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May 17, 2007

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Amy

OoSooM is oooh sooo Meee, lol. :)

I would love if you would some day post detailed ideas of what IS working for you, because we sound very similar. :)

ShawnaB

HI Angela...glad to hear you are finding some personaly insight here. I have a friend here in CA who I have known for almost 17 years, and she could be your TWIN! I have heard her say exactly what you have just said about other people's systems not working. She is also brilliant, a writer, and breeze through school without any effort.

Here's what I find amazing though...for you ADD types, you DO lead amazingly productive, purposeful lives, despite the apparant chaos. I, on the other hand, cannot do anything unless my environment is organized...and the oosoom thing...no way, I obsess about the mess I can't even see. When my home is disorderly, my stress level goes through the roof. So now, who is the better suited to live among and educate a houseful of young children, I ask you? :)

Andrea

Wow - I could have written this post! Well assuming I had the writing skills :) I struggle with organization also, I think what draws me to montessori is that it is SO organized and orderly. I would also love to hear about what works for you. I get so embarrassed whenever my mother-in-law opens my cabinets! I have found www.menus4moms.com to be helpful for meal planning- they plan the meals and send you a grocery list. I just buy and cook what they tell me. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea

Wow - I could have written this post! Well assuming I had the writing skills :) I struggle with organization also, I think what draws me to montessori is that it is SO organized and orderly. I would also love to hear about what works for you. I get so embarrassed whenever my mother-in-law opens my cabinets! I have found www.menus4moms.com to be helpful for meal planning- they plan the meals and send you a grocery list. I just buy and cook what they tell me. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda

I was diagnosed as ADD last fall. I also thought I couldn't possibly be ADD because I did well in school. But, like you, it was all so easy! I rarely had homework because I did it all at school.

Being diagnosed has changed my life. It explains so much and has given me direction on how to "fix" things. It is such a relief to know there is a reason why I am the way I am.

I had not heard of Judith Kolberg's book. I'm going to read it. Thanks for the recommendation.

Cheryl

This is really interesting. I can identify with a lot of what you wrote. I'm interested in hearing more about the "do we want to do Montessori" discernment process because I am there too.

Heidi Whitaker

While reading this post, I felt as though I was reading my autobiography. I wonder how many school-was-easy-until-college/ADD-women there are?

Much of what you have written in your blog tells me that you are very gifted woman, just not in the organizational department. However, if you are managing to stay a float with twins, you must have some heavily developed coping skills!

Heidi Whitaker

While reading this post, I felt as though I was reading my autobiography. I wonder how many school-was-easy-until-college/ADD-women there are?

Much of what you have written in your blog tells me that you are very gifted woman, just not in the organizational department. However, if you are managing to stay a float with twins, you must have some heavily developed coping skills!

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