Can I Be A Dentist?

In the past six months we've forked over about $4000 to two dentist and an oral surgeon. I've had to have two crowns done and a root canal. Poor Peanut has had a lot of work done just recently. In January she had her baby tooth removed and her gum cauterized so her molar could come out. Now that the molar is out she's been back to the dentist. She now has two retainers, not the kind of ones you may remember that you can remove. These are the ones that are actually cemented to her teeth. First they put spacers in between her teeth. These are like tiny round rubber bands that are put into … [Read more...]

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Peepers For Cheapers

I like saving money. I'm frugal, not cheap, but always looking out for bargains. One of the things that I spend too much money on is eyeglasses. Having Sjogren's Syndrome (a disease that has the symptom of dry eyes) makes it difficult for my Opthamologist to test my eyesight correctly. Depending on the dryness of my eyes my vision is affected. I can be tested one day and be 20/20 and on another day be worse. Since he really doesn't want me to continue to spend money on new glasses each time he suggested that I use the over the counter reading glasses. This has worked out pretty well but … [Read more...]

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Marketing – ShawnsBidness on Blog Talk Radio

I finally did it! I was on my dear friend's Blog Talk Radio Show. She's Cheryl from Magies Place and has been a real help to me with my website and with eBay. We talked for almost an hour about the Disabled Online Users Association (DOUA), my blogs including My Chronic Life, my Squidoo lenses and my eBay Store ShawnsBidness Collectibles. It was a blast! I listened to myself afterwards and realized that I say "ummm" a lot and laughed too much. I also said the word "wonderful" about a hundred times. But such is life. I'm not a public speaker or a radio show guest, I mean I was today but … [Read more...]

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Fundraising the New Way

I love to volunteer at Peanut's elementary school. I'm a member of the PTSA and help around the school as needed. There's one thing I dread though and that's fundraisers. You know the kind where you get a catalog of useless expensive stuff? You always seem to get it the same time your neighbors', church members' and family members' children get their own. I always feel obligated to buy the stuff and I do. Then I buy from the other children too. It puts us back quite a few dollars. When the products arrive they don't even resemble their photo and they're usually smashed in a bag that your … [Read more...]

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Worried Mom

As tired as I am and as sick as I feel I can't sleep. I've tried. My head hurts, my muscles ache and I'm exhausted but no matter what I do I keep thinking about taking Peanut to the doctor tomorrow for oral surgery. She's only 9 and it's scary. She has to have a baby tooth removed that's under the gum and her gum opened for her molar to come in. I think it's her 5 year old molar. That baby tooth is keeping the molar from coming in. Her teeth in the back are all slanted so her bite is off and if we let it go it will just get worse. The dentist has done a lot of research about this to try … [Read more...]

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