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Ottawa giveaway alert: channeling spring with Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s

Posted April 8, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Surely I’m not the only person in Ottawa who can’t wait for spring to finally get here. I want sun! And green grass! And warm breezes! I do sense some impatience out there, and I have noticed a few Very Enthusiastic family members have already dug their scooters out of the shed and last season’s flip-flops from the basement. […]

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Join The Crowd: Support Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale

Posted April 8, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

This week, my daughter’s crowdsourcing campaign to fund her second children’s book Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale (her first one was Our Canadian Lovestory) is in its final stages – only 5 days left to meet her funding goal (over 85% there). Please visit her site and join the “crowd” of 250 supporters […]

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Emmie can’t Let It Go

Posted March 31, 2014 by Amy

This weekend, one grandma invited the girls to spend the night at her house and the other grandma invited the boy to stay at her house and Josh I couldn’t get on the phone fast enough to make dinner reservations with our friends. After a lazy day of watching NCAA basketball and Girls (season three [...]

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ADHD: Awesome or Awful? Depends…

Posted March 24, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Zoë and her birth mom, 2006 So I’m interviewing an adult with ADHD. His resume is intimidating. He’s brilliant, funny, accomplished. And his ADHD stories are off-the-charts. Suddenly, impeccable professional that I am, I burst into tears. And no, it’s not because I’m jealous (I am; but that’s not why I’m crying). He was talking […]

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New Research on ADHD and Childhood Abuse

Posted March 18, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

D. Sharon Pruitt via Compfight A study published on March 3, 2014 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma shows 30% of adults with ADHD reporting physical abuse before the age of 18 (as opposed to 7% of the general population). The researchers conclude that there’s a strong association between childhood abuse and ADHD. […]

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Recent hilarious things that came out of Maeve’s mouth

Posted March 18, 2014 by Amy

I feel bad that I chronicled every moment of Jack’s first five years and poor Maeve gets mentioned like once in a blue moon these days. But you guys, she is so damn funny. I forgot how much I love 4. It’s the best age because they’re still little and cute and chubby-cheeked and they [...]

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ADHD and Gullibility – Part II

Posted February 18, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Don McCullough via Compfight In ADHD and Gullibility – Part I I shared an incident where I nearly got caught by a telephone scam artist. Those of us with ADHD might be smart, but unfortunately that doesn’t inoculate us against being taken advantage of. In today’s post I’ll explain why we can be sitting ducks […]

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