ADHD · Therapy

Why OT as ADHD Therapy?

Have you ever had a pair of shoes that you LOVED!?  The fit, the style, everything was perfect but they were loved so much that they lost their sparkle.  Maybe you take them to a cobbler or bust out that shoe polish and start buffing away until they regain their shine. Occupational Therapist, Cobbler to… Continue reading Why OT as ADHD Therapy?

ADHD · Tics

How my Daughter’s Tics Made me Brave

She was only two years old when I noticed she wouldn't stop squinting.  She kept doing it over and over and over again.  It had gotten to the point where others were noticing too.  I remember so clearly the day my in-laws asked, "What's wrong with her eyes?"  I booked a doctors appointment the next… Continue reading How my Daughter’s Tics Made me Brave

ADHD · Parenting

5 Ways to Enjoy Summer with your ADHDer

Anyone else feeling the anxiety of those last few weeks of school?  Not only is our calendar booked almost every single night with baseball games, Open House, choir performances and on and on...but the open ended days of summer loom on the horizon.  Don't get me wrong I love summer just as much as the… Continue reading 5 Ways to Enjoy Summer with your ADHDer

ADHD · Uncategorized

A Mother’s Day Letter to a Mom of an ADHD Kiddo

Is this not the motherhood you had envisioned? Not the picture perfect life you aspired to? When you first held your baby in your arms, I bet you couldn't imagine the struggles you would face each day to just get your family out the door each morning.

ADHD · Parenting

Here’s a Quick Way to Head Off Homework Headaches….Take 2

Homework …ugh Homework!!! It’s not a fun topic in any household but if you throw in ADHD or some other learning disability it can go from bad to worse. QUICKLY. I get it. My little guy is only 6 but already the homework headaches have begun. He has not been diagnosed with ADHD but we […]

ADHD · anxiety · Parenting

The Secret about Anxiety (and It’s Link to ADHD)

There's this really cool train museum not far from where we live.  Inside there's a kids area with the most elaborate train table setup I've ever seen.  About 5 years ago, when Pickles was only 5, we found ourselves there to meet a playgroup on a very rainy day.  The place was PACKED!!  Suddenly she… Continue reading The Secret about Anxiety (and It’s Link to ADHD)

ADHD · Parenting

10 Ways to Prepare for Your Road Trip: ADHD Style

We are about to take off for Spring Break. So ROAD TRIPS are on my mind. As a kid my parents would take us on epic road trips traveling all across the country for weeks on end. These always made for the best memories (and stories). I’m not sure my family is quite up to… Continue reading 10 Ways to Prepare for Your Road Trip: ADHD Style

ADHD · Parenting

Here’s a Quick Way to Head Off Homework Headaches

Homework …ugh Homework!!! It’s not a fun topic in any household but if you throw in ADHD or some other learning disability it can go from bad to worse. QUICKLY. I get it. My little guy is only 6 but already the homework headaches have begun. He has not been diagnosed with ADHD but we… Continue reading Here’s a Quick Way to Head Off Homework Headaches

ADHD · Parenting

Who Else Wants to Understand Why Your ADHD Kiddo Lies?

I hate to admit this but there is a war being fought in my house right now. It is a power struggle over the use of electronic devices (I have such a love/hate relationship with electronics). I'm sure this is a battle that is familiar to many of you.

ADHD · Holiday

How to Revamp St. Patrick’s Day for ADHD

I love making little holidays special for my family. In all honesty I think I like it even more than the big hitters like Christmas and birthdays because there isn’t all the pressure and high expectations. With my new focus on raising a healthy family touched by ADHD, I was worried about our old traditions.… Continue reading How to Revamp St. Patrick’s Day for ADHD