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[ - ] A "colleague" who has been unaccountably nasty to me for the past half a year made two major, major fuck-ups that came to light today. I'm thrilled. Red-letter day for yours truly. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:46 AM Flag
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Same here - feels great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:48 AM Flag
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Meow! That said I wish this would happen to me instead of just living life as the source of constant screwups. [ Reply | More ]
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schadenfreude, baby [ Reply | More ]
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Do tell. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Two DCs at TT private. Both in MS and thriving academically and socially. I, however, think the homework load and pressure is ridiculous and am seriously talking to DH about moving down south (i'm also sick of the cold) and sending DCs to a decent private. Am I nuts? We have bright kids and don't want to rob them of the chance to fulfill their potential. Yet, I hate this atmosphere they're in right now (yes, this is a repost but i'm so torn and want to hear from lots of people) 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:44 AM Flag
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Why are you reposting this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:45 AM Flag
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she wrote the reason above. jeesh. why are you still on here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:08 AM Flag
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What is your job situation down south? What is your educational goals (string kids academically, admission to top school, kids who can pursue interests) where do you live now, the city or burbs? [ Reply | More ]
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we live in Manhattan. we'd like our children to go to a strong academic school that will allow them to fulfill their potential and gain access to a good university. we also want a HS that doesn't work the kids to the bone and "overprepare" them for college which is what many NYC TT schools do indeed do [ Reply | More ]
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I asked because, as people pointed out, your chances of getting into a better school are better living out of new York. You can find academically strong schools in the south. Maybe if you had answered that you want your kids to have a certain peer group, or a certain culture, or similar things, NYC would be it. [ Reply | More ]
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The TT will work your kids to the bone, as you say. You can't really imagine how awful it is until you live through it. You are smart to think about this issue now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:33 AM Flag
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That can be had in Manhattan. My dc is at such a school. It's new, in Chelsea. The MS was okay...the HS is actually pretty great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:52 AM Flag
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If you think the workload and pressure are bad in MS, you are in for some horrible years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:21 AM Flag
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Do you have connections "down south"? It will be major culture-shock unless you have some family or other buffer to ease the transition. Also depends on the community, of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:27 AM Flag
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Where in the South? Austin? Atlanta? Lots of excellent schools. Jackson, Mississippi? Mobile, AL? Not so many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:28 AM Flag
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Are you Jewish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:29 AM Flag
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Do you realize if you live in the South, you need a car and a Church? You will not have delivery 24 hours a day or a dry cleaner on every corner. Maybe these are good things in your view. Just saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:33 AM Flag
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Yes, if you hate living in NYC, move. Really. Send kids to even public down south (depending). They will "fulfill their potential" even if they go to UNC or LSU or Clemson you know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:36 AM Flag
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do you work? does your husband? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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I don't understand honestly. People who succeed come from all over and have all different experiences. You think moving takes away their potential? You think that your stress negates the fact that they are thriving? Go where you'll be happy. They will fulfill their potential (or not) irrespective of their surroundings. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I think I need to see a psychiatrist-- I am depressed and anxious, cant sleep. Any recommendations on the UES? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:40 AM Flag
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insurance or self pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:43 AM Flag
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i can self pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:46 AM Flag
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Dr. Lori Sidman I think its $250hr. Or Dr. Iona Ginsburg $150 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:48 AM Flag
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So many Jews so much money. (I'm Jewish). You go girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:04 AM Flag
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Not OP: Know any who take insurance? That's what I need. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Did I really need to receive the spence rejection twice? Once via email and again in the mail? Thanks Susan! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:37 AM Flag
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It takes a special breed to be a DOA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:43 AM Flag
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It was just in case you believed the UB rumor that they sent accepts to the wrong people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:10 AM Flag
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I know. I remember thinking the same thing when I got mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:11 AM Flag
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She's cruel...she gives a favorable message during the parent interview, entertains you during the process and then dumps your kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:14 AM Flag
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What should she do instead during the interview? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:23 AM Flag
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np: We actually were told on Thursday we were in from our PSD. I had seen earlier on UB that Susan likes to "leave people at the alter" so I am thankful I didn't put too much stock in it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:33 AM Flag
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Were you then rejected or wait listed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:39 AM Flag
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WL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 03:37 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. That really sucks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:43 AM Flag
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"Yes we made some mistakes in our emails but not in your case." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:16 AM Flag
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"There is no scenario in which we would entertain admitting your child, xoxo Susan". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:23 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:32 AM Flag
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Very sorry. This is one reason that many people move to burb. Sick of the crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:48 AM Flag
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We got one rj -- and it was damn nasty. Thanks SP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 04:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Where are you going this summer? Not to visit family, but vacation only. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:36 AM Flag
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How old are your kids? Do you have a lot of money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:45 AM Flag
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France. Maybe Northern Spain or Portugal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:47 AM Flag
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So far aside from a trip to San Diego and some time in the Hamptons, we only have a trip to Hawaii planned [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:47 AM Flag
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Aww. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:03 AM Flag
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Its not bad, last summer was really busy with a trip to Europe, we were there for 7 weeks. We will probably go to Italy to see family, but that wasn't supposed to be included. My DH wants a low key summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:14 AM Flag
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It's pretty damn good. I was not being serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:16 AM Flag
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We don't vacation in the summer; instead we are off to Maui next week and Spain for spring break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:49 AM Flag
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What do you do with your Kids during the summer then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:50 AM Flag
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Day camps and 1-2 weeks of summer camps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:50 AM Flag
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^meant to say 1-2 weeks overnight camp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:51 AM Flag
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Any reason why you don't vacation in the summer. Seems a little odd to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:51 AM Flag
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My work load is heavier and I hate traveling during the high season. Does it really matter when as long as we take them. We also ski in the winter and there's only so much we can spend on travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:53 AM Flag
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I was just curious. Sounds fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:25 AM Flag
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Our house in Connecticut. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:53 AM Flag
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House at the beach [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:59 AM Flag
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Nowhere. Db due mid July. Not making any plans until I see how I feel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:04 AM Flag
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Hawaii. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:11 AM Flag
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Nantucket for the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:17 AM Flag
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Wilkes Barre. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:17 AM Flag
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We spend every summer in our mountain house. We take vacations in spring and fall. We're semi-retired, so we have a lot of free time. We're going to England, France and Italy in April/May and the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park in Montana in September. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:18 AM Flag
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Sailing, lots and lots of sailing. [ Reply | More ]
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My 8 yo DS is excited to learn how to sail this summer [ Reply | More ]
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Is he your only? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:34 AM Flag
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France, Italy and Amsterdam [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:32 AM Flag
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I haven't been on vacation in about three years. Hello middle class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:37 AM Flag
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We never go anywhere because I'm phobic about flying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:53 AM Flag
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Ativan is your friend. [ Reply | More ]
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So drive. [ Reply | More ]
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Try EMDR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 02:27 AM Flag
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Japan and a few days in Seoul [ Reply | More ]
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6Th summer at the same rental on the north fork. I'm there w the kids all summer. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are there any good non-judgy yoga classes on the UES? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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Yoga works in the 80's [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone ever teach in a Charter School? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, two, and I was on a board for a new charter school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:36 AM Flag
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How was the experience? How was is your pension set up? [ Reply | More ]
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^ was not is. [ Reply | More ]
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No one. Ever [ Reply | More ]
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harty har har har. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:04 AM Flag
[ - ] S/O from post about therapy patient going away for the summer, why do people need therapy for years on end? Don't you go in because of a specific problem and deal with that problem? If you've been going to therapy for four or five years (as that other OP and a replier have been) it seems like the therapy isn't working. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:33 AM Flag
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DP I loved having someone to talk who had no other connection to me (so private), and no other motive (just give them cash), and was professional (so in theory, I would be equipped with steps to help myself, or just a sanity check) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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This is a Jewish thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:37 AM Flag
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My DH was in therapy from the time he was 10 until 22, sometimes people just need it. He hasn't needed it since then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:38 AM Flag
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Hawt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:39 AM Flag
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I do it to keep my meds on track and discuss current struggles and goings on in life. Its a good stress relief. Anxiety and depression is a life long illness sadly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:39 AM Flag
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OP: I didn't really mean in cases of actual mental illness like depression, more just the life-coaching style of therapy. I'm glad you're getting the help you need. [ Reply | More ]
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Presumably with life coaching style that's what they use to keep on track. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:40 AM Flag
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I did. I gave myself 2 years. If I couldn't learn to cope with my own problems by then, therapy wasn't working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:46 AM Flag
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What happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:47 AM Flag
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My mother was making my life miserable and I needed to make a break from her, but I didn't have the skills to know how to do that. Like, she was calling me 10 times a day and if I couldn't talk to her, she either got enraged or started crying. If I didn't pick up the phone in the office, she would call front desk and tell them it was an emergency. It was a while ago, in the 90s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:50 AM Flag
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If the therapy helps you become happier in your life and to improve your life, then its working. You've heard of the unconscious? Even if you're not a Freudian, things are a lot more complicated than 'addressing a discrete and identifiable problem.' Therapist creates a safe space and helps person heal and change decades of wrong-thinking. That takes time and exploration to identify the issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:56 AM Flag
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Nicely stated. Signed, therapist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:20 AM Flag
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Agreed. Signed, psychologist and therapy patient [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah you're an unbiased source. People who believe this are your bread and butter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:27 AM Flag
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You see them to discuss difficult situations you're encountering. You will continue to encounter difficult situations most of your life if you're at all proactive as a person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone build a house recently? How much did it cost and how long did it take? And how many SF. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:30 AM Flag
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yes. 1.5yrs from start to absolute finish. 2mm including the land purchase. SF? [ Reply | More ]
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What kind of house did you build for that, just out of interest? (sq ft, number of rooms etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Cardio makes me starving all the time but it is the only kind of exercise that helps me mentally/psychologically. Barre or classes like that where I don't work up a huge sweat do nothing for my brain. But this constant hunger is killing me. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:29 AM Flag
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Um sweating and brain activity are too different things for me. Brain activity I can turn off if I need to focus on learning a new routine (like dance or cross fit) or hold a pose (like yoga) or not die (like rock climbing or down hill skiing or racing a sail boat). Sweating can be strength training, hot yoga, sitting in a sauna, HIIT, Nike... most of those I hate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:34 AM Flag
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Watching this, because I have a similar issue. I think the calories I end up eating out of hunger negate the workout (except for the mental benefits). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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This is it exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:36 AM Flag
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Yep. Me too. Also watching. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:41 AM Flag
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Try tennis. But also you should eat small carb and protein (protein bar) within 30min of finishing your work out. It will replenish what you lost so your brain doesn't trigger the hunger signal bc you have depleted resources. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:54 AM Flag
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Try a high intensity (hiit) fast and efficient you will feel fantastic after - better than cardio - but shorter duration so you won't be so hungry. Best of all worlds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:59 AM Flag
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Do you exercise in the morning? I used to eat very early dinner (more like a snack) at 5pm. Then exercise in the evening and just go to bed, no food. Then eat good breakfast int he morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:34 AM Flag
[ - ] Trying to decide between bidet attachments for toilet. Not sure whether to get a regular bidet that shoots water from toilet seat, or a handheld one. Tried reading online reviews but there aren't many reviews comparing the two. Anyone have experience with either kind? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I read Biden attachments for toilet. Lord. [ Reply | More ]
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^that said, while unattractive, I'd prefer a handheld version for control [ Reply | More ]
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For the attachment, you can just have a plumber attach something like a kitchen sink vegetable sprayer to the same line that is already there. I prefer this, but only if it's private [ Reply | More ]
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for masturbating? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How to motivate a kid who's happy to just "get by" in school? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Summer job to show them where that path leads/teach them with ethic? [ Reply | More ]
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That's a good idea actually. [ Reply | More ]
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This x millions [ Reply | More ]
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Especially one where he has to work mostly with adults. [ Reply | More ]
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scared straight for rich kids? [ Reply | More ]
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Some kids are just lazy and/or average / and just may be happy that way. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Headaches from my jaw (TMJ). Anyone here BT/DT and found something helpful? TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:27 AM Flag
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Maybe a muscle relaxer. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are the "Country Day Schools" like? Rye, Rumson, Greenwich? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:26 AM Flag
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Rye is K-12, well thought of and academic. Greenwich is K-8 or 9 and not academic. Both difficult to get into. Never heard of the other one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:31 AM Flag
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Rye=Jewish. Rumson=no clue. Greenwich=Normal, Preppy, good feeder for the prep schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:33 AM Flag
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Rye, far from Jewish! Get your facts straight. GCDS has was more diversity than Rye, far from normal. That is pretty funny. In fact, my friends children from GCDS are struggling in boarding school academically. When you visit you will understand. Look at where RCDS grads from the last five years got accepted. It's online. [ Reply | More ]
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Among the acceptable westchester/fairfield private schools Rye is considered the jewish one. Sorry just the rep it has. [ Reply | More ]
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You obviously don't live here. Scarsdale is Jewish. Your just an idiot posting nonsense on UB. Everyone in Greenwich knows what GCDS is. Nothing wrong with being light and fluffy. Thank you for posting emissions. It confirms my original post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:50 AM Flag
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Perhaps your friends children aren't that bright. [ Reply | More ]
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Not prepared by GCDS. [ Reply | More ]
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Country Day is an anachronism in 2015, doesn't really reflect on the type of school any more than any other name. [ Reply | More ]
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If looking for another academic option, Brunswick School (boys) or Greenwich Academy (girls). [ Reply | More ]
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I think CSH in Greenwich is much more challenging than GA. GA has a terrible reputation for mean girls. CSH has almost a magic way of producing the most well rounded nice young women. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have any first hand knowledge here? [ Reply | More ]
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Head of school at GCDS about to leave. [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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Whitby School, IB and progressive K-8. Filled with bright kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Rumson CDS is the weirdest school. These people live in a town with public schools that rival TT private schools yet pay to send their kids to a private school just to say they do. It's totally a status kind of thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:06 AM Flag
[ - ] Coarse kosher salt is much better than salt you grind. Agreed? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:24 AM Flag
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No. I prefer pink himalayan salt that I grind. I also like smoked salts [ Reply | More ]
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How is pink salt different? [ Reply | More ]
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Looks pretty? [ Reply | More ]
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That's all? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, looks different, tastes different, minerals, etc. healthier [ Reply | More ]
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How does it taste different? [ Reply | More ]
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Like how different citrus have different tastes, different mushrooms have different tastes. The flavour profiles are different. [ Reply | More ]
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Is this the salt they make baking slabs out of ? [ Reply | More ]
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I only use kosher for brine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
[ - ] Too lazy to switch out DC's tutor but think she is helpless. She (i) brings food to my home and eats it before the lesson taking her time - on my dining table, (2) goes into the bathroom during the lesson and poops for 15 min, (3) takes things that my daughter gives her (toys for her kids) and puts it in her bag and does not even discuss with me about it, (4) poaches my sitter and cleaning lady, (5) comes and teaches while she is sick and smears her virus all over my child's room, and (5)goes on long vacations and skips lessons for months. I know I am the fool for keeping her, but I am too lazy to find a new one as she seems to get her job done. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:22 AM Flag
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Good grief. How much do you pay her? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: She gets the job done at a lower rate than most tutors - one of the benefits. [ Reply | More ]
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How much? [ Reply | More ]
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How old is your child? [ Reply | More ]
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Hilarious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:27 AM Flag
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Ummm.. You sound retarded, not lazy [ Reply | More ]
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I actually think I am - for keeping her for this long. Talk some sense into me. [ Reply | More ]
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People like this rub off on your dc's in ways you cannot forsee. I had a nanny like this. Took a long time to undo her influence on my precious ones. [ Reply | More ]
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Let's hope your tutor isn't on UB, because that's a pretty damn specific description. Maybe she'll quit. [ Reply | More ]
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I think you both are perfect for each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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Sounds like your dc is too young to even need a tutor so anyone could get "the job done" [ Reply | More ]
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Does she need to have your dh's love child for you to get the balls to fire her?!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Do boarding schools take dc in 10th grade? I've missed the boat here, but didn't consider it until very recently. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:10 AM Flag
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Yes many take quite a few for 10th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:11 AM Flag
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Yes, my class nearly doubled sophomore year. A lot of the city schools go through 9th grade and many of those kids go to boarding school after. [ Reply | More ]
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I think I'm way too late though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:13 AM Flag
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Kids start as juniors too, though many fewer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:19 AM Flag
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A ton of those boys repeat 9th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:16 AM Flag
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Not at my school. More like a handful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:18 AM Flag
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Yes. It is a common entry year at almost all the major boarding schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:13 AM Flag
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+1 most common year of entry, the class size from freshman year typically triples or quadruples [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:14 AM Flag
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That's a bit of an exaggeration - the class doesn't triple or quadruple. Some double. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:05 AM Flag
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My DS is applying for 10th grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:31 AM Flag
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of course. I used to work in admissions at a tt prep school. I would say 1/3 to half of the graduating class comes in in 10th. There is a reason that the 4 year kids have the designation of "diehards" upon graduation and have their own yearbook page. It is so common. and even 11th grade you get 7-10 more kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:00 AM Flag
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And your senior year you will also have PG kids. Classes are constantly growing unless you are a "true senior". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:02 AM Flag
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everyone i know this year that ended up in boarding school started in 10th grade after a bad year in regular high school, believe it or not i know 5 of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:04 AM Flag
[ - ] DB is 6 weeks old. When does it become easier? 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:09 AM Flag
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In about 25 years, if you're lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:10 AM Flag
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In about 24 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:11 AM Flag
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You are right at the peak of awfulness. Google fourth trimester. Don't give up nursing and just keep telling yourself it gets better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:13 AM Flag
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Around 4 months it got better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:13 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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+2. When DB starts to smile at you and play/interact more rather than just being this ravenous, ungrateful, bottomless pit of neediness it'll get fun. Hang in there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:40 AM Flag
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See mom above trying to get teen shipped off to boarding school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:13 AM Flag
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When DB sleeps 12 hours a night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:14 AM Flag
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Daughter is 20. Not ending soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:15 AM Flag
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Hang in there! It does get better, and sooner than 20+ years. I have a 6yo and it is amazing. 6 weeks means soon you'll get social smiling, which goes a long way, then two months means you don't have to panic about fevers, then four months you're usually done with colic/4th trimester fussiness, then six months you should be able to sleep through the night (I found that my whole life changed once I made that milestone!). Then it really just gets better from there (until they're adolescents, I know, I know). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:18 AM Flag
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Two month fevers - can you please explain [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:27 AM Flag
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Baby under 2 months with a fever over 102 has to go to the hospital and get a spinal tap to make sure it's not something life-threatening like meningitis. This is why many first-time parents are freakshows about letting their newborns be exposed to toddlers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:29 AM Flag
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This is a specific NYC syndrome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:34 AM Flag
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I have 2 kids and have never heard of this ever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:44 AM Flag
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Suddenly it's constantly on UB that a fever in a baby is an "automatic spinal tap". Never ever heard of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:22 AM Flag
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not exactly... babies under 2mo with fevers over 100.4 usually need to be seen in the ER but it's not a guaranteed spinal tap. although it would certainly be a significant possibility. bloodwork, chest xray, flu and rsv swabs etc more likely at least initially [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:50 AM Flag
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6 week growth spurt!!!! You will survive!!!! Then good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:19 AM Flag
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actually it is kind of easier now..harder when they can crawl, talk, talk back to you etc.. But in the short term, easier when DB sleeps through night, which was at 3 months in my DD's case. It was like someone pulled a switch and life went back to normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:21 AM Flag
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6 weeks was when I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. PPD complicated things for me and the sleep deprivation was the worst at this time, on top of everything my DH and I were at each other's throats. We now refer to this period as the "dark days". I can tell you things became immensely easier at 4 months, and then 8 months. You will get through this:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:22 AM Flag
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Give it 6 more weeks. Much much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:24 AM Flag
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Lol, not for a while [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:29 AM Flag
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I hate to say this but this is the golden period. It only gets worse. Bigger kids = Bigger problems [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:30 AM Flag
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Oh, please. Taking care of a kid at 6-7 years old is WAY easier than a 6-weeker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:31 AM Flag
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It gets harder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:34 AM Flag
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NP- no way. Bullying, learning disabilities, making friends, stranger danger. It gets much harder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:36 AM Flag
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Harder in a different way- but the kids have personalities, and sleep through the night, and don't have to be breastfed, and go to school for a large portion of the day... totally apples and oranges. Newborn period is so hard for many people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:47 AM Flag
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THIS. Why are people scaring OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:17 AM Flag
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So annoying. 6 weeks is NOT the golden period. It's when many babies have been crying every night for 4 hours for a few weeks already. And it sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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Are you crazy?? For many moms, nothing is worse than that 6-8 week period where your hormones are crazy, you haven't slept in 2 months, and your baby is no longer just sleeping/eating but now is CRYING/sleeping/eating with the emphasis on crying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:43 AM Flag
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You need to stop with this "big kids, big problems" business which you post at every opportunity. She is asking about the LOGISTICS of caring for small children who can't feed themselves, wipe their own butts or control their emotions and needs. This gets exponentially easier. Just stop using these questions as an excuse to whine about how hard it is to take care of your older dc's, I'm sorry to be harsh but you do this all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:08 AM Flag
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4 months, then 9 months, then 1 year, then 18 months, then it's up and down for a couple years, then you really start to have a functioning human around 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:34 AM Flag
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For me it got somewhat easier at 8 weeks and a ton easier at 12 weeks. At 6 months, my own post partum hormonal/ thyroid issues evened out and I felt 100% normal again. Looking back- birth to 8 weeks was one of the hardest times of my life. You're almost there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 12:44 AM Flag
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It gets a little but easier all the time but it truly gets easier after 4 yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:18 AM Flag
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I'm a mom of two. I didn't particularly enjoy the newborn phase with either of them. For me, it got easier when they started sleeping through the night. And I love watching them grow and become more independent. I'm not one of those moms that longs for them being small and completely dependent on me. Each phase has its difficulties but my children, at least, are way easier to take care of now than when they were babies. I have a 6 y.o. and a 15 y.o. Both lovely girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 01:19 AM Flag
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They're super-cute at six months. [ Reply | More ]
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