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About joannqn

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  1. DS15's math credits are all messed up and I'm not sure how to represent them on a transcript. He's looking at a few competitive schools. Please no flames...we had a lot of attitude difficulties, disorganization on my part trying to cover four grade levels, an unexpected late pregnancy, and a special needs baby who has spent 8 weeks in the hospital and had 6 surgeries in 8 months. Here's what happened starting with the first "high school level" class: MUS Algebra 1 - taken in 3rd grade AoPS Prealgebra - take in 4th and 5th grade...I learned about advanced math curriculums too late,
  2. I was just talking to someone about this on Monday. She says she is able to keep it at bay with daily fish oil supplements (Nordic brand). If she misses even a day, she says she can feel her eyes start to swell. I hope you find a long-term solution!
  3. We have both: chores that must be done without pay and chores that are paid.
  4. You're right. We need to make more opportunities for them to use their spending money.
  5. Do you allow the kids to skip their chores if they choose to do so knowing they won't get paid for the ones they skipped? We just started last week, and like the last time we tied chores to allowance/commission, they simply chose not to do their assigned jobs. They knew they wouldn't get paid if they didn't do it. So my 5 year old only earned $0.25 out of $2.50. My 7 year old earned $.70 of his available $3.00. My 12 year old got $4.50 out of the $6 he could have earned (he likes being big ticket items). My 14 year old earned $2 out of $7. They are not allowed to pick up extra chores
  6. I tried all kinds of diet tricks, being careful to eat frequently enough to keep my blood sugar up, and sea bands to no avail. B6 (50mg) and half of a Unisom (regular strength*) at bed time each night get rid of it completely. I was on it until 19 weeks, 24 weeks, birth, and birth respective of each pregnancy. I should have stayed on it until birth with the first two because I was miserable even if I wasn't throwing up anymore. * You must use regular strength Unisom only. The extra strength is a different medicine. This combination of B6 and Unisom creates a medicine that used to be o
  7. Darn! It sounded like it might be helpful after your last post. I hope you find your miracle!
  8. Each tablespoon contains: 60 calories 0 grams of fat 730 grams of potassium 14 grams of carbs, 10 of which are from sugar Each tablespoon also gives 10% RDA of calcium and 15% RDA of iron. Per wikipedia, it also contains up to 20% RDA of B6, magnesium, and manganese.
  9. I take a tablespoon (the silverware kind, not the measuring kind) stick it in the jar, and run the bottom of it across the mouth of the jar so that I have a heaping tablespoon that isn't dripping. I've started just taking it straight and chasing it with food or drink to get rid of the taste. I just had my fourth cycle. It was 5 days early for some reason. I had slacked off on the blackstrap molasses last month, and had a slightly heavier period than the previous two. It was still manageable. I left the house on my heaviest day for a few hours without issue. It was over in five days.
  10. Here is a report from Berkeley showing increased ER visits and deaths related to bacterial intestinal infections immediately following San Francisco's ban on plastic bags. They chose San Francisco because it was the first major municipality to enact a ban. According to the report, other areas enacting a ban has seen a similar rise in illnesses. I'm not a germaphobe, but I wash my bags.
  11. You'll want to read that article posted by Kathkath. Reusable bags need to be washed weekly because of the germs they pick up at the store. Our city is banning plastic bags as of July 1st. I've made myself a few and need to make a few more before I'll have enough to carry all of our groceries each week.
  12. Talk to the librarian. Between the lack of permission and the financial issues, they should remove the fine.
  13. I wear almost nothing but my $120 Brooks running shoes. If I want to walk without constant and significant foot pain, I must spend the money on the shoes. I have one pair at a time and wear them every day.
  14. Lacey. Guess I should have said that initially. Thanks for pointing it out.
  15. Hey everyone! I'm hosting a get-together for local homeschoolers from the board at my house on June 7th. We'll do this potluck style at 11am. Let's shoot for an end time of 3pm. I have plenty of room inside and outside in a fenced back yard. We have a dog and three cats. The dog is old and friendly. PM me for an address and phone number....in the Olympia/Lacey area.
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