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[ - ] 42 blondeish, should I cut bangs? suggestions? like http://ashleyandjeffery.com/?p=275 or ? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:08 PM Flag
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you know that looks awful, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:09 PM Flag
[ - ] what's your secret to a great marriage? TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:57 AM Flag
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1) nobody's psychic. i have to tell you what i am feeling for you to be able to act on it. and you have to do the same. 2) shit happens. laugh about it. it's way better than the alternative. 3) gratitude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:08 PM Flag
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always say please and thank you - it's free and reminds both of you that you are consistently appreciated by the other. Even if it's, "thank you for coming home to this apartment every night even when it's crazy and I wouldn't blame you if you didn't." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Nonmonogamy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Friend's DD is in 6th grade at NEST. Absolutely drowning in homework. Friend also has NEST 8th grader & says homework load was never this intense (i.e., her bright 6th grader spent 3 full days of the 4-day weekend working doing homework--as did many classmates, so not just a one-kid thing). Makes me wonder about NEST. Own DC fine with doing homework (& wants to apply), but sounds like things have gotten a little out of hand. Friend says it was discussed at meeting and may change. Anyone know? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.01.14, 11:46 AM Flag
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^^ mean the 6th grade HW load is unusually heavy this year (not for the other MS grades) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:47 AM Flag
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Homework is out of control everywhere. Parents need to fight back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:49 AM Flag
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But the NEST situation sounded very different from what my own older DC experienced in 6th grade at a challenging school (not NEST). In my older DC's case, I didn't mind when he was assigned homework that he was really learning from, just hated the stuff that seemed stupid (which was maybe a third of it). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:57 AM Flag
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np--Some schools are much worse than others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:58 AM Flag
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This is what I had heard about NEST middle school a few years ago from 2 parents. One had a very high performing daughter who liked to do the work, but it still took about 3 hours per day and she was a way above average student so I wonder about her classmates. The other complained to the principal who basically told him to get lost. This is the reason my son did not apply. The kids coming out of NEST for HS are very well prepared, but so are the kids at district selective schools and they don't get anywhere near that much homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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Former NEST middle school mom here: The homework load at NEST is higher than at many other schools, and the transition from elementary school (for us a gen-ed) was challenging for our dc and many others. After a few months, though, things settled down, and our dc learned how to manage things. Adding to the 6th grade load in particular is a math teacher who--at least when my dc was there--assigned much more homework than seemed necessary. Once my dc got the hang of things, the workload was 1.5-2 hours/night. Occasionally, as before finals, it was more. Great school, but definitely best for dcs who are self-motivated and mature. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone go to the D2 Middle School Fair last night? What a zoo. What did you think? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.01.14, 11:25 AM Flag
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I knew what to expect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:41 AM Flag
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Did you get anything out of it? Was there any new info? All the schools tell you have to put them first, but I wonder if a few don't go down to 2nd or 3rd choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Doing anything fun and interesting today? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:14 AM Flag
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Just home from work (bakery). Should be going to the gym, but might just put my feet up and read a book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:17 AM Flag
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Wow. Do you work all night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:26 AM Flag
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I'm in Europe (DH on assignment). I work from 5am til 10 or 12pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:30 AM Flag
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Going shopping during lunch (I WOH) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:17 AM Flag
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The moving stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:25 AM Flag
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Prepping for Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:32 AM Flag
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cleaning up with a kid home sick. my parents are coming to visit tomorrow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:05 PM Flag
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Just finished a big work project. Going to the library and Barnes & Noble! And...laundry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Hi UB moms, here I am having my hot coffee by myself before everyone wakes up, he'll breaks lose and I have to take the kids for drop off and then high tail it to work. Anyone care to join and help get rid of some of this spam?? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:08 AM Flag
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I love the time in the morning before everyone wakes up. I have my coffee, check the news, start getting lunches ready. so peaceful!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:14 AM Flag
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OP yes, it gives me sanity. In about 15 minutes my kids will wake up, it will be breakfast, make lunch while they are eating, get them dressed, get me dressed (I already did makeup and hair) then drop off (in the rain) and catch cab to work. I seriously can't believe the morning I have before I even get to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:16 AM Flag
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+1 My friends always think I'm crazy for getting up earlier than I really have to, but after a twenty-minute jog, twenty minutes of yoga, and twenty minutes of email catch-up over coffee or tea, the rest of my day runs like a dream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:18 AM Flag
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OP that sounds great! Ok, just heard twins get up, gotta go!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:20 AM Flag
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Today arrives the third truckload of stuff from my parents house that I have to make room for somehow. We are filling up the garage and the house and I am *this* far from ordering a pod for the winter. So far I am still distributing everything as well as I can. And with another truckload to come before the end of the week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:24 AM Flag
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Why all the stuff? Do you need to store it - why don't you just sell it, if it is just 'stuff'? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:34 AM Flag
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It's a lot of family heirlooms - art and high-end antiques among a lot of unknowns (things that were shipped from overseas and never uncrated). And a lot of junk, probably. I just don't know the junk from the good stuff. As my mom became increasingly disabled my parents didn't leave the city so the house has been sitting. Now my dad has passed and my mom's the one with the memory problems. One possibility was sending in an appraiser at $100 an hour who would appraise for however long and then an auctioneer ... but who knows what anything would sell for or to whom (once it appraised, who knows if even I could afford what I wanted), and the auction house would take 30%. My sister has the POA for mom and we decided I would pay mom a set price to keep her bills paid and I would curate the stuff on my own time (SAHM). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:44 AM Flag
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whoa big job but could be fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:48 AM Flag
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You've probably seen me poking around here for help ... some of the antiques websites suggested have been really helpful in getting a handle on what some things actually are. It's just going to be a jumble for a while, but I have been rolling my sleeves up every day. And every day so far for everything that gives me some stress, there is something else that makes me smile and makes me glad I get a chance to hold onto it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 11:57 AM Flag
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np I have heard/read occasional reports of appraisers under-valuing items and then offering to buy them, knowing they were worth far more. You really have to get a good recommendation before choosing an appraiser, and you have to be clear upfront that you are not willing to sell anything at the current time, only to insure anything valuable and prepare for a sale in the future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Love it. DC off to school (on his own). DH is asleep--fighting a bad cold. About to start work (I am a freelancer) but couldn't resist dipping in here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.01.14, 12:08 PM Flag
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