"Desperately Seeking Novelty is an extremely helpful book for parents of children with ADHD. It offers a unique insight into what it’s like to be a child with ADHD. There is also the sense of empathy and comradeship that comes with hearing an honest account of what it’s like to be an ADHD Mom."

Jacqueline Sinfield


Welcome to my Website!

"Riveting, moving, couldn’t put it down," says Kathy, a reader of Desperately Seeking Novelty


Hi! My name is Sandra and I'm the author of Desperately Seeking Novelty, A Memoir about ADHD. If you're a parent trying to figure out how to manage your kids with ADHD, have ADHD, or someone you care about has ADHD, then you have come to the right place.


I'm excited to announce that esteemed ADHD coach and blogger, Jaqueline Sinfield, has written a foreword to this new edition of my book. She is also the author of a fantastic book on how to manage ADHD naturally titled, Untapped Brilliance 

I grew up during a time when ADHD was not understood or identified, so it was only when my children were diagnosed that I finally figured out why I have had so much trouble fitting in throughout my life. 


Realizing that I have ADHD inspired me to study the topic, a journey that has motivated me to help others experiencing the same challenges. 

So fasten your seatbelts, folks, you’re in for a zany, fun-filled ride on a voyage of discovery. ADHDers are novelty seekers, so I offer some new and controversial ideas, including that we should change the name for ADHD. One could say that this comes with the territory for people who enjoy new sensations.

But first, I'd like you to meet my adorable son Eric, whose impulsive, kamikaze behavior propelled me to find a way to keep him safe. Click on the picture of Eric (far left below) and a link will take you to his story.