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[ - ] Preschool Valentines Day Question: My DD is in her first year of Preschool (UES). What do the kids normally give out for VD day? Do they make Valentines or give out goody bags or just pass out store bought cards? BTDT? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:17 PM Flag
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some kids make their own cards, some give out store bought. Goody bags are a no-no at some schools. I would ask your teacher about goody bags [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:18 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:29 PM Flag
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YW [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:32 PM Flag
[ - ] maybe someday the testing situation will be like the way the DMV is in many places with their driver's test. you take the test on the computer at the center and find out as soon as you finish what your score is. how awesome would that be? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.03.09, 02:15 PM Flag
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Only the OLSAT has "right" answers though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:18 PM Flag
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well, I was actually only talking about the olsat but I should have said so explicitly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:18 PM Flag
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and that would, once and for all, confirm that the OLSAT is not a test for giftedness [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:32 PM Flag
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fine by me. (OP) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Amazing contest! CPMC BabySteps and pottery barn kids are hosting a contest for the best picture of a breastfed baby. Five winners will receive $500, and the grandprize winner's photo will be featured in a pottery barn kids catalog. It's FREE to enter: http://www.cpmcbabysteps.org/enter/contest 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:13 PM Flag
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take your spam elsewhere, please. And how are they going to be able to tell if your kid was breastfed or not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:13 PM Flag
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wow..so I should take a pic of my humongous boobs that cover my son entirely when he tries to eat and breathe at the same time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Pls help me name dd. Which do you like best: annalise, olivia, veronica or stella? dh is pushing for stella, which was my mother's name, but I have complicated feelings about that. 51 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 02.03.09, 02:03 PM Flag
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haven't heard veronica in a long time. had a childhood friend w nn ronnie... cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:04 PM Flag
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annaliese [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:07 PM Flag
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sounds like a cream for your anus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:13 PM Flag
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ha! that's so funny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 01:56 PM Flag
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OLIVIA!!! I just had my son and if he were a girl, it would have been Olivia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:11 PM Flag
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Like Olivia (but very popular now), Veronica and Stella. NOT Annalise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:12 PM Flag
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poster above: I have 3 kids (ages 8y, 4y and 3mo)...there isn't an Olivia in any of my dds classes nor do we know any. On the other hand there are a bunch of Isabellas, Sadies, Charlottes and Eleanors or yes I can't forget Julia too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:15 PM Flag
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Interesting. I know 4 Olivias, all under 10! (I also know a lot of those other names, except Sadie) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:18 PM Flag
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so funny. I'm downtown (NYC) maybe it's the area? lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:19 PM Flag
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I work uptown but live in brooklyn... who knows? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:20 PM Flag
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agree..go figure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:21 PM Flag
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olivia hasn't been lower than 7th most popular girls name in the US for 5 years now...definitely an 'amy' or 'jennifer' of this generation http://www.socialsecurity.gov/cgi-bin/babyname.cgi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:24 PM Flag
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I just find it interesting that with all of the years that I've had kids in school, attended swimming classes, ect...we don't know any Olivias [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:25 PM Flag
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you just never know...my wife's name is amy & she knew no others growing up...now there are half a dozen other amy's in our lives from the same generation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:27 PM Flag
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you're right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:29 PM Flag
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Really? A lot of Charlottes & Eleanors? I didn't realize they were getting so popular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:41 PM Flag
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A friend just named her daughter Charlotte and another friend has a 4yo named Eleanor (Ellie). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 02:40 PM Flag
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really, we have 3 olivias [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 06:37 PM Flag
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I really like Stella but my second favorite is Olivia. And she would have an adorable book titled with her name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:17 PM Flag
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all of her life ppl will scream STELLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:20 PM Flag
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op: I know - that is part of my fear. Then when I thought about it and asked around, I realized that no one under the age of 30 gets that reference. Sad, eh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:23 PM Flag
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I'm 25. Streetcar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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op: OK, that's better I guess. The other 20+ year olds I've been asking all knew the equivalent "Aaaaaaaadrian" from Rocky but not Stella. But you probably wouldn't be making fun of a little kid named stella anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:30 PM Flag
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haha - and i don't know the Aaaaadrian reference! I love Stella, fwiw! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:34 PM Flag
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I'm 25 and I know it but Dh is 30 and doesn't get the reference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 02:42 PM Flag
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my dd has a stella in her class and the kids scream STELLAAAAAAa but I think they learned the term from their parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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op: ah. now that response makes me pause - I hadn't considered that the parents would pass on the line from Streetcar. thanks for the feedback! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:33 PM Flag
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What about Astrid instead of Stella -- both "star" names [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:20 PM Flag
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LOVE the name Astrid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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op: why is astrid better for avoiding teasing than anneliese? oops, I meant to post that below but can't find a reply link. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:31 PM Flag
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ass-turd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 06:39 PM Flag
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Astrid is lovely. I know one Astrid and she is lovely. Great name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:57 PM Flag
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I don't like it, in part because I always associate it with White Oleander -- great, but depressing book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 06:42 PM Flag
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I like Olivia, but is is very popular now - it's been in the top ten girls' names list for the last four or five years. Please not Annaliese - beautiful, but bad for teasing. Veronica is a good name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:22 PM Flag
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Yuch on Stella. An ugly sounding name made popular by a few hipster type celebs and now, downtown-brooklyn hipster wannabee parents. Nothing to do with your mom (btw, I share my mothers name and I love that fact!)I love Annaliese and Veronica is an interesting option which is not popular. FWIW, when I was a manager, I had an analyst named Analivia work for me and thought the name, while sort of "made-up," was actually very nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:38 PM Flag
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op: ouch, but I don't entirely disagree with you. thanks for all the constructive feedback, it's helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:47 PM Flag
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just curious, what hipster type celebs have named their kid stella? that seems like a crazy generalization [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 01:24 PM Flag
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Love Veronica. Olivia and Stella tied for 2nd - I think Olivia is prettier but Stella is more uncommon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:00 PM Flag
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stella is played out imo and not all that sophisticated. veronica reminds me of a dumb, slutty catholic school girl. i like olivia, but it's popular. annalise is pretty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:09 PM Flag
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Veronica makes me think of "Heathers"... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 01:26 PM Flag
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Archie comic books [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 02:40 PM Flag
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Veronica Mars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 06:43 PM Flag
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Veronica or Stella [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 06:58 PM Flag
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Annalise! Can't believe no one else had voted forr it...not a fan of Stella, and Olivia is so common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 01:31 PM Flag
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yikes, just read the anal cream from above. Never thought of it that way!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 02:37 PM Flag
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Annalise is a beautiful name, Olivia is overused, Stella is nice, Veronica is ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 01:33 PM Flag
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I like Olivia, but it's pretty popular. I happen to love Annalise, but can't convince DH to use it. Don't like the other names at all. I'd go with Annalise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 06:40 PM Flag
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Georgiana (Georgie) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 06:45 PM Flag
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Whatever pretensious ridiculous name you choose, make sure to introduce her to Zane/Abe/Henry/Shane/blah blah blah... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 08:23 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.09, 09:35 PM Flag
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I prefer Stella -- one of my favorite names and it's neither obscure nor ubiquitous. But if it's your mom's name, I see your point. Veronica would be my second choice, because it's classy and classic. Olivia is a cliche at this point and annalise to me is not as pretty as either anna or lise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.22.09, 05:56 AM Flag
[ - ] emotional cheating is familiar now. Been married for 6 yrs and our marriage is fine. But DH kept cheating emotionally with me again and again. This is the 5th times. But this time it hurts me so bad. The last time we went for couple counseling but didn't finish it because of the cost. And I told him if he did again, he will lose me and kids. But he did it.. Should I forgive him again? DH wants us to go for the counseling again and finish it this time. I'm just wondering if this thing is connection with emotional addiction or vice versa?? because I asked him why he did that.. he said he doesn't know.. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:57 PM Flag
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sorry, i would have left after time #2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:57 PM Flag
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np: I agree. He knows you will forgive him in he end. Nothing to stop him from doing it again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:05 PM Flag
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What's this "emotional cheating"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:04 PM Flag
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an affair without the physical part: talking, emailing, chatting, everything up to and including phone sex, but no physical touching. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:06 PM Flag
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That's called "friendship". And if you can't tell the difference, you need to do HIM a favor and let him go. You're a psycho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:07 PM Flag
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np: no, beyond friendship, i believe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:08 PM Flag
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What's next? Visual cheating? Have to walk the streets with blinders? As a DH I can tell you that he is lucky he has not shown you the door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:39 PM Flag
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So you have phone sex with your friends? Interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:40 PM Flag
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You are lucky it's only phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:25 PM Flag
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you have phone sex with your friends? hmm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:40 PM Flag
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ew. phone sex? That's way beyond my "friends" responsibilities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:12 PM Flag
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Oh look, UGLY TROLL is here! Ignore the ugly troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:13 PM Flag
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phone sex if much more than friendship. she's not a psycho [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:03 PM Flag
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why not just lock him up in a cage and feed him through a test tube? You are nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:28 PM Flag
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he's a narcissist. One day he will cross the line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:07 PM Flag
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if you forgive him again, he as learned he can do whatever he wants. if you want his behavior to change,. it needs to have bad consequences for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:11 PM Flag
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I would not be with dh if he was emotionally connecting with another female. That is not called a friendship. The only woman friend he needs in his life is his wife. No other woman should be so important to make a point to email, call, text, and have phone sex with. All those together sound like another relationship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:30 PM Flag
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Hold on "the only woman friend he needs in his life is his wife"? What? Did you mean to write that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:48 PM Flag
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his wife should be his best friend. my dh and I are best friends... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:49 PM Flag
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That's not the same as saying his wife should be his only woman friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:52 PM Flag
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so you're ok with dh talking, emailing, texting, phone sexing a female friend? What support does that female friend provide that you dont? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:54 PM Flag
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No. I'd say phone sex goes far beyond being a friend. I'm talking about an ordinary friendship, which could certainly involve, e-mailing, calling and texting, not what the OP is describing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:56 PM Flag
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nr- i dont see why being the only woman friend in his life is a bad thing. DH doesnt emotionally need another woman in his life besides coworkers and such to make him happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:53 PM Flag
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Isn't having friends a *good* thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:54 PM Flag
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yes. My dh seems to be different though. Very much a home body and says all the time that all he really needs/wants is ds, db on the way, and I. He definitely has friends, but works 6 days a week, and at the end of the day prefers to spend his remaining energy with his family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:56 PM Flag
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Well that's perfectly fine. I just think that a man (or woman) who has or wants to have close friends of the opposite sex is also fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:59 PM Flag
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I agree too. Sorry, guess I just am not used to that kind of situation due to dh being the way that he is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:01 PM Flag
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Sorry. Forgive him if you love him and want to stay with him. Know that this will probably always be a problem though. And definitely go to counseling! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:52 PM Flag
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Amazed that most people don't seem to be aware that there are two kinds of cheating. physical and emotional. some spouses can tolerate one type but not the other with their wayward spouse. having both types wrapped up in one affair can be a deadly combo to a marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:02 PM Flag
[ - ] What does BTDT mean?? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 02.03.09, 01:56 PM Flag
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Been There Done That [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:56 PM Flag
[ - ] at what age did you give your dc popcorn? I have a friend who just told me that her kids can't have any until they are 5 yo. That seems a bit excessive to me. tia 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:54 PM Flag
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I don't remember, but I know it was a snack provided at dc's preschool, so the age would have been 3yo, and most of the kids had eaten popcorn before then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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restrictive, not excessive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:56 PM Flag
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i'm bad i gave it to her probably this past summer after she turned two. it's a once a week treat and we always eat it together - sitting on the couch. i've heard to wait longer i'm not sure if it was to wait until 3 or later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:57 PM Flag
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The reason people wait to give popcorn is because it is a choking hazard to babies and toddlers. Once you know your child knows how to eat without choking you can give popcorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:59 PM Flag
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exactly. totally depends on the kid. I remember my pediatrician saying he's known 9 month olds with virtually no teeth who can handle a piece of steak, and 4yo who still choke regularly on everyday stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:17 PM Flag
[ - ] We're zoned for PS87 and will apply there for Pre-K (I know we have slim to no chance of getting a spot), but does anyone know which other nearby public Pre-K's we could apply to? We live in W70s. Thanks! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 02.03.09, 01:47 PM Flag
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You can try PS9 which is right north of PS87, but their preK is just half day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:49 PM Flag
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op: thanks! it's just one application, right? ps87 told me it wasn't available until march. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:51 PM Flag
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Last year DOE standardized and centralized it, assuming it stays the same you are correct. There will be some accouncement from the DOE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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PS 9 has a pre-K(83 & Columbus) and so does 166(89&Columbus) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:00 PM Flag
[ - ] BTDT moms: Were any of you "pleasantly surprised" when the letters arrived? Or did you all know beforehand which schools would accept/wl/reject your dcs? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.03.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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surprised, no. happy, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:56 PM Flag
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surprised yes, pleasantly no. only one accept. fortunately one of our two top choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm 28 weeks with my first db and the back pain is excruciating. It's not in my lower back, but up higher (middle). Anyone BTDT and can help me cope until birth? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:45 PM Flag
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Maybe you need a better mattress. You might also want to take a prenatal yoga class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:50 PM Flag
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Alexander lessons. Will really help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:58 PM Flag
[ - ] For those of you with TWINS entering kindergarten in 2008-09, what private schools did you apply to, what were your ERB scores, and what was the outcome? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 02.03.09, 01:41 PM Flag
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Another twin mom! We're also applying this year so I'm interested in the responses to your question. I obviously can't say too much here since we'll be outed but... GL to you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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Thanks... same to you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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Man I wish I could ask you more details of your application process, schools, ERBs, birthday, ds or dd etc... but we'd stand out like sore thumbs as twin applicants if we posted details here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:43 PM Flag
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I responded below and would like to share more but i would out my kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:47 PM Flag
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NP. I don't think you'd stand out that much. I've met 3 different sets of twins just on our playdates. I don't have twins, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:20 PM Flag
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I have twins in private k. it was a nightmare. scores were not stellar for ds 89 and ok for dd 93. fortunately it worked out and kids are thriving and we couldn't be happier with their school. I applied to every school above 59th st east and west. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:46 PM Flag
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so are they at the same school? how many applications was that, by the way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:21 PM Flag
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22 applications and 22 separate play dates. it sucked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:59 PM Flag
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Wow, how did you juggle that? Do both of you work? I cannot even imagine we applied to many schools for only one dc & it was very hard. I think you might be my new hero :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:31 PM Flag
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those who have bdtd -- if you applied to a lot of ongoings (say, a dozen or more), did dc's teachers ever seem to balk at the number of forms they had to fill out? or, did they basically fill out one form and it got photocopied to each school (or is that not cool?) details pls, tia! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:39 PM Flag
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I believe that the teacher's form is totally standardized for the ISAAGNY schools? My twins' teacher seemed totally fine with filling out 18 forms for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:48 PM Flag
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OP: ANYONE WITH TWINS FROM LAST YEAR'S APPLICATION PROCESS want to chirp in with outcomes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:49 PM Flag
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yes. my twins got into school last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:24 PM Flag
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Would you feel comfortable stating how many schools did you apply to and what their ERB scores were? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:35 PM Flag
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I applied to 11 schools for each. one qualified for hunter - did not get accepted. erbs were 89 and 92. one dc was rejected from 3, WL at 7 and accepted at 1. dc made it off wl at our FC. other twin was rejected at 4 and WL at 7. also got off wl at our FC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:43 PM Flag
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How did you handle the waitlist situation? Did you call the school periodically to ask where things stood? Did both kids come off the waitlist at the same time? I ask because I am sure we will face a similar situation in a couple of weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:47 PM Flag
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yes both kids came off the wl together. they were really viewed as a package even though we would have split them up. all the schools discussed them as a unit. i called and was persistent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:56 PM Flag
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Twin mom here too, applying this year. How would you have handled it logistically to have them at 2 different schools? I've always assumed they'd either accept or reject both my dc as a unit, never occurred to me that one might get in an not the other. Yikes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:30 PM Flag
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when you say you were persistent, how frequently did you call and who were you persistent with? do i call the DOA? i am new to this and am not sure how to approach... if you don't mind lending me some advice. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:55 PM Flag
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That is to say... how many schools you applied to and what your twins' ERB scores were... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:44 PM Flag
[ - ] The birthday party thread made me think. DC is older and a number of kids are having sleepover parties, which means 4-6 kids at most. Other friends are clearly disappointed that they don't get to go, but everyone understands you can't invite everyone to a sleepover. Same with parties where they go to see the Yankees etc. The switch does happen eventually, and soon enough actually. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.03.09, 01:41 PM Flag
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I didn't see the thread you are referring to, but I think the smaller parties are much better for parents and the children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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np: i've had small and i've done the whole calss at a gym extravaganza, and both have their upsides and downsides. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:47 PM Flag
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We had all class parties all through preschool and it was fine, but in K it was a gym party with 30 kids and that was hell on earth. Never again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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So do I, after K all class parties don't make much sense to me. Luckily, nobody at dc's school had them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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To clarify, however, that thread was about someone inviting at least half the class (and most of the girls), so twice that size. I don't think anyone has a problem with a party where 4 -6 kids are invited and some are left out (unless of course, you have 6 girls in a class and are only inviting 5 of them). People had problems with having a big party (10 or 12 kids), but leaving some kids out. Have a small party, or a big one, but be aware of how it breaks down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:52 PM Flag
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There's a difference between 4-6 and half the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:53 PM Flag
[ - ] And now I would like some more Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, please. At 340 calories a half cup who can say no? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:41 PM Flag
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it's the best! screw the calorie counting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:43 PM Flag
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Or cookie dough - can you have that while PG? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:43 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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Don't eat any foods with peanut butter as the ingredient, especially ice cream. It's all been recalled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:44 PM Flag
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good. more for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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Sure. All the salmonella you can eat! Dig in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:47 PM Flag
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I think it would have hit me by now. So far all that has hit me is peanut butter and sugar bliss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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LOL - Right on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:47 PM Flag
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Um, you wouldn't be so flip about it if you'd ever had salmonella poisoning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:49 PM Flag
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No I would not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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THANK YOU! (My thighs curse you). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:53 PM Flag
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You're welcome. btw, PSA here's the full list of what's been recalled http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:54 PM Flag
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May I join you in a cup of salmonella? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:37 PM Flag
[ - ] curious: if your dc(s) doesn't eat dinner (or much dinner), do you give a snack before bed. I feel wrong sending dc to bed on an empty stomach, and also he often wakes up really early if hungry and then is cranky all day. But is this a bad habit? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:39 PM Flag
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I give a snack but make it a healthy one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:40 PM Flag
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like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:40 PM Flag
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fruit, cereal, yogurt, leftover uneaten dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:41 PM Flag
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i do not. they get dinner and if they are hungry later it is their issue.but then i also make sure there is something they will eat in the meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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we give fruit. but we started a new rule. no snacks after 4:30 (before dinner). Db eats more dinner now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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i think so. but i was raised to eat my veggies and clean my plate. I guess if the snack is healthy and you don't mind being a short order cook of sorts, then no problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:43 PM Flag
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I spoke to the pediatrician about this. She said it is fine to give a snack before bedtime as long as it doesn't interfere with going to sleep (ie no chocolate cupcake). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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how old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:46 PM Flag
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I never ate growing up. I was always allowed a healthy snack (cheese, fruit etc.) whenever I wanted. I have zero, zilch eating issues today. This is not something to stress about- as long as they eat healthy who cares when? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:48 PM Flag
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Don't give a snack after dinner. Have cut up peppers, grapes, baby carrots,whole grain crackers served along with your main course and break the habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:36 PM Flag
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ds eats dinner pretty close to bedtime so no. if he had dinner early and didn't eat it and is hungry at bedtime he can finish his dinner or have milk. this happens rarely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 04:43 PM Flag
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