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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By MSUmama
Quote: Originally Posted by Sarai18...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarai18 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15565353)
There are numerous options for how to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-29-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By MSUmama
We live in Michigan, where hs is very easy but...

We live in Michigan, where hs is very easy but unemployment is 17%, in my area. Dh is working as a contractor...in Afghanistan, to support us...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,379
Posted By MSUmama
I've worked very closely with the food stamp...

I've worked very closely with the food stamp program and it's recipients and helped many people file for food stamps. I don't work for DHS and honestly avoid them like the plague when possible. All...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-25-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By MSUmama
Dh and I are dreaming about moving to TN from...

Dh and I are dreaming about moving to TN from Michigan. It's just perfect for us and our family except...

I just read the homeschooling laws...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-30-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By MSUmama
My 5yo dd is not dx with anything, nor have I...

My 5yo dd is not dx with anything, nor have I ever asked a professional, FTR. She is very "smart", and very "ahead" of her peers, extremely verbal (first word at 3mo), but yet lacks the ability to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By MSUmama
Thank you! I share many of your concerns. I had...

Thank you! I share many of your concerns. I had not even considered the idea that hugging/rocking/squishies may not be allowed! That is an absolute must to get through her day and her current...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By MSUmama
Hello...we have a five year old son an 2.5 year...

Hello...we have a five year old son an 2.5 year old dautghter, as well as two teen girls. The older girls wish to stay in public school, and for now, we are ok honoring their wishes. We are planning...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-03-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 96,157
Posted By MSUmama
Hi, I'm Amy. We have a 14 year old dd,...

Hi,

I'm Amy. We have a 14 year old dd, Ally, with moderate/severe generalized anxiety disorder. We finally caved and allowed medication to be introduced this year and she's doing beautifully with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-03-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By MSUmama
We've been really struggling with this decision...

We've been really struggling with this decision as well. Our 2 yr old dd has ASD and is stongly suspected to have an as of yet undx'd neuro issue, waiting for insurance approval to take her to the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By MSUmama
Hi, Sorry I haven't had internet for a few...

Hi,
Sorry I haven't had internet for a few days! We have a 14 foot, enclosed trampoline and will be getting a smaller one for her bedroom for the colder months, like what she has at school. It's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-20-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By MSUmama
Wow! Your LO sounds very much like mine, down to...

Wow! Your LO sounds very much like mine, down to the gut feelings, still nursing, unvaxed, hair obessive, violent, tantrum throwing, particular so that everything revoles around her, little details....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-19-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By MSUmama
One of my co-workers always tells me, if it...

One of my co-workers always tells me, if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have none. If I believed in luck, I think I'd be tempted to think she is right.

Dd (ASD, SPD) had an EEG and MRI (under...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By MSUmama
A&F is the scum of retailing. They are the worst...

A&F is the scum of retailing. They are the worst offender when it comes to sexualizing EVERYTHING and making young girls feel like they have to fit some horrible, unrealistic mold. I don't like the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By MSUmama
So, my DH has been out of work for some time and...

So, my DH has been out of work for some time and since his job was subcontracting, unemployment has been having a hard time verifying his employment, so we're getting zip. My income is low, very...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-15-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,470
Posted By MSUmama
Quote: Originally Posted by loraxc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by loraxc http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14384891)
It's fairly difficult to make a definitive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By MSUmama
Just want to second (actually like what, sixth?)...

Just want to second (actually like what, sixth?) weighted blankets. Dd is ASD/SPD and just over two yrs old. She still wakes multiple times per night, and has to nurse back to sleep, while being...
Forum: Gardening   09-02-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By MSUmama
My input may be totally useless, since DH...

My input may be totally useless, since DH actually does the gardening, and does it his own way...

We may just be really blessed with super soil too but....

We spent a total of under $20 on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By MSUmama
Quote: Originally Posted by 2boyzmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2boyzmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14304247)
I don't have much more to offer, but it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By MSUmama
My responses are red, I'm terrible about quoting...

My responses are red, I'm terrible about quoting properly, lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommatj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By MSUmama
Thank you! That helped jog my memory. The doctor...

Thank you! That helped jog my memory. The doctor threw a lot us today, and mitochondrial myopathy was the thing I couldn't remember the name of!!!

I read your post and it was extremely helpful. I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By MSUmama
So, dd has been in EI for seven months. OT, ST,...

So, dd has been in EI for seven months. OT, ST, and PT services in a group setting 2 x weekly, about 1.5-2 hours per session. She's made HUGE improvements. Main ST who sees her has stated several...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MSUmama
My dd sounds exactly like yours, and we also do...

My dd sounds exactly like yours, and we also do 2 hour EI classes, and I am there with her. I have huge fears about what happens after she ages out of EI.

One of the other 2 yo in her class is...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-26-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,952
Posted By MSUmama
Quote: Originally Posted by kcparker...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcparker http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14289104)
Thanks for the tip about the ag. extension...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-26-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,952
Posted By MSUmama
I see you are in Iowa. I understand their...

I see you are in Iowa. I understand their extension offices are being closed, county by county? I work for extension in Michigan. My director is the livestock agent for 15 counties here. Part of his...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,952
Posted By MSUmama
Must be something in the air...DH, an unemployed...

Must be something in the air...DH, an unemployed diesel mechanic is having the same exact fantasy.

Though our debt is minimal, we are probably facing a foreclosure notice on our home shortly and...
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