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  1. If you're planning a Memoria Press order, this month might be a good time to do it--they are offering free shipping throughout February. http://www.memoriapress.com/
  2. Hopefully the oxygen helps and she feels better soon.
  3. I like the name. And it wouldn't stand out as a Mormon name to most people, just rather unique.
  4. If there is more than one library you have or can get cards for check each of them for a Mango subscription. It is quite a good program, I especially like using the tablet app.
  5. I'm super annoyed about the other doctor's approach... :angry:
  6. So the new diagnosis is olecranon abscess, per BIL and confirmed by the new dr. today. He drained the abscess and prescribed a different antibiotic, there is still a possibility of needing hospitalization etc. but at least we're on a more proactive course.
  7. We have been using Michel Thomas for a few months, though I haven't used very much of the Spanish program (I am trying to teach multiple languages at the same time, the jury's still out on whether that is a wise undertaking!) With regard to the accent, it doesn't sound French to me but it is Spain pronunciation not Latin American. We do Michel Thomas as a group, I think it helps that they have actual students on the CD giving responses as it feels more like being in a class with other learners and helps the kids feel comfortable giving their own responses.
  8. I am waiting on Latin as well, I favoring studying a conversational language first as the formal study of Latin seems better suited to the abilities of a more mature student. I'll put in a plug for Michel Thomas--we have three of his programs (Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin) and I really like them. I've used Pimsleur myself in the past, but was somewhat turned off by the first few lessons that seemed to be focused on how to order beer...(maybe that was just the language I was studying though).
  9. I talked to BIL on the phone (ER doc) and emailed some pictures, waiting to hear back from him. I'm not jumping to go to the ER tonight unless he tells me to, since that would involve packing up 5 tired kids and taking them as well. Feeling frustrated that he has been to the same doctor three times and the dr. hasn't tried anything different...will definitely be seeing a different dr. at least tomorrow. I appreciate the experience and advice, I will keep you posted.
  10. He has had three injections of Rocephin and is taking Clindamycin.
  11. Trying to attach a photo, let's see if this works... ETA: the faint blue circle marks the limits of the inflammation on the first day.
  12. My husband woke up last Wednesday morning with a sharp pain in his elbow, which was somewhat swollen. He went to the Dr. that afternoon, by which time the swelling had increased considerably and the area around the elbow was very red and inflamed looking, within about a six inch diameter. Dr. said it was an infection, and gave him both an antibiotic injection and a prescription for antibiotics to take 4 times a day. It's been a week, and while he has continued to make follow-up visits to the dr. and to take the antibiotics faithfully, his entire forearm is now swollen. The nurse mentioned
  13. See post above about how to get a free copy from the kindle app store.
  14. I thought that Jan 14 date seemed off, but I have a hard time keeping track of dates...
  15. You may be able to get the kindle version free, here is info from a newsletter I got earlier this month: 1. Hands-On Equations 1, 2 and 3 for the Android is now available for the Kindle. If you would like a complimentary Hands-On Equations Kindle app, download the free lite version called The Fun Way to Learn Algebra for the Kindle, post a comment and rating on the Amazon Appstore, copy your comment to info@borenson.com and we will gift the Hands-On Equations app of your choice.
  16. I got an email about this, copying below: 1. We are pleased to inform you that Hands-On Equations 1 app for the iPad and iPhone will be FREE on Monday, January 14, 2014 from the App Store as a special promotion.. 2.Free Developing Fractions Sense Webinar. In this 45-minute free webinar for math teachers and coaches of grades 3 - 6 we will share a few strategies to enable your teachers to demystify the teaching of fractions. Please click on the link below to register.Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 3:15 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time 3. Free Hands-On Equations Intro Webinar. Please click on th
  17. Hormones may make your nipples tender, it helps if I have something to distract me (a book to read, a video on the kindle, etc.) Milk supply will most likely decrease, for some women it dries up completely. Expect to compensate by feeding more solid foods, especially before bedtime or your little one may want to nurse all night. I've nursed through part or all of four pregnancies, and tandem nursed twice. It is quite a commitment, but so comforting for the little ones. My oldest used to reach across and hold her baby brother's hand while they both nursed. Congratulations on the pregnan
  18. I opened this thread and started reading, and thought I should contribute "math is a language" Then I saw you beat me to it :)
  19. Thank you! I do have the Key to Fraction workbooks, I think we used the first one some time ago, I'll go pull those out they may be good to use on the side until we get to fraction part of MM6. I'm glad to know this will all be covered again.
  20. DD10 has just finished the fractions section of MM5B (original light blue series). She will be working through the geometry section then going on to MM6A. She's done well with 5B but I don't think her understanding of operations with fractions is really solid. Will this all be covered again in MM6? Alternatively, is there another resource I could have her work through on the side to make sure she really understands these operations?
  21. It is, which is why I leave open the possibility that there is significant missing information that would justify removing the children. ETA I quoted this as a source of information that negates my prior assumption that it was foster children who were removed from the home. I see no reason to doubt the accuracy of the information it provides regarding which children were removed.
  22. I found the following description of events on a facebook page "Support the Tutts" this changes my opinion significantly. I had assumed from the article that it was foster children who were removed from the home. Apparently it is the family's own children who were removed, the foster children were there on temporary placement and had already moved on when these events took place. Unless the events as described are egregiously erroneous or leaving out very significant issues, I now believe the actions of CPS and the judge are, in fact, illegal. I cannot see from the information given that the
  23. If I remember past discussions, picking homeschool means the college doesn't have to verify the diploma with the high school. Definitely the right choice.
  24. Welcome! In addition to The Well Trained Mind, I would suggest reading These books by Debra Bell: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Homeschooling-Debra-Bell/dp/1932012982/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1388951405&sr=1-1 http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Guide-Homeschooling-Teens/dp/1932012990/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z I find her suggestions practical without too much of a "this is the one right way" attitude that comes across in some homeschool books. If I had just pulled my kids out of school I might start by finding a workable math program for each of them, add to th
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