A Simple Solution for New Year Overwhelm

Soooo many ADHD women are talking about new year overwhelm, and what to do about it. You can join a new program, buy a new planner, hire a new coach. You can resolve to cut out sugar, set timers, journal every day. But this is the thing… …Goals and resolutions don’t work well for many […]

Food, Diet Culture, and ADHD Women

Food, diet culture, and ADHD women have been on my mind as of late. Actually no, they’re on my mind all the time because we live in a culture where women are trained to think of these things from birth. We compare our own bodies to other women all the time, even if we don’t […]

Building a Happier Life with ADHD

You might feel like the idea of a building happier life with ADHD seems out of reach. Sorta like the size four jeans I wore in high school. The word happy is misunderstood in our culture. We think we should feel good all the time and never have any negative emotions or discomfort. I’m skeptical […]

Another Annoying ADHD Symptom

I recently stumbled upon another annoying ADHD symptom I hadn’t notice before. It started during a fight with my mother. “Maybe I should tell YOUR friends about you.”  The statement hung in the air. The absurdity of it wasn’t lost on me. Forty-one years old, and my mother was threatening to socially isolate me. I […]

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning

I didn’t set out to write a guide about meal planning. If we’re being honest I don’t even like cooking.  But you don’t have to like cooking to feed your family. This is where I tell you a story. My aunt and I were working to clean out my grandparents house when I got a […]

Confessions of an ADHD Housewife

Here’s the first of my confessions of an ADHD housewife: I don’t even like homemaking.   I get no satisfaction out of cooking, cleaning, organizing or decorating. Culturally, we’ve put a lot of pressure on stay-at-home moms and homemakers. If you don’t aspire to domestic bliss you aren’t a good woman. Here are some stats […]

A Stress Free House Cleaning Schedule

I made a detailed house cleaning schedule during the last few weeks of my pregnancy. No joke, I thought I could just write it down and when the baby was born he would slide right into my cleaning schedule. I could get the house clean and the meals prepped while my sweet baby napped. Can […]

Win The Day With ADHD

How to win the day (and let go of perfect) with ADHD. I’ve had ADHD since 1992. Waaaay before it was cool, and also way before most adolescent girls were being diagnosed. My son also has ADHD, as well as Aspergers. I treated my ADHD with meds throughout college, but then stopped taking them in […]

An Inside Look At Life With The ADHD Housewife

Life with the ADHD housewife is never dull. I’ll admit that. But*** I firmly believe that my homemaking skills aren’t much different from my non-ADHD counterparts. Think about it -Your home looks different when you know nobody is going to see it. Neurotypical people rush around to get ready for guests, too. So on a […]