Balancing Chaos
The HGTV effect on happiness

The HGTV effect on happiness

October 27, 2017

Who isn't influenced by HGTV!? Kelley and Gretchen talk about how the ideals that HGTV puts forth are not the ones that actually make the best options for choosing a home. Balancing the idea of being content with what you have and striving for more - how does it work with your home?

Links Mentioned:

Tiny House Hunters

Protecting the Gift, Gavin de Becker

ANM Properties

Favorite Things:

Kelley - Facebook Marketplace

Gretchen - Delta Faucet temp2.0 hand shower 

The most HGTV feature of Gretchen's house, the new paint job: Front door


Leaning In - to what, exactly?

Leaning In - to what, exactly?

October 20, 2017

This week we discuss the concept of Leaning In - if it's about supporting a woman's ambition, what if the ambition is to be a stay at home mom? (and what are the risks when you choose that?)

Patton Oswalt on Annihilation - "It's chaos, be kind."

Lean In

NYTimes: The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In

Tom Perrotta, Little Children

Our Favorite Things!

Kelley: Chalk Paint (this is the brand she used, and it definitely gave that buffet a new look.)

Gretchen: Ask A Manager Blog (and to get started, check out the writer's favorite posts:


Dr. Nurses and techie teachers

Dr. Nurses and techie teachers

October 12, 2017

Kelley talks about her resistance to being called Dr (and she totally is one!) and Gretchen talks about her resistance to "leaning in." 


Hillbilly Elegy


National Institute of Nursing Research

Favorite things:

Kelley: DevaCurl

Gretchen: Plated 

Welcome to Balancing Chaos!

Welcome to Balancing Chaos!

October 12, 2017

Meet Kelley and Gretchen in the debut of Balancing Chaos. Both professionals, both moms, but one is a moderate Christian and one is a liberal atheist. More alike than different, and both seeking to find meaning in the chaos, just in different ways. In this episode, meet the hosts and hear about their experiences in religion.


Tim Murphy resigns from Congress

STD Rates Continue to Rise for Older Adults

UU Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education


Favorite things:

Gretchen: Tile:

Kelley: Plan to Eat:


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