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MOB Alert: Gifts for Boys

MOB Alert: Gifts for Boys
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Hi, Chaos Crew…I got an e-mail yesterday asking about my gift-giving plans for my tween and teen boys. Any suggestions, the e-mailer asked, especially any that did not involve electronics.So I thought I would open this question up to all of you– if you been there and bought that with great success, we’d love to […]

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger

Well, now we know Tiger’s not "perfect." He has made "transgressions" and has been a "disappointment to his family. " Having said that and benefited for years from positive press, Tiger would like to work out all the mistakes "in private", away from the glare of the "tabloid scrutiny."Maybe you should have thought of that […]

Random Thoughts on the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Concert

Random Thoughts on the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Concert

It was an epic, two-night TV event in our house: the four-hour Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert. Thanks to Tivo and a light holiday homework load, we were able to gather around the TV for what amounted to a Rock n’ Roll 101 survey course for the kids. Springsteen, CSN, Simon […]

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Monica Dolan is up!

Special Edition Chaos Chronicles with Monica Dolan is up!

Yes, Chaos Crew… I did lure Monica to the mic ( but not into the closet!). You can hear the results of our chat by clicking here.I did get out of the closet and Monica is able to provide a different perspective, as she was involved in the rescue. You can also hear what Monica […]

Turkey: Before and After

Turkey: Before and After

If you listened to the Chaos Chronicles 210, you know that I managed to lock myself in the closet at the end of the recording. I’ll wait until next week’s show to tell you how I finally made it out , but just know that I did in enough time to cook the turkey.Here are […]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 210 is up!

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 210 is up!

Trust me, your going to want to stick around for the end of Chaos Chronicles Podcast 210! I know I had to…On The Show Today:The Chaos Chronicles: Last minute Turkey day decisionsThe Parenting Trend I wish I had identifiedThe Thanksgiving Un To Do List: yours and mineThe Shocking ConclusionThanks to Sarah for filling in the […]

The Thanksgiving Un To Do List

The Thanksgiving Un To Do List

By my calculations, Monday at mid-day is the perfect time to do my Thanksgiving grocery shopping. Using a complicated algorithm that includes size of crowds, re-stocking of produce aisle, pounds of turkey per person and parking spot availability, I came up with 11:27 am PST on Monday as the finest time to shop. So I […]

Chaos Chronicles 209 is up!

Chaos Chronicles 209 is up!

Hi, Chaos Crew…First off– Thanks Carol for taking the Turkey Not Made of Turkey Challenge! Carol bought these pumpkins adornments from an older couple several years ago. She makes her Halloween pumpkin do double duty after October 31st. Way to go, Carol. This is pretty darn cute.Now, for the Chaos Chronicles Podcast: I waited to […]

From the Chaos Chronicles Mailbox

From the Chaos Chronicles Mailbox

Hi, Chaos Crew…I thought I’d start sharing some of the letters I get at lian@chaoschronicles.com. It’s time we all got to know each other a little better. I love hearing about what is happening in your life, how you are making it all work, what’s being served for dinner at your place. So, send along […]

Mom, J.Jill is on the Phone!

Mom, J.Jill is on the Phone!

The other day, I got a surprising message from my tween son Colin. "Mom, J.Jill just called. She wants to talk to you. Here’s her number."And, for one bright, shining moment, I thought J. Jill had called me. Finally! My hero retailer was reaching to me. For relationship advice? For suggestions on the product mix? […]