Motherhood in ADHD – Parenting with ADHD, Productivity Tips, Brain based Science, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

By Patricia Sung

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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

Episode Date
E151: Get Ready for the First Day of School: Transitioning Back to School for ADHD Moms & Kids - "Top Tips" Encore
30:34

Transitions are rough for ADHD. 

Back to School season brings a mountain of new details to absorb, way too many forms to keep track of, and deadlines swarming like flies. 

So I created a Back To School preparedness list: let's turn the craziness into calm in August and September. When we have thought about how we can prepare for what we know is coming, it makes the doing a lot less overwhelming.

That means that we can use our finite amount of energy that's left over to tackle the unpredictable that inevitably comes with a new school year. And if the school year has already started for you, listen in; these tips can be used to make any part of the school year feel in control.

For more on school support for kids and moms with ADHD, listen to:

- Episode 26: Build a supportive Partnership with your child's teacher 

Episode 27: How to tell your Child's Teacher about their ADHD 

Episode 34: How to use Parent-Teacher Conferences to Help your ADHD Child at School 

This episode originally aired in August of 2019. 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 good 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. 

Aug 04, 2022
E150: How to be Less Late: An ADHD Guide for Improving Timeliness When You Are Time Blind - "Top Tips" Encore
25:53

Less late is the goal. 

Sure, we wish we were on time. 

Let's take some baby steps and be a little less late. 

Today we'll discuss why we are frequently running late, discuss executive functions involved in the project of leaving your house with kids in tow, find our motivation to make changes, and walk through a few skills, like counting up the minutes you truly need to walk out that door calmly with everything you need. 

If you're as time blind as I am, you'll want to ask for help in completing this homework since chances are you were overly optimistic (a.k.a. mindbogglingly incorrect) in your estimations.

Being more timely is a learned skill, so we are not doomed for all eternity, mama! 

**Note: This episode originally aired in May of 2019. 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 -AND/OR- 

2) join me on Wednesdays during our weekly meetings by signing up for my course, Daily Planning for ADHD Moms, or my program, Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms. 

I'm cooking up some good 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. 

Jul 28, 2022
Bonus: Rest is Different than Recovery - Behind The Scenes Summer Update 3
13:54

Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek? Yes, please!

My summer devolved into chaos, and I’m sharing why. Things have not - at all - gone as planned, yet I’m leaning into it. 

The difference between rest and recovery is confusing, and our ADHD brains like neither. We like to plan lots of stuff to do in our rest time. And then we’re surprised when it’s not restful! Yet rest is a must-have for our busy brains. 

Figuring out how to serve you better is always on my mind, so here’s what I’ve been working on behind the scenes.

In this raw, unedited episode, I'm sharing what's happening Behind the Scenes this summer, including the very first Successful As A Mother Retreat.

When you want to show up on time and prioritize your To Do List in a way that makes sense to your ADHD brain, join Daily Planning for ADHD Moms. Payment plan available until July 31st.

Jul 22, 2022
Bonus: That Time I Got “Let Go” - Behind The Scenes Summer Update 2
13:17

Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek? Yes, please!

What horrible work experience have you had? Were you fired? “Let go”? Embarrassed for all of time?

In this raw, unedited episode, I'm sharing what's going on Behind The Scenes this summer, and today it’s the story of when I was “let go” from work. Sharing our stories is what allows us to connect, so I’m going first.

How can we grow our ADHD Mom Community?  By hanging out together, in person!

You’re invited on an all-inclusive, curated weekend getaway with Patricia is the first of its kind: for ADHD Moms (and moms that think they have ADHD.) You’ll enjoy 4-star accommodations, unparalleled experiences, and gourmet meals, all while making friends with moms who understand how you think and love you just the way you are. 

Best of all, you don’t need to plan or organize anything once you arrive at the hotel. I’m taking care of YOU! Every meal, every activity… you simply arrive at the hotel, and everything is taken care of for you from there. You’ll arrive home refreshed and rested.

Book your ticket here:  https://www.patriciasung.com/adhd-mom-retreat by August 8th for early bird pricing. This is a small group, so if you’re coming, don’t wait long to reserve your spot.

Pack your bags, and I’ll see you in October!

Jul 21, 2022
Bonus: ADDA Global Gathering - Behind The Scenes Summer Update 1
11:26

Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek? Yes, please!

In this raw, unedited episode, I'm sharing what's going on Behind The Scenes this summer as I take a break from creating new episodes to... make a new episode today!

Over the last 6 months, I've been volunteering with ADDA, a non-profit that serves Adults with ADHD. This weekend is the ADDA Global Gathering - an innovative, virtual, around-the-clock international conference for Adults with ADHD. 

You're invited to visit the new virtual reality "ADDA-verse" (free for the 36 hours of the conference) to learn about ADHD in an ADHD-friendly way, and mingle with other ADHD Adults. 

Join me for an informal conversation on Friday night about "Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: ADHD & Self-Doubt," and as I co-host the Women's Town Hall on Saturday night. 

Let’s hang out! Register at no charge here: https://add.org/addaverse-open-house/

You can attend the main sessions as well (ticket required: https://homecoming.add.org/ ) on ADHD@Work, ADHD & Me, and You, Me & ADHD.

Come find me in the ADDAverse July 22 and 23 and say hi! (I'll be dressed in head-to-toe yellow as one of the volunteers.)

Jul 20, 2022
E149: Do You Have ADHD? How to Get an Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Find the Right Doctor to Help You - "Top Tips" Encore
20:42

Don't you wish there was a five-question Cosmo quiz that would tell you a definitive yes/no answer to the question "Do you have ADHD?"

Well, our brains are a little more complex than that.

I'm no doctor, but here's the first time I addressed this question on the podcast. 

Let me point you in the right direction and help you figure out the right doctor that can help you find out if you have ADHD. Getting the right diagnosis from a qualified and experienced professional is the first step in your journey to healing and a joy-filled life. 

**Note: This episode originally aired in June of 2019. 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 good 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. 

Jul 07, 2022
E148: Stop the Summer Chaos! 5 Simple Steps to creating a flexible summer schedule for the ADHD family - Q&A Session: "Top Tips" Encore
19:58

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. 

Jun 23, 2022
E147: What I Wish I Knew Before Taking ADHD Medication: Your Questions Answered!
38:35

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. 

Jun 09, 2022
E146: 10 ADHD Medication Myths Busted: Honestly Discussing the Truth about Stimulant ADHD Medicines
41:41

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. 

Jun 02, 2022
E145: Stimulants and Non-Stimulants, Common Side Effects, and Squashing Rumors: An Introduction to ADHD Medication with Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells
49:01

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.

May 26, 2022
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
42:52

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.  

May 19, 2022
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
57:09

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.

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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

May 12, 2022
E142: Why I Choose to Take ADHD Medication and My Journey for the Best ADHD Treatment Plan
47:13

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

May 05, 2022
E141: How to Succeed when You're Leading Your Family On Your Own - 5 Single Moms with ADHD Share: Ask The Experts Roundtable
13:20
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

 

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Apr 28, 2022
E140: What Does ADHD Look Like in Women? When to get an Adult ADHD Diagnosis with Dr. Sasha Hamdani
43:37

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.

Apr 22, 2022
E139: Is an ADHD Self-Diagnosis Valid? 5 Reasons to get an ADHD diagnosis beyond getting a prescription for ADHD medication
17:28

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. 

Apr 14, 2022
E138: Cycle Syncing your ADHD Parenting: How to Give Your Family the Best Version of Mom with Spicy Child Parenting Coach Mary Van Geffen
43:35

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.

Apr 07, 2022
E137: What's Your Escape Plan? 11 lessons from my solo ADHD mom self care vacation
30:01

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.

Mar 31, 2022
E136: Should You Go to Therapy for your ADHD? How to Hire and Fire Your Therapist, Hobby Hopping, Cycle Breaking, and ADHD Friendship with Psychologist & BIPOC Advocate Dr. Han Ren
49:12

Have you ever wondered if you need therapy for your ADHD? 

That question can feel overwhelming for ADHD mamas. You’re thinking:

 Do I really need therapy if I’m not in crisis?

What if my therapist doesn’t understand my ADHD brain?

What if they tell me I’m just a hot mess and there’s no hope for improvement?

What if I don’t like my therapist and I’m stuck in weekly sessions I don’t know how to get out of?

I hear you mama, and I’ve been there. 

But what if I told you I knew someone who could answer all these questions–a licensed psychologist, consultant, speaker, educator, and most importantly–a mom with ADHD

Meet Dr. Han Ren–she’s our guest for this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, and she addresses all these questions and SO much more. We talk about:

-Dr. Ren’s own journey to ADHD diagnosis, and how she felt like she was “tricking” her psychiatrist into prescribing stimulants (Until she realized she ACTUALLY needed them!) 

-The cultural impact of ADHD, breaking generational cycles, and how Dr. Ren worked to decondition her belief that it was a character flaw

-Navigating friendship with ADHD–and how to handle it when you feel like you’ve been “too much” in your relationship 

-Normalizing indecision and changing your mind–why it’s totally okay to hobby hop

-When to go to therapy–and how it can help ADHD moms thrive, even when we’re not in crisis

-How to choose the right therapist for you, AND how to fire your therapist if they're not a good fit–no guilt, shame or ghosting necessary! 

-Parenting well with ADHD–Dr. Ren shares how it’s made her a more compassionate mom

-How Dr. Han sucks at cleaning her house (YES, she really is just like us!) 

Mama, you deserve to feel your best, and if that means finding a therapist to walk through life with you, then I support you 100%, and this episode is for you!

I want to thank Dr. Han Ren for gifting us with her incredible knowledge, inspiring activism, and empathy as an ADHD mom. 

https://www.amazon.com/What-My-Bones-Know-Healing/dp/0593238109/ref=nodl_

To watch Dr. Ren normalize therapy and lift up communities of color through relatable and educational content, follow her on Tik Tok: @drhanren and Instagram: @dr.han.ren 

To learn more about Dr. Ren’s therapy practice, visit her website.

Get your life together next month when Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms opens for enrollment. In 11 weeks, you’ll design your daily rhythms and routines for a smooth and successful day. Join the waitlist here: bit.ly/tmmwaitlist

Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.

Mar 24, 2022
E135: Discounting Disability and Dismissing Disadvantages: Why We Don't All Have the Same 24 Hours in a Day
10:38

True or false: we all have the same 24 hours in a day…?

If you said FALSE, you're 100% right, mama.

Sure, we have 24 physical hours. But depending on our abilities, circumstances and responsibilities…

Those hours look VERY different.

To a carefree, neurotypical teenaged boy, an hour might feel like eternity. He can hang out with friends, do some homework, watch a show, eat some food.

Leisurely.

To a work-at-home mama of 3 with ADHD, dinner on the stove, laundry to fold, an appointment she's late for, keys she can't find (again) and a puppy that needs house training…

Not so much.

A 500lb barbell is the same weight to an Olympic weightlifting champion as it is to me!

But he and I have a unique set of skills and abilities that mean he can lift it, while I just look at it and laugh.

Time is the same way, friend. It's measured the same. But we are not all equipped equally in how we spend it.

You’re putting in double the effort to get half the output than other people can. I see you.

This week's episode of Motherhood in ADHD is your permission slip to STOP beating yourself up for being 'bad with time’ and not ‘hustling’ your way to success.

Give it a listen and discover why you may have a different 24 hours than 'other moms.'

And as always, head over to patriciasung.com/resources for loads of free tools to help you feel more in control of your day and life.

Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.

Mar 17, 2022
E134: Hate Reading and Math? You're Not Stupid! How Irlen Syndrome Affects Your Learning Affects Your Vision and Learning
23:52

Do you struggle with reading or math? Do you lose your place easily when working? Is reading sheet music ridiculously hard?

Well, it might not be your eyes OR your ADHD, mama. It might be something called Irlen Syndrome.

Not only does it tend to go along with ADHD (& autism!), it can lead to misdiagnosis.

Irlen Syndrome, also called Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, is a perceptual processing disorder, not a vision problem. For those of us who have it, it can lead to some funky vision impairment and:

- Extreme light sensitivity

- Wanting/needing to read in dim light

- Seeing waves or “rivers” in between the lines of text as we read

- Poor depth perception

- Bad coordination issues & clumsiness

- Low self-esteem or motivation

…and more.

 

However, even if you get this diagnosis, there’s good news:

There are things that can help!

Tune in to this week’s episode of Motherhood in ADHD to find out more about this condition and learn what you can do to counter these tough symptoms, including what symptoms to look for in children.

Learn more about Irlen Syndrome.

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And if you’re tired of labeling yourself as a disorganized hot mess mama and could use some real life organization skills designed specifically for ADHD mamas…

Click here to learn more about Daily Planning for ADHD Moms - where you’ll learn how your unique brain can best use a Planner and a To Do List to stay organized and on track.

Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode. 

Mar 12, 2022
E133: Too Many Ideas? 3 steps to Step into a Visionary Role as an ADHD Mama: Recognizing your value and ADHD strengths with Angel McElhaney
40:14

Do you judge yourself, mama? Do you ever wonder why YOU’RE the mom who can’t seem to keep it all together? Why you hop from idea to idea, project to project, and can’t seem to stay organized enough to get anything DONE?

This week’s episode is permission to knock it THE HECK off.

We’re talking to multi-passionate entrepreneur, professional idea hopper, and mom of 4, Angel McElhaney. She’s an ADHD mom, just like you, who used to think there was something wrong with being the big picture idea person instead of the nitty gritty details lady…

Until she realized there’s magic here.

We’ll hear from Angel how her life and motherhood changed when she embraced one of the superpowers of her ADHDness.

Listen as she explains the difference between being a visionary - the idea person - and an integrator - the doer.

Friend, be prepared to be extraordinarily impressed with yourself and your abilities after this episode.

And bring a pen because we talk about real life hacks that’ll give you some a-ha moments, guaranteed.

Catch up with Angel here:

Website: www.angelmcelhaney.com

Social Media:

@angel.McElhaney

@controlthechaosmamapodcast

@podcastschoolforsquirrels

Join our free Facebook Community for Moms with ADHD.

Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.

Mar 03, 2022
E132: Time Management Mastery Student Spotlight: Was It Worth It? ADHD Moms Tell All
50:09

“Less crying. Less meltdowns. And that’s just for me!” 

That’s what Jess, Time Management Mastery graduate & ADHD mom of 2 said after her 11 weeks in the Time Management Mastery program.

Instead of listing all the life-changing features you’ll find inside of Time Management Mastery, this week we’re letting you hear it from your peers…

The moms who’ve walked every day in your shoes.

They’ve lived through the chaos, guilt, frustration and loneliness of ADHD motherhood. 

But thanks to Time Management Mastery, they’re no longer hanging on by a thread. They’re letting go of perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, and learning how to trust themselves. These mamas understand more of their ADHD brains, empowering them to build the life they want to live. 

In this week's episode, you’ll hear from Jess, Mel and Dominique. Moms just like you who’ve been treading water and barely keeping their heads above the surface.

Sick of ending each day feeling frazzled and upset…

They took the leap to ask for help. Now hear how they’ve gone from hot mess express to smooth(ish) operators.

They’ll share their a-ha moments and biggest takeaways as they transformed their lives with Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms.

You’re not alone, mama.

Take a few moments to listen to this episode and if the ONLY thing you take away is the realization that you belong to this amazing group of women…

It’ll be worth it.

Sign up for Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms here: bit.ly/adhdframework

Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.

Feb 24, 2022
E131: Is Your ADHD Holding You Back? How to be Successful when you have ADHD
22:02

Are you an ADHD mom who’s tired of barely treading water? Sick of ending each day feeling depressed and frustrated with yourself?

I get it, mama. You start every day with the best intentions. But somewhere between kids, work, laundry, the puppy that keeps peeing on the floor, the bills you forgot to pay AGAIN, and so. much. more…

It all feels like too much.

If you’re like me, you’d LOVE to have solid routines for morning and bedtime…

You’d kill to be able to stick to a schedule and just feel so much more organized.

But…

Planners, programs, and experts haven’t been able to help you because they’re designed for those brains that can just ‘decide’ to do something and then…do it.

AKA: not your brain.

It’s time to stop fighting against the way your amazing brain works, my friend.

Episode 131 dives into a unique new resource created JUST for moms with ADHD so they can work WITH their unique brains to finally master time management.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to always feeling behind and just surviving motherhood…This episode is for you. 

Discover the step-by-step process that’ll take you from Hot Mess Express to Time Management Master.

Prefer reading? Click here to read the transcription of this episode.

Feb 17, 2022
E130: Live Coaching: Make a Daily Schedule that Fits Your ADHD Brain and Mom Life with Time Management Mastery Student Amanda
01:12:48

Not all experts are created equal. 

There’s literally an expert for EVERYTHING under the sun. 

Productivity, positivity, mindfulness, fashion, health, wellness, love, parenting…

Pick any topic and there’s someone shouting their opinions about it.

Yes, they offer tons of information, insight, and guidance and help LOTS of people. 

The problem is…many of these experts are spouting advice from a neurotypical brain FOR a neurotypical brain. 

Now don’t get it twisted…I’m not saying ADHD brains can’t latch on and get great value from some of those experts.

What I’m saying is there’s a big gap in the information given and how ADHD brains processes that information. 

And for ADHD moms who are trying to get their crap together and finally start having FUN being as a mother…all of this “expert” advice can leave them feeling frustrated, defeated, and totally helpless. 

Have you ever found a system from the latest productivity book and tried implementing it in your life and it just didn’t work?

Did you think, “I’m trying all these things they say to do…WHHHHY won’t these strategies work for me!?”

Well, on today’s episode we’ll talk with an ADHD mom and Time Management Mastery student, Amanda, about her journey with ADHD. She talks about how she kicked non-ADHD standards out the window and opted for ADHD systems created BY and FOR ADHD brains. 

We cover #allthethings including:

- Common ADHD misdiagnosis (bipolar, anxiety, depression)
- How Time Management Mastery was developed and how it helps
- Why learning to manage our time is important for our kids 
- Creating a system that builds in FLEXIBILITY for ADHD
- Overcoming obstacles and finding JOY in being an ADHD mom

If you often struggle with managing your day-to-day life…I encourage you to join the waitlist for Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms. 

Amanda's story is a true testament of what can happen when ADHD moms finally decide to do things differently and create systems that work for THEIR minds. 

The waitlist is still open for the next session of Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms. Be the FIRST to know when doors open and get a special BONUS for being an early bird for once.

Join the waitlist here ---> https://bit.ly/tmmwaitlist

Click here for full transcript. 

Feb 10, 2022
E129: 3 Steps for Getting Your Crap Together! Time Management for ADHD Moms with Guest Host and ADHD Mom Entrepreneur Angel McElhaney
40:35

Mother Necessity has dropped a lot of babies on this earth. When was the last time you learned something new or figured out a major problem out of pure necessity?

Like, if you didn't figure something out and FAST - you would lose your ever-lovin' mind? or job? or partner?

Today is a treat: ADHD Mom Entrepreneur Angel McElhaney guest hosts the podcast and asks me all about how and why I created the framework behind Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms.  

This system was born out of SHEER necessity (for my sanity) and now it's helping dozens of ADHD moms figure out how to work WITH their ADHD brains and build a daily routine that fits their special flavor of ADHD + their family dynamics.

Back in the day, I was in a place where mothering was not fun. All my pre-mom skills were not working and I was falling apart at the seams. I felt like I couldn't keep up, and I was in a perpetual state of failure.

I was one more sensory overload input away from a total MOM-SPLOSION.

It was a hard tour of duty, and I often wanted to give up. 

 I KNOW there are many of you reading this right now who are currently in that trench that feels like the pit of despair. 

Big hugs, mama.

After I finally realized what I was doing wasn't in alignment with what my ADHD MOM brain NEEDED, I decided "the heck with normal...I'm gonna do this MY WAY."

While I'd been trying to organize my time, I was using 2 unworthy starting points: A) what *the experts* say is the right way and B) my previous phase of life, aka, a non-mom. 

And motherhood changes things (as if you hadn't noticed, lol!)

So, what did I do? 

I used my super creative problem-solving ADHD brain and unpacked what was REALLY happening during my day that made everything feel so overwhelmingly scattered and #hotmess vibes. 

Through my own ADHD knowledge and a TON of outside research, I built a system for myself that eventually developed into a framework that has been helping DOZENS of ADHD moms finally feel like they have the tools to manage their days like a totally in control boss. 

The waitlist opened today for the next session of Time Management for ADHD Moms. Sign up before the official opening, and grab your special BONUS for being an early bird for once. :Smile:

Join the waitlist here ---> https://bit.ly/tmmwaitlist

Click for full transcript.

Feb 03, 2022
E128: The Gut Brain Connection: How our gut health impacts our mind, hormones, and mental health with Heidi Hogarth
28:56
Where is 95% of serotonin is created? 

In YOUR GUT!

Clean gut + Good bacteria = MORE Seratonin AND a Happier Brain 

Our bodies are amazing and far more interconnected than we often realize.

Today's episode is part two of a fascinating conversation with naturopath, a mom of two, and a PMDD survivor, Heidi Hogarth.

Heidi is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding our body chemistry. I couldn't get enough! Today's episode covered:

  • The connection between gut health & brain health
  • Why it's important to focus on creating a healthy gut microbiome
  • How anti-inflammatory diets help minimize extreme hormonal shifts
  • What foods, supplements, and vitamins promote a healthy gut
  • Using Tapping or EFT to help regulate stress
  • What cycle syncing teaches us about our bodies

I left this conversation feeling more intrigued about how our bodies work, and ready to hyperfocus on my next biology lesson. 

It's also encouraging to know that there are simple diet changes and natural remedies we can make in our every day lives to bring ourselves to a more balanced hormonal and emotional state. 

Learning about how your body works can REALLY help you live better. My hope is you take away at least one tip or piece of information that leads you down a path to healing. 

Healing is hard work, but sooooo worth it, Successful Mama! 

A big thank you to Heidi for helping women understand their bodies so they can do what they can to live a happy and healthy life. You can learn more about Heidi by visiting her website. You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about PMDD. 

If you are looking for more resources to help you along in your ADHD journey I would like to invite you to head to my resource page and snag some great free tools.

Go to patriciasung.com/resources. Not only will you be able to download ADHD resources on the spot, but you'll also get more ADHD mom tips right to your inbox. :)

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

Jan 27, 2022
E127: Feeling the Rage before your Period? Beyond PMS: Symptoms & Treatment for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
28:37

When you've got PMS on steroids, the rage and depression are exponential.

Ever hear of pre-menstrual dysphoria disorder?

They call it PMDD for short, and it's a very real and serious hormonal disorder that affects up to 10% of women!

Symptoms include things mood swings (aka rage attacks), sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, and even severe panic attacks.

Many women with PMDD are either extremely tired or have bouts of insomnia. And then there's excessive crying and other emotional swings. Not to mention all the bloating, gastro issues, food cravings, and possible weight gain.

Phew. I need a nap after writing that alone!

Today my guest Heidi and I unpack what PMDD is, the symptoms of PMDD, how PMDD can be linked to post-partum issues, and how to talk to your doctor about getting a diagnosis.

If you've been following along on in the last few months, we've talked a lot about menstrual health, hormones, and cycle syncing. We've uncovered numerous ways our menstrual cycle relates to ADHD symptoms in women. It's fascinating and disturbing at the same time. But there is hope, Successful Mama!

Heidi Hogarth is a naturopath, a mom of two, and a PMDD survivor. She's on a mission to support women who suffer from PMDD and help them find the best natural health tools so they can get off the hormonal emotional rollercoasters & back to their calm, positive, and loving selves.

She's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding symptoms of PMDD. She offers insight into what supplements and dietary changes can help you when you feel like you are suffering from PMDD.

A big thank you to Heidi for helping women understand their bodies so they can do what they can to live a happy and healthy life.

If you are looking for more resources to help you along in your ADHD journey I would like to invite you to head to my resource page and snag some great free tools.

Go to patriciasung.com/resources. Not only will you be able to download ADHD resources on the spot, but you'll also get more ADHD mom tips right to your inbox. :)

➡️ Tell me in the comments, have you ever experienced any PMDD symptoms and wondered if there was more going on under the surface? ⬅️

FOR THE BLOG:

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:
International Association of Premenstrual Disorders
Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power Book

Cycle Synching Basics for ADHD Women: Your Hormones are Your Energy Superpower #116
Tapping (EFT) as Treatment and Self Care for Adult ADHD with Kate Moryoussef #89

Click for full transcript.

Jan 20, 2022
E127: Feeling the Rage before your Period? Beyond PMS: Symptoms & Treatment for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

When you've got PMS on steroids, the rage and depression are exponential.

Ever hear of pre-menstrual dysphoria disorder?

They call it PMDD for short, and it's a very real and serious hormonal disorder that affects up to 10% of women!

Symptoms include things mood swings (aka rage attacks), sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, and even severe panic attacks.

Many women with PMDD are either extremely tired or have bouts of insomnia. And then there's excessive crying and other emotional swings. Not to mention all the bloating, gastro issues, food cravings, and possible weight gain.

Phew. I need a nap after writing that alone!

Today my guest Heidi and I unpack what PMDD is, the symptoms of PMDD, how PMDD can be linked to post-partum issues, and how to talk to your doctor about getting a diagnosis.

If you've been following along on in the last few months, we've talked a lot about menstrual health, hormones, and cycle syncing. We've uncovered numerous ways our menstrual cycle relates to ADHD symptoms in women. It's fascinating and disturbing at the same time. But there is hope, Successful Mama!

Heidi Hogarth is a naturopath, a mom of two, and a PMDD survivor. She's on a mission to support women who suffer from PMDD and help them find the best natural health tools so they can get off the hormonal emotional rollercoasters & back to their calm, positive, and loving selves.

She's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding symptoms of PMDD. She offers insight into what supplements and dietary changes can help you when you feel like you are suffering from PMDD.

A big thank you to Heidi for helping women understand their bodies so they can do what they can to live a happy and healthy life.

If you are looking for more resources to help you along in your ADHD journey I would like to invite you to head to my resource page and snag some great free tools.

Go to patriciasung.com/resources. Not only will you be able to download ADHD resources on the spot, but you'll also get more ADHD mom tips right to your inbox. :)

➡️ Tell me in the comments, have you ever experienced any PMDD symptoms and wondered if there was more going on under the surface? ⬅️

FOR THE BLOG:

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:
International Association of Premenstrual Disorders
Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power Book

Cycle Synching Basics for ADHD Women: Your Hormones are Your Energy Superpower #116
Tapping (EFT) as Treatment and Self Care for Adult ADHD with Kate Moryoussef #89

Click for full transcript.

Jan 20, 2022
E126: The #1 Reason Your Day Feels Chaotic and Out of Control as a Mom with ADHD - Top 3 Episodes Encore!
19:48

Scatterbrained. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Drowning. No motivation.

I know why your day feels so chaotic and out of control as a mom with ADHD because I am a mom with ADHD.

As I reflected on the episodes we produced over the last two and a half years, I realized that some of the top-rated Motherhood in ADHD episodes deserved another time in the spotlight. These topics were just TOO GOOD.

Today's "Episode Encore" is all about understanding the #1 reason your day feels chaotic and out of control as a mom with ADHD.

We talk about the frequent ways our ADHD derails us.

As a mom living with ADHD you have tons of things to manage - kids' appointments, house things, work, relationships...etcetera...etcetera.
Phew...Not to mention finding time to take care of your own health and well-being. Trying to find the time for it all can make you want to crawl back into bed and hide under the covers!

Look, I totally get it! There are LOTS of mamas out there feeling the exact same way as you and it hurts my heart.

So, now I teach ADHD moms how to overcome this challenge in the Time Management Mastery for ADHD moms course! By implementing this simple framework in your life it will take you from frazzled and freaked out too, "Hey...I have my crap together!" You CAN manage your ADHD brain AND your time - to make them BOTH work for you.

I want you to feel amazing about your schedule. I want you to be overjoyed when you reflect on your week and realize - you did SO MANY things that you wanted to do with your time!

Time Management Mastery opens back up NEXT MONTH so get your spot on the waitlist to be the first to know when you can join. Sign up here: bit.ly/adhdframework

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Jan 13, 2022
E125: Self Regulation: Executive Function and ADHD - Top 3 Episodes Encore!
15:37

"I'm a failure. People don't like me. I just keep screwing everything up!"

If any of those thoughts have crossed your mind and you are continually overcritical of yourself...this episode is for you. 

These types of thoughts happen to everyone (including our neurotypical friends). For those of us with ADHD, these constant and reoccurring negative thoughts are a force to be reckoned with. But they don't have to control you or overshadow your life.

As I reflected on the episodes we produced during 2021, I realized that some of the top-rated Motherhood in ADHD episodes deserved another time in the spotlight. These topics were just TOO GOOD. 

Today's "Episode Encore" is all about understanding Self Regulation and our executive function plays a part in how we feel about ourselves. 

I share information about Self Regulation including reflection, impairment, sensory overload, fear, frustration, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, friendships, dopamine, CBT, celebrating our wins, managing self-criticism, and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria. 

It's the whole enchilada in this one! Have a listen and let's learn about our ADHD brains and how we can work WITH them instead of against them!

DID YOU KNOW? There's a place where you can get your calendar and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you enjoy more time with your kids while feeling confident + capable in your day... even when your ADHD hijacks your plan. Register for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms - sign up here --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Looking for a little more added support? There’s a place for you!
Here >>> JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

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Jan 06, 2022
E124: Emotional Regulation: Executive Function and ADHD - Top 3 Episodes Encore!
31:12

Do your feelings go from 0-100 in no time flat?

As we wrap up 2021, let's revisit a few of Motherhood in ADHD's top-rated episodes. Today's "Episode Encore" is all about understanding emotional regulation and how executive function plays a part in how people with ADHD manage their emotions.

Explaining ADHD WITHOUT discussing Executive Function is like reading a book and skipping every other chapter. It just doesn't make sense because you lose part of the context, right?

Executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. And as the CEO of our brain if regulates pretty much everything in today's discussion about Emotional Regulation.

Today we cover the basics around sensory overload, fear, fight or flight, frustration, children pushing our buttons, anger, embarrassment, period cycles, hormones, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Bipolar, and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria.

Holy Moly, Batman! Lots of juicy good stuff in this one. Have a listen and let's learn about our ADHD brains and how they work.

Guess what, I have LOTS of free resources for you, Successful Mama. Check out all the goodies I've created for you on my resource page here. Not only will you be able to download ADHD resources on the spot, but you'll be on your way to getting more ADHD mom tips right to your inbox. :)


DID YOU KNOW? There's a place where you can get your calendar and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you enjoy more time with your kids while feeling confident + capable in your day... even when your ADHD hijacks your plan. Register for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms - sign up here --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Looking for a little more added support? There’s a place for you!
Here >>> JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

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Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

Episode 37 on Letting Go of Thoughts

Dr. Sandra Kooij’s Women, ADHD, and Hormones webinar with ADHD Europe

Dr. David Goodman’s article on Emotional Regulation

What happens when brains feel fear?

What is Emotional Lability?

Defining Sensory Processing Disorders

Free resource from Patricia: Managing ADHD Beyond Medicine

The Disorganized Mom’s Guide to a Peaceful Morning: Patricia’s free how-to video series to bring calm to your mornings in 5 steps

Dec 30, 2021
E123: Why It's Difficult to Prioritize Your To-Do List and Actually Stick with your Plan as a Mom with ADHD
18:24

Feeling stuck is temporary...when you have the right tools.

Understanding how YOUR brain actually works makes it easier to establish systems and create a plan that will work for YOUR brain. Plain and simple.

Simple...but not necessarily easy.

Let's just say ADHD and executive function aren't great friends.

What does that mean for us? It means we end up fighting our brains in a battle royale of figuring out what the MOST important thing is we should be doing at any given time.

Many times it feels like we're stuck trying to solve the longest word problem in 12th-grade algebra. Ain't nobody got time for that!

ESPECIALLY for moms. It's a real challenge for ADHD brains.

But if I had to guess I'd say you're the type of mom that's always up for a good challenge.

In today's episode, we talk all about why moms with ADHD struggle with prioritizing and what to do so you can actually stick with your plan.

Did you know there’s a place where you can get your calendar and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you enjoy more time with your kids while feeling confident + capable in your day... even when your ADHD hijacks your plan.

If you've been following along you'll know that I've been celebrating my 40th birthday this week by giving YOU a gift! Today's the last day to save $40 on Daily Planning for ADHD Moms! Use code HAPPY40 and sign up here --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Looking for a little more added support? There’s a place for you!

Here >>> JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

 

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Dec 16, 2021
My 40th Birthday Gift for You
04:46

Today is my 40th birthday! As I celebrate a new decade, I'm taking a moment to appreciate all of you, and say thank you for your support.

I want your 2022 to be start off with you feeling confident and capable about how you approach your day. As Annie Dillard says,

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

This is why I created Daily Planning for ADHD Moms for you. To build a life that you love - and that starts by knowing how you want to run your day, using a system that is set up by an ADHD brain for your ADHD brain. And fits mom life.

We learn how to keep up with our calendar and tackle the mile-long to do list, so that you can stop feeling the shame of forgetting appointments or "not doing anything today" and start feeling good about yourself again.

My birthday flash sale starts today and runs through Thursday, December 16th, so use the coupon code HAPPY40 and snag Daily Planning for ADHD Moms for $40 off in honor of my 40th trip around the sun.

Sign up at bit.ly/adhdplan 

Next year is going to be your year to bloom, so let's see where you go, and how you change and grow!

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Dec 14, 2021
E122: Tantrum or ADHD Meltdown? How to Deal with our Children's BIG Emotions with Dr. Laura Froyen
36:31

Don't "manage emotions". Understand them instead.

Dr. Laura Froyen is our guest this week and she digs into the underlying causes that propel our kiddo's BIG FEELINGS.

Listen to this episode to learn more about:

  • Understanding the difference between a tantrum and a meltdown
  • Why and when our children might need to "borrow" regulation from us
  • How to react and what to say when your child seems inconsolable
  • The importance of allowing feelings and emotions to move through the body without getting stuck

Learning more about emotional regulation helps us ALL understand our big feelings and unpack the root cause behind the emotion.

The way she speaks with kindness and patience in her voice is not only because she is a professional in the field of emotional regulation, she's also a mother...a mother with ADHD at that.

So she gets it, Successful Mama. We can do this!

Teaching a child how to self-regulate their emotions can feel like an uphill battle, especially when we struggle with it ourselves. But with the right information and the right support...YOU CAN make progress and YOU WILL help your child understand the information UNDER the emotion. You got this.

Speaking of support and resources, head over to my website to download a plethora of helpful ADHD tools and resources to help you navigate your world as an ADHD mom. Download your free resources at patriciasung.com/resources

Oh - and I popped in a little hint about an upcoming surprise I have in store for you. Make sure you tune in next week to see what it is!

Post any tactics you've found to help your kiddo through their BIG emotions in the comments. The more information the better!

Dr. Lauren Froyen has her Ph.D. in human development and family studies and has been helping individuals, partners, and co-parents become the parents they truly want to be. She uses her experience specializing in marriage and family therapy to help restore balance and compassion to families while bringing calm and JOY back into their daily lives. Follow her on Instagram and check out her podcast here. You can also join her Facebook Community here.

Links to things mentioned in this episode:

Looking for a little more added support? There’s a place for you!

Join here >>> JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

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Dec 09, 2021
E121: Estrogen, Progesterone, and Your Menstrual Cycle: Do scientific research studies prove that our ADHD symptoms are affected by our hormone levels? with Dr. Michelle Martel
32:26

What is scientific research REALLY doing for women with ADHD?

It might *feel* like there is no research being done to help women with ADHD...but my guest today has insight into what's ACTUALLY going on behind the scientific research curtain.

Dr. Michelle Martel, a professor and Director of Clinical Training of Psychology for the University of Kentucky, utilizes a translational, “bench to bedside” perspective to examine developmental pathways to Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using multiple levels of analysis.

Her bio is impressive and our conversation is SO GOOD.

Her research uncovers what's really going on in the brains of people with ADHD and further - figures out what's going on internally with our hormones.

Dr. Martel brings tons of knowledge around how our hormonal fluctuations affect our ADHD symptoms AND what that means for our mental and emotional health.

I'm thankful for people like Dr. Martel who have dedicated time and energy to helping the ADHD community. Her research is not only fascinating, it gives YOU, Successful Mama, options to improve your life by understanding your body.

 

DID YOU KNOW? There's a place where you can get your calendar and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you enjoy more time with your kids while feeling confident + capable in your day... even when your ADHD hijacks your plan. Register for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms - sign up here --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Looking for a little more added support? There’s a place for you!

Here >>> JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

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Dec 02, 2021
E120: 4 Things You Should Do To Prepare for Your ADHD Diagnosis Appointment: Taking the fear out of this intimidating and scary step: Q+A Session
13:42

ADHD is NOT well understood by most doctors.

I know, shocking, right? We often expect our doctors to be the "know all, be all, end all" of medical information, and as much as they want to help us... they just don't get the in-depth training necessary on every single area... And ADHD is one of them.

This Q&A session covers my top recommendations when it comes to prepping for an ADHD Diagnosis appointment.

Don't get me wrong, I truly believe most doctors want to help us and their hearts are in the right place.

I also believe it's important to be our own advocates by making sure we understand our diagnosis and we're prepared to ask the right questions.

The question, "How should I prepare for my ADHD Diagnosis appointment?" comes up a lot so I thought it was time I shared my two cents on the subject.

Don't worry, Successful Mama. The info in this episode will help you feel confident talking with your doctor about your options and what the right path FOR you will be on your ADHD journey.

What other tips would you give someone who's about to talk to their doctor about getting an ADHD diagnosis? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

P.s. Real quick - I wanted to mention the totally free Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community. If you're looking for other moms who "get it"...I invite you to join us. Always accepting new members. :-)

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Nov 25, 2021
E119: Teaching your ADHD Child Chores and Responsibilities as an ADHD Parent… how on earth do I teach my child skills I don't even have??? Q+A Session
09:14

How am I going to teach my kid to be good at stuff that even I'm not good at?

Today's episode is an ADHD Q&A session focused on helping you find ways to teach your child the important life skills they need to be responsible adults.

Okay, so maybe you aren't great at being on time or keeping up with laundry or remembering someone's name...but there are lots of things that you ARE GOOD at.

Let's focus on the good stuff, shall we?

Listen and learn how you can use what you ARE good at to create a path that helps your kiddo learn those life skills and reminds you that you ARE a Successful Mama.

One quick tip - keep things simple and positive.

I hope this episode helps you realize teaching responsibility to your child doesn't have to feel overwhelming or scary. You got this!

Oh, and since you're here I want to remind you I have some free resources to help you, parent, as a mom with ADHD. There are LOTS of goodies for you so head over to the resource page on my website and grab them up. patriciasung.com/resources

 

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Nov 18, 2021
E118: How to Help & Equip Your ADHD Child with Katelyn Mabry
29:19

Showing our kids success with ADHD is 100% obtainable for them is NOT impossible.

Today is Part 2 of a conversation I was lucky enough to have with my friend Katelyn Mabry. (If you missed us last week go check out Episode 117 and hurry back!)

Katelyn's a special education teacher and author who grew up having an ADHD diagnosis and that led her to want to help others like her through teaching.

During this episode, Katelyn gets deeper into her professional opinions about:
- How to explain to your child that they have ADHD
- What to do to teach them new responsibilities and skills
- How to help our ADHD children move forward when they are feeling stuck
- And what we can do to connect with our kids on a deeper level to form solid safe foundations.

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed by a potential ADHD diagnosis for your kiddo or if you're already there and still working out how to talk with your child about their ADHD THIS is the episode for you, Successful Mama!

Check out Katlyn's book, “Hi, It’s Me! I have ADHD!” and her podcast for kids titled “Journey With Me Through ADHD."

Special thanks to Katelyn for hanging out with me and sharing her empathy-inducing knowledge with us! Learn more about Katelyn on her website here and check out her book “Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD” on Amazon. You can listen to her podcast, Journey With Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

REMINDER: There's a place where you can get your calendar and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you enjoy more time with your kids while feeling confident + capable in your day... even when your ADHD hijacks your plan. Sign-ups for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms are open! Click here to sign up --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Listen to full episodes at www.motherhoodwithadhd.com or find us on your favorite podcast listening app.

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Nov 11, 2021
E117: Afraid of Labeling Your ADHD Child? Plus How to Talk About Your ADHD with Your Kids: A Successful Mama's Adult ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Katelyn Mabry
27:04

When we approach ADHD with empathy and understanding everyone wins.

Today I chat with special education teacher and author Katelyn Mabry about her experience growing up with an ADHD diagnosis, which led her down the path of teaching. Her ADHD influences how she approaches teaching, and how she navigates being a mother with ADHD.

Katelyn shares some great insights that demystify why we shouldn't fear the ADHD label, but rather we how we can embrace it. When we're able to understand the reasoning behind our struggles, it can only help us make positive future progress.

We discussed labeling our kids, our own feelings of fear and uncertainty, and how we ADHD'ers tend to have a lower sense of self-worth and confidence, mostly due to lack of information.

She coaches us by teaching our kids to accept and feel comfortable around people who are different from us, and why it's important to lead by example the best we can. You've heard it before, our kiddos are like little sponges!

The way Katelyn has made educating kids and parents about ADHD to help them understand how we can all learn to approach any "disability" with more curiosity and empathy, rather than judgment or criticism is downright inspiring.

Part 1 of this conversation with my friend Katelyn is packed full of all kinds of relatable goodness, Successful Mama!

Check out Katelyn's book, “Hi, It’s Me! I have ADHD!” and her latest venture - a podcast for kids titled “Journey With Me Through ADHD. Katelyn lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 4 young kids. Her passion is to speak into the hearts and minds of children and families with ADHD so they all feel connected and understood!

Speaking of feeling connected...it's one of the main reasons I created the Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community that's totally free. If you're not a member of that group yet - head on over and join today!

Special thanks to Katelyn for hanging out with me and sharing her empathy-inducing knowledge with us! Learn more about Katelyn on her website here and check out her book “Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD” on Amazon. You can listen to her podcast, Journey With Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Looking for a little more added support? There’s a place for you!
Here >>> JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

 

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Nov 04, 2021
E116: Cycle Synching Basics for ADHD Women: Your Hormones are Your Energy Superpower
41:35

Hold up...You're telling me we can harness the power of our cycles by syncing our activities with our hormone and energy fluctuations!? Can we say mind blown?

When I learned how cycle syncing helps women create a lifestyle based on their own body's natural flow of hormonal changes, I was hooked.

And then, finding out how our menstrual cycles & our hormones affect our ADHD symptoms and energy levels, I went into full hyperfocus mode: Chronic fatigue and energy regulation are serious issues for women with ADHD.

I know this chat with wellness guru and creator of The Productive Mum community AND podcast, Sara-Jane Ladums (aka SJ) is going to help soooo many ADHD mamas.

She and I dive into the basics of cycle syncing and:
- the struggles and symptoms we face during our cycles
- how what we eat affects our hormonal levels
- learning to accept our bodies and work WITH what's going on internally
- how we can use our cycle to understand our energy regulation
- why an analogy of the seasons can help us understand the phases of our cycles

Cycle syncing is absolutely fascinating and it doesn't have to be overly complicated. There are lots of simple ways you can implement the awareness of it into your daily life.

Think about ALL the things going on in your bodies...would you be willing to make a couple of tweaks so you allow yourself to feel and be your best? If so - I encourage you to consider learning more about cycle syncing.

I want you to realize how you can set your body up for success by listening to what your body needs, and making sure to support it with understanding and grace.

You live in an amazing body that can grow an entire human, mama. I hope you enjoy all the info and advice that SJ gives during this conversation. I was soaking up alllll the goodness and I want you to know, you can feel better in your body.

Special thanks to SJ for hanging out with me and sharing her energy-giving knowledge with us! Learn more about SJ on her website here and check out The Productive Mum Academy here while you're at it. 

REMINDER: There's a place where you can get your calendar and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you enjoy more time with your kids while feeling confident + capable in your day... even when your ADHD hijacks your plan. Sign-ups for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms are open! Click here to sign up --> bit.ly/adhdplan

JOIN THE MOTHERHOOD IN ADHD COMMUNITY

Links to things mentioned in this episode:
The Stefanie Gass Show - Episode 338: Instagram Detox

 

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Oct 28, 2021
E115: Does your menstrual cycle affect your ADHD? Hormones, periods, and ADHD symptoms
24:50

All right, today we're talking about the elephant in the room: MENSTRUAL CYCLES.

I know, I know - not everyone's favorite subject! But it's something we all deal with so we might as well discuss how our hormones and our periods affect us as mamas with ADHD.

When you think about hormones, think about HOW MUCH your body has evolved through your life. Adolescence, puberty, pregnancy, postpartum...there's no denying everything's in flux pretty much all the time.

So, the question is what do we REALLY need to know and how can we navigate our ADHD symptoms while our bodies are on a constant hormonal roller coaster?

Sadly, there isn't a lot of research on the topic but there are a few really great resources that I'm excited to share in today's episode!

Don't worry mama...I got you!

I did a looooot of digging and I think you'll love the tools and resources I'm sharing. They'll shed some light on how our bodies work and what to do to be even MORE successful and gracious with ourselves as a woman with ADHD. Plus a big thank you to my friend and mentor, ADHD Coach Elizabeth Brink, for the research help! @coachelizabethbrink

Want to dive in more? This topic comes up sometimes during our weekly group support calls for Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course. It's currently open for enrollment!

Let's get your calendar crap and to-do list organized one step at a time, so you feel confident + capable in your day, even when your ADHD hijacks your plan. Click here to sign up --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Join us in the Motherhood in ADHD Community Support Group on Facebook! 

Next week we're diving into cycle syncing! When I first understood how cycle syncing worked and started implementing it into my life...it was a GAME CHANGER!

Links to things we talked about on today's show:

Links Use these links to save on products I mentioned today:

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Oct 21, 2021
E114: Struggling at Work? How to Overcome and Succeed in Business and Life with ADHD: Live with Jessi Romero of ADHD Female Entrepreneurs
27:47

If you didn't know - Fishbowl allows users to have live conversations with the audience! This episode features some great convos with people just like you!

This Part 2 of my convo with the amazing Jessi Romero is FULL of great advice and juicy ideas that will really help ADHD moms and really ANYONE with ADHD.

We cover great tips on:

  • Ideas on organizing your workday

  • Useful Tools & Software we swear by

  • Blending digital and physical tools to maximize time

  • Routines and why they're important for our ADHD Brains

  • How to stay motivated while navigating life with ADHD

ADHD brains are wired differently and we have to remind ourselves to lean into our ADHD so we can use it to our advantage!

If you struggle with consistency, prioritizing, imposter syndrome, or managing the roller coaster of emotion/energy as a mama with ADHD, THIS is the episode for you.

Jessi shows us you ARE SUCCESSFUL as a person with ADHD. Juggling #allthethings isn't easy - but when we simplify it helps us manage our energy and makes us feel confident as we move through our everyday lives.

More info about Jessi:

Jessi is a Houston Colombian-American toddler mom that started a community in 2020 that has grown over to 35,000 ADHD'ers today that are either wanting to jump into entrepreneurship or currently running their own businesses. She got tired of trying all the neurotypical advice for business owners and failing one too many times at it. Now she coaches ADHD Entrepreneurs how to structure their business to their brain and implement growth strategies that don't make them cringe or worse, burn out.

Reminder: Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course and weekly accountability group is OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! Let's get your calendar and to-do list organized and create a plan for your day.

Click here to sign up --> bit.ly/adhdplan

Join us in the Motherhood in ADHD Community Support Group on Facebook! 

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Links to things we talked about on today's show:

Project Management Tools:

Books we suggested:

Podcast Jessi Recommends:

Oct 14, 2021
E113: Struggling at Work? How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Overwhelm, and Job Interviews: Live with Jessi Romero of ADHD Female Entrepreneurs
31:23

Would you be willing to do a live interview in front of 800+ people?

Our new friend Jessi Romero jumped right in with me as we hosted a fantastic LIVE chat on Fishbowl about overcoming and succeeding in the workplace when you have ADHD. Was it luck or was it all of the awesome ADHD Brains that joined together that made this episode so motivating?

Not that I had any doubts because Jessi is an amazing resource and mentor for ADHD female entrepreneurs. She teaches, strengthens, and encourages female entrepreneurs with ADHD to run their own businesses by leaning into their ADHD.

During Part 1 of our conversation, we focus on navigating life as a person living with ADHD.

We discussed:

  • Using ADHD to your advantage (Could it be your secret weapon?)
  • Emotional dysregulation and how it shows up in our work
  • Why we struggle with AND how to overcome imposter syndrome
  • Why it's important to ask for help when we need it
    How to prep yourself for a job interview

There's LOTS of goodness in this one, Successful Mama! Jessi's experience as an ADHD Business & Marketing Coach, a mama, and a leader in the ADHD support industry gives her great insights into the common struggles of women who have ADHD and what they can do to achieve the success they crave.

Special thanks to Jessi Romero for joining me for today's episode! You can find her in her free Facebook community, on her website, and on her socials (Facebook & Instagram).

If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe to the Motherhood in ADHD Podcast to be notified for Part 2 of our convo when it drops next week!

More info about Jessi:
Jessi is a Houston Colombian-American toddler mom that started a community in 2020 that has grown over to 35,000 ADHD'ers today that are either wanting to jump into entrepreneurship or currently running their own businesses. She got tired of trying all the neurotypical advice for business owners and failing one too many times at it. Now she coaches ADHD Entrepreneurs on how to structure their business to their brain and implement growth strategies that don't make them cringe or worse, burn out.

Join us in the Motherhood in ADHD Community Support Group on Facebook! 

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Oct 07, 2021
E112: The #1 Reason Your Day Feels Chaotic and Out of Control as a Mom with ADHD
17:05

Scatterbrained. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Drowning. No motivation.

There's a framework for that!

I know why your day feels so chaotic and out of control as a mom with ADHD because I am a mom with ADHD.

We'll dive into the frequent ways our ADHD derails us.

Then I have three words for you:

TIME. MANAGEMENT. MASTERY.

For a lot of moms, managing their time looks simple. But we're not like other moms - we're ADHD moms.

I'm a mom who is determined to not let my ADHD brain control me.

I set out and developed a framework that has helped me (and lots of other ADHD mamas) frame the beautiful life I am creating.

Granted the pictures aren't always perfect...but let's just say, they absolutely ALWAYS have character. ;)

As a mom living with ADHD you have tons of things to manage - kids' appointments, house things, work, relationships...etcetera...etcetera.
Phew...Not to mention finding time to take care of your own health and well-being. Trying to find the time for it all can make you want to crawl back into bed and hide under the covers!

When you're ready to emerge from the covers - all you have to do is sign up for Time Management Mastery and implement my simple framework to help you truly understand how you can manage your ADHD brain AND your time - to make them BOTH work for you.

I want you to feel amazing about your schedule. I want you to be overjoyed when you reflect on your week and realize - you did SO MANY things that you wanted to do with your time!

Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for Time Management Mastery in 2021.

Sign up now because we start on Monday, October 4th! (Registrations closes TODAY Sept. 30th so don't "do it later"!) bit.ly/adhdframework

**Bonus** All the mamas who join this round of TMM can sign up for Daily Planning for ADHD for $100 off! That's over 50% off. Bundle and save - because who doesn't love a twofer, right!?

NOTE: I will NOT be offering Time Management Mastery again for the rest of the year. So grab it now, because it's seriously so good. :)

Sign up today: bit.ly/adhdframework

 

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Sep 30, 2021
BONUS: Is Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms for Me?
13:52

Several mamas have asked for more details around Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms, and maybe you've been thinking the same thing... Is this class right for you? I'm sharing 8 questions and answers to help you make the best decision possible.

Sign up for Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms at bit.ly/adhdframework by Sept 30th!

Sep 28, 2021
E111: Are You Ready to MASTER Time Management as an ADHD Mom?
19:32

Does your day ever feel like you're trying to bake cookies without a recipe and have no idea what's in the pantry?

Do we have any clean bowls?
What's the oven temp?
How do I only have 3 chocolate chips???
And why does everyone else get a laminated recipe card and a fully stocked pantry?

Sometimes it can feel like we just can't manage in the real world. We are constantly shown how "normal" people plan, organize, and manage their time -- which never seems to work out for us when we have ADHD.

The problem is, we're not normal. We are unique. And we need unique tools that were developed for our uniquely amazing brains to help us feel like we have some semblance of control over our time and our lives.

Today we're discussing the 4 reasons we struggle to get everything done, and what we can do about it. I'm sharing the tools I use (and teach!) that help lots of ADHD moms feel capable and confident about how they manage their own time.

Yes, it might feel like we're on an energy roller coaster, but when we know how the ride works, and understand the ups & downs a little better, we can prepare ourselves to not only have a successful ride - but also ENJOY it!

I'm also sharing the first peek into my new course, Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms!

Today's the first day that it's available for you to sign up! bit.ly/adhdframework 

I'm explaining all the details during today's episode. Sign up now because we start the first week of October! (Registrations closes on Sept. 30th so don't "do it later"!) bit.ly/adhdframework

**Bonus** All the mamas who join this round of TMM can sign up for Daily Planning for ADHD for $100 off! That's over 50% off. Bundle and save - because who doesn't love a twofer, right!? NOTE: I will NOT be offering Time Management Mastery again for the rest of the year. So grab it now, because it's seriously so good. :)

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Sep 23, 2021
E110: The REAL Reason You Aren’t Hitting Your Goals as a Mom with ADHD with Jessica Heimsoth
33:03

Ouch! Taking responsibility for our ADHD brains can sting a little. But it's not hopeless!

Just because it's hard doesn't mean we can't set meaningful goals and achieve the things we really want.

Today is round two with ADHD Life Coach Jessica Heimsoth. She shares:

  • The REAL reason many people with ADHD don't reach their goals
  • The LIES we frequently tell ourselves that hold us back from being successful (Jessica totally called me out here!)
  • Learning how your brain functions will propel you forward
  • Proven strategies to feel productive and accomplish your goals
  • What to do if you're overwhelmed by all the goals goals goals talk? and
  • When is it okay to stop pushing and just be who you are where you are?

Lots of brilliant wisdom in this one, mama. This episode is a big hug wrapped in truth and love. I'm so ready for you to hear the actionable tips Jessica shares in part two of her interview.

But more importantly, I want you to know that you are wonderful and worthy and loved just as you are. You are good enough, no matter if you crush 30 goals this year or do nothing extra beyond raising your humans. You're doing a great job surviving in this crazy world. You are not broken, and you are not alone.

During the episode, Jessica mentions the book We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers. Find it here: We Should All Be Millionaires

Learn more about Jessica and ADHD Coaching on her website. Also, make sure to connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

Big thanks to Jessica for sharing her knowledge and her compassion for those of us living with ADHD. The community appreciates you and all you do!

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Sep 16, 2021
E109: Will ADHD Coaching Work for Me? How to Choose the Right ADHD Life Coach with Jessica Heimsoth
27:01

What do you do when you are struggling to meet a goal and aren’t sure what to do next?

There is help available! An ADHD Coach can help you find a tailored solution to overcome your obstacles.

Perhaps you’ve heard of ADHD Coaching, but aren’t sure what it is or if it’s right for you.

Let’s discuss:
• what is ADHD Coaching
• how to find the right ADHD coach for you
• should you choose a life coach who specializes in ADHD
• what questions to ask a prospective ADHD Coach
• what to look for in a coaching relationship
• red flags in your first meeting with an ADHD Coach
• how to tell if a coach is the "real deal", and
• how to work through the fear of scheduling a discovery call with a new coach.

Jessica Heimsoth of Every Thought Captive Coaching joins us to break down the process and highlights thoughts to consider when searching for a perfect ADHD coach for you.

Jessica (@EveryThoughtCaptiveCoaching) works with the adult Christian ADHD community to not only help them find solutions for working with their own brains but also give them practical tools and resources that fit their individual needs. She works with her clients by creating customized client-focused strategies for things like goal-setting, emotional regulation, accountability, and improving relationships (just to name a few!). Her goal is to help you with YOUR goals and help you become the best version of yourself, ADHD and all.

Jessica shares her own ADHD journey from wanting to be a novelist, to her own late ADHD diagnosis, to how she manages ADHD as a mother. Her biggest triumph is when she's teaching Christians with ADHD how to get unstuck while taking control of their lives and giving God ALL of the glory.

There's SO MUCH good stuff in this one, mama! I can not wait to see how you thrive with the right help, Successful Mama.

Learn more about Jessica and ADHD Coaching on her website and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Big thanks to Jessica for sharing her knowledge and her compassion for those of us living with ADHD. The community appreciates you and all you do!

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Sep 09, 2021
E108: Decluttering, Homeschooling, and Overcoming Distraction: Your Questions Answered with Allie Casazza
30:18

"It doesn't have to be perfect to still be good."- Allie Casazza

Today is Part 2 of my interview with The Purpose Show host and minimalist educator Allie Casazza! We dive deep into the questions that YOU asked in our Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community:

  • how to use mental momentum to get and stay motivated.
  • how to channel energy into decluttering instead of schlepping your piles from room to room.
  • how to make homeschooling simple and fun.

Allie also tells us her thoughts on staying focused and stopping the overwhelm of decluttering. She also drops a few gems on how to reduce the dreaded paper clutter that comes with parenting. Listen in to see what she suggests!

A big thanks to Allie for joining us on the show! I appreciate her heart for helping us ADHD mamas and how she reminded us that things DON'T have to be perfect to be good.

If you haven't yet, go back and listen to Part 1 of our chat. Allie and I chatted about how to make our motherhood easier in modern times. She explained her minimalism philosophy about how clutter is a thief - not just of our space in our homes, but our time and our energy. We also talked about the "why" behind decluttering and practical first steps to declutter your home.

Don't forget to grab her FIRST book titled Declutter Like a Mother. It releases on September 7th.

P.S. You can sign up for Allie's signature course, Your Uncluttered Home using my affiliate link: bit.ly/Noclutter. When you sign up, you're supporting the Motherhood in ADHD podcast, bringing more free resources to yourself and all the ADHD mamas!

Learn more about Allie on her website, follow her on Instagram, or get connected with the community in her free Facebook group.

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Sep 02, 2021
E107: How to Make Motherhood Easier with Allie Casazza: Minimalism and ADHD
29:50

Organization and clutter are huge obstacles for ADHD. When my house is cluttered, my mind is cluttered! The unnecessary junk takes up a significant amount of my mental bandwidth, so I've worked dang hard to get rid of the things that are not serving me.

I want to help you do that, too. Today, you're in for a treat!

Allie Casazza of The Purpose Show Podcast is here to share her wisdom on decluttering and minimalism for moms. Allie's podcast is the very first podcast I listened to, so she was watering the podcast seeds for Motherhood in ADHD. While Allie doesn't have ADHD herself, she was raised by an ADHD mom, is married to her ADHD spouse, and is a mom herself to 4 kids, and her oldest Bella has ADHD as well.

I've gotten to know Allie through her business and podcast mentorship, and I just adore the way she teaches - and you know that as a teacher, I have pretty high standards. Allie's all about figuring out what makes sense for you and your life, and not about doing what everyone else is doing. Her methods are very ADHD-friendly, and her love and compassion for our people and how our brains work simply shines through.

Allie and I chatted about how we can make our motherhood easier in modern times -- where support for moms runs thin and social media only shows us everyone else's highlight reels. She explains her minimalism philosophy and how clutter is a thief - not just of our space in our homes, but our time and our energy. We also get into the "why" behind decluttering and talk about practical first steps to declutter your home. She shares how to make decluttering fun, build momentum, and what we can do to reward ourselves for a job well done.

Her first book, Declutter Like a Mother, releases September 7th; it's an easy read that makes sense to my ADHD brain.

This show is compiled of ALL the good stuff and I am so honored to have Allie as a guest! Listen to the full episode and drop your favorite golden nugget in the comments!

Sign up for Allie's signature course, Your Uncluttered Home: bit.ly/Noclutter. By using my affiliate link, you are supporting the Motherhood in ADHD show and bringing more free resources to all the ADHD mamas.

Learn more about Allie on her website, follow her on Instagram, or get connected with the community in her free Facebook group.

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Aug 31, 2021
BONUS: Get Yourself Organized for the School Year! Plan your day the ADHD friendly way
03:11
Do you wish there was a way to feel confident about your day?
 
To know exactly where you need to be, when you need to be there, and what you need to do today?
 
I know what it feels like to buy 15 different planners and not use any of them for more than a week or two.  When you're tired of disappointing your family, your boss, and yourself.
 
Imagine with me - that tonight - when you look back at your day, you know you did the things on your to do list. You showed up well. You feel productive and accomplished.
 
That's why I created Daily Planning for ADHD moms, where I teach you how to How to keep a calendar and organize your to do list.
 
When you learn these skills from another ADHD brain, in super short videos, they finally make sense! So now you will be able to keep up with the commitments you've made and feel confident in how you are organizing your day.
 
You will walk away with an easy to stick to, 3 step system to keep up with your calendar and a simple way to sort through the giant to do list and figure out what actually matters.
 
Plus, we have a weekly accountability group so you can ask questions when you're stuck, and jump back on the wagon when you fall off.  Because you will fall off - that's part of ADHD. But now you will know how to prepare for that!
 
So if you're ready to figure out your day in a way that makes sense for both mom life and an ADHD brain, I want to help you make this happen.
 
I know August is crazy as we're transitioning into the new school year and I want you to have the tools you need to start well. So I have a back to school bonus for you:
 
Sign up today, August 27th, to get 20% off your class. bit.ly/adhdplan
 
Our weekly support and accountability group starts next week! 
 
I can not wait to see you feel confident and competent in how you run your family life.
Aug 27, 2021
E106: Stop Looking For A System to Solve Your Problems! Why Buying Another New Planner Will Not Make You Organized When You Have ADHD
12:42

There's a perfect system that will work for YOU...but spoiler alert - you won't find it on a shelf at target.

The BEST way to find a daily planning system that works for you is to CREATE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED. Instead of trying planner after unused planner, and forcing them to sorta work, let's make the unique system that fits your life.

While it may feel overwhelming at first, when we have help, we can learn to develop systems that work FOR us instead of feeling like a failure because we wasted yet another notebook and feel no closer to success.

If we expect a tool, i.e. some random planner, to teach us how to be organized, we'll continually be disappointed by this inanimate object that can't solve our organizational woes!

The moral of the story: we can definitely find ways to plan, organize, and execute tasks that work for our ADHD brains when we have a plan to use the system.

"How I am going to stick with this, Patricia???"

Don't worry - I got you!

This is why Daily Planning for ADHD Moms includes a weekly group call. Together you will feel supported and encouraged to continue to make progress on your new habits and the changes you're making in your life.

Community is key - and there's so much power when you know and communicate with other mamas who are just like you. You'll no longer feel like you're alone on an ADHD mom island!

Having that connection with other mamas who know EXACTLY what you're going through every week makes ALL the difference. And it's what students who take the course say is their favorite part. Yes, they find great success with the modules and tools inside the course but having that actual connection and support is something you can look forward to every week.

I know you want to learn, feel seen, and get the advice and tools you need to create a system you know will work FOR YOU! You can do it - we can help!

Tomorrow is the last day to grab the Back to School Bonus and save 20%! Click here: bit.ly/adhdplan and grab your spot now.

Aug 26, 2021
E105: Daily Productivity Coaching from Moms with ADHD: How To Plan Your Day Without Losing Your Mind and Still Having Fun - STUDENTS TELL ALL
24:38

No matter if you're a full-time working mama, a mom who's also a full-time student, or if you're a stay-at-home or work-from-home mum - if you have ADHD, you can use this framework.

Today we hear it straight from students of my Daily Planning
for ADHD Moms course. They share how it worked for them and what happened when they created a system that works for them. They discuss how they've developed solid habits and how they've figured out how to forgive themselves when they fall off track. Because they know even when, (not if, but when) they fall off track, any baby step they take forward is STILL a step in the right direction.

We talk about what it's like when you have a foundational system in place and how much easier it can be when life happens and you need to adjust to new changes - because let's face it, our lives are ALWAYS changing.

I'm honored to share this episode that highlights some of my amazing students who did the work and made the changes they needed to work WITH their ADHD brains instead of against it!

These mamas united together, went through the content in their own way, all while connecting with each other on a deeper level every week at our weekly meet-ups. The Daily Planning for ADHD Moms course taught them how they can take control of their own lives and now they've developed their own habits that keep them feeling capable and confident when planning out their everyday lives.

You'll hear real ADHD mamas talk about their "ah-ha" moments, discuss their favorite aspects of the course, and tell us all about what they appreciate most by having a framework they can use every day.

They started out feeling confused, helpless, and hopeless, and they finished feeling supported and seen. Now, they have all the tools they need to tackle their plan, even when life throws them a curveball.

From daily & weekly check-ins to being diligent about communicating the plan to their families, these mamas are more mindful and understand what a big difference ADHD planning can make for them.

I want this goodness for you, too, mama!

Join me, and more ADHD mamas, in my **Daily Planning for ADHD Moms** course and weekly accountability group. Let's get your calendar and to-do list organized and create a plan for your day.

It's your last few days to cash in on the 20% off Back to School Bonus!

Click here: bit.ly/adhdplan and grab your spot now!

Aug 24, 2021
E104: The ONE Thing that Makes Your Daily Planning a Success when You Have ADHD
13:24

We can be successful with ADHD when we start living purposefully like we have ADHD.

The obstacles pop up like weeds when we try to live life like we don’t have ADHD. I pretended like I could be "ADHD-free" for many years. And I failed over and over.

I finally realized that THIS is what I needed in order to successfully plan my day with ADHD.

When we think about what systems we should have in place, we need to consider what works for an ADHD brain. If we don't consider how our brains process differently, we will always be trying to jam a round peg into a square hole.

Creating a plan that actually WORKS for the ADHD brain means sometimes we have to chisel out a square hole on our own! "Neurotypical planning" is difficult for many of us - because it wasn't meant for us!

The system I've created with the ADHD brain in mind makes planning actually achievable.

Now, I'm not saying it's easy...and I'm not saying it doesn't take some guided effort. What I am saying is there is a way, a system, that I can show you that will help!

Join me, and more ADHD mamas, in my **Daily Planning for ADHD Moms** course and weekly accountability group. Let's get your calendar and to-do list organized and create a plan for your day.

Click here: bit.ly/adhdplan and grab our 20% off Back to School Bonus through Aug 27th!

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Aug 19, 2021
E103: Do you feel like your ADHD Brain is keeping you from keeping up? Learning to work with your ADHD instead of against it
16:39

It's frustrating when we can't seem to align what we want to accomplish with our energy levels or create a line of sight to the end goal.

It can be defeating, but I'm here for you! You are not alone and there are so many mamas here rooting for you.

There ARE ways you can work WITH your ADHD brain to maximize your output while you manage the energy roller coaster that is living with ADHD as a mama.

And as much as our well-meaning neurotypical friends try to help us with comments like, "Well, just use a planner" or "Pay more attention" - it falls flat because our brains don't work that way. But when we understand how our ADHD brains function best, we can create and implement systems made for our brains to support our success.

One of the best things I've found for mamas like us is having a support system of other women to whom we can relate. There's freedom in being in a group of women who we know won't laugh at us when we say we have to set a reminder to "eat lunch" or we'll forget... Because it's likely they do the same thing!

That's what my **Daily Planning for ADHD Moms** course and accountability group are all about. I'll be there to help you get your foundations in place and guide you when you get off track. It's time to feel confident and capable when planning your day.

You can feel successful while navigating life with your ADHD brain! And I'm here to help! You can control the chaos.

Here's your official invite to join me and more ADHD mamas in my **Daily Planning for ADHD Moms** course and weekly accountability group. Let's get your calendar and to-do list organized and create a plan for your day.

Click here: bit.ly/adhdplan and grab our 20% off Back to School Bonus through Aug 27th!

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Episode links:

Why Do We Personify ADHD? article by Jesse Meadows

Aug 17, 2021
E102: Emotional Regulation and Support for Overwhelmed Parents with Adult ADHD with Dr. Edward Hallowell
23:06
This week we welcome back one of my favorite ADHD experts, Dr. Ned Hallowell.
 
As an ADHD parent raising ADHD kids, Ned has the experience of raising his grown children, and his message of forgiveness and patience with ourselves is one I could listen to on repeat. He shares how to repair when we lose it on our kids. Because we will lose it.
 
We also discuss how the DSM doesn't cover a major part of ADHD - the emotional regulation - and how we can work towards changing the perception of ADHD among others, ADHD medication, and the plethora of misinformation out there.
 
I can't wait for you to hear this ADHD gold from the fairy godfather of ADHD himself, Dr. Edward Hallowell.
 
If you haven't yet, go back and listen to Part 1 of our chat. Ned and I talked about using our strengths, overcoming hurdles, negative self talk, the power of connection, and Ned did not shy away from sharing his own childhood trauma, which affects the way he loves on others and the way he parented his now grown children who also have ADHD.
 
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.
 
Dr. Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD, and they continue with their latest book, ADHD 2.0. Dr. Hallowell also hosts the Distraction podcast. Learn more at drhallowell.com
 
 
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Aug 12, 2021
E101: A Successful Dad's Adult ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Dr. Edward Hallowell: Turning childhood trauma into a mission of helping others with ADHD succeed
25:42
This week we welcome one of my favorite ADHD experts, Dr. Ned Hallowell, to share his ADHD story.
 
Ned and I talked about using our strengths, overcoming hurdles, negative self talk, the power of connection, and Ned did not shy away from sharing his own childhood trauma, which affects the way he loves on others and the way he parented his now grown children who also have ADHD.
 
I can't wait for you to hear this ADHD gold from the fairy godfather of ADHD himself, Dr. Edward Hallowell.
 
Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so that Part 2 shows up on your app immediately. Next week, we'll talk with Ned about parenting with ADHD and how to repair when we lose it on our kids. We also discuss how the DSM doesn't cover a major part of ADHD - the emotional regulation - and how we can work towards changing the perception of ADHD among others, ADHD medication, and the plethora of misinformation out there and his advice as a parent who is on the other side.
 
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.
 
Dr. Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD, and they continue with their latest book, ADHD 2.0. Dr. Hallowell also hosts the Distraction podcast. Learn more at drhallowell.com
 
 
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Aug 10, 2021
E100: How do I overcome the ADHD energy roller coaster and be more productive? Q+A Session
16:14
Mama, 100 episodes!?! High fives all around!
 
I hear this one a lot:
 
How can we have more energy for the whole day?
How can we do more, be more, get more done?
 
You asked; I answered.
 
We get frustrated that we can't go at the same speed all day long. We're irritated that our day is an energy roller coaster.
 
But why do we think we need to go-go-go from sun up to sun down?
 
Perhaps the issue is not that we can't be uber productive 24/7, but instead that we expect ourselves to be as consistent as a robot. Energy regulation is a difficult part of ADHD. Maybe we need to lower the bar.
 
Let's discuss.
 
Ready to get your day organized?  Join Daily Planning for ADHD Moms, where we learn how to keep a calendar and organize our to do lists in an ADHD and mom friendly way. The Back to School Bonus starts today with 20% off the class!
Jul 08, 2021
E099: Should I Tell My Child They Have ADHD? Advice from a Mom who has ADHD: Q+A Session
05:54
Should I tell my child he or she has ADHD?
 
You asked; I answered.
 
This question frequently plagues parents of children with ADHD. We worry about labeling our kids, how others will treat our ADHD kids, if the label makes life harder, if our child will not overcome it, and on the anxiety spiral spins.
 
Here's what I do know as an adult who has ADHD, was not diagnosed until adulthood, and didn't have the knowledge.
 
Do I wish someone would have told me I have ADHD?
 
What will you child attribute their differences to if they don't know they have ADHD?
 
And if you do tell your child they have ADHD, what does that conversation look like?
 
Here's some quick thoughts on this hefty question.
 
 
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Jul 01, 2021
E098: Feeling Resentful Towards Your ADHD Brain? How to Accept Your ADHD and Work With It Instead of Against It: Q+A Session
06:33
How can we start to accept who we are and how our brain works?
 
You asked; I answered.
 
Here's another question I get often from other folks with ADHD.
 
Keep in mind, I've known about my ADHD for 20 years, so granted, I've got some experience to draw from. It's taken me a while, and yes, I still get frustrated with myself. I'm a human, not robot.
 
My ADHD is part of me. It affects every part of my life, but it's not WHO I am. My ADHD is not all of me, not everything I am.
 
You, too, can take steps towards accepting your differences and obstacles, and working towards being a little more okay with who you are.
 
Here's some quick thoughts on this hefty question.
 
 
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Jun 24, 2021
E097: Ask The Experts Roundtable: 8 Strategies for Overwhelmed ADHD Moms to Take Care of Yourself During Stressful Times! Self Care for Women with Adult ADHD
12:50
How can we, as moms with ADHD, take care of ourselves?
 
Today I've got 8 new friends for you.  Everyone is either a mama with ADHD or a professional who works with moms like us; many of them are both.  These ladies are sharing with us what works for our amazing brains.
 
We've been talking about self-care the last few months because self care got a bad rap recently -- self care is not about taking a bubble bath or spending time in luxury.  Self care is literally that - taking care of yourself.
 
How can you take of your family if you don't take care of yourself? News flash: you are an integral part of your family. You are valuable, too. You deserve care. You need rest. So where do we start taking care of mom? Listen in as these experts share.
 
Carrie Ann Burt
Instagram: @carrieannburt
Facebook: @thejoyfullmom 
 
IngerShaye Colzie
Instagram: @IngerShaye  
 
Dr. Laura Froyen
Instagram: @laurafroyenphd
Facebook: @laurafroyen
Self compassion meditation download: www.laurafroyen.com/compassion
 
Wendy Griffith
Website & healthy habits guide download: https://www.wendygriffith.co.uk/
 
Dr. Sam Hiew
Instagram: @adhd_girls 
 
Luz Jaramillo
Instagram: @brainbodycoach
Linked In: Luz Jaramillo
 
Carolyn Robistow
Instagram: @carolynrobistow
 
Katy Weber
 
 
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Jun 17, 2021
E096: Stop the fighting: How do I get my spouse to understand my ADHD? How do I help my partner understand our ADHD child? Q+A Session
10:55
You asked; I answered: How do I get my spouse to understand my ADHD? How do I help my partner understand our ADHD child?
 
ADHD is a family affair! It doesn't only affect the person who has it. The entire family is hurt by this neurological disorder.
 
That means that it can also be a huge point of contention in a family.
 
But how can we get a neurotypical person to understand what it is like inside our brains? Are there books they can read or videos they can watch to learn about ADHD? What can they do to be better partners to us? Don't they get that we're not just lazy???
 
Listen in and I'll give you my 2 cents on the topic.
 
 
 
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Jun 10, 2021
E095: Stop the Summer Chaos! 5 Simple Steps to creating a flexible summer schedule for the ADHD family. Q&A Session
15:10
It's the first week of June and your kids are either home now or about to be home for the whole summer.  That is 3 unstructured months of chaos ahead of you ... but it doesn't have to be!
 
You asked; I answered: What does your summer schedule look like?
 
With a few minutes of planning your 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 the sudden it's lunch time, 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 set up 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.) 
 
 
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Jun 03, 2021
E094: What is Mindfulness and How Can We Get Started, plus A Mindfulness Exercise for ADHD with Taucha Post
28:08
We're continuing our discussion on mindfulness with Taucha Post. In our last episode, we discussed how mindfulness improves our ADHD symptoms, how mindfulness and ADHD are connected in the brain, along with shame, perfectionism, and setting ourselves up for success instead of letting the failure mindset take over.
 
What is mindfulness and how do we get started practicing mindfulness?
 
Learning a few basic mindfulness techniques will give you a free ADHD treatment that you can practice throughout your day and with your children.  It's easy to get started with mindfulness for ADHD with the mindfulness exercises Taucha shares.
 
Let's discuss what mindfulness is and what it isn't, bust through common myths about mindfulness, and then Taucha will walk us through a short and peaceful mindfulness exercise you can do at home with me.  So grab a tasty beverage, and settle in for a warm hug of a chat with Taucha.
 
Taking care of yourself is a basic requirement of living - like food and water - not a luxury item. Self-care can and must be done in every stage of motherhood. Get ready - let's figure out what self-care truly fits you. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are not alone.
 
Did you listen last time when Taucha shared her Adult ADHD journey and shared how mindfulness helps ADHD symptoms? Be sure to listen to part 1 and 2 in Episodes 92 and 93 to hear her late diagnosis story and how mindfulness affects our brains.
 
Come'on. Meet your fellow (future) Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Taucha mentions John Kabat-Zinn
 
Follow Taucha on instagram @adhd.yoga for her free mindfulness practices on Mondays at noon Eastern
Join a free class on her website www.adhdyoga.com
May 27, 2021
E093: Mindfulness Techniques and ADHD: Treatment for ADHD Symptoms with Taucha Post
34:44
One of the best (and free) treatments for ADHD is mindfulness. But what is mindfulness and how do we get started practicing mindfulness?
 
Taucha Post of ADHD Yoga is sharing with us all about our brains and how mindfulness creates new pathways for us to learn how to slow down our brains, and present in the moment. We'll also dive into how mindfulness and ADHD are connected in the brain, and how the default mode network distracts us from our task at hand.
 
Taucha and I also trudge through shame, perfectionism, and setting ourselves up for success instead of letting the failure mindset take over.
 
Learning a few basic mindfulness techniques will give you a free ADHD treatment that you can practice throughout your day and with your children. 
 
It's easy to get started with mindfulness for ADHD with the mindfulness techniques Taucha will teach us.  Incorporating mindfulness for an ADHD child is easier than we think.
 
Taking care of yourself is a basic requirement of living - like food and water - not a luxury item. Self-care can and must be done in every stage of motherhood. Get ready - let's figure out what self-care truly fits you. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are not alone.
 
Did you listen last week when Taucha shared her Adult ADHD journey? Be sure to listen to part 1 in Episode 92 to hear her late diagnosis story and how she learned to love her ADHD brain.
 
Hit Subscribe so that part 3 shows up on your phone right away.
 
Come'on. Meet your fellow (future) Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Taucha mentions John Kabat-Zinn
Patricia's episode on Letting Go of Thoughts
 
Follow Taucha on instagram @adhd.yoga for her free mindfulness practices on Mondays at noon Eastern
Join a free class on her website www.adhdyoga.com
May 20, 2021
E092: A Successful Mama's Adult ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Taucha Post - Women + Girls with ADHD
26:34
Mindfulness feels like a really lofty goal for an ADHD brain ...almost unattainable.
 
Yet mindfulness is an ADHD treatment that is recommended over and over again. I was not convinced.
 
Until I met Taucha Post on instagram, @adhd.yoga. I had to know how an ADHD brain can be mindful!
 
This week Taucha shares with us her diagnosis story, having been diagnosed as an adult woman with ADHD. ADHD in girls looks different, so we're talking about Taucha's ADHD symptoms, and what she does to take care of herself through mindfulness for ADHD.
 
Hit subscribe so that next week's episode lands on your phone immediately. In the next two episodes, we'll dive into what mindfulness is (and isn't), the different parts of the brain that ADHD affects, why it's good for ADHD brains, how our ADHD symptoms improve with mindfulness, where to start, and how we can incorporate it into our daily life, including mindfulness for ADHD children.
 
Come'on. Meet your fellow (future) Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Taucha mentions John Kabat-Zinn
Patricia's episode on Letting Go of Thoughts
 
Follow Taucha on instagram @adhd.yoga for her free mindfulness practices on Mondays at noon Eastern
Join a free class on her website www.adhdyoga.com
May 14, 2021
E091: This ONE THING will create daily confidence, productivity, stop the chaos, and organize your life!
17:35
Just one? Really. Big changes come from baby steps. This is baby step 1 of planning your day.
 
But HOW did I figure out how to plan my day in a way that works WITH my ADHD brain instead of against it? Step 1 is learning how to write events in our calendar. Our chaotic brains need ONE system. ONE plan. When we harness the power of the planner, it can change the course of your day. Your day starts off smoother and you are prepared for what is happening.
 
But, we can't do planners the way everyone else does planners, as evidenced by the stack of partially used planners sitting on our shelves. We need a calendar system that works WITH our ADHD brains.
 
When we first consider our time blindness, lack of task initiation skills, motivation to stick with the schedule, and the shame spiral of failed planners past, then - and only then - can we build a system that works for us instead of against us.
 
If you're ready for some help on making a schedule for ADHD, I've figured out a way to make calendars work for ADHD brains and I want to share it with you. Friday is the last day to sign up for this round of How to Keep a Calendar for ADHD Brains, so head over to patriciasung.com/adhdcalendar now to jump in or sign up for the next round.
 

Sign up for class: patriciasung.com/adhdcalendar

May 06, 2021
E090: It's time to plan and organize your schedule by learning how to keep a calendar for ADHD brains: Peaceful, calm days are in your future
15:18
Time. Time Blindness. An ADHD Brain's black hole.
 
Well, what do we do about that? How do we schedule our day if we don't even feel it passing by?
 
Creating a peaceful day is possible when you have ADHD. What you need is instructions on how to organize yourself and make a plan that make sense to your brain. And luckily, I speak your ADHD brain's language.
 
Feeling confident about your day involves two things: 1) using your calendar well, and 2) having a system in place for the regular day to day stuff. (The answer to question 2 is coming soon.)
 
The million dollar question: If keeping a calendar is pretty straightforward, why do struggle with it so much???
 
Today we talk about:
*how we can stick with a calendar (even though we have a graveyard of dusty planners that show us we don't)
*ways we get off track in the first place (spoiler alert, this is pretty predictable due to our executive function problems)
*what a calendar is NOT designed to do
*the four types of events that happen in our day
 
I'm here to help you know for sure that you can learn how to keep up with your life even with ADHD. We can do hard things.
 
Sign up for class here! patriciasung.com/adhdcalendar
Apr 29, 2021
E089: Tapping (EFT) as Treatment and Self Care for Adult ADHD with Kate Moryoussef
32:06
What if I told you there is an ADHD treatment available that is completely free with no side effects? I know, sounds too good to be true. But when 2 friends asked me about tapping in the same week, I knew it was time to investigate.
 
Our guest this week is Kate Moryoussef, of Coaching by Kate. Kate uses the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also called tapping, with her clients to connect to our bodies, build calm, and find peace. It's an amazing tool you can try anytime anywhere to reconnect and ground yourself. I've used tapping to get "unstuck" when I'm in a downward thought spiral, and many people find EFT helps relieve anxious thoughts. Kate and I discuss the background of EFT, the basics of tapping, and how to get started. Kate also has videos on her website for our visual learners. I also love that this is a technique we can utilize with and teach our children, especially children with ADHD or anxiety.
 
Taking care of yourself is a basic requirement of living - like food and water - not a luxury item. Self-care can and must be done in every stage of motherhood. Get ready - let's figure out what self-care truly fits you. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are not alone.
 
Did you listen last week when Kate shared her Adult ADHD journey? Be sure to listen to part 1 in Episode 88 to hear her late diagnosis story and how she came to find her calling in life while balancing momlife with her four children. Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Follow Kate on instagram @coaching_by_kate_
or facebook @coachingbykate
Watch instructional videos on her website www.coachingbykate.me.uk
and sign up for her emails on her site in order to get the most up to date info from Kate, or learn about her group and 1:1 coaching.
Listen to Kate's podcast The Ambitious Mum
 
It's time to stop beating yourself for forgetting yet another school event or doctor's appt...or forgetting to pick up your kid entirely.
 
It's time to feel confident and capable keeping up with your schedule.
 
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD.
 
Apr 22, 2021
E087: Pursuing Goals and Dreaming Big as Self Care for Adult ADHD with Yakini Pierce
23:43
What if we challenged the idea that in order to give our kids our very best, we moms have to put our dreams and goals on hold until our children are grown?
 
Our guest this week is Yakini Pierce, of ADHD Love. We're talking about self care for moms who have ADHD and dreaming big and pursuing goals is part of taking care of ourselves. There is a detestable martyrdom expected of moms: don't do anything for yourself, or else you're a bad, selfish mom whose kids will end up dysfunctional and unloved! Um, what? Let's flip the script and look at all of the ways that chasing our dreams show our kids how to live fulfilled, joyful lives. We set the tone for our entire family's mood, so when we are proud of ourselves and living out our purpose, we have more to energy to pour into our families. So how do we choose the goals worth pursuing? And how do we balance the role of motherhood with the role of goal-getter?
 
Today Yakini shares how she attained 3 degrees, works a full time job, and runs her own real estate business on the side, plus her hobby of ADHD Love, on top of being a single mom...making her the perfect candidate to encourage us in pursing our dreams and setting big goals when we have ADHD and kids to raise. We're diving into our discussion on self-care, how she chooses a goal, creates the structure needed to be successful, and how we, too, can achieve big dreams with ADHD. 
 
Taking care of yourself is a basic requirement of living - like food and water - not a luxury item. Self-care can and must be done in every stage of motherhood. Get ready - let's figure out what self-care truly fits you. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are not alone.
 
Did you listen last week when Yakini shared her Adult ADHD journey? Be sure to listen to part 1 in Episode 86 to hear late diagnosis story and why she started ADHD Love. Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Find Yakini on instagram @adhdlove2020
 
 
It's time to stop beating yourself for forgetting yet another school event or doctor's appt...or forgetting to pick up your kid entirely.
 
It's time to feel confident and capable keeping up with your schedule.
 
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on How to Use A Calendar when you have ADHD.
 
Apr 08, 2021
E086: A Successful Mama's Adult ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Yakini Pierce
21:13
Our guest this week is Yakini Pierce, of ADHD Love. Yakini saw the gap in understanding - people didn't "get" her ADHD kids - and she strives to be a change agent in giving other parents the resources they need and want to help their children succeed. Yakini was diagnosed after both of her children were diagnosed with ADHD, and she started ADHD Love to connect parents of ADHD children with resources and role models as they navigate their child's ADHD diagnosis. She didn't want other parents to struggle as she did to find quality ADHD resources.
 
Listen in as Yakini shares her Adult ADHD diagnosis journey, shares how her parents supported her as a youth, and what action she took as she rode the roller coaster of being the mom to "that kid" who gets kicked out of daycare. You're not alone, mama.
 
Her story continues in the next episode, so stay tuned for part 2 with Yakini!  We dive into our discussion on self-care, how she chooses a goal, creates the structure needed to be successful, and how we, too, can achieve big goals with ADHD.
 
Each week of our series on self-care, our guest will share an area of self care that we can use to take care of our ADHD brain, body, mind, and soul. I cannot wait for you to, not only learn what gives you energy, but know wholeheartedly that it is totally doable to take care of ourselves when we make it ADHD friendly. We're starting with simplicity - baby steps and we're aiming for progress over perfection.  Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Find Yakini on instagram @adhdlove2020
 
It's time to stop beating yourself for forgetting yet another school event or doctor's appt...or forgetting to pick up your kid entirely.
 
It's time to feel confident and capable keeping up with your schedule.
 
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD.
 
Apr 01, 2021
E088: A Successful Mama's Adult ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Kate Moryoussef
25:34
Our guest this week is Kate Moryoussef, of Coaching by Kate. Like many of us, Kate was torn between stay at home mom and working mom, wanting to be home with her babies but also feeling like she was drawn to more. As she wandered her way into her calling, as many of us do, Kate realized that who she wanted to help were women like herself - but she wasn't sure how to describe ...us! See, Kate didn't know that there was a name for women like her, women like us, until recently, as she was diagnosed with Adult ADHD just a few months ago. And knowing who she is has made all the difference. Now Kate is using her ADHD to help women as a well-being coach, using Emotional Freedom Technique , also called tapping, to help her clients.
 
Listen in as Kate shares her Adult ADHD diagnosis journey, how she grew up in an ADHD home (yet didn't know that she had it, too!), how she found her calling, and how she uses her own diagnosis to help her daughter.
 
Her story continues in the next episode, so stay tuned for part 2 with Kate!  We dive into our discussion on self-care, through tapping, which is a simple and easy to implement treatment for both ADHD and anxiety.
 
Each week of our series on self-care, our guest will share an area of self care that we can use to take care of our ADHD brain, body, mind, and soul. I cannot wait for you to, not only learn what gives you energy, but know wholeheartedly that it is totally doable to take care of ourselves when we make it ADHD friendly. We're starting with simplicity - baby steps and we're aiming for progress over perfection.  Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Follow Kate on instagram @coaching_by_kate_
or facebook @coachingbykate
Watch instructional videos on her website www.coachingbykate.me.uk
and sign up for her emails on her site in order to get the most up to date info from Kate, or learn about her group and 1:1 coaching.
Listen to Kate's podcast The Ambitious Mum
 
It's time to stop beating yourself for forgetting yet another school event or doctor's appt...or forgetting to pick up your kid entirely.
 
It's time to feel confident and capable keeping up with your schedule.
 
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD.
 
Mar 31, 2021
E085: Improving Our ADHD Diet & Food Choices for ADHD Moms with Anna Rubano
25:23
Our guest this week is Anna Rubano, of In Tune with Anna K. We're talking about self care for moms who have ADHD and we're talking about food choices. This is a sore spot for a lot of us moms. How do we plan for healthy eating when we're barely surviving on handfuls of goldfish crackers and sandwich scraps leftover from our toddler? Take a deep breath and relax. This isn't a chat on the benefits of paleo vs. keto, or how to count your macros.
 
Anna will encourage you no matter what your food choices currently are. Our discussion isn't about what you look like, or achieving that goal weight, or the perfect meal plan. Instead, we talk about:
-how can we take care of ourselves through making small changes in our food choices
-using food as fuel to nourish our bodies and feed our ADHD brains
-how Anna stays committed when she does not have motivation
-what you can do to get started when you are feeling overwhelmed
-ideas on how to stick to your meal plan when you don't really feel like eating that thing any more
 
Anna is a holistic health coach, helping women integrate whole health into their lives, looking beyond just healthy food choices to what is happening off the plate and in your life. She's not pushing diet culture. Instead she guides women on how to work on our physical health with big picture view - not nitpicking the details - which is a great match for our ADHD brains.
 
Taking care of yourself is a basic requirement of living - like food and water - not a luxury item. Self-care can and must be done in every stage of motherhood. Get ready - let's figure out what self-care truly fits you. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are not alone.
 
Anna's journey is part of our March Mama Madness Series. Be sure to listen to part 1, when Anna shares her ADHD diagnosis story of being diagnosed later in life after her son was diagnosed with ADHD. We covered aaaaaaall the feelings of shame starting in childhood, feeling like we're not good enough, and the grief & relief of having your diagnosis. Anna's soft spoken strength gives us hope that we can find our strength, too. Get ready to laugh and cringe as you hear parts of your life woven through Anna's story as she shares her ADHD journey with us, and witness her honesty and vulnerability through her struggles with ADHD. Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Find Anna on instagram @intunewithannak
and sign up for a free health discovery session on Anna's website: www.intunewithannak.com
 
It's time to stop beating yourself for forgetting yet another school event or doctor's appt...or forgetting to pick up your kid entirely.
 
It's time to feel confident and capable keeping up with your schedule.
 
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD.
 
Mar 25, 2021
E084: A Successful Mama's ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Anna Rubano
24:21
Our guest this week is Anna Rubano, of In Tune with Anna K. Anna is part of the late diagnosis club, finding out about her diagnosis as she learned about her son's ADHD diagnosis. We cover aaaaaaall the feelings of shame starting in childhood, feeling like we're not good enough, and the grief & relief of having your diagnosis. Anna's soft spoken strength gives us hope that we can find our strength, too.
 
Anna is a holistic health coach, helping women integrate whole health into their lives, looking beyond just healthy food choices to what is happening off the plate and in your life. She's not pushing diet culture. Instead she guides women on how to work on our physical health with big picture view - not nitpicking the details - which is a great match for our ADHD brains.
 
Anna's story is part of our March Mama Madness Series, so stay tuned for part 2!  In our next episode, Anna and I dive into our discussion on self-care, how we can use food as part of our ADHD treatment and as fuel to nourish our bodies, overcoming our ADHD waffling tendencies, and how keeping it simple and taking it slow is the way to make long lasting impact on our health and how we take care of our bodies and minds.
 
Each week of our series on self-care, our guest will share an area of self care that we can use to take care of our ADHD brain, body, mind, and soul. I cannot wait for you to, not only learn what gives you energy, but know wholeheartedly that it is totally doable to take care of ourselves when we make it ADHD friendly. We're starting with simplicity - baby steps and we're aiming for progress over perfection.  Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Find Anna on instagram @intunewithannak
and sign up for a free health discovery session on Anna's website: www.intunewithannak.com
 
It's time to stop beating yourself for forgetting yet another school event or doctor's appt...or forgetting to pick up your kid entirely.
 
It's time to feel confident and capable keeping up with your schedule.
 
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD.
 
Mar 18, 2021
E083: Exercise & Rituals as Self Care for ADHD with Dina Quondamatteo, The ADHD Lawyer
20:31
Our guest this week is Dina Quondamatteo, better known as The ADHD Lawyer. We're talking about self care for moms who have ADHD and who better to teach us first than a mom who has been momming for 17 years? Movement and exercise is a great way to get our dopamine flowing, and Dina will encourage you no matter where your physical ability currently stands. Our discussion isn't about what you look like, or achieving that goal weight. Instead, we talk about:
-how can we take care of ourselves through exercise
-using exercise as a natural and free ADHD treatment
-how Dina stays committed when she does not have motivation
-what you can do to get started when you are feeling overwhelmed
-utilizing rituals to stay on track throughout the day
 
Taking care of yourself is a basic requirement of living - like food and water - not a luxury item. Self-care can and must be done in every stage of motherhood. Get ready - let's figure out what self-care truly fits you. You are worthy. You are valuable. You are not alone.
 
Dina's journey is part of our March Mama Madness Series. Be sure to listen to part 1, when Dina shares her ADHD diagnosis story of being diagnosed later in life around 40. Dina has an innate ability to be strong and vulnerable simultaneously, with infectious enthusiasm and drive to encourage others with ADHD. We talked about juggling school and rearing twins, getting to know your life long roommate called ADHD, and why she went back to law school at age 40 and was driven enough to get accommodations for the Bar Exam. Get ready to laugh and cringe as you hear parts of your life woven through Dina's story as she shares her ADHD journey with us, and witness her perseverance and persistence in the face of insurmountable obstacles. Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Is your time blindness wreaking havoc on your life?
Ready to cut some chaos from your day?
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD. Sign up now!
Mar 11, 2021
E082: A Successful Mama's ADHD Diagnosis Journey with Dina Quondamatteo, The ADHD Lawyer
18:29
Our guest this week is Dina Quondamatteo, better known as The ADHD Lawyer. Dina has an innate ability to be strong and vulnerable simultaneously, with infectious enthusiasm and drive to encourage others with ADHD. We talk about juggling school and raising twins, getting to know your life long roommate named ADHD, and why she went back to law school at age 40 - and was persistent enough to get accommodations for the Bar Exam! She lives by her daily rituals, and encourages us to begin our day with gratitude and intention. Dina is part of the late diagnosis club, learning the name for her uniqueness at the age of 40. Get ready to laugh and cringe as you hear parts of your life woven through Dina's story as she shares her ADHD journey with us, and witness her perseverance and persistence in the face of insurmountable obstacles.
 
Dina's story is part of our March Mama Madness Series, so stay tuned for part 2! In our next episode, Dina and I dive into our discussion on self-care, how we can use movement and exercise as part of our ADHD treatment, her love of rituals, and how she stays positive through it all. Each week of our series on self-care, our guest will share an area of self care that we can use to take care of our ADHD brain, body, mind, and soul . I cannot wait for you to, not only learn what gives you energy, but know wholeheartedly that it is totally doable to take care of ourselves when we make it ADHD friendly. We're starting with simplicity - baby steps and we're aiming for progress over perfection.  Come'on. Meet your fellow Successful ADHD Mama.
 
 
Is your time blindness wreaking havoc on your life?
Ready to cut some chaos from your day?
Pre-sale is open for my upcoming class on how to use your calendar when you have ADHD. Sign up now!
Mar 04, 2021
E081: First Steps for Moms with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD & ADHD), Part 5
14:47

Happy Podcast Birthday, Mama!  We made it 2 years together. Whoo-hoo! Thank you for being a part of my village.

We're going back to the beginning...the very first 4 episodes of the podcast are about First Steps. So today's episode is Part 5, summarizing all of the amazing things you have taught me over the last two years of sharing my life with you, and you sharing yours with me. We talk about the 3 pillars of success for ADHD brains:

1)learn about your ADHD brain: What is ADHD? (Episode 69), comparison, superpowers, and is it worth getting an official ADHD diagnosis?

2)put on your oxygen mask first: why self-care matters, learning to trust yourself, and filling your toolbox.

3) ask for help: finding a safe place to talk, support groups like The Enclave, and adult accommodations.

While these aren't "easy fixes," there are so many ways to help ourselves feel better and do better. And I'm here to help. One baby step at a time leads us forward. Progress over perfection!

Interested in my upcoming class on overcoming time blindness by using your calendar effectively? Add yourself to the waitlist at patriciasung.com/adhdcalendar 

Do you want to be on the podcast? I need your help. What is your best advice for other ADHD moms to take care of themselves? I want to know. Send me your best advice at patriciasung.com/shareadvice And you might be featured on an upcoming episode of our self-care series.

www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.

Feb 25, 2021
E080: Self Care for Moms with ADHD
17:30
When did self care get such a bad reputation? Self-care is not a luxury, a nicety, a great bonus. It's not bubble baths and shaving your legs once a quarter. It's a requirement for living, just like food, water, and sleep. And we're pretty terrible at doing those things, too, but I digress. Taking care of yourself has got to move up the priority list, assuming you've even put yourself on the list in the first place. You see, mama, we women spend every waking moment taking care of everyone else, yet we can't care for others well when we're running on empty. So what is a busy mama to do? Let's start.
Interested in my upcoming class on overcoming time blindness by using your calendar effectively? Add yourself to the waitlist at patriciasung.com/adhdcalendar 
Do you want to be on the podcast? I need your help. What is your best advice for other ADHD moms to take care of themselves? I want to know. Send me your best advice at patriciasung.com/shareadvice And you might be featured on an upcoming episode of our self-care series.
www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.
Feb 18, 2021
E079: Goal Setting for ADHD: Use microplanning to acheive microgoals
10:28
It feels like everyone spent the month of January tooting their Goal Setting and Yearly Planning horns. While intentions are good, planning is not my strong suit because I have ADHD. Throw in some time blindness, another feature of ADHD, and I have trouble planning today, let along the next 12 months. How can I think about October when I don't know what I am going to eat for lunch? Instead, let's break down planning into baby steps. Bombastic ADHD brains often choose goals that are spectacularly amazing and also totally unrealistic to accomplish in the amount of time we have, thanks to our executive function struggles. While we do want to do big things for the year, let's focus in on what we can do in the next few weeks to move the needle forward.
 
Do you want to be on the podcast? Share your best advice for this month's question and you might be featured on an upcoming episode!
Q: How can we, as moms with ADHD, take better care of ourselves?
 
www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.
Feb 11, 2021
E078: Choose Your Word of the Year
11:36
After years of failed New Year's Resolutions, I've adopted a Word of the Year. A Word of the Year is significantly more ADHD friendly than resolutions, as it is flexible enough for an entire year (hello, commitment phobes), holds space for gray area (hello, black and white thinkers), leaves a lot less room for failure (hello, shame spiral and perfectionists) with infinite possibilities (hello, big dreamers). It's a match made in heaven! Plus I've stuck with it for several years in a row, which is more than I can say for resolutions. Is a Word of the Year right for you?
 
Need help picking a word of the year? Check out this guide from Paula Engebretson of the I'm Busy Being Awesome podcast.
 
Why I chose Failure in 2020: Episode 46 (I know, it's kinda laughable in hindsight.)
 
Download the notes from Episode 77 on how to succeed at New Year's Resolutions here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resolutions
 
Do you want to be on the podcast? Share your best advice for this month's question and you might be featured on an upcoming episode!
Q: How can we, as moms with ADHD, take better care of ourselves?
 
www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.
Feb 04, 2021
E077: 5 Reasons We Fail at our New Year's Resolutions (and what to do about it)
10:45
By the end of January, more than 90% of people have forgotten about, given up on, or started cursing at our new years resolutions. That we made. That we chose. That we *wanted* to do. And yet, we didn't. We failed at our resolution. But it doesn't have to stay that way. Having ADHD does not mean we can't set goals, or push forward, or succeed. February is just as good of a month to make positive changes as January, or July, or September. Let's ditch the "New Year's" part of the resolution and talk about 5 common reasons WHY we often fail at achieving our goals, and what we can do to get back on the horse, and do the thing that you really want to do.
 
Download the notes from today's episode here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resolutions
 
Do you want to be on the podcast? Share your best advice for this month's question and you might be featured on an upcoming episode!
Q: How can we, as moms with ADHD, take better care of ourselves?
 
www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.
Jan 28, 2021
E076: Planning for the New Year with ADHD: One Month at a Time
08:53
January is the start of the new year and it feels like everyone is tooting their Goal Setting and Yearly Planning horns. While intentions are good, planning is not my strong suit because I have ADHD. Throw in some time blindness, another feature of ADHD, and I have trouble planning today, let along the next 12 months. How can I plan for October when I don't know even what I am going to make for dinner tonight? Instead, let's break down planning into baby steps, and bring the future into the "now" by looking only at the upcoming month. While this won't magically fix our missing "time" skills, this will remind us what is coming up and help us feel prepared for what is ahead.
 
Much appreciation to Lara Casey, from whom I adapted this technique.
 
Download the notes from today's episode here: https://www.patriciasung.com/monthahead
 
Do you want to be on the podcast? Share your best advice for this month's question and you might be featured on an upcoming episode!
 
www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.
Jan 21, 2021
E075: Stop the Holiday Hangover and Clean up after Christmas
11:00
Is your house a Christmas hurricane and your mind a Holiday hangover? I'm sharing one baby step every day to exit the Christmas crazy and pull your home (and yourself) back together. Download the free checklist with one task (5-15 minutes) for every day.
 
I'm also posting 30-second videos on YouTube IG Reels Join me! It's one baby step every day for the next two weeks. Let's kick that crazy to the curb and build the mindset that we can do hard things ONE STEP AT A TIME. Because you can!
 
And cleaning up all the holiday crap by the end of January is fo' sho' a hard thing.  Let's do it!
 
Just in case you haven't heard it recently: You are amazing, Successful Mama!
 
Dec 31, 2020
E074: My Birthday Gift to You
04:17
It's my birthday month! As I round out my 30's, I'm taking a moment to appreciate all of you, and say thank you for your support. In case you haven't grabbed any of the free resources on my website - get your free stuff, mama! I want to help you start 2021 on a high note. Next year is going to be awesome, and I can't wait to see where you go and change and bloom.
 
For more info & details, plus free resources: motherhoodinadhd.com
Dec 03, 2020
E073: Self Regulation, Executive Function and ADHD
15:23

Do you often tell yourself you're a failure? Do you have trouble making friends or reading social cues? Do you view yourself with an overcritical eye, feeling like you keep screwing up over and over? Is pausing, stopping yourself, or assessing the situation a rare occurrence?

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. Our Self Regulation discussion includes reflection, impairment, sensory overload, fear, frustration, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, friendships, dopamine, CBT, celebrating our wins, self criticism, and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria. The whole enchilada. Let's learn about our ADHD brains.

For more info & details, plus free resources: motherhoodinadhd.com
Nov 26, 2020
E072: Emotional Regulation, Executive Function, and ADHD
30:40
Do your feelings go from 0-100 in no time flat?
 
I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. Our Emotional Regulation discussion includes sensory overload, fear, fight or flight, frustration, children pushing our buttons, anger, embarrassment, period cycles, hormones, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Bipolar, and Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria. Holy Moly, Batman! Let's learn about our ADHD brains.
 
For more info & details, plus free resources:
Nov 19, 2020
E071: Energy Regulation: Executive Function and ADHD
22:09
Does your energy level reside somewhere between zero and 500, sliding from one end of the spectrum to the other?
 
I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. Our Energy Regulation discussion includes sleep, arousal, motivation, addiction, period cycles, hormones, inconsistency, Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Fatigue. We're getting into the tough stuff today. Let's learn about our ADHD brains.
 
De-stress your December!
Enrollment is closing for my Lower Stress Holidays course: successfulasamother.com
 
For more info & details, plus free resources: motherhoodinadhd.com
Nov 12, 2020
E070: Less Holiday Stress
17:50

Is your usual December a last minute frenzy, full of half finished projects, overspending, juggling your parents and in-laws, and ending with kicking yourself for what you didn't finish? It doesn't have to be an entire month of holiday stress. You can have a Christmas or Hanukkah season filled with the activities that you and family enjoy. But how? Let's make this happen and it starts now. It's time to cut the chaos and instead make great memories with our families. 

Enroll at www.successfulasamother.com

Sign up for the free webinar Nov 6th at 11 AM CST: www.patriciasung.com/freeholidayclass 
Nov 05, 2020
E069: What is ADHD?
23:36

What do you say when people ask you: What Is ADHD? I didn't have a good answer, so I dug into the scientific research. We're talking about the neuroscience of ADHD, what happens in your brain between the neurotransmitters, neurons, and synapses, that make up this neurological medical condition. I'll also debunk some ADHD myths and common misconceptions, as well as explain how stimulants affect the ADHD brain. There is so much more to ADHD than meets the eye. When you understand how your brain works, you can be far more confident that your decisions fit your lifestyle and choices. Let's learn about our ADHD brains!

www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.

Oct 29, 2020
E068: Flexibility: Executive Function and ADHD
23:28
Can you easily flip between tasks or conversations like it's a breeze?  Nah, me neither.
 
I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. One area of EF is Flexibility. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.
 
www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.
Oct 22, 2020
E067: Organization: Executive Function and ADHD
15:09
Is your paperwork system piles rather than files? And you know that paper you need is in the fourth stack on the left, about half way down?
 
I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. One area of EF is Organization. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.
 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resources
along with several free resources for ADHD mamas, including my favorite ADHD resources, tools beyond medication, a back to school checklist, and The Disorganized Mom's Guide to a Peaceful Morning.
Oct 15, 2020
E066: Motivation: Executive Function and ADHD
16:03
Do you know that you need to get something done but you just...don't?
 
I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. One area of EF is Motivation. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.
 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resources
along with several free resources for ADHD mamas, including my favorite ADHD resources, tools beyond medication, a back to school checklist, and The Disorganized Mom's Guide to a Peaceful Morning.
Oct 08, 2020
E065: The Disorganized Mom's Guide to a Peaceful Morning
11:19
  • Is your version of an alarm clock your child peering over the bed claiming starvation?
  • Are you flying out the door, rushing everyone along in mild panic and high stress?
  • Do you spend more than five minutes looking for shoes, keys, or coats? More than 10 minutes?
  • Are you still in your pajamas at lunch time more days than not?
  • Does your morning look like what you want it to look like?

Getting multiple people ready and exiting the house on time requires epic-level executive function ninja skills. I used to think it was impossible! I was always 30 minutes late, sweating, grumpy, anxious, beating myself up for the three things I forgot, yelling at my family, just in time to plaster a fake smile on my face and turn on my sweet “Hi, how are you?” voice upon arrival. And that is simply not the mom I want to be. And now, I'm not…on most days. Can I help you get out of the chaos - anger - shame spiral that happens every morning?

I know you’re ready to make a change, so join me and other mamas for The Disorganized Mom’s Guide to a Peaceful Morning: 5 doable steps in 5 short videos, and it’s free! Take my hand and let’s make your mornings better. Sign up at PatriciaSung.com/peaceful-morning

www.patriciasung.com/resources for more info & free resources.

Oct 01, 2020
E064: Planning: Executive Function and ADHD
14:37

Are you a planner?  Or are you more of a "maybe should have made a plan before I tore out that wall in my kitchen" kind of person?

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. One area of EF is Planning. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resources
along with several free resources for ADHD mamas, including my favorite ADHD resources, tools beyond medication, a back to school checklist, and The Disorganized Mom's Guide to a Peaceful Morning.
Sep 24, 2020
E063: Prioritization: Executive Function and ADHD
15:24

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make. Episode 53 covers the basics of EF and now we will dive into prioritizing. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resources
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Sep 17, 2020
E062: Task Initiation: Executive Function and ADHD
17:51
I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. Episode 53 covers the basics of EF and now we will focus on Task Initiation. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.
 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resources
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Sep 10, 2020
E061: Dumpster Fire: Day 1 of Virtual Kindergarten
35:41

Stinky pandemic school options + Explosive nature of ADHD = The Dumpster Fire version of the first day of school. Despite all of my preparation, Virtual School was even more taxing than I had imagined: executive dysfunction + sensory overload + transitions nightmare + juggling siblings + tech issues. Did I mention my 5YO doesn't even know how to use a computer? *cue frustration* I'm sharing my remote learning struggle in hopes that you don't feel alone, and do feel more prepared as we step out of our comfort zone and into being a Teacher's Aide during virtual learning. (Good news: it is getting better as we go.)

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/resources
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Sep 03, 2020
E060: Prepare for Pandemic Back to School: In-person and Virtual
35:43

How do we get ourselves and our children ready for school among the chaos and stress of the pandemic? We can prepare for a good portion of the craziness by making a plan and helping our kids (and ourselves) know what differences to expect this year. Listen as I share what you can do at home to be ready for both walking back into the school building, as well as setting up at home for virtual learning (24:50)! Grab your checklist for free!

bit.ly/pandemic-school-checklist

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 27, 2020
E059: Is That Your Fear Talking? A Healthy Mindset for Pandemic Back to School
19:55
Are you freaking the heck out about Back to School? What are you going to do!?! This pandemic is bringing an extra layer of stress to school starting and the first thing we can do is set up a healthy mindset on how to approach the giant ball of what-ifs. What every parent needs to hear about setting priorities and communicating well to increase your peace, whether you are doing in-person, virtual, or hybrid school this fall.
 
 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 20, 2020
E058: How to Build Atomic Habits
20:38

When you are ready to make some positive changes in your life, this is the book I want you to grab. James Clear has created the 4 laws to build habits in a simple and doable fashion, perfect for the disorganized, scattered person who struggles with consistency and building momentum. I'll walk you through how I built my plan for going to bed earlier using his 4 laws. You can use the 4 laws to build good habits into your life and make your goals easier to achieve, too. If I can get my sleep disordered ADHD self to bed earlier, you can certainly do hard things as well!

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 13, 2020
E057: 11 Tips for Staying Organized for Doctors Appointments
19:24

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. Keeping up with doctor appointments, insurance, tests, labs, medicine, etc., is so much information for my brain to keep track of! Here are the ways I stay on top of all the juggling.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 06, 2020
E056: Focus and Consistency: Executive Function and ADHD
12:08

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. One area of EF is Focus & Consistency. Or the lack thereof, being the hallmark of ADHD. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 30, 2020
E055: Perfectionism Part 3: Failure Check-in
12:30

We’re more than halfway through the year. Even though 2020 did not turn out how anyone planned, we still have 5 months to do some good work. My word for 2020 is FAILURE because I tend to play it safe. I'm a recovering perfectionist. What about you? How can you pivot on the goals you wanted to achieve this year to fit this crazy situation? It's not going to be like this forever, mama. It will get better. Don't throw 2020 in the trash just yet.

For more info & free resources: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes

 
Jul 23, 2020
E054: Working Memory: Executive Function and ADHD
18:18

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth.

One part of EF is Working Memory. We use it constantly. Every minute of every hour of every day. How does it affect an ADHD adult? Let's learn about our ADHD brains.

For resources:
bit.ly/MIAShowNotes

Jul 16, 2020
E053: Executive Function and ADHD
12:52

I can not explain what ADHD is without discussing Executive Function, because executive functioning is the CEO of our brain. You use it to run your life: your productivity, efficiency, family, work, friendship, including every single decision you make, from career choices to when to brush your teeth. This episode kicks off my Executive Function series where we'll learn what is executive functioning, discuss how we can see the EF-ADHD connection in our everyday lives, so that we can improve our day-to-day. Time to learn about our ADHD brains.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 09, 2020
E052: Do One Thing: Start
13:40

Struggling to start? ADHD brains easily feel overwhelmed by big projects and too many options. When I'm feeling stuck, here's what I do to calm the chaos, overcome fear, and break down big projects: I do one action. That's it. Just one. Join me for a pep talk on baby steps, because YOU can do one thing, too!

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 02, 2020
E051: Friendship Strategies for Adult ADHD
19:34

How can we be better friends? Adult ADHD makes it difficult to juggle social cues, keep up with friends, and show how much you care to the people who mean the most. Let's talk some practical strategies. I also sat down with Noelle Rhodes of Friending podcast this week and discussed friendship struggles when have adult ADHD, feeling scattered or overwhelmed, so be sure to Listen in on my chat with Noelle here.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes

I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jun 11, 2020
E050: 10 Strategies for Exiting the Depression Spiral
16:45
Are you struggling? I sure am! Here are 10 ways I exit the depression spiral, and disrupt "Depressed Brain's" monologue on how much life sucks. Battling depression is an every day job. We can reclaim our lives as happy, productive, peaceful, and loving. Depression is an ugly beast that is so much more than just being sad. I have overcome deep depression twice, and I do these 10 things every day to stay mentally healthy, and I know that they will help you feel better, too.
 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jun 04, 2020
E049: How to Help a Friend Whose Parent is Dying
20:32

My little sister called for advice on how to help her best friend, who just found out her mom has terminal cancer with 12 months to live. Since our mom passed away of cancer when we were young, my sister felt like she should know what to say, yet she was stuck. Grief is strange like that. A death 15 years ago can choke you up like it was yesterday. Sharing the burden of grief and death is not easy and it's scary. And that's just what a good friendship relies on: support through the tough times. I'm here for virtual hugs and to help get you through.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Apr 23, 2020
E048: 10 Tips for Potty Training Your Toddler
34:33

Potty Training is one of the great obstacles of parenthood. You're really excited to get to the other side and never change another diaper! You're also dreading the effort, stress, and cleanup that goes into process. Because... SO MUCH PEE. Here are my 10 tips to set yourself up for success and get your child using the toilet in 3 days using Lora Jensen's three day potty training method: it's as quick, easy, and efficient as toilet training can be. Yes, it's possible; I've done it twice. No more diapers!  Underwear, here we come!

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Apr 16, 2020
E047: Grit by Angela Duckworth
19:21
Grit is an intimidating word for those of us with ADHD. A lot of us feel like we're not good at sticking with, well, anything. However, if we read Angela Duckworth's life-long study of grit, we learn not only that grit is a learned skill, but also how we can build our grit muscle. There are plenty of ADHD paragons with serious grit skills, meaning we, too, can stretch and tone our Stick-to-itiveness abilities to be someone who overcomes obstacles and achieves big goals. Let's talk about how.
 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Apr 09, 2020
E046: Resolutions and Goals for the New Year
10:59

FAIL: That's my 2020 word of the year. I know, that sounds ridiculous, so listen in while I explain why this is the perfect choice for me to achieve new levels of success this year. What about you? How do you feel when I ask you how your 2020 New Years Resolution or Goals are going? If it's panic, self-loathing, or disappointment, fear not! There are still 9 months left in the year to do great things. Quit clinging to that negative attitude and let's figure out what we can do to get your goals going again. ADHD will not hold us back from kicking some butt this year, especially our own!

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Apr 02, 2020
E045: Adjusting to Grief and Stressful Times
18:15

We're in the thick of crazy times. Nothing seems right and everything is stressful. I'm in a state of mourning how life as we knew it is gone. There is so much we can not control, so let's focus on what we can control: how can we adjust our lives to make the best of a down-right awful situation and navigate the grief? Here's what I have been doing to set priorities, modify my mindset, and adjust the basic necessities to create a balanced mama and a peaceful family as we grieve the loss of so much. Because we all know an ADHD family feels stuck and cramped at another level.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Mar 26, 2020
E044: Less Control, More Grace
15:21

I'm back! My break was half amazing and half messy, and I'm sharing my mindset goals when life gets out of control, unexpected hiccups occur, systems breakdown, and everything feels overwhelming. I'm slow rolling into 2020 as I learn to balance things while I take on a huge project for my son's school. This fundraiser is using all of the executive functioning skills that don't come easily with ADHD. I have one month left to blow this event out of the water, so wish me luck and say a whole bucket full of prayers for my sanity.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Feb 28, 2020
E043: Perfectionism and ADHD, Lessons from Therapy, Part 2: Practicing Purposeful Imperfection
15:00
I believe perfectionism is an epidemic among ADHD women. Too many of us mastered this coping mechanism as young women in an effort to align the messages we received as girls with the reality inside our brains. And while it served us for a long a time, it doesn’t have to cripple us any longer. In the last episode, we sifted through our histories with perfectionism, and now we will practice being imperfect in a low-risk environment. Step by step we can build evidence for our brain that our new standards allow room for joy and peace in our everyday lives.
 
For resources:
bit.ly/MIAShowNotes
Dec 19, 2019
E042: Perfectionism and ADHD, Part 1.5: Practice What I Preach
05:36

I'm here to practice what I preach, ADHD mama! So here's an imperfect episode to explain why I'm not going to publish an episode every single for the next few weeks. It's time to prioritize and practice being imperfect. 

Meet me over at www.motherhoodinadhd.com.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
Dec 12, 2019
E041: Perfectionism and ADHD, Lessons From Therapy, Part 1: Understanding and Paradigm Shifts
21:54

I believe perfectionism is an epidemic among ADHD women. Too many of us mastered this coping mechanism as young women in an effort to align the messages we received as girls with the reality inside our brains. And while it served us for a long a time, it doesn’t have to cripple us any longer. Let’s discuss how we got to this place, what our current beliefs are, & how we want our thoughts to match with our priorities and values. In Part 2, we’ll practice being imperfect!

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: bit.ly/MIAShowNotes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.

Dec 05, 2019
E040: A Thank You Note
03:35

A little thank you note from me to you, sweet mama!

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Nov 28, 2019
E039: What's Your Motivation?
15:24

Why? Why do you have that goal? Why are you trying to make a change? ADHD often gets us stuck. We aren’t sure how to proceed. It’s overwhelming and overstimulating. Or we forget about our new goal and make the same impulsive/bad/unhelpful choice as last time, tossing our new goal into the black hole along with all the forgotten goals and changes we never made. Figuring out WHY we are trying to achieve a goal makes us far more likely to stick with it. But not a surface why. Let’s dig down deep to the real why.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Nov 21, 2019
E038: Your Survivalist Brain
17:59

Our brains do a great job of keeping us alive. Thanks, brain! But in our brain's wiring for survival and safety lurks a strong aversion to risk, new or scary things, and the unknown. This makes changing anything and everything feel like a Herculean effort. Before you get discouraged, listen up to how this made my struggles easier to deal with...we can still do the hard things when we have the right mindset.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Nov 14, 2019
E037: Letting Go of Harmful Thoughts
24:15

Some of your thoughts are garbage and you need to let go of them right now. Not everything your brain thinks deserves your brain power! We talk Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Intrusive Thoughts, and how we can mistakenly think we're taking control, when were actually giving our power over to our fear. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I've learned how to let go of harmful and fearful thoughts, and now I am using my energy for productive, useful thoughts. I wish words could adequately explain the freedom I've gained over the last few months. Hallelujah!

 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Nov 07, 2019
E036: ADHD Ninja Mom Skills: Ask the Experts
23:57

You are an amazing, loving, perfect-for-your-kids Mother. If you are struggling to think of a reason why, I asked four Powerhouse ADHD Mom Role Models to share their ADHD Ninja Mom Skills with you. I am honored to share their wisdom, honesty, and encouragement with you, Mama. In honor of ADHD Awareness month, let's celebrate how our ADHD makes us incredible.

My panel of experts:
Laura, The ADHD Mama, ADHD Video Creator
Tracy Otsuka, Lawyer & ADHD Podcast Host
Jaclyn Paul, Author & ADHD Blogger
Stacey Turis, Author & Life Coach

Connect with these ladies: bit.ly/MIAShowNotes

Oct 31, 2019
E035: Strengths, Not Weaknesses
15:52

So many of us with ADHD have been beaten over the head regarding all of the things we don't "do right". I want to challenge you to think about what you DO do right. You are a Bad A$$ Mama who can do tremendous things. You have admirable personality traits. You can do things few others can do. What are the skills that make you unstoppable? Let's all agree to stop the negativity tape that plays on repeat in our minds and record a new soundtrack that reminds ourselves how our ADHD makes us remarkable. How? Let's talk.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
Oct 24, 2019
E034: How to Use Parent Teacher Conferences to Help Your ADHD Child: Back to School
20:32

In all my years of parent conferences, most parents asked about their child's grades & that's it. That's a wasted opportunity! You can learn so much about your child from their teacher, as can the teacher learn about your child from you. You, mama, set the priorities for your child's growth, so it's time to team up & build that relationship. Everyone is on Team (your child's name). Ready, Set, Goal! Here are the questions I wished parents would ask me, covering preschool to high school.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Oct 17, 2019
Patricia's ADHD Diagnosis & Story

In honor of ADHD Awareness Month: You asked; I answered! When did I get diagnosed? How has my life been affected by ADHD? I'm cracking open the history book and sharing my diagnosis, struggles, failures, as well as my successes. From sweet childhood, disastrous college years, and flawed career choices, I'm an open book. I would love to hear about you, too, so let's trade stories, Mama!

 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Oct 10, 2019
E033: Patricia's ADHD Diagnosis & Story
21:56

In honor of ADHD Awareness Month: You asked; I answered! When did I get diagnosed? How has my life been affected by ADHD? I'm cracking open the history book and sharing my diagnosis, struggles, failures, as well as my successes. From sweet childhood, disastrous college years, and flawed career choices, I'm an open book. I would love to hear about you, too, so let's trade stories, Mama!

 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Oct 10, 2019
E032: How to Get More Money by Learning How to Prioritize: Wise Money Management for ADHD
23:08

Where has all my money gone?

Are you woefully distraught as you wait for payday to inch closer?

It's time to quit that negative thinking.

Cast the vision of your future and set your priorities. We all know we should spend less but how do we actually cut back our spending? It's time to make a few phone calls and some sacrifices, in order to reach the goals we are pursuing and achieving.

 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Oct 03, 2019
E031: Budget is not a 4 letter word: You Can Be Good with Money When You Have ADHD: Wise Money Management for ADHD
25:15

When you hear "budget", what are the first three words that come to mind? Fulfillment! Success! Accomplishment! Um, no? If yours are all pessimistic, then it's time to quit that negative thinking. Cast the vision of your future & set your priorities. Your budget is a financial road map that YOU create to achieve YOUR goals. Future-you is depending on Present-you to get it together. YOU are driving this mother. Now let's make that budget. You can do it.

Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Sep 26, 2019
E030: My Journey with Anxiety & Postpartum Anxiety
24:02

Hello, Skeletons in the closet! I am a raw and open book today. I'm sharing my myriad of mental health struggles: anxiety, depression, postpartum anxiety (PPA), suicidal thoughts, what it feels like to have a panic attack, and the tools in my toolkit for getting through the overwhelming hurdles. If you're struggling like I did, please reach out for help right now with someone you trust. All the hugs from me to you, Mama.

 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Sep 19, 2019
E029: Love Your ADHD Self: Ask the Experts
19:11

I asked a few of my favorite positive ADHD Instagram role models to share what has been most impactful in learning to love themselves with ADHD. I'm so excited to share their wisdom, honesty, & positivity with you, Mama. So grab your coffee, relax, & let's get to loving ourselves a little bit more today! My panel of experts:

Alissa @alissaswonkybrain
Dina @theadhdlawyer
Jessica @everythoughtcaptivecoaching
Jon Jon @adhd_jOnjOn
Kristen @i.have.adhd.podcast
Liz @healthyadhd
Marc @wellnesswithmarc
Sandra @theadhdgoodlife

To reach out to any of our guests, please head to https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
for their contact info!

Sep 12, 2019
E028: The Big Leap: A Book Review
17:50

More happiness? That's a goal worth pursuing for all of us. In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks shares where we often stumble and how to dissolve our obstacles to live a more full life in our Zone of Genius. We're not settling for Excellence here, mamas. We are sifting through societal stigmas and childhood wounds to find ways to overcome our worry, incompetence, and self-imposed limitations. Scary? Yes. But we can do this! It's time to level up!

 
Find the info & items mentioned in my podcast here: https://www.patriciasung.com/show-notes
 
I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Sep 05, 2019
E027: Meet the Teacher: How to Tell Your Child's Teacher about their ADHD
07:59

If you have a child who needs a little more one-on-one time and attention from his/her teacher than your average bear, then this episode is for you. Start the year off right with a quick meeting with your child's new teacher to get to know each other, set expectations, and get your kiddo the help they need to be successful starting in September. 

 
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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 29, 2019
E026: Build a Supportive Partnership with Your Child's Teacher: Tips for Back to School
18:35
Your child's teacher may spend more time with your child than you!
 
What an incredibility influential person in your child's life, like them or not!
 
How can you leverage that relationship into the best situation for your child?
 
After years as a middle school teacher, I share how I wish parents would work with teachers to create the best environment for our little ones to learn, regardless if they are in Preschool, Elementary, Junior High, or High School.
 
Grab your notebook & get ready to take some notes.
 
 
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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 23, 2019
E025: Get Ready for the First Day of School: Transitioning Back to School for ADHD -- Let the Preparation Begin!
22:11
Transitions are rough for ADHD.
 
Back to School season brings a mountain of new details to absorb, way too many forms to keep track of, and deadlines swarming like flies. 
 
So I created a BTS preparedness list for the craziness to create calm in September.
 
That means that we can use our BTS energy to tackle the unpredictable that inevitably comes with a new school year. And if the school year has already started for you, listen in; these tips can be used to make any part of the school year feel in control.
 
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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 15, 2019
E024: How to Pay Your Bills On Time: Wise Money Management for ADHD
11:18

Have you heard these before?

Your electricity will be cut off next week!

Late fee!

Who's been there a time or seventy three?

Managing our money is a huge struggle for the ADHD brain. In this series, we straight talk strategies to keep ourselves in control of our dollars and out of trouble!

Let go of the fear and stress that we get from even thinking about our bills by building a system to keep our bills from falling through the cracks.

We don't have to be a bill-paying kung fu master; our goal is to have a simple plan in place to avoid the bill collectors from a-calling. Choose which method works best for you and let's get this accomplished. No more bills arriving on pink paper! Adulting, check!

 
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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 08, 2019
E023: How to Stop Overdrawing Your Bank Account: Wise Money Management for ADHD
11:16

Are you tired of Declined!, Overdraft Fee!, Money slipping through our fingers like sand? Managing our money is a huge struggle for the ADHD brain. In this series, we are straight talking strategies to keep ourselves in control of our dollars and out of trouble! After years in the banking industry, I've seen my share of overdrawn accounts and fees. I share my tried and true tricks and tips to keep your account above zero. Have a listen to see which ones will work for you and then set up that back up plan for when the doodoo hits the fan.

 
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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Aug 01, 2019
E022: How to Save Money in Your Savings Account: Savings First - Wise Money Management for ADHD
15:52

Budgets, bills, and impulse buys, oh my! Managing our money is a huge struggle for the ADHD brain. In this upcoming series, we're going to straight talk strategies to keep ourselves in control of our dollars and out of trouble! Let's talk practical steps that you can do today to set up your future self for success. Creating a plan to build your savings account can be set it and forget it, KISS. Let's do these now and check off your adulting for the day!

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 25, 2019
E021: How to Build A New Habit, Even When It Feels Too Hard
09:40

Why does it take so dang long to learn anything (and I mean, everything) new?!? When we are learning a new skill, we want it to be automatic. But it's not! It takes a long time to solidify any new routine, habit, skill, etc. Instead of getting frustrated at ourselves or our kids, let's view it like potty training. Together, let's make a plan on how to get it done with motivation, patience, and persistence.  We're going to implement, Mama! All good things are worth the wait. And the good news is that my podcast doesn't require you to clean any poop. 

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 18, 2019
E020: Overwhelmed by Big Projects? Try Baby Steps and Persistence! Itty Bitty Project Wins
12:32
Big projects are so overwhelming! Add in ADHD and the task seems insurmountable. Today we are breaking down how to eat that elephant in small bites and reminding ourselves to celebrate when we've finished something, no matter how small. YAY! We don't have to change the world in one day; we can change it over time! Because you are persistent, hard-working, and grinding out the tough stuff because you have a plan in place. You can do this!
 
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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 11, 2019
E019: Traveling with Small Children: Air Travel Tips and Tricks for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
37:16

Let's do scary things together!  This episode is all of my tried and true tips, tricks, and opinions on how to air travel with your tiny humans, from birth through age 4.  It is so worth all of the tantrums, crying (both you and your children), jet lag, and delayed airplane flights in order to create amazing family memories.  Because let's be honest...we're dealing with the crying and tantrums anyways, so we may as well do it somewhere fun with panoramic views, am I right? So book that plane ticket and let's go!

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jul 04, 2019
E018: How to Prioritize and Let Go of Perfectionism; Developing a Balance Mindset
16:07

Chasing "work-life balance" has only appeared in the hot topics list for the last 30 years or so. Is finding a balance between the weight of motherhood, the stress of work, and seeking a joyful life even possible? Let's flip the conversation and discuss how we can pursue a balance mindset! Release the overwhelming and exhausting goal of to-do list perfectionism and we'll focus on pursuing your priorities that truly matter. 

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jun 27, 2019
E017: Do You Have ADHD? How to Get an Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Find the Right Doctor to Help You
15:54

Now that I've been doing this podcast for a minute, this question comes along often. Do you want a five question quiz that tells you a definitive yes/no answer? Well, our brains are a little more complex than that. I'm no doctor, but let me point you in the right direction and help you figure out the right doctor that can help you find out if you have ADHD. Getting the right diagnosis from a qualified and experienced professional is the first step in your journey to healing and a joy filled life. 

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Jun 20, 2019
E016: What's it like inside an ADHD brain? How do you explain ADHD
13:57
My good friend asked me to explain what is it like to have ADHD, so I'm doing my best to explain the chaos inside my brain. How can I concentrate on anything with this level of commotion? Good question. Sometimes I wonder myself, ha! I also share a few ideas on how to calm the storm inside, like ADHD medication, routines, life skills, white noise and a whole lot of trial & error. 
Jun 13, 2019
E015: Take Care of Yourself: Try Something New! An unconventional ADHD treatment
19:16

"You learn courage by couraging." Mary Daly. I started swim lessons this week at the ripe old age of 37. After I explain how I impulsively got myself into this mess, I want to show how we can role model bravery for our kids, and how this situation parallels the new and scary things we ask of our kids quite often. How can we overcome what's holding us back? Especially fear! What if I look stupid? What if I am terrible? Let's let go of our perfectionism, step out of our comfort zones, embrace bravery, and figure it out together. It's never too late to try something new! 

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Jun 06, 2019
E014: Take Care of Yourself: Work in that Workout: Exercise is a powerful ADHD treatment
20:13
Who has time for exercise? You, successful mama, you do. Let's look at why movement is helpful for the ADHD brain, and how you can use exercise as part of your well-rounded ADHD treatment plan. We'll overcome the hurdles holding you back and get that workout on the calendar. The first step to making exercise a priority is having a plan so that the big goal is broken down into manageable and doable baby steps. 
 
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May 30, 2019
E013: ADHD Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown: A raw and honest look at shame and how we can overcome the negative self talk
11:24

Brene Brown, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Honestly, she kinda lost me in the beginning of the book, and then it came full circle and I figured out why all that discussion at the front end was life-changing.  As a shame researcher, Brene gives practical advice on how identify, and subsequently counter, shame. A must-read for all who are struggling with shame-ridden secrets rotting away at our insides, which I am pretty sure is 99% of us.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
May 23, 2019
E012: Take Care of Yourself: Making Time for Me Time when you are a Busy Mom with ADHD
14:33

We moms are the worst at taking time for ourselves. Well, as the saying goes, you can't pour from an empty cup.  And you surely can't pour from an empty cup for the next 18 years and expect great results. So let's figure out what re-energizes you and overcome the obstacles that are keeping you from spending some time on yourself. Self-care is not a bad word. And because you need a little me time to preserve your sanity, sweet mama.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
May 16, 2019
E011: Is ADHD an Explanation or Excuse? It's not the easy way out.
06:13

ADHD explains a lot of why we do what we do and why we are the way we are. But there is a fine line between explaining why we do (or don't do) something, and allowing ourselves to use that explanation to habitually excuse ourselves from improving. Are you struggling with this like I am? Just a little self-conviction this week.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
May 09, 2019
E010: How to be Less Late: An ADHD Guide for improving timeliness when you are time blind
22:13

While obviously the goal is to be on time, let's take some baby steps and be a little less late. We will look at why we are frequently running late, discuss executive functions involved in the project of leaving your house with kids in tow, find our motivation to make changes, and walk through a few skills, like counting up the minutes you truly need to walk out that door calmly with everything you need.  If you're as time blind as I am, you'll want to ask for help in completing this homework, since chances are you were overly optimistic (a.k.a. mindbogglingly incorrect) in your estimations. 

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
May 02, 2019
E009: Why Can't Other People Understand ADHD?!? It's beyond frustrating!
13:08

It's ridiculously hard for people to understand what they can not see.  So what can we do to help our loved ones understand what's going on in our ADHD brains? Spoiler Alert: It is not an easy answer.

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Apr 25, 2019
E008: My Arriving Home Routine: Easy Routines for Moms with ADHD for Calm Evenings and Smooth Mornings
06:34

Today I'm explaining what I do when I walk in the door after a long day. Before the chaos begins, I take a few minutes to sort the clutter of backpacks, diaper bags, lunch boxes, and work bags, and prepare for the next day. This gives me less to do before bed, and keeps the to do list short in the mornings.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Apr 18, 2019
E007: 9 Tidying Habits of Naturally Organized People: Developing the Habit of the Constant State of Tidying and Organizing
14:55

I study naturally organized people like it's my job.  In this episode, I share 9 ways I've implemented their habits of constantly tidying into my life, which help keep my house relatively organized and most tasks accomplished in a timely fashion.

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Apr 11, 2019
E006: Hugs After Sad News: It's okay to have a hard day!
06:14

Forgive my stuffy nose as I tearfully send you big hugs if you are having a hard day, too.  When your best friend is moving away, it's just as hard in your 30's as it was when you were a child. Let's wallow for a bit and then put on our big girl pants together. 

We can do hard things, mama.

Apr 04, 2019
E005: ADHD Book Review of The Disorganized Mind by Nancy Ratey, A practical guide to ADHD self coaching
10:33

A podcast of encouragement and strategy on how to make your motherhood with ADHD better day by day. Patricia recommends and shares her thoughts and opinions of The Disorganized Mind by Nancy Ratey.  If you're ready to get started with ADHD coaching but aren't ready to invest your dollars, this may be a good place to start.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Mar 28, 2019
E004: First Steps for moms with ADHD attention deficit disorder, Part 4
11:48

A podcast of encouragement and strategy on how to make your motherhood with ADHD better day by day. Today on Motherhood in ADHD, we are discussing first steps. In Part 4, Patricia shares a rapid fire list of strategies and ideas you can use to make positive changes quickly.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Mar 21, 2019
E003: First Steps for moms with ADHD attention deficit disorder, Part 3
08:08

A podcast of encouragement and strategy on how to make your motherhood with ADHD better day by day. Today on Motherhood in ADHD, we are discussing first steps. Part 3 covers being honest with yourself, as it will allow you room to grow. Tough to do, but true!

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Mar 14, 2019
E002: First Steps for moms with ADHD attention deficit disorder, Part 2
14:04

A podcast of encouragement and strategy on how to make your motherhood with ADHD better day by day. Today on Motherhood in ADHD, we are discussing first steps. Part 2 discusses outlining what your success story will look like with vision boards and goal setting.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Mar 07, 2019
E001: First Steps for moms with ADHD attention deficit disorder, Part 1
13:23

A podcast of encouragement and strategy on how to make your motherhood with ADHD better day by day. Today on Motherhood in ADHD, we are discussing first steps. In Part 1, I'm explaining why it's so important to obtain a professional diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, understand how your ADHD brain functions, and find a few cheerleaders to keep spirits up. Community and connection are vital for women with ADHD.

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I also put together a free list of my favorite resources for ADHD mamas; snag that there, too.
Feb 28, 2019