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[ - ] How can I teach my 3 yo to fall asleep alone? After a ton of travel/strange places which had us sitting with him at night, he can no longer do it at home and it's become a big struggle. Any good tips? We've tried a bunch of things and nothing seems to help. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:52 PM Flag
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establish a routine, and then be firm and consistent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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we have a routine. the trouble always starts after the light is out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:54 PM Flag
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but light's out means time to stay in your room, and in your bed. no exceptions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:54 PM Flag
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how do you enforce this, though? we've tried this over and over and he just keeps getting up and coming out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:57 PM Flag
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supernanny does it well. just silently bring him back to bed, as many times as it takes. each night will be less, as he will understand there is no benefit to getting out of bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:58 PM Flag
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sigh. have tried this. literally for two hours one night. he thinks it's a game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:59 PM Flag
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but that was one night. you must keep this up over the course of several nights, even a week, but he will come to learn. no talking while you bring him back to bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:00 PM Flag
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no, I meant I've tried it multiple nights. One of them we did it for 2 hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:04 PM Flag
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ok, so try this: sit in his room with him at lights-out, for 20 minutes for the first night. next night, cut it to 15 minutes. next night: 10 minutes. no talking while you are there. gradually cut down to 2-3 minutes, and then leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:05 PM Flag
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Be patient. Spend some time next to him on the floor and over time find more and more excuses to leave before he is asleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:55 PM Flag
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sticker chart for successful bedtime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 6 months pregnant and my husband's bithday is in 2 weeks, usualyl we have a party or do somehting wild and crazy...this year, i'm exahusted! we just moved, i'm huge and tired...etc etc. any ideas on how I can make his birthday special?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 02.03.09, 12:49 PM Flag
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bj. works every time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:52 PM Flag
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ha...it's true, but the whole gag reflex seems to be shot with this pregnancy. What else ya got? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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how about a night away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:58 PM Flag
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not a bad idea...though i'm scared that we would just sleep! we're both pretty beat from the move. also on a pretty tight budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:06 PM Flag
[ - ] dh thinks 2.5yo boy will potty train himself! how can i convince him we should start now? db goes in potty before bath or when asked. still wears diapers 24/7. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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you're off to a great start. have him try wearing undies at home (when you can attend to him) and practice the potty use [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:47 PM Flag
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thanks for the advice. that's what i recommended to dh, but dh won't agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:48 PM Flag
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is he home all day? if not, whoever is can put the kid in underpants. why is he opposed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:14 PM Flag
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he doesn't want to push db to do anything, but i want there to be time to start all over if db rejects it. you know, wait a few months and start over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:21 PM Flag
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do you have a deadline, like a preschool that insists on it? if not, no reason to rush it, 2.5 is on the early side for boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:23 PM Flag
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ok. thanks. good question on the preschool thing. i guess i am rushing it a bit. just excited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:25 PM Flag
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i hear you. there's no reasonnot to put the kid in underwear andn see what ahppens, but you will have only one conversation fro teh next month: "do you want to go potty? how abotu now? or now?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:27 PM Flag
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Wow, where did your dh get an idea like that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:50 PM Flag
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some do, but it's rare. That said, sounds like ds is well on his way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:11 PM Flag
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you can show them what to do but you can't make them ready till they're ready. boys are a little later - in general - than girls. also, when the dc is ready there will be few daytime accidents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:17 PM Flag
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my ds started training - pretty much himself just before 2.5. I let him run around without diaper at home, just one or two little accidents and he was trained. took a little while before sleeping through the night - a few months - but very few accidents overall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 10:11 PM Flag
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He is still young. Don't make a huge deal about it and it will work out fine. Just relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 12:30 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone heard from columbus preschool or claremont yet? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 02.03.09, 12:44 PM Flag
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too early - they do not send until march [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:38 PM Flag
[ - ] How long does it take to get test results from OB? (First visit - blood work, HCG level, Progesterone, etc) 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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No one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:12 PM Flag
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i don't recal eer getting those results, but i was not high risk. everyhting was normal, iguess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:15 PM Flag
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really? did that drive you crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:17 PM Flag
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not at all. I was pregnant, everythign was porgressing normally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:20 PM Flag
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ok. I guess I'm just wondering because my ob/gyn has never been good about giving me results, and while I'm fine with "no news is good news" that isn't always difinitive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:21 PM Flag
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then ask. but is there a specific issue you are concerned about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:26 PM Flag
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I have an auto-immune disorder so I'm natually more worried than I would be if I were totally healthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:35 PM Flag
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makes complete sense. i'd call the doc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:36 PM Flag
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thanks, I did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:37 PM Flag
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^^ waiting for response [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:37 PM Flag
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I think about a week but I had to call them to find out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 07:51 PM Flag
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next day, or same day if they really rush it and get it in early in the moring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:48 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] design moms--has anyone ever bought a piece of furniture from modernreproductions.com? if not, can you recommend a place to buy a reproduction of the eames lounge? tia. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:40 PM Flag
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i wouldn't buy a reproduction..see if you can find a vintage one on craiglist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:48 PM Flag
[ - ] first choice, early decision tt schools -- do you also learn about fa decision at same time? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.03.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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^^bueller? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:43 PM Flag
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No. You do not hear about FA at the same time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 03:35 PM Flag
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what is early decision? aren't all the results going out next week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:46 PM Flag
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they are, unless you applied for early decision, which has already happened. just asking for those who have gone through it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Can you recommend toddler swim classes in Manhattan? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 02.03.09, 12:32 PM Flag
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Go to www.imagineswimming.com>. They're great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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JCC on the Upper West Side. Take Me to the Water classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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swimjim.com - we started our db at 10mo and continue now at 2.5 years. he loves it. they have locations all over Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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ditto on swimjim [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:43 PM Flag
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We like the McBurney YMCA on 14th Street between 6th&7th aves. Sam is amazing, but we love Anna too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:53 PM Flag
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Asphalt Green [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:55 PM Flag
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Asphalt Green on the UES. They have an amazing pool for the little ones--movable floor and heated, and great instructors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:55 PM Flag
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Love Take me to the water, they have a website- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:03 PM Flag
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[ - ] OMG! I'm trying to find out the best way to proceed with a divorce while protecting my dc. Need matter-of-fact advice about proceeding with ending my marriage. and don't get all sanctimonious about my vows either. i took them seriously and we've been through hell together. at this point the damage is done. Don't need opinions on why dh needs to get a job, or could he be a stay at home dad, etc. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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I have a feeling there are some great websites that could put you on the right road- UB seems like a long shot if you want advice on how to do things right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:32 PM Flag
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yea. but was hoping for some real world experience to add to the legal aspects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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You need to consult with a lawyer. A good lawyer will give you directions on what to do. Also pick up some books, like "Congratulations on Your Divorce" and "Cutting Loose" and "Leaving Him Behind" and "Rebuilding". All of those are amazing resources for those going through the process. Google lawyers' websites in your area, usually they have some basic info on the process on their sites. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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happily divorced mom here. what do you want to know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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did you start preparing for it long before? i'm wondering about siphoning off some money to save in order to pay for it, move, etc. And do I leave with dc? or do I stay in the house with dc and kick dh out? most importantly, is there a way to make this less traumatic on 3yo dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:49 PM Flag
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NP: Yes, set up a bank acct in your name only, and make sure he doesn't know about it. NY laws are different from the laws where I live, so check your local family law websites for laws, but I think you have to prove "cause" in NY so start recording anything and everything he has done that has led you to this. Document with dates and details. Do not leave the house if your name is on the title/lease. Talk to a lawyer before you decide whether you or he should leave. Also, find the "best" lawyer in town (Especially one who specializes in fathers rights) and meet with him or her. If you meet with a lawyer for a consult your husband legally cannot hire him. So you won't have to worry about that. One last thing: some men threaten to fight for sole custody and threaten to take the kid(s) away from you. That is BS. You would pretty much have to force feed your kids cocaine in front of the judge in order to have them taken away from you. Its an empty threat and don't let it get to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 10:04 PM Flag
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You need to talk to a lawyer before you talk to your dh. The lawyer should help you assess the economic outcomes, but know that this will be a painful process no matter how ready you are for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:57 PM Flag
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For your kid's sake, read Mom's House Dad's House. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] For those SAHM's who have dh's who work long hours, what, if anything does he do for chores, and, how many dcs do you have? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 02.03.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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He helps me get the kids to bed when he gets home if they are still up. Otherwise he helps on weekends with laundry, picking up, vacuuming, and things he deems "man chores" which is code for play time in the garage. We have 3 kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:32 PM Flag
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1 dd, he barely does anything, he puts dd to bed once in a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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He thinks to work outside home is enough, it's my job to do everything else, because he already provides for the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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I work full time with long hours. Don't do anything at home. Except for putting dd to bed most of the evenings. Not for the lack of desire but just totally wiped out by the end of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:49 PM Flag
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We treat job work time and = to work time with kids. So when we are both home with dc we share the work as in dishes, cooking, diapers, etc. He hires out the cleaning and landscapping [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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If one spouse is home all day and the other works, it's bullshit to expect the working spouse to help with the stay-at-home spouse's work. Pull your own weight! Do you drop into your spouse's office during the day and help with his/her work?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:50 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you do/say if dc has a trust and dc does not think their future spouse will sign a pre-nup? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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legally the trust is theirs (when the appropriate age is reached), and if they are adults at the time of marriage, I don't think you can force the pre-nup... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:31 PM Flag
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i woudl say if your child is old enough to get married s/he is old enough to decide waht to do about this on his/her own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:31 PM Flag
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it's his money (that you "truste" to him) so that's his decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:32 PM Flag
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Does the trust have an "age" at which the dc has full access? If you can help to push that age up to an age of reason, you might feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:54 PM Flag
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yes, typically. often it's a one-third payout every 5 years (25-30-35, or 30-35-40 is typical) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:55 PM Flag
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I have a trust and had to sign a paper when I was like 16 that basically made me promise to get a pre-nup before getting married or I risk being disinherited. So I was legally bound when I got engaged. Also, the future spouse can also be protected in pre-nups, so really it's in both parties best interests to sign one if there are significant assets on either side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:38 PM Flag
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^^ I should add that it isn't just my trust alone, it is for other family members as well, so in signing the legal document we were all protecting each other against losing money in case of divorces... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:40 PM Flag
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didn't think you could legally "sign a paper" at age 16, when you are not an adult. doubt this would be binding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:01 PM Flag
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I would say dc is marrying someone pretty cool and you are lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:56 PM Flag
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Is the trust a premarital asset or does it become marital property when it vests? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:58 PM Flag
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OP- the trust will start a payment at 30 years (though some of it can be used to cover college costs or say down payment on a house). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:04 PM Flag
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The trust is for dc and siblings. I would not want a divorce to take away from the younger siblings since it would pay for their college, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 02:19 PM Flag
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trust is a legal entity separate from your dc. dc is a beneficiary of the trust. it would not be deemed a marital asset. only if dc decides to commingle the payout from the trust with the spouse, then the commingled asset, if not titled in trust's name, would be considered a marital asset. further, it is likely op signed this prenup promise document when she was 18, not at 16. when the beneficiary reaches the age of majority (18 in most states) then the beneficiary/dc must be notified of this trust. it's difficult to keep the trust "quiet" until age 30 even if the payout isn't until then (that's how the trust may read). of course, in reality, there are many trusts that are never revealed until post-18. anyway, as one of the responders said, the prenup protects all parties. dc and future spouse. also, if trust has multiple beneficiaries (dc's siblings, etc) then it would be most prudent to have this prenup. having said all that, again, the trust is a legal entity separate from dc and dc's spouse cannot be a beneficiary to the trust. so as long as dc's smart, all assets from the trust should be in trust's name even after withdrawal in cash form to purchase another asset, e.g., withdraw trust funds to purchase a house - where house is titled in the trust's name, not dc's name. dc and whomever dc chooses, can live in the house, but it's the trust's house. if dc and dc's spouse should divorce, there is no marital asset to fight over - they had the privilege to live there, not the right to ownership. very very very legally binding. same with art - own in trust's name, there's never an issue as to who's the owner - neither dc nor dc's spouse. it is a pain in the ass, unromantic approach, but if you want black/white, cut&dry, then keep all assets in trust's name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.04.09, 07:05 AM Flag
[ - ] I know some people have posted it before. I want to know any good couple/marriage/individual counseling? need it.. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:29 PM Flag
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My location is in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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Ivan Bresgi on the upper west side. changed my life. google him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:39 PM Flag
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Thanks..will google him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Anybody else's baby claws and pushes them when they breast feed? When does it stop? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:28 PM Flag
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yup. my LC had me bind my newborn's arms to his body for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:30 PM Flag
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use mittins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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It's not just the clawing and pinching. She pushes me constantly and is generally active. It's honestly getting annoying. She also started popping her head off to "look around". She even does it when it is calm or completely dark in the room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:36 PM Flag
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how old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:37 PM Flag
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6.5 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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are you sure she's hungry when you offer? its possible she's ready to drop a feeding. try holding the hadn that is loose, and if she bites or won't stay latched, stop teh feeding for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:43 PM Flag
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I don't know. If I don't give her the breast when she wants, there's hell to pay. She gets extremely upset if I "close shop" when she just doesn't seem that interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:29 PM Flag
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don't fear, they cahnge their bfeeding habits all the time, i.e db tried to bite for a bit then stopped. Moved around a lot, then was calmer. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:36 PM Flag
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It's been going on for 2 months! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:36 PM Flag
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could u pump more and do bottles if it really bothers you. My dd was very active when i tried to feed her, I'd see these other babies that would jsut nurse quietly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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I try to pump regularly, but it's very hard for me to pump. Even with regular use, my breasts just aren't very responsive to the pump. With great effort for a few hours, I can get 4 oz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:42 PM Flag
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My dd liked to punch me - she would literally wind up and smack my chest with her top arm. She is almost 1 now and only punches rarely. She likes to touch my mouth and nose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:42 PM Flag
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yes, she likes to reach for my face or hair as well, but the clawing, pushing and pinching are more of her usual repertoire. I had a bruise on my left breast where she liked to claw me. My breasts are like iron breasts and resistant to much or her attacks so I dont bruise or scab anymore. i just thought that by now she would start to settle more. instead she seems to be getting worse and it has become very difficult for her to even go to sleep nursing because of all the crazy activity. Sometimes, just when I think she starting to get really drowsy she pops off and turns to look around! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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Switch to bottle and formula [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:45 PM Flag
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I agree, give yourself a break if it is too hard. Plenty of healthy children were raised without breast milk. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:48 PM Flag
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She's driving me nuts in general. And she is such a light sleeper! Every little sound will wake her up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:50 PM Flag
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I stopped nursing around then for these reasons. DS was constantly pulling off, hitting me, too interested in the world around to nurse, really. I pumped for about a month, then switched to formula. He's 3 now and healthy as a horse (and seems fairly intelligent, if a bit silly!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:56 PM Flag
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I will consider pumping and formula instead. I don't an end to this in sight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:15 PM Flag
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get a nursing necklace - which is essentially an infant safe necklace of plastic beads in pretty colors and shapes. it gives baby something else to do with that free hand and can make a world of difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:19 PM Flag
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hmm never thought of that before. Sometimes I bunch up my shirt by my breast so she can grab that instead. It lessens the scratching but not the pushing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:27 PM Flag
[ - ] ugh. I've become one of those women I used to marvel at who said that things were actually easier without DH around. I like the calm and the long evenings to myself after dcs are in bed. sometimes dealing with marriage/living with another person, work, and child-rearing just feels like way too much. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:26 PM Flag
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my dh left today, coming back Friday. I'm already hating it, But he does a lot around the house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:28 PM Flag
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OP and mine does, too. It's not that, it's just, I don't know. I miss the personal space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:31 PM Flag
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I enjoy it when DH is gone too. Nothing wrong with that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:29 PM Flag
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me too! He likes the space too, the time to miss me and the db. I think this is only natural. I get to go to bed when I want, watch whatever I want on tv etc! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:37 PM Flag
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ita. it's 100 percent easier... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:33 PM Flag
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I am a thousand times happier as a single mom than I was as a married mom. I can't imagine sharing my "me time" with someone else. I think I would be resentful. I love the quiet evenings the most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:39 PM Flag
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I know what you mean - I love my DH, but sometimes it feels like I have one more DC to clean up after. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:39 PM Flag
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me too! so sick and tired of having no "me" time. dh is a bit of a baby as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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OP and I don't even feel that way about DH--he does his share around here, etc. It's just like I miss being single or something. I want to eat ice cream for dinner and read novels or watch TV instead of make a dinner and sit at the table and talk or whatever. Somehow it's gotten to feel like an obligation, which i feel guilty about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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Maybe he feels the same way? Maybe you should tell him this. I think if I told my DH this he would not mind. And would be totally happy playing video games while I read! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:56 PM Flag
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Yeah, maybe. I think we used to do things differently before dcs. there was time to eat together and still have time alone before bed. everything is so much more compressed now, you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:58 PM Flag
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Better than to mention it than to stew. I know how you feel. Maybe there is some way that you can do separate things together. Maybe DH also has things he wants to do like surf the web and you can have a more casual dinner and then sit together and do your own things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:03 PM Flag
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Thank you for posting this. Sometimes I feel guilty that I feel this way. I love it when DH is not around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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this is only natural I think. everyone needs some alone time. It is nice to be able to miss the other person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:49 PM Flag
[ - ] claremont prep or calhoun? all things being equal, which would you choose for 1st grade dd? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 02.03.09, 12:25 PM Flag
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?? Don't you find them to be very different? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:26 PM Flag
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They are literally night and day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:27 PM Flag
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Calhoun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:27 PM Flag
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For us, Calhoun. They're really in such different locations too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:34 PM Flag
[ - ] I live in Midtown West. My preschool choices are pretty much limited to the Westside Y, Family School West, or 43rd St. Kids, right? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 02.03.09, 12:25 PM Flag
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BTDT. the other places to look: Rocking Horse, but that's at 68 ot 69, and there are both preschool fo america and star america preschool in the neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:29 PM Flag
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There used to be something in the W50s with Star in its name - All Star Preschool Starts, can't remember. Also that one down near the Trump buildings, don't remember its name. My youngest is in K and my memory is challenged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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Woodside is the one by the trump buildings [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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Thanks - what did you choose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:39 PM Flag
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family school west. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:40 PM Flag
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Are you happy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:42 PM Flag
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yes. my 2d child is there now and we've liked it. but i know families that have been happy at 43rd street and the Y. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:44 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:44 PM Flag
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one issue -- if you care about exmissions help, 43rd street isnt really focussed on that, as opposed to the Y or FSW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:54 PM Flag
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I don't think co-op schools will work for us at all, so FSW is the best bet at this point. But I don't know if montessori is right for my dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:04 PM Flag
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we weren't sure either based on what we'd read. but we really liked waht we saw when we visited. also i think with 43rd street you can opt out of the co-op if you pay more? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:08 PM Flag
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Oh, I didn't know that - I'll look into it. I like the Montessori philosophy but not sure if it fits my high energy, much more into building than doing letters kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:14 PM Flag
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my first kid was pretty active and he did fine. but you really need to see it before you decide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 01:18 PM Flag
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If you are Jewish you could consider Habonim in W60s or JCC w76. It is a horrible nabe for preschool. There is a church on W57th between 9th and 10th with a preschool, but I think it is pretty religious. There is also a new day care center on W55 between 9th and 10th, it might be worth checking out, but don't know the name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:33 PM Flag
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Tutor time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:37 PM Flag
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It would be much easier for me to go lower than higher, but there's nothing in the low 40s/30s,. right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:39 PM Flag
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The one on West 57th is called Open Arms. I know someone whose dc goes there, and they like it. It's not at all fancy, probably more like daycare than preschool and a mix of socioeconomic backgrounds, but the staff is apparently very warm and loving, and it's a nice place. Not somewhere where you'd get help applying to ongoings. Also, what about Garden House or St. Bartholomew's on the East Side? Depending on your location, these may be as close as the ones on the west side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:41 PM Flag
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I could look at them - we could take the bus crosstown, I'd think. Thanks for these responses - happy to have more! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:43 PM Flag
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River School and all those preschools in the Trump bldgs in the low 60s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:35 PM Flag
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Chelsea Day School [ Reply | More ]
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Where is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:43 PM Flag
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32nd and 5th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.03.09, 12:46 PM Flag
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TY [ Reply | More ]
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