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Born to Stand

A child born 7 years ago in a middle class family in Pakistan with a zeal in his eyes and the sparkle to conquer the world; when went to school was unable to even read a word. His parents wanted him to be doctor or an engineer in future; but he had something different in … Read more

How Our Journey Began

I have three children. 13 year old daughter (Trinity), 11 year old son (Trey) and 6 year old daughter (Dakota). When Trinity was in 2nd grade the teacher recommended having her evaluated for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) due to her inability to stay in her seat and focus. I was one of those parents … Read more


I wrote this piece shortly after being diagnosed with ADHD with anxiety and depression. I was 28 years old and knew quite a bit of factual information about ADHD through my job as a special education teacher. I learned that there was so much more to ADHD that I never understood until after I was … Read more

ADHD Myth Busting

Myth: ADHD is only present in children. Fact: Many people do not even receive a diagnosis until they reach adulthood. I am one of those people. I flew under the radar. In preschool, I was what you would call “hyperactive.” I was always on the go! As I got a little older, I learned that … Read more

Being Patient

My 10 year old son was diagnosed with Severe ADD/ADHD. Without the knowledge that I know now about ADD/ADHD I would not have understood my son. Before the diagnosis my son appeared lost all the time and forgetful about everything. He wouldn’t remember if he used shampoo in the shower or brushed his teeth. My … Read more

The Power of an Adult ADHD Diagnosis

After a decade of advocating for my child with ADHD, I started relating and empathizing more and more. It took one simple comment from my own mother for the light bulb to go off in my head. “You’ve always thrived on chaos.” Those 5 words were the “key” to unlocking my own struggles, by prompting … Read more

That’s me and you (A poem)

For the hyper-focused yet easily distracted you, For the overwhelmed yet logical you, For the know-it-all yet know nothing you, For the keen observer yet obsessively ignorant you, For the judgemental and loving you, For the fearful yet gutsy you, For the disorganized and creative you, For everything you are today and forever. October is … Read more

My Life with ADHD

I was 7 years old when I was diagnosed with ADHD. I vaguely remember how I was first diagnosed with ADHD. I was put in a test group for a new medication for ADHD called Vyvanse after I was diagnosed. Although I had several people that helped me to understand my ADHD, I was and … Read more


My daughter is 10, diagnosed at 5. I put her in lots of activities/sports to help make friends. She has known many if these kids for years. I keep a lot of hurtful things I see/hear about her from her to spare her feelings. The most recent was this weekend. She’s in girl scouts, who … Read more