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  1. Toddler Do you call it a 'date night' when you go out to dinner/movies/wherever with dh sans dcs? 1 hr 28 min ago (13 replies)
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    • probably a handful of times, and only here 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • Not really. We just call it going out together. 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • only on FB 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • Yup 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • yes. 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • yes but not in an affected manner 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • yes, if only in my head 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • no. we just go out. 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • yes, but ironically. you wouldn't understand. 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • i don't know why, but i find that expression annoying. 1 hr 25 min ago
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      • Because it is. 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • I guess. 1 hr 24 min ago
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    • Yes but we never go out on date night bc broke 1 hr 24 min ago
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  2. Toddler What is your kid's college "hook" 1 hr 28 min ago (41 replies)
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    • Arrrgh captain greybeard 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • 3 of them- hockey, 16 yo, maybe hockey or golf, 10 yo, no freaking idea 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • meaning 3 in college currently playing hockey 1ds in HS and a 10 yo. 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • You have 5 kids? 1 hr 24 min ago
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          • yep 1 hr 24 min ago
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            • You must be loaded to pay for all those sports 1 hr 23 min ago
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              • my first DH left us a lot of money. He passed away 22 years ago 1 hr 21 min ago
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                • I'm sorry but you are a good mom. 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • Won't have one. We will most likely only be able to afford state school and hopefully grades will be the hook 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • he is a writer, and it worked 1 hr 26 min ago
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      • did he turn in work to contests or publish them? 1 hr 25 min ago
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        • not really, no. but he went to good writing camps and being a good writer helped with his college essays immensely. 1 hr 25 min ago
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          • very cool. what camps, if I may ask? 1 hr 20 min ago
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            • Kenyon review young writers, iowa young writers studio. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • where is he at school? 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • he's a senior still but got into harvard 1 hr 17 min ago
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          • did he have perfect grades getting in? 1 hr 16 min ago
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            • close, but no 1 hr 16 min ago
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              • I have a similar profile kids but grades are in the 3.5 range so I'm thinking it's not going to work 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • Huge congrats! 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • I'll let you know in a lot of years. 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • graduating from hs 1 hr 26 min ago
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    • Irish dancing 1 hr 25 min ago
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      • I can't see how that would help 1 hr 23 min ago
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        • She's a party girl? Got in to BC - waiting on Notre Dame 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • none of them had a hook, a line or a sinker. 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • double legacy bilingual latina IB swimmer interested in public health (wants to go to med school) 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • I guess she can get whatever she wants 1 hr 20 min ago
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        • Well, she's only double legacy at one school, so kind of have all the eggs in that basket. 1 hr 19 min ago
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          • what school? 1 hr 18 min ago
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            • Princeton 1 hr 17 min ago
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              • man, she's in like Flynn. well not that flynn 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • What an IB swimmer? 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • two different things, she'll have an International Baccalaureate diploma, she's a swimmer, though not sure she's good enough to swim D1. 1 hr 18 min ago
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          • ^^hard to say now though, she's only a sophomore. 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • High ACT, editor in chief of newspaper, officer in history club, ranked 19 out of a class of 400+ 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • and where did he end up? 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • She. She's going to Commonwealth Honors College at Umass in the fall with a nice scholarship. 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • She's in 5th grade, but this in the back of my mind. Nothing yet. 1 hr 13 min ago
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  3. Toddler Terrible than me and my BFF have "broken up" over her support of trump. it completely changed how i looked at her and i slowly stopped calling her and stopped inviting her and...(more) 1 hr 29 min ago (30 replies)
    she confronted me and was really nasty about it. very sad.
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    • meh, her loss. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • you drifted apart 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • i no longer talk to my bother. just ridiculous. his fault. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • seems like everyone i know has lost someone over this election 1 hr 28 min ago
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      • she didn't lose someone. she discarded them. 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • its really sad that you stopped being friends with someone over this. 1 hr 28 min ago
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      • sorry, her Facebook rants turned my stomach. 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • it's sad but understandable 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • np it's really not, this is a big deal and I am not sure what to make of people who don't get that. It is about people's rights. 1 hr 27 min ago
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        • so far, what right did you have on 1/19 that you do not have today? 1 hr 24 min ago
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          • I cannot be friends with a person who wants muslims to be banned from the us or even to have an extra check at the airport or someone who think gay rights should be turned back or...(more) 1 hr 21 min ago
            planned parenthood should be defunded
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            • so...none. You've lost no rights so far. 1 hr 20 min ago
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              • I am not waiting to lose right to be upset that fact that one thinks they should not be rights for all is enough 1 hr 19 min ago
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          • it's not all about me. we are a very rich and other than being scared about trump taking us to war or bankrupting this country, i think i'll be just fine. but the way trump is...(more) 1 hr 20 min ago
            frightening other groups really upsets me. this is not who we are. sorry that I'm not selfish.
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          • this is the difference between trump and hillary voters. trump people are all about themselves. "I GOT MINE, SCREW YOU!!". horrific . 1 hr 19 min ago
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            • This! "not my problem that you were born hispanic/muslim/black/gay/woman/jew/etc!!" just about sums them up. 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • But this election is SO different. It was not like McCain/Romney vs Obama. Voting for Trump is basically saying you're racist, bigoted, anti-women or ok with it. 1 hr 28 min ago
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      • So many Trump voters just don't/can't see it that way. I get that they have managed to convince themselves that this isn't the case, but god, it's hard 1 hr 27 min ago
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        • can you flip that coin and see that it's hard for them to see why you're making such a big deal about something that has yet to happen? 1 hr 23 min ago
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          • np no that is the time to make a big deal 1 hr 17 min ago
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      • exactly 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • Losing my bff too. It's crazy. It's hard. 1 hr 27 min ago
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      • ^ I love her but not this part of her. Luckily she's the only one close to me. I have other friends who voted for trump but they are mom friends and whatever. 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • Trump divides more than any other in modern times. It goes beyond politics. It is hard to continue to like and respect someone when they support things you find abhorrent. 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showsome friend you are. 1 hr 26 min ago
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  4. Toddler In your company do people address emails hierarchically? Like in the To line, SVP, a couple VPs, manager's name etc? 1 hr 30 min ago (0 replies)
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  5. Toddler Do you shop at Macys? I snubbed it in favor of Bloomingdales but they have same brands and often cheaper 1 hr 31 min ago (11 replies)
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    • yes. 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • no mine is a mess 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • I was in a fight with Macy's for years but we made up this year and I have been happy 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • Almost never. It's a shit show 1 hr 30 min ago
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    • Once in a great while but the physical stores are so depressing 1 hr 29 min ago
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      • So depressing and have been for years 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • Really? Interesting. Haven't been in years. Just Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • Only online, occasionally. Macy's as someone above said, is a shit show in the store. If I need a dept store, I go to the excellent Lord & Taylor in Eastchester (or Bloomingdales...(more) 1 hr 28 min ago
      if I need to, or Nordstrom.)
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    • I do online. 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • no, but i don't shop at any department store. 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • No they don't have all the exact same merchandise and it's in an awful pat of town, depressing people shopping there, salespeople not great 1 hr 13 min ago
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  6. Toddler Steve Bannon is a big, fat, emotional baby, just like all these conservative ideologues. Emotional age: 10 on a good day, 6 mostly. Same as enfant terrible Trump. 1 hr 31 min ago (2 replies)
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    • I think he is a bit more evolved than trump i.e. Not stuck in the id phase and much brighter but also more deranged 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • op: I have seen him interviewed. He has this slack expression like a young boy. 1 hr 25 min ago
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  7. Toddler This is us...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago (4 replies)
    I forget...how did William and Randall find each other?
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    • Randall showed up on his door on his 36th bday. I assume he hired a private investigator. 1 hr 31 min ago
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      • How in the world though. He left the baby at a fire station 1 hr 27 min ago
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        • maybe thru the hospital records? 1 hr 26 min ago
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  8. Toddler The only way I can deal with worry and stress is to talk about it and dh hates to talk about stressful things so we are always bickering and mad at eachother 1 hr 32 min ago (2 replies)
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  9. Toddler What are your dc's race and ethnic makeup? 1 hr 32 min ago (22 replies)
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    • !00% Korean 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • Korean, Scottish, Spanish, Italian 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • black, white, latino 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • White - Italian, Scottish, French 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • white: swedish, irish, german, jewish 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • caucasian, mutt of the northwestern european variety. higher than average % of neanderthal 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • How do you know the Neanderthal part 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • 3/4 jewish: polish, irish, italian and algerian 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • white--mutt. my side (american indian/polish/irish/croation); his side (german/english/polish) 1 hr 29 min ago
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    • White: Swedish, Icelandic, Swiss, Nordic, Germanic, Russian 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • Irish and Nepalese 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • they are 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Jewish and 1/2 Bulgarian (and I guess dh's grandad is Romani, no one really talks about it but he is dark skinned and my dd has that coloring too! So...(more) 1 hr 26 min ago
      cute!)
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      • I'm Bulgarian too. Very rare! 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • 1/2 irish. 1/2 italian 1 hr 25 min ago
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    • Is being jewish a race or ethnicity? Honest Q. 1 hr 23 min ago
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      • 1/4 Jewish above, no idea...the grandparents are Polish and Czech Jews 1 hr 21 min ago
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        • I would then think, white, polish, check 1 hr 20 min ago
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          • Czech 1 hr 20 min ago
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          • my dd is browner than most Latinas but if you want to call her white, go right ahead 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • white - European mutt 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • my grandparents were born in italy and greece. my husband's family is jewish, not sure where they were from, i think some of his grandparents were born here, maybe one was not 1 hr 17 min ago
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  10. Toddler I'm hurting for this poor giraffe! She needs drugs! 1 hr 34 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Link? 1 hr 30 min ago
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      • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t5DIRdxPalc 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • Shush 1 hr 25 min ago
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  11. Toddler The best part about having bigger kids is that they can stay home alone. Not long spurts but if dh isn't home and I have book club next door, I go. Want to go to the gym but he...(more) 1 hr 34 min ago (7 replies)
    won't be home until 15 minutes too late I can leave and know he's on the way. I love it
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    • Yup. In my experience kids just get better and better as they get older. 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • No more after/before school care! 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • That's awesome-some days I would love to get to a gym 1 hr 33 min ago
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    • I can't wait- what age does this start?/ 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • For us it was 8 and 11 1 hr 30 min ago
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        • Op 9 and 10, I'm talking short bursts, me next door etc 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • Yes, we have a younger sib and now have reached the point that while I wouldn't leave him alone, I can go and have 13 yo dd watch him for periods of time and they enjoy it. He's...(more) 1 hr 28 min ago
      7 yo.
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  12. Toddler Baked cheetos are the bomb 1 hr 34 min ago (4 replies)
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    • I can't look at Cheetos the same any more. 1 hr 33 min ago
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      • I was worried about this but nope - I managed through 1 hr 33 min ago
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        • Maybe some day. But right now it's too soon 1 hr 32 min ago
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    • lol i JUST bought some. Could not resist. They taste like the original but not as gross 1 hr 31 min ago
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  13. Toddler Wow - can get flights DC to/from Nantucket for less than $200. Shocked! 1 hr 35 min ago (0 replies)
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  14. Toddler It's odd cpac wants to distance from the alt right yet invited bannon to speak 1 hr 35 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Not that odd. He is, after all, running the WH. 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • They are unprincipled. I am aghast at the GOP. At least in Europe these folks start their own parties 1 hr 32 min ago
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  15. Toddler Colonoscopy prep...typed instructions from drs office completely contradict what he said, this happens every time 1 hr 36 min ago (2 replies)
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    • eat lots of salad the night before. 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • Just chug it not complicated don't drink anything red or orange 1 hr 34 min ago
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  16. Toddler This post has been deleted. 1 hr 36 min ago (0 replies)
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  17. Toddler How much would you help HS DC who is buried with schoolwork and sports? Would you clean his room/do laundry/fix his bed, etc? I don't want to coddle him but he just doesn't have...(more) 1 hr 36 min ago (14 replies)
    time and, right now, he's doing all the right things
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    • i do laundry. the rest is his responsibility 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • i'd let his room be messy. and re-evaluate whether what he is doing is too much. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • He is but that's the nature of his sport. It's spring and this is his season - Practice is M-F 2 hours per night 1 hr 35 min ago
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        • Then maybe he cannot handle a spring sport 1 hr 34 min ago
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          • He loves it - he's a freshman. 1 hr 33 min ago
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            • I'd love to get back into dance but I don't have time to work, take care of my home life and do that. Not every kid has 10 hours/ week of a sport in him. 1 hr 31 min ago
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              • I'd let him decide next year whether he's ready for it. This year was the first and it was unknown how it would pan out day to day 1 hr 27 min ago
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    • happy to do laundry. he should keep him room tidy & make his bed. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • I would do laundry and have him clean his room on weekends 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • I would totally help my dc. These kids have such demanding and stressful schedules and lives. If he's doing his work and over extended I would definitely do those things. 1 hr 25 min ago
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      • I did it today to help him out. He's been working hard at school, sports and been really respectful/helpful around house. I don't normally do it but he was so appreciative when he...(more) 1 hr 23 min ago
        got home this afternoon - I don't want to coddle him but it looked like he could use a hand
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        • why are people so worried about "coddling" their kids, whatever that actually means? iin this case, i don't even understand why this op is concerned. 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • if he's working hard, then I let a lot of things slide but expect a lot of help on breaks etc to compensate, which I sometimes have to remind him about. 1 hr 23 min ago
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    • we always do the laundry, my husband or I. i don't care about their rooms, that's their business. 1 hr 21 min ago
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  18. Toddler Neighbor has new dog that barks all day long 1 hr 37 min ago (4 replies)
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    • probably Republicans 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • Say something 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • why dislike? the neighbors may not even be at home. 1 hr 35 min ago
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  19. Toddler I am beginning to think they did pad up Kate to be a little larger 1 hr 40 min ago (10 replies)
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    • But they didn't. 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • How do you know? 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • what? 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • maybe she's lost weight 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • Yeah, what I am thinking 1 hr 39 min ago
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        • The woman on This is Us? She was on The Chew this week. She is big. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • what now? 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • Who are they? When? 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • Kate? 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • I really thought you were talking about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and thought you'd lost your mind if you thought she had an ounce of padding on her 1 hr 32 min ago
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  20. Toddler I'm too high strung to have kids. I'm worried when they have friends over that the friend will get hurt, every small misstep they take with their behavior makes me worry they will...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago (6 replies)
    Be degenerates, I see them on a skiis, I'm convinced they are going to get into a wreck and die. My ten year old hit his head last night and I woke him every two hours fearing a concussion. I never used to be crazy but here I am and it makes enjoying my kids difficult
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    • Have them play with kids that have older siblings - They are always tougher 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • Op they mostly do. My kids don't need to toughen up I need to rely 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • Oh my god, I'm a nervous wreck around some people's kids at the playground. Of course the most reckless daredevils seem to be orphans. 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • not having a parent hover over you 24x7 does not make you an orphan 1 hr 37 min ago
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        • No, but twin 4 year olds, one who is wearing a medical eye patch, are dangling backwards from atop a ginormous structure, while their dad sits on his laptop with a completely...(more) 1 hr 31 min ago
          obstructed view, is quite the opposite of helicopter parenting.
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    • i keep reading this as too high to have kids. which...you might try that end of the spectrum :) 1 hr 33 min ago
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  21. Toddler Is it weird if someone says they're "flattered" that you decided to be friends with them? 1 hr 43 min ago (8 replies)
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    • A little but it's not so bad. They like you 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • are they american? 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • No 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • Meh. Not something I would say, but some people say stuff like that. Take the compliment and don't overthink it. Sounds like a kind and humble friend. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • it might make me a little uncomfortable, as if the person thinks she's somehow not worthy of me, which is ridiculous. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • I think it's fine. She just thinks highly of you. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • I would think they were either extremely honest, with low self esteem, or they were flatterers. Either way, I'd probably have my guard up, but I'm a paranoid, untrusting type. 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • Canadian? 1 hr 23 min ago
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  22. Toddler 3 new voucher studies show that vouchers actually harm kids rather than help...(more) 1 hr 44 min ago (13 replies)
    • I knew this 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • Yet Texas legislature is pushing hard on this right now. 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • np: I am in TX and very anti-voucher 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • I think this voucher system would be horrible. It would actually benefit my family but I am still against it. 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • I dont think this administrations cares about doing no harm. That is not in their thought process 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • most deregulation is bad. despite what conservatives would have you believe, regulations are typically in place because the alternative is horrifying. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • It's really interesting --people assume a private school is better but it seems students did worse in the privates that took vouchers. Maybe less resources 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • Lots of bad religious schools out there 1 hr 30 min ago
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        • lol. Those are the only bad ones. Right? 1 hr 29 min ago
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          • No, but there are LOTS of them. Im Milwaukee, Catholic schools are the biggest recipients of vouchers 1 hr 27 min ago
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            • What makes Catholic schools so bad in your area? 1 hr 27 min ago
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              • I am not in Milwaukee. Not all Catholic schools are bad. They do, however, tend to pay less than public schools, and may not have the same requirements regarding teacher...(more) 1 hr 24 min ago
                certification. Also, school scores tend to reflect the students more than anything. Academic success is best determined by economic status and mother's level of education.
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    • The Milwaukee experience pretty much showed this a while ago 1 hr 31 min ago
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  23. Toddler Steve Bannon wants to destroy the administrative state. He said this today. What does this mean to you? 1 hr 44 min ago (13 replies)
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    • Sounds like he is working for Putin 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • he wants to destroy our institutions, and this is evident in Trump's cabinet picks. Education, EPA, Energy - all headed by people who want to destroy the institution 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • attack on the federal government, let states do what they want and if some want to be uneducated backwaters with no civil rights, that's fine. 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • But what will this do to the whole 1 hr 41 min ago
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        • further division, big gap between states. Abortion allowed in the blue states, stuff like that. 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • But then he is really destroying the idea of the United States of America. 1 hr 40 min ago
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        • This is his goal but why ? 1 hr 39 min ago
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          • He described himself as a Leninist. I think he thinks that America will emerge stronger. Or something like that. 1 hr 39 min ago
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            • After how many generations? Jesus. He's a madman 1 hr 37 min ago
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              • I have no idea. And yes, I agree. And he is running America. 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • nothing new - republicans have been promising to destroy the "nanny state" or to eliminate bureaucracy for years. most presidents are smart enough to realize when they take office...(more) 1 hr 39 min ago
      that this is largely impossible to do on a grand scale. this president, not so much.
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    • it means he is an angry addicted misfit who needs to be put in restraints or just retreat into his disease, angrily muttering to himself 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • he's saying he wants to sharply limit agencies like the EPA, FCC, FTC, FAA, HUD, DOE, etc from issuing regulations that go beyond what congress has specifically instructed 1 hr 32 min ago
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  24. Toddler I think i'm at around a month since deleting FB. it's amazing how much more sane i am. 1 hr 45 min ago (8 replies)
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    • I wish I could do that. IN my field it's the main mode of communication for a ton of work info. 1 hr 45 min ago
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      • Ditto. Need for work and school info. 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • I took it off my phone. , 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • That's a great idea - I hardly go on it when on laptop 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • this i did long ago. 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • I took it off dh's phone, he used to spend hours watching all the videos people post which lead to more videos and more videos 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • same and my anxiety level has decreased 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • I came close but since the election it has been very valuable source of information for local protests etc 1 hr 39 min ago
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  25. Toddler Nobody likes pictures of your legs and feet on the beach/hammock/lounge chair. Don't post them. 1 hr 46 min ago (11 replies)
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    • i don't mind 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • All the foot fetish people love my pretty feet. 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • How about in my sweats, on my couch, with my cat? 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • Fine. 1 hr 43 min ago
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        • Pff, jk, like I'd be on fb or instagram. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • they seem to get your attention 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • I'm fine with those. I still can't believe I have 1 or 2 friends who think we want to see what they're eating. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • Ita. It was cute 10 years ago 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • It was never cute, imo. It never fails to gross me out. I don't care if you have the prettiest feet ever. 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • I thought the Obama's post of their feet was cute 1 hr 34 min ago
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    • Home office (foot shot by the pool)!! Spare me as well, please. 1 hr 18 min ago
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