5 Foods to ADD to Your Diet

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Shopping and ADHD; Part 2

Shopping can be an overwhelming experience when you have ADHD. It can get even worse during the holiday season when there are so many shoppers in the stores and so many decisions to make. Yesterday we talked about making grocery shopping easier; today we’re going to talk about the mall. Whether you’re doing holiday shopping […]