I’m Giving Up (Thursday’s Log and a Dental Disaster)

In honor of Kate’s Northrup’s book, Do Less, I decided to jot down a weekday schedule in my life. It’s a strategy she recommends to help women “trim the fat.” Quite frankly, I’ve been exhausted, lately.  I’m working hard so I can NOT DO THINGS next year like: *pay a mortgage *smile with missing teethContinue reading “I’m Giving Up (Thursday’s Log and a Dental Disaster)”

ADHD and Money: Saying Good-Bye to a Heartache

  We’re moving to Puerto Rico in October.  The rent vs. sell question has been gnawing at me, ever since we picked our destination.  I received news that helped seal the sell for me: our basement renters are moving out.  Trying to find renters for the basement and the upper level of the house wouldContinue reading “ADHD and Money: Saying Good-Bye to a Heartache”

Why We’re Moving to Puerto Rico in 2019

We have a big decision to make.  In July of this year I’m officially starting my “year off” from the grind.  As a family we’ve been researching different ways to make these 8 to 11 months count.  How can we enhance our lives and others’?  How can we grow closer to our children, build resilience,Continue reading “Why We’re Moving to Puerto Rico in 2019”

ADHD Challenge: No Screens for a Week

  The holidays are over.  That means BOTH my husband and I go back to the grind HARD.  His event season starts to build for spring and my teaching holiday ends with no long break, again until school’s out in June.  Whew, I’m tired already.   Moana Saves Mama   When I’m drained, Moana becomes myContinue reading “ADHD Challenge: No Screens for a Week”

New Year, New Student: 3 Steps to Receive Accommodations at School

Want a New Student in 2019? As a teacher, I have sat across a conference table from dozens of parents requesting accommodations for their ADHD child. Adopting accommodations can make a significant improvement in a child’s performance.   A Reason to Celebrate After about 4 years of blood, sweat, tears (and moolah) spent on myContinue reading “New Year, New Student: 3 Steps to Receive Accommodations at School”

Santa is Real: A case for keeping Santa traditions alive and NOT for discipline’s sake

Last year around this time I started questioning our family tradition of Santa Clause. My eldest son “knew” Santa wasn’t real and it caused him some heartbreak.  His letdown took me right back to my own disappointment when I learned my parents and not, Santa brought my sister and me toys on Christmas Eve.  IContinue reading “Santa is Real: A case for keeping Santa traditions alive and NOT for discipline’s sake”

Win at Work and Motherhood

Guess what ADHD moms? This post is written for you and by you.  It’s time to STOP, once and for all, thinking you’re less of a mother if you work. In fact, I write this post to kill the scarcity mindset fallacy that well-paid, working women aren’t invested, present moms!  SCROLL DOWN TO READ MORE: Focused SAHMs and SAHDsContinue reading “Win at Work and Motherhood”

Finding a Comfortable Bed at 8 plus Feet Tall

I’m watching a spot-on series through MedCircle today.  It’s short interviews with Dr. Domenick Sportelli.  He’s a double board certified clinical psychiatrist and an ADHD expert. I’m trudging through homeschool this year, second-guessing every decision and losing sleep some nights.  This handsome doctor may save the day for those ADHD mamas and papas who areContinue reading “Finding a Comfortable Bed at 8 plus Feet Tall”

(Homeschool) Math and ADHD

Disciplining an ADHD Child Discipline is a 4-letter word to some modern parents, and for many of us with differently-wired kids.  In fact, it may shame more than support.  We shudder as we stare down our demon.  How do you discipline the willful, forgetful, oppositional, utter mess that is an ADHD child?  How do weContinue reading “(Homeschool) Math and ADHD”