179 episodes

Productivity, Parenting, and Education for Moms with Adult ADHD

Are you overwhelmed by the never-ending to do list of motherhood? Are you burnt out and barely keeping your head above water? Are you confused and frustrated by how all the other moms make it look so easy? And somehow you're still floundering despite trying even harder...

Your purse is as overflowing as your mind, you never feel like a good enough mom, and you don't dare have anyone over to visit to witness your messy home. You just want the best for your kids, but you can't figure out how to manage the chaos, both in your mind and in your house.

Oh, I've been there, mama. Some days, I'm still there. Parenting with ADHD is hard!

We want to be structured for our kids, yet we can't seem to stay consistent even for ourselves. But I'm letting go of everyone else's perception of a "good mom" and stepping into loving who I am a little more each day. Will you join me?

Whether you have ADHD like I do, or think you might, here is your permission slip to let go of the pinterest worthy visions of organization and structure fit for everyone else. Let's do life like our brains do life: creatively, lovingly, and with all your might. Moms with ADHD have a superpower of always trying their best, even when it doesn't pan out.

How do I know? I have known about my ADD for over twenty years, and I want to share all of this hard-earned ADHD knowledge with you, making your adjustment a lot easier and faster than mine was.

What does Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder look like in women? We'll dive into emotional regulation, motivation, executive function, hormones, medication, and natural treatments. Women with ADHD share their diagnosis stories with us, whether inattentive, hyperactive or combined, from childhood through adult diagnoses. We also talk about ADHD's so-called friends like depression, anxiety, addiction, disordered eating, other learning differences, and what I've learned through therapy and CBT.

Science is my jam and learning about how our brains work through the lens of scientific research helps us understand who we are. ADHD is not just for little boys; it looks different in girls.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological medical condition, not an excuse for lazy, stupid, unmotivated people to not live up to our potential. Let's agree to throw that thought in the trash.

Once we understand how our brains work, we can dive into the practical strategies like structuring our day, minimalism, money, nurturing our relationships, daily rhythms, using a planner, and improving our sleep. I want to help you build your version of a joyful family life.

We talk about everything from ADHD to Zebras, because that is how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder works: to us, our thoughts are clearly connected, but non-linear to everyone else. I want you to love being a zebra in a world full of horses. We were born as unique, gorgeous creatures, not meant to blend in with the usual nor mundane.

When we embrace who we are and how our brains work, we can figure out how to live out lives successfully and in turn, lead our families well.

At the end of the day, we just want to be good moms. Spoiler alert: you are already a great mom.

If you're ready to see that with your own two eyes, hit play and listen in as we love ourselves a little more each day of our ADHD lives. ADHD does NOT mean you're doomed to be a hot mess, mama!

You CAN rewrite your story from shame spiral to success story, and I'll be right here beside you to cheer you on!

With love, Patricia Sung, a fellow mama with ADHD

Free Resources and Transcriptions at: motherhoodinadhd.com

Connect with Patricia Sung on Instagram: www.instagram.com/motherhoodinadhd

Join like-minded mamas in our Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherhoodinadhd

Sign up for classes to learn about ADHD: www.successfulasamother.com

Motherhood in ADHD – Parenting with ADHD, Productivity Tips, Brain based Science, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Patricia Sung

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 134 Ratings

Productivity, Parenting, and Education for Moms with Adult ADHD

Are you overwhelmed by the never-ending to do list of motherhood? Are you burnt out and barely keeping your head above water? Are you confused and frustrated by how all the other moms make it look so easy? And somehow you're still floundering despite trying even harder...

Your purse is as overflowing as your mind, you never feel like a good enough mom, and you don't dare have anyone over to visit to witness your messy home. You just want the best for your kids, but you can't figure out how to manage the chaos, both in your mind and in your house.

Oh, I've been there, mama. Some days, I'm still there. Parenting with ADHD is hard!

We want to be structured for our kids, yet we can't seem to stay consistent even for ourselves. But I'm letting go of everyone else's perception of a "good mom" and stepping into loving who I am a little more each day. Will you join me?

Whether you have ADHD like I do, or think you might, here is your permission slip to let go of the pinterest worthy visions of organization and structure fit for everyone else. Let's do life like our brains do life: creatively, lovingly, and with all your might. Moms with ADHD have a superpower of always trying their best, even when it doesn't pan out.

How do I know? I have known about my ADD for over twenty years, and I want to share all of this hard-earned ADHD knowledge with you, making your adjustment a lot easier and faster than mine was.

What does Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder look like in women? We'll dive into emotional regulation, motivation, executive function, hormones, medication, and natural treatments. Women with ADHD share their diagnosis stories with us, whether inattentive, hyperactive or combined, from childhood through adult diagnoses. We also talk about ADHD's so-called friends like depression, anxiety, addiction, disordered eating, other learning differences, and what I've learned through therapy and CBT.

Science is my jam and learning about how our brains work through the lens of scientific research helps us understand who we are. ADHD is not just for little boys; it looks different in girls.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological medical condition, not an excuse for lazy, stupid, unmotivated people to not live up to our potential. Let's agree to throw that thought in the trash.

Once we understand how our brains work, we can dive into the practical strategies like structuring our day, minimalism, money, nurturing our relationships, daily rhythms, using a planner, and improving our sleep. I want to help you build your version of a joyful family life.

We talk about everything from ADHD to Zebras, because that is how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder works: to us, our thoughts are clearly connected, but non-linear to everyone else. I want you to love being a zebra in a world full of horses. We were born as unique, gorgeous creatures, not meant to blend in with the usual nor mundane.

When we embrace who we are and how our brains work, we can figure out how to live out lives successfully and in turn, lead our families well.

At the end of the day, we just want to be good moms. Spoiler alert: you are already a great mom.

If you're ready to see that with your own two eyes, hit play and listen in as we love ourselves a little more each day of our ADHD lives. ADHD does NOT mean you're doomed to be a hot mess, mama!

You CAN rewrite your story from shame spiral to success story, and I'll be right here beside you to cheer you on!

With love, Patricia Sung, a fellow mama with ADHD

Free Resources and Transcriptions at: motherhoodinadhd.com

Connect with Patricia Sung on Instagram: www.instagram.com/motherhoodinadhd

Join like-minded mamas in our Motherhood in ADHD Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherhoodinadhd

Sign up for classes to learn about ADHD: www.successfulasamother.com

    E172: Whats the difference between an IEP and 504 plan? A teacher's explanation

    E172: Whats the difference between an IEP and 504 plan? A teacher's explanation

    What’s the difference between an IEP and a 504 plan?
    While many kids with ADHD do well in school, a much greater percentage struggle to excel.  The system is complicated and confusing. The first step is understanding what your options are. In public schools in the US, there are both 504 plans and IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) to help students with disabilities struggle less.
    Today I’m inviting you into an ADHD coaching call with a mom who asked for help in understanding how to help her son who seems to be doing okay so far… but what about when he doesn’t? 
    While we usually focus on you, the mom, in your coaching call, we often we will discuss your kids because they are who made you a mom! 
    Because I have worked in both public and private middle schools before I became a mom, I want to share with you a simple explanation on the difference between an IEP and a 504 plan. Plus I’m including my two cents on when is a good time to seek out these accommodations for your child. 
    Grab your free ADHD Strategy Guide: My Secret to Overcoming Time Blindness
    To read the transcript and view the show notes visit the Motherhood in ADHD Blog.

    • 14 min
    E171: Thankful for You! 3 Black Friday Deals on Community Courses and Coaching

    E171: Thankful for You! 3 Black Friday Deals on Community Courses and Coaching

    Thank you, sweet mama!
    In the US, it’s Thanksgiving today and I’m so thankful for you and this community.
    And to say thank you, I’m sharing my Black Friday specials today. You can grab them through Cyber Monday with the coupon codes on my website.
    If you’ve been thinking of joining me for a course, community, or coaching in 2023, this weekend is the best time to do it!
    You can join Successful Mama Meetups for a sweet deal, grab a gift certificate for 10%-15% off, or get a PatriciaPay bonus of 10% on your purchase this weekend.
    If you’re not sure what to put on your holiday wish list, might I suggest a gift certificate for next year’s annual ADHD Moms retreat, coaching, or learning more about your ADHD.
    Have a great holiday weekend and I’ll talk to you next week, Successful Mama!
    To read the transcript and view the show notes visit the Motherhood in ADHD Blog.

    • 9 min
    E170: You’re Invited to Successful Mama Meetups - How to Make Your Goal Fun for ADHD: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 4

    E170: You’re Invited to Successful Mama Meetups - How to Make Your Goal Fun for ADHD: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 4

    When you have ADHD, you often know what you should do and why you should do it. And yet, you still don’t do it. Ugh.
    This week on the podcast, I’m sharing a mini-series on Goal Setting with ADHD. But I’m not talking about the usual advice about consistency and breaking it down into steps. You’ve heard all that before. We’re talking about how to make Goal Setting an ADHD-friendly process.
    Episodes 167, 168, and 169 discuss the key ingredients to ADHD-friendly goals. 
    In the final segment of the series, I’m inviting you to join Successful Mama Meetups, beginning December 7th, 2022! Until now, these meetings were only available to my current clients.  As of today, you can join us, too!
    These meetups are a twist on productivity, planning, accountability, and community. You’re invited to meet other moms who get you and understand the struggle, make friends, and build your support system. We meet weekly so you’ll actually make a plan for your week that makes sense for you. And we make it fun cuz how can it not be fun when you get a bunch of ADHD’ers together???
    This weekend you’re invited to join us for a VIP (Very Impulsive Person) special - check your inbox or listen to this week’s episode for details! 
    With a community of ADHD moms to lift you up when you’re struggling, you’re ready to take a baby step forward.
    It is possible to plan your week and achieve it, even with ADHD.
    Sign up at patriciasung.com/meetup
    To read the transcript and view the show notes visit the Motherhood in ADHD Blog.

    • 14 min
    E169: How to Follow Through When You Forget About Your Goal: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 3

    E169: How to Follow Through When You Forget About Your Goal: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 3

    When you have ADHD, you often know what you should do and why you should do it. And yet, you still don’t do it. Ugh.
    This week on the podcast, I’m sharing a mini-series on Goal Setting with ADHD. But I’m not talking about the usual advice about consistency and breaking it down into steps. You’ve heard all that before. We’re talking about how to make Goal Setting an ADHD-friendly process.
    Today is Part 3, following through on your goals. When you tend to forget about the goal you set, how on earth can you stick to it? Here's the answer.
    If you haven’t already listened, go back two episodes and listen to Parts 1 and 2 about planning when you’re not good at planning, and finding your motivation.
    Part 1 - Episode 167: How to Make a Plan When You Stink at Planning: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 1
    Part 2 - Episode 168: How to Find Your Motivation When You Just Don’t Want to Do The Thing: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 2
    Stay tuned for putting it all together tomorrow.
    It is possible to learn how to set a goal, like planning your week, and achieve it, even with ADHD. For the accompanying questions for this mini-series, download the worksheet at patriciasung.com/adhd-goal-setting

    • 26 min
    E168: How to Find Your Motivation When You Just Don’t Want to Do The Thing: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 2

    E168: How to Find Your Motivation When You Just Don’t Want to Do The Thing: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 2

    When you have ADHD, you often know what you should do and why you should do it. And yet, you still don’t do it. Ugh.
    This week on the podcast, I’m sharing a mini-series on Goal Setting with ADHD. But I’m not talking about the usual advice about consistency and breaking it down into steps. You’ve heard all that before. We’re talking about how to make Goal Setting an ADHD-friendly process.
    Today is Part 2, finding your motivation. When you just don’t want to do the thing, how can you tap into that elusive motivation?
    If you haven’t already listened, go back one episode and listen to Part 1 about planning when you’re not good at planning: Episode 167: How to Make a Plan When You Stink at Planning: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 1
    Stay tuned for Part 3 when we’ll discuss follow-through.
    It is possible to learn how to set a goal, like planning your week, and achieve it, even with ADHD. For the accompanying questions for this mini-series, download the worksheet here: patriciasung.com/adhd-goal-setting
    To read the transcript and view the show notes visit the Motherhood in ADHD Blog.

    • 21 min
    E167: How to Make a Plan When You Stink at Planning: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 1

    E167: How to Make a Plan When You Stink at Planning: Goal Setting with ADHD Part 1

    When you have ADHD, you often know what you should do and why you should do it. And yet, you still don’t do it. Ugh.
    This week on the podcast, I’m sharing a mini-series on Goal Setting with ADHD. But I’m not talking about the usual advice about consistency and breaking it down into steps. You’ve heard all that before. We’re talking about how to make Goal Setting an ADHD-friendly process.
    Today is Part 1, planning when you stink at planning. I’m sharing 3 critical ingredients to making an ADHD-friendly plan, so you’re not beating your head against the wall using the advice that doesn’t make sense.
    Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow when we’ll discuss finding your motivation.
    It is possible to learn how to set a goal, like planning your week, and achieve it, even with ADHD.
    For the accompanying questions for this mini-series, download the worksheet at patriciasung.com/adhd-goal-setting
    To read the transcript and view the show notes visit the Motherhood in ADHD Blog.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

ashleylouise* ,

New favorite podcast

What a fantastic podcast! As a mom of five kids, all of whom have ADHD, including my husband and myself, this podcast resonates with me so much. I just found it today but so far really love episode 158 about two ways we’re exhausted (yes to this!) and 159 with the examples of inattentiveness (I laughed out loud more than once because I can relate to 99.9% of what you shared.) You are a wealth of knowledge and I so appreciate that you get it and that you share so openly. Thank you for my new favorite podcast!

mud toyota ,

Excited to find this!

I’m overwhelmed with excitement after finding this podcast. I’ve listened to some of the experiences of other moms and relate whole-heartedly and love all the tips for how to manage some of the struggles.

Melancougarcamp ,

Feeling Too BIG-ly

Thank you, Patricia, for reminding us that it is okay to feel our emotions BIG-ly!! Growing up with untreated ADHD, my over-sized emotions were so overwhelming and misunderstood. Rejection feels so awful — like a little piece of your soul is being stomped on. Thank you so much for sharing how a Mom with (treated & better understood) ADHD can teach her amazing ADHD kids that it’s okay to feel emotions BIG-ly too!!

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