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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By rachelsmama
I'm going to take a guess, based on the tiny...

I'm going to take a guess, based on the tiny sampling of information about your household's food habits, that you and your step son have very different dietary preferences and dietary needs, and that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By rachelsmama
I think the only reason I can do the word...

I think the only reason I can do the word problems in the grade 5 book is that I have the "Challenging Word Problems" books, which give a lot more worked examples than the text and workbook do.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By rachelsmama
300 tarts is equal to 3/4 times 2/5 (the...

300 tarts is equal to 3/4 times 2/5 (the remainder of the remainder). So 300=6/20 or 3/10, so she had 1000 tarts to begin with. Does that help?

eta: While I respect the strip diagrams, I hate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By rachelsmama
When dd was going through her girly girl phase I...

When dd was going through her girly girl phase I was frequently mystified, but never embarrassed. She watched lots of the original Muppet Show and loved Miss Piggy, though, so I never worried about...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,075
Posted By rachelsmama
I would love to see a well publicised study...

I would love to see a well publicised study looking at what percentage of the population qualifies as "unknown vaccination status". I suspect it could bring a degree of sanity to the discussion. Of...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-05-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By rachelsmama
Personally, I'd call around to other dental...

Personally, I'd call around to other dental practices, explain the situation and see if anybody is willing to take a quick look so you have a better idea how to proceed (maybe if you call back your...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-28-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,476
Posted By rachelsmama
:yeah I'd like to add another explanation...

:yeah

I'd like to add another explanation for the disagreement over whether vax status was disclosed: It's also possible the doctor who was taking down the medical history was only half listening...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-26-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 418
Posted By rachelsmama
Is he only considering the girls?

Is he only considering the girls?
Forum: Vaccinations   02-12-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 986
Posted By rachelsmama
This description really made my day! Thank you!

This description really made my day! Thank you!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-09-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,570
Posted By rachelsmama
She mentions singapore math practice books, so I...

She mentions singapore math practice books, so I wonder if she's using these: http://www.amazon.com/Math-Practice-Grade-level-Singapore/dp/0768240018 and whether they're a lot different than Primary...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-09-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 381
Posted By rachelsmama
Well, one thing has changed: twenty years...

Well, one thing has changed: twenty years chickenpox outbreaks weren't something universities worried about :irked
Forum: Vaccinations   02-08-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 381
Posted By rachelsmama
The higher the vaccination compliance rate, the...

The higher the vaccination compliance rate, the harder it will become to identify what's causing problems when they arise (hard to tell whether it's vaccines, or pollution, or some new disease, or...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-04-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By rachelsmama
I agree with you that protection of the medically...

I agree with you that protection of the medically vulnerable isn't likely as big of a motivating factor as some are claiming it to be. After all, the medically vulnerable are affected by lots of...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 11,827
Posted By rachelsmama
If I had a severely sick kid, that impressive...

If I had a severely sick kid, that impressive track record would sound good, but in my experience the healthcare professionals who are good at treating severe illness are somewhat less skilled at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 919
Posted By rachelsmama
I'll probably contribute in some way, but I won't...

I'll probably contribute in some way, but I won't be able to pay the full ride, and I also won't be pushing them to go just for the sake of going. I love university, and suspect that my kids will...
Forum: Toddler Health   01-12-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By rachelsmama
In the case of my kids, no, they were different...

In the case of my kids, no, they were different people, but not noticeably different in that respect.
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,222
Posted By rachelsmama
I think I get what you're trying to say....and...

I think I get what you're trying to say....and I'd probably have just as much trouble (or more) explaining it clearly.
Forum: Vaccinations   01-03-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 818
Posted By rachelsmama
They lump influenza and pneumonia together, so it...

They lump influenza and pneumonia together, so it doesn't really answer the question. It's probable that some of the people in that statistic died as a result of flu, but the number would also...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 818
Posted By rachelsmama
:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotf...

:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao

You clearly haven't studied ecology, or microbiology, or history.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-30-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 920
Posted By rachelsmama
Ashley Trexler, you seem to be implying that what...

Ashley Trexler, you seem to be implying that what Maria Kang is advocating is fitness, and I (and many of the other posters here) don't see it that way. I value fitness and do my best to model...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-28-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By rachelsmama
I'm not sure what I think of the precendence the...

I'm not sure what I think of the precendence the court ruling is setting, but that father sure expects a lot of control over his adult daughter's life, so I'm glad for her that the court made a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 335
Posted By rachelsmama
The upset stomach when nobody else in the house...

The upset stomach when nobody else in the house was getting sick could be explained by a food allergy or a food sensitivity.
Forum: Vaccinations   12-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By rachelsmama
I managed to restrain myself from reading the...

I managed to restrain myself from reading the article (there's a strong correlation between reading that type of garbage and unhealthy spikes in my blood pressure). The title seems to imply that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By rachelsmama
What 5 year old isn't afraid of authority? A...

What 5 year old isn't afraid of authority? A smart one. The bolded stuff suggests that he's just really smart, and really observant, and very logical, and bored, and doesn't buy into the fantasies...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-24-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By rachelsmama
I just blended it up in some V8 juice. It worked...

I just blended it up in some V8 juice. It worked quite well.
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