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[ - ] 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
[ - ] In your opinion..what is the best day of the week to have cleaning person? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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I would think thursday or friday so you will have a clean house for the weekend and be able to relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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whenever they can come! Wish I could find someone that was reasonable, and speaks English. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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mid week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:09 AM Flag
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i like midweek too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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For me Monday. My kids trash the place over the weekend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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monday. we wreck the apt over the weekend. and it is nice on Sudnay (before going back to work) to no have to do dishes or straighten up. And then the apt is clean for the whole week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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do you have to pre-clean? straightne out? un clutter? before cleaning person? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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all I do is sort out the stuff for dry cleaning from the laundry. Nothing else. She is the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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First thing in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
[ - ] I feel so bad - I used my cuticle scissors to cut my ds' toenails and now I'm afraid she might have a fungus in/on her toenails. I, of course, have gotten rid of those scissors and gotten her a pair of her own that I will only use on her. Her skin is peeling around the toenails too. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do to help fix this problem? Thanks. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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take her to the ped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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Yes, I will be doing that. I have an appointment next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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Use some lotrimin and give yourself a break [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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use vicks rub on her feet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:07 AM Flag
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That's a joke, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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No- seriously, it has been shown to help foot fungus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:09 AM Flag
[ - ] 19 weeks pregnant (w#3), wohm, so run down and sick all the time; morning sickness, and now a cold/sinus thing that won't go away; suggestions for getting better and getting more energy? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:00 AM Flag
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try and sleep- I know that is hard, BTDT. Do you work FT? Is there any way you can reduce your hours for the week? That can help. Also, drink plenty of water and up your protein. I found that helped. ANy time you can force your other kids to nap or have quiet time- nap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Somehow now that I realized that having three children is not really that bad, i.e. not that much more work than two kids, I think I want a fourth one. 48 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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I have 3...so did my sister--she decided to go for 4 and got TWINS. I decided to stay at 3 because this was the 3rd person that I knew that jumped from 3-5dcs. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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yeah, twins is an entirely different story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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big big surprise. she was freaked when she found out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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ita. having three was easier for me than having two. we are ttc'ing again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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go take another valium [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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and sleep it off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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how old is #3? That tends to make a difference in your outlook. I felt that way at first, then when he and the other were another year older, life got too hectic and changed my view [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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ita see below [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:07 AM Flag
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how old are your dcs? I have 3 all in school and it seems to get more difficult--homework, projects, sports teams .I spend $300 a week on food alone. I am kinda glad I did not go for #4--I thought I really wanted it..but life is good with 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:05 AM Flag
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Just figure out the college bills you'll be stuck with before you jump the gun on that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:07 AM Flag
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Uh, it is not my plan to fund my kids' college tuition in its entirety. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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well, it is not about 'funding it' but the reality check is that they will consider your income, etc in giving kids any college financial assistance, loans etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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first of all, my kids are still, young and I have no idea how many of them are going to go to college. Secondly, I firmly believe that they will be old enough to support themselves at that age. We can contribute that much, student loans will pay for some of it, a job on the side will pay for the rest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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old enough to support themselves? at 18? okay then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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yes, at the age of 18. I will darn make sure that my kids will be mature enough at that age to have a life on their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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lolol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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there are lots of great jobs available to HS graduates at 18 that allow them to live independently and pay their college bills [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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are you serious? tell me how a HS grad earns a living wage, with no connections getting him that great internship, or no special talents (sports, etc) opening doors right out of HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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ITA, this type of attitude will really hinder your child. I'm 33, and it's not like when I was growing up and college kids were happy to wait tables and babysit all summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:58 AM Flag
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come on, I was sarcastic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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right -- because you will have control of everything, including their maturity level. good luck with that. do you plan to have them contribute room and board while they are still in HS? sacrifice extra-curriculars and typical teenage activities to work odd jobs after school and on weekends? sounds like a blast of a childhood! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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huh? we are talking about college, no? If the kid is not mature enough to hold a steady job he is not mature enough to go of to college. as long as they are living under my roof I supply everything. Once they go out to college they are on their own more or less. We are always willing to help out but we are not the ones you can come back every time you need a dollar or two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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college is about studying, learning, participating in extra-curricular activities, socializing -- becoming a well-rounded, confident person. ideally, it's not about attending classes all day, and working an odd job in the evening to pay for living expenses, unless the parents really can't afford to help. i am not saying that an 18 year old should be free to backpack across europe on mom and dad's dime -- but i am saying that being college aged doesn't make one an adult capable of fending financially for oneself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:53 AM Flag
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yes, but how do you plan to make sure your kids are "mature enough" to "have a life of their own" -- i assume you'll need to start preparing them for financial independence well before the college years -- which means they'll be foregoing many of the activities i listed above while still in HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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different strokes i guess. for my sibs and me, college wasn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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^^^wasn't optional. same for my dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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what are you going to do if your child will refuse to go to college? disown him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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np: if my kids don't go to college I am done supporting them once they graduate from HS. If you want me to continue paying your bills you will go to college. Worked well for me and my brother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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she won't refuse. as did none of my sibs. when you are brought up in an environment where school and education is valued, and is not optional, but an integral part of becoming an adult, then college is just an extension of HS, and going is a fact of life -- my sibs and i never viewed going to college as an option. we always knew, from early on, that after HS we would go to college. grad school was the optional component (and we all went on to earn post-grad degrees as well). my parents took a second mortgage out on their house to pay for college for all of us -- it was that important to them. rarely does a kid who grows up in a family that values secondary education decide, on her own, that college is optional (IMO). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:45 AM Flag
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I'm not sure about this, and I grew up in a family and in a wider group (excellent private and boarding schools). I think some kids *shouldn't* go to college. My brother, for instance, who never went despite a top notch education in primary and secondary school, and now owns a very successful chain of sporting goods stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:57 AM Flag
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i qualified my post by writing that it was my opinion. i have never known a person who came from a family that ingrained education as a value into their kids at a young age that opted out of college. i'm sure it does happen, but i would bet opting out is the exception, rather than the rule. that said, i concede that college is often wasted on the young. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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Why not? If parents can afford it, it's their responsibility IMO. I wouldn't have a 4th if that would put me in a financial position of not being able to afford the others' college tuition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:25 AM Flag
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see above. I went through college w/o parental support and did just fine. Loans and job held me above water. It was a great learning experience and kept me down to earth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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np: So did I and DH but we had to go to crappy state schools as that was all we could afford. We want better for our kids, plus the cost of college has gone up so much that taking loans for all of it is near impossible these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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there are many options out there. Again, this is 18 years out. Until then I will rather make sure that we have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and bills are paid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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If you're in a situation where paying for food and shelter is an issue, you're not in a place to be having a third or fourth child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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dude, I am able to pay the bills for a family of 6 or 7 if I had to. That does not change my opinion about how I am supposed to pay for my kid's college education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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Then you are incredibly selfish to not pay for college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:00 PM Flag
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ah. well, call it what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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General Topics 05.29.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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different strokes as somebody said above. For me there is more to college than just education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:50 AM Flag
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College is not about learning to keep your head above water with loans and jobs. And it's a very different world from when you went to college, I'm guessing. I think it's horribly selfish to saddle your children with college loans if you have an alternative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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Ooof. overpopulation much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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oh please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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Why is it not OK to bring this to the table? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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Having 3-4 kids in a family, when the us average is under 2, is not overpopulation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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so long as you truly want a fourth one and adding 18 more years of childrearing to the family, and arent just pining for another newborn which i think is a very common pheomenon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Childhood best friend needs advice. She moved to a new town when her dd was born, made a bunch of friends and sounded very happy. Always busy at one bday party or bbq or playdate or another. But she keeps hearing about this one going to lunch with that one or a few couples going out, and unless she initiates, she feels like she often doesn't get included. I WOH, so not used to this. Don't know what to tell her. Make new friends? Initiate more plans? Any thoughts? She's a great girl, sux that its so annoying. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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Same thing happening to me. I have decided to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing (not to say it isn't hard and I don't have my feel sorry for myself moments). I can't stand how insecure it makes me feel, I realize that clearly these friends are not as close friends as I had once thought and try to accept the relationship for what they are. I have started to reach out and meet new people as much as possible and still continue to be friends with the other but with less expectations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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She needs to stop being so insecure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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its like dating friends. tell her to initiate. she wont make great bonds with everyone, but may find a few really close friends. its takes work to keep any relationship going, even with friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
[ - ] How old were your dc when they were potty trained? boy or girl? Any pointers? thanks 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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Girl, just before 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:09 AM Flag
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2 girls, 3, boy 3.5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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i have a almost 20 mo old girl who is regularly using the potty but still sometimes wets when preoccupied...is this normal will she be pottied trained soon or am I going to be doing the half potty trained thing forever! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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normal, but remember she will have accidents for the next 2 years possibly. They are still little and their bladders have to catch up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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dc#1/boy--2y6 month..dc#2 girl same...dc#3 boy 3y 5 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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DB #1 3.6, DB #2 2.11. #1 has special needs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:05 PM Flag
[ - ] When is it generally OK to take down a top-of-stairs gate? I have a 2yo who can go up and down--my worry is that she'll somehow fall down when she's running around. There's no carpet on the stairs. We just painted and DH doesn't want to bother the PIA install again. I'd just put a pressure gate in the hall, but I can't block my older dd from getting to the bathroom quickly. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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we still have ours up for that reason, and our youngest ds is 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:02 AM Flag
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My 2.5 yr old doesn't need a gate anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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I would keep it up still. My concern was when they are sleeping and if they should wake up and wander in the night, then they could possibly fall. One night I found our toddler wandering, and I had been asleep, did not hear her get up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:14 AM Flag
[ - ] I am sure i'll be flamed for this. I am asian and I feel bothered by seeing white couples with adopted asian children. I know intellectually that these kids will have much much better lives then they would have in their home countries, but deep down I feel this deep rooted hostility towards the parents. It's like the child's culture will be completely erased. And when I hear about how these parents "teach" their kids about their culture, I just think to myself "Don't kid yourself. It's NOT the same thing." It's very irrational of me, I know, but it's hard to let go. It makes me sad. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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I see what you are saying but just look at the bigger picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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well, that's what i am saying. i know it's irrational and i know that the children will have better lives but i still feel this way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:00 AM Flag
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maybe you should take it upon yourself to adopt a few Asian children and teach them about their culture properly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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if i couldn't have children, we would have adopted a chinese baby, no question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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i think i see what you mean. and i never said this here b/c i know i'll get flamed and possibly even insult some people. but there's something that always felt almost sancimommiesh about adopting children from a different culture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:06 AM Flag
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OP, then start a foundation that gives these kids back their cultural heritage. Do something, don't just whine abou tit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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you see, that's my point. you can't LEARN culture like that. it's something that you are raised with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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Well, not necessarily. You can convert to judaism through classes that teach you about culture and rituals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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lol. do you think a "real" jewish person thinks that someone who converted as an adult is a "real" jew? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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good to know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:35 AM Flag
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yes, they think of them as real jews. that being said, there are a lot of nuances to a culture (as opposed to a religion) that are hard to pick up. judaism is a religion, you can teach it to someone. you can teach about a culture, but you can't learn a culture unless you live it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:46 AM Flag
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not asian, but I agree with you. as an adoptee, I always feel a loss for them as they will mourn the loss of their heritage and any knowledge of who their birth family was [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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that is good to hear. it's not like i am saying "white people shouldn't adopt other kids of different races" it just makes me a little sad. either way i still think that you have to have a lot of love to give if you are willing to adopt a child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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I don't think your point of view is crazy; I might feel the same way in your shoes. Does it help when you get to know the white families who have adopted--and see that they're doing their best? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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i know they are doing their best and that these children will have much better lives with their parents than if they were in China. it is entirely irrational of me, i know and i would never begrudge anyone of their decision to do this. i know a friend of mine who is white might adopt a chinese baby if IVF falls through and I 100% support it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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actually, htye may not have "much better lives" I can't stand that rationale for adopting. Who aer we to say that because someone has more money or material things, etc that it makes it much better? The child will suffer that loss, and bear that with them for their life. Many have abandonment issues, whether ackowledged or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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it's really not about the material things. i don't think a child without parents will have a very good life in China, or any other 2nd or 3rd world country. it's bad enough in this country, where there are laws set in place. these children would have HORRIBLElives in their home countries if no one adopted them. i am not saying that children who grow up with parents in these countries will have better lives if they lived here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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My neighbor adopted a Chinese girl and has a major holier than thou attitude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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By attitude, I mean she had to travel around the world for her dd and all I had to do was push an 8 lb baby out of my vagina. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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you shouldsay to her "wow. glad i didn't have to do that" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:22 AM Flag
[ - ] ungrateful and overpriveleged vent. my cleaning lady used to be my savior. now i keep things under control better and so all i notice is that she's not careful about the vaccuum cleaner and she always leaves the kitchen floor dirtier than when she started. and that she rinses out the mop in the sink and then doesn't clean the sink afterwards. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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^^^otoh, she's vaccuuming as i sit here UB'ing. so i probably should just shut up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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why not tell her not to do these things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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at one point, i told her to rinse the floor with water as well. and she did it for a while. i guess i should ask her again. her english is not that great. i don't think she'd understand about the vacuuming or the rinsing the mop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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I can not have a cleaning person..for these reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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how much per year do you spend on cleaning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:00 AM Flag
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on this lady, about 1500. in the past year i think i hired someone else once and i paid my babysitter extra when she helped rearrange dcs closets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:04 AM Flag
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I started doing it myself..after all the damn pre-cleaning..I just thought, Hell I am halfway there..I'll just do it myself. Full disclosure--all 3 dcs are in school and I work 1 hour per day, so I do have a lot of time now. I treat cleaning day like a workout [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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i think i might start doing that. i'll probably wait until after the summer when dcs go back to school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:19 AM Flag
[ - ] I could be your DH - scary? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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i doubt it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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hey, its possible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:03 AM Flag
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def not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:59 AM Flag
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I doubt it. I am a DH myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:00 AM Flag
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ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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Well, if you and the OP get married in Mass., you'll be recognized here, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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not a chance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:35 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm not your stereo typical beer and steak kind of dad BUT if that was my young daughter being kissed in those pictures with that twisted cult leader in Texas -- I would have locked him in a car and set it on fire. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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I would support you in that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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We were at the movies that night, right? -op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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what pictures? do you have a link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:08 AM Flag
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They obviously are not graphic. I think that makes them almost more twisted... http://news.aol.com/story/_a/photos-released-in-polygamist-sect-case/20080529090109990001?icid=100214839x1203014281x1200118895 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Where can I buy Zoya nail polish (formaldehyde free) in Manhattan? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 05.29.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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[ - ] I hate it when I have to make a "production poop" at work 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:54 AM Flag
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wha? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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you know, when it's a prodution [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:56 AM Flag
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i hate it when people post things and i just can't figure out what they are talking about. what is a production poop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:56 AM Flag
[ - ] For NYC moms/dads, do you wish you lived elsewhere? 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.29.08, 10:51 AM Flag
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No, not at all. Tried living elsewhere, but came back (twice). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:56 AM Flag
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i want to get out of NYK. sick of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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new york kingdom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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it's Party Country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 08:09 PM Flag
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not at all, but planning a move to CT nonetheless and dreading it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:09 AM Flag
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don't do it- I live in CT and it is world away from the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:10 AM Flag
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where in CT? how long did you live in the city and do you ever get used to not being here? give me everything, the good/bad/ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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Westport. Good: Beach, Tennis, Golf, Schools - no pressure about preschool etc, Yard for kids to run around, Big Supermarkets, Trader Joe's, Levitt in the summer, great stuff to do with kids, Bad: Restaurants that are lame and dead by 10pm- forget about it during the week, nothing to do at night except play Bunko, go to dinner & movie, Lack of Energy in the air (except in the summer at the beach or Levitt), SAHM act like they are still in High School, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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scary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:23 AM Flag
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brother lives in westport, but no kids so your perspective helps. we're thinking of fairfield. how do westport folks generally look at fairfield folks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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I live in Fairfield. A lot of people in Fairfield cannot stand Westport and would never live there. My sister in Westport says no one says boo about Fairfield. There is a bit of infighting within Fairfield - some sections hate other sections etc. Seems like reverse snobbism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 08:22 PM Flag
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mostly traders. a lot of irish people. not as intellectual [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.08.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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Do you have dc is elem school? how good are the schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:59 PM Flag
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sounds good to me. Ever since the children things like restaurant or things to do after 10pm are not really on our things to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 02:06 PM Flag
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np: we live in westport and love it here. if you are a confident person and don't get caught up in the bs of some sahm groups all is well. i've met some great down to earth friends here. no, the restaurants aren't world class restaurants like in the city, but if you are so lame to just care about your eating experiences, then westport isn't for you. keep in mind that the city isn't that far and one could go in for a nice meal every so often. we left the city and haven't looked back. i think it's all in attitude and perception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:36 PM Flag
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ita, it's always about attitude/perception [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:38 PM Flag
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NP--WHAT IS LEVITT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:38 PM Flag
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outdoor concert place - free concerts Tues-Sun in the summer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 08:23 PM Flag
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actually eating is a huge part of life. One of the biggest reasons to stay in the city [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:47 PM Flag
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np - Me too! And the huge ethnic variety here, including the hole in the wall type places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:08 PM Flag
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i guess. i guess i just don't live to eat the same way you might. however, i've found a good bunch of options re: restaurants in the area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:28 PM Flag
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NP. I think the OR gave a very balanced view of the pros and cons of living in Westport/a suburb. It's completely different to be able to walk a few blocks or take a cab to an endless supply of great restaurants, and having a community has its drawbacks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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Its the energy thing though. So intangible, but so so so important (I escaped back to the city from CT twice. Never going back!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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sometimes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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Not a chance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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General Topics 05.29.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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no. i just wish i had a country house too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 02:04 PM Flag
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it's hard to not like a place where it is a nonstop flight to the rest of the world. tried booking a vacation today. wanted it to try the US for a change. could not find any good hotels, good food, etc... all up and down the Atlantic Ocean coastline was one sad state of affairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 02:08 PM Flag
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I would shrivel up and die. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 02:08 PM Flag
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General Topics 05.29.08, 02:09 PM Flag
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Not at all. This is the best place for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:38 PM Flag
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Usually not, but this week my car was broken into and vandalized by someone who left their drug paraphenelia behind in the car. They destroyed my kids carseats. The cops did nothing but take a report and did not handle the drug items. I had to take them out of my car with gloves. This is when I don't like living in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:39 PM Flag
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Why do you have a car here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:40 PM Flag
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lots of ppl have cars in nyc - we did - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:41 PM Flag
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I do too but I have a garage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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^^I mean, I don't have one, but my car stays in one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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My husband's job involves driving to different job sites throughout the city and the local burbs. WE can walk to most stuff in our neighborhood, but there are still some places we have to use the car for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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Also, oldest DS's school is about a mile walk and in bad weather, its great to be able to pick him up if the car is available. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:43 PM Flag
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to get away for the weekend. to drive to the fairway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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yes. and no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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no. but i do wish i had a vacation house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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np: that would help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:03 PM Flag
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thinking about moving right now! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 04:50 PM Flag
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Not really for now. The school thing is annoying though. I really liked Sydney (warm weather, beaches throughout, you can have a house without an hour commute) but my family is here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:07 PM Flag
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we moved to australia - pretty good decision so far - only miss NY occasionally - don't know if I could have lived anywhere else in the US though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:12 PM Flag
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Not at the moment. Moved here from London and much prefer it here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:13 PM Flag
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Funny, London is the only place I'd move to! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 06:16 PM Flag
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I wish to live elsewhere [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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Lately, I wish lived someplace with a little outdoor space, just enough for a few green things and a grill. I guess we could do that in queens, but we have a good deal in Manhattan, and DC's school is 3 blocks away. If we had a country place and/or a car, I guess I wouldn't feel quite so trapped, even though I know we are lucky, good school close to good apartment we bought years ago, though it is small (1 bedroom). But I always feel trapped when summer comes, because when you have no outdoor space, summer is the same as winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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ITA. get yourself a little cabin by a lake in a place like sullivan county. it has changed my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 07:44 PM Flag
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We looked into that years ago, Katerskill Realty, but didn't pull the trigger... do you think there are values there now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 08:20 PM Flag
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yes, there are great values there. prices are coming back down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.02.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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yes. I crave a slower pace and more nature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 08:28 PM Flag
[ - ] have the opportunity to stay in a free timeshare in marbella, spain in february. anyone know what the weather would be like and if it would be worth it? also, what would be the best airport? any tips would be much appreciated. tia 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:50 AM Flag
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don't know about the airport, but if you go to weather.com, you can put any city in the search box and it will tell you about that place. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:52 AM Flag
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I went around Labor Day a few years ago and it was really lovely -- not sure how warm it would be in February. The closest airport is Malaga. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:53 AM Flag
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did you go with kids? i'll have a 5 year old and 2 year old with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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Marbella sucks, worst food ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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