Toddler

  1. Toddler Oh no! I just found out that I have to give a brief speech to about 1500 people this evening. It's at a school event. I'm the worst public speaker ever and my stomach is in...(more) 50 min ago (11 replies)
    knots now.
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    • Practice and script the first line. Do it in the mirror. Focus on one person who looks friendly. 49 min ago
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    • talking about what? 48 min ago
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      • Thanking parent volunteers. 47 min ago
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    • Keep focusing on 'brief'. Everyone hates long speeches anyway. Just say a few sentences, focus on one person 'out there' and good luck! 48 min ago
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      • Thanks. I always get so nervous that I freeze 47 min ago
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        • Why did they wait until now to tell you? That doesn't seem fair. Can someone else do it if you're really not into it? 46 min ago
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          • I'm PTA president. Principal just sprung it on me. I tried to decline. 43 min ago
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            • Just say the usual - PTA couldn't exist without the help of the parents at all the events, including xxxx. it's been a great year. have a wonderful summer. Congrats to...(more) 32 min ago
              graduates and families, see the rest of you next year. Done.
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  2. Toddler Who makes and keeps your dc's dentist appointments? cuts their fingernails? knows when their homework is due? sahms need not reply 51 min ago (35 replies)
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    • the care and entertainment of young children is women's work 51 min ago
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    • I do all of the above. And yes, I wohm and make way more money than dh. 51 min ago
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      • I hope his dick is nine inches long and thick as a cucumber 50 min ago
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        • Me too, but I am really controlling. So I do it out of compulsion. 49 min ago
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        • Np: that's my dh, but he helps a lot and i am a sahm 47 min ago
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      • i will be surprised if one wohm responds that her dh does all this (assuming he's not a sahd) 50 min ago
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      • ditto. 43 min ago
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    • i'm more the point person on all that stuff 51 min ago
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    • Me. I literally do 99.9 percent of all kid-related stuff, and I am deeply resentful of DH. He doesn't even think of anything of this. 50 min ago
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      • women marry to have families. Men marry to have wives 50 min ago
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        • Well, that's not how I see marriage, assuming the man is a decent human being. 48 min ago
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    • me, me, me. 50 min ago
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      • ^though dh takes them to dentist and dr. appts half the time. assuming i've made them and remind him 50 min ago
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        • doesn't count. 49 min ago
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          • well i'm glad not to take them every time but I wish I were not the cruise director. 49 min ago
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    • Me 50 min ago
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    • I make appointments and dh typical my takes dc 50 min ago
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    • me. but dh cut finger nails. now dc does it himself. 50 min ago
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    • dh cuts the finger nails. or i do. really who ever notices. we tag team school stuff 50 min ago
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    • I do. I work, but it just makes more sense that it falls to me, since DH is the breadwinner. 50 min ago
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      • ::sigh:: 49 min ago
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        • I'm OK with it. Our lifestyle is supported by his income, certainly not by mine. 48 min ago
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    • I do all the stuff, dh schedules all the stuff, deals with paperwork 49 min ago
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    • Dh does appointments and fingers I do school because he is home when drs are available and I am home for school stuff. He makes much more money than I do but we have different...(more) 48 min ago
      hours. He does the laundry I do the dishes
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    • I do all of it. knowing about it, scheduling /arranging /logistics, showing up. plus I pay all household bills. we both woh. 47 min ago
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    • They do that themselves mostly. I do the appointments but I'm single. 47 min ago
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    • I do all of it, scheduling/arranging/taking to doc and dentist/cutting fingernails/applying bandaids. All of it. Plus I arrange cleaner and sitters (dh keeps forgetting nanny's...(more) 44 min ago
      name). He does taxes and paperwork (pays household bills) and occasionally empties dishwasher. That's it. we both woh. He earns more but (to be blunt) I'm smarter.
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    • They cut their own nails. I handle all healthcare. Dh handles clothes shopping, all playdates, all birthday parties. 43 min ago
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    • i don't even think dh knows dcs dentist name 41 min ago
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    • i do all kid related stuff, dh does house related stuff and pays all bills, deals with insurance 41 min ago
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    • Both dh and I do the medical appointments. Dc cuts her own nails but when she was a baby I used to do it because dh was always nervous. Homework is all dc. 40 min ago
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    • I make the appts, DH takes them usually. I cut their fingernails. DH is home with them afterschool for homework but I am the one who goes through their folders and pulls out...(more) 38 min ago
      important stuff. DH is great but we have different strengths
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    • me. the last time i let DH handle a well visit, DD wound up getting a 2nd flu shot, after I had already gotten her one (and told him). 29 min ago
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    • Me. Coparenting mom. I also bring them to all medical/dental visits, get them haircuts, buy/replenish school supplies, clothes, etc. 27 min ago
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      • ^divorced, coparenting I mean 27 min ago
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  3. Toddler What's the best way to teach kids how to write their names? 53 min ago (3 replies)
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    • you write in highlighter and have them trace 52 min ago
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    • tracing? 52 min ago
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    • i would have them practice making circles and straight lines first, then make sure they knew the letters, then tracing 41 min ago
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  4. Toddler I got spanked by my babysitter on several occasions. 53 min ago (28 replies)
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    • wow. were your parents OK with this? 52 min ago
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      • I don't think they ever knew. I don't know if they would have been or not. 52 min ago
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    • Why werent you behaving? 52 min ago
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      • Good question. Just being kids. 51 min ago
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    • my father hit us with his belt. 52 min ago
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      • ^and my sitter used to try and hit us with her cane. 52 min ago
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      • abusively? 48 min ago
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    • my babysitter ate all my flintstone vitamins and watched the playboy channel. 52 min ago
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    • I remember my mom telling the sitter she could spank me 51 min ago
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      • did she ever do it? 51 min ago
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        • no 50 min ago
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          • the possibility of it must have made you behave 50 min ago
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            • I already behaved, I was not a poorly behaved child 49 min ago
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              • did your mom spank you? 49 min ago
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                • yes 49 min ago
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                  • did she have to do it often? 48 min ago
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                    • she never had to do it, she did it anytime she was stressed or mad, had nothing to do with me 48 min ago
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    • I guess your kids were already sleeping when you got home then? 51 min ago
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    • I had a nanny and she never ever had to spank us (4 of us). We loved her so. She had a *look* that meant you had upset her and you felt like crap. 46 min ago
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      • this was a HS girl, though 45 min ago
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        • She was probably hit at home. 45 min ago
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          • maybe. I don't know. She was very nice. Ended up going to a great college. 44 min ago
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  5. Toddler Is there a term for the male version of camel toe? 54 min ago (5 replies)
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  6. Toddler I realize that I just don't like where we live, maybe in about 5 years we can move 54 min ago (2 replies)
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    • what don't you like? 54 min ago
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      • neighborhood and the house itself 53 min ago
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  7. Toddler We are Moving to a more expensive place. Better to buy a smaller house or rent for a year to save and buy the house we want? 54 min ago (14 replies)
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    • No 54 min ago
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    • Rent 54 min ago
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    • depends where you are moving 54 min ago
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      • How so? 52 min ago
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        • how much do you think the market will go up in a year? where are you moving and i can give you some idea. 51 min ago
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          • I'm moving from the eastern main line to the western main line (Philadelphia) 50 min ago
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            • ^^^ I font think the market will change much in a year 49 min ago
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    • don't move at all for a year 54 min ago
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      • We have to 53 min ago
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        • rent. or settle for a smaller house and stay (i hate moving) 52 min ago
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          • Right! That's the question 52 min ago
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    • I'd buy but that is me 53 min ago
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    • rent. I am a fan of getting to know your area before buying 51 min ago
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  8. Toddler Do you believe the rumors that Jennifer Garner and Ben A. will divorce soon 55 min ago (24 replies)
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    • Yep 54 min ago
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      • that seems sad. she seems like she just loves a married life with kids and cooking, etc 54 min ago
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        • Well then she shouldn't have married Ben Affleck. 53 min ago
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        • i agree, although I think if were really true she wouldn't have been with Ben in the first place. she clearly was looking for more celebrity or wildness or something. 53 min ago
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        • Lol, no. That woman has excellent PR 51 min ago
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          • what's her real deal? 50 min ago
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            • She calls the paps every time she goes to the playground. She knew what he was like 47 min ago
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              • no. she testified before congress about paparazzi leaving kids alone. 39 min ago
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              • she deliberately looks like a frump and thinks it helps her seem "more real', instead she just looks bad. and dresses her kids in strange mismatched stuff too. 38 min ago
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    • seems plausible. 54 min ago
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    • i sure hope not 54 min ago
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    • He seems like a hot mess 54 min ago
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      • why? 53 min ago
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        • Addicted to gambling, has depression, a skirt chaser, etc. 53 min ago
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    • no, they seem like a loving couple. 53 min ago
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    • it's not rational for actors to think their relationships with other hollywood people will last. 52 min ago
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    • no 51 min ago
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    • why is she in so many commercials? 38 min ago
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  9. Toddler I took yesterday off. today, I finished some paper work and pretty much did nothing. (two appointments at home) I feel lazy, but happy to finally have some free time after...(more) 55 min ago (0 replies)
    moving.
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  11. Toddler Do i have any chance of finding a puppy toy poodle in a rescue shelter? 56 min ago (15 replies)
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    • Absolutely. I found a cavalier King Charles spaniel 55 min ago
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      • Can you give me any tips on how to go about doing this? 54 min ago
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        • Sign up with a rescue organization they will email you when they get a puppy 53 min ago
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          • Thank you so much. Just found one from my state 51 min ago
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    • And I just adopted the exact breed combo I got in college that died a few years ago. Just found a beagle-corgi for adoption. He is the best. 54 min ago
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      • How do I find one? It seems like all the rescue places I have called are only open on Saturdays. I tried to work with a woman who brings puppies up from Texas but no response. 53 min ago
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        • Have you gone on Petfinder? 51 min ago
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          • I'm on there now. Not having any matches so far.... 47 min ago
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    • find a breed specific rescue 54 min ago
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    • i did! go on pet finder and put in exactly what you want 53 min ago
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      • ^ she was 1yo though we didn't want a puppy 52 min ago
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    • PETFINDER! 53 min ago
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    • OP: You guys are seriously the best. THANK YOU so much 51 min ago
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  12. Toddler Shut up, blue jays. I'm trying to work. 56 min ago (0 replies)
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  13. Toddler Eh, forget it. Larry David is only in the play another week. I can't get there that fast. I missed out. 58 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Ok non sequitur mom 56 min ago
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    • jason alexander is taking over 52 min ago
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    • It got pretty bad reviews. 51 min ago
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    • i saw it, not missing much. 40 min ago
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  14. Toddler You have a can of diced tomatoes, eggs, asparagus and a can of sardines. can you make anything? 58 min ago (13 replies)
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    • onions? you can make shakshuka 57 min ago
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      • i have onions. what is shakshuka 55 min ago
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        • A delicious Israli dish with tomatoes & onions. check out a receipe on smitten kitchen 53 min ago
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      • there is also goat cheese in teh fridge 54 min ago
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        • you are golden. the receipe calls for feta. easy swap 53 min ago
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    • No 57 min ago
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    • Asparagus omlette. 56 min ago
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    • Frittata. Without the sardines! 56 min ago
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    • Nothing that my familyu would eat 56 min ago
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    • you can always make something...grill asparagus in roasting pan, make egg and mix in the drained tomato, chop the asparagus and serve together w/ the eggs. If you must use the...(more) 55 min ago
      sardines, puree w/ olive oil, a little lemon juice and use as a sauce.
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    • asparagus and eggs for one thing, tomatoes and sardines - maybe on toast or pasta? 53 min ago
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      • i can get at least 2 meals out of these ingredients 46 min ago
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  15. Toddler I am loving summer :) 59 min ago (4 replies)
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    • me too. thank God it finally arrived. I loathe winter. 58 min ago
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    • Nice, enjoy! I'm still waiting for summer ;) 57 min ago
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      • where are you? 57 min ago
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        • western europe. I'm still wearing my wool coat. Next week the temps should start rising, and more importantly, warmer breezes/winds should arrive. Still have cold, chilly...(more) 54 min ago
          northern/northwestern winds, damn cold!
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  16. Toddler Girls is now on Amazon Prime, and I was so prepared to find Lena Dunham as loathsome as she seems in the press, but she is actually kind of endearing. That said, I don't get the...(more) 1 hr ago (23 replies)
    appeal of the show. It's so plodding and boring. Have no interest to watch past the first few episodes.
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    • love it. 1 hr ago
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    • I am unattractive and overweight myself, so I should be one of her supporters, but I find her so hard to look at. 59 min ago
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      • I think she's relatable. She looks like most of America. 58 min ago
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        • roseanne was relatable. lena dunham is a genius 58 min ago
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          • In what way? Just curious. 57 min ago
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          • I didn't find Roseanne relatable at all. She seemed crass and tacky. 57 min ago
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            • np. lol at "tacky." 57 min ago
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            • That show was awesome. It was brave to show a lower class family. 56 min ago
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              • ita. that show really dealt with lmc issues and really understand day-to-day life of the midwestern white working class in a way that was pretty much unprecedented. 55 min ago
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                • Well there was Archie Bunker long before Roseanne. 54 min ago
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            • agree and I was just a kid when that show was out. i could never fidn the words to describe how I felt...(more) 54 min ago
              about it. It was funny. And relatable. But also so hillbilly
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          • OR See this is what I don't get. 57 min ago
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          • Genius? How? 57 min ago
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          • You have a low bar for geniuses. 55 min ago
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            • np. whom do you consider a genius (in the 21st century)? 54 min ago
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              • Nnp: maybe they come along less frequently than every 16 years 46 min ago
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        • Not at all 57 min ago
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      • Didn't she grow up in a somewhat wealthy family? I am surprised she doesn't have better teeth, etc. 58 min ago
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        • OR I feel the same way. 58 min ago
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  17. Toddler Medieval beasts that just cannot handle it right now (you're welcome):...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago (1 reply)
    • i don't really get it 57 min ago
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  18. Toddler What is your 5-6 yo ds's favorite toy? 1 hr 2 min ago (7 replies)
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    • pokemon cards 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • My 6 year old DS actually still likes playing with his monster trucks and pirate ship. And he also likes games, anything outside, legos, and pokemon. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • legos, anything minecraft related 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • Lego, Playmobil and anything art related 1 hr ago
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    • LEGOS 58 min ago
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    • soccer ball 57 min ago
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  19. Toddler Is John Legend gay? Is Chrissy his beard? Otherwise wouldn't he ask her not to let people photograph her naked? 1 hr 2 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Who knows.... They are both weird. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • He knows who he married. That is her job. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • no. 56 min ago
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  20. Toddler Where do you shop? 34 yo, and I feel like everything I see is either way too young for me, or way too frumpy. 1 hr 4 min ago (3 replies)
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    • 36 yo here. madewall, nordstrom rack, local botiques 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • 42, I shop at Loft and Anthropologie and Lululemon. I'm a walking cliche. 57 min ago
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  21. Toddler Friends lost a baby at 21 weeks pg. do people typically have a funeral service? My MIL just said that when she lost multiple late pgs no one ever brought the baby home, the...(more) 1 hr 4 min ago (16 replies)
    hospital just "took care of it". but things are so different now right?
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    • Varies a lot, but I have never heard of a full funeral. 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • op- then do they......(more) 1 hr 2 min ago
        just have the hospital incinerate the body?
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        • No, probably sent to a funeral home for cremation and/or burial, but private: family, relativez, friends don't attend a service. 59 min ago
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    • Some do and some don't. There is no rule for this. 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • It would depends on your religion. Jewish people would not have a funeral service 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • a burial? or they do not take the baby from thehospital at all? 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • Very different now. Better understanding of how traumatic it is. Df had a small family service and cremated her 20weeker that they terminated for anencephaly, and sadly the dh...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago
      died a few years later and they are together. :(
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      • omg how sad 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • I know. She's remarried to a wonderful man. 58 min ago
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    • I know someone who lost a baby at 32 weeks....they had a funeral and have a plot at a cemetery with a headstone....I personally wouldn't do that but people grieve in different...(more) 1 hr ago
      ways so obviously this is what they wanted
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      • op this couple named the baby and he lived for a few hours. I am in no way judging but if you went through that where you named the baby would you wnat to give it a...(more) 1 hr ago
        burial/service?
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        • No. Pictures, a special blanket and opportunity to hold the db, but nothing public. 58 min ago
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        • living for a few hours is WAY different IMO that a stillborn....either way though I probably wouldn't have a service...but i'm pretty cold and non-emotional.....I get that some...(more) 57 min ago
          people would want that
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    • my friend lost a baby at 26 weeks and her biggest regret is not having a service. She was pretty sedated during the d&C 1 hr ago
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    • for my 21wk mc they took the baby and put it in a hazardous bin, I don't know what they did with it. I was asked if I wanted to see/take pictures. No one said anything about...(more) 59 min ago
      taking the body.
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    • I have a friend who had a funereal 56 min ago
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  22. Toddler Kate bush going through my head 1 hr 4 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Tell her hi for me 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • wouldn't you rather have some head going through your bush? 1 hr 4 min ago
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  23. Toddler The author of that UES SAHM tell-all book looks exactly like an UES mom herself and I read that her dc attended preschool at the 92 St Y....I'm guessing she is exactly like the...(more) 1 hr 4 min ago (13 replies)
    women she wrote about but feels like she is above all of them because she is a writer....
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    • Of course she is! 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • participatory anthropology, yo. 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • like edith wharton 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • no. 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • i'm sure that edith wharton is a far better writer, but she was definitely of the society she wrote about. 1 hr 2 min ago
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          • this woman is a hack. read her writing on becoming a step mother. 1 hr ago
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    • she never could have reported on or joined that group if she weren't one of them. it's idiotic. 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • she said she did everything they did to keep up with them 1 hr 2 min ago
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      • sure but isn't getting your kid into preschool at 92Y very difficult...she IS one of them..you don't get in there without connections. 58 min ago
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        • Her dh is connected and has the $ 54 min ago
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    • ignore her. she's not worth anyone's time. 1 hr ago
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    • based in what her nanny posted here last week, she is just the same 59 min ago
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      • what would be funny is if the nanny wrote a book...but I'll bet she has one of those contracts that forbids her from doing that ...like lots of UES moms have 54 min ago
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  24. Toddler I had to buy a slip for a dress I am wearing. I went to L & T. 2 slips to chose from. nobody wears them anymore. Prob would've done better if I ordered on Amazon 1 hr 6 min ago (20 replies)
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    • I love slips and I know. It's very hard to find them! 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • Ditto ... my last good slip I found was about 15 years ago at JC Penney 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • Ebay 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Try Macy's - I was in the same situation, and was pleasantly surprised by the selection they had. My mother, of course, is horrified that no one wears slips any more, and...(more) 1 hr 4 min ago
      couldn't believe how paltry the selection was.
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    • A full slip? I probably would not have bought that dress! 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • no half slip 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • Oh, that surprises me! I guess I have so many already but they are really old, I nevr shop for them. 1 hr 2 min ago
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          • so are mine and I can't fit into them anymore :-( 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • Funny - I said the same to my teen dd about a dress and she asked what a slip was. This is the same kid who asked what a busy signal was. 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • we had a bday party for my 10yo over the weekend. they were asking me if I had a TV when I was a kid. and when I said yes they asked if it was color!!!!!!!!!!! 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • Well, I'm old and I clearly remember the day our first color tv arrived. 58 min ago
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          • lol I'm not that old! 57 min ago
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    • tell me why you had to wear a slip. what are they for??? 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • you could see through the material of the dress. and it didn't really lay flat agains the body with my spanx 1 hr 1 min ago
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        • huh. I probably just would not have bought that dress. 1 hr ago
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          • I needed to. very little fits me these days. 59 min ago
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            • Oh, I hear you. me too. 55 min ago
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        • when i wear a dress and you can see through it, my mom always asks where my slip is. i always say so what you can see the outline of my legs. is that so scandalous? 57 min ago
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  25. Toddler Good friends asked about doing a family vaca together. We would not be a good vacation match for many reasons. Thoughts on ducking this without hurting feelings? 1 hr 6 min ago (27 replies)
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    • "Sorry, we get such little vacation time, we like to spend it just as a family." 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • eh 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • thats sounds kind of bitchy 1 hr 4 min ago
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      • np: This is what I say because it's true. Long weekend, we will do but not vacation. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • blame it on your kids being high maintenance on trips 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • yeah, that wont work. they know our kids. 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • why specifically aren't you a good vacation match? 1 hr 4 min ago
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          • not sure why the specifics matter. just take my word for it. 1 hr 2 min ago
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            • i'm trying to help you come up with how you express it to her without hurting her feelings. but clearly you have problems with bitchiness. just tell her that. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • I would be honest and say you are not good at traveling with other people (I know I'm not!) 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • Ita 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • but they know that we've done vacations with other familites 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • You're fucked. Hurt their feelings and get it over with. 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • So then just say, "I'm not sure we have the same vacation style. We like to do things this way as opposed to that." 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • Oh then that's tough. 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • "The last time we did a group vacation we decided we needed to do the next one with just our family. But thanks!" 1 hr 2 min ago
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          • that doesnt work either because they also know that we've already done a just our family vacation 1 hr 1 min ago
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            • np: why don't you want to go? Is it differences in tastes/finances, you dh secretly hates them, etc? 1 hr ago
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            • If they dont take the hint and buy a white lie (which was invented to avoid hurting feelings as much as possible) then tough shit! Or, go on vacation with them 50 min ago
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      • Ditto. Inside my head my voice is all "ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I like you and all but if i had to share a vacation with you I WOULD KILL MYSELF. AND YOU ALL, TOO" 51 min ago
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    • Blame dh 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • This would be my approach. 1 hr 2 min ago
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        • My dh would be totally on board with this strategy because he doesn't want to vacation with anyone, so it's honest! 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • We want to just be by ourselves this year. THAT'S ALL YOU SAY 1 hr 1 min ago
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      • Yes. You can say this as long as you don't go on vacation with someone else. 59 min ago
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        • Np: no. She doesnt have to explain herself to pushy people, or anybody. She is allowed to say one thing, then do another 49 min ago
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    • i don't even want to go on vacation with sil/bil/fil/mil, etc. so not relaxing 52 min ago
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