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I have been a stay at home mom for the past eight years and for the first time ever, my kids are both in elementary school this year. Even though my kids are away at school for seven hours a day (4.5 hours on minimum days), I still have plenty of things to do around the house, which my husband doesn’t seem to understand. I also work from home, but not at a typical job. I’m a blogger, freelance writer, and ADHD Advocate. My husband is an analyst and he works very...

My daughter recently received a letter from an elementary school teacher and it could not have come at a better time.  This wonderful teacher took the time to send my daughter a letter to thank her for posting her ADHD Awareness videos on YouTube. (Giuliana’s video won First Place in the 2017 ADHD Awareness Month Video Contest! She won an iPad mini, cover, and a $100 Apple Gift Card!  Way to go, Giuliana!) In his letter to my daughter, the teacher wrote: “I saw...

My daughter with ADHD has a tendency to overdramatize things that happen to her. If she stubs her toe, then that day becomes “the worst day in the world!” If she gets one spelling word incorrect on her test, she says, “I’m the dumbest kid in the world.” I love my second grader to pieces, but to say that she is a Drama Queen is an understatement. I don’t know if it is an ADHD thing, a girl thing, an Italian thing, or maybe all of the above,...

If you have a young child with ADHD (particularly a little girl), a great way to explain ADHD to them is to relate it to Elsa’s powers from Frozen. In case you’ve been living under a rock the past three years, Elsa is a queen who was born with ice powers. As a child, Elsa had a difficult time keeping her powers under control. (In case you haven’t caught on yet, the “powers” are ADHD.) Elsa once hurt her younger sister by accidentally blasting her...

To My Sweet Daughter, You are only three years old and you are so incredibly independent and self sufficient. Instead of asking me to get you a cup of water, you get it yourself and you do it without spilling. In the morning, you don’t put up a fight when I tell you it is time to get dressed and go to school like your sister does. Instead, you get dressed all by yourself and are happy and excited to start the day. Thank you for always being my sunshine! I love playing...

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