• Filter the conversation
[ - ] If a friend is obviously mad at you because you somehow pissed her off with wording in an email for an otherwise innocuous topic and responded very tersely (obviously mad!) and is freezing you out by not responding to an follow-up, kind phone message, what do you do next? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:39 PM Flag
»
call by phone until you reach her or leave it in her court. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:41 PM Flag
»
That's my dilemma. Call her or leave it in her court? I'm also afraid of her response; when she's mad she can be so accusatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:47 PM Flag
»
ugh - ditch the friend - too much drama, life is too short [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:51 PM Flag
»
I've been thinking that....we had an a conversation a few years ago that turned political so fast I was breathless. She cut me off for months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:54 PM Flag
»
Sooo btdt - why turn yourself in circles apologizing again and again for something that seems pretty benign, esp when she's sulking. That's not friendship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:57 PM Flag
»
don't leave a message. call til you get her and tell her how you feel. if she's a good friend she is worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:53 PM Flag
»
Thanks. She's a good friend when she's happy. I'll take all the advice on this posting and weigh the possibilities! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Need someone to come to my house and get rid of half my stuff so that I can breathe again. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:36 PM Flag
»
You should go visit my Grandma's house, and it will make you want to get rid of all the extra crap you have in your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:38 PM Flag
»
I have all these beautiful clothes for a life I no longer (or never did lead) but I want to keep them for my daughter(s) - just want them out of the house. And we have a million books that we need to thin out. AND four sets of dishes and we are not a kosher family. It's bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:42 PM Flag
»
Seriously, Grandma has kept *all* of her clothes from junior high till now (she is almost 90), all of her parent's clothes and all of my grandfather's clothes. Nobody wants these clothes. Seriously, pare down 95% of these clothes you want to save and just keep a few select items. Your dd's won't wear them. As for the books, put them in a box and leave them outside your house, people will take them. Get rid of the dishes - Grandma has 3 diff. sets of cutlery b/c she was given 2 sets by diff people Christmas one year and she couldn't part with the gift sets or her original. I could go on. It is maddening to be in her house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know anything about radon? We are trying to buy a house and we just got the test back. Level is 5 and EPA action level is 4. Wondering if this is "really a big deal" and what the best way to mitigate radon it. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:32 PM Flag
»
The prior owners of our house installed a radon mitigatin system in the basement. Maybe ask the inspector how to handle and negotiate it in the purchase price? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:34 PM Flag
»
Broker here - absolutely require remediation. Also, have your granite counters checked for radon too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:35 PM Flag
»
Thank you Broker. No granite counters. Any estimate as to how much it will cost? Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:36 PM Flag
»
Depending on the size of the house it is $2,500 and Seller pays for it completely or no deal imo. Once the reading comes back over 4 the Listing Agent has a duty to disclose the reading to subsequent Buyers so it will be a problem for the Sellers until they fix it. Also, make sure you get a warranty that assures you of a 12 month and 2 year reading for follow up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:38 PM Flag
»
I heart you. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Sorry in advance for the disgusting post. Has anyone ever had a rodent of some sort die inside a wall? A week ago we heard scratching inside one of our walls. It stopped a few days later, and now that room wreaks. I'm guessing whatever-it-was died. We have the windows open and fans going all day, but the stench won't let up. Is there anything else I can do? How long will the smell last? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:08 PM Flag
»
reeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:10 PM Flag
»
Yes! I lived in an apt a while back where the mice would get in through the a/c. I remember being on the phone with my mom and I was sitting on the couch and smelled some weird chemically type odor and looked behind the couch and there was a decaying mouse! Disgusting. I think I was on vacation and hadn't noticed it until I sat in that corner of the room. I don't know what you would do if the mouse was trapped in the wall and not sure how long the smell lasts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:15 PM Flag
»
Crap! Mice dry out quicker than rats, squirrels and raccoons; Pray that it's a mouse. If this lasts more than a few more days, you may have to open the wall and remove whatever it is, bleach it and patch the wall. So sorry for you...Try burning a sage smudge while waiting it out. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:25 PM Flag
»
weeks. i'm sorry. unless you have someone come and open up the wall and take it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:30 PM Flag
»
I know the smell well. It will go on until all the flesh has rotted away, at least a month depending on what else in in those walls - but it will go away! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Just received my desk from Pottery Barn catalog. It is beautiful but quality just isn't worth the money. Anyone else feel the same way about PB products? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:53 PM Flag
»
totally- had better luck with IKEA and put the difference in the 529. Things lasted longer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:54 PM Flag
»
Yeah, I don't think their stuff is worth it unfortunately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:00 PM Flag
»
Yes, we bought a coffee table and I was surprised (although I shouldn't have been) to see that the box said "made in China" when it arrived. Somehow the staining on the top of the coffee table was screwed up so that there are a few bubbles, which drove me nuts for a while but I was too lazy to send the thing back and get a new one since it would probably have a different problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:02 PM Flag
»
^^ That's the last time I'll get furniture there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:03 PM Flag
[ - ] How much trust would you put in a doctor's gender guess at 10 week sono? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:52 PM Flag
»
That's still pretty early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:54 PM Flag
»
none. My OB said at 12 weeks he was 95% sure it was a boy (but added he said that to his wife and was wrong). He was wrong [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:55 PM Flag
»
ZERO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:55 PM Flag
»
Not much - they don't even put much credence in it themselves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:01 PM Flag
[ - ] has anyone's dc had a bad reaction to Tylenol with Codeine? Supposed to give it to dd but worried, because I remember having a bad reaction with it years ago. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:49 PM Flag
»
so did I! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:51 PM Flag
»
My dd had a horrible reaction to it - much worse than what we were using it for. Would just regular Tylenol cut it for your dc? Poor thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:14 PM Flag
»
I took it myself when I was a teen after ankle surgery. I felt so woozy, I had to lie down on the bathroom floor, followed by a long period of nausea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Moving to Boston area with 3 little ones. Where should we look to live? We'll rent at first for sure. I SAH so I'd love an area that has other SAHMs around to meet. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Boston 08.01.08, 03:28 PM Flag
»
my good friend grew up in framingham - it's nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:55 PM Flag
»
What are you looking for by way of community (city, suburb?), etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:34 PM Flag
»
I'm not really sure what we are looking for. We've lived everywhere from NYC to the suburbs of Seattle. I think it we'd love a place you can walk around that has a great community feel, however dense that might be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:03 PM Flag
»
Swampscott! We moved her march of '07 and love it. we live 2 blcks from beach and i am also SAH mom of 2 babies and have met lots of other moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:37 PM Flag
»
also we are a 22 minute train ride into boston [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:38 PM Flag
»
lol, I sell real estate here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:39 PM Flag
»
np: My DH and I have heard about Swampscott before - can you describe it a little? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:50 PM Flag
»
I grew up here and moved back when I had kids. Its a small town, right on the beach with good schools. Though it is affluent it does not have some of the drug/alcohol problems some of the neighboring towns have in their HS which I tell a lot of my clients is a big perk of this town. The taxes are high but there is a commuter rail right into Boston. I would say it is comparable to Winchester/Lexington but a bit further from Boston but closer to the beaches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:52 PM Flag
»
op: How long would it take to get into the back bay station in boston? any idea? Also, when you say beaches, what are they like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:14 PM Flag
»
Interesting. I hadn't looked into anything north of Boston. What is the community like? How about the weather? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:04 PM Flag
»
Newton is very nice and agree with poster, Framingham has some very nice spots and easy highway access [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:37 PM Flag
»
I grew up in Winchester and loved it. Too expensive for me now, but if you have $$ very nice & friendly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 04:58 PM Flag
»
op: not that kind of $$! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:16 PM Flag
»
OP: people have been telling me that there are problems with flooding on the coast. Someone also said Swampscott is too far of a commute. Any thoughts on this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.08, 09:50 AM Flag
»
Nicest places closest to the city: Arlington, Davis Square, Newton, Brookline. They have different feelings to them, but they're all nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.08, 09:50 AM Flag
»
I pressed enter too soon. Anyway. Nice place a little further out: Winchester. Swampscott though? It is kind of a far commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.02.08, 09:51 AM Flag
[ - ] What are some good classes on the UES for a 3 year old girl? I didn't enroll her in preschool this year, so I'd like her to have maybe 2 or 3 activities each week. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 08.01.08, 03:23 PM Flag
»
Rhinelander has an alternative preschool program. You can sign up for 1 to 5 days. I believe the classes are around 2.5 to 3 hours. Check out the 92nd St Y. My 3 y.o. is currently taking an art class there - 1.5 hours. 74th Street Magic has classes, Gymtime, Jodi's Gym etc. My dd enjoyed Super Soccer Stars when she was 2.5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:23 PM Flag
»
I've heard great things about Art Farm for kids that age and AHA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Today a mom asked me, in front of a bunch of other parents and children, what that "big red spot" was on my leg. For the record, it's psoriasis. Parents, please, out of consideration for people's feelings, do not call attention to people's flaws in a public forum, especially when you're just feeling nosey. I can assure you that those of us with conditions that affect us physically are all too aware of our flaws and your pointing them out so crassly only makes it more difficult for us to dare to go out of the house. I would certainly be this considerate if you or your child had a physical flaw. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:22 PM Flag
»
what did you say? I think the best response to prying, rude questions like this is "why do you ask?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:24 PM Flag
»
Now that I am older, I am able to say "Oh, it's psoriasis, it's just dry skin, blah, blah, blah..." (whereas when I was a teenager, I just stammered something and wanted to go die in a hole). But it still makes me feel terrible about myself and I am always amazed at how people think it's ok to ask these questions. I don't think most people would be ok about pointing to a blind person's cane and saying, "Hey, what's up with the white cane" or "Hey, what happened to that missing limb", but they feel fine asking about other disfigurements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:27 PM Flag
»
I agree with you; however, I would NOT dignify the question with a response. You realize you are validating their question by giving them info. I really like "why do you ask?" as it puts them in position of needing to figure out why they're asking...you're not accountable to answer to every person's curiosity...you realize answering them probably makes you feel worse because then you've become vulnerable and for no reason... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:31 PM Flag
»
You've got a very good point. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:39 PM Flag
»
NP: That's a very good response! I have to keep that one in mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:31 PM Flag
»
I would have said "it's not contagious, don't worry," and embarrassed her right back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:25 PM Flag
»
Sometimes I am tempted to say something terrible like "It's cancer and I've only got 1 month to live", just to see what they would say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:29 PM Flag
»
Could it be that she just wanted to understand what it was or wanted information for her child who wanted to know what it was? What would be the best way to handle it in your opinion? It was inconsiderate not to be discrete especially since she did not seem to know you well (I am assuming here). I would much rather be able to explain to my child that someone has a skin condition and that it is not anything that the person has done. It isn't contagious and many people would feel self conscious if you point it out so please be considerate and do not do that. I wouldn't be able to do that if I didn't know what it was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:31 PM Flag
»
Good question. I think if my child asked me what was wrong with someone's leg (or eyes, or face, etc), the way to handle it would be to tell the child you're not sure, which would be true. In a more private moment, I suppose it might be ok to ask, but certainly not in front of a group of acquaintances, or at any kind of social event, which would truly cast a dark shadow on the outing. Trust me, it is not festive to be asked what's wrong with your skin when you've spent a hour trying to make it look passable for socializing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:37 PM Flag
»
Thanks for the info from one who knows. You might have saved me from a "stupid moment"! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:41 PM Flag
»
And thank you for letting me vent! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:43 PM Flag
»
NP: I guess the same question could be asked about someone with bad acne. You wouldn't go up to someone and ask them about their pimples in front of strangers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:42 PM Flag
[ - ] dh is unemployed and for the past months he has been taking care of db, now that the job search is picking up, he wants to invite his parents to come oven and help for db, they live out of town, I love them both, but I can't take the two of them for more than 2 weeks we live in a 2 1/2 bd apt, 1 bath, he argues when my mom was over to help us for 3 months he was happy, but it was my mom alone, my dad stayed home! and they live in South America, what do I do, he is pretty mad at me and now I feel bad 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:21 PM Flag
»
you are mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:24 PM Flag
»
I disagree. I think it's reasonable you don't want your in laws staying with you for 2 weeks. Especially when you have 1 bathroom. Can you find other childcare options while your dh looks for a job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:27 PM Flag
»
OP: I don't I explained myself clearly in my op, but what I meant to say is that yes they both can stay upto 2 wks tops (they have done it before) but I don't think I can take them both for more time than that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:36 PM Flag
»
still think that you are being mean and selfish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:46 PM Flag
»
np I think you don't get it. Two weeks is long enough for anyone and to be up front and tell DH that longer than that is beyond you is honest and should be respected and understood. It is not mean at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:51 PM Flag
»
her mother was with them for 3 months, she is being unreasonable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:54 PM Flag
»
I think we are all able to tolerate diff things and being honest about what you can and cannot do is the best way to avoid bigger stuff. She writes that DH wants them to come for an unspecified amount of time. That is just too much ! Listen, I couldn't tolerate my parents or DH's parents for two weeks, but being able to say that has made our lives easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:58 PM Flag
»
I tried to be honest by telling this to dh, but he got all defensive and kind of mad, so now I don't know if I should stick to my guns or just let it happen and hope for the best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:06 PM Flag
»
for me the issue would be passive aggressiveness when they stayed and stayed and stayed. I'm not proud of it, but I know what I turn into ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:07 PM Flag
»
ita, I'm imagining right now the attitude I will get once I tired of them. oh, and did I mentioned I'm pregnant again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:10 PM Flag
»
eeshhhh... I feel for you ! But maybe that will get you a pass when you get a bit snarky about the houseguests that never leave ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:16 PM Flag
»
yeah, but I really don't want it to get to that, I really like my in-laws, and I just want to find a way to make dh understand [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:20 PM Flag
»
i'm sorry. Sometimes they just see it differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:25 PM Flag
»
op: I'm not saying I don't his parents to come, all I'm saying is I can't take them for over 2 wks, no more that I could tolerate my parents, and I wouldn't expect dh to do so. Believe my mom alone drove me nuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:02 PM Flag
»
I hear you and I think two weeks is a LONG time... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:03 PM Flag
»
I just hope dh finds a job soon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:04 PM Flag
»
I don't know. Free childcare for 2 weeks. I'd suck it up if I were you. And frankly, your mom did stay for 3 whole months, I think you should give a little here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:29 PM Flag
»
OP: I said that I meant to say that I would be able to suck it up for 2 wks but no longer - he is thinking 4+ how ever long it takes him to find a job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:33 PM Flag
»
So he wants them to come with no end in sight? Yikes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:05 PM Flag
»
IF your mother was over for 3 months, you have to give at least 1 month for his parents. YOu could set up an am bathroom schedule [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:59 PM Flag
»
tricky- OK when your parents are around not so much when your in-laws are, next time insist that both of your parents come then for a long period of time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:35 PM Flag
»
are you employed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:50 PM Flag
»
yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:04 PM Flag
»
then you get set the rules 2 wks period, and why can't they take turns 2 wks mil, 2 wks fil [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Just a random grammar post: the plural of "mother" is "mothers", not "mother's". Why is it that many people are making this mistake with the plural these days? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:14 PM Flag
»
who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:16 PM Flag
»
It just something I notice on a lot of signs in shops and online. I just don't understand why people don't know the difference b/w the plural and the possessive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:17 PM Flag
»
^^It's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:17 PM Flag
»
tee hee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:19 PM Flag
»
That was a self-correction, for what it is worth! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:23 PM Flag
»
typos ?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Though it seems like these days that mother's are getting younger and younger (ex. Britney Spear's little sis), I still consider myself a pretty young mom at 25. I have a BA, am married, and now have an 11 month old who was a happy accident on our honey moon. With all that said, I still feel like an outsider in the "mommy club." I'm the youngest mom in all of my son's classes (gymboree, swim, etc.) and find my age as the biggest barrier in making friends who have children. Any one else know what I'm going through or have any ideas? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:13 PM Flag
»
I don't practice age discrimination. Maybe the other moms don't like you for another reason? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:14 PM Flag
»
I have a great circle of friends my age without children, so I would like to think that I'm pleasant to be around. I do have a few piercings and tatoos, but I hate to think about changing who I am to "fit in" with the rest of the group. Any other tatooed/pierced moms out there who may understand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:18 PM Flag
»
So why don't you just keep and enjoy the friends you have? I have never understood this need to have friends who ovulated and conceived at the same time as you??? It makes no sense to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:20 PM Flag
»
ITA about the artificiality of findings "friends" who have same age kids just because. If it happens organically through kid activities, great. If not, enjoy the friends you have... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:29 PM Flag
»
what a rude remark. if she's 25 she's prob. the first of her friends to have kids -- she'd also like some for friends who are in the same place she is right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:28 PM Flag
»
I truly mean no offense but the truth of it is that I do not want my kids to think that tatoos and piercings are normal. I believe that you have every right to get them and express yourself in any way you want but I wouldn't want my kids to see their friends' moms all tatted up. I would avoid you in children's classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:24 PM Flag
»
np: I agree, and I had my first dc at 25 as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:27 PM Flag
»
I agree but mostly because I find people who call attention to themselves with that kind of stuff make other poor choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:00 PM Flag
»
agree -- and i find moms who still behave as teenagers, or who still get off on teenage stuff, are about as fun to be around as actual teenagers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:31 PM Flag
»
be honest with yourself. do you really want to be friends with these square uptight women or do you feel compelled to do so for your childrens sake. i bet its more about you conflict in liking who is available. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:05 PM Flag
»
yuck -- sometimes you need to be willing to give a little too. or else don't be offended if the other moms are equally unwilling to change who they are (ie being uncomfortable with their kids exposed to a number or piercings, etc) to "fit in" with you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:30 PM Flag
»
Had my 1st at 29 in nyc, and I was the youngest around with a babe - it's def strange feeling, and I felt like the older moms didn't take me seriously. I don't have tatoos/piercings, but I don't care if someone else does - what matters is their personality - are they fun, interesting? I appreciate my child growing up being able to appreciate diversity in how people look and act - it's a crucial skill for being able to work with others well. I think the responses here you got are incredibly rude, and now you know the types of ppl to avoid. Personally, I don't want my child around people who are so judgmental. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 02:01 AM Flag
»
Tattoos are the norm now, ladies. I can't get used to it but the vast majority of mothers I see in Brooklyn Heights, Tribeca, Chelsea, Washington Heights, etc are tattooed. The original poster just needs to find a nice funky cohort of breastfeeders in her neighborhood. Be friendly in the park. Go to outdoor concerts for kids, Clearwater festival. Seek out activities you enjoy that are OK for baby and you'll see your sisters there if you keep your eyes open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 07:22 AM Flag
»
"tattoos are the norn now" = most wild overstatement I've heard all week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 03:23 PM Flag
»
open your eyes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 06:57 PM Flag
»
40% of people aged ~25-35 are tattooed. ny times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 07:08 PM Flag
»
It may not be the majority but it's damn close. I don't get it but the tattooed population is growing and tattooed mommies are part of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 07:50 PM Flag
»
definitely the norm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 07:54 PM Flag
»
You realize norm does not mean "almost half" - it means the overwhelming majority. Tattoos are NOT "the norm now"...until someone can provide evidence to the contrary...and my eyes are open... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.04.08, 05:56 AM Flag
»
I don't know about these other women, but I tend to befriend moms who have/or have had a professional life. Regardless of age, they are more interesting to talk to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 07:05 PM Flag
»
Hey, we could be twins:):) I had my first at 25, now I am 28 and my #2 is 4 months old. I also have a BA and working towards my Masters. I am the youngest mom that I know personally (well, my mom had me at 22) and my friends are 5 years older than I am on average. And I do feel descriminated because of my age, sometimes. I get that "oh, you are sooo young" from time to time, people assume I am a babysitter and recently I got asked for an ID to proof that I own my house because I look too young to own a house. I quit my full time job when dc#1 was 1 yo and I was terrified that I will not have any friends, and that was the case for a while. Then dc started nursery school and it all was uphill from there. Now I have a group of very good friends, some of them are 10 years older than I am. It will get better, don't worry about it. It just takes time. If they think you are too young to be their friend, it is their loss, not yours. I'll be your friend if you want :):):) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 08:47 PM Flag
»
Thanks! I can't believe some of the responses I've been getting. I'm not as "tatted" up as some may be imagining. I think my age has been a key factor in making friends with other moms, not so much my looks. Yes, I am the first of my group to get married and have children. And yes, I do still plan on keeping the same friends I have. But it is hard to vent to a girlfriend about not getting sleep at night because my baby is teething when she's still at the point in her life where she's sleep deprived because she's out dancing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 09:05 PM Flag
»
Sleepy is sleepy. Commiserate about the sleepy part and laugh together at how different the cause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 10:48 PM Flag
[ - ] (1) What did you think was your first choice school before the whole school interview process started? (2) Where does your dc attend school? (3) Are you happy with where your dc ultimately ended up? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.01.08, 03:10 PM Flag
»
DC accepted at FC. Was surprised to find HM very low on our list below a number of 2nd/3rd tier schools. Also pleasantly surprised by what RCS had to offer - although DC did not end up there. Also liked Town and not bothered by K-8 aspect as it seemed to place out at the schools we were interested in. Thought we might stand a chance at Trinity with high 99, diversity, and pseudo-connection, but not a chance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:48 PM Flag
»
I had no idea what it would be, but thought it would be a "progressive" type like Ethical Culture or Dalton. It was neither, I actually was not into either. End up at what was our FC. Very Happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 05:52 PM Flag
»
wanted The Neighborhood School (East Village progressive public)--ended up at Grace--dc and I are both very happy with how things turned out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:38 PM Flag
»
Hunter was FC. But changed mind to a private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:59 PM Flag
»
I thought I'd love Brearley, hate Chapin and Trevor. At the end, I ranked Trevor and Chapin above Brearley. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 07:05 PM Flag
»
Where did dc end up? Are you happy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 07:07 PM Flag
»
st lukes, st lukes, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 07:07 PM Flag
»
Our FC was Hunter or Saint Ann's. Ended up waitlisted at both. Dc going to Anderson and we are very happy. It was our second choice public, and private would have been difficult for us, so it all worked out for the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 07:52 AM Flag
»
middle class mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.08, 09:26 AM Flag
»
(1) Fieldston Lower, (2) Spence, (3) Thrilled. You never know how you will feel before you go through the process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.04.08, 06:17 AM Flag
»
(1) Saint Ann's (2) Packer (3) Ask me in a few months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.04.08, 12:57 PM Flag
»
Spence, Spence, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.05.08, 07:09 AM Flag
[ - ] IVF moms- why did you have to do IVF and how many tries did it take? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 08.01.08, 03:04 PM Flag
»
NYU - we succeeded on the 2nd try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:10 PM Flag
»
Sperm donor....and once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 03:10 PM Flag
»
Unexplained infertility. We got pregnant on the first try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.04.08, 12:12 PM Flag
»
unexplained also...first try after 4 inject/inseminations. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.04.08, 04:06 PM Flag
Refresh » New Post »
close [X]

close [X]

Select a Category (only 1)

category
Stages
Regions