How I’m Doing Christmas Differently This Year. And Forevermore.

Friends, forgive me. I fell down the discombobulated mama hole when school and work resumed in September, hence the echo-y silence of This Lovely Chaos since then. I am still deep in that hole as I write today - as discombobulated as ever - but through the noise of my ever-thrumming to do list and …

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September Energy

Friends, do you make New Year's resolutions? I usually do. Setting goals is my superpower. Come January 1st, I am armed with my list of things I will conquer in the next 365 days: everything from fitness challenges to financial ambitions to travel plans. Not all my goals are lofty; one year I resolved to …

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My Week as an Instagram Star

What is your why? Is it just me, or is this question everywhere these days? I am hearing it on the regular at the moment. TedTalks, Instagram stories, Husband. At a staff meeting about 10 years ago, our new principal was introducing herself. Along with some general details about her life and career, she also …

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It’s 5 o’clock in the morning

When my alarm (chirping birds) goes off at 5am, I hear Lily Allen's voice singing "It's 5 o'clock in the morning...". You know, from the song she did with T-Pain back in 2011. Find it online if you haven't heard it before and give it a listen. Then you, too, can have her lovely British …

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Michelle Obama is human.

It’s a daycare day today! Do you know what that means, friends? It means this mama is freefreefreefreeohsogloriouslyfree to come and go and get shit done without my little cling-ons sweet children around to slow me down with all their needs that, er, need tending to. Naturally, I’m choosing to use the time to go …

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