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
E115: Does your menstrual cycle affect your ADHD? Hormones, periods, and ADHD symptoms
24:50All 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: The ADHD Enclave Glowing Period Tracking App Hormones for Life Article PubMed Article - Prevalence of hormone-related mood disorder symptoms in women with ADHD Healthline Article - How to Work with Your Period, Not Against It YouTube Video - Your Menstrual Cycle Is More Than Just Your Period OurBodies Ourselves Article Medical News Today Article - How can your period affect bowel movements? Links Use these links to save on products I mentioned today: $10 Toward your purchase of Thinx Period Panties $5 Off Flex Click here for transcription.
E114: Struggling at Work? How to Overcome and Succeed in Business and Life with ADHD: Live with Jessi Romero of ADHD Female Entrepreneurs
27:47If 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! Click here for transcription. Links to things we talked about on today's show: Project Management Tools: Click up Asana Notion Google Docs Jessi's IG Post w/ Chrome Extension Info Momentum Books we suggested: Atomic Habits - James Clear Smarter-Faster-Better - Charles Duhigg Podcast Jessi Recommends: Jim Fortin Podcast
E113: Struggling at Work? How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Overwhelm, and Job Interviews: Live with Jessi Romero of ADHD Female Entrepreneurs
31:23Would 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! Click here for transcription.
E112: The #1 Reason Your Day Feels Chaotic and Out of Control as a Mom with ADHD
17:05Scatterbrained. 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 Click here for transcription.
BONUS: Is Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms for Me?
13:52Several 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!
E111: Are You Ready to MASTER Time Management as an ADHD Mom?
19:32Does 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. :) Sign up today: bit.ly/adhdframework Click here for transcription.
E110: The REAL Reason You Aren’t Hitting Your Goals as a Mom with ADHD with Jessica Heimsoth
33:03Ouch! 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! Click here for transcription.
E109: Will ADHD Coaching Work for Me? How to Choose the Right ADHD Life Coach with Jessica Heimsoth
27:01What 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! Click here for show notes and transcription.
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. Click here for show notes and transcription.
E107: How to Make Motherhood Easier with Allie Casazza: Minimalism and ADHD
29:50Organization 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. Click here for show notes and transcription.