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[ - ] Do you believe Beyoncé’s drummer’s claim that Bey is a witch and placed black magic spells on her? I do. I know some people who grew up in the south and I’ve heard them talk about how people they went to high school with would put spells on people. She seems like a very controlling and jealous person. I guess it’s just a gut feeling, but I believe her. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:55 AM Flag
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You are just sad on so many levels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:55 AM Flag
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It’s all over the news, I thought people would have an opinion. Why is that sad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:03 PM Flag
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Shouldn't you be asking your friends in middle school thi question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:00 PM Flag
[ - ] An older, but excellent article about segregation in NYC schools... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. This writer is so tedious and does not represent most of the URM population of NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:56 AM Flag
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In what way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I’m dating a wonderful man, and I’m almost 34. We met over the summer. If all goes perfectly, we’ll get married when I’m 34 or 35 and then I’ll have a kid when I’m 35 or 36. Just worrying I may not be able to have more than one kid at this rate. Feeling sad. Women really don’t have much time to find the right person and start a family. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:35 AM Flag
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i had first kid at 36, 2d at 40. it's doable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:42 AM Flag
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OP: Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:43 AM Flag
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You lost me at "if all goes perfectly" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:46 AM Flag
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OP: What I meant was that, in the most optimistic scenario, I’ll still be starting on all this kind of late. :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:51 AM Flag
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I didn't mean to be negative, just that you may have to be more patient. For what it's worth, my parents got married when my mother was 33 and my dad was 36... She had her first child at 34, had me when she was 40, and had my brother at 41. . And this was all back in the late sixties, early seventies when most of her peers were getting married at 19 or 20 years old... And had kids who were teenagers or out of the house by the time she even got married... Obviously there were no forms of reproductive assistance then either... We live in different times and you are certainly not outside the normal range particularly for educated Urban woman so keep yourself healthy best of luck with your relationship and I hope you get everything you wanted... But you're projecting a lot and obviously over thinking which is also normal, but not helpful to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:58 AM Flag
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Also, my Highly Educated very ambitious sister-in-law married young, like at age 23 and was divorced by the time she was 30. She remarried last November at age 36, and just had her first baby a week ago so again there are plenty in your boat and I think it works out okay for the majority of them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:59 AM Flag
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OP: Awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:00 PM Flag
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I imagine you're fine. I had my first, and purposely only at 40. But why don't you go get a fertility work up now. That might give you a bit of information. They can't tell you everything. But they can definitely see if there are already issues. If there are, you could toss your pedal on the gas. I went to cornell weil to a fertility doctor up there just to get myself all checked out. I did this preemptively at 37 because I was planning on becoming a single mother by choice and wanted to hold out a year or so more to see if I found a partner. I didn't. But at 37 I knew that my fsh levels were great and whatever egg count they did was great. I started trying 2 months before my 40th birthday. I got pregnant on my third cycle. Unmedicated, just IUI. But everyone is different, so maybe go hunt down some peace of mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:55 AM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I did get checked out about a year ago (I was considering egg freezing) and my levels seemed very good so I decided not to do freezing just yet. I’m glad things worked out for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:59 AM Flag
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I married at 40 and had 2 kids (naturally). I’m very lucky because fertility drops a lot by that age. That being said spend more time making sure he is a good guy. Don’t rush to get married because you feel pressure to have kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:58 AM Flag
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Just skip the kids part [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:03 PM Flag
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Has he been married before? Kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:10 PM Flag
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OP: No. He’s actually a couple of years younger than I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I’m looking for a simple work desk for my 10 yr old daughter that is sturdy and some lasting power but reasonably priced. Any recommendations? Also interested to know if your kids do hw in their bedroom or in the living/dining area. Looking for a desk that we can transition from living area to bedroom or vice versa. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:43 AM Flag
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*has some lasting power... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:43 AM Flag
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Check ikea or pottery barn depending on budget. My ikea furniture is fine but I am poor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:49 AM Flag
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My 11th/12th graders have ikea desks that we bought when they were in 1st/2nd grades! They used to mainly do hw at kitchen table but in middle school switched to doing it in their rooms where the desks were. Honestly, they sit on their beds w/their laptops and books and do it there. Older dd desk seems to mostly be used for makeup and hair products, younger's is stocked w/art supplies. FWIW there is really no attractive way to keep a kid's desk in a living area; a 10 yr old should be able to work in her room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:54 AM Flag
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I bought an ikea desk on a lark when DD was in K. She is in 4th grade and it is still in perfect shape. It is a small white one. We had it in her room and in the living room, it is pretty unobtrusive. I prefer my kids to do their homework in the living room or dining room because they have a lot of work on the computer and I can supervise their internet usage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:00 AM Flag
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This-- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:21 AM Flag
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Yikes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:11 AM Flag
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My kids either worked at the kitchen table or on their beds with laptops. My dd has a sturdy desk we got at a painted wood furniture store. It was laquered white to match her bedroom set and as a college student she sits at it when home. I'd avoid any pressed wood desks b/c less expensive ones can have odors from the glue causing headaches. Our friends dc had this issue and they finally realized it was his sensitivity to the chemicals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:21 AM Flag
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I just bought a desk for my 7 year old DS. Initially I wanted to get him this one from PBK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:33 AM Flag
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But in the end, he rejected it and we ended up with this cheaper option from J&M. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:34 AM Flag
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A bit shocked he wanted the option with a chevron print on top. I would have gone with solid. Or another color. It shows up today. My guess is that it will be pretty 'eh' quality. But hey, super cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:36 AM Flag
[ - ] When you’re in a carpool that has a no phone rule and someone asks you to hang up, you... 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:25 AM Flag
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Don’t carpool,anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:54 AM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:10 AM Flag
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Unfortunately it is the most efficient way to get to work. Costs 10% of a taxi. Even cheaper than the train. Super fast too! 1/3 of the train time. I will have to bring my nose headphones in the future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:43 AM Flag
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hang up. There is no talking on the phone in a car pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:55 AM Flag
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Sounds like your carpool needs some rules. Hang up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:40 AM Flag
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It has four. Be ready. Don’t eat or drink. No phone calls. And be respectful. I asked the woman twice to hang up and then just emailed the main offices because she went psycho. Called me racist! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:44 AM Flag
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uggh. Entitled beyotch is what I would have called her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:22 AM Flag
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Why are you on the phone in the first place? Do you think you're special? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:26 AM Flag
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She was just chatting with her sister. Catching up! How dare I tell her who she can call and when. I was a little annoyed the driver didn’t enforce the rule. She also refused to get out to let passengers in or go to the back so I had to crawl over her and so did another guy. Just rude overall. I hope she gets banned from the carpool!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:46 AM Flag
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OR: I agree. It's a clear rule, correct? I would assume only an emergency would override it? Why would she join a carpool with this rule if she wants to use commute time to have nonessential chats (why can't they text?) - kick her disrespectful ass out of the carpool! Tell her UB voted and she is OFF THE ISLAND [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:56 AM Flag
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Yep. It’s a rule. The guy even said he was asked to end a conversation earlier in the day. Once a mom asked if I minded if she called the pharmacy about sick kids ex. Ok...I don’t love it but she was quick and not too loud. The woman called me racist too. But nah, I’ve asked old white men to be quiet too. Usually the driver does it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:10 AM Flag
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What I do when this happens is I whip out my phone and pretend to talk too. Then I echo everything the other person says loudly. If they glare at me I shrug and point to my phone. It stops pretty quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:23 AM Flag
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How childish. And effective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:13 PM Flag
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A short call to resolve a very time sensitive problem, fine. Like sick kid, setting up appt. Social calls, no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:50 AM Flag
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What kind of carpool is this? Does your work set it up? If yes, make them deal and kick her out after X instances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Trump is killing it tonight. This guy should just go around campaigning!! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:05 AM Flag
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the low information toothless masses do lap up his lies! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:12 AM Flag
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Low unemployment, GDP at 4.2, manufacturing back, less regulation, Israel support.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:15 AM Flag
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lol. its the obama economy with inflation erasing any wage gains. you aren't so duped are you? you are brighter than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:30 AM Flag
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I thought Bama said 1.0 GDP was the best we can have?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:34 AM Flag
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Uh no. He had over 4% growth multiple times in his presidency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:47 AM Flag
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Do you really believe this bullshit, or are you just sticking to the party line because you’re dumb as rock and you heard Rachel say it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:17 AM Flag
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wages, record borrowing, the economy doesn't "feel great" for the majority....... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:30 AM Flag
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where is my healthcare. WHERE IS MY POPULISM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:31 AM Flag
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Less regulation, hog farm waste polluting the Carolinas ....good times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:31 AM Flag
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tax cuts? how is that working for most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:31 AM Flag
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they don't mention that anymore......shhhh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:31 AM Flag
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And I care about Israel support why? You know there are over 270 other countries in the world. p.s. The economy has a lag, and it's doing well now all due to Obama's policies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:35 AM Flag
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Has he condemned any rush to confrim Kavanaugh? What is the harm in waiting for an interview and investigation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:23 AM Flag
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RED WAVE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:26 AM Flag
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ew. is that radioactive or toxic. sounds very unhealthy. shudder. red ocean water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:31 AM Flag
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Killing our environment? Women's rights? Our education system? Our relationship with allies? Can you be more specific? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Need a math tutor for 6th grade. Any suggestions on how to find an independent contractor? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 09.21.18, 03:05 AM Flag
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School PTA, local mom groups, google. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:13 AM Flag
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Current Math Teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:23 AM Flag
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I might ask her current teacher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:02 AM Flag
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We love Rob Cohen. I think it is Cohen tutoring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:25 AM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:36 AM Flag
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Do you remember how much they charge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:41 AM Flag
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I think it is 100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:01 AM Flag
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We've used EDUCAID. The owner is a nut job, but he hires excellent tutors and his prices are reasonable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Wow now Tiger Mom is involved in the Kavanaugh mess. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Holy Moses. This dude is trash, as are tiger mom and pop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:04 AM Flag
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Chua, who is perhaps best known for being the author of a 2011 book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," wrote a July op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled "Kavanaugh Is a Mentor To Women." In it, she wrote that she'd helped place 10 Yale Law School students — eight of them women — as clerks with Kavanaugh, including her own daughter, whose clerkship had been set to begin in August. "I can't think of a better judge for my own daughter's clerkship," she wrote. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:19 AM Flag
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If the Kavanaugh debacle has taught me anything it is the average American is significantly dumber than I thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:20 AM Flag
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Old news..Kavanaugh was a pervert [ Reply | More ]
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Old news..Kavanaugh was a pervert [ Reply | More ]
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What I've concluded: Amy Chua is no different than Kris Jenner -- pimping out women and daughters. Chua is a special breed of Asian (right up there with Wendi Deng). Signed, Asian Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Have you smoked weed with someone you have an attraction to? Does it act as an aphrodisiac? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:38 AM Flag
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Never smoked weed at all. Why would I want the munchies? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:03 AM Flag
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np: I did 25 years ago in college, and the one thing I can say for it was that it really helped with PMS. Not so much as an aphrodisiac. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:32 AM Flag
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You sound dumb. I bet you have no problem putting down three or four cocktails and some apps at the bar with your girls! Or downing half a bottle of wine at home alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Hey, poster invited to brother’s wedding 11 hours away with no kids allowed, what did you decide to do? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:37 AM Flag
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I'm not that poster but my niece on DHs side is getting married 12 hours away next spring and no kids so we will decline. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:36 AM Flag
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Is the wedding in Asia? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 07:10 AM Flag
[ - ] If someone follows call girls on twitter do you think they actually use them? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:37 AM Flag
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links to these Twitter accounts? [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 09.21.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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guy here. yeah, I think if a guy follows escorts on Twitter, then he probably uses them. the only guys I know of who do this use them. otherwise, what would be the point? there are porn sites to look at instead, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:57 AM Flag
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wouldn't they think that their DW would look at the people they follow on twitter? Seems like a dumb move to me [ Reply | More ]
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the guys I know have Twitter accounts that don't identify them [ Reply | More ]
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retard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:23 AM Flag
[ - ] DS will be a few months shy of 3 when DB #2 is born in April and is a big kid- already in 3T clothes. Can I get away with not buying a double stroller and just having him ride the kid board on our current single stroller? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:35 AM Flag
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Depends on how far you go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:42 AM Flag
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Maybe 15 min walks tops? Is that too far? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:42 AM Flag
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If not at nap time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:47 AM Flag
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I think it would be very convenient for you to have a double stroller. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:50 AM Flag
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My DD was exactly 3yo when my db was born and I did not get a double stroller. If older DD really needed to ride, I wore the baby. But honestly, most of the time she just rode on the piggy back and it was totally fine. If you really don't want one, don't get one right away and see how it feels. You can always get one later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:02 AM Flag
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My #2 is die next week with same age difference. A mom from my exercise class sold me her double BOB, I probably would not have bought a new one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:04 AM Flag
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Def a double; my 3.5 yr old still uses a single. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:14 AM Flag
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Your 3.5 yr old should be walking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:17 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:37 AM Flag
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My first was a little over three when my second was born - I got a double stroller and barely used it. Even the best of them are kind of a pain, and if you can wear the DB for a while it’s not really necessary, but it did come in handy occasionally for longer walks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:24 AM Flag
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My age gap was exactly the same, 2 years 9 months. 1st da not that big, avg height. I got an extra seat for my uppa but mainly used kickboard other than 20 min walk after school when he was very tired the first year. We haven't used the 2nd seat since he finished school, at 3.5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:29 AM Flag
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We stopped using a stroller at 3 altogether. My DC just used a scooter to go everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:37 AM Flag
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Mine was 3.4 and we didn’t get a double — just did the ride board. And sometimes he used the stroller when the baby was in a carrier or stayed home or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:45 AM Flag
[ - ] Moms of teens - did you get the HPV vaccine for your kids? I did for dc #1, and will likely get it for dc #2 because I had hpv, and the cancer risk is scary, but... I just spoke to an aquaintenance whose db passed out after the vaccine, and has been sick with terrible headaches for the last 4 weeks since. He hasn't been able to start school, and has been to a lot of doctors and no one can help. Anyone with similar stories? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:22 AM Flag
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^he also had memory loss [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:25 AM Flag
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So ... it’s not necessary for boys. It doesn’t yet protect for throat cancer strain. Girls? In a ny minute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:25 AM Flag
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Not really...my ds got the vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/features/hpvvaccineboys/index.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:35 AM Flag
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Not really what. Penultimate cancer is not a huge risk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:40 AM Flag
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Your link is bs. It says NOWHERE that the current hpv vax prevents the strain that caused throat cancer. The link is purposely vague. I find this type of “ propaganda” as disgusting as as you find moms sharing their experiences with the side effects of vaccines [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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Penile. Anal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:50 AM Flag
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Odds. When they address throat, I’ll be first inlibe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:52 AM Flag
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Why are you so angry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:50 AM Flag
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I’m not at all angry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:51 AM Flag
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HPV infections that don’t go away can cause cancers of the anus and rectum, mouth/throat (oropharynx), and penis in men. Cases of anal cancer and cancers of the mouth/throat are on the rise. Unlike cervical cancer, there are no screening tests for these cancers, so they are often caught at a later stage when they are more difficult to treat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:13 AM Flag
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No but I haven't gotten it yet and I am very pro vaccine. I just wanted to wait a few years to be sure there were no long term side effects. There haven't been so I am going to do it. Cervical cancer is not a terrible cancer. It has a high cure rate. If you go for regular paps, it will be caught. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:26 AM Flag
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Not for nothing, but this is exactly how "vaccines cause autism" hysteria started. Parents started telling each other things like, "She got the shots at 12 months and by 13 months we realized she was speech delayed!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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Until you've had a vaccine damaged child, you'll never get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:39 AM Flag
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Eye roll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:04 PM Flag
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My 11 year old DS got the first shot, no issues. I know it’s one anecdote, but in addition to his health I am concerned about his future sexual partners as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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I've held off for my teen dd. She can decide herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:35 AM Flag
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DD and DS both got it. No ill effects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:38 AM Flag
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Same. I waited until 14 though. Read the insert, op, the deaths were from guns and car accidents, and half had placebos. Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:40 AM Flag
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OP- but when my acquaintance told me the story tonight, another close friend said her ds also passed out shortly after the vaccine, although was fine thereafter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:45 AM Flag
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Yes. Syncope. No big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:47 AM Flag
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I used to pass out after shots all the time! It’s because of the shot, any shot. It has nothing to do with what is in the vaccine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:27 AM Flag
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This. Saline shots too in the study. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:15 PM Flag
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Great Britain says no for males [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:52 AM Flag
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I’m holding off for ds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:53 AM Flag
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Um yeah no , even our ped warns us against it. Stroke, paralysis, ovarian failure. No thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:37 AM Flag
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False. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:28 AM Flag
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It's a terrible vaccine. My DDs are still young, and no, I don't plan on giving them this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:39 AM Flag
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i felt that way about chicken pox vaccine but not so about this one. my boys will both get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:14 AM Flag
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Before the chicken pox vaccine was available my ds got the virus. He was fine. Dh was deathly ill b/c he apparently never had it as a child. The cost, the worry that he was going to possibly die was horrible. I'd really consider that vaccine. So silly. I gave it to my dd when it was available. She was fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:25 AM Flag
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my ds had zero symptoms. Vaccine against cancer? sign me up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:13 AM Flag
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So you have non-objective info from an acquaintance about a child supposedly having a very rare adverse reaction and that's how you'll base your decision on whether to vax your own child? You sound like an imbecile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:11 AM Flag
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Not looking to get into a vaccine controversy, but yes. Extremely rare, causality not proven although strongly suspected. Has POTS or dysautonomia been suggested to your friend? If she is looking to do more research and potentially find a specialist, may I suggest that she does a pubmed search on HPV and POTS. It is not unusual for someone to have a vagal response after a shot. What your friend's child is experiencing sounds different and may suggest an autoimmune involvement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm curious. I live in D3 so am very familiar with the changes to MS admissions starting this year but schools still can screen, they just need to set aside 20% of seats for low income/low performing, etc. Why are they not taking the same approach in D15? I was lamenting the changes to D3 but D15 seems so much worse/extreme and I don't understand why. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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Maybe 50% of the kids in the district fall into those categories so they want to make sure there will spots for them in all schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:14 AM Flag
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Because in Brooklyn we go hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:00 AM Flag
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Remember when the governor of Texas made it mandatory for school kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:18 AM Flag
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White flight. Don’t buy in New York. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Brooklyn mom waiting desperately for the District 15 plan, are you happy now? What are you going to do? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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At least now we know. I am still digesting it but a plan is taking shape. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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^^And you wont have to read my rants about no state test scores, now that they don't matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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haha. glad to be rid of them. what will you complain of next? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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Ha, I never come to complain here but this was really ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:25 AM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:52 AM Flag
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Move out of the city? Private school? Catholic school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:50 AM Flag
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Private and Catholic are not an option. Moving is last resort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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I am the mom who posted endlessly on this topic, waiting. I’m realizing now that my DS can get into a few schools he had no chance at before, like 447 and 51. But yeah, just happy to know and start the nightmare of tours. Wondering how it’ll go for our kids, the ginnea pigs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:03 AM Flag
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But they won't be the same schools as before. The student body will be different and some teachers will have a hard time teaching to all those different levels. 447 would be a good bet because they already are quite close to that plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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Good point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:01 AM Flag
[ - ] what are matronly arms? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:35 AM Flag
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Hi Helens, Hadassah arms, ham hocks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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fat [ Reply | More ]
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Fatty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:28 AM Flag
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soft and flabby, fleshy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:19 AM Flag
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Same as matronly hips, legs, boobs. Ample and likely unsexy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:08 AM Flag
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Yes. Women have internalized misogyny. Look at all the old flabby men out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:53 AM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever dated a guy who likes performing oral on you too much? I'm going to break up with a guy for doing this. I think he has some weird oral fixation and the tongue is quite abrasive. Another month of this and I'll be raw down there. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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Grandma? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:29 AM Flag
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Huh? No this isn't an age thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:30 AM Flag
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I don't get off on oral. I told my guy so and he's stopped. I enjoy everything else we do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:31 AM Flag
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Anal is not on your list of things to do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:32 AM Flag
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ugh. hate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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+2. Dh loves it! I oblige him like once a month but don’t understand why it’s something he wants to do knowing it’s not my thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:03 AM Flag
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Do you have a really attractive one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:34 AM Flag
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this. My dh keeps badgering me about it and I just don't like it. Too wet, slimey and it just isn't something I enjoy. He seems to think it's the greatest. ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:37 AM Flag
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Agree. I think for some men it’s an ego thing. They want to prove how good they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:55 AM Flag
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Does nothing for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:54 AM Flag
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Eeew, tmi, sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:54 AM Flag
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I didn't say how he makes a wedge out of his tongue and thrusts it in, like that's supposed to feel good or something. Or how he goes from my anus to my vagina, acting as a taxi cab for bacteria I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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Np. Perfect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:06 AM Flag
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lol that cracks me up. Maybe I should show my dh this--same argument. Plus I always get a bacterial infection after this. So yeah--likely that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:37 AM Flag
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This!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:56 AM Flag
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He’s doing it wrong!!!!!! Wtf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:52 AM Flag
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You are both stupid if you allow this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:21 AM Flag
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Ugh. Men need to be educated about bacterial contamination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:56 AM Flag
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He is just bad at it. Find someone who does it well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:09 AM Flag
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Yeah. Unfortunately. I think he thought that is what women want and thought I was having ridiculous orgasms because I would fake them so he would stop then unfortunately just encourages him to do it again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:49 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:04 AM Flag
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Oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:56 AM Flag
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DH loves it, good thing Bc I can’t O otherwise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC District 2 Middle Schools BTDT Parents: Please list thoughts/experiences w/ following schools: 70 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 09.21.18, 01:22 AM Flag
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The Clinton School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:23 AM Flag
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Mediocre academics, but great if you want the high school. Kids love it here especially the arts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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Happy kids with lives. Nice families. Normal school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:40 AM Flag
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Rich kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:51 AM Flag
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Very heavily girls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:27 AM Flag
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My dd loved it when it was on 33st. Had a great group of friends, all very down to earth even though a couple had famous parents. PTO was very involved and again, no neurotic parents our year although I heard about a couple from the prior year that were terrors, ha ha. Dd got into LaG and ElRo her dream schools. Very very good teachers back then and a few are still there. She learned to write very well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:39 AM Flag
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Lower Manhattan Community [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:23 AM Flag
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Fantastic principal and teachers. Wide range of abilities, but lots of support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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75 Morton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:23 AM Flag
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Mostly filled with PS 41 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:02 AM Flag
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Interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:57 AM Flag
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Spruce Street School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:23 AM Flag
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Very small, so the good and bad that comes with that. It would be too small for most kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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Battery Park [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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276 or 289? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:28 AM Flag
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Okay, so 276. Solid school full of neighborhood kids. A large number end up at Millennium afterward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:30 AM Flag
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Battery Park City School 276 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:30 AM Flag
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Hudson River Middle School 289 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:31 AM Flag
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Was great when DD started there 7 years ago. Very mellow. Lots of PS 3 kids. Good high schools. Don’t know what it’s like now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:59 AM Flag
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Salk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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Math is not good, but everything else is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:33 AM Flag
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ita. Math is terrible but it is a lovely, kind place with great everything else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:28 AM Flag
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What's wrong with the math? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:45 AM Flag
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not enough homework and taught too progressively imo. Though by 8th grade tey are doing Algebra 1 schoolwide; most kids take the regents and do fine. Which is a plus, I think, that you don't have t be concerned about being tracked into Algebra 1. i's available to everyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:41 AM Flag
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They keep lowing the regents standards though. This year, I think you only had to get something like 30% right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:55 AM Flag
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That's true! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:11 AM Flag
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Oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:00 PM Flag
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Cramped, crowded. Math stinky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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Dark [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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DS goes to Salk. I don't know what you mean by "dark?" It's not dark inside. Lots of windows and a large courtyard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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Come on. It’s dingy. That’s OK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:00 PM Flag
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Baruch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:24 AM Flag
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Decent, well-run school. Great principal. Not all that rigorous, but that was a plus when applying for hs because my dc's grades were through the roof. Teachers vary in quality. Socially, it was a perfect fit for my dc. Diversity was also a plus. Lots less rich white kid drama than at some other D2 middles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:45 AM Flag
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SP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:06 AM Flag
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This is correct in every particular. Had very good experiences there with 2 DC's in the SP program. Never understood why people who live near Baruch would commute to Wagner, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 03:57 AM Flag
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Interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:01 PM Flag
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ICE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:25 AM Flag
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Small,progressive. Not d2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:41 AM Flag
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School of the Future [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:26 AM Flag
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Nice to have the high school. Very progressive and not too rigorous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:30 AM Flag
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looks like a school of the past [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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lolz. so true. Dank and dark. Dd ran screaming out of there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:25 AM Flag
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Your joke falls flat. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:01 PM Flag
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Hudson River [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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MAT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:27 AM Flag
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Great school. Awkward location. Almost impossible to get into these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:29 AM Flag
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What’s MAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:38 AM Flag
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Manhattan Academy of Technology @ Jacob Riis (PS 126) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:43 AM Flag
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Hiding stuff on your. Misrepresentation. Pay very close attention to clues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:48 AM Flag
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Not funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:02 PM Flag
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Have to choose major - be for middle school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:53 AM Flag
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Wagner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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looks like a prison [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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Gem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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No. Not hidden either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:02 PM Flag
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If you have a smart kid you can’t do better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:54 AM Flag
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Uh, Anderson, Delta, Hunter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:03 PM Flag
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A greatly under appreciated school that is coming to parents attention recently. They have the only honors math in D2. Amazing band and large enough for everyone to find their place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:29 AM Flag
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Honors science and history too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:32 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:19 AM Flag
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LAB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:49 AM Flag
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Eh. Boys have issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:52 AM Flag
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autism? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:54 AM Flag
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what kind of issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:05 AM Flag
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Just “issues”. All that stuff in es that they make you get evaluated for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:28 AM Flag
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OR doesn’t like Lab because her kid didn’t get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 12:03 PM Flag
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Middle is one of the most selective schools. It is great for kids who excel in Math and huge amounts of kids go on to SHSAT HS. It is a warm place for kids with ICPs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 02:31 AM Flag
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EAst side middle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:19 AM Flag
[ - ] What makes Brearley and Collegiate the most desirable schools for girls and boys? Just college acceptances? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:15 AM Flag
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The best of the SS-smartest kids, very tough to get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:50 AM Flag
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No: that’s true in high school but no one can accurately assess four year olds. At K it’s cone toons and parents’ accomplishments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:57 AM Flag
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^^^ Oh boy, meant connections. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 01:58 AM Flag
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The parent bodies at these schools tend to be more intellectual and less flashy than the other TTs. We got into two other TTs (co-eds) and chose one of these although I prefer co-ed... Found the culture at our SS and the kids better. By the way, all the kids in DC's class have strong personalities, many could read already when they entered K, were very eloquent for their age... We are nobodies, so DC def didn't get in because of us. I do think these schools actually know how to pick out the smart kids. If you have good early childhood experts on staff - think the K teachers and lower school principal - they can absolutely pick out the kids with potential during an 1.5-hr playdate. Plus they have relationships with all of the preschools and get honest evals from the PSDs about who the sharpest kids are. [ Reply | More ]
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