Toddler

  1. Toddler Where purple goddess? doesn't she ask us to shop on amazon to support this site? 15 sec ago (0 replies)
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  2. Toddler I heard a few commercials yesterday telling me to"celebrate black Friday" as if it were a holiday. which I guess it is now. 32 sec ago (0 replies)
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  3. Toddler What is the best way to lose weight? 1 min ago (3 replies)
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    • eat healthily and exercise 51 sec ago
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    • Eat very little food 32 sec ago
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    • Reduce energy intake, increase energy expenditure. 29 sec ago
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  4. Toddler Assume no mortgage. Is $1,000 per week income (also assume small growth like 2-3%)...(more) 2 min ago (3 replies)
    after taxes enough to get you through your retirement years?
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    • yes 1 min ago
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    • yes 1 min ago
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    • You figure it out.,.what are you expenses, how will they change in retirement? 1 min ago
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  5. Toddler I know it's not about me, but I really don't like the name BIL and SIL chose for their baby. It Taryn. It's better than Aiden, right? 3 min ago (12 replies)
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    • It is fine 3 min ago
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    • and it is a boy? I don't like this either 3 min ago
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      • Yes, a boy. It would have been Madison if it were a girl. 2 min ago
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        • Oh my god, poor guy- they will all tease him and call him karen! 1 min ago
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          • No, he will be taryn 39 sec ago
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    • I hate it too 2 min ago
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    • I always liked this name for a girl -but isn't it good we don't all like the same names 1 min ago
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    • ITA. Probably best not to let them know though ... 1 min ago
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    • I knew a taryn growing up. She was a psychotic bitch 1 min ago
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    • I don't like it - and especially for a boy, the "Yn" to me reads too feminine. I prefer Aidan, its just a popular regular name. 53 sec ago
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    • No, it isn't better than Aidan. 42 sec ago
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    • Don't like that name either! 22 sec ago
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  6. Toddler Why can't i lose the last 5 to 7 pounds. i am 5'4 and like how i look at 122/123 and i am 130 now and feel so fat. i can't drop it no matter how hard i try. i am 39 is this why? 3 min ago (11 replies)
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    • Do you exercise? 3 min ago
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    • what are you doing to lose weight? 3 min ago
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      • cut out bread, eat salads and light but u i do drink wine a few times a week and i cheat on the weekends. is this why? 2 min ago
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        • probab. however, you do need to live life, too. 2 min ago
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        • yepp. cheat 1 day 1 min ago
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    • because you have to eat no processed carbs AND stay under 1200 calories a day for 2-3 months, and that's hard as hell. 2 min ago
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    • 39 is not a difficult age for weight. 2 min ago
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    • just cut carbs esp. sugar 2 min ago
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    • Because 5'4" and 130 is a decent regular weight nad its hard to lose 5 lbs when you don't actually NEED to. 13 sec ago
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  7. Toddler UK YBMer; Thanks America for giving us the disgusting consumer spectacle that is Black Friday, but without the good holiday before. We are mugs in this country. 5 min ago (15 replies)
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    • you're welcome 4 min ago
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    • You are prats 4 min ago
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      • OP: We are prats for adopting Black Friday, that is for certain. 3 min ago
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    • ITA. 4 min ago
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    • Um. Boxing Day 4 min ago
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      • OP: Don't get me wrong - I am not saying we are any better. In fact we are worse. At least BD is our own tradition of gluttony. 3 min ago
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      • np. i have yet to hear of anyone getting trampled on boxing day 2 min ago
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        • Or Boxing Day imposing on another Hokiday 2 min ago
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    • It just doesn't bother me 3 min ago
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    • I will apologize for this. I think Black Friday is disgusting 3 min ago
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      • ita - the only thing worse is that it has now encompassed thursday, too 2 min ago
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        • Ita!! Stores were opening at 4!! Gross 1 min ago
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      • OP: We seem to have imported the worst excesses of it, that is for certain. It saddens me. 2 min ago
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        • The chaos that surrounds BF saddens me too. I hate how America must look 20 sec ago
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  8. Toddler Do you typically gain weight or stay the same in the weeks between thanksgiving and new years? 5 min ago (5 replies)
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    • Gain. 4 min ago
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    • Stay the same. I'm Jewish and my weight gaining holidays already passed 4 min ago
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    • stay the same, but I find I exercise a bit more, too. 3 min ago
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    • Never tracked this 3 min ago
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    • I always lose because we g to the Carribean 1 min ago
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  9. Toddler Our toilet seat has cracked, this is the second one in 2 years. What is going on? No we are not all gigantic. 6 min ago (6 replies)
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    • are they wood or plastic 5 min ago
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      • they seem to be I think partical board inside 5 min ago
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    • What brand? We use Mayflower toilet seats that seem to last forever, and dh is ... large. 3 min ago
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    • Wrong shape for toilet? Not attached correctly? 1 min ago
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      • right shape, on correctly 1 min ago
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  10. Toddler Dh woke me up so many times at the crack of dawn. I'm so fucking pissed. Then just as I'm falling back asleep he tripped up the alarm. He was putting out the garbage. 6 min ago (3 replies)
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  11. Toddler If two red heads have a baby will it have red hair 7 min ago (5 replies)
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    • No 6 min ago
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    • Not necessarily but there is a good chance. Redheadedness (if that is a word) is recessive 6 min ago
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    • i have brown hair and dh has red and my kids are redheads 5 min ago
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    • Very likely 4 min ago
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    • My mom was a red head, dad blonde. 3 kids of 5 have red hair, 2 blonde. 4 min ago
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  12. Toddler Toddler wears a sz 5 shoe and they are getting too tight. Ordering online (stride rite has 40 off) - should I get 5.5 or 6? He has big feet. 15 mo. TIA 8 min ago (3 replies)
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    • i never bought toddler shoes online for this very reason. 8 min ago
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      • I heard my local store doesn't have many sizes plus I'm sick 7 min ago
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    • Get the 6 and put them aside if you must 8 min ago
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  13. Toddler I hope our landlord will extend our lease 2 months so dc can finish school year. Is it possible? 9 min ago (7 replies)
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    • Did you ask? 9 min ago
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      • will ask them this week. They are not very nice men. 8 min ago
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    • Of course it is possible 9 min ago
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    • Landlord: I would. I want people looking to replace you before the school year. Nobody with kids look to rent in April or May 8 min ago
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      • op: hoping they will be sensible like you. 7 min ago
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        • You can always make that argument to them if they're too dim to see it that way...(more) 5 min ago
          but most landlords understand seasonal stuff like that. Good luck
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          • thank you very much. 5 min ago
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  14. Toddler My dh is so annoying low energy. its driving me crazy. he's just not very fun. ds needs glasses and i want to get him cute glasses and dh wants him to get the cheapest glasses....(more) 10 min ago (8 replies)
    he's still sleeping in at 9 today. wish he was more high energy.
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    • He is who he is. 10 min ago
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    • Sleeping at 9 on a vacation day is not laziness imo 9 min ago
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    • Frugal = low energy? 9 min ago
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    • How is the glasses thing about energy? Do you mean he doesn't feel like spending the time looking for glasses? Can you just take DS by yourself? 7 min ago
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    • you snooze you lose 6 min ago
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    • how is budget wise = to low energy? 6 min ago
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    • I get it. I had similar thoughts about my exh. 4 min ago
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    • If I had married someone high energy I don't think I'd still be married. 3 min ago
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  15. Toddler Is it just one person telling everyone this morning how awful they are? 13 min ago (2 replies)
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    • For such a slow morning there is an unusual air of negativity 11 min ago
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    • yup 11 min ago
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  16. Toddler I rented Maleficent and we liked it so much then bought it. Hate when that happens. I've done several times. 16 min ago (4 replies)
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    • If you call them they'll take off the rental if you buy very close to the rental time. 14 min ago
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      • I had no idea! Thanks. With iTunes? 14 min ago
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    • But console yourself with all the times you saved money by renting stuff you'd never buy! 14 min ago
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  17. Toddler Talk me down. Ds has been sick with mono for months now. My parents offered to fly from Europe to help us look after him (they live in London). They call regularly to see how he...(more) 19 min ago (57 replies)
    is, etc. ILS live 2 hours away. Haven't offered to help, don't call. What is up with them?
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    • If you asked your ILs for specific help, would they do it? 18 min ago
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      • probably. It isn't about that. It's the not offering, not checking in, not seeming to care. 17 min ago
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        • Ask for help, let them in. You may find it leads to more of a relationship. 16 min ago
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        • you are drama 16 min ago
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        • thats a ridiculous position 11 min ago
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    • Your parents are ott and your ils are normal. How much help do you need? 17 min ago
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      • we don't need any now. But my parents offer seemed like a caring gesture. And I'd never ask them fly over, but if ILS had offered I might take them up on it. 16 min ago
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        • But you can't/Won't ask. But you want to use this for fuel for discontent. 15 min ago
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      • this 15 min ago
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    • They are different. Don't feel the obligation or feel it may be intrusive. Nothing to be done here. 17 min ago
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      • honestly, they are cold. Even dh is shocked by how little they show any sign of caring. 14 min ago
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        • you know they are cold and are upset that they are being.....COLD? 13 min ago
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        • Maybe you've put them at arm's length. Maybe they see you as calm and capable and don't know that this has been disruptive. 13 min ago
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          • Op: you're probably right about the first half. I probably do. And don't realize it. Thanks. 11 min ago
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    • mono is not that serious, it is great that your parents want to help but I don't think it's a big deal myself 16 min ago
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      • ds was in bed for two months and is only back at school 40% of the time now (per doctors instructions). It's pretty fucking disruptive. 15 min ago
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        • but health why he was not going to die. he is your child and they already raised their's, yes having kids can be very disruptive 14 min ago
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        • So, if you need help....ask for it! 14 min ago
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    • What are the symptoms? I think my sister should have my nephew checked out for this. 15 min ago
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      • high fever and sore throat followed by debilitating lethargy and weakness--ds couldn't stand up for several days. 13 min ago
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        • Oh yes. That's what he's had for days. They ruled out step. Can't believe they didn't do more testing. 12 min ago
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          • ^strep 11 min ago
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          • blood test should show if it's mono. 11 min ago
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            • I will tell sis to take him back in right away. 10 min ago
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    • They are your parents, and they are volunteering to come help you (they can't do anything for your dc that you aren't already doing). Your IL's figure you ruined their son's...(more) 15 min ago
      life, you are now on your own.
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    • I find it easier for my mother to offer the the world. It doesn't come naturally for my dh's parents. Oh well. 15 min ago
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      • op: I think this is it. I guess I grew up in a different type of family and my parents seem more normal to me. My siblings have called to check in on ds too. Dh's have not. Just a...(more) 12 min ago
        A much much more reserved family. Too reserved for my taste.
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        • This will not change unless you make some efforts. Even then, may nit change. Not to be harsh, but I think you just need to deal. 11 min ago
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    • They're not your parents. They don't care about you the way your parents do. 14 min ago
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      • this, the kid is fine 13 min ago
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      • This is the reality for most people. Wrap your heads around it. 13 min ago
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        • no one loves you like your mom 12 min ago
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          • Has been very true for me. 12 min ago
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          • No one loves you like someone you confide in and build a relationship with over years. Sometimes, that can be ILs. But it's a two way street for sure. 9 min ago
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        • My mil adores me but they don't offer a ton. However, if I ask, they are all over it. They see me as a competent, capable adult that married their son. 12 min ago
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        • np: so so true. I saw my IL's weekly and adored them. As soon as my SIL had her kids, it was so blatant- I distanced myself enormously. I hardly share anything with them. I tell m...(more) 11 min ago
          my husband to reach out more to his parents.
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          • her daughter's mothering is an extension of her own, it's just not the same 10 min ago
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            • or: I was naive- I see it now but it was hurtful at the time. I'm lucky I have my own great family 6 min ago
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      • i don't want them to care about me. I do want them to care about their grandson. 9 min ago
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        • Pick up phone. Ask for a visit. 7 min ago
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        • The cannot without feeling like intruders. YOU have to make the first, second nd third moves. Confide in them 2 min ago
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    • Assuming ds is a teen, how much help is needed? I kow it is so tiring to care for a sick person, but he' s not a baby 12 min ago
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      • he is 10 (young for mono) and can't be left alone and we both work full time. ILs know we've both been working from home for months now. 10 min ago
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        • time to hire a sitter. realistically, would you want your ILs moving in with you?? 8 min ago
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          • She said her parents would fly in 7 min ago
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          • we have hired help in the end. No, don't want ILS moving in. Just surprised they don't express much care. Dh thinks it is weird too fwiw. 7 min ago
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            • Did you ask them if they would be available? 1 min ago
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    • what do you need from ILs? it's not their responsibility 9 min ago
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    • Because a mils help is seen as I trust e a d a mothers help is not. Ask inlaws if you need help 8 min ago
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    • Some of your replies are so harsh. Of course ils aren't responsible for ds's care, but kindness and thoughtfulness should be expected 7 min ago
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      • Relationships take years of nurturing back and forth. This goes both ways. That's not harsh. 6 min ago
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        • Op: but you have no idea what I have or haven't done to try to foster a relationship with ILs. Or what DH has tried to do with them. They are cold. I just figured their grandson...(more) 4 min ago
          might prompt some warmth or concern.
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          • Then you need to accept that they are who they are and are not going to change 3 min ago
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    • Your dh shoukd be expressing himself, that you both need them 42 sec ago
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  18. Toddler 3 years ago dh and I almost moved to the burbs as we found our dream house - we went back and forth and decided no. FForward. The house is in forclosure, less money, the schools...(more) 20 min ago (11 replies)
    are getting harder to deal with, my job is intense to the point of too much stress. It is so tempting to revisit this and pull the trigger. So tempting. I'm a wreck right now.
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    • tempting to do what? 20 min ago
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      • op: buy the house, quit the job, change the lifestyle, get out of the hamster wheel of life. 19 min ago
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        • We do that hamster wheel in the burbs too. And I have nothing against it. But that's adult life. 18 min ago
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          • this. Life in your 40s with kids is hectic. The rush hour of life. 17 min ago
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            • op: poignant and true for sure. All of my friends here are ragged out for one reason or another. 15 min ago
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        • it is up to you but if it were me I would do it 18 min ago
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    • It sucks here. Don't do it. 19 min ago
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    • It won't solve all your problems. 19 min ago
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      • op: I know- my dh commuting for one- me not working after 2 years for another. 16 min ago
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    • It is hard to buy a foreclosure. Do you have all cash? 16 min ago
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  19. Toddler What are your thoughts on Albanians? 24 min ago (18 replies)
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    • I grew up in Schenectady so hated them. 23 min ago
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    • Bad impression. 23 min ago
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    • honestly? Think it must suck to come from the super poor former eastern bloc countries. 23 min ago
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      • the people in those countries grow their own food, repair stuff instead of throwing it away, raise lovely children, my dh is from a poor eastern bloc country and he is so good ,...(more) 17 min ago
        love visiting his family
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        • stillis till, it was hard under communism and it's hard now. No denying it. 8 min ago
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          • agree, it is hard, the lack of jobs has been most frustrating for his family. 6 min ago
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    • Just that they live in our state Capitol 23 min ago
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    • I know a couple of them that own some local restaurants. Suave and if I were there wife, I wouldn't turn my back on them 22 min ago
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    • love the regular ones, not the Muslim ones 19 min ago
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    • They are ones who run the successful pizza parlors in my hometown. 19 min ago
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    • They are crazy. Dhs family is from northern Greece and friend is Albanian. And the traffickers in taken were Albanian. 19 min ago
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      • Did a sequel of that movie come out? 18 min ago
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    • They saved a lot of Jews during WWII so they must be good in some way. 13 min ago
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  20. Toddler YBM made me cry today and yet I'm still here 27 min ago (0 replies)
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  21. Toddler 4.5yo looks like he's getting a cold sore! Where did this come from, neither DH nor I get cold sores. Can the virus lie dormant in a kid? 28 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Is he sexually active? 27 min ago
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      • Has nothing to do with that and you know it. 26 min ago
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    • of course. Once you're infected it stays dormant in you for the rest of your life and flares periodically. 26 min ago
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    • he was exposed somewhere to someone who was contagious. It happens. 25 min ago
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      • This is why I can't stand people who kiss kids on the mouth. 20 min ago
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        • dont need a kiss on the mouth to catch it. 18 min ago
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  22. Toddler I have not taken cold meds in about 6 years bc i am always pg or nursing. I swear my colds are over in 2 days instead of 5-7. Anything to this? 28 min ago (5 replies)
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    • Proteins in your hemoglobin from elevated levels 27 min ago
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    • When I was pregnant I was like superwoman - cuts healed in half the time, colds weren't bad etc. back to normal now, sigh. 27 min ago
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      • I was just saying this. Never sick but always exhausted. 26 min ago
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    • i never take cold meds. Most colds pass very quickly in middle age. 25 min ago
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      • Np: i find they last long. Instead of 10 days, 2 weeks 11 min ago
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  23. Toddler I have not used a credit card in 8 years. 30 min ago (9 replies)
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    • What did you buy 8 years ago 29 min ago
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    • i probably have not in that long either and it's not because we have a bunch of money, we really struggle 28 min ago
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      • ditto 28 min ago
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        • I think it works well for us now, we have what we have and we deal with that 27 min ago
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    • I use mine for everything and get 1.5% cash back, which I put towards the mortgage. Probably put $2k per year towards the principal just from this. 26 min ago
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    • Have you traveled? 25 min ago
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      • I am the or, we cannot afford to but my in laws treat us and we do have a debit card 24 min ago
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    • do you use a debit card? 21 min ago
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  24. Toddler Sleeplessinseattle mom and I can't sleep. 31 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Did you talk to him yet???? 21 min ago
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      • no, and I don't think I will. We have done this like 5 times over three years where we almost talk or meet up but do not. I don't know. Perhaps when we are older. 17 min ago
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        • Don't wait. The timing is never going to be more perfect than it is right now 15 min ago
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          • that is true, although I am still in love with exbf and he is freshly moving out of his apartment he was living in with his gf and I don't know, I just don't know. 5 min ago
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  25. Toddler PSA - best holiday gift -...(more) 32 min ago (5 replies)
    • Uh no thanks. 31 min ago
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      • It's such a nice warm scarf and it if you're outside in the cold at all, it's so useful. 30 min ago
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    • if you're sporty/frumpy. 31 min ago
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    • it's ugly 28 min ago
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    • It's fleece. 22 min ago
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