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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ADHD and Hyperfocus: Making Hyperfocus Work for You

ADHD and Hyperfocus: Making Hyperfocus Work for You

ADHD and Hyperfocus Isn’t it funny that an ADHD kid can’t sit down to do homework, but they can get sucked into a video game for hours?! It can seem like a contradiction that an  easily distractible, hyperactive child can sit still for hours with single-minded focus on a video game or while watching TV. My son […]

7 (AM) Tips to Get You Out the Door On Time

7 (AM) Tips to Get You Out the Door On Time

My children both suffer from Fatigue-Induced Molasses Syndrome.   It’s a condition in which, when sleepy, they move at the speed of – you guessed it – molasses. Our early mornings have generally involved a lot of forced cheerfulness on my part, followed by increasing levels of anxiety and frustration until, at some point, I […]