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    ADHD strength

    The Curious Side of ADHD

    As it’s easy to focus on the negative side of ADHD, we tend to forget the good that having ADHD can bring to our lives. There are definitely some positive aspects to having this neurodiverse brain. Being curious is one strength and positive trait to having ADHD. Sure, you can be curious and not have ADHD, but it seems as though many with ADHD are quite curious and inquisitive. It is a common trait among the ADHD community. Being curious and inquisitive is really all about wanting to learn more about a topic that is interesting to the person in question. It could be about so many different things. The…

  • Motherhood

    Reflection

    Today is my second daughter’s birthday. She is now 8 years old. She is my second of three kids. My other two kids are 9 1/2 and 6. Usually around each of their birthdays, I get a little emotional (like most parents, I imagine), and I also reflect. I get emotional and reflect on so many different things. As a mom and as a parent, it’s easy for me to reflect on how far they’ve come, how much they’ve grown, and how they’ve changed. It’s something that I think of quite often. It’s especially easy to do, when it’s their birthdays. It can be so easy to get a little…

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    Productivity

    Smaller Tasks

    Completing tasks can be a challenge for many people. For kids and adults with ADHD, this can be extra challenging. Because our brain functions a little differently, we struggle with being able to plan, manage the time to do it, and such. Especially when those tasks are fairly big. Or seem big, to those of us with ADHD. However, there are definitely ways that we can complete tasks, even when we feel overwhelmed or the task seems huge. Tip #1: breaking things down Focusing on smaller tasks can definitely help be helpful. It does make it easier to get the task done and not make it seem impossible and overwhelm…

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    Learning disabilities

    Struggles with reading

    Today’s post is the first of a series of posts I want to do about learning disabilities, as many people are diagnosed with them. Some are diagnosed with ADHD and a learning disability, while others with just one of them. The first learning disability I want to discuss is dyslexia. So, what is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects and involves reading. Those who have dyslexia have a difficult time connecting letters with sounds, read at a slower pace, and struggle with understanding what they are reading. Dyslexia is a common disorder and doesn’t have anything to do with intelligence. Who and how does affect people? It affects…

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    ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and being overwhelmed

    When it comes to ADHD, there are some things that people know and other things that aren’t so obvious. For instance, being easily distracted is commonly known. Or that some people with ADHD have Hyperactivity. These are some things that people are aware of, when it comes to ADHD. However, there are things that people may not be aware of. When you have ADHD, it’s so easy to be overwhelmed by almost everything. Okay, now I know everyone gets overwhelmed. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks and challenges in life. No matter what, no matter who you are, we’ve probably all felt this. However, because our…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Uncategorized

    When your partner/spouse doesn’t have ADHD

    Relationships can be difficult and every couple have their own set of problems. Sure, most, if not all, have their share of good times, but it’s not always easy. When one partner has ADHD while the other is neurotypical, the challenges within the couple may be quite different from those where both are neurotypical. Not necessarily worse or better. Just different. As many of you know, I have ADHD. My husband, on the other, is neurotypical. We have had our share of happy times. But there have been a lot of struggle and we’ve both talked about it. Recently we were apart of a 3-day workshop for couples where one…

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    Misconceptions/Myths

    Myth: Just caused by poor parenting

    There are quite a few myths and misconceptions about ADHD. I have discussed some in previous posts and I’m about to address another. Another misconception about ADHD: it’s causes by poor parenting. I’m here to tell you that this isn’t the case. ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder, after all. Sure, lax parenting can cause misbehavior and make things appear worse. However, even if the parents change their parenting style, the ADHD symptoms won’t go away entirely. The child will still struggle with their ADHD. So, although research shows there may be some environmental causes, there is no link between ADHD and bad parenting. For all the parents out there with…

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    Growth/Personal Development

    Invest in Yourself

    Life can be a challenge, to say the very least. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the good in it. Or even see the good in you and your life. No matter you are, things can feel this way. Especially when your flaws and struggles are always being pointed out, focused on, and such. However life doesn’t always have to be like this. There are definitely ways to change how you view yourself, your life, your situation and anything else going on in your life. And, in my opinion, it pretty much comes down to this: invest in yourself. Yes, that’s right. Invest in yourself. Now, this can mean…

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    Learning disabilities

    Learning Disabilities

    The topic of learning disabilities isn’t one that I’ve covered yet and feel that it’s time to discuss it. Like ADHD, learning disabilities affect kids and adults alike and can be challenging for those affected by these. Learning disabilities are conditions which affects the person’s abilities to comprehend and/or process information. It affects many different individuals. In some cases, some individuals are diagnosed with both ADHD and a learning disability. However not always. Type of learning disabilities. There are a few different types of learning abilities. Here are a few. Dyslexia: this is a specific type of learning disability where the individuals affected struggle with language. Dyscalculia: individuals with this…

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    Growth/Personal Development

    The Comparison Trap

    Comparing ourselves to others can be easy to do. Especially with social media around. It’s something that many have done at some point in their lives. It’s something that I’m guilty of. I admit that I’ve fallen into the comparison trap. Definitely not the best feeling or thoughts I want to have or anything like that. I’m sure it’s not a pleasant situation for anyone. There are so many things that we compare. It could be relate to money, or parenting, or social situation, or pretty much anything in life. As a kid in elementary school, before I knew I had ADHD, I would compare myself to other kids. I…