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  1. My mom lives in FL, I live in VA. She turns 70 this summer and I'd like to take her on a long weekend trip. It would be me, my 2 girls - ages 10 and 12, and my mom. I'm not opposed to us flying somewhere, but I'm not a huge fan of flying, so I'm thinking of staying on the East Coast somewhere. Give me some ideas of good places we could go. It needs to not involve a ton of walking and it needs to have things my girls would enjoy. Any ideas?
  2. Absolutely. My just turned 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with anxiety several years ago. We did (and still do) years of therapy. We do meds for her, which do help. Last year, she started riding horses - not in a therapeutic program, just in a homeschool class. We have been able to start going down on her meds and her Psychiatrist is so pleased that we are in talks to discontinue the meds at some point soon.
  3. I would like to start doing Yoga. What are some good apps? I have an Amazon Fire Stick, so if I could watch it on that, that would be great. thank you!
  4. Thank you everyone for all the ideas!!!!!!!!!!
  5. If you use 1 journal for everything, I'd love to hear about it. I'm thinking To-Do Lists, daily journaling of personal issues, lists of whatever - books you've read, things you want to remember to look up. I currently have several journals - 1 for homeschooling, 1 for personal stuff, and To Do Lists usually get put on random sheets of paper. The problem is that I have ADHD and I can't ever FIND anything. So I'm intrigued by this 1 journal idea. SWB posted an article about it the other day. Do you have Categories, like Lists, Personal, Homeschool, or do you just write whatever on the next blank page?
  6. DD is 9 and she really wants to improve her spelling. She just learned to read within the past 6 months. She does have pretty severe ADHD and meds don't work for her, so we are muddling through. We haven't done a spelling curriculum before, mostly because we have been focusing on getting her to read. We have AAS, but is there something else out there that might work for her? If we use AAS, I'm assuming we should pretty much start at the beginning.
  7. A couple of weeks ago, my 13 year old DS was doing such a great job getting his work done. So I decided to take the opportunity to tell him that I was really impressed that he was getting his work done quickly and without complaining. With a totally straight face, he says: I realized that if I get my work done quicker, I can do the other things I want to do. I had to walk away before I said something like: Oh, is that how it works? Actually, I've been telling you that multiple times a day for 13 YEARS!!!!
  8. I know who you're talking about!!!!! Her sister was my department chair when I was a teacher and we stayed good friends after I moved away. I've been following the journey on FB and it hit me pretty hard today, too. Life is so fragile and we just never know what will happen. Sherry
  9. Thank you, everyone! Great suggestions. Intellectually, I KNOW how safe flying is. I KNOW that I am statistically exponentially more likely to get into a car accident. But of course, Anxiety is irrational.
  10. DH and I are finally taking our dream vacation at the end of this month - an Alaskan land and cruise tour. It's for our 15th anniversary and we are leaving the kids at home with grandparents. The problem - I have such anxiety about flying. We live on the East Coast, so we have several flights to get through. It's been several years since I've been on a plane. I really would prefer to not take anything for it - I've taken Xanax in the past and even a small dose knocks me out and leaves me feeling groggy. So what else can I do? Essential oils? I'll try just about anything. DH and I both plan to download lots of shows on our devices. I will have a book or three to read.
  11. You can download a free sample of 3 weeks and get a pretty good idea.
  12. We are doing Biblioplan Medieval this year! Yes, only 3 days. My kids are the following: 4th, 6th, and 8th. We will be using Remember the Days, SOTW, the Timeline, and Maps.
  13. We are doing BP Year 2 this coming year. My kids will be 4th, 6th, and 8th. My plan is to use Remember the Days and Story of the World as our spines. We will add living books for topics that interest us.
  14. Background info: Phoebe is 6, Violet is 3. Both are female calicos and do have their claws. Phoebe is very skittish, but she hangs around the house with us and hides when new people come over. Violet is super friendly and puts up with the kids carrying her around and such. The cats have never loved each other. I'd say they tolerate each other. Yesterday - we left the house for most of the day - about 8 am and we came home around 6 pm. Ever since then, Phoebe has been growling and hissing at Violet. The hissing isn't all that unusual, but she usually does it once and that's it. I have never heard growling like this from her. Ideas? Maybe they got in a fight while we were gone?
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