A bonus podcast for The Chaos Crew. Lian's got a new theme for 2014. Here what it is and tell me your own theme, Plus:

Holiday Movies Reviews

Audio Book round-Up

Advice for caring for agining parents

and Take the Dialect Quiz from the New York Times

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Lian Dolan's weekly show on Modern Motherhood: 

The Mashed Potato Bar & Chicken Marbella 

The Solumnity of Newtown Anniversary. Read Lisa Belkin's piece from the Huffington Pos

In the news: 

Safe Holiday Driving Tips from State Farm. For more information, clikc to go to the State Farm site

Strange Bedfellows: Pope Francis & Gisele Bundchen

and Does Your Blood Actually Thin in Cold Weather

Finally: Holiday To Do List

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Lian Dolan's weekly show on Modern Motherhood:

Lian's Follow-Up on Thanksgiving, Pate & Black Friday

News from the Front: 

Babies and Food Allergies

College Degrees that make money... and those that don't

Have a Daughter interested in Math and Science? Check out engineergirl.org  

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Lian Dolan's weekly podcast on Modern Motherhood: 

This week: The LA Auto Show press Days become a Take Your Son To Work situation for Lian

Po Culture Round-Up: 

Sleepy Hollow

Catching Fire

Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy

Holiday To Do List

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On the show today:

Are you a Morning Person? Can you change if you’re not? Please help me help my teenaged son!

Featured Interview with Designer, Author and Crafter Betz White: Find her work here at betzwhite.com  


Advice for SnapChat kid: Take the money

Outsourcing your life: Does it make good ecomonic sense to hire help , like lots of help? From the New York Times article. What would you outsource and why?

To Do List: Gourmet Caramel Apples! 

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On the show this week

Triumph at the DMV


Can Family Dinners lead to extra Mindfulness? Lian has a  theory.  To read the article from the New York Times: Mindfulness Getting Its Share of Attention, click here.


Birth Order, Brains and Bitterness. Lian answers the Huffington Post’s 28 Signs You’re Dealing with an Older Child with her own list of 28 Signs You’re Dealing with the Youngest Child.

To Do List: Time to Plant the Tulips

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The Chaos Chronicles returns! back behind the mic with:

Building better Classroom Environments for Boys from Time.com. Here's a link to : Chisitina Hoff Sommers: 3 Things Schools can do to help Boys Succeed

Kid, Parents and Online Obligations

Willow Wonder: Why Do I Worry: a new book about childhood anxiety and OCD with author Kristin Beckstrom Radcliffe. For more information, click here: http://www.kbradcliffe.com/Willow-Wonders.html

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On this episode: 

Lian goes to the County Fair and breake her vow never to eat a Blooming Onion

Updates on Happiness and School Books for Teacher Mona and Prayers for Pastor Jill

Gap Year Growing Pains and To Do List

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Today, it's (almost) all about the Happy on Chaos Chronicles. Or at least, the Happier! On the show this week:

A Hot Chocolate Study that made me happy ( for a short time)

9 Ways to take a Bliss Trip, thanks to Health Magazine. The article by Kate Lowenstein is not online but you can find lots of other articles on Healthy & Happy here at health.com.  To access and identify your Signature Strengths,  the free Values in Action Inventory of Strengths Survey, click here

Click here to get Happier


Can a website really make you happier? Well, I've ceratingly enjoyed it for the first day of 'sharing happy' with total strangers. Want to join the Happier Community? Click here. 

To read more about Happier founder Nataly Kogan, here is an article by here at The Huffington Post.  Here's Nataly Kogan's TedX talk and bio. 



Plus, a To List assignment for the whole Chaos Crew. Thanks in advance.

Embrace your chaos, Lian

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On the show today:

Lian's novel Elizabeth the First Wife zooms up the charts at Nook and Kindle! 

An Update on Lessons Learned at BlogHer 2013: Guy Kawasaki; Steamy Kitchen; Producing your own podcast; selling your blog

Book Tour Last Stand at The Book Stall in Chicago

Family Vacation: Block Island, East Hampton, Wesport 

My friend's Inn:  http://www.oldtowninnbi.com/

Back to School Survey: Who is more excited? You or the kids? according ot Land's End, the answer is...

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