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  1. Has anyone seen a probiotic that doesn't contain lactobacillus? After some extensive testing, I need to make a few changes.
  2. We replaced our Odyssey with another Odyssey last year. I looked at tons of other vehicles, but for the price, it's just the best for our family of six. Today was a perfect example of why I love sliding doors. The wind was so strong I could barely hang onto my door when I opened it. I love not having to worry about the doors getting away from the kids. I don't know how you feel about extras, but I adore them, lol. I have the vacuum in this van, and it's awesome. The kids love the DVD player, we all love the Bluetooth and USB outlets. The voice commands are great, etc. Good luck!
  3. I tore my ACL getting off a plane. My son's infant car seat had gotten stuck, and when I went to lift him, he didn't budge. My whole body twisted, my knee "popped," intense pain followed. My knee buckled without warning when I walked. Within 48 hours, I'd had an MRI and knew my ACL was torn. The surgery recovery was a bit painful. I don't tolerate pain meds well. My recovery took forever, likely in part because I had an 8 month old and a 20 month old at the time. I was absolutely and totally exhausted. I went to PT 3 days a week for about 7 months, I think. I can't imagine not having had it repaired. I couldn't walk without it giving out unexpectedly. I also work out a lot, travel quite a bit, and of course just the general running after kids. I hope you get news asap. :grouphug:
  4. This is me, too, right down to the PBS. Maybe that's the difference. I actually look forward to Martha Speaks. :)
  5. Yes, and to be honest, I wouldn't want it any other way. ;) My DH is a great dad and is very appreciative of what I do. After 15 years, he's finally starting to see the "big" picture. Last year, when oldest DS was finishing his first semester of college, DH asked him what he thought his grades would be. He said he had all As, and DH said, "You have your mother to thank for that." :coolgleamA:
  6. That's great!!! :hurray: My older two went through the ATA leadership program and are 2nd degree black belts. They are the best of friends. Congratulations to your kiddos!
  7. We really were lucky. And we learned a ton at that school, too. We also had art, recess, and music every week. Music twice, art and recess rotated twice/once, so one week art was twice and PE once, the next week, art once and PE twice. All of those teachers were fantastic. I don't understand this either. It seems like common sense went out the window here. :(
  8. I actually had something similar to this during 3rd grade (in the 70s!) At my elementary school, we had 1 hour for recess, broken up through the day. First through 3rd had three 20 min. recesses, and 4th through 6th had two 30 min. recesses. K was a 1/2 day, so only one 20 min. recess. In third grade, the rule was that everyone play kickball during the first recess. It was highly organized and refereed by the teachers. I'm really not sure what the motivation was. That year was interesting in many ways. It was a typical, progressive 1970's setup--a giant open space classroom with rolling divider things turning it into 3 "pods." Academically, those 3 teachers were some of the toughest I ever had, and every minute of our day was structured from arrival to the final bell, and even then they walked us to the doors and made sure everyone behaved perfectly while walking through the building and onto the buses or into the neighborhoods. Most of us had been together for a few years by that point, but that year, we had very few problems among us. I don't know what it was, but there was just this expectation that everyone get along, be nice, include everyone, and behave. It definitely went beyond organized kickball, lol, but that was a HUGE deal to us on the first day. "What?! We HAVE to play the same game together for one whole recess?!" But we did, and it was fine.
  9. I'm reading the book right now, too. I started it once before, but didn't finish it. I'm really not super cluttered and we have plenty of room, but I get pretty tired of constantly picking up "stuff." Plus I love to read about organization. :coolgleamA: I've been folding this way for years. I think I first learned in a book called The Beverly Hills Organizer. I loved that one! I have a big table near my main washer and dryer. My kids have big drawers in their closets full of t-shirts lined up on edge. It's easy to see which one they want, and they're only pulling out one at a time. I've tried this, but if you leave you're shirts flat, there's a sleeve hanging out in the back. You can fold it in half or thirds vertically after this though, and then fold it up further to stack it on edge. It's not the KonMari way exactly, but it will work.
  10. I'm sorry. You've been through so much. I'll keep praying for your family. May the Lord give you peace and comfort. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  11. Praying for your son, your family, and all those caring for him. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  12. I read the first WTM book when my oldest was almost 5. Someone IRL showed it to me, and I knew immediately it would be the most important book of our homeschool journey. I remember finding the old boards and being thrilled that there were people out there discussing grammar and how to teach Latin. I only read back then--my kids were so young. I've learned so much here! I haven't seen JenniferinMI or Ibbygirl around lately. I'm terrible at remembering names, but I remember details about people--someone moved to Malaysia and adopted a daughter. Someone else was remodeling their kitchen and their neighbor cut down their hedge. Something will happen in my life and it will immediately make me think of someone here. Happens all the time.
  13. Praying for your son and your whole family. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  14. Praying for your son's healing and strength and for all of your family's needs to be met.
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