Adventures of Chaos and Mayhem

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

North Carolina

Road Trip 2010 began Monday August 2nd. We finally left our home in Pennsylvania at 10 AM. Daniel's glasses and new hiking boots were missing. Turned out the glasses were in a case (amazing) in his backpack and his shoes... Continue Reading →


To Roadtrip or Not To Roadtrip

Since the beginning of this year, I have been planning a roadtrip. It was to be the mother-of-all-roadtrips. I put aside tax money and began writing down possible places we would want to visit. First I was focusing on the... Continue Reading →

What a way to end the day

My day began to be disrupted last night. I was supposed to drive to my sister's in Lancaster, but the school district's automated system called to tell me there was a 2-hour delay in the morning. I called my sister... Continue Reading →


We had school conferences yesterday. First was David's. He's doing very well. His reading is a little behind, but mostly because he needs to really learn the -ed and -ing endings. He is having a few behavioral issues right now.... Continue Reading →


Kittens are adorable, right?  Well, I think I could agree a little bit more if we qualify it.  How about...domestic kittens are cute, right?  Wild kittens.  Not so cute.  So, tonight on the way to Boy Scouts, a woman flags... Continue Reading →

USA Approved Characters

Okay, I like the USA channel on my cable.  I do.  I watch Monk and Psych and all the reruns of NCIS and House and Law & Order: SVU.  But my beef is their new campaign.  These Approved Characters.  To... Continue Reading →

I finished!

I actually did it. I finished my first children's book today. (*Notice my optomism: "my first children's book.") It is called Waiting Is Hard. And I must say I am pretty proud of the results. Forgive my lack of modesty,... Continue Reading →

They get too big too fast

Henry has gotten into this habit of actually waking at about 5 AM.  He drags all his knit and crocheted blankets and piles them onto my bed before attempting to climb in himself.  At this point I groggily say, "You... Continue Reading →

Celia’s Wisdom

The other week at her dad's house, Celia said, "Chocolate is like jeans.  It goes with everything."

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