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  1. Toddler Only on YB is it the norm that if you make the typical vent about your kids being home from school (AGAIN) that means you hate your kids. This place is filled with concrete...(more) 1 hr 56 min ago (107 replies)
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    • b/w 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • and the opposite viewpoint, i am no mary poppins and snow days do not bother me lol. 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • irony 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • I'm not in a snow area but if you're working that could take some serious juggling for me. 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • you're too sensitive for this place. don't let it bother you. some people just stop in to make others feel miserable 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • op- I have been here since 2003--utterly desensitized to this place (for the most part) 1 hr 54 min ago
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        • Daaaaammmmnnnn, 2003. Time to move on! 1 hr 53 min ago
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          • Me and tons of other people here--many (if not most) of us are old timers 1 hr 52 min ago
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            • get a life! np 1 hr 52 min ago
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              • You aren't a "np" and it is hilarious that you on YB are telling me on YB to get a life--how utterly unself-aware 1 hr 50 min ago
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                • i am! i think its awful to waste 12 years here 1 hr 49 min ago
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                  • op- So what is the magic date you will stop coming her? 1 hr 49 min ago
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                    • when my dc no longer nap 1 hr 48 min ago
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                      • op- lol 1 hr 47 min ago
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                        • everyone isn't you 1 hr 46 min ago
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                          • op- Of course---but are they napping now? 1 hr 45 min ago
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                  • do you think people actually spend all their time awake on here? listen to yourself. you are here. something draws you here. 1 hr 46 min ago
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                    • i have a toddler and a baby! 1 hr 45 min ago
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                      • op- As did I when I started! IMO it is much HARDER to be here in that stage! Why do you think you will quit when they are older and need you less? 1 hr 44 min ago
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                        • because i won't be stuck home alone a lot of the day? 1 hr 44 min ago
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                          • op- you won't? why? 1 hr 43 min ago
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                            • backk to work most likely. 1 hr 43 min ago
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                              • op- I work! IT doesn't matter! This place is addictive--you get instant gratification from coming here. Which is why you are here now 1 hr 42 min ago
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                                • yikes that is really pathetic. no I'm here because I'm bored and lonely at home. I don't even like it here that much. its quite a negative place. i can't imagine spending more...(more) 1 hr 41 min ago
                                  than a decade with such a negative influence
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                                  • yet you are here now, you really are clueless NP 1 hr 40 min ago
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                                    • have you read anything that I've typed? 1 hr 39 min ago
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                                      • op- Yes and we are chuckling because we were all you once--the toddler/baby years is when we got hooked 1 hr 39 min ago
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                                      • you have countless options of other things to do, both online and not but you choose this, so you will continue to choose this, arguing is fruitless because it is about a future...(more) 1 hr 37 min ago
                                        you are only guessing about GL to you, you are already quite a troll in training
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                                        • op- she IS isn't she? She is being so condescending and rude while declaring her self "different" from the worst element of YB 1 hr 35 min ago
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                                    • op AND calling me pathetic while complaining that this place is "negative" 1 hr 39 min ago
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                                  • op- I find it interesting that you find this place so awful and negative while calling me pathetic. It is very very hard to not believe your "disbelief" is genuine 1 hr 39 min ago
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                                    • I just find it sad. 1 hr 39 min ago
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                                      • op- Again--I find it hard to believe you are being genuine here--you have no better reason to be here than any one of us--so you are pretty sad then too 1 hr 38 min ago
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                                        • I told you my reason! its a life stage and this fills a void. hopefully that won't be the case forever. I would feel bad if it were 1 hr 37 min ago
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                                          • op- so you think that for you it fills "a void" and the rest of us are pathetic? Can you be for real? 1 hr 36 min ago
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                                            • she's a at home with little dc - you are working!!! dude youy don't have anything better to do at WORK???? np 1 hr 35 min ago
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                                              • THIS 1 hr 34 min ago
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                                              • op_ I am home!! I was the one earlier who wrote the post about Mondays being my day off and the kids are home again! 1 hr 34 min ago
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                                                • ^and why are you both being so rude and trolling when your biggest complaint about YB is that it is negative?? Do you come here to be negative? Is that why you find it so...(more) 1 hr 33 min ago
                                                  horrifying to be here for so long? Maybe if you used it as an outlet for kindness you'd feel differently
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                                            • I think its pathetic to sit on ybm at work, yes. 1 hr 35 min ago
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                      • and how many posts here are devoted to that? excuses, excuses. you are here and when your kids are in school, you will be here. you are pathetic to tell us we shouldn't be here,...(more) 1 hr 44 min ago
                        but it's okay for you. you do get that, don't you?
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                        • op- I find her arrogance astonishing!! But I am guessing I would have never in a million years have guessed I'd still be here at this point--but the fact is there is never a...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago
                          reason to stop! It is not like Baby Center
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                        • its pathetic to be here for 12 plus years. 1 hr 43 min ago
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                          • op- Why? Why more pathetic than being on Facebook for 12 years or visiting a news website for 12 years or being on Instagram for 12 years? 1 hr 42 min ago
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                            • hardly the same level of negativity. 1 hr 40 min ago
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                              • op- so why are you here now if you only get negativity from this place? Why EVER come here? 1 hr 37 min ago
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                            • because that is interacting with REAL friends, using your real name. its an actual relationship 1 hr 40 min ago
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                              • oh please, most FB relationships are not real, they are virtual NP 1 hr 39 min ago
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                                • they are real in that you are identified. 1 hr 38 min ago
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                                  • so what? this alters nothing 1 hr 37 min ago
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                              • op- so? you are spending time with a screen-hardly "a life" as you told me to get 1 hr 37 min ago
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              • pot meet kettle 1 hr 48 min ago
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            • Np. I actually don't think it's mostly old timers. 1 hr 51 min ago
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              • np: i've been here at least that long. 1 hr 50 min ago
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                • ^^started on urban baby 1 hr 50 min ago
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                • Really? Why? 1 hr 50 min ago
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                  • it's relaxing after work. and sometimes i actually receive some good information. and sometimes i offer information that is real. i am a therapist. it isn't as though i am here...(more) 1 hr 49 min ago
                    for hrs at a time.
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                    • op- There are so many of us--and I am willing to guess 5-10 years from now these ORs will STILL be here-- 1 hr 48 min ago
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                • op- Many have--it is interesting when I bring it up on threads like this I get flamed for it--my gut is that those who are doing the flaming are actually old-timers 1 hr 50 min ago
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                  • Are you on for hours at a time? 1 hr 48 min ago
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                    • op-of course not! I work! 1 hr 48 min ago
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                      • Several people here admit to being addicted and on all the time, just curious if you were one of them. 1 hr 46 min ago
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                        • op- How I am absolutely addicted but not here all of the time--I think those who are here all of the time must not have jobs or kids 1 hr 45 min ago
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              • op- any time anybody starts a thread about "old" funny posts the list is about 30 plus long 1 hr 50 min ago
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                • not sure how that is proof 1 hr 49 min ago
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                  • op- There are tons of old-timers here 1 hr 48 min ago
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                    • i think you are the trolls 1 hr 48 min ago
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                      • op- never ever ever-I have been flamed into oblivion but I am never mean and often defend people being flamed 1 hr 47 min ago
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                      • np: i'm an old-timer and i think we are least likely to be trolls. the nasty and cruel posts used to be few and far between. now you see them in practically every post. 1 hr 47 min ago
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                        • op- I don't understand the disbelief here--so many of us have older dcs and teens now--what makes these ors think that they will stop at a certain point? 1 hr 46 min ago
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                          • Np. I think people know themselves well enough. This place can be quite vile, so I get logging off and not coming back. 1 hr 44 min ago
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                            • this 1 hr 42 min ago
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                            • op- Yet you haven't? I think you are being disingenuous now 1 hr 41 min ago
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                              • No, I'm a fairly new mom and occasionally need help re: Nannies, setting sleep schedules., etc. I come on w specific questions. 1 hr 38 min ago
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                                • ita - they refuse to believe that everyone here isn't like they are. 1 hr 38 min ago
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                                  • op- Maybe it is because you are participating (in a very negative way I might add) in a thread that has nothign to do with those things? And why not go to Baby Center for that...(more) 1 hr 35 min ago
                                    because it is far less "negative"--which is your major complaint
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                                    • you are so defensive. I think you know how lame you are. 1 hr 34 min ago
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                                      • Ouch. I have to agree. Np 1 hr 33 min ago
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                                      • op- So you are a troll. I guess your loneliness is making you very miserable. I do hope you get your wish and find a life and get off of YB soon--maybe it is the people like you...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago
                                        who have destroyed the tenor of this place of the last few years
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                                        • more than 1 person here thinks you are kind of sad. 1 hr 31 min ago
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                                          • op- Which is evidence of there lack of self-awareness. They are not only here right along with me but unlike me--you and they are very rude and mean 1 hr 31 min ago
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                                            • ^I am nice to everyone here and despite this taunting (From who I 100% believe are people who have been here a LONG time)--I have not been rude to anyone here either 1 hr 30 min ago
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                  • omg NP been here since 2005 fwiw 1 hr 48 min ago
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              • I've been here on and off since 2004. There's at least 3 of us at this early hour. 1 hr 47 min ago
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                • op- There are so many of us--any thread that involves old-timers you can see that 1 hr 46 min ago
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                  • I saw one the other day...it was awesome 1 hr 46 min ago
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                  • People reply multiple times, so it's hard to say how many of you are really old timers 1 hr 45 min ago
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                    • op- There have also been threads about year you started yb/ub--if I had the interest or energy I'd go find one 1 hr 44 min ago
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                      • Eh, I lie on those all the time. Gets you oldies in a twirl. 1 hr 40 min ago
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                        • you really aren't making a case for yourself that people who have been here for a while are pathetic with your own character evidence 1 hr 39 min ago
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                          • Not trying to. Just point out that the demographics are hard to understand give nature of the board. 1 hr 38 min ago
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                • I am 2002! 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • My son was home 8 days over the last 2 weeks. Back to school today. I woh but I stayed home too. Some days were more fun than others but it was kinda nice 1 hr 53 min ago
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      • op- maybe that is the difference between having 1 kid and 3? 1 hr 52 min ago
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        • it sucks being stuck home with kids on cold days...summertime different story. 1 hr 50 min ago
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          • op- A couple of days IS sweet and nice! But we have had winter break--tons of snow days--I am over it! 1 hr 49 min ago
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            • hear ya on that!...2 hr delay here- im anxiously awaiting the ride there. 1 hr 42 min ago
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        • Or- as the one with an only child- at least your 3 could entertain each other, no? 1 hr 47 min ago
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          • yes!!!! 1 hr 46 min ago
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            • So what is op saying? 1 hr 45 min ago
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          • op- they are very different ages and the two closest are different genders so no 1 hr 40 min ago
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  2. Toddler Ugh why can't dd just clean her room, I am starting to dislike her? 1 hr 57 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Because she's a kid and all kids have stuff they don't do well. Cleaning is classic one of those thing. 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • how old? have you taught her how to? 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • i try to talk to my dd about respecting her personal environment. i don't think she cares though 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • my ds is home from college this week. just opened the door to his room to put in a pile of folded clothes --- thought i would surprise him --- the fucking room is a nightmare....(more) 1 hr 51 min ago
      dirty plates and glasses and utencils covering his entire desk -- not an inch visible. on the floor! it looks like a mentally ill person lives there. i am so pissed. he goes nowhere today until it's clean. i can only imagine his dor room
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      • lol isnt that typical? 1 hr 50 min ago
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        • is it? i don't know! 1 hr 48 min ago
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  3. Toddler Bought DD a pair of UGGS for xmas, and by mid Jan there was a hole in the toe. My kirkland fake uggs have held up for 5 years now. Either they are fakes or Uggs suck. I'm...(more) 1 hr 59 min ago (17 replies)
    returning them
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    • They sound defective. I've had the same pair of Uggs since I turned 34 and I'm 39 now! (They were a bday gift, which is why I remember!) 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • i had a pair for almost 10 yrs- zipper broke this year and had to retire them 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • they would have a ugg label if they are real, which i assume they are. i bet they will replace them 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • ^^^ having said that, i wear the costco version 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • Nope they are SHITTY quality. I don't buy them anymore 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • ditto dd is 10. i think the size was slightly too tight but i figured that they were well made so there wouldn't be damage. a few weeks later, hole in the toe 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • well then that is bc of your kid's foot! not the shoe! 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • where did you buy them? my kids have been wearing them for years and never any holes. my 11 yr old is on second season of one pair and nothing 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • The uggs do this if you have a certain way of walking. Mine and dd have the same issue. I think I may put a patch on the inside where my toes hit the roof of the boot 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • i love my uggs so much i want to marry them 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • Quality isn't great but kids tend to beat the shit out of their uggs. My dds' uggs look a million times worse than mine and they have had theirs for far less time than I have had...(more) 1 hr 56 min ago
      mine.
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    • sounds like they don't fit properly? 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • Where did d you buy th m that you suspect they might be fake! 1 hr 51 min ago
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      • on Amazon, but now went back to look and I see it's some odd seller 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • A salesperson told me they started making them in china a few years ago--they used to be made in Australia in the beginning and the quality was excellent 1 hr 51 min ago
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    • Happened to my dd's Uggs so I returned them. Bought them at Nordstrom so it was really easy -- just exchanged them without any questions. 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • I'm writing to Amazon. Sucks that they are now made in China 1 hr 45 min ago
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  4. Toddler Fb really is the home of the miserable and self involved. I joined a cross stitching geoup and today someone posts "to busy to work on my project. Hubby is back to having...(more) 2 hr 1 min ago (19 replies)
    affairs and posting ads on craigslist. I have to get my antidepressant meds refilled and then go visit my brother in jail." Gah Jerry Springer!
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    • omg, lol 2 hr ago
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    • Oof, that is some serious tmi! 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • Keep it on topic! Mod should delete! 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • is this for real? man I want to give this lady a hug. 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • Wel lshe got 63 people to post they are sending good thoughts or praying for her or sending <<hugs>>> so she got some attention 1 hr 55 min ago
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        • well that's nice at least. 1 hr 54 min ago
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        • Why do I think that bugs you? 1 hr 52 min ago
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          • FB would make a fortune if they created, and then sold ads for, a miserable misery group where people just post what is wrong and then the others send their good thiughts....(more) 1 hr 51 min ago
            Concentrate all that in one place and commoditize it
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            • Or, it's just people being human. I mean, you come here. 1 hr 50 min ago
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              • Op- i joined a needlework group and so often people post their personal problems. It fills the feed. Other group s I have had to hide from my feed because they go so off topic 1 hr 48 min ago
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    • Oh that's funny. 1 hr 57 min ago
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      • A jerry springer fb feed 1 hr 49 min ago
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    • But it was a joke, right? PLEASE tell me it was a joke 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • Nah does not sound like it 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • What the fuck? Wow 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • This is the world. A real variety. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • Needleworkers are a quirky bunch. You expect it all to be Midwestern Nanas but it isn't. 1 hr 51 min ago
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      • Op- well many are nanas. I just wish that an on topic group stayed on topic 1 hr 50 min ago
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    • That cannot be real. 1 hr 33 min ago
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  5. Toddler Are Hunter boots worth twice as much as a regular rubber rain boot? My last pair of weather-resistant boots just crapped out, but I;m gunshy about spending $140 for rainboots! 2 hr 4 min ago (23 replies)
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    • God no. 2 hr 3 min ago
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    • they're nothing special. i have them. 2 hr 3 min ago
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      • ita. i don't get the big deal 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • no 2 hr 2 min ago
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    • No! 2 hr 2 min ago
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    • i have had 13 pairs of shitty boots that don't let me bend at the angle (horrible for driving) too loose, socks fall off inside. got hunters as a gift and i freaking love them 2 hr 2 min ago
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      • ^^oh, and 2 pair of my shitty ones cracked. 2 hr 2 min ago
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        • I haven't owned 13 pr. of boots in my entire lifetime! 2 hr 1 min ago
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          • LOL i may have exaggerated ;-) but i've had enough to know it's a waste and it's worth it for me. i also walk dogs PT (and my own too) so they are essential! 1 hr 59 min ago
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        • op: that's me. i had two pairs of tretorns and one kamuk and they all split! and my fuzzy winter boots just totally crapped out. i want something that might last a couple years,...(more) 2 hr 1 min ago
          but...
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          • that doesn't mean throwing money at expensive boots is the ansewr unless you like them and want them. in which case yes get them. i like getting shoes i want. 1 hr 57 min ago
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            • i just want something that'll hold up. i kinda think a rubber boot is a rubber boot is a rubber boot, style-wise. :) 1 hr 56 min ago
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              • my feet get too cold for rubber. i wear columbia winter boots all winter. 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • No and they are not comfortable either . I got Kamick (Canadian) and they are like walking on a cloud and $50 at DSW 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • prob not. i have costco rubber rain boots and they hvave held up well for yrs 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • i don't think of hunter as being good for anything but rain. i scratch my head when i see people wearing them in snow. 2 hr ago
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      • rubber boots with wool socks work fine in the snow. 1 hr 55 min ago
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        • my feet always freezing in huneter 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • No, get the ones at Costco, they are great! 2 hr ago
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      • just posted that. they are pretty durable 1 hr 59 min ago
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        • I wear my dd's and get compliments all the time 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • mine are so so old and i didn't buy them...they're the only rain boots i've ever owned and I've never had any problem with them so to me -sure, good boots are worth $150 if you...(more) 1 hr 53 min ago
      use them. i muck stalls, garden, wear them in deep snow. i rarely wear them in the rain really
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      • ^but there are other good wells like le chameau, tretorn, sperry 1 hr 52 min ago
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  6. Toddler My kids are still asleep. Woohoo! 2 hr 4 min ago (2 replies)
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    • woo.hoo. 2 hr 2 min ago
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    • my 8 yr old just woke up. 11 yr old still asleep. i have to wake her bc she needs to shower and get ready for bus! 1 hr 55 min ago
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  7. Toddler You guys are so cranky this morning! 2 hr 5 min ago (3 replies)
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    • The lady directly below you seems pretty cheery 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • I was just thinking how nice everyone is right now. 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • Another fucking delay lady 1 hr 59 min ago
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  8. Toddler Oh man I just farted and boy does it stink! 2 hr 6 min ago (0 replies)
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  9. Toddler I am so done with snow. the insult of having to get up extra early to shovel to go to a job you don't like ... on a MONDAY ... okay, vent over. 2 hr 9 min ago (8 replies)
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    • You need to follow Mr Money Mustache. You could have retired early by now. 2 hr 7 min ago
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      • ugh. i'm divorced. and will never be able to retire. 2 hr 5 min ago
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        • Move to a lower-cost area, live close to your job, save a ton of money. 2 hr 3 min ago
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          • my kids are in good schools here. i live 8 miles from work. i am there in less than 20 minutes - door to door. my family is here. i need that support. 2 hr 2 min ago
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            • family makes a big difference 2 hr 2 min ago
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              • All the difference in the world 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • We all hear you, and so many concur 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • So glad I no longer have to deal with that shit. 1 hr 36 min ago
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  10. Toddler I am so mad at myself. Had too much wine last night and then ate too much. Feel all of my weekly efforts down the drain. 2 hr 12 min ago (9 replies)
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    • You can't maintain a healthy diet for a lifetime if you aren't allowed nights like last night 2 hr 11 min ago
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      • op - I just feel so out of control 2 hr 10 min ago
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        • ^^^and my clothes are tight today 2 hr 10 min ago
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          • That's because of the bloat. 1 hr 56 min ago
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        • Well I think that you are being unfair to yourself. Maybe you are being too strict? Are wine and/or extra treats off limits? 2 hr 9 min ago
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          • op - it is allowed, the problem is that feel that my eating was out of conrol because of the wine 2 hr 5 min ago
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            • or- I am in the camp that you have to take a very long view of these things. You are going to have "bad" days (but don't call them bad--it is just life and enjoying it) but if...(more) 1 hr 55 min ago
              the bulk of your eating is good and you get exercise then you will reach your goals
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    • stop drinking 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • op - I would like to, but I look frward to my glass of wine so much (though last night it was more like 2.5 and I am a lightweight) 1 hr 49 min ago
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  11. Toddler NYC public school moms - school today, right? Or it would be on the DOE website? 2 hr 14 min ago (15 replies)
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    • really? 2 hr 14 min ago
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    • You're so not funny. Don't tease the precious burb moms who actually think it's scary out there with the clean roads. 2 hr 13 min ago
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      • Please stop acting as if we are all the same. 2 hr 12 min ago
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      • Today may be a poor example but you seem to suggest that weather conditions are exactly the same in the entire tr-state area. 2 hr ago
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        • np today is a great example, we are on 2 hour delay due to icy conditions. 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • weirdo, we got tons of snow and it's icy too. glad your city is relatively mess free 1 hr 59 min ago
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        • It's a NYC-centric board. There was no extreme weather whatsoever in this area, and no extreme road conditions. 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • Non-mountainous places within a 20-minute drive of my clean road home area have 2 or 2 hour delays today. I do not believe they have their own weather bubbles. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • Its. Not. Snowing. Plows. Through. Hours. Ago. 2 hr 11 min ago
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    • for slush? 2 hr 11 min ago
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      • Even that is only at selected intersections. 2 hr 9 min ago
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    • I'm not in NYC, but doesn't your school have texting/robo call set up? I never have to check a website because I just get a text when school is closed. 2 hr 9 min ago
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      • The schools individually don't, but if you sign up for the NYC text alerts, you get school, sanitation, emergency, dept of transportation, etc. alerts 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • Of course there is school. It snowed about 5 inches max in parts of the city that got the most. 2 hr 4 min ago
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      • This, and roads were fully plowed hours before school starts. 1 hr 36 min ago
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  12. Toddler Walking dead was really good last night. 2 hr 17 min ago (3 replies)
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    • SO good! 2 hr 15 min ago
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    • Yes it was! Bonus:...(more) 2 hr 15 min ago
      I love a good makeover scene.
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      • Other bonus...(more) 2 hr 9 min ago
        Carol is very smart and Daryl 'you look ridiculous'
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  13. Toddler Tiny Violins--but I work 4 days a week and Mondays are my day off :( 2 hr 17 min ago (26 replies)
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    • and you have to go in? don't get it. 2 hr 16 min ago
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      • no! Kids are home AGAIN! Every f'in monday! 2 hr 15 min ago
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        • All day? Not just a delayed opening? 2 hr 15 min ago
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          • No a delayed opening--but delayed enough that I don't get to go to the class I want to go to (I have been to it once in 2 months) and then I have to turn around and get them at...(more) 2 hr 14 min ago
            2:30 so doesn't feel like much of a day
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            • Aw, that stinks. I assume you mean a class at the gym? I would be annoyed, too. 2 hr 13 min ago
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              • Yes!! It is my favorite class (and the only class) I go to! Thanks for the empathy! 2 hr 12 min ago
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                • I get it! I'm missing my favorite yoga class today because of delayed opening. I know it's not the end of the world but wtf with all these Monday delayed openings this winter? 2 hr 10 min ago
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                  • op- I know! If it were on one of my work days at least I could get a day off once in a while :) ALWAYS on a Monday this year 2 hr 10 min ago
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                    • Winter is almost over. Hopefully this is the last of your missed days off :-) 2 hr 7 min ago
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                      • thanks I hope so! 2 hr 5 min ago
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    • iw ould love that 2 hr 16 min ago
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    • So? Enjoy your day off today, what's the cause for violins? 2 hr 15 min ago
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      • Kids home again 2 hr 14 min ago
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        • This post has been disliked 3 times. show*eye roll* 2 hr 11 min ago
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          • op- sorry life is so bad for you that you can't empathize with a small irritation 2 hr 10 min ago
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            • they're your CHILDREN. 2 hr 2 min ago
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              • I KNOW AND I WANT THEM AT SCHOOL--I did the home thing for years and years and years 2 hr 2 min ago
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                • then they ought to be old enough for you to go do what you need t odo for a couple hours 1 hr 55 min ago
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                  • op- christ--if I must go into detail to satisfy you--my class is from 9:15-10:15. A 2 hour delay means that my oldest must get to school by 9:45 and my youngest at 10:40 by by...(more) 1 hr 53 min ago
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              • Oh that's right. Moms aren't allowed to want a few hours of free time for themselves. 2 hr 1 min ago
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          • you're so full of shit, you'd feel the SAME WAY 2 hr 8 min ago
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            • I DO work 4 days, even if kids are home it's like a weekend day. 2 hr 6 min ago
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              • op- Not if you had plans for YOURSELF! 2 hr 5 min ago
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              • I have a toddler so no, it's not the same for all of us. save your eyeroll 2 hr 3 min ago
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    • Go to the movies 2 hr 3 min ago
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    • I feel ya! 1 hr 50 min ago
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  14. Toddler Why was my 5 yo up at 4AM today? 2 hr 19 min ago (6 replies)
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    • preparing for the clock change next week 2 hr 17 min ago
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    • I don't know, but at 5 yo you can tell her/him to go back to bed. 2 hr 17 min ago
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      • I get up at 4:45 anyhow--I just let him lounge in my bed. 1AM, he gets marched right back to bed. 2 hr 16 min ago
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        • 45 minutes is still 45 minutes. I'd send him back to bed, but I enjoy my sleep. 2 hr 15 min ago
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          • If I got up to do that, I wouldn't get back to sleep fast enough to get any benefit. Once I'm up, it's at least half an hour to fall back asleep. 2 hr 14 min ago
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            • I guess I don't understand the point of your post then? I assumed you were looking for solutions. Have a good day. 2 hr 13 min ago
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  15. Special Needs If your child is going from ms preschool to sn K, can you tell me the reasons for you? I'm applying for K for my DS and it FEELs like everyone else applying to sn is either coming...(more) 2 hr 19 min ago (8 replies)
    from a CBSE preschool or applying to later grades after trying ms. Is this accurate, is it strange to be doing this in K? My child has sensory issues, likely ADHD, possible (Maybe likely?) LD. Thanks
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    • It's harder to get funding for SN school unless you a) have a track record of SN school for pre-K and the support of your CPSE team or b) have tried ms and can demonstrate how CSE...(more) 2 hr 17 min ago
      is unable to serve your child. Also, some SN are hard to dx this young, and emerge/get identified later.
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      • Are you basing this on your own experience trying to get funded because it doesn't square with anything my lawyer has told me 8 min ago
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    • I know lots of people going to SN schools from mainstream with SEIT and they all got funded. Everything has changed this year with de Blasio. 2 hr 10 min ago
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      • SEIT is usually what they give when you qualify for center-based preschool, but no placement works out. 1 hr 35 min ago
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        • Not at all, they also give SEIT hours to many families whose kids don't need center based. You can be getting 8-10 hours of SEIT time and then when it's time for K go to SN school...(more) 1 hr 27 min ago
          because at that point you're still not appropriate for ICT. I know so many families in that situation.
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    • Sorry meant CPSE preschool 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • In our case, we wanted to try MS pre-K to see how he would do and if he could handle a ms school for K. However, it became clear over time that he really needs sn setting once he...(more) 16 min ago
      starts k. He has a SEIT with him in school full time for Pre-K. I never heard its' tougher to get funding from ms.
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    • We went from ms pre-school to an SN school. Ds started at the pre-school (daycare really) when he was 1 yo. At 18 mos, it was obvious that he had SNs so we got EI to come to the...(more) 2 min ago
      school. At that point, it was too late to apply for SN school for the following year. By his third yr at MS school, this model seemed to be working so we stayed with it and I was hoping that he would get to a point where he could go to an MS K. But he couldn't so we applied to SN pre-schools.
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  16. Toddler Can I wear sneakers to the gym? Don't want to wear boots 2 hr 21 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Intersections are slushy. Your call. 2 hr 20 min ago
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    • I wouldn't. 2 hr 17 min ago
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  17. Toddler We really like a house but the basement has REALLY low ceilings (maybe 6 ft). DH has to bend over to walk down there. Is this a dealbreaker? DH seems to think so. 2 hr 21 min ago (14 replies)
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    • yes 2 hr 20 min ago
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    • if he's going to be in the basement much at all it would be a dealbreaker. 2 hr 20 min ago
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    • what???no man cave? 2 hr 20 min ago
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    • No fucking way. 2 hr 19 min ago
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      • which way? you wouldn't do it or it isn't a dealbreaker? 2 hr 19 min ago
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        • Do not buy. 2 hr 18 min ago
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          • okay thanks. thats what we're heading towards now. 2 hr 17 min ago
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    • Can the ceiling be raised (ie, a drop ceiling replaced?) can floor be lowered? 2 hr 17 min ago
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    • YES, dealbreaker. I looked at a house like that and I am tall. no way. 2 hr 15 min ago
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    • no 2 hr 15 min ago
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    • It's only a deal breaker if you have intentions on using that space for anything other than storage 2 hr 14 min ago
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    • dealbreaker because the doorways or beams are probably even lower. 2 hr 12 min ago
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    • for me, yes. i need that space. 2 hr 6 min ago
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    • if it's a drop ceiling that can be removed, then you can consider it. otherwise, you cannot. 1 hr 59 min ago
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  18. Toddler Woke up with Taylor Swift songs stuck in my head. #tweenlife 2 hr 26 min ago (5 replies)
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    • nightmare dressed as a daydream? 2 hr 26 min ago
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    • Me: smoother than a fresh jar of skippy 2 hr 21 min ago
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    • me too. i cannot stop replaying 'blank slate' in my head after hearing it 100 times. 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • space? 1 hr 54 min ago
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  19. Toddler Why are my ankles swollen at the end of the day? 2 hr 27 min ago (20 replies)
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    • possibly venous insufficiency/reflux 2 hr 26 min ago
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      • no idea what this is? 2 hr 24 min ago
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        • it's when the valves in the veins in your leg become weaker. The veins push the blood back to the heart, fighting against gravity. When the valves aren't functioning properly,...(more) 2 hr 22 min ago
          some blood can seep back (reflux) or stay filled with flood. This could lead to swelling. Are you on your feet a lot or do you have a family history of varicose veins?
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          • neither really. 2 hr 21 min ago
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            • It could also be related to your heart. Best to talk to your dr about your concerns. 2 hr 19 min ago
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              • ok thanks. 2 hr 19 min ago
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                • might just be hormone shifts are suggested below. But I'd bring it up just to play it safe. GL! 2 hr 18 min ago
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    • You also get more fluid retention/swelling with hormonal shit during perimenopause sometimes, how old are you? 2 hr 21 min ago
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      • 49 and in peri. does every fucking thing relate to peri? man this is getting old. 2 hr 19 min ago
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        • Yup. Feel like I'm falling apart lately. I hear it gets better after the change is complete. 2 hr 16 min ago
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          • when will it ever end? not even up to hot flashes yet. 2 hr 15 min ago
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            • Not everyone gets them. 2 hr 14 min ago
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              • fingers crossed. 2 hr 13 min ago
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              • I never did, not once 2 hr 9 min ago
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                • okay thanks, there's a glimmer of hope, I feel terrible. 2 hr 8 min ago
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            • I hear it can take up to 10 years :( 2 hr 14 min ago
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  20. Toddler I don't cruise b/c I have a fear that my kids will fall overboard. They are 8 2 hr 32 min ago (9 replies)
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    • that's silly 2 hr 32 min ago
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    • me too. 2 hr 31 min ago
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    • Do you also keep them off sidewalks, because they could trip and fall? 2 hr 27 min ago
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      • different. they won't die 2 hr 25 min ago
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        • Cars also crash onto sidewalks. Things fall out of windows onto people. Freak accidents happen, but you can't just fall over a cruise ship rail. They are something like up to...(more) 2 hr 23 min ago
          the armpits on adults.
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    • They installed railings last year. Too many children were disappearing. 2 hr 25 min ago
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    • Let me guess--you're the one below who thinks they should have had school closures today because there was light snow YESTERDAY. B/c you never know, somebody could slip on...(more) 2 hr 22 min ago
      leftover slush.
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    • i don't because the idea of being out in the middle of the ocean with no land anywhere in sight - and then some hurricane ... 2 hr 4 min ago
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      • They don't have cruises in hurricane-prone areas during hurricane season. 1 hr 34 min ago
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  21. Toddler I've been working every day since Jan, all through the weekends. This weekend I tried to work but was useless, couldn't focus, and then just started unraveling. Like the minute...(more) 2 hr 34 min ago (4 replies)
    I lost my mojo it all just fell apart. Heading to work in 15 minutes and I JUST.DON'T.CARE.ANYMORE
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    • what do you do? Are you being compensated for this? 2 hr 33 min ago
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      • I'm a prof and not really being compensated for the amount of time, no. 2 hr 30 min ago
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        • no offence, but why are you doing this to yourself. That level of production imho is not required...(dh is prof) 2 hr 22 min ago
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    • burned out. I just worked 7 weeks straight, no break. took 2 days off and it's didn't help, still burned out, I don't care either. 2 hr 32 min ago
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  22. Toddler I visited Naples Fl over the weekend . That has got to be one of the whitest cities in this country. 2 hr 39 min ago (5 replies)
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    • yes and everyone looks like a couple from Viagra commercial 2 hr 37 min ago
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    • I grew up right near there and my town was so segregated - there was a street dividing people and rarely did anyone venture beyond their divider. 2 hr 35 min ago
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      • weird. is it still like that? 2 hr 30 min ago
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        • Seems like it, but I moved away at 18! 2 hr 29 min ago
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    • rich, white, old 2 hr 20 min ago
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  23. Toddler Natalie Morales always looks so good. Effortless and aging with grace. I kind of have a crush I think... Or is it envy? 2 hr 41 min ago (5 replies)
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    • she has good genes and a huge budget to work with...her job is being in the public eye, so she works on it 2 hr 38 min ago
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      • THIS 2 hr 37 min ago
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      • Not nearly as much as say Savannah 2 hr 36 min ago
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        • Savannah always looks terrible! 2 hr 30 min ago
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          • i beg to differ. and she is so much more natural in front of the camera - and smart! she's an atty. 2 hr ago
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  24. Toddler Would you be concerned if your sleeping 9 to 10 hours regularly? 2 hr 41 min ago (9 replies)
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    • me? dh? dc? no that sounds lovely 2 hr 41 min ago
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    • sounds heavenly. 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • omg is my family dead? 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • sounds like me. I LOVE sleeping. LOVE IT. 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • i need 9 hours at least 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • I usually get 9 hours 2 hr 37 min ago
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    • 7 - 9 is my range. 9 - 10 is vacation recovery sleep. I think I'd do that for 2 weeks then start to sleep less. 2 hr 36 min ago
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  25. Toddler NYC: anyone been outside yet? Wondering how cold it feels... 2 hr 43 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Balmy compared to how it has been. 30's. Some slush, but sidewalks and roads mostly good. 2 hr 42 min ago
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