Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Chaos Chronicles’


Beyond the Tiger Mother

Beyond the Tiger Mother
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Yes, yes, we all know about Tigers Moms, thanks to Amy Chua and the Wall Street Journal. If you’re like me, you like the idea of having an Animal Mom Persona, but the Tiger Mom is simply not your style. Maybe you couldn’t care less about your child’s string instrument mastery. No worries, the animal kingdom is full of maternal role models that can be exploited for your own personal PR boondoggle. Choose one from the list below and start your own controversial parenting cult.

To Clean or Not to Clean? I Don’t Really Care

To Clean or Not to Clean? I Don’t Really Care

I am hiding upstairs in my office while my husband supervises the boys in the now-ritualistic Back-in-School Room Clean-up. Today is the day the boys finally “get organized” for school, removing all Legos, Nerf guns and tools from the surface of their desks to make room for Serious Studying. Yes, my older son has been […]

Chaos Chronicles: Back-to-School Edition

Chaos Chronicles: Back-to-School Edition

A Chaotic school drop-off this morning — forgotten books, homework, mandatory shirt and tie! — signaling that school really is back in session. even if my family isn’t really back in session yet! We will get it together by next Monday. How are you managing the transition from summer to school?

Maybe some of the items on this Ten Things to Like: Back-to-School Edition will help you get back in gear….

Books for Sports Parents & Talking Sex with Sons

Books for Sports Parents & Talking Sex with Sons

Our neighbor Lian Dolan, author of the upcoming Helen of Pasadena and mom-blogger/podcaster extraordinaire at the Chaos Chronicles, shares her posts with us from time to time. Here’s her latest, dealing with good books for sports parents, as well as resources for talking to sons about sex. Thanks to Chpliver for reminding me to post […]

Lian’s Prospect Park Halloween

Lian’s Prospect Park Halloween

We have to share today’s Chaos Chronicles column by our neighbor Lian Dolan, locally famous for handing out full-size Hershey bars on October 31st. She sums up the trick-or-treating life in our neighborhood (which is much like many other Halloween destination neighborhoods around town) with her usual wit. Check it out here: Chaos Chronicles

Rose Court Dream Denied

Rose Court Dream Denied

We just had to share Lian Dolan’s column today on Chaos Chronicles, her national blog about life as a modern working mom. Once again, her dream of making the Rose Court has been denied, but she’s made her peace with it, and even shares some grooming tips picked up from examining the photo of this […]

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

We have lots of creative people in my Prospect Park neighborhood — composers, writers, artists, producers, teachers, gardeners extraordinaire — but neighbor Lian Dolan is a class by herself. Sharp, observant, wry and downright hilarious, Lian first won national notice as one of the Satellite Sisters, the radio talk show run by the five Dolan […]

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