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Maintaining Maintaning weight Nov 08 2014
01:29 (UTC)
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Seek professional help for anorexia.

Fitness Muscle mass Nov 08 2014
01:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by dance4life22:

I am anorexic so how can I do that without gaining any weight?

The only advice you'll get here is to seek professional help for anorexia. It isn't a lifestyle choice, it's an illness, and for some, a death sentence.

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The Lounge I need to justify why I need my husband to help me get kids to school Nov 07 2014
22:11 (UTC)
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With us, there's a divide and conquer - he's walking the dog and the boy while I shower. I'm feeding the boy while he makes lunches. Etc. So for us, the request for help is when we need something outside of normal routine - "Help - he just threw up, bring paper towels!" or "Crap, I forgot my watch, can you get his shoes on?" stuff.

It isn't that one of us is "in charge" and the other is not responsible, it's that we are letting each other know where we left off, so the other can pick it up and keep getting us out the door.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 07 2014
21:55 (UTC)
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I can't imagine waiting for a person outside a store to attack them.

But I also can't imagine someone telling me to have my tantruming child "lower his voice" and then tell me to go to hell because I wasn't appreciative of their suggestion.

The Lounge Woman punched after asking mother to quiet down child Nov 07 2014
21:51 (UTC)
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Original Post by februarystars:
I had a friend whose view was "just don't take the kid shopping with you" which I think is super shortsighted and not always possible. 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The Lounge when social media gets it right Nov 07 2014
21:06 (UTC)
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Were any of them making this face?

Even then, still not assault until he goes Scottish-Medieval on your hiney.

 

... yep, I just crossed Mel Gibson with Weird Al. It's just one of those days.

The Lounge I really need to get this off my chest Nov 07 2014
20:48 (UTC)
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See, not making it up.

So nomo just needs to send us a smell-o-gram of her perfume, and we can answer her.

The Lounge when social media gets it right Nov 07 2014
20:47 (UTC)
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That's awesome.The little kid's face - my son makes a face kinda like that when you tell him to smile. He's got a great smile, but not on command.

The Lounge I really need to get this off my chest Nov 07 2014
20:43 (UTC)
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Is it a bad sign that my first reaction was "no, I've never smelled that - I'll google it."

... and then I realized that google won't let me smell things.

...... yet .....

(but seriously, I think the Japanese might already have a way to do that)

The Lounge teacher to child ratio Nov 07 2014
19:14 (UTC)
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According to this, in center-based child care, it's 1:5, max 12 children, for 18w-27mo.

So that would mean that if there are more than 10 children, you should have a 3rd teacher. Family child care seems to be 1:6, unless any are under 2.

My site give slightly different than purespark's, so I'd go with her's, since that actually comes from the state.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
17:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

I don't understand the license thing you guys are talking about.

Here, you get your learners at 14 at the earliest, but if you get it later you have to wait a year to try for your full license, 16 at its earliest with a written and road test.  That's a graduated license with restrictions for 2 years.  So minimum, you're 18 before you have an unrestricted passenger vehicle license.

Drivers Ed doesn't change any of that, but it does get you a 5% discount on insurance.

For us (NY) it was something like: At 16, get your learners permit - I don't remember having to do anything but stand in line to get that. If you took drivers ed, you could take a driving test (written and practical) at 17, and get your license. Otherwise, you get it at 18.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
17:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

There used to be more driver training when young (in the US).

Can't remember details, but there is a book called NurtureShock where they discuss that people are able to get their licenses sooner by taking drivers ed, but that drivers ed (at least in modern day) doesn't actually teach them what an extra year of driving with a learners permit (which I think in most states has certain restrictions, like you have to drive with a licensed driver, can't have more than x number of people in the car, no driving after dark) would teach them.

So, if I remember correctly, the argument was that by requiring drivers ed to get your license earlier, it was actually making poorer drivers.

The Lounge What to do if someone threatens suicide when you break up with them... Nov 07 2014
17:02 (UTC)
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Yes, making promises to be nice and take care of everything once people just do what he wants/tells them to do is a pretty trademark move of an abuser.

The Lounge What to do if someone threatens suicide when you break up with them... Nov 07 2014
16:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by vnar959107921:

Yes but he's gonna be okay when my parents accept us in the near future right? He would let me be "me" finally !

No.

He sounds a lot like my dad. He did his best to separate my mom from her family. They would go to visit her parents, and within 15 minutes of arriving, he'd start saying that they needed to leave again. He got mad at her for wanting to see both of her parents when they were dying. We only started seeing my mom's sister and family again regularly once my dad died - before then, he made those few visits as miserable as possible.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Perhaps this link?

Her first comment in that thread was #191 which I tried to link.

My linker must be distracted.

On my screen in that thread, serapa posted comment #191.

I think the forums might be drunk. Shame on them. It's not even noon.

Calorie Count Linking to threads in forum Nov 07 2014
16:42 (UTC)
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Nope, it's working on here, but it was clearly not working in the Lounge moments ago.

See Runesplendor's quote of my link: http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/the-loun ge/hi-im-girl/page/10#p4519179 - if you hover over it, it goes to: http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/the-loun ge/hi-im-girl/someone-leave-child-car/page/10 #p4482634

"hi-im-girl" is the thread the link was posted in. "someone-leave-child-car" is the thread that was linked to.

Calorie Count Linking to threads in forum Nov 07 2014
16:41 (UTC)
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Of course, when I try to make an example, it doesn't work.

The Lounge I need to justify why I need my husband to help me get kids to school Nov 07 2014
16:32 (UTC)
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I thought about that, CW. In our house, my husband gets up first - there is no point in us both getting up at the same time, because we both want to use the bathroom and shower first thing. So he gets up, does his stuff, and then I get up once he's done. Depending on how long the "getting ready" stage takes, it could be a half-hour difference in wake up times, and I can understand not having his own alarm clock if she's returning to the bedroom to get dressed, etc.

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Perhaps this link?

Yours is broken too!

If Agirl is unable to linky something, I just don't know.  I feel all unbalanced and afraid.

It works for me -- you might have tried it too soon (before i edited)?

The Lounge Hi, I'm a girl Nov 07 2014
16:29 (UTC)
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Btw, for making links to forum posts to work, you have to do it through the edit screen, not through the reply screen. So you have to post reply, then edit, then link, to get it to work.

For some reason, this has not been fixed for ages.

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