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    Homeschool mom to 3 gifted kids!
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  1. This is a town, not a city, but Ashland, OR is amazing and has a year-round Shakespeare festival when it isn't being battered simultaneously by a pandemic and wildfires in the state. This would be a fantastic stop between SF and Portland.
  2. Sorry you are going through this! I have heard of plenty of similar stories from a variety of schools. They are all overloaded with trying to respond to all the changes and are not showing their best selves. Hugs to you and DD.
  3. I am so sorry to see this and hope you are not in pain. Last year my daughter got hurt in PE class and lost a chunk of flesh above her lip. My dear friend who is a nurse advised us to see a plastic surgeon, not because it needed surgery, but to address the scarring. I called our dermatologist and they agreed and gave us a referral. The cut my daughter had appears deeper and smaller than yours, so professional advice may be different. He told us: Let it heal and apply this to it twice per day: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X17LJF9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&a
  4. I hope you are in counseling to recover from her abuse and to get support in setting boundaries with her. No one deserves this.
  5. Hugs to you. You are brave and strong.
  6. Hugs to you. You have definitely had a lot on your plate with both physical and mental stress. It sounds really hard.
  7. I do not miss parent meetings for kid activities. They always take twice as long as necessary. I do not miss waking up early to take my DD to 0-period jazz every morning. She misses her friends and making music together, though, so that makes me sad. I do not miss eating in restaurants; we were eating take out before Covid hit. I actually really love staying home.
  8. Your report makes me very uncomfortable about the culture of safety and regard for science from adults at that school. What a challenging year. Good luck.
  9. Cats' bizarre behaviors are what we would do if we could just let our freak flags fly instead of being productive, responsible adults. LOL
  10. During the pandemic the government waived a lot of the regulations regarding Telehealth and Zoom now meets their standards. In my little corner of the health world (ABA) there is no limit to the number of people on a call, I simply have to document who was there and their relations ship to the patient in my chart note. A parent attending a child's call would be a nonissue. Hope this helps.
  11. Depending on the level of care he needs overnight, perhaps some of it could be covered by an older teenager as a job? Teens (whose bodies want to stay up later anyway) could be paid to stay awake and available and perhaps to do some quiet chores, like laundry, food prep for the following day, quiet cleaning, etc. I have been there and it is hard. You cannot be the only caregiver, you will need help. Hugs to you.
  12. I loved her. Her books were so popular at our house.
  13. I hope you get a great answer and update us when you can. Hugs to you both.
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