Earlier this week, I received the following email from reader Maryellen: My husband was diagnosed with Adult ADD approximately 4 years ago and I found a blog entry on the internet that comes to mind almost weekly. It had to do with responding to your ADD/ADHD partner’s random declaration of thoughts and how to be […]

Organization and time management happen to be two of the biggest challenges for adults with ADHD. Part of the problem is that these are skills that just don’t come naturally to people with ADHD. Many of us have to learn them later in life, as adults, and often only after a lack of organization and […]

I gave birth to my daughter, Tigerlily, about 15 months ago. In preparation for my pregnancy (and under my doctor’s care), I took myself off Concerta (which I was taking to help manage ADHD) about a year before getting pregnant. Since giving birth, I’ve had a number of readers inquire about my experience and ask […]

As an “app geek,” I’m commonly asked to recommend an ADHD-friendly app that is “the best” for task and time management. There are quite a lot of apps out there, so I felt the desire to show you exactly why I love a specific iPad/iPhone/Web combination that will keep you on track—one checkbox (or star) […]

When you make a change in your life—presumably to better manage your ADHD—what’s the hardest part? If you ask me, the hardest part of making any change is the stage in the process in which you are guaranteed to be uncomfortable. Making a positive, lasting change in your life isn’t easy. If it was, we’d […]

As dearly as I love my partner Jen (we celebrated our 10 year anniversary this past weekend), some of her ADHD tendencies drive me a little nuts. Over the past couple of years, Jen has been feeding an obsession with serial fiction. It started, as many things do these days, with vampires. I’ll get to […]

Adults with ADHD are both gifted and cursed with the power to hyperfocus. Hyperfocus is a unique ability that we have to focus so intensely that the rest of the world temporarily disappears. It’s the opposite of boredom. Instead of having difficulty concentrating or getting started, the hyperfocused ADHDer has trouble shifting focus away from […]

I wanted to start by saying thank you to ADHDManagement.com for their commitment to our community of ADHDers. My adult life as an ADHDer has been made easier by incorporating a combination of specific apps into my personal multi-pronged ADHD management approach. My overall goal is to further the ADHD community as a whole, so I […]

When you have ADHD, the hardest thing in the world to do is focus. You sit down to start writing an email or start a piece of work, happily typing away. And then ‘pop!’ You suddenly find yourself standing in the kitchen making a sandwich. This is the epitome of ADHD’s focus challenge. What Is […]

I admit it. I’m high maintenance. I like to be in control of the radio while in the car, and the remote while watching TV. I have systems set up all over the house that no one is allowed to screw with. I hate to be interrupted when I’m concentrating. And you don’t want to […]