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  1. Toddler 5th grade dd came home and said there's a rumor going around school that the reason one of the girls has been out for the last few days is because she is pregnant. it's so...(more) 31 sec ago (0 replies)
    ridiculous I keep laughing but if you were the kid's mom would you want to know? I don't plan on telling her myself since I don't know her and don't know the kid but yikes... and no, there's NO WAY this kid is pregnant.
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  2. Toddler Along with FC letter at TT, I am including a supplementary package on DC's and our families qualifications. I want to keep it simple but powerful. So far I am including DC's Apgar scores (to 1 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Csb 53 sec ago
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    • apgar scores? Did your dc come back from a 1 or something? 46 sec ago
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    • (to show how robust from day 1), a copy of hunter SB score (160) along with our tax return and a note explaining why we declined round 2, some snapshots from DC's modeling portfolio, and both of 17 sec ago
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    • so cute and fake. take it to UB. 4 sec ago
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  3. Toddler Anyone have the mz wallace coco tote? Is it comfortable on your shoulder? I have very rounded shoulders so many bags don't sit well but this one looks promising. I tried in...(more) 1 min ago (0 replies)
    quickly in the store but too quickly
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  4. Toddler II have a patagonia fleece jacket (thin, I wear to gym/boot camp class) that i love but it is so stinky, even after washing. I am a stinky person. :-( Can I save it somehow? 2 min ago (7 replies)
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    • dry clean? 1 min ago
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      • Lol- no 1 min ago
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      • np that doesn't clean anything 54 sec ago
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    • vinegar wash w hot h2o 55 sec ago
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    • wash with baking soda or vinegar? 40 sec ago
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    • Try washing it with oxi clean 38 sec ago
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    • Try the Tide w/ febrize 28 sec ago
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  5. Toddler Did you see the news about dartmouth banning hard liquor on campus? 4 min ago (20 replies)
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    • Just at frat parties 3 min ago
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      • campus wide, even for those over 21 2 min ago
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        • But if you don't live in student housing you can obviously get around that. 42 sec ago
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    • No I did not, but since 75% of students are not even legal to drink anything it seems a little silly 3 min ago
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      • Have you been to college? Because that doesn't really matter. it's there and easy to get. 2 min ago
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        • I know. Which is why I think this ban is silly. Colleges have no control over this issue imo so why make a rule that they can't possibly enforce? 2 min ago
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          • because they can. If they catch you with hard acholol they can suspend you or even expel you or turn you into the athourities 1 min ago
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            • But what if they catch you drinking beer and you are under 21? 1 min ago
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              • they can expel you or turn you into the cops. It's illegal under 21 44 sec ago
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                • Which they don't do. So it seems silly to me to add more rules that they don't seem interested in enforcing 4 sec ago
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          • dartmouth is a small rural school. they can certainly police this. 1 min ago
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            • hanover isn't so rural. It's actually a really nice small town. Colby Sawyer, THAT is rural 58 sec ago
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              • yes, it's more rural, but hanover is not that big. and virtually everyone lives on campus. 21 sec ago
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            • Like they currently police underage drinking???? 57 sec ago
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              • no. this is a new inititative released today 4 sec ago
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    • not a bad idea, 1 min ago
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      • ^let them drink wine/beer responsibly 1 min ago
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    • UVA is banning hard liquor and beer from frat parties. Wine only, and it will be served by a bartender behind a bar. 1 min ago
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    • Yes. A friend of mine was on the steering committee to develop the new rules. 1 min ago
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      • Like the 18th amendment all over again 1 sec ago
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  6. Toddler If you went out to dinner with friends, and DH stayed home...(more) 5 min ago (56 replies)
    And cooked for the kids and himself, would he leave the dishes for you to do when you got home?
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    • No way 4 min ago
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    • yes, but i wouldn't do them. 4 min ago
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    • no, his job in our family set up is to do the dishes 4 min ago
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      • What If he were out to dinner? 4 min ago
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        • I might do them (I usually do, but most times, he does them) 2 min ago
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    • sure, if it were my turn. 4 min ago
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    • no 4 min ago
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    • if he did he would do them in the morning. 4 min ago
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    • No. They would clean it together. 4 min ago
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    • its not that he'd leave them for me "to do" inas much as he is entirely unfamiliar with the cleaning up process 4 min ago
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      • I cannot relate to adult men like this. 3 min ago
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        • Eh, I SAH he works, I have a process and people who dont follow it incur my wrath. Its no big deal to me. But i see how it would be to tothers 2 min ago
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          • Incur your wrath? I hope you aren't serious. 50 sec ago
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          • ditto. same here. 45 sec ago
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    • No. 4 min ago
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    • He would probably leave the dishes, but they wouldn't necessarily be for me to do 4 min ago
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    • He cooks and the kids clean up. 4 min ago
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    • He wouldn't cook 4 min ago
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    • lol. no. thats funny though. it would almost be like he had a nother family, another wife and confused which one he was at in the moment. 4 min ago
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    • He would do his version of cleaning up, which would mean it would be incomplete. 4 min ago
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      • Supervisor Mommy in da house 3 min ago
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        • no, not at all. but I don't think the table not fully cleared, pots not washed, counters with food remnants really counts as cleaned up, do you? 2 min ago
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          • do you clean them when he doesn't do them? np 1 min ago
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      • This post has been disliked 3 times. showOh look, the nag. So many of you/ The wife who wants her husband to do things but when he does they are never right unless her way. 2 min ago
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        • see above. does my description sound like I am unreasonable? this is how he cleans up when I am home, too, and I long ago accepted it. I'm just answering the question. 1 min ago
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          • but you do them.... which is why he doesn't. lesson learned. Don't do them, he will. When there are no pots to use. 51 sec ago
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        • np: well, if there are dirty dishes lying around, that is incomplete cleaning, objectively. 1 min ago
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        • what the hell? incomplete is incomplete. He gets to do half the dishes? WTF 40 sec ago
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    • No but dh is so much cleaner than I am. 3 min ago
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    • He'd do most of it, but he always leaves something. It's like he thinks the cutting board and the yuckiest pots clean themselves. 3 min ago
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      • ^^although to be fair, from his perspective they do. 3 min ago
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    • yes 3 min ago
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    • No. 3 min ago
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    • i would offer to do them myself as an expression of gratitude for his cooking and taking care of the kids while i was out having fun. 3 min ago
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      • so you leave the dishes for your dh if he goes out? 3 min ago
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    • Yup! Every time I go out, when I come home it looks like the end of a frat party! 3 min ago
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    • I always cook, he always cleans. if either of us is out, we each do both. 3 min ago
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    • yes, story of my LIFE :(( 3 min ago
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      • except in my case i would be cooking for them before i left, too 2 min ago
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        • Or suggesting ordering in... 1 min ago
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          • my dh is cheap-will only order if we have no food in the house or on fridays as a treat 15 sec ago
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      • me too. You have to weigh how bad do you want to go. 1 min ago
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        • this. i hate coming home late to pots, dishes, and toys to put away. kinds ruins the fun of it 40 sec ago
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    • no 2 min ago
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    • He would wait until the very last minute to do them hoping that either a) I can witness him doing it or b) that I would pitch in and help 2 min ago
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      • He sounds like a smart guy 1 min ago
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    • sometimes, but not intentionally leaving them for me, but just not getting them done. If I let them sit there, he would do them in the morning. 1 min ago
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    • I bet all of you do them and/or when your husbands do them they do them wrong, which is why they stopped doing it. If you just didnt do them they would get done. 1 min ago
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    • Never. He cleans up always. In fact, he can't sit down to dinner unless he's finished cleaning. Drives me crazy. I leave dishes for him though. 1 min ago
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      • I am him. I clean as I go and my dream dinner party is where everything I used to cook is 100% clean and put away before my guests arrive. 20 sec ago
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    • No, but he wouldn't make dinner either. He'd take them out or order in and put stuff in the dishwasher. 1 min ago
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    • there would be some component of cleanup left for me. because the rest of my family just isn't as neat as I am, so I need things more cleaned up than they do 1 min ago
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    • Absolutely not. 41 sec ago
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    • yes probably... 29 sec ago
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  7. Toddler If you're coming to my place for a "fancy brunch", what would you like to see served? assume passed food plus a buffet. 6 min ago (14 replies)
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    • mimosa/bloody mary 5 min ago
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    • i just want the mimosas and maybe some shrimp 5 min ago
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    • eggs benedict, stuffed french toast, mimosas 5 min ago
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    • quiche, chicken chorizo and some other stuff 5 min ago
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    • Quiche 4 min ago
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    • eggs bennedict, nice pasteries, maybe a ham or roast beef 4 min ago
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    • buffet with a yogurt bar, fresh fruit, 4 min ago
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    • lox and creme fraiche on blinis or latkes, fresh squeezed oj and champagne, good coffee, fresh croissants, hand carved ham. 4 min ago
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      • ham is a great idea. serve with mini biscuits or rolls that are hot 1 min ago
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    • bruschetta, turkey and brie sandwiches, mimosas, fruit salad (no melons), veggie platter with hummus, scones, tea, coffee, sparkling water 4 min ago
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    • thick cut bacon, mini biscuits with ham, bloody marys, champagne, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, caviar 2 min ago
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    • just look at the four season's brunch menu 2 min ago
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    • Eggs benedict is impossible for a crowd. I'd do good quality ham and biscuits, a strata, plenty of sausage, yogurt and fruit. 2 min ago
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    • eggs and some sort of vegetable option. 4 sec ago
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  8. Toddler At what age did you give your child an allowance, and with what contigencies? Almost 9yo is really struggling to grow up, be responsible, do what is asked, etc. I'm wondering...(more) 6 min ago (1 reply)
    about doing sort of reverse psychology on him and instead of taking privileges away when he's uncooperative, giving him allowance as a vote of confidence and responsibility and telling him what we expect. Of course we've always told him what we expect but not always to great effect.
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    • Older child started at about 7 with a very token amount, and clear rules about what responsibilities he had to meet to qualify for his allowance. He's 9 now and first starting to...(more) 14 sec ago
      consistently qualify for it, but it's worked better than sticker charts.
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  9. Toddler Why do Irish accents sound so uneducated? 6 min ago (19 replies)
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    • they don't to me 6 min ago
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    • I don't think they do at all 6 min ago
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    • to whom? 6 min ago
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    • It's because when you compare it against the queen's accent. 5 min ago
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      • You think she (Elizabeth 2 I assume) is highly educated and accomplished? 3 min ago
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    • seamus heaney was my teacher in college, so i associate irish accents with total fucking brilliance. 5 min ago
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      • seamus o'shanty o'shame 4 min ago
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      • how do you pronounce his name SHAY-mus HA-ney? 3 min ago
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    • lol they don 5 min ago
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      • 't. What is your *accent*" and lol in advance. 4 min ago
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    • I don't think they do. Now southern US accents...that's another story 4 min ago
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      • another idiot heard from. 4 min ago
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      • np like maine? 3 min ago
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        • did you miss the "southern?" 2 min ago
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          • I am asking what she means, this isn't my opinion 1 min ago
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    • A lot of American accents sound very uneducated 2 min ago
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      • NO accent can sound educated. GET A GRIP. It might intimidate you but that's another issue. 1 min ago
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  10. Toddler My mother made my teen years absolutely terrible. It would have been healthier for both of us if I had gone away. I'm lucky I'm not dead in a ditch. I really acted out and...(more) 6 min ago (8 replies)
    thank goodness I was really smart. I went to a really easy highschool and had good grades with absolutely no effort at all. The rest of the time was spent rebelling. I could have learned so much somewhere challenging.
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    • This was me and I went away starting 10th grade and am so glad I did. 6 min ago
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      • I'm the OP whose oldest dd is going in the fall and she came to me last year (7th grade) and told me she wanted to go. I said I would investigate. My dh was dead set against it,...(more) 4 min ago
        but we haven't talked to one person or kid in our entire process that didn't love the experience.
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        • I think it depends on the child and the family. Like most things. 2 min ago
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    • or flunked out. 5 min ago
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      • I'm assuming I wasn't a complete moron considering I went on to get a PhD and JD at Columbia. 2 min ago
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    • I get that. I grew up very MC and most of the kids who went away to school were because there were other issues. I know it' wasn't to the elite boarding schools but my...(more) 3 min ago
      perception was always the kids who went away were leaving because of something other than academics.
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      • I'm totally passionate about learning now and if my mom hadn't been there making me so miserable, I might have had something to focus on. 1 min ago
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        • Did it improve your relationship when you went away? 27 sec ago
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  11. Toddler My boss really wants to make me quit. Seriously a bitch 7 min ago (0 replies)
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  12. Toddler My shoulders are always up because I'm always cold. 7 min ago (14 replies)
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    • put on a sweater 7 min ago
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    • Ditto. And now I have perpetual knots up and down my back. 7 min ago
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      • someone who understands! 6 min ago
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    • i think you are on to something. I am constantly dropping my shoilders and i couldn't figure out why i am hunching. I'm cold all the timetoo 6 min ago
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      • yes I just noticed it again and realized how cold I am. 4 min ago
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    • wear a sweater and/or a fleece and/or buy warmer clothes 6 min ago
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      • OR that is cold too: I wear lots of sweaters, usually wool or cashmere, scarves and when I'm home a blanket. and I'm stil cold 4 min ago
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        • have you tried periodically doing some pushups? Seriously, I used to do this when I lived in a cold apartment. 1 min ago
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    • vba, you skinny bitch! 4 min ago
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    • You should get your thyroid and hemoglobin levels checked 4 min ago
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    • more people do this than realize, it is a common thing in winter and people don't even realize they are doing it. its actually natural. 2 min ago
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  13. Toddler Blah, i have to read something for work and it's so boring I'm falling asleep. 8 min ago (0 replies)
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  14. Toddler What's a good topping to bring to a pizza-making party? 9 min ago (18 replies)
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    • just one? 8 min ago
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      • Well, the invite just saying "bring a topping." Was going to bring along a bottle of wine for the other moms as well. 8 min ago
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        • that's just asking for disaster. What if she gets 8 people bringing pepperoni? Or no one bringing it? 1 min ago
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    • basil, green olives, pepperoni 8 min ago
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    • pineapple, olives, bell peppers, 7 min ago
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    • Black olive slices 7 min ago
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    • Olives (black and green) 7 min ago
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    • pineapple 7 min ago
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    • Pesto 7 min ago
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    • to BRING? how weird. Olives? 7 min ago
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      • Why is this weird? I think it's a cute idea even though I can't eat pizza (which is why I'm asking what topping to bring) 6 min ago
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        • not that weird, its but black olives, green on pizza not many ppl will like 5 min ago
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    • caramelized onions, some good sausage, truffle salt 7 min ago
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    • onions and green peppers. 7 min ago
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    • Mushrooms, maybe some nicer quality pepperoni. 6 min ago
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    • roasted garlic!! 6 min ago
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    • spinach, jalapenos, green pepper and onion, sausage, roasted garlic. these are my go to 5 min ago
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  15. Toddler Here is it. It doesn't matter who is right or who is wrong, its how it made me feel, no? 9 min ago (8 replies)
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    • No 8 min ago
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    • that isn't enough information for me to be able to say. 7 min ago
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    • well, you can say how something made you feel and the other person can tell you why they said it and you work it out 7 min ago
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      • ok, what if you understand but it still made you feel weird. 7 min ago
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        • well, is this someone you need to be with a lot? or is it your dh? Depends 6 min ago
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          • it was not dh, it was a boyfriend, not what he said, i am still dwelling on the text he got from yesterday. i posted about it, i am trying to just make peace with my own intuition...(more) 3 min ago
            and feelings instead of the shit of what ex-dh dumped on me. I didn't care for the text and that is ok. I don't have to understand why she texted him. I didn't like it.
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            • he cant control what another person sends him. 2 min ago
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            • nnp: what was the text? 1 min ago
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  16. Toddler I think Obama put the 529 out there to have barganing chips with congress. That is how it works. You say I want xyz, and they say nope, we want this, and you negotiate. Gotta have...(more) 9 min ago (25 replies)
    it all out there to negotiate. I don't think it was a real idea anyway
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    • Except his own party, including Nancy Pelosi revolted. So it just makes him look like the incompent and out-of-touch jerk that he is. 9 min ago
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      • np Where do you even get off saying "incompetent and out-of-touch jerk"? He's rescued the economy. The proof is in the numbers. What more do you want? He's a jerk for leading the...(more) 5 min ago
        country?
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        • He's a jerk for always looking to punish people who are trying to do the right thing, seize their hard-earned money, and throw it around for political points. 4 min ago
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          • Oh please. You live in the highest dollar profit, most stable economy in the world and you pay for the privilege of doing business here. It's not for political points its to pay...(more) 2 min ago
            for the system that largely benefits YOU and nobody else. You should pay. Not for politics because you deserve to pay.
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            • ^and I work in finance. So I get it. 1 min ago
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              • yeah, all you do is skim fees off of investors. Try making something, and meeting a payroll. 1 min ago
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            • I'm already paying more than half of what I make. How much more do you want us to pay? What's your figure? 1 min ago
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              • If you are paying that much, then you are making a shitload. Most things cost the same for everyone - you don't pay a lower gas price or utility bill because you're middle class....(more) 14 sec ago
                Everything else is discretionary.
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    • I don't think that was the plan with this 8 min ago
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    • There's always some Obama apologist on here who explains that every mistake of his was really his plan all along. 8 min ago
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    • Well that went over like a lead balloon. 8 min ago
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    • I think the problem is that to really close tax loopholes and raise tax revenue you have to involve the middle class. There is no way around it - look at the findings of the...(more) 7 min ago
      bi-partisan commission that said you should end the mortgage deduction
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      • np. I agree with ending the mortgage interest deduction. 6 min ago
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        • so do I. But Obama abandoned the recommendations of that committee 6 min ago
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        • why? genuinely curious 4 min ago
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          • np I don't think the gov't should subsidize home ownership. 4 min ago
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          • Because it encourages something that we don't want--excessive borrowing. And all it does is drive up the cost of real estate for everyone. 529s, otoh, encourage saving for college...(more) 4 min ago
            (although, admittedly, also contribute to driving up the cost of education)
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      • This is where the Dems run into trouble long term. They have these great ideas, but there simply aren't enough fabulously rich people to tax to fund them all. 6 min ago
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        • Exactly. But they don't want to admit that 5 min ago
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    • I think Obama had a brain seizure, that's what I think. plucking 529s of all things... 6 min ago
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    • Um. He snatched it back off the table himself 5 min ago
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      • this. Great negotiating tactic. 5 min ago
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        • np But he only negotiated with his own party! 4 min ago
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          • I was being sarcastic. Anyone who thinks that Obama is ever, or has EVER been a good negotiator needs to have her head examined. 3 min ago
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  17. Toddler So do adults need a booster of the MMR to have immunity? 10 min ago (2 replies)
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    • maybe, get your titers drawn 9 min ago
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      • ^^this. I had to get revaccinated as an adult bc I was no longer immune. 2 min ago
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  18. Toddler Should i use a meal planning service? they are cheap like 20 bucks a year and just email you a weeks list etc. anyone use one? having trouble making dinners 10 min ago (3 replies)
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    • If you want, but that seems awfully personal to me. 9 min ago
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    • yes go for it! 8 min ago
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    • I used relish for a while when my kids were babies and I was mostly cooking for DH and me, giving them little bites. Now that they are older, they have specific...(more) 5 min ago
      tastes/preferences/favorites, I feel like a service wouldn't really make that any easier.
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  19. Toddler Does your dh have a backpack? 11 min ago (23 replies)
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    • yes, everyone i know has a backpack, i think. 10 min ago
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      • i dont 10 min ago
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        • me neither 9 min ago
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        • I don't really know you. 9 min ago
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          • c'mon, we talk all the time! 8 min ago
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            • oh, its you! you should try one, you would really like it! great for doing things with kids. 7 min ago
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              • good idea. thanks, good to have friends like you ;) 6 min ago
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                • yup, anytime! 6 min ago
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    • yes for travel, and we have one we use for hiking 10 min ago
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    • yes. theyre back in style 10 min ago
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    • yes 10 min ago
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    • No. But if he needs one he just uses one of the kids' old ones. 10 min ago
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    • Yes. I loathe it. It is ancient and raggedy and clumsy. 9 min ago
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    • yes 9 min ago
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    • no 9 min ago
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    • we have a few and he will use one as his carry on when we travel but not everyday 9 min ago
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    • nope. Briefcase 9 min ago
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      • does he take that on hikes or on plane for family vacations? 8 min ago
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      • my dh has both 7 min ago
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    • a few. and he bought one for 280 the other day. stupid 8 min ago
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    • yes, he uses it for the plane 8 min ago
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    • yes 7 min ago
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    • yes.. for they gym and his carry on if we travel 6 min ago
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  20. Toddler So here was my random thought while driving home today. In the book The Stand, Frannie and Stu go back from Boulder to NE. They have one child. Do you think there were more people...(more) 12 min ago (0 replies)
    who didn't go to Boulder and stayed away from the whole thing and so they can repopulate? Because otherwise who is their kid going to play with? I would LOVE a sequal to the stand, or just a followup.
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  21. Toddler Where do you buy leggings for your 5 yo dd? 12 min ago (7 replies)
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    • gap,children's place 11 min ago
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    • poretty much anywhere that sells children's clothing 10 min ago
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    • target, only one that fits 10 min ago
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    • tea collection, dd is 48 in 37 pounds, tall and thin. they're perfect 9 min ago
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    • zara, gap, old navy, local boutiques 8 min ago
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    • children's place, hanna andersson 8 min ago
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    • op-thanks all! 5 min ago
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  22. Toddler What blogs, if any, do you read? 12 min ago (3 replies)
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    • mr money mustache 11 min ago
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      • ha, was just on that blog. I wish I would have started reading stuff like that in my 20s 10 min ago
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        • yeah, I actually did. (Late 20s, at least). 9 min ago
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  23. Toddler We are traveling in two weeks to FL by plane, 3 yo dd had measles vac at 15 mod., due again @ 4. WOuld you get it earlier due to these measles breakouts recently? 12 min ago (6 replies)
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    • no, bc you should do it when ped says to do it, and FL is not affected 11 min ago
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      • Ped said it's fine to get it earlier, up to me. 11 min ago
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        • oh, well get it if it makes you feel better, but again, since FL not affected (yet), no need to rush 10 min ago
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      • Fl is not affected (yet!) 11 min ago
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    • no, 95% effective with first shot, booster makes it 99% effective. HOWEVER< you can't know if the vax worked unless you have a blood draw to measure immunity levels. That is why...(more) 11 min ago
      herd is so important and why EVERYONE needs to be vaxed (turns out, I wasn't vaxed and had to be revaxed in 1997)
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    • No, one shot provides 95% protection. Two shots provide 99% protection. 10 min ago
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  24. Toddler I don't want to watch Zeke die in parenthood. Hits too close to home. Somoene just post tomorrow and tell me what happened. 12 min ago (3 replies)
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    • ditto 12 min ago
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    • you won't see it. they will end current day with wedding then ff a year and he is gone 10 min ago
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      • I don't want to see that. I don't want him to die. I don't think it's necessary. And for a show that took many episodes to deal with less traumatic issues, I hate that they'r...(more) 7 min ago
        going to deal with death in 20 minutes and an "after" montage.
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  25. Toddler Where can you watch tv online? 13 min ago (2 replies)
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    • is this a trick question? 12 min ago
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      • no, full episodes for free, good quality? 10 min ago
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