How Kids Think

My son said “Why does God have to do that?” the other day when our friends canceled our pool date with a sick child.  It struck me in the heart.   As I work and talk with parents, I hear phrases like “He blames everyone but himself,” or, “It’s always someone else’s fault.”  As parents weContinue reading “How Kids Think”

Why being the boss on a trial basis is the best thing you’ll ever do for your career.

Have you ever “stepped up” at work?  Leaders (even undercover ones) usually do.  Have you taken on a project that everyone else balked at?  Have you “covered” for the boss when she was out of town (or, in my case, on maternity leave)?  If you’ve NEVER considered it due to the time commitment or responsibility,Continue reading “Why being the boss on a trial basis is the best thing you’ll ever do for your career.”

Suicide and Low Academic Performance

I haven’t talked much about suicide prevention this month (September is Suicide Prevention Month).  Probably bc it hits close to home for me.  I lost 2 former students and a family member to suicide and, sadly, my experience is more common than not. I did some research on the correlation between low grades or lowContinue reading “Suicide and Low Academic Performance”

Alleviate Exhausted Parenting Syndrome

Parenting doesn’t have to be exhausting (unless it’s the newborn phase, because, well there’s no way around that except for a night nurse). If parenting is exhausting and you don’t have a newborn, it’s because you’re choosing to correct too many things. Remember, our goal is to get our children to make good choices once we’re NOT AROUND to support them.

So, how do we stop FIGHTING EVERY BATTLE?

Enter: Family Values

World Autism Day and Travel

I was invited to write a guest blog post for the gowhee.com travel app and website. World Autism Day is Friday, April 2nd. If you’re planning a trip with your kiddos once the world reopens, I think you’ll find some good tips here. What is Sensory Sensitivity? We use our senses (there are actually 8Continue reading “World Autism Day and Travel”

Work Flow and Cyclical Time for ADHD

I began using a blank journal as a planner in 2020. I completely trashed the expensive planner I was using. Because, quite frankly, 2020 has not fit into any neat boxes or timelines for me. When talking with other ADHD and neuro diverse individuals, the idea of time blindness, hyperfocus and time management comes upContinue reading “Work Flow and Cyclical Time for ADHD”

Blogger to Author

I’m turning this blog into a book! It’s been a work in progress for the past 4 years. I decided to leverage the blog to help other ADHD families get results. Family ADDventures is all about my and my family’s shifts, success and failures, but it’s not set up to support full on transformation. Here is how I’m planning to turn 3 years of blog posts into a cohesive story with action items that convert.

Oreos and Prosecco for Breakfast: The Wins and Weirds of Life on the Road

This is a forgotten post from our final 2 weeks on the road last July.  Feels like a lifetime ago.  Enjoy!!!       Road trippin’ with three kids and a dog is not for the faint of heart.  Now that we’re finally settled in San Antonio for a bit I’ve had some time toContinue reading “Oreos and Prosecco for Breakfast: The Wins and Weirds of Life on the Road”

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

Photo by Haley Lawrence on Unsplash 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. IContinue reading “What I Needed–ADHD reflections during the Covid-19 Quarantine”