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Adventures in Living the Distracted Life

Lifestyle Tips, Information, and Support for ADHD Families

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Is your family affected by ADHD or ASD? Then this site is for you.
This blog is meant to provide ideas for working with inattention, impulsivity, and developmental issues in your family as well as for inspiration and guidance in reducing the chaos in your household.
I'm an RN with Adult ADHD and a mother of two kids affected by these issues. I get it.

Carolyn

Recent Posts

Why Private School May Not Be Best For Special Needs Kids

Why Private School May Not Be Best For Special Needs Kids

Oct 7, 2015 | 6 Comments

Like most parents, my children’s father and I thought a lot about their education. Even before they were born, we had many conversations about what we dreamed would be different for them. We discussed our experiences in school and what worked for us and what didn’t. We both had experiences as kids and teens that […]

The Flip Side of Hyper-Focus – ADHD and the Flake Factor

The Flip Side of Hyper-Focus – ADHD and the Flake Factor

Oct 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

Every time I open Facebook these days, I feel a tiny bit queasy. I see updates and articles about ADHD, and it’s like a *smack*smack* in the face.  That’s a double smack because not only should I be sharing these kinds of articles in my Facebook community and on Twitter, but the headlines are all […]

No One Knows I Have ADD

No One Knows I Have ADD

Sep 29, 2015 | 6 Comments

I should have been a secret agent. Living a double life is something I do naturally. For years I didn’t even realize I was doing it. Considering myself a professional, I have developed my own systems in order to maintain a neuro-typical façade while at work. But I have a secret… No one knows I […]

A Letter to My ADHD Child’s Teacher

A Letter to My ADHD Child’s Teacher

Aug 30, 2015 | 11 Comments

New School Year, New School. Change is the Only Constant.   Man Cub and Mini Me are going to a new school this year. Starting next week, they are moving from a small private school with class sizes of 12 or 13 to a public school with an average class size of 22. (Compared to some […]

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