• 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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    Summer Break

    The end of July is approaching. Only a few more days until it’s an entirely new month. At this point, kids have been on summer break for a good month. Mine have been for a little over a month. For others, it might be a little more or a little less. During the summer, things are a little different. Kids are playing outside more. Adults are enjoying the outdoors as well. Families are going on vacation. Our routines aren’t quite the same as when kids are in school. I’m sure that this can be the case for those without kids as well.

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    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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    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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    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.…