Why Private School May Not Be Best For Special Needs Kids

Why Private School May Not Be Best For Special Needs Kids

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

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 […]

How to Recognize Credible Sources

How to Recognize Credible Sources

Fish Oil Is a Potentially Effective Natural Alternative for ADHD   Common Household Pesticide Linked with Higher Rates of ADHD   ADHD Experts Re-evaluate Zeal for Drugs   As concerned parents or adults affected by ADHD and related disorders, we see a lot of headlines designed to grab our attention. Many of them sound like […]

Recognize Your Strengths and Choose Your Own Labels

Recognize Your Strengths and Choose Your Own Labels

Growing up, we internalize messages about who we are and what we are capable of. One thing I’ve learned in this life is that YOU are the master of your own destiny, and only you decide who you are! If you grew up with ADHD, you may have heard that you are lazy or stupid […]

ADHD Household Maintenance Made Easy

ADHD Household Maintenance Made Easy

I don’t know anyone, ADHD or otherwise, who hasn’t had some difficulty in learning household maintenance. Cleaning does not come easily to everyone, and can be especially challenging to those of us with ADHD! What can seem like a simple job to one person can seem like an overwhelming series of complicated tasks to us, and […]

The Distracted Mom on The Real Family Guy’s Podcast: Really Good Stuff!

The Distracted Mom on The Real Family Guy’s Podcast: Really Good Stuff!

I admit that I’m new to the world of podcasts, but I am digging them now that I discovered niche topic radio shows that you can listen to right on your phone! I’ll never have to suffer a boring drive again! Coincidentally, Beth from Smart Girls With ADHD just wrote a post about how she’s […]

Building a Strong Relationship With Your Child

Building a Strong Relationship With Your Child

That Moment You Realize Your Children Are Their Own People When I was a new mom, I was full of ideas of what my children might grow to be like. I spent hours staring at my babies, thinking about the intelligent, independent thinkers they would become. As they grew older, I saw that they were […]

40 and 1/2 Totally Fantastic Summer Activities For Kids

40 and 1/2 Totally Fantastic Summer Activities For Kids

After a long school year of homework, report cards, and the dreaded “behavior journal,” I can tell you that we really look forward to summer vacation at our house! Still, it can be easy for the summer to pass in a blur. That why we all need to put a little effort into planning summer activities to […]