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[ - ] Any recs for child psychologists or life coaches for a 10 yo girl in Manhattan? Need help with social stuff. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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OMFG! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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NP - don't judge, just collapse post and move on if you have nothing to suggest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Good grief. What happened to being a mom and helping your child. Is she dx sn? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you know the preschool director is married, would you address her Mrs.Smith in a letter? Or just Ms. Smith? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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I always use "Ms." unless directed otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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This. Her marital status is irrelevant at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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+1 But her preferred title/address is probably on the website, so doublecheck there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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If you know she is married and the last name belongs to her DH, she is a Mrs. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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not always. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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x2. It's her call. Go with Ms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Ryan Gosling is officially a DILF. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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what is a DILF? (hangs her head) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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dad i'd like to f*** [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...Really? WHY? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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so, do you think she had fertility treatments? not saying 40 is impossible, but my sister (ob-gyn) said about 25% that age have to use something, and if it's their first the percentage is closer to 40%. I'm always curious, but none of my biz. Congrats to them. really hope they choose a normal name and not something like Whisper Petalunia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Hello St. John's Wort!! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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feel better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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As useless as can be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
[ - ] My sister keeps talking about how the OW is trash, and how she is just some toy he can throw away- that she's the wife and this woman will never be anything but a back up. All I can think is, "you're the one who married and had kids with the creep, honey, you're not winning this contest." 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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*And before you ask, I have never, to my knowledge, slept with a man in a relationship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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So I take it she is being cheated on? You sound terrible and callous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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I feel bad for her, I do, but I've always found this line of thinking ridiculous. UB is my place to vent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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I understand your logic, but just try to remember what she must be feeling. Unless he cheated on her prior to marriage, she didn't think she was marrying a creep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Yeah, she was dumb enough to believe he would stick to his vows. Sue her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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yep. right you are. why does she talk about ow, instead of how to find a divorce lawyer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Exactly. And I don't get the point? If this woman is "bottom of the barrel" for sleeping with him, what is she? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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she is the dirt that the bottom of the barrel looks down on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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np The woman isn't the bottom of the barrel because the guy is inherently repulsive, she's the bottom of the barrel because she's sleeping with a married man. How do you not get this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Ah, but the woman has an escape. She hasn't committed to anything- I doubt she really gives a shit about my BIL, she's practically a child. My sister has played 50s housewife for this man for the past twenty years and given him anything he wants with a smile, she's the one who is stuck with him. She's the one who had kids with a creep, knowingly ignoring the signs. She's not winning any contests here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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It's obnoxious to listen to her obsess over how awful this woman is when she's the one who has decided to stick by him. She should spend her time working out her problems or if she's going to get angry, put it on the asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I have to agree. I understand that the hurt spouse lashes out at the OW and usually finds comfort about how the OW is worthless to her DH and how he didn't care about her and used her for sex but it always comes back to the fundamental question...Do you want to be married to a man who treats and thinks about women that way? Because that kind of misogynistic crap is usually embedded in them. I would 100% rather my DH fell in love with someone else than used some other woman for sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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and let's be honest, guys who cheat on their wives aren't exactly winning any husband of the year contests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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Easy to say when it's theoretical. I'm guessing you'd feel a hell of a lot more jealous and humiliated by a dh who carried on a long-term affair with a woman he fell madly in love with (ie chose over you) rather than a dh who had a drunken one night stand, even though they'd both be douchebags. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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You're not exactly supportive, which makes me think there is a long history between you and your sister. Maybe the OW is trash, maybe she's not--but your sister's marriage is broken and she might need to vent about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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You seem to think that, because I vent my feelings on UB, I'm not supportive. I smile and nod, offer advice when needed. Honestly, it takes every fiber of my being not to roll my eyes. She's acting like a whimp and there were other things throughout the years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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Your post was harsh, you have to own that. You sound as if you have some stuff you need to work out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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This is anon. board. She can be as harsh as she wants to be. And she is making good points. Just because you don't like the way someone sounds off on here does not make them harsh. It makes then honest, at least anonymously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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You're projecting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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This. I don't think OP is nice to her sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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And to be "nice to her sister" would be, what? bitching about how shitty the other woman is and encouraging the sister to bend over and take it? because she made vows? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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No, just not dumping on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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How is she dumping on her? You don't know what they say to each other. And btw sometimes you need to be dumped on so you can wake the fuck up and pull the head out of your ass... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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+1 OP, you think your sister's a "whimp" because she's upset that her husband and the father of her children is cheating on her? Are you married? How is it possible to have so little empathy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I feel empathetic towards her, she's my sister. But she is acting like a whimp, she needs to get her life together and decide what she is going to do. And yes, I'm happily married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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oh, that's the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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I know. She keeps on talking about how this woman was "getting the scraps", like she was getting this wonderful deal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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LOL, so very true! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Some sister you are. Shouldn't you also be thinking that of the other woman rather than blaming her for marrying the guy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Who knows. Maybe she is winning. Not enough details here. Does anyone here really understand deep down how many men will cheat on their wives in their lifetimes? The answer is not always running straight for a divorce lawyer. And shockingly, it doesn't always mean that the DH is a creep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Is traditional or progressive more suitable for my DC ? Outgoing, creative, dreamer, poor time management : ( Looking at middle schools. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Not progressive--our DC are in a progressive and the schools are best for kids who are good at managing their own time and who are self-starters. The instill this in the kids in the early years, but the ones who do well have this in their DNA, too. I'd vote traditional but not a killer school--don't want to discourage the creativity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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Thank you. That is my suspicion as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Tour around and see what feels comfortable. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Thanks again. Will include DC in as many tours as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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Thanks again. Will include DC in as many tours as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Do you think these self starter/good at time management kids would not do well at traditional? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Probably fine too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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OR: Sure. They'd probably do OK anywhere but I don't think the opposite is necessarily true--kids who don't have this kind of internal motivation don't well in progressives, in my experience. Our DC are in middle school now and over the years, several classmates have left because they floundered and needed a more traditionally structured environment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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Younger sibling ( 3 yrs ) totally on autopilot. I don't know what happened ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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I am trying to make a point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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In d2? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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Not D2, looking at publics as well as privates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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There's no such thing as pure traditional or pure progressive - they're the end points on a spectrum. Visit as many as you can, public and private, and see which you prefer. The label is pretty meaningless, when you think about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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ST. B is pure traditional. Calhoun is pure progressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Nothing is "pure" anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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+1. Many traditionals have incorporated progressive aspects to their lower schools, in particular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Those two are pure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Thinking St Ann's vs Packer, ICE vs catholic etc. Trying to narrow our list of schools to apply to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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Will he/she need to work for a living? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Definitely LOL ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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you must know the answer in that case [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Dewey was horrified at how his ideas where misinterpreted and published a bunch of articles after WW2 saying that this will not work and progressive ideas where never supposed to be stand alone. It was too late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Lost it in 3 yo dd today. I dont know what came over me. She was screaming so loud and I just started screaming at her. I really hate myself for getting so worked up. Ugh. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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this is why you need a job and she needs to be in a preschool. not everyone can spend 24/7 with their children without going off their rocker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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Op. She is in preschool. Workin on that job-thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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np Why are you assuming the kid's not in preschool and that op doesn't have a job. By the way, preschool for a 3 yo is between 2 and 3 hours a day. Longer that that is daycare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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ok then, she should be in daycare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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NNP- perhaps you don't have children, or you are a saint but for many the most stressful moments (and one where someone is likely to yell) would be getting out the door in the morning so a WOHM would certainly be likely to yell at that time. You make it seem that a working mom would never lose it with DCs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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+1 Ridiculous overreach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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I have a child. I wohm. I do lose it, very often, but less often now then before, but if I did not have a job I might have done something I would have been sorry for. I actually admire women who can stay around the kids all day every day. I don't have it in me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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It's ok - some times it can be a lot to handle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:51 PM Flag
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It happens. Apologize for losing your temper (and try not to make an excuse using "but"--as in, "mommy's sorry she screamed, but you were driving her insane." and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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If you live or work with a 3 year old.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Sorry to hear that. It happens to (most) of us, myself included. Try no to beat yourself up and try harder next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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Totally happens. Apologize to her and figure out a way to work in some break times for you during the week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Parents yell at their children - big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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This. It's not ideal, but you're only human and we all have our breaking point. I'm embarrassed to say I've even smacked my DS a few times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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I'm not embarrassed at all that I yell at dc on occasion. It's normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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So sorry, I have been there. Just have a better afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Latinos loose their cool really fast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
[ - ] i have to say that if I had to do it over again I would have dated 35 year old guys when i was in college. Those guys were ready to marry and i could have had my first DD at 22. Guys my own age were not ready to marry 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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My senior year of college I went on several dates with a 31 year old. It felt weird and creepy. In his case he was always regressing so definitely not married. That said, I see your point. I know one couple with about a 12 year age difference and they stated dating during DWs junior year of college & married when she was about 23. Both came from very wealthy southern Jewish (reform/conservative) families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Ask Jill Biden how it was with Joe in the early years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Joe had a family tragedy. not your average guy on his 2d marraige. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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I think your line of thinking is correct, but I don't think 35 year olds dating 19 year olds are looking to get married. Now, if when you graduated, you had started dating men in their 30s, that might have worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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I got married young but I sure wasn't ready when I was in college. I'm glad I had fun and dated around in school and then married a guy close to my age. Fingers crossed, we can stay in good health and grow old together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:28 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC window sills - do you have a trick to keep clean? I feel like I'm wiping the dust off them daily. We do keep our windows open in this weather. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:51 PM Flag
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no trick. wipe grime off. but you can actually do it once a week not daily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Mine are painted white and you can see it all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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I'm wondering if it would be easier to replace the wood with granite or something that wipes easier. Has anyone done this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:13 PM Flag
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If you keep your windows open, you're going to get a lot of dust and grit on sills. If it bugs you, you have to keep them shut. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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I was hoping someone some one had a better idea. I guess I will look at Pinterest too. [ Reply | More ]
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I've tried buying glass (sized to the window sill) it didn't help, dust got underneath [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Just read the piece that Steven Bauers 18 year old gfs mom wrote. Give me a break the girl is "pure"... 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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Who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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See page 2 [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. The mom is I asking for prayers that God takes charge of this situation for the best interests of all concerned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Gross to the nth degree... He is a disgusting old pig [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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What a bunch of harpies. No wonder the guy wants someone younger, you women are crass. [ Reply | More ]
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Really. 57 yo old fart wrinkled and used up w/18 yo is not crass? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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I think people in the public eye have to write responses like this. They need to divert to somewhere when people ask them about this every day. It's like a whitewash so they don't have to explain their hypocrisy on a daily basis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] For not-thin-but-not-fat moms: How did you decide on a target weight? Do you set a "zone" that you don't go above (as in, between 145-150 lbs)? If so, how big is the range? I've recently lost about 40 pounds. I don't want to make weight maintenance/management a full time job and I want to have room to eat dessert or a slice of pizza once in a while--even if that means being a few pounds overweight according to the charts. Trying to decide where to settle in. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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how tall are you? I would try to stay in the healthy range for your weight. So for me (5'10) I need to stay under 174 to have a healthy BMI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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How did you lose the weight? And congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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I look and feel best between 130-135. Beyond, the clothes feel tight. Weigh daily. If I hit 135 I limit carbs for 3 days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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That's exactly what I do. If I get a few pounds over that zone, I cut out some foods to get back to that zone. Congrats on your weight loss. That takes a lot of will power. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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I lost about 40 lbs over 10 years ago and my body sort of settled into a range. If I gain a few pounds I scale back (especially on bread, sweets and wine) and step up the workouts for a couple of weeks. I have found it almost impossible to get below that range through. Weigh youself once a week and don't let yourself go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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I have one weight I reach when I'm working out a lot and eating carefully, and that I don't want to go below, and another that my body seems to naturally and instantly return to when I stop. There's basically a 10 lb range between my balls to the wall effort and no effort at all, and I'd consider the higher number my body's set point. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I've lost weight before and this is exactly how I feel. To be at the "thinner" point of my range, I have to work my ass off and I basically have no leeway. This is not how I want to live because experience has taught me that I can't maintain it and I eventually give up and gain it back. Therefore, I'd rather set a weight point that can be more comfortably maintained--and where I still feel good, but am not having to focus on it all the time. A ten lb range was kind of what I was thinking, too. [ Reply | More ]
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np: fwiw, i think you can re-set at that lower weight if you maintain there for at least 6 months. hard to do, but it's not necessarily a lifetime of deprivation. most of us have more trouble with maintenance once we've lost the weight than losing. so if you can suck it up for a period of time, then you might have an easier time maintaining at that lower weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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Weigh daily and course correct when needed. This will be initially hard, but in my experience gets easier. It seems your body will initially try to return to its original weight but will eventually adjust. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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This is what I do. The hardest thing is coming back from vacation when you are not weighing yourself. There are inevitably pounds that need to be lost. Weigh daily and cut portion size until back to target weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] So is UB still not getting alarmed about ebola? Even with Obama speaking today about the US deploying 3000 workers and 500 million dollars to finally try to control the epidemic? 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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where is he deploying all these resources? i really freaking hate helping other nations. no good deed goes unpunished. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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Who these "3000 workers"? Is that the new term for troops? Or are there 3000 medical and infrastructure specialists we can spare at the moment and who are willing to go to Africa? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm glad we are helping. I'm not concerned we will catch Ebola in nyc [ Reply | More ]
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I'm glad we are helping. I'm not concerned we will catch Ebola in nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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No, we are worried about drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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+1 Get your priorities straight OP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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He is not giving $500m to ebola. He is just sending this money to line his "bother's" pockets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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NO. Unless you are handling the dead in unsanitary circumstances or a medical worker working in poor conditions or have exposure to someone with Ebola and they are spitting blood in your mouth, you are fine. This information DIRECTLY from an epidemiologist at Berkeley who regularly spends time in Africa. She said you should be scared of bird flu not ebola. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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Not true at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/qa.html...Seriously read it. Are you eating bushmeat? Are you in contact with blood or bodily fluids like urine, feces, saliva, vomit, and semen...I can promise that people infected with ebola aren't usually in the mood for good time in the sack! [ Reply | More ]
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Doctors are dying from it and are wearing full protection. Some are not sure how they caught it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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This. It's hard to transmit. Also Ebola is like a cold that will pass in 4-7 days, in US hospitals they can do a lot to keep people alive during the crisis period (oxygen, blood transfusions, artificially support blood pressure) so the mortality rate wouldn't be the same here. [ Reply | More ]
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yes I'm going around with my hair on fire screaming Ebola is Coming! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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Lemme ask you something, OP...Can you change anything if you got alarmed about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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Another example in his long list of failures. So stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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I think it's the same 2 liberals responding over and over. I'm with you OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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3000 troops you mean who will spread it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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They're going to shoot the Ebola [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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They are going to spread it to their families [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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I think it's very sad, but seems a failure of affected countries' almost non-existent health care system, infrastructure, and education. It's reassuring that the affected American aid workers have gotten better with treatment here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Do you realize how sick they were even with treatment? And not all the health care workers survived. Did you see another doctor died? I think you underestimate what can happen. In fact, I think the CDC is downplaying it because they don't want people to be scared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:00 PM Flag
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3000 "workers"? What kind of workers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Military troops [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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Military troops [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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Military troops [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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what help is military troop in this situation and why is he willing to put 3000 of our sons in harm's way of this illness to "protect" a bunch of *****? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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I'm not alarmed about Ebola (yet), but I am alarmed about ISIS. See that as a real threat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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I read that. It may be coming, it may not be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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Don't be alarmed. If you can change something do, if you cannot, live your life. Whatever will be will be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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Oh, I agree. I have a very nice life but I also definitely am alarmed about ISIS and what kind of a world my DC will be living in years down the road. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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I can be helped tho. Shut down our borders. Keep people out . Stop flying people in. Close off that country. It's too far along now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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I liken this to the days when dental community started pushing preventative care rather than just treatment when it was too late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Marrying and having dc with an older man is a completely selfish expression of your own daddy issues. Dc should at least have a chance of having a father into their adulthood and a grandfather for their own dc. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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Agree. So glad I found dh who was the same age, just wiser and more cultured than men 20 years his senior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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So is a 25 year old woman having a baby with a 40 year old man more or less selfish than a 40 year old woman having a baby with a 40 year old man? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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More. Why because the dc of two 40yos is much more wanted and loved than the anchor baby the 25yo has. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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"Anchor baby" - never heard it used in this context. In A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe called the child of a younger woman "insurance," and when the guy went bankrupt, commented what was left to insure? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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This. Makes no sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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np I don't give a flying fuck who has a baby with any non relative of legal age--so long as they're paying the bills without my tax $$$. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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thank you. i mean, i start to get weirded out when men are having babies in their 60s, but that's on me. as long as that baby is wanted, have at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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Most people have children for their own selfish expression - there are already enough children in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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There is always that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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Whatever! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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Nice one child bride. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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I wish! Just a granny mom who married a younger guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:15 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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Emotional stuntedness IMHO. Wanting to be a little girl who is taken care of by daddy's $. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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Because all 40 yo men are wealthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Not always the case. My 25 yo DD is dating (sorry, now they're "just friends") a 49 year old man. I think it's disgusting and I want him to go away, but he isn't taking care of her financially or otherwise. She's always there cooking for him, helping him with things. I think it's the opposite of wanting to be a little girl- she wants to be "all the way grown up". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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The man is the one who has the issues and cannot be with a woman who is his equal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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How old in your opinion is too old? If people owe their kids not only parents, but also grandparents, should people over 40 never have kids? What about single women? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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The difference is the intent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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That's not what your OP said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:59 PM Flag
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Sitting around thinking up ways to feel superior to other people is an expression of something unattractive, I'm just not sure what. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Is someone jealous of her girlfriend marrying a rich older guy and having a beautiful baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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Probably. Most posts on here espousing generalizations can be tracked back to the OP's own issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Most of my generalizations are due to my own issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Don't you have some liver spots to polish sweetie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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actually no, my skin is simply amazing for my age. because I never used crap on it. but if this is the best you could come up with, then you must be the op who is jealous of her successfully married friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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NP: So what do you use on it? My skin is looking tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Dumbass your dh's not your own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Gotta be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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Ok OP. What is a 'good' reason to have children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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Increase in welfare benefits, I would venture.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Screw you. I married the man I fell in love with. My life my choice. Children will deal with whatever life throws [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:01 PM Flag
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I guess you don't know the pain of a young adult male not having a father for whom he can rely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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Yeah, my mom and uncles had the same pain. Their father died at 39 of a brain aneurysm. Sucks. They were only teens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Tomorrow is never guaranteed but it is far more likely in your 40s than in your 80s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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I have a very close male friend whose father left when he was 6 and didn't speak to him for over 20 years. Now he lives in the 70s on Madison and his father lives in the 80s on Park and the extent of their relationship is avoiding each other when they run into each other at Elio's. But good thing his mother chose a husband that was her age! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Df in high school watched his father deteriorate from Alzheimer's. It was truly heart breaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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So what's the alternative. Her not being born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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agree. Or it is a manifestation of some woman's serious head problems [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Need advice. How do you know when it's time to change your therapist? DS has been seeing someone for a couple of years. He likes the therapist, but we haven't seen improvement. tia 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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Did you expect a particular kind of improvement that you think the therapist should have produced? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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Haven't you learned anything yet? While you can pay there will be no improvement. This is how they make a living. They know exactly how to keep a patient stinging along. Especially if the patient is a child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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We changed my daughter's therapist when we didn't see the results we wanted in 9 months. You should talk to the therapist about what you feel he needs help with and if you still don't see progress then change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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What type of therapy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:51 PM Flag
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The important issue is to find out if HE has experienced improvement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Ultimate white woman problem: I want a pumpkin spice latte right now, but I don't want to get fat and I don't have time to go to barre tonight. 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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so don't have it. yw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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Buy one and just carry it around and smell it. Just as satisfying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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you have got to be kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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np. You never know with this crowd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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Or walk around with two cups, one for the latte and one empty cup so you can keep taking sips and spitting them out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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you have got to be kidding x2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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Poster above: I really was kidding! I was thinking about that crazy sex and the city episode where Miranda's friend chews his food and then spits it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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well, apparently, you and i are the only ones and evryone else thinks it's a great idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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I'm lmao! Half these women are reading this thinking...yes...great idea! It's insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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I vote this. Liquid are easy to purge. np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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Instead eat a very small cinammon cookie with an unsweetened coffee, black or with a drop of skim milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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why not two sips of the real thing instead and the rest down the drain or save for later? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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You can't save a latte and dumping it is so wasteful. Plus it's unrealistic. Once you have it, you're going to drink it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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It's less wasteful down the drain than it is turning into fat on my thighs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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does latte taste bad reheated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:32 PM Flag
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One latte won't make your fat, but honestly I think psl are absolutely disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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It can be a slippery slope though from one latte [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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I think you can get pumpkin spice hand sanitizer in Duane Reade or Rite Aid. That might do the trick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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Do they really have this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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Yes, DD had one of the little mini backpack ones for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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I have to check this out! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:43 PM Flag
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FYI, it might have been a seasonal thing. I got it for her last winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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Hmm. Well, if they don't have it now, they should in a few weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:51 PM Flag
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Or a candle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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Do you guys all really freak out about these things? Get a small one. who cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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Ha this. What is wrong with these women that they gain weight from one stupid drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Drink warm, low-fat milk while burning a pumpkin-spiced candle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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Sitting in starbucks right now having one. I soul cycled this morning - have plenty of fodder for white girl posts on Facebook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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I tried to get up to go this morning! But no luck. Now no time :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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you forgot one little part....ultimate, STUPID, SHALLOW, white woman problem... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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Says the guy who wears a hairpiece. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:53 PM Flag
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you could not be more wrong. not a guy, plenty of my own hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Drink it and then barf. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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Bad advice. She should swish it around like mouthwash and then spit it out. Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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This. Liquids are too difficult to purge. Everyone knows that. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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It's full of chemicals--not appealing, imo. I haven't had one in two years (and I'm fat). [ Reply | More ]
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Chemical Mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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OP: I haven't had one in years either, and I've had a mostly clean diet since then. I'm hoping I get one this year, find it disgusting, and never want one again. [ Reply | More ]
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I think they kind of taste chemically too. Not like the self serve latte machines but on the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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have one and then eat a little less later today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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You are me. [ Reply | More ]
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Those things are revolting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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This thread is hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Live a little. Sheesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Make regular coffee, mix in Splenda and pumpkin pie spice or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Or just buy Dunkin' Donuts pumpkin coffee and add milk and splenda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Skip the fake sugar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:14 PM Flag
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I tried an experiment this morning. I put a teaspoon of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter in my coffee and then topped it with steamed milk. Pretty good. Pretty pretty good! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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This sounds delicious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Frugal moms--I spend way too much on groceries,300/week for dcs 3 and 8 months plus dh. We eat out once or twice a week. I shop at whole foods and fairway. Where/how do you shop? Is 200/week a realistic goal? I am thinking of joining costco: will it really help? Tia no longer working and need to learn how to penny pinch pronto 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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whole foods is expensive. are you committed to all organic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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I do a lot of baking with whole grains and cook a lot of fussy hippie type food: I end up spending a lot on ingredients and weird flours I use once or twice. I have to menu plan so I don't do that anymore. Fruits and veggies prefer organic bc of db but otherwise flexible. We developed fussy and pricey taste--quinoa this, almond flour that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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Non of that should put you in a $300 budget if you use the flour more than once rather than just use cooking as a hobby and then put it in a different expense category [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Op--the hobby idea is great thanks. I do have to work on using up the flours/cardamom pods/etc. but I find that the recipes that use those ingredients call for other esoteric ingredients and the circle starts all over again. For example what am I going to do with a bag of tapioca flour besides make Vietnamese crepes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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np: it can sub in for corn starch or arrowroot as a thickener, e.g. for sauces or gravy, or if, like me, you bake vegan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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I use cardamom a ton in all kinds of different middle eastern recipes. Try Moroccan tagines both with chicken, beef or just veggie kind and it goes well with quinoa if you want to use it instead of couscous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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Do you have friends that like to do that same? Have an ingredient swap and everyone can take 2 cups of the flour and put them in plastic bags with labels. Same with spices. You can get empty jars from BB&B and divide them. Try to find new recipes using ingredients that need to be used up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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what type of food do you actually eat on a day to day basis? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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Well there's your answer. You can make healthy and delicious meals without using a spice that only grows under a full moon deep in the amazon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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or, if you do, then using up that spice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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this isn't sustainable when you truly need to feed a family with 2 kids. you will end up supplementing with unhealthy ordered take out to actually feed them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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We spend 200-250 for a family of 5 and kids are 2, 5, and 11. I buy staples at TJ and supplement with fruit, vegetables and cheese from a local market. We also get bread at a bakery. Adults eat lunch out. In your case 200 is more than realistic as you are really feeding 3 people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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If you live in NY, I find Costco much cheaper than other grocery stores. In other areas, the price difference is smaller. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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Meal planning helps me. I tend to only buy what I need. Also plan for leftovers. Like Monday make steak, but Wednesday used leftover steak (or chicken or pork) in tacos. One of my favorite meals is salmon with quinoa and broccoli. Not the cheapest, but etches per than when in a restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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+1 on the meal planning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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If you are going to shop Whole Foods at all (which you probably don't need to), only get fruits and vegetables. Anything at all processed / boxed / etc from there is identical to what you would get elsewhere with a giant markup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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we spend way too much on groceries. I find that we save a ton of money if we plan ahead and shop with a list, even if we deviate from the list. Otherwise we roam and buy random stuff that may or may not assemble to form meals, and we overbuy. I also try to shop with the mentality that a homecooked meal with better quality ingredients is almost always cheaper than cheap takeout or eating at a quick cheaper restaurant because we failed to plan ahead. We shop mainly at farmers markets, fairway, local supermarket occasionally, and BJs. Prefer BJs to costco bc its closer to us, has more organic items and baby items, and has more manageable sizes (you can buy 1 of something v. a 3 pack). It takes the place of the grocery store for us, and we shop there more frequently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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^^ oh we also shop a lot at trader joes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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$200 is still a lot given that your 8 mo doesn't really eat yet and your 3 yo doesn't eat much. Costco is great, and also try (OMG) the supermarket for everything you need on a weekly basis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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Costco will definitely help because you have a large family and they sell in volume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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Problem with Costco is you get sidetracked and end up spending money on random things you didn't really need. I never end up saving anything by shopping there. I don't find Whole Foods that expensive for organic and I like their own brand, some stuff is cheaper than Fairway. I find the best thing to do is meal plan and make larger quantities of a couple of meals so you get leftovers out of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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It is not a problem is you have a list and stick to it. You are a grown up, control your urges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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np: i occasionally try new products at costco to see if they are worth adding to the mix, but it's only the first few times you go there that you end up buying random useless crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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I stopped buying processed/boxed foods and meal plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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costco is great for things like meat - organic chicken breasts are $3-4/lb less there than at most food stores for example. and even though the quantities are large, sometimes the cost savings is so much that even if you don't finish something, it's still cheaper - feta for example - the block that is 4x/ the size of what i usually get, only costs twice as much. so if we eat half, we break even, anything more and we're ahead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:52 PM Flag
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When you want esoteric ingredients, buy exactly what you need from bulk bins. Buy exotic ingredients like cardamon pods at Indian/Asian grocers -they'll cost pennies on the dollar compared to Whole Foods prices. For some cuisines that require tons of specialized spices, it's simply not worth it to prepare at home vs buying at a restaurant unless you're cooking it all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Op--great idea thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Op--thanks for the responses so helpful! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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Not sure about Costco, I hate it there, find it very overwhelming with all the giant packages. I know people who shop there with small apartments and say they manage fine but all I think is where in the world would I put all this stuff. I buy basics at Target sometimes, they have good sales and more reasonable sizes. I also find Fairway to have good sales and stock up on things I buy when they are on special [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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do you have nanny/babysitter? how are you managing the fancy cooking with 2 young kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Oh, boy. Listen, you need to rein in your spending right away. And you can. Do you have a car? That's the main thing. Once a month, go to a good, outer-borough supermarket: think Fairway in Red Hook or that place in Long Island City. (Not fairway in Manhattan; it's actually far more expensive.) Are you meat eaters? Buy bulk packages and break them up into meal size portions to freeze. Buy things like pasta, grains in bulk, as well as breakfast cereal if you eat that. I go to Chinatown for vegetables in the off-season and greenmarket in the summer. Buy things to freeze. I also go to Sahadis in Brooklyn for bulk foods, spices, coffee and occasionally TJs for butter, pasta. Do not buy processed food. Even for DCs. Start them learning to eat real food if they haven't already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Are mushrooms particularly nutritious? How do they fit into a balanced diet? Family is now doing 80/20 vegetarian/meat-based, so I am cooking a lot more with foods like mushrooms. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They are good for potassium and vitamin D. I use them less for the nutritional value and more for the bulk. I combine with other vegetables and tofu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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Op--thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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