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Heather LeRoss

Heather LeRoss

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Heather's work combines: Writing, Education, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life


I am self-employed and write articles about parenting and my son who has ADHD.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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High School

Bachelor's Degree: English Language and Literature, General

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I made sure to study something I loved in college - English Lit.

  • 2.

    I was too scared upon graduating to follow my passion, so I went for the money.

  • 3.

    Stayed in soul sucking jobs for way too long and did my writing on the side.

  • 4.

    Then I had my son. He was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6.

  • 5.

    I spent all my free time researching things to help him, to help me, to help his teachers.

  • 6.

    I had a wealth of information and met other parents who were lost. I wanted to help them too.

  • 7.

    I left the soul sucking jobs to write to parents to help them not feel alone in their ADHD journey.

  • 8.

    I had my first article published within 3 weeks of beginning to write about ADHD. I'm still going...

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Why are you majoring in English? You can only be a teacher with that degree. There's no money in teaching. EVERYONE wants to be a writer but it hardly happens. Unless you're Stephen King.

  • How I responded:

    STOP LISTENING! Everyone has an opinion but you have the choice not to listen to them. I'm always polite but I stay true to me. I know I have something important to say. I know my writing helps people. And this is all I have to know. All I need to listen to is me; what do I want, what is right for me and how will I feel after doing what I chose. You will never be able to please everyone no matter how hard you try. Make you happy.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I've heard people say ADHD isn't real, it's wild kids whose parents don't discipline. I've heard I'm a bad mom if I medicate & I'm a bad mom if I don't. I had to ask myself, what was best for MY son. Not everyone agrees. They don't have to.