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  1. Toddler Ds was really not happy about switching to a different school this year. very nervous before first day, 2nd and 3rd days texting me to see if he could switch schools, it was...(more) 40 sec ago (0 replies)
    really stressful. anyway last night he came home and said he had a good day. what a difference this makes. I know change is hard even for adults, and thinking you arent good enough to be somewhere and then realizing that you are and gaining confidence is really what we were hoping he would achieve.
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  2. Toddler Need advice: as my mom has gotten older, she's dramatized her childhood to the point that she's on the verge of suggesting that concentration camp kids were the lucky ones...(more) 1 min ago (4 replies)
    compared to growing up in an umc household. I don't feel sympathetic. I'm tired of hearing about it. What can I say to get her to stop telling me about it without sounding like a bitch?
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    • can you change the subject? 28 sec ago
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    • Take her to visit a holocaust museum 23 sec ago
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    • " I remember this story! " every time she brings childhood up 11 sec ago
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    • Yikes. Was it really that bad? She sounds traumatized. PTSD? 3 sec ago
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  3. Toddler Obama Pays Mexico Five Billion Dollars to Keep Donald Trump (Borowitz Report) 1 min ago (0 replies)
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  4. Toddler What is one recent book you really enjoyed? I love reading oprah's book list as well as NYT bestsellers! Thanks 1 min ago (7 replies)
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    • my sunshine away 1 min ago
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    • HEX 1 min ago
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    • I am reading State of Wonder - so far I enjoy it! 1 min ago
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    • I'll tell you what I did NOT like : "The Nest" , "Maine" 57 sec ago
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      • ^my last book was "Girl with all the gifts". totally did not really like it 22 sec ago
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    • how to tell toledo from the night sky 57 sec ago
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    • Philip Roth's Indignation was good. 52 sec ago
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  5. Toddler We've been away most of the summer, live in an old house, and are finally cleaning up the house with our cleaner. 10 dd finds a small gray mouse in her bedroom, never had them...(more) 2 min ago (11 replies)
    here before, how alarmed should i be? we got it out quickly
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    • Read Gus the Friendly Ghost. 2 min ago
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    • Par for the course. Set traps. 2 min ago
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      • NP but use humane ones not glue or the ones that snap necks but don't kill 52 sec ago
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    • alive or dead? mice are not very alarming. set some traps and you'll catch the rest. 1 min ago
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      • cleaner asked the same, it was alive. said she's never seen them here before or droppings 1 min ago
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    • they have always been there, they just got braver and ventured out in the empty house. They will go back to life in the walls 1 min ago
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      • this is what i was thinking. 16 sec ago
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    • You havent seen mouse poop anywhere? If not, I would set a few traps and see what happens. Might be a one mouse thing. 1 min ago
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      • it's never a one mouse thing 32 sec ago
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    • Normal. You need to plug any small holes with steel wool. 32 sec ago
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  6. Toddler Dh takes no pride in our home, makes thing really hard 3 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Is the exterior unkempt? 2 min ago
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      • it is right now because I have been sick and it is so hot and I can't get out there to mow and weed 1 min ago
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    • what's his take on this? 2 min ago
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      • I doubt he knows what pride in your home even means 40 sec ago
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        • is he getting this from his parents? 0 sec ago
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    • same here. 1 min ago
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  7. Toddler Finally moving out of this shit office building. I left a note pinned to the wall for management. The letter ends with "Go fuck yourselves". Awful management.thrilled to GTFO 3 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Sounds like you fit right in. Klassy. 2 min ago
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  8. Toddler What's the website where you can see your kids grades, test scores, etc (NYC Public School). It used to be Aris... 3 min ago (3 replies)
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    • nyc parent link. go to doe website. you need the school to set you up,thoug 2 min ago
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      • op: I'm set up, just blanked on the name!! thnaks 1 min ago
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  9. Toddler Kids are dying to go to Great Wolf Lodge- seems ridiculously expensive! Any tips on doing this more modestly? What about the other indoor water places--kalahari, camelback--do...(more) 4 min ago (5 replies)
    they compare?
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    • there's a groupon for the six flags one in queensbury, ny. if you have time do that. gw is so damn expensive. 3 min ago
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    • it is expensive but there are often special deals especially if you can be flexible with dates. and once you go once you get even bigger discounts. we've gone 2x and might go...(more) 3 min ago
      again the kids love it so much.
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    • the more kids you have, the cheaper it is per person. And one night gets you two days of park. Economize by packing your own food if you want, and getting ice cream as a treat. 3 min ago
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    • They are all comparable in price. And they want to go because they've seen the commercials. My kids talk about it a lot and I just say no. 3 min ago
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    • look for groupons. 41 sec ago
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  10. Toddler 3rd grade ds going to new school - meet the teacher today and he doesn't want to go. Should I make him go? 6 min ago (13 replies)
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    • Yes 6 min ago
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    • yes, not optional. 6 min ago
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    • hell yes 6 min ago
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    • Why doesn't dc want to go? What will the day be like? Is it just a quickie meet at a picnic or something? 5 min ago
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      • Op: not sure why he doesn't want to go. Quick meet n greet. I think being able to find his classroom is reason enough to force the issue 4 min ago
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        • Is this typical behavior for him? Is he doing something else that's more fun? 2 min ago
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          • Op: no, guessing he's nervous, which is why I wasn't sure if forcing him is right thing to do. 1 min ago
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            • I'm not sure I'd force him. I would try to help him sort out his feelings. Is it today? 1 min ago
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    • yes. make him go, and then go for sundaes after or soemthing. 4 min ago
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      • agree- do an easy bribe 3 min ago
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        • yep. just make it a fun day. because meeting the teacher will be FUN 1 min ago
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    • My 9yr old DS never wants to do anything. You can't indulge that. 2 min ago
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    • Yes, and he is nervous. Take him for ice cream or something after. 1 min ago
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  11. Toddler Looking for restaurant recommendations on cape cod within 20 minutes if Hyannis for dh and me, no kids. Tia! 6 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Pain d'Avignon! Don't be deterred by the location (near airport in Hyannis). Charming inside and so good! You need to book in advance most nights 5 min ago
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  12. Toddler 25 pounds down. I'd like to lose more, but if I don't, that's OK. I don't talk to anyone IRL about it, so just nice to be able to share with someone. Thanks yb. :) 7 min ago (2 replies)
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  13. Toddler Ugh tomorrow is going to be awful. Fly hours from LA to NYC. Get home and get my DC ready for our trip. Leave in a few hours to the airport and fly to Germany. Layover in that...(more) 7 min ago (5 replies)
    Fucking airport for 6 hours then proceed to our final destination
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    • is the final destination a secret? 6 min ago
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    • Hate jetlag when traveling that much 4 min ago
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    • you are going to be tired and thirsty. But it will behind you soon 4 min ago
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    • awful 3 min ago
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    • which airport in germany? Frankfurt or Munich? Frankfurt is huge with lots to look at (but not much fun). Munich isn't so bad--you could even go into town with that much time....(more) 2 min ago
      Leave the airport and go on a walk. There are little country restaurants outside--it could be nice to go have a real breakfast and some air
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  14. Toddler HELP. Have sever anxiety about Six Flags. 12 yo goes on every terrifying ride-tallest roller coaster, wooden roller coaster, etc. He asked dh to take him and dh said only if your...(more) 7 min ago (29 replies)
    mom says ok. I don't want him to go-it's been a crazy horrific year for weird accidents including some really awful stuff that has happened to me-WWYD. he is now throwing a colossal tantrum
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    • you're all idiots. the three of you. 7 min ago
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      • Are you ok? 5 min ago
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        • absolutely 5 min ago
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          • Because your response was pretty nasty and uncalled for. 4 min ago
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            • I tell it like it is. 4 min ago
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              • People love to use that excuse for their crass behavior. Very Trumpian. 3 min ago
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                • It is what it is. 2 min ago
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                  • Be honest, would you say that to OP's face if you were her friend in person? Just like you said it above? 2 min ago
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                    • yes 1 min ago
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                      • Thats sad. Are you in some kind of bad situation? 54 sec ago
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                        • yeah. I go to this website where I encounter an endless stream of idiots. 24 sec ago
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    • because you are being unreasonable 7 min ago
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      • this. amusement parks are perfectly safe, statistically. 5 min ago
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        • This post has been disliked 3 times. showNP: They aren't perfectly safe. 3 min ago
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          • of course they are. probably safer than hiking in the wilderness 2 min ago
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            • LOL, great analogy! 4 sec ago
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          • car ride there is more dangerous and it is hard when a parent is being out of touch and completely unreasonable crossign over into just plain stupid, op should be proud that her...(more) 1 min ago
            kid is not dumb
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    • the tantrum at 12 is a reason he shouldn't go. 7 min ago
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      • Mother induced stifling. 2 min ago
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    • I would have a bigger issue with my 12 throwing a tantrum than I would the amusement park. 6 min ago
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    • is he thrashing around on the floor and kicking? 6 min ago
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    • Well I think the tantrum is an issue, but you were being SO unreasonable about the REASON he couldn't go that I don't blame him. I'm sure he politely tried to reason first. I...(more) 5 min ago
      dunno
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      • op is trying to reason with another human using her paranoia. the poor child is freaking out over lack of control. op needs to chill out shes gonna mess this kid up 1 min ago
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    • 4-5 people out of millions is still overwhelmingly safe. 4 min ago
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    • You did this. Go fix it. Keep your phobias to yourself. 4 min ago
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    • Idk, to me "if your mom says ok" is not reasonable for that type of scenario, it's silly. 3 min ago
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      • esp. when Mom is an irrational basketcase. 2 min ago
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    • I'd think I'd dig deeply to see whether my fears are really founded in reality. When ds is finished tantrumming I'd talk with him. Both points of view, etc. 2 min ago
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    • You'd be willing to drive your kid someplace, though. Right? 2 min ago
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  15. Toddler For those of you who think there is a minimum wedding present amount, would you have perferred your friends didn't attend your wedding if they couldn't afford a decent gift?...(more) 7 min ago (10 replies)
    Really and truly!!
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    • Absolutely not. A gift is just that - a gift. There is no minimum. 6 min ago
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    • me? no. DW? Maybe. 6 min ago
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    • I'd prefer no gift. I found out a friend didn't come to my wedding because she didn't have money for a gift. This was after the fact. I truly would have rather had her. No gift. 6 min ago
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      • when we married, we asked our friends not to give us gifts. that's not why we married. in fact, none of my friends or his friends exchanged gifts when we married. same with...(more) 5 min ago
        siblings. the materialism i read about here is foreign to me.
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        • If I got married today, my wedding would be so different than it was. 4 min ago
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        • We were all so poor when we first got married. 2 min ago
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          • lol. I had money when we got married. Now I'm poor. 1 min ago
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    • It is the height of tackiness to expect a certain amount. Where I love we would rather you bring nothing than worry about a gift. But we are known for hospitality. 5 min ago
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    • of course not. 4 min ago
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    • The people who call others cheapskates only do so because they're anonymous. 34 sec ago
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  16. Toddler I can't get over Meghan King's husband, Jimmy (RHOC). Could he look more uninterested in her and their new baby? 8 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Wasn't eh 8 min ago
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      • Wasn't he clear he didn't want kids and she forced the issue? 7 min ago
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    • He is such an ahole. that marriage is not going to last 7 min ago
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      • She doesn't care, she has him for 21 years now 7 min ago
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        • I guess. But I cant imagine being married to someone who shows so much disdain towards me. but maybe she figures he's never even home so who gives a shit 5 min ago
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    • They both seem to have made some serious compromises. 5 min ago
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  17. Toddler Midlength wavy hair that I wear both straight and curly. Just get a long layered cut with long side bangs? Havne't cut my hair since Jan and trying to grow it out...it's...(more) 9 min ago (2 replies)
    collarbone length now
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    • is it wavy or curly? 7 min ago
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      • it's wavy, I can twirl it when wet and shake it out to wear it wil loose curls, but can also blow it out easily 5 min ago
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  18. Toddler Dd is starting fifth grade. they have departmental in fifth and the level of work really gets harder. i am dreading this. she's terrible about paying attention in class and...(more) 9 min ago (14 replies)
    really hates (hates!) doing homework. i know that if i had endless patience, organization and diligence, she'd be better off because i'd enforce consistent homework and staying organized. but i don't have endless patience, i am not terribly organized and i'm really bad with diligence. every year i start off with a commitment to a new leaf and that lasts maybe a month. and she's not going to turn over a leaf on her own.
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    • college isn't for everyone. is there a particular trade she might take a shine to? 8 min ago
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      • college? i need her to get to high school! 8 min ago
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        • everyone gets to high school 8 min ago
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    • what is departmental? 8 min ago
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      • different teachers for each subject. 8 min ago
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    • has she been tested for ADHD? 8 min ago
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      • no. 7 min ago
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        • do it. it cannot hurt. letting her struggle can. 7 min ago
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    • if you don't have the patience to organize her, maybe spring for a tutor? 7 min ago
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      • i feel like it'll be a waste of money. someone would sit here for an hour and get maybe fifteen minutes of work out of her. 4 min ago
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    • where's dh in all of this? 7 min ago
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      • i don't know. it seems to be my headache more than his. 4 min ago
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    • This is growing up. Let her handle her responsibilities with minimal intervention from you. 7 min ago
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  19. Toddler This post has been deleted. 11 min ago (8 replies)
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    • a few days 11 min ago
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    • 2 weeks? 11 min ago
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    • I would want at least a week, but if they want to know how you act under pressure they may give you much less notice. 9 min ago
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      • The interview will be one day next week and I havent heard yet what the topic will be. 7 min ago
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    • A week 9 min ago
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    • What kind of job? That sounds terrifying. 7 min ago
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      • Omg 7 min ago
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      • This post has been deleted. 6 min ago
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  20. Toddler 20mo has started waking up in the middle of the night crying out for me. it started happening very early in the morning like 4-5am. We made the mistake of going to get her and...(more) 12 min ago (1 reply)
    bringing her to our bed. I don't mind having her there for an hour or two. But slowly the time crept up to where she is now waking up about 2 hours after going to bed. What do I do? I put her down drowsy and she cries a little but is asleep within minutes. Should I CIO? I have a 3.5yo that I don't want her waking up though. HELP!
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    • see if CIO will work. If not, I firmly told my almost 2.5 yo that if he wakes up in the middle of the night and it's still dark, roll over and go back to sleep, mommy is not...(more) 11 min ago
      coming to get you. and it worked.
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  21. Toddler This post has been disliked 4 times. showIs Transavia a ghetto airline? 12 min ago (7 replies)
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    • I can't stand people who use that word in the way you are 12 min ago
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      • It's a racist dogwhistle but I doubt people will ever stop using it. 9 min ago
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    • never heard of it. ony ghetto airline i know of is spirit 12 min ago
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      • Ok. This qualifies. 10 min ago
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    • By ghetto do you mean they round people up and make them live there or what? 10 min ago
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      • Yes, I was once stuck on a Tarmac in a spirit plane to FL with my 1 yo son for 5 hrs. Either ghetto or hijacking. Not sure. 9 min ago
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    • Budget airline in Europe 6 min ago
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  22. Toddler This is one of my worst nightmares. i hate flying. i hate flying over the ocean. i hate turbulence and quick descents....(more) 13 min ago (8 replies)
    • Omg I totally agree. I'd pee my pants and cry. 9 min ago
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      • i have cried (quietly and discreetly) on planes for much less 9 min ago
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    • I met someone this summer who had been on a flight like that from colorado to Munich. He said he was sure they were all going to die. He said that people were hurt because they...(more) 8 min ago
      weren't wearing seat belts and the turbulence came from nowhere and caused really huge drops in altitude, with the nose of the plane facing very sharply down. People broke bones and everything. sounds horrible! I googled all over and couldn't find anything about it on line though. I wonder if he made it up
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      • he did explain that it is harder to get an Airbus off automatic pilot than a Boeing, and that the long delay in fixing the problem was caused by the pilot trying to get control of...(more) 7 min ago
        the plane back again. His dropped four times too
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      • i think it happens a LOT more than we hear about. i was on a flight like that (although not quite so bad as the person you mentioned) and i was searching the news to see if...(more) 6 min ago
        anyone tweeted about it. i was surprised it wasn't mentioned. i really thought we were going to crash. i've never felt anything like it.
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        • Agreed. I also think it feels worse than it usually is, and the real danger is not crashing but being thrown about the plane. Still I hate it though. And I've read that global...(more) 4 min ago
          warming is likely to make turbulence worse :(((
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    • Yikes. I can't believe people still think it's OK to fly with a lap baby after stories like this. 8 min ago
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  23. Toddler Curious incident closes this sunday 14 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Who gets the last puppy? 13 min ago
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    • so glad I got my ds to it. He loved it. 12 min ago
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  24. Toddler Do you remember all those alien stories in the 80s- they seem to have totally gone away- there were so many of them though 15 min ago (2 replies)
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    • I remember watching them on Unsolved Mysteries. So creepy. 14 min ago
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    • yes, it's like it was group hysteria hallucination, whatever that's called. i can't believe that with the internet now we'd have LESS stories going around. kwim? 12 min ago
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  25. Toddler Gained 30lbs on Abilify. Now on Topamax (and Cymbalta) for Depression, Anxiety and Binge Eating. What can I expect in terms of taking off the weight? Or other side effects?...(more) 16 min ago (5 replies)
    TIA
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    • i got pregnant by accident on topomax - was taking it for migraines a few years ago. fucked up my bcp. 15 min ago
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      • OP: thx - My tubes are tied 12 min ago
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        • ok good. good luck to you! i got an IUD after that happened 12 min ago
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    • I think topimax is an anorectic 13 min ago
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    • Makes you feel stupid and have problems finding words. That said, not usually used for depression. Not shown to be effective. 11 min ago
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