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[ - ] Contemplating a move to Carroll Gardens with my DH and DD, 1 year old. Any CG parents on? Thoughts on living there with young kids? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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i live in CG and love it. It's great for kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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I live in Cobble Hill and love it. Think CG is somewhat similar. Maybe a little more "neighborhood-y" if that makes sense. I tend to go towards Brooklyn Heights - but that's just b/c that's where our stuff is (and a little more convenient). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Make sure you have your school situation together [ Reply | More ]
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PS 58 is the zoned school--I have friends with dcs there who love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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Or--it is great but overcrowding is becoming more and more of an issue in northern brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a beautiful neighborhood and wonderful for kids. One caveat is that there is limited housing stock, if you want to live in the brownstones you're probably choosing between buying an entire brownstone ($$$) or renting an apt. in one which would be small and probably not feasible if you're going to have more than one kid. But I think there's some newer apt. buildings too that might have bigger units. [ Reply | More ]
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Love it, no real complaints, best of both worlds, quiet and neighborhoody like the Burbs but close to MAnhattan and on the subway. People are nice and restaurants are great. Only downside is PS 58 is getting crowded, wait list this year (but it should clear) [ Reply | More ]
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Love it, but the school situation is becoming complicated if you are planning on public. PS 58 had to use a lottery for kindergarten this year for the first time & PS 29 probably will soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:45 AM Flag
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^^not lottery, wait list. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What type of dc does Dalton look for? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Wealthy [ Reply | More ]
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Pleasantly multiracial, wealthy, influential but not "public figure" family. [ Reply | More ]
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This is hilariously accurate [ Reply | More ]
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Hebrew [ Reply | More ]
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Like Collegiate, Dalton likes quirky and confident kids. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I hate bedtime so much. It takes everything out of me. And i can't seem to get through it without raising my voice. I just feel horrible after it but I really can't keep my cool. Not sleeping st all these days. Vent over 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Kids ages? Routine? [ Reply | More ]
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:( is there something else bothering you? Honestly sometimes I have a glass of wine to take the edge off and it helps me to get through bedtime routine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 AM Flag
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Have you tried having dinner with the kids v. waiting until the kids are asleep? Did wonders for me and other moms have said the same [ Reply | More ]
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Np, I'm in the same boat. Kids are 4 & 2. We eat every dinner together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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How does this make a difference? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:00 AM Flag
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Wait, which one is better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:15 AM Flag
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NP - I'm going to guess eating w kids, not waiting until they are in bed, because 1) you will be hungry and running on fumes and 2) you have a chance to connect with kids at table so they aren't as needy for mommy attention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 03:18 AM Flag
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what have you tried? took a bit to get into a routine with our youngest ds, but he just required us to be much more hands off and he settled in sooner. no book reading in bed, it just made things more difficult. a quick brush of teeth and off to bed, he was 3 when we realized this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:28 AM Flag
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you are not alone. i was there recently, thought it would never end and thought i would die. I've had a respite recently and am so thankful... but until i had some real sleep, i thought i was losing my mind. right before you lose it, it'll get easier. solidarity, girl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 04:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Does it strike you odd that the print on these pants is upside down? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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so fugly regardless of orientation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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That's harsh. It's just a pair of pants. Geesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Looks pretty good to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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They're not upside down, but they are ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:54 AM Flag
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Oh, funny, upside down on one leg but not the other [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:56 AM Flag
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Part of the design is right side up and part is upside down. They probably did that to minimize the use of fabric when laying out the patterns. I am not a fan of capris but those are kind of fun in a resort kind of way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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It didn't strike me as odd when I threw up all over myself after seeing those ugly ass pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:16 AM Flag
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One leg for others to look at, one to look at yourself while sitting. Yes, odd. And not into those pants except for maybe a beach vacay grandma. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:32 AM Flag
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No, but it does strike me that they're so ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 02:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone had multiple affairs and then stopped and reignited relationship with DH? Any hope of it working again? Did you you and dh confess affairs? ( repost from am) 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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Is the confession for him or for you? Why destroy him? Just hit reset and be a better you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Having hard time resetting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:45 AM Flag
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Have not done that, but would think it would be much harder to make it work with dh if you confessed. Men tolerate cheating much less easily than women do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Finally watched the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer. I don't think it is a fetish. I think it is real and has been a struggle his entire life. I wish him the best...few things would be more challenging. Sawyer was fantastic. What did you think of the interview? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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It was moving [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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Omg [ Reply | More ]
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Ita. He's a hero all over again for using his platform for something so personal, realizing his pain could be a catalyst for positive change. Disgusting what the tabloids did with the story. Bravo Bruce! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:58 AM Flag
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I care about real women's rights. He's playacting and he will never pass. I predict he will commit suicide in 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:09 AM Flag
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Thanks for revealing the extent of your own depravity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:35 AM Flag
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Passing is not the objective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 02:54 AM Flag
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Don't think about him. He has lived a privileged life as a handsome, famous, athletic, rich man. He has no idea what it's like tk be a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:08 AM Flag
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No, but he'd like to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:26 AM Flag
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I think he has faced deep, true struggle his entire life. Joy as well, but this is clearly real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 02:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Can you wear rolled up cuffs in pants if the front the fabric is a print but the reverse is plain white? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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Yes. Feel the rush you Anarchist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Sure, if you want your legs to look short and stumpy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:33 AM Flag
[ - ] "People who divorce thinking they will find the next love of their life may be unhappy with their decision. People who divorce because they want a saner life are rarely disappointed with their decision." - very thoughtful comment from the orthodox DH thread. It's musings like these that keep me on this board... 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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Thank you. That was me. I divorced when I realized I looked forward to Monday mornings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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Kudos on your courage. How did things work out in the long run? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:37 AM Flag
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Very well, and yes, months after divorce, there were men my age (even younger!) who were interested in me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:11 AM Flag
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I say this a lot. If you prefer a life with no man to a life with your DH, divorce. That guarantees that you will only leave when it's really bad and not just for 'grass is greener'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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Funny! I just posted below. I agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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Interesting! I'm the happiest divorced person, but divorced deciding I'd be happier alone than with ex-dh. Never thought I'd find greener grass with another man. Actually, I ultimately did find love, but I think perhaps that's because I was completely happy within myself when he fell into my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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I divorced for the latter and I'm relieved and happy. [ Reply | More ]
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I broke off an engagement once for reason relating to the second part of that, and yes, I think this is very insightful. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I need some cool vacation ideas for late May to mid-June. It was a record 96 degrees here in South Florida today (felt like 105 degrees). Hotter than even the hottest summer day. I need to go somewhere cool on vacation. Ideas? Was thinking of using FF miles to go somewhere in the US or Canada. I think it's too early for the Canadian Rockies/Montana (I read it rains a lot at that time of year); went to Colorado, Wyoming, British Columbia, Seattle and Maine over the past couple of years. Ideally want to go somewhere I've never been before, but I will compromise for cool air. I was thinking of Quebec. I haven't been in 20 years, but I don't recall there being much to do there. I'm running out of cool places! Any ideas? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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Who are you going with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Just DH. DC is away at school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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Quebec is great, Quebec City is my fav. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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Enough to do for a week? Would rather not rent a car. We have a big road trip planned for July as an add-on to a business trip. Don't want to burn out on driving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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I love Quebec City, too. You could spend a few days there and take the train to Montreal? It's about 4 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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Alaska cruise is wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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Oregon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful at that time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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That's an idea. DH and I love that area. We just can't take it if it's hot. Maybe if we go early enough in May.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:05 AM Flag
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Not hot in May. Highs in 70s. They're both at around 7,000 ft elevation and v dry so even in August when it's 80s it doesn't feel too hot. Plus it gets cold every night so takes a while to warm up in the day. They're both amazing places. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, we have been to both places several times. We like NM a lot. It's a possibility. Thanks for the suggestion. [ Reply | More ]
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Netherlands? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:54 AM Flag
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Alaska [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:27 AM Flag
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^ no cruise though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:27 AM Flag
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I've done that in the past. MAJOR road trip of thousands of miles. If we weren't doing a road trip in July, I'd go for that, but can't stomach back-to-back road trips. No way would DH go for an Alaska cruise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:29 AM Flag
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How about national parks in Utah and AZ? [ Reply | More ]
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We did that trip 2 years ago in early May. It was 95 degrees in Zion! Miserably hot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 02:03 AM Flag
[ - ] At vacation home, my sister is on a spa trip with my mother for two days. I'm stuck with my two nieces. They abandoned my daughter and spent the day hanging out with some random boys they met. Now the oldest girl was blasting inappropriate music in the other room. DH went and asked her to use headphones, all she did was turn it down. I had a migraine and went in there to talk to her and she said, "it's my room, leave me alone." I went to grab the speaker and she swung at me! I grabbed her suitcase and locked her out on the porch. Now my sister is calling me up screaming at me, was I too harsh? 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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She swung at you, lucky she's not my dd.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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No, not too crazy as long as she has water. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, what does sis expect you to do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:34 AM Flag
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I don't know, but she's very angry with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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What did she say? What her her WORDS? [ Reply | More ]
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I can't believed you locked DD out, you're overreacting, she's crying, she can't stay out there, you have no right to punish her... [ Reply | More ]
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And what did you say in response? We are not getting the full story here. When were you going to let her back in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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I hadn't even thought about that. It's a screen porch, lots of snacks and a hammock. She would have survived. [ Reply | More ]
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I should think so. [ Reply | More ]
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You are so pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you the person that is pretending to be me below? What's your grudge? [ Reply | More ]
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There is something wrong with you. You are disturbed. You need to get help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:07 AM Flag
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And so what did you say to your sister? [ Reply | More ]
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Pretty much that, also, that she was disobeying me and swung at me. That it was unacceptable and crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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She's probably pissed her mom went away and left her and her sister. It may not be personal against you. Try some compassion and see if that helps defuse the situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:35 AM Flag
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I don't see why she should be pissed, seeing as she is getting a free vacation at our beach house and a couple days off of school. [ Reply | More ]
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It may not be what she wanted, being away from her friends. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm trying to imagine my daughter complaining about this... [ Reply | More ]
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Again. Try compassion. Is it really that hard to try? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:58 AM Flag
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How old is s she? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:36 AM Flag
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She's 16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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Horrendous behavior! I'd be so embarrassed if my 16yo swung at my sister. Clearly the issues run deep if the sister is mad at OP rather than mad at her daughter. [ Reply | More ]
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It's fake. [ Reply | More ]
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Why did you agree to niece-sit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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Familial obligation. [ Reply | More ]
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Being nice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:40 AM Flag
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I am guessing that your sister only heard one side of this. Your sister is likely frustrated, trying to be good to mom, and her kids their. Calmly tell her what happened. Was the girl under the impression she would be stuck outside for how long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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^^^there [ Reply | More ]
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^^^there [ Reply | More ]
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I'm guessing that your sister needed to escape this ill-bred little tramp for 2 days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:55 AM Flag
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.Fake. Obvious. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Not fake. I wish. [ Reply | More ]
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Actual OP: This isn't me??? [ Reply | More ]
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weirdo trolls [ Reply | More ]
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Real OP: Please stop [ Reply | More ]
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Uh, no. This literally isn't me. I'm so confused right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:04 AM Flag
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You need to call a therapist right away and make an appointment ASAP. You are losing it. I wish you the best. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not her room, it's your room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:57 AM Flag
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Hoping for MPP, hmm? You know you have a personality disorder, right? [ Reply | More ]
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"It's a screen porch, lots of snacks and a hammock." Lol. Didn't plan that out, did you? Back to the drawing board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:10 AM Flag
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To lock her out? Yes. Get a grip. Enforce your rules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:27 AM Flag
[ - ] I want to go back to school to be a weight loss coach. I don't want a nutrition license (don't plan on working in hospitals etc). Is there such a thing? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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You can hold out your shingle to be anything you want to be. But you might not get many clients or be able to take insurance unless you get some certifications. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course there is always a market for obese people who believe that the key to weight loss isn't in calories or exercise but in coming to grips with a past life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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OP: Ok. There goes that idea. Anyone else have ideas? [ Reply | More ]
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i can't believe you just gave up so easily. you need to grow thicker skin if you want to make it. the idea is good but you need a marketing angle. do you have unique approach to weight loss? the write an ebook about it, start a blog AND e-newsletter. there are too many fat Americans and not enough advice to go around. fact is: most weightless isn't permanent. those people keep looking for the latest fad. that's where the money is. (hate sounding so blatantly sarcastic but it's true :( ) [ Reply | More ]
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Lok for life coaching certifications. Any one can do that. Not school so much as training seminars I think. [ Reply | More ]
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they oftentimes include NLP training [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thirteen year old DD is asking for Victoria Secret underwear. Is this the age? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Mine preferred Pink at this age (V.S. brand). Totally normal. They aren't "sexy" - cotton, colorful. Totally fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
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A lot of Pink stuff is not for 13 year olds! https://www.victoriassecret.com/pink/panty [ Reply | More ]
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But some is. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any suggestions for gift ideas for a five year old girl? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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American Girl doll [ Reply | More ]
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NO, do not get her into this [ Reply | More ]
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Art set, bicycle, puzzles., Lincoln Logs, Shopkins [ Reply | More ]
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Butterfly growing kit [ Reply | More ]
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Magnatiles are awesome if she doesn't already have them. Little and big siblings will play too. Spot It is a fun game. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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LEGO Friends set [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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No! Just Legos! Don't buy into the gender-specific crap. Legos are for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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BUT little girls love the Friends. So does my 9 year old son, who says his little sister's LEGOs are better since they have all the cool people and scenes. YES, it sucks that they are pink. [ Reply | More ]
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NP I am a die hard Lego fan myself and was reluctant to buy the girl version until my DDs begged for the princess sets at the Lego store. I gave in and bought them and they do really love them.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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what's that new toy that teaches girls STEM? goldieblox or something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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the Superbowl ad was great, the actual toy, not so much. What about books, if you don't know the child well? [ Reply | More ]
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Depends on what she likes- science or chemistry set, geosafari jr microscope, AG doll and an accessory, legos, tea set, stuffed animals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] I don't know my friend who's a SAHM needs 2 days of help. Will it be wrong if I ask her? 65 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Aren't you happy for your friend? [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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Because it makes her life easier? [ Reply | More ]
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SAHMs should not have any help. Come on! I ever get this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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Ugh, go away, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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Have read your post three times. Still don't understand your question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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What? Will it be rude if I ask her why she has help if she stays at home? I'm curious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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ah, ok. you missed a few words in your original post, like the word "why" [ Reply | More ]
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No, you don't have any business asking her. Some consider it rude. [ Reply | More ]
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Me either. Say what? [ Reply | More ]
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Huh??? [ Reply | More ]
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Am I the only one having a hard time understanding this post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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nope. a few words are missing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:29 AM Flag
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How many kids does she have and are any in school yet? [ Reply | More ]
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Ages 1 and 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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You're awful. That's a challenging age. Not like the kids are in school. Maybe she wants someone to watch baby during nap so she can do something w older child. Maybe she wants a few hours a week to run errands. Clearly you were never home w kids this age. You sound nasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:44 AM Flag
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Whatever. I know moms who do it on their own, especially homeschool moms... They do it ALL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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well, perhaps they should get a medal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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Cool. Not every woman wants to be a strung out, exhausted parent especially if they have more than two kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:52 AM Flag
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The homeschool moms do not seem exhausted or stressed out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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Oh, thank goodness. Glad they SEEM okay. Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:04 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:05 AM Flag
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Reminds me of that lady who home-schooled all her boys and then killed them in the bathtub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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Do you remember 1? Not a lot of time to get anything done and keep a regular sleep schedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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Wohm wouldn't know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:01 AM Flag
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Seriously! I remember needing to rush to get get DCs fed right after nap and then such a short window before getting back home for next na [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:31 AM Flag
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Do you know what the word obtuse means? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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I spent five years being a SAHM to my two kids. just had my third and hired a nanny-- best decision ever. Every situation is different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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A FT nanny? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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Yes, she helps with laundry as well. She's a godsend and already considered part of the family. I'm able to spend quality time with the kids and exclusively breastfeed while recovering from giving birth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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MmmK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:53 AM Flag
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Np, Why is her response funny? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:55 AM Flag
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Why do you care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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Because I'm curious. Why does someone need help if it's their job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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Nice try, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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Cuz she doesn't want to work, at home or elsewhere. Duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:29 AM Flag
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People with "JOBS" have assistants. Are you this stupid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:30 AM Flag
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Touche! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Huh??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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I'm a SAHM with no help but I don't think 2 days a week is so crazy. I'm judgy about this too, if she had 5 days a week of help I would say she was lazy. But I've had to take kids with me to doctor's appointments and did not love that at all. I also don't love grocery shopping with two preschoolers whining about whose turn it is to sit in the cart. I do it, but it's not fun. It might be easier to just know that someone is definitely coming every Wednesday and Friday and plan around that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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Why don't you have help? Not even a few hrs or 1 day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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Because she wants to be a superior martyr mommy. Or she can't afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:47 AM Flag
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maybe she is afraid "friends" like OP will judge her or perhaps she cannot afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:50 AM Flag
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Honestly, I'm kind of a control freak. I don't want to deal with an employee whose performance I have to "manage" or trust someone I don't know well with my dc's. Flame away. Also, I'm fairly frugal and it just feels like a waste of money, like what was the point of me SAH if we have to pay for child care anyway. If we were extremely well-off I might feel differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:37 AM Flag
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Eyeroll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 02:30 AM Flag
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Np this this and this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Martyr mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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Who the fuck ever told you your daily life should be easy? This is my point. Your life is supposed to suck. But these women pay people so they can wander around Whole Foods by themsleves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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wow. Is this what keeps you going when you are at work, the thought that the lives of SAHs suck or "is supposed to suck"? YOU sound miserable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:08 AM Flag
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I am a PT WOHMS and I actually think this should be part of a SAHM's benefit package, especially with young children. If I SAH full time I would ideally have someone come 3h/day so I could workout, shower and get a bunch of errands done without lugging a carseat and stroller around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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^^PT WOHM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:49 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:51 AM Flag
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I can answer this one. It's because SAHMs think they're supposed to have fun. It's supposed to be enjoyable and comfortable and fun. So when it sucks they hire other people so they can get back to having fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:59 AM Flag
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I have a sitter come for 10 hrs a week. I do not have fun when I'm out by myself. I go grocery shopping, run errands, do stuff on the computer and house maintaence [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:02 AM Flag
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That's a lot of errands. How are you spending five hours a day twice a week dicking around? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:04 AM Flag
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ok troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:15 AM Flag
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Bitch troll, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:42 AM Flag
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+1 Life would not run smoothly in my household if I couldn't get errands, dishes, cooking, cleaning, etc done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:06 AM Flag
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I've said it in the past. Someone who needs hours a day to accomplish doing the dishesx cleaning the bathroom and making lunch pebbly isn't cut out for a job anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:08 AM Flag
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Thanks for your wisdom and input. I WAH, have a DH who's constantly traveling, three kids and a house that doesn't clean itself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:13 AM Flag
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Please. Even the most spoiled, work-avoiding SAHM's (and yes, I do think some small number of women use this as an excuse to avoid working because they either weren't very good at their job or have a princess complex about how dh owes this to them) do not claim SAH is supposed to be really fun all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you know anyone who has no problem stating awkward things? My brother's good friend stayed with us when she first came to NYC for a couple of weeks at my invitation. She was young and alone in a foreign city, I was being nice. I'd known her a while bec of my brother, and still don't know what to make of her after all these years. She's good looking, is vivacious, carefree and got along with dh. It jarred me, and I admittedly let the relationship (her and I) slip despite seeing her on FB/Skype/Google+. We were all together recently (including my brother). I stupidly asked why we haven't kept in touch. She says loud enough for everyone to hear that she felt I was annoyed when she was around, that she appreciated what we did for her but she doesn't want to force friendship with me for my resentment for her. She is right. But who says this stuff?! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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Lots of people. Sounds like she was perfectly polite - just honest and direct. Try almost everyone from Holland, Germany, France. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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Well why'd you ask her that?! Sounds like you were being annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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I say this stuff. I have no qualms about my feelings and behavior. You just got called out! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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I say this stuff. I have no qualms about my feelings and behavior. You just got called out! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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I do. I'm polite, but honest. Don't ask me the question if you don't want my answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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you prefer to play the diplomatic dance for 100% of life's interactions? I appreciate it when the truth comes out whatever it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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OP: I'm not accustomed to this such directness. It was aggressive and accusatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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You literally asked for it. Except you were trying to put her on the spot to come up with a self-deprecating answer, and she didn't play your game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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I'm rather tactless. In still surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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Someone who felt hurt by your treatment. You were quiet transparent, apparently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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+1. Wasn't your (insincerely) asking her why you haven't been in touch the same thing? The question presumes it was her fsult, particularly if thing changed after she was s guest in your home. She wasn't going to take the public fall either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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This. You passive aggressively tried to publicly blame this on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 01:28 AM Flag
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*quite [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:58 AM Flag
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I'm direct too. Never mean to be unkind, but hell...who has time to beat around the bush? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Someone you once hurt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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Agree with op that it was rude and awkward of her to say that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:59 AM Flag
[ - ] I know I'm going to get flamed for this but I don't really care. When is Kate going to have that baby?! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Soon!! I'm waiting!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Me too! I keep checking Twitter... Nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:58 PM Flag
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I've been checking night and day. It will happen soon! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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me too!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:06 AM Flag
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Me three! I've had the news on all weekend. I really thought it was going to be yesterday or today! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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I want to say that's the most unflamable post of the night - who can not love Kate's baby and all the things around it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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In May. I checked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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She said mid to late April [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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I say Tuesday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] How much for a prenup in Manhattan. Mine would be very simple. I would get a home outright. Thanks 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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Harry Goldenblatt can help with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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: ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Adolf Hitler = good man? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.26.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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Everyone has a bit of good in them. AH might have a little less than the average man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.27.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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