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[ - ] got a trinity blue card. does that mean no chance in hell? thanks. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:21 PM Flag
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what does it say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:29 PM Flag
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I agree, if you write the wording it'll help us decipher this mystery. I know someone yesterday posted the wording of the green. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:37 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:31 PM Flag
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you're better off. pick another school to add to your list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:33 PM Flag
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so no use even calling. we do have a very close family friend who is very "connected" and would call for us. or should we not even bother to ask him to call? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:38 PM Flag
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sorry, meant to ask that as a question: no use even calling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:38 PM Flag
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np ITA. When we applied to K for our dc, we got the blue card and, ultimately, our check back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:40 PM Flag
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sour grapes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 07:22 PM Flag
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What does it say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:25 PM Flag
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what does this mean, blue card vs green card? what are they up to with color coding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 07:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Just walked away from a house in Scotch Plains because sellers had 2 buyers set to close on Friday - us and another party. I'm 6mos pregnant and just not up for a fight so we're going to start over. House was great but the commute would have been hard and would like to be closer to the city. Have all our details ready to offer / close in NJ (realtor, attorney, approved mortgage), where should we start looking now? Want good schools, middle class population, good town / pedestrian areas, parks etc., and good childcare options for newborn and 2 year old. TIA! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:21 PM Flag
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Hve you looked in Mountainside? I grew up there. Lovely town. Just the other side of Westfield. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:45 PM Flag
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That has been suggested by a co-worker. It's a bit further than I would like, but sounds very nice. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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how could they have two parties set to close? don't you have a contract? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:23 PM Flag
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Good question! Yes, we both had contracts. Seller entered in to totally illegal arrangement, neither buyer knew about the other. Attorney has NEVER heard of this happening before, but they did it and we got screwed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.09, 07:38 AM Flag
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What about metuchen? I think it's 35 minutes on the train to Penn Station, a mini walkable town, and they have some nice daycares. It's pretty diverse too. I also know people happy in South Orange and there are daycares there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.09, 07:43 AM Flag
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westfield [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.23.09, 08:15 AM Flag
[ - ] i can't stand my 3.5 ds. he's driving me crazy. i'm so sick of his anger i'm crying right now. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:18 PM Flag
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What makes him angry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:23 PM Flag
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everything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:27 PM Flag
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probably a phase, but I feel for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Just called my pediatrician and she said that I should get my 7 month old ds the flu shot this week, the second part of it in a month (and in a month, at the same time, get a swine flu shot). What do you think about this? Two different flu shots in one day seems scary to me, but I am inclined to follow Doctor's advice...wwyd? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:15 PM Flag
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anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:28 PM Flag
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follow your instincts. I am choosing not to do it for my 3 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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I'm exactly in the same situation. DD is 7 months, I really don't know what to do. This new vaccine scares me and having the flu shot at the same time seems too much. I read all the cdc web site but I don't get anything precise enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:41 PM Flag
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please let me know what you plan to do. When you decide will you please post it here? I can do a search for the term swine to find it. I am so at a loss. I feel like calling another pediatrician. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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I'll let you know our decision. Take a look at this: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/17/h1n1-vaccine-babies.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:49 PM Flag
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just read it...scary bc says on the one hand that the virus is most severe in babies, but on the other hand this doc wouldn't give the vaccine without more studies. Thanks for responding... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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There was an article in NYT that said adjuvantes are not being used in the US version. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/health/22vacc.html?em [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:10 PM Flag
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Your pediatrician is full of shit. Don't do flu shots period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:03 PM Flag
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but if you do, the protocol is for two doses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:08 PM Flag
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how did you reach this conclusion? have you had any kind of medical training? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:10 PM Flag
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Yes, as a matter of fact. I'm a D.O. and homeopath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:12 PM Flag
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don't even know what a D.O. is. however, how did you reach your conclusion? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:43 PM Flag
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The flu shot is given at 6 months at the earliest, and if given for the first time 2 doses are the norm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:42 PM Flag
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Do some more research - the CDC is very pro-vaccine and you won't learn the real risks of the shot (or any shot) there. Have a look at MedicalVoices.org or google Dr. Sherry Tenpenny's website. It's another side and it's worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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The flu shot is not worth the risk of Guillain-Barre-Syndrome (Polio-like paralysis). Besides, a review of 51(!) studies has shown that the flu shot doesn't work in healthy babies age 6-24months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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Don't let your healthy, happy baby become a test person for the swine flu vaccine. It has been rushed out and is poorly tested for safety and effectiveness. I would seriously question my ped's professionalism if she gave me the advice she gave you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:40 PM Flag
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Think about it: it seems to me that you would "give in" to your doc and not that you are convinced that the shots are the best possible option for your child. This would never be an option for me. Postpone your appointment this week and do more research. Start with www.nvic.org and look for the flu under "Diseases and Vaccines". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 03:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it overkill to send a thank you note to a friend who had our family over for Rosh Hashanah? Obviously gave hostess gift when we arrived as well as some wine, etc. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:14 PM Flag
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Definitely not, thank you notes are lovely and IMO, always appreciated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:33 PM Flag
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Of course not! People love thank you notes. You can never send too many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:05 PM Flag
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But sending thank-you notes to schools is just insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Have 20 month old DS, applying to Bank Street, St. Hilda's and Riverside Church Weekday. Need all day options, can you think of any others? On UWS but will travel if a great all day program. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 09.22.09, 01:13 PM Flag
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Brownstone has full day option, but few slots. Park West Montessori. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:14 PM Flag
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Brownstone ran out of apps :( will try park west. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:19 PM Flag
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they don't run out of apps, you had to call yesterday but the phones were open all day. Did you not call until today? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:25 PM Flag
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right I called today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:30 PM Flag
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sorry about that! it was not really all that hard to get through yesterday, I tried off and on between 9 and 10 and got through fairly easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:32 PM Flag
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brownstone. morningside montessori [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:15 PM Flag
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Purple Circle on 100th and Broadway. Warm school with down to earth families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.09, 08:35 PM Flag
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Family Annex on 113th and Broadway. Small place but amazing school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.09, 08:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Hello, I am trying to make this bouquet of flowers and need to by flower by flower. Is there any place in Manhattan that allows you to make your own bouquet rather than buying a readymade? TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:02 PM Flag
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Any flower shop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:03 PM Flag
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it seems they have bouquets though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:10 PM Flag
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Are you serious? So you go in, you say, I want one of those and two of those and four of those and they say -- wait for it -- "Okay." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Dalton and Trinity parents: What is your dc learning right now? What grade? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.22.09, 01:01 PM Flag
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Today she learned how to find the library. K at Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 04:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Why doesn't Weekday School get more play on here? Is it the location? I've heard the facilities, teachers and exmissions are amazing. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 09.22.09, 01:00 PM Flag
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They went through a very rough transition a couple of years ago when Riverside Church took over the running of the school. I think things have calmed down now. My dd went there 10-11 years ago and we loved it then. It's true about the facilities: simply unparalleled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:05 PM Flag
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I have heard nothing but good things about it, especially since they got a new director. Great program. I think it is because it is UUWS it doesn't get talked about like some of the other UWS schools, but I've also heard there are kids that commute from all over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:16 PM Flag
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used to be talked about all the time on here. for awhile it was the it school on the UWS. I think the crowd has changed here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:18 PM Flag
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I've had kids there for the past 3 years. lots of talk here a few years ago about the "upheaval", but none of that was felt in the classrooms (the huge, fabulous, 12 foot ceilinged, river-view classrooms). It's a wonderful, warm place, with a fabulous director, terrific teachers, and a committed and involved group of parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.09, 03:21 PM Flag
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we were there for three years and i found the teachers mediocre at best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.09, 07:16 PM Flag
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recent upheaval, also had friends that pulled their children out. my child got off the wait list a little too quickly because a lot of people weren't planning on returning. it's probably different now, but i'm over the preschool pyramid scheme, i've learned that school searches are partly about the school, but mostly about the teacher and you can't know which teacher you're going to get, e.g. search the recent post on the retiring Hunter teacher. I saw an old geriatric like that on my Weekday tour, the kids were silently sitting while she slowly talked about the weather. I wasn't exactly impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.09, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] A little confused about birth options and wanted some insight, please. Doula vs. Midwife, which is "better" or what do they do differently? Want someone who will not be touchy-feely at all. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:58 PM Flag
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a midwife is usually through a practice, working like an OB or alongside an OB, at a birthing center. a doula is someone you would hire to help you get through the birth and after if you want. they do not deliver the baby as a midwife would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:01 PM Flag
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Thanks very much for clearing this up. Have you used either? After the birth, do doulas do what baby nurses do? Do they do housekeeping? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:04 PM Flag
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no a doula will come and help you learn to bathe the baby and help you with breastfeeding. mostly coming in for a few hours if you want. a baby nurse is all about the baby - no housekeeping! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:06 PM Flag
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Thanks. I think a midwife might be more up our alley. Does anyone have someone they recommend? It's important to me (and DH I guess) that she is not touchy-feeling but has a good sense of humor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:08 PM Flag
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np: a doula is to help the mom a baby nurse is to take care of the baby. Neither do housekeeping. That would be a housekeeper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:08 PM Flag
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A midwife delivers babies; a doula assists with a delivery in conjunction with a midwife or OB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:03 PM Flag
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There are birth doulas and post partum doulas and some do both. I got some reimbursement for my birth doula and she threw in a little help after the birth. Even if you get a midwife, get a doula! I had a homebirth and wouldn't have done it without mine. They don't have to be touchy-feely. It's about what you want. Mine was Rina www.doularama.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.27.09, 03:52 AM Flag
[ - ] I am 35 weeks and terrified of labor but want to have a natural childbirth - do you think a doula would help? Recommendations? How much do they run? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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doulas can help but the truth is just be open to getting whatever you need during the course of labor. if you need an epidural go for it. it's all about having the healthy baby and mom in the end [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:57 PM Flag
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But having an epidural greatly increases ones chances of NOT having a healthy baby/mom in the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:17 PM Flag
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greatly? i don't think so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:24 PM Flag
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so dumb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:35 PM Flag
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another ridiculous myth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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let's make it quadritto. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:00 PM Flag
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Hogwash, and I have three strapping, smart, highly accomplished young adults to prove it: I had epidurals with all three. Anesthetics were invented for the pain of childbirth: there was a compelling reason for it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:13 PM Flag
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strapping??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:18 PM Flag
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yeah, that's why that whole generation of folks born during the time when the mother was completely knocked out were wiped off the face of the planet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:20 PM Flag
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that's weird, where'd you hear that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 06:20 PM Flag
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when the time comes, it will just happen. You are terrified of the idea of labor. You won' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:39 PM Flag
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terrified of labor and wanting to ahve a natural child birth seem a little incompatible. I was actually embracing of labor and even kind of excited but knew I'd probably wan't the pain meds. Ended up with a c-section- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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Did you take a child birth course? I did the Bradley course and that help immensely. I don't think I could have done it without it. Bradley teaches basically mind over matter, how to work through the pain. I have used it since in other medical situations. It's too late to do a full course now, but you can do a private course. The instructor I used was Emily Blake I think. Are you in NYC? Google bradley instructors and find one in your area who can do a private course. And yes, a Doula will definately help, but it won't be enough if you aren't mentally prepared and that's what a Bradley course does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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I took bradley and thought it was a waste of time and money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:45 PM Flag
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While it's not fun, you can totally do it. Just keep in mind it is for a limited time... It's not like you'll be in labor for a year. I didn't have a doula, but if you don't have someone there who will be supportive (dh or mom), then it might be a very good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:49 PM Flag
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even the most supportive husband can get sort fo freaked out when you are in pain -- which is not bad, but it can mean they won't always help you avoid an epi if that is what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:22 PM Flag
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a doula wil help. I had one for #2, no drugs. she was mostly helpful in keeping me focussed, and also letting me know what was going on -- i felt awful because i was in transition,not because i was going to be in labor forever. you shold probably also take class or do something to learn some techniques for managign labor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 02:18 PM Flag
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You should watch the documentary The Business of Being Born. I never thought I would be strong enough to have a natural childbirth, but after seeing this film I feel that it is possible for the majority of women, not just a select few "superwomen." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate my job. I took it because we need the money, but it is mind numbing and the guy I work for has no idea what he wants. Keeps changing things in a really passive aggressive way. So frustrating 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:40 PM Flag
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At least you have a job. Know what I hate? Being 90 days behind on the mortgage payment. I'm guessing that's worse than a little passive-aggressive boss bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:44 PM Flag
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ouch. sounds like she touched a nerve. i'm sorry you're having the problems. although now i'm curious - what's your opinion on the "i'd like some free stuff from the government" post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:50 PM Flag
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we must work for the same person! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Off topic re: google: I am living abroad and I cannot conduct google searches in English! Before I hit search, it gives the me the choice to click on "Search the Web" or "Search in { 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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^Sorry, computer sent it through early. I am living abroad and I cannot conduct google searches in English! Before I hit 'search', google gives me the choice to 'search the web' or 'search in [foreign language] pages'. I click on 'search the web' but it always brings up pages in the foreign language. Anyone know how to change that? Searched all over google and couldn't find phone number to call. TIA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:32 PM Flag
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you have to use google english http://www.google.com/intl/en/ bookmark it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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just use yahoo or a different search engine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:42 PM Flag
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thank you, this worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.24.09, 09:11 AM Flag
[ - ] We are thinking of going on a 4 day Disney cruise to the Bahamas in November and wonder if it is ok to take our daughter who will be turning 2 then. Anyone ever took their kid that young on a cruise? Still able to have a somewhat relaxing vacation or is it a bad idea? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:23 PM Flag
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no one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.24.09, 09:24 AM Flag
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I personally hate cruises but I have friends who say it's super easy with the toddler set and they especially like them for older kids when they can just drop them off at the playroom. Though, remember, the cabins are TEENY TINY so keep that in mind for naps, bedtime, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.24.09, 09:36 AM Flag
[ - ] How many people called brownstone yesterday? Anyone have any knowledge of the number of 2's spots that will be available for ds' or dd's? Lots of sibs this year? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.22.09, 12:17 PM Flag
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I guess it's just you and me- maybe the lottery won't be necessary- LOL. I don't have a dc at the school (applying for my first) so I don't have any of the otehr answers- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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I heard 10 spots for 2s and no spots for morning 3s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:40 PM Flag
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10 spots, I guess that's not too terrible, though how many people do you think will apply for those spots? These are spots for non-sibs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:42 PM Flag
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way more than 10- I wonder how many they'll draw in teh pottery- what your odds are if you're lucky enough to make it through- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:48 PM Flag
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That's pretty good. The year we applied there were two spots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:55 PM Flag
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I called and was told there will be a lottery for the Red room at least (younger 2s). I'm guessing over 100 people called, those phone lines were tied up all morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:00 PM Flag
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they told me there would be a lottery before I even gave them my ds's age, so I think every class has a lottery- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:28 PM Flag
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No - afternoon 3s does not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 01:55 PM Flag
[ - ] One more for the Brooklyn ladies: which zip codes have the best public schools? TIA! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 09.22.09, 12:06 PM Flag
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11228 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.09, 12:08 PM Flag
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11215 [ Reply | More ]
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