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[ - ] My dd reblogged this post on tumblr about Planned Parenthood: http://scifigrl47.tumblr.com/post/53932317592/my-mother-had-three-pregnancies-and-two 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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The post itself: My mother had three pregnancies, and two children. She had a miscarriage, between my brother and I, in that four year span between our births, there was another pregnancy, another child desperately wanted, who didn’t live to term. My mother had her pre-natal care, and her post-miscarriage care, at Planned Parenthood. Because it was the best place for her. Because at the time, she had a two year old child and a bike and they were living just around that nice little sweet spot between ‘desperately poor’ and 'almost have enough to consider a savings account.' And when you are poor, and female, and need health services, Planned Parenthood is there. And my mother walked past the protesters, walked past the people who screamed at her about not killing her baby, about how she was a whore, and she was going to hell. My mother, in mourning for a child that she had lost, blaming herself, hating herself for failing at this most feminine of things, walked through that, to care for herself, to get the medical care she needed. So that someday, two years later, she could have me. I cannot speak to the courage that must have taken. But that path is walked by thousands of women. Every single day. She donated to Planned Parenthood until her death. And she said to me, that the people who screamed at her saw her only as a vessel for a baby. They didn’t care about her, they didn’t care about her baby, either. They were pro-birth, not pro-life, because none of them would be there after her baby was born, to offer help and support and care. The protesters didn’t care about her. And the medical professionals inside did. It is the right of every woman to have access to safe, affordable, quality health care, no matter where she comes from, what her income is, or what choices she makes with her life. And that is what these kind of bills are attempting to take away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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How old is your dd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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nicely written and conveys what I feel about them - a dd friend of mine while in our 20's was a nanny and had no healthcare went to planned parenthood. they found her breast cancer, she was only 24. They saved her life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone move from the city to Scarsdale? Happy? Happier now than in the city? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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If you work near grand central, your commute could be shorter than living on the uws if u live walking distance from train station? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Ladies, today Kailynn, Brayden and Tristynn and I are going to be scrap-booking and crafting together! I was feeling a little down earlier but then I put on some Katy Perry and blasted it and my AMAZING kids and I danced while I did the dishes! My AMAZING DH who is the smartest, funniest, sweetest man I know (I love U honey!) is off on a hike with his buddies from college on his day off work! So it's just me and the kids and the house (As Always!!) But I'm not complaining because it's an AMAZING day outside and we're having so much fun! We are going to Target today OMG! We will make some AMAZING nut-free tacos later this evening because Tristynn loves Mexican food!! And then it will be time for Kailynn's ballet class that she is getting too fat for but I don't care because I believe in raising girls with POSTIVE BODY IMAGE! Oh my god, ladies, time for a glass of wine lol! #BLESSED 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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I see I have not been the only one on FB this morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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UB is no better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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Me 3. I just noticed my dad has finally started posting. For the first two years he was afraid of being on social media of all kinds. Suddenly today there are like 10 posts from him on various relative pages, and he signs them all with his full name, like the comments aren't already captioned with his photo and his full name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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NP - Your father sounds like an annoying dork who gets on people's nerves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Yes, long stories about that. With any luck he'll just get sucked into candy crush and do that all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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that sounds like an elderly aunt I have. When she started using Facebook she used to send private messages to me by posting them to my page. She didn't know there was a little message button. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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Does it make you feel better to make fun of others? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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Does it make you feel better to be extremely passive-aggressive? Hm? Surely you can do better than that, can't you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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?????????????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Oh poor dear. Looks like the constant drinking and sanctimony have short-circuited your small brain. You must have had a difficult childhood and you're coping as well as you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:02 PM Flag
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This isn't particularly funny and makes you look like a bitter troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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Oh dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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+1. big miss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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I feel sorry for you :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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I'm disappointed in you. I thought you had a sense of humor. I suppose I was wrong about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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yikes methinks something hit too close to home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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Hardly. I have two college aged boys with depressingly UB approved names and live in the city. This is some lame attempt to feel superior to some stereotype she has dreamed up in some pitiable effort to feel better about her own life,whatever that looks like - likely an "infertile" 40-something living in some shitty over-priced shoebox with finance dh who's out today fucking his assistant. See? We ALL can play that game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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Oh my, so much anger. You seem extraordinarily bitter indeed. Why are you so angry? And also, you need to know that you are not funny at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:05 PM Flag
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Np The OP seems angry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Watchdog? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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Sorry but I DO find this funny. And not trolling. And yes, there are scads of folks who actually write and talk this way. In my opinion, they should be ridiculed. So, thanks. Down with FB and all its falsehoods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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Hey op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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But UB has plenty of falsehoods too! It's no better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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But you didn't say "awesome." You forgot that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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I think 4 AMAZINGs covered it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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Wise words indeed. So what do you hate about the OP that makes your shriveled uterus twitch with rage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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twitch with rage? wow, I did not get that from pp's reply at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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Who hurt you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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You sound so damaged :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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You think you are funny but this is lame [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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The world is reeling from your critique. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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Next you will try to insult me by calling me Dear or Sweetie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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this is how we roll on AA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:14 PM Flag
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fail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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trying too hard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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lol ikr. we do things better at AA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:10 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a DS who is very physically affectionate (he is 5). Will this continue? And if so how long is it appropriate to keep cuddling so much? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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wonderful. encourage it. always appropriate to keep cuddling with people he knows and loves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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Meh. After a while, no,it's weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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+1. probably fine up to age 8 or so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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tho for millenials this has been extended to 32 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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This. A 12 yo boy into "cuddling"...Oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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WHAT? I'm not a highly affectionate person and neither are my dcs, but who cares. This isn't weird just because your DCs don't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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I think it's sweet and appropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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Mine's almost 9 and is just as snuggly as ever. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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mine snuggled with me probably until 14 - he'll still share a blanket on the couch with me etc. at 21 he still hugs me when he comes home from school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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My friend's ds is like this. 12yo and still cuddly. Of course he's cuddly in a 12yo appropriate way, but nothing like my 12yo who will lean in for a quick hug to appease me and not much else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Does your nanny do deep cleaning for you? In your opinion is it easier to have nanny do this in downtime, or hire a separate person for housecleaning? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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you are fortunate if you have one person who can do excellent childcare and good cleaning as well. if so, go for it. if not, hire a separate housekeeper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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Separate. People who clean all day every day for a living know what deep cleaning means. Don't think you can reasonably expect that of a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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What was your agreement with her to begin with? I knew a nanny that did this without asking for employer (pressure cleaned patio & furniture, polished furniture, conditioned leather sofa). But she liked to keep busy and they later compensated her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Define deep. I expect nanny to vacuum the apartment every week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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OP: once per week - vaccuum, wipe down kitchen, master and guest bathrooms, dust. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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That's not deep cleaning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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This. What a joke - it sounds like superficial wiping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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OP: well, it's definitely more than what most nannies are willing to do (i.e., "light" housekeeping). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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My cleaning lady doesn't even do deep cleaning. But OP's definition of deep cleaning is a bit unusual, so who knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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I keep family cleaning and nannying separate. My nanny does everything kid related - kid laundry, kid meals (if separate from ours on a given day), kid dishes, etc. I have someone else come in once every two weeks for a deep clean and i maintain some level of cleanliness in between those visits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:15 PM Flag
[ - ] My dad has had some serious health issues recently. Trouble walking even with a walker, needs a catheter. My mom is physically fine though. They are both late 60s. Anyone have a parent or grandparent in an assisted living? Are they depressing? Where are the nice ones near nyc? Thanks!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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My mom is in "independent" senior living which can transition to assisted. She's doggedly holding out on transitioning, but it's only a matter of months. She doesn't like it, she has fought aging her whole life (lots of plastic surgery and lying about her age) and she thinks it is absurd that she is being forced to live with "all those old people." She hides in her apartment and won't speak to anyone, and she ignores anyone who speaks to her. But what can you do. [ Reply | More ]
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That seems awfully young for your dad to be going through all that. He's had a good comprehensive medical exam? My friend used this service (I'm not connected any other way) http://www.aplaceformom.com and got good advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:30 PM Flag
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Thanks. What is the difference between assisted living and independent living? Are you paying more? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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np: independent = you are in your "own" home and have no care visits from the facility/community. assisted = you are in a common facility and have regular visits and care from that facility (meals, doctor care, nurse/CNA check-ins, etc.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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As long as your mom is physically fine and able to care for him, they're probably fine. They do have independent options in senior living, but I wouldn't rush it until it's absolutely necessary. As the other poster said, it's very early to begin eating into their savings, and those communities are expensive. Stretch out living as they are until your mother is incapable of caring for your father and it's unsafe for both of them to continue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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Wow. That's scary young to have so many health issues. I'm sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Does anyone of know of an independent living facility near nyc that can transition to assisted living? Possibly on Long Island? I just want to look on line to see what the options are. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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I just went through this with my parents. A place for mom is helpful, but they refer you to the big name places which is sometimes a good fit and sometimes not. You must visit to see what will work. Both my parents needed help. My mom has pretty serious memory loss and my dads is getting worse. Originally we went to place that put them in a locked unit. That was a nightmare. Total prison. I just get them into a small independent place. Much better. Trips to the library, happy hour every Friday, entertainment. These places have about 70% profit on their returns and need to operate above 95% occupancy. Staff to resident ratio is stretched. Bigger places seemed to be more concerned with policy over residents needs. In locked unit this poor seemingly ok resident was saying to a staff...but how can you just lock me in here? I have rights. It's was so sad. Places push for lock down because it's bigger profits and residents don't have outing so much easier for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:14 PM Flag
[ - ] If you have a boy and a girl, which one is your "easier" child? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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Girl. Sorry to play into the stereotypes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:20 PM Flag
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Girl is a handful and my boy a walk in the park! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:22 PM Flag
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I think it depends on the age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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THIS. Girls get easier, boys get harder. [ Reply | More ]
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funny it was the exact opposite in my family [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you have a boy and a girl, which one is your "easier" child? 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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OP: just curious because I have two boys. [ Reply | More ]
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I think I have an easy boy, but no question he is more high-energy and labor-intensive than most girls i have seen. [ Reply | More ]
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Girl. Boy was drama. [ Reply | More ]
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np: ha. this makes me laugh, having witnessed life. but what do I know, I have only boys. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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Most men I know are more dramatic, self-centered than women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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again, ha. [ Reply | More ]
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Depends on age/stage. Girls easier early,boys easier later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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You have got to be the GL troll. That smug,know-it-all attitude. Shove it up your ass. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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np: What's a GL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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She ends every reply with "GL!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:39 PM Flag
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Yes what is GL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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See above. [ Reply | More ]
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np: what? I suspect she is speaks from experience. So far for me with DCs at 5 and 7, I agree with her. [ Reply | More ]
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nice try, gl troll. always with the "experience". fuck off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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+1. *Eye roll* [ Reply | More ]
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sh acts like she's the only one around here who knows anything. the sum of all human wisdom embodied in one ub commenter. ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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What on earth are you on about? Step away from the computer and take your meds -- stat! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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Shut it, troll. And stop using quasi-medical words like 'stat' to sound credible. [ Reply | More ]
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omg [ Reply | More ]
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GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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gl troll is just the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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This is the answer. Earlier boys are more work, once the Tweens hit, ugh, girls are. Boys in HS are easy. Girls..not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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You were such a hysterical mental case in high school. Your mother almost shipped you off to the mental hospital in a straitjacket. How many blowjobs did you give? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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Wtf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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Stop cursing, asshole. Show some decorum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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Are you the same person that posted the sarcastic Kailynn scenario above? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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Woah,You are seriously paranoid and you need help for it asap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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u forgot "GL!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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LMAO [ Reply | More ]
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What is the sarcastic Kailynn scenario? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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The post right on top making fun of UB housewives, genius [ Reply | More ]
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There's no Kailynn there. Fuck you. [ Reply | More ]
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It is literally the 3rd word in that post, genius. Seriously WTF?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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WOW. I find that older boys are much more trouble than girls re: high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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ITA. She is misogynist. I actually know this UB'er and the stories we hear about her daughter are appalling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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^^ Because of how her mother treats her, you know. Very sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:14 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think of the name Ellis for a girl? Middle name suggestions? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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how many syllables in last name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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then I would choose a middle name with either one or three syllables and beginning with a consonant -- Jane, Jean, Katherine, Samantha, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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She'll appreciate it when she goes job hunting. Middle name should have the same stress pattern as last name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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It's cute. I know a man with this as his first name. But mn's aren't used much so, if you want, go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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It would be a first name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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Sorry I read too fast. I still think it's cute, but might be mistaken for a while as a boy's name. It might be misconstrued as "ellie" too, which is cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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Will be called Elise a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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I know someone who used this for her DD. Wealthy southern family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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It's nice but she may have to battle the assumption that her name is Alice. [ Reply | More ]
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np: That seems likely to me too. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Awful, could be confused for Elise, Alice and generally sounds like a boy's name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Help, I am on a college professors salary - but t really want to buy the Chloe Marcie Bag for the fall. It is $1895.00 (holy crap) - does anyone know a pal ego get this cheaper- or consignment etc. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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Have you tried prostitution? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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Shoplifting might be easier. [ Reply | More ]
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ebay [ Reply | More ]
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I'd do real real or something like that before ebay unless you are super confident in your ability to detect a fake. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry, but I think those bags are chugly. (chunky + ugly). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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In case you're only looking at the final post, OP, it's on sale at Nordstrom right now (and I do like it!) [ Reply | More ]
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Do you mean you are on your husband's college professor salary? Because spending money on a brand doesn't seem smart enough to be a college professor. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. I hope you don't teach economics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Help, I am on a college professors salary - but t really want to buy the Chloe Marcie Bag for the fall. It is $1895.00 (holy crap) - does anyone know a pal ego get this cheaper- or consignment etc. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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sometimes i will buy something and return it when i realize i can live without it. -fellow academic. [ Reply | More ]
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do you really want to be the type of person who pays $1895 for a bag when other people are starving? come on...it's a f-kng purse [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help, I am on a college professors salary - but t really want to buy the Chloe Marcie Bag for the fall. It is $1895.00 (holy crap) - does anyone know a pal ego get this cheaper- or consignment etc. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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Well, how much do you make? [ Reply | More ]
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maybe the 3 of you could share the bag. [ Reply | More ]
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np: best post of the day [ Reply | More ]
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Nice of you to look! How did yo find it so quickly? [ Reply | More ]
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Wait, NP here. This is on sale for the anniversary sale which ends today. [ Reply | More ]
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lmgtfy.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I allowed to hold someone's snoring against them or not? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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if they do nothing to correct it or make you more comfortable, then yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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snoring is partly under their control: sleep study for apnea; drink less alcohol; lose weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] If you have siblings, are you close with them? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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not really, love my niece and nephew but not much in common with my brother or his wife, but we like each other and see each other at holidays and a couple other times during the year. more so when both of our kids were younger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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close in heart, but very little communication or sightings. my brother is 7 years older and doesn't text or email, hates to talk on phone, lives 5 hours away by car. we see each other just once or twice a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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No, I never have been close to them. I was born when my mom was 19. I have two half brothers from two of her other marriages. Haven't seen them for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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Used to be closer. We just don't see each other as much anymore (live far away) and don't talk as much (we all have kids) but we try to get together at least 1-2x a year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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brothers or sisters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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Brother and sister. Fairly close in age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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How far apart? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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No and the answers to these posts are why I laugh at those people who insist everyone needs more than one child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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But they were probably close when younger, growing up in the same household...and may have helped shaped their character in some ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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No I was not close to my siblings when we were younger either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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np. People think they want more than one child so that their kids can have siblings. Lots of people really enjoy their siblings! Let me also tell you that it's terrible to be an only child, or have an only child when it's time for a parent to need care. As someone who has also just seen a couple lose their only child in a tragic accident, and who are too old to have another, I'm glad I have my three, whether they get along or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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That's fine. But that's not what we are talking about in this post. You cannot count on siblings being close [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Np: So, if you lost a child, you're glad you have back-ups? That's messed up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:59 PM Flag
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And I snigger at the ones who ask for the perfect gap between their kids. As though there were such a thing. Or any formula. I revered by brother until I was late middle-age. Well, because we all did and because families can be toxic. Haven't spoken or thought about him in years and never been more content. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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No, we don't even speak to another - 1 younger brother (2 1/2 yrs younger) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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I definitely feel close to my sibling. We live far apart so only get to see each other 2x per year, but we text about once per week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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Reading the answers to this post, I'm wondering if it's just the type of people that are on UB?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:08 PM Flag
[ - ] MIL is visiting for a week. Planning a full day outing today. Just saw she changed baby out of the cute outfit I put him in into something cringeworthy. I am looking the other way even though it drives me nuts because I will be a MIL one day and want to let her have this joy. But need somewhere to let it out 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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Oh jeez. What other kinds of insane stuff does she do? Is this your only kid? My MIL used to bring over atrocious dresses for my DD when she was an infant and it drove me bonkers. I had to drink my way through her squeezing my crying infant into the glitter bombs for her photo shoots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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No it's not, it's my second. She did this with my first too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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And now she put my older one in sneakers (that she bought him which I didn't care for) that completely clash with what he is wearing. It's one day, I just wish it wasn't a day where we would be out in public and liking taking pictures [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Yep fashion more important than who's in the picture. You sound bitchy sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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I kept the awful outfit on him -- I can still cringe about it though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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Actually that would annoy me too- if the sneakers clashed. Reflects on you as the mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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Why did she change baby? Was outfit dirty? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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Not dirty, she just wanted him in one of the outfits she brought [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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BFD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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You should have chosen one of them to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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That would probably have been better. Still, she's overbearing. You know it shouldn't bother you, but ... you're not Gandhi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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if you don't like the outfit, don't have it in the house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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She brought it with her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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your stuck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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I'm just telling myself it doesn't matter it's just clothes but I am type A and somewhat particular about what they wear so it's bugging me bc he looks ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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I totally get that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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i have a great MIL but she does stuff that drives me crazy too. UB is like the hole that guy dug in the old tale so he'd have someplace to whisper his secret. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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That's exactly it! And I also have a great mIL so I need to let it out here so I can smile and pretend he looks cute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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OP: thanks everyone! If you see a couple in their 30s with a MIL and 2 ridiculously dressed little boys just smile at us and know I didn't dress them ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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^ we'll be on the west side [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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You're doing the right thing. Let her enjoy her day. Did she wash the outfits? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:18 PM Flag
[ - ] For those who have seen Hamilton on Broadway, is it appropriate for children? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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Precocious 10 yo and up, I would say. There's non-explicit adultery and some swearing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] What are you doing with the kids today? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:22 PM Flag
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Beach and dinner out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:24 PM Flag
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Driving DD to camp; 2.5 hours each way... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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Both are working. I'm cleaning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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I'm currently making Ina Garten's onion dip for a BBQ later while 4 year old DS appears to be moving every toy out of his room into the living room so we can trip on them later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Lol, is my 4 yr old at your house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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Do you have a handsome husband? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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kids are older, they have their own things going on. I'm getting the grocery list together and trying to psych myself up to go and get it done. Have to prep and cook for the week and then relaxing in the afternoon with dh and neighbors for a casual bbq and drinks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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birthday party then bbq at my brother's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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One is probably coming home later tonight after being away for 2 weeks, one is hanging out with a girlfriend, one will be visiting later to pick up his dog, I've been dogsitting for the weekend. 1, 2, 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:19 PM Flag
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Bagels, church, Dh taking 3 yo to baseball game while I watch 1 yo/go grocery shopping, then babysitter coming at 6 and Dh and I getting dinner out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] OK the miscarriage post on Facebook made my opinion of Mark Zuckerberg take a 180 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:18 PM Flag
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I don't have an opinion of him one way or the other. But that was a good post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:24 PM Flag
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I'm not sure what planet he lives in where miscarriages aren't discussed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:34 PM Flag
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? The same one I live on... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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Sorry, but I've talked about them with friends over the years. Not obsessively but it's not that huge a deal most of the time. Anyone who's old enough to be considering parenthood should know that a large portion of fertilized eggs don't make it till the end. It's not news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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They're ok to talk about once you're pregnant. Just like how people love to talk about how poor they once were, once they aren't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Do men talk about them openly on your planet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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I had several miscarriages. After my first, so many women shared their miscarriage stories. I had no idea how common it was. Even close family members shared with me for the first time. I was surprised how little it was discussed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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Same here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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Anywhere from 15% - 25% of genuine or pregnancies are lost in the first 20 weeks,this doesn't include the chemical pregnancies which could be upward of 50%. These stats aren't new and don't come out of nowhere - just because women aren't running around talking about It all the time doesn't mean it's not happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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My opinion of him was somewhere between non existent and negative. Now positive because of this post. -- mom who also had 3 mc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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my mom and grandmother had lots of miscarriages, they were not secrets - i think it just depends on your family. My grandmother as she got older spoke about them, my mom was always very sad about them so we did not press. Everyone reacts differently to tragedy in their lives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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My opinion of him remains what it was,except that I think he's had a valuable lessons. There's some shit that you can't buy you're way out of, no matter how much money you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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projecting, much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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Projecting what, precisely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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The idea that he thinks he can buy his way out of everything except this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:21 PM Flag
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No? I'm not poor, not sure what you mean, honestly. He's young and has been very rich since he was very young, and no doubt thinks his vast wealth is a great insulator. 2 mc later, maybe not so much. Not sure what the projection is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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The projection is that you have 'no doubt' about a person you don't know! ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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ugh. even with this he's still advertising FB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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I think this is a way social media can be used as a force for good. Sharing something that is often considered taboo openly, and generating a sense of community around it. I've had 3 mcs in the past year and felt a connection. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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dh here: in my decades of adulthood, I've never heard anyone mention miscarriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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WHAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Reminder that less than a hundred years elapsed between women getting the vote and Planned Parenthood chopping up babies and selling their body parts using taxpayer money 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:03 PM Flag
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Lol that really gives the lie to that old retarded "if men could get pregnant abortion would be a sacrament" line. It actually has become a sacrament since female suffrage, despite being abhorred everywhere while men were in control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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Yes, every pro-choice argument is silly and irrelevant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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Abortion was common and no one had a problem with it until women started getting real rights. The bible is clear that abortion is acceptable, and even the Catholic Church was fine with abortion pre-"quickening" until 100 years ago. The objections to abortion are recent, and are really objections to women having sex without consequences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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And the record is unbroken of weak men using pregnancy as justification to brutalize and legislate their control of women's bodies for the love of a fetus so many have proven to have little interest caring for once born. Contraception is cheaper than abortion. Grow a pair and support that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:08 PM Flag
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Men's record on committing the unethical practice of war remains unbroken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:09 PM Flag
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Shouldn't you be in church, it's Sunday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:12 PM Flag
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He probably has his own church, in his basement. No one has showed up yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:14 PM Flag
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You anti choice people are such hypocrites, you want to control women's bodies by saying you are protecting lives, but you are not protecting her life or helping take care of these babies when they are born and you support the death penalty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:13 PM Flag
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Stop war Stop world hunger stop men from raping women [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:15 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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Whereas before they were chopping up women to induce abortion without doctors. Much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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these crazy anti choice would say the deserved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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^^^*they* not the [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:36 PM Flag
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I'm enjoying some nice fried fetus kidneys with my scrambled eggs this morning. Don't knock it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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I think it's commendable that this tissue is being sold or donated. Versus being placed in an incinerator? My family has several diseases where fetal tissue used in research may make a difference. It's not like they're harvesting organs from poor people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:23 PM Flag
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you're way too informed and reasonable to play UB correctly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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