Growing up, I knew I was different and that things didn’t come as easily for me as it did for others. I woke up one day, tired of having self-hate because I couldn’t understand why I did or said certain things. Ultimately, I was suffering from an identity crisis. At the young age of 34, I decided to do something about it, and I was diagnosed with ADHD. I can honestly say, at that very moment, life started making sense. In my journey of rediscovering myself, I’m learning how to make adjustments that I see fit to better cope with my diagnosis and trying to see the better side of things. As I continue on my path of discovery, I’ve learned that there are some cool things that come with having ADHD that you can use to your advantage, especially as a mom!
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is like a never-ending rollercoaster ride that never stops for a breather. As a mom with ADHD, you may find yourself juggling between multiple tasks, trying to keep up with the energy of your kids, and still managing to stay sane! It’s a real challenge, but there are some unexpected upsides to having ADHD as a mom.
First off, your hyperactive tendencies can be a real asset when it comes to keeping up with your little ones. You’re always on the move, ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Whether it’s chasing your toddler around the house or playing tag in the park, you’ve got the energy to keep up with them (most of the time).
Your impulsivity can also come in handy when it comes to making decisions. Who has time to sit around and weigh the pros and cons of every little thing? As a mom with ADHD, you’re not afraid to take risks and try new things. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn’t, but at least you’re never bored!
And let’s not forget about your creativity. As a mom with ADHD, you’re always thinking outside the box. You come up with the most creative solutions to problems, like turning a cardboard box into a spaceship or using a paper towel roll as a megaphone. Who needs expensive toys when you’ve got an imagination like yours?
Of course, having ADHD can also be a real challenge. It can be hard to stay organized, remember important things, and stay focused on tasks. But hey, nobody’s perfect! As a mom with ADHD, you’ve learned to embrace your quirks and find ways to work around them.
So, to all the moms out there with ADHD, keep on truckin’. You may be a little scatterbrained, but you’re also energetic, creative, and always up for a challenge. And at the end of the day, that’s what makes you an amazing mom.