Six Kid Chaos*

Single Dad raising kids, and my passions in life.

Archive for November 2017

Emily Just Asked to Come Home

Emily turned 16 on November 15th and told me the next day that she was moving out and didn’t come home after school.  She spent the next two weeks at a couple of friends houses and she had very little contact with her mother and sister, and even less with me.  Just over two weeks had gone by and in that time I have done a tremendous amount of research […]

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Triathlon, How It Saved My Life

There have been several life altering events in my past, and beyond family type things (marriage, children, divorce…) the sport of Triathlon has had the biggest impact for sure.  The story starts in October of 2005 when my first wife and I separated, I was an inactive, unhealthy, unhappy 238 pound man.  It was New Year’s Eve I had been sitting in a bubble bath reflecting on life and just […]

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A Letter to Emily

This is a letter that I wrote to my daughter before her 15th birthday in Sept. 2016 First off I want you to know that this letter is not because you are in trouble or have done anything wrong. What it is, is a letter to my beautiful and ever-growing daughter as she transitions into a woman leaving the little girl she once was far behind. What I want this […]

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The Last Year of My Life

Hello world, my name is Ed Dillon and I am a 45-year-old father to four amazing children.  And there was a number of years where I had the pleasure of being a Dad to six kids and at times it was very chaotic.  I came up with the #SixKidChaos and it has kind of stuck ever since, so when I was trying to think of a clever name for this […]

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The Power of the Nothing

The nothing comes from a fantastic movie that I enjoyed as a child called The NeverEnding Story, I can hear the main theme in my head as I type this.  The clip below will give you the history of the nothing and how it relates to the film itself. For me the nothing has always existed in my life.  It has taken large periods of time away from me and […]

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Christmas is a Wonderful Time for Kids

There comes a day when we all will stop believing in Santa Claus.  It’s the unfortunate part of having to grow up, I don’t remember exactly when I stopped believing but at some point I grew up.  I have often said to my kids that they should enjoy being a kid for as long as possible. Watching Jennifer and Austin get so excited when I brought home the Christmas tree […]

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Welcome To Six Kid Chaos

Life is a funny thing.  Your perception is that everything is great, all the hard work you have put in over the years is finally paying off.  You have a great job, you have just bought your first house, and you have welcomed your sixth child in the world, and to top it off your first boy after many girls! Life is great. Any then it all goes to hell […]

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