Nicole Roswell

Nicole Roswell is married with four grown children, and she and her husband are now raising their eleven-year-old granddaughter with ADHD. They also have two dogs and two cats, and a mole who lives in the front yard “whose life long goal is to destroy every blade of grass that we own.”

The “H” in ADHD

By Nicole Roswell


I have often been corrected by people when I attribute my granddaughter Maddy’s behavioral problems to ADHD. I am told that it is a “focusing problem,” such as not being able to sit for long periods of time at school or reading a book and not understanding what she read. I felt like such a... Read more »

I Ruined My Granddaughter’s Life Today. Again.

By Nicole Roswell


Madeline is in fifth grade.  I was taking her to school and, while backing out the driveway, I thought how beautiful the peonies looked, soft raspberry petals with a cream colored middle, still moist from the rain the night before. Inspiration hit:  "Why not take a flower to your English teacher," I ask Madeline, "it would be... Read more »