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  1. My daughter had vision therapy to correct convergence insufficiency. It worked great, she quit having headaches when she was reading/studying. The first place we went for vision therapy wanted $5K and a 7-month weekly commitment. I got a second opinion and found a closer place that treated her in 8 sessions, cost me $700.
  2. If you have chemical sensitivities, have you found a depilatory cream that doesn't have a strong smell?
  3. How do you find the profiles of scholarship winners?
  4. Our family has done a lot of air travel, and all TSA ever does is tell the kids “raise your hand when I call your name” and then read the names off the boarding passes. Weird that the procedures aren’t uniform.
  5. Me: I had scholarship to local university plus outside scholarships. Since I lived at home and commuted, I got money back every semester. My kids: If our financial situation continues in its current state, we will be able to pay outright what scholarships don’t cover. My kids are smart, if they choose a private or public school in state, they’ll have lottery-funded scholarships at the very least. They may not be able to choose the most expensive schools, but they’ll have options.
  6. Does any streaming service carry this show?
  7. Where do you shop for tween girls who have outgrown the girls’ section but don’t have the right body shape to wear juniors?
  8. The swing set is gone! I let our handyman take it to fix up for his little kids. My kids are excited about how much bigger the backyard looks (youngest is 9, no one has been playing on that swing set in awhile). Now they’re begging for a trampoline and dh is remaining steadfast against it.
  9. I’m still on the schoolroom. 7 boxes of books gone to the public library, and 6 to the school library. Lots of trash and recycling gone, bags to Goodwill. I’m waiting on someone to pick up old non-working printers and kiddie bookcases. The homeschool curriculum is in stacks, I’m accepting all offers just to get rid of it and bring in a few bucks. My goal is to make the room a book/art/game room, but if I don’t organize it well, it will become a dumping ground again. No one does schoolwork in there. At least now you can vacuum the floor, that’s progress.
  10. I have lost count of how much I have taken to Goodwill. I know that I filled 3 large black trash bags just by cleaning out one small hall closet of blankets and bedding. So far I have tackled the bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, family room, and medicine cabinet. Now I’m working on the schoolroom, which is worse than everything else put together. We haven’t used it for school in about a year, and it’s become a repository for everything I don’t know what to do with. I am packing up books like crazy to donate to the public library quarterly book sale and to the library at the kids’ school (I have earned the librarian’s trust and she knows I’m only bringing her good stuff). The difference in my mood has been amazing. I feel lighter, even though I’m definitely not. 😂 Decluttering my bathroom led to putting all the products/medications/supplements that I’m supposed to use regularly in one spot. And guess what? I’m actually taking better care of myself, using hair and skin care products, taking my medications and supplements every day. My room is a much more relaxing place to be. The schoolroom is going to be a long process, including selling off curriculum, so I’m going to switch off with working on the kitchen/dining area. The basement will likely require the services of a professional. 😱
  11. Kids are 13, 11, 9. We haven’t decided exact dates of the trip yet or exactly where we’re flying into. It partially depends on availability of redeeming airline points. I’m guessing the trip will be about 12-14 days altogether. I know I don’t want to spend the whole time doing crowded touristy things. Aside from that, I’m at a loss.
  12. It looks like this is going to be the year to go to Scotland with the kids. I am excited but also at a loss because of all the choices to make. I have to make it count, you know? And I want to plan well enough that we can relax and enjoy it. Any advice? The trip will be in June.
  13. 1. A serious, top-notch touring choir that is open to non-music majors by audition 2. Located in the South 3. Conservative, or at least enough political diversity that a conservative student would be able to find their niche 4. Good merit aid available
  14. Oh, I forgot. Forget the Tilt-a-Whirl, I want a Skee-ball machine.
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