This is because she’s given herself space to be creative the day before, or the hour before and is not burnt out. Creative expression is energizing when harnessed to offset mundane or less creative tasks.
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
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
Happy New Year! I’ve written about this before, but not with such an honest picture of my family’s mental wellness. We recently made a lot of changes in our life (like moving from Rockville, MD to San Antonio, TX) to improve our life and our health, too! Since we’ve settled in after a rather hecticContinue reading “Gut-Brain Axis and ADHD”
Of course, my son’s X-box is MIA for a month. He’s mad about this, but, hey, life is tough when you spend $500 without asking.
On August 19th, my son started 7th grade at a middle school in San Antonio, TX. We planned he would go for a month to receive some instruction before our move to Puerto Rico. As soon as he started classes I was on eggshells, wondering if he would “make it” being in a school buildingContinue reading “Public School After Homeschool: 4 Tips for the Transition”