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Productivity, Parenting, and Education for Moms with Adult ADHD Are you overwhelmed by the never-ending to do list of motherhood? Are you burnt out and barely keeping your head above water? Are you confused and frustrated by how all the other moms make it look so easy? And somehow you're still floundering despite trying even harder... Your purse is as overflowing as your mind, you never feel like a good enough mom, and you don't dare have anyone over to visit to witness your messy home. You just want the best for your kids, but you can't figure out how to manage the chaos, both in your mind and in your house. Oh, I've been there, mama. Some days, I'm still there. Parenting with ADHD is hard! We want to be structured for our kids, yet we can't seem to stay consistent even for ourselves. But I'm letting go of everyone else's perception of a "good mom" and stepping into loving who I am a little more each day. Will you join me? Whether you have ADHD like I do, or think you might, here is your permission slip to let go of the pinterest worthy visions of organization and structure fit for everyone else. Let's do life like our brains do life: creatively, lovingly, and with all your might. Moms with ADHD have a superpower of always trying their best, even when it doesn't pan out. How do I know? I have known about my ADD for over twenty years, and I want to share all of this hard-earned ADHD knowledge with you, making your adjustment a lot easier and faster than mine was. What does Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder look like in women? We'll dive into emotional regulation, motivation, executive function, hormones, medication, and natural treatments. Women with ADHD share their diagnosis stories with us, whether inattentive, hyperactive or combined, from childhood through adult diagnoses. We also talk about ADHD's so-called friends like depression, anxiety, addiction, disordered eating, other learning differences, and what I've learned through therapy and CBT. Science is my jam and learning about how our brains work through the lens of scientific research helps us understand who we are. ADHD is not just for little boys; it looks different in girls. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological medical condition, not an excuse for lazy, stupid, unmotivated people to not live up to our potential. Let's agree to throw that thought in the trash. Once we understand how our brains work, we can dive into the practical strategies like structuring our day, minimalism, money, nurturing our relationships, daily rhythms, using a planner, and improving our sleep. I want to help you build your version of a joyful family life. We talk about everything from ADHD to Zebras, because that is how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder works: to us, our thoughts are clearly connected, but non-linear to everyone else. I want you to love being a zebra in a world full of horses. We were born as unique, gorgeous creatures, not meant to blend in with the usual nor mundane. When we embrace who we are and how our brains work, we can figure out how to live out lives successfully and in turn, lead our families well. At the end of the day, we just want to be good moms. Spoiler alert: you are already a great mom. If you're ready to see that with your own two eyes, hit play and listen in as we love ourselves a little more each day of our ADHD lives. ADHD does NOT mean you're doomed to be a hot mess, mama! You CAN rewrite your story from shame spiral to success story, and I'll be right here beside you to cheer you on! With love, Patricia Sung, a fellow mama with ADHD Free Resources and Transcriptions at: motherhoodinadhd.com Connect with Patricia Sung on Instagram: www.instagram.com/motherhoodinadhd Join like-minded mamas in our Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherhoodinadhd Sign up for classes to learn about ADHD: www.successfulasamother.com

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E148: Stop the Summer Chaos! 5 Simple Steps to creating a flexible summer schedule for the ADHD family - Q&A Session: "Top Tips" Encore
2022/06/23
It's June, and your kids are either home now or about to be home for the whole summer.  That is three unstructured months of chaos ahead of you... cue panic! Wait! It doesn't have to be! You asked; I answered: What does Patricia's summer schedule look like?  With a few minutes of planning, you'll create a flexible structure to fit any family during the summer break and all year long.  No need to panic nor roll your eyes at me! Having a schedule doesn't mean you're stuck with a minute-by-minute inflexible itinerary sucking the fun out of every hour. Your summer vacation can still be full of fun and freedom and impromptu activities without you losing your sanity on the daily. Having a running list of activities to keep everyone entertained keeps my stress down and decision fatigue low. There's no scrambling around in the morning trying to figure out, "Mom, what are we going to do today?" Or the wasted mornings where I can't figure out what the answer is, and all of a sudden its lunchtime, and I still don't know what we're going to do today, and it's half over! Today we're walking through what the schedule setup looks like, as well as how I have implemented that framework for our family with specifics on time and activities. Our family has used this basic schedule for multiple years, and we adapt it as our kids grow from babies to toddlers to preschoolers to elementary school to adults (that's for me, the mom.)  **Note: This episode originally aired in June of 2021. As I take a break for the summer and quality time with my family, I'm sharing episodes that will help you get ready for the summer, support you with some integral support skills for ADHD, and then get ready for the new school year. To hang out with me over the summer, you can: 1) hop on over to our free Facebook community to meet your people and feel like you're not a weirdo -AND/OR-  2) join me on Wednesdays during our weekly meetings by signing up for my course, Daily Planning for ADHD Moms, where you'll get your day organized and actually show up for stuff mostly on time, or my program, Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms where you'll create the best daily routine for you and your family that your ADHD brain will actually be okay with following. Get stuff done while you love your life & your brain.  I'm cooking up some other stuff behind the scenes. Plus, I'll see you in the fall with brand new episodes! Talk to you then, Successful Mama!  Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog. 
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E147: What I Wish I Knew Before Taking ADHD Medication: Your Questions Answered!
2022/06/09
How do you feel when you think about taking ADHD medication? Nervous?  Hopeful?  Overwhelmed?  The process of obtaining and finding the right medication can feel like A LOT. First, you have to approach the subject with your doctor (who may or may not be well-informed about ADHD) -- and then there is finding the right type and dosing of medication, dealing with potential side effects, and the whole process of trial and error. It never goes perfectly. But it can go more smoothly -- when you take a few steps to plan and prepare for it.  On this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, I share all my best tips and strategies for starting ADHD medication that I learned the hard way -- from tackling the first conversation with your doc, to riding out your first few months.  You'll learn:  - Tips for remembering to take your medication daily (No more, "Ugh, did I actually take that today?" moments) - How to take your medication for maximum effectiveness - How to work with your doctor to start and stop medication safely - Tips for finding the right dosing - What to do if you can't afford your ADHD medication - Tips for approaching the topic of ADHD medication with your doctor (No, you're not a "drug seeker"!) - And so much more! Your first go-round with ADHD medication doesn't have to be a disaster. You deserve to feel confident, informed, and fear-free while you find a treatment plan that works for you. This material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or a trained medical professional to find the treatment plan that best fits your personal situation. What if you could look back at your day, and know you did everything on your to-do list? What if you could feel productive and accomplished, knowing you showed up for the people and things you love most? It’s all possible with the Daily Planning for Moms with ADHD course, where I teach you how to keep a calendar and organize your to-do lists in a way that makes sense for your ADHD brain.  Join today at: bit.ly/adhdplan  Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog. 
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E146: 10 ADHD Medication Myths Busted: Honestly Discussing the Truth about Stimulant ADHD Medicines
2022/06/02
Stimulant medication for ADHD is a hot-button topic.  Everyone has something to say -- your friends, your coworkers, your uncle's cousin's brother's barber, and of course, the internet.  They'll tell you about the person they knew who "went crazy" on stimulants.   They'll tell you how ADHD medication will change your personality or turn you into a zoned-out zombie.  They'll tell you, you probably don't need medication unless you're struggling in school or at work.  SO when that small voice inside of you asks, "Could medication help?" It's hard to hear it through all that noise. And while most people are well-meaning, most of the negative stories you hear about stimulant medications for ADHD are utter nonsense. It's "Medication May" (and June) on the Motherhood in ADHD podcast, and we're continuing our series with an episode dedicated to busting myths about stimulant medication. And boy, are there a lot of 'em! But we're just choosing 10 for this episode, including: - Will ADHD medication make me a zombie?  - Is medication just for kids?  - Can ADHD medication become addicting?  - Do I need periodic breaks from my medication?  - Is coffee a safer alternative to stimulant medication?  - And 5 more pervasive myths you won't want to miss!  This isn't medical advice. The point of this series is to take away the fear and shame of taking ADHD medication and to arm you with quality information so you can make the right decision for yourself and your life. And hopefully, you can serve as an educator to the people in your circle with mistaken beliefs about ADHD medication. And we can end the stigma together.    This material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or a trained medical professional to find the treatment plan that best fits your personal situation.   Would you love a more peaceful morning as an ADHD mom? How about some help to navigate ADHD time blindness, so you can finally get your kids to school on time? You can get these in your inbox TODAY by visiting patriciasung.com/resources. Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog. 
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E145: Stimulants and Non-Stimulants, Common Side Effects, and Squashing Rumors: An Introduction to ADHD Medication with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells
2022/05/26
Can I get addicted to ADHD medication? Is Adderall the same as meth?  With questions like these circling within communities and around the internet, it's no wonder so many ADHDers are confused, and sometimes terrified to take ADHD medication -- or to tell their family and friends they're on it. It's "Medication May" on the Motherhood in ADHD podcast, and the goal of this episode series is to break stigma, bust myths and equip you with as much knowledge as possible about ADHD medication. So you can feel confident in making the choice that's right for you.  On this episode, we continue our conversation with Board-Certified Pediatrician and ADHD specialist Dr. Carolyn Parcells. She gives us an overview of ADHD medication, answers commonly-asked questions, and busts several pervasive myths. You'll hear about:  - The basics of ADHD medication -- the different types and how they work in the brain - The differences between stimulant and non-stimulant ADHD medication - ADHD medication and kids -- the types of medication for different age groups, risks, and benefits - The complete low-down on ADHD medication and risk of addiction Answers to questions like: - Why is my medication less effective before and during my period? - Can I double my dose if it's not working? - Are there certain people who should avoid stimulants? - Should I take a break from my medication so I don't develop a tolerance? - And more! Thank you, Dr. Parcells for your sharing your wealth of knowledge as an ADHD specialist! This material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or a trained medical professional to find the treatment plan that best fits your personal situation.   What if you could learn an easy, 3-step system for organizing your day, sorting through your to-do lists, and keeping your commitments? What if you had a group of other ADHD moms to hold you accountable week to week?  It's all possible with Daily Planning for ADHD Moms. Figure out your life in a way that makes sense for both your mom-life and your ADHD brain. Join us here!  Connect with Dr. Parcells, read the transcript, and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog.
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E144: Overcoming the Shame, Fear, and Embarrassment of ADHD Medication For Your Best Treatment Plan - Because Parenting with ADHD is a Different Ball Game! with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells
2022/05/19
You should be able to get your kids to school on time. You should be able to remember all your appointments.  You should be able to handle life without medications.  So many moms with ADHD have a habit of should-ing all over themselves. Because we're still fighting the shame, embarrassment, and stigma associated with adult ADHD diagnosis.  During “Medication May” on the Motherhood in ADHD podcast, we want to encourage you to replace all your “shoulds” with “deserve.” You deserve to be able to get your kids to school on time.  You deserve to be able to remember your appointments.  You deserve mediation so you can handle your life better.  This episode features Board-Certified Pediatrician and ADHD Specialist Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells. As a doctor, and a mom with ADHD, she’s very familiar with the shame, stigma, and “shoulds”. In part one of this two-part conversation, you’ll hear about: - The hidden strengths in ADHDers - The pros and cons of “leaning in” to your ADHD brain and doing things differently - How the ADHD community can work to fight the shame and stigma of seeking treatment or medication for ADHD - Why getting treated for your ADHD is never a “waste of resources” - How to handle the fear and potential shame of telling friends and family you have ADHD - And more! Thank you, Dr. Parcells – for sharing your stories and insights! In 11 weeks, you’ll set up a smooth, low-stress plan for your mom-life by designing your daily rhythms and routines fit for your ADHD brain. Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms is starting NOW! Join us here: http://bit.ly/adhdframework Connect with Dr. Parcells, read the transcript, and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog.  
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E143: Should You Take ADHD Medication? How to Make the Difficult Decision to Try ADHD Medicine for Your Child or Yourself with Psychotherapist Christina Crowe
2022/05/12
How will ADHD medication affect my life? What will my family and friends think if I tell them? Will ADHD medication change my personality? There are so many fears, worries, and what-if's surrounding taking ADHD medication.  You may have heard family or cultural messages your entire life that says medication is wrong, harmful, or shameful.  With all of the stigma and negative buzz, it’s no wonder so many ADHD'ers are confused and worried about taking it.  There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of about taking ADHD medication. When you really dig into the data, it paints a very different picture -- one that deserves a closer look. It’s “Medication May” on the Motherhood in ADHD podcast. This episode series aims to arm you with the knowledge and confidence you need to make the right choice about taking (or not taking) ADHD medication.  In this episode, Canadian Psychotherapist and fellow ADHD mama Christina Crowe discusses: - The pros and cons of taking ADHD medication, and the surprising risks of untreated ADHD - Questions to ask when you’re choosing a doctor to treat your ADHD - What to consider when deciding if medication is right for you - Christina’s thoughts on “big pharma” and the idea that the pharmaceutical industry is profiting off of mental illness medication (and other common fears) - Christina’s personal journey with ADHD diagnosis in her late 30's and her biggest struggles with parenting her ADHD child - The difference between mindfulness and meditation (Yes, there's a difference!) - And more! Thank you, Christina, for joining us and offering your incredible knowledge and insights! Connect with Christina, read the transcript, and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog. This material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or a trained medical professional to find the treatment plan that best fits your personal situation. ----- What if you could learn an easy, 3-step system for organizing your day, sorting through your to-do lists, and keeping your commitments? What if you had a group of other ADHD moms to hold you accountable week to week? It's all possible with Daily Planning for ADHD moms. Figure out your life in a way that makes sense for both your mom-life and your ADHD brain. Join us today! bit.ly/adhdplan
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E142: Why I Choose to Take ADHD Medication and My Journey for the Best ADHD Treatment Plan
2022/05/05
How do you feel about ADHD medication?  Are you taking it? Does it help you focus and thrive? Or are you medication-curious, and a little freaked out about it? That’s totally okay.  Are you anti-medicine? That's alright, too. Most ADHDers who are new to medication have a LOT of questions, like: - How does ADHD medicine feel? - How do you know if your ADHD medication is working? - How do you decide if medication is the right choice? On the Motherhood in ADHD podcast, we’re kicking off “Medication May” (and probably a bit of June too!), by giving you the complete low-down on ADHD medication, so you can make the choice that’s right for you.  In this episode, you’ll hear about: - Why I choose to take medicine, and my personal experience with different types of ADHD medication over the past 20 years - Why I stopped taking medication in the past, and how I managed without it - The unnecessary shame and embarrassment many ADHDers feel when seeking ADHD meds (Let’s break the stigma, shall we?!) - How to tackle the fears and “what ifs” around taking medication by becoming as informed as possible - How ADHD medication isn’t a “magic wand” that solves all your problems – and additional ways to support yourself - The difference between stimulant and non-stimulant ADHD medication (and my experience with both) - Why it’s okay to start and stop medication (and how to work with your doctor to do this safely) - Answers to the most frequent questions asked by listeners - And more!  Let me be clear: This is not medical advice. I'm not here to tell you what you should or should not do. My goal in sharing my treatment journey is to share with you as much knowledge and confidence as possible, so you can decide if ADHD medicine is an option you'd like to try.  Because you are the only one who can decide what is best for you. This material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or a trained medical professional to find the treatment plan that best fits your personal situation. Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog.    Lower your stress and learn how to create a rhythm for your day with Time Management Mastery for Moms with ADHD. Over the next 11 weeks, you’ll create a flexible framework for your day that’s fluid enough for your ADHD brain to stick with, and structured enough to feel like you’re in control.  Join today by visiting this link: bit.ly/adhdframework Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog. 
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E141: How to Succeed when You're Leading Your Family On Your Own - 5 Single Moms with ADHD Share: Ask The Experts Roundtable
2022/04/28
Parenting as a single mom is hard.  Parenting as a single mom with adult ADHD is extra hard.  There's homework, housework, and after-school activities to manage on your own.  There's the pressure to put healthy food on the table every night when you're already exhausted.  There are bills to pay on one income.  And then there’s your ADHD symptoms and emotional exhaustion – the guilt, shame and inadequacy that come with being divorced and never feeling like you’re good enough. If you need to hear this today: You are a fantastic mom. And you're not alone.  There are a bunch of single moms in our Motherhood in ADHD Community. Reach out and find your village! Since I’m not a single parent, I reached out for some help from a few friends. In this special request (from one of YOU!) episode of Motherhood in ADHD, you’ll hear expert advice from 5 single moms who know the struggle and have found tools to help them thrive in parenting and in life. These single moms shared: - Self-care tips for single moms  - How to let go of the perfectionism and comparison  - The benefits of living simply as a single mom with ADHD  - Advocating for your children with ADHD  - The importance of setting boundaries as a single mom  - And more!  A special thank you to the incredible single moms who contributed their heartfelt wisdom to this episode: Pam McCurry, Motherhood in ADHD listener  Yakini Pierce, ADHD Parenting Coach and Podcaster, ADHD Love  Instagram: @adhdlove2020 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ADHDLove2020 Nicki Maher, ADHD Mom Influencer Instagram: @nickimarieinc Facebook: Homebase with Nicki Anna Lopez, Psychiatric Physician's Assistant Instagram: @adhdinatx Natalie Nolan, ADHD Coach for Divorced Women Instagram: @ADHDDivorce   Which Mama Animal are you? Take the Quiz: What's your ADHD Mama Parenting Style?  Because you're #NotYourAverageMamaBear Share and tag me on Social Media!   What if you could find a group of ADHD moms to connect with and ask questions, share advice, and most importantly – know you’re not alone? You can! Join the Motherhood in ADHD Facebook Group today!
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E140: What Does ADHD Look Like in Women? When to get an Adult ADHD Diagnosis with Dr. Sasha Hamdani
2022/04/22
What does your ADHD look like? Does it look like impulsiveness, hyperactivity and the irresistible urge to fidget – the signs we constantly hear about in men and boys?  Or does it look more like forgetting to put on deodorant or brush your teeth, trouble keeping track of all your kid’s appointments, absent-mindedly twirling your hair, or excessive talking when you get excited?  (If you’ve ever gotten “talks too much” on your report card as a kid, you know what I mean!) ADHD can look different in women – and just because you don’t have the “classic” signs, doesn’t mean you don’t have ADHD.  In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, Dr. Sasha Hamdani, a board-certified psychiatrist and ADHD specialist, shares about the symptoms of ADHD in women, and SO much more, including: - Dr. Sasha’s own diagnosis story, and her experience as a mom with ADHD - ADHD diagnosis in children: how to talk to your kids about their diagnosis in a non-judgmental and supportive way - When it’s time to seek professional help for your ADHD symptoms - ADHD and hormones: how your cycle affects your symptoms - Self-care tips for the emotional side of ADHD - The benefits of partnering with an ADHD specialist, and how to find the right professional - How to speak to your loved ones about your ADHD, while clarifying it's an explanation and not an excuse - Answers to all YOUR burning questions that you shared in our Motherhood in ADHD private Facebook group (P.S. You should join if you haven't yet!) BIG thanks to Dr. Sasha Hamdani for sharing your wisdom and expertise with us!  To hear more about ADHD from Dr. Sasha, follow her on Instagram: @thepsychdoctormd To learn more about Dr. Sasha’s psychiatry practice, visit her website: drhamdanimd.com   Learn how to feel more put together by organizing your to-do list in an ADHD friendly way, and keeping your commitments to yourself - all part of the Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course. Join here: bit.ly/adhdplan   Which Mama Animal are you? Take the Quiz: What's your ADHD Mama Parenting Style?  Because you're #NotYourAverageMamaBear Red the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog.  This material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or a trained medical professional to find the treatment plan that best fits your personal situation.
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E139: Is an ADHD Self-Diagnosis Valid? 5 Reasons to get an ADHD diagnosis beyond getting a prescription for ADHD medication
2022/04/14
How did you figure out you (possibly) have ADHD? We all have our own unique journey to an ADHD diagnosis.  Maybe you have a formal diagnosis from a doctor and a prescription for ADHD medication, and it’s helping you live your best life.  Or maybe your ADHD is self-diagnosed. You’ve done the research, you check all the boxes, you know in your heart that this is why you’re struggling, and you’re choosing to manage it on your own.   What matters most is that you feel seen, supported, and encouraged.  But what if you’re on the fence about getting a professional diagnosis for your ADHD? What if you're (understandably) concerned about the cost of care, or feeling overwhelmed by the process of finding the right doctor? Maybe you've had a bad experience in the past where you've felt uninformed, shamed, embarrassed, or doubted your own perspective. In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, I’ll share my thoughts on this topic. You’ll hear: - Why people decide to stick with ADHD self-diagnosis (Absolutely NO judgement here!)  - Why the simple validation that you have ADHD can improve your mental health and wellbeing - 5 reasons why a formal diagnosis can improve your mental health, work and school accommodations, relationships with others, and more  This episode will help you take the worry out of the equation and feel supported and validated that you are making the best decision for you. In 11 weeks, you’ll set up a smooth, low-stress plan for your mom life by designing your daily rhythms and routines fit for your ADHD brain. Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms is starting NOW! Join us here: bit.ly/adhdframework. Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog. 
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E138: Cycle Syncing your ADHD Parenting: How to Give Your Family the Best Version of Mom with Spicy Child Parenting Coach Mary Van Geffen
2022/04/07
What’s wrong with my child? Why won’t they listen? Why is everything a negotiation? Why do I have to keep yelling, making threats, and going from 0-100 in a split second?  What’s wrong with me? Mama–you’re not the first one to ask these questions. We’ve all flipped our lids, cried in the bathroom, felt horribly guilty for yelling at our kids and wondered, at the end of the day, if we’re just defective parents.  What if there’s nothing wrong with your child, even though they’re a little…spicy? And what if there’s nothing wrong with you? What if a few more tools in your toolbelt are enough to be the kind and compassionate parent you want to be?  Meet Mary Van Geffen, parenting coach for parents with spicy children. She’s helped thousands of moms practice staying calm, kind, and firm with their strong-willed children, and she’s a mom with ADHD, just like us.  In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, Mary and I discuss: - Mary’s journey to her ADHD diagnosis and the self-acceptance that followed - Her struggles with parenting as an ADHD mom and Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and how tools like self-compassion help her cope with overstimulation - What it means to have a “spicy child,” and why we can stop trying to figure out “what’s wrong” with our kids - Self-regulation, self-compassion, and other practices that support us through parenting stress and overwhelm - Cycle syncing and parenting – how we can sync our parenting style with our menstrual cycle to plan activities around our energy levels and show up for our children as the best version of ourselves - The 1-minute meditation that helps you get out of your swirling mind and into the calmness of your body when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed During the episode, Mary mentions Rich Roll, who had Lisa Miller, PhD on his show (episode #654). She wrote the book called The Awaken Brain.  Mary also mentions during the meditation Shirzad Chamine, who researched and wrote a book around Positive Intelligence. Find it here: We Should All Be Millionaires A big thank you to Mary Van Geffen for sharing her heart-centered wisdom with us!  To learn more tools for parenting spicy children, follow Mary on Instagram at: @maryvangeffen Visit her website: https://www.maryvangeffen.com/ Or join the waitlist for her live, 8-week course, Moms of Spicy Ones: http://www.maryvangeffen.com/waitlist  Learn how to organize your to-do list and your commitments to yourself in the Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course. Join here: bit.ly/adhdplan Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.
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E137: What's Your Escape Plan? 11 lessons from my solo ADHD mom self care vacation
2022/03/31
Mama–when was the last time you spent time alone? And no–I don’t mean the 2 minutes you spend in the bathroom while the dog scratches at the door and you can hear someone yelling “moooom??” from some distant corner of the house.  I mean real alone time–as in, away from your family, inaccessible, OFF THE CLOCK.  Has it been a while?  Have you…ever had any real alone time? If you haven’t, it’s understandable. Maybe you just can’t find the time. Or the childcare help.  Maybe you feel selfish or wrong for taking time to yourself.  We feel like we have to be the glue that holds families together, right? Without you, wouldn’t your family just…fall apart? Maybe. But maybe that’s okay.  In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, I’ll share 11 lessons I learned from my first solo vacation as an ADHD mom, and more. We’ll talk about: -Overwhelmed moms who formed “escape plans”--from becoming a nun to checking into rehab (Yeah, motherhood is hard.) -How my vacation almost didn’t happen because my ADHD brain mixed up the dates and miscommunicated them to my spouse.  -How I felt after getting 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep (YES, this really happened) -How stepping back can increase our kids’ resilience -Relationships and ADHD–why it’s so important for us to voice what’s in our head so our partners can understand how our extraordinary brains work -The time-driven nature of motherhood, and how getting “off the clock” can relieve anxiety for moms with ADHD -The difference between self-care and after-care, and why it matters -Chronic illness and motherhood–how you’re more capable than you think when you’ve slid into a dark spot As an ADHD mama, you’re already a superstar. Listen to this episode to find out how self-care can help you shine even brighter.  Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms is starting NOW! In 11 weeks, you’ll design your daily rhythms and routines for a smooth and successful day. Join us here: bit.ly/adhdframework  Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.
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4.9 out of 5
107 reviews
onefootup 2022/02/16
Simple Brilliance
Thank Patricia for helping us feel so not alone and providing us with simple strategies for productivity and amazing guests.
ColleeninTacoma 2022/02/05
Tears!
I knew this was going to be a gift for me when I started crying during your intro. Just hearing you say that we’re already great moms hit me SO hard. ...
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MamaWalkerAmy 2022/02/01
Fantastic!
I love your podcast! Thank you!!!
Aloy.keto 2022/01/13
Relieved
I’m relieved to find this podcast, know I’m not the only one who struggle and finding great advice and support.
tressa :o) 2021/11/24
this is so valuable to me
Thank you for providing this resource. Your episodes are filled with information and inspiration.
Breebreesmom 2021/10/30
Thank you so much
Thank you so much for showing me that I am not alone in my adhd mom struggles
EpicArtist 2021/09/22
Totally needed to hear this today
Thanks girl for breaking it down for me today. I needed to hear it. I just listened to episode 110 The real reason you aren’t hitting your goals as a ...
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Les '05 2021/09/04
Motherhood in ADHD
Dear Patricia, wow! Listening to your podcast I feel so understood! I’m pretty new to the idea of ADD, ADHD affecting and being responsible for so man...
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Abundant MomLife Melodie 2021/07/26
ADHD Aha Moments
As a mom parenting two boys with adhd living with a spouse with adhd, it’s always helpful to understand them better so you can create structures and r...
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usershmoozer 2021/08/28
Really grateful for this podcast
There are so few resources for “imperfect” mothers…so little support available - anywhere - for mothers struggling with motherhood. Thank you for crea...
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