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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-25-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Ygle
We do use some sugar, maple syrup and honey, but...

We do use some sugar, maple syrup and honey, but very rarely.  We gave up added sweeteners about 8 years ago and that pretty much meant giving up all packaged and restaurant foods... now we are a...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Ygle
My kids like sliced bananas stirred with...

My kids like sliced bananas stirred with cinnamon, raisins, and pecans... also greens with thawed frozen fruit, ground flax and crumbled walnuts...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-12-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Ygle
I really don't think it is very important at...

I really don't think it is very important at all.  One time we had the opportunity to join in with a semi-local vegan group and we found just the minimal amount of effort needed on our part wasn't...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-11-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Ygle
When I was about 9yo I had a steak kabob... I...

When I was about 9yo I had a steak kabob... I was encouraged to try a bite when I was at some celebration with family at a restaurant and no nonmeat options.  I remember being very hungry and when I...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-07-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Ygle
Incredibly Delicious and Vegan Vittles

Incredibly Delicious and Vegan Vittles
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-07-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,515
Posted By Ygle
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Milk8shake http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330409/question-for-vegans/20#post_16816563)

As someone...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-29-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,515
Posted By Ygle
We do have be careful about serving honey to...

We do have be careful about serving honey to vegans (I should say NOT serving honey to vegans) because we really don't consider it a vegan issue.  If I did, honestly, I would have a hard time...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-23-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Ygle
My kids definitely enjoy being vegan.  They are...

My kids definitely enjoy being vegan.  They are 16, 14, 7, and 4.  I can't imagine ever being bothered by it, isn't it usually the other way around?  We often hear from other kids that eating...
Forum: Unschooling   11-17-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,851
Posted By Ygle
I definitely agree that it's not until later...

I definitely agree that it's not until later that they develop the skills to formulate their thoughts in a critical and logical manner and this is just one of the many reasons I unschool (I have my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-31-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Ygle
In addition to what others have said, for me the...

In addition to what others have said, for me the biggest benefit of having a decluttered home and unstuffed closets is that everyone in the home, and guests, can easily find things and put them...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-29-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Ygle
Is it possible for him to take some courses at a...

Is it possible for him to take some courses at a local community college and get insurance through them?  I've known some people that have done that, but don't know the full details or how it varies...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Ygle
For us it was an easy decision because we fully...

For us it was an easy decision because we fully believe we are eating the healthiest diet possible so why wouldn't we be certain to provide the same for our children?  Especially since I have girls...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Ygle
We also use our kid table as a coffee table......

We also use our kid table as a coffee table... much more stable, easy to clean, portable and safe (the coffee table we used to have tipped over and also had rough edges on the underside so we moved...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-26-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,599
Posted By Ygle
My oldest so far is the only one that has...

My oldest so far is the only one that has experienced any decay and I did have some cheese and eggs when pregnant with her (desperate days and I was getting free food from WIC), otherwise we've all...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ygle
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Quote:Originally Posted by coffeegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ygle
Missing out on the birthday party because she...

Missing out on the birthday party because she was too exhausted after work and not wanting to stay at your house during the birth of your child makes me think there is something wrong or something...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-05-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ygle
I've done unripe (the less ripe ones have less...

I've done unripe (the less ripe ones have less of their own flavor) avocados, it really helps to give it a richer creamier texture. You can also use some blended up frozen bananas or tofu.  I think...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,923
Posted By Ygle
Food is our biggest expense and I do try to buy...

Food is our biggest expense and I do try to buy organic whenever possible (I'm kind of in a spot right now with not being able to drive as much and my local store not seeming to carry much organic...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
 Yep, by a long shot!  Group health insurance...


Yep, by a long shot!  Group health insurance has to take everyone and also charge the same rate for everyone whereas private health insurance not only doesn't have to take anyone they can charge...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
I don't know all the details but I believe there...

I don't know all the details but I believe there are some situations if you have very few employees and do not offer a group health plan the employer can set up an HRA and fund that and then...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
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Quote:Originally Posted by SubliminalDarkness http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-23-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
If you can get it, individual is much, much...

If you can get it, individual is much, much cheaper than group health insurance, so it's worth looking into!  Also, if you have gone a period without health insurance often times you can have access...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
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Quote:Originally Posted by laohaire http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
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Quote:Originally Posted by JudiAU http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,532
Posted By Ygle
I'm just curious what other families pay... we...

I'm just curious what other families pay... we are looking at $710/mo (before taxes at least, that's one good thing) for $1000 per person deductible and then 80/20 in network and this is just for me...
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