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    Poll: Interesting question, and one I would use to...

    Interesting question, and one I would use to illustrate the old adage, "the world isn't black and white." Also, "nobody said the world was fair."

    IMO, parents are leveraging a unique opportunity...
  2. Never tell a previous job you are leaving because...

    Never tell a previous job you are leaving because you don't like them; only talk about better opportunities, better fit, etc. They may not be happy that you are leaving, but you will only make it...
  3. Good memory. :yes: I had my grandfather's...

    Good memory.
    :yes:

    I had my grandfather's passport, then I needed my mom's birth certificate, then my parents marriage certificate, then my birth certificate; basically, you have to show them...
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    The approach I've taken with my children is to...

    The approach I've taken with my children is to create a platform of independence. They are expected to work around the house (building skills they will use when they are on their own), they are...
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    I've been a stay at home mom since my oldest was...

    I've been a stay at home mom since my oldest was one; they are 9 and 11 now, so while I have some experience, I am missing key data points.

    That said, I do think the middle school, high school...
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    What Eye in the Sky said; there are many reasons...

    What Eye in the Sky said; there are many reasons families chose to homeschool. Some are astonishingly successful, some are abysmal failures (depending on how you define 'failure' of course; if your...
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    When I was in college in Albany in 1985, Karen...

    When I was in college in Albany in 1985, Karen Wilson disappeared. I never knew her, but the campus (of something like 30,000 students), was completely at a loss as to how someone could completely...
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    I had one of these, too. My mother was diagnosed...

    I had one of these, too. My mother was diagnosed with what turned out to be terminal lung cancer. It was just a week before my parents 47th wedding anniversary. I was living in China, but they...
  9. Thread: ITALY!

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    Everything? Good luck! Seriously, what...

    Everything? Good luck!

    Seriously, what Laurierace says; figure out what interests YOU, art, religion, nature, food, wine, and track that through your travels.

    I always research the thing I...
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    We went in October. I think time of the year...

    We went in October. I think time of the year makes a big difference in where you go. We were looking for a personalized, non-touristy experience, so we went south to Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi, so we...
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    Go with the meds. Anything to reduce anxiety will...

    Go with the meds. Anything to reduce anxiety will help you get through a rough flight.

    I fly a lot, and I always think I am going to die. Not in a terrified, freaked out kind of way, but...
  12. This exactly. So often there is more to a story...

    This exactly. So often there is more to a story than an initial report might indicate. If there is anything my years on the internet has taught me is believe nothing at first blush.
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    I travel a lot and am responsible for packing not...

    I travel a lot and am responsible for packing not only for myself, but two children (they are actually learning to do it themselves, but I still manage the process).

    The key thing that has helped...
  14. Me, too. Unbelievable. No advice, but best wishes...

    Me, too. Unbelievable. No advice, but best wishes on getting the message through to this irresponsible, arrogant person.
  15. I own a pair of Ariats paddock boots with the gel...

    I own a pair of Ariats paddock boots with the gel sole that I use as my every day walking around winter shoes. I wear them with jeans, trousers and even skirts.

    I wear Fitflops as soon as the...
  16. What they said. He is a nice guy, that he's not...

    What they said. He is a nice guy, that he's not stringing you along.
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    But if that is the choice you made, to have your...

    But if that is the choice you made, to have your adult child live at home, why would you call yourself a bad parent? There's nothing wrong with a family staying together, so long as it's mutually...
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    Not at all unfair, and, I say this gently,...

    Not at all unfair, and, I say this gently, because, I am not slamming the OP, it's the sort of ground work that should have started a decade ago. Some children naturally come by independence, always...
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    I thought Thomas Jefferson developed the first...

    I thought Thomas Jefferson developed the first "French fry," but apparently not. We can't even get credit for that. :cry:

    ...
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    Write a business plan: ...

    Write a business plan:

    http://www.smallbusinessbc.ca/starting-a-business/how-write-a-business-plan

    The questions will come naturally from this process.
  21. Happened to me once. We had a farm, I had to...

    Happened to me once. We had a farm, I had to manage about 200 chickens, two pigs, two horses, a toddler and one a bit older while my husband was traveling for ten days. It was just getting to be...
  22. First world problem. There's a thread for that.

    First world problem. There's a thread for that.
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    Agreed, OP, excellent choice to discuss with SO...

    Agreed, OP, excellent choice to discuss with SO and don't poke the crazy. In-laws can be tricky, and I believe the most important thing is to present a united front. You and your SO are partners in a...
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    We don't have one, and I haven't for over twenty...

    We don't have one, and I haven't for over twenty years at this point. So, not a lot of television, BUT, with the age of the internet, I will confess to now having watched all of Game of Thrones and I...
  25. Of course the first choice would be to leave the...

    Of course the first choice would be to leave the children at home, but my children have been there, done that, and have not ended up at all worse the wear; I say go for it.

    I took both of mine to...
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