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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Ragana
That is beautiful. Glad your DD is starting on...

That is beautiful. Glad your DD is starting on the path to recovering from this tragedy.
Forum: Meal Planning   09-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 53,806
Posted By Ragana
We had veggie potstickers last night, too, plus a...

We had veggie potstickers last night, too, plus a mixed vegetable stir-fry.

And CONGRATS, Kitchensqueen! What great news!
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Ragana
I hear you. Our main priority was doing a...

I hear you. Our main priority was doing a dual-language program. I'm a translator and we already speak another language at home, so we were really interested in the idea. The school was fine, the...
Forum: Learning at School   09-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Ragana
Re: math testing - My kids had a week or two of...

Re: math testing - My kids had a week or two of English math practice before the exams in the years math was in Spanish so that they would know the requisite vocabulary.

Re: no. of English/Spanish...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Ragana
Excellent point! DD told me today what was...

Excellent point! DD told me today what was bothering her after I spent some of the afternoon watching YouTube videos with her. Funny that you mentioned that exact situation.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-25-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ragana
How is everyone doing? Forgot to post the other...

How is everyone doing? Forgot to post the other day when I spent about an hour cleaning out and filing paperwork. Glad to have that done! Need to do some bathroom and other cleaning today.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Ragana
Yes and yes - completely agree. I learn most from...

Yes and yes - completely agree. I learn most from my teenage daughter when we are driving in the car or watching TV talking about something else rather than from direct questions. She is very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Ragana
I have two savings accounts. One is an online one...

I have two savings accounts. One is an online one for long-term savings I can't access immediately. That one has the option of virtually splitting the account into various savings categories. That...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Ragana
I'm so sorry your daughter is going through this....

I'm so sorry your daughter is going through this. A few years ago, a 10-year-old boy at my daughters' elementary school took his own life at school. It was a very hard time for the entire community....
Forum: Meal Planning   09-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 53,806
Posted By Ragana
Yep, she protested >:D So tacos it was. I got a...

Yep, she protested >:D So tacos it was. I got a break, though, and DH cooked. That leaves me with pasta & scallops and chickpea curry this week, although DD1 is asking for takeout pad thai. I may be...
Forum: Meal Planning   09-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 53,806
Posted By Ragana
Had the bibimbap yesterday and the soup today...

Had the bibimbap yesterday and the soup today with some frozen potatoes. Probably the pasta tomorrow unless DD2 protests too much, then taco salad!
Forum: Learning at School   09-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
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   09-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 53,806
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   09-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
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: 251
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: 595
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: 2,414
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: 2,414
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: 3,423
Views: 53,806
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: 3,423
Views: 53,806
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: 3,423
Views: 53,806
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: 479
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: 3,423
Views: 53,806
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: 3,423
Views: 53,806
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: 109
Views: 2,395
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!
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