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  1. 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 nev
  2. My Summer Reading List is a bit out of control: Homeschool Bravely Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Tweens, Teens, & Triumphs by our very own Farrar!!! Sacred Mundane The Self-Driven Child
  3. This happened 3 miles from my house. I have no words. 😭
  4. Are you flying into Norfolk, by chance? If so, I may be able to pick you up!!!! We have a couple of things going on that day, but if I can, I'd be happy to help.
  5. OK, now that it's the last day, I'm going to get some things - all the History Cards, A Child's Geography, Biblioplan Medieval Timeline, and the state research project/lapbook.
  6. Anyone shopping the sale this year? I’m not seeing anything I’m dying to have. Although, the history cards from Olive Grove Educators look really interesting. Has anyone used them?
  7. Yes, we tried generics of every type that our insurance covered. Also, the dosages we tried were half or less of the lowest dose available. It’s a tricky thing!!! I have questioned the diagnosis - we are currently doing more evaluations to see if there is something else we’ve missed along the way.
  8. I will definitely look into this. I know for a fact that my older daughter was abused in her orphanage in China. She definitely exhibits anxiety, which manifests as needing to control her surroundings. The almost 9 year old - it wouldn't shock me, but I'm not really sure. Thank you for the information!
  9. It's been a while, so I can't remember the details. But we did try several different types. We were somewhat limited because of our insurance - some meds were $500 a month!!! She was very closely monitored by the Psychiatrist and I do remember discussing the side effects and the time it could take to get used to the meds.
  10. DD is just about to turn 9. Background info: Adopted from China at 18 months. Cleft Lip and Palate. Diagnosed with ADHD-Combined Type and borderline Auditory Processing Disorder. Oh, and also Anxiety, which she is medicated for and seems to help some. She sees a play therapist and a Psychiatrist. We tried 4 different ADHD meds and none of them worked. Either turned her into a zombie on the lowest dose, or had no effect on her even with increasing dosages. We are still doing some evaluations to see if there is anything else going on .... Her biggest issues are extremely low frustration tol
  11. Thank you so much, everyone! These are some amazing ideas. I already had a few of these on my list to research, but a lot I hadn't thought of yet.
  12. DD will be in 6th grade next year and she has asked me if all of her language arts could be based on animal books. This girl LOVES to read, especially books with animals in them. I know there are some Brave Writer Arrows for animal books. I don’t want to do a literature guide for every single thing, but I do want to make sure we cover everything. So give me your suggestions!!!
  13. I think we just finalized our choices for 8th grade. Side Note: HOW is my teeny baby going into the 8th grade? I just made a high school plan for him. Language Arts: Oak Meadow Grade 8 LA Math: AoPS Intro to Algebra Science: RSO Astronomy Level 2 History: SoTW Book 2 and HSitW Project Passport Middle Ages Projects Spanish Guitar Homeschool PE at our YMCA Karate (should be a black belt in the next couple of months)
  14. Oooohhhh I hope you like it!!!!
  15. Yes! Let me see if I can do it from my phone ..... Instant Pot Potato soup https://www.livinglocurto.com/baked-potato-soup-instant-pot/ General Tso’s Chicken https://momswithcrockpots.com/crockpot-general-tsos-chicken/ Burrito Bowls https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-slow-cooker-chicken-burrito-bowls-207333?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed&utm_content=custompinrecipe&crlt.pid=camp.T5ZCnaBSSVPz&crlt.pid=camp.6W7DiD744TOH For the French Dip sandwiches: I slice an onion, put it on the bottom of the crockpot. Put a London Broil roast
  16. Instant Pot Potato soup Crockpot chicken Burrito Bowls Crockpot General Tso’s Chicken Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches
  17. Some dental insurance will pay a set amount, like $1000. Invisalign is typically not cheaper - it ends up being about the same price. And not everyone is a candidate. Most orthodontists will do free evaluations, so go visit a few and see what the options are.
  18. Sheesh! Hope things get better!!!
  19. On a roll so far!!!! Make appt for DD8 with university psychological testing clinic Schoolwork Practice presentation I'm giving at a homeschool conference this week (EEK!) Homeschool PE at the YMCA Karate class Grocery store run
  20. Last semester was a mess - DD had surgery, had a long recovery, then I had surgery, had a long recovery, then the holidays. We are in a good place right now with school ::knockonwood:: But I'm like @alisoncooks. I love the planning part, but nothing ever goes the way I plan. I spend so much researching and looking at samples, but then it doesn't work out for whatever reason. And I'll also have 2 middle schoolers next year, so if I push off planning for that, maybe it won't actually happen.
  21. I love Daily Burn. There are so many options of types and lengths of workouts.
  22. Yay!!! I haven’t been able to watch any today and I really wanted to.
  23. I'm watching Lisa's talk about Perfectionism right now. I'm only half way though and have already written 3 pages of notes. I love this one. It really resonates with me right now with where my kids are.
  24. I just bought a ton of books that I want to read. Mere Motherhood, Know and Tell, Sage Homeschooling, On Writing Well, and The Writing Revolution. I’m hoping they remind me why I’m doing this.
  25. Trust me. The thought has crossed my mind.
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