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General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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you posted this yesterday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter moms what's up with the elementary? You got rid of the drunk, but Ketchum is running after just a couple of years. I have heard some fairly nasty things about the faculty? Why the radio silence? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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What is it you want to know non hunter mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Should I apply? Did ketchum try to make improvements that the faculty rejected/resisted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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The facility is as it has been for a long time. So if that turns you off skip it. It's not changing. Otherwise, sure have your child tested. If $ is an issue you can apply for low fee. And it's always nice to see your child's intellectual abilities stated in black and white. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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But the turnover in leadership there is crazy and I understand its because of a low-performing and very uneven faculty who resists all efforts to improve the performance of the elementary kids. I have two friends who both left -- one came up from elementary and the other came from Anderson. They say the place is a bit of a mess. Uniformly, they say the elementary is the real problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:36 PM Flag
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Forget it, Hunter wait list mom. No one is dropping a spot. Nice try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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Nice try. I am not a Hunter wait list mom. We are thinking about an application, but if this is how nasty you Hunter moms are, I will surely reconsider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:48 PM Flag
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I'm sure Hunter is crying because if you don't apply, surely they will receive no applications for their 50 spots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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LMAO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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She said faculty not facility. Ask your gifted DC to explain the difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:39 PM Flag
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Is Dawn Roy still running the elementary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Basically - she is amazing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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Who is the drunk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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The former elementary school head -- many Hunter families say he was pushed out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:36 PM Flag
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The one who went to spryer and then got fired from there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:39 PM Flag
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I think that's right. I don't know if Speyer fired him or not, but he was gone within a month or so after a few years at Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:49 PM Flag
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I am a Hunter mom. There are a lot of problems in the elem school. It is poorly run, and the main problem is CUNY. This is not changing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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I am an incoming Hunter parent. are you still happy you're there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:43 PM Flag
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It's fine but a stark difference between TT private. DD has many friends and is quite happy there, but we will probably leave after 5th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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thanks. TT private not remotely an option for us (we can't pay the $$) so we are hoping that Hunter works out for my DD! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:50 PM Flag
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np. we are moving our dc from a tt to hunter for 7th grade (if dc can pass the insanely difficult entrance exam) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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It's not that hard. Dc passed + with no prep. Essay not selected [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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What I can't understand is how all these parents tolerate the state of that building. It is INFESTED with mold. Asbestos tile everywhere. I have a DC there and I cannot bring my younger DC with me into the school because all that mold in the basement triggers his asthma attacks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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Lol, if I had to deal with parents like this, I'd drink too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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np: If its that bad, you shouldn't have either kid in the school tbh. Mold is harmful to everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:02 PM Flag
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hahah.... exaggerate much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:03 PM Flag
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We pulled our DC out after K. The only thing we loved about that school was his K teacher, and that was about it. I hated the building and the administration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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Let me guess...your DC is now at Speyer, and you love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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No, he's at a different private. I was not interested in a school that modeled itself after Hunter. Why would I pull him out of Hunter to put him at a school that is trying to be like Hunter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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Other than being a school for gifted kids, I don't think Speyer actually models itself after Hunter at all. We toured and applied to both and found them very different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:53 PM Flag
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This wasn't the case several years ago. They had the same calendar, took the same field trips, and curriculum was very similar to Hunter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:55 PM Flag
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Not everyone who thinks Hunter is an underperforming dump of a school moved to Speyer. You can't keep using that old, lame crutch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:47 PM Flag
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+1 Speyer has been around for 7 or 8 years now and Hunter parents act like the only people who ever left are associated with Speyer. Get over it. My son goes to TT high school and several of his classmates left Hunter for good reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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what did you hate about the administration? I'm an incoming parent and am curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:50 PM Flag
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np. resources put into the class room not the administration. Admin could be better but teaching is excellent on the whole. Don't believe this strange anti humter poster..... it's an amazing school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:01 PM Flag
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thanks for the reassurance :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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Hunter parent here. Never heard those rumors about drinking. I have DC in tt private and DC at hunter. Hunter faculty on par with TT in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:00 PM Flag
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I am glad Ketchum is gone. Now I don't have to worry about my DS going to have lunch with him for a "special birthday lunch"-- creepy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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don't know much about him but apparently he was good at getting money out of CUNY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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I think he was great but rumor is teachers did not like him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:33 PM Flag
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Teachers shouldn't like principal IMO. I don't like the two being buddy buddy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:41 PM Flag
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and made up the drinking thing. Awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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Aw. That was nice! And not one on one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I try really hard not to blame everything on sexism, but when I look around at the people in my field that are more successful, the only difference I see between myself and them is my gender. Feeling down today. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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You are probably not wrong. Lots of sexism and misogyny in this society. Just try and soldier on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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One thing you might be overlooking is that men are usually more able to lead men, bond better with other men, feel more comfortable working with other men. So a man is going to have more value to an organization because he can fulfill these roles. A woman make look same on paper but until there are more women in the workplace, the balance will not shift. So I don't think it's as simple as sexism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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That is sexism, you dolt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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ily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:29 PM Flag
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xoxoxoxo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:42 AM Flag
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everything you pointed out (rightfully) is about sexism. There is no intrinsic reason why men are better led by men, or why they feel more comfortable with men. This is all steeped in sexism. You are correct in saying that the real change will occur with more women in the workplace, particularly women who are used to being there and take it for granted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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No, it's just social bonding it goes back to childhood. You don't have a bunch of girlfriends bc you're sexist, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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this argument isn't entirely correct: we are led and we lead people in the workplace every day that we wouldn't be friends with out of work. So whatever social bonding occurs "back to childhood" shouldn't necessarily translate in the workplace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:30 PM Flag
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What field? That's why I went into sales. Harder to discriminate if you make your numbers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:43 PM Flag
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me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:52 AM Flag
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Promotions came out not too long ago in my company. I wasn't up this year but it is pretty telling that the only people who made it in their first year of eligibility were men. All of thr women had done at least one "lap", if not more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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So then why stay at the company? Part of the reason men end up making more money is that they will strike off on their own, found their own firms/businesses, or simply just LEAVE if they aren't satisfied with a job. As a result, they have to be "retained," which leads to better treatment in many cases. Which makes sense - doormats get treated as such. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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it's the bro show everywhere. i try to ignore, but it's infuriating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Where in NYC should I watch 4th of July fireworks? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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roof of your house/building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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This. Kids can go to bed at 9:30pm! Camp next day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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Roosevelt Island [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Seaport along the FDR. Bring something to sit on and get there early - the worst part of it is the bottleneck getting through security, but there's plenty of room once you're past security. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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I'm kind of anti-crowd myself, but the seaport waterfront really is kind of cool. The police do a really good job of controlling/maintaing the crowds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:39 PM Flag
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Google - I saw a map online somewhere yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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op: wouldn't Battery Park be the best place to view the Statue of Liberty fireworks since it's the closest spot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:42 PM Flag
[ - ] My DH has two children from a previous marriage and hasn't had contact with them since the divorce. The children are now adults and one of them contacted him recently. She seemed only interested in asking him questions about his upbringing and his family. She didn't talk to him about his current life; I thought that was strange. My DH asked her to verify some personal information about her mother and she refused, stating that it was private and only information that her mother should divulge. He asked for her mother's phone number and his daughter refused and stated that she was sorry for contacting him. She hasn't responded to any further messages. My husband called her and asked her to dinner. She didn't return his message. Every morning, he calls her and leaves a message with the hopes that she'll have a good day. I decided to call her this morning to tell her that her actions have deeply hurt my husband. I didn't realize that my adult daughter also reached out to her this weekend, to let her know that my husband is deeply hurting over this friction. I now feel hatred and anger toward this woman and wish she had never contacted him. I feel that she only did this to bring pain to him. I am so sad. 84 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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Let it go. She's pregnant and wanted family history. She's done. You guys are stalking her now. Stop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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I don't feel sorry at all for the deadbeat dad. He reaps what he sowed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:15 PM Flag
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I didnt ask you to feel anything. Why respond to me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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It's so obvious you're a horrible person, op. You were the OW, correct? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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Hardly. The relationship ended nearly 20 years before I ended the picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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She was just doing research, she is not interested at all in a relationship. I am sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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And I realize that now and I am very upset. He's not a walking dictionary. He's a human being who has feelings. He thought she wanted him in her life. He feels hurt and used. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:54 PM Flag
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You've got to be joking, op. He abandons his kids and is hurt now? All of you should fuck off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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He didn't abandon the children. The ex made up stories of abuse and he was never able to see them again. She had a restraining order against him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:21 PM Flag
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Uh-huh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 03:45 AM Flag
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I think you guys need to leave her alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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^^also how did your daughter contact her? Phone call? If phone, how did she get the number? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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My daughter was initially contacted by his daughter on Facebook. She said that she didn't feel comfortable contacting him directly as she wanted to verify first that he was actually the man she was looking for. When my daughter verified that it was indeed the right person, his daughter gave my daughter her phone number and said that he could call her if he wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:55 PM Flag
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Wow. Don't wven know where to begin. Your DH is a deadbeat and he scared his DD away. She wanted to know about his past. It may have evolved to discussing DH''s present but he didn't let it get there. And you and your daughter have no right to contact her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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He is NOT a deadbeat. He very much wanted to be involved in his children's lives, but his ex poisoned the children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:55 PM Flag
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Impossible. He elected not to have any custody and then blamed the exW for "poisoning" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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Uh, no. She filed a restraining order against him and was not allowed to see the children. This is documented in the courts. I was able to look it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:22 PM Flag
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You're an unreliable narrator, OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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you really should have stayed out of it. if he cared that much, he shouldn't have let their childhoods go by without being in touch. it's kind of late now. and please tell me you're not ow, which would just take the cake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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He wanted to stay in their lives, but his ex made up these lies, saying that he was abusive, and she was granted full custody. None of that was true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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How do you know? Were you around when it was all going down? Courts have ways to verify things and there are two sides to every story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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He told me about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:57 PM Flag
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^^He admits to being emotionally abusive, but states that it never got physical. He's a very honest person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:57 PM Flag
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Is it really shocking that his daughter doesn't want a relationship? If he's calling her every day now he should really get some therapy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:01 PM Flag
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He only leaves a short message, either by text or by voice, on her phone during the week. It's not always every day, but he's trying to remain consistent to show that he wants to apologize and develop a relationship with her. He is not abusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:23 PM Flag
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Honestly abusive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:02 PM Flag
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And now we know this is FAKE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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I thought it was fake too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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full custody does not equate never seeing them again. and don't believe that his ex told lies the court just accepted. that's not how the process works, especially if he admits emotional abuse. he should have gotten therapy. instead, he checked out and tried to "start over" with you. but no matter where you go, there you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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Not at all. He has been in therapy. She filed a restraining order against him, based upon lies that were substantiated by her own sister. He had no chance against her. I AM NOT THE OW, SO GET OFF THAT TANGENT. The relationship was over for decades before I even entered the picture. He was not allowed to know where the children lived. He was totally cut off from them by the courts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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How do you know all this if you came into the picture decades later? Because of what a man who had a restraining order against him, who admitted emotional abuse, and who abandoned his children told you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:21 AM Flag
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wow you sound delusional [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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No, I am someone who understands how women can work the system. Look at you all getting into a hysteria because you think that I was the OW. I didn't even know this man until 4 years ago. He divorced this woman in the '80s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:25 PM Flag
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Ding ding ding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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How could you be with someone who abandons his kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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ITA. MAJOR red flag which OP would have known before marrying him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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HE DID NOT ABANDON HIS CHILDREN. His ex made up lies about abuse during the custody battle and he lost partial custody of them. He has not seen them since. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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Anyone who wants to see their kids can see them. Tons of people have horrible divorces and they fight to see their kids. HE bailed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:03 PM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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Thank you!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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Not when the wife has a restraining order against the husband. He was completely denied access to the kids. This was the 1980s, not today. Totally different world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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So why didn't he repetition? There is no way he's compelled to pay child support but can't see the kids even on a supervised basis. He's sold you a bill of goods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:22 AM Flag
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Did he pay regular child support? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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Haha yeah let's hear the truth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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Yes, he did. He has the statements to prove it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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I'm sure if someone took my kids away--even by using lies--I'd use every power in my being to keep in contact...even hiring a mediator to have letters sent to them etc. This sounds fake or pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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Exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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He didn't have the money to go into a long legal battle. He was bankrupt after the divorce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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So how did he pay cs? The story of his just doesn't add up to a rational thinker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:23 AM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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Why hasn't he had contact with her since the divorce? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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I have answered this above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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Why did he ditch his kids? What did you expect? She probably wanted to figure out what in his upbringing screwed him up so much that he left his children and if it is genetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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So .... why hasn't he had contact with them since the divorce? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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Are you fucking kidding me?! He abounded his kids and you are concerned about HIS feelings right now?! Almost unbelievable. I never call fake, but maybe this one is.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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It's fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:03 PM Flag
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Leave her alone. If this is true, you two deserve each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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Why the fuck would you marry an asshole you doesn't talk to his children? You are a piece of work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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he didn't abandon his kids! His ex lied about abuse and he lost custody of them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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Did he continue to provide them with child support? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:53 PM Flag
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Yes, until the market crashed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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wtf? Then he became homeless? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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No, but he had to move to his home country because he lost everything and then sum after the divorce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:27 PM Flag
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And then, what? It has rebounded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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right, because no one needs to eat or be clothed or educated after the market crashes. what a loser. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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that makes no sense. so in other words, he abandoned them. you reap what you sow. your husband sounds like a needy low life. hope he does;t get abusive with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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Hahahahbahaha ok you had me troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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Your DH abandoned his kids and he is somehow the victim in your mind? Wow. Just Wow. I feel very sorry for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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+1. I'm sure there's a lot more to this story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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Your husband is hurt and sad????? WTF. Maybe he should have thought about how his kids would feel when he abandoned them. You are a piece of work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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How many years have passed? Did you play a part in breaking up the marriage? You should not have contacted her- you just look like a pathetic POS now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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25 years. No, I just met him four years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:57 PM Flag
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LOL shut UP op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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Your involvement is inappropriate and embarrassing. You married a man who admits to emotional abuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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and is a deadbeat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:11 PM Flag
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and abandoning his children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:12 PM Flag
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The author of this post is the 26 year old wannabe sahm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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You and your daughters have no right to call and harass her. Your husband was a junk abandoning his kids. Now you and your daughter are evil causing her more pains. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:14 PM Flag
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So your DH was abusive to his ex, she had a restraining order against him, and when the DD contacts him years and years later, the first thing he does is try to track down the ex? And now he's stalking his DD? And you still think he was falsely accused? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 03:53 AM Flag
[ - ] How do you get your toddler to eat any vegetables? Mine wouldn't touch it with a stick. Do french fries count? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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Keep offering. No ff don't count. Don't let them fill up on liquids. Serve them if they don't eat fine. But they get nothing else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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hide them. grated carrots/peppers in meatballs, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:16 PM Flag
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You have to up your game and vary your presentation. My kids were suckers for anything served in a muffin tin. Put a bunch of small items and dips each in their own compartments. have a veggie and dip section, a fruit section, a savory section (nuts cheese cubes etc). It is irresistable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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great idea! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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dont push or you'll get into a power struggle. cooked carrots with butter, corn on the cob is fun, green beans, snow peas and they can find the tiny peas inside. have it be something you love, and dont even offer it. let them as for some of yours. i'm not into hiding veggies in food because you dont want them to be averse as they get older. my 5 year old requests broccoli now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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*let them ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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offer them before meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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I use salt and butter or olive oil when I cook vegetables. I might also serve with a small lemon wedge and say something like: "Some people like to squeeze a little lemon on. What do you think?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:47 PM Flag
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I like "what do you think?" it allows the child to form an opinion. I'm going to use this. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:43 PM Flag
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If you have room for plants (even a windowsill) have them grow something edible - kids are way more interested in eating things they've grown themselves. Lettuce is very easy, carrots, snap peas, even parsley. You can also ask them to look through recipe books (or online sites) and choose something to make together and have them help you shop. Get them involved and they'll want to eat "their" food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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agree with this. or tell stories about farmers and all the things they grow in their garden. my preschooler loves farmer's markets. then its fun to eat what you get at the market. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:07 AM Flag
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silly question, but how does your toddler know what is vegetable and what isn't? In other words, do you present foods by telling him it's a veg? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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can you make sauce mixed with something else? Like throwing cooked carrots in the blender with cream and cheese to mix with pasta? My youngest doesn't like veg very much, but I allow her to use salsa or humous to dip and she never says no to that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:34 PM Flag
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dipping is key! they love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:20 PM Flag
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when you are desperate, give it a good fun name. get baby corn and say it's "fairy corn", etc. get them excited about it in advance by telling them there is corn for fairies, maybe you can get some, but you cant promise. then they will try it, and they wont like it. Pretend not to notice, and in a week they will ask for it again. Dont push. They all resist when they feel you pushing, especiallly with food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:06 AM Flag
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if i give my kid toast, there is a 80% chance she'll finish it if I cut it into fun shapes. Kids are weird. make the veggies fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 12:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Is a 5pm Friday birthday party for a 6yo a good or bad idea? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Tough in summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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Unless it's backyard cookout type thing. Otherwise, just turns into a chore post camp or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Bad idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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General Topics 06.28.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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OK, thanks was leaning towards Saturday am but party place also had Friday available [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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Daytime weekend is better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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5pm friday parties are popular in our town [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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too late, and the worst day if it has to be late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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great, but not in summer. have wine for parents who pick up :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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Not a good idea, but I think you know that already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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Obviously not. If you have to post to ask, you already know it's not. Saturday afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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OP- Is Saturday afternoon better then Saturday morning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:00 PM Flag
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mornings are best. like 10:30 and you feed them lunch. then the afternoon is free [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:21 PM Flag
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No one wants to try and put a sugar high kid to bed on a Friday night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Obama worse than Nixon? The amount of abuse, overreach, dishonesty and negligence that has come out this administration is mind-boggling. I was going to do a series of posts about the key instances but I realized it would take up the next hour to touch on all of them! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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Puhlease. Extremists in each party selectively remember the abuses of the others. Don't be a hypocrite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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Thinking like this devolves us and says it's all relative why not have standards. Look at what Obama's justice department, IRS, state department have done. Look at the lying. Just look at it for once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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I do look at it, but I am tired of Republicans blaming Obama for things that have been "business as usual" in DC for decades. He is not the real culprit or cause of Washington's woes. That is so blindingly obvious that I know these types of criticisms only come from deeply partisan and racist conservatives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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Blame Obama, blame Bush, blame the next guy, too. Point is we need to take this seriously! Not just look the other way because it is 'our guy.' Corruption is corruption - I voted for Obama twice! Have never voted for a Republican! -OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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Get over partisanship, period, though. Just look at Obama cleanly. Forget what 'the Republicans are doing' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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No. Nixon (and Andrew Johnson) had failed presidencies. I suspect that Obama will be remembered as one of the better ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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oh yeah haha. Very funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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racist!!! lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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Oh yeah that works. Calling people racists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] How is venture capital/emerging companies as a practice area for an associate lawyer in NYC? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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$$$. go for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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really? seems like VC is more prominent in CA. also clients seem to be very cost conscious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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There are a small handful of top firms, if you can get into one, then I'm sure it's fine. Public M&A is always a bigger area in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Obama's EPA: (CNN) "Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law. Moreover, the federal agency in charge of making sure those systems are safe not only knows the issues exist, but it's done very little to stop them, according to a new report and information provided to CNN by multiple sources and water experts." 58 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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Oh so you don't give a shit that Americans are drinking lead water because of government ineptness and corruption. Got it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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I live in NYC, got my own water tested, it's fine. Anti-government American voters and voters who can only manage to vote for 1 party non-stop deserve what they get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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If we are having to revert testing and filtering our own water, why not just abolish this arm of the EPA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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Each time I tell the morons: "USA should have Paid Maternity Leave like the other 191 countries" I get: "that would be too much government". Oh well... you cannot help stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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What?? What does this have to do with water? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Moron, is what the "too much government" mindset gives you. Why do you think here in NYC we have decent water? Because we don't have to deal with many with the "too much government" mindset! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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Why is there lead in Philly's water do you think? -Moron mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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Moron, just think about it. Do they really care about their water when PA allows fracking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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Do people in Philadelphia care about their water? No, of course not. People in Philly don't care about drinking clean water! I think you have solved it. You fucking stupid cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:50 PM Flag
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Moron, you don't get it. This is the result of not caring in the past. They cannot "solve" such a fuck up, they just deal with the consequences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:30 PM Flag
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Funny. Blaming O. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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Please enlighten us as to why he is not responsible for his own EPA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Why is that "funny"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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Yeah--but EPA is one of those agencies that the Republicans don't want to exist--remember their mantra is "smaller government". So without EPA you'd have nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Trolls. Ignore not worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Yeah why care about water and stuff like lead poisoning and stuff - Republican agenda [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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+1. Defund until functions diminish and then blame the leaders of those institutions (or illogically, the president) for not being able to do more with less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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What b.s. You think it takes a lot of $ to run good water tests? You could probably test every municipality in the country for $1M. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Voters that are all about paying lower taxes give a fuck about water quality. That's why they are pro-fracking, because it help lowers their taxes, till it ruins their water. Then they behave like victims because it hurt the value of their real estate. You cannot help stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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It's Obama's EPA - so Obama voters are stupid? It's not a $ thing. The bad water is in cities where there is not fracking. You have no idea what you are talking about! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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if the president could fund agencies by fiat and disregard the budget approved by the a Republican controlled Congress, it would be absurd to personally blame him for every instance of underfunding in the country. Since he can to neither of those things, even you should understand that the blame lies with congress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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It's not a money thing. It's a corruption and negligence thing. They are plenty funded. Show me evidence that they don't have the $ to fulfill their basic duties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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"It's Obama's EPA" It's more of a cultural flaw. It's been going on for generations, basically: "fuck those who come after me" environment wise, as soon as there's a quick buck to make. That's what fracking is all about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:43 PM Flag
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FRACKING is not affecting city water! That's not why there is lead in the water? Are you retarded?? And Obama has been in office for 8 years so you can't 'blame the white guy' on this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:54 PM Flag
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Sorry your pathetic argument is sorely lacking. We all know fracking is a Republican agenda. So too is dismantling anything that has to do with rules and regulations. FDA, EPA etc.. etc...all for your boys in Republican party. When your food is sh*t like in China, you can thank the Republican agenda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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LEAD IN CITY WATER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FRACKING - IT HAS TO DO WITH THE PIPES. WTF? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:15 PM Flag
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"We all know fracking is a Republican agenda" MORON, Hillary Clinton has been promoting fracking all over the world! You know nothing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:31 PM Flag
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It *shouldn't* exist if it can't do it's primary job - they are right. Why do we need to pay tax money into an EPA that can't even keep our water clean. Utter b.s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Moron, the one that doesn't want to invest in clean energy and doesn't want the carbon tax is HILLARY CLINTON! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:58 PM Flag
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This has been going on for decades and yet you blame the black guy. Shocking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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What does race have to do with anything? Wtf?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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It has been, what has "the black guy" (you said it, not her) done about it though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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why [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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ffs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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Water is regulated at the local level. The EPA relies on reports, they don't have the resources to go around testing the water of every community in the country. It's a broken system, local governments don't want to be sued by their constituents so they sit back and hope problems fall to the next person in office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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+1 MILLION!!! It's pretty simple: if you live in a state that gives a f*ck about the quality of their water and embraces fracking like there's no tomorrow... like Oklahoma, move OUT of that state. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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I'm sorry but you realize that Oklahoma is one of the biggest area of Native peoples. They are destroying the land that belonged to the first inhabitants of the US...tribal land. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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You could put five energetic people in a car and pay them $200K a year and probably get the job done. That is bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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So let them drink Trump water. Or cake. I forget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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What does Trump have to do with anything? This is about Obama's ineptness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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You sound like a simpleton. Learn how to play the game or stay home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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You sound like a black basketball player. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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Check out how they have been voting. That will give them good lessons about what they should improve going forward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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It's pretty simple: if you live in a state that gives a f*ck about the quality of their water like Oklahoma, move OUT of that state. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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It's not simple to pick up your life and move to another state, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Life is not simple. So what? People change countries all the time. By the time they are 13 or 14, those who grow up in a crappy state and have a brain should be able to understand that they are better off getting out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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You are crazy. You should read the words you are writing sometime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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So politics is moot, we should all just be moving all over the country all the time, based on what we are unhappy with. How complacent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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Move to a place where people are smart enough to think long-term (what's needed to preserve the quality of resources like water). Short-term materialistic states like OK or TX are far from ideal. You cannot individually change the flawed culture of an area, but you can vote with your feet so that your future family doesn't get affected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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Wtf are you talking about. We should move rather than fight for things where we are? You are an idiot. This is idiotic thinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:54 PM Flag
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So all of Flint should move...where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:58 PM Flag
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This. What b.s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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and the other 1500 municipalities affected should all move too... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:10 PM Flag
[ - ] When do your 6 yr old and 2 yr old go to bed? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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7:30 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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Both? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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2 and 4 yos go to bed at 7 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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Wow, isn't that super early? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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No. I have a lot of friends who put their kids down at 6:30. I think part of it is a cultural thing - white bread American types tend to earlier bedtimes. Southern Europeans, Hispanics, etc. tend to do later bedtimes. For us, it's just what works for our family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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So what time is dinner, like 6? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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5:30-5:45 (whenever DH gets home) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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Same here. They are never cranky/fussy so long as they go to bed early [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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Early is sooo nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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8 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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10:30. They are homeschooled. And I am not a morning person! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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Ha, I can barely stay up till 10:30 myself (like, even pre-kids). Interesting how everyone's so different. When do they get up? Do you get stuff done in the mornings before they get up? When do you and DH spend time alone together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Right now, 830-9, because the summer light screws up bedtime. In winter, 7:30 for the 2 yo, 830 for the 5 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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mine are older now, but my older one went to bed at 9pm when he was 2, bc he could sleep until 9am. at 6, he went to bed at 7:30pm. my younger one went to bed at 7:30pm when he was 2, bc he shared a room w older one and at 8:30pm when he was 6, for the same reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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5 year old in bed by 7, asleep by 7:30. Everyone ive asked says 8-8:30. She wakes by 6 though! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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5 and 3 yea old go to bed 8,45-9pm. Wake up-7,30am. Both still nap ~2 hours. Love that break in the day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:53 PM Flag
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2hr nap for a 5 year old. wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:21 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the best Broadway Show for a 8 boy right now? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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School of Rock [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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no, Aladdin or Matilda [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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LOL - what do you mean, "no." All work for that age. My 7 year old DS loved SOR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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SOR is a lot of fun for adults and kids. It's better than a Disney inspired schlock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:10 PM Flag
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Aladdin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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Does he need to know the story to take the most from it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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No, all Disney shows have the same basic plot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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It's a Syrian story included in the One Thousand and One Nights. Disney is just repackaging it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:10 PM Flag
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No show they will all make him gay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Sigh. Should i eat my package of funny bones, and if ds sees me he'll want some and now is my chance because he's very busy playing kick the ball. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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Do whatever you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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He'll still hear the package [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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I think i'm going to wait [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:00 PM Flag
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Once its gone its gone. If i could only eat just 1 funny bone and save the other .. impossible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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Aww. Share. It will be more fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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I'm jealous. I'm dreaming about devil dogs. Go for it mom!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Work has been a nightmare lately. DH and I are both taking off from work on Friday (my office closes at 1). We have a rare morning/afternoon to ourselves - where should we have lunch or venture out to? Brooklyn or lower Manhattan recommendations appreciated. Thank you. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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Brooklyn Crab [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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Read this quickly as "Brooklyn Carb" - which someone should totally open: baguettes, pasta and baked potatoes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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It wouldn't last in Brooklyn! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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I'd keep it in business [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Yum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:19 PM Flag
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Walk the High Line and visit the Whitney. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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Thanks! Went to Whitney on my birthday with DH and ate at Untitled. It was great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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Spa Castle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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Downtown, I'd suggest Aire Ancient Baths instead. I think it's also less pervy and no kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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OP - we got both MIL and FIL gift cards there and they loved it. My boss loves that place, too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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Governor's Island - bring a picnic, or rent bikes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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Lunch at Lupo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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Lupa? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Yes. Typo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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Cool, thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Lunch at Locanda Verde, then Aire Ancient Baths, then drinks on Grand Banks boat on the water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:49 PM Flag
[ - ] 2 WOH parents. Bad zoned school. Plan to apply for SA and other unzoned public options and take G&T and Hunter tests. How many private schools can/should we apply to without losing our minds (and jobs!)? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.28.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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I didn't apply to any privates, but applied to every charter school in my neighborhood, several specialized publics (CPE, Ella Baker, etc.) and had my son take the g&t and Hunter tests. I would do all of that plus maybe one or two privates, but you should realize that depending on the school there is an entire separate test for private. So your child will end up taking the Hunter test before Christmas, the g&t shortly after, and the private test maybe sometime before or after the Hunter test. That's a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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30 [ Reply | More ]
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Don't do private unless you are really planning to do it/afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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The timing is really off with private and charters. You need to confirm with private months before charters happen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Find out which ones will let you bail if you get an acceptable Public option. That'll narrow the list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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Any idea how I do that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:03 PM Flag
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look at 4-5 schools (and not all the super competitive ones) and apply to as many of those as appeal to you. my guess is that if public is really your first choice, you're only going to like a few. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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If zoned public is really not an option, apply to around 10. You'll drop a few after you tour them. And you'll end up applying to 7-8. As our PSD told us, if you apply to less than that your chances aren't great. Hunter stuff is all on the weekends, so that won't be a big burden (I don't know about the other G&Ts). It's going to be a time suck in the fall, but I know people who applied to less and did get shut out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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g&t tours are all on weekdays--often at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:37 PM Flag
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You do the tours after you get the test score right? So private school process basically over? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:16 PM Flag
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yes, you find out the school after the privates/hunter are done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 10:45 PM Flag
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try the district one schools - all open zoning and mostly excellent. there are four progressive schools and then you have the option for the middle schools like thompkins and east side community - both are progressive. most charter schools are test prep disasters with idiot TFA teachers that lack credentials or training. also, consider your public school for pre k and k. most public school teachers for that age have masters degrees and are excellent. little kids all are the same and your dc will have fun, learn and make friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:00 AM Flag
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What/where is district 1? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:37 AM Flag
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We applied to 5, had 3 accepts (also in a lousy zone). But we weren't interested in the TT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:04 AM Flag
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Where did you apply? Trying to explore non TT also (op) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:37 AM Flag
[ - ] My 18 month old absolutely positively refuses to even try fruit. Any kind of fruit. Eats all other sorts of food without issue. Anyone else run into this? Drives me nuts. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:49 PM Flag
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just keep offering it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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Just keep offering it. She will eventually. And if she's eating everything else well you don't need to worry about nutrition. So don't sweat it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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Trick her. Eat and share with dh but tell her no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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We've tried it. Her reaction is basically "good. I didn't want it anyway" Haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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What do they do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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What about applesauce? Unsweetened applesauce could help fill in the gap. It could be a texture thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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I've tried every form of fruit you can think of. I doubt a texture issue because she happily eats vegetables in any form, raw or cooked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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In that case you're ahead of the game anyway. I would not worry. Just keep offering here and there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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np: don't sweat it. she eats vegetables. my niece hated all fruit until the age of 5, where she started liking one kind. She's perfectly healthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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I have a 17mo and he goes on fruit strikes too. For a while it was no berries. Then berries were great but he refused bananas. Just keep giving it to them and let them see you eating it; eventually they'll change their mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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Op: I know you're right. This is the second time I've asked about this. Keep waiting for some magic answer, but you're right. Just need to keep offering and be patient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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np - I am a mom of a 21mo old below and he is the same. At one point he lived on grapes. Then blueberries, carrots, string beans. It comes and goes in phases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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Op I think what's driven me crazy about this is it's not a phase. From the moment she started solids she's refused to even try a bite of fruit. I've literally never seen her take a bite. It's bizarre because she eats such a wide variety of vegetables. I don't get how she knows which things are fruits but she knows on sight and refuses them. Ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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That is too funny! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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What about tomatoes - aren't those really fruits?! Maybe that's your answer. Some random things my kids like (I really think it's NBD, but maybe some ideas to try) - sucking on lime or lemon because it's so sour or squeezing it on top of their tacos, smoothies, sweet and sour chicken with canned mandarin oranges. Also, what about things like yogurt raisins? They actually have less sugar per oz than raisins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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Oh, they also eat it frozen out of the bag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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I appreciate the input! She does like tomatoes. So I guess technically she's eaten a fruit. She does not like smoothies if they're made with fruit (but will eat all vegetable ones, which are pretty gross to me) . Hates dried fruit, chocolate covered fruit, etc. And will just eat around the oranges in the chicken example. Her avoidance of it is extreme. It's like she can smell something in it she doesn't like because she knows she doesn't want it without putting it in her mouth. She won't even eat fruit flavored ice cream or yogurt and won't eat a pb sandwich if you put jelly on it! I have not tried squeezing citrus on things. Will give that a shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Np Sounds like she's pretty committed! I agree with pp it's not a big deal. It will be funny to see if that preference persists! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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Does she generally dislike sweet things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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Op No. If offered she'll eat cake, non fruit flavored ice cream, etc. That said she's not WILD about it like I've seen some toddlers be. Definitely gets more excited by savory foods. So that's probably part of it. But she's never even tried it so don't know how she knows they're sweet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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Haha, she sounds like a character! You will laugh about this as she gets older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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Definitely a character!!! She's very animated so the faces she makes when offered fruit...oh, they're hilarious. I'm sure you're right that we will laugh. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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This sounds hilarious. I'd be kind of proud! Haha :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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PP - I can hear you. Ppl keep saying just keep trying it, some tell me how they negotiate (then it turns out their kid is 8yr which is hardly applicable). I use those split OXO toddler plates and give him 2-3 foods that he likes and 1-2 that I want him to try. Even though he usually doesn't touch it, I keep putting it there. It's yet to pay off. It's a long and frustrating journey if you ask me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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Thanks! Glad I'm not the only one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Did she like it as baby food? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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Op She never really cared much for pureed food of any kind. As soon as she was able she loved all forms of finger food except fruit and it has stayed that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:00 PM Flag
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I have 21m old. They are finicky little humans. He would't touch anything pureed - yogurt, soup, sauce, mashed potatoes, you name it. Loves anything crunchy. One day she will want something. In the meantime, have her enjoy the vegetables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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No one needs fruit. It's just sugar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Op I know that her diet is okay without it. Still just kind of nags at me that she won't try it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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give her a bowl of frozen blueberries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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I appreciate all suggestions. With this, I've tried it. She doesn't like it frozen. Doesn't even like it as ice cream! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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not to be a downer, but isn't that kind of a choking hazard? a frozen blueberry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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for an 18 month old.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Np Not really because it is nice and firm. Easy to pop back out. Choking hazards are foods that will get stuck and are not easy to pop back out. Like grapes, hotdogs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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And it's small enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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i have a 12yo, who happily eats all sorts of vegetables, but his fruit repertoire is limited to apples, strawberries and realy sweet watermelon. at some point in his toddlerhood he ate bananas, but no more. and he will only eat those fruits when i insist, never ever by choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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Op I will be interested to see if she is like this. Her level of commitment to not trying fruit or even just "fruitish" things (strawberry yogurt, etc) is really something! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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I have a friend who was like this. Will not touch one bite of fruit, not even fruit flavored candy or ice cream. Never did. She eats everything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] If you see a therapist/psychologist/etc how much does it cost you monthly and do you feel guilty about the cost? Do you plan to go indefinitely? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:47 PM Flag
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I saw one without insurance for a little while after DH's affair. I didn't go through insurance so there would be no record of it in case we divorced. It was $150 a session 1x a week for 2 years, but it was worth coming out the other end being able to deal with it all emotionally. I paid it out of my money so DH didn't know about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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why hide for divorce purposes? mental cruelty/distress would have helped you, i would think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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I've just had too many friends who got attacked in their divorces (or they attacked their exes) for being on antidepressants or needing therapy (which always means they're unstable, of course). I just didn't want him to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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Did it actually hurt their case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Most of them ended up with joint custody, but it just injected an element of anger and ugliness during the divorce that made it harder for them to co-parent later. Once ugly words start being exchanged in court papers, everything escalates. I probably didn't need to worry, DH probably would have given me full custody anyway, but who knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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Interesting. So I would be screwed since I went to rehab? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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I just have to pay my co-pay and the insurance covers the rest. I don't go often, four times a year. Once I manage my anxiety I will stop going. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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If I were in need of therapy, I think the $ would be better spent on great meals, travel, clothes or jewelry. The people I know who have gone to therapy seem to think it was a waste of time and money. YMMV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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i've been seeing one for almost 2 years, since my marriage fell apart. i don't feel guilty about the cost. but with each of us in therapy and for a year also couples therapy, the cost has been monumental. we each pay $250/session and go weekly. couples therapy was more but we went in large blocks of time, far less frequently, except in the very beginning. the cost has added up and not sure we can continue to go weekly, but at least for me, it's helped me deal in a way i couldn't have on my own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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500 a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 09:58 PM Flag
[ - ] So I have a weird situation. DH's mother died when he was a teen and his mom's sister decided that she would fill in as "grandma" after we had DCs. She isn't really involved in DH's life as a mother would be (as in, I thought it was pretty lame that she didn't come to his med school graduation (she was only 50yo at the time, so not elderly) but she expects full access to our DCs and that we attend social event related to her DD's life). Ok, so I have always found her a bit annoying because she'll drop us for her DD, which is fine, but here's an example. She expects us at her house for every holiday, but when her DD became engaged, she told us that she was going to her DD's house for the holiday. Great! Because I hate spending the holidays with this woman, but then she threw a fit because we weren't interested in attending a holiday at her DD's house. Now the latest problem is that her DH is also annoying. He is so passive aggressive that he'll make comments about our parenting while he's walking to another room, but say it loud enough so that we'll hear. "I can't believe they are thinking of sending their kids to summer camp. Why bother having kids if you didn't want to raise them." I have pulled away from them because I find them unpleasant, but our DCs are close to them. How much one-on-one contact do you think is reasonable in order to allow the relationship to grow, yet maintain my sanity? DH says 4x per month (all day and/or overnight), but I'm find with 1x per month. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:44 PM Flag
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4x per f-ing month?! I think 1x is more than generous. They sound really unlikeable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:46 PM Flag
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They are so unlikeable. DH says so as well, but he tells me to just ignore it. I find them so disrespectful, entitled and obnoxious that it puts me in a bad mood to hang out with them for a meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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tltr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:47 PM Flag
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IDK, but I'll tell you that I adore my parents and they live 30 min away, and we don't see them 4 times a month all day and/or overnight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:48 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Not considering holidays, my children spend one weekend with my parents monthly so that my husband and I can go out for a date night. Sometimes it's more, not much more. If it' more it's usually just for one day. Four times a month overnight is a bit overkill in my book unless you really truly need them to help . When we both are off, we want to spend the weekends with the kids. My mother can be a bit needy at times. I sometimes need to nicely put her in her place. We spend holidays with the whole entire extended family but we will divide them equally between my family and my husband's family. We spend holidays with the whole entire extended family but we divide them equally between my family and my husbands family. This aunt isn't really a grandmother and I'm sure she has good intentions but I think you need to speak up and put her in her place as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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This x100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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Two things: 1.) if you don't want to spend holidays with her, DON'T! You are adults. Just say you made other plans and don't engage in the drama. 2.) If they are criticizing your parenting like this you need to back up and don't leave your kids with them unattended and stop seeing them so much. When they are rude, LEAVE. Seriously you guys are acting like doormats. Grow a freaking backbone and stop letting yourselves be treated like dirt. That is not good for your kids to see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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Ok, THANK YOU. This is exactly what I told DH and we had this whole blow up fight about it. He says that because my parents live in another country, this is the only grandparent relationship that they will have nearby. He tells me to just ignore their dumb shit and just smile. I find this so obnoxious and I don't want my children to see other people treating us like this. It is so fucking rude! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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Marital counseling! You guys need to get on the same page. Hard for lots of marriage but intercultural marriages can be even harder. Assuming you are from another culture here... My dh is from another culture and boundaries with parents is a big point of friction because expectations and norms are so different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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No, we are both American, his family is just annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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Ugh. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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If you cannot agree, go it alone. Decline their invitations and make it stick. Keep a set of keys on you and LEAVE with kids when you've been insulted. If insulted in your home, call them on it and tell them you object. If they sass off, tell them to leave. Tell hubby all holicays are for nuclear family only. Once a month if they're on good behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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I agree that 4X/month is way too much, but how is OP "being insulted"? Seems like the family got into a pattern of that is hard to break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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Referring to the comments about her parenting. See original post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 08:12 PM Flag
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The aunt sounds a bit self absorbed. I have many family members like this. Your offer of 1x month is kind and generous and more than enough. I would push for once every other month. You can't change the unpleasantness in people but you can limit your exposure by minimizing your visits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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