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  1. Toddler Just wanted to say that dc spilled ice cream all over my dress and I didn’t care because it was rent the runway 2 hr 36 min ago (6 replies)
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    • They don't charge you for that? 2 hr 36 min ago
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      • Nope 2 hr 35 min ago
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        • I’d go swimming in it 🏊🏽‍♀️ 👗 2 hr 33 min ago
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          • Ha, I rarely stain anything but yesterday we a huge ice cream plop 2 hr 31 min ago
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    • Maybe I’m reading into this but you somehow sound proud of that fact 2 hr 23 min ago
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    • You had to walk around that way 2 hr 21 min ago
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  2. Toddler According to AOC college tuition is a scan and her and Bernie will make it frre!!!! 2 hr 37 min ago (36 replies)
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    • If we want to make America “great” college should be free 2 hr 36 min ago
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      • And merit based only. 2 hr 35 min ago
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      • free just means YOU don't pay. someone else does 2 hr 34 min ago
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        • we all pay by not educating our population. 2 hr 31 min ago
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          • start with k-12. plenty of morons coming out. 2 hr 25 min ago
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        • THIS 2 hr 31 min ago
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        • Id rather pays for kids education instead of political golf trips 2 hr 5 min ago
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    • I think it does need some reform it has become so expensive even for state schools 2 hr 36 min ago
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      • I think the way would be to properly fund the schools, not give away money (which will have other consequences) 2 hr 34 min ago
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    • It is def a scam. most people cannot really afford the tuition. 2 hr 35 min ago
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      • a scam means there is something illegal. what is illegal? 2 hr 34 min ago
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        • A scam means there is something shady about it and the admissions process is shady, the outrageous pay to play price tag is shady, it is not an fair and transparent process. 2 hr 31 min ago
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          • i think admissisions is shady but the price tag is out there. you know what it will cost you. that's not shady. it might be ridic, but not shady 2 hr 26 min ago
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            • price tag is closely tied to the admissions process. 2 hr 25 min ago
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          • It's not shady- it is very transparent and not misleading- you can choose whether or not to get involved. 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • According to AOC everything should be free because of our 60% tax rate 2 hr 35 min ago
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    • can I get a refund for mine that I actually paid for? 2 hr 34 min ago
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      • same! 2 hr 34 min ago
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        • fuck YOU BITCHES 2 hr 33 min ago
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          • bwahahahahaha 2 hr 31 min ago
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          • Remember that one time Liz Warren admitted the Dem primaries were rigged but then immediately backtracked to appease her election-rigging neoliberal masters? 2 hr 31 min ago
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    • Sure, it would just be an extension of community college. Not sure where the facilities would come from though. 2 hr 32 min ago
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      • every college is different 2 hr 29 min ago
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        • It doesnt matter- there is no way to fund free tuition at today's levels for all these "different" colleges. Nor are there facilities or teaching talent. 2 hr 24 min ago
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    • college would become worthless. 2 hr 30 min ago
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      • like how worthless high school is? 2 hr 29 min ago
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        • Exactly. Those with high school only are the biggest losers in this generation's economy- they lose out to emerging market workers. 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • what does that even mean? make it merit based, the top tier schools can be even more selective about picking the best and brightest! 2 hr 27 min ago
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        • that would be racist 2 hr 26 min ago
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      • How so? 2 hr 26 min ago
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        • any and everybody will get in. 2 hr 25 min ago
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          • No, the top schools can pick the smartest kids, the way it should be. 2 hr 23 min ago
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            • They will be forced to only pick illegals and AA. 2 hr 23 min ago
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              • Who do you think is getting all the FA these days? That should go away too. 2 hr 20 min ago
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    • AOC chose pricey BU...the trend is to choose public city universities, take the courses you need, network through linkedin (not a frat party), and laugh at the entitled snobs who 2 hr 30 min ago
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      • That's not a trend 2 hr 22 min ago
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  3. Toddler What are you doing today? 2 hr 38 min ago (11 replies)
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    • Hanging on yb way too long. 2 hr 38 min ago
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    • Should be cleaning but can't get motivated. 2 hr 37 min ago
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      • Cleanlines is overrated. 2 hr 37 min ago
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    • beach 2 hr 37 min ago
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    • Working then setting up my new home computer 2 hr 36 min ago
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    • nothing. the cleaning lady is cleaning and the kids are in camp. i'm just bored 2 hr 32 min ago
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    • babysitting, leaving in a few to pick up the kid from school. 2 hr 32 min ago
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    • trying to make up work to do. I have so little to do. 2 hr 17 min ago
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  4. Toddler I chose to have 2 kids so I could give them what I wanted and I am tired of hearing sil talk about how they are spoiled and her 5 kids can't have this and that. 2 hr 40 min ago (70 replies)
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    • "Yes 5 kids sure sounds like a handful! pass the peas SIL" 2 hr 39 min ago
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    • ---------------------FAKE SET UP POST-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 hr 39 min ago
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    • i would just look at her blankly and not say a word. alternatively i might say well you made your own bed sis. 2 hr 38 min ago
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      • I mostly look through her. My in laws start it. They have us all at dinner and ask what the kids are doing and I say camp and then they ask why hers are not going and she is mad...(more) 2 hr 38 min ago
        at me.
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        • you are both married to brothers? 2 hr 37 min ago
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          • no she is their dd. 2 hr 37 min ago
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            • what does your dh say when this happens? 2 hr 36 min ago
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              • nothing, nada. 2 hr 35 min ago
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        • Sounds like a tough situation all around. It also sounds like you don't like sil very much. 2 hr 36 min ago
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          • I don't feel bad for her. 2 hr 36 min ago
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            • So you like her? 2 hr 36 min ago
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              • I guess I don't, we are not friendly but cordial. 2 hr 35 min ago
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                • If you did, I think you may feel differently. You'd want to help her if you could. You'd take joy in being able to bring her some ease. And, you'd take joy in helping your neices...(more) 2 hr 33 min ago
                  and nephews.
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                  • I would never take joy in paying for them, I am not like that. I do take them to the beach and things. 2 hr 32 min ago
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                    • Why do you take them to the beach, etc. then? 2 hr 31 min ago
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                      • To spend time with my kids. 2 hr 31 min ago
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                  • why should she? SIL is a bitch 2 hr 31 min ago
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          • "tough"? THEY CHOSE TO HAVE FIVE KIDS 2 hr 35 min ago
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    • i would respond with compassion, but i take it that's not your style 2 hr 37 min ago
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      • I guess not. How do I do that? 2 hr 36 min ago
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        • i can't teach you compassion. you either have it or you don't. 2 hr 35 min ago
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        • Look at your judgements. What are you telling yourself? SIL is selflish. Clueless. Entitled. Lazy. What else? 2 hr 34 min ago
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          • I tell myself that I don't want to hear it. Her situation is her problem. 2 hr 33 min ago
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            • Is she your dh's sister? 2 hr 33 min ago
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              • yes 2 hr 32 min ago
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                • What does dh say? And what is relationship like between your dh and sister? 2 hr 32 min ago
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                  • That is how his family is. They aren't close at all. 2 hr 31 min ago
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                    • so i guess you'll be ok when your kids grow up not giving a shit about each other (or you) 2 hr 29 min ago
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                      • I don't want that. 2 hr 28 min ago
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                    • Imagine if you really liked her, and she didn't call your dc spoiled. Imagine if she and dh were close. Imagine you think she's a really good mom, you think she's a hard worker...(more) 2 hr 29 min ago
                      (be it getting paid for or not), and that you value what she does and who she is. Would you feel differently?
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                      • I would like her but I don't like to part with my money so that would still be out of the question. 2 hr 28 min ago
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                        • Why is money such a coveted commodity. Let's say you need helping with something and a friend gives up her day to help you. You'd think that's OK. Yet, let's say she has a job...(more) 2 hr 25 min ago
                          that earns her $800 for a day. Why don't you see her helping you for the day as giving you $800. I'm sure you wouldn't give her $800, but she just gave you $800 in volunteer time.
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                          • I would feel weird asking that and would hire someone. Money is freedom and control over your life. I would never ask a friend to skip work and lose out on her money. 2 hr 24 min ago
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                            • So, you've never asked a lawyer friend for advice? or a doctor friend? or contractor? Or you've never asked a friend to help pick up your dc? You've never asked anyone for a...(more) 2 hr 22 min ago
                              favor, or accepted one?
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                              • no, I think that is wrong and would never. 2 hr 21 min ago
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                                • OK. I hope your life gets thrown off track where you need some help. It'll be a long fall from where you sit. 2 hr 19 min ago
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                                  • We have back up plans and things like that. I have an sn child so that can be hard. her life also did not get thrown off track. It was always like that. 2 hr 18 min ago
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              • NP: just wait til OP's dh starts helping them out financially.... 2 hr 32 min ago
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                • op he doesn't want to. 2 hr 31 min ago
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                  • That's part of it then. DH doesn't like her either. You both think she's an entitled, clueless bitch. 2 hr 31 min ago
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                    • Even if he did he would not want to pay. We are on the same page with that. That's not how I show that I like you. 2 hr 30 min ago
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                      • How do you show it? 2 hr 25 min ago
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                        • Being nice, having you over is a big way for me. 2 hr 23 min ago
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                          • So, do you give SIL a break by having your neices and nephews over? 2 hr 23 min ago
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                            • yes but when my kids leave for camp I am on break. 2 hr 22 min ago
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                        • ^^^ I see helping as giving the currency we have the ability to give and in what the other person needs. Now, if you don't have the currency of $, don't give it. But if you do,...(more) 2 hr 23 min ago
                          and that's what the other person needs, why is the currency of $ more valuable than the currency of time, expertise, or any other currency someone has?
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                          • I can give my money to my kids. I won't give it to anyone else. 2 hr 23 min ago
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      • Good answer 2 hr 36 min ago
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      • why does this warrant compassion when OP is being denigrated for making a choice to have two kids. five kids is a lot and is expensive. they chose that . it wasn't an accident or...(more) 2 hr 35 min ago
        a medical issue that is causing them to be poor
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        • op I don't get it either. 2 hr 33 min ago
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        • from my perspective, those 5 kids are my nieces and nephews. my SIL is a member of my family. i would want the best for them and would not feel the needs to point fingers and make...(more) 2 hr 32 min ago
          someone feel bad. but, as i said, we're all different.
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          • op I never do that. 2 hr 32 min ago
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            • you're lying to yourself if you think she doesn't know how you feel 2 hr 30 min ago
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              • I am sure she notices us not helping her but that's our choise. 2 hr 29 min ago
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          • well, if you read the OP, who is doing just that? the SIL. 2 hr 30 min ago
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          • you're changing this post a little to suit your needs. i've noticed that. 2 hr 30 min ago
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            • how so? "I mostly look through her." Those are OP's words. I am not changing a thing. 2 hr 28 min ago
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              • op yes when she is calling m kids brats I do that. 2 hr 27 min ago
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                • she called your kids brats? where did you say that? 2 hr 26 min ago
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                  • spoiled which is the same thing to me. 2 hr 26 min ago
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                    • she says they are spoiled because they go to camp? 2 hr 23 min ago
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                      • or of this subthread - it's the point of her post. her sil is rude to her. forget who has 2 kids and who has 5. 2 hr 22 min ago
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                      • yes 2 hr 22 min ago
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          • maybe her SIL could stop calling OP's kid brats. 2 hr 29 min ago
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            • where did OP say that her SIL called OP's kids "brats"? 2 hr 27 min ago
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              • op she says they are spoiled. 2 hr 26 min ago
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        • What does SIL say to you? 2 hr 32 min ago
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  5. Toddler What do you do for a living? Do you like it? 2 hr 43 min ago (36 replies)
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    • lawyer, no 2 hr 41 min ago
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      • Lawyer, fine. I’m just tired of working Fulltime. 2 hr 20 min ago
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    • I’m a Merry Maid Franchee 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • i have a part time job that is hardly a living. i make a little money that i never see. it goes to straight to paying bills. i love it, but i also hate it. hate spending time...(more) 2 hr 40 min ago
      doing things for someone else for money. money ruins everything.
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      • This is me. I have a very part time job that helps with bills. I don’t love it, but value the hours and flexibility. Extra cash is good. 2 hr 35 min ago
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        • i actually do love it. like, when i'm at work, i'm having fun and laughing and truly enjoying myself. it's crazy, but it's true. one still can't deny, though, that it's t...(more) 2 hr 29 min ago
          of my life.
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          • What do you do? Ideally, I’d love to love my job! 2 hr 28 min ago
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            • i work in the arts in a creative capacity. 2 hr 22 min ago
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    • food sales yes 2 hr 39 min ago
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    • Psychiatrist. Love it. 2 hr 39 min ago
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      • why? 2 hr 37 min ago
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        • It’s interesting, fun, and meaningful. It’s an honor to be welcomed into people’s lives in this way. And it’s well compensated and flexible as far as medical specialties go. An...(more) 2 hr 36 min ago
          Love my colleagues.
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    • teacher! yes I LOVE my summers off. 2 hr 39 min ago
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      • ditto. main reason I chose it 2 hr 38 min ago
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      • amen, I have 4 more days 2 hr 38 min ago
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      • jealous 2 hr 38 min ago
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    • actuary, yes 2 hr 38 min ago
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      • Is this a big field? I seem to think actuaries are rare and clever 2 hr 37 min ago
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        • theres around 40k members in the 2 main organizations, meaning people who are done with exams, many more people still taking exams and working as actuaries not included in that...(more) 2 hr 34 min ago
          number.
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          • Oh thanks nice to know 2 hr 32 min ago
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      • Np - I’m a cpa working in the insurance industry and for years I’ve thought that I should have been an actuary. I like being an accountant but I was always very very good at math...(more) 2 hr 32 min ago
        (Particularly statistics), but no one in high school ever mentioned that there were careers in math that didn’t involve science (which I hated). I kind of regret that.
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        • you can still switch. I know tons of people who got late starts (ie not right out of college) 2 hr 30 min ago
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    • speech pathologist, yes 2 hr 38 min ago
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    • non-profit director, meh 2 hr 37 min ago
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      • nonprofit director, mostly yes 2 hr 19 min ago
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    • Attorney. Yes 2 hr 37 min ago
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    • psychologist in private practice. Love it! 2 hr 37 min ago
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    • I'm a BREEDER and i love it. 2 hr 37 min ago
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      • Me too bred one and done, San 2 hr 35 min ago
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    • Editor, overall yes, only thing I've wanted to do. 2 hr 36 min ago
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    • Own a bar. Love it (most of the time) 2 hr 35 min ago
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      • do you work there? 2 hr 35 min ago
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        • Not bartending 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • Run a private psychotherapy practice and a consulting company all specializing in Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and birth trauma. I really like it. Money is way better than...(more) 2 hr 34 min ago
      In non profit. Make a difference, meet amazing women, in control on schedule.
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    • RN, love it. 2 hr 14 min ago
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  6. Toddler If you were driving north on i95 and wanted to stop for the night in either Alexdrandria or Maryland would you have a hotel recommendation? 2 hr 44 min ago (7 replies)
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    • that would be driving south for me, so i can't answer 2 hr 44 min ago
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    • I'd find the closest Hampton Inn 2 hr 44 min ago
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      • ditto . reliable 2 hr 43 min ago
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      • This too 2 hr 37 min ago
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      • Agree or hilton garden or courtyard etc. We just did a Fairfield suites also fine 2 hr 36 min ago
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    • i like a hilton garden inn or hampton inn or similar. name brand national chains are always a good bet 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • I'd stay in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Easy on-off and you could have a nice dinner/stroll 2 hr 35 min ago
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  7. Toddler FYI not all women want DCs the way you do. 2 hr 45 min ago (41 replies)
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    • i like mine medium rare. 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • well done here. we're all different 2 hr 41 min ago
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    • Well done for me 2 hr 44 min ago
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      • RARE, bitch 2 hr 40 min ago
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      • too gristly 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • The majority do. 2 hr 43 min ago
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      • If a woman has no DCs you can't assume she wants them 2 hr 43 min ago
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        • np She is not trying to do that I don't think. 2 hr 42 min ago
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        • Her sil was depressed. Why the fuck do you keep insisting you know a complete stranger better than her own sister-in-law? 2 hr 42 min ago
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          • The SIL never said she is depressed because she has no DCs yet that OP insists this is the case 2 hr 41 min ago
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      • the majority do what 2 hr 39 min ago
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        • want to be a breeder 2 hr 39 min ago
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          • Stop using that word, you sound like an idiot. 2 hr 34 min ago
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    • i know. my sister wanted none. most of my sils have none. only one of our sibs had a child. 2 hr 43 min ago
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      • They only say that because they never had them. 2 hr 43 min ago
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        • no, absolutely not. 2 hr 42 min ago
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        • Not true at all 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • Why so defensive? 2 hr 43 min ago
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      • This post has been disliked 3 times. showBecause you breeders are annoying 2 hr 42 min ago
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        • Ok lesbian mom 2 hr 42 min ago
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          • NP why insult anyone? Lesbians can be mothers just not able to have a bio child related to partner 2 hr 38 min ago
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        • why are you here? go to reddit 2 hr 41 min ago
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        • you're in you be MOM! 2 hr 39 min ago
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    • it's as if we all aren't the same people~ 2 hr 43 min ago
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    • what way is that?\ 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • you mean like c-sect vs vaginal? 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • what way do I want them? you mean like spaced apart? 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • i didn't think i wanted dc very badly, but once i had the first, i realized how much of my 20s insanity was just misdirected energy. we are wired to have dc 2 hr 41 min ago
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    • I feel bad for elderly people without any children. They are basically alone in life. 2 hr 41 min ago
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      • Many elderly people WITH children are alone too 2 hr 40 min ago
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        • ^^and then have extra despair 2 hr 40 min ago
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          • Yes but the chances of that happening are far less if you do have children. 2 hr 39 min ago
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            • But if you don't have children you don't go through life assuming they'll care for you. You make other plans. 2 hr 39 min ago
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            • not really 2 hr 38 min ago
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      • OMG not necessarily true at all. And your DCs could move away, die, become a junkie or be a burden in some other way 2 hr 40 min ago
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        • That doesn’t happen that often. OMG 2 hr 39 min ago
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        • That is usually not the case and you know it. At least if you have kids you have someone who is there at the end of your life. Not the case if you don’t have any children at all. 2 hr 34 min ago
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    • Truth? I was really on the fence for the longest time. If we didn't I would have been OK. 2 hr 41 min ago
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    • "the way you do"? huh? is this about what? mid wife home birth vs hospital? 2 hr 40 min ago
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    • Ok weirdo, why are you hanging around on a mom site? I don’t care if people don’t want kids. That’s cool. But, don’t hang out on a mom board if you don’t want to hear abo 2 hr 32 min ago
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  8. Toddler I know so many couples with only children. Seems to be a trend. 2 hr 46 min ago (34 replies)
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    • Life is extremely expensive. 2 hr 45 min ago
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    • hasn't it been for decades? 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • No way. Our parents generation had at least two and before that people had as many kids as they could give birth to. 2 hr 44 min ago
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        • I'm thinking of '80s/'90s to now 2 hr 43 min ago
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    • im trendy then! 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • You do t have any dogs, cats, hamsters or other pets - you only have children? 2 hr 34 min ago
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    • I have an only. But I don't have a choice of how many children I can have. 2 hr 44 min ago
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      • I mean, you do. 2 hr 44 min ago
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        • No I do not. 2 hr 43 min ago
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          • And why not? 2 hr 42 min ago
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            • I can't just spontaneously have a child. 2 hr 41 min ago
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            • Wtf??? Do you think you know her uterus better than she does? Np 2 hr 41 min ago
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              • I birthed exactly none of my children. She has made a choice--perhaps she doesn't realize it, but she has 2 hr 40 min ago
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                • Ok and? What does that have to do with anything? It’s not always a choice. 2 hr 38 min ago
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                  • Yes it is. There are options. You can adopt. You can find a surrogate. Just because you don't pursue them doesn't mean they aren't choices 2 hr 38 min ago
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                    • There are other factors that intervene with the option to have children. You are just arguing for the sake of arguing. And we are talking about biological children. Not Sarah 2 hr 37 min ago
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                      • Where does it say biological? 2 hr 34 min ago
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              • Or: I am a single dad 2 hr 39 min ago
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            • Do you think you can just order a baby off the Internet? 2 hr 40 min ago
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              • I likely know more about these things than you do 2 hr 39 min ago
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                • No you really don’t. I had my kids very late in life. I was lucky. People can’t just get pregnant because they want to. 2 hr 38 min ago
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                  • There is nothing in this world that could have kept me pregnant, yet I am a mother. I chose another path. Do you all lack imagination? 2 hr 37 min ago
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                    • Oh my God honey we are not talking about just being a mother. We are talking about pregnancy and giving birth to children. Why are you so defensive and angry? 2 hr 36 min ago
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                      • We're talking about choosing how many children one can have. It doesn't say birth. 2 hr 35 min ago
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                    • He is a man you dumb fuck. 2 hr 36 min ago
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                      • He can still adopt or have a surrogate. Dumbfuck. 2 hr 35 min ago
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    • Most people can do more for one than they can for two. 2 hr 44 min ago
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    • dh and I decided on that before having one. It was the right decision, though I do regret dd not having a sib sometimes (though she's very happy to be an only now) 2 hr 44 min ago
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      • That’s me. Loved being the only in childhood. Wish I had a sibling now 2 hr 28 min ago
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    • me too, but they are mostly in NYC and most of them send their kids to private school. 2 hr 43 min ago
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      • Plenty of onlies in the nyc publics, the savings is more comfort in a 2 bedroom, sleep away camp, tutors, extras 2 hr 38 min ago
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        • yes, true--but even without $$ camps, tutors, etc., having a second child could greatly decrease one's standard of living. we have two kids and, shit, they are expensive. 3 would...(more) 2 hr 35 min ago
          have sent us over the edge.
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          • I do not disagree. Two put us over the edge. 2 hr 34 min ago
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    • They love their money 2 hr 34 min ago
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  9. Toddler Dog people, please advise. my sister's dog is spending the night at mine. very last minute. and i have a pup of my own. my dog seems a bit confused by the new company. is it ok to...(more) 2 hr 47 min ago (28 replies)
    leave them alone together and go out to dinner? i'm worried about them biting/harming each other if left alone
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showtotally ok. they will have a ball together. 2 hr 46 min ago
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      • Unless they don't. 2 hr 46 min ago
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    • do you really have to go out tonight on the one night you promised to watch her dog 2 hr 46 min ago
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      • i'ts not a big deal to go out. separate the dogs for a couple of hours 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • this c'mon!! 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • there was no promise. long story, but my sister had to drop him off unexpectadly 2 hr 45 min ago
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        • but you said yes. that's a promise. 2 hr 44 min ago
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        • do you really need to go out to eat tonight? 2 hr 44 min ago
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    • I wouldnt until you are 100% certain they are ok. 2 hr 46 min ago
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      • they've been together for about six hours now, with me here. totally calm. 2 hr 45 min ago
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        • wy take a chance? 2 hr 45 min ago
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        • np - I'd say it would take 2-3 days to be sure enough to leave them alone together. 2 hr 44 min ago
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        • yet you're asking the question 2 hr 44 min ago
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          • yes. i am super paranoid about my puppy. it's true. maybe i'll just cancel the dinner 2 hr 43 min ago
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            • it sounds like a bad idea to go out unless you can keep them separate 2 hr 42 min ago
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              • ok. will change the dinner plans, then. thanks ladies! 2 hr 42 min ago
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                • its sort of like leaving two hyper toddlers alone. 2 hr 41 min ago
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                  • i know. i'm not comfortable with it. but my DH thinks i'm crazy. fwiw, the visiting dog is 13 yo and very frail. still... 2 hr 40 min ago
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                    • np: order food in and cuddle with the two dogs. sounds like heaven to me 2 hr 39 min ago
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    • The little dog will eat the bigger dog 2 hr 45 min ago
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    • They gonna bump and hump and have babies 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • they're both boys :) 2 hr 45 min ago
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    • Dogs are unpredictable. Especially if one or both haven't been very socialized to other dogs. I wouldn't leave them alone yet. 2 hr 45 min ago
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    • Most likely if they have been fine all day, it would be fine. I would personally put them in separate rooms 2 hr 44 min ago
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      • we could separate them. i worried that they would freak out trying to rejoin each other though 2 hr 44 min ago
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        • np - even if they do, that's better than leaving them together. 2 hr 44 min ago
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    • we don't do that when our daughter's dog visits. her dog is aggressive, and while the dogs get along OK, not perfectly but ok, while we're there, no one trusts them alone. 2 hr 44 min ago
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    • i would just ask your friends to come to your place for dinner instead. 2 hr 40 min ago
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  10. Toddler Do you feel you are raising your DCs under ideal circumstances? 2 hr 48 min ago (17 replies)
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    • there is not now nor has there ever been ideal circumstances anywhere. 2 hr 48 min ago
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    • Nothing is ideal, but they have a good life. 2 hr 47 min ago
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    • Yeah I guess. I always want to give them more but they have a home and 2 parents living here, good schools and pets, we try. 2 hr 47 min ago
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    • No, not enough nature, too many screens. 2 hr 47 min ago
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    • what constitutes "ideal circumstances"? 2 hr 47 min ago
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    • Lol most YBMers think they are perfect and did everything perfectly lol. That’s why they are so judgmental. 2 hr 47 min ago
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    • apparently not. I'm raising my kids in the city and my college friend told me "kids just need something different than that". 2 hr 45 min ago
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      • Like what? 2 hr 45 min ago
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        • swingsets maybe? I don't know. I don't even think she realized she was being offensive. 2 hr 43 min ago
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          • ^^we were at another friend's bachelorette party at the time and I only see this person about every five years now so didn't get into it with her. 2 hr 42 min ago
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          • I find most people judging anothers life style choice is usually not secure with their own choice. 2 hr 41 min ago
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      • That's exactly how I feel about suburbs. City, country, beach, ashram ... ANYTHING but a suburb. 2 hr 42 min ago
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      • I've had people say similar to me, too. I just assume that they don't get it and never will. 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • we did the best we could under the circumstances, which were not ideal. are they ever? 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • No. Mainly do to lack of $. 2 hr 41 min ago
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    • Our greatest limitation is that our 8 yo has seizures in his sleep, and if he doesn't get naps and early bedtime, the seizures spill over to daytime. Limits our whole family in...(more) 2 hr 40 min ago
      some ways.
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  11. Toddler Now the psycho president wants another war. Just wait they are going to tank our economy and leave huge budget deficit, then blame dems for "entitelements programs". 2 hr 49 min ago (2 replies)
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    • that has long been the goal. to decimate the federal budget, therefore no more entitlement programs. done. 2 hr 46 min ago
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    • entitlement programs which aren't paid for out of the deficit 2 hr 45 min ago
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  12. Toddler New Post from other thread: for those of you that found out about dh's affair years after the fact - how did you handle? 2 hr 49 min ago (4 replies)
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    • are you that op or a new person? 2 hr 49 min ago
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      • not that OP. but had a similar experience this weekend. 2 hr 48 min ago
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    • found therapist, moved money, kicked him out. we ended up reconciling, but i needed some space and clarity to figure things out. 2 hr 47 min ago
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      • how much later was it? was it a one-time thing or ongoing? 2 hr 44 min ago
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  13. Toddler Do you wear make up when camping? I always draw in my eyebrows and would feel weird not doing that. 2 hr 51 min ago (14 replies)
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    • I've only been camping once but I don't believe I wore makeup 2 hr 50 min ago
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    • I wear a lipstick everyday not matter what. 2 hr 50 min ago
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    • Yes. If only for the selfies. 2 hr 50 min ago
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      • You can add make up after the fact with You Cam 2 hr 36 min ago
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    • i don't wear makeup when not camping. so no. 2 hr 50 min ago
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    • i hate camping. and makeup 2 hr 50 min ago
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    • I only really wear makeup if going out in the evening. I always put lip balm on 2 hr 49 min ago
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    • you mean in a tent? no way. and when we're vacationing in the country or at the beach, i don't put on any make up unless we go out to dinner or to a party. and not always them...(more) 2 hr 49 min ago
      either--plus the extent of my make up would probably be tinted moisturizer, concealer and lipstick, at most.
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    • lol. no 2 hr 48 min ago
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    • Nope. Sunscreen. 2 hr 47 min ago
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    • i'm getting quite the visual of you and your drawn on eyebrows 2 hr 46 min ago
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      • Oh stop. Lots of people pencil their eyebrows and you don't know it. 2 hr 46 min ago
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    • nah. Relax and enjoy camping. 2 hr 45 min ago
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    • start getting them tinted. then you don't need as much daily maintenence 2 hr 34 min ago
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  14. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showDs went to the same college as his HS sweetheart. They're freshmans. She then leaves him for some 30yo creep who hangs out on campus and ds isn't even sure iif he's a real student...(more) 2 hr 55 min ago (26 replies)
    I let this girl into our home for 3 years and she did this
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    • good riddance 2 hr 55 min ago
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    • this is a pretty bad troll post. Clean it up and post again later 2 hr 54 min ago
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    • Better now than later 2 hr 54 min ago
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    • She found your son inadequate. 2 hr 54 min ago
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    • Typical for hs relationship tho isn’t it? 2 hr 54 min ago
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      • An 18yo with a 30yo is not typical 2 hr 53 min ago
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        • np but they were going to break up either way. 2 hr 51 min ago
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      • I guess so. I’m just mad he went to a college that was far beneath him because of the power of her pussy. 2 hr 53 min ago
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        • he can transfer! do a great study abroad program 2 hr 33 min ago
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    • Freshmens. Are you English speaker of first language 2 hr 54 min ago
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      • Yes I am. What would the proper term be? Thank you in advance. 2 hr 52 min ago
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        • men is the plural of man 2 hr 38 min ago
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    • That sounds sketchy for her but great that ds dodged a bullet with her 2 hr 53 min ago
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      • op. Ds is devastated. Says it was the worst day of his life when he found out 2 hr 52 min ago
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        • I am sure he is. That is so hard. But at least you know it is for the best 2 hr 52 min ago
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        • Hope it stays that way 2 hr 52 min ago
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    • oh well 2 hr 53 min ago
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    • Well! 2 hr 53 min ago
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    • Freshmens are fickle. 2 hr 53 min ago
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    • Dh and I broke up freshman year then got back together senior year! 2 hr 52 min ago
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    • The 30yo can buy alcohol :) 2 hr 51 min ago
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    • lol what did she owe him??? 2 hr 49 min ago
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    • OMG HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO POST A FORM OF THIS? IT'S SO PATHETIC! 2 hr 49 min ago
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      • omg this so sad 2 hr 49 min ago
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    • i know a couple who dated 4 yrs of college and she dumped him right after 2 hr 49 min ago
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  15. Toddler I tell my dc when we were teens and had a party when parents went out, if something happened, we the dc would be the ones who would get in trouble. Today, unfortunately, it's the...(more) 2 hr 57 min ago (20 replies)
    parents. If something happened, we could lose everything. I tell them I don't like that it's this way. I don't like that the dc aren't able to take responsibility for their own actions in this case, but this is the way it is. So, I tell them if it were years ago, they could have had a party. Now, they can't. I'm sorry. Sucks, but that's the way it is.
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    • That was also the case back then. 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • there has always been homeowners liability, no legal change - not sure what you mean 2 hr 56 min ago
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      • There was a legal change, it's called the social host law. 2 hr 55 min ago
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        • which has existed for decades in most states 2 hr 53 min ago
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          • some of us are really old (np) 2 hr 52 min ago
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          • The law went into effect in Suffolk County in 2010. It's a regional thing. 2 hr 51 min ago
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    • yes - in our town parents are in court proceedings for a party that got out of hand at their house 2 hr 55 min ago
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    • I think you are confusing trouble with parents and liability 2 hr 55 min ago
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      • ^^I see above, I didn't realize that the law had changed. I always assumed hosts could be held responsible 2 hr 54 min ago
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      • Nah. We had parties all the time. We're also more in a suing mindset today. No one got the parents in trouble back then. Now, the parents would go to jail. 2 hr 53 min ago
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        • op of that other post. I am not worried about 'liability". I am worried about kids binge drinking and dying. Or getting into cars. 2 hr 52 min ago
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          • np Which is the same now as when we were kids 2 hr 51 min ago
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          • you're not worried about them doing it, you're worried about being held responsible if they do it. because there is absolutely no difference between a kids' ability to binge drink...(more) 2 hr 50 min ago
            and die now than there was 20 years ago.
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          • Yes, but in the past, the dc could just sleep over. But, in any case, this also shows them it's not just about them. It helps keep the party from being at your house, and helps...(more) 2 hr 50 min ago
            them be more responsible when the party is elsewhere. I get them thinking about not only themselves. It's always been about don't get your own needs met at the expense of others. Focus on how to meet everyone's needs, when possible.
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            • it is not --and should not be-- their job to meet everyone's needs. what happy horse shit are you spouting? 2 hr 44 min ago
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              • I say when possible. It's the world I want to live in. In school, for example, why do you want them to listen to the teacher? Why do you want them to not make noise when you're...(more) 2 hr 42 min ago
                sleeping? Why when they're in a restaurant do you not want them running around all over the place?
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                • there is a huge difference between being considerate and being a people pleaser. the former is good, the latter is not. 2 hr 41 min ago
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                  • I'm talking about former, so we're on the same page. I look at it though in terms of meeting needs. (Needs as in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.) So, in the case of not making...(more) 2 hr 39 min ago
                    noise... they want to run around and have fun. So, how can they have fun while being quiet so my need for rest can also met met.
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    • i don't understand why you have to go into the whole "if this were years ago" thing--if your kids are old enough to have that type of party, they are old enough to understand your...(more) 2 hr 54 min ago
      liability without you having to tell them you'd be ok with it if no one could sue you.
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    • Isn't there a case in Bedford right now regarding this? 2 hr 53 min ago
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  16. Toddler 3 day old quiche ... okay to eat? 2 hr 58 min ago (4 replies)
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    • if it's been in the fridge of course 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • Was it refrigerated? 2 hr 57 min ago
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    • Absolutely! 2 hr 56 min ago
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  17. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showDo you think my single SIL is being dramatic, she is 41, still single. Very depressed about not having DCs. She was married for 2 yrs in her mid-30s, had a big fancy wedding....(more) 2 hr 58 min ago (52 replies)
    Hasn’t met anyone new since her divorce. Harvard grad, rich parents, has a very good career. Seems like she has a lot to be grateful for yet she doesn’t seem happy. It’s not our fault she hasn’t met anyone else and doesn’t have kids.
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    • I could not be happy with her life so I get it. 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • Most women want kids. Have some compassion. Ffs. 2 hr 57 min ago
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    • Is she attractive? 2 hr 57 min ago
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      • np people on here love to act like this does not matter at all. 2 hr 56 min ago
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        • Post your pic honey and your dh 2 hr 56 min ago
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          • Why are you so upset? 2 hr 56 min ago
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            • Because you are a shallow, stupid bitch. 2 hr 55 min ago
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              • For noticing that looks do matter in dating? 2 hr 55 min ago
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        • Are you a fucking retard? Do you think only attractive people get married? 2 hr 56 min ago
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          • No but being unattractive seems to hinder people. 2 hr 54 min ago
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        • There is someone for every one, IME 2 hr 55 min ago
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          • Why engage a troll? 2 hr 54 min ago
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          • well of course 2 hr 54 min ago
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            • Are you saying only good-looking people get married? 2 hr 54 min ago
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              • no but it sure helps and the opposite hinders but of course there is someone for everyone. 2 hr 53 min ago
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                • No it really doesn’t help that much. People get married regardless of what they look like. It’s a stupid question in this scenario. 2 hr 53 min ago
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                  • I guess it helps you have a lot more to choose from. 2 hr 52 min ago
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                    • It is still not relevant here. 2 hr 52 min ago
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                  • And she was married before. It just didn’t work out. 2 hr 52 min ago
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        • Please let’s see what you look like. 2 hr 55 min ago
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          • So my looks matter but no one elses? 2 hr 54 min ago
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            • How low is your IQ? You aren’t attractive and you still found a husband. 2 hr 53 min ago
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              • I love that this makes you lose your mind. I am laughing at you hard and will now hide you. 2 hr 53 min ago
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      • Yes. Better looking than you I guarantee. 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • Who said it was your fault? Have some sympathy, it sounds like she does not have the life she had hoped for 2 hr 57 min ago
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      • NP-But at some point you have to change the scene or change the scenery 2 hr 55 min ago
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    • I’d be depressed too if I didn’t have children. What is hard to understand here?? 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • I get it and you sound harsh 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • I'll go out with her. Is she nice? 2 hr 55 min ago
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    • If she really wants a dc, I'd do it single or adopt 2 hr 54 min ago
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      • That’s stupid. Kids need a dad. 2 hr 54 min ago
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        • There are great male role models who aren't dads. What about kids with 2 moms? Do you say the same about them? 2 hr 52 min ago
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      • God I would never do this and it’s a stupid suggestion 2 hr 50 min ago
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        • I know people who have done both.Kids are great 2 hr 49 min ago
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      • She probably doesn't care about DCs ...OP is just assuming she does 2 hr 48 min ago
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    • Has she said she is depressed about not having DCs or are you just thinking this? 2 hr 53 min ago
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      • She is depressed. Why is this so hard for people to realize? Most women want children. 2 hr 52 min ago
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        • HAs she said she is depressed about not having DCs? 2 hr 52 min ago
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          • Sorry but I don’t engage trolls. Have a nice day. 2 hr 51 min ago
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            • OK you are speculating. ou yourself have an overdeveloped maternal instinct and are projecting it onto her. Not everyone wants DCs 2 hr 50 min ago
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        • I don't find this true at all anymore. I think this is a troll post 2 hr 50 min ago
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    • This sounds like such a genuine post 2 hr 52 min ago
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    • I understand her feelings. However she needs to adjust to her reality and let the dream go. Live life and find her people. Not everyone achieves their dreams. but you should...(more) 2 hr 51 min ago
      be more understanding.
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      • I doubt you understand since you have children. Easy for people with kids to say just get over it. Np 2 hr 50 min ago
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        • NP-so it's better to mourn it forever? That's not productive. Who knows--she could well end up with step children 2 hr 46 min ago
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          • Did it ever occur to you that different people want different things in life? You are all assuming she wants the life you have 2 hr 44 min ago
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            • Sorry-I am an NP. Of course people don't all want the same thing. But dealing with the disappointments of life is universal. 2 hr 43 min ago
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    • I doubt she's blaming you. Stop taking it personally. Of course she's depressed, she's grieving the loss of a family she will never have. 2 hr 48 min ago
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      • Do you always psychoanalyze strangers? The woman never even said she wants DCs 2 hr 47 min ago
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        • She says IN HER OP that she's depressed that she doesn't have kids. 2 hr 15 min ago
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    • You are a troll 2 hr 43 min ago
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  18. Toddler We should attack Iran. Really hard. 2 hr 58 min ago (4 replies)
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    • how do you see that working out long term 2 hr 57 min ago
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    • I can’t believe he did not. I hate him. 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • we need full out war with Iran. we need to bring them FREEDOM 2 hr 48 min ago
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    • I disagree, 2 hr 33 min ago
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  19. Toddler My fucking internet is out again and I need to work 3 hr 1 min ago (7 replies)
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    • Many problems today with internet 2 hr 59 min ago
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    • Hotspot 2 hr 59 min ago
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      • The coffee bar? 2 hr 58 min ago
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        • From your phone ? 2 hr 58 min ago
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      • It’s not her device, it’s the servers. 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • Go to a cafe. 2 hr 57 min ago
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    • how are you posting here then? 2 hr 44 min ago
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  20. Toddler I love this article. confirms my thinking: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/smarter-living/personal-financial-advice-coffee.html...(more) 3 hr 1 min ago (11 replies)
    • I only read the first sentence but it sounds right. Dh and I needed to earn more money to have more money. 3 hr ago
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    • Just read that. Ita 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • I saw that this morning too. Our problem is definitely an income problem. DH could as for raise but he has to raise the money to pay himself. I just need a better paying job. 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • ive exceeded my limit. what does it say 2 hr 47 min ago
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      • Basically debunking the BS advice that the reason you are struggling is because you buy coffee or go to the gym 2 hr 38 min ago
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        • oh well then i disagree. that is part of it imo. it adds up. im not discounting the big expenses at all (health care) but that other shit adds up. cable bill, cell phone, gym,...(more) 2 hr 36 min ago
          coffee, eating out, hair, nails. clothing you prob don't need
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          • Read the article. Its not true 2 hr 32 min ago
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            • ooooh b/c the nyt says so? lol ok. 2 hr 30 min ago
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            • It’s definitely true for me. I have been on medical leave and getting much less than my normal salary on disability, but I almost never leave the house. We are putting more money...(more) 2 hr 24 min ago
              I need savings than before because I don’t buy lunch, I don’t buy clothes, we don’t go out to eat much. Our bills are still the same. Kids expenses are still the same. Our income isn’t less.
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              • ^^income IS less 2 hr 23 min ago
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    • I agree. We actually waste the biggest chunk on health premiums, that's 1100 a month on absolutely nothing useful. I don't get coffee often but when I do I always think of that. 2 hr 45 min ago
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  21. Toddler What kind of crap is on your kitchen counter right now? 3 hr 1 min ago (13 replies)
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    • too much 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • A cat 3 hr ago
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    • A billion bottles in the drying rack, paper towel holder, soda stream. 3 hr ago
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    • works stuff and laptop. it's where i work 3 hr ago
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    • Nothing. We just painted. The crap is on the dining room table 3 hr ago
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    • sunscreen, seating chart, dd graduation certificate, EarPods, club roster, ds football check and MD clearance paperwork. 2 hr 59 min ago
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      • seating chart? 2 hr 52 min ago
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    • tons - it's the time of year when kids bring home every prohject and piece of crap from school, plus we went camping last weekend and got home late so tons of camping supplies 2 hr 59 min ago
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    • Not much. Just utensils in a pot, coffee machine, coffee and sugar pot 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • Just the necessities and a fruit bowl. I hate clutter. 2 hr 56 min ago
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      • Ditto. Kitchen counter gets back to the base state every night. 2 hr 49 min ago
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        • how old are dc? 2 hr 42 min ago
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  22. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showThis post has been deleted. 3 hr 3 min ago (34 replies)
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    • Don't worry. He'll be dead soon and then you won't have to put up withhis shit anymore. 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • wow, you sound like an asshole 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • That’s my mom too. Dad gone, but the house is a decrepit mess. I’m inheriting it with a reverse mortgage. 3 hr 1 min ago
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      • np: that'll be me and my sibs too 2 hr 56 min ago
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        • So mad that she did this is league with one brother and not telling anyone. It was unnecessary and I’m left holding a mess 2 hr 54 min ago
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      • i thought with a reverse mortgage the bank now owns the house? 2 hr 54 min ago
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        • As far as I know, yes. She’s delusional in thinking I get the money back on what she hasn’t spent. I think I get the right of first refusal 2 hr 52 min ago
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          • oh so you are saying you have to buy it back, not actually inherit. do you even want it? 2 hr 48 min ago
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            • Not really. I need to run the numbers. But yes, you OWE whatever you’ve taken out on the house. 2 hr 46 min ago
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              • plus a premium I'm sure. The bank doesnt want to do that for free. 2 hr 44 min ago
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                • Of course! An awful mess. What’s worse, is that my other brother is inheriting a 600k summer home free and clear 2 hr 43 min ago
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          • What is the house worth and how much has she taken? 2 hr 46 min ago
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            • 400k. Not sure of the particulars. Evil brother has control over her finances 2 hr 44 min ago
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              • Is he also the executor of the estate? 2 hr 43 min ago
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                • I think so. 2 hr 42 min ago
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                  • ^^ and he hates me. 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • He’s yelling because his adult children are treating him like he’s the child now. 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • He's old. He's feeling his mortality. Share with him your concern. Find out what it will cost to toss everything. Does he have the money to give you to put aside, assuming you...(more) 3 hr ago
      don't have the money yourself?
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      • ^^^ He doesn't want to give up his independence, etc. I'm sure you're not surprised. He's been this way his whole life, and we only get to be more of ourselves as we get older. 2 hr 59 min ago
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        • Op: I have no idea. He just told my mom he's going to block all of her credit cards so she can't buy anything. 2 hr 57 min ago
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          • Hmmmmm. Perhaps neurological issues setting in. I'm sorry. Starting to be paranoid? 2 hr 55 min ago
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            • Op: he's always been this way. 2 hr 54 min ago
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              • Then why do you think he'd change when he's older? 2 hr 53 min ago
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                • I didn't, but I'm just here to support my mom so she doesn't die caring for him. These types of situations are so hard on the caregiver. 2 hr 42 min ago
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    • Wow, so at the end of his life he should give up all his things and move somewhere else to make life easier for his offspring. Got it. 3 hr ago
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      • Op: no that's not it. He keeps falling down the stairs, my mom can't take care of him alone anymore and we are trying to get rid of old rusty broken pipes that are 50 years old....(more) 2 hr 58 min ago
        Not the things he uses. They need to downsize.
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        • Or they need to renovate so that he's not requires to go up and down the stairs. My parents are the same way. 5000 sf house, colonial, all bedrooms and full baths upstairs....(more) 2 hr 57 min ago
          House built in 1920 and needs repair. They will never move. We know and accept this, not going to fight about it.
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          • Op: he told me they need to move. They are out in the woods in a custom built chalet type house that is not ideal for renovation or adding in a chairlift. If it was a colonial...(more) 2 hr 55 min ago
            tht would be much easier.
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    • I am so glad my parents sold their house of 40 years and moved. that would have been monumental for my by myself to deal with that from 1000 mi away. 2 hr 59 min ago
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      • Op: yup we live far away and came for two weeks to help go through things that aren't used anymore. 2 hr 58 min ago
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    • they can get a chair for the stairs. 2 hr 58 min ago
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      • Op: not really. The house is a split entry and the section that goes up doesn't have a spot to put a chair lift. It's an open railing and thexsteps have big gaps. 2 hr 56 min ago
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    • i am grateful my parents decided to move to a stepwise community - it is so nice, great restaurants, community - anyway you can help him find something like this? maybe he could...(more) 2 hr 53 min ago
      meet someone who lives there? it is not just full of people waiting to die anymore.
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    • This is common. And so what? Eventually it will be cleaned out - either by professionals who do this, or by you 2 hr 50 min ago
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  23. Toddler I'm the least musical person on the planet, but nanny just said dd's piano teacher told her that dd has perfect pitch. That means singing right? DD does not sound to me like she...(more) 3 hr 3 min ago (8 replies)
    has a good singing voice. So perfect pitch means something other than sounding good?
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    • Nice vba 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • dd's piano teacher bucking for a raise 3 hr 3 min ago
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      • well if the nanny was the one paying the lessons it might work. but i'm apparently the wrong audience for this. 3 hr 1 min ago
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    • perfect pitch means being able to identify (and more rarely, recreate) any note upon hearing it. 3 hr 3 min ago
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      • ^^and it does not mean the person can automatically sing well--singing is a talent to be learned and developed, perfect pitch is something you are born with. 3 hr 2 min ago
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    • perfect pitch is the ability to identify a notes when you hear it. it does not mean you sing or play well, though it helps you to do so 2 hr 58 min ago
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      • makes sense. thanks. 2 hr 54 min ago
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      • yes - this is me. we were tested in school and i did awesome, choir teacher/band leader reached out to my mom and we both cracked up. i can hear it, identify but lousy voice and...(more) 1 hr 57 min ago
        bad fine motor
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  24. Toddler Lotta Love by Nicollete Larson, on Pandora. Wow does this take me back. I am 100 yrs old 3 hr 5 min ago (0 replies)
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  25. Toddler Causes of homelessness? how can this be fixed. 3 hr 7 min ago (20 replies)
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    • Cure insanity and drug addiction. Oh, and poverty. 3 hr 7 min ago
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    • Homes are too expensive. I think we need to build more cheap houses. This is not a reason to stop gentrification. 3 hr 6 min ago
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    • social safety net, we let people freefall 3 hr 6 min ago
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      • Thanks, Reagan! 3 hr 5 min ago
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    • lack of homes, compounded by peripheral problems. in the USSR and soviet bloc there was no homelessness. its a problem of capitalism 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • commie 3 hr 4 min ago
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        • no. I am just reading a bunch on eastern Germany right now. 3 hr 3 min ago
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      • it is not a lack of homes, it is a lack of affordable homes 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • there was plenty of homelessness. And poverty. And addiction. Not trolling...just not the answer. 3 hr 3 min ago
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        • there was not homelessness- or if there was, source please. everything I am reading about the plusses and minuses says no homelessness 3 hr 2 min ago
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      • omg. they didn't have food or milk. 2 hr 55 min ago
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    • Lack of policing. 3 hr 4 min ago
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      • police cure homelessness! 3 hr 3 min ago
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        • They arrest and bring them into contact with services 3 hr 2 min ago
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          • sure they do 2 hr 56 min ago
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            • Prison is a service 2 hr 53 min ago
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      • that is dumb. unless you think the homeless should be put in jail 3 hr 2 min ago
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    • mental illness 3 hr 3 min ago
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    • No money 3 hr 2 min ago
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