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Disneyland has a clean up crew of 600. I’d like 6.

Disneyland has a clean up crew of 600. I’d like 6.

I loved, loved, loved this story in the Los Angeles Times by  (my good friend)  Hugo Martin about what happens at Disneyland after dark. Want to know how the park stays so spotless and manicured as if serviced by Oompah Loompahs wearing night-vision goggles? Read Hugo’s piece and discover the secrets of the spit-free Indiana […]

The Last Quarter of School: Are You a MESS?

The Last Quarter of School: Are You a MESS?

This week’s oprah.com column is on a new syndrome I’ve identified: Make Everything Stop Syndrome. To read the symptoms and get my cheeky advice on what to do about combating MESS, click here. And then forward to your room reps and class moms who are planning a slate of activities for the next 6 weeks! […]

Missing Corporate America. Occasionally.

Missing Corporate America. Occasionally.

There’s a lot to be said for being your own boss working your own hours in your own house.  Most of it revolves around wearing your pajamas during the day, but other work -at- home types cite the freedom and the creativity. I would agree with that statement, but every once in a while, I […]

Book Must: Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak

Book Must: Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak

Hello, Chaos Crew.Over the new few weeks, I will be celebrating all things Mom in publishing. I have a stack of books in my office nook ready for perfect Mother’s Day Gift-Giving. Up first:   Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak by Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak. Click here to see Amy […]

The Teen Commandments Next Gen

The Teen Commandments Next Gen

Those of you that have been following along since the early day of Satellite Sisters know that my sister Julie wrote a popular essay for our book Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses called The Teen Commandments. In that piece, Julie imparted her wisdom on raising teenagers. At the time of the book’s publication, I had toddlers […]

Random Thoughts from Las Vegas

Random Thoughts from Las Vegas

Good morning from Las Vegas! Up bright and early and working on my husband’s archaic laptop! I would cut and paste my new Oprah column here, but I can’t figure out how on this relic. So, look to the link to the right and enjoy my version of The Teen Commandments! Share with friends… In the […]

The note I really want to leave when I leave town

The note I really want to leave when I leave town

My husband and I are headed out of  town for a few days. And, after years of practice with business travel, I have my system down to a science when it comes to travel preparation. I am not a nutcase when it comes to preparing meals or attempting to orchestrate every aspect of my children’s […]

Monday Morning Give-Aways, Chaos-style !

Monday Morning Give-Aways, Chaos-style !

Morning, Chaos Crew… No, I am not giving away a gift basket of scented candles. But how about hours of enjoyment? What’s that worth to you? Lian and Sheila… out of our bathrobes! First, any minute now, Webmaster Sarah will post a new Chaos Chronicles with Satellite Sister Sheila as my special guest. I’d wait […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 227 is Up! And a Bonus To Do List!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 227 is Up! And a Bonus To Do List!

Chaos Chronicles  Podcast 227 is up! And look-ee here, a combination To Do List and Show Notes! Record Podcast with Kate & Allie, er, Sheila & Lian.  Sheila’s been my roomie for the last week. hear all about it on the show and then tune in next week for a special Chaos chronicles with Sheila […]

Notes From the 2010 West Coast Bloggers Brunch

Notes From the 2010 West Coast Bloggers Brunch

Hi, Chaos Crew… Yesterday, I spent the whole day at the very chic Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach at the 2010 West Coast Bloggers Brunch (Twitter #LABrunch )  organized by Child’s Play PR. The day long event featured an informative panel discussion in the morning lead by impressive social media experts/leading mommybloggers presenting their knowledge […]