3 Common Misunderstandings About Kids With ODD

  Up to 40% of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder. Source For much of the last couple years, I thought I was doing a lousy job as a parent. I also thought that I had given my child ADHD. (I did, but I don’t feel that guilty about it anymore.) Strategies that […]

Your Guide to Executive Functions: Memory

Not to get too deep, but memories are what make us human. Visualizing the past and future and predicting outcomes is what separates us from our pets. Think about the last thing you ate. Can you remember what it was? Who was around? Did it taste good? If you are anything like me you have […]

10 Conversation Starters That Won’t Bore Your Kids

I don’t know about your house, but in my house having a dinner time conversation is like pulling teeth. It usually goes something like this: Me:  “What did you do today?” Child: “I don’t know.” Me: “Well, what was the best part?” Child: “Lunch. Playing outside.” Me: “What else did you do? Who did you […]

Your To Guide Executive Functions: Emotion

  Managing emotions with ADHD has been a major topic of conversation in our private group. Many of us struggle to handle anger, frustration, insecurity and a variety of other emotional and mental health issues. ADHD doesn’t usually travel alone. Being a woman and a mother in the age of The Real Housewives, and expecting […]

Your Guide To Executive Functions: Focus

In the last post, we discussed the difficulty for ADHD when it comes to activating ourselves to action. Or as I say, “getting started.” And we looked at the work of Dr. Thomas Brown for reference. For so many of us, getting started is just the first hurdle we must overcome in order to get […]

Your Guide To Executive Functions: Activation

    Executive functions are the cognitive management system of the brain. This entire management system is impaired when someone is living with ADHD. Source For the purposes of this series, I will be using the model designed by Dr. Thomas Brown. You can find his website HERE. Executive functions are a weekly topic of […]

Kitchen Organization for ADHD Adults

Why is the kitchen the area of the house that seems to get the most cluttered? I kept asking myself this question a few weeks ago. For many families, the kitchen is the gathering place. It’s where we eat, talk, and even argue. Kitchens also have lots of hiding spaces for clutter in drawers and […]

Amazon Prime Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! I am obsessed with Amazon.  In particular, Amazon Prime. Since I am not alone I don’t feel that weird admitting it. Waxing poetic about my shopping habits is my thing. I use my Prime membership at least 3 times per week. My inbox is full of confirmation […]

Big Changes Start With Tiny Habits

“Forget big change, start with a tiny habit.” -BJ Fogg, PhD Habits are unconscious, and habits are what get us through the day, whether we like it or not. But habit formation, which is essentially behavior change, is so much bigger and harder than I ever imagined. In his Ted Talk, Stanford researcher BJ Fogg, […]

The Mindfulness Prescription For Adult ADHD

I am not first person with ADHD to be skeptical about mindfulness, meditation and all that it involves. If you read my article on learning to meditate with ADHD you already know I have completely changed my thinking on the topic. These days meditation is a normal part of my day. Not that I am […]