• 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…

  • Self care

    Let go of self-doubt

    Growing up with ADHD does have quite a few challenges to say the least. Having ADHD can lead to some negative experiences in life. We struggles in so many areas of our lives. At school, at work, at home, in social situations. All this does affect our self esteem and we do doubt ourselves and our abilities to achieve things. And not necessarily in a good way. However, as challenging as life can be with ADHD, we are capable of so much. Yes, having ADHD means that things are going to be a little harder, but we can still achieve things in life. We are worth it. We are valuable.…

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    Women/Moms with ADHD

    Mom Guilt

    At one point or another, many moms out there will feel some degree of mom guilt. I’m sure it happens to a lot of us, if not all of us moms. Here’s the thing. When you have ADHD, mom guilt takes on a whole new level. And I’ll explain why I think this is. As a mom, we have to schedule all the different activities, make sure that the family gets to where they’re supposed to be on time, being able to manage our emotions during difficult/stressful/challenging times and situations, being able to clean and organize, just to name a few things. And these are all things that individuals with…

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    Uncategorized

    Recent Move

    About two weeks ago, we moved from the place we lived in for 8 years into a new place. As much as we loved the neighbours and all, we needed more space and needed a changed. We outgrew that place. It isn’t something I’ve mentioned on this blog before now, so don’t worry if you’re surprised by this news. We started packing in April, so that we wouldn’t have to do as much at the last minute. This definitely did help, as it made things easier. We could do a little bit over a long period of time. As someone with ADHD, this definitely made things a little easier. Things…

  • Self care

    Letting go of ‘should’

    For a long time, I had a voice telling me that I should be doing this or that. Telling me that I should be cleaning. Or spend less time on my phone. Or spend more time with my kids. I’m sure I’m not the only person who experiences this. The endless cycle of ‘shoulding’. When we start shoulding ourselves, it has more to do with what we think is expected of us rather than we really want. Or even how we truly feel. We feel like we should be better. It’s all about something we learn and have internalized. These thoughts make us feel worse. It really sucks. I never…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Often Switching Jobs

    Getting fired and/or changing jobs a few times happen to many people. It’s definitely not uncommon for them to happen. It may not happen often or to everyone, but it does happen. However, when ADHD is involved, it changes things quite a bit. Many adults with ADHD struggle when it comes to employment. Surveys have been done, comparing ADHD vs non ADHD employment topics. It shows that only about half of those with ADHD are able to hold down a job. About three quarters of non ADHD adults are able to do the same. It also seems that ADHD adults are more likely to earn less than non ADHD adults…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Social Struggles

    As humans, we’re social beings. At one point the large majority of humans, I would imagine, feel the need to interact with others. It’s just part of life for as us as humans. However, in some cases, some people struggle with social interaction for various reasons. Social interaction is something that kids and adults with ADHD do struggle with. Individuals with ADHD struggle making friends and interacting with peers from an early age. It’s not to difficult to understand why this is the case. Kids and adults with ADHD struggle with impulse control, picking up social cues, easily get distracted or bored during conversations, going off topic, becoming overwhelmed and…

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    Focusing on the wrong thing

    When it comes to ADHD, it is so easy to focus on the negative, the challenges, and the struggles of having this type of brain. It’s something that I have been guilty of doing. I’m sure I’m not the only one with ADHD who has focused on the negative side of this disorder. It can be so easy to forget about the good aspects of having ADHD. The positives can be overshadowed by all the struggles that comes with ADHD. Since starting this blog, learning more about ADHD, reading about it, and listening to podcasts about ADHD, I’ve been learning about the good things about this condition, becoming more aware…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Getting the right diagnosis

    Getting the right diagnosis isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Symptoms of ADHD often overlap with other conditions. This is why finding the right diagnosis makes things challenging. ADHD shares similarities with conditions such as bipolar disorder, autism, sensory disorder, anxiety, depression, just to name a few. For this reason, people may be diagnosed with another condition when in fact they have ADHD, or vice versa. Same symptom, different conditions. One common symptom of ADHD is mood swings. Kids and adults with ADHD are very passionate and our moods can change dramatically. However, these mood swings are more commonly associated with bipolar disorder. Those suffering from bipolar shift…

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    Comorbid

    Comorbid Condition

    In this post, I’m going to talk about something that may not be common knowledge. Something that we may not really think about or be aware of. The topic is ADHD and comorbidity. By that, I mean ADHD and another condition. Not many know that many with ADHD also have another condition, such as another learning disability, or depression, or anxiety, for instance. There are several other conditions that individuals may also experience on top of ADHD. More than half of kids and adults with ADHD suffer with another condition. ADHD is not always a stand alone condition, like it may be thought. It is important to remember that these…