I found out this week that my little blog, less than a year old, has been nominated for a Canadian Weblog Award in TWO categories – Family and Parenting and Health and Wellness!

To be recognized and nominated is such an honour, especially for a Canadian award!

The list of nominees can be foundΒ HERE and there are some really spectacular reads, in each of the categories, that are not to be missed. I am especially enjoying the organizer’s blog –Β schmutzie.com .

Check out their blogs and show some love to my fellow Canadians, eh!

A big thank you for all the blogging love and support you’ve shown me recently! I so appreciate it.


Celebrities with ADD / ADHD

January 11, 2011

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I have included below a link to Parenting.com, where you can find a list of celebrities who live with ADHD each day.

Your children may or may not know all of these names and that’s ok. Go through the list with them and google the names of those they don’t recognize. Help them learn more about the successes others with ADHD have found. It could be a great conversation starter. πŸ™‚

It’s always a good idea for anyone living with ADHD to have a little something like this in their back pocket. That way, the next time that really annoying mom from the school association starts to brag about how perfect her children are (yeah, sure they are) and how she “feels” for your son or daughter because they must find grade 6 so hard, with ADHD and all, you’ll be ready for her. Stand up for yourself and your child and put her in her place with a few of the more famous ADHD success stories. πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  • Justin Timberlake – Musician and Actor
  • Jamie Oliver – Chef
  • Karina Smirnoff – Professional Dancer on Dancing With The Stars
  • Will Smith – Actor
  • Howie Mandel – Host of Deal or No Deal
  • Paris Hilton – Heiress and Actress
  • Paul Orfales – Founder of Kinko’s
  • Michelle Rodriguez – Actress on LOST
  • David Neeleman – Founder of JetBlue Airways
  • Michael Phelps – Professional Athlete and Olympian
  • Jim Carrey – Actor
  • Ty Pennington – Host of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition.
  • Sir Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin Atlantic Airline

For more on each of these celebrities, click on the link below.

Celebrities with ADHD

*Know of other ADHD success stories? Send me a message or comment below and tell us. πŸ™‚

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I always loved this quote, by William W. Purkey:

“Dance like no one is watching. Love like you’ll never be hurt. Sing like no one is listening. Live like it’s heaven on earth.”

What would YOU do, if no one else was there to judge you? What would you try that you’re too afraid to? Would you dance? Would you sing? Would you love?

If I had been asked these questions a few months ago, I would have said at least three things…

1 – I would blog about ADHD.

2 – I would paint.

3 – I would play piano.

One down and two to go. πŸ™‚

I have an idea! Let’s all step out of our comfort zones today, in some way, whether big or small. Join me and try something that you’ve been putting off because you’re afraid or intimidated. Sign up for a new class, visit a new restaurant or try a new recipe.

Need something smaller? Try picking up the phone when you want to email, saying hi to one of the other moms at the park or smiling at the cute guy who waits for the bus on your corner (if you’re single that is). Β πŸ˜‰

Bullying is Unacceptable!

October 1, 2010

This is too important a message not to share. Watch the short message above.

Bullying of any type is unacceptable. Some children feel so alone in the world that they feel their only option is ending their lives. It needs to stop. Things need to change.

We need to teach our children how to respect each other’s differences. We need to model this acceptance for them on a daily basis. So I am urging each of you to take a moment and think about what you could be doing to improve the lives of our children.

Thank you.

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