blog | Feb 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

My ADHD Son is 16 Today

As I write this post, my son, my firstborn, my baby boy has turned 16. And the best thing about this day is how absolutely excited and proud I am of the man he is growing up to be. As with all birthdays for your children, there is the flood of memories that come rushing in from their fat cheeked baby days, to the toddling, how many birthday cakes you’ve baked and skinned knees you’ve soothed. However, for an ADHD mom, it’s way more than that.

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blog | Sep 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is your chance to support our ADHD community

Parenting is a challenging endeavor. Parenting a child with ADHD is in a league of its own.

Dan Reese found out first hand that even well intentioned good parents will struggle to get the help they need for themselves and for their children with ADHD. After attending my TEDx speech in 2011, Dan Reese recognized many characteristics of ADHD in him and in his own child. He decided to seek testing for his child and proper treatment so his child didn’t have some of the same struggles that he had in his childhood and with school. It seemed like the right thing to do but he wasn’t at all prepared for the challenges that he would face.

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blog | Aug 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

How Do You Do School?

The first day of school. The first day of high school. The first day of a new high school. The first day of a new high school where you know no one. The first day of a new high school that you know no one and you have ADD.

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blog | May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Keep the Connection, Block the Shame

I have a ridiculously passionate connection to two things in my life these days. One is my new stainless steel cup from Starbucks, complete with a stainless steel straw. It was a gift and I am smitten. The other is something critical to us in the ADHD community, her name is Brene’ Brown.

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blog | Apr 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Not Wrong Just Different – the basics

The basics of Not Wrong Just Different and seeing ADHD differently

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blog | Mar 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

8 ADHD Quarterback Tips

An old African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I might take a twist on this and say, “It takes a strong mom of an ADHD child to fend off the angry villagers.” I often get asked what to do with those opinionated but not always helpful family members that want to weigh in on your treatment plans. Because of my Indiana roots and loosing our favorite Colt this week, I’ve chosen a quarterback metaphor to run through some points to consider.

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