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

ADHD · Uncategorized

Exercise Your ADHD Brain! (Guest Post)

I'm very excited to introduce my first guest post from my friend Deborah over at Raising The Blinds: Many of us dread exercising, even though we know it is a proven method to get us in to shape.  (Raise your hand if you feel like patting yourself on the back following 15 minutes on the treadmill.… Continue reading Exercise Your ADHD Brain! (Guest Post)

Therapy

Natural Remedies for ADHD, Do they Work?

If you do a google search for ADHD, half the results will come back with some natural treatment.  Do these really work?  I am more of a show me the scientifical proof mom than let’s kneel by our bed and prey type...but to each their own.  I’m making no judgements here.  The truth is we… Continue reading Natural Remedies for ADHD, Do they Work?

ADHD · Therapy

How our Dog Became Therapy for ADHD

All I Want for Christmas It’s kind of a classic Christmas wish right? Well 2 years ago guess what was on the top of my daughter’s list? Yep, a puppy. The thought of adding another creature to my already chaotic house was more than I could process. I was already drowning with the responsibility of… Continue reading How our Dog Became Therapy for ADHD

ADHD · Parenting

How to Build a Community of Parents just like You and Why You Need One

So there you are…walking out of the pediatricians office (and if you are anything like me) with tear-stained cheeks and a heavy heart having just heard that your precious child has ADHD.  Our journey to get here was a long one but if your path was shorter..consider yourself lucky. Now you can start thinking about what’s… Continue reading How to Build a Community of Parents just like You and Why You Need One

Uncategorized

Do You Question the ADHD Diagnosis?

Our Diagnosis Story I’m not quite sure where to start because looking back now over the past 10 years of my daughter’s life there are so many warning signs but when you are in the thick of parenting ADHD warning signs can also look like normal childhood. As an infant Pickles (no of course that's… Continue reading Do You Question the ADHD Diagnosis?

ADHD Diet

Now You Can Feed Them ADHD Friendly Foods and Have Them Coming Back for More

Is mealtime stressful in your house? I hate to admit but most of the time it is at mine. I have visions (ok probably more like delusions) of us all sitting peacefully around the table eating a healthy meal that I so lovingly prepared for my family. The reality looks something a little bit more… Continue reading Now You Can Feed Them ADHD Friendly Foods and Have Them Coming Back for More