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[ - ] Black mother with light children here: Nannies are judged too harshly, it is mostly confirmation bias. I have had women come up to me and complain to me once or twice, because they assumed I was the nanny. When my oldest was three or four we were in a park and he tried to jump on to a platform that was too big for him. I yelled out at him to stop and some mother got so angry and confronted me, told me that nobody paid me to scream at the kid. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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they were judging the way you yelled at the kid, nanny or not [ Reply | More ]
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Is "Johnny, don't you dare jump onto that!" particularly vulgar? [ Reply | More ]
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Why mention pay? [ Reply | More ]
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how did you reply? [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry this happens to you. My kids and white and my nanny is from Grenada. She's mentioned a few times that mothers at the playground or play spaces can be rude. I care about my nanny, and she's great with my kids, so it really bugs me. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] To the poster who is determined to shit all over Mad Men, you're too late. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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LOL and all while obsessing over every detail [ Reply | More ]
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Yes it already shit itself. [ Reply | More ]
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And yet you hate watch every episode? Ok [ Reply | More ]
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That's me, and I'm just observing/discussing. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If someone invites your DC to have "cupcakes in the park" for her DC's birthday, do you have to bring a present if you go? It's a cheap ass way of gathering presents for her DC while spending 10 bucks on a dozen cupcakes, IMO. Child is 5. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes, cheapskate [ Reply | More ]
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but she will be spending less than $2 on my kid for a stupid cupcake. Really? [ Reply | More ]
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This. Your gift is not covering the cost of the party, it's a gift. Sheesh. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 - lots of people do this. [ Reply | More ]
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This! FFS! [ Reply | More ]
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so bring a cheapass present, and stick some extra cupcakes in your purse. you can come out ahead that way, which is what matters. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Please don't bring your attitude to this poor child's birthday party. Kindly decline and put the money toward the therapy your child will need later in life. [ Reply | More ]
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how close are you? if it's a friend it wouldn't impact my gift at all. classmate, then i'd just bring something small (but i do this generally because of our budget) [ Reply | More ]
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WTF? Only an expensive birthday party is deemed worthy for you? Maybe these are artisinal cupcakes? Maybe the mom doesn't want to spend $$ on a birthday party for a 5 year old? And frankly -- I don't know where you'd find a dozen cupcakes for $10. They are $3 bucks a piece by me. [ Reply | More ]
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She's getting the crappy mini ones from Gristedes. I'm not even talking about the nice ones from Melissa's or Magnolia. [ Reply | More ]
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So don't buy a gift and/or boycott the entire West Village. [ Reply | More ]
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How well do you know the parents? Many people make things sound low-key but in fact are planning lawn games, entertainment of some kind, and catering. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe there will be a clown, pony and kiddie rock band too. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha, no. This will be at a very small "park." [ Reply | More ]
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Omg. Yes. It's a child's birthday. You are a bitch. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe they aren't rich. Maybe they are smart enough to know that parties at event places are a huge rip off and gt boring to anyone over age 5. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My friend's DS almost died last night from having an inspected allergic reaction to a food at a restaurant. The kid stopped breathing and luckily they were near a hospital and he was able to get an epi pen administered, but what if they had been in the suburbs 30 minutes from the nearest hospital? Why the fuck are epi pens not over the counter here like they are in other countries? Are people really going to stick their legs with epi pens to get high? How many kids need to die each year before some common sense is implemented? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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There is almost always an epi pen on hand in a restaurant. If not from the restaurant staff, another patron usually has one. Signed, burb mom [ Reply | More ]
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That's crazy to take that risk when the obvious solution to to make them over the counter. By your logic there's no use for fire codes that require fire extinguishers in buildings because, you know, someone may have one on hand if needed [ Reply | More ]
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If you know your hold has an allergy you are well advised to take an epi pen with you at any time. [ Reply | More ]
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Obviously you don't know of an allergy before there is ever an allergic reaction. Use your brain a little bit [ Reply | More ]
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There's no law that requires restaurants to have epi pens. Not to mention, what happens when the kid has a reaction NOT inside a restaurant? [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, your poor friend. Must have been terrifying. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol what suburb is 30 min from nearest hospital?? [ Reply | More ]
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Tens of thousands of suburbs in the Midwest and South are 30 minutes from the nearest hospital. Have you never left the NYC area? [ Reply | More ]
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No, why would I ew [ Reply | More ]
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You've never traveled? Wow, you sound lower class. And even if you're too poor and uncultured to visit other areas of the country you should realize that other people exist and realize the benefits to having life saving measures in place for kids who don't happen to live near hospitals [ Reply | More ]
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Jesus debbie simmer down [ Reply | More ]
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Do you not understand sarcasm? [ Reply | More ]
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I am 20 minutes away, but plenty of people elsewhere are hours from level one care [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. My niece has severe food allergies, and I think these medical companies should be sued for negligence for this kind of corruption. They just want more money. Same reason birth control still requires a prescription in the US when it's side effects and risk of death are no worse than Tylenol or Clariton. The medical industry is extremely corrupt [ Reply | More ]
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What? The medical industry has nothing to do with epi pens being prescription only. What are you smoking [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously, wouldn't they rather have it over-the-counter. [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly [ Reply | More ]
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Doctors don't get any money if the patient can go straight to CVS to get their meds. Duh [ Reply | More ]
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Um yes, the medical industry has everything to do with controlling which medicines are over the counter and which are prescription only. What are YOU smoking? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think you understand the definition of "industry" [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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have you ever heard of the FDA? they're why Plan B isn't OTC - pharma companies wanted it to be. as an example. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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The FDA decides which meds are over the counter, idiot. It has nothing to do with pharm companies or "industry." It's 100% government regulated. [ Reply | More ]
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Over-the-counter means you sell more. [ Reply | More ]
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ita. we try to always bring ours but have forgot it once on vacation. we were able to get one called in but wish i could have just run to any store and got one [ Reply | More ]
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Why is no one fighting for the rights of these kids and standing up to these corrupt medical companies? [ Reply | More ]
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Omg! It's not the medical companies. It's the FDA. "Medical companies" have NO say in whether medications are over the counter or not. Before getting on your soap box, you should really do some research. This is a government issue. [ Reply | More ]
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Shouldn't a kid with an allergy carry an epi pen? [ Reply | More ]
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Agreed. Should be over the counter. Every household, every workplace, every restaurant and every school should have one. Just in case. You never know when somebody will have a severe reaction. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone heard of New York Medical College? Is it a real school? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes, honey. It is an Md school in westchester. [ Reply | More ]
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How dumb are you? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, it used to be affiliated with the Catholic Church, but was sold to Tuoro. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If I alone hold title to my home and my ex husband alone is on the mortgage. If I file bankruptcy, would the mortgage debt be included? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The lender could look to the property, but in most states, you get to protect a certain amount of home value. [ Reply | More ]
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op - 75k [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Doesn't make sense. The mortgage is always in the name of the listed property owner, at least here in CA. [ Reply | More ]
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Not in NY. When we divorced the judge made him sign over the house. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Joan's husband, the one in the army...he turned out to be gay, right? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No...just a bad father and husband. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. And kind of rape-y. [ Reply | More ]
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You should think carefully before using the "word" "rape-y" again. [ Reply | More ]
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And why is that [ Reply | More ]
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I have to catch up on this show [ Reply | More ]
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Not yet [ Reply | More ]
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Remind me what happened with that guy from the office that was so interested in her last season.... [ Reply | More ]
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ohhhhh....maybe i'm mixing up the two storylines [ Reply | More ]
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he *was* gay but wanted a traditional family to help him look UMC and get ahead. it would be so ironic if joan ended up with a gay man. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Opinions please! TTC here. For the past 3 days my hair has been super greasy, even shortly after washing. My mouth is so dry, can't quench my thirst. Could it be pregnancy symptoms or should I call my doc? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Did you take a pg test?? [ Reply | More ]
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No, not yet [ Reply | More ]
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Neither [ Reply | More ]
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I'm actually uncomfortable, these 2 things are bothering me. But I hate to call the doctor ! [ Reply | More ]
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Actually, thirst/dry mouth was my only symptom before a missed period [ Reply | More ]
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It's driving me nuts, and I'm not one to notice anything. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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Just drink some water. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think preparing for G&T testing helped your dc's score? By how much? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^c'mon ladies--you can tell me the truth here. :) [ Reply | More ]
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i know 2 who went all out and didn't get citywide eligibility. hard to say how they would have done without it. i think dc would have done better with prep but dh thinks he just would have been nervous / doesn't matter because even with a 99 a good chance you won't get anderson/nest/ll [ Reply | More ]
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well, for hunter our son got a 93-94% and with G&T he got 99%. we did some test prep. [ Reply | More ]
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did your DS get into Hunter? [ Reply | More ]
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Not one bit, unfortunately...it backfired. She got so sick of the prep and began tuning it out. That was when we stopped - but feel it may have done its damage. If I would do it again we wouldn't prep at all. Didn't prep at all for SB and she did great. [ Reply | More ]
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This. I think there was a point where it was too much. [ Reply | More ]
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I prepped both my dc, and I believe that my prep helped. Have no idea what they would have scored otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
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You should prep just in case since the reward is high. I did not prep for more than 3 days but I didn't care too much. Dc got a 99 and a 150 on the SB. I knew she would because things like that come easily. A different child I would prep heavily for g&t because most kids are prepped. [ Reply | More ]
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there's prepping for what's on the test vs prepping for test taking in general. i wish i thought more about what it's like for a 4 yo to answer questions for an hour [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Walking around the ues, all I see are nannies on their phones and DB in the stroller. Is daycare better for babies? These nannies are not interacting with these kids. Worried because I am pregnant with first and we had originally talked about getting a nanny. 59 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you have to work ft? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know what the right answer is. I never went back after maternity leave over this and for us it's working. [ Reply | More ]
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You don't need to interact with a baby walking down the street. [ Reply | More ]
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You don't talk to your baby while walking? [ Reply | More ]
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np: if the baby was facing away, i didn't. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. more to my point, I rarely see nannies interacting with babies. They are usually filing their nails or talking on the phone. It terrifies me. [ Reply | More ]
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You have no point. Other than to trash nannies. You are a tad obvious [ Reply | More ]
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Op. The ones I see, seem like they couldn't care less about db [ Reply | More ]
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Keep trying... [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
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It's a paycheck for most, especially ones that are foreign. They are just paying the bills. Daycare teachers don't make much, they are there for different reasons. [ Reply | More ]
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I had my baby facing me during walks , that's what mothers do. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a mom, I wore baby facing out. [ Reply | More ]
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Baby wearing is different , don't you think? Kids are strapped in their strollers at playgrounds while nannies hang or talk on the phone. It's ridiculous! Parents work hard and pay nanny through the nose, it's bothersome. Especially when you know the kids parents [ Reply | More ]
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So stalk yours. But what is the point in your post? [ Reply | More ]
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She wants to SAH, obvs [ Reply | More ]
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I couldn't stay home, so I asked a family member until I was able to get into the day care. [ Reply | More ]
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Just stating what I see [ Reply | More ]
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So... why not.. .say something. All the SAHMs in my nabe tell me my nanny is awesome. Why can't you tell someone if you think their nanny is bad? [ Reply | More ]
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Hi everyone, all of your nannies border on neglectful! That won't go over well [ Reply | More ]
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"All" then no, it won't go over well. Be truthful. [ Reply | More ]
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Kids should not receive 24/7 attention. [ Reply | More ]
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Babies should. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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I also think babies should [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
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Shit, if a baby was stimulated 24x7 he'll have all kinds of problems. [ Reply | More ]
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then you had a different stroller than we did. [ Reply | More ]
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+100 [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. When child is outside - many things to look at/listen too. I can't stand "those" moms who talk to their children non stop and make every moment a teaching moment. [ Reply | More ]
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Wtf [ Reply | More ]
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Well, that's part of having a smart inquisitive child. It's annoying as hell at times but that is what it takes. [ Reply | More ]
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Np. I have 3 adult kids, all of whom went to TT colleges. I think mothers today definitely talk to their kids LESS than they used to. I used to talk to my babies all the time when they were in the stroller. Now apparently that's seen as "overbearing," I guess instead I should be chatting to a friend on the cel phone? [ Reply | More ]
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I think moms still talk a lot to their kids. Nannies don't for the most part, so they are at a disadvantage it seems? [ Reply | More ]
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Then FFS SAH you obviously want to [ Reply | More ]
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I can't. I wish I could. [ Reply | More ]
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Rarely. [ Reply | More ]
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Every minute? No. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you take care of the baby? [ Reply | More ]
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No. I have a demanding job and I have to work to support us (Dh also works). [ Reply | More ]
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On maternity leave I realized nannies do not interact. The kids are just there, it's so odd and sad. Daycare teachers are kind of forced to pay attention , interact , and engage the children. The nannies are on the phone constantly, even with ear pieces. It's bizarre bc SAHM's and grandparents can't have a darn convo. It's just a paycheck to the nannies, most of them come from a culture where kids are treated differently than we treat our children. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. Thank you, this is how I am starting to feel. Have you seen those ads in the taxi cabs, "talk to your baby?" Like many people actually don't realize they are supposed to talk to their babies!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Hello idiot. You can talk at home. Not while walking down the street and what are you doi g at playgrounds if you don't have a child? [ Reply | More ]
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Playgrounds? What are you talking about? [ Reply | More ]
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You must be a nanny [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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I only noticed since I had a 6 month maternity leave and we planned on hiring a nanny. When I saw these things, I thought no way. I didn't go through all of this crap to have this baby, to be ignored all day. We wound up paying a family member for a bit (wait list for daycare) then moving into daycare. [ Reply | More ]
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Um, yes, you should 'talk' to your baby. No, they don't mean 24x7. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I am aware of that, but the fact that they need this PSA is disturbing to me. [ Reply | More ]
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Trust me, the SAHMS aren't "interacting" with their kids either. They're also on their phones, or dumping their 18 month olds in Mommy and me classes where the kid plays with 10 year old toys while mommy chats with her friends for 2 hours. [ Reply | More ]
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+100 [ Reply | More ]
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You are FOS. [ Reply | More ]
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I am in the minority here but I am a big proponent for daycare. I can literally count on one hand how many times I've seen a nanny NOT like this. FWIW I've WOH PT/FT and had both a nanny and daycare. I love daycare and knowing what the schedule is and system of accountability. [ Reply | More ]
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Np. I agree with you except with one big caveat. If you have a winter baby, Id be nervous about winter flu and infections. A friend's 3 mo ended up hospitalized after 1 week in daycare [ Reply | More ]
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I am such a daycare fan as well, for all of these reasons. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with you. They are not allowed to have phones at daycare. They are busy and learning all day long [ Reply | More ]
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True, very rare to see a great nanny [ Reply | More ]
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depends on the kids age and your family situation. we've been very happy with daycare from 6 mos on [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] There is something weird about people who choose not to have kids. Also, I bet the majority regret their decision in old age. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Some people have terrible childhoods and don't want to relive it. My cousin was a huge nerd, bullied, etc and swears she will never have kids bc of it. [ Reply | More ]
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Disagree [ Reply | More ]
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Judgey McJudgerson [ Reply | More ]
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How does it bother you? [ Reply | More ]
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People who don't want kids shouldn't have them. It's a lot of work and there's no reason to force yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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Not true. I know plenty of totally normal people who decided not to have kids. In any event, don't judge, you never know who made a "choice" and who didn't. They may not share all of their fertility and other challenges with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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Good point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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I am from a large, very crazy family. Of the 8 of us, 1/2 had children, the other 1/2 did not. Of the 5 that married, 2 are still married. Knowing my siblings, I am REALLY glad that those that did not choose to have children did so. Of the ones that did have children, I had to watch them be abusive to their kids and it was very disturbing. I agree with you, however, that many will regret not having children in their old age. Some people are so fucked up, they don't understand what matters in life until it's too late. And some never figure it out at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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Nokd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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It's not weird if it works for them. Better than having a kid only to find out you're not cut out for parenthood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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There's something weird about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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Some people don't want kids, and they probably shouldn't have kids if that is the way they feel. Anybody can reproduce, get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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It's not weird. Some people are not suited to be parents. Thankfully they know their limits. Wish everyone did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:53 PM Flag
[ - ] More MADMEN stuff -- the McCann buyout that made everyone millionaires -- that seems like such a convenient plot device, so now just about everyone can just go do what they want. Makes it easy to close out the show. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:25 PM Flag
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Not Peggy though...although she'll be rich eventually if she holds on to that apartment building... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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And turn into the landlady everyone has had at one point or another [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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The writing has gotten so terrible who cares? Between Joan's new BF, Glen enlisting and Don paying Megan 1M, I don't know what could be more unbelievable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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That scene between Glen and Betty was creeeeeepy. Plus, that kid has got to be the worst actor ever. The actress playing Sally is no prize either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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Glen enlisted because he flunked out at Purchase. You think that was uncommon then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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YES. No one enlisted. Not too many people flunked out of Purchase then or now, especially if a deferment at stake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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^^^Much more realistic would be trying for national guard, medical exemption, etc. Very few UMC kids went to nam (except a few as officers) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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You enlisted when you had no better options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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They made it clear that glen enlisted before his mom and stepfather would be disappointed by his flunking out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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Also, exactly the type of dumb mistake that a 19 year old would make [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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If he hadn't enlisted he likely would have gotten drafted, unless he enrolled somewhere else right away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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Which was MUCH more likely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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Flunking out of Purchase. LMAO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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Probably, but that is also what sort of happens. Happens with law firms, financial firms, etc. They get taken over or bought out. Time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone that went to the Anderson OH find it weird that the principal didn't attend, and find the Vice Principal that did speak, very monotone & not very engaging? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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It's a good school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:27 PM Flag
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I know. But still... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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It's not like they need to recruit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:30 PM Flag
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All these citywides have really toned down on their sales pitch. Less polished and less interested in prospective parents and kids. Supply and Demand , i guess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:30 PM Flag
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did she show up at the first one? (dh went and with a 98 we don't have a chance) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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Op. Oh, I was actually at the first one, And no, she did not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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I found the principal at NEST like this. Very little information. Dismissive and/or condescending. This was last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:49 PM Flag
[ - ] So, does Joan get a fairy tale ending, with a debonair old guy coming and offering her love and romance and acceptance? Do men really buy property in New York in order to be near a woman they've spent one night with? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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After everything she's been through, I was hoping for something more real for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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Guys a little old - and she's rich anyway. She can do better... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:29 PM Flag
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I am suspicious of it, myself. Then again look how fast Don married Megan. I know my parents were married in 1958 knowing each other for only a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:30 PM Flag
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But I assume your parents dated. (FWIW, I was engaged after one year to my now DH.). Don and Megan never dated -- she was his secretary, then he brought her on vacation to be his nanny (WTF?!), and impulsively decided to marry her because he happened to have an engagement ring in his pocket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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Then look at Gretchen and Danny bonaducci [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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Spending my life with someone with anger issues is not a fairy tale ending. But Joan is old fashion and I can see how an older man would appeal to her - just not that older man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] how many bath towels do you go through per week (just you)? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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Laundry is once a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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7 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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Bad for the environment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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Just 1 per each family member. We all take a shower daily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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1 bath towel + 1 hair towel per family member per week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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