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  1. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showChristmas has officially thrown up all over my house 1 hr 34 min ago (5 replies)
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    • too soon! 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • seriously! gross. 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • 32 days until Christmas - game on 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Shove it back in a box for a few days 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • Hell no. We go elsewhere for thanksgiving. I'm done with fall decorations 1 hr 32 min ago
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  2. Toddler What song was olivia dancing to at the end of scandal this week? 1 hr 34 min ago (0 replies)
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  3. Toddler Lol! House Hunters! "Brownstone, like the Cosby Show." 1 hr 34 min ago (4 replies)
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    • lol 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • Omg what the fuuuuuck! His sofas? 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • What was with those pictures with his couches? 1 hr 33 min ago
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  4. Toddler Almost 9yo dd has been complaining of stomach ache for three days. I am at my wits end and do not know what to do. She has no fever or other symptoms. Help me, please. No doc...(more) 1 hr 34 min ago (22 replies)
    open today. Do I take her to er? I know that's an overreaction, but I don't know what else to do.
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    • ask her when the last time she pooped was 1 hr 34 min ago
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      • She says yesterday, I'm not sure I believe her 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • maybe some of that powder stuff in apple juice and it will help her poop 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Pain or nausea? 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • Just pain, no nausea 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • Where? 1 hr 32 min ago
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          • Lower belly 1 hr 32 min ago
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            • Hydrate, eat well, and maybe do a heating pad. 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • Think she's constipated? 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • That's what I was thinking, but she says she pooped yesterday and her stomach is not hard or sticking out 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • is she constipated? if she hasn't gone in a few days, her stomach will hurt like crazy 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Constipated? 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • there's a stomach bug going around here in DC, some kids barf once, but others (like my ds) just complain of stomach pain. 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • Im a school nurse and have seen so many vague stomach things in the last few weeks. Stomach ache plus headache, no fever, no vomiting, no diarrhea. It's weird. 1 hr 31 min ago
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        • yup... no fever for anyone. The kids that barf seem to do it right after a meal and then feel totally fine. Its weird. 1 hr 30 min ago
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        • What would you suggest I do for the pain? She's miserable 1 hr 29 min ago
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          • Did you do the jump test? That much pain and I'd worry about appendix. 1 hr 28 min ago
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          • I posted above heating pad. If nothing works and it continues get her evaluate at some point. 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • constipated? period? 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Have her jump off a low table or a few stair steps. If the pain is markedly worse from the jarring, go to ER. 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Doc in the box. Strep test? 1 hr 29 min ago
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  5. Toddler Getting caught up on portlandia and just saw an episodes with a moms night out where all the moms were incessantly using the word "rock". your hair is rocking, my crew rocks, you...(more) 1 hr 35 min ago (7 replies)
    are a rock star, you are rocking those jeans. sadly, it was not far off the mark from the moms in my neighborhood.
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    • portlandia gets it right all the time. i love it. 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • love carrie braunstein 1 hr 34 min ago
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      • brownstein. yep, love her too. it's a tie between her and tina fey for my admiration. 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • i think I knew it was brownstein. Weird brain fart. All songs considered isn't the same without her. 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • Love that show 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • I never hear anyone say that 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • i say it sometimes. 1 hr 30 min ago
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  6. Toddler So first morning pee? period was suppose to be here on thursday.. 1 hr 36 min ago (12 replies)
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    • first morning is most likley to be positive since stuff's the most concentrated. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • any old pee will work at this point 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • wait until Tuesday, then test. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • why tuesday? 1 hr 35 min ago
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        • because on avg periods can be a few days late. 5 days is pretty solidly late. 1 hr 34 min ago
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          • whats the deal with these tests saying they can predict 5 days before period is late? 1 hr 33 min ago
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            • they work the day after your period is due. 1 hr 29 min ago
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              • not true 1 hr 28 min ago
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              • wrong, i tested + four days before my period was due. 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • you can test now then 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • if you are pg it will be + now 1 hr 35 min ago
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  7. Toddler If your workplace or dh's has a holiday party, are spouses/partners included or is it for employees only? 1 hr 37 min ago (16 replies)
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    • ours switched to employees only last year and everyone was pissed. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • Ours did a few years, but made it an afterwork cocktail party and everyone left by 7:00. 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • ours went from cocktail party to lunch. who the fuck wants a lunch? 1 hr 35 min ago
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          • Ours did department lunches. Guess because we don't see each other often enough. 1 hr 34 min ago
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            • my DH no longer does a party - he had his employees vote and they chose to have an extra paid day off instead of an $$$$ party 1 hr 25 min ago
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          • Agree. I'd rather get an extra $50-$100 instead. 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • used to be spouses the last few years employees only. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • employees only. Lots of bad behaviour. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • Dangerous ground. Saw a co-worker effectively end her career at a Christmas party -- fell down drunk, hanging on senior-level execs. 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • np: same! this was about 5 years ago. senior exec was having affair with an analyst. his wife came to party and analyst got drunk and started crying. confronted him outside...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago
          at the end of the night. she quit immediately afterwards. i don't know how he summoned up the strength to come back, but it seemed like it did not faze him.
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    • seems like the same for us - years ago used to include spouses but now most companies have cheaped out and only have something for employees. 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • It just depends. Dh's is a big expensive part with spouses included mine is low-key employees only. 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • spouses too. unfortunately! and kids. 1 hr 34 min ago
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      • So it's a company picnic in December. Yuck. 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • Employees only for both of us as long as I can remember 1 hr 34 min ago
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  8. Toddler Recently split - just saw pics on instagram of old crew - all out together - obv w/o me and my ex. made me sad... Im no longer part of something. the invitations have stopped....(more) 1 hr 38 min ago (11 replies)
    :(
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    • i've been there. it sucks. 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • op: its devastating. people i thought were my friends have disappeared. 1 hr 37 min ago
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        • trust me, i know. you have to force yourself to meet new people and reconnect with old friends 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • I think you need to make an effort to invite the couples out together with you so they see you are cool being the solo 1 hr 37 min ago
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      • they are ex's friends, really... but the wives have gotten to know each other over the years. 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • if you still see them as ex's friends then they are 1 hr 35 min ago
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          • we all socialized as couples...but ex went out with the boys, too... 1 hr 34 min ago
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            • there you go. they are his 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • Do you like these people? 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • You should have made it work fir your friends at least. 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • I lost 100% of the friends (they were dhs friends first) - it was hard but then when I thought about it I really didnt like them anyway. Have new friends (and reconnected with my...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago
      old friends who hated dh and who wouldn't come here bc of him) and I'm so much happier
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  9. Toddler Where can you go (that would have availability) as a 3-4 day vacation around Xmas in the Northeast--not a ski resort? 1 hr 39 min ago (5 replies)
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    • why there then? 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • I'm already here and we aren't flying anywhere 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • Toronto, Montreal. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • mohonk mountain, woodloch, bretton woods 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • Great Wolf Lodge 1 hr 35 min ago
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  10. Toddler So dd keeps telling me teacher doesn't like her. i can get that. on friday everyone was supposed to make a food for the holiday feast. i did. (it was good.) somehow ours was...(more) 1 hr 39 min ago (22 replies)
    one of two from the grade that came home not put out. i causally emailed teacher asking if there was a reason. she didnt respond (saying it was not a big deal, just curious.) wtf.
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    • Did you make something, pardon my frankness, gross? 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • no it was a dessert. easy 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • how big is the class? were there like eight jillion desserts? 1 hr 35 min ago
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          • probably but it was for three grades. don't ya think then you could have just mentioned you didn't put it out? 1 hr 34 min ago
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            • honestly, if I were the teacher, it wouldn't cross my mind to email about this. I'd send home uneaten food. 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • what was it? was it easy to serve? 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • yes 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • never heard of the dish called yes 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • what did you make? 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • sucks taht yours didn't get put out. I'd assume the nonresponse is more likley because it's a weekend than anything else. 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • there are some seriously crapass people in classrooms nowadays. your dd may not just be whining. 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • were there duplicates of your dish? 1 hr 37 min ago
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      • no. 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • it had to be something particular from your family . it was a basic cake from where my husband is from. 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • and not gross 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • maybe they didn't know what it was, and if there were nuts, dairy...something like that. 1 hr 32 min ago
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          • ^^or maybe there were like 10 desserts and they didn't want the kids to run on sugar all day. 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • This has nothing to do with what your daughter has told you 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • You need a hobby, volunteer more or something. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • believe me, i don't have tim for this crap. 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • You need to be specific about what it was. I think that may be the problem. Or maybe they did put it out and no one touched it and they your dc didn't want to tell you. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • Do you believe your dd when she says her teacher doesn't like her?...(more) 1 hr 26 min ago
      My fifth grade teacher didn't like me at all. She admitted to throwing my homework in the garbage and marking it as incomplete. This was in the 80's. I would listen to your dd.
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  11. Toddler In the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's a man follows her home and bangs on her door saying he gave her $50 and that gives him some rights 1 hr 39 min ago (9 replies)
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    • because she;s an escort. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • she's a prostitute. we know. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • And George Peppard is being kept by Patricia Neal. Lots of money changing hands in that movie! 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • she's a hooker 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • Forget all that. The ending when she loses her cat is the most traumatic. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • I just told dd that it is a love story between a girl and her cat 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • while using her pussy. 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • She is just a girl trying to get by 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • She is a prostitute who does not enjoy sleeping with men 1 hr 34 min ago
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  12. Toddler DId you know that poor Diane Sawyer's mother died a month ago? 1 hr 40 min ago (5 replies)
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    • so did mine 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • Did your husband die last week too? 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • she's retired now, right? 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • I didn't know that. So sad. 1 hr 35 min ago
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  13. Toddler If your dc we're going to a Friday slumber party, what time would you expect to pick up on Sat morning. 1 hr 41 min ago (7 replies)
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    • by 10am 1 hr 41 min ago
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      • Op - thanks. 9:00 too early? 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • After lunch on Saturday unless they had a sporting event 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • 10, 10:30...though I wouldn't be surprised if some were gone by 8:30 for sports 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • Would a 9:00 pick up be too early? I need to leave the house by 9:30 to get somewhere. 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • no but you'll have to tell people that. 1 hr 31 min ago
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  14. Toddler Mike Nichols was a great neighbor. RIP, my children will miss him 1 hr 42 min ago (13 replies)
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    • v to the ba 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • Where is the veiled here? Know your memes. 1 hr 40 min ago
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        • I think it was fairly well veiled. She used her children as the block. Fake sympathy, etc 1 hr 39 min ago
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        • As if she weren't brazenly name dropping, but just sad for her kids. (Wipes away a tiny tear) 1 hr 24 min ago
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      • whatever. he was a great person and will be missed 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • Give Diane our collective sympathies 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • *** golf claps *** well done 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • 84th and Fifth, right? 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • yes 1 hr 32 min ago
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        • is your mom lena? 1 hr 28 min ago
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          • or are you hannah? it is not that big a building... 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • his place on the vineyard was gorgeous 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • lol 1 hr 36 min ago
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  15. Toddler What happened to plasma tv's? All they had at Costco was LCDs. 1 hr 42 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Plasma is over. Doesn't work as well. 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • What else is there? LCD is overly bright. Looks like a computer screen. 1 hr 39 min ago
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        • Turn down the brightness. 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • Plasma hasn't been a thing for a long time. LCD is much more energy efficient and better overall 1 hr 40 min ago
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  16. Toddler What do people do with their leisure times in the evenings? Like now? What are you doing 1 hr 42 min ago (13 replies)
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    • Watching house hunters 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • me too! I'm jealous of their choices, but they need to chill out about the noise thing 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • watching Primal Fear 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • um 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • Dh and I are playing risk 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • Two player Risk is no fun. 1 hr 38 min ago
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        • We play all the teams 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • Curled up w Dh, he is watching football. I just took a catnap. 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • Dc are playing with the cat. I'm on laptop in kitchen while making dinner. DH is walking the dog. 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • I used to read or go out. Then I had dc and got stupid, so I watch tv. With great delight. 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • Playing operation with dcs 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • used to be women would sit by the fire embroidering and reading or playing music for one another. sad how we have all become the LCD. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • hanging with you, and then going to the giants game 1 hr 35 min ago
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  17. Toddler Friend is going through mediation for divorce and the ex is refusing to pay anything until mediation is over, including helping with tuition etc. I don't get this at all. This is...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago (10 replies)
    your child!
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    • Gross- are you sure he isn't paying tuition to the school? 1 hr 41 min ago
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      • op: The ex is a woman, the dad has child most of the time. Hasn't paid a dime in 2 years. 1 hr 40 min ago
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        • ^^my friend is someone from my church and is a man 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • she needs to hire a lawyer then 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • a lot of people just don't care about their kids 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • I posted below -- I guess my ex cared about his kids but he knew and saw that his kids were well cared for (by me) so really it's just a hit on me 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • This was my ex -- and he lived for FREE. And kept postponing divorce. Just banked $$$. 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • yet antoher reason i think mediation is a huge boon for controlling asshole men. a lawyer would have gotten a temp order asap for stuff like this. 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • Yup. Mediation only works for certain couples. 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • op: I feel like he's getting fucked, she hasn't paid a dime and he's struggling to pay rent 1 hr 30 min ago
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  18. Toddler Booked a vacation a month ago completely forgetting that I had to get my vacation time approved first. It was a nail-biting month and I finally got it approved. I was all ready to...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago (2 replies)
    bribe my manager
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    • Have they ever really said no to anyone? 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • of course, it's hard to get vacations approved, especially for times the school is out (I got the same week approved last year, but there was no guarantee) 1 hr 40 min ago
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  19. Toddler I just started Snowpiercer. Any good? I wanted to see it this summer but didn't get to the theater in time. 1 hr 43 min ago (2 replies)
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    • it's fun 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • I didn't care for it. But everyone else did. 1 hr 42 min ago
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  20. Toddler Honestly, giving up the pump was the best thing i ever did. I was ATTACHED to that thing, and it was really getting in the way of me enjoying my life with my new little one. I...(more) 1 hr 44 min ago (6 replies)
    was obsessed with how many ozs versus bonding with him. Switched to formula and he is thriving. Honestly, i almost wish i did it soon. Was driving myself INSANE.
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    • ooops, sorry for another post 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • I never pumped, just took the baby with me 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • I pumped but just enough to give me some time off. Never used formula. 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • ditto. Once I went to formula I was a much better mohter 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • Mine was a godsend. It allowed me to get out by myself. I didnt have any obsession over it. But I'm not obsessive in general. 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • I can't imagine trying to pump exclusively. I pumped while I was at work x3 and that was bad enough. Congrats on your baby! 1 hr 38 min ago
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  21. Toddler I think seraphina affleck is going to be so beautiful. Violet will be cute and look like jen 1 hr 45 min ago (3 replies)
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    • don't remember the last time I've seen them 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • you need a life 1 hr 44 min ago
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  22. Toddler Spaghetti squash, butter and Parmesan. Delicious. 1 hr 46 min ago (8 replies)
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    • love that 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • Acorn squash, butter, brown sugar and maple syrup! Also delicious. 1 hr 45 min ago
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      • I don't really have a sweet tooth 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • do you roast the squash or micro it? 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • Roasted. 1 hr 44 min ago
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        • halved or whole with holes in it? 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • so how do you prepare? 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • I cut in half then placed down on a cookie sheet, I put like a half inch of water in own. Roasted about a hour at 400. Cooled a bit then scrapped insides out. 1 hr 41 min ago
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  23. Toddler My kids, 6 and 8, often sing or make noises very loudly whic hI realized is to drown out other people. If we are getting ready to leave the house, lots of these loud noises....(more) 1 hr 46 min ago (7 replies)
    Also at dinner, if one kid is getting no attention, she might start singing. Please tell me someone else's kids do this
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    • mine dont but they do their own equivalent 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • one of mine did, but I don't allow it. It's rude to talk/sing over people and drown them out 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • op---i've been punishing them for it now. we have 4 kids, its chaos if people sing and make noises for no reason. 1 hr 43 min ago
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        • or: yep, ita 1 hr 42 min ago
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        • it's chaos no matter what 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • Kids are weird 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • not so weird. They like attention. 1 hr 35 min ago
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  24. Toddler I'm a terrible mom sometimes. My dc want to do all of these really involved projects that require a lot of work on my part and I'm too lazy to do them. They love artsy crafty...(more) 1 hr 48 min ago (6 replies)
    stuff. The latest is something that is way out of my league. Ds wants to build a Go-Cart. I'm like, yeah, okay, that's not happening. They are painting wooden cut out things right now. That's about all I can deal with.
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    • How old are they? Have them pick crafts they can do on their own. It's better that way for everyone. 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • I'm not like that either and pretty much flatly refused. And you know what my dd still grew up to be a happy, healthy adult. 1 hr 46 min ago
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    • this is me exactly. they always say they wish I was a crafty mom 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • I would never. 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • When I was a kid, we made our own go-carts. Our parents certainly didn't get involved. (Well, I do remember my mom quickly making a winner's sash on her Singer sewing machine......(more) 1 hr 38 min ago
      but no parents were out there building!)
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  25. Toddler I really hate when moms of adventurous eaters say they're that way because they have no choice, as though moms of picky eaters are to blame 1 hr 48 min ago (52 replies)
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    • Me too. I ignore any "advice" from moms who don't actually have picky eaters. They have NO fucking clue. 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • Moms who give their kids the two foods they'll eat totally abide the pickiness. 1 hr 47 min ago
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      • You have no picky eaters. Shut it. 1 hr 46 min ago
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        • I did! Now, I dont. 1 hr 46 min ago
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          • Ditto. I think sometimes the parents indulge it. 1 hr 44 min ago
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        • Cut the crap. You post here, you'll get discussion. Deal. Np. 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • Agreed. If they get hungry enough, they will eat what is available. 1 hr 45 min ago
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        • My dd didn't eat from 9-5 for 4mo at age 4 because the day care wouldn't let me pack a lunch and she didn't like the food. Not all kids will cave. 1 hr 44 min ago
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          • I think that the bulk of these conversations apply to the non outliers. 1 hr 44 min ago
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          • But she didn't need to cave because had breakfast and knew that you would feed her as soon as she got home. 1 hr 42 min ago
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          • well she obvious was getting what she needed outside those hours 1 hr 41 min ago
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          • I wonder what messages you were sending your kid during that 4 mo period. 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • I think it all has to do with what some of their first food were. 1 hr 44 min ago
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          • np: my dd would eat pretty much anything for first foods. became pickier as a toddler. now is more open to trying different things. 1 hr 43 min ago
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            • pickier in what way though? Would only eat pizza and grilled cheese and chicken nuggets? Or only steak and avocados and hummus, for example? I never gave my kids the typical...(more) 1 hr 42 min ago
              kid foods until they were much older (4 yo has still never had a hot dog or pbj) because I knew that stuff was too good/addicting and they'd prefer that over all of the other stuff I made
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              • You'll be called sancti, instead of sensible. But I agree w you. That dumbed down food was for when we had a babysitter. 1 hr 41 min ago
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                • I know, can't believe I haven't been called that yet! 1 hr 40 min ago
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                • Np. Same. 1 hr 40 min ago
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          • I so agree with this. I think the tone you set at table early on does matter. I think all kinds of parenting choices matter, and to pretend they don't is ridiculous. 1 hr 43 min ago
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            • ita. Of COURSE some kids are pickier and some are more adventurous, but pretending that your food choices are irrelevant is ridiculous. 1 hr 40 min ago
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            • my friend is baffled that my kids like whole, plain yogurt (I usually add some nuts and berries or mix in some fruit)-I didn't start off giving them yoplait or whatever, who would...(more) 1 hr 40 min ago
              like plain yogurt after having those sugar bombs??
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        • This is such a bullshit answer. You'd let your kid get to that point? I wouldn't. 1 hr 44 min ago
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          • Yes..I have and I did. Somehow she lived. It isn't like there wasn't food available. 1 hr 41 min ago
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          • I'd do that over only giving my kid hotdogs, hamburgers and pizza for 16 years, which is what my aunt did with her son 1 hr 39 min ago
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        • np: that was my parents' philosophy, and I did end up eating it. I'll tell you, though, I never developed a taste for any of those foods 1 hr 44 min ago
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          • That's fair but you did learn to accept what was offered. 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • Agree. 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • I think there are SOME moms who capitulate too early and too easily over things that MIGHT be more within their control. There are some bratty ass picky kids out there. 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • My kids aren't bratty but they are picky. It's ok. I get it. But I have no interest in your bullshit comments that I "allow" it. 1 hr 45 min ago
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        • It may be that not every comment applies to you 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • There is almost always *some* parental contribution to pickiness. 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • This! You have a problem, you decide what you're doing about it. It doesn't mean you'll solve it, but it does mean you address it. 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • i have one very picky eater and one adventurous eater. i absolutely do not make something special for my picky one. he eats what i serve...and has learned to love things i never...(more) 1 hr 45 min ago
      thought he would.
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      • Np: ditto. And now my picky eater has learned to try foods. She may not always like them but she'll try. I don't just dish up mac and cheese 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • some moms are to blame though in SOME cases. If you started off giving your kids chicken nuggets, pizza and fruit flavored/sugar yogurt at 6 months, it's no surprise they aren't...(more) 1 hr 45 min ago
      going to like more regular/healthy foods when they are 2. AGain, not in all cases, but I've seen plenty where moms are baffled that their kids won't eat well yet they gave them junk from the beginning, hot dogs, whatever. A kid isn't going to go from hotdogs to salmon very easily.
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      • My kids were adventurous as hell until about 3. Fav foods were things like mole. Then BOOM. Picky. Only eat fruit, pasta and eggs now. Pretty much. It is weird. 1 hr 43 min ago
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        • yes, I do agree in some cases that happens, and in many others the parents contribute directly 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • while i don't see it as strictly "adventurous" vs. picky, my beef (so to speak) is the implication that their worldy dc are at some sort of advantage because they just love pigs...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago
      cheeks while your dd is a mac & cheese loyalst
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      • I think that they are about a zillion times easier to feed, to dine out with, and to send to other families. It is just more fun, more flexible. 1 hr 42 min ago
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        • alrighty then. 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • I think you are to blame 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • but by saying it out loud, you are really patting yourself on the back for being such an excellent parent while also putting someone else down. it's not necessary to say these...(more) 1 hr 39 min ago
        things imo.
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        • Back up a second. By this logic we can't a) ever be pleased with our own job as parents and b) ever talk about strategies that work or don't work. 1 hr 37 min ago
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          • Of course you can be pleased with yourself, but you don't need to put someone else down in the process. 1 hr 36 min ago
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            • ^^ if the picky eater mom isn't asking for strategies, best to be polite and keep your strategies and smugness to yourself 1 hr 36 min ago
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              • You are every bit as annoying, with your determination of what is smug. 1 hr 34 min ago
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            • Not everything is a put down. If I say "this worked for me, I believe it is better than that" it isn't necessarily a put down 1 hr 35 min ago
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        • She's responding to a post. She didn't bring this up. 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • I was the world's pickiest, and my parents didnt give me a hard time. By 12, I ate anything, and still do. It just happened - nothing they did, or failed to do! 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • Sometimes they are. 1 hr 35 min ago
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