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[ - ] IVF moms … i went for my egg retrieval and i had gained SIX pounds in the last two weeks, since i started ivf. is that fucked up? will i lose it now that the eggs are out? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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You have bigger fish to fry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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i know but I'm curious… and i feel really uncomfortable. my stomach is very distended and my wedding ring doesn't fit. I'm 135 and 5'2 so this isn't some anorexic speaking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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That's not so fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Did you eat the eggs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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i FEEL like i ate a thousand eggs [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] that is a retarded question 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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Isn't it always. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you want to stay in NYC, what's better career--biglaw or medicine--and why? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Med [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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that is a retarded question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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Not even a question. Biglaw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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Why is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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NEITHER. high finance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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Lmao there is nothing high about finance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Big law. Medical salaries are low in NYC compared to the rest of the country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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HOw low is low? [ Reply | More ]
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200k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Is that primary care? What about surgery or other specialties? Is that initial salary or can you expect a significant increase after 5-10 years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Primary care is like 150k. Very difficult surgical specialties can reach 500k, but if you move to flyover you can make close to a million. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:14 PM Flag
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But steady income. And still more prestigious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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Most people in big law seem totally miserable, [ Reply | More ]
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Gallerist or PR [ Reply | More ]
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Fashion model or buyer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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I know 3 mom who are doctors in the city. The pay is low in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Bought dcs Minecraft, finally. They're in seventh heaven. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:04 PM Flag
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Good times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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I know. My DD sets up FaceTime with her friend and they each play Minecraft on their respective computers, talking at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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Her age? I guess as vices go its not horrific. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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They're both nine (DD and her friend). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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Old mom here--how is this game interesting? The graphics look so prehistoric. Not sure I get it (not that it's for me to get). What am I missing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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It's building. I don't like it but understand why others do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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Now they will be addicted to video games and their lives will be ruined. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] 17 mo ds is still not walking. Normal? I walked at 11 months and dh walked at 9 months. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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Could be. Mine didn't walk until around then. Lazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:04 PM Flag
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My DD was a late walker but an early talker. I think it was just under a year for her (for walking). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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Huh? Walking before a year is early-ish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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I can't remember the exact time, but I know that she was behind a few other kids in our building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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This is not even remotely considered late. You are high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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I said I can't remember the exact time, and I take back the year comment. All I know, and I'll repeat it, is that she was one of the last children to walk in our building. It bothered me slightly at the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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Dh didn't walk until 18mos. Best walker I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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+1 for BIL. Ivy-educated, jogs all over the place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Doc will say wait until 18 months and then seek evaluation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:05 PM Flag
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As long as dr. says he's fine, let it go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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my sister's roommate at harvard didn't walk until she was 2 years old. she was fine. just lazy! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did you use a pacifier? Why or why not? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:01 PM Flag
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I did with both kids. One needed braces, other didn't. Both grew up pretty happy, contented. One had ear infections (allergy related) other didn't. I'd do it again. Friends with kids that sucked fingers were more unhappy with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Did for DD; DS never used it much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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I tried every pacifier on the market. DD rejected them all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Cecil = NOGGER 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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Egg nogger is good. [ Reply | More ]
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Joggers smell and are dumb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:01 PM Flag
[ - ] NEVER ever hire help who is hotter and younger than you are, unless you are trying to get rid of your husband. If you want a long marriage, hire an old and fat lady instead. Can't believe that Jennifer Garner made such a basic mistake. "Christine Ouzounian, Ben Affleck's Nanny, Steps Out After Claims of Affair Go Public" http://www.people.com/article/christine-ouzounian-ben-affleck-nanny-photo 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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Ben AFfleck is a jerk. The nanny has no morals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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Nanny isn't hotter, just different. Remember the maid Arnold impregnated? Can't affair proof your marriage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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Come on. The nanny's body isn't shape like a board and she's 15 years younger. It's clearly asking for trouble. Prettier face as well. What was Jennifer thinking?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Ben Affleck would have had affairs with someone else if Jennifer Garner did not make this mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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i don't want anyone in my house who is hotter than me unless it's my teenage daughter. it just bad for personal morale whether you trust your husband or not (and i do). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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i mean in my house on a daily basis! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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Your advice didn't work for Arnold Schwarzenegger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] what do you think when someone tells you they've left a career to "go into real estate" and they're getting their broker's license? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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Not much, except that maybe they want a new start in something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:01 PM Flag
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They are miserable failures [ Reply | More ]
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They have no self respect and would probably marry an animal if it were legal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Silly question. When I married DH I took his last name and dropped my own. But for years on facebook I was first name, maiden name, married name. My friends often call me JPS (those initials) rather than my true initials. I'd like to get a monogrammed bag and was thinking about having JPS put on it rather than my true initials which I don't particularly identify with. Bad idea? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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No, I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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Are you insane? What kind of question is this? What's the worst that could happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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I don't get this. If you took your DH's last name and dropped yours, and go by First, Maiden, Married on FB, what are your "true" initials? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:02 PM Flag
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Maybe her true initials spell JAP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:02 PM Flag
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THAT would be a bad idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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Those were my old initials. I never monogrammed anything ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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I just go by First Married on facebook (JS) now but my friends call me JPS as a nickname. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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If you don't mind an occasional question as to why the initials don't match you, then go for it. I'm not a monogram type so I don't get it at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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or dhewa "don't have enough to worry about" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Long post about feminism ahead. 26 year old future SAHM here. So I recently talked with an impressive WOHM on here, and I think the work she does is very important, and I'm impressed that she is able to do both that and be a mom. I respect WOHMs, but here's my beef. I feel like the feminism of generation X has sold my generation a bill of goods. Now not only are women expected to do all the traditional female duties of childcare, but they are also expected to work. Sure you can break this norm and be a career SAHM, but that position will get you a lot of flack, especially the more educated you are. So my position is not anti-WOHM so much as "You call that feminism? You guys did it all wrong. You're playing by the men's rules and losing." I think my generation is going to redefine feminism. Studies show women are working more outside the home than generations ago and are more miserable than ever. So props to the women who are able to juggle it all, but fuck that. Why would I want that? I'm a realist. I don't think men will ever care about playdates, and children's birthday parties, and school exmissions, and shopping for new clothes for junior. These will ALWAYS be women's roles. So instead of running myself empty on fumes working the double shift and getting depressed, I think to myself what would be the best situation from a female point of view? What would be my ideal? Well my ideal would be to focus on being a mom until my kids are older and then working after that. So how best to be in that position? Well here’s my basic prescription/prediction for how feminism will change with my generation. Instead of trying to be men and dedicating our twenties to working like a dog, I think that’s the time to find a DH. That’s when fertility is at it’s peak, attractiveness is at it’s peak, and we are best able to find the best DH we are capable of pairing off with. Having kids sooner would also mean fewer women end up spending their hard earned money on fertility treatments since they are more likely to be fertile when younger. Then after starting families in our twenties, we can stay home to raise the kids and then when we’re ready we can work after the kids are grown. (Which may involve going back to school for a bit first, which I think will be much more common in my generation.) I have multiple masters degrees, but would be happy to go back and get a masters in education at age 55, and become a teacher or social worker. So basically this system replaces the female workforce with workers from their twenties being substituted by workers in their fifties. More mature and life experienced women who better know themselves and have a have more sense of purpose in their jobs. I’m open to criticism of this plan. Discuss. 47 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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op: TL;DR: I think Millennials will change feminism to better align with our biological clocks and the motives of women as a whole, rather than trying to define feminism as being more like men. How do you think Millennials will change feminism? What changes would you like to see? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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Go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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you're that annoying grad student huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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She wants to help anthro mom with her "book" on UB and YBM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Omg. What [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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she and this "anthropology" mom are working on a book about UB and YBM. I know, hysterical. She thinks she's anthro mom's research assistant or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:14 PM Flag
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They won't. Prob too stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Shouldn't you be working? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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You lost me at going back to get a masters in education at age 55. Assuming you have kids in your 20s and finish having kids by age 35, why couldn't you go back to school when your kids are in school full time (assume by age 40, although likely earlier), and be back to work by age 45? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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op: You're right. The numbers are different for me, since I want a large family, but for most women they could go back to work sooner. But I also don't think just because the kids are in school full time means the mom should be expected to work full time because again there would still be a double shift situation with school aged children. But if she wants to, then sure she could do that in her forties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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But you have a trust fund. Most women will get nowhere financially with your plan. Don't deny the trust fund thing. We already know that about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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Tldr but aren't you already getting kind of old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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Also, next time, put the first few lines in the op then the rest as first or. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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op: I plan to have my first DC at age 28. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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Are you married? [ Reply | More ]
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op: I'm engaged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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So... not married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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She's supposedly engaged to some aspie engineering nerd. She thinks he's going to strike it rich in tech. She's talked about him before. She's on here all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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Omg lol [ Reply | More ]
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Right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:14 PM Flag
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Hey, don't attack her fiance, whom you don't even know, just because she's crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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op: basically I'm saying I respect WAHMs for their sacrifices and struggles, but I think this whole notion is playing into a system that only serves to give men more power. Fine is we have a system like in Scandinavian countries where working women are given free services and childcare and universal preschool, but why on earth did your generation agree to work outside the home with ZERO support for working women? This angers me. This is a failure of feminism. This is not a win for women, like you guys make it out to be. My criticisms of the system have not been meant to be personal insults at WOHMs but rather insults at the system as a whole that doesn't support working women yet women keep jumping into the system as if they are proving themselves by being a part of this horribly anti-female system. I guess I view WOHMs like I view soldier in the military. I respect their sacrifices and struggles and know that they have a hard life, but I think the whole notion of going into other countries who don't want us there in order to "protect" our own country is terrible foreign policy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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YOU HAVE A TRUST FUND. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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She is so clueless. scary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Men today don't want sahms. Good luck finding a guy who wants that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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op: Already got one, but thanks for the concern. And actually every guy I've talked to says he either wants a SAHM or wants his wife to do whatever makes her happiest. I can't speak to guys in your generation, but Millennial guys (at least the educated and successful ones in my circle) all want SAHMs, or at least WAHMs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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Are you married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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Np. I'm a millenial and this is flat out wrong, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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op: Do you have an actual counterargument to make or did you just want to name call? If you have a dissenting opinion, I'd be interested to hear it. Seems like you're the troll though, since your point serves no other purpose than to incite rather than discuss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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It's honestly not worth engaging with you, you have so many misconceptions about life. I don't think you're real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
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op: Honestly I think it's mainly a matter of income. It's a status symbol to be able to support a wife and family. Lower middle class guys and middle class guys who live in high cost of living areas know they won't be able to afford this, so they plan accordingly. Upper middle class guys and middle class guys in low cost of living areas expect to support a SAHM. I weeded out guys from my dating search who didn't have at least my level of education, so that solved that issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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You sound like so much fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:07 PM Flag
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post is too long to read. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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op: basically I'm saying I think feminism should be refined to where women capitalize on feminine roles and embrace our power as females rather than trying to be men and failing at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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OP is nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:11 PM Flag
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I'm 52. I've worked all my life. I haven't had the problems listed above, mainly because my DH is a great partner and we do the parent thing together. Are we tired and worn out sometimes? Sure, but that's life. Life is hard. Get back to us in another decade or two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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OMG it's the chick who's working on the "book" with "anthro" mom. Nutjob alert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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Scary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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op: disdain for academia, Klassy. And I'm not working with her; I simply did an interview. The credit for her book is all on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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OMG. You again. Why don't you just marry anthropology mom already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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op: lol. I am big fan of hers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
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Feminism is about having choices. Why can't you see that. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I see that, I just think the choices are very limited due to the lack of any support for working mothers in the US like in other developed countries. Seems like a broken system whereby those suffering from the fallout of the broken system are the women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:13 PM Flag
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too long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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You're really an egotist. You are the trust fund chick right? You realize not all women will be able to get a guy who will support them right? You realize that social work and teaching is the pink ghetto right? Your realize your DH could leave you for someone else and you're shit out of luck right? Most women don't have trust funds. I think women should have kids young too, but most women now only have a couple of kids and then those kids go to school essentially full time. You are seriously naïve about a lot of things. You can call anthro mom again and discuss it some more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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TL;DR: Women are idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I have been flattened by life - all I want is to eat and sleep - I'm so tired from the grind 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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Life sucks then you die. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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it happens to us all from time to time. this is your time to be flattened. remember that you will pick yourself up and things will get easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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ha ha me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Moving from TX to NYC. We currently have a large house with a large walk in closet. I have a huge amount of clothes/shoes/etc. I know I will likely need to downsize significantly, but I want to avoid this as much as possible. Is it realistic to find a nice apartment that has good closet space? Special tips for storage in an apartment? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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Do you have under the bed room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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We have some room under our bed but could buy a different bed if it would make a big difference [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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Wardrobes? Some nyc apts have walk in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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of course, if you have the right budget? Are you getting a 1200 sq ft apartment or 3000 sq ft in nyc. One is $1.5M the other is $7-10M [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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We are looking to rent for now. Was thinking of a budget of $4-5k/mo is that realistic? It's just me and DH, no kids yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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that's realistic for a 900 sq foot 1 bedroom apartment with 2 closets. 1 in bedroom and 1 for jackets near front door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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for $5-6k can get 1200 sq ft 2 bedroom lower 80's near 1st ave. its a great area and has some of the top public schools in nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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We are probably a few years away from kids. Is there a better place for us? Would rather get a nicer 1br with large closets and nicer finishes than a 2br. It's still crazy to me to spend $5k on housing let alone something so small. Our current house is 4000sf and we only paid $500k for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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Completely realistic. Look in Lower Manhattan/Fidi/BPC area (checkout www.streeteasy.com), and if you can't find a place with enough closets, find a building that has storage units. Ours has good sized spaces for rent for $60/month (might seem high, but actually works out cheaper than getting a bigger apartment). We keep things that we don't use everyday like our Christmas tree and decorations, DC's car seats, bulky winter coats, etc. there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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If all else fails you can rent a storage unit for seasonal stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] How do you deal with 5yr old dc asking for attention when you are busy (eg nursing baby, important phone call etc, but even private time eg phone / facebook) and getting sulky if you tell her you are busy? How to not hurt her feelings yet make her understand not to always ask for attention? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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We have special items that my 3yo gets to play with during those times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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Make sure she has plenty of attention. You can waste time on Facebook when she's sleeping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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This. I still engaged with my 5 year old while nursing the baby (I would talk to him while he played with toys in the same room). The important phone call (unless it's a work-related conference call) probably isn't going to be too long, and DC should be able to be patient for 15 minutes or so at age 5... save the long, friendly chats with friends and family for times when DC is asleep or otherwise occupied. And sorry, but "private time" for me is when DCs are in bed. When I'm not 100% engaged with them while they're awake it's because I'm doing other things around the house (and a 5 year old should understand that, and possibly even "help" you with dinner, laundry, etc. in some capacity), not spending time on phone or Facebook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:08 PM Flag
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I try to give her a good block of undivided attention when I can so that she'll be more likely to go off on her own when I'm busy. I also will try to set up a cool project for her - i.e. a big bowl of dough, sculpey, a bunch of bowls filled with soapy water, paints, etc. I usually end up with a huge mess but that's the sacrifice for having an hour of peace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:09 PM Flag
[ - ] I feel like I haven't looked polished since having kids. How do I change this? I want to throw out my entire wardrobe and start over but its not practical 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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Do you WOH or SAH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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I WAH/WOH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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^ Oops. I am OP meant to respond to above [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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I find it's easier to do in the fall (since I'm a sweaty mess in the summer!) but buy a couple of new pieces that you can update and integrate with what you already have (i.e. a cool, polished blazer that you can wear with both good jeans or pants; new boots; etc.) Go for a new hairstyle -nothing too drastic, but maybe something a little more polished (but still easy to maintain). If you have the time and resources, maybe try something different like lash extensions or some new makeup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:12 PM Flag
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Me too. Was SAHM for the first 5 years, now have been WAHM for the last few. I'm a hot mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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I hear ya. I have nothing nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 08:04 PM Flag
[ - ] wise women of UB i need gift ideas-- UES woman. bday this weekend and invited to the Hamptons to celebrate. She is youngish and stylish. i know no candles(!) but any ideas for a gift i can pick up quickly (perhaps from Barneys, BG or Bendels)? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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I love Clare v clutches - clarev.com - she also has a store in Nolita I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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agreed. i don't know them but they are cute. and the flop over thing is very in right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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Get something from Williams Sonoma. A cocktail making kit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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cuyana tote? their stuff is minimal, sleek. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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just looked online and they are super cute, but i need to pick up tonight to bring out tomorrow and i dont believe they have a brick and mortar here in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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+1. These are great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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np-those are awful for a stylish person. do not do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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if it is her house, i'd pick a cute book from assouline. they have nice fashion-ey cocktail table books. i also find a chic makeup or canvas tote bag is always nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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i was thinking something more personal for her bday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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Which Hampton? If east, GC to Naturopathica Spa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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