When you’re a mom with ADHD, parenting can be even harder, as this article, "Never Good Enough: The Emotional Toll of Motherhood," explains. So forget super mom! All you have to be is super You.
Reach out to Mind Coach NOLA if you're a mother (ADHD-diagnosed or not) struggling with the challenges of motherhood. I've been there, and I'd love to help! Read More
Studies show that pursuing goals that are in alignment with our core values is a key to happiness. That sounds so simple, doesn’t it? But what are your core values? If someone asked you now, would your answer be the same tomorrow? What do you value in life? I value fresh baked homemade chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. I value my best friend who can make me laugh even after a cancer diagnosis. I value the sky at sunrise with the sounds of nature awakening. I value integrity.
So how do you define your values and decide on your purpose in life? How do you create a vision and define your goals? And then, what action steps can you take to pursue those goals? What small tasks will you do every day to get closer to achieving them? Therein lies the key to happiness. And that’s why I love my job. Read More
The article "Is Your Child a Phone Addict?" from The New York Times demonstrates how parents can have difficulty distinguishing phone abuse from appropriate use. Read More
I recommend the apps Moment and Forest so that you become aware of your habits and use your phone mindfully. Working with a coach like Mind Coach NOLA can also help you or your family members!
Yesterday, I received an Instagram message from @Mrs.SuperDuper, a.k.a. Coach Rachel Sirwatka, who shared with me her video, "You Are Never Getting Your Pencil Back." And I couldn't wait to share it with you! Coach Rachel is a science teacher who makes videos (like this one) for her students. Not only is she hilarious and spunky, she has the right idea about how magical an ADD or ADHD diagnosis is. Watch this video with your children or loved ones diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, or even by yourself, for an inspirational reminder. Read More
I remember when I got the official diagnosis that my son has ADHD. His teachers had been patient and wonderful, as were the learning specialist and the counselor at his school. I already knew it was coming but my husband was in denial and a small part of me just wanted it all to go away. “Maybe it’s just a phase that he will outgrow,” I told myself. And when the psychologist explained to us he was a “classic textbook case,” I was both relieved and devastated. At the time, I did not know all that I know now. Nobody told me that ADHD is a gift or that my son has superpowers. Nobody exclaimed, “Congratulations! You gave birth to a kid with an amazing brain! Lucky you!” Read More