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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-23-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By AuntLavender
But it took a long time because Blink Twice the...

But it took a long time because Blink Twice the makers of the Tango sold it to Dynavox and BCBS was waiting for a letter stating how much it would cost (I never saw this letter but a Tango is about...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-21-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By AuntLavender
The fear of the future is hard o overcome when...

The fear of the future is hard o overcome when dealing with special needs. We are beginning our next phase of therapies and this time medication is included. My son is only 7.

Sincerely,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By AuntLavender
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97reddodge/466437255...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/97reddodge/4664372551/

and I loved the OP's dog and the Kristine233's chalk photo (appealing!). Gorgeous children all around imo!

Sincerely,
Debra, homeschooling...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-13-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By AuntLavender
My youngest is 6yrs 10mos. This month he has...

My youngest is 6yrs 10mos. This month he has started telling us stuff that happened to him when his older brother takes him to the park across the street!! Wheee!! In the past if you asked him to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By AuntLavender
but it's there! My sons geneticists said...

but it's there!

My sons geneticists said there may have been a vascular event during weeks 9-12 when I was pregnant with my son that caused his birth defects. I have a pregnancy book that says we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-05-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By AuntLavender
It's neurological but that it just how you...

It's neurological but that it just how you describe why he can't talk clearly. His brain isn't sending messages to the muscles in his mouth like you or me so it comes out unclear. My son also has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By AuntLavender
I have a special needs son so he needs therapy...

I have a special needs son so he needs therapy items.

We often buy books because we have a sucky library. Borders gives us 25% off when we have to buy new.

I buy math curriculum for the upper...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By AuntLavender
He's a manager and he doesn't actually get that...

He's a manager and he doesn't actually get that much since he doesn't work for himself. He works on corporate tax returns. The more difficult it is the more it costs. He also works 65 hours on a tax...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-11-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By AuntLavender
His SLP first said he had Apraxia. From there we...

His SLP first said he had Apraxia. From there we saw a pediatric Neurologist. He's also been to the speech dept at my local university. He's been in speech therapy since he was 2 1/2. He used to cry...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,034
Posted By AuntLavender
Be thankful your FIL wants to be involved in his...

Be thankful your FIL wants to be involved in his grandson's life! Neither my father nor my FIL are involved at all.

Surely you can reach a gracious compromise? I don't agree with making a crying...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,077
Posted By AuntLavender
Quote: Originally Posted by K-Mom3...

Quote:
Originally Posted by K-Mom3 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14985372)
I recognize that you're learning everything...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By AuntLavender
Just this week I told someone at an insurance...

Just this week I told someone at an insurance company they were "crazy!".

Back when we had Aetna they sent us one letter worded "60 consecutive visits of speech therapy" and one that said "60...
Forum: Pets   01-18-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By AuntLavender
Calling a domesticated animal a hunting dog...

Calling a domesticated animal a hunting dog versus a familydog makes no difference. You have no business having an animal that depends on you if you aren't willing to get it medical attention. Yes...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-08-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By AuntLavender
I had my child evaluated when he was 4 for my...

I had my child evaluated when he was 4 for my county's Pre-K Disability program. The end result was an IEP with 12 min a day of group speech therapy in a classroom with emotionally disturbed boys. I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-21-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By AuntLavender
Now that's your bigger problem! I would freak...

Now that's your bigger problem! I would freak out if my out-laws were in my house in my absence.
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-11-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By AuntLavender
A few days a year. Sometimes it smells faintly...

A few days a year. Sometimes it smells faintly of something burning and DH said it's the dust burning off it from lack of use. Maybe yours has lubricants that need to dissipate? Have you called the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By AuntLavender
That's the problem with it. Bon Ami doesn't...

That's the problem with it. Bon Ami doesn't dissolve and you get better scrubbing action. Ajax with Bleach combines powdered bleach with an abrasive to whiten stains.

I don't like powdered...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-03-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,643
Posted By AuntLavender
So we just lay the stockings on the hearth on...

So we just lay the stockings on the hearth on Christmas Eve.

We have special needs children so we can't put them out any earlier or they will be ruined.
Forum: Personal Growth   11-14-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By AuntLavender
And your house probably costs more than their...

And your house probably costs more than their last house and is probably larger or nicer so don't let their comments bring you down! (Think what they have to go home to!). Also think back to when...
Forum: Learning at School   11-10-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 15,359
Posted By AuntLavender
My youngest is special needs. My older children...

My youngest is special needs. My older children would go to public school to get a break from him. Even I look forward to my youngest being in school so I can get a break from him. We feel awful...
Forum: Pets   11-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By AuntLavender
My husky got smelly as she got older (she was...

My husky got smelly as she got older (she was 15-16 though so quite a bit older than your dog). The vet said it was normal. He gave me a medicated shampoo because sometimes she had seborrhea (sp?)...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-23-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,219
Posted By AuntLavender
so every night we make the bed and in the...

so every night we make the bed and in the morning we remove the linens and fold it back up into a chair. We store the linens in the closet. My son is developmentally delayed and this works great for...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By AuntLavender
I googled something for homeschool and found a...

I googled something for homeschool and found a list someone posted on Twitter? Never been there except for that search. Maybe I'm too old for that type of thing (37)? My oldest wants a personal...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-15-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By AuntLavender
I had 3 children before my child with special...

I had 3 children before my child with special needs was born but I understand what you mean.

(((Hugs)))

Congratulations!

Sincerely,
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By AuntLavender
It took 5 bags of poly pellets I got at...

It took 5 bags of poly pellets I got at Michael's for $7.99 a bag. I used two white flat sheets I had at home. I sewed with my sewing machine 8 inch squares (use a yard stick and draw squares in...
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