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[ - ] Single mom here. Finally decided to try online dating. So what is it really like? What kind of men do women meet? Anything meaningful come from it? How long does it usually take to meet someone with whom there is mutual attraction and desire to pursue a relationship? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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My husband and I met through match, years ago. I didn't go into it with any expectations but I told myself I was going to be completely honest with the process. [ Reply | More ]
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Am dating a single dad now. We met online. We are very hot for each other but very complicated relationship. We are both very busy and both have sole custody. We sneak away once a week together. We cant think of a future together and take one day at a time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:17 PM Flag
[ - ] My 5 yo DS is running a fever for the second time in a month. The first time, the fever was high and lasted around 4 days, and the doctor said it was probably just a virus. Now, the fever is back and I'm becoming incredibly paranoid that it's being caused by something more serious (like leukemia). I'm going to call the doc again, but anyone else have experience with this? Fwiw, the only other symptoms are swollen lymph nodes in neck, looks tired/pale and has no appetite. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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My kids get this all the time. If he's in school there are tons of viruses going around. He is very likely fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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I totally get your concern... I'm a little like that too. But I think it's far more likely just a virus. My friend's son (a little older than your DC) had a high fever for about 5 days. My own DD just had a low-grade fever and headache yesterday, but seems fine today. I feel like EVERYONE is sick at this time of year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Where can I hire a cleaning lady that will leave my house immaculate every day? I am a slob and so are my kids but enjoy a clean house that someone else cleaned. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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teach your dc to pick up after themselves. It is the best gift you can give them for their adult lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you do weekend extra curricular activities with your kids? I have three DC's - 7, 4 and 2. I feel like everyone I know does sports, riding, etc. on the weekends. When do they get any unstructured family time? My kids do so much all week I feel like the weekends are for relaxing, church, hitting a museum together, going out to eat and having some fun. Am I missing something? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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I try to avoid weekend extracurriculars at all costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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I'm with you. Don't forget if you start one with the oldest, the little ones need to tag along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Weekend birthday parties are annoying enough, forget about extracurriculars. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How I love Coke. I don't drink soda often but when I do Oh happy day! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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Enjoy! I feel the same way about French fries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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+1, I love both! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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coke or cocaine? [ Reply | More ]
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Using my context clues, I deduce Coca-Cola [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:07 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you do if you inherited 10m? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Adopt a kid or two. Become a sahm. Travel and educate them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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This. I would love to SAH, be wealthy and homeschool, traveling the world. That's my dream life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Other than the wealthy part, this is mostly my life. We don't get to do as much traveling as I'd like, but we do as much as the budget allows!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Vanguard and private school. Keep same house but maybe get a new kitchen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Why vanguard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Sleep at night. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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Accelerate my modest redecorating efforts, extend a planned vacation by a few days get a financial advisor who does fee for service not commissions and not tell a soul except dh. I might do fraxel again too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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Stop working and live very modestly on the interest outside of nyc. Spend my time caring for my family, volunteering, reading, taking classes, and working on my hobbies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Buy am apartment in the west village. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Planning a winter playdate. How long would you expect your kid to be outside at the park on a day like today? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:42 PM Flag
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dc would not be out on day like today- nyc mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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+1 it is freezing in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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Neither would I, unless you are going skiing or ice-skating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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I would not want a "winter playdate" today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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depends on the age of the kid, but they could easily spend a couple of hours if they were having fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have a live in nanny/housekeeper? How did you find? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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we found ours on Craig's list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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We found ours from the lady who works at a Korean bakery in closter who pimps out live ins on the side. Not joking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Can you get one who would move to Michigan? I can't find a live-in here to save my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Ha. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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Where in Michigan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Am on a MAC. DB just did something that reduced the font size! How do I adjust back? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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nevermind- just fixed! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:22 PM Flag
[ - ] What do WOHMs do for after school care? I have been putting DS into an after school activity and then have the sitter pick him up and stay until I get home around 6.30-7pm, but turning out very expensive! I have been paying the sitter $20 per hour in addition to subway fare. Its like $60 for the activity and $60 for the sitter. Want to come up with some options! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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the city is expensive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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We still have a full time nanny who does laundry & cleans while dc is in school. It's super expensive but I don't see that there are other good options that won't stress me out completely. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Worst fast food you have ever tried 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Carl's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Carl's Jr?? wtf?? you're not from CA are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Applebee's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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That's not fast food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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Panera the worst! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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Np: huh, I love panera [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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I love fast food, but there's something about Burger King food I just don't like. The chicken sandwiches are edible, but I hate the "flame broiled" flavor of their burgers. And their breakfast food is terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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+1. I live in So Cal, and there are tons of fast food restaurants. But Burger King is the only one that really sucks whale nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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I stopped at a McDonalds Express once - now, that was bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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I know I am going to get slammed but Chipoltle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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really I like chipolte . what was bad about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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Has no flavor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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I think jack in the box is the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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I know a lot of people say Taco Bell is the worst, but mmmmm I love that shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Taco Bell is the Best!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Phrases misused on UB: 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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passive-aggressive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Passive aggressive is watching someone do something incorrectly, then when they destroy it you say that you knew they were doing it wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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not really, no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Yes but here's another. Instead of confronting your husband about porn, you put a virus in his computer to destroy it. [ Reply | More ]
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It includes that. [ Reply | More ]
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lol. no. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I read a book about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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Passive-aggressive behavior includes: Contradictory and inconsistent behavior—A person with this behavior pattern may appear enthusiastic to carry out others’ requests, but purposely performs in a manner that is not useful and sometimes even damaging. Intentional avoidance of responsibility—Some behaviors that may be used to avoid responsibility include: Procrastination—to delay or postpone needlessly and intentionally Deliberate inefficiency—purposefully performing in an incompetent manner Forgetfulness Feelings of resentment toward others Stubbornness Argumentative, sulky, and hostile, especially toward authority figures Easily offended Resentful of useful suggestions from others Blames others Chronically impatient Unexpressed anger or hostility [ Reply | More ]
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personality disorder [ Reply | More ]
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csb [ Reply | More ]
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You sound ignorant [ Reply | More ]
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is that a reply or a comment directed at op? [ Reply | More ]
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trust fund--people often don't seem to understand this isn't the same as inheriting money. big problem (not), I know [ Reply | More ]
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MC, poor, rich [ Reply | More ]
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ita [ Reply | More ]
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and especially UMC [ Reply | More ]
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Fat [ Reply | More ]
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nokd [ Reply | More ]
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projecting [ Reply | More ]
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important school (j/k) [ Reply | More ]
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rape [ Reply | More ]
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gifted [ Reply | More ]
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Top tier [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] I am a SAHM with no help. We are planning to get a full-time nanny next year to help juggle the kids' schedules and activities (we have three, ages 5, 2 and a newborn) and help around the apartment (mainly just kids' laundry and meals). Since I don't work, and the two older kids will be in school much of the day (the 5 year old will be in kindergarten until 2:30 and the 2 year old will be in preschool until 1), the nanny will not be with all three kids very often. What is a fair rate? And please, no flames about how or why I need help. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 12.20.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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No flames here. I would already have someone helping me. My guess would be $750-$850 per week? I'm in the burbs though, might be less here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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I had a nanny for two kids 3 and under 1 the 3 year old was in preschool until noon. She was with us 8am to 4 pm. No cleaning or meals. Off books $600. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Okay, I'll say it. You don't need a full-time nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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Right, she should be stressed and overworked and never sleep or get a minute for herself. Because, you know, that makes for an awesome mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:46 PM Flag
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Sorry. IMO, makes zero sense to make the choice to sah and still outsource the majority of work even though two dc's are in school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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Blah blah blah. I think you need help in the house even with just one newborn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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No. My children are all now teens. While they were all very small, I stayed home and cared for them (that is, after all, in the job description of sah). Then when they were all in school I found it important to contribute financially by woh. Pesky little thing, a work ethic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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What is that expression I like so much? Oh yes: How nice for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Where in the OP's question did she say that she never plans to work again? (or that it is any of your business what her plans are...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I need some straight shooter advice on how to stop caring so much about being liked. I work with bunch of sharks and it is so stressful trying to stay on everyone's "good side". I know that logically everyone can't always like us, but it is draining tryng to accommodate every invite, support every Mary Kay sale, and stay neutral on every topic so I won't make enemies. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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sharks sell Mary Kay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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I said MK to not be specific; some sell something similar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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maybe instead of trying to support everyone, support no one? i just mean, politely decline all invitations, listen way more than you speak, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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+1. Oh, and I don't know are go to responses when someone is going on a tear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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You two really helped me. Had not thought of it that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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:) be really pleasant while you are doing this. It really works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Stay positive. Everyone likes the person who can stay upbeat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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This, I am a people pleaser and this seems to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do people move to Englewood Nj? Gorgeous area but you have to do private. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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Jewish community [ Reply | More ]
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why private? bad schools in a wealthy area? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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half of englewood is expensive, half is poor. All the poor kids use the public school. None of the wealthy do. Alicia Keys lives in the wealthy part, for example. [ Reply | More ]
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Englewood and surrounding towns are a hotbed for celebrities. Rapper Diddy, Yankee great C.C. Sabathia, former Knick Patrick Ewing, and fashion designer Elie Tahari own homes in nearby Alpine, located minutes from the George Washington Bridge. "This is the closest mileage to New York City for anyone on Wall St. or in the music industry," . "It may not be as pretty as Greenwich, but only here can you have a house like this, come home to tuck your kids in bed and be back in the city 20 minutes later." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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Maybe they want to live in a gorgeous area and send their kids to private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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What if you end up with a special needs kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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It's always up to no good. [ Reply | More ]
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What? [ Reply | More ]
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LOLL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know where I can get cheap "necktie" boxes besides The Container store? Saw them somewhere and now can't remember. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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why won't you just go to the container store? [ Reply | More ]
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amazon [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I do not understand why someone that lives in NYC with an abundance of excellent school options sends their dc to boarding school. Is this still as popular as it used to be? and if not why do so many of the SS boys schools only go k-8? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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MYOB [ Reply | More ]
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Why so defensive? It is a valid question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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I think for many this is just what they do- how they were raised & what they would like for their children. Some people actually like what boarding school can offer for their children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Is it still more popular for boys? I am just trying to understand why so many boys schools are not k-12 like the ss girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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Possibly. I know of many girls who have gone to boarding school tho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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1) Excellent education 2) It's easier to get financial aid at boarding schools. 3) New York City can be very provincial. My child at boarding school had classmates from places as wide ranging as Ghana, Afghanistan and the West Bank. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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Isn't it ironic that NYC can be so provincial?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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not really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:32 PM Flag
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Is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:36 PM Flag
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about half of boys in k-8 go to boarding school; half stay in city; most who go to boarding school chose to do so because of incredible academic and extracurricular offerings. for ex, if you want to compete at a sport at a national level, boarding school is better. if you want to work in a lab with an electronic microscope, boarding school has that. if you want to study russian or arabic... etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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I posted above, but, yes, the integration of sports and academics at boarding schools is great. Also, there is no time spent commuting to school. Don't assume parents in the city see much of their teenagers either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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and you avoid the tutoring race [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:45 PM Flag
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Because children get in the way. -- signed Baroness Von Schraeder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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I know an African American man, very accomplished, who fees his ds is just in too much danger here in the city, even in private school. He may well be right! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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