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[ - ] I posted two days ago about my combined ultrasound (ok) and bloodwork (terrible) results, 29 years old, 13 weeks pg. I saw a genetic counselor with DH on Friday. My PAPP-A levels are incredibly low at 0.18 and I am having amnio done in two weeks. I've been reading forums all night and want to ask here as well. Has anyone had those kind of extremely low levels (it's 1st percentile) and had a healthy baby? Or even a Downs baby, as I now keep reading about fetal demise etc with levels that low. I'm a mess, Dh alrwady made it clear we cannot handle a baby with a disability and I agree with my head, but it's just so hard. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You need to push to get amnio ASAP, not in two weeks. If you think termination is a possibility, you need to have it done before you get further into the second trimester. I've btdt with a bad nuchal at 12 weeks and a cvs that day. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think you can have Amnio before 14 weeks, but you can get a CVS. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you get a CVS? [ Reply | More ]
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Can you get a CVS? [ Reply | More ]
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I terminated for downs syndrome 3 times, so I feel your pain. Do cvs. Earlier the better. I do have one healthy dd. I don't regret termination, but it is hard. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Hugs to you, it must be so hard. Curious, is Down Syndrome hereditary, or was it just coincidence? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I don't have self control when it comes to food? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't know. Do you not? [ Reply | More ]
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When did it become common to end a statement with a question mark? [ Reply | More ]
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I can understand with some statements. But not the op. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does/did anyone send dcs to Little Learning? Thoughts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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in uws? [ Reply | More ]
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UES [ Reply | More ]
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It's for parents who aren't satisfied with the 25k they're already spending on preschool [ Reply | More ]
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Okay. Do people like the program? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] s/o of a few posts..best mnemonics? 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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weather that is what it is like outside is kind of shaped like an umbrella with a peak in the middle [ Reply | More ]
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Wtf [ Reply | More ]
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whether is not sort of shaped like an umbrella. weather sort of is. Works for me. [ Reply | More ]
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OK, whatever... [ Reply | More ]
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that is pretty good. I am going to teach my kid who can't spell that one. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
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the principal is your pal [ Reply | More ]
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one of my favorites! [ Reply | More ]
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me too, with thanks to Ramona Quimby age 8! [ Reply | More ]
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I just used this in a reply on UB [ Reply | More ]
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I'm the OP and I saw it which made me start the post! [ Reply | More ]
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You want more dessert (two s's), less time in a desert (one s). Lame, but it's always worked for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Good one! [ Reply | More ]
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My sixth grade teacher who was an asshole said, "dessert is that little extra 's'omething." Man, what an asshole she was. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, dessert has two s's because you always want two desserts. [ Reply | More ]
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My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas. Theses days...my very educated mother served us nine [ Reply | More ]
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pluto got shafted. so sad. We are still bitter. [ Reply | More ]
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If Uranus can be a planet, why can't Pluto? [ Reply | More ]
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Swishhhhh [ Reply | More ]
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My very enthusiastic. Educated -- wtf. Just have been a feminist 70s thing. [ Reply | More ]
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I learned "elegant" [ Reply | More ]
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Enthusiastic makes the most sense. [ Reply | More ]
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I always pictured a June Cleaver-looking lady walking in with a pizza. LOL. I guess the dress was "elegant" [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting. That makes some sense. [ Reply | More ]
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pickles not pizzas [ Reply | More ]
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roygbiv [ Reply | More ]
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When I was younger I could not keep column and row straight so I started picturing a column on a greek temple each time I had to say if something was a column or row [ Reply | More ]
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Speaking of columns, when learning Doric/Corinthian/Ionic, our Latin teacher told us that Ionic looks like it has two eyes. [ Reply | More ]
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I have two fantastic mnemonics but won't share then because I won't get the original credit. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you give the bad versions of said mnemonics [ Reply | More ]
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Please excuse my dear aunt sally [ Reply | More ]
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Please excuse my dear aunt sally. But people can get it mixed up so it is not in vogue now for teaching kids. Now kids learn PEM/DA/S [ Reply | More ]
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How is that different? [ Reply | More ]
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it supposed to emphasize that M is not before D and A is not before S. For M or D, you go left to right. Then for A or S, you go left to right. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, okay. [ Reply | More ]
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Bob get Ed hot not cold please. Anybody know what it's for? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know but it's not very good. [ Reply | More ]
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You would think, but I've remembered it for about 20 years. [ Reply | More ]
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Declarations against interest require PUMP [ Reply | More ]
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FACE and Every Good Boy Does Fine (some people say Deserves Fudge at the end). [ Reply | More ]
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Good Boys Do Fine Always [ Reply | More ]
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I still use these! My 7th grade band teacher would be so disappointed. [ Reply | More ]
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lefty loosy/righty tighty [ Reply | More ]
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Ted cruz is pretty tighty [ Reply | More ]
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A MIMIC can introduce prior crimes on direct examination [ Reply | More ]
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I before E except after C or when sounded like A as in neighbor or weigh. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can anyone recommend a camping gadget or item for a present for an avid camper? In the $50-100 range. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Knife, magnesium block, lantern [ Reply | More ]
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portable stove and propane. tarp. flashlight that you wind up, i.e. doesn't use batteries. [ Reply | More ]
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Headlamp [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] am i lying down or am i laying down? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lie [ Reply | More ]
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People lie about lying. They don't lay about laying. [ Reply | More ]
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mnemonic device [ Reply | More ]
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Unless you're laying down something. [ Reply | More ]
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i still dont get it [ Reply | More ]
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You lie down yourself. You lay down something. [ Reply | More ]
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So, always "lie back." [ Reply | More ]
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It means you can lie (like tell a lie) or you can lie (like lie down). But you can only lay one way (you can only lay something else down). [ Reply | More ]
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They do if they are layabouts, though they might lie about it. [ Reply | More ]
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You are lying down. You lay the baby in the crib. [ Reply | More ]
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the baby came after you got laid. [ Reply | More ]
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Chickens lay eggs, people lie down. [ Reply | More ]
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You lie down, you lay other things down [ Reply | More ]
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you lie down. you lay me down [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Best article I've ever read in the daily news. Peyton Manning. Wow. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Won't go anywhere. He's a hero. [ Reply | More ]
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He's an overindulged mysogynist and a bully. [ Reply | More ]
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so are all football players [ Reply | More ]
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TBH, she sounds unhinged. [ Reply | More ]
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You suck. Or you can't read. [ Reply | More ]
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ok well he's the star quarterback. so, yeah, well. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Planning on buying a house in a so-so neighborhood in Westchester (not a great school system, decent amount of crime). DS is a baby and hoping to move by 1st grade so we don't keep him in that school system. My aunt offered to "loan" us $200K-$300K so we could buy a house in a nicer neighborhood. Not planning on taking the money and just looking for reassurance that we are making the right decision. 47 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why is loan in quotes? [ Reply | More ]
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No real terms in the loan - as she said "pay me back in 10 years, 100 years, I don't care". [ Reply | More ]
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You should thank her and accept, but sign a promissory note and agree to terms. [ Reply | More ]
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You aren't. Transaction costs in selling and buying are high. Take your aunts offer. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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This. What are your concerns? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think we should set ourselves up to live beyond our means. We could qualify for a higher loan but would have to dip into savings $2K a month just to get through the month. In the so-so neighborhood we would be taking on a mortgage including taxes that is approximately 22% of our income. This would allow us to cover our expenses and save for retirement/DS college. [ Reply | More ]
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But you calculated you will face 30K in transaction costs in a few years? It will probably be more. How does this make sense? And then you will face the higher monthly payment. How does this make sense? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a first time buyer so definitely not up to speed here. I'm calculating closing costs at $20K and closing costs of $30K (5% of sales price which I'm assuming will be similar to what I purchased it for). [ Reply | More ]
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And there is always more than the purely transnational costs - decorating, repainting, staging, moving furniture. Then what if you can't sell easily but you have to move? The house will sit empty. Buy now in a good district, fix your house and be done. [ Reply | More ]
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+a zillion [ Reply | More ]
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Op is so so wrong. Buy in a good school district now. [ Reply | More ]
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There is a huge difference between who your neighbors are in a weak school district vs a great school district. People in weak school districts are more likely to be violent, lazy, dysfunctional, criminal [ Reply | More ]
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Not always. Hispanic weak school parents are fine. My dcs went to a low performing school with lots of Hispanics and some blacks. They loved it. The black kids were fine, too, bi think more issues in middle and high. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't want to make this about race so let's just discuss whites please. The average white in a good school district is less violent and dysfunctional than a white in a weak school district [ Reply | More ]
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Whites in weak school districts pretty tame on violence. Mostly a black thing [ Reply | More ]
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I dont want to discuss race [ Reply | More ]
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Then don't talk about violence because there is relatively little violence among poor whites. Low test scores, drug use and psychological bullying. That's about it. [ Reply | More ]
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Here is a good book that compares the type of white moms who live in good school districts to the type of white moms who live in bad school districts. Read the book. Your aunt is correct [ Reply | More ]
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Does she have kids? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes fully grown and well settled with their own kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Your decision in taking the money. But I would buy the cheapest house in a better district before getting involved with the house you're going to be saddled with. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: This was my original plan but I kept getting scared out of/disappointed by the houses in our price range in those school districts. I also thought it didn't make sense to pay the higher taxes until DS actually needs the school system but sounds like this is a short sighted decision based on the feedback from the board. [ Reply | More ]
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Take the money. Moving is tough, especially with children. You want to lay down your roots. Broker Fee's are expensive selling and buying. [ Reply | More ]
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My advice is buy a smaller house in a very good school district. You do not need all the bells and whistles. You can be very happy in a house without architectural detail, without a separate dining room, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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So true i like you a lot [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with this -- and that you should 'borrow' your aunt's money to do so if necessary. Have the legal details worked out and ask that your cousins be made aware ahead of time. If your aunt has this much money to give away, your children's safety and education is a very good cause for her to put it towards. [ Reply | More ]
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Take the money. She wants to provide for her family. It's annoying to reject her [ Reply | More ]
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You need to have some type of loan document and terms, otherwise it will be treated as a gift by the IRS and you will be subject to income tax on it. [ Reply | More ]
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God, stop giving advice when you know shit. First, the donor pays the tax, not the donee. The aunt knows if she will be making a taxable gift or not, she is allowed lifetime exclusions well in excess of the amount of this gift. [ Reply | More ]
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This isn't always true. If the aunt is calling it a loan... people can have money without really understanding how to manage it [ Reply | More ]
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The donee is NOT subject to gift tax. Never. Ever. Not in the US. OR's statement was YOU will be subject to tax. She is wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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No, she will. [ Reply | More ]
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The aunt MIGHT. There is no way you can say will. Any gifts are subject to 5M lifetime exclusion. OP will not OWE. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope to god you are not a lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
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She, meaning the aunt. [ Reply | More ]
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this is important too! [ Reply | More ]
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If you can't afford a more expensive house now, how are you planning to pay for it when your DC is in 1st? [ Reply | More ]
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Hoping market will cool off a bit or DH/I will hopefully progress in our careers. We also won't have to pay as much in childcare costs as we do now. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Wow. Not at all the response I was expecting. Really need to revisit how we are thinking about this...so you guys are saying that it does make sense for us to be effectively $2K in the red per month in order to live in a good school district that DS won't use for another 4 years? What happens if DS or I lose our jobs? Or there are unexpected house expenses? I feel like this is counterintuitive to all of the "don't live beyond your means" advice I grew up with. [ Reply | More ]
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Location, location, location. Can you get a smaller house in the good location? The loan is great but you shouldn't be above your head in mortgage every month. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! Especially if it is lower Weschester [ Reply | More ]
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OP: It is lower Westchester - why does this make a difference? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you saying you can't afford a larger mortgage, or are you saying that you can't afford the mortgage plus paying your aunt back every month? Please explain. Don't be house poor, OP, but buy in the best school district that you can. [ Reply | More ]
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Tuckahoe? Bronxville P.O? We opted to start right out in Bronxville. [ Reply | More ]
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Have the same size mortgage you were planning before, or less. Buy worst (but solid) house in absolutely the best neighborhood and get an inspection. Remember, you can fix a house up but you can't move it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Which NYC public elementary is biggest with the arts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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PS166 [ Reply | More ]
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Yikes [ Reply | More ]
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Yikes? [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of them. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, my. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ok, if you plan to move to a new neighborhood and want to send DC to public elementary, how on earth does one tour the school? They say "tours are for ps(blank) families only"! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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PS problem. They don't need or care to sell themselves to you. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok. But how do you go and see the school? [ Reply | More ]
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Call the Parent Coordinator. [ Reply | More ]
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Just call. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have to show mortgage or lease info when you schedule a tour? I'm guessing no. [ Reply | More ]
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No. But most don't tour. You won't know how good until you're there. Just like private schools. [ Reply | More ]
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I called three schools when we were looking. One said they wouldn't show us because there were about to have a major renovation and said "the school won't look the same when it's time for your child to attend", another school would let me meet with the Parent Coordinator but I could couldn't go anywhere other than his office, the third took me on a very extensive tour. We moved a block away from the third school. [ Reply | More ]
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That seems shortsighted. [ Reply | More ]
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this makes me laugh, touring public schools, could you see your parents doing that? most schools never are asked about tours. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wedding--Need song ideas for father/daughter dance. Also, the bride would like to dance with the other men in her life..ex. grandpa, uncle, brothers..what would be a good song for that? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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One long song so several songs? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm open to suggestions.. [ Reply | More ]
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op- One song..not several. [ Reply | More ]
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Just give thought to how long this will take to have so many special dances [ Reply | More ]
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Eps of all the guests have to sit on the sideline. [ Reply | More ]
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Too many dances, ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds gross. [ Reply | More ]
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will all of these other dances be "spotlight" dances where everyone just stands and watches? [ Reply | More ]
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Of course. ho hum. [ Reply | More ]
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So glad I'm no longer in this life stage. This stuff was so tedious and a waste of time. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. So glad I never had this life stage. [ Reply | More ]
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Summer Wind [ Reply | More ]
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Take it to The Knot. [ Reply | More ]
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So so this. [ Reply | More ]
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One of my faves! [ Reply | More ]
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Dance with my father, Luther van dross [ Reply | More ]
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And my uncle, my brother, and my dad's friend and my cousin twice removed. [ Reply | More ]
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That's so depressing, not celebratory [ Reply | More ]
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The ex: You're so Vain? [ Reply | More ]
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Sexual healing? [ Reply | More ]
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It's raining Men [ Reply | More ]
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
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My girl [ Reply | More ]
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fiddler on the roof, far from the home i love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:16 PM Flag
[ - ] DS's birthday today, my mother, DS's granmother who is living in another country, sent a video of birthday celebration. She and her friends, most of them we don't know, eating. talking, my mother blowing candles, and they wish happy birthday to me, not my DS. My mother was like that when I was growing up, she wouldn't do a party, when she did she would celebrate it with her friends as if its her own party. I'm glad I was able to manage to have a normal life with my own beautiful family and I'm away from all this craziness in US. Thank you for reading my ranting. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:31 PM Flag
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Aww. It sounds kinda of sweet though. Maybe she is a little mentally ill but she made her friends celebrate DC and made a video. Maybe she means well but is clueless. You might feel better about your childhood if you can learn to lovingly chuckle at her. She is far away so you don't have to live with her anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:40 PM Flag
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Except the friends and she were wishing HB to OP, not birthday boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:54 PM Flag
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Yes I got that. That's why I said laugh about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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op: yes, I'm laughing about it now. But this reminded me of how it was when I was growing and it was all pain nothing to laugh about it when my birthday or my anything was all about her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:09 PM Flag
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Your mother sounds sort of fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:40 PM Flag
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op: fun for herself and her friends in a self-centric, selfish way. she could have posted a birthday card for DC instead of blowing cakes as if it was her own birthday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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Hm, does she actually think it's your birthday, or does she just think birthdays should be about adults rather than dc's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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op: no, she is self-centric. most of her friends doesn't even know DC or me and my mother didn't take her time to explain whose birthday it was I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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I do not understand narcissistic mothers and grandmothers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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op: exactly, she is NPD, on the high spectrum, took me years to figure out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Give me some ideas for free or low cost activities in the city this week, kids 6 & 8. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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Any of the pay-what-you-want museums [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:32 PM Flag
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Thanks, that's a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:39 PM Flag
[ - ] In your opinion, which school has the happiest kids in NYC privates? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:24 PM Flag
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Good question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:26 PM Flag
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Chapin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:27 PM Flag
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Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:33 PM Flag
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rather hard given most families are in more than 2 at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:35 PM Flag
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The kids with the happiest parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:36 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:41 PM Flag
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Np, rewrite... Which school has the most entitled kids in NYC privates? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:36 PM Flag
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Manhattan country school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:37 PM Flag
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omg, i was thinking the same. +1000. especially after watching that success academy video on the ny times. such polar opposites. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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DO WHAT'S ON YOUR PAPER! GO TO THE CALM-DOWN CHAIR, YOU'RE CONFUSING EVERYONE! Gee, why wouldn't that lead to happiness? I mean, can't the kids appreciate the importance of scoring well on standardized tests? Life is a tournament, after all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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to be clear, the above posters comment is about the SA video and not MCS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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Do you have a happynometer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Not spam - this is a PSA. To all the cheaters and people contemplating cheating -- there's been a lot lately -- watch the latest Horace and Pete on louisck.net. It's a standalone episode of you haven't see the prior episodes. It's one of the most coherent arguments for and against. Watch it. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:14 PM Flag
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Okay Louis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:26 PM Flag
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Ha no. Hardly think he would post here. I'm serious, though. It's a great show anyway, but this episode articulated so many subtleties about cheating I've never heard before. It was great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.13.16, 06:30 PM Flag
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