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  1. I have no idea why it would be borderline R, honestly. A naked butt is no big deal in my family, and while there were a few "naughty" words, they were mostly comic, if I recall. And certainly appropriate to the situation. I took my 8, 10, and 12 years olds who are all Who and Sherlock fans, and they loved it.
  2. I adore Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. It's somewhat political--a libertarian leaning that is not at all my inclination--yet I still love it! The first sci-fi I ever loved.
  3. I read it a couple of years ago, Lewelma. Honestly, I don't remember much sexual about it. I'm sure there was sex, but nothing graphic, probably more of a "this happened". I didn't find it depressing, but I found it odd--well, maybe a tiny bit depressing. Though there's one depressing twist--doesn't involve children, though. I liked it more than Metamorphosis. I liked the strangeness and the interlocking stories. I don't think they're that complicated to keep apart. I enjoyed the eeriness of it. I found the ending too ambiguous and I came away oddly unsatisfied. I wouldn't have any problem with my 14-year-old daughter reading it. ETA: I agree about making sure you get the book with colored fonts, etc. Adds to the read. I borrowed one from the library.
  4. We've never tested for allergies. Huh, that hadn't occurred to me.
  5. Thanks for all the ideas. He's got a Dr. appt in the next few weeks, so we'll mention it then. Meanwhile, based on your ideas, we'll start having him drink more water, eat more veggies (he does pretty well with all veggies, but doesn't mean we can't do more), and well keep up with the fiber drink. Also, we'll make sure he gets probiotic yogurt every day. I'll let you know if everything comes out all right ;) Thanks!
  6. I'm sorry to have to ask this, but I'd appreciate any insight. My son, 8, is regular in his #2, but they are HUGE! I'd say tonight's was not quite 3 inches in diameter (didn't measure LOL). Poor kid. It takes him about 10 minutes, and he's sweating by the time he's done. He doesn't appear to be getting any fissures over them, but ... I worry that it's a matter of time. We've begun giving him drinkable fiber, and we thought that might help, but it seems to just make his trips to the toilet go faster (he used to take a book and sit for 15-20 minutes). If I Google this problem, it takes me to scary places on the web. Please help, hive. :) Thanks!
  7. So, so sorry, MedicMom. You've been through so much lately. Remember to be compassionate to yourself. You aren't at all blameworthy. :grouphug:
  8. I have a Masters in teaching ESL and have been teaching for 15 years, and can't get a job in my new district in the public schools. :( Most ESL programs are extremely underfunded and districts can't support the sorts of programs that will give these students the intensive English instruction they need. And it's a problem not limited to ESL teaching.
  9. Woo! ARGH! Sorry for the edit in the title http://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/hamilton-cast-album-streaming_74272.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=21sep2015
  10. Yes, but only because my husband is a fan of The Godfather. :)
  11. Has your daughter been called too? Has she come to you, independently, saying that your god has called her to this? Have the people "there" indicated to you that your god is preparing them for your arrival and has indicated to them that you (specifically you) are supposed to be there? If so, it's curious they haven't offered, of their own accord, to get you and your daughter there. I think the best way to identify a calling as opposed to a want is independent confirmation, completely unsolicited, from other individuals. When I was a Christian, I would have given you money only under these circumstances.
  12. I'm only halfway through this right now, but it wonderful so far. It's called "Give me Sex Jesus" which is unfortunate on a number of levels. :) It's a Really Well Done documentary about the (past and present) American purity movement. Interviews with people who are abstaining until they're married, and how their faith supports them, people who struggled with this concept as young people, even Bill Bright's grandson (the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) is a part of it. It's really even-handed and interesting. It really resonates with me.
  13. My daughter forgot the password on an ipod she lost. Lo! She has found it again, unfortunately she has forgotten the password. Additionally, she never backed it up on a computer. Is there any way we can get back into this ipod and save/rescue anything she has on it?
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