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  1. Hoping he’s okay. I would also start thinking about how to wrap his legs so he can’t scratch the bites and risk infection.
  2. There is a popular app called YNAB. You Need A Budget. Many many people have found it so helpful. The basic idea is that you spend the money available in your budget. So you get a paycheck (to be budgeted), then assign those dollars to categories you have set up- your needs get budgeted first- rent, utilities, gas, car insurance etc. Then allot some dollars to repairs/new tires/emergencies. Then allot dollars to clothes, dining out, vacations etc. when you go to spend, check your category, make sure the money is there, spend it and then write the transaction in. it gives an awesome and easy to use visual of your needs and wants and spending. Well worth the annual fee. There’s a Facebook page of ynab users you can ask questions to.
  3. Decks of cards and very small games
  4. I mailed mine at the end of April. They received it very beginning of May according to tracking. They finally acknowledged receiving it at the end of May (4 weeks later), so that is when their clock began. July 5 and still waiting. it doesn’t expire until December, and I’m in no rush thankfully.
  5. We used this for our kids and it was terrific. Loved the inset mattress with the sides so they couldn’t roll out. We brought them everywhere with us. We had Aerobed Kids but not sure they still make it. Lasted years and years!
  6. Close! Ex-sper-a-mint On the border of west Philly. 🙂
  7. Yes, I would give them dates to come visit. They said yes. Maybe the rent is a way of passing money on without estate/inheritance taxes later?
  8. This is the recipe we used. I thought it was very good. We heated up Naan bread as our pita. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ground-beef-gyros/
  9. We made a version of Greek gyros with ground beef - shaped into rectangular patties and cooked on grill. Easy and didn’t heat up kitchen.
  10. You would think that would be part of the product information, but I haven’t found handle length mentioned. Or overall height when extended.
  11. Thank you for that! I added it to my cart. We’ll give it a try and see what they think.
  12. Always learning something new from you all. 🙂. And just had a great laugh reading the gummy bear reviews! I never would have guessed!
  13. My dd bought him a crossword puzzle book (same brand and series we like). He’s always doing ones he find in the papers and we’ll be on a laid back vacation this summer (visiting relatives), so lots of downtime.
  14. Anyone have one? How tall are the handles and is a comfortable height for teenage males? I don’t want them to have to be bent over to roll it, so I want a good stable one with a long enough handle. This would be if I can convince them to use it for high school next year (just diagnosed with scoliosis). So willing to get a decent one. Any suggestions on features to look for that make it easier for classroom/campus use? Most of the campus has one story buildings, no steps. only one building has stairs but that one also has an elevator. Brands/models or links welcome! 🙂. Thanks.
  15. I’m hoping they could refer to a PT so the PT could show them how to strengthen and help their back, and what not to do that could make it worse.
  16. Interesting, I’ll add that to my notes to ask about. Thanks
  17. Good idea. I’m going to bring that up to the boys. It’s not a cool look perhaps, but maybe they’ll put their back first. yes, those braces look mighty uncomfortable.
  18. I think it had to be a contributing factor no matter what they said. It would be nice if they all agreed and maybe even pointed it out as part of physicals, especially entering puberty. my dd hasn’t had her annual appointment yet, so I’m wondering about her now too.
  19. Thats really helpful. Thanks. I will ask if they have this. our PCP said they don’t refer to an orthopedic for mild cases. I think she said under 30%. My thought is I’d rather see the orthopedic early and avoid getting to that point. I’m hoping they’ll refer to a PT if I ask.
  20. Thanks. I will run through those with them tomorrow. So far, nothing on there stuck out, but I’ll check the ones were able to anyway.
  21. Thanks for that note. I will ask the orthopedic if he would refer them to a PT that could teach them useful exercises for this.
  22. No he’s not hyper mobile. He and his identical twin both have their left shoulder higher than their right currently. It wasn’t always like that, so I asked the ped if their book bag this past year (their first full year at a school) could have contributed. They said no. But a heavy book bag all year slung over that shoulder, during the year they finally started growing- they grew about 4” which is a lot for them. 🤷‍♀️ But I appreciate you mentioning eds. It’s always good to think out loud and consider things. We have several friends that have it and one has a really bad case of it.
  23. Badger makes a clear zinc oxide face stick, spf 35.
  24. That’s wonderful!! Why/how did the surgery improve the scoliosis?
  25. I’m not a fan of wait and see, but it was encouraging to read stories from those whose curvature did not worsen. I would prefer for them to feel like they have a little control over long term results, and be informed about exercise and what helps and what doesn’t and why. So I will definitely ask the orthopedic about that. They have started enjoying working out, and we have an area in our garage for that. Does the spine curve due to lack of support? I’ll have to read up on why it curves and why it worsens, or doesn’t.
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