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[ - ] What does it generally cost to have a town car drove you to/from work each day in Manhattan cost? Clueless here. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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If you have to ask... [ Reply | More ]
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$1,000,000 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So many of the kids who lost their parents on 9/11 are getting married and having their own kids now. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My niece was ten when she lost her father and now she is in law school. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm really sorry. But yes, time goes so fast, parents don't realize that it's a blink after 10-12 until they're dating and flying off. I know I didn't get it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why are some women so self-important about their husband's career? I get it lady, your husband is a surgeon. I got it the first four hundred times. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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Surgeons have the biggest egos. And they like the fresh young residents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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You sound really insecure. [ Reply | More ]
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To be fair, it's hard to be the wife a surgeon. The hours suck and there is a lot of call. MD (non-surgeon) mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:55 PM Flag
[ - ] SAHMS - By the time your kids are 10, they don't want you home all the time. Two different girls in two days told me how they wished their "housewife" moms would "seriously get out of the house every once in a while." 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Troll [ Reply | More ]
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And why are you in the position of speaking with them and receiving such confidences? [ Reply | More ]
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op: My daughter's friends. And their opinions weren't delivered with malice - they honestly thought it would be good for their respective moms to work rather than "shop, hang out with friends and drive me around." One did backtrack about the driving around part, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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Two different 10 year old girls told me that they want a horse. I'm going to tell their moms to get right on that. [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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Oh yes. I'm sure my ms dc would LOVE for me to be away. Ha [ Reply | More ]
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In contrast, there was the SAHM poster who felt sorry for her DS friends at day camp. They couldn't be picked up at 3pm and had to wait until 5pm for their WOHP. She was so sad for them. :-( [ Reply | More ]
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I actually see this at school pick up for my preschool aged dc. It is pretty sad. [ Reply | More ]
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oh, were you that poster? do the poor kids weep and look longingly out the window at all the SAHMs? [ Reply | More ]
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NP. That's funny because when I get out of work early to pick up my DC, they never want to leave. They are too busy having fun with their friends. "10 more minutes, Mom! Please!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 10:00 PM Flag
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That was me as a child, never really had space from my mom at home so I spent a lot of time with my friends. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I was dying to escape from my SAHM. She was smothering. [ Reply | More ]
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You can sahm and not smother [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 10:02 PM Flag
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well your sample size of two certainly is a representative sample size. I look forward to reading the published results in the American Journal of Low IQ Morons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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it's pending publication in Troll Quarterly [ Reply | More ]
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I am a referee for that journal, I can vouch. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I'll email you the executive summary right away. [ Reply | More ]
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must suck to be married to a loser who can't afford to let you stay home and raise your kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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op: Hmph. All that work towards a journalism degree and subsequent editor position, and all I had to do was marry a rich guy??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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np dh: i do editorial work from home so I can be there for my kids when they need me. i have more respect for a sahp/wahp "leeching" off a rich spouse than a person who touts working outside the home as a supreme virtue but secretly seethes with resentment that he/she can't stay home with the kids. I don't understand why anyone would pay strangers to care for their children when they have a portable job like editorial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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Oy with the poodles already [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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That's about the age I was when my mom went back to work. My sister and I were so proud of her! Was really empowering, even though neither of us even knew that word at the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:53 PM Flag
[ - ] What would make the perfect houseguest? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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bring wine [ Reply | More ]
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dont whine [ Reply | More ]
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dont dine [ Reply | More ]
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don't be a swine [ Reply | More ]
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behave just fine [ Reply | More ]
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get out by nine [ Reply | More ]
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help your host [ Reply | More ]
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remember that stating with somone is not like being at a resort. [ Reply | More ]
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staying [ Reply | More ]
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Get lost for a bit. Clingy guests are horrible [ Reply | More ]
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This!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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dont overstay your visit [ Reply | More ]
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Entertaining themselves - leaving the house in the morning and returning around dinnertime. European houseguests are especially good at this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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I want to spend time with my friends. That's why I in ited them to stay instead of out for dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Well, you'll see them at breakfast, dinner and after dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Well, guess we beach house owners aren't all the same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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I don't own a beach house, but Well Done, You. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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bring your own towels even if the host says not to-both beach and ones to shower with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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np. That actually appears mildly insulting, like you think their home isn't clean enough. May as well bring your own sheets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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I am thrilled when guests bring sheets and towels to weekend house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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pp-they dont need to bring sheets not doni ask that they bring towels. if they bring towels, cleanup is easier for me. I do not have hired help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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*nor do I* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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This. We arrive together Friday night and leave Sunday afternoon. I'm not into laundry. It's just easier on me if you bring your sheets make your bed strip your bed and go. We have different guests almost every weekend. I'd rather ski [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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That's weird. Sorry. signed we had a weekend house for 30 years and I never once saw a guest of my parents show up with their own towels and sheets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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A prepared dish is always nice especially if you are orthorexic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Those guests are the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Clean up if y,ou cook [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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For me? Making their rooms look exactly like they found them. However, I have lots of the same guests. I just tell them if they want their sheets washed, to bring them to me and I'll give them some new ones. Otherwise if they are coming back the following week or in 2 weeks the sheets will be the same. If a new guest comes I'll ask them if they want fresh sheets, but most don't care. Most of my guests are the friends of my college kids. They're super flexible. I just appreciate the ones who don't make it look like Justin Bieber's entourage passed through [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:50 PM Flag
[ - ] My 9 YO DS has trouble with friends because he is too rough and doesn't understand teasing and sarcasm. He's very sensitive and he will run up to people and hug like a bear when he is excited to see a friend. Don't say ADD or autism. How can I teach him to be calmer and friendlier? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Start when he's 4? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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Eh....maybe-noticed it more when got into school-when he sees a friend he loves he just runs up and hugs-some kids don't like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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He is very sensitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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You have to understand the world will not accommodate him. He needs to adapt to the world. Stop saying/thinking/ using how sensitive he is. Neither here nor there. As parents we see a problem and try to teach our child how to behave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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My kid is one of the ones who doesn't like that. Whatever you do, don't put it on the other kid by saying things like, "Jimmy doesn't like to be hugged!" That's not the case, and it makes my kid feel like he's the one doing something wrong. Your kid needs to realize that most 9 year old boys don't greet each other like that. Have you tried redirecting, suggesting high fiving or having him create a secret "cool" handshake with his friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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Start with e plain I g every person has a right to the space around them. Like a for e field. And he can't in add their space. He is not allowed to hug. Say hugging is the same as hitting if the other person doesn't want you to do it. Once you get that down mine on to sarcastic humor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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I don't understand that first part-start with what? [ Reply | More ]
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Explaining [ Reply | More ]
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Force field [ Reply | More ]
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What can't we say autism? Classic signs. Sorry you are in denial. [ Reply | More ]
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Or at least SPD. Classic. [ Reply | More ]
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Made up dx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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I'm actually not doubting that one bit... but all the kids I know who have been crowned with this title exhibit the exact behavior... surprised OP hasn't been told this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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Because we trust op to know her child is not. If you don't take her at her word it's hard to help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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Honestly, if it's not something she can control through normal parenting methods at age 9... there's gotta be some sort of diagnosis. And my 5 year old understands sarcasm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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Children develop differently. [ Reply | More ]
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Who says she can't? [ Reply | More ]
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Your child will struggle with something at some point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Just did a huge closet purge and have SO much kid stuff to donate - a mix of clothes, games, toys - ugh, hate having to schlep huge bags of stuff to our local salvation army...always looks like they probably dump it in the trash anyway. Where do you donate? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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What size? [ Reply | More ]
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I need size 16 or mens small shirts. I'll pick up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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Mostly 3 to 5 yrs - not baby stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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If any of the toys are educational, I gave them to my DCs public for the guidance office, the indoor recess committee wanted some and the principal took some to give to students who didnt have much at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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That's nice. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. They also took warm boots/snow pants etc. the 5th graders have an overnight in winter [ Reply | More ]
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room to grow, the covenant house [ Reply | More ]
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Do you get them to pick up? We don't have a car. [ Reply | More ]
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i think room to grow does it for a small fee, covenant house doesn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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If it's all clean and in good condition, donate it to a family shelter. [ Reply | More ]
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Women's shelter? [ Reply | More ]
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Anyone in your building? [ Reply | More ]
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I drop off at goodwill [ Reply | More ]
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In the suburbs epilepsy foundation and BBBS come through once a month. They'll take anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] visiting ILs and just discovered my MIL uses cottage cheese instead of ricotta in her lasagna. Ewww 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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I do this too. [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of people do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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My family does this too. [ Reply | More ]
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ricotta ... cottage ... think about it [ Reply | More ]
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Not a problem. [ Reply | More ]
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I have done that for Mac and cheese. [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting. Never thought of that. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm still oddly fascinated with the poster who puts peas in lasagna. I've never heard of that. [ Reply | More ]
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that is me! [ Reply | More ]
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pp-We are first generation Italian-American. It is not an uncommon practice in parts of Italy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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My husband puts corn in his. Too weird for me. (Saves me a lot of calories, though!) [ Reply | More ]
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I mix spinach into the ricotta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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THIS. Spinach in lasagna is the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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I have seen corn and carrots and spinach in vegetarian lasagna. Peas were new for me but now I want to try it. Pea Poster, do you soak dry peas, use canned or frozen - ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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Guess you don't cook much. This is common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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I cook often but never heard of this. I also hate cottage cheese [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:24 PM Flag
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Never heard of this either. But I am also one of a few who never buys low fat , no fat or diet anything! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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These posters are fucking foul. No, proper ricotta is NOT the same as cottage cheese. Get a clue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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There is no one recipe that is the only true recipe ... the only thing that matters is what you like to eat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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Guessing cottage cheese is much cheaper . Ricotta has gotten expensive at supermarket [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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i don't use either, have been replacing ricotta with sliced zucchini for years. quelle horreur! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My new Honda Pilot looks like and drives like a Mercedes Benz GL550 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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All cars go whoosh these days. [ Reply | More ]
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Recently moved to the North East. The other week I went to a very expensive wedding and left hungry, today I attended a barbecue and there was barely any food! Very small dish of lackluster potato salad and only one burger per person in attendance. They had little finger sandwiches and kale chips, that was it. I was there for five hours and mind numbingly hungry. Good god... 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Oh, and there were raisins in the potato salad. Mayonnaise, black olives, and raisins! [ Reply | More ]
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You overeat. Train your brain to accept hunger as a normal part of your day. [ Reply | More ]
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Hunger should not be a normal part of a social experience. I for one prefer not to live in misery. [ Reply | More ]
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Going a few hours without food should not be a misery to you. (And frankly, a burger, potato salad, finger sandwiches, and kale chips is more than enough calories to get you through.) [ Reply | More ]
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Are you supposed to eat a large meal beforehand or something? If I go to a barbecue I expect to eat... my poor husband was famished as well. [ Reply | More ]
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Hunger can be a normal part of YOUR day. You don't need to make it part of everyone else's day. [ Reply | More ]
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You should be physically hungry before you eat. [ Reply | More ]
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You have an eating disorder. Get help. [ Reply | More ]
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I usually have the opposite experience. In the north east weddings are insane -- cocktail hour is a massive buffet overflowing with food, then a multiple course seated dinner, big dessert buffets plus wedding cake. When we go to upscale weddings in the Midwest the cocktail hour is a few teeny passed apps, dinner is a salad and chicken, dessert is a slice of wedding cake. [ Reply | More ]
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I had the insane wedding experience when I went to a cousin's Italian wedding, but since I have moved here that has not been my experience. Maybe it is a WASPy thing? [ Reply | More ]
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^^And I'm from the South, not so sure about the MidWest. [ Reply | More ]
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I went to my Jewish cousin's 100k wedding and there was a two small buffets, cupcakes and some apps. [ Reply | More ]
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Wtf did they spend $100k on?? If the food and booze suck, nothing else will matter. [ Reply | More ]
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High-end venue in the middle of manhattan. A band and dj. TONS of booze though. That wasn't a problem. [ Reply | More ]
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WASPs! Lots of liquor, though? [ Reply | More ]
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How did you know:) [ Reply | More ]
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So little food compared to the Catholics and Jews! [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like both parties miscalculated. I've never been to a nice wedding or bbq without a ton of food. [ Reply | More ]
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I heard the northeast is running out of food. [ Reply | More ]
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That's crazy. I love entertaining. I always buy twice as much food as we need. [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly! There should always be an excess of food at a party. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. And it's like a little bit of an extended party the following week, when we get to eat party food leftovers, like jalopeno poppers or wings :) [ Reply | More ]
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What kind of BBQ is that? [ Reply | More ]
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Clearly, you are not going to events with Jews. Say what you want about us, but we never leave you wanting more food. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe it's your circles. We usually have enough food for another 10 people [ Reply | More ]
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You shouldn't eat more than one burger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:56 PM Flag
[ - ] DF is quitting her job to SAH and watch a few kids from her home. She is encouraging me to pull DD out of daycare and let her watch her instead. Our DD are friends and would play together and we would save a lot of money but she's never watched more than 1 kid for any extended period of time and I don't think she would get the kind of stimulation she gets at daycare. Leaning against it but feel bad saying no to DF. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Tell her you'll think about it but you don't want to change anything at the moment. Then you can see how this goes for her first. [ Reply | More ]
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Never mix business and social. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 The chances of messing up your friendship are high. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe I will use that as my excuse. But I feel like saying no might also hurt our friendship [ Reply | More ]
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You can also just say that you think it's risky to mix up your friendship in her business. Most people get that. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Yikes. I don't blame you - definitely stay with your daycare. How old is DD? Does your daycare become a preschool as she gets older? Maybe that could be your angle? [ Reply | More ]
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DD is 2 [ Reply | More ]
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DF has boundary issues. [ Reply | More ]
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She's crazy to consider this before actually sah for a couple months. [ Reply | More ]
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she cant go too long without the extra income so she is trying to get things lined up in advance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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NP: With all due respect, what are her qualifications to care for small children? It's one thing to parent your own child, quite another to watch others' for more than an occasional babysitting gig. Proper daycare centers will have mission statements, rules, contracts, etc... and a nanny will follow YOUR rules and lead... how would it work in this situation? [ Reply | More ]
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Doesn't she have to get licensed first? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] TTC and can't take a pregnancy test until next week. The waiting is driving me insane, it is all I can think about! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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That's why they call it The Two Week Wait. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! I can't even distract myself by looking at fall clothes because hopefully I will be pregnant!! [ Reply | More ]
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You will ; ) [ Reply | More ]
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You know how you take a bath to make the phone ring? Buy something for fall that's tight and fitted and you'll be pg in no time! [ Reply | More ]
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Why can't you test until next week? Just order the cheap test strips off amazon. I got a positive 5 days after conception. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do the spouses of foreign service officers work? Or do they typically not? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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They either get jobs with the foreign service themselves, or an NGO in the same region, or they don't work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Just found out my sil, her dh and 11 year old dd are coming to stay with us for two and a half weeks. Ugh! what can I do to entertain but not make so much work for myself with dinners etc? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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Curious how you found this out, but weren't involved in the decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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that is waaaaay too long- i have no advice for this situation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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My dh had mentioned they might come stay but I had no idea it would be this long! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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They live in Europe so dh it's far and expensive for them to fly for shorter time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Where in Europe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Then, it's your own fault. You need to say, "Sure! 1 week with us, 1 week in hotel." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Have them come before or is this the first time they are staying with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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wtf, when i go to europe no one takes care of me, they always say...oh sorry our place is too small, but i'll fine you a nice place near by. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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Seamless and/or fresh direct are your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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That is insanely long. You can entertain for 3 days but then they basically have to get used to your daily routine. Are you in NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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+1. Hope you're in NYC, or at least somewhere where there is access to transportation for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Do you work or will you be stuck with them all day, every day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Find them an Air B&B nearby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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That is insane. Do you have a guest room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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make them a key. have breakfast together every day and tell everyone their on their own for lunch and dinner. You'll make sure there's always beverages and snacks available. Plan like 3 big dinners for everyone and that's it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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Nice plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Eat out. Ask sil to cook a few meals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Planned Parenthood will probably lose its federal funding. Will feminists and women's rights activists step up, raise funds, and cover the loss, or will they leave the organization to twist in the wind, and reduce access to contraceptive and reproductive health services for women nationwide? This will be a big test of whether or not American feminism is a meaningless joke, or if it is something real. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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That same bill is also cutting funding for health care for veterans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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Unbelievable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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Encourage your rep not to pass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Does that even work anymore? I feel like these politicians just do whatever they want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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Can't hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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Contact the businesses that donate to your representative's/senator's campaign fund and make sure they know you will not buy their products & services if the rep/sen votes to reduce funding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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That's bonkers considering that federal funds do not cover abortion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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Pro-lifers don't care about abortion. They just don't want women to be able to have sex without consequences. They are against any form of birth control or family planning, and are now working on protecting employers who fire women for getting pregnant unmarried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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Keep telling yourself that, murderer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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So you support universal access to contraception and sex ed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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I don't believe in public schools and everyone who wants free BC could get it right now (and yet funnily enough poors still get preggers -- only to a liberal does this not make any sense). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Public schools exist whether you believe in them or not. Say hi to everyone on the compound for us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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You don't believe in public schools? How does that work exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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This. If they actually cared at all about abortion, they would be 100% behind universal contraception and sex education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Why can't they just remove abortions from the services they provide? Everyone could get behind that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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Actually I don't think everyone is behind that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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Abortions make up like 3% of the services they offer and we don't fund them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Not quite... see: Hobby Lobby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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What the hell does killing babies have to do with feminism? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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50% of the babies killt in abortions are female. Feminists whine about catcalling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Zero babies are killed by abortions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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I redefine you as a "ham sangwich". Does that make it legal for me to kill you now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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You're a guy. You have no say in this. Shhh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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No one is redefining anything. Every religion and culture on the planet was perfectly fine with early term abortions until 100 years ago (when women started winning property, employment, and political rights). The bible is even clear that babies do not get souls until after they are born live. Fetuses are not babies. If you want to "save" fetuses, put your money into development of artificial wombs and get all of your anti-abortion friends to line up to adopt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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A intellect Billionaire needs to step up and fund PP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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I love PP but feminism is about way more than our reproductive organs. The real feminist movement went off the rails when the male establishment made it about abortion and sec, which is what women are for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:18 PM Flag
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I hope this spurs the movement for over the counter birth control pills. There is absolutely no reason birth control should require a prescription. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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ITA but I would settle for pharmacists being able to prescribe it on the spot like in California and Oregon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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There are some "garage chemists" who claim that "homebrew" BC is not as difficult as it used to be, due to computer-controlled lab techniques available to amateur users for just a few thousand bucks now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Other developed countries have their birth control avaliable over the counter. Birth control has fewer risks and side effecsts than aspirisn and meets the FDA criteria for over the counter medications. Big pharma is profitting off of keeping it under lock and key. http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/over-the-counter-birth-control-pills-new-normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:43 PM Flag
[ - ] What is the normal amount of daily canned food for a 5-mo 6-lb kitten? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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LMGTFY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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None. Feed it Kitten Chow so it develops healthy teeth and so it doesn't turn into a spoiled, picky eater. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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The kitten in question always has dry food available and refuses it completely. Hasn't eaten it once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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It will when it gets hungry. You're weak. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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You would think, but I had a new shelter cat that was 18 pounds who refused to eat, and one day he looked really janky ... took him into the vet and he was in liver failure. Had to force feed that cat for like 6 weeks until his numbers stabilized. That was like 4 thousand dollars. I don't mess around with just waiting for a cat to eat now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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And by force feed, I mean they surgically implanted a feeding tube in his neck and I had to pump in this high calorie food sludge by syringe several times a day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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for how long? You can mix it with wet food and gradually decrease the wet food. Wet food only at least one full short can a day (the tuna can size). If the cat is eating too much too quickly it will throw up. I have cats where I have to feed only a little at a time throughout the day. If the cat's weight looks good you can increase the food. Just don't let it go too long without eating anything, kitty can go into liver failure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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For up to 12 hours. I don't want to starve the kitten. The weight seems to be fine (at least 6 lbs at 5 mo seems fine to me). Do you mean one 3-oz or 6-oz can a day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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I don't actually feed wet food to my cats, but the can that looks like a tuna can. Not the can that looks like a can of soup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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My vet does not recommend dry food only. Bad for cat; can lead to some pretty serious issues later. YMMV [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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np. I don't like to buy a lot of wet food, but I supplement. Sometimes I'll just put a little unsalted butter on a plate and let them lick it, or when I break down a rotisserie chicken for soup I'll give them the skin and gristle. They love spray cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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so bad for them, stop that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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One half can morning and one half can evening. Also depends on the quality of the food. I just moved my cat to Newman's Own, no grain. It seems expensive, but she eats less because it is packed with protein instead of fast carbs. Cheap canned cat food is just carbs, so a hour later they are hungry again. And don't feed her dried. How you you like to live your life eating kibble. I think it's mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:10 PM Flag
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How would you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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I figured cheap canned food is the opposite, just ground up parts, a lot of gelatin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:20 PM Flag
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Thanks. Are you talking about 3-oz or 6-oz cans? I'm trying different brands and so far the kitten likes Wellness and Tiki Cat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:21 PM Flag
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fyi, you should feed your cat wet food once a day and can for once a day, many times when they get old they can not digest the dry and no longer like the wet. about feeding a kitten, if it's the can that is the size of a tuna can i would say about 1/3 of the can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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