**** Updated December 2016 to add a few more fabulous websites! This post contains affiliate links.
Yep! I am doing another roundup post. This time I thought I’d put together a handy-dandy list of websites you might want to visit. You know, If you are a woman living with ADHD, parenting a child with ADHD, married to someone with ADHD….or you are just interested in what I have to say.
My favorite part of the Impact ADHD website was the free Ebook “ADHD In Reality.” This Ebook is pretty much the most useful one (on the subject of ADHD) that I have ever downloaded. I’ll tell you why:
These two explain the stuff you need to know, as an adult with ADHD or as a parent of an ADHD child. They explain it in an easy to understand format that you can read in less than an hour. I will admit here that I had never come across this wonderful site until I heard Elaine and Diane speak during the ADHD Women’s Palooza in January.
Now that I found them I have signed up for their mailing list. Great advice and support on this website. They are both parenting coaches and they run fantastic coaching programs such as Sanity School.
Check this out! Sanity School Parent Coaching
Gina Pera manages this website. If you are not familiar, Gina wrote Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder
which is available on Amazon. She is an expert in adult relationships and the impact of ADHD on marriages and interpersonal relationships.
I will admit that I have not yet read her book but I subscribe to her website so I can receive her new postings. I love that Gina Pera is not afraid to take on the medical establishment, or fame-whoring celebrity therapists. Ms. Pera does amazing research into topics relating the ADHD and finds a way to explain them so that they feel relevant to your life.
Her points are clear and well informed. Her insight is excellent, and she is fearless. I like that in a writer!
I am partial to this website because I think Carolyn is a wonderful human being. Not to mention a pretty good web designer. (in my view.) She is also a freelance writer and nurse educator.
This website is similar to my own in that it targets mothers with ADHD who are parenting children with ADHD. Carolyn is another researcher, so like Gina Pera, her points are made clearly and concisely. She is also an RN so she knows her subject matter extremely well. There is no fluff here, just practical advice with some personal stories thrown in.
The Distracted Mom hosted my first ever Guest Post. Check it out here.
If you and I are connected online then you know that I love Beth Harvey’s website! I love it so much I wrote a testimonial about why I love it. No for serious, I did.
Beth is gracious and welcoming to new writers and contributors. Her website is easy to navigate and attractive to look at. She actually has a ton of members for her Facebook community – it is growing quickly. Good thing I got in early!
This is a fun and friendly site absolutely full of info and stories from Beth, and other guest bloggers. Go there. Just do it. Thank me later.
This site is not as visually appealing as some of the others, but really, who cares? Terry Matlen’s book The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done
was the first thing I read about women with ADHD. So I have a soft spot for Terry. I would love to work more closely with her at some point.
I am a member of her Facebook Group also. Which is fun, but Terry doesn’t participate much so I like her website better. There is a private forum on here – which I love.
If you are looking for more of a community …because you want to make me jealous…join this website!
This goes without saying. The CHADD website is a wealth of information.
There is a fee if you want to join the organization individually, which I did not pay. But I frequent this website for general information. CHADD posts some interesting content on Facebook as well. There is a list of CHADD associated blogs here. http://www.chadd.org/Support/Blogs.aspx
ADHD Homestead is operated by Jaclyn Paul, who is part of my Facebook Group. Jaclyn writes fabulous book reviews on a range of topics. She also writes her own articles which I frequently share and/or pin. Because, well, Jaclyn is awesome.
This site is easy to navigate and there are no ads or annoying popups going on. Jaclyn reads widely and is very thorough in her thought process. I know this because she comments on many blogs and websites (including my own) and her opinions are always well-researched and honest.
I think I might want to be Jaclyn – in the sense that I want to gather as much information as possible and then offer helpful information and support to others. Her site is a must see!
Or ADDitude, as it is commonly known. I am not sure why I didn’t include this when I originally did this roundup because I referenced this site in my research all the time.
Where do I begin? I you want information on kids with ADHD you can find it here. You can also find information on adult ADHD and general lifestyle. This website is open to contributors and one of the most comprehensive sources for information on ADHD I have ever seen.
This is another one I discovered fairly recently but have grown to really love. My Pinterest feed is filled with articles from Understood.
This website deals with both learning disabilities and attention issues. The articles are wide ranging. My favorite category currently is Friends and Feelings. All of the articles are very well written.
They even have a twitter on chat on Wednesdays at noon EST. Use the hashtag #LDChat to join in!
a dose of healthy distraction
So umm, that is the site you are on right now! And yes, it is my site.
I would say that I want this site to be a combination of all of the above sites, with a little extra humor thrown in. I like to write articles about topics that are relevant to women living and parenting with ADHD. I am a big nerd, so I love a research challenge. I am not a licensed psychologist or medical professional of any kind.
My target audience is women with ADHD who are interested in parenting, self improvement, work/life balance and laughter. I am not very tech savvy but I try to be consistent in my posting.
I also have a Facebook Group. I have always wanted my own community so it felt like a natural progression. Right now the group is small, which is nice because we can really get to know each other. If you are an introvert who prefers to communicate only in writing you can sign up for my non-annoying and very infrequent mailing list.
I hope you will stop by again and leave a comment. I love hearing from other ladies living the ADHD life!