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Re: Do most European men wear wedding bands?

I would say that most men my dad's age (60s) don't. Most men my husband's age do (30s). My husband is American and only wears his ring occasionally.

by mayerling

July 22nd, 2014, 4:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do most European men wear wedding bands?

Replies: 11

Views: 260
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Hi everyone, Sorry I've been a bad PSer and not posting much. We're finally back from our trip to the US and are battling jet-lag. Last night (our second night back), N did 8-4:45 so I'm happy. I think he should have readjusted by the end of the week - hopefully this isn't wishful thinking. Thank yo...

by mayerling

July 17th, 2014, 10:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147739

by mayerling

July 17th, 2014, 8:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Bathing suit recommendation

Replies: 11

Views: 292
Re: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Niel|1405286533|3712650 wrote:
mayerling|1405285027|3712641 wrote:You'll think I'm stupid, but I don't follow. What do you mean by "virginity is given"?

That if you get raped you haven't lost your virginity. IE someone can't take your virginity unless you concent


Oh, I see! So true.

by mayerling

July 13th, 2014, 3:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Replies: 79

Views: 1553
Re: At what age did you lose your virginity?

You'll think I'm stupid, but I don't follow. What do you mean by "virginity is given"?

by mayerling

July 13th, 2014, 2:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Replies: 79

Views: 1553
Re: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Wow, Kenny, I never thought of you as someone who reacts so coldly to suggestions... With regular posts PS gives you 45 minutes to edit. But PS freezes poll answers and the poll question itself the moment it posts. I could not implement suggestions if I wanted to. This train has left the station, s...

by mayerling

July 11th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Replies: 79

Views: 1553
Re: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Wow, Kenny, I never thought of you as someone who reacts so coldly to suggestions...

by mayerling

July 11th, 2014, 3:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Replies: 79

Views: 1553
Re: At what age did you lose your virginity?

You need an n/a option . Good point. Sorry all you virgins. I'd start a new poll for you, but PS only allows us 10 poll answers and I would need 80 to cover all possible ages. Someone at an age not offered would go bananas. Or just combine some ages . Sorry sorry I know you hate poll critiques. Jus...

by mayerling

July 11th, 2014, 2:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Replies: 79

Views: 1553

by mayerling

July 11th, 2014, 2:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age did you lose your virginity?

Replies: 79

Views: 1553
Re: Americans, how do you feel about America?

Redwood, I find it interesting that you seem to be proud of the fact that you went back to work after 8 weeks. I also find it interesting that you say your husband was there, which would be perfectly acceptable if you hadn't qualified that with how that was preferable than paying for daycare. I unde...

by mayerling

July 10th, 2014, 2:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Americans, how do you feel about America?

Replies: 186

Views: 2191
Re: Americans, how do you feel about America?

DF, immigration is not a good way to judge how great a country is. Look at the kind of immigration the US gets (in masses, not individual immigration). People from clearly less well-to-do countries want to move here, en masse. Yes, you might get the odd Swede, the odd Finn, the odd Brit, but you ce...

by mayerling

July 10th, 2014, 9:09 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Americans, how do you feel about America?

Replies: 186

Views: 2191
Re: Americans, how do you feel about America?

DF, immigration is not a good way to judge how great a country is. Look at the kind of immigration the US gets (in masses, not individual immigration). People from clearly less well-to-do countries want to move here, en masse. Yes, you might get the odd Swede, the odd Finn, the odd Brit, but you ce...

by mayerling

July 9th, 2014, 10:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Americans, how do you feel about America?

Replies: 186

Views: 2191
Re: Americans, how do you feel about America?

DF, immigration is not a good way to judge how great a country is. Look at the kind of immigration the US gets (in masses, not individual immigration). People from clearly less well-to-do countries want to move here, en masse. Yes, you might get the odd Swede, the odd Finn, the odd Brit, but you cer...

by mayerling

July 9th, 2014, 9:26 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Americans, how do you feel about America?

Replies: 186

Views: 2191
Re: Thanks for listening

Sorry, I don't have any suggestions, but maybe you could post this to Hangout instead? More PSers read it and you might get more helpful advice.

by mayerling

July 9th, 2014, 1:50 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Thanks for listening

Replies: 21

Views: 550
Re: Non-Americans, how do you feel about America?

I voted 6, as in "above average". For what it's worth, I don't think there's such a thing as "best country in the world". PROs: 1. The mentality that you can achieve everything you want as long as you put your mind to it. 2. Good higher education. 3. Diverse population. 4. Comfor...

by mayerling

July 5th, 2014, 9:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Non-Americans, how do you feel about America?

Replies: 23

Views: 760
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Now that you mentioned eating from a plate… N used to be good at self-feeding by just eating his finger food off his tray. For the first month in Cali, we just had him sit on a dining chair at the table. He couldn't really reach the table, so we just spoon-fed. So now I feel he's regressed. How did ...

by mayerling

July 2nd, 2014, 3:53 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147739
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Thanks, Mayerling! I guess I'll see what's on the shelf at Target later. Maybe my only option is really the kind that come with trays. It's not that big of a deal, I just hate to have another piece of clutter to hang onto (the tray) until we grow out of the booster seat, too. The tray comes off whe...

by mayerling

July 2nd, 2014, 2:41 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147739
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Monarch, we have this: http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Deluxe-Comfort-Booster-/dp/B000JVXZF2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1404328971&sr=8-10&keywords=highchair We're never had a proper high chair and have used this since he was 4 months old. Lately he's been good at just sitting on a regu...

by mayerling

July 2nd, 2014, 1:25 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147739
Re: Go USA!

I think so too. I think by the time my son is my age the US will be a force to reckoned with in football. Yes. Read this: http://city-journal.org/2014/eon0630sm.html "Measured by participation, soccer is already among the big four sports in America. Today, nearly 7 million kids under 18 are pl...

by mayerling

July 2nd, 2014, 1:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Go USA!

Replies: 8

Views: 139
Re: Do you parent like your parents did?

No. My parents spanked (obviously not all the time, but they did), swatted hands, etc. They also scared me into not doing certain behaviours. I'm against physical or verbal violence of any form. I also understand what my child is able to comprehend at his age, and don't expect him to act in ways tha...

by mayerling

July 1st, 2014, 10:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you parent like your parents did?

Replies: 26

Views: 467
Re: Go USA!

All those kids playing soccer, it's starting to pay off. Look out 2018!! I think so too. I think by the time my son is my age the US will be a force to reckoned with in football. I was really sad they didn't make it through. I wish they would have played in regulation time the way they did in extra...

by mayerling

July 1st, 2014, 9:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Go USA!

Replies: 8

Views: 139
Re: Go USA!

Of course! :appl:

by mayerling

July 1st, 2014, 3:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Go USA!

Replies: 8

Views: 139
Re: How noisy is your family/home?

I have a toddler so there is a bit of noise when he's awake but really not much. Otherwise it's me and and my husband and we're both very quiet. No tv on unless we're watching, no music on, etc.

by mayerling

June 30th, 2014, 12:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How noisy is your family/home?

Replies: 62

Views: 669
Re: I am not too old to learn

I'm just as stuck today as I was Thursday. Thursday, it had been two years without the kids living with us. I have been very lucky. I've only had two real bad days in my life. My Mom passed away when I was a teenager and two years ago Thursday. My Mom's pain stopped that day. That was the one good ...

by mayerling

June 28th, 2014, 8:23 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: I am not too old to learn

Replies: 286

Views: 11680
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Does anybody have any suggestions for early morning wake-ups? For the past several months and until recently Ev was going to bed around 7:30 or 8 and waking up around 7 or so every morning. But in the past couple of weeks, he has been waking up just before 6 on good days, and on bad days, like toda...

by mayerling

June 27th, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6131

Views: 147739
Re: Why does anyone care which team wins any pro sporting ev

That being said, I am not interested one iota in the World Cup. In fact, I'm appalled that my administration has installed a TV in our administrative conference room (I work in a hospital) for the sole purpose of watching the game, and has sent out an email invitation to all employees to come down ...

by mayerling

June 25th, 2014, 10:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why does anyone care which team wins any pro sporting event?

Replies: 55

Views: 607

by mayerling

June 24th, 2014, 2:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Did You Meet Your SO At A Club?

Replies: 57

Views: 851
Shapewear

I've had some flab around my midriff since having my son and I think I might want to try shapewear. Anybody know anything about it? I've tried browsing and the word 'abdomen' comes up with elastic tops, waist cinchers, and pull-on briefs. Which one should I go for? Do they all do the same job?

by mayerling

June 21st, 2014, 9:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Shapewear

Replies: 3

Views: 176
Re: Why does anyone care which team wins any pro sporting ev

I think caring in a world event is different than caring about teams alone. For instance, I don't care a bit about football, but now that the world cup is on and countries are taking on each other it obviously has a different feel to it than if ManU were playing Aston Villa.

by mayerling

June 18th, 2014, 3:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why does anyone care which team wins any pro sporting event?

Replies: 55

Views: 607
Re: I am not too old to learn

No new information about the girls or the kids. We have a new friend staying with us. He's been here a few days and may need to stay a while. He is seven months old and not very happy at times. We are getting use to each other and things are getting better. He is a good kid and is in pain at times....

by mayerling

June 17th, 2014, 10:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: I am not too old to learn

Replies: 286

Views: 11680