10 of My Strategies for Coping With ADHD


I have ADHD.  Yes, I know – I’ve only mentioned it a million times.  You know why I do? It’s not for sympathy.  It’s not for attention.  It’s because it’s a big part of who I am.  It affects everything I do!!!  And I hope that by sharing my struggles and victories I can encourage others. That’s why I decided to write this post.  It’s a little different than the ADD/ADHD posts I’ve written in … [Read more...]

How to Remember to Close the Garage Door

garage door

Have you ever driven away from your house only to ask yourself, “Did I close the garage door?”  And no matter how hard you tried to remember, you just couldn’t?  So even though you really didn’t have time, you turned around and went back to check.  And, of course, it was closed. I know I’m not the only one who does this.  I’ve heard other people talk about it.  But I get tired of doing it.  I … [Read more...]

Are Batteries a Fire Hazard? They Can Be!


I knew there was a reason I didn’t like 9 volt batteries – besides the fact that they’re expensive and annoying to install.  They can also be a fire hazard. I had no idea about this until I posted a link to an older article of mine about battery storage and a reader mentioned this issue with 9 volts. The problem is that a 9 volt battery has the positive and negative posts on top of the … [Read more...]

Need an Extra Table Sometimes?

Folding table

Have you ever had one of those times when you needed seating for 18 but your table only fit 8?  Or you had a big project to do but you didn’t want to cover your dining room table for three weeks while you worked on it.  Or you needed a place to fold your laundry or sort a pile of papers?  I’ve dealt with all those scenerios in the past with a great amount of frustration.   I just didn’t have a … [Read more...]

How to Stock the Perfect Kitchen


That was a trick title because there’s actually no right or wrong way to stock a kitchen.  When people are setting up their first kitchen, they often want to know exactly what they need.  That’s a valid question and there are some items that definitely should be included in that first kitchen.  But the perfect kitchen is going to be exactly what YOU need and that’s going to be different for each … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why I Pile Instead of File


When it comes to paperwork, I’m a piler.  I’m not proud of it.  I’m pretty organized in every other area of my life but my desk is usually a mess.  I don’t want it that way, I just don’t seem able to do anything about it.  If I was a piler because I was lazy or didn’t care, I wouldn’t worry about it.  But I’m not lazy and I do care and I DON’T WANT TO BE A PILER. So, as is my custom, I … [Read more...]

My Name is Patty and I Have ADHD: This is My Story

Ducks in a Row

My name is Patty and I have self-diagnosed ADHD.  My budget and health insurance never allowed me the opportunity to go for an official diagnosis.  Recently I’ve thought about going anyway but decided it would be a waste of time and money since I know without a doubt that I have it.  An official diagnosis would be nice but isn’t necessary. In case you’re wondering why I’m telling you this, it’s … [Read more...]