About

Hi!  I’m Nicole! I’m a mom, former educator, author, and home/virtual school parent with the gift of inattentive ADHD.  My husband has the hyperactive gift and 13 year-old son (my budding photographer) has the combined gift.
oasisThe Oasis on Lake Travis, Austin, TX

We are a family of five. I struggled for the first 4 years of my eldest son’s life to be a “good” mom.  Parenting was challenging because my son was “difficult.”  I read and learned everything I could.  I made it my mission to help my son be the best he could be. It’s been a bumpy road.

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Via Instagram @familyaddventures

Home life

An AHDH household is sometimes unruly and unwieldy.  It can be chaotic, full of loud voices and heightened emotions.  In the past 5 years, my family has made huge strides in calming our brains, edifying our relationships with one another and finding ways to THRIVE, not just survive, with ADHD.  I wrote a book on the parenting mindset shifts and strategies we’ve used on our journey to create confident, happy ADHD kids.  It’s available on Amazon soon! Follow my Author Page to get updates on latest releases.

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Cathedral Rock Park, San Antonio, TX

If you’ve been told by a doctor that you’re just busy and couldn’t possibly need medication, get a second opinion.  If you know that your child is smarter than her grades show, listen to your gut.  This blog aims to provide families with the tools they need to create a calmer and stress-reduced household. We also empower ADHD moms and dads to manage their ADHD so they can better support their children. My book on adult ADHD, money and entrepreneurship will be released winter 2020.

School life

As an educator for 12 years, I worked with countless parents and their ADHD children.  By administering accommodations in the classroom, students become more confident learners.  School success is possible!  You can establish positive relationships with classroom teachers and administrators, build leverage through your child’s doctor and/or therapist, and start the process for ADHD and LD testing through the school. Testing gives you and your child a clearer picture of her learning needs and strengths.  It sparks the mindset change of a lifetime!

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Homeschooling @ Denman Estate Park, San Antonio, TX

Homeschool

As a homeschool mom I understand that public school doesn’t work for everyone.  There are students, especially neurodiverse learners, who succeed and build confidence more easily with the flexibility and support of at home learning.  General education programs require a uniformity of testing and academics that may shortchange some of our brightest children.  I wrote a book on the homeschooling advantages for ADHD children. You can get it here.

The purpose of this blog is to empower, educate and connect those of us living with, and caring for someone with ADHD.  Welcome to our Family ADDventures!

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

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