The Distracted Mom

Adventures in Living the Distracted Life

Support for Neurodiverse Families Affected by ADHD, ASD, and Related Conditions

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Is your family affected by ADHD, ASD, or another neurological or developmental disorder? Then this site is for you.
This blog provides suggestions for working with inattention, impulsivity, and developmental issues in your family as well as inspiration for regaining a sense of peace in your home.
I'm a Registered Nurse and a mother of two kids with ADHD and I have ASD and ADHD myself. Boy, do 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 | 7 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 […]

Guest Post: No One Knows I Have ADD

Guest Post: 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 […]

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