Adult ADHD is Real. And it’s a Monster.

One of the problems with adult ADHD is that its symptoms include obnoxious behaviors that all people struggle with once in a while. Things like running late, being disorganized, speaking out impulsively, leaving projects unfinished, and not following through on promises are behaviors that all humans have to battle from time-to-time. This makes it very difficult to comprehend the level of impairment that true ADHD presents for adults.  But I’m

ADHD in Adults (it’s more than you think it is)

When most people think of ADHD, they picture a 7-year-old boy bouncing around his elementary school classroom. ADHD = little kids can’t pay attention. Right? Well, sure. That may be the beginning of the story. But it’s certainly not a complete picture. You see, little kids with ADHD grow up. They go to college and enter the workforce. They get married and have kids. Those elementary kids who just can’t

My (ADHD) Treatment Journey

There are two takeaways from this blog post that I’m going to share with you up front. Right now. Why? Because you have ADHD and I don’t want to run the risk of losing your attention in the 5 minutes that it will take you to finish reading this post. Ready for the takeaways? I love (love love love love love) ADHD medication And Different seasons of my life have

My ADHD Diagnosis Experience

Having ADHD as an adult is a very interesting thing. I am a 37-year-old company owner and mother of 3. I am a wife, a musician, a friend, a daughter, and I love to discuss politics.   And I have ADHD.   I was diagnosed twice, first at age 21 and then again at age 30. Both times the clinician asked me a series of questions out of what I

ADHD is Not A “Gift”

Here’s what I don’t understand about ADHD: so few people are willing to acknowledge that it’s a mental illness. The DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) which is used by clinicians and psychiatrists to diagnose psychiatric illnesses classifies ADHD as a disability. Depending on the severity of your ADHD, you may even qualify for government assistance based on when you were diagnosed, your income level, and how much ADHD hinders you from work and

How to Survive Grocery Shopping (With ADHD)

The thing that brings me the most dread in my life is the responsibility of keeping my home stocked with food and having meals ready for my family of 5. This has to happen 3 times a day, 365 days a year. Let me stop right here: If you are a man with ADHD who has a wife that takes care of the shopping and the cooking for you and