When Pickles was first diagnosed with ADHD 3 years ago, I had no clue what I was doing. I was like a police dog determinately sniffing for my next clue. Now that we have lived with this condition for a while I understand the evaluation process so much better and would like to share some… Continue reading Little Known Ways to get the Best ADHD Evaluation for Your Child
Announcing our Ebook with a Sneak Peek
Instead of hammering out the worksheets from one of those Summer Bridging workbooks, my daughter and I have started working on our first Ebook. EEEK!! I'm so excited to share a glimpse with you. Prologue About 8 months ago I started a blog to break down the stigma of ADHD. In my very first post… Continue reading Announcing our Ebook with a Sneak Peek
How to Calm Crazy Kids and Feel Like a Good Parent
Are you the parent of those kids that run up and down the aisles of the grocery store? Do you get the evil eye from the person in front of you at the theater, on an airplane or any other sort of seated public appearance? Are you worried about what the neighbors might think as… Continue reading How to Calm Crazy Kids and Feel Like a Good Parent
Can I Keep my Cool During Summer?
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ADHDaze I have such a love/hate relationship with summer. I love the warm nights hanging out by the pool. I love the break from homework and stresses of school. I love the family vacations. I hate the lack of structure and unpredictable schedule. I hate… Continue reading Can I Keep my Cool During Summer?
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?
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
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
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.
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 […]
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)