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[ - ] We have a new client who has zero subject matter expertise, projects an air of arrogance, and because he doesn't know the content, he will make comments about things that aren't even wrong ("Those names should be in alphabetical order" he will say, when the names are, in fact, arranged in that manner). This feels like a no-win situation because this guy will constantly nitpick things that aren't even wrong or bad. Sigh. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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We totally kiss this guy's rear-end. He's not very senior in his organization, but he is going to be our point of contact. It's so frustrating working with someone like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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That's what happens when people have the money. It's fucking infuriating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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sounds annoying, sorry. any way to gently suggest he allow you to take the reins in order for you to put forth your best effort to create a final product that will wow him, etc. etc.? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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We are working on that by anticipating his needs, adding so much value so to speak! I think it's a lost cause. Someone here worked with him when he was at another company and had a similar experience. Somehow, this guy stays afloat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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fuckin' clients, what the hell do we pay them for, anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Who's doing the best live coverage of the McDonnell corruption trial? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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^ there are no live cameras in the courtroom, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm terribly insecure and always think people secretly hate me or find me boring. How do I break out of this? There were a few times recently where I spent time with people socially and then thought, "Wow, that person probably thinks I'm a loser and never wants to see me again." And then the person reached out or told a mutual acquaintance good things about me. I was shocked. How do I stop this mental cycle...? I think it stems from a) my mom treating me like shit my whole life and b) being a social pariah as a kid in grade school. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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MEDS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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you have low serotonin, take some prozac [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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OP: Hmm, I have considered meds. I took them in high school and they certainly averted suicide (they truncated the bottom third of my emotional range). But they also took away my sex drive.... It might be worth revisiting, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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NP: I think it is important to be able to identify why you have low self esteem and then go from there. I unfortunately self medicated with alcohol in order to shut out the negative thoughts and to function. I wish I had talked about it to someone before then. I didn't like therapy for that but it certainly helped me get on the right track. I don't do any medications (although I acknowledge that it works for many people). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Please do something else before you take meds. Rational Emotive Therapy can be very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Have you tried therapy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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MEDITATION [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] My kids and I eat Eggo Waffles every day for breakfast. Bad mom? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Add some fruit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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I do. Today we had peaches and plums. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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If you are, so am I. Mine do the same. I give fruit, milk, yogurt or other items when there is time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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This is a real question, not snark. How is there time for pre made frozen Eggos and not time to open a yogurt instead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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They can have yogurt instead but it is not filling enough so they have both some days. My kids eat very slowly so can take the waffle on the run if they need to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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I love eggo waffles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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I've never eaten Eggo Waffles but wouldn't a toast be better ? No judgment, just curious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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Better how? Eggo waffles are delish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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mean nutritionally. I am thinking seven grain toast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Eggos are fortified with vitamins, like breakfast cereals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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eggo waffles taste better, duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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See? This is why my mom was right. I've never had an Eggo before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:31 PM Flag
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I'm a better mom than you. We eat whole wheat eggos with organic syrup and fruit ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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Whole wheat eggos suck ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Waffles are fine and even some eggos are better than others. I would just cut out the kind that uses artificial dyes. We eat waffles (usually kashi or vann's), some yogurt and fruit a couple of times a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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No, at least they eat breakfast, and it's not laden with fat and sugar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] I was out for a while and the post about deliveries to school http://www.urbanbaby.com/topics/55297256 got buried. Someone asked about why I said food deliveries could be drug deliveries. Where I live in the suburbs it's all big houses and manicured lawns and practically no commercial businesses. The nearest city is where all the food deliveries come from. In our town if you're a young guy driving a low end car you'll get pulled over in about 5 minutes. Likewise if you're a kid in a BMW you'll get pulled over in the city if your trip looks random. They bridge the gap with food. Every so often a place will get busted for having a delivery kid who was also dealing. "Extra breadsticks" doesn't just mean "extra breadsticks." So … no deliveries to the schools or to school grounds; and they recommend adults go through food deliveries to private homes. Teenagers are stupid. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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The question was whether your dc's school permits outside vendor deliveries. I said no, at our HS it would probably just be drug deliveries and someone didn't understand. I'm explaining [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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ok csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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I have no idea what you are talking about. I live in the burbs, my kids go off-campus for lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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OP not an option for our HS it's in a regional area with nothing within walking distance for miles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Students are not even allowed out of the building during the day except for sports. All the exits are locked and there are police in the parking lot. Kids would go out to the lot and have sex and smoke and drink in their cars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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what is wrong with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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I guess it's just where I live, then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Travelling to Manhattan/Brooklyn in a month. What are the best indoor and outdoor playgrounds for DB, 1 yr? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Sorry, FOR a month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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I haven't been yet but Brooklyn Bridge Park looks nice. May be too much for a 1 year old, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Where are you staying ? You are not going to travel for a playground. There will likely be one wherever you are staying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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Agreed there are lots of great playgrounds all over NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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OP - Thanks. I will be working in midtown & soho and DB will come there sometimes w Nanny. Staying near Prospect Park. I know there are lots of outdoor playgrounds, just concerned about indoor ones for rainy days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Saoirse (Seer-sha) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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Well, will she go through life with a piece of paper explaining how to pronounce her name, as you just provided? Or spend all of her time correcting people? Lovely name but … not usual in this country. If you lived in Ireland, perhaps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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ANy name that you need to add a pronounciation guide with... no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I have an uncommon name I have to tell people how to pronounce. Those who try, I appreciate; those who don't, I don't care for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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ITTA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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Ronan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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I wonder if this name is going to become pretty common, like Siobhan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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How does one pronounce Siobhan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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I like it. Complicated, yes, but worth it IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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It's associated with the IRA. So no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] I had 2.5 drinks last night and now I feel really depressed. Is this normal? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Depressed because tired and hung over or because you had the drinks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Tired and hung over [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Ah. I find as i get older I do not have to drink very much to feel somewhat hungover the next day. I just do not sleep well even if I have only one drink and that can throw off the whole day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:12 PM Flag
[ - ] At what age did you have to start being really disciplined about your diet and exercise routine to stay at your target weight? Or was it postpartum? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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for me it was post mortem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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LMAO, Freudian slip? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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badum tiss! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Same diff! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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50 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Postpartum for me. And fwiw, I'm basically guessing that if I were at all disciplined about diet and exercise I'd be at my ideal weight. As it is I eat what I want and move when I can and I'm rocking that six month pregnant look. It helps to get a seat on the subway. DC is 7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Were you "disciplined" pre-baby and just have different priorities now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Never been disciplined. Used to look great anyway, now not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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The more fun question is when did I stop caring and start eating what I want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I have a mother with an ED so sadly I was only 14 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Angies' list didn't check on a member's review like what they claimed. I had submitted a positive review and had expected a representative to call me to check. But no, it never happened. That means anyone can just open an account and pretend to be someone to give a good review for himself/herself. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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The whole concept is rife for abuse. I cant believe this is a public company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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It's totally a fraud. It's even worse than Yelp. How dare they charge membership fee? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] If you were moving to NYC with three kids and had a budget of 6M to buy, what neighborhoods would you look at? Want 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms. Prefer downtown. What are the best public school districts? Would consider public or private schools at this point. Thanks 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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district 2 for schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Which is huge UES DOWN ACROSS TO WEST SIDE DOWN TO BPC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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wait...can you speak up? i can't hear you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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lol thanks, looks like district 2 is big and lots of choices [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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District 2 UES to be near privates but have public option as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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Village, if I could afford it. How old are your kids? Wondering how long till they can travel to school on their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Most start in 6th, but I know some who could in 4th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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young now, three year old twins and a one year old... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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The best primary schools in D2 and downtown are PS41 (Village), PS234 & PS150 (Tribeca) [ Reply | More ]
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3, 116, 40, 158, 212, [ Reply | More ]
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276 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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Brooklyn Heights or Park Slope are really nice too. Close to downtown. If I had 6 million, I would buy a brownstone! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Single mother here. I am still in bed, my kids are running around the house. Sometimes I just can't pull myself together. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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it's fine relax mamma [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Fellow single mom here. I've had plenty of days like this in this very overwhelming situation/new crummy life. I don't know, I don't feel great about those days, but I do think it is important to do what you need to do to be a great mom, someone who isn't snapping at your kids bc you're so stressed, someone who realizes when 1 day of extreme nothingness, for recovery, will make for a week of fun, great days. Things that make me feel better when I'm zoned out are things that make me feel like my kids aren't being shut out. Watch movies together, at least be in the same room, have the kids prepare food for all of you (my 4.5 LOVES this and thinks it's about her being a helpful, big girl....has no idea it's bc Mommy has zero ambition! Something like a scavenger hunt (make notecards w simply drawn pics, like a comb or fork, if they aren't yet readers) can keep them busy for a long time....and make all if you feel like you're interacting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Every mama has these days. The ones with husbands are no better off since the husbands generally do dick. Don't worry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Roughly, what are mortgage rates these days for a 30 year mortgage? (for a house in queens, fwiw) 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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why do you want a 30 year fixed? how long are you planning to live there? [ Reply | More ]
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Let me Google that for you.... [ Reply | More ]
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4.00-4.25% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.31.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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