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Katy Rollins juggles a family of five, a herd of pets, social compulsions galore, a mortgage, and two small businesses.  "Some call it entrepreneurship," she says. "I call it creating a living from doing what I love with an ADHD brain."

posted: Sunday March 23rd - 9:22pm

Taking One for the Team, ADHD Mom-Style

cat, adhd and animals, pet therapy
I woke up this morning to the painfully annoying sensation of one of my 14-year old cats gently flexing his claws into my cheek. After 14 years, you’d think he woulda figured out that the claw-flex only annoys the piss out of me and doesn’t generally spur me into action. This morning was an exception because when I opened my eyes to spit expletives at Cat...
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posted: Thursday January 2nd - 11:06am

I Hate Calendars — Paper, Electronic, All Kinds

Learning to use a calendar is like continuing education for ADHDers like me.

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A much younger best buddy of mine asked me a hilarious question the other night: “So how old were you when you finally embraced religious calendar use?” I responded, “What — you mean like an advent calendar?” Then I realized that’s not what she meant. She actually thought I’d somehow mastered the art of using a calendar. You know, a calendar — that perfectly “normal” tool that...
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posted: Monday September 16th - 10:10am

Putting the Labor in Labor Day

painting the wall purple
We all recently enjoyed a holiday weekend. What does your average American ADHDer do at the suggestion of a holiday weekend? I don’t know about the rest of you people, but I freak out. I completely freak out. It is commonly held that there are three sub-types of ADHD, inattentive, hyperactive, and combined. I contend that there are four. I am the workaholic type. I knew that...
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posted: Thursday July 25th - 3:17pm

When Meds Break the Budget

Health Insurance for ADHD
As much as I love to keep things light, funny, and entertaining, sometimes life is neither light, funny, nor entertaining. And if you happen to have ADHD, you are likely to have even less of a sense of humor about life’s frustrations, when they smack you right upside the head. One of the realities of being a small business owner in the early stages of growing my...
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posted: Thursday July 18th - 2:15pm

The Problem with Planning Ahead

Floating Clocks, ADHD and procrastination
There’s a funny thing I’ve learned in the past few years. See, about...wow, about four years ago now, I called a community mental health center and said, “I’m pretty sure I have ADHD and an anxiety disorder. Who do I talk to?" Once a trio of specialists interviewed me and put me through a battery of questions, I received my diagnosis. At that point, I began therapy...
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posted: Wednesday April 3rd - 11:01am

Launching a Line without Losing My Marbles

I could backtrack right now and give you a full biography detailing the history of how I got to this point, but I think it better to just pull you in right here where I happen to be standing. Life is more fun when you just dump yourself in every once in a while. I am launching a new clothing line next week, and I am WAY...
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