On The Blogroll: Cuddles and Chaos

The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.

Bloggings From: Westchester, NY

As a work-from-home writer, Jen Garry of Cuddles and Chaos has found her niche as a blogger. She tells her story as if it was an adorable picture book featuring her, her husband, a mischievous 3-year-old, and an adventurous 6-year-old. Every few posts is a catalog of her week and pictures of touching ‘first’ moments. This mama takes advantage of the technology around her and documents her week through pictures that she posts on Instagram/ What really speaks from this story are the kids. As with nearly all parents, Jen knows her children so well she can chart their every thought as if they wrote it down for her. Both girls have tangible personalities and it’s adorable. 

Aside from this, Jen offers a how-to guide for moms who make it seem like they have a million hands. When she finds down time, she takes it upon herself to organize and make things with her kids when they’re not covering themselves in pudding or climbing into the kitchen sink. Recent adventures include apple picking and an endeavor to make Nutella swirl banana bread.  She test DIY methods, so you don’t have to. Like most New York women, she is deeply involved in fashion and with sponsors like Anthropologie, J. Crew and Free People for her blog, it’s clear some big names know she's a trusted source. —Leeann Moreau