Chaos is a part of life, a part of parenting.

For the longest time, we sought to parent without the chaos, to demand order and structure from life. But, life is not designed to be predictable. It is not designed to follow the same patterns day after day.


Life is challenging. Parenting is challenging. There is no guidebook or one size fits all when it comes to this journey.


So, we have chosen to embrace the chaos. To take the challenges and struggles and accept them…to celebrate them. To make the most out of every moment. And most importantly, to remember to play and have fun along the way.

We believe that play is the center of it all. Through play, our children will learn and grow. That our families will be stronger because of it.

Here at Parenting Chaos you will find our stories of struggle, our challenges we strive to overcome, and our moments of embracing our children through play. Here you will find ideas meant to inspire you, simplify your life, and let you know that you are not alone no matter where you are on your parenting journey.

Meet the Parenting Chaos Team

Stephanie Oswald Parenting Chaos



Stephanie Oswald is a 30-something mom to 4 energetic kiddos. She holds degrees in special education and early childhood intervention – and is passionate about teaching and learning through play.



Lindsay Whitman Drewes is a 30-something wife and mother of two wonderful boys. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Cross-Cultural and International Education. She is the founder of

Lindsay works with a variety of clients as a freelance writer and photographer. To see learn more about Lindsay check out her portfolio.



Mandi is a wife, mommy and bonus mom. When she’s not busy agonizing over writing a bio, you can find her building her blog or working as a Virtual Assistant writing about kids, marriage, mental health, pets…life. She can sing every word to every song that came out in the 90’s but can’t remember if trash day is on Wednesday or Thursday. For more information on working with Mandi visit her portfolio.



Lisa Favre is the ultimate family gal. When she’s not spending time with her precious nieces, she’s off brainstorming new recipes, home décor ideas, beauty regiments and DIY crafts.

Aside from her blogs, Lisa also offers her freelance services to a number of clients. For more information visit Lisa’s portfolio.