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Visiting theme parks with children is so much fun! I’ll never forget my ADHDer’s smiling face when she first rode on Dumbo at Disneyland or when she got picked to talk to Crush at Disney’s California Adventure. It was truly magical! As a parent to two young girls, one with ADHD, I also know that waiting in lines at the Disneyland Resort and other amusement parks can be downright stressful for the entire family. Waiting in long lines can feel like a lifetime...

My family and I recently brought home a new addition to our family. She’s small, cute, and sweet. That’s right, people. I’m talking about a puppy!  It’s only been two weeks since our adorable four legged pup entered our lives, but as a mother of two, I couldn’t help but notice many similarities between having a fur baby and a real baby: They both teethe. Just like babies, puppies teethe too and they teethe on everything, from my finger to...

When a parent receives an ADHD diagnosis for their young child, they are filled with many emotions. The biggest one I hear from parents is relief. They feel an overwhelming sense of relief, because they finally have an explanation for their child’s behavior and actions. Now that they know their suspicions were correct and their child has ADHD, they can move forward and seek the proper care. That is absolutely fantastic for not just the child, but the entire family. However,...

Dear Mothers of ADHDers, This Mother’s Day, I want you to know how truly special and appreciated you are. Being a mother to a child with ADHD and raising them in the society we live in today can be difficult, challenging, and frustrating, but you do it and you do it well. There is no other person that can love, help, support, and advocate for your child as well as you. You are your child’s greatest and most powerful gift and not a day goes by that your child doesn’t...

I listen to music… a lot. I am home for most of the day and with two kids under the age of seven, it’s the only way to keep my sanity. Like most people, I relate to a lot of different types of songs, but I recently found one in particular highly relatable to my child with ADHD. It was “The Middle,” by Jimmy Eat World.  The song was released in 2001 and I must have listened to it thousands of times before, but it wasn’t until I became a mother...

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