Confessions of an ADHD Blogger

Confessions of an ADHD Blogger After a year and a half of sharing my life, I suddenly realized that I have never explained where A Dose of Healthy Distraction came from. So this is the story of a blog. Can we say, ADHD? I should have written this post ages ago. Instead I taught myself […]

How to Meal Prep Without Losing Your Mind

I am pretty intense about meal planning, living within your means, and feeding a family. Since getting married and having my son I have been on a constant quest to feed my family as well as I can, while enjoying my life and staying within my budget. Only in the last few months have I […]

Living The Good Life On A Budget

*Updated 11/3/16 From what I am reading and hearing, some adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD have money issues. Actually, errrbody seems to have money problems these days. But when your executive functioning is impaired it is tough to plan ahead, which can lead to impulsive spending. For whatever reason, my ADHD symptoms have never spilled over […]

Comparing Apples and Oranges

  If your child has ADHD, or some other exceptionality, is it fair to compare them to “normal” children? I’m gonna go off on one of my weird tangents here. I have issues.  But you already knew that, right? The other night we had dinner with some friends. Watching my son play a game of Boggle […]

From Conflict to Calm

  It started on a Monday morning. I had one of those cortisol-induced parenting moments. You know the kind, when you shout or otherwise lose control of yourself in the course of trying to go about your day. I am sure you also know the feeling of guilt and/or shame that often follows it. I […]

11 Things I Love About Raising A Boy

This is an updated post. I thank my lucky stars every day that I have a boy. When I am around little girls I feel a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes I think if I had a daughter my brand of crazy would be even more pronounced, and it would start to rub off on her. 11 […]

Book Review: Raising Human Beings

This was not a sponsored post – but I did receive two free copies of Raising Human Beings. I will be doing a giveaway with my second copy.   As I began reading this book I was dreading the review. Not because I didn’t enjoy the book, but because I thought it was simply an […]

ADHD Women: A Study in Contrast

  I have a predilection for living a life of extremes. From the outside it appears I conduct my life rather haphazardly. Having a conversation with me is a bit like talking to the Mad Hatter. I change subjects a lot. I get excited when talking about something I am passionate about, and I talk […]