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[ - ] Just bought a series of microdermabrasion treatments; I am nervous! I am so fair/sensitive-skinned...advice is that it will be a good thing, though. Experiences? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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Is it the origins thi? I have it and love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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Not Origins; actual salon treatments. What is the Origins thing? I am now intrigued :) Used to be addicted to their stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Christ may have risen, but I need coffee first. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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Sing it sister!! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Might be too early to find anybody, but I have to head out in under an hour, so trying: in Boston, going to see The Book of Mormon at the Boston Opera House; on a third date with a very nice, not uptight man. I tend to dress up a bit more than a lot of people around here for things like this but it's a 1PM show and we will be walking around the Public Gardens afterward; what should I wear? I have a Nicole Miller print long-sleeved tunic/short dress that I could wear with leggings or tights, and boots...too casual? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:15 PM Flag
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What's the temp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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In the 50's. I have an angora sweater-coat that I love, should be the right weight. Warm enough to wear tights and not freeze (finally!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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Sounds perfect! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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TY. Not stressing out about it, but would like to look nice but not over-dressed/trying too hard. We may end up having dinner, too (loose plans, but have talked about it) :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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Should be fine by afternoon. I just walked out on my balcony in shorts and a t shirt. Going to be a nice day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Isn't it glorious? I feel like I've been waiting for so long for this weather! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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SOunds perfect to me. Signed Cape Cod mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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Yay, I always knew there were more MA moms on here than you might think. We spend a ton of time on the Cape, year round (weekends away, wish I had a house there). LOVE. And would move if work didn't get in the way :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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It's a great life style here. Love it. Very low key compared to what I read on these boards! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I remember when I went to school in the 70s, parents didn't walk or pick up their kids from school. The bell rang and we walked home, all grades (kindergarten was 1/2 day then and a bit different). Then in the early 90s we would do that for grades 3-6 (I was a teacher then and schools were k-6). Now if you want to let you kids walk home by themselves they need written permission, what brought on the change? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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^^^ nyc and to add you can only get permission for grade 4 and up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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As a parent, you are allowed to have your child walk to and from school at ANY age. If your school tells you otherwise, make them prove it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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In the past everyone one was released, no one needed permission. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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I read your post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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I'm asking what brought on the change? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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Etan Patz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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But that was in 79 and nothing changed till 2000. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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The OP asked what changed. I believe it was Etan Patz and the fact that he was never found, the mystery never solved, that sparked the societal shift. Societal change doesn't happen overnight, it's a slow moving thing. And while it may have been started by the Etan case, it drew fuel from others such as Adam Walsh (taken and killed in 1981) and the appearance of missing kids photos on milk cartons, giving adults a daily visual at the breakfast table that kidnapping is possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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Op-I guess you are right... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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It was solved. A couple years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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So true.....and so sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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In 5th they can go without written permission. It's liability. Just write the note [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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But what brought on the change that you needed permission? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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Paranoid parents, educators and lawyers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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24 hour news coverage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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Parents didn't stand at bus stops either. You got off and walked home (in other state) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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Yes and now a bus driver is required to take you back to school if a parent isn't there to pick up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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In my suburban neighborhood, all the kids walked to the bus stop and waited on the corner with no parental supervision in the 80s and 90s- unless it was raining or snowing and the kids waited in cars. Today, every child has a parent waiting with them everyday. The neighborhood hasn't changed at all, but the 24 hour news coverage has changed. We all got addicted after 9/11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Maybe it has something to do with 911 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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Also, all the dads are out there at the bus stop at 8:00am in their pajama pants with their dogs. No one goes to an office anymore! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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I am the only one with a 4th grader who walks home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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no, there are plenty, but you need written permission now to let your child walk home alone. it use to be that it was just assumed you walked home by yourself, well not really with other kids and sibs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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I am literally the only one in my child's school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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maybe in your school, but in the outer boroughs it's a lot more... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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I don't know what brought this on but IMO it is much more difficult to be a WOHPs these days due to all this craziness. Kids need constant supervision, walked everywhere, hw involves parents and so on. You have to be wealthy or a total loser parent to be able to raise multiple kids in this new society [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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also, in the late 60s early 70s most moms did not work. i grew up in brooklyn and my mom and and the one divorced mom in the school were the only ones in the school that worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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Now it's the dads who stay home and don't work. Thank you Women's Lib! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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but the moms did not take the kids or pick them up from school... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:08 PM Flag
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CNN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Happy Easter! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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he is risen! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:17 PM Flag
[ - ] One more should do it. Bump. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:27 AM Flag
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Are you hopping [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:52 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:15 PM Flag
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Grind [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Two more. Bump. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:26 AM Flag
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General Topics 04.20.14, 11:25 AM Flag
[ - ] Oh joy-get to be with my loud baby talking SIL today. She talks very loud so anyone can hear her and the baby talk is aggravating. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:18 AM Flag
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Baby talks to more than just a baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:53 AM Flag
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Yep-adults, teenagers. She couldn't figure out why her kids needed speech therapy-um it was her baby talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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Ugh. I'm sorry. Have a cocktail at some point if you can...ILs can be tough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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DHs grandmother even noticed " why does she talk like that?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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I don't like my SIL, either. She doesn't do that, but is so enabling with my intolerable brother (so self-absorbed), and now they have a dc that they are SUPER HELI-PARENTS to...glad they live on the West coast and I only need to see them once or twice a year. Sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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I can't stand baby talking. Such a weird habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 01:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Christos anesti !! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:15 AM Flag
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Amen!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:20 AM Flag
[ - ] Bump. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Why do some SILs have this need to fit into their husbands family? The sense of neediness on them is unreal. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:47 AM Flag
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your perspective is unreal. i feel so sorry for your SILs. are you as horrible to your BILs...or do you just have issues with women? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:38 AM Flag
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Its rare that BILs try to tell people what to do. They are less likely to say, well we always do Easter Egg hunt, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:32 AM Flag
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Because family is made of marriage, birth, adoption, etc, in addition to blood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:07 AM Flag
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I really don't care if I don't fit in with my inlaws. I have my own family. If they don't like me, I don't care and I don't think my DCs need to do what their cousins do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:27 AM Flag
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aspie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:30 AM Flag
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NP ??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:31 AM Flag
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I'm sorry your concept of family is so limited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:15 AM Flag
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I'm quite certain they don't like you. Your poor kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Because if you can't beat them, join them. It is a lot easier. I feel bad for your kids that you are probably the aunt everyone thinks is a bitch. Every family has one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:36 AM Flag
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I get along with my ILs, including SIL. In fact, I appreciate how welcoming they've always been. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:03 PM Flag
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I've been married a very long time and my MIL, FIL, and BIL all feel like real family. I would gladly do for them anything I would do for my blood family. I truly care about them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:51 AM Flag
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My SIL thinks her blood family isn't good enough so she has always acted like my MIL is her mother. I am expected to follow suit. Sorry-I love my blood family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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there is probably a happy medium. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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You sound like a bitch. It's their family too once they're married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:29 PM Flag
[ - ] My DH is the most spoiled and immature man on the planet - he's been behaving like a brat on our trip, and now he just left with our kids to get on an 8 hour flight back to the US while I stay a few extra days for work. He wouldn't even say goodbye as they left. He always behaves like an asshole on vacations. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:38 AM Flag
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i'm so sorry. what is his problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:54 AM Flag
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No happy with his work, his parents and sis drive him crazy, and they were all with us, and he thinks I was not being sufficiently warm on the trip. I brought the kids over four days early so he could get work done. He just turns into a total jerk when we travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:56 AM Flag
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have you talked to him about it? is he receptive at all? my husband turns into a jerk when we fly - he gets very stressed. it took many conversations and in some cases traveling separately because he pissed me off so much, but he gets now that he just can't act that way. good luck, i am so sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:58 AM Flag
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He's receptive, but he's got about a delay on decoding how he is feeling. So we have a huge, horrible blowup where he will barely look at me, much less speak to me, and then eventually he comes around. Although I'm starting to think that he is just caving in because how can someone be this pissed about such small things. Depressing. I've never thought about divorce after 11 years of marriage, but this is starting to seem an appealing solution [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:07 AM Flag
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wow. he sounds a lot like my husband. delay in decoding how he is feeling - exactly the same.....and i assume he's a terrible communicator. i'm sorry! i think you need to tell him how you feel and see if there is anyway he can not act this way. try to make it clear how it affects you and see how he reacts. good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 10:55 AM Flag
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You sound nice. I'm trying to decide if I send him a text before they fly. Life is short and I am superstitious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:13 AM Flag
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do it. you may regret it if you don't. you have nothing to lose if you do it. just something like "i'll miss you have a nice flight." or something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:22 AM Flag
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Send it. Make it a joke text: "To the f-ing a@@hole getting on Flight 496, 'grow up!' To my husband whom I adore, have a nice flight." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 11:27 AM Flag
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Like this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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First off, I am so so sorry you are dealing with this. I did, for 15 long awful years, coupled with verbal abusive and subtle passive aggressive awfulness. I am always happy and upbeat and I think my DH just simply hated me for it and was so miserable himself. This became intolerable around the DCs, so I finally divorced him and looking back now, can't imagine navigating that behavior ever again. The children saw the awfulness towards their mom long enough. I gave up a great life, but would rather pitch a tent and have peace of mind and be treated kindly. Good luck. I hope some counseling helps him, if not, you deserve to be treated well and your children deserve to see their mom treated like a queen! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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