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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By neptunemama
We do most nights.  When the kids were little we...

We do most nights.  When the kids were little we had dinner together every night, all four of us, or the kids and I if dh was traveling.  My younger dd has sports practice till 8pm 3x/wk.  So on...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,280
Posted By neptunemama
I was 13 when I got my first period.  My older...

I was 13 when I got my first period.  My older dd is 14 1/2 and has yet to get hers yet.  I think she'll get it by this summer.  My younger dd is 12 and hasn't gotten it yet either.  However she's...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By neptunemama
My opinion on soy, like any other food, is...

My opinion on soy, like any other food, is everything is fine in moderation (well, except trans fats).  I've done a lot of reading on the pros and cons, or more specifically the benefits and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By neptunemama
He might like Paolini's series beginning with...

He might like Paolini's series beginning with Eragon. 
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By neptunemama
I think making sure she gets enough water during...

I think making sure she gets enough water during the day is good advice.  Also, have you had her eyes checked recently?  Vision problems often trigger headaches for people.  
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-14-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By neptunemama
I'd ask your dd what she wants to do.  It seems...

I'd ask your dd what she wants to do.  It seems like MS is the time many families stop giving teacher gifts.  Both of my dds have wanted to give their teachers gifts in MS however, so we do.  We...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By neptunemama
I would get an Indian cookbook.  A lot of Indian...

I would get an Indian cookbook.  A lot of Indian dishes are both veggie, and soy and gluten free.  A really easy dish to make is this one. 
Serves 6
1 Tbs cumin seed (this might be too much for...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,620
Posted By neptunemama
I agree with other posters who've said do...

I agree with other posters who've said do something together.  My older dd hated exercise and when she was 11 was definitely overweight.  Her doc was concerned not b/c of her weight but b/c she...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,332
Posted By neptunemama
I think homework has benefits for kids in middle...

I think homework has benefits for kids in middle and high school.  There is no reason for kids in elementary school to have homework.  Projects on occasion, sure.  But nightly or weekly homework,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-20-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,128
Posted By neptunemama
Like beanma, I've never made my dds wear a bra...

Like beanma, I've never made my dds wear a bra but I have pointed out that certain shirts are too sheer on their own and they should wear a bra or tank top underneath. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-06-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By neptunemama
Congrats mama!  Time sure flies.  Many say teens...

Congrats mama!  Time sure flies.  Many say teens are so hard or awful, but I've found the last year + to be pretty neat.  They are so grown up in some ways, so young still in others.  
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-03-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By neptunemama
I've known about how highly processed agave...

I've known about how highly processed agave nectar is for years.  It's amazing to me that people still think it's better for you than sugar, honey, etc... That people think it's good for you at all....
Forum: Learning at School   08-22-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 773
Posted By neptunemama
I'm glad to hear that her excitement is up and...

I'm glad to hear that her excitement is up and her anxiety is down!  I hope she has a wonderful year.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By neptunemama
What about adding some sausage or bacon along...

What about adding some sausage or bacon along with his breakfast for protein?  
 
If he's willing to try new things, would he try nuts in a mix with other things he likes?  Say a trail mix with...
Forum: Learning at School   08-21-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 773
Posted By neptunemama
If your child has an elective, and hasn't chosen...

If your child has an elective, and hasn't chosen it yet, I strongly suggest she chooses a study hall for the first semester.  Having time in the school day to work on homework, or even get things...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By neptunemama
My 11 yr old has similar sleep issues.  She is...

My 11 yr old has similar sleep issues.  She is fairly anxious and it seems that many "issues" flood her brain when she finally lays down to go to sleep.  They don't bother her so much during the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-18-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By neptunemama
I know the lying really bothers you, which it...

I know the lying really bothers you, which it should.  However, have you assessed what you are asking of your ds and if it's reasonable?  Chores are important but some kids really struggle to do...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-11-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By neptunemama
My kids only like cabbage one way.  We saute...

My kids only like cabbage one way.  We saute onions till almost golden then add chopped cabbage and cook both together until the cabbage is soft.  Serve it over cheese ravioli and top the whole dish...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By neptunemama
hummus and cheese sandwich edamame grapes,...

hummus and cheese sandwich
edamame
grapes, cherries, apple, melon
yogurt or a yogurt tube 
carrots, snap peas
baked or plain tofu
a veggie burrito: add warm beans, cheese and avocado (and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By neptunemama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mambera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380897/need-recipes-for-my-picky-vegetarian-dh#post_17324146)
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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-05-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By neptunemama
Will he eat polenta?  It takes awhile to make,...

Will he eat polenta?  It takes awhile to make, but it's not labor intensive.  Perhaps making it ahead of time would be easiest, but it's easy to make on a weeknight, you just need to get started on...
Forum: Women's Health   03-17-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 395
Posted By neptunemama
.5 mg is a lot for anyone, much less a two year...

.5 mg is a lot for anyone, much less a two year old.  I personally wouldn't give any melatonin to a child that young.  I've used it a few times for my now 11 yr old (first time was last year) b/c...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By neptunemama
My 11 yr old dd needs 11+ hrs of sleep before...

My 11 yr old dd needs 11+ hrs of sleep before she'll wake up on her own.  During the week she gets about 9 1/2 hrs/night.  Bedtime is 9 but she never falls asleep until 9:30, and she has to get up...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-17-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By neptunemama
We aren't dairy or wheat free, but we like this...

We aren't dairy or wheat free, but we like this recipe a lot. It's easy and relatively quick.  I like to make it b/c the only work you have to do is chop the onion, ginger and green onion.  I use...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-17-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By neptunemama
My younger dd couldn't tolerate any dairy (well,...

My younger dd couldn't tolerate any dairy (well, me ingesting dairy since I was bf) from early on.  I figured it out when she was about 4-5 weeks old (and I was so happy it wasn't wheat-that would...
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