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[ - ] Any ideas for paint color for bedroom for both boy & girl to share? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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green? yellow? red/white/blue? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] WWYD. Nanny has jury duty. Anyone had this happen, what to expect? How many days? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I sent my nanny to JD with a letter explaining that she is irreplaceable at her job and needed at work. I am a np and while my patients can go one day without me, neither my patients nor the hospital can go several days without making advanced plans. The judge let her go. [ Reply | More ]
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good idea. what would you have done if she were picked? do you still pay her salary? I can handle two days of chaos at work but anything more and my life is hell. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I know someone who wants in to a prestigious public school that accepts some out of catchment kids. I was present as she discussed working her contacts to the principal of the school. I find this so unfair. AM I totally naive? is this how it works? Are out of catchment kids the kids who are connected, w/a sprinkle of diversity or nclb? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Unfortunately yes. Most all the kids I know got into one school this way. We played by the rules and dc goes to an ok school, but certainly not this prestigious public gen ed. Sad isn't it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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get a life! [ Reply | More ]
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you've got a lot of nerve! [ Reply | More ]
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This is how many (most) public schools operated in NYC until the last few years. The DOE has increasingly clamped down on this sort of thing. Not to say it doesn't happen anymore, but it's harder to get away with now. The overcrowding issues makes this VERY hard to get away with. [ Reply | More ]
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which "prestigious public school". Is there such a thing? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Expecting first baby in about 3 weeks!!! Advice on what to bring with me to the hospital? Am I totally INSANE to pack my hairdryer? TIA :)! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Flip flops for the showers. There was a built in hairdryer in the bathroom at NY Pres. [ Reply | More ]
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Search on this on UB there is tons of list already. I would say get a number to a lact. consultant if you are planning to nurse. GL! [ Reply | More ]
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the only thing you NEED is a camera. the rest is just degrees of comfort. A blow dryer was not on my list. keep it simple - if you forget something, you can have it brought to you 24/7 - this is NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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This is the best advice I'd read. DB came 4 weeks early and we had nothing other than a camera, small toiletry set, bathrobe and slippers. I was FINE. These women who say you need CDs, candles, blow dryers, their own advil, several changes of clothes etc. are off their rockers. I was shocked at how much I bled and I would have never wanted to wear my own clothes. I was happy putting my own robe over the hospital gown. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^Thank you! You can really drive yourself crazy putting stuff into an overnight bag!!! [ Reply | More ]
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uh, no. The only thing you NEED is your body. [ Reply | More ]
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ok - fine, grouchy mc groucher. you can buy a disposable camera at the gift shop. You only NEED yourself to be there. [ Reply | More ]
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What I was happiest having was a cooler filled with beverages and snacks and earphones for the tv. other than that, I needed nothing. [ Reply | More ]
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This is so true. I had Wheat Thins and clementines after both of my deliveries. They were perfect. Hospital food is very bleh. [ Reply | More ]
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a doula [ Reply | More ]
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A big plastic cup! You will be SO THIRSTY, and not every hospital has anything other than coffee cups. I brought one to both of my births. [ Reply | More ]
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and tea that you like - but I am picky about that [ Reply | More ]
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Emergen-C. [ Reply | More ]
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books to read to the baby, snacks, warm blanket, pump [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are your favorite household items that you cannot live without? I am crazy about my label maker and my salad chopper. 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] I don't have a single Xmas gift idea for DH. Not one. This depresses me (and we're not even big gift people). 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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What is he into? [ Reply | More ]
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Beautiful wooden box, tickets to a jazz club or other concert, special pen. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] what do you think it means that 8 years into marriage I'm realizing my sweet DH is actually something of a bully (not physical)? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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Either you are only just realizing it or that you have allowed yourself to be bullied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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^over the years and he has got into the habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 11:39 AM Flag
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Honestly? Nothing's black and white. I'm sure there's something about his assertiveness and his decisiveness that you like in other contexts. After eight years, you're probably somewhat complicit. Maybe that's what bothers you. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^I also don't think there's anything wrong with a couple having a dynamic where one is somewhat dominant, so long as both are happy. No idea what your situation is, though. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Would it be tacky or OK to give people (grandmas, etc) professional photos of the kids without frames? Or must I buy frames and put them in? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 11.30.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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go to the Jack store or 99 cent store and get a frame [ Reply | More ]
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must frame [ Reply | More ]
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op: that is my inclination, but why? [ Reply | More ]
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b/c you want them to be able to immediately display your gift, w/o having to go shopping for a frame. [ Reply | More ]
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incomplete without frames [ Reply | More ]
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Frame but you can get nice ones for $10 at target and BBB. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not going to, but that's because they're getting shutterfly calendars and they've both said not to buy them anything for Christmas. (But under other circumstances I probably would frame.) [ Reply | More ]
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What about those refrigerator magnet frames? My family all put theirs on the fridge and love those [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'd say my issue with the surrogate article in the NYT is not the surrogacy issue, the baby nurse issue, the wealth issue or any of it. It's that the author felt the need to mention her many homes (irrelevant to the story), her GPS device (by brand), and all sorts of other status items. I get that surrogacy is for the rich (esp. after 7 failed IVFs), but is she really that unself-aware? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] husband and i are doing "crying it out" with 3 mo dd. tell me it will be okay? didn't have to with 3 year old dd...she just knew how to put herself back to sleep. son doesn't ... and the fact that it takes at least an hour to put him down for naps....that don't last long and then he needs to be soothed to go back to sleep is making me crazy. just need a supportive nod from someone out there. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone else think that both the CGPS and Anderson threads are fake? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ditto. plus in discussing the matter with close friends who hae btdt, I would say this is common. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. The OP never answered any questions or posted again. That always smacks of fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 02:23 PM Flag
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The poster who said she never puts stock in what anyone outside a school says, only those who actually have dc attending, is right on the money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.30.08, 02:26 PM Flag
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True but two points: 1) You have no idea on UB who is posting & whether they have kids there or not; 2) Everyone is different. Your best friend at the same school may hate it there while you love it. You have different kids, different expectations and different experiences. [ Reply | More ]
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np: but I do find that I have a sense of these schools by accumulating posts in my head about them over time. seems there are certain things that come up over and over again. [ Reply | More ]
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I think that may be a false sense though. It could be one poster posting similar things over and over again. [ Reply | More ]
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Also, it's the folks who are disgruntled who are most likely to air their grievances. I hardly think we have a fair representation of families from each school on hear. IMHO, it's most often those who kvetch. [ Reply | More ]
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i disagree. when people ask about either a or n here, most responses from those who claim to be there are positive, and if anyone dares post something not fawning about either school and claims it is first-hand, they are instantly accused of lying. [ Reply | More ]
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I've seen the opposite more often actually. Someone posts something positive and everyone else tears them down for it. [ Reply | More ]
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no way. all the, "hi, celenia!" snarks alone are more than any posts tearing down the positive ones from a or n moms. [ Reply | More ]
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np - Man, you go back a few years, don't you? I don't think that Celenia has been mentioned for at least 2 if not 3 years [ Reply | More ]
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i just did a quick search. it seems like it's as recent as july 15, 2008. that's what makes it so bizarre. as if celenia actually gave a crap at this point. [ Reply | More ]
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np: I actually think there are unahppy people at anderson, as elsewhere. why wouldn't there be? Is everyone happy anywhere? [ Reply | More ]
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I know for a fact that the CGPS one is fake. [ Reply | More ]
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Simone? Are you on UB? [ Reply | More ]
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yes, and we haven't yet making these deals. op probably had a situation like this in another year, ended up being shutout when she didn't act, and is now still upset. [ Reply | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
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I definitely call it fake on the "WWYD? DD scored 99's across the board" mom!! [ Reply | More ]
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Is she the one with the supposedly PG kid in the 2nd tier prek? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes!! [ Reply | More ]
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Agree that post was fake. [ Reply | More ]
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this is so sad but I remember a post from the summer where a woman posted that she couldn't decide between Ethical and Anderson - and then posted a few days later how sad everyone was who responded to her post and that her DD was only 3 or something. Some people love to either stir the pot and get everyone upset or somehow feel they're getting attention. Crazy! [ Reply | More ]
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np: that sort of post makes you SAD? geez...you need to have a few real sad things happen to you. [ Reply | More ]
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You need reading comp help. [ Reply | More ]
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ahh..you may be right. at any rate, I think that sort of fake post is different, with different motivations behind it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] want a professional piano (i.e. not a toy) for a toddler age3. any recs on brand and where to source? thanks. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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