A Self-Improvement Checklist

After declaring this the Year of Self-Improvement, it occurred to me that I should try to define self-improvement for all of us. It wouldn’t be fair of me to just write that and then not explain my thinking behind it. Coming up with a definition was harder than I expected. For me self-improvement means creating […]

5 Mistakes That Trip You Up When Grocery Shopping

I am beating this topic to death for good reason. Meal Planning and grocery shopping are part of everyone’s life. Unless you employ a full-time private chef for your family. Or eat out for every meal. Which is fine if you can afford it. But I can’t. Have you ever wandered into the grocery store without […]

The Right Way To Read A Grocery Circular

With my Meal Planning clients I always say to start by going through your pantry. I will do a post about my own pantry in the near future. But for now, I want to show you how to read a grocery circular. Circulars exist almost everywhere. Small grocers have them as well as large grocers. […]

Dealing With Our Big Feelings

Dealing with our Big Feelings…and that Stupid Elf   The Holiday Season is upon us. This is the season of togetherness and joy. The time of year when we give back to our community and celebrate shared traditions. And for many of us, myself included, it is the season for emotional meltdowns. Maybe it’s the […]

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 […]

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 […]