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Linda Roggli was diagnosed with ADHD at 45 and writes about her midlife add-ventures with honesty and humor. As she searches for focus, happiness, and a place to put all her stuff, Roggli shares the job of being an ADDiva.

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Archives: June 2009

posted: Tuesday June 30th - 4:19pm

The Name Game

Maybe it’s my ADD, but I still feel like I AM a child! So how am I gonna be a grandma to a little girl who will expect grownups to act like, well, grownups?

Listen to this blog! I spent an hour online this morning, trying to find a nickname I can live with and I’m running out of time. Little Lilly Surratt will make her appearance any day now and I have no idea what to call myself. It’s my first grandbaby and I’m having a little trouble coming to grips with the fact that: a) I am actually...
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posted: Thursday June 18th - 5:15pm

The Buzzzzz About ADHD

I’ve learned to accommodate my ADHD's quirks and demands. But when I start to ignore it, pretend it doesn’t exist, even try to brush it off like a bit of fluff, my ADHD buzzes to life.

Listen to this blog! You know the axiom: “It takes a village to raise a child?” Well, “it takes a party” to get my house and yard clean on the same day! Last night was the annual party for my husband’s lab students. We’ve hosted the event for five or six years, so I have the pre-party To Do list down to a science. Order the Mexican...
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posted: Monday June 1st - 10:06am

The First Post Is the Hardest

Count on me to be forthright, honest and open about my life, as seen through the eyes of a midlife women with "classic" attention deficit disorder.

Listen to this blog as an audio podcast! Never give an ADD woman a choice. It’s agony for me to figure out the "correct" option. I tend to fudge on my decisions by combining tidbits of several possibilities, so the outcome isn’t so black-and-white. I hate black-and-white. It’s so... final. Permanent. Ick. What if I make a mistake? Double ick. So when the web editor at ADDitude magazine...
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