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    Kids in the front seat of the car - what age?

    I go by height. My 10 is 5'6". I let her sit in front.
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    And he failed, again. We're done.

    I'm so sorry you"re disappointed. We want them to shine but if they don't want to you can't will it. As you said, he's not a horrible person. In the end that is far more important. Hugs
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    Help me figure out the key to weight loss for me?

    All of this. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    9 yo girl breast "lump" - one side

    Neither I nor my dd's started buds bilaterally. There was/is obvious assymetry. I would be watchful but not panic. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Boy Scout with Downs Syndrome article

    I'm appalled. The best thing about scouts (in my area anyway) has been the inclusiveness. The boy's troop has had low IQ kids and autistic kids, my son being one. It was one place to actually belong. This makes me sad. Off to read the article. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Is this room messy?

    Yes. Not a mess that would take long to clean up though. We all have our comfort levels. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. In a lovely suburban school it caan be quitee niice. In an urban, underfunded school it isn't so pretty. An underfunded rural district has another set of issues. Much also depends on the teacher. Posting a stock photo was a bad idea. In her position I'd say the less Twitter the better. Her devisiveness won't benefit from too much social media. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Atlantic article on teacher pay

    My oldest dd is a teacher in IN. She makes a smidge over $34,000. She was a straight A, graduate college in 3 years, volunteered in kids programs kid. A bright person they should be striving to keep. Instead she has endless meetings after school, no support for the 8 dx kids in her classroom, the school is out of paper and she buys food and shoes for her students. I suspect she, like many teachers, will leave the profession. It's not the money, it will be the burn out. She is psychologically exhausted. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    anyone have issues with their eye balls?

    Hugs. You have my sympathy. My eyes have sun damage so the tears can't spread. Eye drops sort of do nothing. It results in my eyes constantly being dry and "sore" like I haven't slept in days all the time. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Actually, it has been fine. Snapchat has made communication quick if wanted. I find it hard when they come home and it's not their space or their habits or their food and they are bored. Guess who's dd is home on break [emoji11] hang in there. It is early and changes are hard. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Thoughts and prayers, please

    I am so, so sorry. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Another thing to consider...

    Oh no. Very rough. Quick healing vibes. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Dulcolax/Miralax Colonoscopy Prep Question

    Just reading the prep fills me with horror. I've put it off five years. [emoji44] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. It sounds like a guy trying to be "cool" and "edgy". I don't mind a slipped in word but swearing at my kid, or me, is disrespectful and unprofessional but you saying so probably won't stop it. He's created a character "the passionate director". Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Being suspended from school

    This truly depends on the school. My oldest dd teaches inner city 5th grade. Even assaulting a teacher w I'll not get you suspended. The variability among schools is crazy. The elementary school my kids would attend suspended 1 student last year. What schools are kicking kids out for meltdowns?! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    shifting from "night person" to "morning person"

    I read some research ( I can't remember where) that seemed to say you can switch but it will never be easy. I advise keeping a pretty strict bed and wake time. Even on weekends. Avoid the snooze button. Early morning light (buy a cheap light box) and even 5 minutes of stretching/yoga on waking and then more vigorous exercise late mornikng/early afternoon make an earlier bedtime doable. I set an alarm to cue me to begin to get ready for bed.i avoid screens from that point on. I would go with the auto coffee maker and dishwasher at night also. Sometimes vertical is as good as it gets. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    CLE and digit sums

    They are a cool trick. I explained to the kids they were leftover from days before easy access to calculators. I gave a quick explanation and moved on. I had kids who liked them and kids who didn't. I didn't grade that. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    My fitness pal exercise goal?

    Yes, I think it is extrapolating from other information. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Should we talk about Parkland with young kids?

    I would rather they heard it from mine than a garbled version from another kid. The 1st and 2nd graders in my Sunday school class all knew about it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Feeling overwhelmed - What's your go-to relaxation?

    Things I need. If they are not helpful for you that is fine. First I treat myself like toddler Sleep- I put away the electronics and sleep. A lot. Like 12 hours. Food-I make myself something I really like. I enjoy cooking. If you do not a special snack or something. Love-calling kids, relatives or friends if they are not physically close. The dog. The cat. I look through old photos. Sunlight and air-even if it's just the backyard. Nice words-I actually write down all the things I do right, ways I make/made a difference or my good qualities. No one has to see it but actually do it on paper. I will be thinking of you. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    surviving 9 months of morning sickness

    My pregnancies were like this including IV fluids and a bleeding esophagus. Frankly I cried. I got through it by thinking if I would die for my child I can feel lousy for my child. Ask your doc for meds. They didn't make me feel well but allowed me to function. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Two questions for the vegans here.

    Not a vegan but I regularly eat last night's food the next morning. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Gut check - is this okay?

    You are not crazy. Together they will be fine. Impulsive 5 yo maybe not so much on his own yet. It's the impulsive part not the 5 yo part. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Gift-giving on a tight budget

    Thrift and used stores. My dh would see a special movie or book from the library as a gift. A single beer with a bow makes him happy. A favorite candy or baked good slipped in his lunch unawares. He likes surprises. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Get togethers at your house

    Honestly, most of my friends work full time and get up between 5-6 am. Parties break up between 9-10 pm. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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