August 12, 20120 found this helpful
Many long-eared dogs are prone to yeast infections. If this is the case with your dog, you could try over-the counter products used to treat women's vaginal yeast infections, such as Monistat (I buy the generic version). Just squeeze some of the cream on to a soft cloth and thoroughly wipe it in the ear, and then massage the ear to make sure the cream gets down into the ear canal. You can do this several times a day.
June 4, 20120 found this helpful
If the school will not take care of this problem then call the police. Your daughter wasn't bullied, she was physically assaulted and that is a crime. In the meantime, you might want to consider home schooling, or changing schools.
May 26, 20120 found this helpful
There are several ways to become debt-free. One is to file for bankruptcy. You will not lose your house or your car, and once you begin to file for bankruptcy, you will be protected so that your creditors can no longer hound you. It cost around $2500.00 to file which may sound like a lot, but since you're are no longer making payments on your bills, you will have the extra money every month to make payments to your lawyer. Most lawyers are willing to make some kind of payment arrangements. You will also have to take some kind of classes, but these can be done online. Some debts, such as student loans, can not be discharged through bankruptcy.
The other method is to pay down your debt. Start with your bill that has the highest interest, and take as much extra money as you can afford every month and add it to the payment of that bill - while still continuing to make payments on your other bills. When the first bill is paid off, take all the money you were paying on that bill and add it to the payment on your next bill, Repeat this procedure until all of your bills are paid off.
May 25, 20120 found this helpful
It sounds like your 6 year old with behavior problems has ADHD. There are medications that will help him control his symptoms, but first he has to be diagnosed with ADHD. If you are against medicating your child, you could consider changing his diet.
Two of the biggest problems for kids with ADHD are sugar and food dyes, especially red dye, blue dye, and yellow dye. You could also consider giving him supplements containing EPA, DHA and B vitamins. The boy who doesn't sleep might also benefit from the same diet changes.
I'm not suggesting that you single these two children out and forbid them to have foods with sugar and dyes, I'm suggesting that you don't bring these foods into your house at all. Read the labels on the foods before you buy them, and if they contain sugar or dyes, put them back on the shelf.
Have you ever been to a party or night club where the music and noise was so loud you could barely stand it? That's how children with autism feel from the time they wake up in the morning, and this is why they can very easily become overwhelmed at school.
It is very common for children with autism to have trouble making friends, in fact that is one of the symptoms of the disorder, so try not to focus on that. My daughter found that eliminating milk from my grandson's diet helped a lot with some of his autism symptoms, and I have heard that eliminating milk can help with bed-wetting, also.
My daughter now buys almond milk or soy milk. She is also giving him a new natural supplement she found online, called N-met. It helps him focus & so far she is pleased with the results.
As for your 16 year old daughter, I've raised 4 girls and your daughter sounds pretty normal to me. Try to appreciate all of her good qualities and try not to dwell too much on the things that drive you crazy about her.
I don't think you are a bad Mother, you have just been too overwhelmed for too long. You need to find a way to take care of yourself first. There is an old saying that goes like this: "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." and it's true. Once you learn to take care of your own needs, and make yourself more relaxed and happy, it will benefit your family as well.
May 24, 20120 found this helpful
You could put chopped ham and cheese on a bun, and at lunch time they can microwave it for a few seconds until the cheese melts. Meatloaf sandwiches using homemade meatloaf is good, as is homemade egg salad or chicken salad. When you cook dinner for the family, cook a little extra and put it in microwave-safe containers for their lunches. I always packed fruit, snack and a napkin in my families lunch bags along with the sandwich.
May 16, 20120 found this helpful
You need to ask yourself "What is more important to you, your dog or your children?" I think you already know the answer.
May 10, 20121 found this helpful
I'm not sure there is a definitive answer to that. I'm 66 years old, but I feel like I'm in my 40's (it's still nice to get the senior citizen discount, though).
I didn't consider my Mother to be elderly until a few months before she died. It was when she needed my help to pay her bills and shop for groceries that I thought of her as elderly. Before that she was active and relatively healthy.
I believe "elderly" is a state of mind. Some people seem to be elderly in their 50's, and others are still youthful and vibrant in their 80's. I think the key is to stay as active as possible, exercise your mind, by reading, staying current, doing crossword puzzles, etc. Also, as much as possible, make a conscious effort to walk with the same strong, steady stride that you did when you were younger.
April 12, 20120 found this helpful
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April 6, 20120 found this helpful
I would go with a cream or sage green, and make or buy some pillows to match the curtains.
April 6, 20120 found this helpful
Chinese food is quick, inexpensive and easy to make, and you're in the perfect place to learn how to cook it. If I were in your position, I would buy a wok and a good knife, and ask some of my Chinese friends for lessons on how to cook some quick and inexpensive meals. In return, you can you can invite them over for a meal.
April 1, 20120 found this helpful
I have the same problem. On days when I don't have to go to work, I just let it run it's course (no pun intended). On days when I do have to go to work, I take a Sudaphed PE. This is the type of Sudaphed they came up with when they were no longer allowed to sell the original Sudaphed over the counter. You can buy Sudaphed PE at any dollar store.
April 1, 20120 found this helpful
While I do believe that supplements can be helpful in a wide variety of illnesses, I don't think it's necessary to buy the expensive ones. Do a little research on what are the active ingredients in the supplements you want to buy, and then try to find those ingredients somewhere else that is less expensive. In the meantime, here are some ideas for helping your condition naturally: Insulin Resistance Syndrome is condition marked by poor blood sugar control and weight gain. Insulin resistance is usually an underlying problem in women suffering PCOS, even when they are not overweight.
When the body is insulin resistant, it simply does not remember how to use carbohydrates for energy. It can only store them as fat. Here are a few basic tips:
Balance low GI carbohydrates with adequate protein
Include phytoestrogens in your diet.
Buy organic foods whenever possible.
Reduce your intake of saturated fats.
Limit or avoid dairy.
Drink two litres of filtered water daily.
Avoid additives, preservatives and food chemicals such as artificial sweeteners.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Avoid sugar on its own and hidden in foods.
Include essential fatty acids in your diet.
March 12, 20120 found this helpful
It is okay to use rice in dog food, although I would recommend brown rice instead of white. Dog food should contain 16% protein, 10% fat, 44% carbohydrates, and 10% vitamin and minerals. The calories from protein should equal 20% of the dog food. Here is a list of foods that are good for dogs:
Organ meats, liver (don't overuse)
Cultured dairy products such as yogurt, buttermilk, cheese
Complex carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, beans, legumes
Fiber sources such as bran, fresh vegetables, whole-grains.
February 28, 20120 found this helpful
In my opinion nothing works better than a female cat.