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[ - ] I am on a very low calorie diet (medically defined as 800-1000 calories a day). All research says that it's unhealthy, messes metabolism, regain etc. BUT I found some reputable sites that indicate that if a person's BMI is over 30, benefits of losing weight will outweigh damage of this diet. My BMI is 31. I'm 5'7 and weigh 200 lbs. I have been sticking to 600 - 800 calories during the week (possibly a bit more on weekends) and doing about 45 mins of exercise. Thoughts on how quickly I will lose 30 lbs? TIA! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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You need more calories than that to get results. Your body will not drop the weight if you don't eat enough. Get with a nutritionist to figure out how to get the most calorie bang for your buck (lean proteins, vegetables, healthy fats, complex carbs in moderation). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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^and what is your exercise regimen? Type/intensity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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op: I've been going 4 days a week. Day 1 - elliptical for 30 mins as hard as I can go then about 10 mins of light weights. Day 2 - weight lifting class w/ some cardio Day 3 - elliptical/treadmill Day 4 - spinning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny just asked to for 3 weeks off in December. I said of course (her mother is ill, her whole family is going etc). Now, how do I find someone to take over for only 3 weeks... I need someone trustworthy as I will need her to pick up dcs from school and take them to all their activities around the city... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:07 PM Flag
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How old are your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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One is 8 and the other 4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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College student who is on trimester system sounds perfect. That sucks, I'm sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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How many times do you plan on posting this. Just hire anybody already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:18 PM Flag
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you posted this several days ago and got tons of suggestions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:20 PM Flag
[ - ] So if my DC is 23 months right now can I submit applications to TT preschools next month for 2016? The info on their websites is confusing 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 08.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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for example: "Children must be 2 years, 5 months by August 31 of the entering school year. The child needs to turn 2 years old by March 31 the applying year." Don't these 2 sentences mean 2 different things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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by applying year the sentence means the entrance year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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ok thank you!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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child must be 2 by March 31 of 2016 and thus will be 2.5 by August 31 of 2016 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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Yes, he would be old enough at any school since he would be 3 yrs old in Sep 2016. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:07 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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be sure to check, each school is different for their 2's program [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:19 PM Flag
[ - ] new to suburban etiquette--but I am annoyed that my neighbor brings her dogs across the street to do their business on my lawn instead of hers. Help me plot a proper (and appropriately passive aggressive) revenge. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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How about just ask them not too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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I said passive aggressive and petty--you sound too reasonable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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throw your garbage on her lawn. When she complains just say "oh I saw your dogs taking a crap on my lawn so I thought that was how it worked here" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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to be fair, she does clean it up. So maybe I could go dump garbage and clean it up. I see a real theatrical possibility here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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Does she walk it up and down the street and they just end up at your lawn sometimes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Ours is the first house they encounter--and they just go. My thinking is that they could just as easily go on her front lawn. Or maybe she could turn left instead of right for a change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:06 PM Flag
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Wow. I live in the suburbs and can't imagine doing this. Next time you see her coming I'd go out there and confront her. Or get a giant dog and let it out when hers is on your lawn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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This sounds like a very odd scenario. I've seen people walk their dogs and let them go where they may, depending on where the dog decides to stop, but not walk the dog across the street to actually use one particular neighbor's lawn. First step is leaving a note in the neighbor's mailbox asking to please pick up their droppings and not leave them on the lawns of others. Next time is to get a video and show it to police, who, depending on the kind of suburb you're in, will make a kindly call on the neighbor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Walk your dog over to piss on her mailbox. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:01 PM Flag
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Get a curb your dog sign, step out on your porch and video the action [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Put the poo in a bag and leave it on her doorstep with a note saying "You forgot something, signed Jane" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Have your child go shit on her lawn. Or set up potty chair and put dc on it on her lawn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:09 PM Flag
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Do the second one at the exact time she walks her dog [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:10 PM Flag
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Spray herbicide all over her lawn at night to kill the grass in patchy, weird patterns. Combine with sprinkling random seeds everywhere. Her lawn will be a mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:10 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted this morning that DH wants to stay overnight at his sister's house in florida. DH called his sister to let her know. It turns out that she asked him to come on another day as she is busy that day. He said that he can not decide on date since its a business trip.. No wonder i hate her so much.. bahahaha i am having the last laugh. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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^^ She is the same person who used to sleep on our bed with us. Now she does not have time meet her brother for one night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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You are very odd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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Why? It seems like you do not have selfish SIL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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You make drama where there is no drama [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:07 PM Flag
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Insufferable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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I can assure you she feels the same way about you. Man oh man, you sound like a shrew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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OP: Did i ask her to cancel it? She is so selfish. Its always about her first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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OR: and it sounds like with you, it's always about you first. You two make a great pair! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:04 PM Flag
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They deserve each other for sure! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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Definitely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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You should count your blessing. Your DH is saved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you take your au pair on a summer vacation to a house that you were staying at with your parents and siblings? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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No...but imagine there are a lot of variables...ages of children, number of children, willingness/ability of grandparents to help with kids etc.. If my parents were not in great health and I was hoping to have some time with them, or I was just hoping to do some grown up stuff with siblings, might make sense to have an au pair, especially if she could help with dinner etc.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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if she is an au pair aka living with family then why not, assuming the house is large enough to fit everybody comfortably and it would be helpful to have her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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Yes, and we probably will next year. Why wouldn't we? She's supposed to be here to have a cultural exchange and help with Child care. If we didn't need her for that time and she took vacation that would be ok too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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If my house, and plenty of room, I have done that with inlaws. MIL doesn't swim, BIl is uselss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
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We took our au pair to Austria, she got to visit her family and we met them. After, we headed to Italy with her. Worked out great.She knows your kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:18 PM Flag
[ - ] If you've ever been to lake Minnewaska, could you comment on the beach? Thinking of taking kids there, but kids are small, so we will not be going for a long hike or rock climbing. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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no real beach. but the walk around the lake is nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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any recommendations for a nice beach up north within a 2 hr drive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Mohonk Mountain House. Very expensive. But very nice lake beach. If that's your thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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very tiny beach and always crowded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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I have not been, but how about Harriman St Park, looks like lots of beaches at lakes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Gyms make it virtually impossible to cancel your contract! Having a FIGHT with equinox 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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Over what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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One idiot told me I could freeze my membership for 3 months and then 3 more one month at a time. Now they say they cannot do that unless there is a medical reason. So they are charging me 45 days of dues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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I freeze every year for a month or two, pretty sure its in writing on the contract as well as the website where i request the freeze. yes you spoke to an idiot but you should have also read your contract. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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their freeze policies are in their contract that is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:00 PM Flag
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Tell them you moved and show them faked evidence of whatever they require. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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Ugh. I had that problem with them too. Awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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op - what did you end up doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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I was pregnant and got a doctor note. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:57 PM Flag
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Read the contract [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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So many things make it difficult to cancel. It's a PITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:58 PM Flag
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Don't fight. Get a doctor's note. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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That's why I refuse to join a gym if I have to sign a contract. I joined NYSC for this reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:17 PM Flag
[ - ] TRUMP IS DONE! http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-wont-have-donald-trump-to-kick-around-anymore/ 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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2011? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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Yes, he has pulled out of a considered 2012 run against Obama. Whew! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Hitler should have finished the job. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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I know, why only shave half of your stache off! You really have to not go there or just finish the job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendations for spill proof "big kid" cups? DS started Kindergarten and sometimes I'll want to send in milk or occasionally (gasp, juice). He's past the toddler sippy cup stage and I don't want to use water bottle for anything else. School strongly encourages waste free lunches. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Thermos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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yep - the ones with the pop up straw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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yup. we have three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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Milk tastes gross from a thermos for some reason. Doesn't the school sell milk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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Probably sells, but its not organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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NP I think it gets warm and sits around [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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send a cow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Just use those milk or juice boxes that don't need refrigeration. Easy and you don't have to worry about spoilage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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But the school wants "waste free" lunches! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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np. between this and banning the superhero lunchboxes because they show characters "that solve their problems with violence," this crap is out of control these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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Or. Seriously! Just send the boxes. They're cardboard so they're recyclable! It isn't waste! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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Fifteen years ago I was told by a preschool that I needed to change my son's purple gloves to another color because the kids were telling him he had "girls gloves." Today if a preschool told me purple was only a "girls color" I could probably sue them. Political correctness is crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Hunter HS parents on? What are the dimensions of a school locker? Ordering a locker shelves-thingie for dc and am concerned it's too wide/tall to fit inside a locker. TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.27.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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I assume the lockers are standard sized? My dc is starting there in Sept too and I didn't even think of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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I think it' standard size but it's half of a full length locker. Does that make sense? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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Lucky! Hoping for HCHS for my dc! Can you please share if you prepped dc, except for a review of the practice test? Not even sure it's worth to apply... Ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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Of course it is worth applying if your dc makes the cut off. There is no downside because it is good test experience for the SHSAT if your dc doesn't get in. We did not do any prep outside of taking the practice test under test conditions and going over it with our dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:01 PM Flag
[ - ] what is the test the kids have to take to get into public high school? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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lockers are standard size, obvi its the kids not the parents that go to hunter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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Specialized high schools require the SHSAT test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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thanks, not sure if the comment adove is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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it's an insult intended for someone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:34 PM Flag
[ - ] And now stocks will decline... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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Why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD? If you were about to be a single mom of a toddler and infant, would you try to stay in NYC and make it work bc of better career options, or move to New England to have family support, help with childcare, etc.? DH is staying in tri-state area but will allow the move if we determine it's best for the DCs. Financially would be very difficult in NY (or even NJ) but at least I have a job here. (His child support will be minimal.) 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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Would he be involved? NE is fairly broad term geographically (CT or northern most part of Maine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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It all depends on my family. If my family is reasonable and will actually help with baby i would move so i am right next to family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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If MA, I would move. Best public schools in the country and having family around will make a huge difference to your quality of life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Move close to family if they are supportive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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Depends...do you have close friends/your own life that you enjoy in city? What do you do/what are you job prospects in New England? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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It would be near Boston. I am an editor. No real publishing there but possible digital opps—either outside of the same field or possibly working remotely. Family very supportive/helpful. Would prob even have to live with them temporarily to get back on my feet. DH would be involved in terms of visits, etc. but obviously not in the day-to-day (and can't afford to come up all the time). That part would have to be figured out, as we still want him to be instrumental in DCs' lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.15, 07:11 PM Flag
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