ADHD, children, Christmas, parenthood

Gift Ideas for ADHD Kids

Shopping for an ADHD child can be a challenge. Our kids are a bit different(I can say this --I have ADHD, too), and often their interests are just as unique as the child. Sometimes, the interests are just like other kids --I mean, who doesn’t like Legos? Hopefully, these ideas will help you in your… Continue reading Gift Ideas for ADHD Kids

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ADHD, homeschooling, parenthood

Principles to Help in Homeschooling ADHD Children (Originally Written for My Facebook Groups)

The following are principles that I compiled for our homeschool groups for parents of ADHD children and homeschool moms with ADHD on Facebook. I am posting it here in the hopes that it will be helpful for those who are homeschooling children with ADHD or working with ADHD people in other venues. When you are… Continue reading Principles to Help in Homeschooling ADHD Children (Originally Written for My Facebook Groups)

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6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

I was a young mom with a toddler and a preschooler --the youngest of all the moms in the group-- and a few of the older moms in the group ruled the roost. They instructed the rest of us that when our very young children went outside to play, we were not allowed to check… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

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I Burned the Babywise Book

Yes. I actually did. I burned the Babywise book. 15 years ago an adorable little boy was born with a full head of jet-black hair and deep-set dimples. I wanted nothing more than to be a mom, and I was so happy to finally hold my baby. But, something wasn't right --or at least not… Continue reading I Burned the Babywise Book

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Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2

Today is the last day to enter our drawing for a couple's pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland Oregon on June 23-24, 2017! Click the link and follow the directions to join!   Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2: Very few things as a homemaker have caused me as much shame as… Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2

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Why I’ll Never Say “Just Wait Until He Is Older!”

I will never ever tell you "If you think it's bad now just wait until he/she/they're teens!" Why not? First of all, it's completely unhelpful to a mom of young children to put dread and fear in her mind of something that is probably a decade away and not written in stone. Second, a lot… Continue reading Why I’ll Never Say “Just Wait Until He Is Older!”

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My Kids’ Opinion of Media Fast Week

On the last day of our media fast, I interviewed my children, asking about their experience and impression of the week. Here are their answers. I found them both insightful and amusing. Interview with the 15-year-old 1) At the beginning of the week, how did you feel about going media free? Annoyed about another one… Continue reading My Kids’ Opinion of Media Fast Week

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A Mother’s Day Message for All Women

To those who gave birth this year to their first child —we celebrate with you. To those who lost a child this year —we mourn with you. To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains —we appreciate you. To those who experienced loss this… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Message for All Women

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Why I Recommend a Media Fast

No children were harmed in the making of this post. I promise. Although my children seemed quite emphatically convinced that they may not survive five days with no media or internet, I am happy to report that my family is all alive and well --and perhaps even better for the experience Opinions vary on the… Continue reading Why I Recommend a Media Fast