About the Book

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Chaos to Calm is the guide every busy parent needs to help streamline their endless daily tasks. Using examples from various parents, along with insights from her own experiences, author and businesswoman Jenna Hermans shows us that achieving and maintaining calm is possible, enabling us to take control of the chaos and focus on what really matters. 

The chapters cover five targeted topics—Efficiency, Habits, Communication, Community, and Self-Care. Each section includes practical how-tos and simple tasks anyone can undertake to reduce the frenetic pace of everyday life. Chaos to Calm is an invitation to move forward with well-thought-out, practical plans that prove everything can get done without losing your cool.

PRAISE FOR CHAOS TO CALM

“This book is chock full of simple, small changes that can bring us back to calm and, ultimately, make a big difference in how we connect with ourselves and others. It's what every parent needs in their life, right now!” —Fran Hauser, author of Embrace the Work, Love Your Career and The Myth of the Nice Girl

"Insightful, practical, humorous, and relatable, Jenna Hermans has written a must-read for anyone who wants to have more calm and happiness in their life." —Peggy Klaus, Fortune 500 communication coach and the author of The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner

Awards and Press

Forbes

Hermans is making mindfulness accessible to, and inclusive of, everyone.

Family Focus Blog

Jenna Hermans’ intentional approach and life hacks are sure to come in handy for parents looking to include more calm in every day.

Shira Gill

author of Minimalista: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Better Home

"Chaos to Calm is an indispensable guide full of practical, actionable tips to help you live a more efficient, productive, and joyful life."

Fran Hauser

author of Embrace the Work

This book is chock full of simple, small changes that can bring us back to calm and, ultimately, make a big difference in how we connect with ourselves and others. It's what every parent needs in their life, right now!

Jaime McFaden

author of Waves of Self-Care: It Takes a Village

With its simple yet profound tools for busy parents, Chaos to Calm leads the way to support moms like me on the subject of cultivating calm amid the chaos of life. You will want to keep this book close by.

Jessica Bass

public relations professional

It is not only an insightful how-to for coping with the chaos of life as a woman, but is at its very core it’s a rallying cry, screaming at the top of its lungs, ‘solidarity, sister!’

Peggy Klaus

Fortune 500 communication coach and the author of The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner

Insightful, practical, humorous, and relatable, Jenna Hermans has written a must-read for anyone who wants to have more calm and happiness in their life.

Chef Alison Mountford

no-food-waste expert

Jenna’s voice is like my best friend whispering in my ear; it’s supportive, funny, and...calm!

Michelle Williams

founder of the food site CoffeeAndChampagne.com

Note to self: you’ll have to fight the urge to put this book down and start making life changes immediately. Resist! The next page will have more unmissable gold.

Meet the Author

Jenna Hermans is living proof that you can create a life of calm within chaos and overwhelm. She uses her bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in organizational management, and over fifteen years of human resources experience to build strong teams and company cultures. Jenna is the co-founder and COO of Be Courageous and the founder of Chaos to Calm. She manages the businesses, family operations, and kids' schedules, all while nurturing her sanity and promoting calm. She lives in the SF bay area with her husband and four kids.