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Another Chaos Chronicles Give-Away! Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets

Another Chaos Chronicles Give-Away! Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets

Win this very funny, very helpful guide to Domestic Liberation! The Give-Away Madness continues here on Chaos Chronicles! This week, get in the game to win a copy of the very funny, shockingly helpful book by Lisa Quinn: Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation. Lisa Queen is an [...]

Good-Bye, Pacific Palisades. I’ll Miss You!

Good-Bye, Pacific Palisades. I’ll Miss You!

Pali High! Home of the Dolphins and Saved by the Bell All Spring, thanks to my son’s lacrosse schedule, I’ve been spending my weekends in an alternative universe where the oceans breezes blow and the palm trees sway. It’s a place called Pacific Palisades, a town so close to perfect that even the name has [...]

Friday To Do List for May 14th, 2010! Chaos Chronicles podcast 231 is up!

Friday To Do List for May 14th, 2010! Chaos Chronicles podcast 231 is up!

New haircut, same messy office shelves. Update at 5 Pm Friday! Just as the whistle is blowing…. Chaos Chronicles Podcast 231 is up! I announce the winners of our Marble Racers Give-away! Plus, Is Lian a go-to girl in an emergency? Your letters on Bad Teachers and Bad Men.  And a chance to vote for [...]

Friday To Do List for May 14th, 2010

Friday To Do List for May 14th, 2010

Good Morning, Chaos Crew! I don’t know where the week went. It’s Friday and I haven’t quite gotten to do the show yet! You know how it is: you have a finely constructed timeline with little or no wiggle room to get you from 6 in the morning until 9 at night. And all it [...]

Racers: Light Your Engines with Marble Racers

Racers: Light Your Engines with Marble Racers

The Hottest Car on the Track Hello Chaos Crew, just hours left in a rare Chaos Chronicles Give-Away. Get the hottest toy on the track, the Marble Racers, courtesy of Skullduggery Toys.  Thanks to the folks at Skullduggery ( owned by the family of former Satellite Sisters Exec Producer Corny Koehl)  who provided cars, my [...]

MOB Alert: Teaching Boys to be Good Dates

MOB Alert: Teaching Boys to be Good Dates

Hello, Mothers of Boys! And Mothers of Girls Who are Interested in Boys! This week at oprah.com, the editors there asked me to write about etiquette for children. I laughed discreetly, thinking about the constant “encouragement” I provide at my house to my two sons. I don’t have all the answers and I’m no Emily [...]

Book Recommendations for Sports Parents and “The Sex Talk” for Boys

Book Recommendations for Sports Parents and “The Sex Talk” for Boys

Hi, Chaos Crew… Thanks to Chpliver for reminding me to post the book recommendations I mentioned on Chaos Chronicles podcast 230. Sometimes, at the end of the day  on Thursdays after recording the podcast, when Sarah is uploading the show and I am rushing to get the corresponding blog posts up, I forget stuff. Like [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

A Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are celebrating today. Mothers, Stepmoms, Grandmothers, Aunts, teachers, caregivers, fosters moms, coaches, nurses — anyone who stands in and stands up for kids. Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Here’s a shot of my mom from a couple of weeks ago at the beach– a favorite place for [...]

To Do List for Friday May 7th and Chaos Chronicles 230 is up!

To Do List for Friday May 7th and Chaos Chronicles 230 is up!

Thursday night here, slightly past my preferred bedtime, but still an hour before my children will call it a day. Nothing like late-night blogging to relax before bed. Just writing down my To Do List will have a soporific effect, no doubt. I will go to sleep worry- free. So here goes… Watch Friday Night [...]

Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Ever & What Moms Really Want!

Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Ever & What Moms Really Want!

Hello, Chaos Crew… This year for Mother’s Day, I am going with theme gifts for my mother, my mother-in-law, my sistermothers, my sisteraunts and other mother-like figures in my kids life: Good card and those beautifully printed paper hand towels for guest bathrooms. Nothing says you matter like paper products. My sister Julie, who devotes [...]