Women still carry the load of mealtime preparations, especially when there are children in the picture. But planning and implementing meals — three times a day — can be daunting for women with ADHD. Just about every ADHD symptom can affect success in the kitchen:
- disorganization… and more
…and the umbrella problem that makes it most difficult is poor executive functions: the roadmap our brain uses to get from point A to point B. Plus, we are still affected deeply by society’s expectations of women, which include putting dinner on the table every night (plus figuring out breakfast and lunch!).
Terry talks about how ADHD symptoms make meal planning and prep so difficult and offers solutions and tips for getting around this daily challenge.
About Terry Matlen, ACSW
Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach, specializing in women with ADHD. She is the author of the award winning books, The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD, and runs ADDconsults.com, an online resource serving adults worldwide with ADHD, and QueensOfDistraction.com, an online coaching program for women with ADHD. A nationally recognized expert and speaker on ADHD, she served for many years on the board of directors of ADDA and is immediate past coordinator of the E. Oakland County CHADD Chapter in Michigan. Terry is the co-founder, with Linda Roggli, of the ADHD Women’s Palooza.