About Me

Hi! If you're reading this, it means you probably want to know if I really do have ADD. The answer is YES!

What this means in real life is I am interested in pretty much everything. I am willing to tackle projects I probably shouldn't. And, I switch around what I'm "in to" quite often. Jack of all trades, master of none!

It also means my house is generally disorganized, but I know where everything is. It makes perfect sense in my head. Just don't ask me to explain it to anyone else.

I am a teacher. I have a Masters in Education in Secondary English Language Arts. This is a second career for me. I have worked as a journalist, most recently as a contributing editor for a non-profit's national publication.

In the summer of 2004, our family moved from Oregon to Alabama. Seven years later, we moved into our dream home...or what my husband calls his nightmare. It's a circa 1910 American Four Square. We think. It might be a craftsman with all the cool stuff pulled out.

It was ridiculously affordable. Which means it needs a lot of work. So, we're restoring the house...on a cash budget. I absolutely love it!

They: The kids. All six of them.

The Boy. He's a teenager. He has asperger's syndrome. He keeps things real. He is serving a mission  in the LDS Church Headquarters Mission.

Leelee. Also a teenager. She likes to cook. She attends Southern Virginia University. Her major? Maybe English? She's not sure.

Little B...not so little. He's 16. Wants to be a robotics engineer.

Danger Girl. Tiny package. Big personality. Has more ER visits than all the other kids combined. Loves art.

Punky Brewster. Has her own style. Has her own ideas. Plans to take over the world.

Little Miss. She's the last one. She plans to stage a coup and take over if Punky Brewsters succeeds in world conquest.


  1. hahaha- yup, that pretty much sums you up! I LOVE your last line about Little Miss!

  2. Oh, my goodness! My friend sent me a link to your blog-- so glad she did! I, too, have A.D.D., my house is an unorganized mess, but I'm on medication now, so that's really helping me. I, too, have an Aspie-- he's 9. And I, too, am homeschooling! How long did you home school before you decided to call it quits. I've been doing it for one year-- almost quit at the end of last year, but everyone says to see it through for at least two years. We're giving it another shot this year, and then...who knows. I can totally relate/sympathize with you! So glad I found your blog! =)

  3. I'm now following your blog. Love your home it looks like it belongs in my little town in MI. Don't we all have some type of ADD that is why we are all so crafty, and blog about it.

    Can't wait to read more on your blog.

  4. Reading about you is a whole lot like reading about myself. I am an ADD mom of 5 kids aged 18-1. I had my boy last which is just a cruel joke at my age, Lol. He's more active than my 4 girls put together. Keeps me young I guess and somewhat in shape. I just started my blog and was happy to find your blog. Love your honesty. Nice to actually know of a mom so similar to myself. You inspire me. I Look forward to reading more of your blogs. Thanks Micki!

  5. Great blog! I'm just undergoing diagnosis for ADD here in the UK, having being wrongly diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and severe depression for many years, and it was a relief to find your writings of family life. I feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel (if only I manage to stay focused on getting to the end of the tunnel!). I have a son aged 7 who has ADHD and is undergoing diagnosis for ASD. I have a daughter who has just turned 4, and is apparently neuro-typical, but has a VERY strong personality and her own ideas on absolutely everything. Life is tough, but it is also a riot when my fabulously unique kids make me laugh. I look forward to reading more about you and your lovely family. Emma

  6. Hey Micki! We haven't talked in years, I'm not sure you'll remember me from AlabamaMoms, but I was googling about how to help women with ADD and came across your blog. So I'm curious as to what helps your ADD the most. I'm just making all the connections with anxiety and depression and am now trying to find a therapist. I'm also this >>><<< close to putting my kiddos in school, because 7 9 and under is kicking my tail! Any advice or links you can point me to would be awesome! Rock on!


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