With the Holidays in gear one thing many families will be doing is traveling. Traveling to see family, friends and sometimes even just to get away. Some people love traveling, others not so much, but one thing is for sure, add ADHD to the mix and traveling can turn into chaos. So what is an ADHD family to do? Travel of course! LOL, I know that isn’t what you were thinking or looking for. So let me share with you how I get our very active ADHD family out the door, down the road, and back again, all while having fun and keeping my sanity. For someone like me, with ADHD, breaking down a task, job, or vacation into manageable steps is how I am […]
Every Christmas it inevitably happens. There are more toys, games, books, clothes, etc. in the house after everything is unwrapped. So where is all that new stuff suppose to go? Most people talk about spring cleaning, well here in our house, we also have before Christmas cleaning. It is amazing how much stuff we can accumulate over a few months. We live in a small house so extra space is hard to come by. The best thing we can do is to clear the clutter we already have, before more stuff comes in. The kids are all so excited about Christmas that keeping them busy is one way I can keep my sanity. This is one time them having so much bundled up energy can […]
Most parents go through something similar at one time or another. If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, your time is coming. What am I talking about? I am talking about when your kid does something frustrating but also is so cute that we take a step back and kind of chuckle through gritted teeth. That is what happened here recently. Honestly, happens quite frequently with my youngest. With his ADHD being so strong he does a lot of things before asking. Over the years he has gotten better about asking, but still has a way to go. So how do we as parents deal with these cute, yet frustrating, moments? Let me share with you, our recent story. Hayden was told it was […]
All kids need to burn off energy each day, but when you have kids with ADHD burning off energy seems never-ending. When winter hits and the temperature drops, or when Spring arrives and that chilly rain keeps you inside, finding things to keep the kids busy and happy can be challenging. As a Mom, it can be hard to think on your feet and find things to do so you don’t lose your mind. I have put together some ideas we find exciting here that should help you beat those boredom blues. Of course today is Homeschool Hop Wednesday, so check out some fellow blogger’s posts, at the end of this, for some more great ideas. Ideas for Keeping the Kids Entertained Pull out the […]
With having one kiddo in public school, homeschooling through public school scheduled breaks is near impossible. We have tried doing this in the past and it just is not successful. Either I am spending time schooling kids who want to be playing, or I am spending quality time with the one who isn’t home much anymore. After one attempt to do both I realized how important the quality time I have with each of my kiddos is and not worth wasting away, even if it is for school. So now we just go with the flow of the public school, which means lots of breaks throughout the year. With every break comes the first day back pains. So how is an ADHD mom with ADHD […]
I think the most common verses about love are 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. These verses go into what characteristics are shown in loving someone. I want to dive into each of these characteristics and see how they can help us, to be the best Wife, Mom, Teacher and Daughter of Christ we can be. On the list for today is Patience. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a […]
Christmas is over, and the New Year has hit. During our break from school and work, we had a great time visiting with family and friends. Lots of mindless TV was watched, yummy food devoured, and just some good old family fun time was had. It was so nice to not have to think about what we had to do each day, and just relax. However, as vacations go, they inevitably come to an end. That jolt into reality can be hard, and this jolt was no exception. We got back from visiting family out-of-state on Friday and had the weekend to prepare for reality to set back in. The reality of work, school, activities, and schedules. We did good at making sure the house […]
I would say that I am not a resolutions kind of girl. I would think of myself as more a goal kind of girl. What do I mean by that? Well, when I think of resolutions I think of a long list of wants and needs all bundled up into an uncompleteable mound of disappointment. No one likes disappointment, and with ADHD where disappointment can happen frequently, why set myself up for it. So at the end of every year, I like to think about the biggest goals that I believe I can attain, that could truly change how we live for the better.
We have gone through thinking about these choices (Public School – Not the Enemy), making our decision (Public School – Decision Time) and how to plan for the transition to the public school (Public School – Planning). Before the bus pulls up to your driveway on your child’s first day of public school there are still a few things we need to work on. So, Let’s Dig In! Set up a Trial Day of School. Talk to the school about setting up a trial day for your child. Let them get a feel for what it is going to be like. Let them meet the teachers and students they will be working with. My recommendation, is to set it for a Friday, right before a […]
Recently my hubby, James, just moved to a new department with the government. New department means, new job, new manager, new co-workers, and new building. The new building is what we all have been excited about. Yes, the new job, manager and co-workers are exciting and great, but the new building being half the distance from home. Now that is something to get excited about.