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  1. Speaking as a Catholic, you are welcome at Mass. Don’t hesitate to come if something is drawing you there. As far as the issue of suffering, Hubert van Zeller has an excellent book on the topic called The Mystery of Suffering. Ironically, part of why I became Catholic was because of their developed theology on human suffering. JPII also has an excyclical on Redemptive Suffering.
  2. OP here-I messaged my pcp and he said I should come in for labs and imaging. So I have an appointment for Thursday. My midwife mentioned the twin thing, but I really don’t want to grasp at straws. Been trying to grieve and move on for two weeks and the sliver of hope is bitter sweet for me.
  3. So I started spotting two weeks ago when I was supposed to be 8 weeks pregnant. Heavy bleeding started that Thursday with cramps and now is pretty much over. I never had an u/s to confirm a pregnancy (I’ve had enough pregnancies to trust my hpt and saw no need; I had secured a midwife, but hadn’t had the first appointment yet) and I never had an u/s to confirm the miscarriage because when the bleeding started we also had a big ice storm here and I couldn’t go out anyway. By the time I could go out, I was clearly having a miscarriage. Now it’s been two weeks and I figure my hcg would be going down by now. Took an Internet cheapie test and it’s still really dark. My question is, how long until it goes negative? And do I really need to see a doctor? I had one other miscarriage and went to the ER and all they did was confirm it, then I passed everything at home. I figured I can do the same this time, but just wondering what others have done.
  4. OP here: so just another basic kindle paper white for him and deal with the iPad issue separately?
  5. My son is almost 13. He has a kindle e-reader. All it does is allow you to read books, as far as I know. My son reads a lot! So his kindle is getting old and slow from holding so many books and also has a crack in the screen. I’m ready to replace it. We also have a very old iPad. All we use it for is watching Netflix. Sometimes two or three kids will watch at the same time. It’s so old it no longer withstands updates, so eventually it will stop working altogether. You can’t even find charging cords for it now. I’d like to get a Kindle for ds that is mainly for reading and movies. I also want to be able to VERY easily control internet access and access to apps and games. It needs to have a camera for making videos. Bigger screen is better. Which one should I get? He is tough on his current kindle, so durability is a factor. Thanks for any and all advice!
  6. We came into the church last Easter. It would’ve meant the world to me if someone had offered to hand down their baptismal outfit simply because it had some heritage to it. (Someone else had worn it). We didn’t have any catholic family members or anything to be handed down. So if you want to part with them, I think donating it to a family coming into the church is a great idea. For now I’m keeping mine!
  7. I didn't read the other replies, so I apologize if this has already been brought up. I too have a thyroid condition (hypo), controlled by meds. I lost 50 pounds last year counting calories. The two things that come to mind are 1) weigh yourself daily and track it in some kind of app so you can see the overall trend. If you weigh only weekly, you may miss your low days and think you aren't losing weight, when in reality you are, but are retaining water for whatever reason on weigh in day. 2) I noticed also that I retained water quite a bit at certain times of the month and then I would have a big "whoosh" of weight loss at once. Averaged out over the month I was still hitting my goals, just not in a consistent pattern. You may have the same experience, and that would explain your major loss a month in, with relatively no loss prior. As far as whether you can lose weight eating pizza and ice cream vs. veggies and fruit, I'm of the opinion that for weight loss (not health) it truly is calories in calories out (obviously not everyone will agree, but that was my experience). So it doesn't matter what the food is, as long as you remain in your calorie deficit. Hope something in there helps you!
  8. My daughter is only half black, so not sure if the hair products will apply as her hair is not as tightly curled. But she does get quite dry skin. You need to apply a good thick lotion daily, at least in the cold months. We use Eucerin.
  9. My dd is in CLE 1. I would like to get an app that will help her with the math facts associated with each lesson. Just flashing cards at her is not working. Is there an app where I can input which facts she needs drilled on? Or even just a math facts app that you particularly recommend? Thanks!
  10. I lost about 50 lbs last year, from 161 to 110. I taught two of my kids to read. I finished RCIA, and came into full communion with the Catholic Church. Also, I wrote a book:
  11. My daughter is 2. I got her stickers. The puffy kind that are easy to take off the paper. And a blank sticker book. Usually if she has stickers she will take them all off and put them all over her shirt. It's great fun for her!
  12. The plan right now is to go to Saturday night vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent and go Christmas Eve evening for our Christmas obligation. Then we will go to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Christmas Day.
  13. Someone slipped a note with$100 dollars in it into my purse during Mass once. Once some people gave us money when we were eating at a fast food place. They came up, complimented our kids and then gave us money. It seems to me we get a lot of positive attention due to our family size and the fact that the kids tend to behave in public. Once we took a friend to the emergency room and sat with her while she waited, then took her home. A few months later she sent us a note thanking us and there was some money in it. We have done random stuff like that too. Once I put some money inside a book I had borrowed from a friend, then returned it to her. My husband once met a homeless man at Wendy's and paid for his lunch, then ate with him. Once at a burger place my husband was behind a military family who was trying to use a military discount. The store denied it (wrong day for a discount) so my husband bought them a gift card to that restaurant and thanked him for his service.
  14. Roll and Play for sure for that age and also how about Hot Potato: Or goose louie: Or Pop the pig:
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