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  1. With regards to leadership and submission, I find any position that demands one human submit their own moral agency to another problematic for both. Too much responsibility given on one hand and too much given up on the other. Humans, with all our imperfections, are not able to carry full moral authority for another. I've been married for almost two decades to a man who struggles with chronic mental illness--a brain that quite simply malfunctions at times. It would have been disastrous had I felt a need to submit to him in family decision making rather than rely on my own agency to
  2. Your take has resonances in LDS theology. There are complexities here, but we do not overall view Eve and Adam's choice to partake of the forbidden fruit as a negative; rather as a necessary step in an ongoing path of progression; part of growing up to become more like God. My understanding of this is not that we didn't have moral agency before the fall, but rather that the scope of that agency was limited. Adam and Eve in the garden were like children living at home, protected and cared for by a parent. The Fall, by removing us from the Garden and the direct presence of God, gave us
  3. I would go ahead if it were me.
  4. I think this is excellent advice. Your girls are full adults at this point. They are at a point in life where many women have children of their own. While there may well be a significant generation gap in how you think and perceive the world and how they do (you might find the book The Coddling of the American Mind interesting as it discusses some of the trends you are seeing) I believe it is possible to establish healthy adult-to-adult mother/daughter relationships. That will probably involve a lot of intentional letting go on your part; they are going to have to forge their o
  5. There are other valid reasons to outsource, including meeting the social and emotional needs of kids.
  6. The idea of pursuing PTSD diagnosis if she doesn't have that already and seeking disability on that basis may have merit. I am so, so sorry that your family is falling through significant cracks in our system. If a condition is disabling it is disabling; we shouldn't view some disability as more valid than other. When we were seeking disability accommodations for my husband for work we had to emphasize his more externally evident disabilities--hearing loss and tremors--even though his most disabling condition was in the mental health category. Apparently the
  7. Have you worked with a disability attorney? They typically work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless disability is granted, and then the fee is a percentage.
  8. Dehydration is likely your biggest concern. Do you have something like pedialyte on hand?
  9. I got my second Pfizer shot around noon on Monday. Developed a low grade fever about 24 hours later; that lasted for 6-7 hours. Went to bed feeling tired Tuesday night. Woke up almost back to normal Wednesday.
  10. Total bunny trail but since tin whistle is being discussed I'll put in a plug for my favorite non-shrill beginner's whistle. The wooden fipple makes a big difference in mellowing the tone: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B9JZ78?pf_rd_r=NF1YHBVN3HRVHNP1FZNE&pf_rd_p=89879054-2e37-4233-9fd7-bd5a93dd076a&pd_rd_r=dec34c06-a6cb-4f25-9da8-259ea6d9cf10&pd_rd_w=8LLm5&pd_rd_wg=Bi5oo
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  12. I don't have specific advice about med combinations, but have you looked into discount programs for vyvanse? There should be one.
  13. I played flute for a couple of years in high school but don't really remember the fingerings. I'm hoping to re-learn eventually 🙂 I'm struggling right now with right hand positioning for the big whistle; I have small hands and even with only three holes to cover they are far enough apart that it is hard to cover all three at once without cramping my hand. I can use the piper's grip and cover them with my first three fingers but it's hard to get enough pressure to cover the holes completely with the middle finger section. Or I can use my pinky to cover the last hole and that lets me cover
  14. I've wanted to really learn to play the recorder ever since a recorder quartet performed at my junior high decades ago. I especially love the sounds of alto and tenor recorders. I'm busy right now teaching myself to play the low D whistle though, so recorders will have to wait 🙂
  15. The reasoning I have read for tin whistle is that it is a "real instrument"--in fact I think they called it a "real orchestral instrument"--with the implication that the more common recorder is not a real instrument. I'm fond of tin whistle because my family is into Irish music and dance but that reasoning was nonsense. We did one year of CC because we had just moved to a new area and needed to connect with local homeschoolers. The people in the group were fabulous but I was exceedingly unimpressed by the actual educational value.
  16. I hope they make it easy to cancel the Monday appointment! Our county site makes it easy to make appointments online but to cancel you have to call and it takes many attempts to get through.
  17. I had my second Pfizer shot on Monday around noon. Felt fine that day; right about noon on Tuesday I developed a low-grade fever and felt moderately lousy for the next six hours or so; I spent a couple of hours reading in bed and then took a hot bath. By evening the fever went down and I felt fine other than a bit of fatigue. Went to bed early and woke up feeling fine this morning. My arm is slightly sore and I still have a swollen lymph node. I'm very grateful to be vaccinated and feel quite confident that my body will know how to put up a robust immune response should I come in contact
  18. I had shingles last summer; I figured it was precipitated by general pandemic stress.
  19. One of my kids is dealing with some pretty severe tics and OCD. I'd like to hear what has or has not been effective for others in treating these. Diet, medication, supplements, counseling...looking at all options.
  20. Congratulations! I will be praying for no complications and a healthy baby ❤️❤️❤️
  21. I am constitutionally incapable of following a recipe. My brain has a need to rebel against instructions and make All The Changes 🤣 I don't, however, leave reviews on recipe sites 😉
  22. Reading at fifteen months is definitely precocious! In the tree world precocious trees are those that produce fruit or nuts at a younger age than most. Precocious and gifted may or may not correlate; I think in general a kid who is precocious in a particular skill is likely to also be gifted in that area, but there are absolutely late bloomers who overtake some more precocious kids. And some precocious kids end up rather average with time. Brains and brain development are complex.
  23. It think it is worth taking him to a doctor; usual stomach emptying time is about 5 hours so it is not normal to have food from dinner in the stomach in the morning.
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