Parenting a complex ADHDer is a long and winding road that can often feel like you’re going in circles. The territory can be monotonous and familiar and you may even start resorting to auto pilot to keep things moving along. But there are definite seasons where uncharted territory catapults us into a frenzy, unsure howContinue reading “Just Take the Next Right Step”
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NOBODY Knows Your Kid Like You Know Your Kid
If there is one thing you can count on while raising a Complex ADHDer it’s questioning yourself. There’s a constant flow of wonder in the day to day. Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? Are these meds really working? Is my child thriving? Are we turning a corner? Is this normal? TheContinue reading “NOBODY Knows Your Kid Like You Know Your Kid”
When You Just Want Off the Rollercoaster
It’s been a long time that I’ve been a passenger. I’m just along for the ride and I’m definitely not in the driver’s seat. I absorb every twist and turn without any idea of what to expect next. I hang on for dear life when it all goes upside down. My knuckles are white andContinue reading “When You Just Want Off the Rollercoaster”
Do You Know How Tired You Are?
You may not think you’re tired. You may actually feel full of adrenaline as you’re running from thing to thing all day – every day. You’re checking things off the list. You’re owning the day and feeling super effective! And then, while getting your teeth cleaned, you fall asleep. Like REALLY ASLEEP. You’re actually snoringContinue reading “Do You Know How Tired You Are?”
‘Tis the Season
This year I noticed so many lighted trees through windows before Thanksgiving. It’s like the uncertainty and worry of 2020 had us all craving that which is nostalgic, familiar and HAPPY and we couldn’t have it soon enough. Making merry always calls for overtime – especially for those of us with Complex ADHDer’s who areContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”
It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint
Anyone else exhausted? You know how the grind of managing school woes and mood woes and med woes and wrangling it all day after day has just taken it all out of you? The pushing and prodding and cheering on and managing is such a constant that it almost becomes an even-paced, depleting autopilot setting.Continue reading “It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint”
Stuck In The Hard Places
WHAT THINGS LOOK LIKE TODAY ARE NOT A SUMMATION OF THE EFFORT I PUT IN EVERY DAY. Anyone need to hear that?
How Did We Get Here?
There are deep dark holes that families may find themselves in when they have children that struggle with mental illness. Places they never imagined they’d be. Places they can’t see a way out of. Places that feel completely separated from what could possibly be real. Among the avalanche of what ifs swirling in their mindsContinue reading “How Did We Get Here?”
Looking back and it all makes sense
This past weekend I took some time to visit my dear aunt who is turning 80. We have loads and loads of memories together because she always took the time to round up all the cousins for park dates and craft times, which probably helped break up the monotony of caring for her own fourContinue reading “Looking back and it all makes sense”
Just Give Me a Smile
Have you ever had a season in parenting your ADHDer where – somewhere in the constant pushing and pulling to get things started and finished all day every day you notice – your child has lost their spark? They’re sad, maybe discouraged and they’re not even reaching out for help to make sense of itContinue reading “Just Give Me a Smile”