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What is the Pomodoro Technique?

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

“Picture it. Sicily…1987.”  (Any Golden Girls fans out there?)  Well, it wasn’t Sicily, it was Sutri, a little village close to Rome.  It was 1987.  September to be exact.  A college student named Fancesco Cirillo, set a kitchen timer (in the...

Who’s Your Body Double?

Who’s Your Body Double?

"Who's my body double?? Why in the world would I need a body double, Jennifer? I'm not an actor in an action packed movie! I'm just an every day person with ADHD!" I know, I know. But a body double in the ADHD world is not the same as a body double in the movies. What...

Encouragement For All the Mamas

Encouragement For All the Mamas

Happy Mother's Day! To all the mamas out there raising kiddos with ADHD, you're doing a great job! I was encouraged today by both of my children and in turn, I'd like to encourage all the moms who are knee-deep in the trenches of raising a child/children with ADHD....

Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation

Make the Most of Your Summer Vacation

Do you have a family vacation planned this summer?  As a parent, you want to create fun-filled memories for your family.  And you desperately want that much-deserved break.  However, vacations for families impacted by ADHD can be frustrating and difficult, to say the...

Get Creative with Your Summer Schedule

Get Creative with Your Summer Schedule

Now that summer is here and you have the base of your routine set, let's get creative and add some "dory-like" fun.  If you missed my first post on Swim Through Summer, check it out here.  In this post, I'm focusing more on elementary age kiddos.  But don't worry,...

HUSH!  It’s Funny Friday

HUSH! It’s Funny Friday

I've been waiting all week to share today's Funny Friday. Compliments of who else than my own personal comedian and ADHD teenager, Carlton. Now, let me preface this story with the admission that what he did, although funny, was disrespectful to his band teacher and...

A Laundry Hack From My ADHD Son

A Laundry Hack From My ADHD Son

Even as I write the title of this blog post, it kinda makes me laugh. A laundry hack from my 17-year-old son with ADHD?!  It's something he started doing about 6 months ago, out of the blue, and as the "laundry doer" of the house, it makes so much sense. I know, I...

ADHD Parent Bootcamp

ADHD Parent Bootcamp

Get your ADHD parenting skills in shape during this 5-week Parent Bootcamp teleclass!  You don't want to miss this!  It doesn't matter where you live.  All classes will be done via conference call, so whether you live in Nebraska, North Carolina, California or...

Can Stimulant Medication Teach Responsibility?

Can Stimulant Medication Teach Responsibility?

"Can stimulant medication teach responsibility?"  Does that seem like an odd question to you?  If you answer, "yes," then I kind of have to agree with you.  But bear with me for a minute, and read the post. My 15 year old ADDer, Carlton, has been taking...

Famous Folk with ADHD – Adam Levine

Famous Folk with ADHD – Adam Levine

What's not to love about Maroon 5's Adam Levine?  He's a great musician, he's quite good looking, and he speaks out about his ADHD.  In fact, he has been a spokesperson for ADDA, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and CHADD.  So who better to close out...

Are You Ready for a Light Bulb Moment?

Are You Ready for a Light Bulb Moment?

A local after school program here in Lincoln, called Lighthouse, launched a fundraising event this spring titled Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse.  As we drove to and from school, errands and regular activities, we began seeing gigantic light bulbs pop up all over...

Homework Battle…it’s on!

Homework Battle…it’s on!

We have officially completed one week of school.  Some things went well, for example, Carlton woke up easily each morning and we made it to school on time.  (Yay!)  He enjoyed seeing his classmates and turned in all his homework assignments. (Yay!)  Other things,...

What I Wish My Son’s Teachers Knew About Him & ADHD

What I Wish My Son’s Teachers Knew About Him & ADHD

Read more here→ To all the teachers reading this…thank you for teaching our children. It is my hope that this post will offer insight into the world of a student diagnosed with Attention Deficit or ADHD. Dear Teachers, I wish you knew that my son doesn’t want to...

A Story of Hope Involving ADHD and Anxiety

A Story of Hope Involving ADHD and Anxiety

Hi everyone!  I’m sorry it has been a bit quiet on the blog and Facebook the last couple of weeks.  My ADHD coach training and keeping up with my children’s summer activities and schedule has taken over my life.  But here I am, ready to share some encouragement with...

Your ADHD/ADDer Needs a Summer Routine

Your ADHD/ADDer Needs a Summer Routine

We are starting our second full week of summer in the Kampfe house.  I typically give the kids a week to just lounge around with no real schedule, but even with just one week, I pay the cost with my ADDer.  He tends to be grumpy and moody, and digs his heels in more...

ADHD: A Teen’s Summer Reading List

ADHD: A Teen’s Summer Reading List

School’s out and summer is here (finally) for us in Nebraska!  Last week I shared the books I will be reading this summer and this week I’d like to share some books I’m excited for my son, Carlton to read.  If you didn’t have a chance to check out last week’s post,...

ADHD: Summer Reading for Mom

ADHD: Summer Reading for Mom

Summer is right around the corner.  So I thought I would post my summer reading program for Moms.  Wait…Moms?  Aren’t our kiddos the ones who need to be signing up for the local library’s summer reading program?  Yes, they are, and we will get to that in next week’s...

Dear Coach of an ADHD Athlete

Dear Coach of an ADHD Athlete

In a recent blog post titled “ADHD:  The Tears of a Mom” I talked about my son’s struggle with a new tennis coach.  I felt somewhat to blame for this struggle between my ADHD athlete and his coach because I hadn’t educated the coach on ADHD, much less mentioned that...

ADHD: Mother’s Day Special

ADHD: Mother’s Day Special

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend so I thought I would offer all the Mom’s of ADDers some encouragement and advice.  I’m not by any means an expert on the matter, but I do have several years of experience under my belt.  So here ya go –   Take care of yourself....

ADHD: The Tears of a Mom

ADHD: The Tears of a Mom

Raising children is hard.  Raising children who have an ADHD diagnosis is even harder.  The term, “complex kids,” that Elaine and Diane coined over at Impact ADD, resonates with me.  ADDers are complex.  Raising them, teaching them, coaching them, etc. can bring about...

The ADD End of the School Year Funk

The ADD End of the School Year Funk

I don’t know about your ADDer, but around this time every year my guy is completely ready for school to be over.  It seems like it takes him the first half of the year to settle into a good routine and get everything figured out.  We have 1-3 months of that “sweet...

ADHD Emotions Intensified

ADHD Emotions Intensified

In last week’s post, one thing I wanted you to take away was the intensity at which an ADDer reacts or responds is the intensity that he/she is feeling the emotion.  Oh the joy of ADHD emotions! I want to emphasize this because it was something I didn’t know until I...

The Fantastic Focus of ADHD

The Fantastic Focus of ADHD

Welcome to Fantastically Focused…if I’m interested! It is my very first blog post, and I’m finding myself excited to share the adventure of blogging about Attention Deficit with you. When I was trying to decide on a name for my blog, I enlisted the help of my Facebook...