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[ - ] I recently lost weight and thought it would be easy to shop for Clothing. But I walk out of every store empty handed. I have no idea what is flattering. Where to start? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:36 AM Flag
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See a personal shopper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:42 AM Flag
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+1. he/she will get you to try on things that you wouldn't expect would look good on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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I'd suggest: Look at celebrities around your age and built whose style you admire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:46 AM Flag
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Ok. Who is 5"3 and average shaped? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:10 AM Flag
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Just google petite celebrities fill in the age and see where that takes you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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Spanx and then everything is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Alright, look. If you want to send your 8 year old away to camp for six weeks that's on you. But you cant then complain about how much you miss them and post things like "all is right when my kid is home!". Because you're the one who sent him in the first place! 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:18 AM Flag
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Ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:21 AM Flag
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:22 AM Flag
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Amen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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Sometimes we actually do things for our kids that are not for our own benefit. Sometimes those things actually are emotionally painful for us while fantastic for our children. Amazing, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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I think we all know that sending your young kid away for six weeks is not for their own good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:27 AM Flag
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You've obviously never been to camp. -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:29 AM Flag
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You're right. I was lucky that my parents actually wanted me around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:30 AM Flag
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Open your mind the tiniest bit and see if you can imagine a life that is different than yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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nnp SO this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:48 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:07 AM Flag
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+1. They don’t need it that young. 12 years + only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Only after the other kids have all been together for four years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:48 AM Flag
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That is bullshit. I went to sleepaway camp - kids come and go every summer and it is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:57 AM Flag
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By the time they're 12 they're almost done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:44 AM Flag
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And sometimes people do send their kids away all summer so they don't have to actually interact with them or just rough their own schedules! There's a whole Cadre of people on here who send their kids to camp and then they go to Europe. Imagine that LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:28 AM Flag
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What’s wrong with that? Marriage first, parenting second. That’s how you build a strong family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:49 AM Flag
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OK true but I would argue it is not in the interests of any 8 year old to send them away for six weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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You would be wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:53 AM Flag
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I judge this. You can argue back. There is no reason a child that young who may still believe in Santa Claus needs to spend six entire weeks away from home so that you can put your feet up or whatever you want to do. Sending them away for 2 weeks - okay. Sending an 11 yo who wants to go away for six weeks - okay. Sending an 8 yo away for 6 weeks is lazy and selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:57 AM Flag
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The kids going that young are almost all Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:59 AM Flag
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and? Jesus went up a mountain. He was Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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Mine went for 3.5 weeks at age eight and when we picked her up almost the first thing she said was “I want to come for all seven weeks next year!” You might not be the type to thrive at camp, or your children might not be, but everyone isn’t the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:12 AM Flag
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offs. Kids enjoy camp. No one is forcing them. My 5 yo was going up the block to sleep over her friends house and would have loved camp. We couldn't afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:25 AM Flag
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Like boarding school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:36 AM Flag
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CSB. My kid still goes to day camp, but thanks for PSA. I'll Center my life around this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:16 AM Flag
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I think you can miss someone that you send to camp. This is silly. I miss my dd in college. Camp is good for kids. (mine never went but I think it's fine). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:25 AM Flag
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Sleepaway camp is awesome ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:09 AM Flag
[ - ] POLL: 1. How long, if ever, did you BF for? 2. While BFing, did you gain/lose/stay the same? 3. When you stopped BFing did you gain/lose/stay the same? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:13 AM Flag
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I BF for 9 months with ds. Got back down to normal weight but felt kind of soft. Wasn’t until I stopped bf that I felt my body composition return to normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:15 AM Flag
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Not even one time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:17 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:29 AM Flag
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Terrible. For you and especially for DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:39 AM Flag
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Two years a a day. Lost — was two sizes below normal when DD was four or five months —peak nursing but eating very little solid food yet. By the time I stopped I was back to normal size. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:17 AM Flag
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2 years. Weight came off easily (gained 34), didn’t gain when stopped [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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Same here. Gained 40lbs and it all came off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:55 AM Flag
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12 mo, 13 mo; 2) slowly lost, am sure it wasn't because of BF'ing though, 3) same as #2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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About a year, then got tired of pumping at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:06 AM Flag
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2 years with first DC, one year with second. Lost most weight pretty quickly after giving birth, lost the last 5ish lbs after I stopped bf-ing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:40 AM Flag
[ - ] If a teenager buys “pods”, what is he getting? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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Small, family groups of whales. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:09 AM Flag
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lol!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:18 AM Flag
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the inserts for those vape things jules or whatever they are called [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:12 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:13 AM Flag
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Is it pot or could it be anything? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:13 AM Flag
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Could be anything. (And very likely not pot.) They come in all these silly flavors--mango, fruity whatever, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:35 AM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:37 AM Flag
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Dishwasher detergent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:12 AM Flag
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Peas. [ Reply | More ]
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apple wireless headphones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:17 AM Flag
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Giant plant products from space that he will hide near your bed while you sleep so they can take on your form and usurp your life. You’re next! And you! and you!, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:18 AM Flag
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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K cups. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:21 AM Flag
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pod people [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:25 AM Flag
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Uh-oh. Did you read your DC's texts? I agree with above. It's a JUUL vape pod. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:39 AM Flag
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[ - ] Have you ever heard of someone’s keeping a new home address secret until after the closing? I asked DD’s friend’s mom where to send a letter, and she said she would let me know after the closing so she didn’t “jinx” it. Is this like the Jewish tradition of not having baby equipment in the house until after the birth? Or is this woman just odd? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:05 AM Flag
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Who knows. A bunch of people at DD's school don't put their info in the directory. Makes me suspicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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It is so disgruntled parents can't drop off "educational" books if they see fit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:09 AM Flag
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Oooh burn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:45 AM Flag
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Why would you be sending them anything before they've closed on the house and moved into it? They don't live there yet, probably the sellers still do. Also, is it 1947 where you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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They moved out of the area to temporary housing but are closing on their house on Friday. DD wrote to their daughter today but only had the old address, where we live. I texted the mom and asked where to mail this letter. I don’t know what you mean about 1947. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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^^To clarify, they had to get to the new city for a job so stayed in a short-term rental while house hunting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Who sends letters? People from 1947, that's who. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:17 AM Flag
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Or children. DD has a very wide correspondence. She gets two or three letters a week from distant relatives and always writes back right away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:50 AM Flag
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From relatives. Not friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:55 AM Flag
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Yes, friends who don’t live near us. Two have moved away, and lots she met at camp. What do you have against people writing letters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:13 AM Flag
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My friends tell me their new address. They want me to have it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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I definitely didn't keep the address secret but I just didn't really tell anyone or want to talk about it. This was offer #6 and I had others fall through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:09 AM Flag
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Maybe she has been close before and something happened. Not a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:11 AM Flag
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Why would you mail something to a place the recipient doesn’t inhabit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:13 AM Flag
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As soon as you divulge the address, busybodies will google the price. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Not odd. Why do you need to send a letter before they move, THAT sounds odd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:15 AM Flag
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Her DD wrote a letter to mine, and mine wrote back. The timing was a coincidence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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^^Her DD didn’t use a return address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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I can see this. My house I desperately wanted fell though. We thought we had the deal closed and sure enough someone outbid us at the last moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:25 AM Flag
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It's not her new home until she closes???? That's why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:26 AM Flag
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No, sounds like response to snoopy, judgmental neighbors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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snoopy, judgmental moms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:46 AM Flag
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OP I’m not sure why you think wanting someone’s address so your child can mail a letter to her child is “snoopy.”. I’m guessing you don’t get much mail other than bills and ads though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:51 AM Flag
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The letter will get forwarded. You are snoopy. Own it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:54 AM Flag
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omg I give up. You people are nuts. It is a normal thing to have postal addresses for one’s friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:13 AM Flag
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Just send it to old address, it will be forwarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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Stop stalking them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:55 AM Flag
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And again, to repeat, it is NORMAL to have postal addresses for one’s friends! You need to put your gadget down and realize there is a whole real world out there and you do not, in fact, live in the matrix. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:14 AM Flag
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It is normal to wait till they send you a cute little changed address/oved care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:25 AM Flag
[ - ] OK I need to shut up about how I feel about MIL and SILs. DH was telling me about what a PITA it is for my ILs that they have to move out of their apartment (from their rental to an apartment they own - neither of which is their primary home). I rolled my eyes and said it's really not that big of a deal because they could hire someone to box up the minimal belongings they keep there and DH told me to stop counting other people's money. For context, I usually keep mouth shut about my MIL and my SILs (none of whom work, all of whom are consumed with their first world problems). I look like the jerk now. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:59 PM Flag
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You sound jealous of your sisters-in-law who got to stay home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:00 AM Flag
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Got to stay home because my MIL funds her, would not want her DH :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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Circumstances side, you sound jealous and I think your husband is picking up on that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:15 AM Flag
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OP the part that kills me is when I buy a new set of sheets from Target, for example, because one of our two current sets is ripped, and DH flips out on me for spending money (yes, before you ask - I WOH full-time and earn more than half of our income). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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There goes the green eyed monster rearing its ugly head again. I bet your sister-in-law's and buy new sheets whenever she wants to and no one says a word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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You got it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:13 AM Flag
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Not cool to trash your DH’s relatives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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He was out of line, you were not counting their money. You do not look like a jerk. He is a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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+1. You may have to tread lightly on this issue to keep peace in the house, but you're not wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:02 AM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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Moving is always a PITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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My DH is the same way. Say anything he perceives to be critical of his family and he can't stand it. I'm over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Yup, hand raised. Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:28 AM Flag
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He probably realizes they have issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:47 AM Flag
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You are the jerk now for rolling your eyes and trivializing what TO THEM is an issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:29 AM Flag
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I didn't do this to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:34 AM Flag
[ - ] DS is starting K this fall at one of the all boys K-8 schools. I am getting nervous. He’s a good kid but gets SO frustrated over things (a lot of crying and just giving up on things when he can’t do something) Can’t swim yet or ride a bike. I wonder how the school environment will be for him. Anyone BTDT? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:58 PM Flag
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He gonna get his ass KICKED [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:59 PM Flag
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Since they don't swim or ride bikes at school I wouldn't worry about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:59 PM Flag
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Op- just examples of things he has found frustrating. He’s not unathlectic, but his atttuide is just terrible :( Of course I try to be very positive/encouraging etc but I’m secretly annoyed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:04 AM Flag
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You may run into some obstacles, I have one with high anxiety and I have. But, you just do your best. With basic personality traits it's really difficult to change them ... you just learn to manage them as best you can. Humans, even little humans, are so complicated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:16 AM Flag
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This is boys. We expect a lot of them, and often they are more immature than girls. PS bet he does not act this way when he is with friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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Kids act very different when at school. Or was there a lot of crying in pre school? They won’t have swimming and biking in school so don’t worry about those. My DCs were late learners [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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There was crying/frustration in his preK. This is definitely an issue for him. He has many good qualities so I hope all is not lost but I have just been thinking about how important having a good attitude is. It’s literally the most important thing!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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He'll see that this is not how it's done in K. Trust me. And what if he does tantrum? A good teacher/school has seen it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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This. You might be surprised. The expectations of school, and being around his new friends, might bring out a new side in him! Be prepared for meltdowns at home, though. He will be exhausted! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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I hope so! I don’t care if he lets go at home and takes it out on us , I just want him to develop confidence and not give up so easily at school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:10 AM Flag
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How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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Almost 6. (On the older end of the class...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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That’s still young for bike riding and swimming. Maybe his expectations about things are too high and he gets frustrated because he can’t live up to them. Help him adjust his expectations so he doesn’t have such a big let down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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He does have high hopes for himself and expects to do everything perfectly the first time without having to work and improve. We try to manage his expectations but this seems to be an almost fixed trait for him. Obviously will keep working with him on this. He only got into SS schools, so I’m trying to tell myself these places did obviously see things like in him. But I cannot help feel like we’re throwing him to the wolves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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I have a DD like this. Gives up very easily. Gets really frustrated easily . Lots of crying. School has been fine but not perfect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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It will suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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I'm sure this was (at least) hinted at on the school report. He's not the first kindergartener to be like this. Be responsive to the teacher's feedback and ask for suggestions. He needs more practice. He needs strategies (counting to 10 when frustrated, etc.). If he's a talker, give him the language ("I'm feeling frustrated b/c..."). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Op- helpful, TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:33 AM Flag
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Anxiety. I think we've fostered these feelings of anxiety in our kids...I'm guilty of this as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:44 AM Flag
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+1. My DD is just like that. And incredible kid in many ways, but anxious, competitive and gets frustrated easily/short tempered. It's the NYC way of life. She is wicked smart and witty though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:45 AM Flag
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My ds never could ride his bike. (he did learn to swim at age 2 b/c we lived in FL). He was 9 when he rode a bike. He ended up going to Europe for a year in college and debate trips and on and on. Your kid is 5. He'll learn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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He is anxious and maybe a perfectionist -- I have one of these. We have someone he talks to (a few years older) who gives him tricks on how to get around his frustration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:20 AM Flag
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They are fucking boys- these schools deal with a massive range of personalities and maturity levels! Calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:43 AM Flag
[ - ] What other illnesses or diseases would cause a child to lose all of the hair on his head? Not chemo. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:54 PM Flag
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Alapecia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:57 PM Flag
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Or even alopecia [ Reply | More ]
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lol. I mean, not Lol ... but lol [ Reply | More ]
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Yes that’s what I meant! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 Haha [ Reply | More ]
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Lead in his blood stream. [ Reply | More ]
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Poison [ Reply | More ]
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How horrendous [ Reply | More ]
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Alien attack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:28 AM Flag
[ - ] I am getting up to go for a run. I'm not super happy to start, but I will be happy when i am done. goal is a short 3 miles. Feel free to tell me to keep going or to give up and go home. Either will egg me on :) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Go! I am a total slug, but always feel better once I've worked out. [ Reply | More ]
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Starting now! [ Reply | More ]
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Go! I worked out this morning and was close to backing out by felt great after [ Reply | More ]
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Do it! It's the best feeling. [ Reply | More ]
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Op here reporting in after mIle 1 [ Reply | More ]
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Turn around, that's enough [ Reply | More ]
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2 down one to go. Ugh! And ahhhh! All at once. Dmb circa 1996 is going to get me through this! [ Reply | More ]
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Doneeee!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I had my run before sunrise this morning: very nice. Not too humid. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Three identical strangers is amazing!! 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:28 PM Flag
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I'm waiting for it on cable. It's been really cool to see the brothers doing the interview circuit as they are now. They're the same age I am so it's even more interesting to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:29 PM Flag
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Didn't one of them commit suicide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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Oh God. I was just thinking of having seen two brothers on TV, didn't even occur to me to ask where the 3d brother was. Now I have gone from feeling disappointed to being kind of angry. That's terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:56 PM Flag
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He did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:58 PM Flag
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I just looked it up. TERRIBLE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:58 PM Flag
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What is the secret. I will not see the movie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:35 PM Flag
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There's no secret. Google. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:48 PM Flag
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Why were they separated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:35 PM Flag
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A horrible agency wanted to study the theory of nurture versus nature. They would send shrinks to see the kids throughout their lives but none of these people had the integrity to tell the families about the bonds their children shared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:40 PM Flag
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It was so hard to watch. More kids were treated so poorly, I hear they finally got access to their records after this documentary was released. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:39 PM Flag
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How were they treated poorly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:44 PM Flag
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np. I imagine they were treated poorly by not revealing to any of the adoptive parents or the brothers as they were monitored that their permanent biological family relationships were sacrificed in the name of psychological science. While there are lots of reasons sibling groups must be separated, including unavailability or unsuitability of a family to take all three infants, in this case all three sets of parents were never even told adopting the triplets as a group was an option. Unethical to the extreme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:53 PM Flag
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Well said. Also all three of the boys suffered from mental illness as teenagers, it may have been helpful to their parents to have known this was a family issue. Their birth mother was also mentally ill, though the boys only found this out when they tracked her down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:40 AM Flag
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There was a book written about 10 years ago by a pair of identical female twins who went through the same adoption agency and were separated but found each other. Very interesting. The agency also claimed that it was harmful for identical twins to be raised together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:58 PM Flag
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Glad they found each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:06 AM Flag
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Yep, they were in the doc too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:12 AM Flag
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Doctors really feel like they can rule the world, don't they? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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I can't watch a movie like that no matter how good it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:09 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:12 AM Flag
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Do you all remember seeing them in Desperately Seeking Susan? They were standing outside the newspaper office when Madonna showed up to place the personal ad... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:19 AM Flag
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wow! You have a great memory! I wonder if DSS is on netflix. I haven't seen it in a million years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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Well they mention it in the documentary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 01:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Be completely honest - for what percent of the work day are you *actually* working? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:24 PM Flag
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It varies according to work load. Some days (and nights) it's crazy. Other times, pretty laid back and I delve into organizing or personal stuff if not busy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:26 PM Flag
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many days all day some days 80%. Rarely less. and some of the 20% is chit chat with people who need to be chatted up to get their work done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:26 PM Flag
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Same here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:45 PM Flag
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This. I am efficient and am able to carve out time for errands, appointments, and chit chat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:51 PM Flag
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Prob 70%; would be more if bonuses ever varied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:27 PM Flag
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"I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work, Bob." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:30 PM Flag
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Me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:49 PM Flag
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I would say average like 70-75%. Some of that is relationship-building that isn't directly related to immediate work but pays off. Sometimes close to 100% when we are busy, occasionally I'll have a day that's more like 60%. I will try to find housekeeping projects like organizing files if there's nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:32 PM Flag
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70% work, 30% chit chat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:49 PM Flag
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Varies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:08 AM Flag
[ - ] HELP -- as I've gotten older, all the things I thought I'd enjoy aren't so great and now I have nothing I want. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:14 PM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:42 PM Flag
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You say you're older, but sound like a child! Grow up. Focus on something other than your immediate desires. You are no longer a 4 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:19 PM Flag
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It’s actually a bit sad - kind of like losing a hobby, mission or passion... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:10 AM Flag
[ - ] hahahahahahahhahahah 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:13 PM Flag
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lmao $2,100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:15 PM Flag
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it's a baja sweater!!!! were they 19 dollars? hahahahahah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:17 PM Flag
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I am sure meghan Markle will buy it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:32 PM Flag
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Well, if she liked it, she could afford it. Jealous? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:43 PM Flag
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I would never be jealous of that mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:50 PM Flag
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Her or the sweater? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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And. It's unisex. Yay DH can wear it too. Double the fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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It's cultural approbriation in cashmere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:37 AM Flag
[ - ] What NYC school do your DCs attend, what do you like most about it? Least? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:57 PM Flag
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Beacon- positive- diverse liberal crowd, great classes negative- disorganized, too much freedom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:08 PM Flag
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You like a diverse liberal crowd, then you're disappointed it's disorganized with no discipline? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:13 PM Flag
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shhhhh be best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:13 PM Flag
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No, she'd prefer to go to school with your kids having their Catholic asses raped by the priests. But discipline. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:14 PM Flag
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Get your meds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:21 AM Flag
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Catholic school in south Brooklyn. Warm, professional, a lot of extracurriculars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:20 PM Flag
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Stuy. Good academically. Lack of diversity and too much homework are the negatives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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Different SS schools. I like that my DCs love school and are doing really well. I dislike the distance between the two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:25 AM Flag
[ - ] DH is having another tantrum because DS and I were watching tv when he came home from work. According to him, we never should have had it on at all, or we should have turned it off when we knew he’d be coming home. He waited on the porch to see if we’d come out to greet him. I swear it’s like being married to kanye, except without the money. Has he ever once gotten off his fat ass to greet me? Oh that I can Think of. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:50 PM Flag
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Where do you women find these fabulous men? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:51 PM Flag
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This. These men don't suddenly turn into assholes when they marry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:58 PM Flag
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OP is married to a black man since she compares him to Kanye. Black men are like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:13 PM Flag
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Sometimes they do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:55 PM Flag
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DH acts like that and I do the big shrug or hit ignore. DH will get over it. I grind away at work and home and he can stuff the attitude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:53 PM Flag
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He’s not letting me ignore it. I just went for a walk becUSE I couldn’t stand the badgering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:54 PM Flag
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You learn to ignore. I've been married for almost 30 years. Let him have temper tantrums and enjoy the good times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:57 PM Flag
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He’s been working all day and you can’t greet him with a smile and shut off the damned boob tube? I’m on his side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:56 PM Flag
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I was working all day too! I had just picked up DS from camp and we watched a show for about 15 mins. I’m entitled to 15 mins of mindless drivel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:59 PM Flag
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You're entitled to watch TV all night. Tell him he's not the King of England and to STFU. tell him if he were someone pleasant to greet, things might change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:01 PM Flag
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So your approach to family life is for everyone to be equally shitty to one another? You took a vow to cherish this man. Is your word not good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:02 PM Flag
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Hey girlfriend, everyone has to adjust. When you've been married for a while, get back to me. Other family members don't need to jump and obey for one, unless you're one of those patriarchal evangelicals, which you sound like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:05 PM Flag
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I’ve been married 18 years. And I’m a Brooklyn atheist. DH and I both do things for each other that are beyond the bare minimums required. I really don’t think a pleasant greeting for your spouse is too much to ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:08 PM Flag
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It is if he's an asshole all of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:10 PM Flag
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No one is talking about unpleasant greetings. OP's husband came home according to her, is raging about the TV. Sounds like ''tis is a DH problem and not an OP problem. Perhaps you can talk to him about his inability to transition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:12 PM Flag
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Still trying to figure out how you’re being a brrooklyn atheist is relevant to this topic. FWIW, I like cheesecake and I listened to the go gos when I was growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:23 PM Flag
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I'm agnostic and it plays no part in personal relations. Not sure why PP made that point either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:33 PM Flag
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OR I wa responding to the person who assumed that I must be a patriarchal evangelical because I don’t abuse my husband and put his needs last behind my job and kids and tv habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:07 AM Flag
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Posted above and worked all day too. Your point is not relevant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:01 PM Flag
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LOLed at 'like being married to Kanye except without the money'. So why has this dynamic even gotten started? I know someone married to a guy just like this and have no idea why she enables this behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Here's my problem with the new, high-waisted pants style: when I tuck my shirt in, it highlights my belly. Grr, 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:36 PM Flag
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Just because something is in style doesn't mean you should be wearing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:45 PM Flag
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High waisted pants look good only on super super skinny, tall women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:51 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:53 PM Flag
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So funny, this is what I said about low waist pants when they first came out. They look good on almost nobody, and I’m sick of seeing naked muffin tops. I welcome the high waist comeback! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:16 AM Flag
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I have decided I like these unflattering trends. Now, everybody looks bad, so it levels the playing field for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:58 PM Flag
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Everyone I know looks good, not bad! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:00 PM Flag
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That's not a good look for a short person or a person with a belly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:00 PM Flag
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OP: I'm both! :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:54 PM Flag
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you have to be tall or have a long torso to pull that look off imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:11 PM Flag
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This. I have longs legs and very short torso, and they look awful on me. Not that I like that style to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:50 AM Flag
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They give me camel toe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:53 PM Flag
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Buy the next size up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:58 AM Flag
[ - ] I just ate 4 tacos from taco bell. Am definitively pig. I feel so gross. Damn you PMS. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:30 PM Flag
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I had 2 vegetarian tostadas at home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:40 PM Flag
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So? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:42 PM Flag
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So there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:46 PM Flag
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How madly interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:49 PM Flag
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They're small ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:46 PM Flag
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They aren’t that fattening [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:58 PM Flag
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I would be more concerned with the awful quality "meat" and non-organic stuff you're eating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:01 PM Flag
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Throw up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:09 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Which of these three countries do you think is the best place to visit: Spain, Malta or Portugal? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:27 PM Flag
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Never been to any of them. I recommend Austria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:34 PM Flag
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I've never been there. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:35 PM Flag
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Austria is boring. Spain is incredible and has so many interesting areas. Barcelona is a fabulous, fun city. The north of Spain: amazing food. Andalucia is great too, just too hot in the summer (think Florida in August). Portugal is run down and not much to see compared to Spain, France and Italy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:52 AM Flag
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They all have their great qualities. Best is a relative term. My boss and her boyfriend loved Malta - he's really into history so they got a lot of that (prehistoric temples, lots to see) as well as relaxation. Portugal is closest to NYC, a good value, beautiful, beach is not too far from Lisbon, great seafood and cheap wine. Lots of different places to visit in Spain so it's hard to size up... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:40 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:42 PM Flag
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Everyone on my Instagram feed seems to be in Portugal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:40 PM Flag
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Big tourist push this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:49 PM Flag
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More cheap flights there on TAP and United. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:12 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:49 PM Flag
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They all have very different places. For example, Barcelona and Madrid are nothing alike. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:50 PM Flag
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Yes. True. We just made our first international trip post kids and it went well so trying to broadly start thinking about options for the next one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:56 PM Flag
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Assuming you have never been to any of these I would do Spain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:04 PM Flag
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I love Spain. I haven't been to Malta or Portugal yet but they are both better values I would guess for the money. Barcelona is one of the most spectacular cities I have seen and I also enjoyed Madrid. I would also try to get to San Sebatian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:10 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:53 AM Flag
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Portugal was absolutely lovely, great beaches and wonderful food. Much easier to navigate than Spain. never been to Malta but I understand it's terrific too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:10 PM Flag
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I found the food in Portugal pretty bad. All the Portugese restaurants in NYC I go to have much better food. Spain on the other hand has awesome food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:54 AM Flag
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Spain for the food and we have friends in Madrid that love it (expats). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:15 PM Flag
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