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  1. Here in NE NC (about as NE as you can get before you hit VA!) and we are prepping a bit. Moving our porch swing to the garage, rocker on the porch and taking our cushions off of our screened porch furniture. Other than that, we aren't concerned. As far as getting to 4x4 area of the OBX, Currituck has not evacuated visitors but Dare county has. Corolla, Corova are both 4x4 areas and are both in Currituck.
  2. My seven year old son LOVES reading- he is a voracious reader and will read anything he can get his hands on. His favorites have been Harry Potter (he is just finishing book two, and we will stop him after that for now as the books get darker in nature), The Chronicles of Narnia, and he also loves more twaddley books like Dog Man and Captain Underpants. He is learning cursive (so far, he hates it), is on 3a of Singapore Math. He does NOT love Math, but he is very good at it. He loves science, nature and the outdoors. As for cartoons, his favorites are Teen Titans and Gumball. He also lov
  3. This isn't new at all. I've been searching Facebook users using phone numbers for years 😂 it used to be standard that you could search anyone who had used their phone number to register, but now they can block it as a user from allowing others to see it.
  4. We are an East Coast family and travelled for everything- but by car. A 13 hour trip several times a year was seen as no biggie, but we *NEVER* flew. Ever. My first flight was with my now-husband when we were teenagers and his family took me on a month-long trip to California with them! That was culture shock. We did vacations growing up, but we stayed with family typically and rarely had reason to stay in a hotel. That's probably why my husband is more okay with me going than I am! 😁
  5. Her family- parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents that I was always close to growing up and still see occasionally. They are all a blast.
  6. If we could drive to include my whole family, I would- but it's almost 3k miles away from home. I know I would have a blast with my mom, and my friend's family, who has always been a second family to me. But the cost makes me struggle. My husband will tell me to do it no matter the cost, but I am the numbers person in our house and the cost just makes me gasp.
  7. oh YES! That is a huge part of it, too- getting to spend time with my mom. We moved away from our home town a couple years ago, and rarely get to spend time together now. I would love to tack on more days, but as it is, my husband will be taking 2 days off of work to be home for our children and can't afford to miss more because he will be getting ready to start a big trial. I wish we could add on more!
  8. As of right now, the price just for my portion of the hotel and my airfare is 1200. Food, wedding gift, etc. will bring that up, which is why I'm struggling. Once I get over 1k, my brain starts spinning over the decision.
  9. My husband's parents are typically that way- it makes it very easy to accept travel invitations! But my parents are poor, and it will be a stretch for my mom to be able to go, too. But their expenses are far lower than ours, they have no kids at home and both of them work, so she will make it work as long as I'm going.
  10. I am having a dilemma and would like to see what other people would do in my situation. My childhood best friend, who was also the MOH in my wedding is getting married. We aren't very close anymore (because, life), but I love her to death, have known her since birth and our families are still very close friends. It's going to be a pretty amazing wedding in an amazing venue and my mom and I were planning on going and splitting hotel cost, etc. After pricing flights (the cheapest flights,with several layovers and overnight flying- ugh!), I am wondering if I'm crazy to spend this much for two nig
  11. No, that's not how ANY of this works. The second vaccine boosts the number of people who are immune. It works this way for *any* multi-shot series. Chickenpox, MMR, etc. There is a reason why there is more than one vaccine in those series (and it isn't because physicians delivered improperly stored vaccines, that's not how the vaccine schedule works) There is a lot of literature explaining the reasoning, but this is an easy and interesting abstract. https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/180/1/187/990623 "Despite high vaccine coverage, single-dose measles immunization programs have bee
  12. Monovalent MMR components are actually unavailable anywhere in the world from what I most recently read. They aren't made at all, anywhere at this point in time (it's been in the last 5 years that this is the case).
  13. Honestly, I totally agree with you that the discussions need to happen outside of the scope of the child's well visit. The state of health care today is that medical providers (in all offices I have worked and taken my children to) typically have a sick and a well check even 15 minutes. This leaves them 7.5 to a max of 15 minutes per patient (if the sick visit wasn't utilized by a sick patient). They do not have enough time to discuss vaccines at-length. At the previous pediatric office I worked at (that I miss so much for my own children! Our new pediatric practice doesn't compare), they sche
  14. Yes, that's why I clearly included "vaccine HESITANT" in my post. I didn't forget to include people who fall into your category. Reading my entire (short) post may have saved you a few minutes in replying to something I already covered.
  15. This would be a non-issue in our neighborhood (and seriously, if this was bad to you, you'd be horrified of my own childhood :-D), but if I was super concerned, I'd have walked with the girls instead of driving ahead and showing up at their house to chat with their mom. That, to me, doesn't show worry for their well-being and safety on their walk home.
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