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690: Too Close to Home

690: Too Close to Home

Update: 2019-12-29109
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For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.
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Heather Boylen

I love the mom and daughter wedding song story, I can’t quit laughing either!

Jan 3rd
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Heather Boylen

Having kids made me appreciate my parents, especially my mother in a completely different way

Jan 3rd
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Holls Balls

I’m a parent and I hate these adults who cry “my parents didn’t MAKE me do the thing I want to do now, wah wah!!”. To expect parents to pause their life any more than they already do for their kids (ESPECIALLY immigrant parents trying to assimilate) to teach just one more (very hard to learn skill like a language, an instrument, etc) and invest more money into it as well, is selfish and insane. You are a brat, ms reporter. Have a child and work full time and get them into sports/dance/music/etc and then FORCE one more super difficult lesson on top. Try to overcome the “I don’t want to!” And “I hate this!!” And “why do I have to?!?”. Pay the 100-1000$ a month for private lessons. Use up your spare time. Then tell me how long you last pushing this thing.

Dec 31st
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Russell lee

as a grade A fck up. (in the past and sometimes now) I'm glad to say my old man(in his 80s and still climbing ladders at our great distress) NEVER fcked with me about anything.

Dec 30th
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