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[ - ] What are your makeup standbys? What can't you live without? I need an update and makeup stores are completely overwhelming to me. Thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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Sorry for double post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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erase paste for under eye. Benefit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Kevin Aucoin mascara [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Dd is 2.5 and I'm so exhausted that I can't picture myself wanting another anytime in the near future (if at all), but I want to want one if that makes sense. Has anyone else felt this way, and when did you finally feel like having another? I'm 31 so age isn't a huge issue yet. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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Do it now, 3 years is the best age gap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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Is she potty trained yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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My ds is 4 and I'm just starting to feel like I could handle it. He's high energy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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when ds was 6 decided to have a 2nd. I was 40. all went fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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I had no interest in another until dS was 18m, then I started thinking I could ttc. Took a year (3mc) and got pregnant when he was 2.5. The age gap is nice although potty training while super pregnant was exhausting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. My 7yo dd is playing club softball. She just struck out with bases loaded in the last inning. They could have won the championship, but lost as a result of her. The coaches wife took it really hard and several of her teammates are crying. I told dh she was too young to play. Glad I'm not there and home with db. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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Omg. Way too young for that level of intensity. Coaches wife is a loser [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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Agreed. Dd is only 8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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x 100000 All of these people need to get a f'ing grip. This is 7 year-olds playing softball. Jesus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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What's really sad is the girls who were crying after the game, my dd is the youngest on team most are 8 or just turning 9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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Look, it's normal for kids to be disappointed after a big loss. It's not normal for the parents or coach wife to get upset. Parents need to get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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This whole situation sounds lower middle class/italian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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You win some, you lose some [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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Lol. Actually most on her team are umc or super wealthy, but some of the wives married up including the angry mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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It would be the same at age 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a 5 yo, 3 yo, and a 6 week old db. My older two children were always very robust, nearly 9 pounds at birth, hit all milestones early and very intelligent/athletic. My 6 week old was just under 6 lbs at birth (full term), seemed floppy, could not lift his head until last week (my other two kids could lift their heads within hours of birth.) pediatrician says db is normal, but I'm not so sure. I'm worried I could be in for a lifetime of issues with this one. :( 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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My its was early with everything too, but my 2nd now 14 months is slow with speech and not too interested in learning body parts etc. A boy. Worried he might be of average intelligence compared to older dd, age 7 and one of smartest in class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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Op. I'm concerned the problem might be due to my age, I'm almost 41 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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Listen to your pediatrician. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Still scared to get a pedicure after the NYT article. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Just had two weird experiences with parents. One, whose child got in off WL to our non-TT private went out the way to tell us at dinner how his kid was too advanced for non-TT and went to a good public. Great for them, but why put us down? Another friend whose DC is at citywide spent the day with us all the while being very complimentary to my DC about her skills. Alas the first visit wasn't fun, while the second one was. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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of course, because you need stroking. sounds like you're insecure. a comment about how someone's dc needs something different isn't a comment about you and your dc, unless you make it so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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You're just obstinate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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not really. it's as obvious as can be that your not having fun with the first couple and having a blast with the second couple is a function of how validated you felt (or didn't feel, as the case may be). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:15 PM Flag
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I'm not op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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OP: it was just a moment in an otherwise pleasant evening, but it left me feeling kind of yucky about the conversation. But it's not really worth talking about it. Why spend time with people who are so judgmental? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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that's the point, snowflake -- they're not judgmental. you're overly sensitive and self-absorbed. every comment is not about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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^^for example, you let "one moment in an otherwise pleasant evening" leaving you "feeling kind of yucky" because you interpreted a comment they made about their child to be a backdoor comment about your child. it must be exhausting to be you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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People are weirdos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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OP: Yeah. I'm feeling kind of done with the weirdos. Why spend time with people who aren't fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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Some people are fun, but most are not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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It's not all about your DC. Please get a job so you have something else to obsess on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm turning 30 in November and my parents are taking db for 5 days/4 nights so that dh and I can go on a short trip but I can't decide where. All suggestions welcome. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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Four 4 nights..The W in Vieques or Rosewood in Virgin Gorda [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Blackberry Farms, TN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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Np: can't Tennessee get cold in Nov? I was thinking the Inn at Palmetto Bluff but then nixed the thought do to the weather. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Not sure. Warmer than NYC though, and colors should be beautiful there. Great food/wine and just sitting by a fireplace and reading/board games is vacation enough when you have a db :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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Napa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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budget? interests? is there an approximate distance you want to stay within? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Paris [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:14 PM Flag
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Canyon ranch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:21 PM Flag
[ - ] PSA. Ladies, keep in mind that the number one cause of death of children under the age of 5 is drowning.]. I almost drowned at 4. Yes, me. Parents of children. Here is what happened to me. I am 54. I was four years old. I was with my mom visiting relatives. I was at a public pool at an apartment complex. This was 1968. My mom was visiting her sister and she told me not to go into the water. I sort of listened to her. But I was very attracted to the water. I couldn't resist. My mom was sitting on the lounge chairs with her sister and I was sorely tempted. I decided to see what it was like if I just slipped in. Yes, I just slipped in. I slipped in and was not flailing, I just was like, what is going on? I was floating at the bottom of the pool. My mom who was watching jumped into the water and saved me. I had no idea how to swim, I had no idea how to save myself. Even if my mom had not jumped in with her clothes on, I couldn't have figured out to get back up to the top of the water. Please, moms, just remember that kids will sink to the bottom, won't know how to save themselves. End of PSA. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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You didn't almost drowned if your mother immediately fished you out of the pool. You got in the pool and she got you out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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FFS. Missing the point... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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ITA. She was being watched by her mother. The only point is a 4 yr old shouldn't be unsupervised near a pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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Np below. My niece drowned with tons of adults around. She slipped in and no one noticed until it was too late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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Then she wasn't being supervised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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Standing around drinking doesn't cut it. Young DCs need a designated watcher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:18 PM Flag
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Yes and the watcher can't look away for 2 seconds. You'd be amazed how quickly these things can happen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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Did they have to drain and clean the pool after you fell in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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I like the 'yes, me' part even though you say you didn't know how to swim [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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My niece drowned like this at age 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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I am an assistant editor. I would jump all over this if it came across my desk as a book proposal. Riveting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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puhhh-leeez [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Okay, so after you've determined that your DC is actually maybe quite bright and have realized that you're not going to get any help posting about it here, what resources do you like to check out? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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I don't think you understood what you just posted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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It's okay, it didn't get passed on to the kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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You guys are amusing. I'm cool if you flame me, just also include links you like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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read the Tiger Mom book [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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I liked a book called guiding the gifted child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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I will ask my SIL for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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OP here - this is an awesome sick burn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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Chess, music lessons, robotics classes, and focus on developing social/emotional skills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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That's a funny list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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Chess and music are the supplements people typically recommend. I think parents of gifted DCs tend to vastly underestimate the importance of developing social & emotional skills, which are what really help you achieve success in life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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+100000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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This!!!!! High IQ usually comes at the expense of EQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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what do you want help with specifically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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Mostly dealing with people who hang out with us and then say "He's doing x already?" I shrug and look away but I'm aware that's kind of a jerk move, but I don't know what else to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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why not be honest without boasting. I always something like - I know! He surprised me too! and then say something like "now if I could only get him to clean his room" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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I should try this. I always feel like I have to apologize or explain that we're not pushing him or something. Also he is our first so I don't usually know something is unusual until they point it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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No need to explain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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Your insecure. What I suggest is therapy for you. The DC sounds fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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you sound insecure and socially awkward (though I don't mean that in a mean way, just that you don't know how to deal). just say, yes, he is -- cool, right? and leave it at that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone use probiotics to treat depression? What were the results? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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that's a new one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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No but I went on laxative therapy for a while. I was still depressed just not full of shit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:09 PM Flag
[ - ] My 2yo ds idolizes my 8yo dd. He wants to be wherever she is, cries for her when she leaves him, etc. DD plays with him some but he really gets on her nerves. Mostly she wants him to leave her alone. It breaks my heart for both of them. Ugh. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Why the big gap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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DS was a surprise -- but a happy one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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Ahh. The dynamic with that big of the gap usually isn't great but when DS gets about 16/17, they may become closer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:13 PM Flag
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I hope so. It's just so pitiful watching him. When she leaves to go play in her room, he just boohoos and says, "I want DD back!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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Aww. I'm 7 years older than my little sister and we were/are very close. It might or might not have to do with the age gap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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I think the gap makes a bigger difference in opposite sex siblings [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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OP: I imagine so, too. Truthfully, I kind of thought they'd mostly just be kind of independent of each other. I really didn't expect him to be so crazy about her. My brother and I are within 2 years of each other and we were never very close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:22 PM Flag
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help her foster warm feelings (e.g., she needs to take care of her little brother, etc. etc.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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^^what I mean is, it sounds like you're just letting the chips fall where they may, and dd may need help fostering more positive feelings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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Can you just ask 8 yo to play with him an hour a day (or half hour on school days)? Then when she's having alone time till him she is doing homework (like you might do if a parent is working from home) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] My scalp itches constantly and I often "break out" on my scalp too. I know I do not have lice. What could be causing this? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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Psoriasis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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Any treatment suggestions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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believe it or not, psoriasis (if that's what it is) is an autoimmune disease. depending on severity, you need prescription meds. see a derm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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don't shoot the messenger...try giving up gluten if it is psoriasis, helped a friend of mine but she had it all over, not just on her scalp...no prescriptions helped her - at least go to a derm and confirm it is psoriasis and not some other issue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is a week away from turning six. I noticed a couple of days ago that she has underarm odor and I smelled it again today. It's relatively faint but I still want to try to tackle it. Before you tell me it's early puberty, I started having underarm odor at 6 as well and didn't begin puberty until about 14. I think we're just genetically stinky. I don't want DD to use deodorant. Any ideas? My mom mentioned squirting lemon under her arm in the morning. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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in the summer, I sometimes keep antibacterial wipes on hand so I can give myself a little wipe if I am feeling sweaty or think i might be getting ripe in the middle of the day. Maybe something like that? Kill the bacteria that are making the smell? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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If your dc has BO, for goodness sake - let her use deodorant. Nothing else is effective, and there's no harm in it. Do you want her to become a laughingstock? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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+1. Get something natural if you're worried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Nothing else is effective. Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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Washing underarms every hour. Otherwise, no. Not salt crystals, not lemon juice, and not baking soda. FFS. Get that poor child deodorant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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Letting her use deodorant isn't like letting her douche, just give her a little blue tube of secret. what on earth is the problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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coconut oil is anti-bacterial, just rub a dab under her arms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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lol. OMG. imagine the oily stains. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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you rub it in like lotion. come on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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it doesn't rub in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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of course it does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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unless you are a lizard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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Eventually... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Have her take baths or showers...sweat accumulates and kids stink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks all! I've also been looking some information up online. I thought antiperspirant and deodorants would be too harsh but they seem to be fine. I do hate that she needs it so soon! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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Bathe her when she smells. She's to young for antiperspirant. You can use Johnson's talcum powder in her underarms, or if not, milk of magnesia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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Talk to your pediatrician And follow his/ her recommendation. As you correctly point out, underarm odor is not related to the other aspects of puberty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:16 PM Flag
[ - ] If I am 6 weeks pg and see a heartbeat on an early ultrasound scan, am I pretty much out of the woods in terms of miscarriage? I've read then the risk drops to under 5%? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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No. 12 weeks is weeks is when risk drops [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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I never breathe about anyone until after 13, people have different ideas of what "week 12" is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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After you see heartbeat, risk is about 2% if otherwise healthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Correct. -md mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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Saw heartbeat on all three of my miscarriages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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I saw hb for my trisomy 18 pregnancy at the nuchal screen (12 weeks). Stats are on the op's side but I'd still be cautious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Miscarriages commonly occur at weeks 6-7 and 11-12 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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5 women miscarry out of 100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] When your dcs pose for pictures, do they make the peace sign? I see lots of kids doing it. Just curious. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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Mine does not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Yup....and he's only 6 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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