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  1. My husband occasionally has to jump start vehicles for work (in a car lot), and this is what he buys. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753MF4Q8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. I’m trying to make gf rolls. While I was trying to figure out how to get the milk the right temperature without a thermometer, my 2 yo helpfully mixed the yeast into the flour. I’m supposed to pour the warm milk over the yeast which was in a hole in the center of the flour. Can I add the milk to the whole thing and mix it in and still have it work properly, or do I need to start over? I’m not sure I have enough flour left to make a whole new batch so it might have to be a half batch if I start over. And while I was typing this out my 2 yo helpfully cut open another package of yeast an
  3. I believe they’re currently having a half off special for Black Friday. We got our subscription earlier this year through Homeschool Buyer’s Coop...I think it was around 40% off. The app is pretty glitchy though and we haven’t used it much. Amazon has a new unlimited service for Audible...you might see if they have anything you want. It does NOT include their entire catalog though. Or have you looked at Scribd? They have a really great selection. It’s $10/mo. It’s supposedly unlimited but high consumption of more popular titles can cause restricted access to many titles until the n
  4. I’ve read that after 2 years SARS had reduced in severity enough that attempts to make a vaccine were abandoned, and that this is fairly typical of coronaviruses. Still a ways out from two years with this one though.
  5. My nutritionist, who spends a lot of time looking at research of all kinds (all her recommendations are research-based), told me last week that they (idk who “they” is) are recommending 10 mg/day for most people and 40 mg/day for healthcare workers.
  6. https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html I think people are more likely to change behavior after seeing something like this than by seeing published studies.
  7. Did the adults in A and C who haven’t have COVID have negative tests, or not test? To me it seems likely that they’ve had it, possibly with very mild symptoms, if they share a household with someone who has. Seems very likely the kid got it when his/her parents had it. In the end you have to do what you feel comfortable doing. Is asking the adults who haven’t had it to isolate fully before the event, or test beforehand, a possibility?
  8. A bunch of people I know have it or have had it very recently. My parents have it, both mild cases (very mild for mom). They’re mid-60s. An older couple we know has it. They’re both in their 70s. Idk how bad their symptoms were but neither required medical attention and they were mostly recovered after a week. I know a couple young adults who have it currently, several people in their 30s and 40s, a 50s, another 60s, and several kids. All mild to moderate cases.
  9. If it doesn’t clear up you might consider using an activated charcoal and ground flax seed pack on it. I’ve successfully used them for an abscess before. I’ve read a number of stories about charcoal packs clearing up antiobiotic-resistant infections.
  10. We recently got a couple of 5 year old ferrets from another hs’ing family who said they couldn’t keep them anymore. They apparently neglected to disclose that both ferrets have some health issues. I haven’t taken them to a vet yet (they have an appt next week), but upon googling it appears that the female ferret has adrenal disease and the male has insulinoma (basically his body can’t regulate his blood sugar levels anymore). The female seems happy enough but is losing hair pretty rapidly. The male doesn’t seem to be in pain and is eating well and friendly, but he’s becoming more and more
  11. We use the Target brand scented cat litter. We’ve tried a few others and it seems to work the best of the ones we tried for odor control, and it’s not too bad dust-wise (but still enough that I make them change the litter in the garage). I got litter mats for under the boxes and nothing gets tracked out of the area.
  12. I have a set of 18/10 stainless steel Kitchenaid pots and pans. I’ve had them for almost 15 years and they’ve held up very well. I keep hearing about the how much better the really nice pans are (Le Creuset, All Clad, etc), and am trying to decide if it would be worth replacing a couple of my most frequently used pans with nicer ones. I do cook a lot but don’t enjoy time-consuming or fiddly cooking, so mostly I’m sautéing or frying. My in-laws have high end cookware (from my recollection it looks like All Clad stuff but idk what the the brand actually is) and I haven’t particularly liked u
  13. My older 3 are going to the Christian school for the rest of the year. I guess we’ll see how it goes.
  14. I am absolutely positive that some/many kids are far easier than mine. My mom has told me multiple times that my siblings and I were a lot easier than my kids (and she's not saying this in a mean-spirited way at all). I have a friend with 5 kids in a similar age range to mine. I don't think it'd be an exaggeration to say that I put about 3x more effort into parenting than she does...it's the difference between a bunch of really laid-back NT kids, and a bunch of non-NT kids with intense temperments.
  15. Now that you mention this, I think part of the reason I have so much trouble accepting this is because my family didn't have any of these issues. I think my dad fits the criteria for adult ADHD, and he's a poor speller (though reads well) so maybe the dyslexia comes from him too, but it all skipped me and my siblings. I have not been able to find anyone in either my extended family or DH's who is or appears to be dyslexic. DH's family doesn't appear to have issues with ADHD either. I was a fairly compliant, highly self-motivated kid with good executive function, so having all these kids wh
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