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  1. Looking into logic curriculum for next year and my key need is budget friendly. Are the dvds necessary for Memoria Press’ Introductory Logic (and the following books)? Could we do the curriculum without the dvds?
  2. Save it- my husband just got a new job after 2 job losses in 2019, and they’ve already reduced pay by 20% indefinitely. It could get cut more, he could lose his job. We were just about to look into buying a house so all plans are on hold until future notice.
  3. Wanted to update you all: I ended up seeing an acupuncturist and he said I had a parasite and gave me some herbal remedies. It seemed like a total hoax but I don't have any problems now and can eat any food. I enjoyed seeing him because he told me exactly what each session would cost.
  4. Saxon math 8/7 ? Saxon grammar 7 Dive earth science Maybe the next Dave Raymond history, if it comes out. Logic? Maybe a brave writer writing?
  5. Right now we can afford the monthly cost and the amount for treatment is questionable. From the amount I've seen for insurance we can't even afford the monthly rate.
  6. The only state programs we qualify for are, ironically, school lunches 😂. I don't fully understand as we basically don't have money for anything. We even go to a dental college for dental work because a local cash rate is way too expensive. The state marketplace is about 3x what we are paying right now. I may have to take my search outside a 100 mile radius.
  7. Hi everyone, I came to you guys because your collective knowledge is very impressive. Last December I stopped eating dairy and saw a lot of improvement in my nightly stomachaches and really smelly gas. Then this past spring/summer I started having daily diarrhea, stomachaches, horrible gas. I started eating foods you'd eat when you were recovering from an illness: applesauce, toast, mashed potatoes, rice. I was able to add in chicken, eggs, bananas, brown rice, butter, jam/jelly, very small amounts of cooked carrot and berries. Red meat and fruits/veggies really bug me. I can't eat fruits or veggies without getting diarrhea. I am taking a probiotic and I was taking digestive enzymes, but forgot about those. I should restart them. I have Medishare and have had them for 18 months but maybe I don't really understand it as I am afraid it's going to cost me my whole annual family portion, which we technically have but it's our emergency fund and we have no way to replace it (in fact my husband will either receive a paycut next year or be moved to part time- he is a pastor: no benefits). We live very rurally. There are 5 different gastroenterologist doctors at two offices listed in a town 2 hours away. One office never answered their phone. The other sent me to billing to verify they took Medishare and they never called me back. I'm looking for both options on why I am having this problem, what I can do about it, encouragement that it won't drain my savings, etc. [Some possibly unrelated info: Two years ago I paid $800 to help my son with his stomach issues (which have completely resolved) and never actually received any help). My grandma was diagnosed with colitis years ago and just avoids trigger foods.]
  8. I dropped off our paperwork at the CPA today and now I am anxiously waiting! I think this year will be different anyways because it's our first full year as self-employed/ministry. We have owed state taxes the last two years.
  9. Saxon math 7/6 Saxon grammar 6 John H. Tiner for science, his choice of book, currently undecided. We've been watching, yet not completing any assignments for Dave Raymond's American history. Will probably continue with that. Visual Latin, maybe.
  10. A 1000 left after expenses but only saves 100? And she's complaining about not owning a home? After mortgage, utilities, groceries, health insurance, and other expenses NO debt (other than mortgage), NO eating out, and no monthly savings (we get paid biweekly and save those extra 2 paychecks, which probably get eaten up in emergencies or taxes) we are lucky to break even. We only own a home because of the rural housing loan and can buy without a down payment. Honestly I didn't finish the article. I hate when people complain about costs when they have so much wiggle room and honestly, wasteful spending. Many of us out here do without nice things and have to scrimp just to get by (not to even save).
  11. I didn't realize the app 'finishes'. I was trying to buy the other day but I'm not spending $5 on an app my kids will or maybe have already outgrown. I want it primarily for my 8 & 10 year olds. I'd love to have them do review facts daily to work on speed hen I just can't see another flash card (honestly I forget them about 99.999999% of the time.)
  12. Interesting. I've used it with my oldest two and working thru it with my youngest now. I think it's great for blending and say it fast. It is very challenging for me to sit through. I'm greatly looking forward to chucking that stupid thing out of my life. We move to opgtr after 100ez and I only include other reading books if they really want to. Usually they are done by the end of the lesson. My little secret is that they aren't as 'done' as mama... I just hide that fact.
  13. Finish 100 ez, move to opgtr Saxon math 1 (tempted to wait until 2nd grade to do math, honestly) Writing with ease (wow, it's been so long since I've had a kid at this level I can't even remember if that's the right name. Lol)
  14. 1. Don't have everything I need 2. Due to the complexity and newness of our situation, I have to pay someone to do ours this year. 3. Self employed and while I've been paying quarterly, I'm sure I'll have to pay more. So not in a hurry. 4. Just realized I haven't paid or saved specifically for, state taxes since may so I'm definitely scared. I'll be in my room pouting if anyone needs me. *Ugly cry*
  15. Honestly I've learned to try to self medicate due to past experience. This was just another example of me spending a ton of money and time at the doctor's with exactly zero to show for it. It's happened to me. We went to the doctor last spring. I spent roughly $1000 for a few visits, a stool sample, and an x-ray. I had to basically harrass the doctor every day to even get a callback. I never heard feedback from the X-ray. We have one doctors office in our town. We don't have specialists. $1000 is about a third of our monthly income so I don't have a lot to just toss around. He didn't have any problems all fall but this week has been continual pain. I think we will try dairy free first (it's helped me) and if that doesn't help, will try gluten free (I've done both so I know how big of a pita it is).
  16. None of them are labeled a or b. Ours says homeschool on the cover. Maybe it's a different thing all together? (I bought mine from rainbow resource) Thanks for responding Arctic mama.
  17. Well, somehow my kid seems to have lost this test before even taking it. Can anyone snap a photo of it (even if completed) so I could rewrite it and administer? Test 7 Saxon homeschool 6/5 (green and yellow book)
  18. Nope. I've had to call at every step of the way. The voicemail says they'd get back to me in 24-48 hours. After I called after urine samples (I gave them an extra day or two) it took 6 days to get back to me. I'm not made of money so it's so frustrating. Our insurance is changing. I should have waited in hopes of having it under 1 deductable, but we were unsure of exactly when this career change would come.
  19. Well, almost 2 months later, all I have is $800+ in medical bills. No answers. I never even got a call back after the X-ray. That's so annoying. He has had the issue 3 or 4 times more, but not in the past month (or 3 weeks or so).
  20. Do gallbladder symptoms come and go? I feel fine so far today (knock on wood!) And the lack of feeling bad makes me just as concerned as feeling bad. Lol. Hmmm...
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