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[ - ] Jogging stroller - Bob or Kelti? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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BOB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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bob [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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depends on how much you jog. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Which non-cell phone, non cable service do you use? I want a landline for emergencies only. Are they all the same these days? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.29.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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we have verizon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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us too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:00 PM Flag
[ - ] the Real World is scary!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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oooh which part? I am a closet fan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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there's this scene where all of the guys are taunting Greg to fight...getting in his face, screaming, throwing things, punching the walls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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they cast people based on their propensity toward psychosis. its not "the real world", its "the psycho house" [ Reply | More ]
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TIA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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Meant ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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the fight scene was crazy and intense. Greg acts like a 15 year old - but will and dave are down right scary when upset. And - Reva is not attractive- why fight over her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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i had no idea why they were fighting, didn't watch the whole episode, but the fight was intense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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they don't like greg - and were sick of his childish antics - last straw was him messing with their toothbrushes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:02 PM Flag
[ - ] 4yo has copied his preschool friends and started the horrible process of name-calling. You're a baby, you're a car, you're a Power Ranger head, you're a horse. Yesterday, he called a babysitter who was over watching his younger brother a "monkey" and guess what, she's black. (He calls his brother that too, and doesn't mean it in the slur sense). We're teaching him to lay off the name calling, but other than that, what are you doing at this age to teach sensitivity to people with disabilities, different races, etc? And what should I have said to her? I corrected him in front of her, but didn't make a big deal about it....thanks! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:43 PM Flag
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I would have made a big deal of it. That is very time-out worthy imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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np: i disagree. i think calling someone a fatso is bad. calling someone a monkey when it was not meant as a racist slur is not bad. i do think it has to be addressed, but it's not time-out worthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:50 PM Flag
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Let me be clear, it wasn't the monkey comment as much as the whole name-calling thing. That needs to stop. Fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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i don't allow name calling but i only send for timeouts or any kind of punishment/consequence if it's a bad name. (doodyhead is usually the favorite in my house) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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He wasn't being racist - no reason to make a big deal out of that incident. I would just try to talk about name calling on a regular basis, how it isn't nice, hurts feelings, etc... We are in the poopy head phase here.. ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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I actually think its pretty funny -- not because its o.k. but he's just a kid and I'm sure you were horrified. Hopefully she knows he didn't mean anything (racial) by it. Don't make too much of a big deal, talk to him about how it makes him feel when someone calls him names and teach him to be sensitive to someone's feeling is the way to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 02:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you think the less a kid has, the more they will do. It seems like the greatest artists,minds etc were the ones who had to struggle. I'm starting to think that when I buy every art supply imaginable for my 5 yo to paint with, it sort of kills her desire to paint. Any thoughts on this? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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my most successful cousin is the one who grew up in a tiny 1 br apt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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well, there are two things...first of all, yes, indulgence and coddling do stifle passion and drive. there are all kinds of struggle, i mean, people can struggle to overcome the coddling, but that goes against most people's grains. just human nature. second of all, 5 year olds don't really work on that level so don't worry about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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^for most of our generation, you had self esteem DESPITE your family, not because of it. this new trend to tell a kid "you're the best at everything and anyone who says otherwise is a damn fool" is so crazy to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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i don't think so. i do think you can spoil a child and give them too much and it kills their desire and incentive. but i don't think a person has to struggle to acheive greatness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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I don't think it is always related. I do think that if you give a kid everything and expect nothing, you are setting him/her up for a life of disapointed entitlement though. There is nothing wrong wtih giving your kid tools he/she needs to learn things like art or music, but you should probably make him earn some of what he needs or wants at some point. 5 may be a little early but whenever you give an allowance, he should pay for some extras. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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np-ita. I have to resist the urge to go out and buy every book or material there is when dc have new interests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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I agree with this philosophy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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I don't think it's al;ways related. I admire people who have bootstrapped themselves to success and there are a lot of them, it seems, but I grew up relatively wealthy and was very, very driven. I think it was pure competitiveness. I will say, however, that my parents never overindulged us. I am trying to do the same with DC. It's hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] How involved is your dh with dc's preschool? I'm secretly envious of the moms whose dh's do occassional drop off/pick up and attend school related functions. Seems their kids are the most confident ones at school too. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 05.29.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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dh hardly involved at all. signed currently separated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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At our school, I think there's a pretty clear pattern: DHs of WOHMs are much more in the picture. No surprise, obviously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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np: at our prschool the most involved dads are dhs of sahms with nannies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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Same at my school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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At ours it's either the DHs of WOHMs, the DHs who run the hedge funds and can show up to work when they want, or the SAHDs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:24 PM Flag
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My DH is in IT and has the same flexibility when it comes to showing up to work whenever he wants. You don't have to run a hedge fund to be able to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:40 PM Flag
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Who said you do? I'm talking about my preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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Dh is juggling 2 jobs. It's difficult for him to make time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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At my dd's prek, all the dads and the moms show up for everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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We both woh f/t so we pretty much split drop-off. (He travels more than I do, so I do a bit more.) The babysitter generally does pick-up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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That's us too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 06:13 PM Flag
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dh drops kids at the school bus every day and hangs with the other parents. He's on the Dad's committee. Attends just about every play, meeting, etc. He hs done pick up as well and did it more when he was between jobs last year. Before we had the bus, he did drop-off twice per week (but not for pre-school as it started too late) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:24 PM Flag
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DH does drop-off, I do pick-up. Since we have two toddlers at home he usually takes the time off from work and gets involved in school activities (field trips, etc.). When I was WOHM (I am SAHM now) the roles were reversed (he did pick-up, I dropped-off) but his work is so much more flexible that he did most of the field trips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:38 PM Flag
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Dh very involved in school duties. I didn't give him a choice of opting out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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Very. More involved than some of the moms, honestly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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my dh was the class parent this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:22 PM Flag
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He does dropoff every day and we both go to all functions where parents are invited. And DC is very confident; I never thought about that being related to DH's involvement, but perhaps it is. I am a FT WOHM, btw (DH works FT as well). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 05:50 PM Flag
[ - ] what is your 2 mo feeding/sleeping schedule? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 05.29.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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At 2mos DB was eating every 2hrs (bf w/supplements). And napping every 1-1 1/2hrs for 1hr. Think that often is unusual though. Bedtime @ 7 - slept 5-6hrs then up every 2hrs for bf till 7am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:12 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone visit storyland amusements in nj? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.29.08, 12:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you do private school if you were us: 3 children, we don't live lavishly but work hard and two incomes are pretty much needed to cover mortgage, childcare, school tuition, two vacations per year. Not in debt (other than huge mortgage) maxing out 401k but no substantial savings beyond that. Zoned for BAD school. Future increase in HHI possible but by no means certain (or dramatic). "Normal" G&T possible for Child 1, not unlikely for Child 2 and unclear at this point for Child 3? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.29.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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You lost me at "don't live lavishly" paired with the subsequent examples of same... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:43 PM Flag
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np: it's all a matter of perspective [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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OP: don't get it? What's lavish? A mortgage? Childcare? Preschool tuition? Admittedly, we could do away with vacations and stay in Manhattan year round in addition to working full-time ?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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that's exhausting [ Reply | More ]
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why did you move to a bad school zone? I would move to a good one and not worry about private [ Reply | More ]
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ita [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Fantastic deal on apartment, difficult to move now... [ Reply | More ]
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where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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I would decide based on the indiv dc. If #1 is suited for G&T go for it. Then decide for other ones. Are they currently in private preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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Yes they are. This is probably good advice. Although I work FT and would love to have all kids in the same school for simplicity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:50 PM Flag
[ - ] what is the best jack johhnson cd? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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Jack My Johnson, the handjob sessions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:47 PM Flag
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Yes, google that title and check it out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Is 8 mo too early for hummus? TIA 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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no should be fine. cousin's baby love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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that was my guess - thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Just found out I am having my 2nd boy...what is it like?? Do you miss the girly stuff? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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nah, boys are delicious in their own way. plus you don't have to buy a bunch of new clothes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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I have 2 boys and think it's great. I'll miss the girl clothes and stuff, but other than that, I'm thrilled with 2 boys. Mind you, the 2nd one is still tiny so.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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i was psyched when #2 was another girl- i like having 2 of the same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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i like the girly stuff, but maybe he'll be gay which is, like, extra fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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I have two dd's and love them being friends, etc. Although I'd love two ds's a lot of time b/c the dd's are so HIGH DRAMA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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As a mom of the boys this is one thing I am grateful to pretty much not deal with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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you should be. the drama wears me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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np- how old? my dds aren't any more dramatic than boys, yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:46 PM Flag
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I love having 2 boys. I don't miss the girly stuff because I've never known it I guess. They are 1yo and 2.5 and really starting to play together. It is very sweet. I am sure I would have felt the same way if I had a boy and a girl or 2 girls though. You get what you get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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Yes, you are totally right. I don't know why I am getting hung up on the 2 boy thing... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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You can look forward to a future with a lot less drama and don't forget, you don't need to pay for the wedding! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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Love my 2 boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] just watching sleepless in seattle for the first time. it's a really cute movie. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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that houseboat is for sale - 2.5 big ones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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hmm. a little out of my price range :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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it is a great movie and the part where he is describing grief is so on the mark. The part wher he is talking to the therapist on the phone about reminding himself to breathe. Perfect description [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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ita. i recently had a miscarriage and the things he said really hit the mark. the things about his own emotions and also how to relate to what other people were saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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yep. Get's me every time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:40 PM Flag
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love that movie. whenever I used to have insomnia, I would watch it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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it's great. i love movies that have a story, have characters, and are clean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone suggest a good place to go for lunch/drinks...looking for an open air (or garden) type tavern or cafe to meet friends - downtown. TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.29.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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home used to have a little back porch that was cozy. bistro les amis is always good-one of my favorite restaurants and never had a bad meal there. recently ate at 12 chairs, it was good. odeon. gigino by wagner park [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I just caught my 3 yo son attempting to feed half a Flintstone vitamin to the cat. Unfortunately, I think the cat actually ate it. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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cats are pretty good about yacking things up if they're bad...just make sure you have lots of food and water out for the cat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Ds just turned one- any suggestions on good dvd's to purchase? Beside baby einsteins?? Thanks!!! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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We like the Curious George ones. Very gentle, cute, not boring for adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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which ones there are sooo many [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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Mine loves the movie. The music is awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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np: Funny, I have them. George is so naughty and he never suffers the real world consequences of his actions. I realize it is make believe and all but I think it sends a bad/the wrong message. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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blues clues is visually interesting. maybe brainy baby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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I second Blue's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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the Bear in the Big Blue House series is great. Very good music, nice subjects, not irritating [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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I love the Classical Baby series that HBO put out (art, music, dance). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.29.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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