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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
I don't think there is anything wrong with...

I don't think there is anything wrong with treating yourself to something you really want just because you are accepting food stamps right now. Especially given that you say you don't treat yourself...
Forum: Parenting   12-09-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,541
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Is your child young enough that you can donate...

Is your child young enough that you can donate the toys without them becoming upset? Because this is the perfect time of year to donate new toys.
 
I think you should either say your presence is...
Forum: Learning at School   11-20-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,935
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Seeing replies on various threads about this...

Seeing replies on various threads about this topic over the years have always made me a little sad. Such a lack of empathy by some. I cannot imagine how it feels having to send your child off to...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-07-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
In regards to telling a spouse -  I trust my...

In regards to telling a spouse - 
I trust my husband completely. 
I do not need him to tell me about a crush. It would make me feel bad, uncomfortable around that person. 
I am aware he is human,...
Forum: Parenting   11-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,516
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
DS is 9 and he had one once that I know of when...

DS is 9 and he had one once that I know of when we were stuck in traffic coming home from a long weekend. It is possible that DH has stopped once also.
I worked at a McD when I was a teen. I pretty...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-23-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Yeah, I'm on the ride-it-out and enjoy it for a...

Yeah, I'm on the ride-it-out and enjoy it for a bit bandwagon. Unless you really are afraid by doing so you will do something you regret. 
Forum: Meal Planning   10-17-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by colemom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1310255/dinner-what-are-you-having/2160#post_17483822)
 Picked up...
Forum: Learning at School   09-24-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,107
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
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Forum: Learning at School   09-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,107
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
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Quote:Originally Posted by swede http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
You've probably used it by now, but in case...

You've probably used it by now, but in case anyone else is interested, I love this recipe:
 
 
http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com/recipes-spring-eggs-in-a-nest.htm
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
The biggest thing that has helped me is meal...

The biggest thing that has helped me is meal planning. I plan out every meal and try to have at least one that will produce leftovers. I also try to remember to have a couple of very simple dinners,...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
I think those forms are worded rather severely...

I think those forms are worded rather severely but I think it's primarily to cover themselves.
I don't think you should worry about too much about the form. Doctors have to be used to seeing them...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-25-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
We eat whole foods with recognizable...

We eat whole foods with recognizable ingredients, but sometimes I do rely on canned beans, canned red sauce for homemade pizzas, a jar of curry sauce from Trader Joe's, etc.  I also buy tortillas...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-15-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,000
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Unless using a gift card, which DS gets...

Unless using a gift card, which DS gets occasionally for Christmas, we bring our own stuff - water and some small snack. DS isn't too into popcorn. When we use the gift card, DS gets a smoothie and...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
We spend about $450 a month for a family of...

We spend about $450 a month for a family of three, one 8-year old. This includes alcoholic beverages, my love for very fine coffee, and ice cream. Every 6 months I also spend approximately $60 on...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Hello there.  Been working many hours and...

Hello there. 
Been working many hours and hubbie has been doing the meal planning. I'm back at it this weekend though. Tonight is pasta with homemade pesto and a salad, tomorrow is slow cooker ribs...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-18-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Last night we had Sloppy Joe's using the Joy of...

Last night we had Sloppy Joe's using the Joy of Cooking recipe. I made a side of summer squash sauteed in butter and then put under the broiler topped with cheddar. It was delicious.
tonight we'll...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-12-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Last night we had lasagna rollups that DH made,...

Last night we had lasagna rollups that DH made, filled with ricotta cheese and sauteed veggies, and it was delicious. DS had a stomach ache and didn't eat so there is plenty left for leftovers...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-07-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Last night was delicious! DH made a baked...

Last night was delicious! DH made a baked chicken and rice dish from a recipe that we got off allrecipes.com, plus some of our own additions. Two layers each of shredded chicken and a creamy sauce...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-05-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Well, first I will say that the pork with beer...

Well, first I will say that the pork with beer in the crockpot was great, thanks kitchensqueen. I added KC Masterpiece bbq sauce that we had leftover from our last party and it got a big thumbs up...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-01-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
I would start with calling your DO.  Me...

I would start with calling your DO. 
Me personally, I'd get the vax but I'm not anti-vax. 
Since you trust your DO she may have some reasonable suggestions. 
Sorry you have to worry about this. I...
Forum: Meal Planning   05-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
DH made super yummy cheeseburgers and we were...

DH made super yummy cheeseburgers and we were too lazy to make sides so we each had two cheeseburgers with loads of toppings. 
Tomorrow we eat out at a Greek restaurant using a groupon I have and...
Forum: Meal Planning   05-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kitchensqueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1310255/dinner-what-are-you-having/1840#post_17370027)

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Forum: Meal Planning   05-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
I made the Shrek noodles tonight - thank you for...

I made the Shrek noodles tonight - thank you for that idea. 
Broccoli, tomato, and carrot salad on the side. Pretty nutritious. 
I'm loving this thread!
Forum: Meal Planning   05-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 45,309
Posted By Hoopin' Mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kitchensqueen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1310255/dinner-what-are-you-having/1820#post_17366447)
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