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[ - ] anyone watch the next food network star? do you think the right person won? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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who did win? I never saw the last one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:47 AM Flag
[ - ] My closest friend just told me she has been diagnosed with thryoid cancer. Having surgery to remove her thyroid in a couple of weeks. I cannot imagine how scared she must be -- she's putting on a brave front. Has 1 db. I'm just in shock. Anyone have experience with thyroid cancer or know someone? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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Thyroid cancer has a very good recovery rate, of all of the cancers it is the best to get. don't worry so much, she'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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She's also said that, and that of the four types of thyroid cancer, she has the one that is the least invasive and most easily treatable. Still, I worry for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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The kind she has, has a %98 recovery rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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that's something to be somewhat reassured about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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Thyroid cancer is the 'best' cancer. Almost noone dies from it. They remove it and you're done. I know a few people that had it and they've all been back to normal for 10-20 years now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:08 PM Flag
[ - ] my sil was just diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer . Apart from the devestatin we feel , i am determined to find her a good doctor in the city so she will start treatment in sloan memeorial. anyone here can offer some info/hope? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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Unfortunately it is one of the worst cancers to have. Maybe call Sloane Kettering on Monday and ask for a list of Md's there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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Ditto this - I am sorry to hear about your SIL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 04:02 PM Flag
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I wish I had a rec. for a Dr but I don't. I pray she will be ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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I am sorry for you and your family. The hypochondiriac in me wants to know whay the symptoms of that are and how she knew to go to a doctor ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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Prayers. I would help her get her affairs in order for her in any way you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:17 PM Flag
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Who is Patrick Swayze's Dr? He is doing better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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Does he have Stage 4. That sounds way advanced for pancreatic cancer, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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Put this on watch. My df has it and loves doc - but at Columbia/pres if you want tme to find name I will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 02:00 PM Flag
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How old is she? i'm so sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 04:04 PM Flag
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I wish I could offer you some hope but my mother had this and it was a miracle that she lived 17 months after diagnosis. She did go to S-K and they had fabulous help and great nurses but there isn't a great deal of advancement in prolonging the lives of people with this form of cancer. I am so sorry for her, and for you all. I think you can be helpful to her as someone else suggested, helping her get her affairs in order. Make sure her will is as she wants it now. Help her write an obituary that reflects what she wants people to remember, help her plan a memorial service and designate charities for those who wish to make a donation in her memory. My mother had chemo and lost her hair so I helped her shop for a wig, but she preferred wearing a headscarf and you can buy them for her. This is a particularly physically weakening form of cancer so if she is going to stay at home, help her arrange a downstairs room to sleep in--moving furniture out to storage and bringing in a hospital bed, etc. would be a great help to the whole family. Hospice can also help here. I hope this is helpful and I know that I sound very cut-to-the-chase but truly, it is not a hopeful diagnosis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 01:35 PM Flag
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I am so sorry to hear of this devestating diagnosis. I lost my parent from this and what I can tell you is that unfortunately once caught there is not much you can do...HOWEVER to provide hope I would tell you to check out GEMZAR which is a relatively new drug that has shown some success, also there is a new technology called cyberknife..some hospitals have it you need to find out where she is being treated...this new technology allows dr's to target tumors that were once inoperable. In stage four I doubt they will allow a Whipple Procedure but they may (prolongs life)...also they may put a stent in to relieve pain...I agree with the above poster that it is a particularly cruel way to die...she will lose tons and tons of weight...so sorry I cant be more optimistic but it is a cruel cancer that is extremely underfunded...many organizations like Lustgarden and pancan.org are helpful...please post here if you need more help...there is a radical/type dr. gonazlez in NY who has a wholistic approach and had some success in treating pancreatic patients...I am so sorry your family has to deal with this...I pray she doesnt have children... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.04.08, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I share a nanny with family in my building. I pay 15.00 an hour as well as the other family which means the nanny receives $30.00 an hour for aprox 30 hours a week. Am I overpaying? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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How many kids total? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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I have a 3 yr old. other family has a 5 yr old. 2 kids total. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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Wow - I'd say the nanny is getting a good deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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Yes! You should both be paying her $15 together. Otherwise, why share could have a nanny just for your kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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That's insane for 2 kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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That really seems like alot for 2 kids. But I don't see how you can keep this particular nanny and pay less. You'd have to let her go and find someone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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Im open to any recommendations for a part time nanny in city UWS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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$900 for 30 hrs?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:27 PM Flag
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Am I missing something? How many of you make $900 for 30 hours of work? How many of you make more than that? $15 bucks an hour per child seems reasonable and fair for the safety and well being of YOUR child, no? The fact that she's able to split YOUR responsibility of taking care of YOUR child with you for such a low ball figure should be suitable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I would like advice about firing nanny. We are firing her because of her too frequent no-shows, lateness and general attitude. She has been with us for a year. She is on vacation and coming back Monday. We have a replacement for her lined up. What would be best - to let her go when she shows up Monday morning or wait until Monday evening when she is about to leave? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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I would let her go in the morning, and pay her for the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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General Topics 08.02.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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I wouldn't fire her then have her look after my kids. Evening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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If you let her go in the morning, would you be staying home with the kids for the day? or were you expecting that she'd stay with the kids after she's just been fired? only let her go in teh morning if you are prepared for her to walk out the door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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No, I would not leave her with the kids after I fire her. I thought if I can mannage it to have them out of the house because she is capable of throwing a scene. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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always best to fire people in the morning. as an HR director whose let go too many people, i learned that no one appreciates working a full day and then getting let go, because they know that you've been planning all day (and likely longer). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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I was always told best to do it early in the day and early in the week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 02:22 PM Flag
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It's just cruel to fire people on a Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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Also it gives them the weekend to stew over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 02:37 PM Flag
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morning definitely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Making my first pot of coffee since I became pregnant, have been having a cup here or there but this late in the game (38 weeks )it sounds so good to me! Hope it comes out great. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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OP: and now I added a Pop-tart...going straight to hell! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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oh hush. You are pregnant. Live a little ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:47 AM Flag
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I am, every since my last appointment when I was forbidden carbs and sugar that's all I wanted! The Dr said that's why my baby is too big at 38 weeks, although I've gained the right amount of weight (35 lbs) and she said that was fine, she said it's the quality of the food. I've actually dropped 3 or 4 pounds in the past month, not trying at all. But I hate protien. Now I'm fearing a C-section or delivering a 9 pounder! But it didn't stop me from eating that fucking pop-tart! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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if you've only gained 35 lbs, I think your OB is being a little dramatic. Unless you are constantly eating surgary stuff and/or you have a blood sugar problem, I wouldn't sweat it. Btw, my ds was estimated to be "big" because they thought he was 8 lbs already at 36 wks. Well, I went full-term, and he was 7 lb 10 oz at birth. I have another friend whose OB was constantly after for not eating enough (friend is naturally thin). She worried herself the entire pregnancy, forced herself to eat even when she wasn't hungry. Barely gained 20lbs during pregancy, then delivered a completely healthy 7 lb dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 03:50 PM Flag
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live it up while you can [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:48 AM Flag
[ - ] mom s, when did you start showing with your second preg? your 3rd? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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10 wks w/ #2 and 9 wks w/#3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:25 AM Flag
[ - ] I honestly think there's someone here who is paid by the McCain camp to put anti-Obama posts on different message boards. This is so sad. Look, I support Obama, but it never occurs to me to go onto UB and post anti-McCain stuff. Come to think of it, I don't even post pro-Obama things -- I post questions about raising kids, etc. I think if we all refuse to respond to the anti-Obama stuff that poster (probably some Young Republican college kid) will go away. Don't bother to respond to this post either, but please ignore all that anti-Obama stuff so the person putting it on will stop. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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You're doing exactly what you hate, just post about baby/family stuff and stop with your BS post. Keep feeding into it. I could care less what people post about, but when you make a long statement of how you hate when other people post their paid opinions, you sould just like the type of person who would do that. People can decide without your propaganda too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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it's fun. Politics are fun. If we all agreed it would be very boring. There is a politics board. Uncheck it if you don't want to see it. Some of us enjoy talking about it though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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go O! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:53 AM Flag
[ - ] so bored, wish i had some mommy friends 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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How old are your dc? It is weird, isn't it. I have always had so many friends (if you don't count the mean girl episode from jr. high), but right after dd I felt isolated. My friends from before were spread out. I WOHM so it just resolved itself that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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make the first move. start chatting with someone on the playground and if you hit it off say something like "we should get the kids together to play sometime" and trade numbers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:40 AM Flag
[ - ] im taking antibiotics for a uti, can i still have a drink? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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Yes, just be careful you might get tipsy quickly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:13 AM Flag
[ - ] ttc but feel like i am about to get period. Have a big party tonight to go to. how many drinks so you think is "okay" for me to have? (preg. test this morning was negative) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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when is yr period due? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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tues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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it's ok to drink..just drink responsibly (sorry I sound like a mom :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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so, how many drinks? 2, 3? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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Two glasses of wine. I would not do hard liquer though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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thanks- i was thinking just that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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or: you are the only one that can answer that. 3 drinks to one person is a lot to another [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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I didn't go by any of that, drink what you want and have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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as many as is normal for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:26 AM Flag
[ - ] What should I be doing today? 38 weeks pregnant and alone for the weekend, everythihng is clean, washed and scrubbed, I'm bored but need to get out of the apt. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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pedicure, spa massage, movie, call up a friend, enjoy this time alone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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sleep. sleep. sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:05 AM Flag
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oh and read everything you want to read. you won't have time to read for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:05 AM Flag
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op: yeah, I've been lying around all day, it starts to get a little depressing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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go for a walk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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good idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 01:01 PM Flag
[ - ] do you always get c-section with multiples? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:32 AM Flag
[ - ] What happens if during labor they decide you need a C-Section, are you still contracting through the whole procedure? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 08.02.08, 10:56 AM Flag
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I was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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did you mean through the c section? I misunderstood. I was contracting for the 4 hours I pushed, then got a c section. NO idea what happens during the c section. probably should, but don't feel need to know everything. Had a healthy baby and I did fine. I was happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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I've had 3 - 2 of which I was in labor. Haven't a clue, didn't feel a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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was it terrifying or did you just go with the flow, I'm starting to get anxious about giving birth! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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I would assume since you are numb you won't feel any contractions during a section [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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OP: I was just curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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they gave me an injection to stop contractions, but db was in distress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Any ideas for a 7 year old birthday party for DS in NYC. He is not really into sports and is more into reading, drawing, playing games, etc. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 08.02.08, 10:53 AM Flag
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does he like science? if so, a mad science party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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How about bowling? I did this for my dd and her classmates and they all had a blast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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the ymca, a movie theatre, a karate class, a pottery class, do you like any of these ideas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:00 AM Flag
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Maybe you can do something around a museum? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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- or a craft place. A crafts party? If the other kids like sports they can do a sports craft. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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Make it themed to his favorite book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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if he is into reading, strike a viking parties are great. they write their own story and then it is performed. we did this for my dc. dc was so proud-the story was great. they have a whole bunch of different versions at different budgets. seriously, strike a viking. your dc will love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 03:18 PM Flag
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OP - Thanks, these are great suggestions. We did Striking Viking last year for 6th birthday and it was a hit with the kids and parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 06:34 PM Flag
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If he likes acting and knights think about Wayfinders. Google The Wayfinder Experience. GREAT party. After my son's several kids in his class did the same for theirs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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Did you do the Wayfinder party in NYC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.09.08, 09:05 PM Flag
[ - ] when you go to department sores, how do you test the lipsticks? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 10:52 AM Flag
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I scrape off the top layer sometimes then use a q-tip for a sugeg of color, but usually just buy it on how it looks without testing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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Smudge (I meant) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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