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  1. This is interesting. My state has a vaccine registry and at least two of my children’s records are completely wrong, they have wrong dates listed and wrong vaccines listed. It is not particularly confidence inspiring. I have tried to correct it and I have determined it’s futile.
  2. I would skip the Benadryl https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667
  3. This is off topic, but our local parks pool (in a very COVID cautious area) has a picture of life guards in training in an actual pool, as in wet, all masked, on their Facebook page. It was just so bizarre.
  4. TRE or trama or tension releasing exercises or shaking can help. I took a class from a yoga instructor that was three sessions long and then she gave out a little booklet that had the routine. Then I taught it to my son. It is not designed for ADHD but we have found it helpful.
  5. We found a trunk full of old ladies shoes, in the house we moved into when I was a child. I think my dad was hoping for something more exciting when he found the trunk. He did find a nice camera though too, but he somehow managed to figure out who it belonged to and returned it. It had belonged to a previous owner but not the most recent owner.
  6. Wow! I’m so sorry for you loss. That’s pretty heartless. I did not lose anyone that day and but I feel the same as you about things being held today.
  7. The scale of the fraud is absolutely mind blowing. Billions and billions of dollars I know my state was given federal funds to redo their computer system 10 years ago and it was never done. It very sad because people who genuinely needed relief weren’t getting it and but people committing fraud were getting so much. https://www.npr.org/transcripts/976583954
  8. Recycling plastic is generally a scam. I think for a 45 minute class I would use something like Dixie cups because the waste is minimal and they are paper.
  9. Wow! I’m excited by this. I’ve got one more that could use this. And I bet my older kids would enjoy reading it.
  10. The books, The Millionaire Next Door and the Next Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley, are pretty interesting and have some detailed data on who is a Millionaire, where they get their money, and their personal habits. I have been thinking about reading it with my kids and discussing.
  11. So we bought ours at a violin store where we rent my kids violins. They were really knowledgeable about instructments. And we spent about $100. I would call some instrument stores. I thought talking to someone was helpful and they might give you an idea about how many people they usually have the store. I was the only person in the store I went to, so I felt very comfortable being in there and the employee was masked. As was I. I know people who have bought from Amazon and spent about $60 and they were happy. I was glad to buy from a local store and I liked knowing it wasn't made in China. We got a concert uke too.
  12. Edited:. I apologize! I see you want to shop online.
  13. I can't imagine feelings not being hurt in this situation.
  14. How Not to Die and How Not to Diet by Dr. Michael Greger MD are great. He also has a podcast and a website. All of his information is evidence based and his organization is nonprofit and commercial free. His books are engaging and can be read in small chunks. I have used his information in doing my own health and nutrition study with my kids.
  15. We had two families in our co-op start public school last fall. It seemed really odd since it was all online until basically May this year and then only a couple hours a day a couple days a week. It didn’t sound like a good first public school experience, but to each his own. They are staying in public school, so it must have worked out for them.
  16. In my area people are stealing the blue boxes and it has become a real problem. Maybe that will reassure him about your own mailbox.
  17. I would not buy Le Creuset because of the super high lead content and other dangerous metals in their products. Tamara Rubin has lead poisoned children and has spent the last 13 years of her life devoted to consumer safety and making people aware of the dangers of lead. https://tamararubin.com/category/le-creuset/
  18. So we just put up shelving and we used both ikea and The Container Store’s Elfa and I would say the Elfa was much easier to install. They both are very sturdy, but I would go with Elfa if I was going to do more. I’m not sure exactly why my husband got the IKEA for the garage.
  19. We have AC and my brother and sil and kids are staying with us to stay cool. My parents don't have AC but they do have a basement. I wish they would stay with us too but my dad sleeps better in his own bed. Most people I know don't have AC. My kids are camp this weekend though and their is no AC in the gym. It's supposed to be 95 degrees tomorrow so 20 degrees cooler than today.
  20. My son has been using Phonetic Zoo From IEW. It is independent. I just set up the iPod for him at the begining, he listenes to the jingle with the spelling rule, he does a spelling test and the next track is the corrections. When he has gotten 100 percent two days in a row, he moves on. It has worked well for us.
  21. We have white cabinets. They came painted and the one under the sink has chipped. I’m a bit annoyed about it because they are not that old. Further, the woman who lived here before us and put them in had no children and it was just her so I feel like with children using them there will be more chips in the future.
  22. I also thought it was interesting that she had an Indian background and wonder how that plays into her words. The slang she uses on her professional site is also a bit interesting. “Yo... let’s roll.” I’m not sure I would hire her as my psychiatrist or psychoanalysist even if this video hadn’t come out.
  23. Wow! Thanks for sharing this. I have hesitating about doing this in the past but maybe this year I will pull the trigger.
  24. 10 and 12 is a great age if you/ they are interested and are able to put in the time. It would give them a chance to get an idea of what they want to work on language wise in high school. The Getting Started books are easy to implement. Duolingo is also easy to implement and it will give you/them a taste of a language and if the kids are motivated and want to learn more, you can go from there. I have more suggestions but they are more expensive require a bit more to implement. Once you have an idea of where you want to go and what language your kids might be interested in pursuing you can go from there.
  25. I have taught my kids cursive first. It “worked” for my oldest in that he still writes in cursive. His handwriting leaves something to be desired but considering his father’s handwriting, I knew it would be an uphill battle. My middle writes in print now and it is legible. I used Handwriting Without Tears after she made it clear the cursive was too much of a struggle for her. We will see how it works with the youngest as he is just learning to write. I think it worked out fairly well for us. ETA: Both my kids got OT and handwriting was something they worked on after addressing some other sensory processing issues.
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