Adventures of Chaos and Mayhem

My life with four kids and their Autism, ADHD, and OCD…


It's been just over 3 years since David was killed.  And I finally saw a psychiatrist and a counselor.  I felt like I'd been dealing with things reasonably well until recently. Now, don't get me wrong, I had had issues. ... Continue Reading →



From October 21, 2017 I don't know why.  I really don't.  But I'm jittery.  Anxious.  Wound up.  And more than a bit depressed.  I was doing well.  But Friday I noticed how jittery I was.  I felt off.  Strung out.... Continue Reading →

Treading Water

It has been over 2 years since David was killed.  Over 2 years and I am still unable to go to church without freaking out. Over 2 years and I still have panic attacks at the grocery store.  Over 2... Continue Reading →


I fell yesterday.  I know.  Not really news.  Not a shocker.  I fall all the time. But this time I didn't end up with a hard lump or a nasty bruise.  I ended up with a broken piece of wood... Continue Reading →

Day 10

What's the saying...A good deed never goes unpunished?  My sister had a monster cold leading up to Easter.  And of course we were hosting 14 people.  At her house.  I spent the weekend at here house--as I normally do.  But... Continue Reading →

That’s The Ticket

During the three weeks we lived with Scott, I frantically searched for a house worth buying.  I even searched for an apartment or townhome that was worth renting.  I couldn't find anything.  I was still working in Wayne.  My commute... Continue Reading →

It has been 5 1/2 years since I have last written on this page.  I am going to try to summarize the time.  There has been a lot. My kids did go to public school.  There were ups and downs... Continue Reading →

A Dog for David

I have decided that rather than sit here on my hands praying that I am being proactive enough to help David, I am getting him a service dog.  I cannot just sit here and wonder if his medicine is enough.... Continue Reading →

Holiday Fun

As David grows I grow confident that he will maintain a healthy place in society. But there are still fears. He no longer bites. But now he chokes. Celia and Rhys were standing together. Celia was confronting David. Verbally bullying... Continue Reading →

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