My Story

Frazzled. Distracted. Exhasuted. I'm a mom to a rambunctious toddler, what else do you expect?? But I LOVE being a mom, and a wife, and I'm just learning as I go. We've made it through the first year of no sleep, spit-up, diapers, bottles, and endless tears(from me AND him!) and now we're starting the next leg of the journey-toddlerhood. Now we're adding another to the mix, a little boy, and I'm on bedrest until he comes(hopefully not until November!), and trying not to go crazy and to just LET GO and let people help me.

I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 19 after years of struggling to handle seemingly basic parts of growing up and going to school. I am working to change the image that so many people have in their mind of what ADHD is. I was never the out-of-control hyper kid, never had social issues, always tested well above grade level, but still barely made it out of high school. Once I was on my own and in the real world of jobs, it became clear that this was something beyond my control.

Over the last 8 years, I've gone through several ups and downs, most of the time trying to just get by and push it all to the back of my mind. Motherhood has forced me to deal with it for good, if not for my sake, then for my kids. I reluctantly agreed to medication last fall, which helped IMMENSELY, but I stopped taking it when we made the decision to have our second child, and am now struggling to get through the rest of the pregnancy without losing my mind!

I hope that I can share what I'm learning along the way about managing a house, raising kids, and running a business when I can barely remember to grab my purse on my way out the door, and help someone else out there who may need it even more than myself.

Now where's my coffee???