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[ - ] So does anyone think that there are actually frat boys down at UVA who are quietly shitting bricks? Or do you think they are all still confident nothing will happen? I think those women mentioned in the Rolling Stone article are pretty confident about the identities of at least some of their assailants. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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I hope they try to plea bargain and give up names of older guys, now on wall street, who did the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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The entire Greek system is suspended right now. They'd rather punish the entire campus than go after the guilty parties. Terrible, terrible leadership. An embarrassment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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I agree. Punishing all is the mark of people who are not intent on going after the really guilty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Last night we had a new sitter. When DH and I came home she seemed very upset and said things didn't go well: our 4 and 5 yr old boys didn't listen and talked for 45 minutes before settling down. This morning my DS told me he took his penis out when she was reading a book and kept taking it out. Apparently sitter was laughing and kept telling him to put it away. I'm furious my DS would do this. 1) It's disrespectful 2) probably made her uncomfortable 3) boys were bad listeners. I doubt she will sit for us again and it's so hard for us to find sitters (we're new to this area/not in NY). WWYD? Should I punish my boys today? ARgh. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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Yes, that is awful behavior. If I was the babysitter, I would never sit for you again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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If I was you, I would take away electronics for 1 week and say if you want to behave like a baby you will be treated like one. No ipads . you are done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Is your DH cute? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:51 PM Flag
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Didnt listen is normal. Pulling out penis is not. I would be concerned that someone has been inappropriate with your sons, and I would investigate. Have they been left alone with an uncle or cousin? Yes, you are going to have trouble finding sitters, but work on the issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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You are joking right?? Obviously you do not have sons. I think you need to stop with the paranoia . Not everyone is a molester [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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I have a son and a brother. Normal is not pulling out penis in front of sitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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You have brats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Where can I find a formal white dress for a 14 month old? My sister is getting married and wants my DB to walk down the aisle (in white). 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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Isn't there a womans exchange in nyc? You can find a lovely handmade child's sress or order a custom made that will become an heirloom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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maybe david's briday? Whens the wedding? Lots of light colored easter dresses (including white) are come out maybe end Feb. Century 21 has a huge selection then. might also get lucky finding a chrismass dress in white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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This is a terrible idea. Tell your sister no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:06 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 42 and my DH is 52. We have 4 year old twins via IVF( fresh transfer) and surrogate and we have frozen eggs left. I want more kids and my DH is ok either way. Money is not an issue, I am just worried that something could happen if we try again. (i.e handicaps, delay, etc). Some background info, I was a special education instructor before being a stay at home. Any input would be great. Thanks and have a great day 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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I think this is a decision best made between you, your DH, and perhaps a geneticist. Your reproductive doctor might have good stats, too. All depends on age of ages at retrieval, and obviously your dh is now 4 to 5 years older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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We used an egg donor that was 25 during retrieval [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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How did you and would you resolve the ethical questions over surrogacy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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You are joking right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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I'd get going so if you think you have the strength and energy and the possibility of another set of twins doesn't discourage you, use those frozen eggs. Is a sperm donor our of the question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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Sorry , i meant frozen embryos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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A 52 year old man should be a grandfather, not a dad. He'd be nearly 60 when your dc is in kindergarten! That poor kid! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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You mean rich kid. We are in the .001%, not that it matters but we are extremely wealthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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So youre looking for an insurance baby, then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Really want to go there. The reason I brought up money is because having more kids would not be a financial strain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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Sure, your dc will feel much better after getting teased for having the oldest parents around. "But I'm rich!!" Is what he can yell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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We live in NYC. There would be no teasing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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I would be concerned about using DH sperm. Significantly elevated risk of many problems like schizophrenia. Research first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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+1 old sperm is risky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:53 PM Flag
[ - ] My aunt is turning 52 next month and has always wanted a child. She confided in my mom that she recently changed ob/gyn doctors and that her new gyn did a complete check up and learned that my aunt and uncle has attempted 3 IVF cycles in the past 15 years that failed. This doctor recommended my aunt do one last IVF try because he thinks she can still pull it off, that her health is good, etc etc. My mom told me this and expressed surprise..that she thinks ob/gyn is looking at my aunt as a cash cow and given my aunt already failed w IVF, that another last ditch effort now will be a wate of time and money. Any thoughts on this? Would you agree w my mom or so you know of success stories like this? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 07:27 AM Flag
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Hell no! Adopt! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 07:33 AM Flag
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That is a hard decision - If she has the funds I say go for it so she knows she left no stone unturned. But she should be aware it is unlikely to work now at 52 if it didn't work in her thirties/forties (unless she considers a change in protocol like donor eggs). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 09:20 AM Flag
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I assume donor eggs are part of this recommendation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 10:56 AM Flag
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If she's healthy, I'd go with donor eggs & sperm. We did it under different circumstances. Adoption is such a long wait. If she doesn't care about the infant stage or the experience of pregnancy, adoption could be a great alternative. But I think any RE who wants to try regular IVF at 52 with 3 unsuccessful attempts is scamming her. At some point, statistics must be weighed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:09 PM Flag
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No as though risking the health of the baby isn't enough she will die when the dc is still young. Beyond selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Recs for best home security cameras? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 07:18 AM Flag
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Dont get Vivint. What a ripoff. Go w Slomins or ADT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 07:29 AM Flag
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Make sure to get a WIRED system only. No wi-fi. Too easy to hack if you don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 07:33 AM Flag
[ - ] everyone's sleeping...should I try to go outside to smoke a cigg?? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:36 AM Flag
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Try and quit if you can. Make it a new year resolution. Your family and friends will thank you for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 09:25 AM Flag
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No. Brew a pot of coffee and read a book in peace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 10:57 AM Flag
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No yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:31 PM Flag
[ - ] DH is into pulling my hair during sex lately. This is a new thing. What should I expect next? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:18 AM Flag
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an std [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:23 AM Flag
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LMAO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:31 AM Flag
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I HATED when my bfs did that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a "friend" that you spent a lot of time with and then you realize that she was a user? How come I didn't see it from the beginning? She didn't really care about me or my kids.. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:29 AM Flag
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I am 47 and don't expect anything from people in terms of friendship anymore. People's lives are too busy & complicated these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:50 AM Flag
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Exactly the same age and have exactly the same opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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Define user? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:53 AM Flag
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Try not to let it ruin your desire to make new friends. For every user there is always a good friend waiting around the corner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 09:24 AM Flag
[ - ] It's kind of inspiring how Bill Cosby has remained stoic, reserved, and dignified in the face of the horrendous slanders hurled against him in recent weeks. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:24 AM Flag
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go away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:23 AM Flag
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yo mama's so big ass i had to take a train and two buses just to get on her good side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:10 AM Flag
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extremely inspiring. all rapists should be like him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:10 AM Flag
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troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:23 AM Flag
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it's a simple case of he said, she said, she said, she said, she said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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He's a smart rapist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a new protein powder. No soy, preferably organic. Vanilla flavor probably easiest. Recommendations, anyone? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:51 AM Flag
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I really like nutrikey whey protein vanilla powder. I actually like the flavor, don't feel the need to add any sweetness what so ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:02 AM Flag
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Garden of Life Raw meal. no soy. best ingredients [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:06 AM Flag
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vega [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do I break up with the guy I'm seeing or let him fade out? He's just not that into me; 10 weeks after meeting we're only meeting up once a week if that, he's still online all the time (my gf tells me), I get the impression he's seeing other people even though we've sort of had a discussion about exclusivity, he's very busy with his work, and gets distracted at the end of dates with work, he'll fall asleep mid conversation...I like him but at 36 I need things to move along. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Lose. Yesterday. Signed, Older Mom who can see this for what it is, bad news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Have seen this happen dozens of times. You want someone who is crazy about you. Drop him! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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dump, obv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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Are you ringing him, are you organizing dates? This is one reason why I think women should never call a man or organize anything, if htey're keen they'll make the effort and if they're not they won't and you won't hear from them. sounds like if you don't call him then he'll fade out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:36 AM Flag
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mentally check out and fade away the contact, rather than formally breaking up. Formal breakup conversation tells him you cared, which would give him an ego boost. If you are unavailable and apparently uninterested, it stops him thinking he is king-pig and has a (small) chance of perking his interest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Why are there no thicker heeled shoes anywhere? I don't like wedges and can't wear stilettos. Ugh. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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? I'm seeing a lot of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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where? dressy shoes, like pumps for work? [ Reply | More ]
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thank you! didn't know they were called a block heel! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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you're welcome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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by any chance, are you familiar with loeffler randall shoes? are their shoes well made? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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I have tried them on, but never bought. A friend wears them and is happy. IF you are looking at Nordstrom, they have a really nice/easy return policy. If you see something you like, I would go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:43 AM Flag
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great. thanks again! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:49 AM Flag
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You're welcome, enjoy fashionable sturdiness! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:54 AM Flag
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yea! :) I also found a pair of repettos that look nice. I know they're known for ballerina flats, but don't know anything about their heels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:56 AM Flag
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I have several pairs. Well made and have lasted. I actually have 2 pair of block heel LR pumps that I bought at least 7 years ago. Still going strong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 06:13 AM Flag
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DONT buy those shoes off nordstrom. I have the same pair which I paid only $82 w shipping included from HauteLook.com. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:40 AM Flag
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If you find a pair of shoes eleswhere (exact model, color and size) DO buy from nordstrom but bring the other price to their attention. They will charge you the lower price, but you will get the benefit of NOrdstrom customer service, return policy etc. You can do this from a chat online, you don't have to call anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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Loafers with lug sole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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I agree 100%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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EZ Spirit anti-gavity. You can order them online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:41 PM Flag
[ - ] OMG, I used to be a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers and I came across some of their facebook accounts. They are in college! But wow, the really bright kids are at the best colleges. All the kids from similar middle class background. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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And? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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It's just interesting to me that the smartest 3 year olds ended up going to be best colleges. Seems like intelligence is relatively stable over time, which has implications for tiger parenting strategies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:13 AM Flag
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what are the implications? they could have been tiger cubbed from birth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Nature > Nurture when it comes to college potential. Intelligence is largely fixed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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it could be. but i bet there is wiggle room within the given range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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There is a potential. With tons of enrichment you can eek out a little over the kind of baseline potential, With deprivation, abuse, malnutrition, lead poisoning, TBI, you can wind up far below potential [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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I actually didn't read to my children too much. But I'll bet $10 you will! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 05:09 AM Flag
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Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:43 AM Flag
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you think seeing a kid once a week 15+ years ago, you're able to really gauge their intelligence? I'm not being snarky, just wonder how accurate your perception could be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Yes, there were 2 kids who stood out as especially bright and curious. Not necessarily like profoundly gifted, but I remember them as being the "smart" ones who were the teachers pet. They are at Ivy League schools now. I know this seems very CSB but I just find it fascinating. I know all their parents and they all come from pretty much the same socioeconomic, educational, and cultural background. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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i find it very interesting that the made an impression on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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^^ i'm sure there are some you don't remember at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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There were about 8 girls and I taught them for 2 years. I know their families and I saw them for about 5 years afterward until I moved away, so I know them very well. There was one girl who was quite chubby and her parents instructed me not to let her eat at snacktime. I, of course, still gave her snacks. Always wonder what happened to her. Turns out she is tall, thin, beautiful, and at Berkeley. Wow. [ Reply | More ]
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were you in california? that's very nice you were so kind and that you still took an interest after they "graduated." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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Yes. So bizarre that I am now a mother to a preschooler now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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OP: I had one class of 6 girls and 4 of them are still BFFs, even though they are all over the country for college. This is so sweet. OK, I am totally talking to myself here but it makes me realize that my daughter's friends can be friends for life! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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You sound low-tone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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OK. Describe me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:46 AM Flag
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oh, wow. and you sound so awesomely intelligent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:59 AM Flag
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As one of 8 children, I can tell you for sure that a huge percentage of the skills/talents/qualities you have by 5 are what you'll have to deal with for the rest of your life. I think a lot of parents would sleep a little better at night if they could only understand that it's not all them. And in fact, it's mostly not them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:55 AM Flag
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it's largely innate. but you still have to be pushed to do your very best. you can be a smart loser in today's society. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a five year old and I know its mostly not me. Thank you for the reminder as we're doing K apps!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Does ebf baby have more bonding with the mom? I am a exclusive pumper. My baby is fine without me. She can be with her dad all day long without missing me. I met another mom yesterday who is bf directly. Her baby can not stay without her.., her baby wants to be with mom all the time. I was wondering why my baby does not want to be with me all the time. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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^^ both babies are of similar age.. 5 months.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Don't be so hard on yourself, no matter the scenario we tend to be hard on ourselves in first stages of motherhood. Baby wants to be with other mom 100% of time b/c of primal need--if mom isn't physically there no food. BTW, I consider exclusive pumping, EBF too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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I mostly FF my child (I posted below.) Bonding is not the same thing as a clingy baby. My child and I have a great bond and I never felt that not breastfeeding interfered with that whatsoever. All babies are different, I wouldn't get too hung up on pumping and your relationship with your child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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I think it's personality-driven. Although I will say that my EBF baby was the same way, and to some extent, still is now at 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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I pump when I'm at work and BF at home, so I don't think I have a good answer, but I did want to say kudos to you for sticking with it. I hate pumping and I can't imagine how hard it must be to have to do it all the time. I think it says a lot about your dedication as a mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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I pump when I'm at work and BF at home, so I don't think I have a good answer, but I did want to say kudos to you for sticking with it. I hate pumping and I can't imagine how hard it must be to have to do it all the time. I think it says a lot about your dedication as a mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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I exclusively pumped for a while, and felt like I was always either pumping, feeding my DD, or washing my equipment. Once I had to switch to formula, I got to spend a lot more time enjoying her and we have a great bond. That said, I wouldn't best yourself up over this - I'm sure your baby knows you are their mother and that has to count for something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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this. pumped for 9 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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OP: Exactly.. I busy doing one thing after another. I do not get much time to spend with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:23 AM Flag
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I know breast milk is the best food, and even though I felt like a failure when I had to stop pumping, I didn't really experience that whole joy of motherhood thing until I stopped pumping. As great as it is that you're doing this for your DC, having a happy and healthy mom is important too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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I hated pumping with a passion. Wanted to throw that thing across the room. Pumping sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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Did you ever think the pump was talking to you, or was that just me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Never pumped, but there are more than one of you on ub who thought the pump was talking to you! I remember a post like this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:37 AM Flag
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My pump was a mocking, condescending little bitch. I hated that thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:43 AM Flag
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YES! that is so funny... I seriously thought it was just me... god, I hated that thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:55 AM Flag
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also: my husband heard it too. seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:55 AM Flag
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I exclusively pump as well and feel like I have a great bond with my baby. My husband also has a great bond too. I like that my husband is able to feed him just as much. My LO still prefers me and can sometimea cling to me. I think the nice thing about exclusively pumping is that our babies don't just associate us with food. I would guarantee that your baby knows you and wants to be with you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 04:54 AM Flag
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So you think if you breastfeed than your baby only associates you with food? Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.23.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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