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I have a husband, a child on the spectrum, a full-time job, two dogs, three two fish, my mother, and a housemate (gone, thank goodness).  And we relocated from California to Texas.  This blog might be the only thing keeping me on the ledge.

I am the mom to Connor, our five-year-old son who has severe ADHD and mild Asperger’s.  He is our pride and joy, as well as our biggest challenge.  He was born in Southern California, as were my husband and I.  We relocated to Texas in 2007, and marvel at the differences every day. 


I blog about whatever random amusement comes to mind.  Good luck making sense of it.


16 responses »

  1. Came here to look for more info about you. Wondered how old an ASD boy has to be to ask about penises and where they belong since my son is 4.5 and has not yet said the word. Are you on Twitter and are we following each other? I cannot find any reference to that here. You are much more mysterious than I and if I want to call you by name, it appears my choice is “Conner’s mom” or “flannery”. Hmmm. Just some random thoughts.

    • LOL! Well, I do use a pseudonym for Connor’s privacy. I’m not on Twitter, just because I’m really stupid about all this social media stuff. Plus, it’s one more thing to update, and I suck at that. But I might have to explore that a little more. Or maybe Facebook for my fake name. I dunno. This is new to me, I need a coach. Oh, and his Asperger’s is “mild,” so he’s very verbal, but the accompanying ADHD is severe (yay us). Our challenges are more behavioral and social. And some sensory.

  2. Question for you…Katie is very HF as well (though pddnos not Aspergers) and we don’t do ABA b/c our dev ped said she is too HF, but then I see that you guys do. Does it work? Do you pay privately for it? We recently saw a psych who said we should look into it to help with behavior issues…I am interested in knowing how it works for you guys.

  3. Hi, this may be a total a$$hole question, but does your son take any vitamins? My son is a “high functioning” kid on the spectrum, and I found when he was 3 1/2 and started taking vitamins and Omega 3 supplements, it made a big change in his behaviour at that time. There’s only one childrens’ vitamin I’ve found so far that has zinc in it: Disney gummies.

  4. I clicked over because I saw a note you had left on another blog… and I have to say, I love the pseudonyms! Flannery O’Connor is our favorite author.

  5. Wait- have we talked about this before? The whole being from California thing?

  6. I love that I have found this blog…I am an Aussie mum to 5 boys…2 with mild Aspergers 1 with Aspergers and ADHD, one with PDD-NOS and severe ADHD and a 6 y.o. that seems quite “normal” , but then my view of what is normal is rather skewed these days.
    Your sense of humour and willingness to share with everyone your life experiences brightens my day. Keep up the good work.

  7. quirkyandlaughing

    I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! Bookmarking now…

  8. Parenting with Asperger's Syndrome

    Hey lady!! I meant to contact you when you commented on my blog about MoCAA. I replied there, but also wanted to talk to you here. Come down to San Antonio!!!! MoCAA has some Austin members, too! 🙂 (We also have a housemate! Weird coincidences there…)

  9. I’d like to invite you to Voices of Sensory Processing Disorder. This is a community website where bloggers can share their experiences, victories, tips and everyday challenges with others. And we want you! We’d love to share your writing.

    Please visit us at to learn more. I do hope you’ll join us. Happy blogging!
    Regards, Jennifer

  10. Thank you so much for following my blog:) It’s nice to meet you:)

  11. I have a 9 year old daughter that’s a highly fuctioal autistic and has severe ADHD. I like reading the stories about Connor because I can relate. The things they do and say are so funny after the fact. I could probly write a book on my daughters adventures. Thanx for the blog

  12. Hi
    I am Betty and I have 3 children. A 14-year-old “typical” daughter, an almost 13-year-old son with Autism/non-verbal, and an 11-year-old son with Aspergers. I live in California. I have started following your blog and I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂


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