November 2009

5 Foods to ADD to Your Diet

by Brenda on November 30, 2009

Low levels of dopamine have been linked to ADHD, depression, trouble focusing or concentrating, low energy, and even weight gain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps your brain recognize sources of pleasure. Stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and even some medications can reduce the amount of dopamine in your body. The good news is [...]


Clearing Clutter

by Brenda on November 29, 2009

We are almost at the end of the year. For many of us, December is holiday time, and that often means exchanging gifts. Exchanging gifts or receiving gifts from others means that we have more stuff. Have you ever tried to put away the toys on Christmas day or even on your child’s birthday and [...]


Holidays and ADHD

by Brenda on November 24, 2009

This Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the United States. Most of us will spend the holiday with family members we don’t see on a regular basis. For those of us with ADHD, all of that celebrating and family time can be especially difficult. Holidays can be extra stressful when you have ADHD. If you’re the [...]


The Laundry Monster

by Brenda on November 20, 2009

Have you ever seen that movie “Stepmom” with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts? I love that movie, even if it is sad. There is a scene in that movie that was literally an eye opener for me - as Oprah would say, “an aha moment”. In the scene, Susan Sarandon is checking on her kids [...]


Using Bits of Time

by Brenda on November 19, 2009

Five months after my oldest daughter Sarah was born, I went back to college. I gave birth to Andy a couple of weeks after I finished up my statistics class in the summer of 1984. Carrying a full class load and taking care of 2 babies - they’re 16 months apart - was a lot [...]

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