Why gymnasts develop fear and how to help

Gymnastics on tv often make high level skills look easy. However as a mom of 2 gymnasts, I can tell you otherwise. There are MANY hours of practice. Skills are sometimes achieved, then lost, and then achieved again. Progress may seem to happen at a snails pace. But sometimes gymnasts suddenly develop what’s often referred… Continue reading Why gymnasts develop fear and how to help

5 easy nightly habits for ADHD success

Night time can be hard with kids, particularly with ADHD. At the end of the day kids tanks are empty. Coping skills are at their lowest, and parents are tired too. Quality sleep is needed to recharge for the next day, but accomplishing that can be difficult. Here are 5 nightly habits for ADHD success… Continue reading 5 easy nightly habits for ADHD success

Don’t forget to love yourself first

Parenting is hard! Parenting a child with ADHD can seem insurmountable at times! Life throws curveballs, and routines and systems get thrown off track. Don’t forget to love yourself first through the ups and downs! How do you talk to yourself? My older daughter Biggs recently started to experience some self doubt in her gymnastics.… Continue reading Don’t forget to love yourself first

Successful Mornings with ADHD

Mornings can be hard for many people. Mornings with ADHD can be even harder. Using all the tools to set the stage for a successful day are even more important with ADHD. Here are some things we utilize to have successful mornings with ADHD. Start the Night Before As an Amazon Associate I earn from… Continue reading Successful Mornings with ADHD

10 Reasons to homeschool

Before I became a parent I thought I would never homeschool my children. I didn’t think I had the patience. Some homeschooled kids I knew struggled to navigate social situations as adults. Below are 10 reasons to homeschool outside of the stereotypes. Homeschool schedule flexibility People ask me all the time how I have time… Continue reading 10 Reasons to homeschool

Finally a responsibility chart that works!

One of many chore systems

Chore charts can be a struggle to create and implement successfully. In our household, it is complicated by a parent with ADHD. Creating and sticking with systems is difficult. Many attempts have been made and failed for various reasons. In desperation to pull out all the stops to help Little Bit have the best chance… Continue reading Finally a responsibility chart that works!

Gratitude for emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence and regulation can be hard to teach. With ADHD, it is even more of a challenge. I love this gratitude journal. It aids the discussions of teaching gratitude for emotional intelligence for both my girls. Practicing gratitude I enjoy quality time with my girls on the nights that I am not working. We… Continue reading Gratitude for emotional intelligence

Valuable ADHD information for the coach

ADHD is hard. Being in a family with ADHD family members is hard! Being limited due to ADHD is heart breaking. Here is valuable ADHD information for the coach that might give them a little more insight. ADHD does not have to hold someone back. Look at Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Michael Jordan. There… Continue reading Valuable ADHD information for the coach

Topical Magnesium changed our lives

Family vacation? Imagine the scenario….we were with extended family, staying in our tiny pop up camper at the family cabin.  Our girls were the only kids present, ages 4.5 and 9 at the time. They were surrounded by 3 adult couples, plus 2 older teenagers.  Other than myself and my husband, all of the other… Continue reading Topical Magnesium changed our lives