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  1. We use 2 twin mattress pads so I don't know what it would be like if you used a king-sized one, though you certainly could. You will feel it when you're in bed if you move that direction, but you won't see it when the bed is made if you use a king comforter or quilt. And if you have adjustable beds like we do, and you each raise your side to a different incline, you'll feel that if you roll over to that side of the bed.
  2. It might depend on the manufacturer. We have a Tempurpedic adjustable bed so it's two twin xl bases and two twin xl mattresses. It came with two straps to keep them together, but the guy who set the beds up said they usually only use the straps when the beds are on hardwood floors. He didn't put the straps on ours (we have carpet) and the beds haven't budged. In fact, I tried to push them back against the wall (he left a gap between the head of the bed and the wall) and I couldn't do it. I had to lift the bases to move them. While they are technically 2 twin mattresses, they sell them as a
  3. We’ve always had a king & recently switched to a split king—two xl twin mattresses. The regular king gave us plenty of room width-wise. And the split king is even better because having separate mattresses means we don’t feel the other person moving around on their side of the bed. Highly recommended if you can afford it. Regarding bedding if you’re curious...we have twin xl bottom & top sheets & blankets on each mattress, but still share the one king-size bedspread.
  4. Ohhh, I like the looks of some of these video samples. Thanks for sharing! ☺️
  5. We had a house on our street that was unoccupied for a couple of years. My (very vague) understanding is that the house is in some sort of trust and can't be sold. If someone from the family doesn't want to live there, it sits empty. ETA: I don't know if they can rent it out. I get the impression no one would want the hassle.
  6. I’m not anonymous but I am so grateful for this thread. I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My TSH was 9.61 & my doctor hasn’t been much help beyond telling me to take the thyroid medication she prescribed. This thread gives me some places to look for further information, so thank you 😊
  7. Are you on Instagram? Search hashtags for #nonfiction or #nonfictionbooks or similar things & you can find many, many recommendations. I love the Instagram book community 💙📚
  8. I loved 90210 back in the day but I'm afraid to watch this one. It just seems...sad for them as actors. Like, haven't you moved on to something else? Are you trying to relive your glory days? 🙈But I've only glanced at the previews for it so I might be way off base.
  9. I've used Kohl's to return items to Amazon 2 times now. Amazon sends a QR code to your email. Kohl's scans the code, gives you a receipt, and takes the return. It doesn't need to be boxed up or anything. Kohl's takes care of it all. The actual process takes less than 60 seconds. And Kohl's give you a 25% off coupon for purchases in the store (ya know, since you're already there 🙂). That coupon is good for 7 days.
  10. I've been in and out of the blogging world for 10ish years. The money now is being made either in affiliate sales or selling your own products. You use the blog to draw traffic to your website. Blogging itself probably won't make you much money. But if you have products you can create and sell, like digital products, you can do very well. Assuming there's a market. (edited for punctuation.)
  11. I'm happy to make a $5 or $10 donation to a charity that someone cares about, but I'm old-fashioned enough to expect an acknowledgement of said donation from the person who wanted the donation made. Just a simple 2-word "thank you" post. I did it for a family member who posted about it. I was happy to do it. And this is a family member I'm not close to so I wouldn't normally have sent a card or gift. It's a cause that she is very, very passionate about. And while I'm not as passionate, I could get behind it. She never acknowledged that I made the donation. I'll never make another donatio
  12. As mentioned above, I just expect to not accomplish much except work on those days. I keep my expectations to a minimum and recognize that I'll likely be cranky those days so I try to avoid stress and annoyances.
  13. If you are interested in self-publishing your book(s), check out Joanna Penn's site, The Creative Penn. She is a very successful self-published author and has hundreds of articles and podcasts on her blog about the writing and publishing process. She has also co-written a few books with other authors and has articles and podcasts about that as well. I think she's even written a book about co-writing. In addition to her blog and podcast, she has a book out called How To Write Non-Fiction. And there is a course you can take that goes deeper than the book. I have not taken her non-fiction wr
  14. I follow Kate from The Small Things Blog for all my hair stuff. She's a former stylist-turned-blogger and she does a lot of product reviews. You might try looking at her site and seeing if she recommends anything similar. She often does low, medium, high-end categories when she is testing products.
  15. I had my daughter tested recently when she was in for some other stuff. The only reason I mentioned it to her doctor was that I had been tested and mine was crazy low, like 7 or 8 with 30 being on the low end. So I was worried that she might be deficient, too. But her levels were perfectly normal. Edited for grammar.
  16. I'm part of a (paid) book club where the host/owner "rewards" those who offer to lead a discussion from one of the chapters. Everyone who leads gets the next month's book for free. But this is a paid group so the owner/host isn't necessarily losing money by buying books for those who participate. I don't know if there's a way to make it work for a more casual setting.
  17. I don't post on Facebook that often anymore, so when I do, it's usually on a child's bday. And it's sort of a catch-the-extended-family-up kind of thing. "Happy Birthday to my favorite daughter, yada, yada, yada." It's intended, on my part, to show them what kind of person she is becoming, what she is interested in, what's happened over the past year, that kind of thing. And then I usually post something on our wedding anniversary. We've been married 18 years and I'm proud of that. I think he's an amazing man and a wonderful husband and father and I want everyone to know it ? But it's us
  18. I typed a long reply and it got lost. I listen to a lot of self-publishing podcasts because I love books and I want to support indies. And maybe someday I'll write some books. Check out Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn. She is a very successful indie author and podcaster and I know she has interviewed at least one children's author. Mark Dawson is another successful author and well-respected. I'm not super familiar with his work but I hear his name a lot. Kirsten Oliphant is another well-respected author who has a website and podcast. I've actually used Kirsten's coaching services and
  19. It's mostly about books but I plan to expand the posts to include other resources that might be useful to women. https://wordswithjennifer.com
  20. When I was a teen I loved heavy metal/hard rock/rap/hip hop, all the stuff with questionable lyrics. (Metallica is still my favorite band. But I also enjoy Baroque very much. And "I Can Only Image" by Mercy Me brings me to tears every time I hear it.) I will tell you the same thing I told my mom. Half the time, I couldn't understand the lyrics. It's not like enunciation is a feature of metal. But, this was the late 80s, early 90s. It's not like I could hop on the computer to look up the words. Now kids can do so. I loved, loved, loved the music. For me, the music and the lyrics were comple
  21. When I scheduled my appointment they explained my options but recommended the 3D mammogram because it was my first. If my insurance had not covered it, it would've been a $60 charge.
  22. What is a fortune? I see some classes that are thousands of dollars and those are way out of my league (Marie Forleo's B-School for example). But if I can pay someone I trust and respect and have followed long enough to know that they know what they are talking about, I don't think a couple hundred dollars is out line. I see it as the same as hiring a fitness coach to help me with my weight lifting technique or hiring a nutritionist to help me learn healthy meal planning techniques. If I want to learn about email marketing, I'm going to hire someone who can teach me that because I think it wil
  23. A couple of thoughts because I'm deep in research phase right now for a potential business. I haven't really seen what you've experienced but that may be because you and I are looking at different industries. Webinars are huge right now. And they are designed to sell products, frequently courses. The good ones will provide a fair amount of useful information during the webinar. But for the nitty-gritty, solid instruction, you will need to buy the course. Creating an online course is a lot of work but if done well, is a great way to provide a lot of people with your expertise. You can help
  24. Yes. I, like a previous poster was relatively fearless in my 20s. Postpartum with my first, was my first experience with bad anxiety (I was convinced someone was going to rappel down from the roof of our condo building and break into our 3rd floor apt and kidnap dd) but it did level out mostly. But it came back hard in my early to mid 30s and I just lived with it for several years. It was very limiting. I finally talked to my doctor and she prescribed an anti-anxiety med that has made a world of difference. I'm so thankful for it. I'm in my early 40s now.
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