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Forum: Meal Planning   05-14-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By ollyoxenfree
Nice to see this thread still going strong. ...

Nice to see this thread still going strong.

Last weekend I foraged some ramps (wild leeks) while we were at the cottage getting it ready for summer - putting in the dock, putting in the screens,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By ollyoxenfree
To answer your question: Yes, a child who reads a...

To answer your question: Yes, a child who reads a lot can have vision issues.

My DD was an early and eager reader. She was in a gifted program in elementary and middle school. We didn't discover...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,499
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Sounds delicious! My favourite recipe lately...

Sounds delicious!

My favourite recipe lately has been Alton Brown's Leftover Oatmeal Bread. I always have to adjust it because we never have as much leftover porridge as the recipe requires. (It...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
We've had record-breaking cold weather today, so...

We've had record-breaking cold weather today, so I'm making soup (potato and leek) and homemade bread (using leftover oatmeal).

Since DH and I are empty-nesters now, we've been enjoying simple,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-23-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Well, I would like a little more information...

Well, I would like a little more information about whether this is a co-sleeping family, individual sleep patterns, personal privacy needs etc.

Because it would be reasonable to have parents...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-22-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,499
Posted By ollyoxenfree
I made a list of suggestions for encouraging oven...

I made a list of suggestions for encouraging oven spring when I was having trouble with a recipe.You may want to experiment to see if just 1 of the suggestions works.

Before you start baking, make...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,145
Posted By ollyoxenfree
I'm seeing kids who are blogging, on tumblr and...

I'm seeing kids who are blogging, on tumblr and on message boards and so on, dealing with stuff that they may not want identified by friends or teachers or people in their communities as well as...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,499
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Reviving this thread to report that I have become...

Reviving this thread to report that I have become a slave to sourdough. I figured people here might understand.

I started following the Bourke Street Bakery feeding schedule over a month ago. I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,145
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Our kids were on facebook fairly early as a way...

Our kids were on facebook fairly early as a way to stay in touch with friends and family as we moved around to different places. We laid out ground rules at the outset, discussed the issues etc., and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-21-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By ollyoxenfree
At our local public pool, the policy is that...

At our local public pool, the policy is that caregivers are to be within arms-length of children who are non-swimmers. You may want to check if your pool has a similar policy/guideline/rule. Is there...
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,189
Posted By ollyoxenfree
:yeah:yeah I Cross-posted with Linda....

:yeah:yeah

I Cross-posted with Linda. Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Learning at School   06-09-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,189
Posted By ollyoxenfree
I'm assuming you mean a label from a formal...

I'm assuming you mean a label from a formal diagnosis or identification after a psychoeducational evaluation. Those labels can be useful for accessing needed services. If an assessment and...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Enjoying the farmers' market again. Spring...

Enjoying the farmers' market again. Spring risotto with asparagus, peppers and peas followed with homemade strawberry rhubarb pie.

I'm putting strawberries in almost everything right now....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Perhaps try Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone[I] and...

Perhaps try Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone[I] and [I]The Lady in White They are much longer than Sherlock stories and tend to drag in parts. Also, I'm not sure about age appropriate content because I...
Forum: Meal Planning   05-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
We had delicious homemade pizza the other night....

We had delicious homemade pizza the other night. Basic thin-crust pizza with pesto, three cheeses (mozzarella, parmesan and feta), tomato, olives and ramps. I picked the ramps myself in the forest...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Treasuremapper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Hi. What a nice idea for two sisters. For WWII...

Hi. What a nice idea for two sisters. For WWII novels, you might like:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein  
Both would be challenging in terms of reading level,...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-12-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Yep, 'tis the season....  for soups and stews...

Yep, 'tis the season....  for soups and stews etc. DD saw snowflakes yesterday. I missed them - by the time I found outdoor shoes and a wrap they had stopped. 
 
Last night I made lentil soup. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Also, this:    Quote: Originally Posted by...

Also, this: 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by katelove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392649/do-you-use-a-top-sheet#post_17502580)
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Forum: Meal Planning   11-07-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Just pulled a couple of loaves of whole wheat...

Just pulled a couple of loaves of whole wheat honey and oat bread out of the oven.  I was planning on pasta with roasted veggies but DH just called to say he would not be home for dinner. I"m...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-07-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By ollyoxenfree
  Yes, I use a top sheet. Basically, this:  ...


Yes, I use a top sheet. Basically, this:
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
Busy afternoon in the kitchen, after a trip to...

Busy afternoon in the kitchen, after a trip to the farmer's market. I made kale chips and roasted pumpkin seeds, pureed a sugar pumpkin, and made cream-cheese filled pumpkin muffins (after an...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-01-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 67,667
Posted By ollyoxenfree
LOL - ordered pizza. One vegetarian and one meat...

LOL - ordered pizza. One vegetarian and one meat lover's. I can't recall the last time we ordered pizza. It could be 6 months or so since we ordered out. It was just one of those days and then when...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-01-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By ollyoxenfree
What a great update. So good to hear, thanks for...

What a great update. So good to hear, thanks for sharing such good news! 
 
BTW, there was a thread for October updates but it's fallen somewhere way down the page. Definitely time for a new one. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By ollyoxenfree
I'd say we had just about the right amount of...

I'd say we had just about the right amount of candy to shell out. It wasn't too busy but there was a fair turn out. We have enough left over for us to snack on for a few days. It's nice because my...
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