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[ - ] Speed Racer for almost 6 yo? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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6 yo will love it--you will HATE it. bring earmuffs/eyemask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Feel bad turned on t.v for my toddler who kept ruining dd's playdate now all the kids are sitting on the couch. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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isn't it toddler's naptime? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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No, he napped very early [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:35 AM Flag
[ - ] If you had a child with issues, mild or severe, would that prevent you from having any more? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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no- and it did not! It can be more challenging, but still would not have stopped at that child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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How about a third? That's where I am today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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i have 3. didn't realize all the issues before 3rd, but still would have 3rd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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It didn't. I have a sensory kid with socialization issues and having a second helped her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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OR: Same here and ITA. I can't decide if we should go for a third. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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i am or below. i dont know the specificity of severity of what [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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oops is your child's particular situation but i can tell you that people probably regret more not having another child than having another child just as a general comment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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nope. i have three and one is severe ADHD and i think it would be even harder for her if she was always under our microscope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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i am thankfully not in this position. but my good friend has a child with issues and had more children after that. i think it's very hard for her. she spends a lot of extra time on the child who needs extra help. i don't think she regrets having the kids after, but it's very hard for her. and i also see some behavioral issues with the younger kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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Yes it has. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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it stopped us from #3 (ds was not dx until after #2 was born). not so much the fear of another child with SN as much as the fear of being able to give the attn, time, energy, $ to each one that they needed. it is really still painful but logically approrpiate decision. not so much emotionally appropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 03:33 PM Flag
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LOOK AT THIS POST UB...it was originaly posted at 2pm but because of the way you guys sort etc you are getting someone replying at 5pm even though I am sure the poster has long since left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 03:39 PM Flag
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Actually that's how things go on the SN board. It is a much slower board. It's only because it's also x-posted to General Topics that it's noticeable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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went on to have 2 more dcs. they are the best help for oldest dc w/ "issues". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 03:46 PM Flag
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It prevented us from having a second child. I knew the chances of having a second child with autism were higher (and also realized that dh's family has other men who have "issues" which meant that we have it in our genes) and I just didn't think I could handle two kids with autism. I know we're supposed to have faith and roll with the punches, but I didn't think I could handle it. I was also scared that a second child might have issues more severe than our ds. Plus, I knew that it would be hard for me to enjoy the pregnancy and the first year of the baby's life always wondering and looking out for issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.30.08, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Question - who pays the bills in your house. I do, in ours, because i find the writing of the checks somewhat cathartic. I don't like to pay bills online, and I am not a huge fan of having the money just taken out. I forgot to pay one bill, the phone bill, and so now he wants to take over the job. He said he thought more men pay the bills - i said no, not true. So, am i right? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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I pay the bills, all online. I've made mistakes before, but DH never tried to undermine me like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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I wasn't clear - he wasn't undermining as much as that was his way of saying that perhaps i had too much on my plate. And i do, but I like to do that. He can do the grocery shopping and the kids homework! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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I hear you now. If you enjoy it - and I do get that cleansing feeling of killing off bills. Then keep it up. I agree with you on getting $ taken out, but I love paying online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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LOL - I pay all the bills in our house. Not dh's sort of thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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almost all I know, the women pay the bills! My mom did so when we grew up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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I don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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I don;t even see the bills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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I do, online. Should give it to dh for 6 mos just to see what he does with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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dh here - i pay the bills. dw wouldn't even know how much they are or who we pay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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thats me...I spend most of the $$$ but I never look at the bills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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My DH pays the bills. i'm more of an earner/spender type [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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DH does but only b/c I made him. I always did it (I'm older than he is) and I thought it would be agood for him to learn how himself. Sigh. He doesn't have a good system though and things are getting paid late. GGGRRRR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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he does. becuase I can't be trusted to do it on time. however, regardless of what my "jobs" are, if DH wants to do them, more power to him. No matter how cathertic they may be, I can always take a bubble bath instead :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:32 AM Flag
[ - ] db asleep on my lap. wakes when i move. need to write than you notes, fold laundry, get coffee. stuck here with computer and tv, but nothing helpful/productive. frustrating 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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cool. Guilt free UBing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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Yes-0 you are being productive and helpful to DB, and yourself if you allow it. the other crap will wait- you will miss this immensely- do it as much as possible now. Too many babies are not held enough by their parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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Awww, you will look fondly back on when db was so small and able to sleep on you. So cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
[ - ] what's your interest rate on your mortgage? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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around 5.5% I think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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6.125 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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you really need to ask what type of mortgage. fixed, arm, term. you could have apples and oranges here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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5.75%, 15 year fixed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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5.25, 15 yr fixed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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5.0 - 15 yr fixed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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You also need to ask: jumbo? Coop, condo or single house as each of these has their own interest rates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Have people seen the new press release about the new D2 school? http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/mediarelations/NewsandSpeeches/2007-2008/20080509_foundling_school.htm 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.29.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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Yup. I'm in the zone, so I've been following this closely. There will also be a new school funded by NYU. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:55 AM Flag
[ - ] I have been feeling so insecure lately with my friends (post baby ones) I have decided to back off and stop making any effort, only 2 have called me, guess I now know who really are my friends. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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you sound needy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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wait a minute. you aren't making an effort but the ones who call you are your true friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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I was feeling like if I didn't initated the call/plans they wouldn't and they didn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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but they are sitting at home thinking the same thing about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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I think you are depressed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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how long ago did you have db? Sometimes people assume you are busy with a nb and leave you alone for awhile. Don't be so passive agressive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
[ - ] can i bake breaded eggplant (like for eggplant parm)? i've done it with chicken and it comes out okay. trying to make it a little bit healthier 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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wholefoods.com has a recipe fir baked eggplant parm-- it's great, tho it takes some time (not a quick, hands off recipe) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Where can I get soft-serve ice cream or fro yo between Rock Center and Grand Central? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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there is tasti-d in Grand Central, near the entrance by the Kenneth Cole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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corner of 53rd and 3rd..Mr Softee Truck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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there must be a McD on the way somewhere [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
[ - ] How many weeks and how much is your dc's camp costing you this summer? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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1/2 day, 4 weeks, 1200 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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5 daqys a wk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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yes, I'm in the burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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3 dcs..various camps (1dc at 3week sleepover) $5,000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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2 week gifted camp 1250. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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gifted!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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Yeah, wish it was cheap! it is a 'gifted' camp at a university for children who excel academically [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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CTY? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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Nassau, kids come from all over [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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Look into CTY /Johns Hopkins when dc is older [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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is that in the city? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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my brother who's now 30 did that camp when he was in 8th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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did he like it? ds is going for the 1st time this summer..6th grader [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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2 weeks 9-5/ 3 dcs $2,100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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3 weeks Math camp about $3,000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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where is this math camp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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6 wks, 3 days a wk 9-12:30 $240 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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LI btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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one is 8 weeks, $550. the other is $100/week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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That's pretty good. Where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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queens. tehy are both backyard camps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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What does that mean? Someone's house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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yeah. they do it in their backyard and inside the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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2 dc's, about $1200 each for the month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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$100 total, 9-3 (must pick up for lunch) outdoor parks dept camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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love that . i used to be a counselor at a prks dept camp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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What is your personal opinion of them. Do the kids get totally neglected b/c it's teenagers watching them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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the opposite...the teens really get into it..they usually play WITH the dcs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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^^at tleast in the camps I worked and the ones my dcs went to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:26 AM Flag
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Great to know. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Our hhi is 200k. We could afford private pre-k but applied to public instead, and got in. That will save us $15-20K next year. Fair? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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yes, why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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Why not fair? Don't you pay taxes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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Yes. And you could argue that keeping wealthy families in the public system is a good thing socially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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Of course it is fair, you (or your landlord) is paying taxes. Our HHI is much less than yours ($150k) but we opted to do private pre-K instead (full day) instead of public. It was cheaper than hiring a person to do drop off/pick up and spend the rest of the day with the kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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actually unlike the rest of NY state, NYC doesn't really raise it's revenue from property taxes. It is from income taxes and commercial taxes. This is why when my family in Long Island bitches about my low property taxes I smile and keep my mouth shut. (I've explained this to those ignorant asses a million times but they just. don't. listen.) Well, I picked nice friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:24 PM Flag
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Yep, same here. Private was cheaper than public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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What school did you get into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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I'm envious. We are in a similar situation, but didn't get into public pre-K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:04 PM Flag
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We have the same income, but chose private because we thought the education/program was better. We got scared when the acceptance letter had words that were spelled incorrectly... Also the public option was strange hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 08:17 PM Flag
[ - ] 8 wo has stomach virus-- nothing serious, diarrhea, slight rash over face and chest. sleeping so much today-- okay? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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I would call ped ONLY because DB is so young [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:09 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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went yesterday. he told me what else to watch for and how to solve bad diaper rash from diarrhea. didn't say anything about upping sleep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
[ - ] OK- which type of diet should I go on? Need to lose weight for family reunion in 2 months. Was thinking of doing Jenny Craig for a month. Work ft have 3 kids 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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i do jenny now and depending on how much you have to loose, you can drop 10 pounds in a month. just stay away from the shelf stable things and get the frozen foods. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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what are the shelf stable things? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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I have lost 11 lbs on JC in 3 weeks and most of the food is pretty good. I like that I don't have to think about what to eat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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do you have to pick up the foods yourself, and have you cheated yet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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how much is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
[ - ] we need to let nanny go. I like her but DH doesn't. anyway, DH doesn;t want to give her notice and then let her watch DS, knowing that we fired her. He wants to call her on a day that she isn't working (she is PT) and tell her than we won't be needing her anymore and that we will send her a check for 2-3 weeks severance. Is this awful to do? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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ITA with him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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I would tell her in person, and give her the check when you tell her. What your DH proposes is very shitty assuming she did not do anything to deserve firing (stealing or mistreating dc sort of thing). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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i think people do that. esp if it's because you don't like her. if it was becaus you were moving or something like that, there wont be as much hostility [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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we are moving. but he doesn't like her anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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So just tell her that, give her severance and say good bye. Why this over the phone crap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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Decent people don't do this over the phone. They do it on nanny's last day and don't let her work for you once they tell you, but they will tell in person and give severance in person. OP sounds she'd prefer just to leave a message on the answering machine. Come on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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she didn't say she'd leavea message on the machine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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it should not be done over the phone. She should pay her in person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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I agree with DH. Let her go and pay her. If you are no longer using her, people are human- you never know what someone's irrational anger will cause them to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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^^oops- I meant I agree on letting her go the same day as paying her, but not over the phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
[ - ] does anyone have experience with clomid (or something else to get pregnant) while breastfeeding? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
TTC 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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I don't think you're supposed to take any fertility meds while bfing. Why would you do that? I'm not sure any doc would even explore those options while you're still bfing - that really messes you up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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yeah, cause i'm 39 and needed help the first time, and wanted to keep bf...anyway i figured it's a bad idea just wondering, you never know what people have done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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