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[ - ] Anyone have a child who has experienced night terrors? If so, how long did they suffer with them for? Our DC who is 5 and has been a great sleeper for years is now having them every night. Very unsettling. For people who have not heard of these…your child wakes up crying but can't fully wake up….they can't articulate what is wrong, they seem disoriented and it can taken anywhere from a few minutes to a 1/2 hour to get them back to sleep. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm sorry, they are awful. DC had them at 2yo (not sure if harder, same, or better than at 5yo). Lasted a couple of miserable months. As counter intuitive as it seems, if it's real night terrors, do not try to console, interrupt, awaken, etc. It will only prolong the episode. Keep dc physically safe and try to interact as little as possible. Felt cruel but I learned the hard way it really was for the best. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes my son had them at that age too, he doesnt have them anymore. They were worst when he got to bed too late FWIW [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] This jelly shit has gone too far. Any criticism is out down as jealousy. Yes, I'm jealous of the fact that my sister's husband is cheating on her? Must be that... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Are you single? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm getting married in June. [ Reply | More ]
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how big is YOUR ring? or are you perhaps "saving because he's in grad school" [ Reply | More ]
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how old is your baby? [ Reply | More ]
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Nonexistent. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Jellllly [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What does Canada have in lieu of Roth IRAs and 401(k)s? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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RRSP [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have lower back pain. Like a kink I need to twist out. Yoga, Pilates, something else? It's been hurting for too long. Chiropractor? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Wine + hot bath + gentle stretches + massage. [ Reply | More ]
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Stretching or foam rolling. Ideally using a steam room or sauna, then rolling, then stretching. [ Reply | More ]
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How are your stomach muscles? The weaker my core, the more my back hurts [ Reply | More ]
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I never work out anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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So people ways say this but leave out also butt muscles. I have a very strong stomach but was constantly hurting my back - turned out I basically had a weak ass...! [ Reply | More ]
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Out of interest, who told you this? How was your weak ass diagnosed :) [ Reply | More ]
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+. My body back and hip issues now require to me to work out and stretch. I'm in pain if I don't. [ Reply | More ]
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Working out regularly is the only thing that makes my back pain manageable. I also get a 15 minutes back rub every weekend. Steam a lot [ Reply | More ]
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acupuncture. Worked like a miracle for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:58 AM Flag
[ - ] How is this exmisstion? Good, average, bad? http://www.mandellschool.org/Customized/Uploads/ByDate/2015/February_2015/February_22nd_2015/Kindergarten%20Exmissions%20for%202015-16%20School%20Year%20FINAL15249.pdf 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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stop trying to make mandell happen [ Reply | More ]
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Asking for an opinion. Why can't I? [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Love this response. To the Op, don't forget there are 3 preschools so take that into consideration too. I would say average. [ Reply | More ]
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Which are the 3? The numbers seem impressive on a glance. But when you look into %, it seems so so. Do you agree? [ Reply | More ]
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well for one thing, these are acceptances. Could be one or two kids accepted multiple places [ Reply | More ]
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I see. So they don't actually have 90 graduating kids into ongoings? [ Reply | More ]
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yes, right. [ Reply | More ]
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Okay, the number is actually not so meaningful. In my DC's year, many of us got multiple acceptances to TT. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Moving to the Tony UES co-op is like picking and getting accepted to a private club. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How exciting! [ Reply | More ]
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very true. [ Reply | More ]
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You better already be a member, or unlikely you will be approved. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Dear sister, your ring doesn't mean much when he is fucking other women. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Oh yes, dear, it means cold hard cash. [ Reply | More ]
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Not much of a secondary market for engagement rings. [ Reply | More ]
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She means the rest of his money/assets. [ Reply | More ]
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They're middle class by urbanbaby standards. [ Reply | More ]
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jelly? [ Reply | More ]
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sounds that way [ Reply | More ]
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I'm jealous of the fact that my sister has a cheating husband? [ Reply | More ]
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See this is where you sound dumb. Who would be "jealous" of a woman with a cheating DH? [ Reply | More ]
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how do you know he is? [ Reply | More ]
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She found out and told me. [ Reply | More ]
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and... you are gloating on UB? [ Reply | More ]
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Kim? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] A parent at our child's school wants to "celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter" by bringing in eggs that are dyed red to play a game which involved tapping the eggs-first one to break the other's egg wins. I googled this and the reason to dye the eggs red is to symbolize Christ's blood and the cracking symbolizes the breaking of the tomb. This is in a non denominational private school. Appropriate or not? The parents said some of the die will rub off onto the children's hands. 72 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:42 AM Flag
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This stuff doesn't bother me, and I'm agnostic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:44 AM Flag
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Completely appropriate. Nice to introduce your kids to all different cultures. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. They aren't going to go into Christ's blood, and if they do- your children have been introduced to enough ideas and symbolism at this point that they are not going to be bothered. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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+ [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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To the kids it's just a game. Don't read much into it. [ Reply | More ]
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Mommy why are the eggs red and not other colors? [ Reply | More ]
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Because in Greece, they think it's like the color of blood. [ Reply | More ]
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but it is the color of CHrist's blood [ Reply | More ]
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Said your child? [ Reply | More ]
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says any info on the topic, otherwise the eggs would be other colors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:49 AM Flag
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Sure, then tell the story like what it means. It is a story and nothing more but a story. In our preschool, we celebrate Chinese New Year, Persian New Year, Indian New Year, Hanukkah, Christmas, Pass Over, 3 kings, Easter. My kids enjoy all these stories and cultures. I feel more educated about other cultures myself. I don't see what's wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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celebrate all that too, for this one it struck me as overkill [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, why? Are they all about different stories? Chinese New Year has a monster named nian that comes from the mountain and is scared of red and noise. This does not bother you? I don't know, they are all traditions, myths to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:58 AM Flag
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hearing a story is different than participating in a metaphoric ritual [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:00 AM Flag
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it makes it more fun and memorable! Our entire school of kids dress in red or even in Chinese custom, dance to Chinese music, perform Korean bowing, eat dumplings, etc. During Christmas assembly, they wear customs to be Mary, Joseph, sheep, cow, etc. sing songs and act the story. Super cute. They love the experiences. [ Reply | More ]
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ok, then I think if a school is doing it all then do it all. I wonder if people would be ok with dressing in all of that in this community. maybe there needs to be more, [ Reply | More ]
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All our parents and kids really love it. We are a very international school. Everyone comes from different background and have different religion. No one is bothered by all these things. Kids certainly know what is their own tradition and what is not. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. I'd rather my kid be informed about these things than to be ignorant of others' beliefs and traditions. I see a lot of ignorance even on UB and it is embarassing. [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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Np would you feel better if they were fabrege and delivered by a bunny? [ Reply | More ]
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ha [ Reply | More ]
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It's the color of my blood too. NP [ Reply | More ]
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+1, anyone else? [ Reply | More ]
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I have blue blood [ Reply | More ]
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me too. [ Reply | More ]
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Just start the explanation with "some people believe ... " then explain why you don't if you feel you have to. [ Reply | More ]
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"For the Blood of our Savior. Spilled for your very own mortal sins. Pray to Jesus for forgiveness, Little Tommy, or else you'll spend eternity in fiery Hell!" [ Reply | More ]
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well that is the meaning, said or unsaid. otherwise the eggs can be pastel, no? [ Reply | More ]
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Same meaning with pastel eggs. [ Reply | More ]
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but not the imagery of "Christs blood transfered to hands [ Reply | More ]
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a learning opportunity. [ Reply | More ]
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I totally get what you are saying, I totally do. However, I think your child will get more out of experiencing something new, playing a fun little game, getting to know a classmate and their family better and learning about someone different from them. The downside is minimal. These situations will come up over and over again and I think you just have to roll with it [ Reply | More ]
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We had a Sikh family come and show us their longhair and explain their customs. It was cool for the kids and they weren't weird about it. [ Reply | More ]
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great. sharing and not asking children to partake in a ritual [ Reply | More ]
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I would not care [ Reply | More ]
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I'm Jewish and would have no problem with this [ Reply | More ]
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+1 and would ideally like dcs to be equally exposed to other religions too. I think it's an important thing to be educated on but I majored in religious studies... lol [ Reply | More ]
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OR: not a religious studies major but I love religious symbolism and traditions. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's a really good way to be able to understand and relate to people- even if they're not religious, so many people were raised with it and like it or not it's in the fabric of our nation and almost all nations... World history... Everything [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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maybe someone can bring in communion wafers for all to try [ Reply | More ]
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And sacramental wine [ Reply | More ]
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that is the thing, where the line is feels unclear [ Reply | More ]
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How did you feel about hearts everywhere for valentines day? I hated that my 4 year old brought home a load of valentines cards from school! [ Reply | More ]
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love the Valentines, message is sharing love not asking children to get their hands red [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's so contrived. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh god. Get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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Forcing 4 year olds to write love messages is a bit silly [ Reply | More ]
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What? We buy the character ones at CVS and tape a mini candy to it [ Reply | More ]
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Now she's gonna say she hates sugar, causes obesity. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly so commercial [ Reply | More ]
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It's just for fun [ Reply | More ]
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what is contrived, Valentines Day? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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You sound like a drag. [ Reply | More ]
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Then don't participate, Debbie. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't the school does [ Reply | More ]
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The line for me is if it's taught as truth or fact rather than belief. [ Reply | More ]
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good point [ Reply | More ]
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Actually, this is the beauty of living and sending DCs to schools in NY- constant exposures to different cultures, religions. A great environment for them to gain perspectives, think globally. [ Reply | More ]
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When I was in public school in the 80s, a greek friend did this. Her mom brought the eggs and the whole class participated. It was fun and we learned something about other cultures. When did people get so fucking uptight? [ Reply | More ]
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Op, is the issue that the ritual conflicts with your family's religious beliefs? Because that's a little different from what you presented. I posted above that I am Jewish and this wouldn't bother me, but I might be bothered if someone wanted dc to take communion (or eat a communion wafer - I don't know the terminology) , though not at all upset if they explained the ritual without having dc participate. Maybe if you explain your concern, you'll get more helpful responses. [ Reply | More ]
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Communion is completely different from this. First of all, according to the laws of the church, non-Catholics cannot take communion. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: that's why I said in wasn't sure about terminology, but maybe you mean non-Catholics can't taste the wafer either, so maybe it was a bad example. Not sure what would be a better one. To me, this seems more like my Jewish kid helping to decorate a Christmas tree, which I have no problem with, but I think op sounds uncomfortable with the participatory aspect of it rather than the symbolism [ Reply | More ]
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I am greek and wasn't even aware of the symbolism until I was an adult. It's just a game greek families play at Easter. The symbolism is interesting but it's not the focus. It would be like If I said I don't want dc to wear a costume on Halloween because the holiday symbolizes death and evil spirits. Yes, it does technically, but that's not how it's interpreted in modern society [ Reply | More ]
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This isn't akin to communion. It's a game, like dreidel at Hanukkah. Signed, greek [ Reply | More ]
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^^i actually didn't even know the thing about the tomb. And I've played this game for 35 years! Lol [ Reply | More ]
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+1 To take communion would be sacreligious. It is exactly like the dreidel or an easter egg hunt (which has tomb symbolism as well) [ Reply | More ]
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Communion is an oath to the church. I'm Protestant and I don't take communion in a Catholic Church. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't have specific beliefs that this is in conflict, other than I do believe there are many ways to learn and appreciate others without having to engage in a ritual that has a specific reference to blood, Christ etc. There is art, dance music, reading a book about religion, describing the religion, sharing the culture, food, historic dress, literature, poetry, architecture etc etc without children having to play a religious game [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm not getting used to our new memory foam. Sitting and lounging on the bed is annoying when you move. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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takes a little time to get used to it. I will forever more have a temper pedic bed. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I can no longer sleep on a conventional mattress [ Reply | More ]
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congrats, what you WILL get used to is a good night's rest :) [ Reply | More ]
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Did you not read how toxic they are? [ Reply | More ]
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Whomp whomp [ Reply | More ]
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Mine off gasses me into a peaceful slumber [ Reply | More ]
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Mmmm offgassing.... how I love you. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks I couldnt resist. I love my memory foam and don't care that it may be toxic. So is a bad nights sleep :) [ Reply | More ]
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My husband does the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
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So does my DH. ;) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did anyone watch The Men Who Built America? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, but I've seen individual documentaries on the various people. Love Andrew Carnegie. [ Reply | More ]
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Any you can recommend? I loved it, I'd love to check out similar docs [ Reply | More ]
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I've seen them on PBS. Probably American Experience, as poster mentioned below. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! I just found the Ford one on Netflix. I'm such a nerd, I'm so excited for this. [ Reply | More ]
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Enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
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Ty :) [ Reply | More ]
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The Rockefeller PBS documentary is really interesting. [ Reply | More ]
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I enjoyed it but I dislike how it tends to repeat itself. Also, certain parts were obviously dramatized and revisioned for viewer consumption. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes- also the way they broke it out was kind of strange to me. And they could have not included Trump as a commentator, lol [ Reply | More ]
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I laughed a bit at some of those parts. Some of the one-liners were especially bad. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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PBS American Experience is more historically accurate. [ Reply | More ]
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Ooh I'll have to check it out! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My parents are divorcing and I am so disappointed in my mother. She HATES my father and is doing everything that she can to trash him to me, including telling me all of the negative things that he has ever said about me. I don't understand how she doesn't realize how hurtful this is to me. Just because she hates him - and yes, I'm not terribly fond of him either, but she's no peach - it doesn't mean that I want to hate him by hearing these mean comments. I almost want to cut off communication with her. Divorce sucks, no matter how old you are. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I am so sorry, call her out on it and tell her to stop. Or ignore her calls. [ Reply | More ]
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I would ask her to stop. if she doesn't, give her a warning that she is trash talking and it is upsetting you. If she doesn't stop, cut the conversation short. Be consistent with the response hopefully she will learn to stop. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. She doesn't get to feel better by making you feel bad [ Reply | More ]
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That sounds awful, so sorry op [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm a WOHM mom who is jealous of SAHM but only those with full time nannies and housekeeper. Otherwise full time child care of young DC and cooking/cleaning would be way harder for me then working. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My mom did it. I don't understand why this is so hard (childcare plus housework). I find the hired help thing very odd, but I didn't grow up with that sort of thing. I WOH. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids are exhausting. The weekends are nonstop 0 downtime from 6 am to 8:30 pm. [ Reply | More ]
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Actually even longer if you count the night wakings. [ Reply | More ]
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I understand, but same here. The thing is, you get into the routines and weekends are the normal routine. Weekends are hard for me too because I have pack cleaning and errands and activities into two short days. I imagine that I could budget my time better if I wasn't commuting and working a full-time job. I actually enjoy the random week when DC is off on break. We plan the week accordingly. [ Reply | More ]
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^^weekends are NOT the normal routine, is what I mean. [ Reply | More ]
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You find it odd because you don't know what being home full time with young kids and a mess of a house is like. [ Reply | More ]
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No, I find it odd because we didn't grow up with housekeepers and nannies. I'm not dissing it. I don't even have a cleaning lady because I prefer to do it myself and just feel weird having someone else in my house to do that. [ Reply | More ]
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Me neither. But I have a small amount of help now that makes a huge difference. Things change. Doesn't make it weird. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. I didn't grow up with housekeepers and nannies either but have both now and don't find it weird at all. It's just help. [ Reply | More ]
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Troll [ Reply | More ]
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No I am not. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you think this is a troll post? Many people feel this way. [ Reply | More ]
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ita [ Reply | More ]
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i sort of agree, in that i would never SAH without help, but i think my dream situation is WAH PT + full time nanny and housekeeper [ Reply | More ]
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Haha, me too! [ Reply | More ]
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Me three. Like really, the best of all worlds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:48 AM Flag
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haha! let's have freelancers' lunch together once a week and gossip about our crazy clients! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:48 AM Flag
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this is where the fake wah job comes in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:54 AM Flag
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I'm with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:34 AM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:44 AM Flag
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I'm a SAHM with a full time nanny and a 2x week housekeeper. I know that I am totally spoiled, but I'm jealous of WOHM. I have 2 kids under 2. I don't know, I still feel like I'm always busy because I'm either nursing my 3 mo baby or taking the older one to classes. I still feel tired all of the time and I'm up through the night with the baby and I don't know, all I want to say is that it's not awesome. I'm sure it would be much more horrible if I had no nanny and no housekeeper but it's still hard. I'm jealous of WOHM that have different stimulation. I feel isolated and sad, DH works a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Dd born in Sep, currently in 3s program, this Sep starting 4s program. Her school doesn't offer anything after that, but if we choose private she would only go right before her 6th birthday, right? What do people do in this situation? Sorry, this is all a bit new to me. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:24 AM Flag
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Public K for a year, repeat K for private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:27 AM Flag
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Isn't that going to be awfully boring for her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:39 AM Flag
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No more so than repeating a year of preschool. And if it turns out you like the public school (or like it more than any private option you get into), you keep her there and don't have to worry about going from preK right to 1st grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:42 AM Flag
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^^^ or as you asked below, you might try for a spot at an ongoing that starts before K. Not many, and usually don't have openings. But you could try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:43 AM Flag
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Kids in our school repeat the 4s. The older 4s/5s go a longer day but some do that longer day for two years in row. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:28 AM Flag
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I don't think that's possible unfortunately at our school. Could I send her a year early to private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:40 AM Flag
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Did you ask the school? You can't be the first person this has come up for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:55 AM Flag
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We deliberately picked a preschool program that had an option for older summer and fall children [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:43 AM Flag
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First OR: we did too, and decided to do public k instead anyway. Only you know (1) if dc is ready for k by that fall and (2) How dc will do if shut out from privates (that you want) and has to go preK to public 1st, skipping K entirely. Competition for private K among those "extra" preschool classes is heinously intense for that very reason. It's a good option for some but go in with eyes open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:47 AM Flag
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OR, not our experience at all. Our school had mixed age classes with an extra enrichment program for the older kids. No heinously intense competition and no "extra" preschool classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:56 AM Flag
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Montessori? I meant competition among preschools with the "old 4/young 5 classes specifically for summer/fall birthdays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:01 AM Flag
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