At the start of my ADHD education I categorized the ADHD diet with chiropractors and neurofeedback treatments. Now that I've been on this journey for a few years I know EVERYTHING has the potential to affect our brain. Trial and error is the name of the game. I am open to try ANY treatments to … Continue reading Do you ADHDiet?
I'm writing this post to you from sunny, Florida! We've driven down the East Coast a few times for vacation since my eldest was born. Photo by Khachik Simonian on Unsplash My least pleasant memory took place 8 years ago. We arrived at a small inn, after driving with my carsick 2 year-old for over 4 … Continue reading Vacation Travel Wins
I have a confession to make: I'm not that great at playing with little children. In my late teens I was a baby sitter and a camp counselor. I could play Red Rover and London Bridge all afternoon. I invented games out of cardboard and a shoe string. I wasn't amazingly creative, but I was … Continue reading Do you play with your children?
Are you a brain expert? If you've made it to this blog, you're certainly on a quest for more brain knowledge. As ADHDers, we have to be brain experts, but not in the way you might think. Being a brain expert as an ADHDer means you're an expert on YOUR OWN BRAIN. You must learn … Continue reading Are you a Brain Expert?
Sometimes I have to laugh at myself. It gives me perspective and makes me feel better about my ADHD. Here's an ode to motivation. I hope you laugh out loud, and learn to cut yourself some slack. Motivation, the elusive phantom of our inner workings. The hidden gem that must be excavated from the bowels … Continue reading Motivation-The “F” word for ADHDers
If you've ever questioned your "med"ucation in life, fear not. Jessica McCabe of @HowtoADHD gives it to us straight. If love = medication in your child's ADHD management program, then embrace it. Let's stop shaming parents when we don't know the whole journey--aka their family ADDventure. 😉 Thanks, Jessica and Mrs. McCabe!
I came across yet, another, stunning article on Additudemag.com, today about the latest developments in ADHD. If you need information about the condition for you, your child or spouse, do yourself a favor and read the article highlighting the myths and facts of ADHD by Dr. Thomas E. Brown. Photo by JJ Thompson on Unsplash … Continue reading Thank you ADDitudemag.com
I'm writing about something extra personal today: my marriage. Marriage is hard no matter how you slice it. Putting two different personalities, sets of values, lifestyles, histories, upbringings, morals and points of view together for eternity is really, REALLY difficult. If you've found someone with similarities in 2 or 3 of those areas you … Continue reading Marriage and ADHD: 3 Tips for Diffusing arguments
As a teacher, I know the student with ADHD- hyperactive type as soon as she sits down in her seat. It's apparent by the tapping, strumming, or humming she uses to calm that active brain. Hyperactive and combined type ADHDers are my most honest students and give me a true reading of classroom engagement. Without … Continue reading Is there a “best” fidget?
Those of you have been following me for a while, know how hard I have worked to make school a better place for my eldest son. I’ve seen doctors, psychiatrists, neuro-psychologists, educational assessors, counselors, and coaches all in the hopes of making school a more enjoyable experience for my ADHD child. I have met … Continue reading A Moment of Truth