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[ - ] Anyone know anything about keeping fish? nothing fancy, just want to know if I can put a few of those tiny neons in a 1 gallon tank? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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they need an air filter, and a heater as they are tropical. That size may be too small for the equipment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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I have an air pump and small live plant in there. no heater though, too small for that I think. is it really necessary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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I thought so, but could be wrong. Ask a fish store guy, they usually know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Clothes help!! 3 months PP have always had a boy figure but now my stomach is bigger than my hips! I have 15 lb to lose and "look" good so bought some inbtwn clothes as my maternity is falling off too. Unfortunately when i buy new pants to wear that are comfortable/fit my tummy they seem to slide down while wearing and my hips are too small to keep them up. Honestly i don't look that bad physically as it sounds since i'm tall but i've had to belt in the pants and it looks WIERD> but smaller sizes seemed to tight. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:05 AM Flag
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such a brutal time. I feel for you! Japanese Weekend has some good stuff, but it may be too casual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:08 AM Flag
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thanks! the first time i wore my materinity stuff for a good 6-8 months pp and i hated it and myself for it. this time i'm really invested in looking good and making myself feel better.. etc but buyign is damn tough! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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dresses and skirts are your friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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good point. will look into more dresse- even dresse with leggings would be cuter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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np: and it's the spring- Get tons of cute sundresses and cardigans/casual jackets to wear over them - The gap has a cute broomstick skirt that hits at the knee with a flexible waist and Anthropologie has a bunch of casual dresses for just under $100 last I looked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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NP: American Apparel also has cheap-ish skirts that are cute. I have this one and love it (and it's very "forgiving" and, despite the name, not sheer): http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa6327.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:13 AM Flag
[ - ] movie suggestions for 10-12yo...we liked--- back to the future...Indiana Jones..Goonies.. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:05 AM Flag
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E.T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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grease! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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princess bride [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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Ghostbusters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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Mr. Mom, Sixteen Candles (screen first -- has some "risque" parts, but DC might not "get" them), The Cutting Edge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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how about Gremlins? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:22 AM Flag
[ - ] i just googled something and came across a UB post in which i asked about the same thing! i don't recall ever seeing UB posts in google search results before the redesign. this worries me. of course i knew my posts were public, but didnt realize they were searchable outside of UB membership. is this really a new thing, or i just never encountered it before? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:04 AM Flag
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oh wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:07 AM Flag
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^^you're right! this is really odd! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:07 AM Flag
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so i'm right this is a new thing? VERY disturbing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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np- why? who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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i think my posting days may be over. i've always been vaguely concerned about the privacy factor (dont' post identifying info, but cnet has my IP address, presumably), and this put me over the edge. so i think this is my last post! goodbye, all (and imo, youbemom.com is worse because they don't even have a real privacy policy). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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oh brother. dramatic much?? SEE YA!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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I recall finding UB threads on google before. It actually may be how I came across UB 6 yrs ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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No, that used to happen in the "old days" -- in fact, that's how I first came to UB. I'm a teacher and Googled my school's name and followed a link to UB. 2004-ish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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op: thanks for letting me know this wasn't something new. is it only specific topics that get indexed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Am annoyed. DH gone yesterday/today w/a friend (I okayed). Have talked to him for approx 2 minutes since he left yesterday morning. VERY irritated (and tired -- solo w/ 2 yo and am pg). Am I over-reacting? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:59 AM Flag
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you feel annoyed and resentful it seems. you're hormonal bc you okayed it. just try to calm down and let him have fun. you don't want to ruin his good time, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:00 AM Flag
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A little I do. But I hear you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:01 AM Flag
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can you take a day to yourself soon? this always makes me feel better and not resentful of dh for doing things to unwind or make himself happy. don't depend on your dh to make you happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:03 AM Flag
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I don't depend on him to make me happy, I guess I just resent that he's off cavorting while I'm here. That said, am actually having a nice weekend, so thanks for the perspective [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:04 AM Flag
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What are you doing tomorrow? Can you tell him to take the 2yo so you get some time too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:06 AM Flag
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I have a graduation I have to go to, so he will be w/ dd all day, but graduations are dull as can be so not exactly relaxing... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:07 AM Flag
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bummer. Shopping on your own tonight? Escape to a movie when he gets home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:09 AM Flag
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Yeah, maybe. Thanks - I actually freelance so have down time during the week more than most people, so I really have no right to complain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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sure you do. I know just how you feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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thanks, that helps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:13 AM Flag
[ - ] If I'm giving Princess party favors to the girls at a 4yo party, what for the boys? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:58 AM Flag
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my 4 yo boy would like the princess party favor! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:47 AM Flag
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I just had one. I did candy filled goblets and wrapped them up in cellophane. Pink princess ones for the girls, gold ones for the boys. Bought them at birthdayexpress.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it horrible that I let my potty training ds pee on trees in the park? I try to be discreet about it, but I don't want him to have an accident while I walk a few minutes more to get to the car or parking lot. 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:56 AM Flag
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that's funny. I wish my girls could do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:59 AM Flag
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explain you only do it on an exception basis - nanny let ds do it once & he thought he could always pee outside as he wished [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:00 AM Flag
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UM YES. SOOO NASTY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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Spoken like the parent of a newborn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:43 AM Flag
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um no my dc is 5 and I would never teach or allow public urination. you are a pig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:47 AM Flag
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And you sound so well mannered yourself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:48 AM Flag
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please. it is normal to be indignant about you letting your kids pee all over public places. it is not normal ro let your kids pee like dogs in a park. PIG. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:51 AM Flag
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And you seem like such an expert on polite society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:53 AM Flag
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blah blah blah. you're still a pig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:56 AM Flag
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np -- i'm the mom of a 5 yo boy, and this is repulsive. I resent that my kid might sit against a tree to rest in the shade and find a nice pool of this lazy mom's kid's piss [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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np DITTO. Will never forget the mom I saw in the park who told her kid to pee near sprinkler/water feature (kids were running through it). Just took a piss right through her suit. Truly gross (and there WAS a restroom not 50 ft away). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:35 PM Flag
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ITA. spoken like a mom oldest 16 yo ds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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i've done it. seems ok to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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find a public restroom. if you had a dd would you allow this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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Doesn't bother me at all, just stay discreet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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You know the answer and you just hope people say it is okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:05 AM Flag
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ITA, she knows this just plain wrong [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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People do this all the time--not an ideal solution, but life happens. Get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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no pig, I won't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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You're far more offensive than a kid peeing on a tree in a park. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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to a pig, I guess so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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Whatever sister. Make your repressiveness a force for good. Have you ever gone camping, I wonder? Where do you pee then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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You're a class act [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:19 PM Flag
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as opposed to moms who let their kids pee like dogs yes I am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.08, 05:21 AM Flag
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No big deal. Better than an accident any day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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I let DS do if it is obvious that the choice is accident or pee on a tree. Pee is getting on the ground either way. Best tip for a boy, though, is to carry a "pee bottle"-some sort of empty bottle just for that purpose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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it's not horrible but i would find out where the nearest restrooms are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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The portable potty is a compromise--you aren't teaching to pee on trees and you aren't crazily searching for a filthy public restroom. Find a discreet place and use the potty. There are even completely bio-safe options if you search the internet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:53 AM Flag
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Kids are going to HAVE to use "filthy public restrooms" quite often. Carry an antibacterial wipe if you must, but take them to the restroom rather than haul a potty around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:41 PM Flag
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yes. you can (really, you can) teach dc to wait till they reach a restroom. Alternatively, take them to a playground that has a restroom until potty training is over. Have you seen how many kids end up playing around the trees? Would you like your ds (and your other dc) to play anywhere near where another child has peed? I know it's difficult during potty training but you're not doing the right thing here. Alternatively (apart from going to playground with restroom), you could take a bottle for ds to pee in or get a portable potty - lots of things to do aside from peeing on a tree in a playground! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:57 AM Flag
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There's a difference between peeing on a tree in the middle of a park (which I think is sometimes a necessity) versus peeing on a tree in a playground (which is never ok). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 12:04 PM Flag
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or: both are bad, imo. Really, it is definitely possible to teach kids that peeing in public places is not okay. Having said that, sometimes there are exceptions and you have to do the best you can. From OP's post it seems that she lets him do this (pee on a tree) often - it's not okay and ita with other posters that she already knows this. Plus, if you've taken your kids to parks you know that they get everywhere, even that far tree! I know there are other things there (bird feces etc) but it boils down to what we teach our kids and what is acceptable and what isn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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My friend lets her ds pee all over their yard, and recently he was over and dropped his pants 2x and peed all over my bushes. clearly, he thinks it's okay in any circumstance. i was grossed out--my bath is just inside, but she just laughed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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No. If there's no bathroom handy, you do what you've gotta do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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the beauty of having boys is that they can pee quite easily into a used ziploc bag and then you can throw it in the trash, that's what we do with our son if we cannot finda restroom. i learned this trick from a nanny at the playground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:19 PM Flag
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YES! I saw a mommy have both of her little boys pee in a ziplock baggy with paper towels in it, I didn't even realize what was happeneing for a few minutes. Very discreet, she didn't touch anything and it went right in the trash! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:04 PM Flag
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no its not horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:24 PM Flag
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No, not horrible. And they can also pee on the sides of buildings, cars, on your furniture, and really just about anywhere! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:07 PM Flag
[ - ] starting to potty train ds - i start with him sitting down to pee, right? when does he stand? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:51 AM Flag
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start him sitting down, but he can stand when peeing outside or in parking lots or on top of public toilets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:55 AM Flag
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Also- have him pee sitting backwards (ie facing the wall) it helps with spray and with making a natural progression to standing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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how old is your ds? just curious since my son is 19 mo and i'm a bit clueless about the whole toilet training process [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:50 AM Flag
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I started sitting down, but I never really thought about having him stand up then. It's also easier to run him over to the toilet when training and plop him down quickly. He started to stand when he went to school and saw the other boys standing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:04 AM Flag
[ - ] anyone know the cutoff for CT public schools for K? must be 5 by December 1? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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Dec. 31. I'm not in CT, but my neice with a 12/24 bday was the youngest in her class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:05 AM Flag
[ - ] We are moving to Japan and need a new stroller. We will have a car but will use trains and the subway a lot. I'm not crazy about the basket on the Maclaren. What has been a great stroller for you? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:45 AM Flag
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VBA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:09 AM Flag
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didn't you ask this already on the *other* board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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NO. What other board? Am I missing out on something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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How old is your DB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 11:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Any Muslim Moms on? If so, what is an appropriate gift for an aqeeqah? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:43 AM Flag
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Honestly i don't think people give gifts at aqeeqa. If they do it's money or jewelery but in my experience you don't give gifts. The aqeeka is the family sharing their joy of the birth with their friends/family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone tell me why they like London? So congested and crowded here. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:43 AM Flag
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the parks are nice. I also like the little private gardens in the squares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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Great people, wonderful sites to see, fabulous walking city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:58 AM Flag
[ - ] where do I take 14 yo ds for dress slacks, shirt, tie. (gradutaion and dance) Dh said Norstrom, but I don't want him to look like Alex P Keaton. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:38 AM Flag
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I love H&M for boys stuff- I don't know if they have dress stuff- but for the dance you might get something more fun- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:45 AM Flag
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thanks - that's a great thought - he'll probably only wear it once before outgrowing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:05 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you think about the name Layla? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 05.25.08, 09:31 AM Flag
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ambiguous - love the Eric Clapton reference/hate how close to Kayla and other tacky names it is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Would you give a baby scrambled eggs if she's already had pancakes and waffles w/no reaction? She's almost 11 mths old. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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absolutely, scrambled eggs are fully cooked. No problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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yes, but my dr is very laid back abt giving them stuff (he says only no honey or milk until 1 year, everything else is fine.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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our pediatrician gave ok on scrambled eggs at 9 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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No. I did this with my son and regretted it. I gave him teething biscuits which contained eggs and then fed him scrambled eggs. He developed a reaction. He is now severely allergic to just about everything. Seriously. Every kid is different. Try yolks first - very little and then see if reaction. If nothing then try whites. If nothing then do the scrambled eggs. Better be safe then sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:30 AM Flag
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i would scramble yolks with cheese (and then make myself an eggwhite omelette with the leftover whites). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 09:49 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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Yes. I've done this with my DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.08, 10:45 AM Flag
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