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  1. Toddler Moved into Brooklyn in the mid 90s. Would never have dreamed it would become as fancy as it has now. 59 min ago (39 replies)
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    • Moved in in mid 80s. You can imagine how I feel! 59 min ago
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    • what nabe? I don''t think it's that fancy, except for maybe brooklyn heights 58 min ago
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      • Michelle Williams disagrees. 54 min ago
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        • you have no diea what you're talking about. she just bought in prospect lefferts gardens. NOT fancy, sleepy nabe 51 min ago
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          • I heard more like Ditmas Park. 46 min ago
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      • Fancy vs desireable. 44 min ago
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    • ditto, lived above a drug dealer front of a business in a slumlord bldg - in what is now prime park slope 58 min ago
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      • OP: Ditto... boarded-up crack houses on our Park Slope block back then 57 min ago
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        • that's all of north slope. still not fancy 56 min ago
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      • yes, but PS is not fancy at all. even the most expensive streets...it's not like it's filled with dior boutiques 57 min ago
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        • Wait, what? Child if you only judge fancy based on Dior boutiques you miss the point 56 min ago
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          • no, pray tell, let me know what is so fancy about it. I live in PS and I would never consider it "fancy" not like ppl are wearing fur on the streets 56 min ago
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            • ridiculously high end baby stuff, celebrities lives there, real estate is crazy expensive, boutiques and gourmet everything... 55 min ago
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              • This post has been disliked 3 times. showThat is ordinary middle-class life 54 min ago
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                • Uh no no it is not. Go visit a mall on the island and get back to me 54 min ago
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                • LOL! I left park slope for the midwest. You have no idea. 54 min ago
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                • Good lord. 52 min ago
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              • celebrities live in bushwick too. doesn't mean a things 54 min ago
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              • the only thing I'll agree with is that real estate is crazy. the baby clothes and food stores? nah, it's just like any other part of nyc. all expensive, nothing's cheap. ps there...(more) 52 min ago
                's still a ton of bodegas and meth clinics as there were before
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            • They haven't worn fur on the streets in Manhattan since the 80s. 54 min ago
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              • then you don't visit upscale nabes very often 54 min ago
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              • They haven't eschewed it since the 00s...people just say it's faux. 52 min ago
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            • Perhaps she means affluent, monied. 54 min ago
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        • I would argue it is somewhat fancy, yes it doesn't quite look like UES, but prices in those boutiques are high 56 min ago
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        • OP: It's not the UES, but it's night and day from what it was back then. 56 min ago
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          • well, that's a different thing. you mean it's gentrified and rehabbed. totally different 55 min ago
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        • It is secretly fancy. Shabby on the outside, $$$$ on the inside. 53 min ago
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          • trust fund bohemian 52 min ago
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          • Have you walked down Montgomery Place? I challenge anyone to see that as "shabby" 51 min ago
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            • nice homes. but there's nothing there but houses and they have looked that way since the late 1800s 50 min ago
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              • But how is that not high-end? Check out this place:...(more) 47 min ago
                • If you live there and want to buy Louboutins, where do you go? 46 min ago
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                  • So that's your criterion? Arbitrary. 43 min ago
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                  • The same place all the multi-millionaires along Ocean Parkway go...to Barney's or Bergdorff's, your driver takes you. 43 min ago
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                • It is an expensive house, like many others in PS, inhabited by people who think they are down to earth and normal b/c it is not a designer district 44 min ago
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                  • "a designer district"? 43 min ago
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                    • Trying to be "brief". Did you not understand the intent? 42 min ago
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    • Come to Bayonne. Hey, at least it is safe 56 min ago
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    • Same. But it's passed the good point and it is now in the area where nothing good will come from it. 50 min ago
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  2. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showOkay, those of you who do 'take it all off' in your nether regions - do you do it yourself, or get waxed regularly? 1 hr ago (35 replies)
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    • you're annoying 59 min ago
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    • I thought the next post was going to be: "Why does it piss people off so much when people remove their public hair?" 59 min ago
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      • op - It does seem to make people angry. I'm just curious if it's something people pay someone else to do all the time 58 min ago
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        • its a thing that emerged from porn. 58 min ago
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          • op - Ugh. That's depressing 58 min ago
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            • exactly 57 min ago
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            • NP: I think it's kind of depressing how women are enslaved to ideas about what their bodies should look like. Hair, makeup, etc -- the requirements are ever more prescriptive. 56 min ago
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              • It's always been this way 55 min ago
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                • np: Sorry, I disagree. I'm 54, and it's gotten WAY out of hand. 53 min ago
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                  • corsets, footbinding, lead makeup 53 min ago
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                    • spanx, tight manolo blahniks, and tatooed eyebrow 51 min ago
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                      • right. as it ever was 51 min ago
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                        • No...because now there's Botox, severe plastic surgery, liposuction, pedophilic pussies, etc. 50 min ago
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                      • ^^and we have evolved--or have we? 51 min ago
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              • I think it's depressing that women reject something I think is naturally attractive to other men. 54 min ago
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        • No one seemes angry. It was a joke. People here seem to equate disagreement with being "pissed off". 58 min ago
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      • conversely, why does it piss people off so much when others don't remove it? 57 min ago
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        • sheesh people, no one is pissed off. most people don't go around pissed off about trivial matters 57 min ago
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      • I have to be honest here. While I totally understand managing a bikini line and keeping things trim and neat, the entire removal of pubic hair is something that disturbs me. It is...(more) 56 min ago
        a prepubescent look and weird on a woman. And I am by no means a prude--far, far from it.
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    • I leave a triangle up front, but I go get it done once a month.\ 58 min ago
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    • What I don't get is the constant managing of stubble. I just couldn't stand that. I'm pretty lucky. I have never had any excess hair and just trim a bit around the edges. 58 min ago
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      • if you get waxed, it isn't stubbly 57 min ago
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        • What happens as it grows back? It has to get rough feeling at some point. 56 min ago
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          • it's like if you pluck eyebrow hairs. They're never stubbly...they just appear. 55 min ago
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            • Interesting. 53 min ago
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            • They are pointy and sharp 38 min ago
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        • Wait, really? 56 min ago
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        • How can that be? It has to grow in! 53 min ago
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          • right, but it isn't stubble. it's just hair. 51 min ago
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      • i shave and it doesn't feel stubbly at all when it's growing in 55 min ago
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    • I wax the upper myself, shave the lower 55 min ago
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  3. Toddler If everyone thinks a teenage boy is gay and everyone has thought this from since the boy was 3 or so, and he has never had a girlfriend and is not out after first year in college,...(more) 1 hr ago (7 replies)
    would you still consider him gay? (not to his face). I mean, him not coming out is about his stuff not that he's not clearly gay. omg, I know how bad this post sounds.
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    • Why do you need to consider him something ? 59 min ago
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    • I don't consider someone gay until they come out 58 min ago
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    • Consider him gay? I wouldn't consider him anything. What a strange question. 58 min ago
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    • yup. just like so many people I know. One of my bffs wasnt out until his thirties and he broke the news like it was some huge surprise to those of us who'd known him for decades....(more) 57 min ago
      Very liberal, not gay-phobic family, too. Weird.
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      • op: i mean, I had a talk with his mom and she thinks he's gay and he's not out, and I was writing her a letter saying he's so great and I'm so happy we spoke and he's going to...(more) 50 min ago
        be fine and then I suddenly got worried I was making this HUGE assumption. I mean, maybe he's not gay. I talked to his sister too about it. we all just accept and assume he's gay but maybe it's okay if they do but not okay if I do. I'm thinking I shouldn't send the letter.
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    • Yes, if. I Was a bully. 55 min ago
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    • it doesn't matter what I consider him to be! 55 min ago
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  4. Toddler If I had girls, it would be 1000000x easier finding stuff to send to camp for their birthday box/cabin mates. There is NOTHING out there for boys. It's really not easy. Trying to...(more) 1 hr 1 min ago (12 replies)
    find an autograph pillow case or something to send along and it's all girly.
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    • life is so hard 1 hr ago
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      • you know what? I can complain about this 1 hr ago
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        • ^^^I have a lot of hard shit in my life and just once, I would like to just get what I want 59 min ago
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          • and you're the only one with hard shit. a little perspective 58 min ago
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            • omg, I have perspective. I am just complaining about one small thing 58 min ago
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            • np: only on YBM would someone take this in this direction. Jesus Christ, we can vent about dumb shit. 57 min ago
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    • I saw autograph soccer and basketballs on amazon. 1 hr ago
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    • why are you sending stuff to the boys in his bunk? 1 hr ago
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      • it's his birthday so I send ds some stuff and I send like a goody bag type item (I found at the dollar store little dispicable me minon pinball game thing (where you pull back a...(more) 59 min ago
        little red spring thing and they go shooting)
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    • I sent my son a package of "gross" stuff for his birthday - fake vomit, fart machine, that kind of stuff. Autograph pillow in the shape of a soccer ball sent year 1 has never been...(more) 59 min ago
      used.
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    • send some jerseys 58 min ago
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    • Mad Libs, Yes & Know, collectible fatheads, MLB sticker book/stickers, magic putty, sports cards 57 min ago
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  5. Toddler PSA to new moms who are nursing: do it equally on each side, or you will end up with One Big Boob. Signed, One Big Boob and other not so big Mom 1 hr 1 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Favor the smaller one for a while and pump from the bigger one. 1 hr ago
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  6. Toddler Hate my home but think we are stuck for the loooooong run since we are 5 years from paying off our mortgage. kinda sad. this is far from what i pictured 1 hr 1 min ago (11 replies)
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    • Why do you hate it? 1 hr ago
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      • not enough space for kids to play or have a lot of company over. 59 min ago
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        • np: declutter! it will change your life 58 min ago
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          • it's not a declutter thing. it's a space thing 57 min ago
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    • Why do you have to wait until the mortgage is paid off? 57 min ago
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      • it's not waiting. we finally have enough to move but we have such a low monthly payment and it will go even lower in 5 years if we stay. 57 min ago
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        • Has your property appreciated? Why not sell it and buy something in all cash? 56 min ago
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    • You can sell it and take all that money to buy something that suits you better 57 min ago
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    • People don't typically wait til their mortgage is paid off to move you know. 56 min ago
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    • Sell it and buy something else. Not getting this post 53 min ago
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  7. Toddler What do you think of this ring? It is 40% off of that price...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago (9 replies)
  8. Toddler Anyone here upgraded to a nicer home when they really didn't "need" to? Any regrets? We are considering this to be a little closer to work and for a larger kitchen and dining...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago (1 reply)
    room though we really like our current nabe. We can afford it though it would mean having a mortgage for a few more years.
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    • Yes, better as an investment 1 hr 1 min ago
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  9. Toddler How old are you and do you remove all pubic hair? 1 hr 3 min ago (115 replies)
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    • 34, yes 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 42, no. Never have. I think it's kinda disgusting 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • and not doing anything is disgusting 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • I didn't say I didn't do anything. I said I don't remove all pubic hair. 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • There is definitely no middle ground 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • NP: The human body is not disgusting 1 hr 1 min ago
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          • Np: pubic hair is pretty gross 1 hr 1 min ago
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            • do you know why it's there? 1 hr ago
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              • if you use a pad, period blood gets matted to the hair 1 hr ago
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                • no i do not use a pad. good christ 59 min ago
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                • do you not clean yourself? 58 min ago
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                  • you only shower/bathe once a day...a lot can happen in 24 hours 57 min ago
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                    • i shower in the am, then again after i work out in the evening 57 min ago
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                    • Wash yourself s needed regardless of the hair situation 56 min ago
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              • Yes I do. But I don't like it. I hate seeing them In the shower, on a toilet seat, on a counter. Blech 59 min ago
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              • haven't had it for 20 yrs so it can't serve that important of a purpose 59 min ago
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                • The hair on your head doesn't serve much of a purpose, either. Do you remove that? 58 min ago
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                  • no b/c my clitoris isn't on my head 58 min ago
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                    • your clit has hair on it? 57 min ago
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                      • you realize hair grows inside of your labia too right? 56 min ago
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                        • ^^why make it so hard to get to 56 min ago
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                          • My DH has never had a problem getting in there. It's not a frigging barbed wire fence. 55 min ago
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                            • love you 54 min ago
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                            • yeah b/c that is what I meant 54 min ago
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                              • ^^^try it and see how you feel. It's a very sexy sensation to have it bare 53 min ago
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                            • you're going to pull your way no matter what OR says 53 min ago
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                            • lol omg 51 min ago
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                            • obtuse mom is always fun to have here 50 min ago
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                    • you need an anatomy lesson 57 min ago
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                • 20 years? You were a front runner 57 min ago
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            • That's your issue. 59 min ago
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        • disagree' 1 hr ago
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        • Full on 70s bush being white, and mexican hairless being black. 1 hr ago
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      • ita. it's weird. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 51, yes 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • how old were you when you started? 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • 37 I think. 1 hr 1 min ago
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          • what was the reasoning? 1 hr 1 min ago
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            • a guy I was dating told me I was way overgrown. And when I did take it all off it was a very sexy feeling 1 hr ago
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              • ah. see, I don't think a 51 yo who has been married 20+ years is doing a full shave. interesting. 59 min ago
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              • So for a guy. So nice! 59 min ago
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                • sure, why not. Turns out he was onto something 58 min ago
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                • I do it for dh. 58 min ago
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                  • Your dh likes you to look your dd? So fucked up to me 58 min ago
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                    • why do you think it has anything to do w/pedophilia? I think that thinking is so incredibly fucked up 57 min ago
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                      • What's his reasoning? It feels like a babies skin right? I mean.... why? 56 min ago
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                        • BECAUSE ITS SOFT AND PUBIC HAIR IS PRICKLY 56 min ago
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                          • Keep telling yourself that 55 min ago
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                            • I can feel it myself. I prefer it. So sue me. 53 min ago
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                          • prickly?? 55 min ago
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                        • I think he likes being able to really see his penis inside of me 55 min ago
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                          • ^^they get off on it and all porn pics they are shaven so that is prob. what they are thinking about too 55 min ago
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                        • you are a disturbed person and the fact that you think this makes you the creepy one 54 min ago
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                          • np lots of people think this. because that's what it is 52 min ago
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                            • you don't think porn mags have anything to do w/them liking it. You don't think they like the fact that their penis looks larger when it's all shaven? 50 min ago
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                            • says the peodophile 46 min ago
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                    • He likes how it feels. So do I. And, truly, after two kids, no one is mistaking me for a 6 yo 56 min ago
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                      • lol 56 min ago
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                      • but it is to mimic the look of a 6yo 55 min ago
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                        • Look at our age, I'm not fully naked around him very often. It FEELS good 54 min ago
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                        • even when shaved, a grown women's privates will not looklike a 6yo 54 min ago
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                          • this is so funny. Who is this weirdo that thinks all of our dh's are fantasizing about a 6 yr old 52 min ago
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                            • ^dhs 52 min ago
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                            • Np come on. Having a shaved puss is about youth. That's what it represents. 50 min ago
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                              • do a poll sometime of men and what they prefer. You will see all men or at least 90% are pedophiles (according to you) 42 min ago
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                          • beef curtains 50 min ago
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                      • Fair enough 55 min ago
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                    • Haven't we put this one to bed already? A grown woman's vulva does not resemble a little girl's regardless of how much hair is or is not there. 55 min ago
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                      • Exactly. I'm fooling no one 53 min ago
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                      • tell it to all these full-bushed women who have no idea what their own privates look like w/o hair 53 min ago
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                        • why should they? 52 min ago
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                        • I feel sick thinking about those bushes. Ugh. I think that once you do shave it all you never go back either 51 min ago
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                          • I feel sick thinking about all of you old hags bald down there. Unattractive to me 50 min ago
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    • 48, yes 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 60. bare. 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • I'm a nurse, we see a lot of older women who are bare - it's always a bit startling! 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • are they usually married older women? or are they single? 1 hr ago
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    • 41, no. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 43, no. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 50. LOL, no 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 36, have a glorious 70s bush 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • Np- def the best choice. A bald bag is so sick 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • yes and a furry cat is so much nicer 58 min ago
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    • 45, and NO! ew 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • i think a full bush is ew!! 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • ew? 58 min ago
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        • I think looking like a little girl is ew 57 min ago
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          • so you hate girls 56 min ago
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            • woman pretending to be prepubescent girls = fucked up 53 min ago
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    • 45, no. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • 43 yes 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • 37 yes 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • 40, no. I tried it and hated it. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • 37 and no. I have never understood why people do that! 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • ita, creepy 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • don't knock it until you've tried it....it feels so much nicer! 1 hr ago
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        • yup 1 hr ago
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        • OR: I have tried it. It felt creepy to me--I'm a grown woman, not a child! 59 min ago
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        • it's itchy and when it grows in it's all stubbly like a man face, and it requires a ton of upkeep. 58 min ago
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          • and like I need one more thing that requires upkeep 56 min ago
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            • exactly. my mustache and eyebrows are plenty of work. 55 min ago
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    • 51 and no 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • Ditto. Tried it. Wasn't worth the effort, and DH didn't care that much. 59 min ago
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    • it's gross to remove it all. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • 39 and most. Just the strip 1 hr ago
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    • 50, absolutely not 58 min ago
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    • yes 55 min ago
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    • 49, never. I do keep it trim though 55 min ago
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    • Bald kitty is just creepy. I'm 49 50 min ago
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    • 46, no way. Wouldn't even have known that was a thing but for YBM. 29 min ago
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    • 39, no. I did for awhile but that shit HURTS 28 min ago
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  10. Toddler Which is better nyc elite upper east or soho - we're between both 1 hr 4 min ago (2 replies)
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    • For gymnastics team or just classes? 1 hr 3 min ago
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  11. Toddler What's the CDAN Diana thing that people are posting about it? 1 hr 4 min ago (6 replies)
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    • That she had sex with Chris Christie 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • who cares? she is dead, let her rest in peace 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • she was a highly paid privately recruited hooker for Arab royalty. 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • i would totally believe that 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • I dont think so: I think they looked for DIana LOOK A LIKES for rich people 58 min ago
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    • Ok I read this and I don't understand. Where does it even MENTION Diana? And was it before or after she was Princess of Wales 1 hr ago
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  12. Toddler I just watched the RHOC from last night, I don't think the scene with Viki finding out her mom was fake or reenacted. They are not that good of an actresses 1 hr 5 min ago (14 replies)
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    • I agree. but....wow. That was fucking crazy! 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • yup. And I was tearing up. 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • The reactions from the other ladies made me tear up. Heather crying and looking very stressed told me things were very serious 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • i do think the producer prompted her to answer her land line. no one answers a land line when friends are over. 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • I thought she got a text asking for a landline 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • this. I think she was at a house where the coverage wasn't good 58 min ago
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      • It wasnt her house. She was at Shannon's house, making it even stranger 57 min ago
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        • how is it strange? her house in the hills, it may not have the best reception, she got a text, she excused herself and called 43 min ago
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          • Those women are always in their phones. Shannon especially. It was for production 39 min ago
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    • I know i sound AWFUL but some of the things she was saying sounded crazy. her mom was not that young 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • never ever judge when someone is greiving. When my grandfather died and I missed saying goodbye by SECONDS I said some nasty shit to someone who was there. I still kinda feel bad...(more) 1 hr ago
        about it
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      • True but apparently she wasn't sick and she was healthy 58 min ago
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        • can happen to anyone at anytime 58 min ago
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          • Well yes i know- but that's where her shock was 57 min ago
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  13. Toddler Diana blind reveal...(more) 1 hr 5 min ago (13 replies)
    • She had sex with Chris Christie 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Thank you! 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • too long 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • She was a celebrity call girl 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • thanks, signed lazy poster :) 1 hr ago
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    • that whole thing was totally confusing. I'm confused. 59 min ago
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      • She prostituted herself for very large sums of $$? 54 min ago
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        • but she was loaded apart from the royal family! makes no sense. 53 min ago
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          • She was a nutter 52 min ago
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            • well, that is true. 52 min ago
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          • Not about money, but about value. 52 min ago
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    • Dang! 53 min ago
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    • And Pippa be hooking too 52 min ago
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  14. Toddler I bought a sundress at Old Navy, and I think it shows too much cleavage. I wear it with a sports bra, but it shows my full boob crack. I'm bummed, I thought it cute, but now I...(more) 1 hr 5 min ago (8 replies)
    think it's a little trashy
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    • lose weight 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • put a cute cami under it 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • np but make sure it's cute and not a hideous cami. that would be bad 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • op - lol, that would really class it up 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • op - Hm, it has spaghetti straps. But since it's white and blue, I bet a crisp white cami or t-back might work 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • I never get this. who wants layers with a sundresss? 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • someone who doesnt want their boobs hanging out I guess 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • you'll be able to get free drinks and auto maintenance if you wear it as-is 1 hr 2 min ago
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  15. Toddler Don't understand why renters get so pissed off at people who saved up and bought earlier 1 hr 6 min ago (14 replies)
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    • They do? 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • See the housing market post here 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • who is pissed off? I am a renter and am not pissed off. Not by that, anyway. 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • A lot of you seem to think everyone is pissed off. 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • Because so many didn't save up the 100k they put down they got lucky or help from family. I bought FHA with 3% down though so what do I know? 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • who is pissed off? 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • I'm a renter. I had no idea I felt this way, but I learn something new on YB every day 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • people contsantly accusing someone of being pissed off 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • I learned I am "pissed off" about scrubs, apparently. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • Are you now going to call people idiots if they say they aren't pissed off? I feel like I've seen that before... 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • get over yourself. 59 min ago
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    • not everyone was fortunate to have the downpayment when the mkt was more affordable. 48 min ago
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  16. Toddler I really do love my 4yo but he is so fucking annoying, sometimes I really cant take it 1 hr 6 min ago (2 replies)
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    • I feel your pain 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • This is me with my 3yo :(. Love dc but dislike dc most of the time 1 hr 3 min ago
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  17. Toddler Flying overseas ......hard luggage or soft luggage ? 1 hr 7 min ago (1 reply)
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    • whatever is lightest 1 hr 6 min ago
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  18. Toddler My new glasses lens smudge so easily...I wonder if they used a cheaper type of glass on them this time 1 hr 7 min ago (16 replies)
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    • did you get that glare free coating on them? 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • yes, I got this anti-glare coating that cost an extra $50 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • I hate that stuff. It's so smudgy and awful. Your glasses will never seem clean. I don't get it anymore. The glare is so much better than the constant smears. 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • how did you learn it was the anti-glare feature that is making my lens smudge all the time? I keep having to wipe it 1 hr 4 min ago
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            • it was pretty obvious. I've been wearing glasses for 25 years. the first time I got that coating was the first time I've ever had an issue with dirty lenses. 1 hr 3 min ago
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          • np. i tried to ask for lenses w/o but I was told I couldn't and I don't even wear my glasses outside so the anti-glare is just stupid 1 hr 3 min ago
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            • I have not had any issues getting them without the coating. it's a extra feature that you pay for. try another place. 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • Np: this is me with my Oliver people glasses and lenses I purchased from a burb place near where I am now. I regret not having trekked into the city to get my usual something marc...(more) 1 hr ago
          (Crap, blanking on first name) glasses and lens. Those lenses were expensive but I had a good 10+ years on a couple pairs of glasses that were hardly ever smudged
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          • ^^robert marc 1 hr ago
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          • oliver peoples are as expensive if not more than robert marc. and prob better quality. I've had my pair for 10 yrs now 59 min ago
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            • Glasses are fine. I was just speaking about Robert Marcs lenses 58 min ago
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    • no. they have a coating on this- anti-glare that attracts dust and grime. and you can't get the lens w/o the coating. I asked 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • so it's the anti-glare that is attracting all these prints?/ I don't remember my old lens being this way 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • yes, and probably you didn't have that coating on them. your old glasses were probably 15 years old 1 hr 4 min ago
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          • my old lens were only 3 years old and I think I did put anti-glare on them as well 1 hr 3 min ago
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            • call the optometrist or store and ask them then 1 hr 2 min ago
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  19. Toddler What is the correlation between a cat and female genitals? 1 hr 8 min ago (3 replies)
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    • I don't know, what? 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • I'm asking. Why a "pussy"? 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • Hairy, and likes to rub against things. 1 hr 3 min ago
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  20. Special Needs I know the answer is that more walking will get him stronger, but man my 4yo fatigues so quickly. He gets OT and PT, and loves to run around the playground. But walking even a few...(more) 1 hr 8 min ago (9 replies)
    blocks has him stepping in front of me to be carried. Makes it tough when we're going out a place we can't bring scooters. My older kid is finally getting more endurance, though, which is awesome :)
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    • Who could carry a four yo very far? 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • op - Not me. I apparently have low endurance, too! 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • Swimming 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • i signed my gross motor delayed 4yo ds up for taekwondo at that age and it was GREAT for him. 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • my 4yo doesnt have any motor delays but he's just lazy, would have me carry him everywhere if I would. 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • As someone who started endurance exercise as an adult, endurance is easily learned and diet can play a huge roll in recovery and sustaining a long workout. Have you ever thought...(more) 59 min ago
      about giving dc a box of raisins I/o picking him up? It gives quick energy and could distract dc from how he's feeling.
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    • My 3 yo is the same way and I just posted about this on toddler (even though my son has SN). Is the fatigue related to your son's SN? My son has some motor delays but I am not...(more) 48 min ago
      sure if the resistance to walking has to do with his motor delays or if he would just prefer to be carried because it's easier and feels cozy.
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    • This could be more behavioral than SN related. I would start increasing the demands little by little - it sounds like you are in a pattern where he expects to be carried. Patterns...(more) 37 min ago
      can be broken!
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    • Is there something medical, or is it behavioral? Mine still needed a stroller at 4, he would get agonizing muscle spasm if he walked more than a few blocks at a time. It's only...(more) 30 min ago
      a year and a half later, and he's improved tons.
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  21. Toddler I can't seem to get the sweat smell out of some t-shirts. Any recs? Can't use scented products so anything free and clear or natural that works well? 1 hr 8 min ago (13 replies)
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    • baking soda 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • just put some in? 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • White vinegar 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • this. and line dry in the sun if possible. 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • Apartment, so can't but that would work. 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • I use that in every wash, doesn't seem to do much. 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • I had some like that and ended up tossing them. 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • it's a third of my shirts! Some really nice ones. I don't get it. 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • Sometimes they just turn on you. 1 hr 4 min ago
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          • Lol, they have been plotting a rebellion. 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • I had a few that seemed okay when they came out of the wash, but then I would sleep in them and with any sweat at all they would smell awful. 1 hr ago
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    • borax 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Nature's miracle. Or throw away if they are at ALL BO-ey to you. Because it's even stronger to other people. 59 min ago
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  22. Toddler Any RE brokers on? I want to run my financial situation by someone in the business in nyc and see what you think 1 hr 8 min ago (90 replies)
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    • what's your situation ? 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • I don't work, income is alimony and my net worth is...(more) 1 hr 7 min ago
        7M. I'd be a cash buyer. wondering how coops will feel about this.
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        • how much is the apt? 1 hr 7 min ago
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          • I"m looking between 1M and 1.5M. I have no debt and excellent credit. 1 hr 6 min ago
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            • totally fine 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • thanks, but are you in the business? 1 hr 6 min ago
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                • well I have bought many NYC coops and gone through all this board business to know 1 hr 5 min ago
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                • i think there are some bldgs that would be fine and others that won't look at you because you don't have income. 1 hr 4 min ago
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                  • np not true if she is liquid for $7M 1 hr 4 min ago
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                    • her net worth is $7M, that's not what she has liquid 1 hr 3 min ago
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                      • op- it is liquid ie, not in real estate. 1 hr 3 min ago
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                        • right so you are 100% fine 1 hr 3 min ago
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                          • ^no one is going to say anything, the apt value is a tiny fraction of your $7M liquid assets 1 hr 2 min ago
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                            • NP: honestly, you have no idea what you're talking about. 1 hr 1 min ago
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                              • she isn't buying on Park, relax 1 hr ago
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                                • i stand by my statement. she would not pass the board at my non-doorman, prewar UWS building 59 min ago
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                                  • your loss! I was treasurer of my board and we had board members who didnt' undertsand finance either. 57 min ago
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                                    • it's not a matter of understanding finance, coops are all about building the right community and net worth is one part of it. they're looking to the future--what happens when OP's...(more) 54 min ago
                                      alimony runs out? when she's been out of the workforce for years and the $7M, while a good amount of money, has been partially depleted? what happens if her investments fail and she is incapable of keeping up with her obligations in the coop? most NYC do not allow subletting, many do not even allow the shares in an apartment to pass over to a beneficiary who would not pass the financial requirements of the board.
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                                      • she's indepenently wealthy. a much better risk than some young wall street buck with a high income and no assets. 52 min ago
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                                        • you seem to think that $7M is a shitload of money and, while it is in many parts of the country, NYC is not one of them. it's not enough to retire on, IMO 52 min ago
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                                          • op- it is absolutely. it depends very much on your expense stream. I am super conservative financially, make the most conservative estimates about my returns, inflation etc and I...(more) 50 min ago
                                            can afford to retire on this. easily.
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                                            • that's because you live, financially, as a single childless person--your ex pays child support and i assume will pay for your dcs' college. 48 min ago
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                                              • their college costs are fully funded. but yes, you have to make some assumptions and I am aware of my expenses and responsbilities, which would be disclosed of course to a coop...(more) 47 min ago
                                                board.
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                                        • she's not independently wealthy, her income is dependent on her ex. 51 min ago
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                                          • how do people not get that? coops do not want to accept a buyer who cannot support herself. 50 min ago
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                                            • one can support herself on 7M of assets. 49 min ago
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                                              • as anyone who has lived through a major economic downturn can attest, $7M in investments is something that can and will fluctuate. 46 min ago
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                                                • op- I factor that in. I am well diversified and in very good shape financially provided I make wise choices. 45 min ago
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                                          • op- my wealth is mine alone. My income is dependent on him, just you are dependent on your employer to pay your paycheck. you can lose your job tomorrow whereas my income is...(more) 49 min ago
                                            guaranteed.
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                                            • i'm not fighting with you - i'm telling you my opinion of how your situation will be viewed by a board. I understand what you are saying, but your dh could decide to stop paying...(more) 47 min ago
                                              you. yes, you could pursue legally, but still.
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                                              • exdh and my alimony is more guaranteed than someone's bonus. but actually I don't need the alimony.. I can live off my investments starting today if I had to. 46 min ago
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                                                • np: i'm not sure why you asked advice about nyc coop boards, but now want to argue with what people are telling you their experiences have been. no one is attacking you. 40 min ago
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                                  • np - not mine either. 57 min ago
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                                    • NP I don't believe you. I think you are just jealous of OP's money 56 min ago
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                                      • i'm not jealous, i have more than she does. and i'm saying she won't get by a lot o boards. not today. 55 min ago
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                            • I agree, DH & I are retired and we bought in cash. 59 min ago
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                              • where did you buy? 58 min ago
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                              • op- tell me more. : ) 58 min ago
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                              • how old are you ? 56 min ago
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                        • you don't currently own property? 1 hr 2 min ago
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                    • np - it's absolutely true. buildings want to see money coming in, not just assets 1 hr 3 min ago
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                  • op that's my concern. I do have income. I pay income taxes on my alimony. 1 hr 3 min ago
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                    • what's your yearly alimony? 1 hr 3 min ago
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                      • 100K, but it doesn't last forever. I also get child support 1 hr 3 min ago
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                        • there are some bldgs that won't look at you. you need guidance from a broker that knows the bldg. who are you using/ 1 hr 2 min ago
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                          • I'm not looking for some snooty park ave building but I agree that some buildings , and boards, may be not be comfortable. sigh. 1 hr 1 min ago
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                        • but you are getting dividends off of the $7M aren't you? that counts as income too 1 hr 1 min ago
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                          • yes true. I make between 50 and 100K in investment income each year depending. 1 hr ago
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                            • yes so you are earning income as well, work with the agent and stay away from any crazy strict buildings 1 hr ago
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                              • yeah I woujldn't be interested in that type of buliding or location anyway 59 min ago
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                                • she wouldn't get a 2BR for $1.5M in a building like that anyway 53 min ago
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                              • that's not guaranteed 55 min ago
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                                • op- it is never a guarantee with a coop, hence my original question 54 min ago
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                                  • i responded above. i think there are many bldgs that will happily pass you. there are also many that won't. you just need to know how that board operates. 53 min ago
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                    • what is the $7M tied up in? how much liquidity do you have? 1 hr 3 min ago
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                      • it is all invested in the market. 1 hr 2 min ago
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                        • you are going to have a problem if this is the case 1 hr 2 min ago
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                          • I have over 1M in cash. bonds, money markets and equities. I am diversified. 1 hr 1 min ago
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                            • truth is a $1M isn't such a big deal - it's a 2 bed, 1 bath apt 59 min ago
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                              • I am seeing 2br/ 2bath for 1M. I have over 7M. 57 min ago
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                        • you would want to free about $1M in cash 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • how much is the apt and what is the maintenance? 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • HOLY good divorce lawyer, Batman!!!!!!!!! 1 hr 6 min ago
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          • op- well... you split the assets. my lawyer was fine. 1 hr 6 min ago
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          • you don't know if she got that from the divorce - that may have been hers 1 hr 6 min ago
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            • op- that is what I have today post divorce. the money was mine. do you mean did I earn it all? no. it was our marital assetws accumulated over a long marriage. 1 hr 5 min ago
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            • she was sahm 1 hr 3 min ago
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              • op- actually dear I worked for most of my adult life and came into the marriage wiht a higher income and more assets. but tell me more.. 1 hr 2 min ago
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                • so you weren't a SAHM? 1 hr ago
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                  • I have been that, and a wahm and a wohm. I'm not presenting working in any real income generating capacity. 1 hr ago
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                    • 110k in alimony. Holy SHIT! 57 min ago
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                      • well.. yeah. exdh makes 7 figures so... 57 min ago
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                        • when did you stop having sex with him? 53 min ago
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                          • never. and btw, I left him. any more stereotypes you'd like to throw my way? your assumptions say far more about you than me. 52 min ago
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                • why did you stop working? 1 hr ago
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                  • life.. moved, child with special needs. I needed more flexibility and didn't need the income. 58 min ago
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                    • right, because you were going to clean UP in the divorce. You were really very smart 55 min ago
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                      • I didn't clean up.I got half my assets. and I'd be much better off financially if I had stayed married so I'm not sure what your point is. 53 min ago
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                        • You're getting $100 in alimony and saying you could have done better. That's. awe. some. 52 min ago
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                          • it is math. living with a man who makes 7 figures is a lot more money than 100K a year. 51 min ago
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    • i'm not a broker, but i'm on our coop board. 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • op I was on my board once too, but that's just one building. nonetheless, I posted my stats above... tell me what you think 1 hr 7 min ago
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        • i think it looks good, but in my current building (and in my previous coop, and that one was a very modest building with mostly 1BR apartments), it would depend on how high your...(more) 1 hr 4 min ago
          alimony was, but they wouldn't be thrilled with the idea. I had a buyer turned down because his income was almost exclusively from his trust fund.
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          • that' nuts! 1 hr 3 min ago
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            • in OP's sitch, i'd rent until i had a job 59 min ago
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              • op- I don't need a job. 59 min ago
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                • all right then, buy a condo 57 min ago
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                  • there are many more coops than condos you know 56 min ago
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                    • i realize that, but what i'm saying is that if you plan on not working, you will have a hard time with many manhattan coops. you could probably buy in a small, brownstone type...(more) 52 min ago
                      building that is more flexible.
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  23. Toddler What would you do if fiancé will only marry you if you sign a prenup? Would you feel unloved? 1 hr 8 min ago (34 replies)
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    • nope, b/c I had way more money than my dh going in. WAAAY more 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • Ok well I am the one with the money. 1 hr 8 min ago
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        • then why should you feel threatended. sign it and be done 1 hr 7 min ago
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          • Dude I am the one who needs to bring it up. 1 hr 7 min ago
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            • just be practical about. this isn't about you thinking he's going to steal your money 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • Her boyfriend is likely not thrilled to do that. 1 hr 6 min ago
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            • well, it's her choice. if he balks, he's an idiot and she has to decide if she's ok marrying him w/o one 1 hr 4 min ago
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              • I will walk. It is my kids safety net 1 hr 4 min ago
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                • then that's what you say. sounds reasonable to me 1 hr 3 min ago
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                • If you have kids he should understand,if he doesn't he is not the guy for you. 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • then get one 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • I adore my boyfirend, but I'm not marrying him without a prenup 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • No. I would sign one. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • I would sign one if either one of us had kids. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • it is a mistake to confuse being business like about your money and love 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • smart thing to do. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • I guess it would depend on why he wanted a pre-nup. If it's just his money - then yes, I'd be upset. If it's major family money - then I wouldn't be thrilled but I'd unders 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • have as many kids with him to lock his riches in that way 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • You'd lock nothing, wealthy people are masters of setting up trust funds in a way where only the bloodline can touch the money. 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Would make sense now since I am older with kids and presumably he'd be too. If I was young and single I would walk. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • it's not personal. you never know what will happen and this can simplify things down the road should it be necessary 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • NP: disagree, it is personal. 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • NNP: Grow up. There's nothing wrong with pre-nups. 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • They have their place, but I would not have signed one back in the day. But we married young so there was no issue. 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • meaning what? 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • it's not. you do not know what will come down the road. it's not for your relationship today- it's for your relationship down the road. let's be realistic. we do not plan for...(more) 1 hr 3 min ago
          relationships to break up but should it happen it's smart to have something in place. it should ultimately save from headaches and messy issues
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          • It puts the marriage on unequal footing from the start. OP has kids and I am all for it for second marriages but for young single people it is different. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • No, we have kids from our first marriages ... prenups are only smart. 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • ^and we're already drafting a basic divorce covenant, too. Better to do it now when we are in love and care for each other, than if the time comes that we split. 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • what does that look like? 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • No, and if I cheated and betrayed that dh, I'd want him to be protected from me. 1 hr 2 min ago
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  24. Toddler I mean, honestly, how would you deal with a very young father of a 10yo (he is 29) . He loves ds so much and spends so much time with him, cares about his life, school, drs, etc....(more) 1 hr 9 min ago (15 replies)
    he is just so freaking immature. He is like a kid. No responsibilities. Never grew up, even though I too have dc young and somehow matured and grew up. We are not together and never have been since ds was born. And he tries, i know he does, but he has no money, no real job, no life beyond ds, shitty job and friends. I just feel like I am always dealing with a child.
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    • what is there to deal with? are you in a relationship with this man or is he just the father of your son? 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • i am just tired of having to do all the adult things alone while he plays best friend to ds. And ds thinks he is a god and all his friends think he is the coolest thing ever. And...(more) 1 hr 6 min ago
        I am always the adult. I make more money, i work more hours, I make the rules. He talks to dss doctor about sports and my kids doctor thinks he is "so great" (doctors words, i kid you not) its very frustrating.
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    • you just deal. sounds like he does the best he can with DS. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • You had a baby with a manchild out of wedlock and you're complaining about HIS irresponsibility? 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • well, i had a child when i was 17yo and stupid. And I had a child and grew up. He didn't. 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • That's not an age thing, it's personality. Dh is 32 with a 9 yo and has a career, we own our home, just normal adult shit 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • what can you do? this was my dad, other than the being a really good father part. He never did grow up. 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • op- loving, involved, fun father. i don't know about really good. 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • my dad was fun and loving in his way, but I only saw him once a month or so. He was not involved. My mom just went along without him--she got no support financial or otherwise. 58 min ago
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          • Well like I said , he is involved and spends all his free time with ds. He has him 50% occasionally slightly more because I have to work to supplement his lack of income. 57 min ago
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            • I guess I don't know what you're asking. Sounds frustrating, but what is it you want to do? 56 min ago
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    • sorry, I don't know what advice to give you on this one. Have you talked to him about it. what was his response. DH and I had our oldest when we were 20 and DH has always been a...(more) 58 min ago
      fun and involved dad but he also disciplines when it's necessary and he has worked since before DD was born. I imagine that it's very frustrating being the one who shoulders most of the financial burden.
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      • He says ds is fed and has a bed and loved and I shouldn't be involved otherwise. Idk. Just venting 54 min ago
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        • are you guys together or just friendly co-parents? It sounds like you have reason to be frustrated, but you may just need to work on reaching a point where you let this go. I know...(more) 50 min ago
          know that's easier said than done, but you can't control him or change him. you can only control yourself. Try to focus on the positives. It sounds like he's a really loving and involved dad. That is good for DC.
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    • Because you are! And you can't control it. Just see it for what it is and accept it. 52 min ago
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  25. Toddler I will be so much happier if I clean for an hour. I can either kick dc upstairs and power through or have them help. Which builds character, but takes longer 1 hr 10 min ago (1 reply)
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    • I know what you mean... 1 hr 8 min ago
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