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    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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    Motherhood

    In Honour of the Moms with ADHD

    Being a mom isn’t always easy and has its own set of challenges. We all struggle with something. I doubt there’s a mom in the world that hasn’t or doesn’t struggled with something. Being a mom with ADHD has some extra set of challenges, on top of all the ones that being a mom can bring. Not only do we struggle with similar things as neurotypical moms, but because our brains are wired differently, some of these challenges make it a little more challenging that we may like them to be. Some days are easier than others, but some days are just downright HARD. Some days, it can be so…

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    Another year older

    Today is not only Earth Day, but also my birthday. Yes I was born on Earth Day. Time to celebrate being one year older, turning 33, and surviving another year. Especially surviving another year in a pandemic. It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and I’m another year older. My parents probably feel this even more so, and I get it. Being a parent now, I can totally understand how they feel. I was talking to my dad close to my son and sister’s birthday in February and I could totally hear it in his voice. It’s hard to explain, but I’m sure many of you will…

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    Moms need a break

    As moms, our life can be hectic and chaotic. There’s always something to do, or someone who needs our help/attention, just to name two things that we need to do on a daily basis. As rewarding as it can be, and as much as we may enjoy it, it can also be just as exhausting. It’s so easy to put our family’s needs ahead of our own, and have an easy time putting our needs aside a lot of the time. However, in order for us to do all that needs to be done and be there for our family, we also need to make some time for us. We…

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    Return to school and routine

    A few weeks ago, my girls started school and my little guy went to school and started kindergarten. This is their third week at school. My girls had to get used to going to school again. My little guy had getting used to being at school all together. I had to get into the routine of making lunches, taking to the bus, pick ups from the bus, and everything that comes with having kids at school. On top of that there are the concerns involved with this COVID going on. Making sure my kids have masks and wear them at school, when needed. Wearing masks at the bus. Making sure…

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    School’s out for the summer

    Today is the last day of school for my girls, along with everyone in their school, and so many others in the area. I know some finish earlier in some places. However, for them, today is the last day and the beginning of their summer break. No school until the end of August. It is definitely something that so many students look forward to. And I can’t say as I blame them. I did too, when I was a kid. However, for those of us, who are parents, it is a little different. As much as I do enjoy summer, warm weather, and all that comes with it, the summer…

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    I am a mom with ADHD

    Being a mom is not always easy. For anyone. No matter what your situation is, I am sure that every mom will have challenges of their own. I may not be able to speak for all moms. As each family and each mother is different. My experiences are different from other moms that are out there. Different from the other moms that I know. For me, motherhood has had its fair share of challenges. Having ADHD, on top of that, has added its own set of challenges. I am really disorganized. I sometimes have a difficult time finding my kids’ library books. I have a difficult time focusing on tasks.…

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    An ADHD Mom

    Being a mom isn’t easy. There’s a lot to do. A lot to remember. No matter how many kids you have, there are challenges, ups and downs, and a whole lot of other things involved. It is exhausting. It really is. I know I have found myself exhausted more days than not. Yes, it is worth it, but it doesn’t mean that I always enjoy it. Having ADHD hasn’t always helped. It has brought a different set of challenges. A set of challenges that may differ from other moms, who don’t have ADHD. I’m not saying worse or better or anything like that. I’m just saying that it’s different. I’ll…

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    Bitter Sweet Moments

    This week is quite special and emotional. However, not really due to ADHD. On Wednesday, my eldest started grade 1. And now my middle one (second child, youngest daughter) starts kindergarten today. If you’re in the UK, this would be the equivalent to P1 and P2. My husband and I also had their parent-teacher meeting last night. My second also met with her teachers on Wednesday morning with my husband. My eldest was really excited to go on the bus on Wednesday. She let us know that she wanted to go on the bus, which was fine. She woke up, got dressed, got her lunch bag and backpack, and wanted…

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    Moms with ADHD/ADD

    Being a parent isn’t easy. It’s really hard work. I’m sure that those of you reading this, who are parents, may agree. At least, the parents I know probably would. Don’t get me wrong is extremely rewarding, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with its own challenges and difficulties. Now, although I can’t talk about what it’s like to be a dad or the challenges dads face or anything, I can talk about being a mom. I can talk about being a mom and my experiences as such. I do have a little more experience with it and have a little more knowledge. So, I’ll stick with that.…