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Forum: Child & Teen Health   Yesterday, 08:27 AM
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Posted By SweetSilver
Yes. Highly recommended for environmental...

Yes. Highly recommended for environmental allergies. I do it once a day year-round, sometimes twice. You can do it several times per day. I can't recommend it enough. You can use a neti pot,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-01-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By SweetSilver
Allergy shots are a series of shots. It is not...

Allergy shots are a series of shots. It is not one "vaccination". The shots are prepared just for the patient, and they are given every single week for quite a duration. They are a serious...
Forum: Unschooling   08-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By SweetSilver
Things are needed a serious shake-up around here....

Things are needed a serious shake-up around here. Family problems including marital issues, counseling... uff da. But with extreme lows comes some clarity, but that is mixed with stretches of...
Forum: Unschooling   08-01-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By SweetSilver
August 2015 Unschooling thread

How is summer going for everybody?

Share it all: ups, downs, day-in-the-life, questions....

Here is your kitchen sink!
Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By SweetSilver
Benadryl sucks. Yes, allergies do suddenly...

Benadryl sucks. Yes, allergies do suddenly become overt with events like the onset of puberty and pregnancy.

You are right, an allergy doctor will do a fair bit of just repeating what you already...
Forum: Unschooling   08-01-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,446
Posted By SweetSilver
I think it might be as much learning temperament...

I think it might be as much learning temperament than strictly age. My older daughter does set some of the interests, but my youngest plows on past them and that leaves dd1 following her. DD2 is my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-01-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
Update: On our last trip into that town, we...

Update:

On our last trip into that town, we stopped in and did a "not-blood-draw". She's been worrying about what if she never can do it, would we have to keep going and going. I said we'd only...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-01-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By SweetSilver
I start this month at 133, same as last month. ...

I start this month at 133, same as last month.

I haven't done my yoga in a week, having been out of town, so I am looking forward to today. This summer is making it harder to keep on the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-01-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,565
Posted By SweetSilver
New thread for August/September...

New thread for August/September (http://www.mothering.com/forum/264-fitness-weight-management/1523137-august-september-weigh-thread.html#post18958169)
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-01-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By SweetSilver
August/September weigh-in thread

How is the summer going, ladies? Have you had an easier time reaching your goals, harder? Hanging in there?

We have reached the zenith of summer, so our check-ins might be even more irregular,...
Forum: Unschooling   07-23-2015, 02:29 PM
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Views: 256
Posted By SweetSilver
Sweet! :throb

Sweet! :throb
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2015, 01:08 PM
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Views: 328
Posted By SweetSilver
Thanks for starting this, Ragana. I truly...

Thanks for starting this, Ragana. I truly appreciate it.

My daughter's outward physical symptoms are an intense feeling of needing to urinate, which is understandable given that uncontrolled...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
So far it has been a great book in general...

So far it has been a great book in general understanding anxiety, by someone who has suffered from lifelong anxiety and has a practice that treats childhood anxiety, so yes. I think it is a good...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,565
Posted By SweetSilver
Second to last weigh-in, my last will be Sunday...

Second to last weigh-in, my last will be Sunday as I am out of town.

131.5

But basically this is just the low end of an average that has been fairly steady. Maybe that average has dropped...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
Just started this book, and it already feels...

Just started this book, and it already feels helpful, especially since I suffer from a lot of the same things dd10 does, we just express it differently.

The Opposite of Worry

We go in on...
Forum: Unschooling   07-17-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,446
Posted By SweetSilver
Miranda, I am so sorry for your community's...

Miranda, I am so sorry for your community's losses. My heart goes out to you and everyone.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
Sedatives-- we might resort to that eventually. ...

Sedatives-- we might resort to that eventually. I will ask the doc if there are some kid-strength, very mild sedatives. I think I will hold off on that for a while yet.

Numbing the skin might be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-15-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
I agree, and I'm glad you mention it. I did...

I agree, and I'm glad you mention it. I did think of asking if there was another place they could try. She is scared of the needle going deep, so the back of the hand might work, at least to try.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
The phlebotomist said she could draw my blood and...

The phlebotomist said she could draw my blood and discard it, but my daughter steadfastly refused and flipped out even more. She said watching would make it worse.

Thanks everyone for the posts. ...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-14-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,565
Posted By SweetSilver
133 More walks recently. I've been serious...

133

More walks recently. I've been serious about doing a little yoga every single day. Trying not to overdo the carbs, but....

Lots of veggies in the garden. Need to make more salads!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By SweetSilver
Needle phobia: advice for mom and daughter

This is a bigger issue than extreme needle phobia. I didn't want to tuck it away in a slower forum. Mods, feel free to move this.

My 10.5yo daughter has been needle-phobic for years. She didn't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-12-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By SweetSilver
We had extra cookie inventory as well. We had...

We had extra cookie inventory as well. We had loads of customers, but so many just bought one box. Our cookie mom based this years' order off last years' numbers, but the tagalongs just weren't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By SweetSilver
So much depends on the troop. If you live in an...

So much depends on the troop. If you live in an area with many troops chances are good you will find a good fit and enjoy scouting. If you are rural like I am, you might have to give it up or do it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By SweetSilver
Still here, but barely. I had a difficult,...

Still here, but barely. I had a difficult, stressful year and my gs planning suffered. I handed over planning for next year to my coleader, and her colors are showing to the point where I'm not...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-09-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,565
Posted By SweetSilver
Happy to see the optimism here. Summer has been...

Happy to see the optimism here. Summer has been hard for me, too. I've been craving something I don't... know... what... and it keeps me eating and eating. The lettuce looks good in the garden,...
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