Chaos Chronicles


Holiday Wish List for Cooks: Tequila-Seared Lime Cilantro Chicken with Chimichurri and The Microsoft Surface

Holiday Wish List for Cooks: Tequila-Seared Lime Cilantro Chicken with Chimichurri and The Microsoft Surface

  My kitchen is my hub. It’s my HQ for work, family, food and the many, many small scraps of paper that constitute my To Do Lists/Recipes/Book Ideas. Right now, I’m operating off a laptop, standing at my island running my (very) small media empire, fact-checking homework, and ordering gifts online while simultaneously making enchiladas […]

Chaos Chronicles 804: Thanksgiving Follow-Up with Doorbuster and Catching Fire; News on Food Allergies and College Degrees; EngineerGirl.org; plus A Fashion Query

Chaos Chronicles 804: Thanksgiving Follow-Up with Doorbuster and Catching Fire; News on Food Allergies and College Degrees; EngineerGirl.org;  plus A Fashion Query

Embrace your Chaos with a new podcast! Modern Motherhood with a Laugh. This week on the show:  Lian’s Follow-Up on Thanksgiving, Pate & Black Friday. For Edna Dolan’s Thanksgiving Pate Recipe, click here. News from the Front: Babies and Food Allergies. When should you start the solids? Hold off until 17 weeks according to a […]

Chaos Chronicles 803: LA Auto Show, Sleepy Hollow, Catching Fire & Bridget Jones and Thanksgiving To Do List

Chaos Chronicles 803: LA Auto Show, Sleepy Hollow, Catching Fire & Bridget Jones and Thanksgiving To Do List

New Chaos Chronicles Podcast! Modern Motherhood with a Laugh. On Today’s Show: Take My Son to Work Day: Brookes of fasterequalsbetter.com and Usain Bolt at the LA Auto Show. The LA Auto Show! or Take Your Son to Work Day! There’s a first for everything and ,this time, it’s a mother-son press event. Lian Pop […]

Chaos Chronicles 802: Outsourcing Dinner; Find Caramel Apples and Interview with Betz White, Designer, Crafter, Author, Mom.

Chaos Chronicles 802: Outsourcing Dinner; Find Caramel Apples and Interview with Betz White, Designer, Crafter, Author, Mom.

Click here to see all of Betz White's Amazing Work Featured Interview with Designer, Author and Crafter Betz White. Find her work here at betzwhite.com   Plus: Are you a Morning Person? Can you change if you’re not? Please help me help my teenaged son! Advice for SnapChat kid: Take the money Outsourcing your life: Does […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 801: Birth Order and Bitterness; Mindfulness and the Family Dinner; and Tulips To Do

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 801: Birth Order and Bitterness; Mindfulness and the Family Dinner; and Tulips To Do

New Chaos Chronicles Podcast Triumph at the DMV Can Family Dinners lead to extra Mindfulness? Lian has a  theory.  To read the article from the New York Times: Mindfulness Getting Its Share of Attention, click here Birth Order, Brains and Bitterness. Lian answers the Huffington Post’s 28 Signs You’re Dealing with an Older Child with her own list of 28 Signs You’re […]

28 Signs You’re Dealing with the Youngest Child

28 Signs You’re Dealing with the Youngest Child

Ah, to be the oldest child. All the attention, the new clothes, the pressure to succeed in everything all the time. Social scientists have told us lately that first-borns are actually smarter than siblings born further down the line because Mom and Dad simply spent more time with them and , frankly, cared more about […]

The Chaos Chronicles Podcast is Back! With laughs, information and an author interview with Kristin Radcliffe

The Chaos Chronicles Podcast is Back! With laughs, information and an author interview with Kristin Radcliffe

Yup, I’ve come out of retirement! I missed you, too. I kick off my renewed effort with an interview with author, mom and Satellite Sister Kristin Beckstrom Radcliffe, MSW, LCSW. Her new book is Willow Wonders Why Do I Worry?  Kristin wrote this charming and education picture book with her 11 year old daughter Wynne […]

Three Things to Like When Your Spouse is Out of Town: Betrayal; Yogi Tea; and Paris in Love by Eloisa James

Three Things to Like When Your Spouse is Out of Town: Betrayal; Yogi Tea; and Paris in Love by Eloisa James

Ah, bliss. A little marital vacation then back to marital bliss. My husband is out of town . Really, poor guy, in Vegas for 6 days of nonstop meetings and nonstop meals. For a runner and all-around healthy guy, this is a Worst Case Scenario. For me, it’s a few days to forego contacts lenses, […]

Three Things to Like This Tuesday: Citrus Mango Mint Iced Tea, Steve from Blue’s Clues on The Moth and yes, dishwasher detergent

Three Things to Like This Tuesday: Citrus Mango Mint Iced Tea, Steve from Blue’s Clues on The Moth and yes, dishwasher detergent

  It’s back! Three Things to Like This Tuesday: My weekly review of new products, media, delightful recipes and events . This week, Citrus Mint Iced Tea, The MOTH Podcast with Steve from Blues Clues and dishwasher detergent. #1 Citrus inspired recipes: Citrus Mango Mint Iced Tea and Shrimp Tacos  I am an unabashed fan of all […]

Random Thoughts on the Emmys: Funny Women Win, Bob Newhart’s Tears and my Best Dress

Random Thoughts on the Emmys: Funny Women Win, Bob Newhart’s Tears and my Best Dress

the lovely Kerry Washington in a gorgeous dress I wasn’t going to watch the Emmy’s because I don’t watch “Breaking Bad.” so I figured I miss all the references, but then Liz texted me a photo of her Emmy Make-up and I was in. A clean, fresh, non-smokey eye ? If Liz could go non-smokey […]