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[ - ] I need to study for exam but my mind wonders....UGH 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Does it wonder or wander? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Renting and the fridge and stove don't work as they should. Items I put at the back of the fridge freeze and the oven seems to burn things before they are cooked through. Should I complain about this to landlord? Would they replace items? They are cheap. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:45 PM Flag
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No. Just tough it out. [ Reply | More ]
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Does the fridge have a setting for how cold it gets? A dial you can turn inside the fridge? [ Reply | More ]
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I would say something. Or at least intend to say something for ages while I get increasingly angry about it but forget until something freezes/doesn't cook properly [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 16y/o dd has never had a crush that I know of, shows no interest in boys (or girls for that matter). Normal ? Just a late bloomer? When I was that age, my friends and I could think of nothing else. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:43 PM Flag
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Did you talk about it with your mom, I sure didn't. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she's just private? I don't think my mom knew about any of mine [ Reply | More ]
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My mother definitely knew nothing about my crushes or love life until I got married at 39. I am a very private person. [ Reply | More ]
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Op; that could be but she talks to me about mostly everything else [ Reply | More ]
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I was very quiet about my crushes. Didn't have boyfriend until college. All worked out. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How will the ferguson verdict disrupt black Friday shopping and holiday travel? Predictions? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Zero. Americans will carry on as normal. [ Reply | More ]
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I think the fear of getting beaten or shot my stop some people [ Reply | More ]
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Do you know anyone who is afraid of this happening outside of ferguson? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:54 PM Flag
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Do you know there are riots planned in all cities. I has a list of them. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! Nothing would disturb 'mericans for shopping. [ Reply | More ]
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Not even Ebola [ Reply | More ]
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It won't matter how low the prices are on 50" hdtvs if they are looting them, anyway. Thugs. [ Reply | More ]
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probably won't affect anything outside of st. louis [ Reply | More ]
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These people are foaming at the mouth to start acting a fool as soon as that verdict comes down. [ Reply | More ]
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Tanks are moving into that town [ Reply | More ]
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They are going to put the decision out near the holiday when nobody cares about news. Smart move. Probably also watching STL weather and waiting for cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:49 PM Flag
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No that will make it worse and I think that is what they want [ Reply | More ]
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Those people are terrorists. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] thoughts on a juvenile delinquent who is the son of 2 disabled adults who figured out how to do white collar crime at a young age, say 13? would we call this child a troublemaker or a gifted child gone wrong? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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Impossible to judge based on so little. [ Reply | More ]
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gifted [ Reply | More ]
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Why the need to label? [ Reply | More ]
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Who is he somehow "gifted"? [ Reply | More ]
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NP: white collar crime not for dummies seems to be her theory. But then again, he got caught. [ Reply | More ]
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Depends on his race. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a slow Sunday. I'll play along if you give more details. Age of kid. Type of disability. Crime. Cultural info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Need ideas on what to get my 75 year old father for xmas - seems to have more clothiers and golf and tennis gear than he needs. Completely blanking. Thnx 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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Down coat, good books, nice bottle of scotch, wine, bourbon, gc for his favorite restaurant, framed photos of the grandkids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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DO you have kids that believe in Santa? This will sound crazy, but the best 60 I ever spent for the man who has everything is a santa suit. He LOVES getting dressed up as Santa, and the kids are still small enough to not put two and two together that Santa and Grandpa are never in the room at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
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np: That's cute. Your dad sounds cool. No way on earth would my dad be into it, but I appreciate fun dads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Harlem moms (with cockle shell ornamented dreadlocks, dated Prada glasses, and head scarves) - the rape allegations by white women against Bill Cosby are totally made up. Lisa Bonnet DID NOT leave the Cosby Show because of Bill's inappropriate advances, and NBC DID NOT give her the spinoff show "A Different World" to keep her quiet. How can we fight back against this injustice? It's like the OJ Simpson trial all over again . . . 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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You think it's the same as a man who murdered two innocent people and wasn't convicted of that crime? [ Reply | More ]
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He seems to be a serial rapist. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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They are cowrie shells, moron. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
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Curious to know how you know they are made up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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Sorry, but what do Harlem moms with cockle (sic) shell dreads have to do with this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:50 PM Flag
[ - ] I have 4 boys, and went through a pretty long period of gender disappointment with my last db. He is 4 mos old now, and thought I pretty much snapped out of it but everyone, and I mean EVERYONE I know who either had a baby or is pregnant has a girl. I find myself sulking again, and need to snap out of it, but am finding it more difficult not with close friends and family having pink celebrations. Need to snap out of it. I know in my heart of hearts a healthy baby is in my arms and I should shut up. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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Oh, I love my boys! A girl would have been nice but I simply dont' have a daughter. Also, my siblings only have boys so not even a niece to buy pink, girly stuff. However, I feel very blessed to have my goofy, sometimes smelly, but adoring of their mama, boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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That's very sweet. :) [ Reply | More ]
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I have four boys and wouldn't have it any other way. It's so cool to have this little team. I obviously would have loved to have a girl too. But it's fun to have a house of boys where I'm the only "girl". [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks for sharing. I genetally feel this way, as I'm usually a goofball myself and my boys love rough housing, but I think being tired and then realizing that everyone is having a girl around me just brought me back into that dark place. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not sure how to help you with this. I see that you're looking at all the people that have what you wanted. Have you thought of looking at people who wish they had what you did? I have a girlfriend who is 41. She's amazing, very pretty, but the marriage thing never worked out for her. Lots of commitment phobes. She'd kill to have even just a husband. Does that help or not really at all? Also, have you considered talking to a therapist about this...just for like 3 sessions. I find they always give you some good angles on approaching problems you hadn't necessarily thought of before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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Appreciate the post. I talk to my Dh about it, and he's been great letting me air out my monsters and helping me realize I'm truly loved by my boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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Also, do you have a very close friend who also has the 'all same gender' issue? My single 41 year old friend has another girlfriend like her and I know that when they want to just snark out and kind of hate on their married friends, they do it together. Blows off steam, they don't really mean it, but just like that another person 'gets' them. If you have a friend in your similar predicament, maybe it'd be good to grab a bottle or two of wine and get all your jealousy talk out of the way, then go back to loving and supporting your friends? :) Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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Awww sorry. This is why I stopped at 2 boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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Np. I have two boys and want a girl so badly but afraid I'll be disappointed with another boy [ Reply | More ]
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OP. Three of my friends had 2 boys and their third was a girl. But I will say even with my third I didn't have GD, just my last one and not sure why. It wasn't like we were trying for a girl, he was a surprise. Seeing the boys play together really is something special. [ Reply | More ]
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^ everyone I know has either all girls or a mix too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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Gender disappointment is very common and of course it goes both ways. I'm sure many men (in particular) are jealous when they see your pack of boys. When you feel it coming on, I'd take 10 minutes to wallow in your disappointment and then get up and enjoy your family! [ Reply | More ]
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You are completely right! I know it too, just some days are harder than others. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, I've thought of an upside. With 4 boys, one of them is bound to marry a woman you love. I have an only DS. If he marries a B who hates me, I am SCREWED. :) Hee hee. I'm practicing up on not going into her closet to wear her clothes right now! [ Reply | More ]
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This is hilarious! I just told a friend of mine that I'm hoping my worst case scenario is a DIL I love and 3 I can tolerate. Haha. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I wish the girls schools moms would quit their arguing and exaggerating, including the moms from dd's school. It's embarrassing. Stop. It's possible to post your positive thoughts without dragging other schools down. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This is just about admissions anxieties. Nothing real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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But this seems to be coming from mothers of daughters who currently attend these schools. No one is doing their schools any favors by posting here and acting like such sad stereotypes of women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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NO, i think those who are navigating this process are weighing in about what's TT and what's not. I have a daughter at Spence. We didnt get into NBS. But it doesnt matter. I attribute nothing to it. These anxieties seem to rear their heads each year as admissions season deepens. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did anyone actually buy the "amazing" mascara that all of your old high school friends are selling on FB? and if so, is it good? Tired of my usual stuff and want to try something new. TIA 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't know anyone on FB who's flogging mascara, but if I did, I wouldn't buy it. I never buy any direct sales stuff. Buy one thing and you're targeted forever. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I can't think of the name of it but it's in a black case that looks like an eyeglass case and is a 3 step process? If that's the same one I love it. It makes my lashes super long. Just checked it's call Younique. [ Reply | More ]
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get a proper job. [ Reply | More ]
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Not one person I went to HS with tries to sell me mascara on FB. [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Bought a 13 pound turkey yesterday, will it be ok in the fridge until thanksgiving or do I have to freeze it and defrost later 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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Is there no date on it? Five days seems like a long time to keep a turkey in the fridge, but getting it frozen solid would take a few days and thawing another few. I guess I'd throw it in the freezer today to be safe then take it out and put in fridge on Tuesday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a ds via sperm donor. He is 8 mo and I am just so paranoid something is wrong with him. I have no reason to believe that, he is off the charts big for height and weight, hit all milestones and has even started taking a few steps on his own! He is perfectly healthy according to pediatrician. I know this is just my anxiety talking. But I am so scared the donor has hidden health conditions that were not disclosed, like autism or something. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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Stop. Enjoy your baby. [ Reply | More ]
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I would imagine that many of us had those fleeting thoughts, even if no sperm donor. Agree with poster above. Enjoy your baby. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree with above - I stress about every milestone. It's part of being a mom [ Reply | More ]
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Even if you had a baby with a DH, you still wouldn't know everything about his health history. Honestly, I feel like donors are screened for way more stuff than regular conceptions are. Do you struggle with your choice to become an SMC? I wonder if that's somehow behind this over-worry. I'm an SMC and am very comfortable with my decision. But I have a friend who still judges herself very harshly for choosing this route and she runs into a lot of negative self thought about it routinely. She eventually went to talk to someone about it and it helped a lot. [ Reply | More ]
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I have step, adopted, bio kids. Every one is a leap of faith. Nobody escapes this. Enjoy your baby ..as someone else said. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My almost 2-year-old watches a lot of TV. He loves it, pays attention to it, talks about what's going on, and has learned a lot from it. (The other day, he heard a banjo playing and kept saying, "That's a banjo" which he learned from The Notekins or something.) He seems pretty bright - talks a lot -- uses sentences up to 8 or 9 words, counts reliably to 10 and sometimes to 20, recognizes most letters and numbers, and is generally pretty well-behaved and laid back. Should I worry about how much TV he watches? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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not as long as he gets plenty of exercise/playground time. [ Reply | More ]
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Why is he watching tv instead of playing outside??? [ Reply | More ]
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you are so incredibly boring. ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
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you're so that type who lives to scold. she never said he doesn't play outside. [ Reply | More ]
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He plays outside a couple of times a day, but I have things to do -- can't just hang out playing outside all day long. I WAH and there's a lot involving in taking care of a household of five. I'm not a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
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^^involved [ Reply | More ]
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Even if he is getting good stuff from it, the research really does say to limit. I would not allow more than 30 minutes a day. There seems to be a link to later ADHD (not surer research is definitive). [ Reply | More ]
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I've read that, which is why I worry. I'd love to be one of those Waldorf/Montessori moms but he's #3 and while I turn off the TV when he's with me, when my mom or DH has him, it's on -- and I do turn it on if I have to work while he's awake or not with my mom. And sometimes I think this is just the direction our society is going (multimedia) and our brains will adapt. [ Reply | More ]
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Not saying this to be mean, because I get how hard it is and we all do what we gotta do, but you're rationalizing to yourself. If our brains are going to adapt, it ain't gonna happen in one generation. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I play soccer with a local meet-up group, have for about 2 years. I hang out socially (drinks after a game, weekend hike) with 6-7 of these people. At the beginning of the week, I texted them saying I was going to be cooking lots of non-thanksgiving food this weekend, and inviting them over to come hang out and eat Sunday at 4 and to text me for address (though a few know where I live, since they have walked me home after a game). I have heard nothing from anyone. WWYD? I don't even know whether I should cook and prepare? Assume no one is coming? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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You should have reached out a little earlier to check in. I would write them all now and say it is cancelled as you have not received responses from anyone, but that you would still be open to ordering in if they want to hang out after practice. [ Reply | More ]
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OK. I am on west coast so still early morning but I guess I can do that. Feels weird canceling but you are probably right. Normally this is a pretty responsive group of people, not sure what happened. [ Reply | More ]
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Just sent out a mass email: wondering if anyone is planning on coming over. If you are please send a quick response so I know how much to cook. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Good idea, but I would ask them to let me know either way. What happened to manners? This kind of thing seems to happen all the time. [ Reply | More ]
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OP and yes, better than the above suggestion. I have never had this happen and am kind of taken aback. Maybe because I sent a group text they assumed I was inviting tons of people open house style and so it didn't matter if they responded? I don't know. I invited 5 and not a peep from anyone about it, though I got texts from one of them about something else a few days ago. I don't quite get it. [ Reply | More ]
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PS - and don't take it personally (the lack of interest, not the lack of RSVP) people might be getting ready to head out of town etc. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Sounds pissy to say I'm canceling due to lack of responses. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] where do you get photo holiday cards printed? I've used minted and little prints in the past, wondering if there are other options. thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I've used those too bad actually got very nice ones at vista print last year. Tiny prints has gone downhill since shutterfly (or was it snap fish?) bought them. [ Reply | More ]
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Mine are from Crane's this year. Sometimes they're William Arthur, but usually Crane's. [ Reply | More ]
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www.smittenonpaper.com does cute stuff. I usually go wuth them. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Running moms: what do you wear to run in cold weather? Please give me specifics...new to this but want to keep going for most of winter. Also, is it worth buying more expensive brands..prefer Old Navy prices but not at expense of quality. TIA! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nike [ Reply | More ]
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I have great fleece lined tights made by Moving Comfort. Have two pairs and wear them any time it's below 30. Then I wear a sports bra, long sleeved based layer that is good quality (Nike, etc) and has the sleeves that told over your hands and kind of tuck in. Warmer than gloves! My next layer is not tech wear. Just a thermal of any brand. Then my running jacket and a hat and I'm good to go. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you wear both pairs of tights at the same time? [ Reply | More ]
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No. One does it. Even run in single digits. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] how much do you spend total on tipping building staff for the holidays? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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In past had been 5-600 but huge building. Smaller building this year so hopefully not as much. [ Reply | More ]
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We only have a super in a 60 unit coop. We usually give his family $200 cash plus a bottle of wine. [ Reply | More ]
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So hate this every year. Spend so much more than I spend on my entire family and always feel like I'm insulting them anyway because it's too little. No win. Wish I could just give baked goods and a card. They are union and paid well - if I need extra services (and I rarely do) during the year I tip them for it. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 11.23.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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I live in huge building. There are about 30 staff. I gave 100 each the year I moved in because they were really really helpful. Now I give 50-75 each. Adds up!! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name poll: Reid (boy) 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Only if it's a family name. [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely correct! [ Reply | More ]
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I know a Reid, nice kid but the mom is pathetic striver [ Reply | More ]
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You sound sweet. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Love it! [ Reply | More ]
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Thumbs down [ Reply | More ]
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no [ Reply | More ]
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Not my favorite but nothing wrong with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Cooking moms please help me. I am a single WOHM to 2 dc ages 3 and 17 months. I cannot remember the last time I fed them a home cooked meal. If it weren't for pizza, my kids would be starving. I feel this is really unhealthy and want to change...any ideas for super quick things I can throw together without a lot of hassle? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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I do a lot of stir fry. I prep vegetables the night before or on the weekend so I can just throw everything into the wok as soon as I get home. Also make soups and stews on the weekend for heating up during the week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Chicken breasts in crockpot w/jar of good quality salsa. Serve in taco shells w/lettuce & guacamole. Make chili on the weekend. Grilled cheese w/thin sliced tomato. Black beans and rice w/a vegetable. Spaghetti w/sauce you make on the weekend and freeze. Pasta to which you add spinach in the last minute of cooking, can of white beans, parm cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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This book changed my life: http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Meals-Delicious-Mealtime/dp/B0027CSNQW - Really quick salmon and salad. Or great salmon chowder. Try eat pasta with ham and peas. You like italian? http://www.youtube.com/user/yellowsaffron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Do batch cooking once or twice a month and freeze. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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And get a crock pot [ Reply | More ]
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np: Dear Crock Pot Mom. I have a really expensive Pressure Cooker. Would you by any chance be Pressure Cooker Mom too? I found some good websites about Pressure Cooking, but I just want to know if you have any "tried and true" recipes you can share. Thanks in Advance. [ Reply | More ]
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Dear Weird Capitalization Mom, Why the weird capitalizations? [ Reply | More ]
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Just To Piss You Off. [ Reply | More ]
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Sweet. Thank you for your response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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My DCs love the buitoni tortellini and I add a good jarred sauce. Can you make and freeze a few soups or lasagnes on weekends for a quick weeknight meal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Crockpot has saved me! And Pinterest recipes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Burritos (canned beans, some spinach, cheese, salsa, corn). Cook some rice, saute some chard or spinach (3-4 minutes) with garlic, ginger, and chili. Put that on the rice, and top with a sunny side up egg - sprinkle on sesame seeds and soy sauce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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Start with a few shortcuts...buy a jar of sauce, add frozen meatballs and boil some spaghetti. Buy one of those ready to go Fajita kits (we like the fish one actually) and they will say on the side what to add (chicken breast, peppers etc.). Stir fry a good idea...google under 'simple' stir fry or simple anything. Oh, and chicken pieces...just cover with BBQ sauce and sprinkle with bread crumbs, bake at 400 for 35 or 40 minutes or so. Before you flame me btw, I usually make things from scratch, but if OP is starting from the all pizza diet she needs to do simple things. Oh..and roast a chicken. Wash inside and out, put a little garlic and rosemary on it, put it in the oven for 1.5 hours at 375. It will come out cooked. For the last hour of it, cut up potatoes and put them round it and then you have two things cooked, you can add other vegetables as well. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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Sounds good, but I'm a WOH single mom too, and would never make a meal that took 1.5 hours for kids this age. Even if she gets home at 5:30 that is nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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Throw some fish or chicken under broiler, sauté spinach, broccoli or kale for about a minute (2 for broccoli). Have a whole wheat baguette if you feel you need a starch. Seriously, I do variations of this 3-4 times a week. I serve with quinoa, that I put on to cook as soon as I walk in door. At same time I put out raw veggies that I've cut in huge batches in advance. Then I hang with kids for few minutes to check in, the throw the protein in and we are ready ten-fifteen minutes later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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Ew [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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Wow, thank you for your insight and charm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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Broiled salmon and sautéed broccoli is ew? My kids like it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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Finally someone's with some sense. This sounds doable to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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I cook Sunday for Monday, one day is pasta, one day omelette, Friday pizza so I'm left with one day I actually have to figure out a meals and that varies - steak and mashed potatoes, tacos, fish and rice. It's not 100% healthy but it's better than take out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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