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[ - ] Ferragamo patent flats. Worth it? I see them on women all of the time, and I think they're so beautiful. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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The ones with the bows on top? Please tell me you are not 80 years old and wear a headband! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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NP- I'm in my 20s and I adore them! I had to go for cheaper kate spade version, but they're super cute! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, with the bows. And no, I'm 36. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When do MTW and PS 150 notify? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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MTW notified on Monday -- along with the other schools. Don't know about PS 150 but probably the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Design question. What is the appeal of a huge master bedroom? What do you do with all that space? And what about houses with very open floorplans? It seems like it'd be hard to get quiet and privacy. But both those things are all the rage. I'm an apartment dweller and have neither. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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I think a lot of people put a desk in master and use it as a study. Keeps kids away from your papers. I have my desk in living room (we also have family room), so that works fine for me. Open plans, I think the idea is the cook can talk to others. I am happier with roomy eat in kitchen and family room off of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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^^^I also have laundry off of kitchen, which I will never give up. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't get the appeal of huge houses in general. What do you do with all of the space? What's its purpose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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I wonder (having never lived in one). I wonder if people just wind up using 20% of the space 99% of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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The bedroom is a sanctuary away from the kids. I have a sitting area in mind which I love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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we ave a big master and it has my desk and most of our personal files,as well as a space for my husband to work. on weekends it not unusual fro the whole family to be in there, reading, using the computer, etc. i also workout in my bedroom. would i gladly swap some of the space fro a bigger kitchen? yes, but I can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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When I watch HGTV and see the lemmings all asking for the same things it makes me laugh.. especially when they insist on an "en suite" in a Craftsman or something similar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh, feel like an awful parent this morning. I'm pregnant and have the stomach flu. 2yo has watched tv all morning with me laying on the couch, had a string cheese, avocado and yogurt for lunch and I'm counting the seconds until naptime. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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Dc is probably loving it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Sounds normal to me (except for the TV, but if he doesn't want to play by himself today, I don't think this will kill him). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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She's been doing some playing on her own but mostly wants me to come with her to do things. And I just can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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one day of this is far from awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Sounds like great parenting. Feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:03 PM Flag
[ - ] About to go on a second date and I'm already WAY too excited and "in love" with this man I hardly know. How do I calm the heck down? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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You don't. Just enjoy the thrill for now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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THIS! Enjoy it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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See post below..your prince may turn into a frog [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Most do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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omg chill out. just try to remind yourself its just your hormones and the idea of someone new and all the possibilities and you aren't thinking rationally. you know nothing about him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Dating a new guy is good incentive to lose weight, if you need to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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OP: I don't need to lose weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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hahaha you are hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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Do you have any "read" on his feelings? Honestly I felt this way about dh after 1 date and he was the same way. We were basically inseparable a week later and have been happily married 10 years, 3 dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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Go on a date with someone else IMMEDIATELY. Just to shift your focus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:12 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD if you re-married and had db and are now finding yourself paying larger % of bills, dh can be very nice but also irrationally jealous at times, dh isn't realistic about what we can afford and wants a better lifestyle without providing for it himself, dh is jealous of older dc from 1st marriage. However dh cares about the baby. Therapy isn't helping much. 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Does dh work? what makes you think he's jealous of older dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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1. yes works but has prior financial obligations and isn't willing to have joint accounts. 2. makes statements like go spend time with Billy he is your only real family (very immature stuff) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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or: marriage is hard as you know. Nothing you've said so far is extreme. I would keep trying to work on my marriage. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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dh #1 died when 1st child was 4 mo so I am kind of new to this. My biggest concern is dh's negativity toward my older dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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or: if it's affecting your dc, then I would leave. No questions asked. Saying snide remarks when dc is not around is bad, but not detrimental to your dc. Sorry that's tough situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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He moved in with us. I can't leave. He has to do that. FML [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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File for divorce and ask him to leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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File for divorce while we are still living together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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Yes and then you can ask the Court to make him leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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How long have you been married? Is this behavior new? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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2 years. it started when I was 7/8 mo pregnant so its been going on for 9 to 10 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Make a budget and allocate the bills. The jealousy issue is a bigger problem. In my book my DC would come first and if this behavior is negatively impacting DC, Id walk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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He isn't willing to work with me on the budget or have a shared account. He sporadically pays some bills but its very stressful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Who is taking care of DB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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nanny and I. he used to at least pay the nanny but now I pay her 1/2 of the time and I also pay for the apartment and most of the food granted that it was my apartment prior to marriage and large % of food is consumed by myself and older dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Tell him it is time for him to leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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That is how I feel. In addition to constant demands on my time he isn't nice to my older child, doesn't help with the baby, and all he pays for is 1/2 the nanny costs. I am not sure what I am getting out of this marriage. I know this is very materialistic way to look at it but I am just not seeing the point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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There is nothing wrong with being a little materialistic. Stop being a doormat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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Sounds like you don't love him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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I used to. It is very hard to be in love with someone who I have to fight with to pay for food and housing and who is constantly accusing me of crazy things. I really don't want to raise another dc on my own but I don't know how to make this work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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It takes two to make it work. Its time to cut your losses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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NP: why did you marry him and have a child with him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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hindsight is 20/20. who cares? time for her to move on and not repeat the same mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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He was very nice. We where very much in love. We got married quickly and given my age we decided we both wanted another dc. Most of our issues started when I was 8 mo pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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he sound like a real loser. I would leave him ASAP. It's just going to get worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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I wouldn't focus on a shared account. Make a list of all the bills, assign him ones like his car payment, he doesn't make the payment, then he is SOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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he pays for his easy pass of course and his lunches etc. he makes good $$ and has his own account. the issue are the joint expenses such as food, housing, and nanny for the baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Then have him pay things like the cable, Internet, phone, vacations, food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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how? he doesn't want to formalize any financial agreements. he just pays what he feels like paying and there is constant tension. we don't have cable or internet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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he isn't willing to work with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Then tell him it isn't working. you are being used. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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^^ I finally got us to open a joint account when db was born but he stopped contributing to it a couple of months ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Where is his money going? Know it, becuause it matter. Once you are married, it is maritial funds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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20K or so goes to pay for his dc's college. the rest he is probably hiding. he is very smart so I am sure I will never see any money in case of divorce. The question is what do I do right now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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kick him out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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Then cut your losses now, and get a court to order Child support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Didn't you file taxes jointly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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no, filed married filing separately. he has his own business and pays himself very little. I would get very little child support as all his assets are hidden in his business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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You are getting nothing now. Kick him out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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Make copies of his bank statements [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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which bank statements? can you explain please? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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The ones for his business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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^^^can you get them while he is asleep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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he doesn't keep any of this at home. I have no way of knowing where this money is. I expect he makes over 200 to 300 K but only pays himself around 50K and most of this goes toward his older child's college expenses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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How old is the older kid? Will he be off to college soon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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He is in 4th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Is he cheating on you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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I bet he is. He's acting angry and resentful towards you and dc to cover up his guilt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:02 PM Flag
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no. I am 100% sure he isn't cheating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:04 PM Flag
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This doesn't sound like a marriage to me. What exactly does he think your arrangement is? I don't understand this at all -- he has got to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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op: I don't understand it either. At first there where a lot of excuses like he just didn't have the time to go to a bank an open a joint account. I was in love and blind [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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your poor older son. You do have to put him first. He has no one else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Exactly. I am being accused of not loving my db and my dh for loving and carrying about my older dc. What type of adult thinks this way? My dh is in his mid 40ies... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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Did he marry you for money and lifestyle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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I am not wealthy. We earn about the same amount of money but I have a younger dc so I am not a meal ticket but who knows what he was thinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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do you have any family that can help you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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She doesn't need it, she needs to see a lawyer. ASAP. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, my mom but she is in her 70ies and already helped me raise the older dc. She can help some with db but not enough to have 0 childcare costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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Yes, but he is paying 20K, AFTER TAX, for his older kids college. [ Reply | More ]
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what are you trying to say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:14 PM Flag
[ - ] So tired of dealing with my picky eater (6 yo). Everyone says not to short order cook. So I don't, and my kid shrugs his shoulders & goes to bed hungry when he doesn't want what I serve. This hasn't gotten him to take a single bite of fruits, vegetables or meats he doesn't want. Honestly his diet would be much healthier if I just prepared stuff he likes. 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Not sure there is anything wrong with preparing foods he likes! That does not mean driving yourself crazy, though. Read Ellyn Satter. Will change your life with regards to how you approach food. BTW My formerly picky dd really made huge strides around 1st grade or so (so about your ds' age) and has expanded quite a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Oh, I've read Ellyn satter. It actually pisses me off. Her whole schtick is that you offer healthy food, eventually the kid eats it. Well guess what? I've offered hundreds of times, and he's still eating the same five things. If I only stick to things he likes, it means I'm preparing a whole separate dinner - exactly what she says you're NOT supposed to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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NP: No, her "schtick" is that you are responsible for choosing what food to serve, your DC is responsible for deciding what and how much to eat. What you are not supposed to be doing is worrying that your DC is "going to be bed hungry" because he chose not to eat what you served. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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I'm not worried that he's hungry. i'm just frustrated that all this "offering" has not led to a more healthy/broader diet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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It's not about the offering part - it's about removing the control/power struggle aspect. Even if you aren't verbalizing it, your DS senses the stress and tension around what he's eating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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nnp: unless you have a kid w a serious issue being underweight and there is a medical concern, your kid won't starve. he'll eat whatever he likes from dinner. my "compromise" was that meals that were not family meals - like weekday breakfast - kids could have what they like within reason, meaning i don't buy sugar cereal or pop tarts, but if they want oatmeal every day, that's fine and many times they don't eat fruit and i get over it. but just bc they want macaroni and cheese or chicken fingers for dinner every night, doesn't meant they get it. but i don't go all exotic either - if we have pasta, the sauce is on the side, i try to keep the meats fairly plain, etc. but whatever is being made is what we ALL eat. And they have in fact skipped dinner many times or just eaten a bite and we move on. we don't eat desert as a matter of course except for special occasions, but they know that if they aren't hungry for dinner, there's nothing else after dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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will he eat cereal and milk? If so, serve cereals with high fiber, at least 6 percent per serving. Bran flakes, fruit loops, cinamon toast cereal, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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I'm laughing at bran flakes and fruit loops being in same sentence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Have him help cook [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Tried that. He says no. Zero interest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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I would ask him early in the day what he wants for dinner. Give him some options. Then serve it. He will not starve. Not sure why his going to bed hungry by choice is a problem for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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He only eats maybe six things willingly (one is peanut butter sandwich, which is what I send to school for lunch every day). I don't care that he goes to bed hungry. I do care that he doesn't eat vegetables, most fruits, meats or even things like pizza and pasta. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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Would do tough love, myself. Plate of raw veggies out for snacking, fruit offered after school, maybe some cheese if he likes it. If he eats a decent amount of that stuff (let him choose any veg or fruit) then he would get some of the other stuff. But I do know plenty of moms who let their kids live on pasta for years. Their kids turned out fine too :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Mine won't eat pasta. He gets a peanut butter sandwich for lunch at school. He will not touch raw vegetables or most fruits no matter how hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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What exactly will he eat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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First off, what do you mean, "he says no?" He's six!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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How exactly would you force a six year old to help you cook? Should I tape a spoon in his fist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Don't listen to "everyone". Prepare healthy, simple foods you know he will eat. Modify what you're eating slightly for him (no pepper, no herbs, just white meat etc.. whatever makes it more appealing to him). My kids prefer very simple foods, simply prepared. I always have fruit, hard boiled eggs and healthy cereal available. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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I'm guessing your kids eat more or less normally. I'm talking about a kid who won't eat pasta, eggs, meat (no chicken nuggets here!), or eggs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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What will he eat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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You didn't read what she wrote. Only likes PB sandwich, pasta and pizza. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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She said he DOESN'T eat pasta or pizza. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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OP: My kid will NOT eat pasta or pizza. Not at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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So what are the other 5 things he does eat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Bread (obviously - and other bread-type products like crackers, waffles). Hummus. Yogurt. Very mild cheese. A couple of fruits. He likes french fries (not that I serve those at home). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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put out cut up veggies and hummus before dinner. also, boys at about age 10 or so develop killer appetites and most would eat a sofa if you put it on a plate, so pickiness drops off a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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You've got proteins, carbs, calcium and some fruit (push that). Let him eat that for now and stop making all of you crazy. Don't even offer him your dinner anymore. Take all the attention and drama out of food. Also, try going out with friends or family with kids of similar ages who eat well. Competition is a good thing sometimes! [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry, she posted that after I replied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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this is how i did it (fwiw) - one item that I knew they would eat, then a couple others that sometimes they would eat and sometimes not - the rule was you had to try at least 3 bites of everything, but if after 3 bites you did not want it you did not have to finish it. if they wanted nothing, then they could have some celery and carrots if they were really hungry. Kids have to try something many times before they eat it (or at least mine did) - GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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That's kind of what I'm trying, except he will NEVER eat anything except the one thing that's on his "ok" list. And he won't do the three bites. I can't force-feed him. What else can I take away, if I'm already refusing to give him other food, dessert, screen time, etc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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^^I've been leaning hard on this for months. There's been zero progress. I'm so frustrated and I want to throw Ellyn Satter's book at her head. BTW I have another kid who eats totally normally - good range of foods, healthy stuff, will always try at least a bite of something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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What's on his OK list? Maybe we can give some ideas on things to try which might be a logical progression from what he will eat already? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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I posted above, thanks. It's a short list! Bread, hummus, yogurt, and a couple of fruits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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This isn't bad! Just let him be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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It's just carbs and dairy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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^^I also allowed "dipping" which so many people don't - ranch dressing, ketchup, whatever their dip of choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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I have twins. All this advice here works with one of them. Nothing works with the other - he lives on carbs. Every kid is different and I think you just need to give in and let your kid self-regulate. [ Reply | More ]
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He wouldn't live on carbs if they were not an option!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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True, he'd probably go hungry. But I don't believe in making meal time full of conflict every single day. He'll grow out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Wonder if it would help if the fruits and vegetables were cooked until soft, maybe even mashed up? Does he reject soft fruits like berries and bananas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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I tried smoothies. If things are well disguised I can get a little down. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's a good company to start as a former SAHM? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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we know nothing about your training and background. [ Reply | More ]
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What do you do now if you are a former SAHM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Go into test prep or create a mothering website [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Okay, I know this is a stupid question, but what is the best way to share a series of photos with folks without overwhelming their emails? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:27 PM Flag
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Make an online album and send them the link [ Reply | More ]
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Use google photos. Or snapfish. Or make an album on facebook and privately share it. [ Reply | More ]
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or shutterfly. [ Reply | More ]
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Flickr [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Coffee help. I must bring coffee for a group of 20. Is the large box of prepared coffee from Dunkin doughnuts my only option? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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pretty sure starbucks offers this too - but i like dd! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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I don't know if it is your only option, but I'm a regular coffee drinker and DD coffee is great for these types of meetings. I prefer stronger coffee but for this I would gladly drink DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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large box from DD or starbucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Any deli or bagel shop, Starbucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Starbucks traveler [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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You may be able to find a nearby lunch catering spot that will deliver a couple of air pots. They will likely have a minimum and you may need to end up ordering continental breakfast or a snack tray as well, plus a delivery fee. If you're in sales and your company is covering this may be a way to go...it's often done in my office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Need to vent. DH has been in such a shit mood lately and he's taking his stress out on me. It's so passive-aggressive and subtle that it's hard to call him out on it. Ugh. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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How about asking him what's wrong rather than "calling him out" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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I know exactly what's wrong. He's stressed out about work and a class he's taking (getting his Masters in Finance). I'm constantly saying things like "What can I get off your plate so you can relax a bit? How can I help? I'm on your team here, what I can do?" And he'll be nice for 5 minutes, and then he's right back to Grumpland. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Does he like to exercise? If so, encourage him to do so. Working, going to school, and raising a family is tough. My DH went through it and it was hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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He does enjoy exercising. You're right, I should encourage him to do it more often. He's cut down because he has so many self-imposed time restrictions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:06 PM Flag
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Couple of hours in the straitjacket should calm him nicely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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Haha! If only ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] The kids who are being pulled out of that capsized boat all have broken fingers from trying to claw their way out of the water. Some of them appear to have died just hours before rescue. WTF, South Korea??? If I were one of those parents, the vision of my child desperately trying to climb to safety and being submerged in the water would haunt me 24/7. Cannot imagine coming back from that. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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That is truly a horror. Why couldn't they cut through the side of the ship to get to people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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would have let the air out and it would have sunk instantly, though I guess there was no difference in the end [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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If anyone tells you to stay put during a disaster- DONT. Get the fuck out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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ITA. 9/11 is also good example of this. on 9/11, once we figured out what had happened, i got the f out of my skyscraper building, 10 minutes before it was officially evacuated. don't wait for some clown to tell you what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:08 PM Flag
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NP: Omg, this must have been terrifying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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Totally, totally agree and was also here on 911 (although thankfully not downtown). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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+10000000 My father's friend's son died in 9/11 because he listened to the announcements that told him to stay put. He was on the top floors and before the building collapsed, he received a phone call from his father telling him to leave because on the news, the situation looks really bad. The son told the father that it's all good, the announcements told them to remain calm so that's what he was going to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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This can only be true if he was in the south tower and the dad called in the 15 minutes before the 2d plane hit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Don't know which tower he was in but I'm not lying, if that's what you're suggesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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np: same is true for really tumultuous political situations. Germany (and all of Europe) before Hitler came to power, Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge, and all sorts of other less known situations - when people are saying "it will all work out" don't believe them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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I doubt they died just a few hours before rescue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Yes, but the broken fingers means the kids were desperately trying to get out. After the captain left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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This. The cold would have killed them in the first 24 hours, even if there were an air pocket. And that is being extremely generous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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That's actually not true, though. Because if you're in a high rise fire, in a residential building, you actually should stay put, usually. The building isn't going to burn down, and you're much safer in your apartment than you are in a smoke filled stairwell. Same thing with a boat - if people just all act on their own you have stampedes and half full lifeboats. The problem here is the negligence of the crew to not realize how fast the thing was going to sink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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The first thing they should have done was lowered/readied the life boats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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This is correct. Everyone should have had a life jacket, and the crew should have been deployed at the lifeboats. And let's not discuss the captain being the first to leave. Conventional wisdom is to stay with the boat, but it went down so fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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They tried to lower the lifeboats, but the ship was tilting too severely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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The crew thought the kids were in danger of being swept away by the water current, so the crew told the kids to stay inside ferry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Human body can't go more than 3 days without fresh water and drinking sea water will only hasten the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you eat a yogurt three days past the sell by date if it smells OK? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:20 PM Flag
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Sell by date? Yes, absolutely. I think the rule on sell by is 1 week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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If it's a sealed yogurt it can last for up to a few months past sell date. I have eaten yogurts in 2014 dated from 2013 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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I went on the Stonyfield tour in Vermont (many years ago, not sure if they still have it). On the tour, they said the yogurts were still good for at least a week or two past the sell by date, and that the employees would joke around about having contests to see who ate the oldest yogurt, lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Of course - yogurt is already rotten milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Yes, yogurt rarely goes bad by the legal date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.24.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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