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  1. I took them as a teen for irregular terrible periods. It helped with that but not really with my skin. I think more girls going to a dermatologist these days and some meds like differin being OTC now are also helping with their complexions.
  2. I think that's one of the nastiest things I've ever heard of regarding the birthing process.
  3. I did not and would not eat it, but I delivered my youngest in a completely normal not particularly crunchy hospital and the OB asked me if I wanted it packed up to eat or save. She asked me about it during its delivery. I kind of looked up and saw the bin waiting for it and all the blood everywhere- the floor, her hands, the bed- and probably gave her a disgusted look. She told me that you'd be surprised how many people want it packed up.
  4. My DS has OCD and that sounds like terrible advice. If people could be reasoned out of OCD it would be a whole lot easier to deal with, but the whole point is that it is unreasonable.
  5. My cats is almost 19lbs and probably a maine coon mix, but he even only eats at most 2 5oz cans a day. Usually he gets about 1.5. Mine are so picky and eat Friskies, not pate because they hate pate. It's not high quality but because of one cat's issues, the vet thinks any wet is better for him than any dry. I really would like to feed them Tiki Cat. I think it's pretty high quality and they usually like it but they won't consistently chow into it like Friskies.
  6. I would do the survey because I believe in helping student researchers who go through the proper channels as I've been there myself. I see no harm in answering survey questions and it would take very little effort. I'd probably decline the focus group later if offered because nobody has time for that. I'd feel guilty, however, because when I was a student people took the time to let me interview them for my research. Not everyone homeschools for ideological reasons, so I think it would benefit the schools to know more about why people are choosing to homeschool. I think they should send the surveys to parents of kids in private schools too. Many people leave public schools because they had problems that could not be resolved quickly or amicably enough. It would be good for the schools to see what patterns emerge and where they are repeatedly failing families and students. It may not bring the homeschool families back, but it could help the kids who are still there whose parents have similar issues but can't homeschool.
  7. I saw a man in an honest to gosh kilt at church. He wasn't part of a special program or anything.
  8. Go to the doctor and get some good muscle relaxers after they check you out. It was the only thing that helped. I was in PT for over a year from an accident and the 2nd day pain was so bad. Be careful- I'd probably have someone else drive you to the doctor if possible because if your range of motion is compromised, this close to the accident, it can continue to decrease and driving may be unsafe.
  9. Thanks. I think we have a plan for going forward. If all goes well they will stay where they are through the end of the school year and then we'll reevaluate. If things are such that we have to pull early, we have a plan for that as well. He won't receive Fs. At worst it would be some Incompletes and he'd have to retake them if he doesn't clear the Is.
  10. Too late to register. They offered homebound but it only gives the core 4 subjects. It's a possibility but not an especially good one. You all will have to trust me that it isn't a whim and I am fully aware of the negatives associated with potentially pulling anyone out. It would be done under duress. It's not that I can't be involved in the education, but that I won't be lead teacher for all or even most subjects for this student.
  11. He's taking AP US History and Computer Science Other current classes are Chemistry, PreCal, but his school calls it something different, Spanish, English, and some electives that aren't necessary to find elsewhere. We would prefer secular but we're open.
  12. We have had a situation come up where the best option for some of the kids may be to return to homeschooling. They had been doing well in school academically and the plan was to continue in their programs, but let's just assume, hypothetically, that returning is not an option. I really don't want to discuss why it may not be an option or justify any decision I make. We'll have to decide very quickly. I'm not too concerned about the younger children involved (possibly 9th and 6th graders) as they have time to recover and build from the switch. My DS, however, is entering the 2nd semester of his junior year and is taking 2 AP classes. He was homeschooled from 3rd-8th grade so I'm not naive to the situation. I cannot be the primary teacher for more than maybe 1 subject for him. I won't do it again. It was too stressful for me because of personality issues and at this point I need to just be Mom. I'm happy to help with homework and be a facilitator. In this situation, what online classes, providers, etc would you suggest and how bad would it be for his college prospects? He is a high achieving student and we would like solid classes but because of reasons, that's not really the priority. The priority is finding something good enough that he could transfer into immediately, not lose a year, and that is flexible. I don't want something with all live classes but 1-2 live classes would be fine, especially if there's an offline option for occasional missed days. To give you an idea of what he likes, his last year homeschool he did AOPS number theory and stats online and Lukeion Greek among some other things, and he really, really enjoyed those classes. I am open to something totally one stop like Laurel Springs or piecing together from different independent sources, but we don't want to spend all our money. Laurel Springs would be more money than we'd prefer to spend. Self paced classes are good, but we need grades from an outside teacher or he won't work.
  13. They definitely did, but they had style. And I think, but I'd have to rewatch, but I think they mixed up the words and delivery a bit more. We didn't see the Doctor mourning Bill or dealing with her complicated feelings about Missy. We don't know what happened to Nardol. It was disappointing considering that Jodi meets her new companions right after the regeneration. All that should have been fresh in her mind, but we got nothing.
  14. Was he supposed to have dyspraxia? I must have missed that. If he is, then I agree- they aren't writing it well. I like Jodi. I didn't really care for this season. It didn't feel like Doctor Who to me but more like the Sarah Jane Adventures or Torchwood, but not as cool as Torchwood because no Captain Jack. I wanted some more continuity with something- all the companions were new, almost all of the villains were new, there were few references to recent history, and it felt like some other show in the Who universe but not Doctor Who. I got really really tired of the writing and all the, "No! It couldn't be....But what if....Oh, it is!" I liked the new companions too- nothing wrong with them and I especially like Graham, but something was missing.
  15. That is my dream!! I want my own room for me and my cat!. DH snores. He wants his blinky lights and computer noises all night. He drops to sleep literally within 10seconds of hitting the pillow most nights so none of that bothers him and I'm awake for hours without silence and darkness. I'd love to have the rich people set up of adjoining rooms with separate sleeping areas and bathrooms. I sometimes go to the guest room when it's really bad but it's not an option when we have guests. I have listened carefully to DH and I don't think he has apnea but who knows. He doesn't think he needs a sleep study. My Dad has apnea and I think DH doesn't want to use the machine since he's seen it. He usually quits snoring once he hits deep sleep so I will stay awake for hours downstairs and go up only when I no longer hear snoring. I hate it when DH stays up late because it means I'll be up really late but he gets offended if I try to imply he should be going to bed. My MIL snores really badly too and she's not overweight so I wonder if there's something genetic about it.
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