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Occupy Sandy “Wedding Registry” to Help Those in Need– Created by my brilliant niece

Occupy Sandy “Wedding Registry” to Help Those in Need– Created by my brilliant niece
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Hi, Chaos Crew– My niece Katherine Dolan is a Brooklynite and a social media expert who created a really fantastic way to donate much needed items directly to Sandy’s victims– an Amazon “Wedding Registry”. Katherine and her two friends Alex and John  cooked up the idea on Saturady and now the concept has gone viral, […]

Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Edna

Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Edna

Hi, all… Happy to hear that so many of the Chaos Crew and Satellite Sisterhood are safe after enduring Sandy for the night.  Keep your updates coming here and on my Facebook page. I’ve been particularly anxious about my hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut and about the safety and welfare of the many nieces and nephews […]

Two New College-Bound Chronicles Podcasts: Finalizing the List and Cost Cutting Tips for the Admissions Process

Two New College-Bound Chronicles Podcasts: Finalizing the List and Cost Cutting Tips for the Admissions Process

Join us on Facebook! Click on the Crest.   Life goes on here in Pasadena and for me right now, that means college admissions for my son Brookes. And, yes, this week I offered to pay for dinner for him and his homecoming date in exchange for completing the Common Application by Saturday night. I […]

Thanks for the T&P: An update from Pasadena

Thanks for the T&P: An update from Pasadena

Hi, Chaos Crew… I can’t thank you enough for all the messages and well-wishing. It has really boosted  my spirits over the last week. There have been some long days and logging in and knowing that there are so many extra prayers, thoughts and good vibes out there on behalf of my mother is very […]

A Difficult Week: An Update from Pasadena

A Difficult Week: An Update from Pasadena

Chaos Crew, I wanted to let you know what was happening here. As you know, it’s been a long year in terms of caring for my 85- year- old parents. My father is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and needs 24 hour care and my mother has been worn down physically and emotionally by […]

Six Friends Every Mom Needs in her Momtourage

Six Friends Every Mom Needs in her Momtourage

Forget about raising kids, it takes a village to get Mom from Monday to Friday. In one piece.  Without our female friends, there would be a lot more mental health days in Mommy-ville. Here’s a list of key friends that every Mom needs in her Momtourage The In Case of Emergency Friend   Solid, reliable, carries […]

New College-Bound Chronicles: The College Essay; Communication with the Admissions Office and Countdown to the SATs

New College-Bound Chronicles: The College Essay; Communication with the Admissions Office and Countdown to the SATs

The College-Bound Chronicles 107: Countdown to the SAT & ACT On this episode: Standardized Tests from Start to Finish Advice on: How to manage your anxiety levels How to know IF your teen needs prep How to help your teen find the right prep How to motivate your teen to prep How to manage the night […]

Lian Dolan Speaks at the Arizona Author Series on October 16. Ticket information and Details!

Lian Dolan Speaks at the Arizona Author Series on October 16. Ticket information and Details!

Please join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate our new partnership with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts! Arizona Authors Series Presents Lian Dolan, author of Helen of Pasadena at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.   Lian Dolan is an award winning broadcaster and writer. She created Satellite Sisters, a […]

September is College Savings Month! Information on 529 plans & a Great ScholarShare Contest to win $$$ for your own account

September is College Savings Month! Information on 529 plans & a Great ScholarShare Contest to win $$$ for your own account

September is College Savings Month Hi Chaos Crew! I know I’ve been talking a lot about college lately, but it’s because my son is right in the thick of college applications and it’s top of mind for me. But I know I’m not alone. In a recent survey by Hart Research Associates, 84 % of […]

Life on Mars, Nutrition News and is Motherhood REALLY the Hardest Job: Chaos Chronicles 603

Life on Mars, Nutrition News and is Motherhood REALLY the Hardest Job: Chaos Chronicles 603

Back in the closet for a new Chaos Chronicles Podcast. Be sure to listen and then Comment/Vote on my To Do List item : Dorky or Not Dorky Tue, 11 September 2012 Back to School Panic, Nutrition News and Is Motherhood REALLY the Hardest Job: Chaos Chronicles 603 Lian is back with a few thoughts […]