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[ - ] What do you outsource? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:04 AM Flag
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Nothing. I'm UB poor. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:29 AM Flag
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A lot of shopping to AmazonPrime. Signed up when I was on bed rest 4 years ago and we have been best friends ever since. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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Cleaning, grocery shopping (fresh direct), childcare during week (WOH) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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Haha, you outsource your kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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Cleaning, some shopping/cooking, home maint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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Hair blowouts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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Nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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Cleaning, child care, laundry, tutoring, cooking, that's all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:17 AM Flag
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Cleaning once a week, shopping, childcare, parking the car, dog walking every so often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:09 AM Flag
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Cleaning + laundry 1x week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:14 AM Flag
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anything i can afford. currently: cleaning, laundry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:18 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:21 AM Flag
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Cleaning 2x a week, grocery delivery fresh direct and Instacart sometimes, PT nanny, online shopping for almost everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:26 AM Flag
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Cleaning, some cooking, and in the past childcare - kids are too old for childcare now though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:27 AM Flag
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oh yeah - tutoring too and homework help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:27 AM Flag
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Food bringtomeism [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:32 AM Flag
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Cleaning 2x month [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:35 AM Flag
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Laundry, food shopping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:41 AM Flag
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Sex [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:37 AM Flag
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Do tell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:50 AM Flag
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OW [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 04:44 AM Flag
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deep cleaning (biweekly cleaning lady), kids laundry, childcare for about 12 hours per week (I work) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Guys. The summit post was fake. Why do you keep falling for this crap? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:02 AM Flag
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98% of posts are fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:04 AM Flag
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94% of statistics are fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:22 AM Flag
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I don't know if it was fake, it just doesn't resonate with me so I ignore those posts. I live somewhere else. It's called bait, and whether you react positively or negatively, it's all bait and you're taking it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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I hate Summit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
[ - ] Looks like police may be invesrigating zoo family. I understand accidents happen but that is the first one in 38 years... terrible all around 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:01 AM Flag
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I have yet to see any videos of kid jumping fence, or eve what fence looked like.  [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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Me too. Where are they? [ Reply | More ]
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Recap? I hate videos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:24 AM Flag
[ - ] ISO Recs for London restaurants forgot summer trip. TIA! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:59 AM Flag
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For summer, not forgot summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:59 AM Flag
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Dishoom - delicious "trendy" Indian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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What is trendy Indian compared to normal Indian food? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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It's more the setting - it isn't your average brick lane curry joint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:37 AM Flag
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Oh love that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:12 AM Flag
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Masala Zone is also for trendy Indian....oh, I miss my life and British love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:40 AM Flag
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what does ISO mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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in search of [ Reply | More ]
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In search of [ Reply | More ]
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retard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:38 AM Flag
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:( Thank you to those who gave me the info I needed -- appreciated! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:41 AM Flag
[ - ] 7 yr old ds can't fall asleep anymore, stays up until 10/11pm. We read to he and his brother (9 yo) and leave their room by 8:30pm. 7 yo stays up for hours saying he can't sleep, he's scared, etc. and then starts crying because he's so distraught. I've caved a few times and laid down w/ him but, don't want to do that. Have never had to sleep w/ my kids to get them to sleep and don't want to start now. Kid needs his sleep! He still gets up by 6:30. No change in diet or anything else. How would you handle this? Hard to listen to him crying in his room. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:58 AM Flag
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What is he scared of? My DS did this when he was 6, and my DH would go chase the "monsters" out, and then all was well and he would go back to sleep in his own bed. It lasted a few months and hasn't happened since. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:00 AM Flag
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he's almost 8 so, that doesn't really work anymore. He's scared of shadows, sounds, EVERYTHING! I'm just not sure how hard assed I should be, I feel bad for him. It's like insomnia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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Did he experience something that suddenly made him scared? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:04 AM Flag
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nope but, he watches some movies occasionally that he might view as scary. Hard to judge at this age, some kids aren't phased by stuff and others are. Since his brother is 9, we might push it a little but, seriously, just a little. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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I would probably not let him watch anything remotely scary. His brother might not be phased by it, but he may take it as something that could literally happen. It seems like he thinks the movies are going to come to life at night. Maybe watch some Disney movies with him that are happy feel good movies. Or explain to him that they are just movies and they aren't real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:11 AM Flag
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Scared of the gorilla exhibit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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op - lol! love those freakin' gorillas!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:10 AM Flag
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I'm not one for crying. Let him sleep in your bed? Move him later. Does he share or have own room? Sharing might make him less afraid. It's always easier to sleep with a loved one close. Trundle bed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:02 AM Flag
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NP: if you let him do this, then you could possibly create a really bad habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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It really isn't a bad habit. I've never met a teen who couldn't sleep. Have you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:09 AM Flag
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I've never met anyone in a healthy marriage who co sleeps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:14 AM Flag
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You don't know us. We co slept and have great marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:16 AM Flag
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I'm sure you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:19 AM Flag
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Why are you so nasty? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:29 AM Flag
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op - he shares w/ his brother and, brother is sick of him sleeping in his bed. Sometimes we let him fall asleep on the couch but, he'll wake up in the middle of the night saying he's scared after we move him to his bed. need to break this cycle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:09 AM Flag
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Maybe encourage sleepovers both at your house and others. He will be too embarrassed to be afraid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:16 AM Flag
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Ask him why is he scared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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Leave the light on for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:13 AM Flag
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Or a nightlight [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:15 AM Flag
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A lamp. Those small night lights that you plug into the wall create shadows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:18 AM Flag
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op - nightlight on in connecting bathroom, door to room open. thanks though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:19 AM Flag
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Leave the bedroom light on for him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:42 AM Flag
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Our DC was like this for about 3+ months, finally took him to a therapist, who gave him some cognitive behavior tips and talk therapy -took a while but he finally was able to get himself to sleep. this was more than 10 years ago - he is happy and well adjusted and sleeps fine, now. therapy was very helpful for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:34 AM Flag
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Put him to bed earlier, and lie down with him until he falls asleep. Sure you don't want to do that but every kid is different. Change the dynamics so that he can get over this phase without getting stuck in it. Also, only G rated movies for him until this phase is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:38 AM Flag
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Order "What To Do When You Dread Your Bed" from Amazon. Read it with your son over the course of a few days or a week. Do all the activities, follow the instructions, and put the plan in place. -child psych mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:00 AM Flag
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My friend took her dd to a therapist. She had severe anxiety. It helped tremendously. I know all kids have fears, but this sounds incapacitating. It was a short term thing and no live long need for it. Might want to see about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:12 AM Flag
[ - ] What was your sat score? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:51 AM Flag
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1150? Ish maybe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:52 AM Flag
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That's pretty low, isn't it? Did you go on to do great things ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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Convert it below [ Reply | More ]
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1290 or 1390. I don't remember. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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1480. Uncurved too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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Can't remember, it was about 40 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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+1. I have no idea. It was 38 years ago--I think. I don't even remember which year in HS students take the SAT, so.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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1050 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:54 AM Flag
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IQ is 113 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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I took my sat's 6 months after learning English [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:57 AM Flag
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14 something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:54 AM Flag
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Dont remember, but good enough to get me into Wharton, no legacy, no URM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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Wharton wasnt super hard to get into a generation ago. I heard my yr the admit rate was around 25% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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Yeah, right. Only becuase only qualified people applied. The rest just went to Penn as Econ majors.  [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:58 AM Flag
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It's still true. The admit rate for the College was around 40%. Works out to around the published rate for the whole univ that yr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:00 AM Flag
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25=/= 40 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:05 AM Flag
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Wharton ==/== College College=Arts & Sciences [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:11 AM Flag
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LOL, keep kidding yourself that your Sarah Lawrence degree is the same as Wharton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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ok, dream on, little man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:12 AM Flag
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Every college has gotten harder to get into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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1400 three times. Once 700 700. Once 620 780. Once 690 710. Went to Princeton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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That's crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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Iq 138-140 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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Never had it tested. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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1390 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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1220, went to UCLA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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2240 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:57 AM Flag
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Shitty grades though. Awful family situation and also depression. Went to a good but not amazing college (NYU, BU, BC, GW, American level) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:00 AM Flag
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Which one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:04 AM Flag
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2310 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:59 AM Flag
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1000. Went to UMichigan. Had top grades and extracurriculars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:05 AM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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Football player? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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I was ranked in tennis. Just bad at standardized tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:08 AM Flag
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1290, went to a small liberal arts school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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1500 (took it twice, 1480 each time but combined to 1500) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:09 AM Flag
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1610. Verbal was strong, math was pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:12 AM Flag
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you should have said 1590, then ppl would assume it was on a scale of 1600 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:14 AM Flag
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I like when everyone knows how stupid I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:17 AM Flag
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Ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:17 AM Flag
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1510 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:29 AM Flag
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1280 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:20 AM Flag
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1460 in 1980. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:22 AM Flag
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Never had to take them. Went from a European university to a post grad study in the U.S. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:29 AM Flag
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Me 1100 terrible test taker, depression went to small liberal arts school and DH 1600 and Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:29 AM Flag
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1560. Seriously. But I was a great test taker. Just above average student. Solid B+ at solid college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:33 AM Flag
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Don't remembre [ Reply | More ]
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er [ Reply | More ]
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1490. Now I make $50,000 a year in publishing. Turning 35 in two weeks. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:40 AM Flag
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Why the frown? Sounds interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:13 AM Flag
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Because if I'm intelligent but low-earning, especially in view of my age, doesn't that make me unsavvy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:36 AM Flag
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1350, IQ 162 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:39 AM Flag
[ - ] I can't stop thinking about a married man. That's not my husband. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:48 AM Flag
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Who is your Fil? For $100, Alex! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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That's the reason you can't stop thinking of him. He's alluring b/c he isn't dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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I know. Cliche. Doesn't help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:57 AM Flag
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Think about it until it passes but do nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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I"m trying! I keep thinking it will pass, then I see him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:57 AM Flag
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This is not an emotional event. It is just a fact. Notice you had the thought, then let go of the thought. It is true that the more you up the ante by judging yourself for your thoughts, the more emotional fuel you add to them. If you can just say, •wow, that guy sure is cute..- and then, without emotion or judgment, go back to what you're doing. If you need to, remind yourself that he is not available to you. This is not reality. Repeat it to yourself as often as needed to get yourself back in gear. Eventually it works. For now though just calmly approach it as a distant thought; not an action; not available to you. And we're moving on. There goes that thought again...going,going,gone. And I'm back here in the present once again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:33 AM Flag
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Your own Fil? That's gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:20 AM Flag
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Where did you meet him? My crush is at DSs school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:57 AM Flag
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SAME! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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^DOWNTOWN school, you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:21 AM Flag
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I am sure it is not mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Did you see this lady that was made to change out of boots shorts on the JetBlue flight out of Boston? I'm pretty liberal, but I think they were right to object to the way she was dressed. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:47 AM Flag
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*booty, not boot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:48 AM Flag
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Definitely white trash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:50 AM Flag
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I didn't, but the less informed I am, the happier I'll be in this context. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:51 AM Flag
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I missed the sign that says planes have a dress code. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:54 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:13 AM Flag
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They guy next to me in coach yesterday was wearing a tank top (hairy pits), shorts, and flip flops (dirty feet, hairy toes). He smelled disgusting. People are slobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:56 AM Flag
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Gross. But I'd take that over sitting next to a smoker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:58 AM Flag
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You can't smoke on flights anymore, obviously, but remember when there was a "smoking section." LOL as if this did not affect the whole plane! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:59 AM Flag
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The pictures I saw of the outfit are not that bad. I wouldn't wear it on a plane, but it looks like boy shorts from a two-piece bathing suit, you really can't see anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:00 AM Flag
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Looks like underwear to me, ugly underwear at that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:13 AM Flag
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She's a burlesque performer. This is the best PR she'll ever get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:14 AM Flag
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She is one? Or she wants to be ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:21 AM Flag
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Is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:16 AM Flag
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She looks like shit in those shorts. She's a low-rent burlesque performer in her dreams. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:59 AM Flag
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She should wear a burqa next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:14 AM Flag
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How is it their business how she was dressed? There was nothing obscene about the outfit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:31 AM Flag
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the ultimate fashion police i guess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 04:23 AM Flag
[ - ] NYC Moms only - please help. We have twin 7 yr old daughters. Buying a new apartment LOVE a place, great schools, great neighborhood, etc. but girls would have to share an 11" x 13" bedroom. 8 ft ceiling height. Can we do it for six years to get through middle school? Or disaster waiting to happen? TIA! 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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Totally fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:44 AM Flag
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We live in a three bedroom and my dd's 12 and 14 still share a room by choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:44 AM Flag
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I think it will be okay. My sister and I slept in the same double bed until middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:44 AM Flag
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That's weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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Maybe. It wasn't a big deal for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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Single Mom with 2 dc's, we have slept in the same room with 2 full size beds for the last two years, Hoping for a change but not a big deal. Both dc are amazing! (OK mom's opinion but true) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:54 AM Flag
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Why not move? At some point nyc isn't worth it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:00 AM Flag
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No it's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:50 AM Flag
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-1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:46 AM Flag
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I shared a bed with my sister too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:18 AM Flag
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Can you give them the master?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:45 AM Flag
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NP: no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:47 AM Flag
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OP: doesn't help master same size. Other factors compensate, bedrooms are the ONLY issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:52 AM Flag
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I moved from NYC to a burb - 6 months ago- may I offer an opinion ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:46 AM Flag
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OP: please do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:51 AM Flag
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why do you have to be a nyc resident to answer this? of course they can share. ppl make due in other parts of the world with far less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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OP: would prefer the McMansion crowd not chime in is all... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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i'm local and you're just being ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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Why ridiculous? About sharing a room or asking local moms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:07 AM Flag
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Both. It's totally unnecessary even to ask this question. Of course they can share a room. Would you seriously turn down the perfect apartment so that children can have more "privacy"? really? and then to act as if only NYers have any sense (when this post is nonsensical to begin with) is just OTT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:00 AM Flag
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This answer was helpful, thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:20 AM Flag
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Of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:51 AM Flag
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If there is room in other parts of the apt for toys, a bunk bed with small desks should be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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They do sell low bunk beds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:59 AM Flag
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Np: instead of a bunk bed, do two loft beds and they each get their own area underneath for a desk and toys. In terms of floor space then they each have the same amount as if they each had their own room that size with a twin bed on the floor. And they each have their own personal space. They could even put curtains around the spaces under their beds to feel like they have private areas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:10 AM Flag
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Sounds tiny, but you gotta do what you gotta do. It won't be a disaster, but not ideal obviously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:24 AM Flag
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Sounds similar to my sister and I, it worked out fine. Good times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:27 AM Flag
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Of course they can. Might even love it. Have my kids in 6 by 9 foot room in bunk beds in great schools on UES. Not perfect, but very doable. Will be working out desk situation in the fall. That is a nice big room for them. Plan on place for their clothes (limit the wardrobe) for when a little older. Neighbor raised two remarkable girls in a Jr 1 with kids in alcove-- but gave them the front closet for clothes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:57 AM Flag
[ - ] ANy update from slutty married ski mom? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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Died from an STD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:46 AM Flag
[ - ] If we run a contest for the most narcissistic mother, can I join in? My mom comes out to beach house, expects to be waited on. We got rid of her for one day, when she visited my brother, whose MIL was there. The MIL takes care of kids, cleans, etc. and my mom can't understand the difference. We are all white, brothers MIL is divorced, so mom mocks her. Brother said knock it off or GTFO. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:36 AM Flag
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My mom helps. Mil doesn't. Sits on the couch and waits to be served. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:41 AM Flag
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Same here. DH and I love my mom and loathe his. Luckily his only shows her face enough not to be considered an awful grandmother, pops in with gifts once or twice a month or so, stays for 15 mins. Works for everyone... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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I actually started laughing hysterically once. I was 38 weeks pregnant with a toddler. I was sleeping and she woke me up to let me that there wasn't any coffee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:46 AM Flag
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Mine smoked a cigarette in the house when she came over to see newborn dd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:47 AM Flag
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OP -- my brother is furious that our mom denigrates his MIL. She is educated and works hard. That she is divorced is no reason to dump on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:47 AM Flag
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I think my MIL acts this way because I am a sahm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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CBS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:45 AM Flag
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My mother is unspeakable. My mil is lovely and helps all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:05 AM Flag
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When we got engaged we had to take my mother to celebratory brunch. The entire brunch she spent throwing me under the bus saying "in my wildest dreams she would never believe my daughter would get married." She also went on about how she and dh were going to be best friends. It was like I was at their engagement. As for wedding she was calling 10 times a day about what she was going to wear and not a word about me. For db she was angry and didn't understand why people assumed she was excited. She said "I never met it so why would I be happy." No interest in db name but she had me spend months on the internet printing out potential baby names and discussing with her. Db came and she changed her grandma name every visit. Db has a nose like my dh and at birth mom said to start to save for a nose job. Do I win? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:56 AM Flag
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The winner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 04:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone had success with a non- stimulant weight loss supplement, i.e., an herb or amino acid or something else? I already do cardio as well as weight train as well as watch what I eat. Need skittle extra help. TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:35 AM Flag
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OP- meant a little not skittle - I don't even like candy!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:36 AM Flag
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lol. Cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:42 AM Flag
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Knock off the Skittles. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Going rate for the tooth fairy these days? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:35 AM Flag
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$1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:37 AM Flag
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10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:38 AM Flag
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$5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:39 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:30 AM Flag
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$20 for first, $1 thereafter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:41 AM Flag
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$20?! That seems to set the bar very high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:42 AM Flag
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NP: we did 20s, but they had to go straight into DD's savings account. One year she accrued $100. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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The fairy leaves a note saying it's a special treat for the first tooth! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:47 AM Flag
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One $1 hold coin dipped in glitter. And a new toothbrush. Who are you people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:47 AM Flag
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**Gold [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:48 AM Flag
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Also, for the first list tooth she got the book What if you had Animal Teeth? Very fun book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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Thnx. Just ordered it. First tooth is about to fall out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:06 AM Flag
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$5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:47 AM Flag
[ - ] My MIL has been very sick for the past 2 years. She until then she took care of my children while my husband and I went to work. Before she became seriously ill, she had a brief hospital stay which I was told was pneumonia as well as other issues here and there. Now that she is very sick, mostly unresponsive, and probably close to dying, my husband has told me that she has been fighting breast cancer for the past 5 yrs and didn't want anyone to know. The "pneumonia" was a lumpectomy and the other issues all pertained to cancer. They've been hiding behind a kidney condition and an "infection" for the past two years instead of telling anyone what actually has been going on. Both my husband and his sister were well aware and never shared this with their spouses. He knew all this time and didn't tell me. We went on family trips which I now realize were "final" trips for her. None of this was ever explained to me. I always thought I was close to her, had many conversations about my own health and the health of my own family members with her and feel kind of lied to and deceived that this information would be kept from me. Especially when I felt comfortable enough to share my own business. I know she's on her deathbed and it's certainly not all about me but I do feel like I should have known about her health condition especially if she was taking care of my kids. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:34 AM Flag
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She has a right to privacy. If it were dementia and she was taking care of your kids, I could see your concern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:38 AM Flag
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So, each and every one of us gets to choose how we die. We get to choose how we spend our final years. Your MIL obviously chose normalcy. There is nothing to feel cheated about. Now, get to her and tell her how much you admire her strength and how much you will miss her. Promise to take good care of her dh and ds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:39 AM Flag
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Great post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:39 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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Best answer. In the long run, you will be happy you chose the high road, OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:45 AM Flag
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She got to live her final years cherishing her grandchildren and her family without grief entering the picture for two years. Those were probably wonderful 2 years for her. This post is actually making me cry. Tell her you love her if she can hear you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:11 AM Flag
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Wonderful post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:08 AM Flag
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My mom was like this. She didn't want people to "worry." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:40 AM Flag
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You have one kick ass husband. Lucky you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:46 AM Flag
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Why? He respected his mother's privacy. It was the only thing he could do. If OP had an issue she wanted held private, she can trust him to do the same for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:58 AM Flag
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I was complimenting him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:13 AM Flag
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This. He sounds amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:01 AM Flag
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I'd be mad at your husband, not MIL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:46 AM Flag
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There's nothing to be mad about. Just shock and a lot to process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:00 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:49 AM Flag
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It does appear to be all about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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This. How does cancer affect babysitting your DC for free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:50 AM Flag
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Be nice. She's trying to process her dh and mil lying to her face for years. She will come around, but it's a lot to process [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:54 AM Flag
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Oh please. Her DHs mother is dying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:01 AM Flag
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I would imagine the MIL made her children (DH & SIL) swear up and down not to tell. They were put in an impossible position. Interesting that OP took everything at face value and never figured out that "pneumonia" and other illnesses were something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:03 AM Flag
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OP is retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:48 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:17 AM Flag
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She's a self-absorbed twat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:47 AM Flag
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Some people are very weird about health issues and will jump through hoops to keep other people from learning about a diagnosis. The taking care of kids part is not really relevant but I can understand why you are not happy about your DH's role in this. He probably felt he had to respect her wishes. Let it go as it relates to MIL - she's dying, it doesn't mean that she didn't care about you, make your peace with her passing on. If it helps, while I'm sure your MIL was a good person and just didn't want you to be sad about her prognosis, I do think it's unreasonable to ask your adult dc to lie to their spouse about something like this for two years, so your upset about it is valid and I think at some point you can address this with your DH in a non-accusatory way. After he's had a while to process her death as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:11 AM Flag
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why did you need to know? what does having cancer have to do with taking care of your kids? she sounds like she wanted to go out on top, having built a repository of amazing memories. she's entitled to do that. don't you dare bring this up to anyone other than UB. In time you will see how selfish you're being. The only appropriate response to MIL is thank you for all that you've done -- we love you, and will cherish our wonderful memories with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:04 AM Flag
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What does taking care of your kids matter. You can't catch cancer like a cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:10 AM Flag
[ - ] A friend of mine just gave birth to a 2.2 lbs baby a few weeks ago. I know the baby is a premie, but how many weeks early do you think this baby was born? I'm not sure when her due date was. Baby is doing well and up to 3 lbs now. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:32 AM Flag
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Don't know. DD was born at 35 weeks and weighed 4.5lbs. I'm not an expert on growth in the womb, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:36 AM Flag
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Wow. Ds was 35 weeks, he was 6.14. Such a difference! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:06 AM Flag
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34 wks prob [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:36 AM Flag
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No. Much earlier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:44 AM Flag
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You don't grow 5 lbs in 6 weeks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 03:57 AM Flag
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Probably 30-34 weeks. Big range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:37 AM Flag
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My baby born at 30 weeks was 3lbs3oz... The kids I the nicu born around 24 weeks were about 2.2lbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:39 AM Flag
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God bless. Ask your friend. I'm sure she will share [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:40 AM Flag
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DS was born at 32 weeks and weighed 4.9 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:41 AM Flag
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this is big for 32 wks..lucky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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I would say 25-27. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:44 AM Flag
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I'd guess 28-30 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:44 AM Flag
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I think somewhere 26-29, that's how big my db was measuring at my ultrasound during this period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:26 AM Flag
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That baby will probably have lifelong, serious health issues. Maybe it was 26 weeks or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:45 AM Flag
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NP: you don't know that. DD has a friend born at 2.5 pounds. She's a perfectly healthy little girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:48 AM Flag
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meh, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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+1, same for a girl in DD's class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:55 AM Flag
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Np: how do you know birthweight of dc's classmates?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:37 AM Flag
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Ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:49 AM Flag
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Why do you care? Serious question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:35 AM Flag
[ - ] Can someone recommend a podcast? Couldn't get into Serial, not into celebrity stuff. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:30 AM Flag
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I couldn't get into Serial either. I'm a big fan of Marc Maron's WTF podcast. Great interviews. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:34 AM Flag
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Thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 01:38 AM Flag
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Modern love it's a nyt thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.01.16, 02:02 AM Flag
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