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Mom with ADHD

I have vivid memories from my school-aged years, of forgetting my homework, taking forever to finish tests, and never being able to concentrate on what the teacher was saying.  By the time high school came around, I was labeled as not the “typical” kid. I’d be daydreaming through class with a locker filled to the brim with random assignments, that were probably supposed to be turned in weeks prior.

It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I was finally diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by a healthcare professional after my twins were born. I started having numerous other debilitating health issues, which forced me to see countless specialists. During one of our long talks, he looked at me and asked, “have you ever been diagnosed with ADHD?” I replied “no” and on that day, I was tested and diagnosed with ADHD.