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Forum: Learning at School   Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ragana
My kids attended a two-way Spanish/English...

My kids attended a two-way Spanish/English immersion program exactly as you describe it, except ours was one strand within a larger school. They both did K-5 in the program, and DD1 took a Spanish...
Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Just did a big shop at Costco and the Asian...

Just did a big shop at Costco and the Asian market yesterday, and the family decided to do vegetarian cook-at-home month (the meat eaters may eat meat, if offered, at other houses). The bag of frozen...
Forum: Spirituality   Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Ragana
I'm Latvian, one of the last nationalities in...

I'm Latvian, one of the last nationalities in Europe to be converted to Christianity in the 13th century (and then it didn't really "take" for a long time, if ever, in some ways). Here is a good...
Forum: Spirituality   09-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Ragana
Hi! I haven't been doing anything...

Hi!

I haven't been doing anything specifically, other than an approx. mile walk every morning with our new puppy before the kids get up for school - even though we live in an urban/suburban...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By Ragana
Have you noticed all the spammers lately, too?...

Have you noticed all the spammers lately, too? It's too bad. I have to look much more closely at threads. Just yesterday I wrote a long reply to a thread not having noticed that the thread was from...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By Ragana
Ack! I didn't notice either!

Ack! I didn't notice either!
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By Ragana
Hi Lilyka, Sorry to hear about your...

Hi Lilyka,

Sorry to hear about your situation. It is totally understandable that you would want to do something else! One of the best things about working at home is the flexibility, and,...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Yup! I occasionally get nuggets for DD2. I buy...

Yup! I occasionally get nuggets for DD2. I buy the halal ones - not sure if they're actually any better. Veg DD1 could live on frozen samosas, and I have also been known to buy frozen egg rolls...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
I haven't made the tater tot casserole before,...

I haven't made the tater tot casserole before, but I have looked up replacements for "cream of" soup, because it shows up in so many recipes. Here is one example that looks good:
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Forum: Meal Planning   09-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Whew! We were worried there for a minute! >:D ...

Whew! We were worried there for a minute! >:D

Tonight is finally the chicken's day - I put a rub on it & stuck it in the slow cooker. Will have it with salad, frozen potatoes, and veg DD will...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Ragana
WindyCityMom, that sounds like a great start! I...

WindyCityMom, that sounds like a great start! I hope you'll keep posting about this and checking in. It sounds like our schools are similar. Like I said, I was not officially a PTA officer, but I...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
I'm a liar. I ended up making rice with tofu and...

I'm a liar. I ended up making rice with tofu and peanut sauce. Still have the vegetable curry - maybe I'll have that for lunch tomorrow. Chicken has to go in the crockpot tomorrow! Haven't been to...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Later this afternoon we have an appointment, so...

Later this afternoon we have an appointment, so I'll stick a chicken in the crockpot. Pescatarian DD will have leftover vegetable curry from yesterday. I'm itching to go to the Korean store today and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-16-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ragana
Just the dailies lately, but yesterday my 10-15...

Just the dailies lately, but yesterday my 10-15 min. extra was washing the dog!
:dog
Forum: Parenting   09-15-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Ragana
Yes, that's what I was thinking, too!

Yes, that's what I was thinking, too!
Forum: Meal Planning   09-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Yes, simmer the halved onion in the sauce....

Yes, simmer the halved onion in the sauce. Usually, we then take it out, but this time I left some in and blended the sauce again. This is a method we learned from an Italian-American friend. It's so...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-14-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
DH made pizza from Trader Joe's dough. Pretty...

DH made pizza from Trader Joe's dough. Pretty good. Tomorrow chickpea and potato curry with rice.

Today I also managed to get a pound of pasta cooked up and a quart of spaghetti sauce made for...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-14-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
I found a recipe online for coconut lime chicken...

I found a recipe online for coconut lime chicken and have made it twice in 2 weeks. Last night we had guests so I served it with rice, salad and broccoli.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ragana
Yay! Just the dailies here. Off to clean the...

Yay!

Just the dailies here. Off to clean the bathroom for 15 min., though - guests coming for dinner!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Ragana
Sure! Of course address it if something more...

Sure! Of course address it if something more happens, but on the surface it doesn't sound concerning.
Forum: Meal Planning   09-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Pasta here with a jar of sauce doctored up with...

Pasta here with a jar of sauce doctored up with extra mushrooms and onion plus leftover ground beef. Broccoli on the side.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-11-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Ragana
Not unless there is reason to believe that...

Not unless there is reason to believe that something is truly wrong other than just friends moving on or playing differently. Your post doesn't indicate that your daughter is upset, and I would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Ragana
I feel for you. And I am not a gun fan either....

I feel for you. And I am not a gun fan either. Our town has seen a few drive-bys (one a couple of blocks from me) and has lost several young men to gun violence in recent years. One was 14 and a case...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 52,962
Posted By Ragana
Smart plan! We very rarely get power outages, so...

Smart plan! We very rarely get power outages, so while I had candles and flashlights, I didn't think to do stuff like throwing the meat from the fridge into the freezer when we had the outage last...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,233
Posted By Ragana
Oh, I did crochet a cowl for a friend's bday and...

Oh, I did crochet a cowl for a friend's bday and liked how it turned out so I may do some of those. Also on the list are fingerless gloves for DD's bday. Too many bdays leading up to and around the...
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