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[ - ] Do you think La Mer or SkinCeuticals is better? Skin ceuticals seems very chemical. Anyone like one or the other? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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Why don't you just light your money on fire instead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] When do you think this BS in Baltimore will end? I was supposed to go there for work on the 30th. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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1992 LA Riots lasted four or so days, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone else dread taking care of their children after work? I have 3 yr old and 3 month old. I dread leaving office and coming home to the whining and fighting over the dinner, bath, potty, bed routine. When do things get better? I miss my childfree days. After work I would go to gym, get manicure, cook, relax with wine, etc. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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All men do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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Have a glass of wine as soon as you walk in the door. Makes the evening so much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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ITA but I am trying to lose 10 lbs of baby weights and trying not to drink as much on weeknights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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One glass and be done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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I think the hardest part for me of weekday evenings is that you can't ever really 'leave the office.' With smartphones, there's really no longer any boundaries, so it makes it harder to separate. Last night for instance, my work totally blew up right as I walked DS into the apartment from school. And I basically had to throw him in front of the TV and deal with 2 calls and some emails. DH wasn't home. And those nights just suck. I feel shitty not paying attention to him and it's difficult to execute your job while you're trying to keep a 3 year old quiet. I don't think it's just my particular job. I feel like this is a problem all my friends face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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NP: I WFH and this happens a lot - I run out to pick up DS, then come home and have to deal with stuff. It sucks, glad to hear I'm not the only one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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It was harder when my DD was younger because the schedule was so set and the process was so "physical" for lack of a better word. DD is 8 now and we have fun in the evenings, mainly because it is about spending time together, relaxing, catching up on the others' day. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Yes, I agree the "physicalness" of the process wears me out. When did the evenings get more enjoyable? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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For me it was around 5 or 6. I don't know, I felt like she grew up a lot by the time she was in K and first. She could handle her baths better, was more apt to go to bed without being prompted endlessly, enjoyed more varieties of food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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Are you on your own for those couple of hours? My nanny used to bathe & feed the kids at that age, so I could just spend some quiet time with them playing, read stories and do bedtime. I also put the baby to bed earlier, letting older one (mine have bigger age gap) watch a tv show. And when I got really stressed out and DH was not around, I asked nanny to stay late and help. Until the younger one is a little older, it's a hard time. I never missed my childless days as much as I did after the 2nd was born. My kids are older now, 11 and 7 and life is so much more normal! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:45 PM Flag
[ - ] So I'm the person who posted about the nanny who babysat for someone else. I figured out what bothers me: I think her child is not well behaved (for instance: rock throwing at other kids on the playground) and she doesn't supervise carefully, hence my nanny will be watching both when they are both at the playground. I'm not eager to establish a closer relationship between the kids. But now that my nanny occasionally sits for her i worry that it will encourage play. It seems the right way to address this is that I ask my nanny to limit interaction between the kids. If that means my kid can't play at the playground while the other is there so be it. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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Obviously I can't limit what she does with her time off ... So perhaps I should say I don't want my kid playing with Barry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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The right way to handle this is to say and do nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Did you read it? I dont want my kid playing with hers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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This is why UB is actually useful -- it's like therapy. You can figure out what the real problem is. And that's why we keep coming back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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True ... Thanks for challenging me. It's not about the nanny at all ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it wrong to allow 4 year old to play 2 hrs by herself while her baby brother naps?! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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Its child abuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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This is outrageous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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CPS time! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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If she is truly focused and engrossed in her toys and playing, nothing wrong at all. My DC was like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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Ok thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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Op, what..I dont know? Moms tell me they only allow an hour and usually their dCs dont play alone that long [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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They don't allow more than an hour? Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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They are probably not only "allowing" an hour and instead are only "forcing" an hour when DC really wants the mom to play with him or her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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I don't understand putting time limits on playing alone if the child is really into it. We'd tell DS to play quietly during "down time" (like sibling naps) - if he was deeply focused or engaged in an activity and enjoying himself, we wouldn't interrupt... other times he'd want some interaction, and so we'd do an activity together. I think any grief your getting is clearly from those parents whose kids can't play by themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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wrong? if a 4yo is content playing by herself in an appropriate activity, why would you chnage ANYHTING! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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This. I WISH I my kids could have played by themselves for even 30 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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As long as she is supervised by a responsible adult, why not? Are you asking because you think you should be playing with her at all times? I guess that depends on the kid.., [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Let's take a poll. Will he or won't he propose this weekend when we go on vacation? Arguments for the yes side: He keeps talking about how excited he is for the trip. He knows this is where I have told him I always wanted to get engaged. This is his first time to this vacation destination. He made a secret phone call to his mom last week, and when I asked why he went outside to call his mom he smiled. He talks a lot about our future when we're married and where we will live and how our health insurance will work and in general assumes that we will be married in the near future. Arguments for the no side: He told me not to get my hopes up and expect anything. But maybe he wants it to be a surprise? or wants to feel like it was his decision and not me telling him to propose? In any case, I will update this weekend. I'm so nervous! I really hope he proposes. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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Ok, well I am fully locked into this now. You better not go dark and not keep us updated. We will need a few more details. How long have you been dating? How old are you guys? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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op: We met online last May 2014. We met in person for the first time a month later when I was in his city visiting a friend. Then I flew home, and a week later he asked me to move in with him. (His lease was ending, and I wanted to move to his city anyway.) I said yes, and we've been living together since then. It's been amazing. It was definitely fast but in a good way. There was an instant connection, and we are extremely compatible. We're both 26. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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Have you talked about what style ring you like? Is he getting heirloom from mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Answer only if you wish. But I'm curious. Regarding donations for Nepal Earthquake, list amount of donation you gave/planned, organization, and any socioeconomic demographics you feel like sharing (HHI, etc). With all the talk of schools/ real estate/ jobs/ city-living, I'm genuinely curious who is giving to this disaster. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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^^ If nothing else, it may give others ideas of good organizations or the impetus to donate themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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I want to but haven't figured out when, where and how much yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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OP: Yup, I think many are in the same boat. I thought I would post this, both because i thought it would be an interesting poll, but also because it could give people ideas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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I'm have plenty. I'm giving nothing. I don't help anyone unless I'm personally moved to do so by a particular individual or animals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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$75 to UNICEF, I earn 50k as a postdoc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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$200 specifically earmarked to this disaster plus another $700 annually to various charities that address this type of disaster (i.e., unicef, sal army, catholic relief). HHI is about $150k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:34 PM Flag
[ - ] out for my s'mores frap run 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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Are you back yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Does your school send home the middle school letter, or do parents need to pick them up? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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Mine gave to child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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PS3 put them in backpacks today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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How did it go for ps3? My child attended awhile back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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Mine was Parent pick up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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Send home through child, today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Middle Schooler got her 1st choice!!!!! Lab, here we come!!!! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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mazel tov [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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Gracias! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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Excellent!! How about her friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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A handful to lab, some to salk, bigger number to Clinton, and the balance seem to be going to 104SP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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Are they all happy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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Yes. All of her friends so far have gotten 1st choice. We have not heard from everyone yet, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:24 PM Flag
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Excellent!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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From what school? We didn't get ours yet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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PS40 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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Congrats. Hope your dd enjoys it. My son had a great 3 years there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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Thank you! She is really so excited. And I'm incredibly proud of her, she worked hard for it :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] After taking a trip to the Dominican Republic, I've realized how spoiled Americans are. We complain about our drinking water and they can't even drink their water. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:01 PM Flag
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Yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:07 PM Flag
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what do they drink? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Bottled. Also, they could be used to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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they might boil it at home as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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Tell us more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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Are you the one with the frat boy husband? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:13 PM Flag
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No, I went in March. The mom complaining about too much food in here pantry just sparked something in me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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Have they bounced back somewhat from the earthquake yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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Was DR affected or was that mainly Haiti? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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That was Haiti. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Vent: choosing between two law schools, one on the other side of the country. BF refuses to weigh in with an opinion. He says I should choose what's best for me, and if he expressed an opinion that wouldn't be fair to his wife. WTF. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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Wait... your boyfriend won't express an opinion about your law school choice because it wouldn't be fair to his wife? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:02 PM Flag
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+1000 WTF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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Oooooh. Good one. It's like a law school exam questions. Let's issue spot, lawyer moms .... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:02 PM Flag
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Well, first of all, her boyfriend is a married man. Second, she is probably somewhat young seeing as she is looking at law schools. Third, the boyfriend is hesitant to commit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Fourth, she wants to go to law school. Why, dear god, why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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Save yourself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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It's a great way to find her next unhappily married man with questionable morals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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IRAC the shit out of it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Zzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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What is OP smoking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:06 PM Flag
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A bad grade of something wrapped in pages of her LSAT practice book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that your BF isn't weighing in because he doesn't foresee a future with you and doesn't give a s*%^ which law school you attend. He's telling you he isn't leaving his wife, so don't make a choice based on your imaginary relationship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:07 PM Flag
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your post doesn't make sense. Is he married or was he referring to you as his future wife? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Did post about this before? Selecting from in-state at UPenn or full price at Berkeley? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:13 PM Flag
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You should pick the law school based on where you want to work. Firms are more likely to hire locally than from a law school across the country - with the possible exception of Harvard and Yale, but even here East Coast employment is probably more likely than West Coast employment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:22 PM Flag
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One of two things are going on here: either OP is trolling or OP is a nanny (why else would a single woman be on this site) who is involved with a married man (possibly her employer). If the latter is true, then behold the holy grail of all nanny types: the white college student. I bet her boss was so proud to bag her and looks down on all her friends with their lowly Carribean and Hispanic nannies! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:24 PM Flag
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This is like the old feminist joke about the surgeon who couldn't operate on the car crash victim because, "He's my son." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] So--What happened with the middle school notifications? Any news? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.28.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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Nothing here. District 20. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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Did you call school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:13 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:13 PM Flag
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Why not? They have the information [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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Going to do it now, thanks. I was just hoping we would get it today at pick-up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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Anyone in District 15? That will be us next year & so wondering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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Not a 5th grade parent but saw some girls with their moms and the girls were hugging each other obviously very happy. I did not hear what school (although the nosy part of me wanted to eavesdrop). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] 7 weeks pregnant and don't feel any nausea suddenly after days of morning sickness. Is this a red flag? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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lucky! Mine went on for 14 weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] So I was right. Not all public elementary schools gave out middle school acceptance letters. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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And...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Which didnt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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District 20 school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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District 2 school downtown didn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:22 PM Flag
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3 did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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Which one? Ours did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Our D20 school sent letters today through kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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This is always the case. Did you think you were special? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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No, I was expecting not to get them. But of course it is annoying not to get it when I know others have their letters. Obvioulsly, it's not that big of a deal. Just irritating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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Why do you think some schools withhold the info? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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NP: b/c they are disorganized/do not care/overcrowded? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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That's really rude. You should out them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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It's a really large school (over 1300 kids) and yes, they are not on top of everything. I just heard after I called that we should get them tomorrow. The letters are in the district office waiting to be picked up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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So insensitive to let them sit there - knowing how stressful it is for families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Wooho Delta/Booker T it is. Good luck everyone! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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AWESOME! coming from which school? that's where i want my DCs to go, currently at PS 87 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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166 G&T no doubt - hear almost the entire class goes to Delta, a few to Computer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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Congrats!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.28.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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