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  1. I had it happen a lot in college. Sleep deprivation and stress cause it for me, and college is kind of the perfect storm ;)
  2. PCOS, thyroid, a friend had it happen with low ferritin levels. Lots of things can cause it. In some people, weight loss can make hair fall out for a while until things stabilize a bit.
  3. I purchased it. I saw Dr. Spielhagen speak at the RFWP conference a few years ago and liked her presentation. I kept checking back as I was under the impression it was going to be published not long after that conference, but it was a longer wait than that. I had to order some other books from RFWP, so I added in Dr. Spielhagen's materials once I realized they were available. My kids are almost finished with GSWL, so we are going to use this as a supplement.
  4. Love the Kirkland sheets! They get softer after a few washes.
  5. I *think* that portion of the law is fairly recent. I agree that it is very smart and I'm glad that it is clearly spelled out.
  6. I think it is good you are taking her in. I'd want to explore whether it could be something like endometriosis. Any chance she throws up from migraines? They don't all present with headache; sometimes it is nausea, visual disturbance, etc. I'd write down as much as you can think of about what she's experiencing.
  7. I am looking at totes right now and came across Whipping Post. I imagine a messenger style may be heavy though. Supposedly quality leather that will age well based on reviews of the totes. http://whippingpost.com/products/the-vintage-messenger
  8. I did a big closet purge maybe two months ago (still could refine this a bit) and keep an index card in my wallet with things I'm hoping to add to my wardrobe in the next year. It keeps me a little more focused on filling wardrobe gaps and purchasing pieces I really would get more wear out of. I do a lot of jeans and tees with a blazer, button downs with jeans, fitted ankle length pants (jcrew minnies), ballet flats, pointed toe flats, casual skirts, and dresses. I need 2-3 more casual day dresses but haven't found exactly what I want yet. I need a nice pair of white jeans but haven't found the right ones yet. I would also like a tote bag and clutch. I could use 2 woven (vs knit) type tops. I still have a GC for Macys from MIL that I need to spend at some point. I am looking at Skagen watches or a Kut from the Kloth denim jacket. A few months ago for spring/summer I bought some new tees (madewell), an athleta swim suit, 2 prs of Ann Taylor shorts in a style I bought last year and liked. Also a dress from Target, two barcelona tanks from express. Good sale going on at Ann Taylor (50% off everything, sitewide FS with no min from what I can see. They have 40% off practically every week, but usually there is a shipping minimum). Good for button downs, dressier shorts, etc. Some of it is too career oriented for my daily life, but there are some nice polished basics.
  9. I would agree that the spin out doesn't leave things all that dry after spinning out. In fact, my last washer did a little better in that regard, and it was an old manual top loader with agitator. Sometimes I manually add a second spin to the SQ, but usually I don't bother. My last washer was 12-13 yo and was very similar in some ways to a SQ. Manual dial, not a lot of electronics, etc. I don't think it was crafted as nicely, but it operated similarly. In that regard, for me it is kind of the same thing. Low tech, I can manually tweak whatever if I want. Low frills, effective cleaning. My old one couldn't rebalance any more and had issues with the transmission I guess. We repaired a few times, and then it finally got to the point where it was done. So SQ isn't life changing for me really, but it seems to be a quality machine and I hope it lasts.
  10. I live in a smallish town in a suburb (45-60 mins outside of) of a major city in the Mid Atlantic/Northeast. We have 3 local dealers within 15-40 min. The nicer appliance store we deal with most often actually doesn't carry them, but several other small appliance stores do, and they service them as well. We bought our mid range model in January and I've been quite happy with it. At that time they were extending the warranty to 5 years. We were purchasing in a somewhat urgent situation and on NYE, so I went with the mid range since it was immediately available. We would have had to order and wait on the least expensive model. I do not have a SQ dryer yet.
  11. Deleting my post after rereading the thread. I don't want to pile on, OP. I hope things go as smoothly as possible for you.
  12. PA requires testing in certain grades, affidavit and objectives sent to district (these are not "approved" rejected in any way), port review by evaluator chosen by the home education supervisor, and until recently, the whole portfolio, evaluator letter, and test results (in relevant years) went to the district. A recent change in the law now has it so there is an affidavit and objectives sent in at the start of the year, testing in specified years, parent still chooses an evaluator, evaluator reviews the port, but now the port doesn't go to the district. Only the evaluator's letter is sent in vs the whole port. The problem is districts routinely overstep, which puts people into a defensive mode. I dislike dealing with school district even though I have nothing to be concerned about. At one point a few years ago, our state board of education's homeschool liaison redid the Dept of Ed's home education page with info that was not consistent with the law. For example, there were statements to the effect that ports should be handed in using a three inch binder, when there is nothing in the law that was that specific. Then districts were literally telling parents they had to use a three inch binder for their ports because it was on the state website. That kind of stuff is why I am not a fan of the type of oversight we have here; the stuff that comes up tends to be a SD overstepping and making demands that go beyond the law, like requiring parents to meet with the superintendent, when that's not legally required.
  13. Great update! It sounds like you are having a very positive experience.
  14. I remember maybe 11-12 years ago when they were doing trials with d-chiro inositol, and it was working well for many people, including those who were not responsive to fertility meds or metformin (depending on what PCOS symptoms they were trying to address). I have seen some literature on this in the last few years, but I haven't followed it like I did in the beginning of my PCOS journey. I would love to hear more about your experience as well.
  15. Best of luck to you, and I look forward to your updates. I am a PCOSer as well (lucky us!). No weight issues, but metformin (with LCing and exercise) helped normalize my cycles over the last 10 years. It is so weird to have 30-35 day cycles for the first time in my life without BCP. 2 of my 3 kids were conceived with metformin and LC alone after doing injectable meds to have my first. I do like to follow what's going on in endocrinology though, so it will be interesting to read about your experience if you update. Thanks for sharing.
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