What I Needed–ADHD reflections during the Covid-19 Quarantine


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When I was first coming to grips with my ADHD I wanted meds to fix me but I needed strategies to make me more productive.


I wanted a partner to love me for all my faults but I needed one who would help me improve upon them instead.


I wanted a son who would listen but I needed a son who would show me the parenting work I still had to do.

I wanted a blog to show me all the answers.  I needed those narratives to keep me from the loneliness of our diagnosis.


I wanted an extended family who would support me in my decisions to parent differently, I needed an extended family that believed in me.  Thankfully, that’s what I got.

I wanted a structured family life with organized rooms, chore charts and dinner at 6 sharp.  I needed a flexible household that could bend with our sheer number of needs and not buckle under pressure.

I wanted to birth non-adhd children to show myself  thatI was a good parent when a child was “easy.”  I needed more adhd children to test my skills and ensure I understood my first born’s lessons.


I wanted an easy, breezy family life.  I needed the reassurance that I was one bada$$ MF mom so my family life is complete chaos some days, especially these days.

I hope this quarantine is giving you everything you needed even if it’s nothing you wanted.  See you on the other side.

Published by FamilyADDventures

I'm an educator by profession and mom to 3. My husband, eldest son and I have ADHD. My aim is to help families overcome the challenges of ADHD, whether it be at home or navigating the classroom. I'm an advocate for all children, but especially for those who are "different." Through this blog I share my story of building our best life and solving typical ADHD “problems” in creative and inspiring ways. Welcome to our Family ADDventures.

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