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  1. Toddler Better fish costco or fish market store? 1 min ago (3 replies)
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    • i have had great fish from costco and it's at least 30% lower priced 1 min ago
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    • they sell a lot of farmed fish at costco, i like their other stuff but not for fish 50 sec ago
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      • not all of it is farmed. they had wild salmon the other day for $8 a lb 13 sec ago
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  2. Toddler How upset would you be about this -- dd signed up for school bball team, but turned out practices conflicted with auditions/rehearsals for school musical. we said she had...(more) 6 min ago (46 replies)
    committed to bball, and she loves both, so she didn't audition, though i did email coach and ask if there was any way to change time since the musical is a major school activity. coach never responded, other girls skipped first 2 practices to audition for musical, got in, so now the coach has changed the practice time to accommodate them.
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    • that sucks 5 min ago
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    • lesson learned. 5 min ago
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      • This--I would be pissed, but what can you do? 4 min ago
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      • but i feel like it's a terrible lesson for dd, especially coming from her coach. 4 min ago
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        • being non responsive to one email should have maybe led to speaking to him directly 2 min ago
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          • this. no answer you call!! 39 sec ago
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      • honestly, what is the lesson here? you skip out on commitments and do what you want and it all works out for you? 3 min ago
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        • no. you make a choice to do what you want to do and be your own advocate. the coach never responded, that's not a reason to do nothing 2 min ago
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          • so the answer is to skip the practices and audition for a show that should keep you from participating in bball? 2 min ago
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            • no. have a real live face to face conversation, for starters. if the kid was at practice then somebody could have said hey did you get my email 1 min ago
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            • no, probably contact the play director or kids advisor or something. but ideally you wouldn't need to do that much. 1 min ago
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              • not op but i agree with that much -- I would have emailed both the coach and the play director and asked for advice. but yes someone should have responded to op 34 sec ago
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            • She chose the bball as the more important of the two. 16 sec ago
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              • and didn't pursue any further conversations beyond shooting an email. 0 sec ago
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    • Fine by me. It would not affect my life. Your dd has now lived and learned. 5 min ago
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      • what did she learn? 3 min ago
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        • She has to go up and ask the coach (or teacher or director or whomever) in person. 2 min ago
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          • did the others do that or just go? 2 min ago
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            • the others just skipped first two practices and went. 1 min ago
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              • np - But you don't know if they spoke to the coach or not 36 sec ago
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          • the mom emailed. why was that not sufficient to recieve a response? 2 min ago
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            • IMO the dd should have personally asked the coach. 51 sec ago
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              • don't you think the coach should have answered op? 31 sec ago
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      • so next time we should encourage her to not honor her commitments, only think of herself, and it'll probably all work out in her favor? 2 min ago
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        • No - she has to make decisions as to her priorities. And if she has to drop one, she has to drop it. But also who knows - she may be able to do both. 1 min ago
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    • not upset - sucky situation. It happens 5 min ago
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    • I'd be pretty upset yes 5 min ago
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    • You have to get ahead of these things. 4 min ago
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      • how so? what could we have done? 3 min ago
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    • I don't think your dd or you followed up on this enough to be upset. Why were you so all or nothing in this regard without even having an answer? 4 min ago
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      • if she committed to a team, we did not think it was right to hedge her bets, miss practices, and then potentially quit the team after she'd committed. 3 min ago
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        • Sure, that's fine. You made a choice. Why ask the coach to make that choice for you? 36 sec ago
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          • he woulnd't be making the choice for her. either he can change the time or he can't. then she makes the choice. 9 sec ago
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    • you can only do the right thing, can't control others. coach should have responded to you though 4 min ago
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    • that sounds annoying. sorry. 3 min ago
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    • if the basketball was a situation where they take anybody who signs up, you should have signed her up for both....that is the way things work nowadays.... 3 min ago
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    • I would only be upset at myself for not handling it well. Your daughter could have figured this out for herself, btw. You don't just passively write to others to figure it out for...(more) 3 min ago
      you.
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      • how was this passive? she asked for a time change 3 min ago
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      • how is it passive to contact the coach? 2 min ago
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    • that stinks 2 min ago
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    • What age? Public, private? 2 min ago
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    • I wouldn't be upset by this at all. make your choices regardless of the actions of others. 2 min ago
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      • how does that work in this case? she was supposed to assume the coach would accomodate her? 21 sec ago
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    • I would be bummed and annoyed. If it was elementary or jr hi I might call to find out if they have any open parts and can call second round auditions and explain why. but dont...(more) 1 min ago
      tell dd and dont expect anything.
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      • No. Ship has sailed. 17 sec ago
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    • is this public or private school? 27 sec ago
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  3. Toddler Did anyone finish The Fall? 6 min ago (17 replies)
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    • yes!! last night. 5 min ago
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      • question - can you fill me in on the end? i fell asleep. was it just about...(more) 4 min ago
        Him talking to her? Was there a big conclusion?
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        • no! shit happens. should really watch it again 3 min ago
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          • ok will do 3 min ago
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          • i really enjoyed her interviewing him too. re-watch it when you're not tired. 2 min ago
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    • yes, loved it 4 min ago
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    • I wasn't going to see Fifty Shades until now. Jamie Dornan is AWESOME. 3 min ago
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      • ditto. i'm only ONLY going to see it because of him. had no interest before 3 min ago
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        • ITA, I read an interview where he described hanging out with Robert Pattinson in a bar and having too many drinks. Oh what my younger self would have done to have stumbled onto...(more) 9 sec ago
          the two of them in a dark bar.
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      • he is damn sexy 3 min ago
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    • what can i watch now? 2 min ago
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      • good question. i have nothing...looked for a while on netflix and amazon and nada 2 min ago
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        • Have you guys seen The Bletchly Circle? It's also amazing. 1 min ago
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          • i don't know why, but the subject matter has been exhausted for me. 37 sec ago
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    • S1 or S2? If S2, I have a question. 1 min ago
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      • shoot. 1 min ago
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        • Haven't started watching S2 (inside)...(more) 27 sec ago
          because I found the whole aspect of his family so disturbing. Is he living w wife and kids in S2?
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  4. Toddler I'm really considering leaving my job to stay home after my 3rd, said I would give it 6mths after FMLA to decide and I'm nearing that time. Other than the considerable financial...(more) 6 min ago (2 replies)
    pinch which I think we've got covered (but things arise, right now my biggest reason why I stay working) what things should I factor in? (401k savings...)
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    • Your desire to work. 1 min ago
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    • do you love your current job? 1 min ago
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  5. Toddler Ds's friend has Hand, Foot and Mouth. He is 12. I thought it was only something that little kids get 6 min ago (6 replies)
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    • it's a contagious virus. there's no age restriction 5 min ago
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    • I had it last year at age 39 5 min ago
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      • ugh....what were your symptoms? 4 min ago
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    • i thoguht so too 5 min ago
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    • I got it and I was in my 40's 4 min ago
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    • no and that is why they say not to go near preg. people 3 min ago
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  6. Toddler Ritalin is making me feel jittery and kind ifount if it. This is not the right fit. Anyone else btdt? 6 min ago (0 replies)
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  7. Toddler Except for when I was pg my weight has fluctuated between 150-170 (5'7") since I was in college. Feel like I'm always "dieting". I need to find a way to get to 150 and just st...(more) 7 min ago (9 replies)
    there.
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    • give it up, live life 7 min ago
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    • or accept yourself at whatever weight your body seems to want to be. 6 min ago
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      • I'm at 168 and it's just too high. 5 min ago
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        • andyou[re miserable 3 min ago
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    • You are me. 150 would make me the happiest. 6 min ago
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      • me too. 5 min ago
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        • I like wine and cupcakes too much. 4 min ago
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    • I'm 5'6 and feel the same way, like I'm always fighting to get to 145. 3 min ago
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    • We should learn to be happy with it. I say this because I need to do it! If only I could lose 15 lbs, I'd be..... I get there and I gain it back. 2 min ago
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  8. Toddler Kills me how i work a shit job & have a co-worker who gets his dick hard over this bullshit job. dude, it aint that serious. 8 min ago (10 replies)
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    • what a nice mouth you have 8 min ago
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    • klassy 7 min ago
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      • keeping it real is all 27 sec ago
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    • Hee hee 6 min ago
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    • Good for him. Sounds like he's got a better life than you do. 2 min ago
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      • he has no life. married to this min wage job. 1 min ago
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        • Sounds happy to me. 38 sec ago
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    • Lol 1 min ago
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    • what is it? Years ago I worked at a home decoration store and the manager thought we were saving lives or something. Very annoying. She's still there and sometimes I go to shop...(more) 0 sec ago
      there and giggle over how serious she takes it.
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  9. Toddler Heidi Fleiss made her first million in 4 months. The Lifetime network is very educational. 9 min ago (10 replies)
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    • and then what happened? 9 min ago
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      • And then people would constantly try and get her to give up her celebrity john list and she refused saying "not my style." 8 min ago
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        • lol. charlie sheen and some other people 7 min ago
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          • Wait. So she did give some up? 6 min ago
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            • even i know charlie sheen was on her list. 6 min ago
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              • OP: I did know about Charlie Sheen but for some reason I thought he was just open about it. ;) 3 min ago
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    • and a million was worth a lot more then too - i bet her rates were lower than they are now. 9 min ago
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      • She is a bag lady now. 6 min ago
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    • She's jewish 13 sec ago
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  10. Toddler I need to schlep the laundry to the basement. I am already so cold in here and the basement is so much colder, I keep putting it off 9 min ago (8 replies)
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    • hated that part of apt living 9 min ago
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      • me too. I swear if we ever move out of this place, I'm putting my foot down for a machine in the unit 8 min ago
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    • sahm problems.. 7 min ago
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      • women who work don't do laundry? 7 min ago
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      • bc moms who work dont' do laundry? or do they all have machines in their apartments? or maybe their heat is working better than mine? or maybe you think saying that is a put down? 6 min ago
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      • Your laundry does itself? 4 min ago
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      • Says the woman on ybm. 2 min ago
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  11. Toddler Fostering an adorable little dog and the top two applicants are an older woman, widowed, retired. 72 in good health or a family with work from home dad and a 16 yo ds who wants a...(more) 9 min ago (26 replies)
    small dog. who would you go with? the son seemed slightly odd.
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    • 72yo woman in good health 9 min ago
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    • Either would probably be fine. I'd probably choose the woman. 9 min ago
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    • the lady 9 min ago
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    • the woman 8 min ago
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    • pets are great for older people who live alone. 8 min ago
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    • how old is the dog? 8 min ago
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      • 4ish. was left at shelter and the previous owner said they had him for 4 years and shelter converted that into 4 yo... i thin maybe a little older. very sweet, low maintenance...(more) 7 min ago
        dog. loves to snuggle
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    • How old is the dog? My thought is the 72 yo woman. My parents are 70 and 75 and their life revolves around their 2 yo golden doodle. 7 min ago
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      • do you hate them for it 6 min ago
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        • or: lol, no! When my dc were little dbs I used to resent mil for revolving her life around her dogs instead of spending more time with her grandchildren. Now I'm glad my...(more) 1 min ago
          parents and mil have their furry companions.
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    • what is slightly odd? 7 min ago
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      • he just seemed a little off? maybe some sort of sn? i'm not sure. 6 min ago
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        • which could mean he could really use a dog but there will another one 5 min ago
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          • totally agree - was thinking that there would be more dogs that would fit well for a family of three 4 min ago
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    • older 100 percent unless the dog has a really red penis 7 min ago
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      • leah is that you? lol 6 min ago
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        • obv lol 6 min ago
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          • not to worry, he's getting neutered today :) 3 min ago
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            • DO NOT SEND ME PHOTOS OF IT 3 min ago
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    • op i was thinking older woman too. thanks guys. i thought they'd be good for each other but i felt so bad about disappointing the other family 6 min ago
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      • don't tell them anything do you have to talk to them? can't the rescue organization do it? 5 min ago
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        • no i'm the person. each foster deals with their applicants individually 4 min ago
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          • you think he would do better with an old person, she misses (barry) her husband so much and is very lonely 4 min ago
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    • the retired woman 3 min ago
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  12. Toddler Plumber did work and after he left I noticed he damaged the tiles. What kind of compensation do I ask for? 10 min ago (3 replies)
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    • find out how much it would cost to fix and give him that price 10 min ago
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    • how much will it cost to fix them 9 min ago
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    • you can ask for whatever you want. he wont give it to you. 3 min ago
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  13. Toddler 9 yo dd is a rather advanced violin player for her age...her teacher thinks she should learn piano as well. Too much? Or can she learn easily? Tia 10 min ago (14 replies)
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    • whjy shuld she do this? 10 min ago
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      • Suggested secondary instrument and suggested piano as a great choice. 9 min ago
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        • does she do other stuff? 8 min ago
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          • Dance (jazz and ballet) and tennis. 8 min ago
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            • seems like a lot but what do i know 7 min ago
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            • Sounds like she doesn't have time to add a second music practice schedule. 4 min ago
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      • np: it is good for musicians to play more than one instrument. it is good for understanding and dexterity 9 min ago
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    • Everybody says piano is much easier than violin, but I had real trouble coordinating the two hands doing different things at the same time. 9 min ago
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      • Violin is a two hand instrument too. 6 min ago
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        • You are only playing one line of music. Both hands are working to produce the same note at the same time. 3 min ago
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    • I'd wait a couple more years. 5 min ago
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    • No reason not to try, and good practice for her, if she doesn't like it stop 4 min ago
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    • ds dropped violin and started piano and is learning easily & enjoying it. 3 min ago
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    • I would let dd pick a second instrument if she is so inclined. 3 min ago
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  14. Toddler Hey just looked at my 1099--I earned $28k last year for my PT job and the most I work per day is 2 hours --on rare occasions 3 and only 5 days per week. What do you think I do? 11 min ago (24 replies)
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    • Tutor 10 min ago
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      • no, and I will add it does not require a college degree. 9 min ago
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    • accounting 10 min ago
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    • you edit papers 10 min ago
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    • Over $50/hour. Pretty great 10 min ago
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    • it could be anything! what kind of a question is tho? 10 min ago
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      • np-no ...how many jobs pay that much perhour 9 min ago
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    • Hooker. 9 min ago
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    • Physical Therapist 9 min ago
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    • hooker 8 min ago
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    • op-spin/fitness class instructor 8 min ago
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      • awesome. you must be in good shape. 8 min ago
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      • all that wear and tear on your body's joints is not good for you 5 min ago
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        • started doing in college 30 years ago. no injuries at 49. 4 min ago
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          • it usually starts showing after 55 or so 4 min ago
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            • honestly I work out as much as everyone else, I just get paid for it. I don't think I am going to suddenly fall apart. 3 min ago
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            • you sound fat. are you very inactive? 3 min ago
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        • no more than anyone else 4 min ago
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    • porn? 7 min ago
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    • you forgot? 7 min ago
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      • sorry. just kidding around. nothing serious with this post 7 min ago
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      • be nice. why bitch every day. 6 min ago
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  15. Toddler Gross post of the day. dh, normally very healthy, has had diarrhea for over a month, possibly two. the dr can't find anything wrong with him. anyone had a similar experience? 11 min ago (13 replies)
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    • what sort of testing have they done so far 10 min ago
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      • they really didn't do much. he doesn't have any other symptoms, just loose stools 9 min ago
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        • ythey should do some basic testing. new dr. 8 min ago
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          • i guess we can switch. so annoying 7 min ago
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            • idiots have done no bloodwork and asked for no testing at all? find a doc who knows what they are doing 6 min ago
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    • please post TMI inside? 10 min ago
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      • ok, it's not that gross. have seen much, much worse on here 9 min ago
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    • did the dr recommend he DO something/take something/change diet? 10 min ago
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    • did they check gastro virus? bloods? fecal & urine samples? 9 min ago
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      • blood test - nothing, and no gastro virus 8 min ago
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      • fecal sample nothing too. they don't know what to test for 8 min ago
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    • There is a bacterial stomach infection, can't remember the name, but people here have had it. I think to detect it, it's a blood test? Anyways, ABX for a month. Google 13 sec ago
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  16. Toddler What do i take for burning in my stomach? took tums but still hurts 11 min ago (2 replies)
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  17. Toddler 12 yo ds has developed a belly over the past 2 years. He eats well but likes to snack. Would you just have fruit, healthy snacks around and not buy any treats at all? He's...(more) 11 min ago (15 replies)
    semi-active, very stubborn.
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    • yes 10 min ago
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    • what kind of SN does he have? 10 min ago
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      • OP: ADHD inattentive 9 min ago
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        • needs to replace snacking with something like chess 9 min ago
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    • my dd has had stomach pains on and off for a year. she eats pretty healthy,. i do not believe it's diet related. already did bloodwork, ruled out a bunch of things. next stop is...(more) 10 min ago
      gastro doc to make sure there's nothing else to check.
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      • oh thought you said belly ache lol. 9 min ago
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      • I think OP means a big belly, not a belly ache 9 min ago
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    • provide healthy snacks and excercise opportunities and limit screen time without telling him anythign. 9 min ago
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    • He's just about to shoot up and eat everything in sight. 9 min ago
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      • OP: Even though it's been coming on two years? Is that how it works? 8 min ago
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        • Do you think he'll be this height forever? 7 min ago
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          • It's made no difference the past 2 years and he's grown in inches. 6 min ago
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        • np. i don't think so, though adolescence can really change kids bodies. more likely he's taking in too many calories or burning off too few. 7 min ago
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    • more activity, i think. 8 min ago
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      • He's on cross country ski team, but practice is only 2x a week, then once on weekends. 8 min ago
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  18. Toddler Anyone on who pays child support? My dh fritters away money is is incredibly selfish, I don't trust AT ALL that he's going to spend it on the kids. 12 min ago (13 replies)
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    • so I feel like it will be taking money away from them for his sake. 11 min ago
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      • reqiure an account with a guardian who controls it 11 min ago
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    • I would have to if my ex challenged me in court. 11 min ago
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    • do you have 5050 cutosdy 10 min ago
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      • I will have more, but will still owe him. 8 min ago
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        • how the fuck does this happen 6 min ago
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          • I earn more. 5 min ago
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            • but you have the kids more!! 4 min ago
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              • trust me, there's a formula and I will owe him. 34 sec ago
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    • It's for him to use on providing a home with food, clothing, etc. for dc when they visit. Not for him to specifically buy them things. 10 min ago
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      • right but he won't use it this way, this is my fear. And I won't be able to provide for them. 8 min ago
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    • I can't imagine having to co-parent with someone like this. I'm so sorry. Meanwhile, he's on his own now and if he doesn't use the money the way he should it will suck but your...(more) 5 min ago
      dc will be ok.
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  19. Toddler Slowly cleaning house of all "baby" stuff: no more potty seats, sippy cups, strollers, toddler utensils, 3-wheeled scooter. Now to get rid of the kiddy plates/cups. Cathartic! 12 min ago (10 replies)
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    • once you do, you'll get pregnant again 12 min ago
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      • youngest is 6- so no!! it just took a while for me to clean! 10 min ago
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    • My youngest is 9 and I still out of habit serve him his meals on the kids' set of Corelle dishes 12 min ago
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      • I just switched to ikea dishes for everyone once ds was about 3yo, fully expecting to have to replace a few. But he hasn't broken one yet. 10 min ago
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        • My everyday dishes are very expensive to replace, so I still worry. He's very clumsy. Nothing has broken (knock wood) in the 11 yrs I've had the dishes, but... 9 min ago
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          • Life is too short to worry about broken dishes. IKEA plates are fine. 8 min ago
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    • I'm putting that stuff in the basement to be donated/consigned the instant that db grows out of it. There's quite a big pike down there and he's only 9 months old. 11 min ago
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    • i didn't do much of that stuff (sippy cups, strollers, utensils, scooter and plates/cups), but i can see how this would feel great. 11 min ago
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      • I've had the cups/plates for 8-9 years. My 10yo still uses them. Time to get rid of it all 10 min ago
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  20. Toddler Nanny here. Any questions? 13 min ago (37 replies)
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    • dh here. Any questions? 13 min ago
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    • black woman here. Any questions 12 min ago
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      • have you always been black? 12 min ago
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      • Do you think food stamps are sufficient to cover expenses, or should they be increased? 11 min ago
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        • who likes this bs?? 10 min ago
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      • Did you bring home any cool stuff from the looting? 9 min ago
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    • Astrophysicist here, any questions? 12 min ago
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      • do you work for govt or academia or company? 12 min ago
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      • My 9 yo wants to be one. She loves anything space and anything to do with physics. So she thinks she wants to be an astrophysicist. 11 min ago
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    • person here. any questions? 11 min ago
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    • How do you feel about the mom? 11 min ago
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    • Musician here, any questions? 11 min ago
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      • I just started learning the piano at 45. Am finding it so hard though. How do I teach my fingers to move in opposite directions? 10 min ago
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        • That is the hardest part about learning the piano! It is like patting your head and rubbing your belly. Start off sloooow and just keep at it. Trust me, you will get there! 9 min ago
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      • OP here. The mom wants to push DC to do Suzuki violin at 4 and she doesn't want to. Will this turn her off to music forever? 9 min ago
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        • Hmm, that is a good question. Does the child show any musical interest? Another instrument? 7 min ago
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          • She loves music but cries that she doesn't want music lessons, I think just because she hears older brother complain about their music lessons a lot 6 min ago
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            • Hmm, that makes sense. I don't have any experience in this, except with my own dc who is 6yo. I think you can't force a child prodigy. But you can help change attitudes. Instead...(more) 5 min ago
              of pushing it by force, the mom needs to figure out a way for the kid to see it as fun
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              • Any specific suggestions of how I can help her see it as fun? I do think she would be very good and would love to see her do well with this, it's a nice thing to really know...(more) 3 min ago
                music. I just hate pushing her so hard when she just turned 4 - young imo
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                • Have her watch youtube videos, expose her to as much music as you can. 1 min ago
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    • Necrophilist here, any questions? 10 min ago
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    • Zombie cat here, any questions? 10 min ago
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    • Do all nannies go insanely passive-aggressive when they want to change jobs, rather than simply giving notice? 10 min ago
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    • We have an amazing caregiver who I know really loves our ds with sn. In the next year he will be going to school for a full day and quite honestly, she is the best but we can't...(more) 9 min ago
      pay full time once he's in the school. When should I start talking to her about going part time or helping her find a new position. Anticipating making the transition this summer or into the fall at latest.
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      • Talk now -she knows he is school age and is already wondering, it's the elephant in the room. Just be honest so it's all out in the open and everyone knows what to expect. 7 min ago
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        • You never know--it turned out that ours wanted to go to part-time, because she was expected a grandchild and was going to be his caregiver in the AMs. 2 min ago
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          • I'm not saying she is going to leave - I'm just saying she is probably wondering your needs too. Just talk to her. 58 sec ago
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    • sahm, any questions? 9 min ago
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  21. Toddler Advice: 6th grader dd is newer at school. She hasn't really connected with anyone, and she has a tendency to act goofy/odd, but she has a great sense of humor just carries it too...(more) 14 min ago (14 replies)
    far sometimes. Anyway, we have to push her to socialize outside of school. There's a dance tomorrow night, and a "friend" is coming over and spending the night. What can I do to make sure it's fun. I've never had to be so involved like this before we moved. I want this to be good for the other kid.Food? Movie?Breakfast? We are giving them the basement with the x box, foosball and there's netflix and amazon prime to watch a movie.
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    • thats' about it 13 min ago
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      • what kind of food? figured I'll order pizza for before the dance. what kind of snack? 13 min ago
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        • everything. chips, ice cream. come on, stop stressing 12 min ago
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        • ask dd to choose 12 min ago
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    • that's enough. just leave them to it, make sure you have good food and snacks and choice of movies. 13 min ago
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      • I will gladly take food suggestions especially for snacks after the dance. 12 min ago
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        • you can take them out for ice cream before you get home, make sure you have popcorn for the movie, ask your dd what other snacks to get. if they are hungry you can always do pizza...(more) 11 min ago
          or something
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        • np: take your daughter down the snack aisle and let her go to town. new snacks in smaller packaging always is good. 9 min ago
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    • why newer? did you just move there, or changed schools? 13 min ago
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      • moved and it has not been easy for my dd. 12 min ago
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        • whre are you now? 12 min ago
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        • it's a good character builder 12 min ago
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    • sounds perfect. good luck 13 min ago
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  22. Toddler Starting therapy today and up until about 10 minutes ago was feeling hopeful and confident. i have to let go of someone who is terrible for me and suddenly i'm afraid i can't do...(more) 15 min ago (17 replies)
    it.
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    • just start the therapy with an open mind--maybe you'll accomplish that, maybe you won't 14 min ago
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      • the person is already out of my life, but it's the feelings of still wanting him and being ashamed of it that have to go. 12 min ago
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        • Bring the ugly stuff with you, you don't have to be confident now. <3 12 min ago
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          • op - silly, but you know what i did to prepare? stopped at CVS this am and bought waterproof mascara. 11 min ago
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            • Perfect :) I started again yesterday, and cried within the first 10 minutes. They don't care, if you didn't have stuff going on you wouldn't be there 10 min ago
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              • i'm scared i'm a lost cause. 9 min ago
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                • ^^glad you are getting some help and relief, btw. 9 min ago
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                  • Absolutely go into that room and say to that therapist "I am scared I am a lost cause" That is the heart of the issue and will save a lot of time 8 min ago
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                    • oh, God, thank God for you. I have a habit of hiding/sugarcoating. i have to just go in there and be me, whatever that is. 7 min ago
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                      • ^^i really meant that. I'm so glad you saw my post. i'm scared stiff and sad. 6 min ago
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                        • I am so glad I saw it to!! You can do this! Fall apart and then put yourself back together in a way that fits better. That is what it is for! I made the same mistake of just...(more) 3 min ago
                          trying to impress the therapist or whatever and it really goes nowhere. Use it as your one place to be brutally honest. You might find that once you say some of those negative thoughts out loud they lose their power, especially when met in a therapeutic setting
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    • you have to learn to feel worthy of better. 14 min ago
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      • that is what i need her to help me do. i let this man turn me into a dog who has to do tricks for love an attention, and yet, even though i know this, i still long for him. 10 min ago
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    • It will be like ripping off a bandaid or doing a shot. You will get through it and be fine. 14 min ago
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    • That's great, take all of this to therapy. Be as honest as you can, you don't have to feel a certain way to get started. Good luck!! 14 min ago
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      • thank you. not to be dramatic, but i really feel like my life depends on this. 12 min ago
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    • Just go. 13 min ago
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  23. Toddler Do you do anything different than I do when I bread chicken? Just egg, and then breadcrumbs with a little parmesan? Anything else special? 16 min ago (16 replies)
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    • do you flour the chicken first? 15 min ago
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      • sometimes yes, sometimes no. i find the batter is crispier (and not nec in a good way) when I do that. 15 min ago
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        • interesting. I only learned from Rachel Ray's books. 15 min ago
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        • np i like the crispy batter 14 min ago
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          • Don't get me wrong, crispy is really good, but it is maybe too thick for me? 14 min ago
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    • Crystal Meth makes it go witha buzz 15 min ago
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    • pound, salt + pepper, flour, egg, breadcrumbs 15 min ago
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    • Salad and pepper. Also put it on top of a salad 15 min ago
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    • I dredge in flour first 15 min ago
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    • That's what I do. I fry in a little olive oil until done 15 min ago
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    • I don't add parm. 13 min ago
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    • salt and pepper then I do a different type of breading that's flour based 13 min ago
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    • I put buttermilk in the egg, and flour and seasoning in the breadcrumbs. 13 min ago
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    • flour, egg, hten crumbs. 6 min ago
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  24. Toddler I really like new canaan ct. Public schools are great, right? 17 min ago (27 replies)
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    • best of the best, CT mom here 16 min ago
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      • How do they compare to darien? Thanks!! 16 min ago
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    • yes. and great private options there too in case public is not a good fit with your dcs. 16 min ago
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    • Yes. And the town is BEAUTIFUL. The people, however, are awful 16 min ago
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      • and the commute to the city can be sucky 15 min ago
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      • Why awful? I have a few friends who moved there. They love it. Np 15 min ago
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      • Darien mom here: it's like any town... some great people, some people who are not for you. I wouldn't characterize the town as awful at all. 10 min ago
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        • City mom from above - how does it compare to darien? Darien is the better commute I know 10 min ago
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          • NC town is cuter. Darien is on the water. NC is bigger and on the Merritt. Darien is a bit smaller and on I-95. A lot of NC feels like the country. Less so in Darien. 9 min ago
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            • People are similar? 8 min ago
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              • not wildly different. 7 min ago
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        • how many kids in Darien elementary class? 7 min ago
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    • how many in an elementary class? was surprised at the numbers in Darien 15 min ago
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      • how many? 14 min ago
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      • too manuy people with four kids 14 min ago
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    • It's gorgeous. 14 min ago
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    • I live next door in pound ridge. I live nc and find people polite. The trains to the city are direct at rush hour but infrequent. Also, everyone seems to share clothes/dress...(more) 13 min ago
      the same exact way, so you have to be comfortable with that.
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      • I have no idea why anyone would say the people are "awful" 12 min ago
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      • -- there is a lot right in town like a y, town pool or clubs, tennis, music places, karate, restaurants... And good groceries in Norwalk, Darien. 11 min ago
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  25. Toddler What kinds of clubs (if any) do you belong to? do you live in a city or elsewhere? 17 min ago (23 replies)
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    • we belong to a very middle-class swim club. And our church, I guess. 16 min ago
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    • dh belongs to a mens club, we have a condo pool which is basically like a club. nothing else really 15 min ago
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    • Town pool, church (quaker meeting) 14 min ago
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    • zero/city 14 min ago
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    • Country club, golf club (both burbs), men's club and women's club (both in city) 14 min ago
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      • what is a men's club and a women's club? 13 min ago
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        • Men's social club and a women's social club. For example The Union Club in NYC (but we are not in NYC). 12 min ago
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          • I've never heard of the union club. What is the purpose of it? What do you do in it? 12 min ago
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            • It's an old men's club. They have speakers, dinners, place for men to smoke cigars, drink and chat after work. Rooms if they need to stay in the city. Place to have private...(more) 10 min ago
              parties.
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              • not the union league club, right? i've visited that one. 8 min ago
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                • No. This one. And dh is not a member, he is a member of a similar club in another city:...(more) 7 min ago
                  • ah, thanks. i go by that all the time, but didn't know what it was 5 min ago
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              • And squash! 5 min ago
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          • are you the people with the big blowup rats? 11 min ago
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    • NYC. No clubs. 13 min ago
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    • beekeeping club (nj) 12 min ago
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      • I have been toying with the idea of doing this for some time. do you enjoy the hobby? 4 min ago
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    • nyc: a university club and an athletic club 10 min ago
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    • Country club. Burb 5 min ago
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    • I grew up going to a country club but dh and do not go to any clubs. City and suburb (week/weekend and summer) 2 min ago
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    • My Dh loves clubs 2 min ago
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