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[ - ] agghhh...so much hair loss. I seriously am surprised when i look in the mirror that I'm not bald. how long does it last??? my head literally feels lighter. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:49 AM Flag
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sorry! are you postpartum? how long? my hair loss lasted about 6 months post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:33 AM Flag
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still losing it at 11mos pp! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:10 AM Flag
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check thyroid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:54 AM Flag
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I plugged up every drain in the house and left my hair on every surface... It stopped around 6 months, though. I would check thyroid, adrenal function and nutrition at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I grew up in the midwest in the 70's & 80's and I remember my older sister and I going to the playground and music lessons in the neighborhood on our bikes or walking alone. We did this as young as 7 or 8 years old. What age to kids start going out independently in NYC? I never see it except for large groups of older kids on the subway coming from school. Do people just keep nannies until the kids are in highschool? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 03.12.09, 04:55 AM Flag
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I grew up in Manhattan (LES) and I know this city..the good and the bad. No WAY IN HELL will my dcs (I have 3) be in the streets alone as young as 7 yr old. My kids will start traveling the city alone when they show me they are mature enough to handle the situation. I started traveling around at 14yr old (when I went to HS). I'm old school when it comes to being careful. I'm street smart and don't trust anyone (strangers). My dad was a cop so I know from him what happens here when no one else knows. I hope to raise street smart kids...I won't hover but I will be watching until I know they could handle it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:05 AM Flag
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^^with that said I have friends who let their 9 and 10 yr olds travel alone around the city [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:07 AM Flag
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The suburbs have changed too. My SIL, in an upper middle class suburb in the midwest, does not let her children out of the yard...basically not until they can drive a car. Times have changed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:53 AM Flag
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When I was 9 I took the public bus to school with an older schoolmate, but that was it. I don't think I traveled anywhere without an adult until I was 13 or so. The city just isn't safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:56 AM Flag
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My dd will not be "alone" until she is in HS. Too many scary folks out there. If you don't believe me, see: http://www.familywatchdog.us/ and enter YOUR address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:56 AM Flag
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first OR..so happy from these responses that I'm not alone. I know ppl here in the city that think I'm nuts for not letting my 9 yr old out on her own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:03 AM Flag
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you'll really be doing her a disservice if you wait that long...you have to give more rein [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:23 AM Flag
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most kids go to and from school on their own or in groups starting with middle school, so that 11. dd didn't have any kids in our neighborhood to travel with, so starting in 6th grade, I would walk her to the bus (which dropped her a block and a half from her school) in the morning, then in the afternoon I'd meet her and wait for the bus with her and her sitter would meet her at the other end. We don't have a doorman, so the part that worried me was her arriving home alone in the middle of the afternoon. We did that for a couple of years. now she's on her on and taking the subway (bus takes too long, mom!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:21 AM Flag
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My 9 y/o walks to visit friends in the neighborhood (up to 5 blocks or so away), runs to the corner for milk, around the corner to return a DVD. A little bit more every time. The first time he abuses the privilege, away it goes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:33 AM Flag
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This approach makes sense to me. Some kids are ready earlier than others--bolder, more level-headed, more trust-worthy, etc. I'd actually say that most kids today are smarter and more educated about staying away from creeps than we were. It's always a judgement call, but being independent is one of the great joys of being a city kid and most of them love the responsibility. Cell phones also ease the anxiety a lot once a kid is more independent--my 14y/o DD is given a lot of independence but all tied to her being responsible, safe and checking in freuqently. I also know her friends and make judgement calls on which ones are mature enough to be trusted and which ones would probably wander into traffic given a chance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:42 AM Flag
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General Topics 03.12.09, 04:47 AM Flag
[ - ] UGH. Can a lawyer mom help me out here? My sisters constested my grandfather's estate. I wanted to be NO part of it (I was close with him and I knew he did not want us to inherit anything). My sisters did this out of greed b/c the estate was large. THe lawyer put my name on the proceedings regardless, supposedly as a mistake. In December, when I found this out, I told him to please remove my name. He claims he prepared the documents to do so, but as he was brining them to the court in January, he found out the case was going to settle. The case settled for legal fees, basically ($50K) and he wants me to sign the settlement and be done with it. On the one hand, I don't want to be cruel to my sisters (this whole thing has been terrible for our relationship, and despite their issues I love them), but at the same time, I don't want to be party to a legal settlement for soemthing I never wanted anything to do with in the first place. Should I make the lawyer fix the mistake at his expense, or just sign? Is the settlement taxable? Is it public record that I contested a will? What should I do???? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 03.12.09, 04:29 AM Flag
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I'm so slow this morning...so your sisters are going to get 50k? If you don't sign they don't get it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:41 AM Flag
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NO, the lawyer gets the $50K. The lawyers and the sisters are trying to shut OP up by "accidentally" putting her name on the complaint. I would definitely not sign. I think it is absolutely awful that your sisters challenged the will and then add your name to it. As you said it is not the intention of your grandfather. Take a stand and honor your grandfather's last wish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:46 AM Flag
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or; thanks for clearing that up and ITTA with you. That's just wrong what they did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:49 AM Flag
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No...the lawyer did it. He thought the case would look worse if there were only some of the sisters on it. My sister claims that she told him form day one to take my name off. I am asking for her documentation. If it exists, can I force the lawyer to fix this on his own dime? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:02 AM Flag
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p.s. at this point I am past the "my grandfathers honor" thing. I care more about the practical ramifications. This whole thing has already done so much damage every which way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:05 AM Flag
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or: so sorry this is happening [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:07 AM Flag
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he should fix it on his own dime anyway since you told him from day 1 you didn't want to be included [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:06 AM Flag
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you never singed a retainer-you never had an attny-client relationship. period. shady lawyer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:54 AM Flag
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It's slightly more complicated. One of my sisters signed a retainer, and put my name on the original document. She claims she then told him from day one to remove my name. Could she just have lopped my name on a lawsit? I can't imagine that her putting my name on a document counts as me consenting to be a plaintiff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:09 AM Flag
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doesnt matter. he wasnt your attny- sis cant sign you up-attny knows that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:22 AM Flag
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^^SIGNED ATTNY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:23 AM Flag
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The lawyer absolutely has to fix it — either your sisters lied to you and included your name anyway (maybe thinking you'd be happy when they got millions) -- or the lawyer is totally shady. You can't just put someone's name on a lawsuit. Who did they sue? Who is the trustee of your grandfather's estate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:11 AM Flag
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np: I would not sign. Period. If the lawyer balks I would call the trustee (executor?) of the estate and tell him/her. (As a matter of fact, now that I think about it, I might call the estate's lawyer anyway. This is not your sister's money you are messing with, this is the lawyer's money. Why should he get paid for doing a shitty job at doing a shitty thing? Think about it. He is getting paid $50,000 from whoever your grandfather wanted his money to go to. That is unconscionable.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:35 AM Flag
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^^^ I am not a lawyer (if that is not obvious from the get go.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:36 AM Flag
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Won't the sister be liable for the lawyer's fee if the estate doesn't pay it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:47 AM Flag
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I'm assuming it is a contingent thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:19 AM Flag
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what the lawyer did was unethical you should consider repoting him to state bar assoc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:50 AM Flag
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ita about the ethical thing - you were not his client or a plaintiff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:51 AM Flag
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Someone, somewhere along the line forged your signature. He cannot become your lawyer w/o a signed retainer from you and I am assuming that you did not grant either of your sisters a power of attorney. If it is the lawyer who forged your signature or lied about the retainer, he needs to be reported to the bar association, if not the NYPD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:46 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you think of Isaac for boy? We aren't Jewish if that matters. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:53 PM Flag
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think about your last name, sometimes people pronounce this as sounding like "I suck" and for some last names, that does not work AT ALL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:56 PM Flag
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op: this is why name polls are good. never thought of that. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:04 PM Flag
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yeah, if your last name is Cox. Isaac would be a horrible name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:25 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:53 AM Flag
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thanks. OR really did all the heavy lifting. I just finished up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:55 AM Flag
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not my fav. what are your other options ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:57 PM Flag
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i have always loved henry and it's my grandfather's name, but . . . so popular. also like william. again . . . really popular. nothing really floats my boat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:03 PM Flag
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henry and william are classic names...how about harry, nathaniel,liam, will, etc...boys names are hard...girls names are so much easier ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:16 PM Flag
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everyone will assume he is jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:43 PM Flag
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oh come on. I know many hispanics and blacks names Isaac [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:40 AM Flag
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thought that too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:52 AM Flag
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^^thought that too that everyone will assume he is Jewish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:53 AM Flag
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Either that or they might think of the smiling mug on the bartender of the Love Boat. He probably wasn't Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:57 AM Flag
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with out last name, no way, but i wouldn't care if they did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:45 AM Flag
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my great great grandfather's name was Isaac. He was a WASP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:55 AM Flag
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I don't think anyone assumed Isaac Hayes was Jewish. I like it. I've met a few non-Jewish Isaac's down South. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:56 AM Flag
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I would choose Levi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:24 AM Flag
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i really dislike levi (op) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:52 AM Flag
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Like the name. Have both a black friend and a Catholic friend who used it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:25 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm sahm with a 17 month old. i haven't made that many mom friends. i feel lonely at times. how do you make friends ? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:53 PM Flag
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i'm in the same boat. you have to go to things - story time at the library, go to the park, join a gym with child care and take classes, go to swim lessons. Smile at people and be friendly. it's hard, i'm an introvert. fortunately my dd is an extrovert which helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:54 PM Flag
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we go to mommy and me classes but haven't really connected with anyone..maybe because they are mostly nannies ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:59 PM Flag
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probably. it's also a little harder now since dcs aren't newborns and moms are less chatty. i would try going to a Big City Mom event. also if you know anyone in a playgroup i would definitely ask to join. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:02 AM Flag
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I've had a hard time with this as well. I've found it harder than dating, because you can't get drunk on playdates. The onyl advice I have is to be really proactive. Get numbers/emails any time you meet another mother and make sure to follow up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:19 AM Flag
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I have a 10 month old and yes it's hard to meet new people. I'm fortunate in that I have a core group of friends who I met through a new mom support group when my dd was very young. We meet regularly once a week. As my dd has gotten older, there seem to be fewer SAHMs. The short-term SAHMs have returned to work at the 3, 6, and 9 month marks. So for babies in her age group, fewer moms and more nannies in classes. Try going to your neighborhood cafe, park, etc. at the same time each day and you're bound to run into other SAHMs with whom you'll become familiar and can strike up a conversation. But then there's always the issue of whether you like the person or not! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:35 AM Flag
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sign up for baby / mommy classes. also make friends at the playground. it's not that bad. i was like that for the first year too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:44 AM Flag
[ - ] At what age did you start taking your kid to the park? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:26 PM Flag
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i was about 39, she was about 4 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:26 AM Flag
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lol - too busy working on sentence structure to have a baby sooner i guess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:52 AM Flag
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6 days old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:49 AM Flag
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Started taking walks in the stroller when I felt well enough after the c/s - probably 2-3 wo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:54 AM Flag
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Day we got home from the hospital, to a park just down the street. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:00 AM Flag
[ - ] my dh's nieces are 2 yrs apart. sil insists that we get them the same thing for christmas and birthdays (a week apart).. i feel like we should get them something different so they have their own individuality. i know they are not my kids but i find it odd 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:20 PM Flag
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can you get them a gift with two "parts" - one for xmas the other for birthday? i think it's odd that sil asked this of you, but i would try to comply in some way so as not to piss her off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:23 PM Flag
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never mind, i don't think i understand your question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:25 PM Flag
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we have to get two of the same. same dresses, different sizes, same toys, etc. etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:31 PM Flag
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oh, i see. there is probably a good reason for her asking you to do that. i have a sister who is close and age and in some siblings anything different = jealously and competition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:39 PM Flag
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np: I don't know if I'd do it, but I understand it. A lot of kids, esp sibs of the same gender, get intensely jealous of their brothers/sisters, esp those 2 yrs apart in age. I don't think she should dictate what you give for a gift, but she's probably trying to decrease the amount of fighting in the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:02 AM Flag
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how old are these kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:48 AM Flag
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At first I agreed with you that your sil was odd for insisting on this. Then I remembered that ds #2, who is 5+ years younger, still wants any toy given to ds #1. For Christmas we'll buy them both a great present and ds #2 doesn't even look at his, but only wants to play with ds #1's toy. It's exhausting to hear, so your sil is probably just trying to avoid getting into that situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:35 AM Flag
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get them gift cards to barnes and noble or toys r us ... let her deal with the fact that they might want different things once she gets to the store to spend the gift money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:48 AM Flag
[ - ] is hanna andersson too young for a seven year old? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:14 PM Flag
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It's too ugly for any age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:16 PM Flag
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no, its cute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:17 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:17 PM Flag
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i think so. some of the stuff is cute imo, but not for most 7 year olds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:51 PM Flag
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Not if you want your 7 year old to look like a Popsicle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:54 PM Flag
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depends on the kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:54 PM Flag
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some of the dresses are cute, but a lot of the tshirts are very baby-ish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:57 PM Flag
[ - ] My baby is 10 months old and my clothes still don't fit. I work out several days a week, walk a lot, eat very well (but sometimes too much). I am a little below my pre-pg weight, too. Should I just give it up? It's really not the weight as much as I want to wear my clothes and can't afford to replace them all. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:14 PM Flag
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try low carb for a month or so - i lost a little weight (pounds) but got very lean and old clothes got too big. had to buy new ones but was happy to do so! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:29 AM Flag
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If you're already BELOW your pre-pregnancy weight, it sounds like your body shape has changed during the pregnancy. Where don't your clothes fit? Hips and ribcage? That's where you can expand unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:44 AM Flag
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^ and yeah, if your bones have expanded, you can wait another year and see if they shrink back - but often, they don't. Same as when some women's feet go up a size during pregnancy and don't go back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 04:46 AM Flag
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ITA, it is a full body makeover when you have a child. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you bf? I didn't fit in my pre-pg clothes until I weaned at 1 yr. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] where can i do drop-in classes for my toddler ? art, music, gym ? i dont want to sign up for a full semester. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:13 PM Flag
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74th Street Magic [ Reply | More ]
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Magic is desperate for business for a reason... [ Reply | More ]
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reebok scla [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:03 AM Flag
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NY KIds Club, but you might have to buy a 10 pack pass [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is MAPC's nursery/pre-K Reggio? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 09:06 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] How do you bathe your older baby (9 - 10 months)? I have been bathing mine in the sink but would like to use the bath tub. I did it once and she was standing up and sliding around, it was terrifying. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:05 PM Flag
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get a smaller bath tub [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:14 PM Flag
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you can get one of those seats or just closely monitor her and start redirecting her if she stands up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:18 PM Flag
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get a rubber mat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:29 PM Flag
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I used an inflatable tub inside the regular bathtub after my dd outgrew the infant tub (which was the first thing I used in the regular bathtub). Bought it online/have also seen it at BabiesRUs, I think mine was made by Kelgar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:40 PM Flag
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ita. i also bought a piece of thick board from home depot and placed over tub so inflatable tub was higher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 03:28 AM Flag
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Is she solidly sitting herself up, has she got solid control of her trunktorso? There are terrific, extra long, foamish rubber, non-slip tub mats and great rubber duckie or other motifs faucet covers. At that age, I loved bathing with my kids. When that couldn't happen, I only filled it up about 10-12" with bubbles and let them have fun with close supervision.Our depth rule was: Only as deep as they can hold their face safely above it, when on their tummies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:20 AM Flag
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* check out sassy online [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:50 AM Flag
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google "bath tub ring seat". (Safety First makes one version). I used two of these for my twins in the bathtub when they were your dc's age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:12 PM Flag
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This is pretty good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 09:54 AM Flag
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i agree. i loved this tub and used it for both kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:03 AM Flag
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I bought a small bucket at container store and a measuring jug. DS can sit in the bucket - with higher sides, feels more secure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Am I the only one who thinks its crazy to make kids with fall birthdays repeat Kindergarten? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:00 PM Flag
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In this day and age, it is not always crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:03 PM Flag
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why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:04 PM Flag
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Kindergarten today is more like 1st 30 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:07 PM Flag
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Many kids can still handle it without needing to repeat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:10 PM Flag
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But many can't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:10 PM Flag
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Many can't in first and second grade either ... fall birthdays shouldn't be penalized for that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:11 PM Flag
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That may have nothing to do with age [ Reply | More ]
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How many fall birthdays are made to repeat? I don't know of one at our school (and I know a lot, including my ds). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:20 AM Flag
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Which school are you at? Public? Because all the privates make kids repeat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:31 AM Flag
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hijack: what do you think is the best month to have db in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:15 PM Flag
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October, or March - but it doesn;t really matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:16 PM Flag
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why would these be the best? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:17 PM Flag
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January, February, March of course [ Reply | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:32 AM Flag
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depends on the child and the class. some private classes are older than others, so the peer group isn't the same. also, it's not about the academics. and it's not about kindergarten. of course most kids can handle kindergarten...the idea is just to give kids more time, as school is more stressful earlier these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:10 AM Flag
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Ours did. Now instead of being the youngest and smallest in her class, she's among the oldest, and right in the middle size-wise. Couldn't be happier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:58 AM Flag
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It is your decision to make them. You can keep them in public school where they will never have to repeat. Or if you want private, you can keep them in preschool until they are the right age to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:19 AM Flag
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I think it's crazy. Kids are bored being held back to give them "the edge" by overinvested parents. Outside of NYC kids are going to Kindergarten on a calendar year, for the most part. Do you want your child being 1-2 years older than everyone else in college? Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:36 AM Flag
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We're in New Jersey and the cut-off is October 1. Parents can also elect to hold their DC out of K (my DN has a late September b-day and SIL was strongly advised by both her preschool and the school district to wait until she was 5 (almost 6) to start school). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:42 AM Flag
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ITTTTA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:35 AM Flag
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All I know is that the strongest kids in dc's K class are, without exception, born in the first 3 months of the year. The others will probably catch up at some point, but it is quite an advantage to have, and I think the self esteem that comes with being the best at something sticks with you from early on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:39 AM Flag
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How do know who the strongest kids are in your K class? I only know about my DC because the teachers say DC is ahead and gives extra work so DC won't be bored. I hear DC talk about how other kids are doing but I would not take that as a fact and our teachers would never comment on another child to us. BTW DC is the youngest in the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:59 AM Flag
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You can tell by volunteer time in the classroom and the work posted up all over the walls and hallways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:18 AM Flag
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Especially for boys it can be a great decision. Come on. Go back to psychology 101 for this. Kids who are more mature, are older than classmates by a bit, have a chance to be really solid for those starting years. It makes sense. Rather than having them be one of the youngest and least mature in the class (again, esp for boys) playing catch up and maybe feeling a little troubled by not "competing" well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:03 AM Flag
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Most private won't even accept June birthdays now, it is sick how they push it all back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:05 AM Flag
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we did very well this year with a june bday. multiple accepts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:14 AM Flag
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you must be proud of your little genius [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:21 AM Flag
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my ds is about 6 weeks off the cutoff. the school he is going to next year advises parents whose dcs are within 10 weeks of the cutoff to consider waiting another year. for my ds, i can't imagine him doing kindergarten again. academically he's doing ok. he's definitely less mature than some of his classmates. i could more easily have seen him doing another year of daycare and then pre-k this year than repeating pre-k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:05 AM Flag
[ - ] The NY Times reports today that the Israel Lobby succeeded in derailing the career of yet another politician who dared to question Israel's policies. With that said, you will be happy to know that the United States will continue to offer its unquestioning / unwavering support to Israel. So, rest easy knowing that any future terrorist attacks on NYC are in NO WAY related to this support. Israel comes first, people. America second. Change we can believe in . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/washington/12lobby.html?_r=1&hp 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 PM Flag
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It's shameful. Read Glenn Greenwald on Salon.com if you want more details. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:49 AM Flag
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Two sides to every argument. Look at both before you judge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:56 AM Flag
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My point exactly. Unfortunately at the moment there's only ONE acceptable side to this argument and anyone who suggests otherwise in even the mildest way is branded a terrorist-loving anti-Semite and essentially black-listed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:12 AM Flag
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There may be two sides to every argument, but both arguments are not always equal in terms of veracity and credibility. Lots of criminals make up stories to exonerate themselves. Does that make there side of the story equally vaild just becuase there are two sides? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 11:01 AM Flag
[ - ] where can i buy a good one piece bathing suit in the city for pool swimming. is there a speedo store? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 PM Flag
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lands end is good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 PM Flag
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I would look at Paragon--18th and Broadway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 PM Flag
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good idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 PM Flag
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jcrew on line has all sorts of cuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:39 PM Flag
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need a store. not an online place. i have large breasts so i need to try on in a store. didnt there used to be a speedo store or something like that on the upper west side? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:44 PM Flag
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i think it closed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 PM Flag
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bummer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:47 PM Flag
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mailia mills bathing suits are great for bigger boobs but dont know about swimwear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:22 PM Flag
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Paragon (Broadway at 18th) gives a HUGE selection of serious swimming suits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:54 AM Flag
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Sorry. No one had yet replied when I wrote Paragon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:55 AM Flag
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there are a couple of triathlon stores in the city that sell speedos and such -- google it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:58 AM Flag
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any equinox gym in their clothing section, open to non-members [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:59 AM Flag
[ - ] I wonder if I should worry about how friendly my 15 month old boy is with everyone on the subway. He only says a few words "hi" "bye" but he is always talking to everyone and smiling at them and looking for attention. He is a joy but I know this openness can be dangerous. Today, some woman (who he did not even speak to) sort of said "awww" and took out her phone and started taking photos of him (I think she thought I was the nanny and would not care - he is quite beautiful and I barely look like him - I also happened to look, today, like the washed out, bloated tired old lady that motherhood has turned me into). When she saw how I angled the stroller closer to me, she realized her mistake and put the stupid phone away. I did not say anything but I thought that was a pretty stupid thing to do. What on earth was she thinking? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:33 PM Flag
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Oh, my goodness. Who does this? Did you tell her, please do not take pictures of my baby. What the hell is wrong with this woman? Ugh. I don't have any advice except keep your baby close and carry a pepper spray. As he gets older you'll have to start as early as possible with the "stranger danger" lessons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 PM Flag
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I did not say anything to her. She looked kind of tough and I thought it best to pretend it did not happen. I did not want to get into some sort of confrontation. I wasn't really worried about her - but I thought it was really, really stupid of her to not wonder what I would think. I am quite sure she thought I was the nanny because I have olive skin and my son is fair. I guess she thought I would not notice or care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:41 PM Flag
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^^^ I wish now I had said something to her. I was just so shocked by it - I did not understand what was happening at first. I let the first photo go by and did not move the stroller until after the second one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:42 PM Flag
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Oh boy. I would hate to think a nanny would let a stranger take a picture of a baby or child in their charge. I hear you about not being confrontational as some people are nuts. Maybe keep a blanket or something handy in case it happens again so you can quickly cover your baby's face while giving her the stink eye. It use to be you had to watch out for rude strangers trying to pinch your baby's cheek now these whack jobs are taking pictures. Ugh. Another thing to worry about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 PM Flag
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People react this way to my dd as well. She waves and says hi to everybody and is very friendly. She will bablle to an older person and knows when to flash that smile. I worry but I am never far away. A couple people have taken pictures but they asked first at least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:05 PM Flag
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sorry" She will babble to an older person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:06 PM Flag
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the problem is not with your kids, it's with the lady! what can you do though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:06 PM Flag
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strange behavior from the lady... my 18 month old says hi to everyone...and keeps on saying it.. usually people feel awkward after the 5th hi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:12 PM Flag
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Oh give me a break. What the fuck does it matter whether someone takes your kid's picture? Get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:25 PM Flag
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I live in Asia and people take pictures of my kids (who I of course think are adorable, but who are actually nothing out of the ordinary) constantly. I've sort of gotten used to it, though it might bother me more in the States. I definitely wouldn't worry about a 15 month old being friendly - it's not like he's going to be out unsupervised anyway! Sometime later (2 1/2 to 3) you can start talking about only being friendly to people you know. I'd still prefer to have an overly friendly child to one who is scared of (or rude to) everybody he/she doesn't know... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 01:41 AM Flag
[ - ] How would you rate St Lukes downtown? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 03.11.09, 08:27 PM Flag
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really nice school but very small with only one class per grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 05:22 PM Flag
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