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  1. Toddler Three martinis feel good going down, but rarely feel good once I'm home and in bed trying to stop the bed from spinning 3 hr 59 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Bed spins are the worst. You might as well go throw up 3 hr 58 min ago
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    • Martinis are like breasts, 1 is not enough and 3 is too many 3 hr 58 min ago
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      • I need to remember this th nexr time my friend suggests martini night 3 hr 57 min ago
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        • ^^case in point 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • that is great, and can apply to so many things! 3 hr 54 min ago
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      • haha 3 hr 54 min ago
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  2. Toddler What do you think of this rug? we have an antique kilim in the next room, open floor plan...trying to find something that harmonizes with it but feels more contemporary. (the rest...(more) 3 hr 59 min ago (1 reply)
    of the room would be in light bright colors):
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  3. Toddler My mind is racing--still haven't heard from BF. He was arrested a few hours ago and is being held. WTF is going to happen now??? Why the fuck did he have to lose his temper?? 4 hr ago (29 replies)
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    • WTF are you dating such a loser? 4 hr ago
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    • What happened exactly 4 hr ago
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      • his ex wife wants to prevent him from seeing the kids. they had a fight and he hit her. yes, it was wrong and a huge mistake. but now she'll probably win 3 hr 58 min ago
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        • and for good reason. 3 hr 58 min ago
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        • Np: So it is over between the two of you now, right? 3 hr 57 min ago
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        • such a bad fake 3 hr 56 min ago
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          • not fake. why do you think it's fake??? 3 hr 56 min ago
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        • yes, yes she will 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • Yes she will. Bonehead move he'll regret for the rest of his life 3 hr 50 min ago
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          • And you should look at this as a huge red flag 3 hr 50 min ago
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    • whoa whoa whoa. what did he do? 3 hr 59 min ago
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    • Did you report him? 3 hr 59 min ago
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    • take a breath. Tell us what is going on. 3 hr 59 min ago
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    • RED FLAG - don't say we didn't warn you 3 hr 57 min ago
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    • is no one going to tell her to dump him and find someone who is not a total loser? 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • i did ask why is dating such a loser... is that not close enough? 3 hr 57 min ago
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        • i guess. desperate time and all. 3 hr 56 min ago
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    • Fake 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • why isn't this believable??? 3 hr 57 min ago
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    • Op here. It's not fake. 3 hr 54 min ago
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      • You need therapy 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • Why do I need therapy? They had a really bad divorce and custody battle and I see how she provokes him. I've never seen him be violent. 3 hr 50 min ago
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          • You are so fake it's ridiculous. But in case you are not: there is no reason EVER for a grown person to hit another out of anger. That is called abuse and you are next if you...(more) 3 hr 48 min ago
            stay.
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          • He is solely responsible for his actions 3 hr 46 min ago
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      • Fake 3 hr 51 min ago
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      • Who are you waiting to hear from, exactly? The person who was arrested only gets one phone call 3 hr 50 min ago
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        • I'm waiting to hear from him. He'll probably have to be bailed out. 3 hr 49 min ago
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          • I would think long and hard about bailing put someone who hit the mother of his children 3 hr 47 min ago
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  4. Toddler Just put clean sheets on the bed. Such a good feeling, wish I had enough sheets to change them every day! 4 hr 1 min ago (11 replies)
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    • but who would launder them, hate that job 3 hr 58 min ago
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    • You can even with same sheets. 3 hr 58 min ago
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      • op - way too lazy to wash them daily and they'd wear out 3 hr 57 min ago
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    • mine are a wrinkled mess solutions? 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • op - put them on the bed right after they come out of the dryer. 3 hr 57 min ago
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        • no iron? not even pillow cases? 3 hr 56 min ago
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    • but then you'd have to change them every day 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • op - true, but it'd be worth it. 3 hr 57 min ago
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    • LOVE clean sheets, but dislike the actual process of making the bed... 3 hr 55 min ago
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  5. Toddler Is Joybird furniture any good? Is it comparable to like west elm quality or Ikea? 4 hr 2 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Where is this store? 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • I think it's just online--I got a bunch of FB ads today and got suckered into checking it out now I'm coveting a couch. 4 hr ago
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        • Link please 3 hr 59 min ago
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          • here (inside)--seems like a new company so I'm hesitant about quality...(more) 3 hr 58 min ago
            http://joybird.com/
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            • The online reviews are great, and the styles are really nice 3 hr 55 min ago
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            • it isnt new, but maybe new tht they re advertising nationally 3 hr 53 min ago
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  6. Toddler I started out my last pregnancy only drinking a cup or two of coffee a day but by the end I was chugging diet Cokes, tea and coffee in large amounts just to get through the days....(more) 4 hr 3 min ago (10 replies)
    Kept up with it while bf. Db has not showed any ill effects but it makes me feel so guilty.
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    • How old is db? Just wait until he/she tries to learn to read. You're doomed. 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • almost 1. very smart :) but I worry about her kidneys 4 hr 1 min ago
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        • ^or that she is already addicted to caffeine, or something. 4 hr 1 min ago
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          • stop it with the fake posts. they're annoying. 3 hr 59 min ago
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            • lol not fake! 3 hr 57 min ago
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          • She will likely have seizures by the age of 2... all your fault 3 hr 56 min ago
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    • why? damn, I was a 4+ coffee a day girl, but cut back to 1 on sat and sun during pg/bf'n 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • OP: yeah I drink a pot or more per day. 3 hr 56 min ago
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    • its fine. im pretty sure the no more than 300mg admonition is for first trimester or something like that 3 hr 56 min ago
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      • OP: yes, I was able to be good for the 1st trimester. sometime in the 2nd trimester I started feeling so tired, having problems sleeping, and just drinking more and more...(more) 3 hr 52 min ago
        caffeine. I drank so much I truly was embarrassed about it but couldn't seem to stop and also function (I work, have an older child who needed me, typical but for whatever reason felt insurmountable without caffeine)
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  7. Toddler Greater standardization is not the answer; schools languish under stifling centralization; every kid is unique and has different educational needs; and local...(more) 4 hr 3 min ago (20 replies)
    authorities—especially parents—are best suited to the task of plotting their children's educational paths.
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    • I'm unprepared to plot my dc's educational needs. And honestly I think there's only so much one teacher can do. It's public education, it's not perfect. 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • even if it were true that all U.S. student should be learning the exact same thing in the exact same way, no reasonable person could be persuaded that Common Core is it. That's...(more) 4 hr 2 min ago
        because no evidence exists in Common Core's favor—backers are relying on little more than their faith in an unproven methodology.
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        • Do you have a methodology in mind that you think is proven to work? 4 hr ago
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          • States with education standards most closely aligned to Common Core fared worse on math tests than states with their own standards, according to a new study. 3 hr 59 min ago
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        • this is just not true. much of the common core is found in oher countries' well-tested national curricula. 4 hr ago
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          • it was not tested 3 hr 52 min ago
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        • common core is not a curriculum. your comparison is false 3 hr 59 min ago
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          • common core controls the curriculum. because it is illegal to have curriculum set at the national level they found a way to dodge the law, but there is no way to deny that is...(more) 3 hr 58 min ago
            does influence curriculum greatly
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            • what my kids are learning where we live in california is vastly different that what my friends kids are learning in ny. both following common ore 3 hr 50 min ago
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      • well maybe you should listen to educational experts then: Common Core gets AWFUL review in new study...(more) 4 hr ago
    • I did not get a phd in education nor have I taught for 20 years--I know nothing about educating my kid. 4 hr 1 min ago
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      • a comprehensive Brookings Institution study released earlier this year found that states were better off using standards that didn't resemble Common Core at all....(more) 4 hr ago
        • What exactly have you got against Common Core? 3 hr 59 min ago
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          • The study, conducted by the Brookings Institution, compared standardized test scores for all 50 states over the last five years. It found that states using education standards...(more) 3 hr 59 min ago
            that are most dissimilar to Common Core tended to score the highest on math.
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            • I really don't understand your argument here. Are you anti-common core or anti-standardized testing? Because they are separate issues. 3 hr 57 min ago
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          • she's probably a teacher 3 hr 56 min ago
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            • It's just weird. When I've asked dc's teachers about it, they are uniformly positive. And he isn't bringing home anything that I disapprove of. 3 hr 53 min ago
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              • The math standards are dismal. Mathematics Professor R. James Milgram of Stanford University, the only mathematician on the Validation Committee, refused to sign off on...(more) 3 hr 50 min ago
                the math standards, because they would put many students two years behind those of many high-achieving countries. For example, Algebra 1 would be taught in 9th grade, not 8th grade for many students, making calculus inaccessible to them in high school. The quality of the standards is low and not internationally benchmarked.
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                • I just don't know what you expect? 3 hr 47 min ago
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                  • standards that aren't lower than they were before the program was started? 3 hr 46 min ago
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  8. Toddler Dh loves to do lists. He gets satisfication from the actual act of ticking off the items. Verbal instructions are no good. He forgets or just tunes out. 4 hr 4 min ago (7 replies)
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    • lists are awesome, sometimes i make lists of things i've already done, so i can have the satisfaction of crossing them off 4 hr 3 min ago
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    • That's how I am. I adore a to-do list. DH is more of a putting out fires kind of guy. He likes to handle things as they come up. 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • but dh doesn't ever make the lists himself, he needs me for that 4 hr ago
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        • I would prefer someone else to make lists for me, too. The list making is stressful. Alas, I am the family list maker. DH otoh cannot follow a list OR make a list! 3 hr 59 min ago
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    • i'm the same 4 hr ago
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    • i'm with him 3 hr 55 min ago
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  9. Toddler Bettheny was wrong with Ramona, right? 4 hr 4 min ago (6 replies)
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  10. Toddler Exh has taken a years long job out of town and is only here every other weekend now. Dd wrote him a letter that asked if he was ever coming back. It broke my heart for her. It...(more) 4 hr 4 min ago (7 replies)
    must feel like he is just gone to her :(
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    • Just think about how dcs of soldiers feel. Their dads and moms may never come back 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • Are we having a contest now? Do you suggest I tell that to dd? 4 hr 1 min ago
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        • Or: sure. Tell her to suck it up. Perspective. 4 hr ago
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    • how old is she? and have you explained that he had to Tele a job but that he'll always come back to her? 4 hr 2 min ago
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      • Of course I have. But it sucks for her. I can't minimize that 4 hr 1 min ago
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    • If only she had parents to help frame this sort of thing 3 hr 57 min ago
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      • Don't be an asshole. I have helped her frame it 3 hr 55 min ago
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  11. Toddler What's goof on demand? 4 hr 5 min ago (4 replies)
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    • good?? 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • that would be my kid 4 hr 4 min ago
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      • ? 4 hr 4 min ago
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        • she is frequently a goof with no demand, i can only imagine what would happened if there was a demand for that sort of thing 4 hr 2 min ago
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  12. Toddler 27 wks pg. my back has been killing me the past couple of days. Today when I was walking around I noticed my left thigh felt numb. Do you think it is related to the back pain?...(more) 4 hr 5 min ago (2 replies)
    Should I be concerned?
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    • sciatica? 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • My mom got faschilata? When she gave birth to me, permanent nerve damage in her thigh 4 hr 3 min ago
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  13. Toddler I hate the way carolina leid says her name 4 hr 5 min ago (5 replies)
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    • who? Dat's my name! the first part 4 hr 4 min ago
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      • news lady on abc 4 hr 2 min ago
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    • how does she say it? and were she and her parents born in the us? 4 hr ago
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      • No, she has no accent whatsoever except when she says her name. 3 hr 57 min ago
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        • thats why i asked about parents too. i have n idea wh she is or how she says it, but she may say it however her parents say it 3 hr 56 min ago
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  14. Toddler I think I have to hold prek ds back to repeat prek. He is struggling badly and is behind on everything but ahead in math and english. He is a head smaller than everyone and the...(more) 4 hr 7 min ago (36 replies)
    youngest in the class. High markers for adhd according to his teacher. I am so upset about this :(. I don't want to take him away from his peer group but he is far behind themz
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    • did you just say pre k? 4 hr 6 min ago
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      • Mock all you want. I am having major trouble with him at home and they are having major trouble with him at school. 4 hr 6 min ago
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        • don't make him repeat pre-k bro 4 hr 5 min ago
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        • he's behind in math??? pre k is playschool. 4 hr 5 min ago
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        • Perhaps bc your preschool sucks? 4 hr ago
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          • It's a top rated prek in my area. It doesn't suck. My kid isn't doing well this year, plain and simple. And he is tiny too 3 hr 59 min ago
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            • iT sucks and so do you. Teachers have no business diagnosing adhd and preschools have no business teaching math. wTF. This is NOT how preschoolers learn 3 hr 55 min ago
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              • Omg. Ok 3 hr 54 min ago
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                • Get informed. Don't do this to your kid 3 hr 54 min ago
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                  • Don't do what? Give him a good shot at succeeding in school? 3 hr 51 min ago
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                    • God you suck 3 hr 47 min ago
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    • When's his bday? In ds's class all the boys August and later were held back. The kids born on june/July are almost a year younger. 4 hr 5 min ago
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      • He is a June birthday. I think he needs to be held back, I really do 4 hr 3 min ago
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        • The people I know who've forged ahead when advised not to have regretted it. I think it makes sense. 4 hr 2 min ago
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          • Dh is also a June birthday and he really wants to hold him back. 4 hr ago
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            • Just do it, he'll make no friends and forget that he was ever part of the other group. So young. Just say it's another year of preschool. 3 hr 58 min ago
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              • Sorry NEW friends, not no friends! 3 hr 54 min ago
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    • oh at this age "peer group" is meaningless and I don't think you should use the terminology "hold back" either. he is 4 or 5. it's great, normal, fine to repeat preK/en...(more) 4 hr 5 min ago
      6. do what's right for your kid and realize that most kids don't even remember their preK year. he certainly isn't going to pine for his "peer group".
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      • He is attached to them. But I really think it will be a mistake and making it worse to put him in kindergarten now 4 hr 3 min ago
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        • he will get over it so fast you have no idea. this time last year he will be a member of a new peer group. I'm telling you, stop overthinking this. you are making a good...(more) 4 hr 3 min ago
          decision.
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        • it will be horrible. much better to repeat pre k than k 4 hr 2 min ago
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          • Op; that is what I am thinking too. He would be even more attached to the kids in his class and feel even more ripped away from them 4 hr ago
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            • np: you have to stop using this dramatic language. "ripped away from them"? he is 5. next year, he will be 6. kids' peers change a lot and at these young ages it is REALLY...(more) 3 hr 57 min ago
              not a big deal. I mean really really. My older dd went to 3 different schools between K and 4th and she's shy. It was a-ok. She wasn't "ripped" from her peer groups.
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              • I wouldn't feel this way about my other kids. He is very inflexible and attached to his friends. It will be hard for him 3 hr 56 min ago
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                • even more reason to hold him back now as opposed to risking it for next year, then. 3 hr 54 min ago
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    • the peer group is so fluid at this age, do not worry about this 4 hr 5 min ago
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    • Oh Jesus please take the wheel 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • Your gut and teachers are telling you to do it. It is much easier at this stage, he will recover from the peer group change very quickly 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • they make brand new friends in pre k so quickly. hold him back 4 hr 3 min ago
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      • Thank you. That makes me feel better, it really does 4 hr 2 min ago
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    • From everything you've described, I'd hold him back. I have a June boy too and we did a "bridge" year on the advice of his preK teacher. It was a smart move, and he is not the...(more) 3 hr 53 min ago
      only kid in his class in this situation. Our school cutoff is Sept. 1, so ds is older than most kids but not shockingly so. GL.
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      • What was the Bridge year? 3 hr 52 min ago
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        • It's an extra year of PreK but not a complete repeat. In our case, it was a lot like kindergarten. 3 hr 51 min ago
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          • I am sure we must have something like that. I will look into it. Thank you! 3 hr 50 min ago
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            • GL. It was very worthwhile for our ds. FWIW, our preK teacher told us ds was so energetic and antsy that he would be...(more) 3 hr 44 min ago
              tagged a behavorial problem if he went write to kindergarten. It was hard to hear that but I think she was right. The extra year of maturlity really helped him. If you have the option, I would not repeat the same program again. I'd look somewhere else so that he gets the benefits of somewhere new. GL.
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  15. Toddler I work in a job where I make a lot of decisions, and then around the house i Make all the decisions and dh just does thing if and only if they're on the to do list. Because I'm in...(more) 4 hr 8 min ago (10 replies)
    charge of anything I LOVE sex where I'm submissive. I just like being able to switch off my brain and for once being the one doing what I'm told. Not having responsibility is my aphrodisiac
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    • Get over here and take your clothes off. now. 4 hr 8 min ago
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    • wow. I think I speak for everyone when I say NO ONE CARES. 4 hr 7 min ago
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      • except for the perv above 4 hr 7 min ago
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        • I was just going with the flow. 4 hr 6 min ago
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      • you are so mean! lol. who cares about ANYTHING POSTED HERE, beotch. 4 hr 7 min ago
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        • this post is so so boring I can't even 4 hr 6 min ago
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    • I read a survey that said college educated women are more likely to do oral. They're more likely to have jobs where they are doing the managing and being dominant/bossy so they...(more) 4 hr 6 min ago
      are more willing to be submissive in bed
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      • oral is not by definition submissive. it's part of sex. there are ways of giving oral that are submissive, though. 4 hr 5 min ago
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        • i think the implication is they like being told what to do when they are doing the telling the rest of the day 4 hr 1 min ago
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          • which is not what was said. submissive oral is the guy ordering her to suck his dick. it's not just going down and blowing your partner for a while. 4 hr ago
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  16. Toddler How does coffee help people feel energetic. I swear, the few times a month I have one I feel sooo jittery, get heart palpitations and am still tired. I wish I could just drink a...(more) 4 hr 11 min ago (11 replies)
    cup to give me a jolt of energy. Does anyone else experience this?
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    • I can't even look at you right now 4 hr 9 min ago
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      • ???why not? did I offend you? 4 hr 4 min ago
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        • you offend all that's good in the world 4 hr 1 min ago
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    • this used to happen to me when i first started drinking it. keep at it! 4 hr 9 min ago
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    • I drink it because I like the taste and the warmth in the morning, even during the summer. Not because it gives me a jolt 4 hr 8 min ago
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      • that's me with black tea. If it's chilly or I just want some warmth I love my cup of tea with milk. 4 hr 5 min ago
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    • Coffee does nothing for me, yet I drink a cup every day 4 hr 7 min ago
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      • I think it's fine if you just enjoy the flavor. 4 hr 6 min ago
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    • Yeah, I can't have caffeine. Heart races, I get really irritable and shaky, and don't sleep well (even if I have it early in the day). Kinda sucks. 4 hr 6 min ago
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    • I love it, but know others experience what you do. 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • If I drink too much I feel strangely tired. The right amount makes me feel energetic but not speedy. 4 hr ago
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  17. Toddler Random question for westchester moms: ds just got his driving permit and we live in Manhattan. Looking for a large empty parking lot in southern westchester where we can take him...(more) 4 hr 12 min ago (10 replies)
    out for the first time tomorrow. A school that doesn't have Saturday programming etc. Any ideas? TIA
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    • Any high school parking lot. Well not White Plains, they are having a NYSSMA festival there tomorrow. Iona Prep has a good one. Any high school, really. 4 hr 9 min ago
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      • Thanks. Where is Iona Prep? What town? 4 hr 8 min ago
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        • New Rochelle. Right off of Hutchinson River Pkwy. 4 hr 8 min ago
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          • Not a huge lot, but was trying to think of something right off of a highway. 4 hr 8 min ago
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          • thanks. 4 hr 8 min ago
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            • you're welcome. Good luck! 4 hr 6 min ago
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    • The office parks on Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison right off the Hutch. Taught our dd there last year. 3 hr 58 min ago
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      • thanks! 3 hr 58 min ago
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      • or above: YES. Exit 23S off the Hutch. Then look to the left. 600 and 550 Mamaroneck Avenue. :) 3 hr 51 min ago
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        • Great, thanks! 3 hr 47 min ago
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  18. Toddler Dh will do what I ask him to do with the kids. But he does none of the worrying. All the appointments schedules etc, I gave him his chunk to hangle in the form of to do lists and...(more) 4 hr 12 min ago (89 replies)
    he does them. But he never worries about if it'll turn out ok because he only has to think about the next day while i am planning and juggling and scheduling to make it all work
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    • yup 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • My DH has never filled out a single form for them -- school, sports, dr, etc. 4 hr 11 min ago
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      • dh has a way of flattering me to do all that stuff. I am better at it, my handwriting is better, I am smarter, etc etc 4 hr 10 min ago
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        • two can play that game. I have DH cooking a bunch of stuff now because it just tastes so much better when he makes it! he's also better at watering the flowers. 4 hr 8 min ago
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        • So why do you buy it? 4 hr 4 min ago
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          • i like compliments 4 hr 3 min ago
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            • Then all's well that ends well, right? 4 hr 1 min ago
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    • I never worry either and I am a woman. I have too much going on in my life to worry about unimportant things 4 hr 11 min ago
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      • np: I don't call it "worrying" exactly, but being responsible for managing the details for dcs' lives takes mental energy, no? 4 hr 10 min ago
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        • Not really. They are just children. If I missed a whatever we would all still eat. I wouldn't lose my job. 4 hr 9 min ago
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    • Yes, this is my reality too. But dh is responsible for other things that I am not. 4 hr 11 min ago
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    • well, he sounds like the kind of guy who will have a later in life family 4 hr 11 min ago
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      • No he sounds normal. 4 hr 10 min ago
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        • np, this it's just the way men are wired. They're about going point A to B. That's why they like lists. They're not good at planning 2 moves ahead, all that stuff is "for late 4 hr 7 min ago
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          • Then why has there never been a female chess champion? 4 hr 5 min ago
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            • np: because sexism. Girls not encouraged/supported/trained in that endeavor, like so many others. 4 hr 4 min ago
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              • idiot, many chess champions are self taught, nobody is banning girls from chess. Those nerds would love the company of girls 4 hr 3 min ago
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                • Boy is THAT true! I say this as being a VERY successful nerd hanger-outer-wither. 4 hr 2 min ago
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              • Plenty of girls play chess. 4 hr 3 min ago
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              • Either that, or we can conclude that women can't think two moves ahead. 4 hr 3 min ago
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                • Not playing chess does not equal an inability to think two moves ahead. Maybe women are just too fucking busy taking care of everyone else's shit to sit around playing chess. 4 hr 2 min ago
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                  • Women DO play chess all the time. 4 hr 1 min ago
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                  • Stop being a victim - woman. 4 hr 1 min ago
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                    • it's not about being a victim. I don't personally give a shit about chess. I think 10 moves ahead and I don't play chess. And the statement that launched this particular thread...(more) 3 hr 59 min ago
                      was that there are not women chess *champions,* not that no women ever play chess.
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                      • Maybe you should have thought 10 moves ahead when marrying a retarded man because most men can actually be functional fathers if given the chance. 3 hr 58 min ago
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                      • Let's be honest - your REAL point is that women belong in the home and men don't. 3 hr 57 min ago
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                  • Let's be honest - your REAL point is that women belong in the home and men don't. 4 hr ago
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          • Np: this isn't the way men are wired. It's the way they are treated. Two different things. A widowed dad would learn pretty quickly how to run the kids schedules and the house and...(more) 4 hr 3 min ago
            All the stuff that goes with that in addition to managing his job
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            • This. Women aren't any more welcoming of male parenting than men are of female chess playing. 4 hr 1 min ago
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            • because he would have to! that doesn't mean his wife wouldn't have appreciated that help when she was alive, rest in peace 3 hr 51 min ago
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    • Yep 4 hr 10 min ago
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    • Do you worry about the details of his job? 4 hr 10 min ago
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      • Who says OP doesn't have a job? And the kids are the responsbility of both parents. 4 hr 9 min ago
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        • And apparently this dh takes responsibility. 4 hr 7 min ago
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          • You're implying that dh has his job that op doesn't worry about it. But that's not the same as having kids. That responsiblity belongs to both parents. 4 hr 6 min ago
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            • I fail to see how this man is not taking responsibility just because he isn't all stressed about Susie's birthday party. 4 hr 5 min ago
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              • who said anything about Susie's birthday party? 4 hr 1 min ago
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                • Kid schedules are not that critical. So what ARE you complaining about? 4 hr 1 min ago
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                  • OP didn't say she was complaining about birthday parties. How do you know she wasn't talking about medical/dental appointments, picking things up at the pharmacy, etc. 3 hr 56 min ago
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                    • Your dh is perfectly capable of that. I do not believe you married a retard. 3 hr 55 min ago
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                    • NP - are you really taking the position that OP isn't complaining? 3 hr 54 min ago
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                      • I'm saying that she didn't mention birthday parties. She was complaining about him forgetting schedules. 3 hr 51 min ago
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                        • Her real point is that women belong in the home and men don't. 3 hr 50 min ago
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      • what an idiotic comment. 4 hr 8 min ago
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      • np: I worry about the details of MY job, plus being a mom like OP describes. 4 hr 8 min ago
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      • op, i also wohm 4 hr 8 min ago
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        • FT? Support the family? 4 hr 7 min ago
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          • we both work FT 4 hr 6 min ago
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            • So maybe you need to stop worrying so much, and maybe stop giving him lists like his mother and just let him be a father. 4 hr 5 min ago
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              • np: maybe you need to stop with the "blame the op" crap and just take op at her word. She knows her dh better than you do. 4 hr 3 min ago
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                • OP is the one complaining. 4 hr 2 min ago
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              • he forgets to do things without lists. He doesn't complain about the lists, he likes them 4 hr 2 min ago
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                • Maybe the things aren't important. 4 hr 2 min ago
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                  • he has forgotten to pick up children because they werne't on the list 4 hr ago
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                    • Because you treat him like a child. Let him be the adult he is. 3 hr 59 min ago
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                    • Np - I've forgotten to pick up the children too. My mother once left me at a gas station. Therefore women are inferior parents. 3 hr 58 min ago
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    • same here. also the case with most things involving planning that's not related to kids so our wedding, any trips we've taken, buying and renovating our home, etc. it's really...(more) 4 hr 8 min ago
      fucking annoying.
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    • this, except he is quite likely to just not do tasks on a to-do list, because he doesn't understand the importance and instead of discussing it with me he'll just decide not to do...(more) 4 hr 6 min ago
      something he agreed to do. he enjoys being the "fun dad" and also in allowing the kids to break "mom's rules" when I'm not around. I'm forever the Bad Cop and joy sucker who nevertheless gets everything done. If I died, would they be ok? sort of. Their lives would be more chaotic and dirtier with fewer scheduled activities, which might be just fine but which isn't really ok with me. I don't like that I feel like dh thinks all of this planning and organizing and *work* is just superfluous, that REAL parenting is horsing around and giving your kids soda. I'm sure YBM would condemn me as a humorless drone, too. But they'd condemn me if I just played and gave soda...women can't win, sometimes.
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      • you need to do more bjs, he'll learn the importantce of the to do list 4 hr 5 min ago
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        • now see the bjs are what is on MY to do list. I am very respectful of his priorities, he's not respectful of mine. 4 hr 4 min ago
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    • So ... your DH has perspective. 4 hr 6 min ago
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      • np: lol. I doubt that very much. 4 hr 5 min ago
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        • np:I think he does. Scheduling for children is NOT life or death shit. 4 hr 4 min ago
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        • Certainly sounds like it. But it's clear that OP lacks perspective. 4 hr 3 min ago
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          • same np: I respectfully disagree. 4 hr 2 min ago
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          • np: the "details" that you suggest are unimportant are what allows family life to run smoothly. It's not life and death but provides a secure home for children. 4 hr ago
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            • They aren't running smoothly if you are resentful and bitter. He is an adult. He is not stupid. Ask him to do half and stop with the fucking condescending lists! I would never...(more) 3 hr 58 min ago
              treat my dh this way.
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      • So you don't think your kids care if you don't fill out permission slips so they can go on field trips, and don't get them vaccinated on time, and don't arrange for a tutor if...(more) 4 hr 3 min ago
        they're struggling and make sure they get there, and have shoes that fit, and have their asthma medicine prescriptions refilled. That's all unimportant stuff? OP should just focus on her f/t job and ignore that details that let kids feel that they're cared for?
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        • THIS 4 hr 1 min ago
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        • exactly, some stuff IS important. some of these posters are acting like it's all just about birthday parties and menial shit. 4 hr ago
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        • try NOT doing that - ask your dh to manage it all. Stop involving yourself and "saving the day" and he WILL do it because he loves his children. 4 hr ago
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          • or more likely it just won't get done, then she'll have a sad, wheezing kid who can't go to school and doesn't have any shoes. 3 hr 59 min ago
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            • So either your dh does not love his children or he is a retard. Pick one. 3 hr 57 min ago
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          • I'm not OP, and I'm okay having most of this responsibility (and I also work full time) but I disagree with the assumption that details don't matter and caring about your children...(more) 3 hr 58 min ago
            and making sure they have what they need means I lack perspective.
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            • Well I am NOT ok with it which is why my dh takes Half OF IT and I don't play the victim. 3 hr 56 min ago
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        • WHAT KIND OF MEN DID YOU MARRY? 3 hr 55 min ago
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          • I'm the poster above. I think men should be responsible for this stuff as well. I'm just arguing with the poster here that implies that taking care of your kids and being...(more) 3 hr 52 min ago
            responsible for their day to day life is menial and unimportant.
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            • And yet people are posting that if you asked them to do half, they would leave the child shoeless with no medical care. 3 hr 51 min ago
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              • No, they might do that for a week or two if I was hit by a truck but then he'd figure things out. 3 hr 46 min ago
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          • so your dh comes home every day and asks the kids if they have homework or library books or permission slips? 3 hr 52 min ago
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            • np, without my to do lists he would do that, or just not think about it at all 3 hr 51 min ago
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              • Stop with the fucking LISTS and maybe he will see the children as HIS and not YOURS with him as your helper. 3 hr 50 min ago
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                • no he'd just play with them and that's it 3 hr 50 min ago
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                  • Then you married a retard or a man who doesn't love his children. Pick one. 3 hr 49 min ago
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                    • he loves them, love splaying with them, just doesn't get all scheduling stuff that is necessary 3 hr 48 min ago
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            • He sure fucking does! 3 hr 51 min ago
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              • good for you. i think that is quite rare. of course my dh would take care of it if i died, but i mean, he vacuums and mows the lawn and takes out the garbage, so im cool with...(more) 3 hr 48 min ago
                permission slips being my deal
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    • two ways to look at this. (1) Note the deficiency (2) Exploit the strength. My dh is always happy to help but he is best when...(more) 3 hr 46 min ago
      he gets a list or it's a repetitive task (dishes or laundry). In our case, I hate the dishes and laundry, so I am glad dh does those things. He also always helps out so I have to think it works out.
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  19. Toddler If your SIL's mother dies - can you get time off for bereavement - to travel to funeral, etc. or do you just have to take vacation time from work? 4 hr 16 min ago (19 replies)
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    • Feel safe saying that most bereavement leave policies would not cover this. 4 hr 15 min ago
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      • that's what I thought. :-( 4 hr 15 min ago
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    • probably vacation - bereavement leave is usually only for immediate family 4 hr 14 min ago
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    • No unless you lie 4 hr 14 min ago
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    • I have met my SIL mother all of once in 20 years. Are you close to her? 4 hr 13 min ago
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      • no - but I am close to my SIL, so would definitely go if her Mom dies 4 hr 13 min ago
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        • Wait... She's not even dead? 4 hr 12 min ago
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          • close to it. only has a week or so to live 4 hr 11 min ago
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            • Maybe the services will be on a weekend. 4 hr 10 min ago
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        • That is nice, did her mom pass away? 4 hr 12 min ago
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          • she is close 4 hr 11 min ago
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            • I'm very sorry. My SIL came to my dads funeral and was kind of my rock that day. 4 hr 9 min ago
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              • ah - that's nice. :-) 4 hr 8 min ago
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                • And I have 8 siblings who were all there too. But my SIL was just awesome that day 4 hr 7 min ago
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                  • well, she was far enough away from the feelings that she could be helpful. it wasn't HER dad that died. 4 hr 6 min ago
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                    • True, but she knew my dad for 25 years, lived with my parents for a while, bought their house. She wasn't a stranger either 4 hr 3 min ago
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    • Wouldn't be covered at my workplace. 4 hr 13 min ago
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    • your sister ion laws...mother? 4 hr 9 min ago
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    • i suspect my job would give me a day or two off for that if i had to travel but certainly not the normal bereavement 4 hr 3 min ago
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  20. Toddler Has anyone flown jet blue Mint?how is it? 4 hr 17 min ago (0 replies)
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  21. Toddler Psychic Mom are you still here? Had a bad few yrs, will it get better from hereon out? 4 hr 20 min ago (16 replies)
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    • not if you are with the wrong partner 4 hr 18 min ago
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      • op: no, I'm not, but we've had work/money and family illness. sucks. 4 hr 17 min ago
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    • no 4 hr 16 min ago
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    • are you a psychic mom? I need to know if I'll ever find love... 4 hr 16 min ago
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      • 14 months. 4 hr 14 min ago
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        • any more info? how we will meet? do I already know him? Will I have to date a lot before I get married again? will I get married again? 4 hr 13 min ago
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          • I feel marriage is further out, not too much dating and this is not a person you know now. But you will fall into this easily and it will take you by surprise 4 hr 10 min ago
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            • good guy? 4 hr 9 min ago
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              • yes solid 4 hr 8 min ago
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                • This is so key. I need honest and kind -- didn't have that last time around. 4 hr 2 min ago
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              • Do you see marriage eventually or no? 4 hr 8 min ago
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                • I think this is a person you could marry but no rush 4 hr 7 min ago
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                  • this is what I want... maybe not even marriage, just someone to be my partner. 4 hr 3 min ago
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                    • Thank you, btw. 4 hr 1 min ago
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    • Can I ask a question? Are my current efforts going to come to anything? to enough? 4 hr 16 min ago
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  22. Toddler Great...8 yo ds just told 11 yo dd that she is fat. 4 hr 22 min ago (12 replies)
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    • you need to teach them better, it's "you sound fat". I feel sorry for your children. 4 hr 21 min ago
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      • np- shut up. Seriously. These things can be picked up so so so many places. 4 hr 15 min ago
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        • but a sense of humor -- you have to be born with that. 4 hr 6 min ago
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        • nnp: she was kidding, using YBM slogans, ya moron. 4 hr 6 min ago
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    • Oh my gosh! 4 hr 19 min ago
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    • Is she? 4 hr 18 min ago
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      • No. She isn't stick thin, but not fat 4 hr 11 min ago
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    • Hope you had him apologize and a good talking to as well 4 hr 18 min ago
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    • ugh, my 10 yo did that to my 13 yo as well. Is she heavy? mine is :( 4 hr 16 min ago
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      • : ( how did she react? 4 hr 10 min ago
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    • Tell her to tell him he is short 4 hr 9 min ago
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      • And tell him people come in all sizes, shapes and colors. 4 hr 8 min ago
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  23. Toddler Traveling to Paris in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have a memory card for their camera that has wi fincapabilities? If so, does it work Well? 4 hr 23 min ago (5 replies)
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    • vba 4 hr 21 min ago
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      • not unless op is bragging about techno-incompetence 4 hr 13 min ago
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    • It's not the card that has wifi, it's the camera. 4 hr 21 min ago
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      • Op: no you can get memory cards that can do it and transmits via an app. But maybe would just send pics via camera connection to iPad. 4 hr 14 min ago
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    • the camera has it 4 hr 21 min ago
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  24. Toddler Have you ever heard of a person becoming more high string when they exercise a lot? I work with a woman who becomes impossible to deal with the more she exercises. when she scales...(more) 4 hr 23 min ago (18 replies)
    back to a reasonable amount, ie not 8-10x per week, then she's a normal person. I thought it was supposed to be the opposite.
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    • My mother gets out of control when she diets. It sets off something manic in her. 4 hr 22 min ago
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      • it's all about control I think. and she can't just control herself and needs to hyper manage everyone and evening. it's awful. 4 hr 18 min ago
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        • Yeah. 4 hr 16 min ago
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          • and she takes extended walks during her lunch half hour, but she takes 90 minutes. I hope she gets fired. 4 hr 15 min ago
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            • You'll feel better if you stop focusing on this so much 4 hr 14 min ago
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              • how though? she really gets under my skin. I only bitch about it here, so it's not like it's all consuming. 4 hr 12 min ago
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    • Yes, too much taxes the system 4 hr 22 min ago
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    • maybe she is bipolar to begin with and hyper exercises during her highs 4 hr 21 min ago
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    • I think you're looking at it backwards. It's some anxiety that causes her to exercise so often. 4 hr 20 min ago
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      • maybe. but I can't stand being around her 40 hours a week when she's like this. 4 hr 19 min ago
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    • Why do you know this? 4 hr 18 min ago
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      • because she posts obsessively about her workouts and then talks about them in the office.I've taken to checking her fb so I'll know what kind of a week it's going to be with her. 4 hr 16 min ago
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        • You sound sort of crazy about this too. 4 hr 15 min ago
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          • it was a hard week. we're super busy and she kept disappearing and then on her schedule (we all share schedules) it would have "wall with Bill" on it. and then she comes back and...(more) 4 hr 13 min ago
            criticizes things. In my world you only get to be critical if you're contributing, and she is just a drag on the team.
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    • i think you're getting causation wrong. she exercises when she is feeling high strung 4 hr 13 min ago
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      • but shouldn't exercise help her unclench? 4 hr 11 min ago
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        • i think you have strong evidence to the contrary. 4 hr 9 min ago
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          • my point is she's the only person I've ever heard of where exercise makes her crazy. I'm not a fan of exercise, but here people always say that they have to exercise to feel calm. 4 hr 8 min ago
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  25. Toddler Healthy snack for before bed? I don't feel like having fruit right now... 4 hr 24 min ago (5 replies)
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    • just have some water and brush your teeth.our have a bowl of cereal. 4 hr 23 min ago
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    • Nuts. Cheese. 4 hr 22 min ago
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    • cup of hot herbal tea, i like sleepytime 4 hr 21 min ago
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    • carrots and hummus 4 hr 21 min ago
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    • string cheese, hard boiled egg, broth 4 hr 20 min ago
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