About

!Hola!  I’m Nicole, a mom and online Spanish teacher and tutor, and a mental wellness warrior living with the inattentive type of ADHD.  My husband has the hyperactive type and my 12-year-old son has the combined type.  We are a family of five who recently moved from Rockville, MD to San Antonio, TX. This blog has morphed over the years from just ADHD help and tips, to a mini-retirement and family travel journey.  It’s also the best place to find non-pharmaceutical treatments for ADHD.

 

Travel with Children

We traveled across the United States in the summer of 2019.  I moved hell and high water to sell our house and move across the country to afford taking a break from traditional work and focus on my own children.  If you’re interested in learning how we did it, follow our IG account: @familyADDventures!

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My eldest son, B, my now four-year-old son, R, and my husband, A, at Wintergreen, Virginia.

Home life

An AHDH household is sometimes unruly and unwieldy.  It can be chaotic, full of loud voices and heightened emotions.  In the past 4 years, my family has made huge strides in calming our brains, edifying our relationships with one another and finding ways to THRIVE, not just survive, with ADHD.

If you’ve been told by a doctor that you’re just busy and couldn’t possibly need medication, get a second opinion.  If you know that your child is smarter than her grades show, listen to your gut.  This blog suggests wats we’ve created a calmer and stress-reduced household. The better I manage my ADHD, the better I can support my children.

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Reading with my youngest while waiting for the Town Center concert to begin.

New Science

The latest science has finally connected gut health to neurological conditions like autism, spectrum disorders and ADHD.  I finally found products that support our gut health and not just manage but dissipate the symptoms of ADHD.  Click on the Gut-Brain Axis Tab to learn more about these amazing gut rebuilders!

School life

As a teacher, I have worked with countless parents and their ADHD students.  By administering accommodations in my classroom, students become more confident learners.  School success is possible!  You can establish positive relationships with classroom teachers and administrators, build leverage through the child’s doctor and/or therapist, and start the process for ADHD and LD testing through the school. Testing gives you and your child a clearer picture of her learning needs and strengths.  It sparks the mindset change of a lifetime!

 

The purpose of this blog is to empower and connect those of us living with, and caring for someone with ADHD.  Welcome to our Family ADDventures!

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Reflecting with my daughter, L, in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

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