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Osmosis Mom

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    I'm an optimistic perfectionistic control-freak, constantly trying to remember to appreciate the now
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    New England
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    Well, I love books, but I also find it entertaining to raise my kids and see them blossom.
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    Home Maker/Home Educator

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  1. Time Left: 9 days and 20 hours

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    Logic of English, brand new, never used. Cards still in shrink wrap and books never cracked open. Prefer to sell as much as possible as a set. Will ship out as soon as paypal is received and it has gone through. Will ship media mail. Minimum order $25 for free shipping. Foundations: Basic Phonogram Flash Cards (2 sets), $12 each Phonogram Game Tiles (2 sets), $10 each Phonogram Game Cards, Blue Bookface (2 sets), $8 each Phonogram Game Cards, Red Manuscript, $8 Phonogram Game Cards, Green Cursive, $8 Morpheme Flash Cards, 1-15, $12 Morpheme Flash Cards, 16-22, $12 Morpheme Flash Cards, 23-30, $12 Foundations A, Teacher + Student, $42 Foundations B, Teacher + Student, $42 Foundations B Readers, $8 Doodling Dragons + Whistling Whales, $22 both Essentials: Spelling Rule Flash Cards, $8 Spelling Journal. $4 Advanced Phonogram Flash Cards, $10 Grammar Flash Cards (2 sets), $16 each Cursive Tactile Cards, $24 Student Whiteboard (2), $6 each Phonogram & Spelling Rule Reference (2 sets), $5 each Rhythm of Handwriting, Cursive, $6 Rhythm of Handwriting, Manuscript, $6 Essentials vol. 1 + student workbks 1-15, $50 Essentials 16-22 + workbook, $40 Essentials 23-30 + workbook, $40 Essentials Reader, $14 Essentials Reader, Teacher’s Guide, $12 Essentials Reader Activity Book, $8

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    , NH - US

  2. I am getting my period and have an otc fertility testing set that I can use at home. It has shown there are fertile days, or, well, open windows. Was more wondering about the probability of not only getting pregnant on our own, but carrying to term as well. So are you thinking of getting pregnant or why test? You would be considered fertile theoretically speaking for up to a year after you had your last period.
  3. I actually bought these four months back but was not sure if it was worth the gaggle to take them. Maybe I should do that for a few months, at least to get distracted and feel I am doing something. I should add that the pregnancy I lost was healthy so it was not a genetic issue, but a carrying issue. All things considered, it is a longing, but life goes on. I never expected to have this strong urge at this age. My last two pregnancies at 36 and 39 were very easy but took a bit longer to conceive.
  4. Yeah, thinking of getting my hormones checked. Seems there is something that can be done in that regard.
  5. Has anyone successfully gotten pregnant and carried a healthy baby to full term end of their 40s? After trying for 16 months, I conceived what was a healthy pregnancy, but it stopped growing around 8 weeks and I had a d and c at 11 weeks. This was around 5 months ago and as the due date gets closer I am feeling even more sad. Anyways, should I assume that window has closed or might there still be a glimmer of hope? Am I setting myself up for potential heartache with a low chance of getting pregnant and an even lower chance of delivering at term? I am healthy and have had multiple pregnancies. My youngest child is 8.
  6. Hahahaha!!! I just came back from visiting there this week and a couple of times greeted people with Good Morning! instead of a basic flat Hi. Oh, boy, both times I felt like I put the person on the spot and they were totally caught off guard from the more intimate impression of Good morning! Of course here in NE, we use good morning until noon etc. I think it is very interesting to learn the cultural language or places (or re-learn after meeting other cultures as in my case when I go back to DK). It took me a while to decode exactly what to say and how here in NE to get the reaction I needed so the OP will probably figure it out without taking things personally.
  7. I totally get what you are saying. I feel the same way and while I like my friends or circles then being alone with one person is not only boring, but puts a lot of pressure on keeping a possibly boring conversation going with a person you have only so much in common with despite sharing some history together.
  8. I have lived in NE for the past 18 years or so and am originally from Denmark where people are really dry. I find New Englanders to generally be just about chatty and friendly enough without intruding on my privacy! Last year my husband and I visited Kansas City and were "creeped out" by how friendly people were and the in depth conversations that happened within 30 seconds of greeting someone walking their dog or the cleaner at the hotel! It was definitely a culture shock. First off, then you might live in a depressed Maine town, that I don't know, but in general, don't take it personally and just find the right jargon and be direct, not open-ended in your requests and conversations.
  9. Handmaid's Tale is in many ways the reality of millions of people to one or more degrees, people living across the world (and in our country) today. Being intricately involved with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, a country ruled by a heartless dictator who allows no free speech or rights and in the past few years systematically has used rape and mutilation as means to subjugate people, the Handmaid's Tale has been very, very hard to watch (and read). It is easy enough to refuse to look other's reality in the eyes, but it doesn't make it go away.
  10. Race was only part of her abhorrent tweet. She normalized the concept of Muslims as being extremists. Seems we got all caught up in the racist part of her outburst that we forgot that a whole religion was attacked as well including the millions of Americans who identify as Muslims. Rosanne did blame it on her mental health medications the day after which caused the pharmaceutical company to come out with a statement denying links between them and bigotry and racism.
  11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/top-french-court-to-rule-on-legality-of-burkini-bans/2016/08/26/18499b64-6b64-11e6-91cb-ecb5418830e9_story.html?wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-world%252Bnation France has formally ruled that it is illegal to ban burkinis.
  12. Oh, I love this comparison. I am going to refrain from saying what I think in regards to ignorance and lack of knowledge on the poster's side because that would be tremendously rude on a board where we are trying to come together and understand each other and educate ourselves and our children to be global citizens with a basic cultural idea of setting and place, but do you know what has been happening inside Syria in areas where ISIS has been forcefully removed? Women were out celebrating in the streets and burning their burkas/niqaabs. Whatever my personal opinion about niqaabs is, then it is a fact that there is a segment of Muslim women who choose to wear it (including here in the US, many of whom are converts), but it is also a fact that many women and girls abhor the niqaab and its restrcitions including the fact that it is being forced (literally) onto them by the men in their lives or as in Syria by extremist militants, which is pretty much the case in Iran and Saudi where there is a Religion Police. For a country like Syria, in the 1980s you had the government forceful remove hijaabs off women's faces (they would come down in helicopters and remove those pesky hijabs so women could be secular) and over the years anyone wearing religious-looking outfit (such as a more serious-looking hijaab or beard for men) would be followed and put on the regime's radar (or detained, tortured, gone from public sphere). Muslim women no matter where they live have the right from an Islamic viewpoint to put on the hijab or not. The niqaab is something "extra" that is not mentioned in the same way (it is not mentioned in the Quran) and I have met enough women to know how oppressive it is but I have also met enough women who choose it to keep my opinion to myself. However, I have met women who have been putting on the hijab under danger to their lives from their government and this oppression is part of the outcry and Revolution in Syria where people (most sunni muslims) are now publicly opposing the government so they can have freedom to do what they want. I met a Saudi girl the other night who was wearing a very open blouse to her breast area and obviously no hijab and she told me that, yes, in Saudi she has to cover up and women can't drive. Now in the same sentence she also mentioned the opulent lifestyle of those reigning men and the fact that if she went public with her opinion - even here in the US and under a pseudonym - then she would risk her own life and that of her family's. This is not Islam. Just like undressing a woman on the beach is secularism. This is oppression. For the woman who was ordered to undress, it was disgusting. Ask her to leave, arrest her, don't have her undress herself. Despicable. What is even worse to me is how many people are just sitting there like lame ducks, not a single person spoke up. I cannot imagine how lonely she must have felt. Just sad.
  13. Jabe, What a kind thing to say. Words do matter and you made my day with your post. I am up for air and will pop in once in a while here on the board. Have a lovely day!
  14. Rosie! Awesome to see you too! :laugh: Plus great to have been missed!
  15. AHASRADA said it perfectly fine. Oppressed women are not out on a beach having fun with their children, friends, or family - no matter what they are wearing. It is very disheartening to meet otherwise friendly people who are not really prejudice, but actually afraid of who you are - because of a scarf on your head. No matter that you live in their neighborhood and might even have been born here. But, I am digressing. I recently went to a water park with some homeschooling moms and dads and their children. My 6 year old was wearing a gym outfit in lieu of a swim suit to cover her up a bit while being economically smart about the option. A fellow Christian father came over to me and raved about her outfit and that his own wife wore a fully modest outfit and would never wear shorts or anything like that. His own girls were wearing shorts and long-sleeves in the water park. However, what was interesting to me (I am in my 40s and have been raising children for over 25 years, I no longer have visions of breaking down stereotypes or really making friends across religious lines btw, I have given up basically) is the fact that this man found we had so much in common and freely was chatting with me all whilst his wife (very lovely women) was hanging out with the two other mothers (sort of although not directly excluding me by their choice of seating etc.), one of whom was a pretty liberal Christian and other being in a mixed-Jewish marriage with no dress code (I know many Jewish with modest dress codes). Women - and I am generalizing from years of experience - tend to take a stance away from me while husbands and grand mothers have no problem whatsoever chatting me up and seeing past the head scarf and see common values, an interesting person, and what not. You explain that to me... Why are mothers so inclined to feel threatened? Is it due to lack of education and subsequently self-esteem? I don't know. I do know that we have so much more in common than not and I can almost guarantee you that most Muslims out and about would be thrilled and very open to speak with you, become friends, and build a mutual relationship. We just don't get the chance. And it is frustrating and very discouraging. Burkini or not. Because a burkini is not a niqaab, but a modest outfit so we can go to the beach and feel good about ourselves!!!!!
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