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[ - ] Ever since DS was born 6 months ago, DH refuses to sleep in our bedroom. I sleep in the bedroom with DS, and DH sleeps on the couch. He says it's because he doesn't want to be tired for work in the morning (I WOH too). WTF???? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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Co sleeping? Of course he wants to sleep somewhere else. He could roll over on the baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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No, not co sleeping. We have the crib in our bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Does ds have a bedroom? When will he move to his own room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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When we move to a bigger apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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move crib to living room? do cry it out method til baby can sleep through the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Sorry but I think CIO is really cruel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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I agree! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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np: I think not teaching your baby how to put himself to sleep is really cruel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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At 6 months is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Does he make more money than you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My DS is in K and I'd like to start him in ice hockey. Manhattan moms, any recommendations? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Move to Canada [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Play hockey or learn to skate. Entirely different things...need to learn to skate first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Yes, he knows how to skate. Been skating since he was 2 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Do you always assume people are morons? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I am depressed because I just realized I will be 58 when my youngest goes to college. Sucks to be a granny mom. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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you had your last at 40? That's not really granny mom. Granny mom has first at 40, second at 42 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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lol. Yes I had dcs at 36, 38, 40. I feel like a granny mom. Seems like most moms had their first between 28-35. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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I'm 50, my DD will soon be 5. I don't really get this mentality but I'm also in really good physical condition and don't look my age. My mother had me when she was 38. Never bothered me a bit how old she was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Wow is your DS yours biologically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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no of course not, no matter what she says [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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That's pretty harsh. I posted below. My mother was 45 when she had me--naturally--more than 50 years ago. It happens. She was told she would never have children (my dad had dud sperm from cancer treatment as a teenager). She miraculously had 2. And, yes, we look just like our father. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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I feel like I want to start retirement ASAP lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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If it makes you feel any better I had my first at 42 and second at 45. I don't feel, I know am one the oldest parents I will meet. Do I care? Not really but I'm just thrilled I got to be a parent to 2 amazing and healthy kids when I had begun to accept that it was not going to happen. Also a few of my best friends are old parents with kids the same age and we spend lots of time with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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This is amazing. Did you get pg naturally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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My mom was 61 when I went to college. She gives me a lot of crap about why she doesn't have grandkids yet when all her friends' grandkids are going to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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^^and, yes, I am my mom's biological child. Surprise baby after 17 years of infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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My bro is an old dad but I tell him he drew his youth out as long as possible and had a great time! Now it's time to pay the piper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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My mom was 45 when she had me. I was 16 when I went away to college, so that made her 61. You people on UB make a bigger deal of it than it is. I never paid any attention to it growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:52 AM Flag
[ - ] I have 2 DS ages 3 and 1, just found out I am pregnant with #3. DH and I are thinking it's time to consider the burbs. I am having a panic attack...will I miss the city terribly? I love living here. Ugh 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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omg get a grip lady. It's a city FFS. What's more important- your family or a bunch of buildings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Moving won't just happen to you. Look around, see what you think. Nothing to panic about. If you don't like, don't move. And congats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Congrats. Have them share rooms; you'll be fine! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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I forgot to clarify we don't know gender of #3 yet... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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+1 share rooms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:41 AM Flag
[ - ] How old were you when you had your first mammogram? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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40 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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39. Honestly, I feel like it's a big racket. They always make me get a sonogam too. Why, if mamms are so great? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Breast tissue density [ Reply | More ]
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38. Was going to wait until 40, but my friend who was just diagnosed convinced me to go [ Reply | More ]
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36 and having first next week - skin changes on one breast, pain and a lump :( Nervous. [ Reply | More ]
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38. Gyno said I have lumpy breasts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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I think I was 42. The first time I had to get a sonogram, too! I was freaked out. There was nothing there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Why are the bags under my eyes so puffy/swollen. I take ambien and sleep 7-8 hours every night. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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Salt, hormones, allergies, genes [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Could be allergies? Or does this run in the fam? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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Gluten sensitivity. Get off gluten. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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Ffs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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My eyes always get bags when i take Ambien, don't know why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Ugh was hoping someone wouldn't say this; I'm a horrible sleeper always have been, it's the only way I can manage being a mom, wife, working etc etc. Any suggestions for tapering ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Try melatonin and valerian instead. I take 5mg of melatonin + 2 dropperfuls of a product by HerbPharm (Relaxing Sleep) that has a lot of valerian. Works pretty well, as long as not too hot at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Np Melatonin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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I rode the craziest of the crazy trains on melatonin, never again! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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I love Ambien, too. One-third of a pill gives me 6-7 hours of sleep, I wake up refreshed, but have the bags under the eyes! If I don't take Ambien, there are no bags in the AM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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drink a large glass of water before bed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Weird. I started taking ambien 3 years ago given to me by OB and then PMD and stopped about 6 months ago. I never put it together that ambien could be the cause of my bags suddenly getting huge when I started. It was so dramatic and sudden that people I had not seen would ask me "what happened." The bags are not improved since stopping though. I thought it was the pregnancy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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I swear the Ambien does it. I went off it because I didn't want to be puffy eyed before my wedding and - surprise- I wasn't, even though I barely slept. ITS THE AMBIEN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Separated and currently living with family. Unfortunately I have no choice but to live with them as dh emptied/spent every $ we had. My job pays ok but I'm trying to save $ for dc's schooling/retirement/emergency fund. I've had to swallow a lot of pride to move back home but I'm so thankful that we have a safe & loving place to stay. My problem is this- my mother has reverted to telling me how to do anything and everything. She undermines the rules I've set with dc. She tells me how to cook, clean, put on lipstick...I could go on. Initially I would say ' I'm in my forties, i've got it' but her feelings would be hurt and she'd snap at me. So I switched to 'ok thanks' or 'ok thank you' and she's annoyed by that too and starts arguing with me. Does anyone have any suggestions how to deal with this. I think she is very sensitive and I don't want to be dismissive but it's starting to cause problems. Tia. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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"Mom, I'm so grateful for everything you've done for me during this difficult time, and your support and advice is fantastic, but I'm feeling a little vulnerable new, so although I'm taking in everything you're saying, I'm just a little overwhelmed to Mae a lot f changes right now." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Op: I've tried that. It's almost impossible to not offend her if I don't do things her way or agree that's the best way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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Well clearly your mom has little faith in your ability to do things for yourself... then again apparently you haven't done so well for yourself in that you chose a lousy DH so who's to say your Mom is incorrect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Why be so bitchy? OP sounds like she is trying to make the best of a tough situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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Op: Ah, I was wondering if someone would reply as you did. Basically if I had divorced dh after 4 months of marriage and not caved to family pressure ( we don't divorce!) then I would not have lost nearly as much money. Even after I told her that he hit me she thought I should try harder for the sake of dc. This has been going on for 6 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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Sorry, if you knew 4 months in but went on to have DCs then you're not the innocent victim you're portraying yourself to be. And I am sure there were issues before the marriage if you knew as soon as 4 months in. You're not being entirely forthcoming. Perhaps your mom is sick of you not listening, fucking up, getting everyone around you all sucked into to helping you, and then you having such a help-rejecting attitude. Bye! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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You two have some issues. You blame her for staying in your marriage and not supporting you. Perhaps when you accept responsibility for you decisions, what she says to you will be less important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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Op: I do blame her for things that happened growing up. I've tried to talk/clear the air and she get defensive -it's always the mothers fault! I accepted that she takes no responsibility for anything that happened and have moved on. But it seems like I've moved right back into the pattern. It's so much worse as an adult than teen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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So glad Ms. Helpful chimed in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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She always does! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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I beg your pardon but I didn't realize this was helpfulbaby.com, not UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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Mom.. unsolicited advice is actually criticism okay? Repeat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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Noooo, your mom is doing you a big favor, OP. Be as gracious as you can be. How about Mom, I am so grateful for your help. And I know you are worried about me. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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Op: I think I'm going to try this out. Because she really doesn't understand that's what she's been doing. I haven't been able to say this as succinctly as you put it. TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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That is so defensive. Think it, if you must but don't say it out loud. It is no better than what your mom says to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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She does this out of fear. Laugh it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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Op: Can you elaborate? I'm not sure what you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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I mean, she is fearful, which leads to controlling. If you can stay calm and reassuring, maybe she'll be less fearful and back off. Unless she is controlling of everyone and just can't stop... then you just have to suck it up, save money and hightail it out of there asap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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I think you have to suck it up while you stay there, and just focus on the fact that it won't last forever and this is a sacrifice you are making for dc. Maybe your mom is worried about you and trying to help? At least this is a safe place to stay. You are being a good mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Op: thank you. That is what I've been trying to focus on but it's getting difficult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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Then move and stop mooching off your mom to save your own dime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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Op: I'm paying rent, paying her HOA monthly fee, paying for all utilities. Even she said she would have to move if I hadn't moved in because it's become too expensive for her to live comfortably in her current neighborhood. So yes, I need her but it's not the kind of mooching you are implying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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I moved back home for a few months in similar circumstances. Mom tried to control everything about me because she was afraid I would fall apart and never move out! I let her know that I was doing well emotionally and tebuilding financially, but that I wasn't perfect and it would be good if she coukd be more hands off. She eventually laughed at herself and rekented. But she was very relieved when I moved back out. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: she complained that she can't go from picking up dc from school and being responsible to being hands off when I get home. As an example, dc hurt himself and came to me, sat on my lap, needed a hug/kiss. My mom comes over and tries to take him out of my lap saying 'let grandma make it all right'. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I really want to make a difference in the world but I don't know how and don't feel qualified to do anything substantial. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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Donate 250 to smile train and fix a child's cleft palate. You will literally save a life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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I don't have $250 and I want to do something memorable. I was at an event today honoring people who have given their lives for others. I haven't done and am not on track to do anything meaningful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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Visit the St. Michael's Soup Kitchen any Saturday morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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Or any of the other MANY soup kitchens in NY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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I'm not in NYC. I was volunteering 2 nights a week at a homeless shelter and doing computer work for a school for girls in the Middle East but when I started doing foster care I quit volunteering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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OMG you're doing foster care. You're already making a difference in the world! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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Np This is an excuse to wallow and say "woe is me," rather than doing something, however minor, to move the ball forward. Most of us won't cure cancer or end wars but we are all capable of making the world a better place. Visit shut-ins, deliver Meals on Wheels, write editorials, volunteer at Head Start, mentor a child. Don't say "if I can't be a hero, I don't want to do anything." [ Reply | More ]
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I realized the greatest peace when I got comfortable with the idea that it's ok to touch fewer lives deeply than "make a difference in the world" how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
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Ha. Good way NOT to do anything useful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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I volunteer locally, I work at an organization that does great good but in a sea of billions of people I am not going to change the world. This is a different reality than I imagined when I was 23, and that's ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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OP: I'm 32 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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I try to tell myself that because I do make a difference for a few children and families through fostering but then I think about all the suffering in the world and that fact that I have time to be watching netflix and on UB at night and I don't think I'm doing enough. [ Reply | More ]
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It sounds like you do a whole lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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Volunteer in a school or nursing home. Donate books to a school library and help organize them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:48 AM Flag
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There are thousands of ways to volunteer. If you're not doing it, you just like the idea of it, but not really doing it! [ Reply | More ]
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I don't mean so much volunteering as I do politicians & agency heads who enact policies that impact huge numbers of people, law enforcement & military who give their lives for others and even people who start their own organization to help larger numbers of people. [ Reply | More ]
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Np We get it. You want to be important. Part of growing up is realizing that we're not actually that special and we're going to lead generic, normal lives rather than becoming rock stars, famous writers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, etc. You aren't the first female president or the star of the show. You will still feel better doing something rather than nothing. You may be making a huge difference in the life of your foster child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Become a nurse [ Reply | More ]
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gross [ Reply | More ]
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SAHM? [ Reply | More ]
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No I work in forensics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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Sure you do [ Reply | More ]
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A good start would be logging off UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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Give blood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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I donate $50/month to IRC--I don't have a lot but I do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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Be nice to people. Lighten their load. Spread goodwill and kindness. So many ways to be of service to others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:31 AM Flag
[ - ] Frigid in new york city but enough about urbanbaby posters haha 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Hahahaha!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Hunter (kindergarten) moms, how did you know your kid was really smart. We're there any signs (s)he would score high on the SB? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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UGHHHGH so sick of the Hunter posts. Get a life!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz [ Reply | More ]
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You're pisssssssssssed that your kid is not sssssssmmmmarrrrt…get a bbbrrrrrrraaaaaain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:44 AM Flag
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My kids go to Trinity. I didn't even bother w/Hunter. Why waste time when I can afford the best? Sorry you are too poor to go to private. [ Reply | More ]
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Stop making private school parents look so bad. [ Reply | More ]
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Whatever, OP. Just admit you're upset because your kid won't make it and you can't afford private. Do you want me to give you some money? [ Reply | More ]
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Not OP and my kids didn't make hunter but if they did I doubt I would send them to private instead. Please. [ Reply | More ]
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? Oh, so you are against individualized attention, peers who are all smart and well-bred, and someone w/more than a Community College degree teaching your kids? Gotcha... [ Reply | More ]
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If I can avoid you, it will all be worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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I donate to charities all the time. I'm sure I've given you some money indirectly. Besides, if your kid was really that smart, he would get into Trinity and they do have financial aid. But of course, you are using $$ as an excuse. How sad. I can't get mad at you-- it's just a pitiful situation. Hugs to you. [ Reply | More ]
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Np your kids will never develop real world grit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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LOL at you. [ Reply | More ]
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They pick on raw scores at Trinity? This is admissions criteria? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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well-bred?!? [ Reply | More ]
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Omg I'm at a private and you've lost your mind... [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I'll take some. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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I paid for private (full tuition) and took Anderson spot instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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So if all the hunter kids had money they would be at Trinity? Didn't know this is how it works.... [ Reply | More ]
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Obviously if you have to ask, he or she is not gifted. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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So not true. I was shocked when my kid got in. [ Reply | More ]
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You should probably ask this question of round 2 moms. Lots rejected with higher scores than those accepted (but, fear not--those kids get into other top publics and privates) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:43 AM Flag
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I'm a current Hunter K mom. Most of the kids are reading already. The ones who aren't are getting help to get to the point where they can read. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: reading in kindergarten or before? [ Reply | More ]
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before, I think, but I'm not sure. My DS was reading before he was 4, I would say around 3.6 [ Reply | More ]
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You are a loser for posting Hunter posts on a Sat night. LOSER [ Reply | More ]
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You are worse for responding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:49 AM Flag
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My kid scored 159, unprepped. Yes, I knew. DC knew the alphabet at 16 months and taught himself to read at 2.5. Was great at patterns, puzzles, extremely verbal. Did not get into H. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Where did DC go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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If a kid like this can't get in, who does?? What are they really looking for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:42 AM Flag
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IDK. Another child at our school did get in that year. Very quiet, obedient girl. I assume very smart, I didn't know the family well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:45 AM Flag
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Follow rules, follow instructions, sit still. I mean AFTER they have reused you're smart due to test scores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Going to guess he's white in the nabe or wealthy area. Happened with my kid, too. Flash forward after Hunter reject: 9th stanine on CTP (independent standards) from lower school on... [ Reply | More ]
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Np: I thought it was completely merit based. What's round 2 about? [ Reply | More ]
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White, UWS. In public school, we can't afford private. [ Reply | More ]
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My kid did all that and didn't get past the first round. [ Reply | More ]
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If he got a 159 he would've been in round 2 [ Reply | More ]
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This is my dc. He too did not get into Hunter but got into a TT coed with no connections. [ Reply | More ]
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unprepped, my ass. We don't believe you. [ Reply | More ]
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I do, since mine was even higher and was unprepped. [ Reply | More ]
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What is your profession? Are you a teacher? Just curious, the mom of 2 smartest boys I know is a teacher. [ Reply | More ]
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Even higher? You know there's a max right. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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FAKE, fakeity fakerson Fake!! Please. [ Reply | More ]
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Not again.... [ Reply | More ]
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Not again.... [ Reply | More ]
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I know. The ones who are obsessing about it are the ones w/kids who aren't good enough to get in. [ Reply | More ]
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You sound as awful as trinity mom above. What's with all these shrews tonight? Go have sex and relax. [ Reply | More ]
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Can they really tell if a kid has been prepped and will they really penalize? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, my kid got penalized because he recognized a word we did from Aristotle Circle. [ Reply | More ]
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How do you know? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Even if you don't prep and they are suspicious they penalize. Happened to us last year. Nightmare [ Reply | More ]
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I'm prepping for GT but not hunter, wonder if they'll suspect? [ Reply | More ]
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np: What did they say? Like, you can't proceed w/the admissions process because they think you prepped? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Very early and accelerated puzzles, math and reading. Full reading at 3.5. [ Reply | More ]
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Stop bragging. So your kid is on the spectrum, big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We are at my inlaws-and it is depressing. DH and I have verb together ten years married for five,but we have had rocky year or two- stressful jobs, tight financially, and sn child (mild to moderate)- being here really makes me feel like i dont belong here, DH speaks other language so it is hard to participate in conversations, and I always feel like inlaws don't like me. I give from a small family so was hoping, they would reat become my extended family- but I feel like I do t fit here- and it also underlines issues in marriage...any advice? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, my in-laws are not that crazy about me either. I don't think it is anything personal to me. I think on,y blood is family to them. I am just cordial and polite, similar to the way you treat a work friend who is not that close and try not to get too invested [ Reply | More ]
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Do your ILs speak English? If so, ask dh to suggest conversations be in English to include you. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help! Name my son - I'm Jewish but don't care much if the name is "Jewish". Want something not too common, not too out there. Masculine, cool, different...help!!! 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lamech [ Reply | More ]
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Hiram [ Reply | More ]
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Shmooli [ Reply | More ]
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OP - Only real responses please - I seriously need help! No super Jewish names - I only mentioned I am Jewish because I have a Jewish last name so it has to go. Nothing like Christopher... [ Reply | More ]
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Murray [ Reply | More ]
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Reid Matthew? [ Reply | More ]
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Saw that post and like it! [ Reply | More ]
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Hunter [ Reply | More ]
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Ethan. [ Reply | More ]
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I think this is a weak name. [ Reply | More ]
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itd [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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Horribly overused too, which is why I don't understand why it was suggested in the first place. OP asked for names that weren't too common. [ Reply | More ]
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I beg you not to use the name Ethan. [ Reply | More ]
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Efffffffan [ Reply | More ]
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Malcolm is my boy name if I ever have one [ Reply | More ]
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Malcolm Goldfarb? Weird. [ Reply | More ]
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But Jackson Goldfarb is okay, right? eyeroll. [ Reply | More ]
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Leo [ Reply | More ]
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I really like this name. [ Reply | More ]
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Marcus/Mark, Joseph, Lawrence/Ren, Louis. [ Reply | More ]
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Eli [ Reply | More ]
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Robert [ Reply | More ]
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not this [ Reply | More ]
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Hugh [ Reply | More ]
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Terrance. Harold nn Hal. Edward nn Ned. [ Reply | More ]
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Henry [ Reply | More ]
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Daniel [ Reply | More ]
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Zvi [ Reply | More ]
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Eli, Noah [ Reply | More ]
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Benjamin, David, Ori, Saul, Micah, Nathaniel [ Reply | More ]
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Solomon [ Reply | More ]
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Isaac [ Reply | More ]
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Scott [ Reply | More ]
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Zachary [ Reply | More ]
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Asher [ Reply | More ]
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OP, lots of good suggestions. Do you like any of them? [ Reply | More ]
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OP - yea like some, but don't love any...I find boys names so hard [ Reply | More ]
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JACKSON JACKSON JACKSON JAXON JAXON JAXON JAXSON JAXSON JAXSON [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of people can't read. OP specifically asked for names that weren't too common and what she got was Ethan, Eli, Henry, Daniel, Noah (the number one boys name in America), Benjamin, Zachary and Asher. Some posters are so quick to throw their ds' name into the mix that they don't bother to read. [ Reply | More ]
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Jordan [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DS got detention for "bleeping out" a profane term in a book report by writing "fuck**g" rather than something more fully censored. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Serves the little fuck*r right. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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He said fuck - what do you expect?! [ Reply | More ]
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What was the context for using the word? Was he quoting the source? [ Reply | More ]
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He's an idiot- he failed to censor out any of the offending four letters. [ Reply | More ]
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A fuckin*g idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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How old? Kindergarten? [ Reply | More ]
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When my son was in 4th grade, his favorite book was The BFG (big friendly giant.). To his teacher at open house, I referred to his book report as being about The Big Fucking Giant. We actually had a good guffaw over that slip. [ Reply | More ]
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Hilarious!! [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DD, almost 5, needs a great pair of fall/rain boots to slosh around in. Have snow boots, but those are too clonky for fall hikes. Like BOGS, do not like price tag. Can anyone recommend something similar that's about 1/2 the price? Need something that will be easy for her to walk in, not clunky and chunky. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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get her waterproof hiking boots [ Reply | More ]
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OP: brand? [ Reply | More ]
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Merrell? [ Reply | More ]
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But also gives really good protection from the elements (rain, wind, mud primarily.) [ Reply | More ]
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I would hit target and call it a day. She will outgrow them. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Thought of that, nothing in her size there. And I hate the chinese quality. [ Reply | More ]
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Hunter are Chinese. Kamik are made in Canada. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: yes, but the quality is a bit better; target is super junky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 02:25 AM Flag
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Look at kamik [ Reply | More ]
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OP: PERFECT. Thank you!! [ Reply | More ]
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These can be used as snow boots and rain boots. Kill 2 birds. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: thanks for all the suggestions, I'd love to spend $30-40 tops - are there any good 2nd hand sites online for kids clothing? I've heard of TotSpot but it doesn't work on my (very old) iPhone... [ Reply | More ]
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Does ThredUp sell children's shoes? [ Reply | More ]
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