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[ - ] I'd love to learn CPR. Are there free classes for this in NYC? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Red Cross? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] UrbanBaby: Come for the Hunter-bragging, stay for the tranny-bashing. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sad life you lead. [ Reply | More ]
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Haven't heard any good Hunter brags in a while. But app season starts soon! [ Reply | More ]
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Speaking of Hunter, is it OK if in my wedding announcement (2nd marriage) I add that my dc is at Hunter? I mean if people print what their parents do, is it a big deal? Isn't that what the announcement is for, sort of silly brags? I really, really want to put that in the announcement ... [ Reply | More ]
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Soooooooooooo saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. [ Reply | More ]
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You have to work it in--"we met at the Hunter pre-school orientation." [ Reply | More ]
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bwahaha [ Reply | More ]
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NYT would never print it. If you are putting your announcement elsewhere, you are already NOKD, so go right ahead. But please post us the link so we can mock you. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I was demoted recently and the person responsible for my demotion is now extremely nice to me. I wonder why. He has outed himself as a vile person during some impromptu "review" to justify my demotion. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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"Listen to the words but watch the feet." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Good one. [ Reply | More ]
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He is mentally ill.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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obviously he thinks he can mollify you and your response by being nice. [ Reply | More ]
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just because he had to demote you does not make him evil...he probably was nice to you before hand also [ Reply | More ]
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No. He wasn't nice to me at all. And during the review he said the vilest things , which was completely unnecessary because it's not like I can do anything about it except leave the company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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If you posted recently about the demotion, I wanted to offer words of advice. I got demoted six months ago and had a fellow employee be the reason. I stayed quiet, accepted the demotion without a word, cried privately and got back to work. About two weeks ago, my boss called me and told me he was firing that employee because he realized the load of crap he was peddling. I had stayed the course of my job, kept working and eventually was proven that I did know what I was doing and was good at it. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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that is a hail mary, hope-filled event as it applies to anyone else's situation [ Reply | More ]
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OR: I worked as a consultant a very long time with lots of different clients. There is ALWAYS one asshole guy who thinks he is smarter and better than you and deserves your job. I have found that rather than confronting head on (which is a strategy) that work speaks over rhetoric. This assumes that you are good at your job, which I am. [ Reply | More ]
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But did they resume your title/position? If not, your boss were just using that employee as scapegoat. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: My title never changed but it was obvious that it was a demotion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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He won. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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He felt guilty. Don't be fooled by him [ Reply | More ]
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+1. watch your step. [ Reply | More ]
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Sociopath. Keep your eyes open. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name food trends that took off and the ones that were complete flop 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Acai and the Dr. Oz stuff [ Reply | More ]
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weren't carbs all the rage in the 1980s? [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah. It was the "fat makes you fat" era. Susan Powter who recommended to everyone that you carry around bagels to snack on. We would eat boxes of snack wells because they were "fat free." Of course, they were still full of lots of calories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Cupcakes [ Reply | More ]
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cake pops! [ Reply | More ]
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Gluten-free, crystal Pepsi [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] First year of camp (5 days a week, 4 hours a day). Tip the 4 "teachers" in DC's class? If so, what is standard. Thank you. I am hearing people DO tip. Help! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We are in the suburbs and I do $75 amazon gift card to teacher and $25 gift cards to the assistants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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Day camp? No tip. Good grief. [ Reply | More ]
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Good grief what? I am being told it is customary to tip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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$10-20/week of camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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^^^revise that - $10-15 per week of camp. [ Reply | More ]
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$25 for each counselor/teacher is more than enough. (Teacher here) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:48 PM Flag
[ - ] How old is too old for a woman to call her father "daddy"? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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According to my sil 45 is still okay and I can imagine it will go on forever... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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ha ha! My SIL is 40 and same thing. It is ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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+1. I cringe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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Really, to cringe seems weird. What do you call your parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Mom and Dad. I just notice it each time. And the person I know who does it also regresses about 30 years and talks to her dad weird. Their relationship is weird and the daddy calling is just the most immediately noticeable thing about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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Why does it bother you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Np it's weird to me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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I'm 30--my dad is still "Daddy" when I talk to him. My mom called her dad "Daddy" until he died at 86. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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That's what I call my dad. I'm 43. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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Why would this not be okay? [ Reply | More ]
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yeah - my parents are mommy and daddy to me still but we are from the south.... my 7 year year old just started calling me mom. made me sad [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Southern parents -- still call them mommy and daddy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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and I say ma'am and sir but usually in a joking way now... as a kid it was real and you did NOT want to forget to add it on to "yes" or "no"... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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I did it into my fifties. I think it's sweet. And I didn't even like the guy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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No idea. Didn't know the bastard [ Reply | More ]
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For a woman? You're never too old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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I don't think I called my father that since I was about 8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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it really changes through the years, as a child it was daddy, then through my teens, 20s, 30s it was dad, now it is daddy again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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cute. [ Reply | More ]
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Southern thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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no, plenty of adult children in this country and others call their fathers daddy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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It is a southern thing. That's not the only place it happens, but it is especially prevalent in the south. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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True. I hear grown men say it down there. [ Reply | More ]
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Never too old. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 07.29.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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I'm from the South (live in NYC) almost 45, and still do. My mother, who is 74, still refers to HER father as Daddy. It's what you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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My WASP-y friends do this for their whole lives. I think it sounds weird. I think I stopped around 10. MY son stopped calling me mommy at about 8. It was a little sad for me . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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When speaking to my dad I call him Dad. When speaking about him with my sister we each call him Daddy. Even though we haven't called him Daddy in over a decade. Not sure why lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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THIS. So true! [ Reply | More ]
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Just wondering - when your mom or dad call you, do you say just "Yes" or "Yes, Mom" or "Yes, Dad" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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I say, "Hello!" [ Reply | More ]
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You are never too old. I call my parents mom and dad but for some reason I sometimes refer to them as mommy/daddy when speaking to my siblings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Transgender male-to-females think that any woman who is not feminine is not a true woman but a closet trans man. They think they are more "woman" than butch lesbians, whom they don't think of as real women. This kind of thinking is driving many young lesbians to abandon womanhood and lesbian altogether to become straight men, with all the benefits and privileges that come along with it in this society. It's sad they feel the need to chop off their breasts, get their uteruses and ovaries surgically removed, permanently throw away their fertility and get on testosterone, which greatly increases their risk of cardiovascular disease and various cancers. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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Worry about yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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If you hear/read what these young FTMs say, it's typically the case that their parents were "Christian" or not accepting of gays or that they didn't think that being lesbian in their family or school would be acceptable, though they were attracted to girls. They frequently say that they liked only sports or playing with cars or other "boy" things, but that's normal. They seem to think that this means they are boys inside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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No where do you get your facts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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It's all over the internet. Tons of FTMs and they post their stories. One example: [ Reply | More ]
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you are still obsessed with this bathroom shit, who sends their child to a public bathroom/locker by themselves? if they do they have the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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I was a huge tomboy growing up (comic books, Star Wars fanatic etc) but I liked boys. [ Reply | More ]
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Okay you need to stop posting all this BS, it's getting old. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't care that much but I think it should be considered elective surgery. I don't want to pay for these idiots. [ Reply | More ]
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they're self-hating homophobic lesbians. once they transition, they want nothing to do with lesbians or gays and will even say anti-gay stuff. let them do whatever they want. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you care? [ Reply | More ]
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Because I have a close friend whose daughter is in college and is already binding her breasts (which has a lot of medical complications) and she feels helpless. [ Reply | More ]
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have her read this blog by a mom in a similar situation. [ Reply | More ]
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Sad... [ Reply | More ]
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i'm a lesbian and this is common knowledge among the lesbian community but a lot of lesbians are too chicken shit to say anything about it. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not surprised that they think this. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Safest foundation brands for rosacea? This heat is making my skin flare up again. TIA! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Go to derm, he cured my rosacea with 6 months of oral antibiotics and now on topical cream [ Reply | More ]
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not OP but another rosacea sufferer. I tried the antibiotics but it doesn't cure anything - just temporarily reduces the redness. What topical cream on you using? [ Reply | More ]
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I use sulfacetamide prescription cream. For me, the antibiotics cured and the sulfacetamide had maintained. You would never know I had rosacea. [ Reply | More ]
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I use the almay tinted moisturizer CC cream which covers well enough to even out my skin tone. I haven't found anything that covers it completely without it looking too cakey. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't have rosacea but I love Giorgio Armani foundation - excellent coverage but looks like you have amazing skin (not thick and goopy). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wohms who can leave work by 5 or 5:30, what do you do, how much do you earn and do you typically log back on at night? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I often leave at 5:30pm but more often than that I'm here until close to 7. Getting better about time management. I work in advertising, earn 125k, and very rarely log back on at night (hard to with two DCs, even with a DH who's very hands-on) [ Reply | More ]
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I earn $80k and never, ever, ever login at night. [ Reply | More ]
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banking, 500+, send emails and once a week asia conf call after dinner/bedtime [ Reply | More ]
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I work 9-4, $135K base + $20K annual bonus. Check emails periodically throughout the evening, but that's all. [ Reply | More ]
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This is my ideal!! What do you do?? [ Reply | More ]
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Advertising - I manage all back-office administrative & sales related activities. I have worked here my entire career (18 years), so I think I earned it, not sure someone replacing me would get the same deal. [ Reply | More ]
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Lawyer, $100K. Not as a rule, because at this point in my career (practiced 20 years) I draw a boundary around family and private time, since nobody will draw it for me. I'm more willing to give other lawyers the grunt work, and because I have sacrificed some degree of satisfaction for a more collaborative practice. But there are periods when I absolutely am doing that, or on conference calls on Saturday morning at 8:30 or Sunday night at 10:30 pm., during a very intense phase of something. [ Reply | More ]
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Lawyer, $100K. Not as a rule, because at this point in my career (practiced 20 years) I draw a boundary around family and private time, since nobody will draw it for me. I'm more willing to give other lawyers the grunt work, and because I have sacrificed some degree of satisfaction for a more collaborative practice. But there are periods when I absolutely am doing that, or on conference calls on Saturday morning at 8:30 or Sunday night at 10:30 pm., during a very intense phase of something. [ Reply | More ]
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finance. sometimes can leave at 530 but sometimes much later so its a crap shoot. rarely log on at night. [ Reply | More ]
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Lawyer. $135, govt. Leave at 5:30 or 6 most nights, do probably another 3-5 hours of work at home each week (sometimes more). Email regularly from home. [ Reply | More ]
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Finance for a corporation about 250K (200K salary, 50-60K bonus). I work 9-6 4 days a week. Once in awhile later often earlier. Tons of flexibility. I log on at night maybe once a week. but I am pretty bored at work. [ Reply | More ]
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I often leave early. I run a very large nonprofit and make 280. But I also often have evening events, and yes, I am almost always on line after kids go to bed. [ Reply | More ]
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Lawyer. leave at 5:40 when I go into the office, when I WAH I stop between 5-630 depending on my workload. I earn $215 before bonus and I usually don't log in at night but will if I need to finish something. [ Reply | More ]
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I leave around 5-5:30. I earn 125 and work in asset management operations. I rarely log on from home or check my blackberry after work hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Taking DC to first Broadway show for bday. Would you recommend The Lion King, Matilda, Wicked or Alladin for very mature 5yo? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lion king [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Boy or girl? [ Reply | More ]
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boy [ Reply | More ]
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Matilda has a scary part towards the end. I personally hated Wicked. Saw Lion King twice, loved it and kids did too. This would be my choice. [ Reply | More ]
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Although Lion King would be the best of these options, 5 YO may be too young -- all of those big animals coming at him, brothers killing brothers, etc. I'd wait until 6+ [ Reply | More ]
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4yo DS loved The Lion King and Aladdin. Great idea. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. Looking forward to it! [ Reply | More ]
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Lion King is a classic, but it is very long. [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely Lion King. Matilda too old. LK just a better show on all fronts than Aladdin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Lion King. Then Alladin, then Wicked. Didn't care for Matilda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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Lion King is too long. Alladin is much better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Re: Brady - It's maybe not a good idea to come out and say people have "no evidence" if the charge against you is that you destroyed evidence. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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good point! This is such a joke- Kraft is clearly pandering to the fans- he prob cleared everything he was going to say with Goddell first [ Reply | More ]
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There are people in the NFL that are literally doing worse things than deflating a ball by a few pounds. Maybe they should focus on that more. Signed~ Chicago bears fan. [ Reply | More ]
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But do they destroy their cell phones with texts from their "friends" after being told that it is part of the investigation? I think not if they are innocent. The thing about Brady is that he doesn't need to do this crap. He is SO good as a player. But he deeply flawed as a person. That said, 4 games is ridiculous since Rice only got 2, BUT I think the mistake here was on Rice's penalty, not Brady's. [ Reply | More ]
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You're too invested in this scandal. You must be a Giants fan? [ Reply | More ]
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Packers [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Too invested? You do know people talk about this stuff ad nauseum, right? [ Reply | More ]
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his conduct is highly highly predictable for someone who is guilty- destroy the evidence and claim you do so as a matter of normalcy in everyday life. then claim you called the carrier to see if the records are there (of course they are- any of us can get it with a detailed bill). then quietly not report what the carrier responds- that there are plenty of texts between you and the perpetrators every friday and saturday. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you unfollow someone on facebook, do your posts still show up in their feed? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Only if one of their friends comments on or likes one of your posts, but I think you can change your settings to control that. Don't ask me how, though. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:39 PM Flag
[ - ] We were at SIL's house for a BBQ. All the cousins were there, ranging in ages from 0 to 12. All the kids were playing in a group, including my 2 yo dd. Now, I don't know exactly how this happened, but 2 yo managed to fall down the outdoors stairs. The stairs are tall and made of stone, she skinned both knees and it was a mess. I sort of yelled at my 12 yo niece, because shouldn't she have been watching more closely? Then sil got mad at me for yelling at her perfect kid. Ugh 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Are you insane? You are responsible for your own child. Jesus Christ. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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OMG This. OP must be fake. [ Reply | More ]
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seriously. OP, we are on your SIL's side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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The child was being paid to watch your dd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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No, the kids were playing in a group and its understood the older would watch the younger dc [ Reply | More ]
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i'm not sure anyone had that understanding other than you. [ Reply | More ]
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Eh, a group of kids - 2 year old falls down - no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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This sounds very trollish and I don't know if it deserves a response, but I'll bite: why weren't you watching more closely? [ Reply | More ]
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There was a 12 yo, 10 yo, 10 yo, and 8 yo in the group. I thought between the 4 of them they would keep a 2 yo from hurting herself! [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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She's not that hurt. It's hard in a group sometimes one thinks the other has it. This is not a big deal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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They didn't let her jump in the pool and watch her drown. She just fell down the stairs. This could happen to anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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It was an accident. They're kids and these things happen. You can't trust that a group of kids playing are going to "watch" the littles. They're playing, not babysitting. [ Reply | More ]
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You were wrong and need to get it together. You can't lash out at someone just because you're upset. [ Reply | More ]
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I apologized afterwards for yelling but I would think a 12 yo would be More responsible [ Reply | More ]
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lol, your 2 year old could have fallen on your watch also...get over yourself [ Reply | More ]
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She let dd climb up the stairs, didn't stop her [ Reply | More ]
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Did you ask her not to let dd go up the stairs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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+1 this. Preteens aren't born with innate young-child-minding skills. OP was wrong to yell at 12-yr old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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I don't stop my 2 yo from climbing the stairs either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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Get. Over. It. Children fall down and scrape their knees on parents watch too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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I would think as a mother, you'd be more responsible and watch your own 2 year old. It's a challenging age and you should know that. Apologize to your niece and SIL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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I would think the bitch of a mother would be more responsible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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You should have been watching your own child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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did you ask your niece to lee an eye on dd? Even then you're taking a risk putting a 12 yo in charge while a bunch of kids play at the top of a stone staircase... apologize to niece for yelling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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Unless you paid the niece to babysit, you are 100% in the wrong here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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Even if she had paid her, 2yos fall sometimes. Ensconced when being watched. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Even when being watched, I mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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you learned an important lesson: never assume that anyone other than you will be responsible for your child. you should have known that already, but better to learn it now with skinned knees as the consequences and not something far more serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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I 100% know parents like you and, in fact, am on vacation with family who act just like you. Somehow the entire family gets deputized to be babysitters while you relax, and the second something happens to your kid you get pissy. The fact is, your kid shouldn't have been playing with the big kids anyway. Rest assured that you'll be spending the rest of your family BBQs with your kid bothering you the whole time since the other kids are onto you now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Omg. This x10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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Would you be as angry if the oldest child was a boy? Not fair to saddle girls with babysitting responsibility all of the time. Also, 2 year old scrape their knees all of the time. How is it anyone's fault? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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of course op would not yell at a boy child for not babysitting for free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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In my family I would count on older kids to look out for younger kids. I don't think that's unreasonable--but I would probably make an explicit instruction, "12 yo, will you keep an eye on dd while she plays with you guys? She's little and needs help sometimes--if you need a break come get me." And if something went wrong and i snapped at the kid I put in charge--I'd apologize. 12 yo is a kid. It's ok to put some responsibility in kids but 12 yos are not get best judges of safety. You can't expect perfection. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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You people need to learn to watch your own kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.29.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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or: you all are a bunch of hovercrafts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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You just want someone else to do this "hover crafting" for you. It doesn't work like that. You are responsible, unless you are paying an employee to watch your child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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or: skinned knees are nbd. I watched out for my little cousins when I was a preteen and teen, the older ones did the same for me when I was little. Just like at large family gatherings we have a "kid table" and an "adult table"--being part of a hoard of cousins is part of the experience. In my gigantic extended family kids would join the cousins at around 2.5. To be clear though, I'm talking for 1-2 hours at a BBQ or family event, not all vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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except OP does think skinned knees are a big deal....if you are laid back, then yes other kids can watch your kids, but OP is way too high strung if she is going to scream at her niece for skinned knees [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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or: yeah, OP was not justified in losing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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watch your own kids. you know perfectly well that the 12 you was NOT playing with the 2 yo, just because the older kids were in a group and the younger ones happened to be around doesn't mean the older kids were playing with the younger ones. you incorrectly assumed you could take a break from watching your toddler and shift the blame to someone else and now you learned your lesson. nobody but a paid babysitter is going to look after a toddler. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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Even when keeping an eye on my own kids accidents like this happen. You were wrong to yell at 12yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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Next time keep your child beside you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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No, the 12 yo was not wrong. It is fine to tell her (not at all angrily) "Thanks for telling me about that fall. Yes, stairs like that are too tall for someone as young as Sadie. When you see a toddler go near them, it's best to steer them away or come tell a grownup." But yelling at a 12 yo who was not specifically tasked with babysitting--for something that just happens (toddlers fall)? Wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Punish your 2yo for being so clumsy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Kids fall. They just do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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I watch my 2 year old. By 3 or 4 I could trust my 12 year old niece to keep an eye out but 2 is too young and just in the way of the older kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:52 PM Flag
[ - ] This whole debate over taking pictures of other people to post on social media made me think of something that happened in our town last year. (not to me - I stay out of it.) Anyway there was a professional picture of someone's elementary school class that was posted to FB. One mom on the town parents FB group objected because she didn't think it was a good picture of her daughter and she didn't want it being shown to everyone in town, who otherwise would not have seen the picture, and she demanded that the person take it down. The mom had a sense of humor, took it down and replaced the girl's head with a yellow smiley face sticker, and then reposted it. I thought it was hilarious. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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Probably not hilarious for the little girl, but whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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I doubt she was on FB at age 8 or whatever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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Good point. The other kids will find out and say that the girl's face was covered with a sticker because she was funny looking or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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i also find this hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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LOL! But that said, I'm a big sharer of pics of my own kids (I probably over-post!)... but am super cautious of posting pics with OTHER kids in it (especially things like class pictures where I don't know every kid well), unless the parents have given me a green light to do so. For all I know, a parent might not want another estranged parent or family member knowing what school their kid is in... what weekly activities they're part of... even with privacy settings on, my friends aren't necessarily THEIR friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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Yeah but those photos get published in books that are publicly available at the town library anyway, with face and name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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Good point - I do get that. And I personally don't have a problem with it for my own kids... I guess I just don't feel it's my place to share that kind of info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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But none of those kids were identified in just a Facebook class photo. Also such a mom would have signed something at the beginning of the year either permitting photos of her children to be taken or distributed, that child would have been scrubbed out of the class photo to begin with if the mom really doesn't want images of her children anywhere. That's an option at the start of the school year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Same here. Very careful about other people's kids. Only post pics if I know the family well and they post a lot too (if you've posted a pic with my kid and yours, I can do the same). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Very common now for people to sign waivers at the beginning of the year for publication photos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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That's true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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If the kids aren't identified or tagged, why would the parents give a flip? Stupid, paranoid, weirdos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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They do this in our yearbook for kids whose parents don't give consent to have their child's picture printed. Sorry, but if you feel that strongly about a yearbook, keep your kid home that day!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking for an all male not serious ballet class for ds (13) who is an athlete and needs benefit of stretching and "cross training". Does such thing exist in NYC? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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pilates or yoga instead. Or non-ballet dance. Ballet requires turnout which can be super rough on knees and hips--not that your DS would be doing anything strenuous, but ballet positioning is not that therapeutic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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That's interesting about the turnout - but can't beat the stretch/core/balance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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Nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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where in nyc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Try martial arts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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Not really what we are looking for. Yoga would be closer to mark [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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I wonder if colleges would have something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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I would do yoga. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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+1. much better for long term fitness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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What is a "not serious" ballet class. Take the advice everyone's giving you because no one is going to charge money for a not serious class. So, I'm assuming this doesn't exist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Meaning - my child does not aspire to join ABT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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Maybe a Barre class? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever taken your dcs for tea at a fancy restaurant or historical houses? I took my 4 yo ds and my parents yesterday. He was restless at some point but generally did well, no running around the restaurant or anything crazy like that. I didn't get any dirty looks but i am just thinking if tea time is more like those adult restaurants that kids should not be brought to. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Some of the nice places near me have a children's tea - I can't wait to take my DD. we took her to one when she was a newborn - my grandma was visiting from out of town - but she slept through it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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I did this on a cruise to test dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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Try it at American Girl [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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Depends on the kid. My DD is very squirmy and active, and this would not have worked for us at that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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At 4 my kid handled those situations very well. I think it is fine if you are hyper vigilant and remove him if he is getting rowdy or loud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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