11 Things I Love About Raising A Boy

This is an updated post. I thank my lucky stars every day that I have a boy. When I am around little girls I feel a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes I think if I had a daughter my brand of crazy would be even more pronounced, and it would start to rub off on her. 11 […]

10 Picky-Mom Approved Television Shows for Kids

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.  Any purchases made through these links directly support A Dose of Distraction.   Yup, I let my kid watch television. I do this with full acknowledgement of the fact that most of the current research tells us that children should not watch tv. Or at least, they shouldn’t […]

My Kindergartener Thinks He Is Smarter Than Me

Funny.  And Scary.  And true. For the longest time I thought it was my imagination. I had the thought in the back of my mind but I refused to voice it. Over time it has become clear that my early suspicion was correct. Most of the time my son’s biting one-liners are funny. Like earlier […]

Jumpstart Summer Learning with Play-Based Activities

This is a guest post from my partner-in-crime/fellow mommy/Facebook group admin….and she also saved my butt with this one. I was not keeping my ish together this week.  Thanks Lee-Anne! ———————————- Children with ADHD look forward to summer break even more than their peers. (I presume, I didn’t take a poll or anything.) After a […]

Authoritative Parenting When Mom Has ADHD Too

I recall as a teenager committing some infraction and being punished with a grounding and some type of lost privileges. My grounding may or may not have had something to do with a boy. At this point the details are fuzzy, but I was definitely in trouble for something. Grounding worked on me because I […]

How To Teach Flexible Thinking

Are you a flexible thinker? I am trying to be. Lets face it, those of us with ADHD often struggle with mental flexibility. I have been contemplating the idea of flexible thinking quite a bit lately. I first heard about this idea in reference to my son during our initial foray into play therapy. I […]

10 Expert Tips To Get Out The Door Without Screaming

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored but it does include Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Purchases made through these links directly support adoseofhealthydistraction.com. Today I have a guest post for you! This was written by my friend and co-mommy Lee-Anne. In case you hadn’t noticed Lee-Anne is also one of the admin for our […]

A Day In The Life Of A Mom Struggling With ADHD

As you are aware, I don’t often write stories.  This was kinda therapeutic actually.  Maybe I should do it more often.  Let me know what you think. a day in the life of a mom struggling with ADHD Chapter 1 BEEP BEEP BEEP! My husband’s alarm goes off with an ear-piercing sound every morning at […]

Why I’m Only Having One Child

I am the mother of one child. Yes, I think about it and feel sad sometimes. Other times I thank my lucky stars that I stopped at one. People ask me all the time why I would choose to have an only child. As if it’s really any of their business anyway. It’s sort of […]