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[ - ] I would like to get something for OB's nurse. What do you think is a nice gift? Not a gift card. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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a fancy candle, some stationery, some eleni's cookies [ Reply | More ]
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a set of teas, a bottle of wine [ Reply | More ]
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Youre nice, i have no idea who my obs nurse is. [ Reply | More ]
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Flowers. I was recently sick and love the flowers I got. Nothing overwhelming in scent or highly allergic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.17, 04:49 AM Flag
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I can think of what I'd like to give most of the L&D nurses at NYU, and very little of it nice. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone have any OTC cream recommendations for a child with mild eczema? I don't want to use hydrocortizone. Anyone have anything that works? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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for my own eczema, I use JASON brand efa body lotion (yellow tube) and Weleda rose-calendula cream. both are hydrating and the only things that don't irritate, and i've had years of searching. gl. [ Reply | More ]
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I've been testing for 5 years and like the yellow JASON brand lotion as well. I also tried the rose water version, but in reviewing the label it's similar to the yellow vit E version. [ Reply | More ]
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Vanicream [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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my naturopath told us to start giving dd a 1/2 tsp. of flax oil in her food daily, stop using soap, and to limit dairy [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] i love when contractors call and direct all their comments toward my dh when they have no idea I am making the final decision on who we pick 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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are they really that dumb? [ Reply | More ]
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typical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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that is sexism. happens in all kinds of situations, they decide you just don't count, because they don't want you to matter. [ Reply | More ]
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you are really over reacting. they are just being respectful, in their minds. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:48 PM Flag
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I once co-directed a short film that my dh and I wrote together. EVERYONE on the set kept directing their questions, comments, etc. to him. It was so frustrating and a huge eye-opener. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Clearblue ept (the one that says "pregnant"):does it show the word for a long time? Tested +ve this am and want to show dh when he come home tomorrow - will it still show? Anyone btdt? Tia 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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mine said PREGNANT for like 3 days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:45 PM Flag
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I had the old clearblue one with the lines - db is 2.5 - line is still there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:59 PM Flag
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just a thought, but if it doesn't you could always take another, would be worth the expense just to show him. or, take a picture of it tonight and print it out and put it in a card or a box or something for him. congrats! [ Reply | More ]
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op:thanks everyone! The reason I asked yesterday was because I couldn't go out to buy another one and was worried it would fade! It's still there this morning (!!) and I can't wait to show dh tonight! Thanks again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:40 AM Flag
[ - ] End of year gifts for teachers, office staff, janitor? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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i do $25 gift cards to the book store (I am in the burbs not an expensive city preschool) [ Reply | More ]
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$20 gc to dunkin donuts or starbucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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no candles! no bath and body works!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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You plan way too far ahead [ Reply | More ]
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God, I don't miss private. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] how do you clean your hardwood floors? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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murphy oil soap but confession here my housecleaning service does it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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we just let ours go. do they mop with it? i'm so clueless about cleaning. [ Reply | More ]
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method wood cl [ Reply | More ]
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honestly, I vaccum then use a swiffer pad, that I have squeezed most of the moisture from...probably not to good for the wood :( [ Reply | More ]
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i pay the maid [ Reply | More ]
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word, though generally i think her method is to vacuum it and then use a mop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:45 PM Flag
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diluted white vinegar - 1 part vinegar, 5 parts water. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Going to a township meeting along wit neighbors to talk to mayor about traffic. Can I wear jeans? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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only $190 ones [ Reply | More ]
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OP- ahhh, you don't know my township [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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I usually wear jeans and a nice top when I have to speak before our township committee. It is generally a relaxed environment but keep your comments as objective (versus subjective) as possible and nicely point out that you have a concern as a resident that now this concern is on the record, the town would be more liable were they to not address them and a fatal accident occurs. [ Reply | More ]
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np: if you know your township, why are you asking us what to wear? [ Reply | More ]
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lmao [ Reply | More ]
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absolutely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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You can, but some people may be coming from work and will be in suits. Depends on how you feel about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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Why not take a little more pride in your appearance. You'll probably be taken more seriously if you dress the part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Just m/c...think I want to get a dog. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i'm so sorry for your loss -- but think hard before you get a dog -- it may be very hard to take care of once you have your baby.. good luck to you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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i'm so sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
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puppies are awesome [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] interior designer here, have any questions? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.21.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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Do you know what "lava gold" stone is? (or a sample piece of a stone and on the side was written lava gold) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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did you go to the icff? [ Reply | More ]
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What is a typical retainer fee and hourly rate for a designer in Manhattan? If you are paying hourly after the fee, do you still pay a percentage on all purchases, materials and labor? [ Reply | More ]
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ub poster here, have any answers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:46 PM Flag
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How are Mitchell Gold couches? Would white look awful next to a white armoire? Would add color with pillows and a throw blanket and other accessories. Rug is mostly orange and red (with other colors, too). [ Reply | More ]
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we were quoted a 20% fee by an interior architect to design and manage our apartment renovation. does that seem reasonable? high? it seemed to be all-inclusive and he would pass his savings on to us (trade discounts, etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:46 PM Flag
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And she's gone [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Which Peg do you recommend for burbs? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] i buy target toilet paper. it's awesome. the best there is. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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ita, it's all we use [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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but when Scott is on sale in CVS its cheaper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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Scotts or Marcal here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:56 PM Flag
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I buy the Sam's Club brand. [ Reply | More ]
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charmin is the best. nothing but charmin touches my butt [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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is it soft? my husband is really particular about TP, but I am looking for ways to cut costs. [ Reply | More ]
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7th generation of Trader Joe's recycled brand for us [ Reply | More ]
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that hurts my butt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:56 PM Flag
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I only buy Cottonelle...but now I'm curious! [ Reply | More ]
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I only like Quilted Northern [ Reply | More ]
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kirkland from costco for us [ Reply | More ]
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OMG, most boring post of the day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you every buy any knock-offs of any kind? Bags, etc? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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no, can't stand knock offs - rather get cheaper, real brand [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 05.21.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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never [ Reply | More ]
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i don't know if this counts as a knock off, but diamond jewelery. i find what i like from tiffany or bluenile or debeers or whatever and our jeweler sources it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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buying at tiffs is stupid and a waste of money [ Reply | More ]
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yes it is. so many people are ignorant about diamonds. it is such a waste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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yes off the street a burb. looks fine -I use it once a year when I need the color [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] what things to you buy that are generic brand? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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kleenex,some salad dressings,sandwich/snack bags,paper towels [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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lotion [ Reply | More ]
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^^this effing enter key. why did they change that? anyway, i was going to put, as an OR, lotion and soap. [ Reply | More ]
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a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:34 PM Flag
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target desitin [ Reply | More ]
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stop and shop brand is pretty good [ Reply | More ]
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Pretty much everything I can. [ Reply | More ]
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] i hope hilary 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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wakes up; realizes she is making a fool of herself and many women in general; gets offered a supreme court position by Obama. (Hillary, btw.. not Hilary) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:34 PM Flag
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how is she making a fool of many women in general? that really doesn't make sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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The complaints about sexism are getting absurd. She ran a horrible campaign and at some point, we are either equals (and accountable for our actions) or we aren't; but you can't have it both ways. And, IF sexism is such an issue - - how on earth would she win a general election??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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so you want her to quit? because it's hard? because she's making a fool of women in general. you're a gigantic ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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nice mature response. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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your statement doesn't deserve anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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How about this: she lost the majority of pledged delegates; she is counting a primary where she was the ONLY name on the ballot; she is not counting caucus states; she lost the "hard working white vote" in multiple states; she changed the necessary delegate count as if she is the DNC... what part are you not understanding? This is not about "hard". This is about winning a nomination based on delegates. There have been horrible examples of racism in this campaign but Obama doesn't use it as an excuse or the theme of some pity party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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there has been a constant stream of abuse toward her by the mainstream press and the blogs. It has changed how people perceive her. She has a valid claim, and valid arguments, even if you don't agree with them. She is a good candidate, and honorable, even if you don't think so. The racism against Obama has mostly been by individuals and not tolerated, but condemned. It's not an appeal for pity, it is an appeal for fairness and respect. You and people like you won't recognize that and that is why Obama will lose. I don't like how he has won. I won't support him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:48 PM Flag
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Good for you. When your daughter needs an abortion; don't come whining to us when she can't get one legally. When your son gets drafted, don't come whining to us. You made it happen by your vote in 2008. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:54 PM Flag
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I don't trust Obama to keep abortion legal based on things he has said. Ditto on keeping us out of wars and ending the ones we are in. I don't trust him for good reason, and he doesn't speak for me. I don't owe him my vote. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:56 PM Flag
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lol kind of funny because you and I have the same arguments but for different candidates. We can agree to disagree... how's that? [ Reply | More ]
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that is fine. I had to step away for a minute. I wish I did like Obama and felt that I could trust him, but I don't and I'm really tired of what I see as blatant sexism against Hillary. [ Reply | More ]
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why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 04:05 PM Flag
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Leading pro-abortion group NARAL endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Wednesday and was immediately taken to task. Emily's List attacked the pro-abortion group on Wednesday, it states affiliates followed suit, and the piling on continues. In a nationally syndicated column, longtime abortion advocate Susan Estrich heaped scorn on NARAL's leaders. She said the Obama endorsement "had absolutely nothing to do with preserving abortion rights and everything to do with their own sense of self-importance." "Many women I know who have given generously of their time and efforts and money to the organization over the years are furious, and I don't blame them," she added. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 04:09 PM Flag
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that is so stupid. she is absolutely not qualified for the SC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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keeps speaking for her supporters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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WTF are you talking about??? Everyone knows this will be over by June 3rd. You can't wait that long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:42 PM Flag
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Retreats. [ Reply | More ]
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Learns how to keep her secret service to herself and stops saving her e mails to my server [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.17, 06:08 AM Flag
[ - ] so my 3 year old ds has been strangely finicky about his dinner. tonight, on a whim, i made a dip out of tuna, yogurt, horseradish, onion, white beans, salt, pepper and curry powder. I gave him carrots and crackers - and he is wolfing it down. go figure. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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probably because he has a little control over dipping, etc... sounds like a fun meal! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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could be. good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:34 PM Flag
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np: Along those same lines of having control, I bought these pizza crusts (mama mary's) and I let dc who are 4 yo and 2 yo create their own pizzas. They put tomato sauce, shredded cheese and all sorts of vegetables they wouldn't normally eat readily on there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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Glad he is eating but YUCK!! [ Reply | More ]
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it's actually pretty good. [ Reply | More ]
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vba [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] In your opinion, who will be the next President? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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Hillary [ Reply | More ]
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How on earth do you figure that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:34 PM Flag
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Lol. I'm hoping that now that Obama and McCain are going at each other, everybody will realize what a mess they both are, and Hillary will get the nomination. I can dream, can't I? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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"yes you can" [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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I would much rather see her on the Supreme Court than VP [ Reply | More ]
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what qualities do you think would make her a good jurist? i am pro-hillary but she does not strike me as having the qualities or desire to be a judge. it's not easy. first in line, you can't speak your mind as much as you'd like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:42 PM Flag
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Obama [ Reply | More ]
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mccain. much as i hate to admit it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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NFW! The bright light of day is going to expose that crazy old coot. He was a decent politician for a while but he sold his soul ~six years ago for the chance to be top gun. I'll put money on his faiure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:38 PM Flag
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strangely enough, nothing in your post has really altered my opinion on the matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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He has no appeal to the Right and little appeal to independants. He can't keep hamas/shite/sunni/al qaeda straight BUT says he should be President because he will make us safe from radical Islam. He has pissed off the NRA, the anti immigrant groups, the bible thumpers, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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i think he does just fine with independents, and that he will get a young, conservative vp to counter the age and party base issues. [ Reply | More ]
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If he goes cons enough for the Right the Indies defect. His only hope is that for the next five months not one US soldier in Iraq dies and that in late October, US troops in Baghdad capture Osama bin Laden working with Hamas leaders and Pres Ahmadinejad. (If they were driving a car with and Obama '08 sticker it would help.) [ Reply | More ]
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NP and republican and I completely disagree with you. [ Reply | More ]
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Almost 70% of independents think Iraq is/was a mistake. John McCain is the face of Iraq. Did you know only 74% of the Republicans in the primary in Pennsylvania voted for McCain. The other 26% voted for Paul or Huckabee. The talking heads are finding the Hillary/Obama thing more interesting so the focus is there but McCain has big trouble. [ Reply | More ]
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and obama thinks we have 57 states.. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah. He thinks that. What else did Rush teach you this week? [ Reply | More ]
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I would do anything to go back to May 2008 when this was first posted. [ Reply | More ]
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Martin O'Malley [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How difficult was breastfeeding for you? I am expecting #1 and want to BF but all I hear is how difficult it is. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:29 PM Flag
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It can be difficult but don't let that scare you. Make sure you get the help you need from the start, from the nurses at the hospital and/or lactation consultants. My hospital had a mother's group w/one of the lactation consultants that was invaluable. My dd couldn't nurse, btw, so I pumped and bottle fed, but still found the lactation consultants helpful. [ Reply | More ]
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nearly impossible -- and i ended up in the hospital with breast abscesses and staph infections. but i'm a really extreme case. from what i hear from others, it's either really hard or really easy... GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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you need new friends! the first week or two can be challenging, even painful. But after that its a breeze! (I am currently BFing #6) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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it took a couple weeks to get it down, after that very easy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:31 PM Flag
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Mine was terrible--but I think I am unusual. I had so many cuts and bleeding on both breasts that even my ob was surprised at how bad it was. It was painful. I quit after a week. With my 2nd baby, she latched on like an old pro and it was easy [ Reply | More ]
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I like to say, "It literally sucked!" hated it, but that's me, you may be different [ Reply | More ]
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why did you hate it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:35 PM Flag
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very hard for me, esp. after hearing MIL talk about how easy it was for her, but after 2 weeks it got much easier and in the end i think it can be MUCH easier than FFing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:32 PM Flag
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^^^fact is i ended up nursing #1 until almost age 3 and tandem while nursing #2. it's wonderful, but the beginning can be tough. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG don't listen to these people. the first few weeks are hard but worth it. MUCH more easy to lie down next do your DC in the middle of the night instead of making a bottle of formula imo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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but it's much easier for your nanny or night nurse to get up and give the baby a bottle while you are peacefully asleep. [ Reply | More ]
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um, what? i didn't have either and do you think that your child will only wake up for the first few weeks of life? a night nurse is only for the first 2 weeks or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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a bunch of my friends had their night nurses for two and three months. [ Reply | More ]
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this is so not relevant to the post [ Reply | More ]
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oh yes, so give your kid formula just because it's convenient for YOU so someone else can take care of YOUR kid. f'ing ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:40 PM Flag
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stop being so harsh. some people cannot nurse for some very serious reasons, illness being one of them. stop judging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:43 PM Flag
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that's not what the OR is saying. it's one thing to formula feed because you have issues, it's another thing if you decide to do it so the "night nurse" can take over. that's pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course you hear that. Everybody always tells you the horror stories about pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding etc. Sure it can be hard, but for most people it is not. Try see how it goes, it will probably be fine - if not there are options [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:36 PM Flag
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just prepare for teh baby to be attached to you for the first 2-3 months. the best thing you can do for your baby is nurse! goodluck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:37 PM Flag
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not at all after the first week, and sooooo worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:41 PM Flag
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It was a little painful at first, but after that it was easy. It's funny that the breastfeeding class I took while pregnant was actually helpful, and the childbirth class was not at all. DH and I made fun of the BFing class, but the information was invaluable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:42 PM Flag
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General Topics 05.21.08, 03:44 PM Flag
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v painful at first - but after about a week we both got used to it. BFed for 14 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:49 PM Flag
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I was not looking forward to breastfeeding, didn't particularly, love it, it was very easy, no problems, very smooth, both times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:52 PM Flag
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Not easy - db refused boob, had been bottle fed in hospital while I was recovering from c-section, etc. ended up mostly pumping for 13 months. totally worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.21.08, 03:58 PM Flag
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my only difficulties were "normal" pain from latching on (for a few weeks *only*), and not knowing what was normal bf-on-demand baby behavior (obviously, there is quite a range-- my dd nursed more often and for much shorter periods than I had learned about in my bf class). I can't imagine doing it any other way, there are *so* many benefits for both me and dd (9 months old and still on the boob :-) Pumping can be a PITA, and was easy for me to give up on as a sahm-- but people figure that out too, and you can cross that bridge when it comes... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 03:56 PM Flag
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In case you have a lot of problems BF (like me), persistence is key. I had so many problems (too many to list) & at some point, 6 weeks into having baby at home, I stopped pumping and put him on the breast--and he took! It was so wonderful--not to say that it hasn't been challenging. You are on a very short lease & I only work 2 days a week. (I can't imagine BF & working FT.) But I love seeing him grow into a strong baby boy--all due to my milk. I highly recommed silicone nipple shields--even if you have perfect nipples, they provide a nice barrier to your child's gnawing. Good luck & remember that persistence helps & yes--you can feed lying down almost asleep. (Not possible to FF doing this.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 08:18 PM Flag
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I am in the same situation. I am very stressed out about breast feeding. I do want to try to breast feed, but honestly dont know if it is for me. I think a happy mother is the best thing for the baby. There is way too much pressure to breast feed-it isnt right for everyone. Most of our mothers didnt breast feed and we are all ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:16 PM Flag
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It was tough fort he first week or so because of the exhaustion, but once we got the hang of it (and now they really do hang) it was a breeze... i remember when I was nervous at the beginning, my step-mom said, "If the pain is so bad that your toes are curling, you're doing it right," and that actually made me easier about it... at the beginning it hurts, but that passes... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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The beginning is the toughest. I highly recommend having a visit with a lactation consultant during the first few days after birth. Getting the latch right was the toughest, and then learning how to do it if I wasn't home was tough. I had to learn how to cradle ds properly without a boppy to help. I ended up going for 2 years, though, so I thought it was worth it. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 07:47 PM Flag
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Very easy. Db latched right on. ( didnt want to get off either) [ Reply | More ]
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