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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Let go of the oars

I like me a good mantra. I've made no secret of the fact that anxiety has plagued me since becoming a mama. My anxiety hasn't been the debilitating variety - the kind that makes a person afraid to leave their child unattended while napping lest they stop breathing, or terrified to drive with their kids …

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