Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

My Facebook status 12/20/2017: The girls have been on winter break for 48 minutes and we’ve already had a tantrum and tears… I’ll let you know how the kids are doing later.  Can you relate? When I taught full-time I was always so excited for the breaks because it meant that, not only would IContinue reading “Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom”

That Time I Learned That a Successful Book Signing Isn’t About How Many Books You Sell…

We had been looking forward to our bookstore book signing for well over a month. I was especially excited to be there the weekend before Christmas because we knew the store would be packed. I had publicized it all over social media. I had high expectations. When we arrived, we were set up with aContinue reading “That Time I Learned That a Successful Book Signing Isn’t About How Many Books You Sell…”

Who is Homework Helping Anyway?

The other day I had a glimpse at what life would be like with a “neuro-typical” child. My daughter’s friend came home with her after school and she immediately opened her backpack, took out a sheet of homework, sat down at the dining room table, and began working. She completed her eight long-division problems inContinue reading “Who is Homework Helping Anyway?”

Guest Blog by Alicia Huwyler: “From Mary Poppins to The Hulk: Life with a Newly Diagnosed Five-Year-Old” Part TWO

The day the Neuro-Psychologist presented me with the results of Ashlyn’s neurologic and behavioral disorder tests it was like 5 years of weighted questioning was lifted from me.  I was fully prepared for the moment she proclaimed without a doubt that Ashlyn has ADHD.  I was actually more surprised that she wasn’t diagnosed with autismContinue reading “Guest Blog by Alicia Huwyler: “From Mary Poppins to The Hulk: Life with a Newly Diagnosed Five-Year-Old” Part TWO”

Guest Blog by Alicia Huwyler: “From Mary Poppins to The Hulk: Life with a Newly Diagnosed Five-Year-Old” Part One

“Okay, children it’s time to go!” she said ever so calmly in her best Mary Poppins voice. 15 minutes later… “I SAID IT’S TIME TO GO!!!” As the raging Hulk inside burst out of her. #reallifeeveryday I’m sure many of you have seen the Motherhood Meme going around social media featuring Mary Poppins and TheContinue reading “Guest Blog by Alicia Huwyler: “From Mary Poppins to The Hulk: Life with a Newly Diagnosed Five-Year-Old” Part One”

A Diagnosis and the Five Stages of Grief

While I was putting together my first Parent Workshop for my ADHD Coach For Life company, I came across an article about the five stages of grief. These are generally pretty familiar to most people, but in case you need a refresher, they are: 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance TheseContinue reading “A Diagnosis and the Five Stages of Grief”

One of “Spaz’s” Left-Out Chapters…

At one point we realized that not everything we had written really served a purpose in our book, Spaz: The True Story of My Life With ADHD. It was hard to essentially throw these pieces out, but we do believe the story as it was published is the strongest and best version we could present. BelowContinue reading “One of “Spaz’s” Left-Out Chapters…”

Introducing Our First Guest Blogger, Mandy Hasslen-Gartner!

Becoming a Guest Blogger….. Hey fellow Spaz blog follower, my name is Mandy Hasslen-Gartner and I am your guest blogger for today and will be guest blogging my ADHD story periodically.  I am a mom of two boys 17 & 14 and an ADHD Life Coach from Minneapolis, MN. My company is ADHD Kid Coach,Continue reading “Introducing Our First Guest Blogger, Mandy Hasslen-Gartner!”