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  1. Yup, I live there too. Great place to live. A picture's worth a thousand words.
  2. No offense taken. It's been a year since I read it, so I'm trying to remember if this is the case. I think what I liked best about this book is that it "normalized" things for me and took a lot of pressure off. If I remember correctly, it did the opposite of creating an "I'm broken/inferior/frigid" notion. The summary posted on my local library website includes this: "You'll learn about the physiological and psychological factors..." (bold mine), so it seems to address a broader spectrum than the review I posted may reflect. It was recommended reading for a grad level Marriage and Fa
  3. The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido by Michele Weiner-Davis is a very helpful read.
  4. My daughter went with this program for her fall semester of 12th grade. It's called Students Without Borders Academy. It was set up by a teacher at a public high school in a town near us. She got credit for Spanish 12, English 12, Global Citizenship 12, and Leadership 12. They worked in a classroom from September - December, and then spent five weeks in Panama. It was an amazing experience for her. Lori
  5. For those of you who enjoyed the Clockwise e-book by Elle Strauss, she has released the sequel, Clockwiser. This one is not free, but is only $2.99 on Amazon. Here's the link to her blog (Amazon link is on the left): http://ellestraussbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/04/announcing-clockwiser-book-2-in.html Even though these are written for a teen audience, I've really enjoyed all of Elle Strauss' books. The historical fiction aspect really appeals to me. Lori
  6. I haven't posted in ages, but thought I'd share my experiences with putting kids in (and out) of school over the years. First I should say that we're in Canada, and the public education system is probably a bit different. With my first child, I put her in a private school for 2nd grade (I was feeling overwhelmed with baby #4). She did fine. She asked to come back home after a year, and so I brought her home. In her case, continuing in school probably would have made her feel "dumb", because she was a bit of a late reader compared to other kids her age. My son was in K at the same s
  7. I shared a link to the free e-book, Clockwise, by Elle Strauss recently. She's just released another e-book. This one is called Haywire, and she is offering it for free until Wednesday. This book is written for middle grade readers (ages 8-12). I read it, and really enjoyed it. I enjoy all of her books! Here's a quick blurb about it: Owen True is eleven and eleven twelfths and has been "exiled" to the small crazy town of Hayward, WA, aka, Haywire, while his mother is on her honeymoon. All he has to whittle away the time is the company of Gramps, his black lab Daisy, and his Haywire frie
  8. Since this is only free until Monday, I thought I'd bump it one more time, and add a link to a review: http://sapphicscribe.wordpress.com/2012/01/ Lori
  9. An author friend of mine is offering her e-book for free on Amazon.com until Monday. You just need to download a free Kindle app to order the book (no e-reader necessary). It's time travel historical fiction, teen friendly, clean (without being sterile), and a real page turner. Here's a link to the author's blog, with info about the book: http://ellestraussbooks.blogspot.com/p/clockwise_02.html Here's a link to the Amazon order page: http://www.amazon.com/CLOCKWISE-ebook/dp/B005WOFX4M I read it, and even though it's written for a teen audience, I really enjoyed it. Lori
  10. My 14 year old son has been diagnosed with dysgraphia. A NILD therapist (level 2) has just moved to our city. She is working for a learning center that charges $65 per hour for her services. She is able to work with my son for two 60 minute sessions per week (she had a waiting list soon after she arrived, so I'm quite fortunate to have a space for my son). I'm being told to expect the therapy to last for a few years (3-4), and it's going to cost $520 per month. We have the money, but it seems like a lot, and I know my dh is going to think it's "ridiculous". I need to know if the NILD therapy w
  11. This page of the website shows a source for the graphic. Maybe if you contact her she'll be able to tell you.
  12. I haven't been here much lately. I'm just stopping by to share an interesting link of a diagram showing origins of different languages. Lori
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