When Was the Last Time You Said Thank You?

I got a book sent to me in the mail about a week ago. It’s called Cards for Brianna. It’s about a mother who was diagnosed with terminal cancer who bravely spent her remaining time writing card after card after card for her daughter. She wrote down every thought, belief, desire, encouragement...every word she wanted to share with her daughter, compiling a wealth of wisdom, love and information that every mother wishes to impart on their children. Knowing she wouldn’t be around to deliver that … [Read more...]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Moving

As a busy working mom, a little chaos just comes with the territory sometimes. Throw the idea of packing and moving your family to a new home into the mix, and it might just be the stuff of nightmares. But it doesn't have to be! Here are some useful tips and tricks to make moving less stressful and more efficient. Do's and Don'ts of Moving: DO all of the packing and labeling before moving day. You'd be surprised how many people get stuck in the last minute rush to pack everything … [Read more...]

Give Thanks: It’s Good for Your Health!

Give Thanks

As a busy mompreneur, it is important to make time every single day to reflect on the things you are grateful for. This time for reflection is not only good for the mind, but for the body as well. Studies have shown that individuals who possess a grateful attitude have better overall health than people who tend to be negative or pessimistic. When you take the time to give thanks, especially amidst chaos, not only do you resist the urge to just give up, but you also set your intentions for … [Read more...]

I’m Going Live! Weekly Periscope Schedule

Weekly Periscope Schedule

Are you on Periscope yet? I talked about why your blog needs Periscope just over a week ago, and we chatted why businesses need Periscope over on The Hampton Roads Creative too! Now I have a whole new reason for you to hop on the Periscope bandwagon. Chaos & Kiddos is going live! Below you'll find the weekly Periscope schedule for August and September. I picked popular blog posts and fun topics that will give you a little peak into my home and real time access to the methods behind my … [Read more...]

#LoveGrowsHere – A New Beginning as a Happy Family


This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please refer to my Legal Policies and Terms of Use. The opinions here are entirely my own. Originally, I had this post slated for Mother's Day weekend. But I quickly realized the moment for us far exceeded one special day. It was an experience that marked a shift towards the positive, a sense of contentment and peace for where we were headed as a family, and a quiet closure on where we had been. The #LoveGrowsHere campaign by Personal … [Read more...]

Coming Out of the Fog: Grief and Fear

Coming Out of the Fog- Grief and Fear

Admittedly, I'm not entirely sure which direction this particular post will go in. Maybe that's because I'm still coming into awareness as to how grief and fear have captured my light for the past couple of weeks. This is most definitely not my usual bloggity-blog direction and I'm moving through new ground here, so forgive me as I just write for the sake of writing. If nothing else, the very best weapons in my arsenal against grief and fear are my words. Normally I would write this in my … [Read more...]

Share-Network-Grow Link Up

Wow! Another week has come and gone already! Thank you to everyone that showed up last week to make our very first Share ~ Network ~ Grow social media link up a success! This party is all about building and fostering a community of bloggers that actively support each other in their blogging journeys. And, as you all know, one of the best ways for bloggers to connect with one another, is through social media. So the Share ~ Network ~ Grow social media link up was born! We'll be featuring … [Read more...]

The Sting of Divorce: Surviving Infidelity

Surviving Infidelity: The Sting of Divorce

If there's one thing I don't want this blog to become, it's some sort of marker for that one person who "has it all, does it all, can be it all" without batting an eye or dropping a bead of sweat. Authenticity and transparency mean a lot to me, and if there is any one universal truth about what it means to be a working mom, it's that no one's journey is bullet proof and everyone has experienced some level of earth-shattering difficulty at some point in time. In truth, being a pro in the … [Read more...]

Social Media Saturdays

Welcome to Social Media Saturdays, the coolest social media linkup in town. We're all about making new friends and finding each other in the places we hang out online. This is the place to mingle, make new friends and form real relationships-- not the place to drop links and leave! If that sounds good to you, then by all means, share the links to your social media accounts here! Here are the rules: 1. You don’t have to, but if you want to be classy please follow your hosts in each category … [Read more...]

Managing Curly Hair by Cartoon Cuts

Managing Curly Hair | Cartoon Cuts | Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide

Please welcome guest blogger Cartoon Cuts as they share some tips and tricks for managing curly hair. Caring for your child’s curly hair can really be a difficult task.  Don’t worry… all you have to do is follow these simple steps to healthy, manageable hair. Don’t wash their hair every day. You may think that it’s good to wash your child’s hair daily, but you’re actually stripping it of its natural oils, resulting in it being dry and frizzy.  Curly hair requires a lot more moisture … [Read more...]