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The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done, by Terry Matlen, ACSW

Terry's masterful guide will help you feel less stressed, more successful, and happier in pursuit of your goals. I recommend it most highly. – Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell

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Message From Terry

Dear Readers,

I know you have a roving eye- not the kind that gets you into trouble with your spouse or partner. I'm talking about the ADD roving eye:

You see a pile of laundry that's grown taller than your 18 year old son. With every intention of getting started on this odious task, you decide that today is the day to jump in.

So you grab the laundry baskets- wait- you first scrape the various colored/shaped fabrics off the floors. Notice "floors" is plural- that's because most likely, more than one room has clothes that never made it into a basket, bag or whatever vessel you use to get it into your laundry room.

Here's where the trouble often begins.

ADD = distractibility

ADD = disdain of boredom

ADD= the roving eye. You know all the shiny penny and squirrel jokes? Well, they aren't funny when it comes time to deal with tedious chores.

You finally get the laundry in the proper room and get started (we hope).

Then, the next problem hits you squarely in the face- whether it's doing laundry, paying bills, de-cluttering a room, organizing spices, preparing for a garage sale- you fill in the blank.

What often happens is one of two things:

You either cannot really get started ("Oh, I'll do that after I watch the Morning Show") or…you do get started but then you can't stop! You are so happy to be working on a project you've procrastinated on, that you can't stop yourself and you end up working and working on it for hours. Before you know it, it's February. Ok, so I'm exaggerating. A little.

What gives?

Continue reading HERE

Till next time-


My new book, The Queen of Distraction is due to be released October 1. Be one of the first to own it by pre-ordering it HERE. Lots of information, stories and strategies for women with ADHD. Foreword by Sari Solden. Endorsed by Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Russell Barkley, Dr. Patricia Quinn, Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., Dr. Ari Tuckman and more. Get your copy today!


Join me at the CHADD conference, November 13-15 in Chicago. I'll be presenting on two topics: "Distracted and Disorganized: Sure-Fire Strategies to Empower Women with ADHD" and "Stop the Chaos! Tips for Creating a Peaceful Household When Both Parents and Children have ADHD." For more information and to register, visit

I was recently interviewed by Attention Talk Video. Watch this 2 minute clip on Transitions for ADHD Moms at

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