Being a mother is by far the most challenging thing I do. If you are a Mom, (especially if you have an ADHD kiddo) you know what I’m talking about. Being a mother requires a level of self-sacrifice that I couldn’t have imagined before I had kids. Motherhood has a way of humbling you. There’s nothing that will make you feel uncool faster than your child vomiting all over you in public. Except maybe if she throws a sticky glob of cotton candy into a crowd at a baseball game. And it lands on someone’s back. And you can’t escape, so you apologize and then endure the unapproving glances from the people around you for the rest of the game. Or if she waits to start screaming until you are in a cave with a bunch of Japanese tourists and you aren’t allowed to leave unaccompanied by the only tour guide. Who is busy trying to give the tour over the sounds of your child’s screams. For an hour. Or maybe if she falls asleep on the pew (cloth-covered, mind you) in church and inexplicably pees herself and you don’t know until the people behind you are asking you what is leaking. My kid. It’s my kid that’s leaking I can laugh at those things now but there have been times that I felt I was in a prison of my own making. I created these little people of my own free will and now, they own my free will. I was in a prison of my own making, but the prison wasn’t my kids. It wasn’t the vomit or the soggy cotton candy or the screaming or the pee. I made it with my own brain. The tools I’ve learned in life coaching helped me to see that and set me free. If you feel trapped in your life with kids, I can help you find the way out.