Confession time...I meant to get this post done right after the first of the year. My house was under attack by Mono and just last week I finally got both my kiddos back to school. This combined with the launch of our ebook .... well I hope you can understand why I fell a bit behind.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Contain the Chaos
There are times in everyone's lives when you have to make the hard decision. A choice that you know is not going to win you any friends but in the end, it is the right decision to make. I think this is the third blog I've done about my negotiations with the school. Read more… Continue reading How to Request a School Evaluation for your ADHDer
A quick show of hands...who has seen the new Bad Moms movie? If you are not raising your hand right now, stop reading this and get yourself to the theater. As a parent to an ADHDer this movie speaks your language. While Christmas is most definitely the Superbowl for moms, a family touched by ADHD… Continue reading A Survival Guide for the ADHD Household & the Holidaze
I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with their friends and family. I've got to be honest with the holiday and one kid coming down with mono I've been a bit behind on doing my research for our upcoming IEP meeting. And the big day was supposed to be today! YIKES!! I've… Continue reading IEPs, 504s and ADHD…OH MY! (Part 2)
I'm feeling a bit like Dorthy right now. Lost and scared about the journey I am on. Which path should I choose? I am at a crossroad with the education plan for my daughter. As many of you know Pickles is diagnosed with ADHD but speech articulation delays qualified her for an IEP at her elementary… Continue reading IEPs and 504s and ADHD….OH MY!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEK!!! I'm so excited to share with everyone that ADHDaze has been nominated by Healthline for the Most Loved Health Blogs Contest for 2017. My mission to advocate for families touched by ADHD is gaining speed. First place in the contest will take home $1,000. If I am lucky enough to take home the grand… Continue reading Just the Best! 2017 Health Blog Nomination
Plato wrote, "Courage is knowing what not to fear." I thought of these words as I sat in the multipurpose room packed with parents and educators from our community. My 11-year-old daughter was sitting with a panel of experts facilitating a discussion on ADHD. I could barely hold back the tears as she read a… Continue reading How to Talk about ADHD with Courage (lessons from my little girl)
How can a little bracelet remove barriers to learning for kiddos struggling with ADHD? I announced at the beginning of the month that I had teamed up with Happiesbetter and Eureka Union School District to raise funds to purchase accommodations for the district’s library. I wanted to give you an update on how we are doing… Continue reading ADHD Awarness Bracelet Update
Eye exams are pretty routine throughout childhood. If you fail an eye exam, you get glasses. Nobody really thinks twice about it. You might suffer a few "four eyes" comments but I think kids with glasses are adorable. Glasses are a tool to improve vision. Now imagine if your child has a learning disability or struggles… Continue reading What is an Accommodation and Why do I Need One?
Do you want to be part of the conversation that is tearing down walls around the stigma of ADHD? Join me at a workshop Celebrating Neurodiversity: Exploring ADHD on Thursday, October 26th at Maidu Elementary School. This parent and educator workshop is presented by Eureka Union School District in support of ADHD Awareness month. Here are… Continue reading ADHD Awareness Event & Fundraiser