines on parenting sites urged us all to […]

Have the Neighborhood Kids Invaded your House? Advice needed!

Have the Neighborhood Kids Invaded your House? Advice needed!

Yes, Chaos Crew: I am back in the podcast business. Chaos Chronicles Podcast 233 is in the can. But not yet posted. Webmaster Sarah had to make an Emergency Babysitting Overnight for a friend, so she is unable to post right now. As someone who has had to call in Emergency Babysitters, I applaud her […]