The Drug Journal

Are you afraid of stimulant medication for your ADHD child?  Does the thought of an anti-depressant for a 9-year-old make you cringe?  This post is about a tool I named a “drug journal.”  It was incredibly helpful while we worked through the trial and error stage of ADHD medication and dosing with my then thirdContinue reading “The Drug Journal”

How to take your ADHD kids out to dinner and actually enjoy it

The first time I went out to dinner with my son he was an infant and slept through the entire event.  Fast forward 18 months and meals out we’re like walking on hot lava with bare feet—only for the highly skilled professional and a total s$&t show for other diners.  There are many parents whoContinue reading “How to take your ADHD kids out to dinner and actually enjoy it”

The Evolution of our basement: Building passive income—ADHD style.

This July I learned the true meaning of passive income. As a teacher, I’ve sold lesson plans, here and there, for 50 cents to $7 on Teachers Pay Teachers.  But, on July 1st, I made real money!!! How did I do it? Here’s the evolution of our basement:   Guest Room     Our basementContinue reading “The Evolution of our basement: Building passive income—ADHD style.”

ADHD Confessions: I may have killed my cat. :(

  We rescued a dog this year for my eldest son.  He’s been the perfect addition to our family.  The one hiccup was our cat.  As soon as we brought Enzo home, Cali would run and hide.  She would escape outdoors and be gone for 3 days at a time.  She officially became an outdoorContinue reading “ADHD Confessions: I may have killed my cat. :(“

Relationships— My ADHD Superpower.

I am lucky to have amazing friends and family in my life. The people I love, love me back.  From a shared book, to a shared tear, to a shared job, I’m in it to win it.  I go all in with relationships.  They heal me, motivate me, and fill me up.   Relationship BuilderContinue reading “Relationships— My ADHD Superpower.”

Wannabe Money Blogger

My Why I’ve been blogging for 1 year, and my site went “live” 10 months ago.  I originally started blogging because I wanted to make a change in my life.  I am a teacher and my job is draining.  I’ve learned so much about managing my own and my son’s ADHD I thought I couldContinue reading “Wannabe Money Blogger”

How to Make Big Decisions Something that’s always been hard for me, is making big, life-changing decisions.  It took me 5 years of public school before I decided to homeschool my son.  It took me 8 years to finish an undergrad degree before pursuing a masters in education.  It took me 10 years of teaching to realize I loveContinue reading “How to Make Big Decisions”

Endless Summer: How Homeschool is changing our perspective on learning, life.

First Assignment B received his first science homeschool assignment, today!!! Our journey has officially begun.  He’s testing EMF levels at home and explaining 3 easy ways to reduce exposure.   As I emailed him the resources, I realized this is our last summer countdown.  It’s the last time we’ll be patiently awaiting June 15th.  It’s theContinue reading “Endless Summer: How Homeschool is changing our perspective on learning, life.”

ADHD Confessions: Paying for Invisalign plus Braces

I’m not going to judge you.  I won’t tell you-you’re a loser.  I won’t tell you-you’re a bad person, or you’re unworthy.  The only thing I will say is, love yourself the way you are.  If you want to try meds to keep on top of things, go for it!  If you prefer to buy a planner in which to enter key dates, like the deadline for FSA claims, by all means, do it!!! But, whatever you do, LOVE YOURSELF.

The Best Essential Oils for Mental Wellness (at school and home)

Let’s celebrate May and Mental Health Awareness month! Essential oils have inspired strong mental health habit building in our home. Perhaps they can help you, too.