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[ - ] Best playground in NYC? Not the one closest to your house, but the one you'd travel for. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.28.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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What if the one closest to my house is the best? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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Which one is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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I love the one down in battery park city overlooking the water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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the one we travel farthest for is the Sprinkler pg on the West Side Highway and the one in Tribeca.....we live in East Midtown and ride bikes there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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what is the sprinkler pg on the west side highway? where exactly? tia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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jane street, I believe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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Is there one with a bar? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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If only [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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excellent idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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the pirate ship one in Dumbo is fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Was talking to a mom in the playground today; I don't know her that well but she seemed sort of strange (stranger than usual). Then she turned and breathed on me and I realized she was drunk. Know this is naive, but felt sort of shocked to see a mom drunk in the middle of the day that way. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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i don't think that's naive of you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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i admit i'm totally naive but i once had a coworker who had a drinking problem and it really took me by surprise. i mean, it was ten o'clock in the morning. gave me the creeps. the sad creeps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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Is this a mom you know? Can you tell her dh - her child is in danger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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so sad. when I was growing up, my mom had a party. a woman was talking to a family friend, asked if he wanted a vodka on the rocks, he said sure, she pulled the bottle of vodka out of her purse (my mom wasn't serving vodka, just wine and beer). the woman later died of something alcohol related-cirrohsis (sp?) of the liver. at thist time, she had two kids who were like 10 and 12. v. sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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did she have ice in there too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:30 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 33 wks 3 days with twins. I was told today that I am on "watch" for developing preeclampsia. Anyone have this? Anyone deliver early b/c of it? Thoughts?? TIA 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.28.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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Maybe they are just being cautious bec known to happen w/multiples. That said I went 39 wks w/my 7lb each girls so think positive & keep up the good work ( take lots of naps!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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Wow! Good for you! My scheduled c-section is at 38. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone recommend a good spanish language class for 3 year olds? Gracias. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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If you're in Manhattan, check out La Escuelita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:23 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone use one of those bid sniper sites for e-bay? I keep losing on everything I bid on! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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no but I did use that text msg option and won a pair of Japanese Weekend maternity pants that I HAD to have! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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esnipe.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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I use justsnipe.com all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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I snipe it myself at the last minute but have used Esnipe in the past. Hate that now you need to buy a minimum of $5 credit because I rarely use it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] the mom on supernanny is 24yo with a 5yo, 3yo and 20mo! wtf? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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she locks them in the room! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:09 PM Flag
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she does? i missed that. i feel so bad for her. she is 24 for goodness sakes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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^^^and the dad is 25 so not much better either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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I have the same age kids and I can see why that would be tempting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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my sister has that. she's 26 now and has a 4yo, a 3yo and a 1yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think it is possible for someone to live with someone for 40 years and not realize that they had developed a drinking problem? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.28.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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of course. everyone has a different threshold for what is problematic vs. what is merely heavy social drinking. My mother didn't drink any more than any of her friends, but it was too much for her. She got cirrhosis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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Really? Are you sure that she didn't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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I hope that didn't come off as snarky, but I would have thought that about my mom who never appears drunk and never seems to have more than two drinks, turns out she has a secret vodka habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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No worries. I know she was sneaking it for the last 6 months before her diagnosis, but I think that was just because she was feeling like shit, and it was the only thing that made her feel better. But for the years before that she didn't really drink that much. She was affected by it strangely, though. One or two drinks made her very drunk - almost like her body couldn't process the alcohol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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no, whether or not they acknowledge it or not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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What if the person is a very high functioning and very closeted alcoholic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:11 PM Flag
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you know, even if you are in denial, you still know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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I am not talking about myself. I am worried about my mother and really think that my father has no clue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:15 PM Flag
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your dad knows something is off but may not be able to figure out what. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:22 PM Flag
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Possibly, but his kind of clueless in the absent-mind prof way - too engrossed in his research to realize what is going on. It literally took him 20 years to figure out that she dyes her hair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:25 PM Flag
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yes and no. I think it would be a matter of what you let yourself see. Perhaps if you were very busy with a big family, you might not take the time to realize that a problem had developed until family life settled down. I think it's fairly common to be a bit surprised by what your spouse has grown to be, after all of the kids leave the nest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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Are some people just more clueless and/or self absorbed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:18 PM Flag
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So, what do you do when you suddenly realize that some one close to you is an alcoholic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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al anon is a good start [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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Have you gone? How was it helpful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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coming from a family of alcoholics myself, the best thing to do is go to al-anon meetings - they are for the family members of alcoholics - big help for me, my mom, my stepmom, etc etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:24 PM Flag
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I think I might try, but am nervous. I looked at their website and none of the questions really apply to me. I am 35, have been out of the house since I was 18 and just started suspecting there was a problem about 4 years ago. She is very high functioning and I can't really tell how it has affected my life except that I am now worried about her health and I wonder if I should hide all the booze when she comes and claim that I have become a tea-totaler. Does that make sense. She was a great mom, for the most part, and I don;t think she had a problem when I was growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] any advice from wohms? i am thinking of not using a nanny next school year and instead taking dc (2yo) to a drop off place near me. my options are a babysitter who takes all ages and is in a great location or a playgroup for 2yo's (more structured day) that is not in as good a location. the playgroup is less expensive but the babysitter is more flexible (i can pick up when i finish work. the playgroup ends later so i'd either take dd home early on a regular basis or maybe extend my work day). any thoughts? tia. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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babysitter. Having someone with flexibility takes so much of the pressure off when you are a wohm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:12 PM Flag
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thanks. i love the idea of a group structured for that age but i think the flexibility might be really helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:14 PM Flag
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I don't think group structure is too important for 2yos. There will be other kids to play with at the babysitter's though, right. That is important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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that's true. either way, it'll be more kids to play with than a nanny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] this board is so lame. so slow. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone own the canon sd850 or sd870? do you recommend it? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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I have the 870. love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:02 PM Flag
[ - ] i've been eating a fair amount of deli meat and cheese and i 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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sorry - i'm prego. is this really awful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:01 PM Flag
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some people don't give it up at all but I've heard stories of db's dying of lysteria...few and far between but it's happened. i'm also pg and have eaten deli meat a few times, also eat feta and blue cheese [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:02 PM Flag
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It's the one thing my ob tells me really not to eat. That said, I do eat it while pregnant as long as the source seems reliable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:03 PM Flag
[ - ] 7 or 8 wks pg w/ #2 and i'm having a hard time not telling people. w/ #1 we waited til after 1st trimester to tell. dh is very cautious/superstitious (even though last pg'cy was fine). do most people wait til 12 wks pg to tell people? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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I waited until after amnio to tell everyone except family and close friends. Not sure what I'll do for #2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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I've had 3 miscarriages so I waited as long as possible to tell people...into my 5th month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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def wait, I lost mine @ 3 months & it was awful talking to people afterwards who kept asking about the baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] when does the risk of miscarriage become small? i had a miscarriage at 5 weeks a few months ago and wondering when it is safe to tell people this time. thanks!! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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after 9 wks the risk drops greatly, not much diff btw 9 and 12 wks. good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:03 PM Flag
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it becomes gradually smaller each week, but 14 wks is a decent amount of time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:03 PM Flag
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I've heard that once you see the heartbeat the risk drops considerably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:04 PM Flag
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when does this usually happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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some people see it at their first ob appt around 8 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:10 PM Flag
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