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[ - ] What percent of your life are you happy? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:16 AM Flag
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Currently, about 90%. BTW, I am divorced. When I was married, less than 50%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:44 AM Flag
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OP - Do you have a boyfriend? Kids? Great job? Great friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:42 AM Flag
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No boyfriend, great job, friends, kids and family. Close to my siblings. Guys have shown interest but I am happy by myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:08 AM Flag
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75 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:58 AM Flag
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Less than 10%, for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:09 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:53 AM Flag
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Probably 90%. The older I get the happier I get. I'm as surprised as anyone. (Late middle age, btw.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:58 AM Flag
[ - ] ER doc - please stop the wheezing 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 08:00 AM Flag
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What does this mean ER doc? Are you at the hospital next to a patient? Are you at home with your child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:16 AM Flag
[ - ] My child got 158 on Stanford Binet test, but only a 70 on G and T. What do you make of that? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 07:30 AM Flag
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bad day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:21 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:47 AM Flag
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Did you prep for either? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Dh surprised me with a vow renewal tonight. Just the 2 of us and dd on the beach :) 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 06:13 AM Flag
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Aw, that is sweet!! How many years married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 06:08 AM Flag
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He is having an affair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Divorced and haven't had sex for 2 years. Finally feeling the urge again after licking my wounds for several years. Today, an old flirtation reached out to me on facebook and he still looks great. He made sure to mention that he was divorced as well. Would you reconnect just for the sex if in my situation? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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yes!! i mean at least see if leads to that. meet up for a drink and see how you feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:09 AM Flag
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Why wouldn't you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:12 AM Flag
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how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:40 AM Flag
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Why not? And why does it have to be just for the sex? It could end up being more :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 06:00 AM Flag
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Sure! Two consenting adults, nothing wrong with that... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 06:24 AM Flag
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The dance of romance. How fun! Boring and Bored (married) here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:57 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the main advantages of Canada? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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torton is very livable and vancouver has great chinese food. prob quebec has good french but never been there or montreal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:31 AM Flag
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toronto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Any thoughts on U of Toronto for undergrad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:00 AM Flag
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don't know how prestigious but is a very pleasant city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:06 AM Flag
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It is actually very prestigious. Considered by most Canadians to be their top university, and in worldwide rankings it is always highly regarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:16 AM Flag
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My best friend went there about 5 yrs ago. I visited several times. She got a great education and liked it a lot, classes are huge though, so seems best for an independent and responsible student. Since the classes are so huge, the professors don't know you and most of the homework/readings are left up to you, and then final papers/exams hold all the weight. Great city to be a student in, I loved visiting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:34 AM Flag
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Health care. I know many people who would have gone bankrupt due to illnesses if they lived in the states. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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^^including myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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but some canadians haul ass to the US when they need some real medical treatments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Do you know anyone personally who has done this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:47 AM Flag
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I know people who've done it for ivf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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Ok ivf is important to many people and I know OHIP covers a bit and a secondary insurance will cover some more, but its not a life threatening treatment that requires hauling ass to the states for said treatment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:59 AM Flag
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I agree. I was just saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 09:52 AM Flag
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yes. you can even google it. the best medical care is right here in the good old usa for cash paying or well insured people. there might be some very obscure disease that a swiss doctor knows better/operates on in switzerland but it is a rare exception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:55 AM Flag
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The hospital for sick children brought in a specialist from the states to assist in the diagnosis and treatment that was needed to save my life. My mom quit her nursing job to be with me in the hospital. If we lived in the US, my parents would have been either bankrupt or in serious debt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:23 AM Flag
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No they go to India. I know 6 people who went to India for surgery and it cost less than half of what they would have ad in the states. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:20 AM Flag
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*paid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:20 AM Flag
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they do that for costs -- why, i thought it was free? but if they need cutting edge, they come here. i can't imagine going to india. maybe thailand but not india. that place is so horribly dirty. i'd be afriad of cathcing another disease while there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 06:02 AM Flag
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From the UK too. Have a friend with MS who says she now can't move back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:27 AM Flag
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They're nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:26 AM Flag
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You can enjoy the benefits of living next to the world's great power, while pretending to be morally superior [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:25 AM Flag
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Oh funny. I actually have permanent residence status there but am afraid to move. For one thing, can't find a job. But, as someone said above, very friendly people. But (I hate to say this) all sort of bland. Not the people … everything. Food isn't even something they think about, exc in Montreal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 12:01 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o of controlling mom & mammo posts: is it nice, weird, controlling or just annoying if your mom calls you to ask whether you've made your mammo appt yet? My mom harasses me every year, almost to the anniversary date of last years appt. we have no family history fwiw. She will call me at work several times a day demanding when it's scheduled for and what time because she doesn't believe me if I only say I made an appt. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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Maybe nice to call once, the rest is nagging overkill even if done w love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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WEIRD x 10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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she's just worried about you. if you're under 50, you could just tell her a date, mark it on your calendar and not take her calls that morning/afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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Op- thank you for confirming that it is annoying and freaking weird. I told her that much and she told me that all mothers who care about their children do this. It's gotten worse as she has gotten older (75+). Is this some sign of early dementia or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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My aunt was like this and really did save my cousin's life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 07:18 AM Flag
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Consider yourself lucky to have a mom alive and, who cares. I lost mine to (paradoxically) breast cancer 18 yrs ago. Miss her daily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:01 AM Flag
[ - ] You always hear about kids who DIDN'T prep and got 99s-- anyone's kid smart, but not gifted, but prepped and ended up w/99s? More specifically, for Hunter? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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You know selection for Hunter via R2 is u,it to ya random selection. You have no idea how they pick,..it's not just the smartest. Often seems to be middle of the pack, but that's distribution I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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i think it is too random. you won't move a 89 kid to 99. that just won't happen. but sometimes, you'll get a kid who was 96 or 97 get 99. and that is what you hear from parents who get dinged two years in a row. they got 99 unprepped. then they reapplied next year unprepped and got 98 or 97 or, heaven forbid, 96. the prep is the last 2 or 3 percentiles, at most. there's just too much randomness. it is probably still too random at that age even with prep but you do it because you would hate to be that woman who got 97 unprepped and wonder if it could have been pushed a little teeny tiny bit higher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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Best answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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This. 100%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:45 AM Flag
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TONS of kids are just regular smart and prep and get a 99. It's way easier to do that for G&T than Hunter. Also, I know a normal smart hid who somehow got into Hunter a few years ago and now that he's in an upper elementary school grade it's not pretty. Hunter is a unique school, I wouldn't want just a typical smart kid there. G&T on the other hand is a whole other issue. Most of those kids are just regular smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 09:38 AM Flag
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why would you want to prep so much and have your child in an environment that could be too challenging! No-one want to be at the bottom of the class. For hunter, even less worth it. 3000 take test and 50 get in. they accept based on distribution bdays, learning styles...so one you make it to round 2, its mostly luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Ever since DS was born 6 months ago, DH refuses to sleep in our bedroom. I sleep in the bedroom with DS, and DH sleeps on the couch. He says it's because he doesn't want to be tired for work in the morning (I WOH too). WTF???? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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Co sleeping? Of course he wants to sleep somewhere else. He could roll over on the baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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No, not co sleeping. We have the crib in our bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Does ds have a bedroom? When will he move to his own room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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When we move to a bigger apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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move crib to living room? do cry it out method til baby can sleep through the night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Sorry but I think CIO is really cruel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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I agree! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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np: I think not teaching your baby how to put himself to sleep is really cruel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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There are other ways. This is not "teaching". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 07:19 AM Flag
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At 6 months is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Does he make more money than you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Hmm. Is he taking his phone with him when he sleeps on the couch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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My dh couldn't sleep in same room either. He would listen to breathing, then think he couldn't hear breathing and get up to check, then hear stirring and lie awake wondering if baby was getting up or just sighing... rode the couch until baby was in own room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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yeah, i was the same EXCEPT i didn't have the choice to ride it out on the sofa. i had to be there in the room with the baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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well if the baby is going to deprive everyone of sleep, might as well switch off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 06:46 AM Flag
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You need the intimacy of sleeping together. Put the baby in the LR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 07:20 AM Flag
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The same situation since my son was born 9 years ago. Was miffed for the first 2 years, awaiting his return to our bedroom from guest room. But, now I like it. Oh- we have sex about 2 x a year. Fine w me. Don't care about or yearn for sex at all. Older mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:07 AM Flag
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People can be really weird about not getting enough sleep. It's a biggie for some. If I'm up in the night I can panic, thinking I won't be able to perform at work the next day. And if I speak to my husband in the night, even if he's out of bed, he freaks out and says he's now awake and can't possibly get back to sleep. So I'd believe him and do what you think is best. It won't last, Im betting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 12:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone on? A friend was trying to sell me on Jersey City tonight. Any shot that there are decent public schools over there? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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no chance in hell on paper but i have found that schools, public and private, are largely what YOU put into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:11 AM Flag
[ - ] My DS is in K and I'd like to start him in ice hockey. Manhattan moms, any recommendations? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Move to Canada [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Play hockey or learn to skate. Entirely different things...need to learn to skate first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Yes, he knows how to skate. Been skating since he was 2 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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Do you always assume people are morons? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Yes. My son was skating since two and many parents show up at learn to hockey and have DCs in two that belong in learn to skate. Infuriating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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In tow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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"infuriating?" get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Hockey costs a lot of money and the kids that can't skate waste everyones time/money. Ice time in the city is hard to get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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Tiger Mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:15 AM Flag
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Some sports require you to be out of the gate early [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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Chelsea Piers is all I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 07:20 AM Flag
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Chelsea piers is my go to because it's inside. There are also programs at both Wolman and Lasker rinks. There is a very inexpensive one in Riverside Park. If you're on the east side, there are a couple of programs in queens that folks use too - especially the one in LIC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 09:53 AM Flag
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City Ice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:34 AM Flag
[ - ] I am depressed because I just realized I will be 58 when my youngest goes to college. Sucks to be a granny mom. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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you had your last at 40? That's not really granny mom. Granny mom has first at 40, second at 42 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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lol. Yes I had dcs at 36, 38, 40. I feel like a granny mom. Seems like most moms had their first between 28-35. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Well, that would be me. But by your definition I am also a granny mom because I had my last at 39! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:16 AM Flag
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I'm 50, my DD will soon be 5. I don't really get this mentality but I'm also in really good physical condition and don't look my age. My mother had me when she was 38. Never bothered me a bit how old she was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Wow is your DS yours biologically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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no of course not, no matter what she says [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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That's pretty harsh. I posted below. My mother was 45 when she had me--naturally--more than 50 years ago. It happens. She was told she would never have children (my dad had dud sperm from cancer treatment as a teenager). She miraculously had 2. And, yes, we look just like our father. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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I feel like I want to start retirement ASAP lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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If it makes you feel any better I had my first at 42 and second at 45. I don't feel, I know am one the oldest parents I will meet. Do I care? Not really but I'm just thrilled I got to be a parent to 2 amazing and healthy kids when I had begun to accept that it was not going to happen. Also a few of my best friends are old parents with kids the same age and we spend lots of time with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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This is amazing. Did you get pg naturally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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My mom was 61 when I went to college. She gives me a lot of crap about why she doesn't have grandkids yet when all her friends' grandkids are going to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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^^and, yes, I am my mom's biological child. Surprise baby after 17 years of infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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I love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 05:17 AM Flag
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My bro is an old dad but I tell him he drew his youth out as long as possible and had a great time! Now it's time to pay the piper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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My mom was 45 when she had me. I was 16 when I went away to college, so that made her 61. You people on UB make a bigger deal of it than it is. I never paid any attention to it growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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I'm 58 with a dd in college. I am no granny, bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:41 AM Flag
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You need some real problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 10:41 AM Flag
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Had my DS naturally (miraculously) at 44! He is almost 10 years. Live in burbs. Sort of feel badly that he has OLDER parents. But, it makes me try harder at staying young, vibrant and atheletic. Just got bumped up to a 4.5 tennis player! Botox etc. I'm more worried for him thinking he has older parents, which doesn't seem apparent yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:34 AM Flag
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I am in burbs too and had kids at 41, 43 and 44. Yes,natural, or for sure I wouldn't have had so many--came very easily. I had health issues when younger and actually look OLDER than I am so it is awful. I am in burbs and definitely worse here. I see people staring at me, trying to figure it out. Once my kids and I were out with my mom who thank gd is well and often with us and the 2 woman in starbucks started whispering to each other and looking over with their eyes--I wanted to die. Burbs worse for older parents for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.14, 11:53 AM Flag
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