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adhdmomma Patient Expert

Swannanoa, North Carolina
I am a mother of 2 living in the mountains of Asheville, NC. My tween daughter is a gifted student and struggles with anxiety. My son is in third grade and has ADHD, Written Expression Disorder, Dysgraphia, some SPD, and is also Gifted. What a wild ride!
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Guest Post: Fidgeting Helps Kids Stay Focused by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Ever tried to do two or more things at once? Like doing homework and listening to music? Or listening to a presentation and doodling while you take notes? ... Read on »
The wisdom of the ages: happy birthday to me and what I’ve learned over the years of... by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Yesterday I turned 43. Part of me cringes to write that, although I’m not ashamed of my age or have regrets about paths not taken or anything of the sort. It’s just ... Read on »
Abundant Gratitude via Hard Times by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It's all relative. The scattered genius, Albert Einstein {who is believed to have had ADHD and learning disabilities}, said so himself. He was referring to referenc ... Read on »
Pajaggle: A Review by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In a conscious effort to bring more positivity to this website {and to all our challenging lives}, I have carried over the "My Awesome Kid" campaign that appeared on our ... Read on »
What I learned at the CHADD conference (and it might not be what you think). by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD This past weekend Kay Marner and I went to the 2011 National CHADD conference in Orlando. Our book, Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, Tr ... Read on »
Finding Videos, Finding Hope by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD COMMUNITY.             I.DON'T.DO.GROUPS.             To me, a support group means I call my mommy.  If she isn't available, I get ... Read on »
Signals your child might have ADHD and/or Learning Disorder(s) by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD We heard so many signals from teachers, friends and family that went unnoticed before my son, Luke, was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade three years ago. I wish al ... Read on »
Book Review: "Take Control of ADHD: The Ultimate Guide for Teens with ADHD" by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I admit it: I am a bit of an ADHD book junkie. I am always lurking in the psychology sections of Half Price Books, and I jump up and down when I find a good one (I r ... Read on »
Shut up, Clark by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Been there, done that, made the t-shirt. For every "negative" trait associated with ADHD, there is a corresponding trait of awesomeness to cel ... Read on »
VIDEO: Faces of ADHD for {ADHD Awareness Week} by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Take a look at these Awesome Kids. They all just happen to have ADHD. Can you tell? Of course not. Faces  -  create a slideshow They are beau ... Read on »
The ADHD Brain: An Example by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Welcome to ADHD Awareness week! All this week our bloggers will be sharing their personal stories of ADHD and what we want others to know about the disorder. Please feel ... Read on »
I {too} have a dream. by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I have been complaining about the general public's ignorance when it comes to ADHD since I learned the facts about the disorder just after my son's diagnosis in late 200 ... Read on »
Book Review: 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I truly enjoyed reading  101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities , by Betty Roffman Shevitz, Marisa Stemple, Linda Barnes-Robinson, and Sue Je ... Read on »
It's All Up To Me! by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Having adopted my little man as a single mom, it’s hard to figure out what to say about single parenting of a child with ADHD.  It’s all I’ve ever known. So any compar ... Read on »
Meet Eve, Part 5: Blame & Shame by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Welcome to part 5 of this series of posts about Eve, short for Everyparent of an “Easy to Love but Hard to Raise” Child. Eve is an archetype who represents ... Read on »
ADHD Twenty-Somethings - Father & Son by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD And I know a father who had a son. He longed to tell him all the reasons for the things he'd done. He came a long way just to explain. He kissed his boy as he lay sl ... Read on »
Product Review: HowdaHUG Chair Fantastic for Sensory Seeking Kids by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Let me just first warn you, this is going to be a gushing review. I {heart} this chair and what it has done for Luke, my fourth-grade son with ADHD/SPD/LDs. If you don't ... Read on »
Executive Functioning Deficits and ADHD: Products that may help in the classroom by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD My fourth grade son, Luke, has pretty severe ADHD. Not only is he hyperactive and inattentive, but he struggles immensely with Executive Functioning deficits. This combi ... Read on »
ADHD and Homeschool…an update from the NUThouse by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Dear wonderful readers of a Mom's View, I WISH I could tell you that homeschool (which we started last winter in order to end the constant frustration and fai ... Read on »
A Reminder by adhdmomma Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD My kid has ADHD . He is mostly inattentive (forgetful, easily distracted, loses focus during tasks, can't follow instructions and so on) and impulsive but he also has a ... Read on »