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  1. All I can say is that what you are describing is what my husband had to a great extent though his nerve study showed major problems. He had numbness, loss of strength, and nerve pain in his hands. It was determined he had blown C-5 and C-6 discs. He also has psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. I'm listing those just so you can google them. Anyway, they got him into surgery for a spinal fusion fairly quickly and upon waking his pain was immediately gone. Eighteen months post-surgery and he is again having problems. He's grown bone spurs all over the place (spine, shoulder, etc) and is looking at shoulder surgery in the next month or so. Even though he is having problems again in a different area, he maintains the surgery was completely worth it. VERY expensive though unless you have excellent insurance. The only non-surgical options were pain management (he's allergic to all pain rx) or cortisone shots (didn't work).
  2. I don't blog about my kids unless they've approved the message. ;) There are times when I've blogged about an especially trying day but by the end of reading the post, the kids were laughing. Griping and whining. Not cool. Humiliating your kids on the internet. Really not cool. Laughing about the trials of parenting and growing up. The BEST. :lol: But again, everyone in our house has a say in what gets posted on the blog. Hmm, which reminds me of the blog post I wrote yesterday about my husband leaving his soda in the freezer for too long. :glare:
  3. We're up. http://daisyhomeschoolblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/week-in-review-21312-21712.html
  4. Similar to how we do it though I don't cover the apples with water. Sometimes I throw them into the crock-pot also. Works great.
  5. Bingo. I prefer expository and this is a huge part of the reason.
  6. The way it works in my house is DH brings home all the left-over junk from his classroom Valentine's party and anyone who wants something gets something. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day though. I guess we all think it is a bit silly around here.
  7. We've been married 17 years and neither of us would be thrilled with extended travel. My husband just about went crazy the 2 weeks the kids and I were gone to see my parents last May. I missed him, too. 4+ weeks would be miserable for both of us.
  8. Agree with above. Other reasons we didn't care for it included... 1. It was too much writing for my son. He hated it. 2. Having grammar, writing, and spelling combined was a disaster. My kids were at different levels in each of those subjects. 3. There seemed to be a lot of busy work. I got farther faster with R&S and could do most of it orally. Just as a side note, every single time I use the word farther, I wonder if I should say further. I look it up and STILL don't always know which word to use. I was getting physically farther but it could be seen as figuratively further. :lol:
  9. Yes, we'd be doing the entire thing as read-alouds and discussion. It sounds like folks have used those particular books with younger children which is great to know. The guide will primarily be for my daughter, though I hope to pick and choose assignments for my son.
  10. This is obviously from a Calvinist website BUT having been raised Arminian, I think it is fair to both sides. You get a good idea anyway of the major differences. The terminology would be a little different if presented by an Arminian website. http://www.fivesolas.com/cal_arm.htm Okay, I found a chart from the Arminian pov also. http://evangelicalarminians.org/sea.Arminianism-vs.-Calvinism-Comparison-Chart%20-FACTS-vs.-TULIP-Acronyms That should give you a good place to start. Neither chart uses difficult theological vernacular.
  11. Okay, so that makes sense. This thread has enlightened me about Ross Gosling. LOL. I saw it and didn't have any kind of connection or understanding of the meme that was going around about it, so it just came across as sarcastic to me.
  12. My husband is 100% FOR my being a full-time stay-at-home mom, and his own mother was not a full time stay and home mom during his childhood. My husband's mom was a part-time school secretary. She stayed home until my husband started school though. She was home when he was home.
  13. We are raising our children with traditional values and modern skills. How's that for an answer.
  14. I don't know what size monitor you have but most people have larger ones now. If you want, you could go in and widen your template. That would make it so you can enlarge your photos and your font in the posts. That's what I see a lot of now. Wider templates and big pictures. You've done a great job so far!
  15. Do you think it is feasible to have a ten year old boy follow along with Beautiful Feet Early American & World History? I'm thinking of having my rising 8th grader use it and would love to keep us all combined for one more year. It uses Foster's books and moves at quite a clip. http://bfbooks.com/E-A-and-World-History-Jr-High-Pack I realize I'd have to modify the assignments for him. What do you think?
  16. MUS has them making hands and moving them to different time. They do it orally, in writing, etc.
  17. If she is a good friend and you hope to salvage the friendship, then you need to talk to you. Tell you what you just told us, in love of course. I'm close with my friend because she CAN say stuff like that to me. You may be surprised to discover your friend is jealous of YOU or that she feels insecure. Maybe you are the easier going of the two of you and she wishes she knew how to take a big CHILL pill. I wouldn't give up on the friendship without at least trying to talk to her though.
  18. I voted other. Bad manners should always be ignored, imo.
  19. We've used Turbo Tax for years and been very happy with it.
  20. Here's ours. http://daisyhomeschoolblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/week-in-review-2612-21012.html
  21. I don't know which thread to respond to? LOL. http://daisyhomeschoolblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/week-in-review-2612-21012.html
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