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  1. Toddler Driving from Virginia - suggest a beach for thanksgiving we can drive to that not too far 2 min ago (5 replies)
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    • Ops, Florida beach where it's warm! 2 min ago
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    • do you want to walk the beach and dip your toes in, or do you want to swim? 1 min ago
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      • swim 56 sec ago
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        • then SC and GA won't do. You need to go to FL 42 sec ago
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  2. Toddler You do realize that the adorable Kayci is not allowed back to work for 21 days. That's basic protocol 2 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Yes. Furlough is a great idea. Bubble, not so good. 1 min ago
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      • is her house in maine a bubble? 1 min ago
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        • Look, we disagree about straight up quarantine. We all know you'd love a 21 day vacation. 24 sec ago
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        • They don't want her to leave it. It's silly. Stay out of large gatherings, stay off public transport but you can leave your home 10 sec ago
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      • dumb.ass 31 sec ago
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      • There is a middle way, but in her case I think she should go to jail for being an asshole 3 sec ago
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  3. Toddler If you have kids who have outgrown trick or treating, what grade did they stop? 3 min ago (4 replies)
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    • high school? 9th or 10th grade. 2 min ago
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    • 8th ish. But my 9th grader is going to a friend's tonight, they may still go out. 2 min ago
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    • 13, this year he didn't go. 47 sec ago
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    • i'm kind of hoping my 13 yr old will have her last yr 15 sec ago
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  4. Toddler Making bloody popcorn balls for ds' school party. He politely informs me that half the class has braces. 5 min ago (11 replies)
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    • Can you make them bloody rice crispy treat balls instead? 3 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showAnd nut allergies... 3 min ago
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      • there's no nuts in that 3 min ago
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      • ? 3 min ago
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      • popcorn is not a nut 3 min ago
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        • Most of the packaging says it's made in same facilities of products that contain nuts 1 min ago
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          • she's MAKING them 1 min ago
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            • guess I was thinking of microwave popcorn 18 sec ago
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          • oh my god 56 sec ago
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          • Lol 19 sec ago
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  5. Toddler Anybody have one of those big, cabinet-like, whole house humidifiers? Live in a 2600 sq ft ranch, so it's a long rectangle rather than a square. Do you think one of these would...(more) 7 min ago (4 replies)
    work? The only real spot I have for one is in the LR, which is at one end of the house. It's so dry in here, and I *hate* refilling and cleaning an individual humidifier for each room. TIA
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  6. Toddler Anyone have a dc that has had a fever all week and a horrendous cough? 7 min ago (8 replies)
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    • Work colleagues dc had this for two days. Temp went to 104 7 min ago
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      • we're on day five 6 min ago
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        • Honestly not convinced kid is all better 4 min ago
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          • my ds had this and it was pneumonia 4 min ago
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    • there are so many kids sick at our school. i'm shocked my kids haven't gotten anything yet 6 min ago
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    • my ds had a fever a couple of weekends ago for two nights then the cough started the following week. went on for almost 3 weeks. took him to dr. and they gave him a zpak...didn't...(more) 6 min ago
      really say what it was, but wanted to nip it in the bud if it turned out to be something.
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      • did the cough go away after zpak? 5 min ago
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    • No but I'd get him seen. 3 min ago
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  7. Toddler I stayed up too late last night and perhaps had one too many glasses of wine. i'm glad today is friday. it's a paperwork day at work for me. thank god i dont have to think. 9 min ago (4 replies)
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    • i remember those days 5 min ago
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    • It's always that last glass that puts you over the edge....drink water!!! 2 min ago
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    • what about your kids? this is one of those nights that i have to be on -- taking them trick or treating, etc 33 sec ago
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      • and that's why i didn't drink last night 6 sec ago
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  8. Toddler I'm so mad at dh. I didn't feel well yesterday so I went to bed, he blew off homework, reading, and bedtime. He honestly doesn't think about anything other than the moment and...(more) 11 min ago (55 replies)
    watching tv. Why the fuck is he such an immature man and a terrible parent. I had to search for ds's homework and then stand over him this morning while he wrote his paragraphs.
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    • What was DH's excuse? 11 min ago
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      • excuse? he makes no excuse. just gets pissed at me for criticizing. And just so you know, this is him TRYING to be a good parent, when he's actually THERE. He cleaned out the...(more) 8 min ago
        pumpkins last night so I could carve them for the kids (at 8:00 when they should have been reading.) He is completely irresponsible and never thinks of things that HAVE to be done, just what he wants to do
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        • Was he like this when dating? No sense of responsibility at all? 8 min ago
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          • No. I thought he was responsible. Holding down a regular job, been in the same apartment for 10 years. I mean he didn't really have all that many responsibilities as a single man....(more) 7 min ago
            I didn't know that he couldn't think past the moment.
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            • When you aren't as mad and not tonight have the working together speech. The if I'm sick I really need your help with homework. Maybe the heat of the moment discussions don't...(more) 6 min ago
              work.
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              • I have had these discussions. This is him helping out. Seriously. This is him being responsible. He is incompetent. 4 min ago
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                • Couples therapy is a good next step. 3 min ago
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                  • No. Divorce is a good next step. Sorry, he and I have been through all this before. Like I said, this is an improvement over his behavior. This is as good as he gets. 2 min ago
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                    • You are cutting to the chase. Have you tried therapy? Why be so casual about something so final. Try to get professional help first. 2 min ago
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                      • THis is not casual. I told you, we've had these discussions. We've tried to work on it. He's made his promises. He's tried his hardest. And this is not even the worst thing he has...(more) 23 sec ago
                        done, it's just the most recent.
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    • i'd be pissed 11 min ago
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    • What was your DS excuse??? I can't believe you are making this dh's fault! My kids know HW is THEIR responsiblilty-not mine 10 min ago
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      • np it is his fault 10 min ago
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        • No it is not! How old is this kid??? IF he is writing "paragraphs" I am guessing he is WELL old enough to know HW is HIS responsibility! 7 min ago
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          • he's 9. he's in trouble for lying when I asked him if he had done his hw. but he's a kid. 6 min ago
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            • He is 9! 3rd grade? I hope he doesn't know you are "mad" at dh 5 min ago
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              • Shut up 5 min ago
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                • No! I don't get this?!?! Why is the ds hw OP's DH's responsibility OR OP's responsibility?? 3 min ago
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                  • I dont' care if you don't get it. Shut up. 3 min ago
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                • this 3 min ago
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          • op may have one of those kids like I have that needs guidance and a little push and then checking up, not all kids just do it on their own 5 min ago
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            • It is STILL the child's responsibilty--and I swear I have 3 very different kids---none of them would not do their hw---I set the stage from day 1 that I am not going to be the...(more) 5 min ago
              ring master --it is up to them
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              • yes but a parent often still needs to lead a 9yo 4 min ago
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              • yeah. so have I, which is why I left it up to him. it turns out he didn't bother. 3 min ago
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      • DS? He lost his hw. I'm mad at him, but his wrong is age appropriate. He's going to need to be more closely supervised during hw. I do NOT want to supervise a grown man's...(more) 8 min ago
        parenting.
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        • I just don't get this. I have 7th-5th and 1st grader. If any of them didn't do their hw when I went to bed sick I'd be mad at them 6 min ago
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          • don't get what? I'm mad at him. He got in trouble. But the real problem is that dh who was up and with them didn't think about anything to do actual parenting. hw? why bother?...(more) 5 min ago
            reading? what for? bed time, aww, they can stay up, it's not like they are going to be up late tomorrow hiking around town and begging for candy.
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showwomen marry to have a family. Men marry to have a wife 10 min ago
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      • why do you always say this? 9 min ago
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        • she's amish. can't help it. 9 min ago
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          • then again those amish people have hardworking wives. 9 min ago
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            • they probably beat them like they do their kids 8 min ago
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              • But yet they're not posting about their pathetic dhs and loser kids 7 min ago
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                • ooh, you do sound like you have a great life. especially when you put down others. your advice wasn't accurate for her dc's age. 4 min ago
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        • by virtue of it being the truth in a great many cases 7 min ago
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      • You sound like a Harvard type of gal! 9 min ago
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        • It's a guy--and he is maddening with his lack of ability to understand cultural norms and environmental impacts---ignore 6 min ago
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      • OP. My dh married to have a mommy. 3 min ago
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    • i would have followed up last night if you know he can't be trusted 9 min ago
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      • No but jeez to have to treat dh as if he were another child... Sorry op 8 min ago
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      • I asked. He said he did it. I was sick and didn't want to get up and go searching for hw. This morning when I went to sign his agenda and look for his hw, that is when he said he...(more) 1 min ago
        lost it.
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    • did you remind him. My dh would do it, but I would need to tell him EXACTLY what to do 8 min ago
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      • come on. they're his kids, too. he's not aware that they have homework, or need to go to sleep? 7 min ago
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    • Your ds is going to grow up to be just like your dh if you keep "standing over him" 8 min ago
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      • another great nugget from "women marry to have a family. Men marry to have a wife" poster. 7 min ago
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        • np she's actually right 6 min ago
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          • her kid is already like her dh and she's trying to correct it. that's what's clear to me. she wants a kid who steps up and takes responsibility. that must be taught to some kids. 5 min ago
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          • np the kid is 9 5 min ago
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            • by 9, according to this poster, the kid needs to have a job and his own apartment. she might have raised herself while her parents were on drugs. "can't all kids just raise...(more) 3 min ago
              themselves?" she probably asks.
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              • this, she expects the kid to have their shit together at 9 2 min ago
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                • she may have that rare kid who does have that ability. and the way she talks, i bet her 9yo parents her to a degree because it certainly isn't the other way around. 1 min ago
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              • Oh stop being overly dramatic you senseless ninny. 1 min ago
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                • it isn't dramatic to think a 9yo has the responsibilty level of a high schooler? tell us how 9yos should act, in your educated opinion? 7 sec ago
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      • np I want to slap you 7 min ago
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        • We all want what we can't have 6 min ago
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  9. Toddler Newark and Yonkers are saying that 13 yr olds have to be home "by" 10:30 tonight. Isn't that seriously late? 12 min ago (8 replies)
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    • Not for the kind of kids they're concerned about 11 min ago
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    • it is Friday night 11 min ago
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    • basically they don't want these kids out in the middle of the night 10 min ago
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      • op- Yes- I get it---but 10:30 is super late for a 13 yr old to be out wandering around 9 min ago
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        • no. Growing up in Chicago we had 10pm curfew on school nights, 1030 on weekends. THere would be a little announcement on NBC5 "It's 10pm do you know where your kids are?" 7 min ago
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          • np: they STILL make that announcement on fox in nyc 5 min ago
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        • Np: in your world, yes. Plenty of kids are less supervised than you are. Do you know much about Newark and Yonkers? 4 min ago
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  10. Toddler Dh is worried that 9th grade dd and friend will go out alone tonight. 13 min ago (7 replies)
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    • Loser 12 min ago
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    • sing let it go to him 12 min ago
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    • In Iraq? I'd be worried, too. 11 min ago
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      • what makes you think they're in iraq? 11 min ago
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        • Oh, they must be in Afghanistan, right? DH is probably justifiably concerned. 9 min ago
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    • ?? my 11yo and 13yo are going out tonight with friends and no parents. 11 min ago
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    • I get it -- halloween on a friday night does make it seem like it will be wilder. but it is time-- he can't go with her and she shouldn't be made to stay home 11 min ago
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  11. Toddler If i am repeating a story that has to do with me to a friend about a 3rd party i don't think this is gossip, now if i am trash talking her that is a different story, that is...(more) 13 min ago (5 replies)
    always wrong but simply repeating it is not
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    • Repeating stories without the people present is the very definition of gossip. 10 min ago
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      • not when it involves me is my point 9 min ago
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        • ^but i agree that it must involve me directly 9 min ago
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          • Np: what is the friend's involvement in the story? 6 min ago
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    • I lost two friendships like this. The middle person stirred a ton of shit. 3 min ago
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  12. Toddler Could dean mcdermott be any grosser? 17 min ago (12 replies)
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    • no 16 min ago
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    • well he seems like an ok dad so maybe this could make him grosser? 16 min ago
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      • he abandoned his adopted newborn. 1 min ago
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    • he looks so beaten up on that show omg 15 min ago
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    • right? how bloated can he be? 14 min ago
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      • he looks like he is still using on that show 12 min ago
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        • he really does. i guess it could be leftover from using before but seems like he'd look better after 9 months or whatever of sobriety 12 min ago
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          • right? I was also wondering how he could be filming his projects looking like that 11 min ago
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            • did you watch the last episode with her hoarding? starting to see how supremely fucked up she is 8 min ago
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        • I was thinking this too 12 min ago
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    • yeah, but not a bigger loser 13 min ago
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    • his eyes are so close together. I can't stand looking at people like that. 59 sec ago
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  13. Toddler Am I overreacting? Dh goes hiking on Friday mornings. He left this morning and forgot his cell phone. I don't really care where he goes, but 6 miles of wilderness hiking in a...(more) 21 min ago (34 replies)
    statepark, I think he should have a way to call out- what if he fell or something? Ok to get pissed at him for this later? I don't even know where he is or when he'll be home.
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    • It's annoying but it was an oversight. Not like he does it all the time. 20 min ago
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      • Op-he's careless about this. I know he forgets to take his phone at least once a month. 19 min ago
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        • it wasn't that long ago that none of us had phone, and we regularly left the house without being tethered this way 19 min ago
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          • THIS 17 min ago
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          • Right. And not long before that, we had no antibiotics and people regularly died of infections, just because something is new doesn't make the old way better 16 min ago
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            • it's not like he's a child. let him have some time alone. 15 min ago
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            • people didn't die regularly from not having cell phones 6 min ago
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        • np So help him remember to bring it next time. I wouldn't be mad. 17 min ago
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    • I'm stuck on the fact that your DH can go hiking regularly on Firday morning. Where do you live? 20 min ago
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      • He works a lot of hours, including weekends. Takes Friday am off. 19 min ago
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    • isn't the point of something like hiking in the wilderness to NOT have your cell phone? 19 min ago
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      • Np: that's just irresponsible if you get an injury, etc 19 min ago
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    • there is no signal is there? 18 min ago
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    • what did people do when there were no cell phones? 18 min ago
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      • apparently they were all irresponsible for ever leaving the house 18 min ago
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    • i am your dh. sometimes that happens. i, too, hike in a state park. i would hardly call it the wildnerness. if i forget my phone, i'm just conscious to be a bit more carefull...(more) 17 min ago
      and come home on time.
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    • does it happen freq. or happens once in a while by accident? former=get mad. latter=say nothing. 17 min ago
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    • You're overreacting. Can you imagine if you forgot your cell phone for a nice morning out and dh berated you when you came home, ruining your nice morning? Just let it go. 16 min ago
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    • ok to get pissed at him later? what will that solve? just ruining halloween for your dc because you and dh are angry with each other. i would just mention that he forgot it and...(more) 16 min ago
      should try to be more mindful of it. he's an adult. stop nagging.
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    • i would let him know that it scares me when he does that and can he please be more conscious about remembering it 15 min ago
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    • Does he even get service on his hikes? I never take my cell phone on hikes. There's no service anyway, and I don't want to chance dropping or losing it 14 min ago
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    • He goes alone? That's really not smart. But his cell probably doesn't work in the wilderness anyway 14 min ago
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      • i keep cracking up everytime we use the word wilderness here. op - what state park is this? i'm sure he's not rock climbing, etc. he's just going for a glorified walk in the...(more) 12 min ago
        woods.
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        • Are you from the US? There are plenty of wilderness woods out there she probably lives in NH or VT 11 min ago
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        • why are you cracking up if you don't know? 11 min ago
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          • because i suspect op is high drama and embellishing here. her poor dh just can't get a break. 10 min ago
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            • your suspicion is BS 8 min ago
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        • You're probably right. OP may have a flair for hyperbole 10 min ago
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        • np: i used her word when i responded. maybe she lives in the mountains somewhere. 10 min ago
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          • i know. i'm willing to bet she doesn't though. i really hope she doesn't ruin the day by making a big thing out of this. 9 min ago
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            • lol what do you care? 9 min ago
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            • plenty of state parks in VT are certainly the wliderness--ditto adirondacks---you sound like a fool 8 min ago
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    • ok to be concerned but not pissed. He is a grown man. 13 min ago
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    • What state park? 9 min ago
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  14. Toddler Voter id laws in Texas disenfranchising. A picture ID should be fine, why it has to be a special texas ID is silly...(more) 22 min ago (64 replies)
    • it isn't silly -- it is how you keep the old, poor and brown people from voting 21 min ago
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    • they have a certain goal in mind 20 min ago
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      • and it's not voter fraud 16 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showThere are seven types of photo ID allowed. Get one of them. The article is outraged that drivers' licenses expired for more than 60 days are not allowed. Grow up. 16 min ago
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      • come on. the whole point of those laws is voter suppression and everybody knows it. 16 min ago
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        • I disagree. 15 min ago
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          • okay. show me ANY evidence that there has been any significant voter fraud in any state that warrants such laws. 14 min ago
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            • she can't, because such evidence does not exist. 11 min ago
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          • what is the point? 13 min ago
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          • lol ok 12 min ago
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        • um no; its to prevent fraudulent votes which cancel out votes of citizens 4 min ago
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      • except out of state licenses are not, and did you read the article? you can't always afford to get one 15 min ago
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        • did you read the article? In such cases, you can go to a DMV official for a voter card. 15 min ago
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          • and did you read it? People can't get there, then the ID they have isn't enough, or they are turned away 14 min ago
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            • then they can get a provisional ballot 13 min ago
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              • unless it is too late to get one. READ THE ARTICLE 12 min ago
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                • Yes, unless then. So be it. You should know if your license is expired. 12 min ago
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                  • why does it matter? you can't get the license if you're not a citizen. why is that not proof, esp for an elderly person who has lived int he same area with the same address for...(more) 11 min ago
                    30 years
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                    • You have to have some control over the system, and expired documents are not valid. 10 min ago
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                      • the issue - the REASON - such laws are passed - is voted suppression. the republicans should be ashamed at their attempt to pervert the system. now - if there were ACTUAL evidenc...(more) 8 min ago
                        e of voter fraud - okay then, we could take about solutions to that. but there's not. it's a straw horse.
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                        • if someone were misrepresenting herself at the polls, but there was no way to check that, how would we ever have evidence of it? 7 min ago
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                          • but people are NOT, that's the point. every investigation of this has shown that is not the case. 6 min ago
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                            • You just keep saying that they're not. I'm asking you a serious question. How do we know that? 6 min ago
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                              • becuase this research has been done, and there is no evidence. the list of registered voters exists and can be checked against other data on people 5 min ago
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                                • how is it checked? Checked for what? Against what? 4 min ago
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      • yeah shouldn't have to have ANY id. unless you are trying to keep certain types from voting of course 14 min ago
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        • or people from voting twice 10 min ago
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          • yeah you can't vote twice. lol 5 min ago
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            • you can if you vote as someone else the second time 4 min ago
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    • I worry more about voter fraud and you should too 9 min ago
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    • voter disenfranchment is made up to get illegals to vote democrat. Wake up. 8 min ago
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    • lets pretend that illegals would vote republican; do you want ids now? 6 min ago
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    • lol. ids to get on planes, go to doctor, get any govt benefits, take act/sat, but not to vote. 5 min ago
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      • except you can use an out of state Id or a college ID to get on a plane, you don't need some special texas id 4 min ago
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        • states have rights. Texas has more reason to be concerned with its border problems. Come on; pretend those illegal votes are for GOP. 3 min ago
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  15. Toddler Is an omlet and 2 pieces of toast a really big breakfast? 22 min ago (8 replies)
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    • no 22 min ago
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    • Anything more than 2 pieces of toast is a big breakfast for me. 21 min ago
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    • Way more than I could eat 21 min ago
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    • how many eggs? 20 min ago
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    • how tall are you? my bff who is 6'1" eats more than that 19 min ago
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    • how big is the omlette. # of eggs? lots of toppings? cheese? 16 min ago
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    • I would eat that, but probably would have a small lunch or a late snack. 15 min ago
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    • Normsl for me. 2 egg veggie omelet with two pieces of toast. Sometimes bacon. But then I eat a small, late lunch 13 min ago
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  16. Toddler Ok, for a zombie costume, all we need are ripped clothes and some face makeup, right? 23 min ago (4 replies)
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    • but good face makeup needed 23 min ago
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    • yes 23 min ago
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    • yes 23 min ago
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    • yes and you can make fake blood with cornstarch and food coloring. 19 min ago
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  17. Toddler Dh is playing his ps4 with strangers on the internet and he talks to them on his headset and he is boasting of his sexual relations with their mothers 24 min ago (7 replies)
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    • my dh also plays online games but they share pics of the kids and stuff 24 min ago
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      • their kids doing fun thing, I should be clear^ 23 min ago
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    • Charming. Sounds like a winner. 23 min ago
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    • my dh yells "BOOM!" whenever he shoots someone, he mostly plays with 14 year olds online. 23 min ago
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    • men are weird imagine us boasting about sleeping with the fathers of our rivals 22 min ago
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      • I have done that 21 min ago
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      • i can't imagine any of the men i know saying this 21 min ago
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  18. Toddler Mom upset that her kid got flu vax at school. She isn't mad he got it, but feels a doctor should be the one to give it not a nurse because that is "practicing"...(more) 26 min ago (25 replies)
    • I do not want that bitch injecting my child 25 min ago
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    • It has been well-established that doling out shots is within the scope of practice of nursing. 25 min ago
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    • I didn't read and I am pro-vax but parents definitely should consent before a school niurse gives kids a vaccine! 25 min ago
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      • come on. i'm sure the nurse didn't give the child a shot w/o parental permission. 23 min ago
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        • well then she can't be mad? 23 min ago
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        • Np: it says without consent in the headline 22 min ago
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          • i highly doubt that's the case. 22 min ago
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            • Read the article the permission was for another kid named Zachary 21 min ago
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            • It was. The kid was mistaken for another kid who had the same first name. 21 min ago
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            • It is, and the school admits it. If you don't believe, click on the link 20 min ago
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          • no way. no school is going to do that. 21 min ago
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            • but maybe this school did. 21 min ago
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            • Not on purpose, but they did, in fact, do this 20 min ago
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    • What? Doctors don't give shots 24 min ago
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      • they CAN, but it's usually done by others. 23 min ago
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        • I didn't say they can't, I said they don't 22 min ago
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      • This. And if they do- they suck at it. As my dad says "don't ever send a dr to do a nurses job". He told me that after a dr 10 min ago
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    • oh please. i got my shot at CVS. any phlebotomist can do this. 24 min ago
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    • No the problem is she didn't consent the permission was for another Zachary who was sick that day 21 min ago
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      • read it though, it says that in the article 18 min ago
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        • Np: no, she said "in a doctor's office" 16 min ago
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    • Okay, you need to read a little more carefully. She didn't want it administered by a doctor, but in a doctor's office. And I don't blame her: the school nurse fucked it up, gave...(more) 17 min ago
      it to the wrong Zachary. School nurses are not the best--schools don't pay nearly what they make in other settings, so they can't hire the best ones.
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      • oh come on. you're generalizing way too broadly. the school nurses i've known were very experienced nurses who realized that school nurse was a great gig once they had a bunch of...(more) 13 min ago
        kids in school. wise and caring, they are women i'd trust with my own kids.
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        • Maybe you're the one who's generalizing too broadly 12 min ago
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    • seems she is mad because that flu shot was meant for another child not hers. a mistake was made and could have been bad if the child was atsth...(more) 4 min ago
      Oops, if child us asthmatic or allergic to eggs it would have been a problem. I would be upset too. Sorry for typos if any..can't see what I'm writing.
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  19. Toddler Do you make dinner on Halloween or just eat whatever? 27 min ago (10 replies)
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    • we're having pizza at the neighbors with a few other families before TOT. (ds and me). DH will probably just eat candy while handing it out :) 26 min ago
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    • pizza 25 min ago
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    • usually pizza 25 min ago
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    • pizza 21 min ago
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    • i got flamed a couple days ago but I made a lasagna for tonight 20 min ago
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      • why would you get flamed? lasagna is delish and it's perfect to put together early and pop in the over later. 11 min ago
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        • exactly. fills them up and easy to serve a crowd 3 min ago
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    • I make sure that I eat a healthy dinner so I don't go crazy with the candy myself! This year, there is a 3pm pizza party at ds school, so he'll just eat there and we'll go...(more) 19 min ago
      straight on to trick or treating after.
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    • i'm picked dd up from school, then to our friend's neighborhood. I'll give dd small meal then later i'll probably pick up mcD 9 min ago
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    • my building has a pizza party before trick or treating. it's brilliant 8 min ago
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  20. Toddler DH does act like the Scrooge of Halloween. Outraged that the doorbell will be ringing, so many kids up and down our steps. Meanwhile he does nothing -- I make all the costumes,...(more) 27 min ago (5 replies)
    buy the candy, hand it out, go out with younger dcs... it's fun, sheesh!
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    • What's wrong with him? 26 min ago
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      • op: On this issue, I dunno! I shared his pain when dcs were babies and teens would ring the bell at 9 or 9:30 with no costumes, waking the baby... but even that hasn't been an...(more) 24 min ago
        issue for years
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    • How do you both hand out candy nd go out? 25 min ago
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      • op: When I'm walking around outside with youngest dc I just leave a bowl of candy on my front steps. Older ones can go ToTing by themselves now 23 min ago
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    • Dh is same. Grew up in a rural area and his parents never took them. He thinks its odd. 24 min ago
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  21. Toddler I just hit 145 pounds today. i know you guys think of that as really fat, but i WAS 178. i feel great. 28 min ago (21 replies)
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    • congrats. I hope to be you soon! 28 min ago
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    • good job 28 min ago
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    • I'll bet you look terrific 28 min ago
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      • not terrific but WAY WAY WAY better! 26 min ago
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    • Awesome! I am at 170 down from 175 and 145 is great 27 min ago
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    • That's terrific. 27 min ago
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    • Congrats 27 min ago
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    • How are you doing it and hiw long has it taken? 27 min ago
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      • well, i did regular calorie counting for 2 months (1000 net cals a day) and was UP two pounds at the end. so now i'm doing low cal/low carb and THAT is FINALLY working! 26 min ago
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        • 1000 cal is too low 26 min ago
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          • more than that does not work. moreover, i said net. i work out 1 hour a day, add 300 cals. so i essentially eat between 1200-1300 but only on day i work out. if i don't work out i...(more) 24 min ago
            eat less than 1000.
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            • what type of exercises if any do yo do? 19 min ago
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              • mostly zumba and body pump. those are my favorites. and i work out really hard - zumba esp can be easy if you don't move your body enough. sometimes tabata, circuit training,...(more) 17 min ago
                running stairs.
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    • Congrats! I'm down to 150 from 265. I still have another 15 to go, but man, it makes a big difference! 27 min ago
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    • Yay you! 26 min ago
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    • I'm 252 down from 291 so you'll hear nothing from me but GO YOU! 145 is great! my goal is about 175 26 min ago
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    • don't go too far! 145 may be perfect for your body. 25 min ago
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      • nope. i'm 5'2". my goal is 135. i think that is a reasonable goal given my body's propensity to put on fat! it will be the smallest i've ever been since high school. 24 min ago
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        • you're almost there! congrats! 23 min ago
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          • thanks! today made me happy - to see 145 on the scale! 22 min ago
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    • I think you are amazing! Nice job! 7 min ago
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  22. Toddler Cold and windy halloween here (Chicago) and 7 yo DD has major drama that she can't wear her costume as originally planned. It's only 7 am, ugh. 29 min ago (21 replies)
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    • wear jacket over costume; take off at school 28 min ago
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      • OP: I know this. DD is acting like that ruins her life. There is also a leggings issue - I said she has to wear tights or something warmer than nylon leggings 27 min ago
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        • does she walk to school or have a school bus? If school bus, no biggie 26 min ago
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    • sucks for girls. THey usually have cute costumes instead of warm and comfy ones. I was just telling my 7yo ds he's lucky his costume involves black sweats, fleece and jacket 27 min ago
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      • np I am trying to figure out what he is, first thought is ninja but then what is the fleece for? 26 min ago
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        • OP: he's just wearing the mask from the movie scream :) 25 min ago
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          • oh 25 min ago
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          • I HATE THAT MASK!!!! 24 min ago
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            • ^mostly b/c it reminds me of bank robbers. 24 min ago
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              • not a huge fan either, but it was $10 and he owned the other clothes so I'm thrilled. He will be warm, I didn't have to make anything and he's so happy about it. Done deal! 23 min ago
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    • I try to out on warm undergarments and put the custume over of you can 27 min ago
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    • what did princesses in real life wear when it was cold? 27 min ago
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      • 7 layers of petticoats and corsets 26 min ago
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      • many many layers 26 min ago
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      • They went about swathed in shawls. 24 min ago
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    • But Elsa's are IMMUNE to the cold 26 min ago
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      • OP: She is Matilda actually, which isn't horrible for cold weather. But she is refusing her jacket and warmer tights 26 min ago
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        • oooh, that's cute!!! I love the matilda costume. the blazer is awesome 25 min ago
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          • OP: Is there an actual costume ? She just put together one with her brothers clothes and a grey skirt 24 min ago
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            • no. but I saw the broadway show and picture that as the costume. I like it! 23 min ago
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  23. Toddler Happy bday dd! 29 min ago (0 replies)
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  24. Toddler If your dc are too young to go trick or treating without you, do you still give out candy? Do you and dh split up? 30 min ago (10 replies)
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    • split 29 min ago
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    • We used to have one at home and one w the kids. 29 min ago
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    • Yes we dish out candy 29 min ago
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    • We leave a basket on our porch and both go with our two young kids, that's what most ppl in our neighborhood do 28 min ago
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    • we gave out candy in college 28 min ago
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    • Dh and I will take them around the block, then dh is going home to be the door opener and I'm taking dc to meet friends for a few more mins of t or t then home by 7 (hopefully...(more) 28 min ago
      sooner)
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    • yes 28 min ago
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    • my housekeeper will stay at home giving candy. i'll bee with dd aaround the block 27 min ago
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    • my parents used to come over on halloween when the kids were young. my husband always has gigs on halloween night, so was rarely home. 27 min ago
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    • Single mom here I take dc tot'ing with xh and when we get back we give out candy. He's 6, so tot'ing doesn't take all that long. And kids ring our doorbell reaaaaaly late 9 min ago
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  25. Toddler I know i'm late to the game, but was watching season finale of teen mom last night. how fucked up is it that you leave your 4 mo baby with your mom, and she gets so trashed that...(more) 30 min ago (9 replies)
    she puts his diaper on backwards and tries to feed him a banana? poor kailyn.
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    • are you saying the people on reality tv may be a bit challenged? that is a shocking revalation that someone who would open their lives to tv cameras like that may be a little off. 28 min ago
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      • Np: and also that girls who decide to try motherhood as teens may not have had the best role models in their own parents? OP, you are really onto something here! 27 min ago
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        • oh come on - of course i know that. it was just particularly sad. this girl is a nice kid, relatively responsible, and leaving your baby with your mom to find her TRASHED - that...(more) 25 min ago
          is really sad.
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        • my doctorate research topic is finally coming in to focus! 25 min ago
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    • never saw the show, but that sound about par for the course....if you have a baby when you are a child yourself, chances are you didn't have the best mother in the 1st...(more) 28 min ago
      place....it's a cycle
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      • yes, but it's just so sad. her mom had basically re-established a relationship that season, had helped her out, told her it was a new start...and then did that. 27 min ago
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    • The show is called Teen Mom, not Harvard Mom, not Suburban Overachiever Mom. I don't think this is a stretch to understand why these people make good TV. 26 min ago
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      • geez people - just commenting on how sad it was. the poor girl. 23 min ago
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        • The sadness may come in the exploitation of young teens without role models. The other aspect is that while mocking these children to get ratings and advertiser money (which you...(more) 20 min ago
          are contributing to) they are not doing a darn thing to help them other than provide compensation which is probably isn't going into the DBs' college funds.
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