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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By mamarhu
I would look outside the school for evaluation,...

I would look outside the school for evaluation, psychological, neurological, and whatever else your doctor can suggest. Even if you got the school to cooperate, they would not be equipped to do as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,871
Posted By mamarhu
I haven't been around much because I only had the...

I haven't been around much because I only had the stoopid tablet for a few weeks, and cannot stand trying to type on it. Also, I lost my subscriptions to this and various other threads (think I got...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,871
Posted By mamarhu
Happy New Year, all! This year doesn't...

Happy New Year, all!


This year doesn't feel much different yet. All my stupid problems loom without an end in sight, and it is too depressing to update on the latest developments. All I will say...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I just got y last paycheck before Xmas, and I am...

I just got y last paycheck before Xmas, and I am trying to figure out which bills can wait. I would like to get each kid one more something, and we usually get pretty carried away with the stockings....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
Grateful:for my DD who has insomnia and is a...

Grateful:for my DD who has insomnia and is a great cook! I woke this morning at 6 AM to the smell of cookies baking, and for breakfast was served lemon sugar cookies to DIE for. Started the whole...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By mamarhu
Lightbulb Question/Idea about Support

I am looking for a forum for support for families with kids with high levels of mental health needs. A place to vent/debrief after a crisis, commiserate about stresses, to discuss and learn about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-18-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I'm having a pretty emotional evening here. I...

I'm having a pretty emotional evening here. I took my clients to a homeless shelter tonight. A mom with two kids.There was no real alternative. It is a family shelter; mostly women with children. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By mamarhu
I have lived through this, and we are happily on...

I have lived through this, and we are happily on the other side! At 7, YoungSon ate a similar diet. Then he had a perceived "choking incident" and put himself on a clear liquid diet for about 9...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,807
Posted By mamarhu
Well, I have socks finished for the 2 friends I...

Well, I have socks finished for the 2 friends I have a monthly slumber party with. We won't be meeting in December, so I needed them done by this weekend. I ordered a bunch of great stuff for my mom...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-08-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
Thanks, Springshowers. Those articles were useful...

Thanks, Springshowers. Those articles were useful & I will check with my insurance company. I tried asking last week, but I now have the right vocabulary.

My latest financial gripe is with the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I just learned that all those copays I have been...

I just learned that all those copays I have been paying all year don't go towards my deductible. I had a minor ER visit that cost me $750 (the whole deductible). Maybe I should have known that, but I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By mamarhu
What does your son say about this? Is he content...

What does your son say about this? Is he content playing alone? Does he try awkwardly to engage other kids? Does he seem generally content in life?

Some people are loners, with or without a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-30-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
[QUOTE=sillysapling;18164338]Trying to be...

[QUOTE=sillysapling;18164338]Trying to be calm.... But I hate this. This isn't the life I wanted. I don't know how to fix this. I could have gotten this job out of highschool. If I had, instead of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I am feeling especially whiney tonight. It seems...

I am feeling especially whiney tonight. It seems everything in my home (life) is just a little bit broken. Nothing too serious, but just a headache. The door of the dryer fell off - I can slam it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I am back to looking for a better paying job....

I am back to looking for a better paying job. Much as I love my work now, I see changes coming that will change the whole flavor of it. I don't like what I am seeing, but I am powerless to stop it. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I found some amazing yarn (wool/silk/alpaca! ) at...

I found some amazing yarn (wool/silk/alpaca! ) at Tuesday Morning,cheap cheap cheap. Like $6 instead of 20. Got enough to knit sosks for just about everyone on my Xmas list.

I am way behind on my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By mamarhu
I think you are right that something is going on...

I think you are right that something is going on with your kid. Getting to the root cause will be how you find a solution. Since you know he is capable of using the toilet, it is not a matter of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By mamarhu
There is also a profession called Behavior...

There is also a profession called Behavior Consultant or Behavior Specialist. If you have a local Autism group, they may be able to refer you. Do ask about their perspective - if they are highly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I am having a financially rotten day. ElderSon is...

I am having a financially rotten day. ElderSon is having major money issues and I am unable to be much help. This has been going on a couple months, but it intensified yesterday. I feel pretty...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
Cool! I have a slightly similar situation going...

Cool! I have a slightly similar situation going with SSI. I think they are overpaying me, but I just don't have it in me to call them yet again to try to get it stopped. Seriously, I have had several...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
I had a pretty good experience with bad luck...

I had a pretty good experience with bad luck today. :)

I got a flat tire at work, and nearly cried -I use my car for work and couldn't see how I was going to pay for a repair or a new tire. I also...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By mamarhu
I have been waiting to see if anyone else could...

I have been waiting to see if anyone else could offer happier advice, before I posted. Shucks...


I am going to be pretty blunt. To my knowledge, the school district has no responsibility for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,382
Posted By mamarhu
Welcome, Elliha :) Yes, I understand...

Welcome, Elliha :)


Yes, I understand living right at the edge. I also have a pretty good job (good in that I love it, but not terribly well-paid), and get by most months, but worry what will...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By mamarhu
I am not a huge fan of speech therapy, so take...

I am not a huge fan of speech therapy, so take all I say with a grain or 2 of salt.


YoungSon had significant speech delays, and was in school based group therapy ages 2-7 or so. I saw no...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By mamarhu
I don't know why this did a double post...

I don't know why this did a double post...
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