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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By grahamsmom98
Is it just me, or is TAO really quiet lately??

Many of the threads on the board have been silent for over 10 days.


Is everyone on vacation?
No new topics?
Anyone there?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-22-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By grahamsmom98
"What if dh can't handle the stress of a baby?" ...

"What if dh can't handle the stress of a baby?"


((Don't care to discuss? Well, lady, you brought this up because you, quite obviously have major concerns. Removing the post doesn't remove...
Forum: Parenting   08-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By grahamsmom98
Speaking as the Mom of a still-non-social 15 year...

Speaking as the Mom of a still-non-social 15 year old, I say: MAKE THE EFFORT, SERIOUSLY!


Our situation has been your situation for years. We are older parents (I was 39 when ds was born, dh...
Forum: Pets   07-31-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By grahamsmom98
First of all, keep him leashed at all times while...

First of all, keep him leashed at all times while you are away from home (excepting when you are in your room/cabin for the night). This avoids the risk of him running away, a bad interaction...
Forum: Women's Health   07-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By grahamsmom98
If this was me, I'd have my doctor tell my...

If this was me, I'd have my doctor tell my insurance provider that I have already been on the pill and had problems with it.

Honestly, I would rather have a surgical procedure for treatment and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By grahamsmom98
Our solar array is not mounted on our roof. They...

Our solar array is not mounted on our roof. They are on free-standing frames with the lines running underground to our house.


Currently, we have 30 panels (each one is 4'x5'), located about...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By grahamsmom98
It went fine. Ds asked me to stay and the whole...

It went fine. Ds asked me to stay and the whole thing took less than 10 minutes. He won't need another physical for his high school years. Our doctor even signed a permanent vaccination exemption....
Forum: Vaccinations   07-03-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By grahamsmom98
Talking Yea! Doctor gave us a permanent vax exemption today!

Ds had a physical for his possible start at public high school this fall. We have always homeschooled.


Anyway, our state requires the exemption waiver be signed by our doctor to be accepted by...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By grahamsmom98
The washing is done by either myself, dh or ds...

The washing is done by either myself, dh or ds (age 15). I mean, it's using a washing machine, not difficult!


I do all the ironing because I like to iron!! Both dh and ds know how to iron, of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By grahamsmom98
Weekly. We have 3 sets for our queen bed and ds...

Weekly. We have 3 sets for our queen bed and ds has three sets for his queen bed.








All are cotton.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By grahamsmom98
We went with a $50 Amazon gift card. It will...

We went with a $50 Amazon gift card. It will arrive here tomorrow (the gathering is Saturday).


Thanks, again, for your opinions and suggestions!!
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By grahamsmom98
Question Accompanying your 15 yo son to a routine physical...

Our 15 yo son is to have a school physical in a couple of days. He is currently homeschooled, but might attend public high school in the coming fall, so we need to get his vaccination exemption form...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By grahamsmom98
Both dh and ds are feeling fine after their...

Both dh and ds are feeling fine after their respective surgeries, so it looks like we'll be attending on Saturday. With the distance and time of the party, we'll stay in the city overnight (and, we...
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By grahamsmom98
Why isn't your husband/partner helping?

Why isn't your husband/partner helping?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By grahamsmom98
Thanks, everyone, for your replies! I...

Thanks, everyone, for your replies!


I hate the obligation of gifts.


I have decided, after talking it over with dh that, IF we go, we'll just go, no gift.


I haven't had any contact with...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By grahamsmom98
I appreciate all your replies. Ds has never had...

I appreciate all your replies. Ds has never had a regular physical (we stopped the whole well-child visits when he was much younger, with our doc's approval). We know our doctor socially, as well...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By grahamsmom98
Would you bring a gift?

The daughter of my former boss got married got married several months ago in another country. We were not invited to the wedding (which was fine, we wouldn't have gone: Quebec in winter!). I only...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By grahamsmom98
What is involved in a High-school-age sports physical?

Ds is 15+ and has been homeschooled all his life. He is planning on attending the public high school this fall, either part- or full-time.


He needs to have a physical before enrollment. Plus,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By grahamsmom98
Nothing different. Everyday is Dad's Day, Mom's...

Nothing different. Everyday is Dad's Day, Mom's Day and Ds's Day in our home.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By grahamsmom98
I don't think it was the "murder trial of the...

I don't think it was the "murder trial of the century." That is an insult to all the other victims of murder in this country.


Call it, rather, the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By grahamsmom98
I've been a superior court juror (armed robbery),...

I've been a superior court juror (armed robbery), a witness (against my best friend) in a civil trial and a crime victim testifying against someone that assaulted me. Did I want to be there...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,496
Posted By grahamsmom98
Have any of you talked with one of these bikini...

Have any of you talked with one of these bikini baristas? I don't drink coffee, but ds (he's 15) and I purposefully went to one that had been mentioned in a newspaper article, screaming for their...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By grahamsmom98
Quote:Originally Posted by Gena...

Quote:Originally Posted by Gena 22 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400886/mid-atlantic-or-the-other-side-of-the-world#post_17620055)...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By grahamsmom98
Quote:Originally Posted by Gena...

Quote:Originally Posted by Gena 22 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400886/mid-atlantic-or-the-other-side-of-the-world#post_17614801)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,215
Posted By grahamsmom98
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by swede http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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