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Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-27-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Side note - I looked this up for our town,...

Side note - I looked this up for our town, because I don't remember how it was when I was a teen, other than curfew was definitely enforced by the police, and friends were taken home in the back of a...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By Ragana
List of issues for mediation?

Hi,

I am writing on behalf of a friend who is getting divorced, and this was the first place that came to mind for good advice on this topic. She and her husband have agreed to go to mediation to...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-24-2015, 07:04 PM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Sweet chili shrimp, noodles and bok choy plus...

Sweet chili shrimp, noodles and bok choy plus lime cabbage salad was tonight's dinner.

Tomorrow - Taco salad by DD2
Weds. - Pulled pork sandwiches with pulled pork from the freezer plus side veg...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ragana
School started here today. DD2 was a bit nervous...

School started here today. DD2 was a bit nervous in the usual sense - not sure where the new classrooms are, managing relationships between friends. DD1 (the one who is very anxious) was actually...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Ragana
We drink tap water. We used to filter it but gave...

We drink tap water. We used to filter it but gave that up after our good filter attachment broke. The city sends us a water report every year, and we have safe water.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Ragana
When my kids actually wanted school lunch, we let...

When my kids actually wanted school lunch, we let them have it a few days a week. They very quickly decided that they didn't like it much and have been brown-bagging it every since. You might want to...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-23-2015, 05:53 PM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Just about crockpot time here again, too!

Just about crockpot time here again, too!
Forum: Meal Planning   08-23-2015, 06:54 AM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
I think we'll clean out the leftovers tonight and...

I think we'll clean out the leftovers tonight and have the shrimp tomorrow night. Then I need to meal plan, keeping in mind that DH will be doing rice bowls one night, DD1 will do pasta, and DD2 will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 17,954
Posted By Ragana
Hadn't been to a thrift shop in quite a while,...

Hadn't been to a thrift shop in quite a while, but stopped in today. Scored a few clothing items, plus two very new-looking, large-size Kleen Kanteens with lids for $0.98 each! Woot! I will wash them...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-22-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Ragana
You had me at "cuts my commute from 1.5 hours to...

You had me at "cuts my commute from 1.5 hours to 3 minutes." While it's a difficult and sad decision, the fact is that it does the dog no good to be home alone for nearly 12 hours a day. And you know...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-20-2015, 05:47 PM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Dinner tonight was red Thai curry with vegetables...

Dinner tonight was red Thai curry with vegetables and tofu, rice, and some grilled chicken with satay seasonings. I also did a grocery shop today and came up with possibilities for the next couple of...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
That is why I didn't join for a long time....

That is why I didn't join for a long time. Finally, I caved, and now I generally use it for organizing recipes, so I don't "abuse" it. Organizing recipes on there is great, because it's visual - when...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-17-2015, 01:45 PM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Pinterest is the best for cooking inspiration!...

Pinterest is the best for cooking inspiration! Most of my boards on there are food ones.

Tonight we're having shrimp and broccoli from a Chinese cookbook (actual paper, not Pinterest!), probably...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-12-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ragana
I think this is a great point. We poke and prod a...

I think this is a great point. We poke and prod a bit :wink: DD rides her bike or goes to the fitness studio with me sometimes. It's a women's studio, and she's very into gender studies/feminism...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-11-2015, 07:57 AM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Last night DH made pasta with summer squash,...

Last night DH made pasta with summer squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, and basil plus canned salmon. We're doing the 21-Day Fix together (basically it's a program to teach you portion control), so the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-11-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ragana
Unfortunately, I have no advice on getting her to...

Unfortunately, I have no advice on getting her to accept therapy, because my kid won't either, although I think finding one with the right approach would be helpful.

It's interesting that you...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-05-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
And crossed the bean tacos off the list last...

And crossed the bean tacos off the list last night. :thumb

Tonight - dinner at our friends' house
Forum: Meal Planning   08-04-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Made the curry :thumb Making crockpot baked...

Made the curry :thumb
Making crockpot baked potatoes for lunch today. They are in the pot right now. :thumb
Last night made chap chae with vegetables and tofu instead of lo mein, but used same veg...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Yikes! Stay safe. We just had a crazy microburst...

Yikes! Stay safe. We just had a crazy microburst thunderstorm with hail this afternoon and expecting more tonight.

Dinner tonight was just frozen pizza and salad because we came back late from a...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-01-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Last night was pasta with sauce I made from diced...

Last night was pasta with sauce I made from diced tomatoes, garlic, onion, olives served with salad.

Tonight - Thai green or red curry with rice and pineapple/cucumber salad. Possibly with friends...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Awesome! Did you get to camp?

Awesome! Did you get to camp?
Forum: Meal Planning   07-30-2015, 06:08 AM
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Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
DH made dinner last night - rice bowls with BBQ...

DH made dinner last night - rice bowls with BBQ tofu and vegetables. That BBQ sriracha sauce from Trader Joe's rocks.

Tonight - art gallery night for DD2's summer program, so probably quick tacos....
Forum: Meal Planning   07-28-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 78,013
Posted By Ragana
Whatever it takes! Sorry to hear about your...

Whatever it takes! Sorry to hear about your family emergency and hope things clear up soon.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-25-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ragana
Does the school have bullying and social media...

Does the school have bullying and social media policies? At our high school, the school would intervene if students are involved, particularly if they are using school computers or anything like that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-25-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ragana
A friend of mine had this experience with her...

A friend of mine had this experience with her daughter, and I'm happy to report that she's doing very well in high school. It helps that it's a big school, so if there are people/situations that are...
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