Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Kate, a real ADHD mom really could use some suggestions...

Like many of you, I didn't grow up knowing I had ADHD. I went through the same struggles you did, and like you, I naturally figured out ways to cope without even being aware of what I was doing.

I started thinking of all the things I do in my every day that help me live with ADHD. I may lose you here, as some of them are just plain weird, but I'll lay it all out there in hopes of finding people who relate and in hopes of getting more out of the box suggestions on how you cope with your ADHD.

(I'll start with the disclaimer that's yes, I know all about list making and post it notes. I'm a brilliant list maker. However, once I complete number one on my list, the novelty has worn off and the list is forgotten. And Post-its are just too much work).

I notice I buy clothes in neutral colors. Black, tan, etc.mix and match stuff. No...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate, a real ADHD mom, shares her positive spin on her ADHD.Kate SM1

So, as I sat down to write Things I Hate about having ADHD, I made the (impulsive) decision to honor the upcoming Valentine holiday and put a different spin on it How about Things I Love About Having ADHD? I surprised myself when I started writing. It wasn't too far of a stretch to take the negatives and pull the positives out. It made my day a little brighter! So here they Things I LOVE about having ADHD:

  1. I have the most amazing...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Join Kate, a real ADHD mom, as she ruminates over her visit at her parents house for Christmas.

I write this today as a 44 year old woman visiting her parents' house for Christmas.  You wouldn't think these feelings would arise at this point in my life, but they do. Every time.

I have no desire, at this point in my life, for my parents to come to the realization that some of my behavior (both past and present) is, and was a result of ADHD, not incompetence, laziness or foolishness (this...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Join Kate, a real-life ADHD mom, as she explains her resolution to be a better listener...

Last week I resolved to be a better listener. I reviewed all the rules smile, nod, look the person in the eye, murmur,"Umhmm," once in a while, etc OKAY! I can do this!

Well friends, I really CAN do all that. I can smile and nod and APPEAR to be listening to you, but my darn brain resists actual listening like Luke resists the dark side.

Here's what's really going on inside my head while you are...

Let's Make a Meal!

Cooking With KidsEarlier in the month, we explored starting the day with a healthy breakfast. Then we looked at providing a lunch that would sustain your child with ADHD throughout the school day and help avoid the afternoon slump. Now let's take a look at involving your little one in the meal making process.

For some of us, meal preparation comes naturally. We feel we can beat even the best home cook on Gordon Ramsay's television show, MasterChef. However, some of us dread the thought putting together the...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Join Kate, a real life ADHD mom, as she announces her New Year's resolution. Bring it on Kate!

"I recently learned that social skills is one of those things we ADHD adults can have difficulty with. When I think about whether or not this applies to me, I see that it does. So based on that, here is my New Year's resolution. I can do this!

New Years Resolution 2016

I resolve to listen to actually listen when people are talking- not listen to respond listen to hear and understand. I resolve to...

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