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[ - ] Do any of you have your dcs participate in a summer reading program online or otherwise? 6 yo DD has made a lot of progress with her reading and I'm looking for ways to keep it fun and consistent this summer. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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Is she the type to respond to competition? My DS is 6 and is so competitive - we started a 'reading challenge' between him, DH and me, and it's been great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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Barnes and Noble has one where kids can earn a free book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:42 PM Flag
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oh this is cool! thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:46 PM Flag
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Most public libraries have summer reading programs. My town library kees track of the reading and has a watermelon party at the end of the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:43 PM Flag
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We do Kumon so, yes, worksheets all summer. Not as bad as it sounds, takes about 20-30min/day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:44 PM Flag
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Reader Rabbit is a great program for mechanics, but mostly you need to find a book or series that she loves. At that age, my oldest loved Junie B Jones, Ramona, etc. My youngest dd loved the Ivy and Bean books. The real key is limiting screen time. My oldest was a voracious reader because we didn't even have cable, much less Kindles, smart phones, ipads, etc. Youngest DD reads well above grade level but only reads for pleasure when she's grounded from her electronics. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Flame away but my DS is at his first drop off playdate and I am trying not to be a nervous mommy. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:34 PM Flag
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No flames. It was a big deal at our house, too. I'm not big on play dates in general. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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No flames from me! DS has a standing playdate with his friend every Monday and I still get so antsy for him to get dropped off! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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Remember this feeling in a few years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:37 PM Flag
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I know - I can feel it already. He has his first sleepover set for this weekend and I'm a wreck. Ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:38 PM Flag
[ - ] I keep reading about people missing after the explosion last night. Is there any hope for these people? Have they identified all of the bodies found? Could they be in a hospital in a coma? Wouldnt they have reached out if they were ok? :( 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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They could be stable but in a hospital, in surgery, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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That's not a good sign. With the prevalence of social media, if they haven't checked in with someone by now, they are probably dead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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They do keep tracking them down in hospital, a lot of these young people may not have had id on them and may be unconscious still. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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If you were injured and are in hospital most likely you can't do this so there is still hope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:37 PM Flag
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blown to bits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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Have all the bodies been identified? I wonder if the bomb obliterated people. So awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:44 PM Flag
[ - ] How do I healthily gain weight? I exercise a lot (the only thing that reduces my stress level), don't watch what I eat, but can't seem to gain weight. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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when I lost a lot of weight due to medical complications my dr wanted me to drink ensure shakes to gain back weight. I couldnt stomach them so I basically ate healthy high fat foods like peanut butter from the jar and lots of avocado. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I feel like I am having a midlife crisis. We are extremely fortunate -- comfortable HHI, lovely apartment, 3 healthy DCs (8, 4 and 3m), 2 kids at TT privates, etc. But, we just spent the weekend visiting my sister in flyover for a family event and I find myself re-thinking my entire life. Her life seems so easy and enjoyable and I am jealous of all of the time she gets with her kids. For the money we spend on housing, school, etc we could move out there, buy an amazing house, I could quit my job, send the kids to private, SAH with the baby with help, etc. I don't know if its the hormones and preparing to return from my last maternity leave, but I can't seem to get it out of my mind. Would therapy help? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:24 PM Flag
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Moving would help. You're struggling with values vs stuff/status. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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I feel like it would be an easier decision if we were struggling here. We aren't. We arent tops by any means but we live a comfortable life and are generally pretty happy. But seeing another way has me questioning everything -- we make a comfortable HHI but so much of it goes to rent, school, etc which we could cut back significantly if we moved. I like my job but am not passionate about it and would love more time with my family. But I worry about making the wrong decision [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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I didn't mean you're struggling financially, I meant that what you're debating is which is more important--the lifestyle you have in NYC (TT school, money, etc.) versus the environment you'd have elsewhere by spending less. Or maybe not, but that's how it came across to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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no, you are right. and when you describe it as stuff/status it makes me even more turned off by it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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Maybe you just need to refocus here? Although, I'm a lot older than you are and although we've built a wonderful life for our family here in NYC, if I were younger now I'd get out to somewhere more normal, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:39 PM Flag
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You don't own your home, you are struggling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:42 PM Flag
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Help you get rid of it or understand what that longing is saying to you. If it's the latter, I think therapy could be very helpful. Then you would be able to make a choice about your priorities from a more informed place. That said, it sounds like a completely normal response! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:26 PM Flag
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I live in flyover (in an area people love to hate) and life is nice. I SAH, DH works from home. We have a big house with a big yard in a cute neighborhood where the kids can ride their bikes to the pool/park/baseball practice. UB thinks i am redneck/hillbilly/rube but we're happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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have you always lived there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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You should move. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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you should prob. move to chicago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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I would leave NYC in a heartbeat if an opportunity for us opened up. This is just such a hard place to live, and life is short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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Depends on the life you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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What's so amazing about private school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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social cache [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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I live in flyover and very happy with life. You just have to be selective with the community you pick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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You need to think about your life and what you want without thinking about your sister. What is it that you want and would make you the most happy. What will make your DH happy? We moved out of the city and to the burbs and I'm happier than I was in the city, but I'm definitely the type of person that compares my life to others -- and that follows me, no matter where I live. If that's you, living in flyover won't make that go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:43 PM Flag
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Flyover is just gross weather and full of conservatives. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:44 PM Flag
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Where do Jewish people,feel,comfortable living in flyover? Are there any communities accepting of Jewish people where D.C.'s won't be bullied or anti Semitic comments daily? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:44 PM Flag
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I moved to flyover from NYC. Life is definitely easier. But.. also took a big cut to HHI to get here, so now we're not saving much. Has been harder than I thought to scale spending way back (away from housing and school costs, I mean). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:46 PM Flag
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Yes. Therapy helps. I'm right there with you questioning everything but the grass is always greener. You might hate that life. So hard to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:46 PM Flag
[ - ] This Seth Rich case is very odd. Aside from "Kim Dotcom's" statement today about Rich being "Panda," aka the alleged DNC documents leaker, it is clear that DC police barely even investigated his death. From many angles, it's very very strange... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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I always feel better about my job when I think of the even worse job this troll has. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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I don't know, I am kind of jealous - other than being locked up in some Russian factory somewhere it sounds pretty fun to troll dumb americans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:20 PM Flag
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I heard that the Russians killed Rich because he was planning to go public about what he learned about their conversations with the Trump administration? True? I suspect it is and that's what matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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The question is, why didn't DC police conduct an actual investigation? They almost always solve murders of (let's be honest) "white people with jobs." They don't simply let those cases go cold. But this one... it looks like they did a cursory survey of the scene, then dropped the whole matter. They haven't even released a suspect description, let alone named any suspects. Utterly bizarre. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Pregnant for the first time and my boobs just got huge. My husband loves it but I'm kind of appalled. Do they grow more after birth during breastfeeding? When do they go back down? This is kind of terrifying. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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mine got bigger while pregnant, enormous porn star boobs when my milk first came in, then evened out. I'm still nursing my 2yo (trying to wean with mixed success) and my boobs are smaller than they ever were :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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damn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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I feel cheated! I feel like I should get big boobs as long as I am still nursing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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They deflate like balloons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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Sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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Mine didn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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Mine didn't either. I wonder if it is because mine are small to begin with. They look the same as pre kids but I'm an A cup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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Definitely bigger initially while breastfeeding but then they get more normal after your supply regulates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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Mine got huge when I was pregnant with DB #1 - I went from a 34B to a 40DD. Got even bigger when my milk came in, then went down to a 36D. I've been a 36D ever since, just had DB #2 and they are still large and in charge. I don't know if they'll ever shrink back down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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Really varies a lot by person [ Reply | More ]
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They get big. And then even bigger. And then they go down.. way down and never quite look the same again. Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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I don't think there's one answer here. You're describing what happened to you as if that's what happens to everyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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:'''''''( [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Which location is better? 75th and Park or 88th and Madison? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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75th. Park is better because it's close to the park and lexington/3rd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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they're both lovely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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75th and Park [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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+2. Perfect area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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I'd prefer 88th, personally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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Just go buy 12E88. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:38 PM Flag
[ - ] How irritated would you be? DH constantly forgets to put his phone on airplane mode at night, and he works for a foreign bank so it dings when he gets an email or text. I have trouble sleeping so once I'm up I'm up. Exhausted the next day. I am SAHM so I think DH thinks it doesn't really matter if I get any sleep, when in reality I don't have time to nap, I don't function well when I'm sleep deprived, I'm spilling things, knocking things over, almost got in a car accident, forgot about a doctors appointment etc. He promises to remember but never does. Feels so disrespectful. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:14 PM Flag
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Can't you just turn the ringer off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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Can't you just do it for him? I would be annoyed but this seems like an easy fix [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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Op It's a blackberry. No idea how to use the thing. He gets irritated if I remind him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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He either needs to show you how to do it or remember himself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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HOw hard is it to turn off a ringer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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OP is a troll or stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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okay, i was giving you the benefit of the doubt before. go to www.google.com it's really easy. are you that dumb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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Set up an alert on his phone to remind him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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that would drive me insane. I would have to sleep in a different room . why don't you put it on airplane mode for him . sounds like his intention is to do it. Before you go to sleep, switch it for him or remind him to do it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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why does he have the phone next to the bed? can't he leave it in the other room? [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:24 PM Flag
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Just put it on the do not disturb. You can set it so that it automatically turns on between certain hours. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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He doesn't even need to put it on airplane mode, he can just put it on silent. Just have him do that as soon as he walks in at night or do it for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Why are phones even in your bedroom? I'd just turn it off myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:20 PM Flag
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i'd be moving into the guest room asap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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If you honestly can't figure out how to turn it off just have him leave it in s different room or move it there yourself. But really two seconds on Google would tell you how yo turn ut off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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she is SAHM so perhaps she can't do this... :-) seriously i think it's obviously more that he won't do it versus the ability to figure out how to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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Me: "honey, please switch to airplane mode. Good night!" Problem. Solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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if he refuses to turn it off, wake him every time it dings. "I thought it might be important." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:41 PM Flag
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How stupid can an adult be? Both of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I got off the waitlist for UPK, and took the spot. I went to register and they made me sign a letter saying they can kick me out at any point. I don't like this at all. Either take me, or don't. My zoned UPK is pretty good - I'm thinking o f telling this other one to go F themselves. Why would I want to live with that stress hanging over me all year? What would you do? DH told me to calm the f down and be grateful. I don't feel that way at all. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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How can they kick you out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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They just say - you cannot come back tomorrow. Go to x school tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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Was it just pro forma? Did you inquire about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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i agree that its ridiculous. why take you off the waitlist then? A waitlist is made to fill last-minute open spots. totally unreasonable to offer a spot then say they can renege on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Calm down and be grateful. Sheesh. Who is "they" - the DOE? Or is it a non-DOE UPK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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It's the doe, they said [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:30 PM Flag
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i doubt they can kick you out. why would they want to kick you out? that makes no sense. anyway zoned pre-k is okay - probably is fine is this one special? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Suicide: Don't people who says things like - how could he have done that - his kids needed him, his wife needed him, he should've just waited for things to get better, etc etc. Don't these people realize that depression is a disease? Should I be pissed that my dad died from a heart attack because I still "needed him"? Well, I AM pissed he died, but it wasn't his choice. Suicide is not a choice. It's a result of a disease that needs treatment, and even then is not curable. Like every other disease out there. Rant over! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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People always try to find a way to distance themselves from a tragedy like suicide--they don't want to think it could happen in their own family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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This exactly. You can "snap out it" just as a person with cancer can't snap out of it. It's a BRAIN DISEASE. Which is fatal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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yes the person often thinks the family will be better off without him/her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:18 PM Flag
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I watched a documentary about a woman who had struggled for decades with depression and suicidal thoughts. She lives in Europe ( Netherlands or Belgium, I forget which) and applied for euthanasia. Her case was approved after lots of meetings with professionals who deemed her depression as terminal and ok for euthanasia. They scheduled the date, and over two weeks she wrapped up all the loose ends of her life and said goodbye to friends and family. Just before the medicine was to be administered she asked to stop and continue living. And she did. She said that the joy she felt over the past two weeks made her not want to go yet. There was a freedom from the pain of living that she experienced knowing she could schedule her exit date whenever she wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you work for a for-profit college? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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Weren't all the people who worked for Trump U. well-rewarded? I wonder how many now have jobs that we taxpayers pay for working for Trump. After all, they have proven their loyalty to the man, and that's most important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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no. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone do Trunk club? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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I have [ Reply | More ]
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OP: do you like it? I just signed up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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I went in for their Mother's Day event which was lovely. My stylist pulled a bunch of stuff for me to try. Most of it was way off but she did find a few pieces I liked. So glad I went in because if she had just sent this stuff I would have been totally turned off. She has not contacted me since so I guess I just contact here want I want more stuff. I have wondered if I could change stylist but there has been no follow up. So my suggestion is to go in and see if they get what you're looking for. [ Reply | More ]
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I did for two trunks. My "stylist"kept trying to dress me like a suburban 20 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Let's face it - we all could have come up with the theory of relativity, right? I mean, what's the big deal? Why was he such a genius for it? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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I dunno but I learned this am from my 10 y/o that Einstein refused to wear socks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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My kid told me that he shaved with just water and had poor hygiene. [ Reply | More ]
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I just saw a sign that said his eyeballs are stored in bank somehwere [ Reply | More ]
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Sure,what are you waiting for? Plently of mysteries to solve, go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:24 PM Flag
[ - ] So sick of store clerks who give attitude about returns. Just refund my money. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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it's laziness [ Reply | More ]
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i guess i agree in principle, but how often are you returning things that this is a pattern you have noticed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:42 PM Flag
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General Topics 05.23.17, 08:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Should trans surgery and hormones and psych needs be covered by insurance? Viagara ? IVF? 56 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:02 PM Flag
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Yes. No. No. [ Reply | More ]
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Hm, not sure about IVF but the others, yes [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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No to viagra [ Reply | More ]
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puritan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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+ 1 million [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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No on all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:08 PM Flag
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Yes, yes, yes--but with a cap on IVF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:10 PM Flag
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Psych needs yes, and hormones if absolutely necessary. But right now they're totally oversubscribed for trans people. It's a disease like anorexia and should be treated with intensive therapy, not body mutilation and PC platitudes. IVF should for sure be covered, Viagra maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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Completely agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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Yes to IVF and Viagra. I'm not sure about trans surgery and hormones but I'm leaning yes. I just think not all people going trans are genuinely trans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
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How could they not be? Who would be that way/act that way/take hormones just for the hell of it???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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I don't think they do it for the hell of it, but I do think there are tweens/young teens who are influenced into it. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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Ah. You are not familiar with teen Tumblr culture or the culture at a lot of schools like Oberlin right now. Being trans is a get out of jail free card to troubled white UMC kids with mental health or narcissism issues who want some way to be special and untouchable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:20 PM Flag
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Totally this (OR here). Thank you for articulating it better than I did--I know a child who has fallen in with what seems at first glance to be a "supportive" group for kids who think they may be trans, but which sounds manipulative to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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Yes. It's really cultlike. The younger sister of a friend of mine has fallen in with a group like this at her midwestern liberal arts college and has now gone back 3-4 times on what her pronouns are and her current gender identity. It's mixed in with bouts of cutting, and extreme lashing out at her family members for not getting her current pronouns/name correct (despite the fact they change as often as monthly). She developed this after being severely criticized for some kind of "microaggression." Her group of friends is all white though. Also she is very active on Tumblr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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I highly doubt that anyone supports trans surgery for "children". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:26 PM Flag
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Many adult Trans people do, and loudly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:27 PM Flag
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it's wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:34 PM Flag
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Oh, yes they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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def agree. it's a fad right now and pulling in lots of indecisive young people who want some way to be different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Psych meds, yes. Everything else, no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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Psych needs yes, surgery and hormones no. Viagra yes, IVF yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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Why would insurance cover IVF? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:13 PM Flag
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My question exactly re: viagra. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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what is it with you all who think impotence isn't a medical condition? and that having a sex life isn't something worth trying to do if you're not in perfect physical condition? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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Are you going to die if you don't have a baby or get a boner? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:22 PM Flag
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guess we shouldn't treat anything unless it's life threatening? I totally want to live in that society. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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No, we shouldn't treat things that are not medically necessary. Go pay for it yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:26 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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infertility is a medical condition that can be improved with medical treatment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:17 PM Flag
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So, should insurance pay for my hair coloring and trims? Hair growing to unruly lengths is also a medical condition, as is it's turning gray. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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True! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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straw man [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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bad analogy. you don't need medical supervision to cut your hair. if you did, it would be an expensive and complicated endeavor. you do need medical supervision to treat infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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Alright - then insurance can pay for my Brazilians? Cant do that on my own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:27 PM Flag
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yeah but you don't need a doctor to do it either, and your pubic hair is a human condition, not a medical one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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ok - so I need a doctor to make my nose perkier. Should be covered, then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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maybe if it would help your personality. you're tiresome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:37 PM Flag
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Just trying to say that only things that are MEDICALLY NECESSARY should be covered. Anything else is just random. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:40 PM Flag
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Your hair graying is a cosmetic issue, fertility is at the core of being a human. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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?????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:36 PM Flag
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Because infertility is a medical issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:20 PM Flag
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I don't believe insurance should cover every issue that is "medical." Why should it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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This exactly. It's not medically NECESSARY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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Getting a boob job is a medical issue too. Yay! Free boob jobs! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:29 PM Flag
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So is botox for my forehead lines, which I think is much more important than some dude getting viagara! My lines are visible to the entire world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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Some insurances already cover IVF. Mine did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:21 PM Flag
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And this is an example why rates are so high. Those children whose families can't afford their chemo deductibles? This is an example of where that money goes instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:38 PM Flag
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No to all, except for psych needs. Insurance is for illnesses and injuries. If you want stuff that isn't covered, pay for it yourself! We have finite resources and some people have serious medical conditions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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Exactly. We have a health crisis in this country. People have undiagnosed cancers and die in emergency rooms and we're paying for sex change operations, erections and fertility treatments?? No wonder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:28 PM Flag
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Partial, no, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:15 PM Flag
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PS6 of course [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Finalizing August travel plans and trying to decide if we should spend 10 days at a single resort on one part of the island in Maui or divide the trip into 2 resorts on different sections of the island. We did this last year and it was kind of a hassle, but D.C.'s were just turned 2 and 8. We are also spending an extra day this summer so each resort will have 5 nights...or just stay put? If we do 2 resorts, one will have a full kitchen and the other just s fridge and microwave. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:00 PM Flag
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I would do all 10 days with the full kitchen but I think this is just a personal preference thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:01 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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If it is 10 days, I would break it up, unless you really intend to do a ton of exploring. But I like change and I find the same beach resort boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:02 PM Flag
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Why go to the same island? Boring. Explore another one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:03 PM Flag
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Because the thought of dragging all our crap back to the airport 2x to switch islands sounds extremely stressful. We go to Hawaii every year to tune out. Get some true relaxation time in. Hawaii is a very healing place. I always feel amazing and uplifted and super positive after coming back from Hawaii. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:06 PM Flag
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Then I'd just stay put in one place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:07 PM Flag
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However...since we are going in August, It's a great time to stay in Kapalua. I found a good deal for the Ritz Carlton residences, which have kitchens. We would stay there first and then move to the Fairmont in Wailea. which We absolutely love, and we stay there every other year. We actually stayed there last year as well. The kids club there is free now too which is awesome!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:09 PM Flag
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But...this requires unpacking And repacking 2x, checking in/out 2x...which is kind of a waste of time when you are on vacation. I hate wasting vacation time doing that stuff, but I love the idea of spending time in kapalua because I've never stayed there before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:11 PM Flag
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You can have the hotel do it for you, the packing and unpacking. See my response below. It saves a lot of time and stress. I also detest packing, and I always let the hotel do this for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:42 PM Flag
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When I'm on vacation - especially with kids - I like to just check out and chill as much as possible. So I'd prefer one place the entire time. Do you get bored by the same setting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:09 PM Flag
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Not really. Dh and I could do basically the same thing every day...hang at the pool/beach mixed in with a few executions per week. We always hire a sitter so we have prenty of alone time to go on hikes, spa visits, and snorkel trips our little one isn't old enough to do yet, along with nightly dinners. Dh and I are into fine dining, and maui has amazing restaurants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:14 PM Flag
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Then I would just stay put. I LOVE getting settled in knowing I don't have to move again for days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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I know, because invariably I have to do all the work with no help from dh or D.C.'s. Including checking in/out of hotel, making sure room is ok and we have everything we need. And of course the dreaded packing. If we do the full 10 days at the Fairmont, I wonder if they have laundry machines? We are staying in a suite but it doesn't have a w/d [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:19 PM Flag
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It's vacation, so you can check in and have the hotel unpack and pack everything up for you. It makes a huge difference and you can get right to relaxing:-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:32 PM Flag
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Which two areas are you considering? I love Hana, so would totally want to spend time there. Don't think I would move between Kapalua and Kihei/Wailea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:12 PM Flag
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Either 10 nights at Fairmont in Wailea or 5 nights ritz Carlton residences in kapalua and 5 nights Fairmont. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:16 PM Flag
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I love the Fairmont. Great location. Great beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:23 PM Flag
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You know, I would move between the two. Do it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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I would break up the trip. I always believe in diversifying the risk. If you get to a resort and don't like it, you are stuck for TEN days! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:25 PM Flag
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Ten nights in the same hotel is my idea of torture. Even 5 nights at the same hotel is too long. I draw the line at 3 nights. Same room, same scenery, same food. BORING. Split up the trip. What if you get a crappy room? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:31 PM Flag
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We have stayed at the Fairmont several times. It's a great hotel. It's right next door to the 4 seasons and grand Wailea. Oh and the new andaz. Also walking distance to shops of Wailea. A short drive to Kehei which is a funky beach town with bars and cheap eats. Closer to certain activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:34 PM Flag
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You are a very different type of traveler than I am. I can't stand staying for more than 3 nights in any given hotel. I rarely go back to places I have been before. I like experiencing new things. You are a creature of habit. Do what makes you happy. You don't need our input for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:37 PM Flag
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op: dh just told me he doesn't want to move locations. He wants to stay put. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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question for OP - do you fly direct (from NY) or do you take a break? our kids will be 4-7 when we go in the winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:33 PM Flag
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np: while the idea of a direct flight is great, it is tough being on a plane for that long. I like to switch. Going there, as far west as possible; coming home, as far east as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:35 PM Flag
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thining NY LA then day or two in LA and then go to Maui... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:40 PM Flag
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We fly direct. I'm in California btw. Not NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:45 PM Flag
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We fly Oakland or sfo to ogg and the flight is just under 5 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.17, 08:46 PM Flag
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