• Executive functions

    Executive Function: Planning

    A while back, I wrote a post briefly explaining what executive functions are. I didn’t go into a lot of detail, as there are quite a few aspects involved. Ultimately, executive functions helps you get things done and organized throughout the day. One executive functions is planning. The ability of being able to look ahead and know what needs to be done in order to get things done. Whether it be a birthday party, or maybe a date night with your spouse/partner, or maybe even a project at work. For many, it isn’t too much of a problem to know what needs to be done in order to plan for…

  • Motherhood,  Women/Moms with ADHD

    Back to School

    It’s that time of year where kids are back at school and have been for about a week or two. Kids, parents and teachers are getting back into the routine of being back at school. My kids started school about a week and a half ago. Grades 1, 3, and 4. They are happy to be back and are slowly getting used to being back and the routine that goes with being at school. However, as I mentioned, they’re not the only ones getting back into the routine of having kids in school. Much like many other parents, my husband and I are getting back into the routine with our…

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    ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and Anxiety

    Life can be quite stressful and challenging when you have ADHD. It is no wonder that about 50 percent of people with ADHD also have anxiety disorder. Individuals with ADHD are more likely to have an anxiety disorder than their neurotypical counterparts. Having an anxiety disorder is more than just feeling a little anxious from time to time. Most of us may get a little anxious from time to time. Anxiety disorders is a recurring and persistent fear or worry, and those affected struggle to take part in daily activities and life. When you have an anxiety disorder, it does affect your relationships, work, and many aspects of you life.…

  • Executive functions

    Executive functions

    Executive functions play an important part in our lives. They are the ones in charge. Executive functions are the mental processes that help us plan ahead, organize, get things started, self control, focus on the task we’re currently doing, prioritizing, just to name a few things. If you know about ADHD, you may realize that these are things that individuals with ADHD struggle with on a daily basis, all day. Due to how our brain is wired and functions, executive functions are major struggles for those with ADHD. A lot more so compared to our neurotypical counterparts. I do feel that we should be realistic with our standards of ourselves…

  • Emotional Health

    Emotional Withdrawal as a Coping Mechanism

    It can be difficult to explain the struggles of being a woman/girl with ADHD. We struggle with organization, forgetfulness, staying on task, picking up on social cues, just to name a few. It’s not always easy for girls to feel as though they fit in with their peers. It can also be a challenge as girls become women with ADHD. So, in order to protect ourselves from rejection, bullying, or any other negative situation, we try to find ways to cope. One way is emotional withdrawal. We do this by bottling up our emotions, or pretending we don’t care, for instance. Girls with ADHD may learn this coping mechanism at…

  • Growth/Personal Development,  Ressources

    Blogs and Websites about ADHD

    In my last post, I wrote about some podcasts about ADHD that I enjoy listening to. Now, I want to share some of the blogs and websites that I like. As someone who enjoys reading, I can’t help but want to read blogs and websites. So without further ado, here are some blogs and websites about ADHD that I enjoy and find useful. Additude Magazine Additude Magazine is dedicated to ADHD. There are a variety of articles discussing how ADHD can affect our day to day lives. There are articles directed towards those who have ADHD and parents who have kids with ADHD. The website also has articles written by…

  • Growth/Personal Development,  Ressources

    Podcasts about ADHD

    In the last year or two, I’ve really gotten into listening to podcasts. I listen to podcasts when I go for a walk with my dog, or when I’m doing some cleaning, just to name two. Some of the podcasts I listen to and enjoy are about ADHD. So here are some that I listen to and absolutely love! #1: Motherhood in ADHD. Patricia Sung is a mother of 2 and has ADHD. She shares tips and information for moms with ADHD and struggle with day-to-day tasks. She shares some of her experience as a mom and woman with a neuro-developmental disorder. I really enjoy this podcast. As a mom…

  • ADHD/ADD

    ADHD and Perfectionism

    Many may not think of or associate perfectionism with ADHD. However, many people with ADHD are perfectionists. With all the things that we’ve been told we do wrong or missed or didn’t do well enough, it can be easy for those with ADHD to want to do things perfectly. However, perfectionism can backfire, especially when trying to achieve perfectionism with things that don’t require it. We may miss a deadline, or not do something we would do. Other things in our lives may be neglected. It can be difficult to not strive for perfection, especially since individuals with ADHD don’t want to disappoint others, want to avoid criticism as much…

  • Women/Moms with ADHD

    Women with ADHD and Friendships

    As women, we do enjoy being accepted by others. It is a good feeling to being able to make connections and create friendships. For many making and keeping those friendships may come somewhat naturally. However, social interactions are a struggle for women with ADHD. It’s not as easy as it may seem. Studies show that social behaviours for women with ADHD are more impaired than for women who don’t have ADHD. Social connections and behaviours require a lot of executive function, which is something that those with ADHD struggle with. Women with ADHD struggle with social cues, checking in with others, being able to follow conversations with others, good listening,…

  • Misconceptions/Myths

    Myth: Only boys have ADHD

    There are quite a few myths and misconceptions about ADHD. I have discussed some before. Another one is that only boys have ADHD. As you can guess, this totally not the case. Many girls and women, like myself, are living proof out there that they can have ADHD, just like boys and men can have this disorder. Yes, boys and men are more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD than girls and women. Boys and men are also more likely to get diagnosed earlier in life. However, girls and women do have as well. ADHD certainly does not discriminate when it comes to who has ADHD. Although boys and men…