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[ - ] DC was accepted to public G&T for K but applying for private K this fall(fall birthday). Super intelligent and artistic, interested in drama, dance. Which is the better fit between Dalton or St. Ann's(I know it is longshot but IF DC were accepted both). Which school has stronger academic and fullfilling DC's interest more? No flame please. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 07.08.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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What was your feeling when you toured them? What vibe did you get? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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I haven't toured them yet. We will in fall. PSD says we should try these 2 schools for DC however DC left preschool already and ready for K this fall. PSD said we don't need her help and DC is bored with preschool. Ready to move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.08.08, 01:18 PM Flag
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If dc is girl - the girls schools (at least the three TT & MM) are better for this hands down. You should check them out. That said, dc would do well at either St. Ann's or Dalton GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:22 PM Flag
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not necesarrily - I know a number of very artistic dcs at St Anns and they are far ahead of their peers at B, C, NBS, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:23 PM Flag
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OP: it is boy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:24 PM Flag
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then SA will be better regardless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:28 PM Flag
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Didn't mention NBS - that may be the individual child's talent and have nothing to do with the schools' programs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:26 PM Flag
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I was listing it as a TT school, which I consider it to be. And I think many would say that SA has the best arts programs in NYC regardless [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:28 PM Flag
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It is not TT, though very good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:32 PM Flag
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many consider it TT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:34 PM Flag
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girl's schools better than St. Ann's for arts/drama/dance? I haven't heard this before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:24 PM Flag
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Is Dalton academically better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:33 PM Flag
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no, it is a different structure, but both are very good schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:35 PM Flag
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what g&t did your kid get into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:40 PM Flag
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I'm not op, don't have schoolaged kids yet, but have been through the NYC school system myself, and have dozens (seriously) of younger cousins who are still in school here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:41 PM Flag
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Why think about this now? I would tour them (and others) and see what you think. But I would also look at schools like Nightingale and Chapin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:42 PM Flag
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^^ just saw it's a boy. What about Collegiate or Allen Stevenson? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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not very artistically leaning. I would stick to coed for this type of boy, personally, esp if he's not being challenged by school atm - girls are likely going to be more his level [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:44 PM Flag
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Allen Stevenson actually has a reputaiton of being quite good for artistic boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:46 PM Flag
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Look into it, but it does sound like coed would be good for this boy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:47 PM Flag
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I'd choose Dalton. Their drama program is superb (school produced many actors). Visual arts program is very good. of course, academically rigorous. But if I lived in Brooklyn, I'd choose SA. I'm not a fan of a long commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 02:01 PM Flag
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Good point - OP, where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 02:02 PM Flag
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murray hill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 02:41 PM Flag
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Sorry, but you will not be accepted to both until you are coming from an unconnected preschool. BTDT, got into Dalton because we named it our FC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 02:55 PM Flag
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I think I saw some post saying got into Dalton from public K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 03:11 PM Flag
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Is Dalton structured more? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 05:47 PM Flag
[ - ] how should I spell the name evie with a soft e? The way I just spelled it seems like most wpild read it with an long e...any thoughts... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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two v's - but why that pronunciation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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I just like ie better, but don't like the full name evelyn. Considering just evvy or evvie wdyt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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oops - like IT better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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wwid - name her Evie. its pretty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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ehvie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:17 PM Flag
[ - ] df from college is having major infertility issues, she just confided in me that she has been trying for over a year. I feel horrible for her. She is, however, I would guess somewhere betwn 50-100lbs overweight. Definitely not my place to bring this topic up with her in relation to fertility, right? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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definitely not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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Don't bring it up to her. She could be struggling with PCOS. The weight may not be a factor at all. Just be a supportive loving friend to her--I/F is so hard to go through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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oh yea sure, kick your friend while she is down and explain that when you went to med school, you found out that being 50-100 pounds overweight was the cause of her infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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not the cause, but a factor, right? And I do actually have a PhD in a medical science, not that its the reason I would bring it up. She was always talking about our other friend who struggled with infertility and was a very very thin marathon runner & how she thought the woman should just stop running for a bit and see if it would help! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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You are quiet full of yourself. Lets see... maybe her dh is shooting blanks. You are not acting like a friend. Whats your deal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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why so angry? Jeez. I am not "quiet" full of myself. What is YOUR deal? And her DH already got tested and is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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I'm not angry at all, just calling a spade a spade. I don't buy your act. I think you are rude and most definately not a supportive friend. Frenemy? Maybe. But friends don't need to come to anon message boards to get ideas of how to tell their friend they are fat. And before you assume, I'm a size four with two healthy children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:18 PM Flag
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calm down lady. I've been friends with this woman for 17 years and never once mentioned her weight - why should i care? But I know how desperately she wants a db, and its hard to watch someone go through something, etc... as the woman below said, its her life & struggle but I wish I could help her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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np: I probably said stupid stuff related to babies/infertility before I went through it. Just cut her a break and be a good friend. I/F can totally turn your world upside down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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that makes sense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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Most of middle america is 50 pounds overweight - they have no problem making babies! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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gross generalization. Many of them do have fertility trouble. NYC is not the only place with infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:33 PM Flag
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You really can't say anything. I am watching my friend spend tens of thousands of dollars on treatments, and when her RE told her she needed to lose the weight, she flipped out and got a new doctor. It's her life, her struggle - I can only support her during the hard times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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jeez, what's with the UB'er that went ballistic? You're probably right, it might have something to do with it. Both extreme underweight and overweight issues do effect fertility. It's ironic that she brought up the marathon runner, b/c I know someone that actually did get pregnant after she stopped running 10-15 miles a day. This all being said, I would not bring it up. I find it unlikely that she doesn't already know that weight can be a significant issue for fertility, almost every book says to get to your ideal weight if you're having problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:30 PM Flag
[ - ] which bottles (made of glass or other safe material) will fit on the medela pump other than medela bottles? i noticed alot of bottles have wide necks that wouldnt fit on the pump. TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 07.08.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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I don't know if Avent is a safe bottle, but I know you can buy a conversion kit for about 10 or 20 dollars so that they fit - it may work on other wide mouthed bottles too. I got mine at Babies r us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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medela bottles are safe and I pumped and stored in tehm. fed out of others [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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Good to Grow is a brand that doesn't have BPA and the small-necked bottles fit the medela pump. That's why I bought them. The nipples are kind of crappy, but its worth it to me to have one less step. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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evenflo makes plastic BPA free bottles that fit the pump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.11.08, 02:01 PM Flag
[ - ] dh wants a watch for 40th b-day; brand is Oris - i found one he wants much cheapter online...but need it soon - any suggestions on getting brand name watches for a little less in NYC? i.e. i don't really want to pay tourneua prices. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.08.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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can't you order online with rush delivery? when is bday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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monday - i kind of want to see the watch if possible but may just have to order [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:04 PM Flag
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ok, go to a store you KNOW has it and look at it today, then order tonight [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:05 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is 13 mo and a wonderful, joyful happy little girl. I work pt from home and care for her the rest. I feel like a very bad mom b/c lately I am having a hard time staying focused on play with her and "in the moment." Advice please on how to get through this period. How to engage her more? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:00 PM Flag
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give yourself a break. Dd will have a long life and not every moment has to be "perfect". As long as you don't take bad moods, etc, out on your db, its ok for them to see you quiet or distracted from time to time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:02 PM Flag
[ - ] My blackberry got coke poured on it today and just now I was changing ds and he peed on it. Glad I'm not my bb! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:00 PM Flag
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too bad you'll have to replace it though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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It wasn't too bad, mainly the screen and I had a skin on it, so it seems to have weathered it pretty well, but getting a new one soon anyone that is 3G. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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ok, you got lucky! My dh's got milk spilled on it and now the scroll button doesn't work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:04 PM Flag
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That sucks. Fortunately for me, dh works at AT&T and can help me if I mess it up too badly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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ooh, lucky you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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Yea, except this week when he is running around like a chicken with his head cut off due to iPhone 2 launch Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:07 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Gift ideas for my 40dh? he's not into sports. kinda nerdy. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 07.08.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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Great bottle of vintage port? Nice dinner out alone together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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Port or Armagnac from the year of his birth (Its perfect to drink now). My DH would LOVE that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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I took DH to the Borgata in AC for the weekend. Room service, gambling, sleeping in. It was really fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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I sent dh to space camp for his 30th birthday. Nerdy, but fun. It was over a 3 day weekend for adults and he went with a friend (who I asked if he wanted to go before I booked it.) They had a ball! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:04 PM Flag
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np: My DH would LOVE that, though I assume it's pricey? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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I think about $400, but he drove there so it wasn't too pricy. To fly to Huntsville, Alabama might be pricey. They also didn't stay in the dorm. They got a hotel room at the Marriott on the property. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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i just posted something about my dhs 40th - getting him a watch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:04 PM Flag
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New iPhone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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how about a sexy weekend away just you two... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you do drop-off playdates for your DCs if you have a nanny? Is it reasonable to ask your nanny to supervise a drop-off playdate? how do sahms react to that? tia. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.08.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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I'm a sahm and there have been many times when I preferred the company of the nanny over the mom :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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thanks, I totally get that... but I'm talking about drop-off playdates. My dc is 5 now and I think that's starting soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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I did not drop off my dc at 5. Some do, some don't. Don't feel pressured into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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If dc is not up for it then obviously no, but most moms/nannies do not want to entertain other adult at that point so your dc may well lose on playdates if you have to always come along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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oh well. moms do what moms think are best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:59 PM Flag
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is, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:00 PM Flag
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yes, after my child was in school f/t, he'd have friends over when i was at work. usually that wasn't teh first playdate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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did you pay your nanny more or does it just work out for the times that dc was dropped off at a friend's house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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np: i think once dcs are a certain age (say 4), supervising a drop off playdate is part of a nanny's job description. as long as it's not daily childcare for other kids, it's fine, you don't pay more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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never ocurred to me to pay more. it balances out, and also IME it cna be easier to care for two 6 y.o.s than one (they often vanish for long periods of time). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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There is absolutely no reason to pay more, unless the other child is there 2-3 times a week and there is no reciprocation. But then it's babysitting not playdates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:58 PM Flag
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I think certainly by age 5, most playdates are drop off. the only time i remember my mom at a playdate after that time was if it was with her friend's kids. yes, nannies supervise and in nyc i've never met a sahm who was wierd with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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Yes, my kids have drop-off playdates supervised by my nanny, as well as the nannies/babysitters of their friends. It is part of the job, no big deal. My nanny likes it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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I wohm PT and when scheduling playdates for the first time I usually mention that I will not be there on x day, but if they prefer, we could do the playdate on x day, when I am there. Only once has it been an issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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We've done the reverse--DS has had a playdate at a friend's house with the nanny supervising. I am fine with it. I SAHM and have a little help, but pretty much I'm the one here when a playdate is over. I think either is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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OP: thanks, everyone. this is new territory for me. I'm relieved that drop-offs won't be a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:59 PM Flag
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even SAHM's, or WAHM's, may have a sitter do pick up or handle a playdate if they are jugling more than one kid. its not a big deal to most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:01 PM Flag
[ - ] For those whose kids share a room: How do you move a newborn into a room with older child 2.5? When do you suggest, and who has the earlier bedtime? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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We moved newborn into the room at 3months when I went back to work. It was never a problem. older dc never woke up the baby, or vice-versa. We never did cio. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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how old was your older dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:24 PM Flag
[ - ] thinking of having 2nd db (current db is almost 2), but we live in 2bd apartment (Manhattan). how difficult is it to raise 2 db sharing a room? apt is 850sf. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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you will make it work. don't make family planning decisions based on sq footage. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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mine share and they are 3 and 7. the issue in ym mind is that they are different genders and at some point, i think its better for them to be separated. if you have two girsl ro two boys, its fine (my husband shared with his bro until college). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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so many people do it and manage just fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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if dc's 1 and 2 are the same sex they could share a room for a while, but I'd imagine 850 sq ft is going to get small pretty quickly, either way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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I shared a room with my brother until I was 7. He was 9 - you can make it work for a long time if necessary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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I shared a room too--I meant that 850 might start to feel small as the kids get older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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yes, but unlikely that they'll stay there forever. Also, many many people in NYC make do with much less space and 2 kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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Our home is 750 sq ft. Two boys - 18 mos apart share a bedroom that is very small. It works, but is not comfortable. I never feel there is any adult space. My oldest is now 6. We really need to move [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Trying to transition 2.4yo from crib to big boy bed. (he was trying to climb out) anyway, he slept in it the first night, but the past 2 nights he keeps saying he wants to sleep in it, but comes out of his room over and over so we end up putting him back in the crib because we don't want to force him. any tips on how to make the transition smoother for him 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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leave both in his room and let him pick. it wil pass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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Can you break down the crib and put it out of sight? I think it's easier for them if they know it's a done deal. We transitioned DD around that age (a little earlier maybe) and the first few nights she would pop out of her room. But we just walked her back w/o talking or making it interesting and she figured out pretty quick it was time to just sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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put a gae at his dorr so he can't come out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 01:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you have an embarrassing secret no one knows about? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 07.08.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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I have a secret - dh and I divorced our former spouses to be together. We both made a mistake the first time, fell in love, and got together. Was rough, but we are very happy, living a boring life. We moved, and no one here knows about it. I am not embarrassed about it, but not anyone's business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:51 PM Flag
[ - ] my little sister is graduating. the three older sisters are considering buying her a nice purse. what's a classic purse? was thinking coach but it's a bit tired. any other brands? Want to spend about $200-$300. tia! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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graduating from what? I imagine an 18 year old would have different needs from a 22-year-old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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oops - sorry. college. yes, she's 22. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:58 PM Flag
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Coach is very nice. Also, there are some smaller brands that might be good - I LOVE Rachel Nasvik bags [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.08.08, 12:59 PM Flag
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