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Forum: Meal Planning   Today, 06:41 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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: 13
Views: 390
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: 13
Views: 390
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...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-23-2015, 06:13 AM
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Views: 390
Posted By Ragana
And that is one reason I started this thread!...

And that is one reason I started this thread! Other people can't understand why my kids need so much downtime, don't do many activities (generally one each, if that), don't go to sleep-away camp,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-23-2015, 06:10 AM
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Views: 390
Posted By Ragana
That's it exactly! It almost sounds...

That's it exactly!



It almost sounds like a joke, but a good breakfast for her these days is a few coconut flakes and a very small glass of water. I figure if we start with something like that,...
Forum: Learning at School   07-22-2015, 02:02 PM
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Views: 312
Posted By Ragana
Yes, they are finally doing that!

Yes, they are finally doing that!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 09:38 AM
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Views: 415
Posted By Ragana
SweetSilver! I started a thread in...

SweetSilver!

I started a thread in Preteens/Teens!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2015, 09:37 AM
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Views: 390
Posted By Ragana
And since I started the thread, I'll tell you our...

And since I started the thread, I'll tell you our story.

In a nutshell, DD1 has always been somewhat nervous. Every year before school would start, she would develop a new fear. One year it was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Ragana
Support Thread - Anxiousness / Anxiety in Preteens and Teens

Hi,

On another thread, we realized that it might be useful to have a thread to share tips/support and commiserate about childhood/teen anxiety. I put "anxiousness" in the title, because although...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-22-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Ragana
Do you think that book would be useful for teens?...

Do you think that book would be useful for teens? DD is 15. Maybe we need a separate anxiety thread!!
Forum: Meal Planning   07-22-2015, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Love tomato sandwiches! Last night was yummy...

Love tomato sandwiches!

Last night was yummy Vietnamese noodle salad for a friend's b-day out. Tonight I need to rummage. Probably Asian odds-and-ends. I have a few things to use up - frozen rice...
Forum: Learning at School   07-22-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Ragana
Congrats for it being your last time!!! The...

Congrats for it being your last time!!!

The lost papers happened a few years ago, so we're good. I always make extra copies now, though! One other time, we weren't told our health form wasn't in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Ragana
If all else fails, prepared food at the grocery...

If all else fails, prepared food at the grocery store (thinking of salad bar, fried chicken, sandwiches, etc.) is less expensive than going out for a sit-down dinner.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Ragana
My advice on anything like this, including lice,...

My advice on anything like this, including lice, is clean, clean, and clean again. You can't really clean too much, in my opinion. It really does prevent this stuff from recurring. Sorry this...
Forum: Learning at School   07-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Ragana
What I hate is when you fill them out, and they...

What I hate is when you fill them out, and they lose some of the papers...twice.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Ragana
Forgot about two sources of Christmas cash! I...

Forgot about two sources of Christmas cash! I also have an account that accumulates points, and I usually cash that in for $25-50. December is also the time I cash in the change jar for an Amazon...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Ragana
Oops, forgot - some years I also budget $70 or so...

Oops, forgot - some years I also budget $70 or so for a local gift tree program where you get info on a family and buy gifts for the kids.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Ragana
I love that, Ruthiegirl! We celebrate...

I love that, Ruthiegirl!

We celebrate secular/family Christmas and sometimes winter solstice. Usually we buy for our kids, nieces and nephews, the family of one of DH's sibs (they are 5 total sibs...
Forum: Meal Planning   07-20-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Ollyoxenfree - Those are some...

Ollyoxenfree - Those are some professional-looking macarons!!!
Forum: Meal Planning   07-20-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Ragana
This weekend we camped and had potatoes in foil...

This weekend we camped and had potatoes in foil packets along with hot dogs and smores. The next day we contributed dinner - skirt steak tacos with guac, salsa, and other toppings.

Tonight I made...
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