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[ - ] What is your biggest regret in life? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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Finding ub... I'm barely even joking here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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hahah I think I agree.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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But sometimes I regret I didn't find it way sooner. Some wisdom here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:56 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:47 PM Flag
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Why the odd question on a board where almost everyone is under 70? Even at seventy having regrets is useless if no one stopped you from doing something but you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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OP: Sorry but I am new to UB and was curious what people on here regret. This has nothing to do with being 70. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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Not having kids earlier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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What age did you have them? Why do you wish you had them earlier? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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I had DS at 42. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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I was 38 and 40. They are now 3 and 5. Felt so tired in the early years especially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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So having a 4th at 39 will completely do me in.. We were thinking about it but I’m so tired! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:35 PM Flag
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Same. 35 and 38. I'm 47 now and feel old and tired and keep having minor health issues that scare me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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Not having more children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Give it up, Mrs. Duggar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:42 PM Flag
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How many do you have? I have two but would have 3 if we had more space/better sleepers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:56 PM Flag
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Being born [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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Aww. Spring is coming... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:42 PM Flag
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Not saving more money when I was younger and had very low expenses. Not going to grad school in my hometown so that I could have spent more time with my parents before they died in an accident in my late 20s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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Not going to medical school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 07:05 PM Flag
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not putting more effort into my career choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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Not pushing myself in high school and college. I was the smart but unmotivated student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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Not having more confidence in my teens, 20s, even 30s. Have raised a super confident DD though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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letting my self esteem get the better of me when I was an adolescent. I wasted so much time there - making up for it in my 40's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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How I conducted my romantic relationships. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:56 PM Flag
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Voting for Trump. He's going to sell us to the Russians. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:46 PM Flag
[ - ] How many of you have physiques like this? You're pretty, look good in clothing, but when you take it off . . . https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/woman-dancing-on-beach-high-res-stock-photography/527843386 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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Seriously, if I didn't know better, this could me. Right down to the curly brown hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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Yup. You look good in clothing right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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Honestly, not as good as I'd like, but I'm okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:48 PM Flag
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That's me in a nutshell - workout like crazy too - my skin texture does not have muscle tone so if I'm not standing straight with shoulders back this is the camera angle you'll get. Thank god my dd was born firm like dh - she's so lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:20 PM Flag
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No way the woman in that picture works out like crazy unless she eats a lot too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Unless by "working out" you mean working out how to cram more ice cream down your gullet. Maybe she eats on the treadmill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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or: I have a much nicer figure than her due to working out (flatter stomach) but I jiggle. I would never ever wear a bikini post kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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A little jiggle isn't bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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This happens with men too. I know a lawyer who looks outstanding in suits, but when he came to a pool party he had a bear gut and love handles it was like night and day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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I look great on clothing. I am Slim, in good shape however I have a stretched-out pouch of a belly that is the result of spending ten years being obese and also having to back-to-back pregnancies while obese. I would need a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a lot of laser resurfacing to make it look presentable and that's not something I'm willing or able to do. So i wear a one-piece and no one is any the wiser. My husband is 11 years younger than I am and we fuck like it's our religion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Dang things escalated quickly in that post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:23 PM Flag
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Sorry. Just wanted to make the point that even those of us who work hard to look good are always going to have imperfections but that it does not stand in the way of your having an awesome and active sex life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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^ hero [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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Amen. I totally agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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You just won all the interwebs! You are my goddess! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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Tell us more about you and him? Second husband? How did you meet? Which celebrities do you sort of vaguely look like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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What does he do for a living? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:39 PM Flag
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People with that type of figure look better naked than in bathing suits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Could be. The suit pinches their fat which makes it look worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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it's not that it's too small, it just chops you up visually in an unflattering way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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Yeah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:29 PM Flag
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No. Flat stomach. I carry all my weight in my lower half. I think it's easier to hide a tummy in clothes though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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NEGATIVE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:52 PM Flag
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I am much fitter than that. She isn't terrible though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 07:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Eating bootleg hamburger helper right now. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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MMmmm, because bootleg is so much better than legit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Is it expired? Or counterfeit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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No name brand from a grocery store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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Better termed "generic." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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That's not "bootleg." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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retard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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Inmate mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] How old is your DC and what is his/her response to people being gay/same sex parents, on a scale from totally weird to totally normal? 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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DD, 11, totally normal (many friends w/SS) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:07 PM Flag
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21, and she loves the gays. [ Reply | More ]
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15. DS. He's a funny mix - uncomfortable with the idea of people his age being gay, but totally fine with notion of two moms or two dads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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7. Totally normal. This is the real world and not all parents are straight couples. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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+1, mine is 8. I think it's because they're exposed to it. And as liberal parents we don't give them any cues against it, so they incorporate it really fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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17 yo DD. Being gay or bi is preferred! She says she is straight for now. "I wish I had two moms" when DH is a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Same w/17 & 15 dds... each of them has at least two or three friends who identify as gay, a few who identify as bisexual or fluid or questioning, and younger one has a friend who is transitioning from female to male and just started testosterone. It's so normal to them. It means nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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5, normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:34 PM Flag
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DD is 11. Has had classmates since pre-school with same sex parents as well as a cousin who is married and has a kid, so she sees it as perfectly normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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We have a 7yo and 4yo. My good friend is in a same-sex marriage and we explained that their DD has two moms, just like we have a mom and a dad (and every family is unique). My DCs consider this totally normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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How does your good friend's DD feel about having two moms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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I imagine it must be hard for those kids because not everyone has liberal parents who encourage acceptance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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She's 3yo but in their community they have many same-sex families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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9, totally normal. Exposed to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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8, DD. She doesn't understand why a girl would marry another girl. We're not close with anyone gay so she hasn't had any experience with same sex couples. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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DD, 13, totally normal. DH's sister & her wife have been together longer than DH & I have; same-sex couples and families with 2 moms have always been part of her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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3.5. Totally normal - she’s grown up close to her aunt and her aunt's wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:17 PM Flag
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12, totally normal. 8 - totally normal but doesn’t know many. Older kid has a friend with lesbian parents. In fact we joked that that kid has the most normal family of all his friends. His friends have some wacko parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Funny. Normal meaning how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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I made sure to normalize this with my older son who is 11 as I suspect he may be gay - I've been showing him positive gay role role models since he was 7 - same with dd whom I suspect is cisgendered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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Wow! What makes you suspect that? So cool of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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Loves strawberry ice cream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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That doesn’t make him gay, it makes him old. Does he like rum raisin too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:43 PM Flag
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Being gay and being cisgendered are two very different concepts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:40 PM Flag
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or: I know - I have LGBTQ family and colleagues. My ds always preferred the company of girls and has physical and vocal affectations that come out when he's very comfortable around other people. There are also tons of other stereotypical markers but can be construed as new millennial tastes whathaveyou (loves design, good food, small furry dogs, is artsy on all fronts). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:50 PM Flag
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DD 9, totally normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:34 PM Flag
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My dh is religious and feels it is contrary to the bible even though we have gay friends (& relatives), but most are closeted. He has ingrained in our dcs, particularly our ds, negative ideas about being gay. I discovered this when we were watching a tv show or trailer where 2 men kissed and 6yo ds said "gross". I told him that it wasn't gross, just different and that whether you are gay or not everyone should be treated with the same respect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:35 PM Flag
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Does your DH abide by every rule in the bible, or does he choose? [ Reply | More ]
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DD 13, totally normal. Her BFF is gay. [ Reply | More ]
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13 yo DD - half of her 400-plus class considers themselves bisexual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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Sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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5 normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:26 PM Flag
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DS is 10 and gets it. DS who is 5 asked if his Uncle Sam and Uncle Johnny were brothers. We explained that they were husbands and he said "But they're brothers" and we realized he was confused because uncles means brothers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:29 PM Flag
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16 totally normal (from day one) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:41 PM Flag
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two dd, 11 and 14. both have known other kids with ss parents since K so normal to them. Plus they love Modern Family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 07:07 PM Flag
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4, 6 and 9. Totally normal. My oldest and youngest have friends with same sex parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Montclare School on UWS. Thoughts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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Friends have been happy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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We had great experience with our 2 dcs there. They have excellent exmissions. [ Reply | More ]
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Which schools are they strong with? It seems the co-ed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:48 PM Flag
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Outstanding exmissions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here in perimenopause? I've never really suffered from PMS until recently - the few days before my period, I'm a mess - stomach is way off, low grade fever, very emotional. Anyone btdt? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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50 and no signs yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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Went through a five year period of that. Reached menopause at 52. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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op- I am 52 now...I hope it's done soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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Here. I am 45 and feel like I've been emotionally out of whack for the past year or so. My period is more erratic and I notice that my response to things is outsized to what is actually going on. It sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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I am 48 and for the last couple of years I've noticed that not every month but most I do get worse PMS as in moodiness and hunger. No fever or anything like that. The duration and flow & the length of Cycles has also changed but nothing I can do about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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I'm 45 and my gyn says to keep taking birth control pills for 5 more years. My mom had meno at 45. I want to do something a little more natural like a lower dose pill, but the gyn says they're all the same, all low dose. Seems unlikely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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Yes, here. 51. Much bitchier pms than I used to have. No other changes — never had cramps really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:44 PM Flag
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I was one of the lucky ones. I never suffered from PMS and breezed through perimenopause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:46 PM Flag
[ - ] I pity women who don't look good in a bikini. Any time I wear one men ogle from 100 yards. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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I pity women who value themselves based on how others react to their looks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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This. Looks fade, but dumb is forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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DH: Please provide visual evidence of your hotness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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She'll find some random photo from online and claim it's her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Google hot girl bikini [ Reply | More ]
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I see beautiful confident women here who exist beyond what box you put them in. Go away, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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Why is everyone a troll to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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What is your point of posting pics of non size 2 women in bathing suits? who care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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It's fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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This is one of those girls who looks hot in a suit but not naked. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/woman-dancing-on-beach-high-res-stock-photography/527843386 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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This girl does not look hot in a suit. Not awful, but not hot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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I meant business suit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Trollito [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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Ew. I hate being olged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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ech, this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 07:08 PM Flag
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LOL. nice one op. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Wow. That's deep. You sound like you someone who really has a lot on her mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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But not from 10. [ Reply | More ]
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zing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 07:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm 45 and I have a first cousin who goes to that HS in Florida, we've never met. I guess I should call my uncle but I haven't seen him in years. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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It is never too late to reach out to family. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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op: Can I just send an email? [ Reply | More ]
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Call [ Reply | More ]
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Do I have to ask to speak to the kid? Fwiw, my mom was told by her SIL not to call her brother at home. That was when the dcs were young so I guess my aunt (my uncle's wife) was frazzled. [ Reply | More ]
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Call or email. No way to know if they receive the email. Could go to spam. [ Reply | More ]
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MYOB. If you regret not knowing your relatives, approach them in the normal course of life, not just because of one sensationalized event. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Something I have observed as a parent: I have a very unmotivated kid when it comes to school. Smart but no ambition. Her favorite activity is being lazy in her pajamas. I kid you not. I noticed that when I order her to do things, she does it and over time starts to do it on her own. Things I make her do: the household budget, folding laundry, organizing her homework. Over time she is doing these things on her own without prompting. Sometimes we don't want to order our kids around and this might be a mistake. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The household budget?? How much do you end up spending on American Girl clothes and Pez candy? [ Reply | More ]
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What do you mean by budget? [ Reply | More ]
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so tired of the troll posts. [ Reply | More ]
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Aren't you tired of calling everyone a troll? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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CSB. Glad you thought of this since no one in the history of humankind has pondered this. [ Reply | More ]
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BHF [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When dd turned 14 we had a low-key bday party at home. I made her write TY notes for the gifts right after. Yesterday she found a gift certificate she had lost for 5 months. We went straight to the store and she picked out a hoodie. I made her text the friend with a photo. Friend replied "Lol np". Dd says she's not telling the friend to show her mom. Should I make her write a real TY note? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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OMG you women and your thank you note obsession! [ Reply | More ]
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It is good manners. Mine write them in cursive! [ Reply | More ]
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I would, but I’m living in the 19th century. This is why I always make a list as DD is opening — I live in fear of this sort of thng. [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
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op: I think she slipped it into her purse. I was making a list. Younger dcs were distracting me. [ Reply | More ]
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Really??? Ffs I live in fear of things like Trump pushing the button or dh dropping dead of a brain aneurysm... certainly not wasting my energy on whether or not to send a thank you note to someone who doesn't care whether or not they receive one for a token gift. [ Reply | More ]
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You can be a world peace activist and that's great, but if you're a passive hypochrondriac, should you feel superior? [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure what you mean by a token gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:35 PM Flag
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If that’s your standard, why do anything? “Kids, you don’t have to do your homework, because flunking out isn’t as bad as global thermonuclewr destruction!”. Why get out of bed in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:45 PM Flag
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What does lol np mean? I don't get it. [ Reply | More ]
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No problem. I had to ask dd when she showed me the reply on her phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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Yes, your dd should send a note! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:57 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o this comment. So true. Can you think of something 'obvious' you've asked DC about friends they haven't known? And list age. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Original comment: Kids don’t talk about “what are you doing this weekend.” They are in the moment. I’m often amazed at things my DD doesn’t know about her friends, because it’s stuff you would ask an adult the first ten minutes of getting to know him or her. So don’t worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Holy mackerel, that was my comment! So grateful to be considered spin-off worthy! Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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I liked it too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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So what didn't your DD know? Any funny stories? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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Nothing especially amusing, but nothing about anyone’s family structure or whether they lived in NYC their whole life, etc. She knows who likes to play what during recess — that’s about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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My DD, 11 had been best friends with a girl in school for 7 months. They face timed multiple times a week from home. They finally got together at our house and her friend didn't know her parents'/brother's/nanny's/dog's name, nothing at all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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Ha! This is what I'm talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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DS can't answer any questions about his friends at 7 except favorite superhero or tv show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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No. My child pays attention and has good manners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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Snark alert. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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My 8 yo knows a lot about his best friend at school-- I asked about getting him together over the long weekend and he said, "He can't. He's going away with his family to X place and he'll be out on Friday, too." It made me laugh because that's level of detail was surprising. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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My DD is only 3 1/2, and I always get a kick out of the details she remembers/mentions about her friends - just so different than how an adult would describe someone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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This may be unfortunate, don't know, but DD has always been a talker. Can talk to anyone and get information. She knows more about the guy at the deli than his first cousins I would imagine. That said, she knows a lot about her friends, when they are traveling, how many siblings, the names of their pets, whether they have two moms or are divorced. Don't know how she does it but she does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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Yes!! When 12 yo dd makes a new friend (new kid in her private school) I always ask where is she from? Which city country school etc. dd has no idea. Some of these kids have moved here from abroad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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“Grown-ups love figures... When you tell them you've made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? " Instead they demand "How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? " Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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I love this. It’s touching what children notice about one another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Is the coast clear for me to complain about Carole King's book? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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Nobody cares [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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Thought you already did? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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I couldn't - I was yanked off the stage so to speak [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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Maybe I should try an actual book club - but then I'll have to be positive and cheerful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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PLEASE DO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] So what's your "I'm not racist but..." excuse for not seeing Black Panther? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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The last movie I saw was Julie and Julia. Am I good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Eeek [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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I'm busy with work and dcs and I have a martyr complex. I do waste time on UB though. Because no one at work likes me enough to eat lunch with me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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Not interested in comic movies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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Same. I saw the original Spiderman, and that was the last one (and might have been the first). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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Also I didn’t see Wonder Woman, and I would feel like a traitor to the female sisterhood if I saw one with a male protagonist having not seen WW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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can't figure out how to see it without dc but he hasn't seen the last one that introduced the character. He either has to see three movies this week, or I will feel terribly guilty watching it without him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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Why 3 movies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:20 PM Flag
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I dunno. DH says that he needs two Captian americas or avengers or something to be "caught up" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:30 PM Flag
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I got nothin' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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Lol, maybe they're not interested in superhero films. I loved the movie btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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I don’t like superhero movies. Hated Iron Man. Last tried Wonder Woman, bored. They just arent for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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+1. Making this about race is weird. I have no interest in these types of movies, regardless of who the main character is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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+2 - i am not interested in ANY superhero movie. i am an adult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:57 PM Flag
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i will rent it on amazon. i just don't go to the movie theater. Prefer to watch films at home. cannot recall the last film I saw out -- maybe Cars 2 but only went because i was visiting my sister and she wanted to take all the kids. before that, i really can't remember. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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I never go to movies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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You realize your responses and IP's are being logged and for future reeducation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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People who know me already know I’m not a racist, they aren’t going to use seeing a particular movie as a stupid litmus test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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I don't go see movies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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..how about ..I don't watch marvel comics films? I don't feel like it? Why should there be any judgement about not going.. signed African American woman going with her Marvel loving lover. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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I don't care much for comic-book type movies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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I sent my kids and au pair. No desire to sit thru the movie myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have a link to Virtue and Moir's free dance from last night?? I don't understand why they don't put these videos on youtube right away and I would be very appreciative to any internet sleuths out there! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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Try the nbc app. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:34 PM Flag
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^^Just checked. It’s there — once you open the app scroll down, and the link is in the bottom left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Thank you so much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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My pleasure! We’re staying somewhere without a tv this weekend, so it’s the app or nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Any feedback on School of Rock for a musical 7 and 9 yo? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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Perfect ages, they’ll love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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How loud is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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Not too bad, certainly not like a concert. On par with most other broadway shows with lots of sing-yelling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:36 PM Flag
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I took my 8 yo dd and 11 yo ds and they loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Thanks for the feedback. Tickets are booked. Our ski vacation got cut short so I am bankrolling w things to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:36 PM Flag
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*backfilling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:36 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of economic disparity in school. It really bothers me that the teachers ask where the kids are going every break and where they went afterwards. We have always gone away every break but decided to just go to our weekend home. Dd said she just went to the movies bc I told her not to talk about extra house. This is at a tt w very rich and very poor kids. She still felt bad bc she said everyone else wen to Florida or skiing over Xmas. I think they should not ask this loaded question in class.i told her as she grows older she will become more secure and worry less about what others have or do but adolescence is hard on everyone. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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Economic anxiety is ridiculous these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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Op: one of 14 yo dd’s friends who is UMC told dd that she felt bad bc she only has one home no weekend place. It’s the materialistic NYC environment. It starts in MS. Was fine in Elem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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My third grader has come home asking why we don't have a weekend house like all his friends. And we go to an OK Manhattan public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Op: well u have a mature and sensitive 3rd grader. My older kid noticed but my younger one never said anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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Personally, I think you are being too sensitive. Asking people what they did for vacation is a conversation-starter. If you didn't do anything, that's fine. If you traveled, that's fine, too. Rather than teaching DD to lie and say she went to movies, why not just teach her to graciously respond in a way that isn't boastful. Something like, "We went skiing in Colorado" (rather than, "We went to our house in Aspen to go skiing.") or "We went to the Hamptons with some friends/relatives" or whatever. Your weekend home doesn't have to come into. If someone asks directly, "Do you have a house in Colorado?" your kid can say, "Yes, actually. We love to ski, and love to go with family and friends," or whatever. I don't think it's anything to be ashamed of. Everyone needs to come to understand that there are people with more and people with less. It doesn't make anyone better or worse, just different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Op: we did go to the movies. She didn’t lie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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Teachers are lazy and assholes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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I am a teacher at a school with great wealth - and our administration has specifically told us not to use: "Where did you go for X Vacation?" as an activity prompt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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My child doesn’t even have the sense to brag. We could spend $50k to take her to Necker Island by private jet and party with Richard Branson for a week, and if she got back and someone asked what she did for vacation, she’d say We went to the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:48 PM Flag
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Op: but saying went to the beach in Dec is bragging without meaning to. Dd did nit brag but felt uncomfortable bc she couldn’t say that she went somewhere exciting even though we are well off. It’s her insecurity but it must be worse for other kids who are actually disadvantaged. Like t or not it is a loaded question for insecure teens [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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Well, the beach we actually do go to is in East Lyme, CT. Not that impressive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:57 PM Flag
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I’m friends with a woman who was a 3rd-grade teacher at a private school in SF. One student said he flew in his family’s private plane to their private island in the Caribbean for vacation. Oh, and shortly after that the school fired all the veteran teachers to save money by paying the new, inexperienced teachers lower salaries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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i think you are overthinking. i went to a rich westchester school and i'm sure people were doing more expensive stuff than i was but it never even crossed my mind that they had more money. johnnys family went skiing cause they like it, my family went to visit my cousins in new jersey cause we like to do that. please don't put your issues on your kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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Op: well my kids’ friends have made comments to them which has led to my post. Examples “I only have a 2 bedroom apt”. “I feel bad bc I dot have a vacation house or Hamptons house”. It’s what Instagram amplifies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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Thank God we're in public [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:30 PM Flag
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OMG get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I try not to eat for at least 12-13 hours between dinner and breakfast, but when I wake up, I am pretty hungry within the hour. so I have a good breakfast and then, after dropping the kids off, go workout.... after the workout, though, when they say is the best time to have protein/recovery food, I'm simply not hungry. rushing to shower and get started on work, etc... I know there's no magic formula, but I'm not doing my body a disservice by not eating after the workout, correct? so much confusing info out there on what/when to eat around exercise... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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I'd eat when you're hungry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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Absolutely brilliant response [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 04:57 PM Flag
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Isn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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How extreme is the working out and is it in pursuit of some goal? If I were training for a race I would worry about having my chocolate milk right after running, but if I’m just trying to stay alive (which is my goal at the gym now) I wouldn’t worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.20.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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