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[ - ] Name Pole: Twistabelle, Ribbit-Ribbit, or Ehmmillee? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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Get a hobby [ Reply | More ]
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Cute! but I'd spell it Rybbyt-Rybbyt. Our last name is Meow-Moooo [ Reply | More ]
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The best part of this post is that it's a "Pole". [ Reply | More ]
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Op: I do like posting my daily name poles! [ Reply | More ]
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Ehmmmillliii is the only way to spell it, spit for braynz! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Honey Boo Boo's parents are splitting up. Just thought you should know. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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they're spitting up? someone get them some napkins STAT! [ Reply | More ]
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WHO is this honey boo boo? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I SAW that anti-vac mom poster at the playground today! I though it was a missing person flyer at first! Omg 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It's not going to change the minds of stupid anti-vaxxers, but it might make parents sitting on the fence think twice before jumping on the anti-vax bandwagon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Troll, I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my UB go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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BAHAHAH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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Whoever put up the poster really needs to get a life . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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i think they're hilarious. hoping i see one tomorrow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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The same carcinogens that are in BPA bottles, toothpaste, processed food, pollution , etc. Are in those vaccines. It is designed as a slow death and the chemicals can affect different people in various ways, hence the connection to autism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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You know that the autism study was fraud, right? There is no connection between vaccination and autism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Please share your source, numbskull. [ Reply | More ]
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Why didn't you tear it down? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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OP: honestly? I thought it was ballsy. It was gone when I walked by later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:38 PM Flag
[ - ] I know I will get flamed, but my 3 yr old still uses a pacifier at nap and bedtime. The dentist said this was fine up until age 5, so there is no medical reason to take it away, but I just think it's time. Anyone have any suggestions of how to take a paci away from a strong willed 3 year old? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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Cut a hole and tell him it's broken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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I used a pacifier until 5 and as a result I had to wear braces for 2 years which was just horrible. My children have never used pacifiers for that reason. Get rid of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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Please, please get rid of it. I sucked my fingers at that age, and the doctors told my parents it was ok and that I would just stop on my own. Fast forward 20 years and I still had to suck my fingers to fall asleep. (I had to go to great lengths to hide this from boyfriends!) Even if it takes a few weeks of crying and screaming, it's worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:34 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o vaccinations. Moms of ds, do you plan on getting them vaccinated against hpv? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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NO! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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why not? [ Reply | More ]
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cuz i'm stoopid!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I already did - all three of them [ Reply | More ]
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good for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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I am super comfortable with vaccinations. Flu? Gardisil? Bring it on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Yes. Already did. I only have boys but our pediatrician said that unvaccinated boys can spread the virus and it can become cancerous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Post the first 3 digits of your social security number and we'll guess where you were born. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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666 [ Reply | More ]
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Bridgeport, CT [ Reply | More ]
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911 [ Reply | More ]
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Fargo, ND [ Reply | More ]
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L0L. They ran out of digits where I was born and had to dip into the alphabet. [ Reply | More ]
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Buttzville [ Reply | More ]
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000 [ Reply | More ]
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Zimbabwe [ Reply | More ]
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212 :) i was meant to live in NYC [ Reply | More ]
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This is that law student that played with UB and bragged about getting MP. Well how's it going, law student? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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That code doesn't have to do with where you were born, but rather the mailing address you supplied when you applied for your SSN. High numbers on the west coast and low on the east. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:35 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the most comfortable pair of shoes you own? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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All of my Manolos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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My velcro sneakers. Also the only pair of shoes I currently own, you know how it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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Hey, Inmate Mom! Hope you have a pleasant weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Aww, thanks, Sugar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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Classic Clarks' Wallabees [ Reply | More ]
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Shearling mocs. [ Reply | More ]
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Uggs. You said comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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was my vince camuto leather flats but now its a pair of well-worn patent leather coach flip flops. I'm 36 weeks pregnant and flip flops are all i can do these days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Campers ate very comfortable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Finn Comfort sandals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Just saw an otherwise not-terrible-seeming nanny hit a kid on the arm when he did something wrong at the playground. Would you want to know if this was your kid? Worth posting? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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How old was the kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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About 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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No. I'll probably get flamed but a swat on the arm isn't that bad. If the kid did nothing and she really hit him I would want to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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He didn't do anything awful, just grabbed something from another kid. Yelling would have been suitable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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IA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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I change my response. I should have waited to hear his age. Too young for her to be hitting him. A sassy nine year old might be ok with a light swat on the arm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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Was it a punch or a light smack because the kid did something wrong? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:01 PM Flag
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For sure more like a light smack, but gave me pause. Not the nanny's job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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np: but that would depend on what the mom and dad have determined. if they say that's okay, then it IS her job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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Op: do some moms say it is ok for the nanny to hit the kid? If so, then you're right....I guess.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:16 PM Flag
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The problem is that when it's "not the nanny's job" to discipline a kid who spends most of his waking hours with her, the kid ends up a spoiled, entitled brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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Last wednesday, I saw a kid about 8 or 9 year's old slug his nanny hard. She blocked it with her arm, or else he would have hit her square in the face. He really didn't say sorry either. I didn't post about it because I knew i would get flamed. I stopped thinking about it too, until you posted this. It was 2 nannies, with about 6 kids going to an after school playdate/meeting. Looks like coming from a pretty well known for-profit private school. Yup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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That sucks too! Brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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No that's a good nanny. I hope she quit the next day and is working for a nicer kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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'Now that's a good nanny'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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She asked him to apologize, and he really didn't. He just kept saying "It wasn't about you Joylynn! It wasn't about you!" Little jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Already denying responsibility. Lovely. A little abuser in training. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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What a little shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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OP: seemed like a genuine attempt at discipline and probably is acceptable in the nanny's culture ( from the islands, I think) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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A little swat is no big deal to me. Sometimes I think I'm a Caribbean nanny in a white SAHM's body ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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You're probably a great mom, in reality! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] America is a free country, and I don't have to inject my kid with chemicals if I dont choose to. Go ahead and ban me from the playground. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If we quarantine you and your child, is that a violation of your rights? Maybe false imprisonment or something? [ Reply | More ]
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Go ahead and try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:22 PM Flag
[ - ] DS started K and has been so cranky, irritable and defiant when he gets home. He says he likes school and goes to school happily. Is it the transition to a new school, kids and longer hours? Is this normal or is there something I'm missing? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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he's tired. give him a bit. he's working so hard to keep it all together in school that he takes out his crankiness in the one safe environment he knows---his home. he will grow through it. just give it some time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:54 PM Flag
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That makes so much sense. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:09 PM Flag
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x100. I've seen it with two kids - esp if there's a big change in environment. We went from a very small pre-school to a big public. This is the exact behavior I saw with both of my kids. Be as patient as you can, it's a lot for small kids to handle. Good food and lots of rest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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Very normal. Lots of stimulation. Lots of newness and having to follow rules for a full day. They are still little. I miss that time. Enjoy it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Give him lots of space and time to just veg when h gets home.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Mine has been cranky, irritable, and defiant in school at times, right at dismissal and in the mornings. I think it's the transition but it is making me tired and sad regardless (not rational, I know). He is also tired and I know he isn't eating enough at lunch because he'd rather chat. [ Reply | More ]
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this is a good point. at my ds's school they actually don't let the kindergarteners talk in the first part of lunch, just so they actually eat. remember to ask him what he ate at lunch! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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THIS. Most kids who begin school live on bagels or pasta. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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TIRED! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on the name "Leandros" for a boy? It's a Spanish version of the old Greek name "Leander." 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is it? Sounds like a Greek island to me. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't like. [ Reply | More ]
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I like Leander. [ Reply | More ]
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which rhymes with Neander(thal) [ Reply | More ]
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Every name rhymes with something bad. There's a Nic Cage SNL skit on that. [ Reply | More ]
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Leander is not a Greek name... [ Reply | More ]
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yes it is. [ Reply | More ]
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no, Leandros is the Greek name, Leander is the English version. Leandros means "lion man". [ Reply | More ]
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Leandros is a Greek surname. I have never heard of it as being a Spanish name. [ Reply | More ]
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You have it wrong here. LEANDROS is a Greek name. Everything else similar is a derivative of the original Leandros. Λέανδρος. And yes, it's a nice name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Describe below the most impressive mother with young children that you know. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My friend went to HYP, PhD at MIT, and is a successful scientist at a great university (don't want to out her). 4 kids!!!!! Very athletic, gorgeous, great personality, and wonderful family. She is a total unicorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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You lie! [ Reply | More ]
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I think I know her [ Reply | More ]
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too much, show off, she'll get hers. [ Reply | More ]
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What? No. I'm happy for her. [ Reply | More ]
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Thats me except I only have three kids and i am not athletic :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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You still won a genetic lottery. Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
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very senior manager at a global fortune 100 company (in line to be the ceo). married to a kickass guy, two fantastic kids, nice, down to earth, awesome. [ Reply | More ]
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My MIL obviously doesn't have young children, but she had 3 young kids in the 80s while maintaining a high level Wall Street career and a great marriage and being an attentive/supportive daughter/sister to her family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:03 PM Flag
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^ And a great social life! [ Reply | More ]
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nice to hear that you admire your MIL. that doesnt happen here often. (signed, mom of two boys!) [ Reply | More ]
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I think we have a great relationship! Hopefully she agrees. ;) [ Reply | More ]
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Cardiothoracic surgeon who still manages to cook her family dinner every night and tuck her kid in. [ Reply | More ]
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i'm telling you....being a dr is a really fantastic mom job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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That is incredible. I can't imagine doing this. [ Reply | More ]
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That is bullshit. What hospital? CT surgeons are on call and sleeping in the hospital at least every third night. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't want to say which hospital bc I don't want to out her but it's in NY... also she commutes an hour and back to get there. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ also she is on call a bit but doesn't have to sleep at the hospital. She'll just end up driving an hour at 2am potentially. [ Reply | More ]
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WOHM who is class mom and never missed a class party [ Reply | More ]
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that just means flexible work schedule. [ Reply | More ]
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One of the most impressive SAHMs I know just lost one of her children. [ Reply | More ]
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So sorry. What happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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I am the best one I know ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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Different things impress me but a mom friend I know is the most easy going person, never complains and never raises her voice around her kids. I wish I could be like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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definitely not ME. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you be upset or delighted if DH woke you up one morning by performing oral sex on you? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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Curious what has prompted this question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:55 PM Flag
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Life experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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It's nice. You enjoy it more because your not inhibited with shame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:45 PM Flag
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Why on earth would you be upset? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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Mostly confused. I used to wake him up this way, but since he wouldn't acknowledge that he was awake, it felt like I was sexually assaulting him, so I never did it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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LOL. I'm sure he loved it as long as he wasn't trying to sleep. Men usually complain about not getting enough bjs. Didn't you ask him if he liked it or wants it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:49 PM Flag
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Well, when I stopped he mumbled "Why did you stop?" But I'm trying to wean him off blow jobs anyway. I don't mind giving them at all, but he never reciprocates and after he finishes he obviously doesn't want to have sex. So we're in a sexual standoff right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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LOL. He obviously wants them. You can just do a little bit of bj to start it rolling and then have sex. Try to get yourself served first if he doesn't reciprocate or try 69. You can save a whole blow job for once a week treat or gift with nothing in return. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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That's how you would think it would work, but not with my DH. I swear to God, I thought he was going to cry the other day when I stopped and said it was time to have sex. Like actual tears welling up in his eyes as he said "Please go back down on me". I finished, but I told him he won't come again until I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Just give him a couple of solo bjs. He should return the favor soon enough. [ Reply | More ]
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That was my thought too, 50 bjs ago. He knows what he needs to do for a sexual detente. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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This is a little embarrassing - my DH absolutely loves going down on me, so he's woken me up (by rubbing my back - I've trained him well) in order to go down on me. We're a little kinky in a playful, fun way, and it suits us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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Is he overweight by any chance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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He used to be. We lost a ton of weight together. Life is pretty amazing now. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, maybe not a ton - like 30 ~ 40 pounds each. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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Congrats- that sounds fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Interesting. Did you consciously decide to drop the weight together and that led to more sex? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:53 PM Flag
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We actually had a pretty good sex life before! But we're at it _all the time_ now. It helps that we're both a little more attractive/flexible/in shape now (in addition to being each other's 'sure things'). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Any tips on how other couples can lose weight together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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Np: DH and I have lost quite a bit of weight together too (I don't really do lbs, but I went from a 6 to a 2). I've found it's actually MUCH easier to lose weight as a couple than it is to do it individually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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Other responder here - it's much easier and way more fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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PP: Agreed- we did it much the same way that you did! Cut down on drinking, cut down on takeout. We don't work out together (he does weight lifting and yoga, I do barre and running), but we hold each other accountable for working out and encourage each other to go. I started making him HEALTHY snacks (hard boiled eggs, cut up fruit and veggies, etc) so that if he's hungry, he can grab something quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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This is what worked for us--and saved us a bunch of money in the process. Cook at home instead of going out. If you go out, walk to get there, if possible. Tag along to the gym together, if it doesn't distract you from your workout too much. We stopped drinking as much. We stopped taking cabs all the time and started walking to the train together. We go on long walks for fun, usually in a pretty setting (big change for me - I have always hated hiking). I am a sucker for snacking, especially chips and candies at work, so I had to pack healthy snacks for myself. Tbh, the big that worked for me is keeping instant oatmeal packets in my desk. If I skipped breakfast, that was a lifesaver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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self-conscious - i like to shower first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:00 PM Flag
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your poor DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Delighted! It's been so long since something like that has happened, I would be overjoyed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:50 PM Flag
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yes, but he knows i dont like oral sex [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:56 PM Flag
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Make him do it upside down. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe with my next husband this question will be relevant. [ Reply | More ]
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Again with you? Time to log off and do your trig homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Put off. He needs to get to work and keep earning more money. You want to turn me on? Keep me rich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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DH here. DW would literally strike me and starting cursing at me. One big problem I see is that when people wake up, they usually have to take a leak. It's actually really annoying. I always have morning wood, but always really have to take a leak. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a mother that tries to make an ass out of them in front of DH? Like it is a competition? My mother has always publicly insulted me but it is especially embarassing in front of DH. My mother will tell DH that I have always been bossy, and overly sensitive, and a crier. I WOHM and getting him to help in house is a constant battle and she will go on how wonderful he is because "her husband would never change a diaper." wtf? She never had a WOH job. I have asked her not to give DH novel when dc was an infant because DH will not put them down to feed the baby and then she does it anyway saying "x wouldn't let me give you this but I am giving it to you anyway. and then gives me a smart ass smirk. She thinks it is cute and funny and getting on his good side but just makes us both look like a-holes. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 08:52 PM Flag
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My mom does this to her husband, to my husband, to my friends... Whenever I'm in front of someone who likes me. [ Reply | More ]
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op: What the hell is this? She has always done it in front of my friends also. When I was like 9 I asked her nicely if she could act like she likes me in front of my friends and stop cracking jokes and putting me down publically. [ Reply | More ]
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yep. My mom disparages me to my husband, criticized our marriage to him (blaming me), etc. etc. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I know. And to go on and on about how wonderful he is compared to my father when she can see that am worked to the bone exhausted and do every single thing is beyond annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, my mom does this too. she's very controlling, I think this is an extension of it. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes same type of mother here. A narcissist. I love her but not sure why she says what she does. DH has her number and just ignores her. He always has my back. [ Reply | More ]
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Whoa. What do you do when she does this? Can you tell her you'll see less and less of her if she keeps it up? [ Reply | More ]
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I wish my MIL did that to my DW. Usually, it's more about extolling how great DW is and giving off body language that suggest I'm some creep who lucked out to marry her (even though she stays at home while I earn millions). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can we get an honest thread going? I am very curious to know why some moms are against vaccinations. PLEASE only anti-vax-ers respond. No trolls. Thanks. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Because I think they are full of ingredients which are harmful and as humans we have the capacity to fight off these diseases. Just like I do not eat processed nonorganic food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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OK, I try to do organic, too. But how do we have the capacity to fight off these diseases? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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We do not. If we did, there would be no disease today. These people are morons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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You don't eat pasta? [ Reply | More ]
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Because they are uneducated idiots. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am 44 and look fine in clothes. But naked, my skin hangs around my thighs and butt. Is there anyway I can fix this with exercise or is surgery the only way? I was never fat and have not lost any weight, so not sure what this surplus of skin is for 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You can absolutely fix this. I did it when I was in my early 40s. Exercise is amazing. It doesn't work overnight but if you keep with it everything will tone and tighten. Gl. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Am thinking of allowing my 6th grader to come home from school unaccompanied after spring break (when it stays light longer). My biggest fear is NOT child abduction, it is getting hit by a car or bike if dc is not paying attention or looking at his phone or bike or car/truck driving very fast/aggressively or making a turn. At what age did you allow dc's to travel by themselves? How did you teach them to be safe? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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at our school, they can self release in 5th grade. (nyc). i will get a brief window since dc#1 has a younger sibling, so i wont have to face it until he is in 7th grade. but i'm sure some of his classmates will be leaving on their own starting next yr! (he's in 4th now) [ Reply | More ]
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So, what do you think? I realize I have to allow more freedom gradually, but I am worried about ds and a middle schooler's brain. Even if I tell him not to text, to look both ways, that traffic and bikes make it challenging for pedestrians he is a kid with no experience and I'm worried one single lapse could kill him. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: We happen to live near a busy and complicated intersection. Where 5th Ave and B'way cross north of 23rd Street. Eataly is there and Madison Square park. I have to have full focus when even I cross the street :( [ Reply | More ]
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practice with him. show him what can go wrong. then let him do it while you shadow him from increasingly further distances. once he has shown that he can do it, only then does he get to do it on his own. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you, helpful advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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my 5th grader gets himself to/drom school alone most days. we've been working on safe street crossing, paying attention to cars for a long time. knows that he has to keep phone put away when he's on th estreet - not just for safety, but also so as not to be a target for a thief. [ Reply | More ]
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How did you teach him? I feel I have to emphasize looking both ways even on a one-way street because of bikers. He is smart and obedient but he's a 6th grader and sometimes he gets distracted and spaces out. Ugh! [ Reply | More ]
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I started a long time ago. I grew up in the city, so i knew that this was a really important skill to learn and not to rely on an adult all the time. we've been working on street crossing, since kindergarten. and we took baby steps - crossing one way side streets in the beginning. when we finally worked up to major streets, a lot of it was about looking at what hte cars are doing - not assuming that they will yield, catching the turning driver's eye to make sure he/she sees you, etc. and when we are together, i review all this stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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I live in DC and my 6th grade ds walks home alone after school. He crosses a very busy intersection but having lived in the city his whole life, he knows how to be safe crossing the street. I do have have call me once he gets home so I know he made it safely. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I have a DD who is 12 and is developing rapidly -- hight, breasts, long legs. When I walk her to school, I see grown men leering at her. It's gross and upsets me so much. I am worried she will be a sitting duck, naive, susceptible to any line/flattery when she walks by herself which is going to happen pretty soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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^^ so vulnerable and naive at this age. Looks older than she is. [ Reply | More ]
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OP I am you. I have a 6th grader too and am so concerned about the speeding taxis that turn corners without looking, the cyclists who are crazy and the lack of attention boys this age can have. Baby steps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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I was told that some official body (I am sorry I don't remember which, but it is a real one, perhaps the MTA, in a presentation to our school?) stated that kids aren't really able to gauge the correct distance of oncoming traffic very well until 8th grade. I was coming home alone starting in 6th grade (in NYC) but this info made me a bit nervous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.19.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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I'm the responder above you. Thanks for sharing this. Makes sense. I was about sixth grade but it wasn't NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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