“Just” an ADHD Diagnosis (part four)

Norrine and I have often talked about how beneficial it would’ve been to have known other parents with complex ADHDers as we’ve been on this parenting journey. Neither of us had the benefit of heartfelt and telling conversations with other parents who’d traveled before us. There’s much that can be learned from another’s story. AtContinue reading ““Just” an ADHD Diagnosis (part four)”

“Just” an ADHD Diagnosis (part three)

Norrine and I have often talked about how beneficial it would’ve been to have known other parents with complex ADHDers as we’ve been on this parenting journey. Neither of us had the benefit of heartfelt and telling conversations with other parents who’d traveled before us. There’s much that can be learned from another’s story. AtContinue reading ““Just” an ADHD Diagnosis (part three)”

“Just” an ADHD Diagnosis (part two)

Norrine and I have often talked about how beneficial it would’ve been to have known other parents with complex ADHDers as we’ve been on this parenting journey. Neither of us had the benefit of heartfelt and telling conversations with other parents who’d traveled before us. There’s much that can be learned from another’s story. AtContinue reading ““Just” an ADHD Diagnosis (part two)”

“Just” an ADHD Diagnosis

Norrine and I have often talked about how beneficial it would’ve been to have known other parents with complex ADHDers as we’ve been on this parenting journey. Neither of us had the benefit of heartfelt and telling conversations with other parents who’d traveled before us. There’s much that can be learned from another’s story. AtContinue reading ““Just” an ADHD Diagnosis”

How To Best Support the Parents of ADHDers In Your Life

ADHD can deeply affect relationships with family and friends.  But when handled with care, it’s an opportunity to make something beautiful. Here are some reflections from Two Moms for family and friends of parents of ADHDers… Take it upon yourself to EDUCATE YOURSELF.  If your grandchild, niece, nephew, best friend’s child has ADHD, ask yourContinue reading “How To Best Support the Parents of ADHDers In Your Life”

Family Dynamics and ADHD: CHOSEN FAMILY

One of life’s beautiful gifts is the special people that become like family to us. They genuinely care and show up in our lives in meaningful ways. They can be counted on time and again. They’re our people. They become family. As we parent our ADHDers, chosen family may become a huge part of ourContinue reading “Family Dynamics and ADHD: CHOSEN FAMILY”

Family Dynamics and ADHD: EXTENDED FAMILY

Having extended family can be a lifesaver.  Nothing negates the blessing of extra helping hands and hearts to make a difference for you and your kid.  Unless you count them second guessing the use of meds or questioning the very existence of ADHD . Maybe you’ve learned to navigate these minefields. Or maybe you don’tContinue reading “Family Dynamics and ADHD: EXTENDED FAMILY”

Family Dynamics & ADHD: MARRIAGE

Family life with ADHDers can throw in a lot of the unexpected, unplanned and definitely some unwanted dynamics. It can add strain and stress. But, by default, it can also build enormous STRENGTH. Let’s face it – the more you work something out, although it brings pain, strength usually follows. Today on Two Moms andContinue reading “Family Dynamics & ADHD: MARRIAGE”

Family Dynamics: SIBLINGS

One of the most exciting parts of starting a family is dreaming what it will be like.  Who will the kids look like?  What will their passions be?  Will they be each other’s best friend?  We each have hopes and expectations as we wonder about those family dynamics.  The addition of an ADHDer can changeContinue reading “Family Dynamics: SIBLINGS”

Knocked Down But Not Out

“I get knocked down but I get up again,” I’m mindlessly singing with the radio after drop off and a sudden surge of energy hits me. This sentiment seems all too true and I turn the radio up, belting out how strong I am in the face of challenges. Ali and I spend lots ofContinue reading “Knocked Down But Not Out”