12 Days Of ADHD Christmas

****Updated Nov 2019 Despite how it may seem, I really do enjoy the holidays. I enjoy the community giving aspect of the holiday season, and I like seeing people that I only see at this time of year. Halloween always freaks me out because the next day is November 1st, which means Thanksgiving is coming […]

How to Teach Your Child About Good Dental Hygiene

I don’t have much patience when it comes to arguing with my son about brushing his teeth. Lucky for me, Dr. Greg Grillo offered up a guide for how to teach your child about good dental hygiene. If you are raising a child, you have undoubtedly had the argument about brushing teeth. Kids with and […]

Body Doubling for ADHD

  Body Doubling for ADHD is one of the most underutilized tools out there. I’ve been doing it for years successfully, so I have no idea why more people aren’t trying it. According to author Patricia Quinn, MD, “A body double is someone who sits with a person with ADHD while they perform tasks that […]

The ADHD Meltdown

  I had the ADHD meltdown of a lifetime a few weeks ago. Here is the audio version of this post: As you may know, one of the less-attractive symptoms of having ADHD is the emotional dysregulation. Generally, meltdowns happen to me about 2 times per year and usually involve my family, my business, and […]

ADHD Home Management

  Several years ago when I was writing more posts about homemaking someone suggested I produce an ADHD Home Management binder. I laughed. A lot. Because I am absolutely not an expert on managing a home with or without ADHD. But I will say I’ve come to terms with how ADHD affects my ability to […]

Stop Wasting Time on To-Do Lists

  Stop wasting time with to-do lists. Just stop. To-do lists are generally quite long, because they are aspirational.  Long lists lead to overwhelm and inaction when you have ADHD. I should know, I used to make these super detailed to-do lists because I couldn’t depend on my working memory to recall what needed to […]

Parents With ADHD

There are probably millions articles online about parenting ADHD children, but there are very few about Parents With ADHD. Listen to the audio version of this post on my podcast: I’ve written about it. ADDitude Magazine has had some coverage of it. But there is not a lot of research available about how having ADHD as […]

The Memory Dump

Have you ever seen the memory dump scene in the movie Inside Out? In the scene Joy falls into this huge black hole of old memories that look like gray balls. As Riley matures the forgotten memories are tossed down there and eventually evaporate into nothing. The movie does a great job of explaining how […]

How To Prioritize Your Life

In the age of apps and instant messenger it is very difficult to figure out how to prioritize your life. On top of the constant pull of technology, we with ADHD have a hard time prioritizing day-to-day tasks. So running a home, navigating a career, and raising children isn’t as intuitive for us. We need […]

Crush Your Limiting Beliefs

Before I launched the ADHD Enclave I spent approximately three years working through my own limiting beliefs. And when I say working through, I mean talking to therapists and a coach who both helped me to get my head on straight. My fears ranged from practical to totally paranoid. Here are some of them: Nobody […]