• Filter the conversation
[ - ] I have fifty pounds to lose. Not PP, just a ton of work/life related stress caused some terrible creep. Suggestions? Success stories? I am having such a hard time steeling my resolve. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:27 PM Flag
»
Once you get over the first 3 days, it's like rolling down hill. Just tough it out those first few days and deal with the hunger and mourning the foods you want to eat but probably can't without bingeing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Stop eating after 8pm, only allow yourself water. It worked for me because I would do mindless eating while trying to relax after a long day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:30 PM Flag
»
Cancel cable, go to bed at 9:30. Take advantage of late summer produce - cook and eat a ton of vegetables and fruit. Drink coffee and water with lemon only. Before you enter you apartment do 10 wall push-ups. Every time you leave your apt do 10 wall push-ups. Take the stairs whenever you can. The plank is wonderful and easy so find three times a day where you can do it. Your goal is to be able to hold for one minute. Put your watch/phone on the floor in front. Walk briskly everywhere you can. If you buy a gallon of milk, do curls on the walk home. NONE of this counts as your excersize program. These are simple easy non thinking tips. Find a program that you enjoy. I would suggest swimming if that appeals. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:35 PM Flag
»
Paleo, paleo, paleo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:35 PM Flag
»
Work for you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:41 PM Flag
»
I lost 40lbs last year like nothing with paleo and probiotics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:43 PM Flag
»
Wow. Good for you! Do you mind sharing the brand of probiotics that worked for you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:52 PM Flag
»
Use myfitnesspal and record everything. Cut out alchohol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:35 PM Flag
»
OP cutting out alcohol is totally key. This is the first thing I am going to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:39 PM Flag
»
np: thanks. what's your calorie range? finding it hard to stick to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:41 PM Flag
»
I am supposed to be under 1200, but you can buy calories with exercise, so net about 1000 weekdays, 1200 weekends. Have lost 20 punds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:49 PM Flag
»
congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:53 PM Flag
»
I like WW Online plus a Fitbit (don't go to bed until uyou have at least 12,000 steps.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:37 PM Flag
»
Mine stops at 10,000, can you reprogram? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:47 PM Flag
»
yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:53 PM Flag
»
You are going to have to find a way to eat and exercise that will allow you to reach and maintain your realistic goal weight, and eat and exercise this way for the rest of your life. Seriously. If you can eat paleo forever, by all means go for it. If you can get to spin class every day, go for it. But be honest with yourself. Would a brisk 45 minute walk everyday day fit into your life better than the gym? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:39 PM Flag
»
OP this is a very good point. I have done the yoyo thing two times before in my life, going from very skinny to obese. I live at the extremes. Thanks for the suggestions ladies, these are super helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:53 PM Flag
»
I lost 23 lbs on Weight Watchers and have kept it off for years now. I went to the meetings. For me, the online version was not motivating enough. I needed the accountability of weighing in every week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:43 PM Flag
»
This is what I mean about finding a way of eating that works for you, and can be maintained forever. Congrats on finding yours. Were all such special snowflakes, aren't we? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:50 PM Flag
»
OR - yes, and each with a different eating history and different things that "do it" for us. I, for example, could never follow a plan that eliminated food groups, such as paleo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 06:46 PM Flag
»
OP I hate weighing myself but maybe I need to try this. I log calories in an app but crash and burn and then just go back to avoiding the scale (not very effective, I know.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:54 PM Flag
[ - ] I need some coping advice and cannot afford therapy right now. I've always been the go to person for family whenever they had a crisis ( financial, emotional, career problems, relationship problems). Being a member of a close knit family I felt obligated and happy to help. This has been the case for nearly 20 years. I am in the middle of a divorce, I'm trying to hold things together for dc, and I am the one one really needs some support now. I've asked for help with babysitting ( like 3 times) and have been told flat out no or they act like I've asked for an organ donation or something so grand. My mother is kindly helping a few afternoons and my sister has been so rude to me about saying I'm taking advantage of an old lady. There have been many other comments made pointing out what a loser I am now. It's so hurtful. I am having such a hard time with this. 48 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:17 PM Flag
»
Some people are givers. Others are basically takers. Sometimes it takes the chips being down to finally find out which is which. I'm really sorry. When you get through this time, don't fall into old patterns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:19 PM Flag
»
WORD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
Yes, keep this in mind when the takers start coming after you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:24 PM Flag
»
+10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
yes. Shut. It. Down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
Thank you. I think you are right because when I look back at old friendships and boyfriends I see the same pattern, they had problems, I helped them out, when I needed some help they checked out. It never occurred this would happen in my own family, I mean my sister and I were raised in the same house, values, happy family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:11 PM Flag
»
I agree w this. However, don't let your sister's words stop you from getting your mother's help. I would also lay it out flat for your sister the way have here: "I have always helped everyone else. Now I need help and I expect it. It's your choice whether or not you help me, however, your response to my genuine need for help will forever guide the future of our relationship". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:12 PM Flag
»
I have said something similar without the last part. It kind of sounds like a threat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:27 PM Flag
»
Agree. Sister doesn't want to share mother with her. She is pissed that the dynamic is different. The sister expects mom and sister to take care of her. NOW, OP needs help and mom is helping OP. Sister doesn't like the new situation. It's like she is 5 again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:33 PM Flag
»
Can you afford a babysitter and a therapist or is that the issue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:21 PM Flag
»
First sentence, she cannot afford. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
Thanks, monday morning reading comp fail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:27 PM Flag
»
I am on a complete spending freeze. My x is a deadbeat and wrecked our finances before I left. I have nothing really other than my health and dc's health. It's scary but I am determined to get back on my feet. I thought my family could help me but I guess that's not the case which has me more upset than being broke and starting over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Just checking, but have you said all this to your sister? Sounds like your mom is stepping up. Sometimes we think we have been clear with what we need and expect when in reality, we haven't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:13 PM Flag
»
Yes I have. As an example at a family get together, I forget what for but it was a big formal dinner at my mom's. My mom asked me to help cook because the roasts were too heavy for her to put in/take out of the oven and I'm generally a better cook anyway. My dc was acting up and running around in the kitchen. I asked my sister if she could take dc outside to ride her bike or read to her or something and my sister said no. I said come on I need help, I have to cook, please. She screamed at me that she's not my kids parent and she already said no. This is only one example of many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:25 PM Flag
»
I'm sorry. this is typical when you are the giver. When it's your turn to take, they don't want to give. They don't want the roles reversed and they don't want to owe you. This is a lesson I have learned the hard way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
Thanks and I'm sorry you learned this first hand. I have given my sister thousands of dollars over the years to help her out of several situations. I learned that she was never going to repay me and had to let it go, but it shocks me that she is so critical of me/my life right now. I really thought she would help me pick up the broken pieces of my life. It's changing the way I feel about her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:34 PM Flag
»
Wow, op. It's as if you're telling my story. I'm sorry this is happening to you, you will get through it. I am more guarded and distant with my sister now and realize that I should not have been so giving with her in the first place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:40 PM Flag
»
Thanks. I agree that I should have stopped with the handouts after the first few were. It repaid...but it was my sister who I love and felt that she would do the same for me. Which isn't the case. Yes I understand the guarded and distant thing...I feel that way and it makes me sad. I had to live that way for a number of years with xdh before we divorced and it was lonely. And now with her. I never understood the women on here who would talk about cutting off contact with family, it was just the most foreign concept to me. But I am slowly starting to understand why some people do...to avoid all the hurt, pain, disappointment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:52 PM Flag
»
Ugh, auto correct....First few were not repaid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:52 PM Flag
»
Yes. Now tell your sister you don't have the money to give to her anymore. You will see, she will start avoiding you. Sorry. Takers are like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:45 PM Flag
»
She doesn't want to. She's a taker. That's what takers do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:44 PM Flag
»
Are all of the negative comments coming from your sister? Which one of you is closer to your mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:23 PM Flag
»
Initially they were only coming from my sister. Now I get it from my mom too, mainly because I've told her how upsetting my sister is. My mom then tells me to stop being so sensitive and that Jane loves me and wants the best for me and dc. So my mom completely dismisses my feelings about it. I feel like I'm being dismissed by everyone and so alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:39 PM Flag
»
I would stop talking to your mom about your sister. Only talk to her about your ex. Talk to us about your shithead, selfish sister. Where do you live? How old is your child? I would try to find another divorced mom or two and try to help each other out with last min childcare needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:15 PM Flag
»
Yes, good advice, thanks. I think I'll only talk about dc to my mom. I try not to waste anymore of my life on xDH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:30 PM Flag
»
Agree, except that she could get taken advantage of by one of the divorced friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:46 PM Flag
»
That's what moms do. They want kids to get along and don't want to hear anything bad about kids. You would do the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:45 PM Flag
»
OK, this is just beyond strange. I am rarely on this board and this is the first post I see. I am in that situation now except my kids are grown. This is what my friends, therapist all say. Look elsewhere because it is like expecting water from a dry well. Not going to happen. Once you accept the fact of how limited they are, you will find the strength to look elsewhere. Worked for me. You don't need luck, what you need is your friends and your kids friends parents will help out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
Great advice. I went through this myself. Did everything for all of my family, dropped everything to help them. But when I finally needed help, they were unable to give it. After a while I had to learn that by being angry and expecting more than they could give, I was just hurting myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:36 PM Flag
»
Same with me. Babysat everyday all summer for my sil when she was very ill. I was hospitalized for three months and she visited once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:50 PM Flag
»
pp- had twins and was very ill for a month after labor. I was a new mom, sick with twins and my mother and sister didn't help with anything, came to visit 2x the first week and nothing else. I used to do anything for them, not anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:55 PM Flag
»
Yes I can understand why. How did they react when you stopped being available? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:02 PM Flag
»
I tired talking about it with my sister, she said she's sorry I couldn't understand that she was too busy to help me. It took a while but I finally came to grips with the fact that they were showing me their true colors and it was my fault I refused to see them. I stopped being available for everything and started making my own plans with dh and kids. Turns out my mother and sister are a lot alike and it was my giving nature that brought them together. After I phased myself out, we have all grown distant from one another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:13 PM Flag
»
Wow. I could see that happening here. You're lucky you gave a DH, I have no one. But I'm hoping that will change sometime in the future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:28 PM Flag
»
Oh that's awful, I'm sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:01 PM Flag
»
Thanks. You are right I need to stop focusing on it, accept them and move on with my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:00 PM Flag
»
this!!! And good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:37 PM Flag
»
Hi. Thanks for your suggestion and I'm sorry you're going through this too. You are right and I need to accept that my family is who they are and not what I want them to be. I'm shocked though how different the reality is though. I've lost a lot in the past so years and had to accept it, this is just more of the same, losing... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:43 PM Flag
»
Can you find someone else also going through a divorce or a single mom with whom you can trade child care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
I had to move to a lower COL area and haven't made a lot of friends here yet. I working on it though, I found one other mom whose family lives overseas and doesn't have much of a support system so there's potential there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:44 PM Flag
»
Where is COL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:16 PM Flag
»
Cost of living... I moved out of the city and to the burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:34 PM Flag
»
I went through a divorce 4 years ago and like you, I have always provided a lot of support to others and have always been the one that keeps her shit together. There were definitely days where I desperately wished someone would take care of me, even just a little. It didn't happen. I don't know what to say but I wish you good luck and some peace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:49 PM Flag
»
Thank you. You summed it up perfectly...I wish someone would take care of me, just a little bit because I am exhausted emotionally, financially... I guess I'm going to have to remember the advice I've given others ...this is a temporary situation and it will get better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:57 PM Flag
»
Hi. Thanks everyone. I feel better knowing that this happens in some families and not just mine. I appreciate all the advice. I'm logging off now. Hope you all have a great day ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:31 PM Flag
[ - ] My 1 yr old had a stomach bug last week and refused to eat food. Instead she wanted to nurse...a lot...so I let her since she was sick. But now she's better and eating again and still trying to nurse nonstop. I think part of it is teething but I want to go back to 3-4x only. Any advice? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
Too old to still be nursing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:12 PM Flag
»
One yr old should be on regular milk and table food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:13 PM Flag
»
She can also still breastfeed, they're not exclusive of one another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:18 PM Flag
»
she eat regular food and plenty of it (not pouches either, but real, actual food) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:27 PM Flag
»
No it isn't! But op is right to want to cut it down to 3-4x a day. I would suggest you try cutting the sessions shorter each time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:21 PM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
oh please. get over yourself.she's not exclusively breastfeeding. she said the kid eats. There is no problem giving bm vs. regular milk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:32 PM Flag
»
No. Two years is recommended cut off point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:36 PM Flag
»
You just distract her when she asks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:15 PM Flag
»
This. Or make yourself unavailable if you have someone else to care for her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:37 PM Flag
»
That's tough! Kids regress when ill. How did you get to 3-4x in the first place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:18 PM Flag
»
she eats her meals and 3-4 has been fine for a while! but now she's regressed big time. I also think she has become clingy with me b/c we had a lot of visitors this last month and while she has been ok with them, she still prefers me . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Give her a bottle of pumped breast milk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:27 PM Flag
»
pumping to me is the most annoying task ever. I have no desire to do that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:30 PM Flag
»
A cup not bottle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:31 PM Flag
[ - ] It is very interesting to see how differently people behave around different people. The "shining star" of my high school, who was a great friend of mine and nothing but respectful towards me and the girls I knew went to jail for raping two young women. The boy I dated sophomore year, who never laid a finger on me, beat the shit out of his next girlfriend. Who people are around you isn't necessarily an indication of what they are capable of. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:06 PM Flag
»
I don't have these extreme examples but I have had several cases where I think very highly of someone but later learn they are rude and jerks to others. Or cases where I think someone is a jerk the moment I meet them but they are a favorite of other people. Some people are real chameleons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:08 PM Flag
»
Yes. Studies have been done about this and it's disheartening to say the least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
If only all people were so transparent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:14 PM Flag
»
These are extreme cases but it's quite common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
people change. one of the honors students at my high school and seemingly normal was busted for child porn last yr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:19 PM Flag
»
Yep. Doubtful that the person changed though. More likely was always like that and you didn't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
I have found that the more I know someone, the less I like them. I feel like I've been so disappointed in friends after finding out ( through their own admission) things about them that it changes my feelings. I prefer to keep things superficial, light, benign so that I am not turned off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
What types of things have you found out about people that have soured you on them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Yes. This is actually common. Something that I am teaching my dd. Men often consider some women "good" and worthy of good treatment and others "bad" or "whores" who should be treated badly. Completely fucked up and unfair. You were lucky. If they had decided that you were a "slut" a "bitch" or whatever, they would have treated you the same. Sickening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:24 PM Flag
»
That's a good point to be made. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
I almost went to a military academy in the 90's but steered clear after the women all told me that the men at the academies decided whether a woman was a "slut" or a "bitch" and those were the 2 categories. Sickening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:30 PM Flag
»
Yep. Something girls often learn the hard way. Warning dd ahead of time. She doesn't like some of the things I tell her, but she's listening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:53 PM Flag
»
Jesus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:53 PM Flag
»
I have an acquaintance like this. I'm not as well-off as many of the women I'm friends with (who are very wealthy) but it doesn't affect our friendship. But there is a striver who is part of the group, who they love, because she's very friendly and funny to them. But she's a real bitch to me, and they just don't see it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:51 PM Flag
»
There were several episodes on Glee where one of the lesser characters was a real man whore and he was dating a "good girl" and he was telling people that the ones he was sleeping around with weren't the "good girls" so it was OK. Ugh. This was 2014. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 03:01 PM Flag
»
There was an article about how men act in the office and it was basically saying that men will sexually harass the lower ranking females (like admins (I am an admin btw, back office people)and feel OK about it. Because they are the low ones. They treat the higher ranking women better. Nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 03:04 PM Flag
[ - ] What's your must have item(s) for the fall? 60 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
I have all the clothing I need. I don't want one more thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:52 PM Flag
»
Ok debster [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:54 PM Flag
»
How is that being Debbie Downer? I really am trying to more minimalist and into capsule wardrobe. Do not want more clothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:56 PM Flag
»
Then don't answer the post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:58 PM Flag
»
We can all respond to any post we want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:59 PM Flag
»
Nanny Nanny Boo boo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:04 PM Flag
»
+1 If anything, I want to find some time to weed out what I don't really need anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:21 PM Flag
»
Agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 10:14 PM Flag
»
An good umbrella. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:53 PM Flag
»
Boots with fringe, or jacket with fringe, new celine tote bag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
Just wait until next year when all the fringe will be half price or less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:58 PM Flag
»
lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:09 PM Flag
»
Ugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:58 PM Flag
»
Stevie Nicks called and wants her clothes back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
I love Stevie. I wear brooks brothers by day but would dress like Stevie if I had a double life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
Barf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:16 PM Flag
»
Nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:57 PM Flag
»
Me neither. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
Likewise. I never have a must have anything when it comes to stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:19 PM Flag
»
Just a nice pair of suede boots. Not sure if I want to do over the knee again ( done that for the last 3-4 years) or go with regular knee length shaft. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:02 PM Flag
»
PSA - no one should do over the knee boots. You look ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:04 PM Flag
»
+1mm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
+2mm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:16 PM Flag
»
Count me in. You must be in your 20's, very tall with stick legs. Even then, they don't look good, just not as stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:16 PM Flag
»
I agree. Even if you have the legs and body to pull them off, they have the same class as assless chaps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:16 PM Flag
»
I work in fashion and respectfully disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:19 PM Flag
»
EXPERT ALERT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
Just because you're a designer for Kohl's doesnt mean you work in fashion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
What is Kohl's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:04 PM Flag
»
That information has the opposite effect than you think it does. People in fashion are typically embarrassing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:15 PM Flag
»
Ok, flyover mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:19 PM Flag
»
she sounds more British than flyover [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 10:08 PM Flag
»
NP I don't know about ridiculous, but unless you're some kind of super-skinny model that's a look that very few people can pull off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:30 PM Flag
»
Strippers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:38 PM Flag
»
I am old and I don't have the long, thin legs required to pull them off, but I consider myself pretty fashionable. I wish I were 30 years younger and 6 inches taller so I could wear them. I guess that makes me trashy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:45 PM Flag
»
I need a raincoat that looks nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:04 PM Flag
»
+1. I have a trench that doesn't work for heavy rain and a trail jacket that is ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:23 PM Flag
»
I want a pet unicorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:41 PM Flag
»
I've had a pair of over the knee suede boats from la Canadienne for 5 years now. They still look great, but am giving them the boot this fall. Tired of the look. Proportions don't work with new coats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:47 PM Flag
»
Must lose weight and fit back into my fall clothes :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:06 PM Flag
»
Ugh me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:09 PM Flag
»
+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:17 PM Flag
»
I just bought it.....totally out of my comfort zone, but I couldn't resist. max Mara blue cashmere coat. Sort of a topper, with a beautiful neck. Insane color. So happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:09 PM Flag
»
Enjoy!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
Link! That sounds gorgeous! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:13 PM Flag
»
»
I'm only 5'4", and petite, so it's a little longer on me. This is a good shape for smaller women. I love the capes that are on trend this season, but unfortunately, capes swamp me. Trenches cut me in half, and have too many buttons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
That's really beautiful. Not too overpriced for a MM coat either! If i weren't so fat I Would copy you :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
OP here. I think that the right length swing coat can look really terrific if you are bigger. Try some on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Sorry, didn't mean OP. Am new to this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:33 PM Flag
»
Love this coat! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:16 PM Flag
»
an in-between jacket for fall. I had one for many years made of wool, and knit, so comfy, but moths finally got to it. :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:31 PM Flag
»
A black wool coat with a boyfriend/menswear inspired cut. Boots of some sort but not sure what. Victorian influenced blouse. Trying to keep it simple this year, may get some basic sweaters too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:41 PM Flag
»
Invest your $ in the coat and boots. Find cheap blouse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:23 PM Flag
»
Financially I am stretched thin right now. Will see what Goodwill has. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:54 PM Flag
»
N/A [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:16 PM Flag
»
I don't know about "must have," but I'd like some new running clothes now that it's cooler: new tights & sneakers and a new performance top would be nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:19 PM Flag
»
vibrator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 04:58 PM Flag
»
i want a good shearling for this winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 05:10 PM Flag
»
Me too, but I don't want it to be too 70s. what are you looking at? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.01.15, 01:35 AM Flag
[ - ] How do you know if you are on the rebound or not? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
When you keep picturing your ex's reaction to finding out you are with the new person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
No... not doing that... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:57 PM Flag
»
Well, that's good. Sometimes you just meet the right person at a weird time. But as long as you aren't constantly referencing your ex, that's a positive sign [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:59 PM Flag
»
Well how about his- I love when he is around and we spend a lot Of time together. But once he's out of sight he's out of mind... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
Did you feel this way about your ex? Are spending too much time with the new guy to the point you need more alone time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:11 PM Flag
»
Maybe too much time! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:13 PM Flag
»
I'd explain to him that you're the type of person who needs more alone time to recharge. If you're still not missing him then, you have your answer. But it may be that you haven't spoken up for yourself yet and you're feeling a bit of resentment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
This is me, sort of. I enjoy BF a lot but am not pining for him when we aren't together. I don't think that necessarily means I am on the rebound, but I am not sure exactly what it does mean. I am pretty independent, maybe it just means that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:51 PM Flag
»
Good one. That's basically it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
I would say you are not on the rebound if your ex tried to get you back and you would actually say no and want that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone's DC have recent experience in an inclusion/ collaborative class? DD is going into 3rd and placed in one of the classes. ELA year and all , just wondering what the main differences are. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:49 PM Flag
»
First, 3rd grade testing means nothing, so don't worry. Second, my ds was in a CTT class and it was great. I really think it depends on the make up of the class though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:52 PM Flag
»
Thanks. Do we need to be conferences with behavioral issues? Or mainly learning disabilities? We just moved here and I love how the school tells us nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
* concerned [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
The kids that were in our class were kids that needed OT, speech, etc. It wasn't anything major. The class has 2 teachers and that was a plus. That doesn't mean you can't get a kid that is disruptive though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
If a kids only needs OT and speech, they are not classified as CTT. The kid has to have learning issues or behavioral issues that affect their learning. I have seen great ones and awful ones just like any class. There will be two teachers which can be very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:46 PM Flag
»
DD was in the inclusion class in 5th grade and then in 8th. She liked having the extra teacher and thought the non-IEP kids seemed more accepting of their classmates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:02 PM Flag
»
Also parents who are more accepting and less competitive PITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:54 PM Flag
»
Yes, good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:07 PM Flag
»
Slightly off topic, but does anyone think an inclusion class works out better for girls than boys? I think the ratio can be up to 1/2 inclusion, 1/2 typical. Seems like more boys than girls have disruptive behavioural issues so girls would have more typical peers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:17 PM Flag
»
Many believe boys have more disruptive issues in class because they are being asked to sit for long periods of time without a physical output for their energy. Seems boys are wired differently than girls, they need to run off the energy in order to concentrate better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
Interesting point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
This x millions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:41 PM Flag
»
+ another x millions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 04:00 PM Flag
»
It's 60 general Ed 40 special Ed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:40 PM Flag
»
In NYC, up to 12 kids can have IEPs in one class. It is supposed to be 60/40. Union will not allow teacher to have more than 12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:47 PM Flag
»
My dc was a general Ed student in the ICT class in 4th grade. I was so concerned - turned out to be the best year ever -academically and socially. Hope you have the same experience! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Nest parents. If I paid the supply fee, is it safe to assume that my K student only needs to show up with a backpack and lunch? Haven't received his class/teacher info either. Will that all come along? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:45 PM Flag
»
Nest mom here. Yep, backpack and lunch. It's pretty awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:48 PM Flag
»
I forgot snack. They have snack in the morning. The first day of K is a half day so I don't think you need lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
Check the school website for updates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:54 PM Flag
»
They did another parent orientation when my dd started k on that first day of school. Teacher assignments are posted on the website 1 or 2 days before school starts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:52 PM Flag
»
OP. Thank you for the info! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:09 PM Flag
»
In later years they may want to bring favorite pencils, pens. You might want to discourage some of that--scented gel pens were a bane for teacher in DD's 4th grade class--and certainly not required. Welcome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else just a little excited for fall? I'll miss the summer but I'm ready to get on with the year now. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:45 PM Flag
»
Usually , yes. This year, no. Summer was too short, still chilly in May & early June. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:51 PM Flag
»
+1mm never want summer to end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:53 PM Flag
»
I love fall but that means winter is not far behind. I hate winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:53 PM Flag
»
Me too. I'm dreading summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
I think you mean you're dreading winter. I actually like it when it's very cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:01 PM Flag
»
Yes lol , have not had my coffee yet ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
Bottoms up. What don't you like about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
Teacher? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:54 PM Flag
»
No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:54 PM Flag
»
Of course not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
Fall is my favorite season. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
Me too. Everything feels cozy and warm. It doesn't feel as rushed. I love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:09 PM Flag
»
We have had a really nice summer but I am ready to get my schedule back. Every summer My workout schedule goes to shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Has UB discussed the painted USA ladies in Times Square? Article written (I used the term loosely) by a woman who went undercover. Gee, you are getting money for being naked and you have a pimp but it is not exploiting women? If you say so. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
They have a pimp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:37 PM Flag
»
Yes and he takes 30% of the cut but they are liberated women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:57 PM Flag
»
Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:38 PM Flag
»
Z mom please get yourself to Starbucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:39 PM Flag
»
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:21 PM Flag
»
I'm not a prude, but there are a lot of families with young kids and I wish they would find a way to stop it. I also don't like the underwear clad cowboy either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:45 PM Flag
»
are the women waxed so you don't see hair down there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:46 PM Flag
»
Yes the woman said she got a bikini was and a mani/pedi before the gig. She also went to Sephora to have her face makeup done and the pimps friend painted her body. So gross. I'm nor a prude at all I just find it wrong when women spout that it is their right and it's liberating. How can having disgusting men in Times Sq. leer at you be liberating? They are also cashing in on being naked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
This. The pimps makeup friend is also a male. Can't imagine being naked while a strange pimp dude touches my breasts. Think I'll pass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
Just to be clear, it is actually a pimp? Why do they need a pimp? It is not an illicit activity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:58 PM Flag
»
The pimp sets them up, takes 30%of the cut and hangs around so that they don't get touched (but men grab their breasts quickly anyway). He calls himself and artist and a body guard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
Well, I guess that's fair. It seems like a HUGE cut. But maybe it is good to have someone there not to harass TOO much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
How about they don't do it. If they are so empowered why do they need men to protect them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:07 PM Flag
»
They shoudn't do it. But they do. And if they're going to do it, they might need some burly guys around. Not unfathomable. They need the men because they might (or might not) be empowered but they are not physically powerful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:24 PM Flag
»
So sick. I hope they're embarrassed later. Can you imagine telling your dd, "Oh I used to flash my titties and get my picture taken with old farts in Times Square for tips." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
Do men really grab them?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:07 PM Flag
»
I believe it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:25 PM Flag
»
Of course. Wake up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Of course! They're just stripping. They would make more money at Scores! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
Completely fucked up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:27 PM Flag
»
Of course. It's not liberating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:27 PM Flag
»
+1mm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:51 PM Flag
»
I read that stupid article. She's not exactly a deep thinker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:15 PM Flag
»
I know. I talked to my dd about it. She thought it was fine at first until I explained to her the real deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:26 PM Flag
»
I don't think you know what a pimp is. No one is making these girls do this stuff. They want to do it, and they're willing to pay 30% to have guys around to protect them. That's not a pimp. That's a bodyguard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:46 PM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you breastfeed a sibling's or close friends child if they couldn't? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:34 PM Flag
»
i would if it were right there when it needed to be fed. i'd not go somewhere or make arrangements, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
Sorry- I mean on a regular basis for the first few months... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:41 PM Flag
»
no way. i am not personally grossed out. it's just a baby. but it would be so much work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
Unless you live together how would that be possible? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
Pump? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:44 PM Flag
»
That's not breastfeeding that's donating milk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:48 PM Flag
»
Exactly and yes I would be very happy to do that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:42 PM Flag
»
If you lived close and spent most days with them because your kids were the same age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:46 PM Flag
»
Is this a real scenario or are you just a curious weirdo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:48 PM Flag
»
My bet is a curious weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
I can't breastfeed- I'm wondering if there is a solution other than formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:51 PM Flag
»
Just do formula. Seriously. I BF'd my first and had a horrible time with it. If I had another I would do formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
It's so much easier the second time around (not bf'ing, but letting go of all the guilt). Bf'ing did end up working out easier with #2, but I decided to supplement her with formula from day 1, and had a glorious full night of sleep in the hospital. I loved her so much from the get go; had none of the resentment I had toward my first db in the beginning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:11 PM Flag
»
That's asking a lot of anyone. The formula they make now is supposed to be really good. A lot of us were formula fed babies back in the day and we turned out all right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
I was formula feed and feel like this stopped me from having a good bond with my mom. Sister breastfeed and while she gets a frustrated as me with mom, they are a lot closer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:59 PM Flag
»
Oh come on. This is most definitely BS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:12 PM Flag
»
It maybe wrong but it's how I feel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:14 PM Flag
»
So are you saying OP's child would be closer to the breastmilk donor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:13 PM Flag
»
There are breastmilk banks but they are SUPER expensive. I couldn't breastfeed either and I looked into them but it was something ridiculous like $2-3k per month. Just do formula - you and your baby will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:11 PM Flag
»
Yes. Not as common as many years ago, but I bet you could find a wet nurse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:22 PM Flag
»
No, they can use formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:51 PM Flag
»
I would donate extra milk if they asked but I don't think I could make enough for a second baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:59 PM Flag
»
I pumped and shared the milk with friend's db so yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
Really? Did she ask? If so how? And how much did you share? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:06 PM Flag
»
I was once flushing left over BM down the drain because I was at get place. She was shocked and told me she will take it next time if I plan to flush it. That was it. I gave her 1/2 of what I had in a freezer next day then I just kept sharing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:12 PM Flag
»
Yes, if it was important to the mom and I had enough of a supply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:21 PM Flag
[ - ] If you had a deabeat dad or were adopted and eventually met one of your non-involved biological parents, how did it go? I found a half sister on facebook and messaged her. His wife called me and said he doesn't know I exist and asked that I stay away. Thinking of getting in touch with him. 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:34 PM Flag
»
Get in touch if that is what you want. This is about you, not them. You are not here to protect anyone's feelings. Even if he doesn't know. You may not form a relationship with these people in the end but you deserve to know where you come from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:37 PM Flag
»
I guess I just don't want to be the catalyst in somebody else's destruction, if that makes any sense? I worry it will be extremely awkward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:40 PM Flag
»
This is a very common feeling with adopted/abandoned, like you might cause a problem if you put yourself first. People pleasing. Let me say this loud so you hear me: YOU ARE ALLOWED TO KNOW WHERR YOU COME FROM. They are the ones who made mistakes or were irresponsible. YOU owe HIM nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:44 PM Flag
»
She doesn't. But then why cause trouble? What would she get out of it? Maybe just some medical history? How much is that worth. Not much, I presume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:48 PM Flag
»
It doesn't matter how little or much she gets from it. It's not her responsibility to consider the 'trouble' her existence will cause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:52 PM Flag
»
Why? He is just another human being. You can choose to show some courtesy or not. You don't have any more right to be inconsiderate with him than with anyone else. Of course, he might not mind knowing he has a daughter. That is a consideration, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
It's not inconsiderate to want to acknowledge your existence with a parent. Making a few people uncomfortable is not more important than her needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:02 PM Flag
»
Not really. There is no need for the parent to know. She has no need. It is being ego-centric. You have the right to be ego-centric, as always. But own up to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:06 PM Flag
»
Her need is to know who her father is and where she comes from. Closure. Heritage understanding. Identification.... The list goes on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
Mine was a married guy, I'm the product of an affair. We met once or twice when I was little but I didn't really remember much about him. I attended a top boarding school and ended up getting into his alma mater (his other daughter was rejected, which played into the dynamic). A week or so before I got the letter he contacted me with the good news (he is friendly with a lot of people from our alma mater) and asked to see me. We met up for dinner and it was so weird. He asked me very impersonal questions (what do you want to do with your life, what are your hobbies, etc.) Then he told me I should be a lawyer and handed me a check for 5500 dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:39 PM Flag
»
wow - how are you dealing w/ this? have you moved past it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
Currently I'm dealing with the awkwardness of our relationship. His parents want a relationship with me and have put me in their will, which created a lot of tension. His wife asked me not to come to a party at my paternal grandparents' house recently and said she couldn't show up if I was there. I ended up going and she didn't show up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:45 PM Flag
»
Good for his parents. What he wife chooses to do is her prerogative. Nothing to do with what you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:47 PM Flag
»
That must be so awkward. All this because you went to a good college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:49 PM Flag
»
It's not just that. Obviously, I'm the product of an affair and apparently that is my fault. It's just a weird relationship. His family has a history at my alma mater and I'm the only child of his that attended. The fact that I went to his school is basically the only thing our relationship hinges on. My therapist thinks that my half-sister believes that I am 'upstaging' her in some way because I managed to do everything her father wanted her to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:56 PM Flag
»
You are not responsible for how you can into existence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
Yes, it sounds like the school is a central connection. Weird. Are they at least nice when you see them? You can understand his daughter. She's probably pissed, disappointed, sad. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:07 PM Flag
»
omg. I'm so sorry you have to deal w/ this. Glass half full - life is short and you at least get to know your dad. Nice that your grandparents want to see you. gl! Families are difficult, even the seemingly normal ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
Good for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:06 PM Flag
»
np. that's so interesting. What a strange dynamic to live with. Do you have any relationship with your bio half sister [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:44 PM Flag
»
She doesn't like me, I probably wouldn't like her even if we weren't related. Oddly enough, I discovered a couple of months ago that we had probably met a couple times in high school. One of my friends at school's brother dated her and I used to go visit her in the city a lot. Rather strange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
It's curious how one person's decisions trickle down to affect everyone in one way or another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:56 PM Flag
»
Did you know it was his Alma Mater when you applied? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:29 PM Flag
»
It's one of the top schools in the country. I think my mother had mentioned it before, but it didn't come into play. I didn't know he was that into the school, that's for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 03:26 PM Flag
»
Wait, so his wife knows now (through her daughter) but the father still does not know? That seems weird to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:39 PM Flag
»
Apparently, yes. She said she doesn't want him to know because it would hurt him and their family too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:57 PM Flag
»
Not your problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:01 PM Flag
»
This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:07 PM Flag
»
+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:11 PM Flag
»
Totally. If you want to get in touch w him, you should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:26 PM Flag
»
My dad was a deadbeat, left when I was little. I married a man with money and it ended up in some magazine. His aunt showed him the article and he tried to get contact with me, after years of not wanting to know me and not giving my mom a dime. I told him to go to hell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
Bravo! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:53 PM Flag
»
Nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:34 PM Flag
»
Weirdly, I know several people who have been in this situation, a couple of times due to parental alienation. One was a guy who had two biological sisters (half) he'd never met--products of his dad's earlier marriage. He got in touch, they met and it went fine but they don't have much in common and I don't think communicate often. Another is a friend whose father had other children in a different relationship and now that all the parents are deceased, she reached out. One sibling responded and they have a real bond now; one wants nothing to do with her. And I know two women who reached out to their fathers after years of no contact and gained a different understanding of what went down during the divorces. Both are now in regular touch with their fathers (and their half-siblings). One of the mothers has not reacted well but also can't deny what happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:13 PM Flag
[ - ] DH reaching laguardia at 9 am for 9.30 am flight. Do you think that he will be able to make it. He has printed boarding pass already. 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:32 PM Flag
»
depends on how much he has to put through security. i'd say not. they also close the gate, supposedly, 15 min before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:33 PM Flag
»
Not if they are late boarding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:35 PM Flag
»
i'm supposing the flight is not late in any way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
they're never late, especially when you need it to be late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:50 PM Flag
»
no. they want you at the gate to board at least 30-45 minutes earlier now. sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:34 PM Flag
»
BS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
My flight was postponed 2 hours at LGA last night, so... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:34 PM Flag
»
does he have priority security clearance, if so, yeah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:35 PM Flag
»
this would help a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:40 PM Flag
»
Its 8:35 now, how do you know when he will reach LGA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
guess from the taxi departure, obv [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
oh yeah, like you can time the trip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:47 PM Flag
»
Are you illiterate? I am tracking his location by iPhone. Google is saying arrival time is 9 am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:49 PM Flag
»
lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:56 PM Flag
»
Is google that reliable? Usually, I find them off a little. But hope he makes it. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:01 PM Flag
»
he makes it if he screams to TSA at the scanners that his flight is at 930am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
They do not care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:53 PM Flag
»
Op: keeping my fingers crossed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:45 PM Flag
»
depends -- if he's taking the shuttle, absolutely. if he's taking a regular flight, he can still make it if he has priority clearance. He can still make it even if he doesn't have priority clearance, but goes to the front of the security line and begs the folks to let him jump the line. But he will have to hurry/run. He basically has no more than 15 minutes to get through security and to the gate. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:52 PM Flag
»
Probably not. LGA securities is ridiculous, even if you've priority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:53 PM Flag
»
I need to know if he makes it! Please keep me posted! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:56 PM Flag
»
He reached there. I called him but he did not answer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:03 PM Flag
»
do not distract him, he will either make plane or not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:06 PM Flag
»
OP: He made it. He just boarded the plane. He was breathless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
Haha good to know how late I can show up at LGA :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:22 PM Flag
»
:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:24 PM Flag
»
nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:28 PM Flag
»
great news! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:15 PM Flag
»
OP: I did not mention that he missed his flight from Newark at 7.30am and I booked his flight from Laguardia at 9.30 am. He drove to Laguardia from Newark. He had to park the car also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:14 PM Flag
»
Awesome. A Happy Monday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:18 PM Flag
»
Yes. He is attending an important meeting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:21 PM Flag
»
No. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:21 PM Flag
»
^^ Oops. Glad I was wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else know someone whose memory completely conks out after even one drink? They seem completely normal and we have normal conversations at 6, 7pm, then in the morning they have no recollection of anything we talked about. My ex is like this. He came to pick up the kids for the day and proceeded to ask me the same questions we just went over last evening. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:12 PM Flag
»
Are you sure it's just one drink? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:14 PM Flag
»
It's not just one drink over the course of the evening but I know when he gets out of work so it's only a drink or two at the time we speak and plan for the next day. He's usually in bed by 9. He's a happy hour drinker. Has been for decades. He just never remembers a damn thing that goes on in those 3-4 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:16 PM Flag
»
He's drinking more than one drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:36 PM Flag
»
Probably mixing with pills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:19 PM Flag
»
He's my ex and I have plenty bad I could say about him, but that's definitely not anything he's into. Fortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:34 PM Flag
»
Check liver function. Not kidding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:24 PM Flag
»
really? Is that a memory thing or just because he drinks frequently? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:33 PM Flag
»
If he's blacking out all the time he's drinking a lot. You can be sure of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:36 PM Flag
»
He isn't blacking out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:49 PM Flag
»
My dh does this because he isn't paying attention... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:30 PM Flag
»
sounds totally, totally f'kd up but I have problems blacking out after a couple of drinks, well maybe after 3. Even if it's over the course of an evening. So weird and freaks me out so much. Did some research recently and, it doesn't speak to a larger problem it's just that this happens with some people. I actually hide it from my dh a bit because it's so embarrassing. And, I've cut way down on my drinking because it freaks me out so much. Whole evenings are gone from my memory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
Yep. Drinking isn't worth it. Really isn't. I'm done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:37 PM Flag
»
Did he have drinks with Bill Cosby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:37 PM Flag
»
Is it April again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:07 PM Flag
»
np: Even jokes have to be seasonal and fashionable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:12 PM Flag
»
Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:40 PM Flag
»
If I have a few drinks in the evening I get a little fuzzy on the details. Sometimes I'll temporarily forget exactly what I ended up having for dinner or what I watched on TV. Then I'll remember a few seconds later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Now parents are complaining to the principal that their children are saying that the cafeteria is too noisy to eat lunch. Really people? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:11 PM Flag
»
Mine's not too bad but a friend had her kid in a public with some mixed kids and the daughter (K) told me she covered her ears with her hands during lunch when I asked her how's her new school. My friend took her kids outta there in 2 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:16 PM Flag
»
Her child has issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:25 PM Flag
»
The kid doesn't have issues, but the mom does for taking her out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:29 PM Flag
»
It was a number of things. But that cafeteria must have been crazy. She did the previous year with my daughter and she's perfectly normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:31 PM Flag
»
Mixed kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:46 PM Flag
»
I know. You are so much more egalitarian and superior to others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:02 PM Flag
»
No I havce a mixed kid and you are a racist moron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
I don't mean the individual children are mixed. It is a mixed demographics school. I might be racist. But you're the moron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:29 PM Flag
»
Separate but equal right? You are scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:48 PM Flag
»
#youstandwithgeorgezimmerman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:10 PM Flag
»
And that's fine. You stand with morons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:30 PM Flag
»
I fear for your children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:48 PM Flag
»
I absolutely can't stand the crazy disorganized public school insanity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:18 PM Flag
»
I'm extremely happy with our public school experience and spent many a happy hour volunteering in a happy, noisy lunchroom. Let the children relax in the middle of the day. No different than a bar at happy hour [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:27 PM Flag
»
I think many kids develop add and ADHD from crazy chaotic habits developed in schools. I would love for parents like yourself to get real work (not volunteer but kind that requires thinking and concentration) done during class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:32 PM Flag
»
NP. I really had issues in crazy K and middle school. PreK, elementary and HS were all organized, more or less quiet and civilized. You guys don't know what you are doing to your kids when you expose them to situations that are beyond uncomfortable for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:37 PM Flag
»
Life gets uncomfortable. If your child can't handle a school cafeteria in elementary school YOUR child has a problem that should be addressed. Stop acting as if the cafeteria is the problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:51 PM Flag
»
np: You are so full of crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:38 PM Flag
»
lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:38 PM Flag
»
And your medical degree is in what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:39 PM Flag
»
No one develops ADHD from a noisy cafeteria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:48 PM Flag
»
Veal kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:19 PM Flag
»
Helicopter parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:27 PM Flag
»
Mine growing up was like that. It sucked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:32 PM Flag
»
Rowdy kids are a nightmare for the more quiet and introverted children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:38 PM Flag
»
What's the student body like? I wouldn't love rowdy chaos, either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:05 PM Flag
»
I hated the noise in my cafeteria when I was young also. Cafeterias are noisy places: as long as nobody is running around or throwing anything, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:20 PM Flag
»
Define "too noisy." A silent cafeteria can be very unpleasant too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:31 PM Flag
»
It's horrible! Children sit quietly in class - good grief - let them talk at lunch! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:52 PM Flag
»
I agree with you: forced silence at meals is unnecessarily harsh, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 02:08 PM Flag
»
Life is noisy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I couldn't relate to anything on the VMAs. Is this how everyone feels at 50+ when it comes to the younger generation? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:09 PM Flag
»
I already feel like that and I'm only 44. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:10 PM Flag
»
Lol. Me too, 31! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:24 PM Flag
»
Ha ha. Maybe you're an old soul. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:25 PM Flag
»
Plus one. I am 30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:29 PM Flag
»
Miley Cyrus is disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:14 PM Flag
»
She is very WTF to me, and I can't figure out if it's her or if it's me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:17 PM Flag
»
She does what she has to keep in the public eye. It's her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:19 PM Flag
»
It's her. I am 50 and like a lot of pop music out there right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:40 PM Flag
»
actually she is smart, because people are talking about her..."I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:19 PM Flag
»
That's an extremely short-sighted thing to say. She's showing her youth and inexperience right there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:20 PM Flag
»
P.T. Barnum, Mae West, George M. Cohan, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, “Big Tim” Sullivan all agree with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:22 PM Flag
»
Oscar Wilde may have changed his mind about that at some point, just a hunch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
Are you 115 years old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
it worked for them and it works now, she is all over the news right now and every time she is mentioned her value is increased. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:39 PM Flag
»
+1 Can you say Kardashians. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:48 PM Flag
»
I'm not a fan but I think many child actors go to extremes to break away from the goodie goodie mold they are put into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:41 PM Flag
»
that's along the lines of something I read also. I'm not the girl next door anymore etc. I seem to recall that happening with ... what was her name, Taylor Momsen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:58 PM Flag
»
I can't be bothered to watch this crap anymore. There is absolutely no new ground to be covered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:36 PM Flag
»
I'm 36 and couldn't watch it. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:57 PM Flag
»
I only know some of this stuff because of DD. Otherwise I would know nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:38 PM Flag
»
I was too busy watching Bachelor in Paradise to bother with the VMAs. I'm also 50+ but love that stupid show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate Mondays 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:08 PM Flag
»
I don't work and neither does DH so every day is a weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:10 PM Flag
»
Pin a rose on your nose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:19 PM Flag
»
Jelly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:21 PM Flag
»
I just spent the long weekend DH. Love him loads but so Glad to get back to work. But the I love my job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:23 PM Flag
[ - ] My retarded umc suburban middle school lists the birthdays of all faculty and staff publicly. How fucktarded is that? I think I'm going to write an anonymous email to the superintendent. They didn't even do this in elementary. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:31 AM Flag
»
why is this pissing you off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:32 AM Flag
»
You are slow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:35 AM Flag
»
the person who uses the word fuckarded is calling me slow...just ignore the list, so much easier than getting pissed off about it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:38 AM Flag
»
I'm sorry. I was mistaken. You are fucktarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:39 AM Flag
»
you sound like angry white trash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:42 AM Flag
»
Well, you'd be wrong, dear fucktarded, not that it matters as long as I'm not fucktarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:47 AM Flag
»
you sound lovely, (NOT!!!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:48 AM Flag
»
I actually am. But you wouldn't know that, being fucktarded and all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:04 PM Flag
»
np - you sound totally unhinged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:39 PM Flag
»
Sure, "np." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:51 PM Flag
»
sounds like a big old gift grab [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:33 AM Flag
»
Withouta doubt. Shameless. It's really quite repugnant. Imagine doing this anywhere else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:36 AM Flag
»
At our school, you should see the competition for best "Teacher Appreciation Day" gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:37 PM Flag
»
I can just imagine. How did schools become like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:42 PM Flag
»
The worst part of all is that you know there are twenty or so moms who will be walking into school with a gift every week, starting the arms race. I'd like to think that the tea hers were smart enough to see through it, but they're not. They will take the gifts and say "oh, Mrs Johnson is so nice!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:47 AM Flag
»
That's what happens at our school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:06 PM Flag
»
The arms race. Ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:06 PM Flag
»
Do you remember some thread about gifts on here one year about how some people felt that giving and receiving gifts seemed a chore? Then one teacher chimed in, "I love receiving gifts from parents and I really appreciate them." Really? You appreciate getting gifts that do not obligate you to pay in kind? Wow. What a smart teach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:07 PM Flag
»
np. I once posted here what we give teachers for the holidays and someone claiming to be a teacher said that if she got a gift like that it would go straight into the trash as soon as my back was turned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:19 PM Flag
»
Oh, yes. I remember that. I think it was a handmade good, right? Something sentimental. She doesn't have enough room for sentimental stuff. She makes room for gift cards, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:24 PM Flag
»
I've seen a mom at school walking in with Tiffany bags. Her kid is "spirited" (the white UMC version of "disruptive brat"), so I guess this helps keep him out of trouble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:27 PM Flag
»
Call supers office stat. Does your district have a policy on gifts? Ours does. You need one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:50 AM Flag
»
No, it appears we do not. So unprofessional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:07 PM Flag
»
It is very poor policy not to have one. You need to complain specifically. NYC has a good one to copy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:15 PM Flag
»
I have heard of high school teachers getting diamond jewelry for Christmas in the district. I thought it was insane at the time but I am not surprised now. They encourage it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:21 PM Flag
»
Wow, you need to complain. This is close to abuse by public employee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:23 PM Flag
»
I'm just wondering if they could trace my IP if I send an email or if that's just for direct logins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:27 PM Flag
»
Doubt they would, but don't chance it, go to a library. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:31 PM Flag
»
^^tell them your next step will be to local newspaper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:31 PM Flag
»
Yeah. I guess I will. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
Our school district has one. Value of no more than $5. I've seen moms report other moms for giving gifts that cost more ... they do price checks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Teacher here - my pet peeve is when teachers complain about having to go back to work after 2 months of, sorry everyone else. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:17 AM Flag
»
^^^two months off (not of). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:28 AM Flag
»
You're not a teacher - every teacher complains about going back to work. Every one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:28 AM Flag
»
yes i am and yes everyone complains about going back to work after vacation, but they are all doing it all over fb. i know every person they know who is not a teacher is saying,"damn shut up, you had 2 months, i get 2 weeks". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:31 AM Flag
»
Yes, exactly. They don't get sympathy from private sec folks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:59 PM Flag
»
You're an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:32 AM Flag
»
I'm a teacher and not me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 11:47 AM Flag
»
I'm a teacher and I'm pretty excited, but nervous about giving up my cushy summer schedule. However that is the normal chatter, what office to people really say to eachother..its. Monday! Yes! Lovin being back her at the office! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:40 PM Flag
»
And stop with hating on your profession. Isn't it bad enough everyone saying we're dumb that's why we teach, we're lazy, incompetent and now you want to add that our idle chatter isn't cheery enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:43 PM Flag
»
My second grader's teacher's answer choices to the question "How excited are you about second grade?" includes: I wish it were summer still and I was bored. And she has a master's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:55 PM Flag
»
teachers are awful people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:44 PM Flag
»
so what? So are attorneys, cops, politicians, medical receptionists, nurses, fasion desighners, celebrities... Anyone else whose field we can easily define.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:49 PM Flag
»
Yes and they also have off very often during the year. It's a cushy gig, the complaining is annoying. They may shrivel up with only 4 weeks vacation like the rest of the population. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 12:59 PM Flag
»
Many don't want to teach anyway. Consider the source. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:00 PM Flag
»
Eh, relax. Teachers are humans, too, and a little vent on FB about the end of summer is no big deal. People are just jealous of their schedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.31.15, 01:14 PM Flag
Refresh » New Post »
close [X]

close [X]

Select a Category (only 1)

category
Stages
Regions