Chaos Chronicles Podcast 434: Books, News, Advice and Live Nude Girls

by Lian on October 28, 2011

Hello, Chaos Crew…

The latest Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up and it has it all: Books Awards; Parenting advice on Praising Toddlers; Ungiven Acceptance Speeches and Live Nude Girls. You’ll have to listen to see what I mean. Sometimes, things get crazy in the suburbs on a Thursday night, that’s all I’m sayin’.

Useful links to increase your Enjoyment and Understanding…

Toddlers and Praise: How much damage can parent between ages 1 to 3 do to their child’s future coping skills? Quite a bit, actually. For more information:

From  Motherlode NY Times by Jenny Anderson  Too Much Praise is Not Good for Toddlers

From for Parents: Interview with Dr. Carol Dweck on developing a Growth Mindset

Pajamas in the Carpool Line: Are you guilty of Slovenly Dress during drop-off? Check your style meter here:

From NY Times Style Section: Mom Uniforms for School Run are Designer

My To Do List includes Soccer and Halloween, then more Soccer and Halloween, winding down with Soccer and Halloween. Are you seeing a pattern emerge? What’s on your To Do List? Hey, New Englanders, what’s with the snow in the forecast. Nothing ruins a Princess costume more than a ski jacket. I remember some COLD Halloweens in Connecticut. For more Halloween Advice, Recipes, Easy Last Minute Costumes and Fun, Click here for Ten Things to  Like This Halloween.

How about this Ice Cream Spider for your Halloween Party. Click here to find the Featured Recipe this week from


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Have a wonderful weekend. Embrace your Chaos,




Nicole November 1, 2011 at 8:31 AM

I am always proud of myself when I drop off my kids while wearing a professional outfit. We can do the “Drop and Kiss” at our schools, so if i’m not leaving the car then all bets are off. Just this past week I took my daughter to gymnastics in my slippers. Yup, total class. At home I was parked in the garage and simply left home with them on. I didn’t notice until I first stepped out of the car at the gym. Oops. I did consider staying and hiding in the car then realized that coming inside and supporting her is more important than my pride. I won’t admit outloud that we stopped at Subway on our way home because that’s where the story becomes very embarrasing.

CLSD OPEN October 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Lian – while your sons’ pediatrician presented compelling arguments to entice your boys to get the HPV vaccine, there have been serious complications with this vaccine in the past several years, including deaths. The current controversy stems from the political right and their continued attempts at being the moral police. I don’t think people’s reluctance has to do with not wanting to address the sexuality of their adolescent child – it’s the high risk involved with this vaccine.

Adrian October 31, 2011 at 7:15 AM


I wrestled with the HPV vac for a long time. I spoke to the moms of older girls for advice. I waited a few years to see if it would be recalled. I stared down other moms who wanted to foist their opinions on me. Ultimately, I decided that getting the vac for my daughter’s health and safety was the right thing to do and not a political statement on teen sexuality. I didn’t give her a lot of details about why she was getting the shot series — no more than I explained why she got the varicella virus years ago. I think I did the right thing.

Kristin October 29, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Lian, as I take you with me on my Saturday runs, I nearly fell over laughing…. “this will keep you from getting penis cancer.” HILARIOUS!~ I think all boys would embrace that vaccination :)

Love, love, love that you keep us all feeling connected. So miss the SS and what you all bring. Like good girl friends, even from inside your closets!

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