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ADHD Goblin Women

ADHD Goblin Women are a THING. Not only are we not meeting expectations publicly, now there's a catchy nickname for how we present at home. I picture myself as a goblin with unwashed hair tied back in a rubber band, visible coffee stains on my shirt, while eating...

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Women Diagnosed with ADHD Later in Life

I know that's a long title, but women diagnosed with ADHD later in life are weary. Whether you self-diagnosed or jumped through all the hoops of the healthcare system, you are crawling across the finish line after running a marathon you never wanted to run, most...

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ADHD and Exhaustion

Every woman I talk to mentions ADHD and exhaustion at some point. For that reason I've suspected for a while that the fuzzy cotton brain feeling many of us describe isn't our imagination or another manifestation of poor executive function. So I was thrilled when this...

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Low Maintenance

Are you low maintenance?   I’ve been low maintenance for so long I don’t even know how to be any other way. I used to wonder how I got here, so obnoxiously people-pleasing and pathetic. Recently, I went into Venmo to do my billing and somehow I sent money to a...

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Finding Your ADHD Blind Spots

Finding Your ADHD blind spots is difficult because the very nature of the condition creates the barriers. For example, I have this weird sort of visceral reaction to receiving help or support. When the Hubs offers to help me make scrambled eggs, I immediately think,...

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Things All Moms With ADHD Understand

  There are moms, and then there are Moms with ADHD. Anyone who tells you being a mom is sunshine and rainbows all the time is either lying or delusional. Only other moms with ADHD can truly understand the complexity of our situation. There have been some really...

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ADHD Women and Productivity Shame

Thirteen months into a pandemic and this article about ADHD women and productivity shame is even more relevant than it was in 2019. This is actually an issue I've spent a lot of time thinking about recently, so much so that I wrote an article about spending less time...

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The Sigh

You know the sound of the sigh. Like the wind through the trees. It has an energy. It's the sound of irritation, frustration, judgment. The sigh isn't just about ADHD, it's more personal than that. hhhhuuuuuuhhmmm. <lips pressed together.> It's the sound of my...

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Learning How to Listen with ADHD

I'm learning how to listen with ADHD, all thanks to Netflix! No but really, I have a love/hate relationship with streaming. On one hand it entertains me while I'm on the treadmill. On the other hand, it can be a time suck that allows me to numb out and avoid my life....

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A Simple Solution for New Year Overwhelm

Soooo many ADHD women are talking about new year overwhelm, and what to do about it. You can join a new program, buy a new planner, hire a new coach. You can resolve to cut out sugar, set timers, journal every day. But this is the thing... ...Goals and resolutions...

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