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    Scrapbooking, Cross stitch, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, learning to knit and sew, Love to read
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  1. I am still working on my weight loss. It is a very very slow journey as I have adrenal crap going on that makes it feel impossible at times. That said I have been making progress gaining muscle and strength, so my composition is changing more than my actual weight. I have learned I can not go too low carb or I become murderous haha and can't control my temper. So low carb is okay but atkins, whole30, keto etc are not a good fit for me. I am just starting to look at tracking macros and think that will be my best bet in addition to the exercise I do.
  2. Um she is 5, she can be sad all she wants, as the parent it is up to you to protect her and make the big decisions, such as when to start homeschooling. Outside of the bullying issue, no way would I have my kids in a school run by a crazy person.
  3. Now that my email has blown up with notifications from this thread I decided to pop over to the hive and check with everyone :) Hey everyone, long time no see :) Love what you have done with the place haha
  4. If your period is not due until the weekend you would not be experiencing pregnancy symptoms yet. You would only be implanting around now an most people would not even consider the likelyhood they ,may be pregnant at this point. Chances are it is simply hormones and pms causing your "symptoms". Have the glass of wine and relax. As for the connection between drinking and adhd etc, I have 4 with adhd and never drank during pg, rarely drink at all (3 glasses of wine per year at most). As well, I do not believe for 1 second that a glass of wine with dinner is going to affect a blastocyst that
  5. My older kids were in ps for 3 and 2 years respectively and 1 year now for grade 12. In the early years it was all busy work with no integrated stuff. It was worksheets to fill out, spelling words, reading etc (my kids all read daily for the most part, I just suck at filling out the stupid sheet of paper, but also I feel reading time should be organic, as in some days they will read for an hour or more, some days not at all, assigning a time period daily turns it into a chore they learn to hate). Anyway, never projects,reports or carry over stuff etc. Oldest was in 2 different schools for e
  6. Honestly, as a parent I would still refuse to do it. You as teacher are free to assign it, but it ain't going to happen in my home. In my home I finish work at 6pm, get home for 630 if there is no evening extracurric. The earliest we eat dinner is 8pm, then bath, prepare for next day and bed. There is not a single minute of that evening time that I would waste on homework. That is my home policy and my home policy trumps any the school has. Unless the school is going to provide a maid, chef, chauffeur, pay my salary etc they have no say what happens past 330pm when the dismissal bell goes.
  7. See I am very against it (even my teens high school did not assign homework, yet the elementary did. Anyway, she is already in school all day, evenings are for extracurrics, family time, rest etc. No kid needs to be doing school 7+ hours a day plus more at night. There is more to life and developing a well rounded human than academics. If they can't accomplish all the work in those 7 hours that is on tem to better manage their time, not up to us to give up the few precious hours in the evening for other endeavors to more homework. Plus dd is just done by the end of the day. She gives her a
  8. I am glad that is not the case in dd9s class. Truth be told we are the poorest in her class, enough so that her teacher went and bought her new shoes because the ones she had were way to small but it was going to be another 3 weeks before I could even consider new ones. Teacher got a pair on deep clearance for her to help me out (boy did dd's feet grow though, 4 sizes in 6 weeks). Felt like crap for that one, unfortunately new shoes for her were last because I had just bougt new ones a few weeks earlier and other kids also needed some, but anyway, dd is a favorite student, and best at everyt
  9. And this is why we will be returning to hsing everyone next fall. It turns out I am the worst ps parent ever. I have refused to make d do hw all year, told the teachers it was never going to happen. DD spent a week in and out of hospital recently and the school put the package of homework together, told them I would pick it up but told them I make no promises of it being completed or handed in. DD is missing 2 days of school this coming week because my work schedule will prevent me from getting her there and I am not even a little bit sorry. She has 2 main teachers and both have commented o
  10. Okay totally an aside but I use mom lectures (and teacher lectures at work) as a "threat". So at work for example today I had a couple young girls breaking the rules, I looked at them and told them they needed to make an immediate decision. They could follow the rules and show me they do in fact know them or I could break out one of my handy-dandy lectures and talk nonstop until I felt they knew the rules. They both broke out into giggles and chose to the follow the rules minus the lecture. With my own kids if I see a conversation heading towards disaster due to the actions of one, so lets s
  11. In my home "I statements" are the best way to talk to my teens "I hear you saying...", "I am feeling..." Everything focused on the I, reason being as soon as a conversation turns to a you statement "you need to..." people get defensive and shut down. When I read the example of the conversation I can see why your teen is not feeling heard. So you agreed that X is undervaluing him, why carry on from there? Is it not enough to say "That sounds really frustrating when someone undervalues you." period. When someone is feeling frustrated with a situation they are looking to feel heard and valida
  12. Couple of thoughts as I read the thread, to me while the threat was over the top I do not think it warranted a note home, a reminder to the boy of appropriate words to be used at school by the teacher should have been enough. As well, he is a young child who is saying ridiculous things, even if he says rude things regularly that means he says rude things not that he is a terrible child.Third, I see so often in my line of work so many people crying bully when the behaviour is simply rude or mean. Pushing into a mud puddle is mean but not bullying, saying what he did is rude but not bullying.
  13. I'll pop you a pm in a moment. I have been with several different boards over the years for different reasons and currently thinking ahead to next year if I want to stay with the board we are with or switch again.
  14. Big hugs. If it helps ease your mind about the other kids, just because it is congenital (there from birth), does not mean there is any high risk for your other kids. Most likely you and them are just fine, it just happens sometimes. Hope you gets some good answers from the cardiologist.
  15. In my house it never ends, my 18 yr old doesn't play it much though he never did. My 13 yr old loves his lego. I play lego with them or at work with the kids because I enjoy it, I never got to play legos as a kid, my folks would only buy it for my brother because he was a boy, us girls got dolls and tea sets. My brother still buys himself lego sets from time to time, and he is 33.
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