ADDing to the mayhem: momx3 with adhd

We put the fun in dysfunctional

#ADHD in pictures.. — July 6, 2015

#ADHD in pictures..

So, #Bitstrips makes it easier to bring to you the mayhem inside our living quarters.

I found that it’s almost the simplest idea ever.. Only had one or two issues. #Bitstrips doesn’t allow you to make more than one character. I used my resource (#Google), my BFF, and came up with Bitstrips for Schools/education. Technically, I am using it to educate the public.. So, there! Well, the second issue is that it costs after your trial is over. Sadly, mine is coming to an end. I really wish it were free for advacates (that, typically, aren’t paid). I feel compelled to do this especially because it appeals to everyone plus, it tells a story and allows you to see how the characters interact in the scenes. Which, to me, is way more interesting than just telling your story “the normal way”.
Anyway..
Last November, my kids and I decided to take a family picture. I’d actually planned on the weekend before the shoot but as #ADHD has it, that’s not very uncommon. So, it was interesting. My sister did the picture-taking because no one else would’ve been able to, frankly.
The basic idea was for her to just take a picture when all of us were looking at her, at the same time. Some were good and others were, well, funny.
Now, the reason for me disclosing this info (again) is because I happen to create a sort-of out take type thing as a visual.
It was soooo not funny as we were taking the pics but looking back, it’s pretty humorous.

So, I give you:
My tribute to our homemade portrait!

#ADHDHumor #ADHDFamily #ADHDKids #ADHDMom #ADHDBitstrips #Bitstrips

Key concepts in executive functioning (#EFD & #ADD/ADHD) — July 29, 2015

Key concepts in executive functioning (#EFD & #ADD/ADHD)

Key concepts in executive functioning (EFD & ADD/ADHD)

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.


When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.


Executive function and self-regulation skills depend on three types of brain function: working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control. These functions are highly interrelated. Each type of skill draws on elements of the others, and the successful application of executive function skills requires them to operate in coordination with each other.

  • Working memory governs our ability to retain and manipulate distinct pieces of information over short periods of time.
  • Mental flexibility helps us to sustain or shift attention in response to different demands or to apply different rules in different settings.
  • Self-control enables us to set priorities and resist impulsive actions or responses.

Read THIS for more in depth insights into the adhd brain!

The #AdhdBlogger — July 24, 2015

The #AdhdBlogger

Hey!!
So, yeah-
The #AdhdBlogger.. Well, before starting my blog, I was skeptical because I wasn’t sure I could post regularly.
I ended up coming up with a few topics right off the bat. I got to thinking, “Yeah! I can totally do this (newly medicated and all)!”
Well, I did good for a few months then (my little girl began her ADHD symptoms and) I kind of fell off.
Long story short- My 3 #adhdkids play off one another like no one’s business.. So, where my oldest is more mild in his symptoms, the other two badger (for lack of a better word) each other until it’s like WWIIII or something.
Needless to say, I needed to pay more attention to them- especially due to (summer break and) schedule changes, lack of routines etc. I should be good to go with regular posting by late August (when school begins).
Okay, so, the main reason for my “short story” is I came across other #adhdbloggers and noticed that I’m not the only one that says, “I’m totally going to post like 5o million times!”.. then winds up not posting for almost a year!!
Haha! So, here’s something to dedicate to those, like myself, that get wrapped up in random (family) mayhem!!

I hope you enjoy the upcoming blog posts (and the meme)!

#adhdma #adhdmommy #adhdkids #adhdchildren #adhdmayhem #adhdchaos #adhdmoments
#addingtothemayhemmomx3withadhd #hashtagmuch #random #adhdrandom #totallyADD #totallyADDmom #adhdmommyblog #tenfour

Over & Out!! ❤

Here and there.. (because, yeah, #ADHD) — July 9, 2015
All my trips to the store… — July 4, 2015
Omg! Been a whi….le! — June 23, 2015

Omg! Been a whi….le!

Omg! I have totally neglected my responsibility to my people!! I am so sorry to those that were keeping up with my posts. Life had gotten so crazy and it was hard to barely accomplish getting my feet to hit the floor in the morning! It was pretty bad, there, for a while. I have some serious catching up to do. I will be uploading loads of new and helpful #ADHD info and links to the pages and a bit of humor (because I love funnies) meme style! Some created by myself and some other random finds!
I hope this hasn’t negatively affected my audience too much.
#ADHDproblems #ADHDMomwithmoreissuesthanADDitudeMagazine

Coffee addiction?! — February 27, 2015
Start Your Day With A Bang! — February 18, 2015

Start Your Day With A Bang!

60 Positive Self Affirmations to Use Daily

(with examples)

Today, I feel…

(Examples to get you going)

  • Absolutely
  • Significantly
  • Undoubtedly
  • Undeniably
  • Unquestionably
  • Posolutely
  • Downright
  • In no uncertain terms…

(Then, pick from this list of descriptive terms)
Adventurous

Ambitious
Authentic
Awesome

Big-hearted
Blessed
Brave
Bright
Capable
Clever
Competent
Courageous
Creative
Delightful
Dependable
Deserving
Distinguished
Dreamy
Dynamic
Electric
Mindful
Optimistic
Passionate
Peaceful
Playful
Powerful
Present
Relaxed
Resourceful
Empowered

Fascinating
Fearless
Genuine
Gracious
Happy
Hopeful
Huggable
Illuminated
Insightful
Inspired
Intriguing
Intuitive
Knowledgeable
Level-headed
Liberated
Loving
Luminous
Satisfied
Silly
Sparkling
Splendiferous
Stellar
Strong
Talented
Thoughtful
Unshakeable
Unstoppable
Valued
Whimsical
Worthy

After you choose which words WILL describe you, each day, write a sentence or two and tape it to your mirror or another place that you will constantly be in eye contact with.
This is very important for those with low self esteem, for anyone that needs positive start to the day or someone that just needs a little encouraging.
Take the time to write your positive statements and see how much it improves, well, EVERYTHING!

#ADHD #adhdhelp

My blog’s mission: — February 16, 2015

My blog’s mission:

The basic concept:

My mission (reason) for the creation of this blog is to help fellow AD(H)D’rs in all categories we tend to have trouble with.
I want all of you to understand that you’re not alone in the struggle and by helping you understand, I will share with you my daily struggles, battles and chaos (of course) that goes along with being an ADD mom with 3 AD(h)D kids.
Upon reading the about section, you will have read, “ADDing to the Mayhem: Mom x3 with AD(H)D.” This is the title of my blog and it should give you an idea of the content I will be posting.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea what a blog was or why people did it. I did some researching and found they can be helpful and informational. That’s exactly what my life’s mission is (to help others).
After I sought medication (and after it began to have an affect), I realized just how much trouble I was having on a daily basis (before Vyvanse) and I figured, “If I’m having all these issues, all the other (like-minded) individuals must be struggling, as well.”
Who better to offer information than someone who’s been there?! I want to open up about my (life’s) experiences, life as a single mother that just so happens to have ADD, the mayhem that follows (the life of a mother of) 3 AD(H)D children and how this mom survives it and lastly, how I stay on a VERY tight budget.

The response I want from followers:

I want everyone to feel at ease. To think- “Phew, I thought that was only me!” I want everyone to know that I empathize on a higher level and that’s why I feel I can help. I want you to “feel the love” (and I don’t mean, go outside and hug some trees) through my posts. I’m only doing this out of love for people, like myself, that have constantly struggled and that are just too tired to look for answers.

Life’s too short to be uneasy everyday and worry about every single little task at hand.
If I can make it easier for you, that is what I’m about.
So, very simply, I’ll be a great source for information and if you allow me, I’ll be an awesome resource for a good laugh.
To conclude this (very lengthy) post, I am here, for anyone that needs a friend or wants to talk with someone like themselves that, (might I add) will be able to offer great and inspiring advice.

If you want to get to know me better, here are some sources:
Pinterest (my interests): Pinterest.com/karig634
Facebook: Facebook.com/kari.hogan.33
Or you can email me @:
karig634@gmail.com

My AD(h)D Life: Uncut — February 10, 2015

My AD(h)D Life: Uncut

#ADHDLife #ADHDMom #ADHDChaos

Life as an A.D.D. mom (with other unique brain chemistry dysfunctions) is anything but simple.
In fact, sometimes, even manageable is hard to obtain.
Don’t get me wrong, my kids are awesome and I wouldn’t change them for the world but, they dissolve my energy massively! I’m constantly saying to one (or more), “HEY!, STOP THAT!”.. “Is your homework finished?”… “Why do you feel the need to climb on the counters?!” Then, “Where’s your tablet?!” “Go play it!” Lol. My jaw is, literally, throbbing by dinnertime. However, when I’m not multitasking, I will get in there and discipline them the ‘right’ way.
Anyway, I decided, it’d be a good idea to SHOW you versus telling you! I’ve Bitstripped myself and then created a comic strip. It is somewhat exaggerated but, it gives it a little sense of funny, or so I think.
Keep in mind, I did say they’re exaggerated. I’d never put my kids in a position to get hurt or even die. It’s solely for fun and laughs.
They do some off-the-wall things, but never too over the top. You know that when you have AD(h)D kids, you MUST keep a close, constant eye on them- anything is possible!
I’m rambling. Without further banter, let’s get to the ‘comic bit’ called, Kari-toon!

ADDing to the mayhem!
ADDing to the mayhem!