Are you the woman who has had ADHD her entire life and still seems to struggle to get out of bed in the morning or keep your car keys in the same place? Maybe you’re the woman who spent her entire life feeling like a failure, because things that came natural to everyone else just didn’t to you? Let’s be real. ADHD isn’t just something we have. It’s something everyone around us who loves us, has … as in, has to deal with and has to live with.
Lacy Estelle wants to help! She’s a wife, Jesus follower, and one of the millions of women who live, thrive, and sometimes just barely survive having ADHD. You might even know her as the writer of all things parenting and “the ADHD kiddos connoisseur” behind “Mothering the Storm,” aka, LacyEstelle.com for ADHD moms to ADHD children.
Listen in to this first episode of her new podcast, An ADD Woman with Lacy Estelle, as she shares the vision for this new podcast that will look at every part of our lives as women with ADHD: our work, our relationships, our finances, our emotions, our PMS, for crying out loud! We’ll discuss it all, because ADHD impacts it all.
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Hi, my name is Lacy Estelle and I am a mother of three, bonus mom of one. I’m a wife, Jesus follower, and one of the millions of women who live, thrive, and sometimes just barely survive, having ADHD. I’m the writer and all things parenting ADHD kiddos connoisseur behind “Mothering the Storm,” aka, LacyEstelle.com. And now I’m deciding to serve my audience and the audience I have yet to meet through this podcast.
So my goal for this podcast, which is like my goal for my blog is to help you. Yes, you, the woman who has had ADHD her entire life and still seems to struggle to get out of bed in the morning or keep your car keys in the same place. Maybe you’re the woman who spent her entire life feeling like a failure, because things that came natural to everyone else just didn’t to you. I want to help, but I also want to resonate with you and validate you because let’s be real ADHD isn’t just something we have. It’s something everyone around us who loves us, has … as in, has to deal with and has to live with..
And sometimes we don’t even want to carry our own ADHD, let alone recognizing that we need our support system to help us carry it. So what are we going to discuss here? Well, I actually plan to discuss almost everything on this podcast or everything you can think of. I think the truth is as a woman who wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until I was 28 years old, which is only a mere three years ago, my life straight up made zero sense. I mean, it made sense as in it was filled with a lot of consequences from my poor choices, but regardless of the hard lessons I would learn, I never seemed to be able to just make things “click together” like so many of my peers.
What things? Everything! If you have ADHD, you know it touches every single aspect of our lives. Our work, our relationships, our finances, our emotions, our PMS, for crying out loud and also ADHD even collided with my faith… hard. So while we are primarily here to discuss ADHD or ADD, ADHD is the thing in our lives that is touching everything else. So we’re going to discuss it all.
Why am I choosing to only talk to women? Because I’m a woman. I talk about raising ADHD kids, primarily my two diagnosed ADHD boys on my blog, “Mothering the Storm.” But as a woman with ADHD, my symptoms can be so different than theirs. And I find I’ve also spent my entire life masking those symptoms because of my womanhood. While my boys can bounce on a ball all day long and no one bats an eye because they are “boys,” as a woman, I was labeled lazy, dramatic or chatty (which is just ironic because now I’m recording a podcast). Which made me think I was broken. It’s actually kind of putting it lightly, But us women with ADHD, we aren’t broken, we’re diffferent. We are creatives, thinkers, doers. And if we’re real honest, we are CEOs, MBAs and PTO presidents. But we see things differently and we do things differently and different than boys and men. And that deserves its own voice.
So why are you here? Well, maybe you have ADHD. Maybe you don’t have ADHD, maybe your sister has ADHD or your cousin’s brother’s mom, maybe it’s your daughter or like me it’s your son or sons. Maybe someone suggested you listen to this podcast because you are always late or lose your keys several times a day, or you can’t seem to figure out how to keep your house picked up, regardless of how hard you try.
I’m not here to diagnose you, or even tell you whether you should get diagnosed, but if you’ve ever felt like the adult that seems to not understand how to adult properly, then you should give this a listen. I can’t fix you, but I can help you put the puzzle pieces of yourself back together in a way that makes you realize the masterpiece you truly are without trying to fit yourself into the world’s box.
ADHD women were born to break the box or cut it up and turn it into a rocket ship or draw all over it, color all over it, and then flip it upside down and make it a stage. One way or another, we are definitely way less boring than just a plain old square box.