Not Up For Debate


What happens when a teenage boy with ADHD takes up cross examination in high school debate? I’ve never seen anything like it. Here’s the next installment of the Clark Chronicles.

I get around.


‘Round, ’round, get around, I get around, yeah. Today, I have guest posts on two sites. Click through for the links, and for goodness’ sake people, show them the love over on {a mom’s view of ADHD} and Truthfully Speaking. Thanks!

Poo Poo on You.


We asked Clark to do four chores. For three of them, he had excuses. The kicker was the dog poo.

Rollercoastering


Up. Down. Down. Up. On a rollercoaster, your heart is in your throat most of the time. That is what life with teenage ADHD feels like to me. Ah, That Boy.

Confessions of a Guilt-Stricken Mom: Loving My ADHD Son


Most people describe me as a hard-charger, as she-who-knows no fear. But I am scared of something – I am scared to face my feelings about the missed opportunities to help my ADHD son Clark, and the times others have scarred (or helped) him.

The Unstoppable Force That is Clark


A short post about his life in which Clark does not remove any springs from the lawnmower.

Announcing My Collaboration in {a mom’s view of ADHD}


Announcing my collaboration in “a mom’s view of ADHD.” I’m pretty fired up. Clark wants to know if this means even more people will hear about the lacrosse gloves incident, but I told him I felt certain it would not. So, maybe I lied. Oops.

I’m worn out just thinking about it.


13-hour lock-ins with 3-a-day football practices in 107-degree heat index should have turned Clark the ADHD Wonder Kid into a zoned-out zombie. They didn’t. Whaddya know.

The Best of the Clark Chronicles: Happy 15th, Clark!


Clark the ADHD Wonder Kid somehow survived another year…happy birthday, son.

The other stuff in Clark’s room besides the swimsuit magazine under his mattress.


Oh, the things you find in a 15-year old boy’s room…

I’m pretty sure this is inappropriate.


Quick! Somebody call Child Protective Services. My children are being corrupted.

That Boy is My Heart


Oh, the exquisite pain of motherhood…the love so deep that even the passing thought of something marring the perfection of our child’s life feels like the squeeze of a garlic press to our maternal hearts. We want to give them an easy time in life, to prevent the boo-boo’s, not just kiss them away. I feel this way for each of my kids.

But one is special – I can’t pretend otherwise. My 15-year old son Clark is ADHD. And that boy is my heart.

It Takes All Kinds of Minds


Wow, what a great summer series running on All Kinds of Minds’ website.  The folks at AKOM are experts in teaching/education. This awesome summer series explores common learning challenges — how to identify if students are competent or struggling in key areas — and advises educators how they can help students with these issues.  If … Continue reading

Punishing an ADHD Child in School Doesn’t Work, Accommodations Do


What works in school with an ADHD child? What doesn’t? Hear it from the ADHD Momma herself, Penny Williams.

“I love you but I’ll have to kill you now,” she said.


That darn Clark. All he had to do was spend 20 short minutes mowing the grass and everything would have been fine. But my 14-year old ADHD son Clark navigates life with a faulty GPS. That doesn’t explain all his choices. In fact, some defy explanation altogether.

My New Motherhood


When you set out to have children, you wish for a healthy and happy baby. You may hope for a girl or hope for a boy, but you know either is great as long as it is healthy. While you may have fleeting fears of illness or disability during pregnancy, you plan for a “normal” child unless someone tells you otherwise. From Guest Blogger Penny Williams of http://adhdmomma.blogspot.com/.

Changing my blog name: “My kids are way worse than yours!”


My kids are way worse than yours. Just kidding. Sort of.

ADHD: Pesticides to Blame?


A recent study suggests a link between ADHD and pesticides. Whether this link is causal or not, I don’t know, but who can argue that it isn’t wise to know as much as you can about your food, what’s on it, and where it came from?

Clark-a-palooza!


What do you get when you combine my ADHD son Clark with 750 screaming teenagers, 65 robots and 10 pounds of face paint?

Gaming ADHD


This week on Road to Joy we celebrate the positive impact of a non-gaming yet game-like activity in my ADHD son’s life: becoming the driver of the robot for his high school robotics team. We will take a serious look at the issue today, and we will laugh together on Wednesday, when I post the … Continue reading

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