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General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] My apartment has exposed hearing pipes and I'm looking for ideas to make them safer. I can't block all of them off because of where they are located, and I'm trying to prevent children from touching them. The only solutions I've seen have been in renovated apartments where they built something around the pipe. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Get some rope and wind it all the way up the pipe. Works well for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Your children will touch them only once, they will learn don't touch that, it's hot. It won't be enough to cause a serious burn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Wrap with rope? If a radiator ..they have covers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone encourage their child to do a gap year? My DD will not turn 18 until over 6 months after she graduates from high school. I think a gap year might be a good thing for her, especially if she does something cool with it. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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In NYC those fall bd kids should all do gap year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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I'm actually not in NYC, but DD started school somewhere that had a 12/31 cut off. Do you think only NY kids should do a gap year, or any kid that won't turn 18 until November/December of the year after they graduate HS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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Who pissed in your cereal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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I am encouraging my DC but getting nowhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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Good point. They are going to do what they are going to do at that age. And I wouldn't want her to do it if she stays home and watches TV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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Our NYC DD went to college at 17, turned 18 in early November. She was on the young side but has been doing fine her freshmen year....... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Thanks! Good to hear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Rich kid thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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I want my kids to do a gap year. I think it is great for maturity. I grew up in Europe where it was common though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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gap yahhhh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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I would encourage it for the purpose of traveling or volunteering or doing something productive. Just hanging out and taking a break is not enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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I do not want my child to do gap year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I just read the Times article about losing weight - that fucking sucks. So essentially, science has announced "if you're fat, you're fucked forever." 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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I am fine with being overweight. Who cares. I wouldn't want to be thin at this point, I'm at the point where I'm going to have grandchildren soon. What is the good of it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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That's me. I try soooooooo hard. I doomed myself after college with weight gain. I struggle ever since. If I am not on a constant diet with low calories I gain everything back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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I know - it was pretty disheartening at first. But they looked at Biggest Loser contestants, who lost weight under rapid freaky conditions no normal human has to endure. I think if you've just lost 20 pounds it's probably very different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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I don't think there's any way your body wouldn't fight back under those circumstances. Your body doesn't know you are on a reality show. Your body just knows it's being subjected to incredible stress, it doesn't know if it's getting food anytime soon. Ironically I think very thin people have this same problem. They've intentionally starved for so long that they are also on a permanent diet because anything they eat puts weight right on. I see women say this all the time here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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I fight this battle and did not lose weight rapidly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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Wonder if the trick is to prevent gain in the first place. Like, once you get fat, it's harder to get back. Perhaps goal is prevention. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
[ - ] My 1st grade dc is at an nyc private and we are having a tough time affording it. As a result, we have been dragging our fee with renewing the contract. The school has been accommodating bc we needed to clear up our tuition arrears before they sent us a new contract anyway. Now that they have sent it, I am reluctant to sign it bc of the idea of trying to afford this for 11 more years. We do like the school, but don't love it, although dc loves it. Any suggestions on where we might find a spot for our dc for the fall if we decide not to renew? Our zoned public is not an option as it is very poorly rated (Harlem). Charter? private with sliding scale tuition, parochial? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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which school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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which private, I'd rather not say, but a solid 2T that is loved by many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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What is your zoned? Try catholic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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That is a tough situation. Can you hang on one more year and use that time to research the best option for your family moving forward? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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It looks like we will have to, but the idea of scrimping to come up with another $50k. It was already a very stressful year trying to afford it. I was hoping there is some untapped solution that I don't know about... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Would you qualify for FA at your school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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I'm in Harlem and many parents I know chose Harlem Hebrew charter or Jewish schools with sliding scales. But with the sliding scales, the deadline for aid already passed for many schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone tried to open the new high yield savings account at Goldman Sachs? I applied online and they never got in touch and then whenever I try and call I'm placed on hold for 20-40 minutes and just give up! I read bad reviews of Ally so was hoping GS would be better. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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dh and I discussed this last night. they had a cap of $300k so we decided not to do it. but good to know it's such a mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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I'd like to open one for $100k so the cap wouldn't apply to me. Just don't know why they're so inept! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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There are plenty of options at 1%- Synchrony (the old GE), Barclays, Capital One, Voya/Orange [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] If anyone is interested - here is the original "where is Malia going to college?" thread: http://www.urbanbaby.com/topics/55561341 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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Thanks but no thanks. I think it's pathetic that people are berating this young woman, but these are low-class, bitter underachievers who are just mad that they themselves have accomplished less than a 17 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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actually most probably did get into an ivy back in the day, but are frustrated that this country has truly become an aristocracy, like England. it's all about who you were born to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Calling BS on that one. Like the President's children didn't get into Harvard "back in the good old days." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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right bc this kid who has gone to elite, academically challenging schools for her entire life (Chicago Lab school, Sidwell Friends) is too dumb to get into a good college due to meritocracy. Obviously being the president's kid helped as it did every president's kid in history, but it doesn't help a dumb kid (see the other bush twin) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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NP: We really have no reason to believe that the Jenna Bush was denied by Harvard et al. She didn't apply, she wanted to go to UT, which by the way, is not at all a bad school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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No one is interested. Stop posting about this child. You are an obsessed weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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c o l l a p s e . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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OH MY GOD SHUT UP PLEASE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I know it's hard to give an exact answer, if someone brings home $10K a month (cash) freelancing, what's the equivalent yearly gross salary? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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Roughly half of that! it sucks - you pay out the nose in taxes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Do you mean if they cheat on their taxes, or if they do everything legally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Good point. Also depends on how many deductions you claim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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Use paycheck city figure it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Are they paying self employment taxes? Are they filling a self employed 401k and doing profit sharing? Your question is too vague. How much for benefits like health insurance? I can't answer because employees have so many things that are taken out pretax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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Well it's less than $120k because your freelance income has to pay 2x payroll tax (and other things like unempl?) that a W2 salary would not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Has UB discussed the NY Times (and other papers) article on how losing large amounts of weight impacts long-term metabolism? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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OP: How many pages back? I want to see the thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Junk science that violates evolutionary biology. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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I can relate to this. I lost 100 lbs five years ago. I struggle to this day to keep it off. I exercise regularly, am very fit and toned but when I began eating a regular amount of calories, it became so difficult to keep weight off. I was NOT overeating. In order to keep the lbs off I had to stay in a diet restricted calorie meal plan and not eat normal. After 15 lbs crept back on despite healthy eating I got my metabolism tested and it showed exactly what the article said, that my resting metabolic rate was low. So frustrating. People need to stop fat shaming overweight individuals because it really is a physical struggle despite our best intentions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
[ - ] I've got the Zico virus - I can't stop drinking coconut water! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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hardy har har! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else know that their DHs will barely acknowledge Mother's Day...makes me sad that I don't have a DH a who celebrates me. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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DH has never been big on this but I don't mind, I'm not his mother. We both were more invested in our moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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Mine won't do anything for his mother either...will rely on me to get the card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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No, not sad at all. I'm the one who plans every other holiday, so it makes sense that every year there seems to be some sort of rushed Mother's Day plan/gift cobbled together at the last minute. I actually find it sort of amusing. I think it would be so out of character for DH to suddenly have something elaborate planned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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You are not his mother [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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True but my DCs are little and he doesn't help them either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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Nbd. They are too little to get it s. soon enough mommy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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They oldest loved last year when we made my DH a present for Father's Day so I don't think they are too little to get it. And you have got to be kidding that these other kids who make breakfast for Mom weren't prompted by their Dads if under the age of 8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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You know what, you want to vent and bitch. Go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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He's not your child. Time for you to be an adult. The only thing my DH does for Mother's Day is clean up the mess the kids make preparing my breakfast in bed. I think that's a pretty good deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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+1. Some of these women are mentally ill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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Being sad your DH does nothing to help celebrate Mother's Day makes me mentally ill..ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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HE'S NOT YOUR SON. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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No duh! He is a Dad, however, who has kids and who does nothing to help them celebrate Mother's Day. That to me is sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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Oh, for God's sake. Grow up. Mother's Day is a manufactured holiday. You want your family to be unthinking zombies go right ahead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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What holidays do you celebrate? Any? I happen to love celebrating everything from Halloween to Easter. I love the family gatherings and traditions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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Sweet. My DCs are too little to do anything on their own and this is on the heels of my 40th Birthday where he didn't even get me a card on time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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If DH can just talk DD OUT of making me yet another hideous ceramic at Painted Pot, that will be enough for me. And he can pay for dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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I don't think your DH is supposed to "celebrate" you. That sounds strange to me. He's your partner in life, not your mom when you were little. Not trying to be mean, just bring some reality to the situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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I think middle aged women who get in a snit about not being "celebrated" enough on birthdays and Mothers Day are ridiculous. However, you are the mother of his children and he should say "thanks for being a great mom" and give some kind of acknowledgement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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I guess I am still smarting from the failure to acknowledge my Birthday on time and worded it wrong. I know he is not my Child but I grew up in a family where Mom and Dad always helped us make or buy a gift for things like Mother's Day or birthdays for the other parent. To me, they helped honor or celebrate those days with their children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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And what did HIS famy do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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His mother celebrated every holiday! Big family, large gatherings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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That is your experience but others can and do do it differently. I grew up in a family where holidays were NBD. It's hard for me to understand the importance others place on them once they are no longer children. If he is otherwise a good DH, leave it alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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You're not his mother. What am I overlooking here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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If my DH did not do something to help the kids celebrate Mother's Day, I'd be pissed. Little kids should not have that responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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Oh, absolutely, help them buy me a card or something, but OP is pretty clear that she wants "a DH who celebrates [her]" which is a lot different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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OP here..you misunderstand me. A homemade card would be wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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I mean this in as nice a way as possible: Stop looking for things to make you upset. My DH isn't a big Mothers Day celebrant. But guess what? He's a great husband, dad, partner, human being. He makes my birthday special and most importantly, he treats me with respect every day. I don't need a big annual celebration once a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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And if I did "need" that, he probably wouldn't respect me as much. ^^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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I'm not my husband's mother so no, it doesn't bother me. DH usually tries to do a little something for me, and this year I already told him my present would be a 90 minute massage and facial at my favorite spa. It's more about celebrating our mothers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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My DH calls it a hallmark holiday, but still helps our DCs make it special for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
[ - ] 9 year old DD invited to sleepover at friend's house. Friend's parents are divorced, sleepover would be at the dad's house. I know they dad, he's a little strange, but harmless (I assume). Should I let her go? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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*know THE dad (sorry for typo) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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I have an 8 y.o. DD and I wouldn't do it. How could you send your child to spend time at the home of a parent who's "a little strange?" Decline politely and have the kids do something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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strange as in he's always a bit disheveled, has poor social skills. Not strange in a pedophile way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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It almost sounds like he's gone through a divorce ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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But how do you know? Frankly even if he were not a "little strange" I would be uncomfortable sending my daughter to sleep over at some random man's house. My DH is a great guy, but the last thing he would want to do would be to host a bunch of 9 yo girls for a few hours, let alone over night. I would be suspicious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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The dad has his own house? Most dads get an apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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I know plenty of dads with houses. What an odd thing to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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Probably just because I know a lot of SAHMs, suburbs. Dads get apartments near where they work. Moms get the house in the divorce, kids stay with mom to keep going to school. I only know one dad who got the house in the divorce and that's because he was maniacally uptight about maintaining it. The mom fled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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Not all. My ex-husband kept the house, bought me out, and kid and I moved to a rental. No regrets. I couldn't have afforded that place on my own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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Go with your gut [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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This. And since OP is asking here, I'm guessing something in the gut check is off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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You are probably right. I'll invite the girl to our place for a sleepover. Thanks all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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The dad wants time with his dd. that's pretty rude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Thanks....problem is my gut changes from day to day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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NP: Then err on the side of caution and say no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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i think it's fine - just have your dd call if she doesn't want to sleep over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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I don't go around thinking the world is filled with pedophiles, so sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Agree. I teach my child what is ok and what isn't. I know when my child can handle and when they can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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The world is not "filled with pedophiles", but I would think twice about a single man who is eager to have a group of 9 year old girls sleep over at his house. I would not send my daughter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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WTH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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OP is saying the dad is a little strange. He's also presumably a single man of a 9 year old girl. What man wants a house full of 9 year old girls and no wife/girlfriend around to entertain them? Combine that with OP mentioning that he's a little disheveled and anti social, and that doesn't paint a very normal picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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What does DH think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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DH is not in the picture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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This is more of a red flag. She isn't used to men around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Make it a foursome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Ask the mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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the girl's mom? Ugly divorce so her judgement on her ex cannot be trusted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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I would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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Has she been to other sleepovers? I think 9 is a bit young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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yes, shes been to 6 or 7 other sleepovers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Young?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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Divorced mom here. Go with your gut--we all want to keep our children safe--but it would be a kindness to this child to have your child go to the sleepover. My kid isn't allowed to see friend when she's with her dad, and she gets lonely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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I know. This girl gets so lonely when shes with her dad. He's always calling and asking for playdates, but my DD has activities most of the time the igrl is with her dad. ugly divorce and the mom poisoned alot of the other moms in the school against the dad...such a horrible situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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This. DD has a friend whose dad lives with his parents after their divorce. She doesn't go to school here and she is very lonely on the weekends. She spends a lot of time at our house sleeping over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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go with your gut. I don't think a sleepover at a dad's house is per se wrong -- one of my dd's best friends doesn't have a mom and my dd sleeps over, but I know the dad, I've been to the apartment, AND the girls are older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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No. My daughter is friends with a girl from a dominican family . They NEVER allow their daughters to sleep over other peoples homes. Think about it. Why not? My daughter can sleep over there but they aren't allowed to sleep over any of their friend's house. My daughter has another hispanic friend from college and the parent's freak out about the daughter sleeping over anyone's home. There's something they suspect goes on in other people's houses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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I'm from a Jamaican family, and I was allowed to sleep over from about age 13 and up, but my mother would give me so many warnings that it wasn't even fun by the time I got there. I would have to call after dinner and put the mother on the phone, and call before bed. She would always come inside and speak with the parents and then tell me to call if I needed her. There was the perception that other people don't always walk around fully clothed, or may drink too much etc. It seemed crazy and weird, but looking back, I'm glad she and my father took steps to try to keep me safe. Pedophiles prey on kids whose parents are less involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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This is very cultural and if they really thought something were going on, they wouldn't let their dd be friends with your kid. They don't think something is going on, but they just don't want to risk it. My dh was raised in a similar household. It is just the culture his mom is from. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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I would say no. My kid has gone to sleepovers since she was 8 so I am not anti-sleepover parent, but i am also mindful of dads and brothers etc. and have judged accordingly. FWIW, I cant imagine my DH would WANT to host an all girl sleepover for girls that age if I wasn't around - all you need is one kid with issues who misreads things or makes things up or whatever and you have a bunch of ruined lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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Bingo. I couldn't get that through my husband's thick head. He thinks everyone is like ward and june cleaver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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He's closer than you are thinking everyone with a dick wants to insert it in your dds vagina [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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+ a million. I could not imagine DH agreeing to or offering to host a bunch of young girls. I just don't imagine any normal guy wanting to do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Although i like ham in a sandwich, i dont like ham for dinner. Am i alobe on this? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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I like spiral ham on occasion (Easter), but don't like think slabs of ham. [ Reply | More ]
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Would you, could you, in a box? Would you, could you, with a fox? [ Reply | More ]
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I like ham & cheese hot pockets but don't like hamsteak [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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I like prosciutto, pancetta, french ham, virginia ham, bacon [ Reply | More ]
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Dh and I like ham but our kids won't eat it, even in a sandwich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Last min gift idea in the $50 range for a close friend. We planned a joint party and I realized I just blanked on a gift. She lives abroad (is visiting now) so a gc won't Work. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:00 PM Flag
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Tell us something about her. What does she like? What is she like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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She is single, 30, super social and friendly, loves plays and books [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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So you want a hostess gift of sorts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Sorry that was not clear - it's a joint birthday party. We have birthdays close to each other and are the same age (and this year is a big one). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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Baies diptyque candle, your favorite book, necklace with her initials, scarf, S'well water bottle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone please help - I just got the placement for my dc's UPK and was given a school in a different borough that was not listed in my ranked preferences! Listed 10 schools. Is this allowed?!?!?! I would never send him to a upk that would take 1.5 hrs to get to. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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This happened to my friend last year, she messed up when she put the code for the school near them in. For instance, if she was going for let's say 'PS45'...there were two, one in manhattan, one in brooklyn. She listed the one in the wrong borough and they placed her there. Total F up. So as soon as she figured it out, she called around and got herself on every wait list she could for schools near her. Can you do that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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I thought I might have done something like that - but I didn't. I live in the UWS and they placed me into a school in FLATBUSH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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^^just rechecked my original application to make sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Just call every school on UWS and pit on wl. You will get a seat off wl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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how did you hear? i'm waiting on this too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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I heard they were released but I didn't get any notification. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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check sems - I just checked, and it was there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Ah, got it thanks. DS got a pre-K center down on E35th. Our last preference. We're up in the 90s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:30 PM Flag
[ - ] help! Need a mother's day gift. Something other than cheap flowers. Any suggestions? If not- suggestions for a really high quality florist who delivers out of state? thank you so much 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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Call the funeral parlor nearest the recipient and ask for a local florist recommendation. Or how about a pot of bulbs like amaryllis that will bloom in her home -- Jackson & Perkins has a nice selection online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
[ - ] What (if any) foods did you crave while pregnant? And were there any foods you suddenly could not stand? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:49 PM Flag
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Steak and rich red wine. I had only a glass at a time but I would have killed for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:50 PM Flag
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Me too! And when I'm not pregnant I don't much care for red wine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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I know, I haven't been able to drink it now for a decade, easily. It gives me a low grade headache the next day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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STOP EATING MEAT PLANET KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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I wanted lemon everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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np: I wanted lemonade, glasses and glasses of it. Another friend also wanted citrus. TBH wonder if it was really a craving or just something I wouldn't usually drink but allowed myself to indulge in when I was pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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^^couldnt stand the smell of fish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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Peanut butter, hamburgers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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STOP EATING MEAT PLANET KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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watermelon and summer rolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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Craved homemade cream of mushroom soup. Hated the smell of oatmeal cooking during the first tri but was fine after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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Craved sushi. Ate ca rolls. Craved hot dog one day. No food aversions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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STOP EATING MEAT PLANET KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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Salt and meat with my boy and sweets with my girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:51 PM Flag
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STOP EATING MEAT PLANET KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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boy: carbs. Girl: fruits, acidic stuff, salads. I couldn't stand anything in the first trimester with both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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I'm not usually a big ice cream fan, but I was a total stereotype with my first pregnancy: would crave whatever wacky Ben & Jerry's flavor I could find in the deli, then chase it with something salty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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Intensely craved seafood in general, but especially shrimp. Could not stand chicken....even someone else cooking it while I was in the house was too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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I had the same issue with chicken. With both of my kids I developed an aversion to chicken even before I knew I was pregnant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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STOP EATING MEAT PLANET KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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Craved a lot of carbs in first trimester...cereal, bread, pasta. Totally lost my craving for alcohol for trimester 1 and 2. It came back for 3, but not strong. Wine gave me heartburn. Really missed sushi and oysters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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Cherries, watermelon, meat and acidic stuff with both kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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coca cola. Just a little. And both DC turned out absolutely great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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oh, i forgot this one. I had this too with just one of mine. So far, she's A-OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:56 PM Flag
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Craved citrus, milk, and eggs. No real aversions, but never had much of an appetite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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Taco bell bean burritos and nachos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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STOP EATING MEAT PLANET KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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BEAN burritos. Stop being illiterate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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Yes, beans and all that damn protein contained in said beans! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Fruit pops...couldn't get enough of them. Aversion: Chinese carry-out...couldn't stand the smell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:55 PM Flag
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A specific pasta dish from Olive Garden...a place I'd not eaten at since I was about 12 years old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:57 PM Flag
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Began to retch anytime I smelled fish/seafood. Of course my now ex-husband delighted in bringing home seafood takeout every week and watching me run to the toilet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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What a dick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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That's insane. I would have moved out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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Lemonade and watermelon. I love broccoli but couldn't stand the smell of it during first trimester! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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Raw meat t bone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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I dunno .. meat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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Sonething like hamburger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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Lemons. Citrus. Could not get enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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Anchovies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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I craved mangoes. Hated anything hot/cooked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Bagels and cream cheese, grilled cheese. Couldn't stand chicken and didn't want it for awhile afterward either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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