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  1. My ds has just been diagnosed with several types of mold allergies. Have you located mold in your house? Where? How did you treat it? Any other ideas?
  2. No, we did not finish the WISE guide. We haven't even done spelling for the last year.
  3. My oldest ds is 10 years old and in 5th grade. We have stopped homeschooling and sent the kids to our church school. They school did testing on my boys this past week to be sure they were at grade level. My oldest tested at 9th grade math level and they *stopped giving him the test*. He tested at 8th grade reading and they stopped the test. He tested at 6th grade spelling level and they stopped the test. The test was stopped due to a lack of time, but they will be finished later. All my oldest has ever used for reading and spelling was Spell to Write and Read. He used Right Start from K to 4th and this year started Math Mammoth. I just wanted to encourage all of you to keep up these programs! They do work!
  4. Oh good! I've got another on hold at the library!
  5. Yes! That was the book, thank you!!! Are his other books as good as this one?
  6. I just read this and returned it to the library. I would like to read more by this author, but I can't remember the title or author! I learned about it from a thread here, but now I can't locate the thread! The book was the author telling about growing up in the 1950's. He pretended to be superhero of some kind and froze people with his sight. He told about how happy Americans were in the 50's, he made fun of the advertising, he lived in a small, mid-west city where his dad was the sports writer for the paper and his mom also wrote for the paper. Is it ringing any bells for anyone yet?
  7. I need some new curtains for my living room. I want something stylish, but casual feel. What is in now? Valances? Sheers? I have accordion style blinds (that I have all the way up except at night), but I could change if needed. I would like the color to be red or maybe just wood blinds??? Any suggestions would be welcome.
  8. We are seriously considering sending our children to school for the first time after Christmas. I don't really want to talk about the reasons why, I'm not even sure I can verbalize them all. I would just like to know your experiences. Thanks.
  9. I'm curious how many pages your 5th grader is doing with Math Mammoth 5 per day and how long it takes to get it done. My son is spending 40 minutes per day and rarely gets 2 pages done. There is just *so* much on each page! We will never finish the 5th grade level this year at this pace. He is understanding and testing well, we are just moving slowly. Have you skipped pages? Skipped problems?
  10. I don't have bronze faucet handles, I have seen that rub off in people's homes. Our door knobs, kitchen hardware, and furniture hardware have not rubbed off at all.
  11. Just curious and I'm off to tan right now. :) (no flames please, I'm going once a week to get out of the house for 10 sessions)
  12. I wondered the same thing for the same reason! I chose to go with brushed bronze simply because my door knobs and hardware on most of my furniture is brushed bronze. We put up the first light Sunday evening and I love it. I did wonder if I made the right decision! I'll be curious to read the response!
  13. I would ask to go to a diabetic class. They are incredibly helpful and will teach you how many carbs he can have per meal, what counts as a carb, and give ideas for meals. The class I attended (for insulin resistance) cost me $28.00 and was worth every penny!
  14. We have been waiting forever to redo some things in our house. Tomorrow the contractors start (enclosing a sun room) and I get to go pick out our counter top slab, the tile floor is coming Nov. 8! Can't wait!!!!!
  15. We are replacing the old vinyl flooring everywhere on our first floor except the living room. Wood was my first choice, but we have wood cabinets, wood trim, wood doors, and the wood flooring just didn't work in any color or style. We've decided to go with tile flooring. Are there any negatives to it besides being cold and having everything shatter when it drops?
  16. I buy my skinny boys' sweats at Old Navy. They have stings to tie instead of just elastic (which is always too big!).
  17. I'm moving from walking outdoors, to DVD's indoor's for winter. Is Jillian's 30-Day Shred a long enough workout for weight loss? I'm definitely using different muscles, because I've been sore! But, the DVD is short. Does it get longer on the different levels? Also, should I do the same DVD every day? Or, should I be rotating? Doing weights in between? I need a little help. :)
  18. I had a cousin who had one eye fixed for reading and one for distance. She wore a contact in the one eye. It gave her headaches to have the eyes different and had to have them corrected to be the same.
  19. My oldest likes to take pictures. He has a used digital camera, that doesn't even zoom. What are ideas of gifts I could give him that could help his hobby?
  20. My oldest boy, when he was 6, wanted to have a hot dog stand. His 4 year old brother was going to make the cheese and buns for the hot dogs. I liked that they were thinking about working together! :D
  21. I have mine do the tread mill, lol. :) Not every day, but on days we don't do anything else active. My kids are participating in a kids marathon where they are running 26 miles over 2 months. Maybe you could keep track of how far she goes and turn it into a marathon or have some sort of prizes after so many miles or minutes?
  22. My OB/GYN is the one that screened me for it. The diabetic RN that did my food education said the doctors that do the most referring to diabetes ed are cardiologists and OB/GYN. So, ask at your yearly physical is my advice!
  23. Thanks for sharing, ladies! I have a lot of the same symptoms as Faithe. I didn't even know I felt bad though. :) The doctor just wanted to screen me for this and I was positive. I'm excited to know there is more of a reason for me to be overweight than just me not "trying". I have tried, it just doesn't work. I'm very hopeful that this medication, eating and exercise will help me to finally get rid of the weight and have more energy.
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