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  1. Expecting I can't take it anymore. My kids are out of control they are 8, 9, and 5 and they have meltdowns they scream and yell and I can't take it. I'm miserable. Trying so hard to be a...(more) 9-28-2014 7:36pm (25 replies)
    Good mom but I am a horrible mom. I dreamed of being a mom and I had no idea I would have this. My kids are miserable screaming all the time.
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    • sunday evenings suck ass 9-28-2014 7:37pm
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      • i lost it on the kids. i can't take this. its too much. 9-28-2014 7:37pm
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        • it's part of the reason I got divorced, truly. 9-28-2014 7:38pm
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          • This has almost shut down our marriage, and how DH reacts to it by being a total asshole control freak and also BLAMING me all the time have totally negatively impacted our...(more) 9-28-2014 7:39pm
            relationship.
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          • my dh is not a help he either screams or gets very passive. its a miserable house. i tried to make it a fun day and go to the beach and make it fun. i have a shitty job and like...(more) 9-28-2014 7:39pm
            to relax sunday nights. the kids don't go to sleep at night and we have to lay down with them and its a nightmare
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            • THat sounds so fucking horrible. I am a NAZI about bed time. I actually don't care what they are DOING in their rooms, just that they GO into their rooms. Try putting a tv in...(more) 9-28-2014 7:41pm
              their room.
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              • its ruining our marriage its ruining our lives i can't take it 9-28-2014 7:42pm
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                • Np, the kids are not ruining your marriage. Your dh's true colors are coming out. 9-28-2014 7:44pm
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                  • its not dhs fault. the kids are tough. its too much 9-28-2014 7:45pm
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                    • He needs to man up. 9-28-2014 7:45pm
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    • I get it, I hope with every passing year it will get better 9-28-2014 7:37pm
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    • You aren't alone. Mine too. 9-28-2014 7:38pm
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      • i seriously lost it 9-28-2014 7:38pm
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        • Np. We all have. 9-28-2014 7:39pm
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    • They're feeding, perhaps, off your own misery. Get some guidance. 9-28-2014 7:38pm
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    • You are not a horrible mom. Kids have their own personalities which we try to forget. Hang in there your kids are little....(more) 9-28-2014 7:38pm
      It will get better try to learn to just roll with the punches.
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    • I hear you. I only have two. It has gone WAY WORSE than I EVER could have anticipated. 10 year old doesn't scream much but SO EFFING SASSY and will NOT listen to my advice, tips...(more) 9-28-2014 7:38pm
      on school, what to wear, etc. and DS still throws fits, freaks out when you ask him to shut off the tv, etc. He is 7. I am basically gritting my teeth til they move out.
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      • Stop giving advice. 9-28-2014 7:41pm
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        • Advice like, remember to put your planner in your knapsack, pack your gym clothes, etc. THis can ONLY HELP her. but NO, she knows better, etc. 9-28-2014 7:42pm
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        • Are you normal? 9-28-2014 7:42pm
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    • did I just post this? 9-28-2014 7:39pm
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    • we are in a bad financial situation, and we are living with friends. the most amazing thing about this, is that i had no idea other people's kids had meltdowns all the time too 9-28-2014 7:39pm
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      • This. Others kids freak too. 9-28-2014 7:40pm
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      • No wonder they are so off. Probably very anxiety producing for them and u to be in someone else's house. 9-28-2014 7:45pm
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        • we arent actually living inside their house. we are staying in a separate structure. i can just hear them across the deck. this is their normal. i have talked to their mom about...(more) 9-28-2014 7:46pm
          it
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  2. Expecting Anyone else. Wanna make w gin n tonic. Have tonic that's been in my cubbord for a few years. Still good? Ok to make a g&t with tonic water that's not refrigerated 9-28-2014 7:19pm (8 replies)
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    • Are you sure you haven't already been drinking??? 9-28-2014 7:20pm
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      • No. Why? 9-28-2014 7:20pm
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        • Something about cubbord 9-28-2014 7:20pm
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    • maybe/yes 9-28-2014 7:20pm
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    • Ice it 9-28-2014 7:32pm
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  3. Expecting At what age are you officially old? 9-22-2014 5:35pm (10 replies)
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    • 58 9-22-2014 5:37pm
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    • 50 9-22-2014 5:37pm
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      • ha! just you wait, my pretty. 9-22-2014 5:38pm
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    • My mom is 70 and she doesn't seem old. 80? 9-22-2014 5:37pm
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      • not to you, but it's still old. 9-22-2014 5:58pm
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    • 55 9-22-2014 5:37pm
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    • 70? 9-22-2014 5:38pm
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    • 80 9-22-2014 5:39pm
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    • when you slow down and die 9-22-2014 5:41pm
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    • I'm doing pretty well at 53. 9-22-2014 6:04pm
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  4. Expecting Ho 9-22-2014 5:31pm (0 replies)
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  5. Expecting Do people commute to Manhattan from Hartford CT? It's 2 hrs by train right? 9-22-2014 5:26pm (10 replies)
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    • No. Way too far. 9-22-2014 5:26pm
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    • no, they do not. its about 2.5 hours. 9-22-2014 5:26pm
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    • Further 9-22-2014 5:27pm
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      • Every day? No. 9-22-2014 5:27pm
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        • Sorry - Hartford is more than 2 hours away. But I do know someone who commutes from Philly - over two hours! 9-22-2014 5:33pm
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          • Probably Philly is a much easier commute by train 9-22-2014 5:35pm
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            • She takes some kind of bus - cheaper 9-22-2014 5:35pm
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    • not really. people who live in hartford generally work there. 9-22-2014 5:27pm
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      • Always...I grew up there. NYC was so foreign 9-22-2014 5:35pm
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    • never 9-22-2014 5:34pm
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  6. Expecting I think I'll move to Australia 9-22-2014 5:24pm (4 replies)
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    • did you have terrible no go very bad day? 9-22-2014 5:24pm
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    • some days are like that 9-22-2014 5:25pm
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    • alexander? get off the computer and go do your homework 9-22-2014 5:25pm
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    • ahh, the monday blues. 9-22-2014 5:28pm
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  7. Expecting It really is a lot slower here now. Bums me 9-12-2014 7:49pm (1 reply)
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    • different crowd, too. maybe it's too early? 9-12-2014 7:50pm
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  8. Expecting Do you like the building design of the new WTC? 9-12-2014 7:14pm (13 replies)
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    • sure. fine. 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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    • no. 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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    • They should have rebuilt the towers IMO 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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      • ditto 9-12-2014 7:15pm
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      • the Towers were UGLY. 9-12-2014 7:16pm
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        • I agree but that's not the point 9-12-2014 7:17pm
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          • OK, like the new building. 9-12-2014 7:18pm
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        • except at their bases. i liked the trident columns. Had a moorish feel despite being very modern 9-12-2014 7:20pm
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      • Funny, those towers were thrashed when they went up by NYers. People hated it 9-12-2014 7:18pm
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        • yep. brutalist, corporate, boring. 9-12-2014 7:19pm
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    • Yes. Looks pretty 9-12-2014 7:16pm
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      • ITA perfect addition to NYC skyline while still leaving the original imprint, I think they did a great job 9-12-2014 7:17pm
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    • Very sf I'm not a fan 9-12-2014 7:16pm
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  9. Expecting I feel like this is a chemical pregnancy. Just wish it would end already if it's going to 9-9-2014 1:21am (0 replies)
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  10. Expecting Is the cake boss cake they sell in the grocery store worth the 25 bucks? 9-6-2014 8:36pm (2 replies)
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    • i highly doubt it 9-6-2014 8:37pm
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    • I liked it 9-6-2014 8:38pm
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  11. Expecting I have a 5yo, traveling southwest and they said family boarding only for kids 4 and under. So we waited and boarded lasL...(more) 8-26-2014 1:28pm (7 replies)
    Then caused more commotion because people had to switch for us
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    • why did they have to switch for you? 8-26-2014 1:28pm
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    • You should have boarded with the younger group - they would not have proofed your kid 8-26-2014 1:29pm
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      • Trying to follow rules. 8-26-2014 1:32pm
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    • they are great at letting families board. its 5 and under, but if you talk to the checker they will let you board early. FA don't want your 5&6 yo not to sit with the parent 8-26-2014 1:30pm
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    • people were going to have to switch anyway and that would seem easier if everybody is there. 8-26-2014 1:31pm
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    • My 5yo can sit alone 8-26-2014 1:33pm
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  12. Expecting What would you pay your nanny per day to travel with you. 4.5 days. 2 kids under 6. She will have her own room and bathroom. Will watch kids for about 6 hrs per day. 8-11-2014 5:15pm (8 replies)
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    • how many days? 8-11-2014 5:16pm
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      • ^^never mind - you note how long 8-11-2014 5:16pm
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    • i'd pay her $700 for that 4.5 dyas 8-11-2014 5:16pm
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      • Ok - I offered $800. We will also cover all her meals. She didn't seem happy, but said ok. Trying to figure out if it was too low. 8-11-2014 5:18pm
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        • not at all - that's very generous. if she's not all in, don't have her go. it will be the start of the end of your relationship 8-11-2014 5:19pm
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    • will she be able to do her own thing in those other hours? access to a car or beach or town? probably 100-150 per day. 8-11-2014 5:17pm
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      • Yes - no access to car, but it is totally walkable beach town. 8-11-2014 5:18pm
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    • pay her hours plus $50-$100 per day for the inconvenience. 8-11-2014 5:31pm
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  13. Expecting Do you travel with your nanny? How much do you pay per day? 8-11-2014 4:40pm (7 replies)
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    • vacation is for family time. i like my dh and dcs and spending time with them. 8-11-2014 4:41pm
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      • We just did a week with just us. This is a long weekend away. We are going with another couple who will also have their nanny and we plan to do dinners out with just the couples. 8-11-2014 4:44pm
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        • np: how many dcs? two nannies seems like overkill. why not just split the cost for one? 8-11-2014 4:46pm
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          • 5 dc total (we have 2). Kids are all under 5. 8-11-2014 4:52pm
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        • wow how much money do you have? 8-11-2014 4:47pm
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      • remove the stick 8-11-2014 4:46pm
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    • we've taken her skiing with us for the weekend. We pay per hour worked but guarantee a certain minimum for the day, e.g. no less than $80. She can come or not, her choice. 8-11-2014 4:49pm
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  14. Expecting Another disney post. Thinking of taking 5yo dd next year. Is that a decent age? Super into princess etc right now at 4.5. Will prob go with another fam who also have an only dd....(more) 8-4-2014 7:09am (5 replies)
    What are the better hotels?
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    • 5 is good. I took mine at 4 and he was a little young and didn't enjoy it as much as I thought he would. The Grand Floridian is very nice and on the Monorail. 8-4-2014 7:11am
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      • Thanks. Are there sites that tell you what to do and what reservations to make? I'm reading the other disney post here and realizing I have no idea! 8-4-2014 7:12am
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  15. Expecting I don't go to many concerts. And just can't figure out what to wear to on...(more) 7-27-2014 12:13pm (3 replies)
    One tonight. It's Soundgarden with NIN. It's hot out. And supposed to rain. Shorts? Leggings?
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    • Lol 7-27-2014 12:14pm
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    • fun show. you want to be comfortable. it's not a fashion show. where something good for the temp and bring a poncho for rain 7-27-2014 12:16pm
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      • But shorts? Or pants?? 7-27-2014 12:21pm
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  16. Expecting What weekend is visiting day at the Sullivan county camps ?...(more) 7-25-2014 9:00pm (1 reply)
    What weekend does visiting day fall on for
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    • My friends are going tomorrow 7-25-2014 9:13pm
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  17. Expecting If you're out with your young baby, how often do you get stopped by people saying he's cute? Do I just seem especially open to conversation? He does have a big head of bright...(more) 7-19-2014 3:04pm (1 reply)
    orange hair, guess that's unusual.
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    • One of my 3 got that type of attention. He had a head full of blonde ringlets and bright blue eyes 7-19-2014 3:08pm
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  18. Expecting Natural skincare...(more) 7-17-2014 3:46pm (0 replies)
    Just found out I’m pregnant with twinsies!!!!!!! Super excited as you can tell haha. Anyway, I wanted to switch up my beauty routine and go for the more natural route… Want to stay as far as possible from icky chemicals! A couple of my girlfriends have test-driven this new company and have been tring to get me on board as well… Anybody else has heard of them?

    http://www.vainpursuits.com/?utm_source=0031
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  19. Expecting Best place for dinner in the east village? 7-14-2014 6:06pm (1 reply)
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  20. Expecting My solution for ending campus rape is to abolish the greek system and end athletic scholarships. You're welcome. 7-14-2014 9:03am (10 replies)
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    • Nitwit 7-14-2014 9:03am
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    • both of those ideas do not cause rape, much of it stems from drinking 7-14-2014 9:04am
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      • And drinking is enabled by the greek system and jock cultire 7-14-2014 9:04am
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        • what? so those outside the 2 systems dont drink 7-14-2014 9:05am
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          • It's much easier to police a dorm than a frat house 7-14-2014 9:05am
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    • HOw teaching boys/young men responsibility? 7-14-2014 9:08am
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      • I completely agree. Frats teach conformity and the cult of masculinity. The opposite of personal reaponsibilty and respect for women. 7-14-2014 9:09am
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        • and the schools totally protect their athletes. it;s disgusting. 7-14-2014 9:11am
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          • Exactly. 7-14-2014 9:11am
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          • Wht can't they turn pro at 18 if they are good at football? Why can't the football teams 'apprentice' them. They shouldn't be in college because they are good at sport 7-14-2014 9:12am
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  21. Expecting Essential Legal Documents for New Parents...(more) 7-2-2014 12:48pm (1 reply)
    A fellow mama and a lawyer outlined the key documents we need to have ready. www.citymomloves.com (scroll down to 3rd post)
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  22. Expecting Essential Legal Documents for New Parents...(more) 7-2-2014 12:47pm (4 replies)
    A fellow mama and a lawyer outlined the key legal documents we need to have prepared.
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    • "mama" wtf 7-2-2014 12:49pm
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      • spamella 7-2-2014 12:49pm
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        • without a link? 7-2-2014 12:49pm
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          • she reposted above with the link 7-2-2014 12:50pm
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  23. Expecting Replacement bassinet mattress for a PBK bassinet? Expecting #2 in a few months and the current mattress is totally worn out.. Thx! 6-30-2014 2:18pm (2 replies)
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    • Have you looked at the PBK website? 6-30-2014 2:20pm
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      • Looks like I can only buy mattress with bassinet (and it was never a great one to start with..). Just wondering if anyone's found alternatives given odd shape.. 6-30-2014 4:10pm
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  24. Expecting Op: director was hesitant bc she said she didn't want them trashing the school overnight. 6-25-2014 9:23am (0 replies)
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  25. Expecting What are your thoughts on this ladies?...(more) 6-19-2014 5:42pm (0 replies)
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