Book Review: The Anti-Romantic Child

…a child, more than all other gifts, That earth can offer to declining man, Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts, And stirrings of inquietude, when they By tendency of nature needs must fail. -Wordsworth, “ Michael”   I first read an excerpt of Priscilla Gilman’s parenting memoir on the Quiet Rev website. I knew instantly […]

Why Having ADHD Means You Also Have Executive Function Disorder

“It’s not that people with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder don’t know what to do, it’s that somehow it does not get done.” – Russell Barkley, PhD What are Executive Functions and why I should care about them? Like most people, I was completely confused when I started researching Executive Functions. Reading the descriptions I […]

Book Review: The Perfection Deception

For most of you this review will come as no surprise. I talked about this book in my post on overcoming perfectionism. This book, by Dr. Jane Bluestein is the reason I became interested in the topic of perfectionism as it applies to the ADHD community, particularly women. Perfectionism is so pervasive in women with […]

3 Compelling Reasons You Need to Start Reading

  This is a public service announcement. I will admit this is not my best article ever, nor is it 100% relevant to the rest of this website.  It’s just something I have been thinking about as of late. So anyway, we all should be reading. Women/men/adults in general. And when I say reading I […]

Book Review: Super-Parenting for ADD

Ok, gotta admit I have been totally slacking with the book reviews. Not because I am not reading, but because I am not writing about what I am reading. I have no explanation. Sorry. So today I want to talk about Super- Parenting for ADD, written by Edward Hallowell, MD and Peter Jensen, MD. I […]

The Queen of Distraction – Book Review

One of my goals with this blog is to do the research for you so that you can more easily hone in on the information that is relevant to your life. I will periodically post book reviews on this blog as a way to bring attention to the writers, psychologists and other specialists that have […]

Why I’m Only Having One Child

I am the mother of one child. Yes, I think about it and feel sad sometimes. Other times I thank my lucky stars that I stopped at one. People ask me all the time why I would choose to have an only child. As if it’s really any of their business anyway. It’s sort of […]

The Truth About What It Takes To Make A Marriage Work

According to one study, people in fulfilling relationships have better immunity to the flu. Seriously?! No wonder I have never had the flu. My husband is awesome! Many people have asked me how I have such a healthy marriage.  While it is flattering that people would think we have a healthy marriage, I am not […]