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  1. Toddler Anyone on with a dc At Dwight? I know probably not a good time 1 hr 23 min ago (23 replies)
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    • I only see kids leaving Dwight. Not a good choice after elementary 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • Why? 1 hr 20 min ago
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        • Elementary is low stake. You're better off at local ps if you are in a good zone 1 hr 19 min ago
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          • What I am 1 hr 18 min ago
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            • Huh? What grade are you looking at 1 hr 17 min ago
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              • 7th. I have a really bright kid with ADHD and have. Den told it would be good to look 1 hr 17 min ago
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                • Have been 1 hr 16 min ago
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                • 7th really isn't a. Entry point but for that school, there may be spots. Try a-s or the other similar ones 1 hr 15 min ago
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            • Sorry. What I am asking is, why do they leave, specifically? 1 hr 17 min ago
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              • See below. Itta. 1 hr 14 min ago
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                • See what below? I am op 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • DCs went to the preschool, and we toured it years ago. 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • Dwight is one of those schools that goes on the list of Not Worth the Money. 1 hr 17 min ago
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      • Asking, why? Academics? Culture? Size? 1 hr 16 min ago
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        • Academics primarily. The culture is decidedly anti-intellectual, which makes it very different from all the other privates. 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • How can it be an IB school 1 hr 3 min ago
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            • ^and anti-intellectual? 1 hr 2 min ago
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            • You think that an IB school means that academics are good? Dwight has always had and continues to have a reputation of being a for profit school for children with issues or who...(more) 1 hr ago
              could not be successful in the more competitive schools. Their academics are not strong because their student body could not support to a strong curriculum. They will be safe, they will be among wealthy kids if that is of interest to you, but they are not going to be blowing up intellectually.
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      • people have different needs, and your list will be different from others' 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • I think literacy should be on her list 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • dh's coworkers kids are there; they seem quite happy with it. right for them, they like the ib too 1 hr 9 min ago
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  2. Toddler I will miss Michelle Obama. 1 hr 23 min ago (13 replies)
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    • big ditto. actually the whole family 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • the troll is on here and now you will just get obscenities, hide 1 hr 23 min ago
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      • RIP White House Vegetable Garden 1 hr 22 min ago
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        • He is already trashing her legacy 1 hr 22 min ago
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        • hello gun storage closet 1 hr 21 min ago
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        • I thought they'd keep it but if melania isn't even moving to DC for at least 6 months, maybe not. DJT doesn't look like a salad guy. 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • I love them together 1 hr 22 min ago
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      • Yes It was nice to see Michelle and Melania being respectful of each other at their 'tea' 1 hr 21 min ago
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        • or: No. I love michelle and barak together has ghusband and wife. They are so supportive and smart and just damn sweet as a couple. I don't have any feelings about melania. She's...(more) 1 hr 19 min ago
          just a woman who has done what millions of women have done - used her body to catch a rich and powerful man. Nothing to admire there.
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          • Exactly. She doesn't deserve to be trash, but she also isn't anything to hold up to admire either. 1 hr 18 min ago
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            • Np. She seems like a caring mother and otherwise just got the lifestyle she wanted in exchange for giving up on true love. 1 hr 15 min ago
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        • yuck. It demoted her to stereotypical first lady shit after she came out as a powerhouse speaker 1 hr 16 min ago
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          • I think it's impressive that she can wear many hats. She rocks. 1 hr 7 min ago
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  3. Toddler Related question: If you are Jewish, do you avoid Santa themed movies? 1 hr 24 min ago (3 replies)
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    • no, my kids love them and so did I as a child 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • We only used to watch Scrooge by my DD saw Elf at a sleepover 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • Nope we even watch Charlie Brown chrostmas. 1 hr 8 min ago
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  4. Toddler This whole holiday card thing is just getting annoying. I spent like $200 on cards, now postage is another $150. Now the time to address them, etc . WTF am I doing here?? 1 hr 24 min ago (20 replies)
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    • We didn't do cards this year bc we are trying to save money 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • Wasting your valuable time 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • And then they're just thrown out anyway. 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • just buy them from walgreens. Photo cards are passe anyway. 1 hr 22 min ago
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      • I don't believe photo cards are passe at all. 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • np - I personally love to get them! so cute. 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • lol a new yb fight topic 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • I think they're fun when you have little kids, but then it gets old after a few years. 1 hr 20 min ago
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        • How old is too old? 1 hr 16 min ago
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          • That's up to you. I stopped last year after 12 years, but probably should have stopped sooner. The list was growing, and I was writing and addressing them by hand. It was either...(more) 1 hr 12 min ago
            go full automation (which I think is tacky--sorry!) or quit.
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    • like money flushed down toilet 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • I'm not doing printed cards anymore---it's very liberating. ;) 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • I used to be you but now order only a few cards for elderly relatives without internet access 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • Staples Groupon...25.00 for 100 cards..good quality..fast service..I ordered them at night and picked them up in the morning... 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • I do mine at walgreens with a coupon, it cost me $10 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • I stopped doing them. They just end up in the trash. 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • i love receiving them! 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • reduce your list to people who really matter 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • wow you should have gone to Costco. 1 hr 1 min ago
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  5. Toddler I made a chocolate salted caramel tart for a party. Last time I served it with crushed pretzels on top for crunch, but the some of the pretzels got powdery when crushed--what can...(more) 1 hr 25 min ago (6 replies)
    I sprinkle on top that's salty and crunchy?
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    • pretzels, sifted after you crush 1 hr 24 min ago
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    • sea salt! 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • that sounds super good 1 hr 6 min ago
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  6. Toddler Fav recipes that you can cook ahead then freeze? Other than lasagna. 1 hr 27 min ago (3 replies)
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    • turkey meatballs; 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, bolognese sauce, meatballs 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • Chili 1 hr 1 min ago
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  7. Toddler LOVE HOW JEALOUS WOMEN ON YB TURN THEIR FEELS TO HATE ON THIS BOARD 1 hr 27 min ago (1 reply)
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    • annoying trigger post to chide people 1 hr 26 min ago
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  8. Toddler Have we discussed Trump and the Republic of China? 1 hr 28 min ago (9 replies)
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    • we dont care about China! We love Taiwan now!! 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • and Pakistan! They are terrific! 1 hr 26 min ago
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        • Really terrific people! Can't wait to visit! Hopefully Theresa May doesn't drop by while I'm away! 1 hr 25 min ago
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          • He has Farage. He will not speak with May. 1 hr 23 min ago
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          • But don't worry- I have a great hotel for you! And you can visit this terrific place called White House because I have keys. 1 hr 23 min ago
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        • next stop- North Korea! Kim Jung Il is fantastic! 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • I am really irritated that the nyt article didn't report that Trump intl has been talking to Taiwan officials about building hotels there in recent months 1 hr 26 min ago
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      • maybe they are worried about being imprisoned 1 hr 25 min ago
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      • Trump already has moved the special shovel he uses to dig the first hole to the White House 1 hr 24 min ago
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  9. Toddler I had no idea the Elf was as old as it is, mom at school said her mother put it out for her brother in the 70s 1 hr 30 min ago (18 replies)
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    • NOT THE ELF ON THE SHELF THING...WASN'T AROUND...GO TO GOOGLE 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • breathe in... and out. now find the little x button on top of this tab and click it. good luck. 1 hr 28 min ago
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        • Wgat>>> 1 hr 23 min ago
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          • caps make it seems like you are having an aneurism over this. i'm worried for you and think you should log out. 1 hr 22 min ago
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            • She was joking. Np. 1 hr 20 min ago
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              • actually I think we're too late. she had that anuerysm. 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • Elf Patient Zero! 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • we have a retro 70's elf here!! 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • no. This came out in the 2000s. There is a book about it..a woman commercialized her family tradition 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • so, it stands to reason that another family could have had it as a tradition and just didnt cash in. 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • I doubt it was the same. People just had a decorative elf 1 hr 22 min ago
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          • yeah, that they moved around. 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • My mom has a 45yo elf at home. But we didn't use it as elf on the shelf it was just a Christmas decoration. 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • We have one from the 70s too. 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • Thank you, I'm not crazy 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • The 70s elf is slightly creeper, but no by much 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • The face and clothing of the 70s Elf is exactly the same, only difference is the color of the suite was a yellow green 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • I think it was an old polish tradition, a polish friend bought a hand carved wooden thing when she was home visiting years ago 1 hr 18 min ago
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  10. Toddler My favorite fashion blog is refusing to cover FLOTUS fashion moving forward. I knew I liked them! 1 hr 31 min ago (21 replies)
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    • what is the blog? 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • tomandlorenzo.com 1 hr 29 min ago
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        • They are still around? I remember when they almost became relevant. 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • thats shitty 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • op: No, they are both gay men. This administration has Pence as VP, who believes in conversion therapy. Fuck that. 1 hr 29 min ago
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        • Melania picked him? 1 hr 28 min ago
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          • that whole administration is horrible, and she is part of it 1 hr 27 min ago
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            • when they go low, we go lower. 1 hr 26 min ago
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              • going lower would be covering her and tearing her apart. 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • No, but I can certainly understand their thoughts. 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showMaybe there will be an African blog with pictures dressing Gorillas in fancy dresses for you 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • WTF? go away troll. 1 hr 28 min ago
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      • You and I both know that you are going straight to hell when you die. Your disgusting, hateful attitude will earn you no points on judgement day. 1 hr 28 min ago
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      • I will trust you are not a mother with such hateful thoughts. Are you proud of yourself? 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • her fashion sense is so boring anyway. 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • There's nothing inspiring about any of them. 1 hr 26 min ago
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      • ITA. She is a FemBot. 1 hr 16 min ago
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        • NYC uptown trophy wife. 1 hr 15 min ago
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          • with a smattering of Robot 1 hr 14 min ago
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            • completely--but that's part of the package of that set. "I spend all day making sure I look good for my husband." 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • Maybe there will be an African blog with pictures dressing Gorillas in fancy dresses for you 1 hr 26 min ago
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  11. Toddler How many holiday cards have you received? We have 1 so far. 1 hr 31 min ago (14 replies)
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    • 2. I just ordered mine on Tuesday. 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • one... from our realtor 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • lol. my 2 were from the moving company and the dentist! 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • Also one but it's incredibly early! It's so cute wait I have to post a pic 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • This post has been deleted. 1 hr 29 min ago
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        • Omg please don't use that as your holiday card. 1 hr 29 min ago
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          • It's one I received. (Can you not read?) I loved it. It's adorable. 1 hr 28 min ago
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            • Ok, phew, I was confused. 1 hr 27 min ago
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              • Id be happy to send it if it was my dog. I think it's great. 1 hr 25 min ago
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                • All I see is a baby spitting out chocolate pudding. I don't think it's all that cute, especially not on a holiday card. 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • 0 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • 2 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • 2 but they are the super organized. i have to still order mine 1 hr 7 min ago
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  12. Toddler We're going to a small dinner party at a colleagues house. I'm not sure what to expect and I'm ready with games in case the conversation is awkward. 1 hr 32 min ago (19 replies)
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    • omg. you sound like a social misfit. 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • omg. you sound like a bitch. 1 hr 31 min ago
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        • but you do sound like a social misfit. You are going to someone elses home and bringing games? WTF 1 hr 30 min ago
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          • they're not board games. never mind...I don't feel like explaining it bc you seem limited 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • I Never and Truth or Dare or fun ones! 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • What food are they serving? 1 hr 31 min ago
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      • husband is a great cook--they're serving italian--chicken parm and brushetta and friend olives 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • Do people usually know what they're eating before they go to a dinner party? 1 hr 29 min ago
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        • It's rude not to. I make sure my menus are okay with any lactose intolerant and gluten free vegetarians I invite 1 hr 25 min ago
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          • Disagree. I ask what to be aware of, I'm not sending the menu for approval. 1 hr 22 min ago
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          • hardly anyone does this. NP 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • Games? 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • Let the host worry about that. 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • they're very awkward too! 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • Please don't bring actual games. Just bring wine. There is a great podcast called "Dinner Party Download" with lots of random, interesting dinner party conversation topics. 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • that's kind of like a game 1 hr 28 min ago
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        • No, you listen to it so you have topics of conversation to bring up at the party. Talking isn't a game... 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • How about you just go, have a glass of wine, chat about life, kids, travel, hobbies, interests, whatever, eat some dinner, say it was so wonderful to get together everything was...(more) 1 hr 29 min ago
      fabulous thank you so much and leave?
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    • games? like dungeons and dragons? 1 hr 28 min ago
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  13. Toddler Maybe it is because i was raised in a jewish household, but i dont understand how it is good for children to believe in things that are not real. 1 hr 32 min ago (56 replies)
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    • like Santa and now the elf thing. 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • It's a fun game. Most normal folks know their kids don't really believe after a certain point. A few unhinged nutters here are obsessed with it and get very pissy if you suggest...(more) 1 hr 30 min ago
        Their kids can't possibly believe after say age 7, 8, 9.
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    • you didn't do the tooth fairy? 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Get ready for WWIII 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • No tooth fairy? 1 hr 31 min ago
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      • she pretended and i pretended. 1 hr 31 min ago
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        • So you understand why pretend is fun in childhood....? 1 hr 30 min ago
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          • Pretend is not belief. 1 hr 29 min ago
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            • I dont understand. Your 5-6yo made it clear she was only pretending about the tooth fairy? 1 hr 27 min ago
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              • Op did a half-hearted job 1 hr 26 min ago
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                • that is because she wasn't sure. 1 hr 25 min ago
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                • Probably the WORST YBM CRITIQUE EVER. You are a HALF HEARTED MOM 1 hr 15 min ago
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              • "Hey sweetie, I'm going to pretend to be a fairy and take your tooth under your pillow and leave money but it isn't real! It is just pretend. But play along, okay?" Fun!! 1 hr 26 min ago
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              • I think parents who don't go all out for the pretend stuff tend to get kids who don't go all out believing it. It's a fun game. Even little kids can get the difference....(more) 1 hr 19 min ago
                It's not about telling them you're pretending.
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        • So...why did you bother at all? 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • Dybbuks and Golem arent real. 1 hr 31 min ago
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      • no one every expects you to believe in them. you enjoy the story 1 hr 30 min ago
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        • My mother was quite convinced they were real. In fact I think she didnt enjoy the stories as much as be scared of them. 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • Yes, like that 900 year old Moses 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • that is different like tooth fairy. i decide what is normal. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • I've always hated it, too. Lying to my kids 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • Jewish children believe in monsters just like christian, muslim and buddhist kids. That is good either. 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • YOUR DC BELIEVE THE WORLD IS KIND...BUT GUESS WHAT, NOT SO 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • Lol no, not if thyre Jewish 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • I'm not religious but we have santa. I don't really like it either. But would have sounded like an idiot/asshole trying to explain to entire family 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • Like god 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • Lol, oh, no rational arguments, please 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • Actually Jews are agnostic by definition 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • It's harmless fun 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • good grief, hasn't affected any adults yet of living a full life. 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • I posted below: I went through a whole questioning of religion as a result. It did affect me, to some degree...I'm not imbalanced or anything, but it hurt. 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • I think you are a very strange case. NP 1 hr 24 min ago
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          • Yes, I may be. :) But how can any kid being raised in a religion not wonder if the big lie is about God as well as Santa? why did you guys not see that connection? 1 hr 23 min ago
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            • Np - spoiler alert...(more) 1 hr 20 min ago
              God isn't real either. Your logic is not flawed here.
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              • :) I am aware of that perspective. It was really very painful though, to have to deal with the entire crisis of faith at 10 or so years of age. And I'm on the fence about the...(more) 1 hr 18 min ago
                God thing - at least I did get a lot of good out of going to Church as a kid. I did not get a lot of good out of the Santa myth.
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                • np - I was a kid like you and am totally convinced I'd have gone through this "crisis of faith" at a young age regardless of Santa traditions or even religious traditions in our...(more) 1 hr 10 min ago
                  home. We are just wired to think like this. My younger child is exactly like this and I couldn't have been more half-hearted about Santa. My older one is a born true believer and trust me, I did not have to "make it real" for her, she just wants to believe and nothing is going to shake her faith. (In her case this faith does NOT extend to religion...not sure why, maybe because Jesus doesn't bring presents)
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                  • I think I would have as well, gone through the crisis of faith, but it did hurt. I would have taken it on my own terms rather than have had it shoved in my face. Anyway, I don't...(more) 1 hr 8 min ago
                    think it's a huge deal, it's just that I've never seen the real benefit of the myth and it seems more trouble than good.
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            • np-because it is brief and in my church it was separate. wow, i thought my mother did a good job playing santa but maybe not. i moved on pretty quickly. 1 hr 20 min ago
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            • Of COURSE people doubt the existence of god all the time. From what I've heard, the people with the strongest faith have doubts and struggle with that, as opposed to those who...(more) 1 hr 18 min ago
              blindly believe what theyre told.
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              • Yes, but 10 is young, and having it come up as a result of Santa being pulled out from under you...all magic in the world suddenly comes into question...love, kindness,...(more) 1 hr 12 min ago
                heaven...yes, I admit that I am probably an odd duck, but it was hard, and what exactly was the point?
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                • oh come on. I posted above. If it hadn't been Santa it'd have been something else. Your crisis wasn't due to Santa Claus! There are many things that we tell kids to make the...(more) 1 hr 8 min ago
                  world a little more magical and anodyne, even without meaning to, and the scales start to come off the eyes pretty young for some kids. It's developmental but the age of disillusionment varies widely.
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                  • why are you being so aggressive? Yes, it was because of Santa. My immediate question to my father was "what about God? is that fake too?" 1 hr 7 min ago
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                    • ^ this is my personal experience...why are you arguing with me? 1 hr 7 min ago
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                      • because you don't realize how silly you sound 1 hr 6 min ago
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                        • why do you care if I sound silly? I don't think that this is silly...I think perhaps you really enjoy telling your kids about Santa and you think that it's silly to worry about...(more) 1 hr 4 min ago
                          it. That's your choice...the fact that I have a different feeling about it doesn't mean you can't do what you want.
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                • Lady, something's not right with you. Your logic is "deny kids the joy and magic and memories of Santa because down the road they might doubt God's existence". That is really...(more) 40 min ago
                  illogical, and I'm sorry it happened to you but if Santa ruined god for you....youre problems are a lot bigger than this
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        • i think you are one in a million. i think for most children it is a soft blow. first the whispering in school then a few years later more whispering then you know. how old were...(more) 1 hr 23 min ago
          you?
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          • I was probably on the older side, because, like my dd who is 10, I loved, loved, loved these fantastic ideas. It was not such a soft blow for my older dd, who I just plain told...(more) 1 hr 21 min ago
            when she asked. She was pretty upset. But my younger dd who is very sensitive and a lot like me will be very upset by it. I am actually very stressed about telling her.
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            • you seem like a very hard woman. 1 hr 19 min ago
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              • hard? I'm highly sensitive, probably borderline autistic, soft as can be. 1 hr 16 min ago
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            • You seem to have a hard time with life. I dont mean that snarkily. 1 hr 17 min ago
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              • well, I've toughened up since I was 10. I am pretty successful, single mom...never taken a dime from mom, dad, exh and even support those people financially to some degree...I'm...(more) 1 hr 14 min ago
                proud of myself. But I am not a big fan of Santa. That stuff is not good for kids, and it turns Christmas into this insane, materialistic freak-show...okay, it's kind of fun too, I admit, but in retrospect I'd still skip it.
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    • I am Christian and I hate the whole Santa myth. I really didn't want to do it with my kids but dh wanted to, and they picked up on it anyway and when they were little they got...(more) 1 hr 26 min ago
      very upset when I suggested it wasn't real. So I went with it and had some fun, but my younger still believes in it at 10 and it really upsets me. I was absolutely, completely crushed when I learned it wasn't real (not everyone has that reaction, but I did, and younger dd will).
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    • If you were raised with Santa, you raise your kid w Santa. Not everyone pushes the belief angle hard. We never did. 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • The good is fun and excitement. The downside is you discover they arent true, just like when you begin to doubt other things you were sure about. Such as your teacher always being...(more) 1 hr 20 min ago
      Right. Or your parents being perfect. All people come to such realizations at a young age. Unless you are raised in a society that will severely punish you for going against the grain in even the most mild way
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  14. Toddler I thought the ending of pete's Dragon was quite sad. 1 hr 33 min ago (2 replies)
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    • It was 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • I didn't see it but it's a three part series 1 hr 29 min ago
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  15. Toddler Palin now criticizing trump for the carrier deal saying it is cronyism and anti republican. Palin. 1 hr 34 min ago (8 replies)
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    • it's the end of the world 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • I love it when they eat their own 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • If wwe had each just made one more phone call we could be yelling how bad it is that Hillary did this deal with Carrier 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • phone call smonecall. 63 percent of white male voters support a nationalist candidate. It is about entitlement not phone calls 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • Oh. I thought I dreamed that. 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • guess he rejected her for cabinet 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • She didn't get the job she wanted? 1 hr 24 min ago
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  16. Toddler I'm a 1st grade teacher and one student was adamant that his mom told him the elf will ONLY move on Christmas Day. Until then, it must stay in the same spot or the magic is lost....(more) 1 hr 34 min ago (2 replies)
    Smart mom.
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    • Lol. she hid the book. 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Brilliant! 1 hr 29 min ago
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  17. Toddler If you are a sahm and earn no income--how do your finances work. joint account. joint credit cards? do you have your own accounts on anything? 1 hr 35 min ago (8 replies)
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    • we have joint and individual accounts 1 hr 34 min ago
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      • where does the money in your individual account come from? 1 hr 32 min ago
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        • i have money from before i stopped working 1 hr 31 min ago
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          • ^^^ i also have a tax free savings account that we contribute to now because there is an annual limit on how much each person can save so we each put that amount in 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • Most of it is joint, but I have a few investment accounts with my name on them from when I worked and made income. 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • Joint everything, have one investment alone. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • I have my own accounts plus one joint 1 hr 24 min ago
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    • We had one joint checking account and all credit cards are joint. It was that was since before we were married so when I stayed home, not much changed. 1 hr 20 min ago
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  18. Toddler Someone posted a comment last night about her 16yo dd and the dd's boyfriend an how they write each other starting their letters "Dear Future Wife" and :dear Future Husband". Are...(more) 1 hr 35 min ago (10 replies)
    you online now? Wondering how long you dd has been dating this guy
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    • The sex must be really good to get a 16 yo guy to do some stupid shit like that 1 hr 34 min ago
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      • do you just assume that every 16yo is having sex? 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • np you never had a hs boyfriend who was totally in love with you? 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • a 16yo guy would do/say anything to get sex 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • this kind of view of boys/men is so sad. sure, teenagers are interested in sex. but to believe they are incapable of also being in love with someone is ridiculous. 1 hr 32 min ago
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          • no way would he open himself to the kind of ridicule that would happen if his friends found out 1 hr 29 min ago
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            • wow, that is really sad. my hs boyfriends were always very affectionate, both alone and in front of others. 1 hr 28 min ago
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              • Mine were not, except when they wanted sex 1 hr 24 min ago
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                • i'm sorry, that sucks 1 hr 24 min ago
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            • Sorry your experiences with boys were so negative. 1 hr 27 min ago
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  19. Toddler Omg -- trump tweeting defending hiimself over taiwan call -- he is fucking insane! FUCKING INSANE AND IT IS DANGEROUS. 1 hr 35 min ago (7 replies)
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    • She called ME! 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • I can't help it--but one of the things that boggles my mind is that so many voters who hated Clinton objected that "she thinks the rules don't apply to her." Like that was a major...(more) 1 hr 33 min ago
      reason they hated her. "she thinks she's above the law." Trump does whatever the hell he pleases.
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      • Didn't you get the talking points memo? If he does something, it's presidential by definition bc he is the president 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • Exactly! I am afraid the hypocrisy over the next 4years will put 1 hr 26 min ago
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        • ^ me over the edge. 1 hr 24 min ago
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      • we need to use all these quotes against him in simple memes 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • I can't believe he is actually going to be president. He is just so so unqualified. It's ridiculous. 1 hr 32 min ago
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  20. Toddler Does anyone here have a child in St. Stephen of Hungary? 1 hr 35 min ago (0 replies)
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  21. Toddler How could the Democratic platform make so much sense but simultaneously be so out of touch? It boggles the mind. 1 hr 37 min ago (6 replies)
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    • bubble 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • education 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • i think we live in our fact based bubble but have been surrounded by a fake fact =real fact world. Unemployement is down, but at least for now there will be no 40 dollar an hour...(more) 1 hr 35 min ago
      factory jobs. The income inequality thing was not well communicated.
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      • The truth is that HRC's and democratic policies are more likely to improve the lives of working class people than the failed trickle down economic plan that trump/gop propose. 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • NP yes, but they couldn't resonate with the working class- they came off as elitist and uninspired. That's part of the bubble 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • Deplorables really look terrible. Drugs and poverty and hate. This is relatively new 1 hr 33 min ago
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  22. Toddler Dd begged and begged for an elf this year. so this morning I set it out, just waiting for her to wake up and find it. 1 hr 41 min ago (26 replies)
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    • can someone explain the elf to me. 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • This post has been disliked 3 times. showNP - It's a really stupid way for insecure moms to create the illusion of a "magical Christmas" for their kids. 1 hr 38 min ago
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        • You sound insecure 1 hr 37 min ago
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          • You are insecure 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • I don't participate but I'm not sure if it is "insecure". Just a tradition I'm too lazy to commit to. 1 hr 34 min ago
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          • Ditto. 1 hr 34 min ago
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          • You sound joyless 1 hr 33 min ago
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            • Na, I'm pretty happy. I just don't want to move an elf around because, as I said, I'm lazy. 1 hr 33 min ago
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            • np: it is incredible to me that you think someone is joyless for not jumping on the bandwagon of commercialization of christmas. This is a made up tradition created to make...(more) 1 hr 25 min ago
              someone rich. And good for them, and if you choose to do it good for you. But please do not be dumb enough to criticizing someone for not partaking
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        • games for kids are dumb 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • I love the Elf! He has brought such joy to our family - so much fun! 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • can you give me some tips? also her hands are sewn together, should I cut them apart? 1 hr 38 min ago
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        • np-no! thats how you can get her to diffenent poses. go to pinterest, theres a thousand ideas 1 hr 37 min ago
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          • well I did and I saw one making a snow angel. clearly hands cut. 1 hr 36 min ago
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            • theres more poses w hands sewn than cut 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • Just thnk of fun places to hide each night, make it into a scavengerhunt, text pics f the Elf to your kids! 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • fuck that elf 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • I don't think that would be a very kid friendly image to wake up to 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • In the end, 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • ^ I think not doing the elf will be my biggest parenting regret. 1 hr 35 min ago
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        • troll 1 hr 35 min ago
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        • You live an extremely charmed life then. 1 hr 34 min ago
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          • I definitely do, but Dd started begging for it 2 years ago and I kept thinking she was too old and I was too busy. Now she's 9 and still believes and is so sad about it, but not...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago
            outspoken, just quietly sad.
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        • My kids are in college now - wish we had this - we all would have loved it! 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • You'll probably have many more 1 hr 32 min ago
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  23. Toddler Don't know what to do. Crazy neighbor put me down as a reference for her family to adopt a dog. This family needs a dog like a hole in the head. Never home, super stressed, always...(more) 1 hr 41 min ago (11 replies)
    Screaming at each other. Plus the mom is a neat freak and the kids are
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    • Be honest. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • Scared/uninterested in the neighborhood dogs. Dh wants me to not get involved and just lie and say they are fine. Not sure what to do. 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • I would not lie. 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • don't lie. lie to dh if you must. : ) 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • I'd be honest... 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showDog will reduce the stress, especially if he can catch frisbees 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • definitely tell the truth 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • i just wouldnt take the call 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • Dogs can reduce stress but only if the family has time to walk and the kids like playing with them. I think our dog has helped us 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • Dogs need care and attention. 1 hr 35 min ago
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  24. Toddler Anyone know about dietbet? thinking it might work for me. 1 hr 43 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Yes, some people need a strict program like it offers 1 hr 37 min ago
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  25. Toddler At what age can you expect a kid to be gentle with a dog or cat? 1 hr 45 min ago (30 replies)
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    • 3 with reminders 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • My dd is 4 and has always been gentle. 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • we waited a long time bc the rescue places can be very finicky about the ages of the kids in the home. we got a dog when youngest was 9 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • we waited until 16. you can never be sure. 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • depends on the kid but by preschool years they should get it with some reminding 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • I always had babies and pets. kids never did a thing. the pets on the other hand... 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • Mine, at 1.5. How could I opine about yours 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • Please don't opine then 1 hr 41 min ago
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      • i'm not asking about mine. i adopted an older child and have never been around young kids. i do have pets, however, and a one year old niece who wants to grab onto their fur very...(more) 1 hr 41 min ago
        hard constantly and i'm just wondering when a kid can generally be trusted to be nice to an animal and listen to instruction. i never went through that, as my dc was 9 when i adopted her.
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        • NP. you need to put the pet away when a toddler visits and does stuff like this 1 hr 39 min ago
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          • i'm not sure that's a good idea. i think it's better for them to get used to being around each other, not suddenly introduce them when the kid is 5 or whatever. the pets are not...(more) 1 hr 35 min ago
            interested in her at all, but she was allowed to pet them twice to see what she would do. now when she sees them she reaches her arms out and makes very hard fists.
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            • suddenly introduce them at 5? where do people make up crazy logic like this? This is a one year old BABY. Unless you can watch baby and carefully teach baby to be gentle petting...(more) 1 hr 33 min ago
              the pet, then put the pet away. Otherwise you will have a pet ready to attack baby.
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              • you said to put it away when the toddler visits, which would mean they don't meet and you would have to introduce them later. get it? i do watch them, obviously. 1 hr 29 min ago
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                • and the baby is grabby, so you aren't doing it in a helpful way. So put the pet away until you CAN do it in a proper way. 1 hr 24 min ago
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                  • wtf are you talking about? we tried it TWICE to see what she would do. since then she doesn't get to touch them. i'm not a complete moron, there's no need for you to make...(more) 1 hr 22 min ago
                    assumptions and be condescending.
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                    • listen I'm the only one who told you what to do (now that you admitted it's a freaking baby!) and you got nasty with me. I'm done. 1 hr 19 min ago
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                      • i didn't ask what to do and what i'm doing is just fine. you making assumptions and treating me like a moron is not fine. 1 hr 19 min ago
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                  • Do you seriously think she's just like "whatever!" and letting this child harass her animals? 1 hr 21 min ago
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                    • lol, hello OP. do you feel supported by your invisible friend? 1 hr 20 min ago
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                      • Not OP. Go back to sleep, you sound cranky. 1 hr 20 min ago
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        • If 1yo is grabby and aggressive now, then she'll probably take longer than a calmer kid. Maybe 3yo-3.5yo 1 hr 38 min ago
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          • wtf, it's a BABY. That kid could be completely different in 6 months. 1 hr 38 min ago
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      • please please don't opine 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • mine always were 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • depends on the kid 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • this is somethign you can teach from the beginning. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • My dd was gentle enough with the cat but he scratched her face. He wasn't too bright but very sweet to us 1 hr 37 min ago
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      • ^at 1 yo. We ended up giving the cat to a friend 1 hr 37 min ago
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        • Why the dislike? The cat was scratching the baby ...smh and the Friend had no cats and loves cats 1 hr 35 min ago
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