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Chasing Kites: New Book by Tom Nardone

Posted on April 29, 2017

I just read Tom Nardone’s new book,Chasing Kites: A Memoir About Growing Up With ADHD.” Just when you think you know a lot about your own field (ADHD), a book like this comes along. I gained another 20 years of experience just reading Tom’s candid and honest reflection of his personal struggles, starting with his earliest childhood years of being bullied and taunted, to finding his niche’ (temporarily) in the service, to his struggles in finding the right job for him, and finally finding the woman of his dreams. I urge all of you to pick up this book and follow Tom’s journey. You will not forget it. And you certainly will learn from it.

Check it out HERE.  

It’s Spring! Let’s Get Organized!

Posted on April 27, 2017

There’s something in the air and it’s not Superman, but you can *feel* like Superman by making that first step in getting your home/office in order by starting your spring cleaning. I’m not asking you to clear out your entire house- let’s be realistic. We have ADHD. If we get through one closet, that is progress!

I have my eye on the paper shredder below. My biggest clutter problem is paper related and it’s time to be more careful about personal information finding it’s way into the trash. Ready to de-clutter with me? Check these great items from Amazon- some are on sale if you act quickly.

How Fidgets Can Calm you Down and Help with Focus

Posted on April 25, 2017

We know now that fidgeting can help with focus and calming yourself (or your child) down. When I’m on the phone, I simply cannot focus on the conversation. In the old days, I’d play with a paperclip (and end up stabbing myself, usually), but now there are tons of fidget toys out there. Now I use something similar to the mesh squishy ball and find that I can sit longer and not drift off into space while on the phone.

Check out the fidgets below to see which would work best for you-

Can’t Wake Up? Try These Alarm Clocks!

Posted on April 20, 2017

It’s almost expected that if you have ADHD, you’ll have a hard time waking up. Here’s a tip: place one alarm clock near your bed, one across the room (so you have to get up to turn it off) and one even further away, maybe in your bathroom or closet.

Or try one of these super loud or otherwise helpful alarm clocks to get you OUT of bed!

Terry’s Favorite ADHD Products on Amazon

Posted on April 14, 2017

How To Set Up Your Bill Paying Station! 

Posted on April 13, 2017


Finally! A One Stop Bill Paying Station!

I love this. As soon as the bills arrive in the mail, mark each envelope with the due date, then toss them in a folder putting them in order of when they’re due. Use another folder for the statement/receipt, to be filed weekly (or daily if you are more organized than me).

The horizontal trays can be used for stamps and envelopes.
Oh, I can think of a lot of ways this organizer can be used.

I’ve chosen more organizing products that will help you jump into spring more organized, more calm. 

Where? Right HERE

PS. Need help getting started and sticking with it? Join The Queens of Distraction. We’ll get you going and keep you there! 

ADHD in Women Often Misdiagnosed

Posted on April 11, 2017



Hour Magazine (Detroit) just published this article, ADHD in Women Often Misdiagnosed, written by Pam Houghton. Both Sari Solden and I were interviewed for the piece, which I think was very well written and explains the struggles women with ADHD face. Read it HERE

My Favorite ADD Friendly Wallet for Women

Posted on April 06, 2017

My Favorite Wallet!



SkinnyWalletYikes- somehow, the red skinny wallet I shared disappeared from my webpage! So here it is- I have used it for years and it still doesn’t show any trace of wear or tear.

You can get yours HERE.




Organizing Resources to Help with the Clutter

Posted on April 06, 2017


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Terry’s Top Picks for ADHD Resources

Posted on April 02, 2017

I’m always searching for products that will help you with your ADHD. Below are some ideas that I either use myself or that have caught my eye. Check out the blue Boogie Board, for example- that sits on my counter where I keep notes to my family, reminders on what I need to buy at the grocery store, etc.

We’re using Tile Mate here at the Matlen residence. So far, we’ve found iPhones, chargers and more. See what catches your eye, below.

Still need help implementing these organizing tools? Join me at the Queens of Distraction where we work as a team- online- to get things done. Clutter- be gone!

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