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    Janice, honey, it will be the best thing you ever...

    Janice, honey, it will be the best thing you ever do.

    I had to call the cops on my mother because she drove 600 miles to my house and showed up at my door. She didn't like that I didn't talk to...
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    It makes me wonder what other family members he's...

    It makes me wonder what other family members he's manipulated. Maybe they don't even know he's been "working them". He might even be considered charming and sociable.

    He sounds like a...
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    I would explain this more, but it would get me...

    I would explain this more, but it would get me nowhere. I've already decided that posting on this site is a waste of my time.

    I'll just stick with my MENSA friends.
  4. I only whip out the "grammar claws" after I've...

    I only whip out the "grammar claws" after I've been attacked. And after this foolishness it was necessary.

    Poor grammar and spelling ruin a person's credibility, especially when he or she can't...
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    In "whose" eyes? The grammar and spelling on...

    In "whose" eyes? The grammar and spelling on these boards are atrocious.

    In your own. Deep down perhaps, or perhaps not. Some people reject change more than others. The knowledge that your...
  6. Did you want extra "advise" or extra advice?

    Did you want extra "advise" or extra advice?
  7. I AM talking about sex and STIs, but not about...

    I AM talking about sex and STIs, but not about talking about them with a 7-year-old.

    Godd*mmit, can't you read that? Do you see "seven-year-old" anywhere in that sentence? Did I write that...
  8. About MENSTRUATION.

    About MENSTRUATION.
  9. I spelled "potential" correctly. And there's...

    I spelled "potential" correctly. And there's nothing in there about talking to a seven-year-old. Age seven is in sentence #1. If you notice, I also mentioned talking about something else to a...
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    Actually, if parents pay anyone more than $1600...

    Actually, if parents pay anyone more than $1600 to keep their kid, they have all of that stuff to pay, whether they want to or not. The only way to get around it is to not claim the dependent care...
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    I don't think you have to worry about the...

    I don't think you have to worry about the unemployment tax. That is their responsibility. You also must ensure that the Social Security stuff gets paid, or you won't get credit for it. If they're...
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    You can also go to Internal Revenue Service...

    You can also go to Internal Revenue Service to figure out your withholding amounts. I think SS and medicare is 7.65% together.

    You can also try this tool:

    Payroll Deductions - Financial...
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    Well, for one thing, if they didn't claim it,...

    Well, for one thing, if they didn't claim it, they would be breaking the law. And they are also supposed to pay your Social Security taxes too. It's about 15% total, and you pay half of that.
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    I personally think you should always have an...

    I personally think you should always have an expert do your taxes. The extra you spend is well worth it instead of having some wanna-be tax preparer at one of the chains just filling in the forms.
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  15. It's not a big deal. When you settle a credit...

    It's not a big deal. When you settle a credit card debt, the amount you didn't have to pay is considered income. It's just added into all of your other income. I did this before, and it made...
  16. Question: Washing raw meat

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    Washing chicken is a fool's errand. You just end...

    Washing chicken is a fool's errand. You just end up contaminating your sinks and potentially your countertops. You may rinse a little bacteria off, but it's not going to make a difference. This...
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    Tell your brother to get a life. You'll spend...

    Tell your brother to get a life. You'll spend your holidays however you see fit.
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    I will tell you one thing, that if there is a...

    I will tell you one thing, that if there is a support order, it is your responsibility to challenge paternity. There is a statute of limitations in most states, and if you miss it, you could still...
  19. I didn't say she used those terms. I was talking...

    I didn't say she used those terms. I was talking about parents in general who use those terms. My post is a general commentary on the lack of education provided to children about their bodies. ...
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    Get ready to call me a giant b*tch, but here...

    Get ready to call me a giant b*tch, but here goes...

    Number one--Things are very different from when your parents got married. Back then a person could get a job right out of high school and do...
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    Amen, sister. In our culture, if you receive a...

    Amen, sister.

    In our culture, if you receive a wedding gift, you write a note of appreciation. This takes but a moment of your time for each gift, and it's the least you can do to show your...
  22. Sorry to sound judgmental, but why didn't she...

    Sorry to sound judgmental, but why didn't she know about this 3 or more years ago? I'm scared to ask if she even knows where babies come from.

    Did you hide pads and things from her? Did you...
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    We have a local teaching store in my town, but I...

    We have a local teaching store in my town, but I haven't found a whole bunch of things that I need there. For one, I couldn't find anything on evolution, and the owner said she couldn't even find...
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    It sounds like your children have great parents.

    It sounds like your children have great parents.
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    I just wanted to add that my husband has a PhD in...

    I just wanted to add that my husband has a PhD in chemistry, and I'm about to start working on a Master's Degree. I do know of parents who have no business trying to teach their kids because they...
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    I have homeschooled my kids and was very...

    I have homeschooled my kids and was very different from many of the parents in my area. For one, we did not do it for religious reasons (I'm an atheist), but for academic ones. I have children who...
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    People don't like being told that there are any...

    People don't like being told that there are any questionable issues about their beliefs. After all, many things about the Christian bible have been rewritten, thrown out, translated, etc. If you...
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    Sorry to be so paranoid, but how do you know that...

    Sorry to be so paranoid, but how do you know that he isn't having people over to do drugs or to have orgies or engage in child pornography? From how he sounds, he obviously has no regard for the...
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    My children are also taught to say, "pardon" or...

    My children are also taught to say, "pardon" or "sorry" instead of "what" if they didn't hear someone. If they are called, they are taught to say "yes". None of this ma'am or sir stuff. My house...
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    I grew up in Louisiana, lived in Mississippi, and...

    I grew up in Louisiana, lived in Mississippi, and now live in Georgia. I hate the way many Southerners think that calling a woman "ma'am" is a sign of respect. Just as teaching children to say...
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    Athenamia- So sorry this is happening. I...

    Athenamia-

    So sorry this is happening.

    I hope I didn't sound like I was saying your boyfriend was a drug dealer. I was just wondering how she would be able to make accusations and have them...
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    Does he have an attorney? How could she prove he...

    Does he have an attorney? How could she prove he was a drug dealer? How would a judge sign an order granting custody with no proof? Does she have friends who work in Social Services? Is there...
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    wallabee4-- It sounds like you were...

    wallabee4--

    It sounds like you were unappreciated in your journey as a mother. That said, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with what those of us went through who were abused and truly hated by our...
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    To the moms who allowed their child's father to...

    To the moms who allowed their child's father to take custody of the child--

    I say you are brave and honest and are true mothers. It takes a strong woman to admit that the bond may not be there,...
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    It took me years to finally realize that the...

    It took me years to finally realize that the reason my adoptive "mother" beat the hell out of me and verbally and emotionally abused me was because she truly hated me.

    I wasn't even adopted...
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