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Frank's an ex-TV writer, now sandwich-generation ADHD homemaker with a wife, two kids, a dog, and an eighty-something mother-in-law in a house that won’t stay clean. He writes here to try to figure out what’s going on there.

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posted: Thursday December 15th - 10:27am

Notes from an ADHD Christmas Crash-Test Dummy

I am crazy. That is not debatable. But what's so strange about wanting my daughter to believe her ADHD dad is an unruffled, wise, power-tool-handy father figure this holiday season?

"Parenting is the greatest of all hum-a-few-bars-and-I'll-fake-it skills." – Stephen King, Duma Key I can't exactly see where I'm going while carrying this seven-foot pine tree, but I keep moving ahead to the Christmas tree check-out shack with our prize. My 16-year-old daughter, Coco, is behind me carrying extra decorating loot we've picked up. My daughter and I both have ADHD with co-morbid short-term memory and temper...
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