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[ - ] teachers or child development experts: what is the phrase that describes when a child moves past rote memorization counting to more concrete counting (like counting how many blocks are on the floor specifically)? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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aw come on! it's the same thing I think when a child understands skip counting conceptually and not just by memory... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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one to one correspondence I think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Nobody is on here anymore. So lame 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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agreed. this is my first time back since having dd and I used to have to hit refresh constantly, now I hit it and nothing changes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Feeling so bored and unfulfilled. Anyone struggle with this? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:25 PM Flag
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Every day, everyday. But...I'm trying to make a list or just sit quietly (when possible) and see what it is that I'd like to do to feel more fulfilled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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you probably have too much time on your hands [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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or: I'm busy as all heck - work p/t and full time mother to 2 dcs. But, I feel bored and unfulfilled some of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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i'm surprised. when i'm busy like that, i don't have time to feel unfulfilled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:52 PM Flag
[ - ] My 5mo has had sudden change in sleep pattern. She was doing 1.5hrs, 40min, 40min throughout the day, but the last two days has had three long naps all an hour and a half. I thought she might have been sick but shows no signs. This sleeping change has coincided with her learning to roll - which means extra exercise and also sleeping on her stomach. Is this a common thing to have such a sudden change? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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Mom truism: just when you have it figured out, the kid goes and changes it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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and I KNOW I am worrying about nothing but as a first timer it just unsettles you when they do a complete change. She wakes up in the afternoon really snuggly and grizzles a bit so I immediately thought illness but it doesnt seem like it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:25 PM Flag
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Naw. She's just a 5mo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:29 PM Flag
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you are in for a looooonnnng 18 years if you're "worrying" about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:38 PM Flag
[ - ] real estate moms: we're thinking of renting out our basement. any advice, ie, things to watch out for? tia 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:17 PM Flag
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don't do it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:28 PM Flag
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Is this a legal unit with separate entrance, kitchen, bath and windows? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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sep ent, half bath, windows - no kitchen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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so how are you presenting this as a rental? Sharing the kitchen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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room for rent. it's actually 2 rooms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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Well its not a legal set-up, can you use it for an au pair? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:38 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.20.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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serial killers and the like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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where? Be forewarned. my grandmother did this in bklyn, the woman ended up being a wacko with a felon brother. woman ended up stalking my grandmother for decades. not a fake post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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outside the city, up north. i will only take a female, preferably a student. thanks for the warning though. it can be scary I'm sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:38 PM Flag
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where is this person going to eat? Will you allow them a fridge, mircrowave, hotplate and toaster oven? Is there more than one means of egress? I'd check into the legality of it. Sounds unsafe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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There's room for a microwave, etc. But could also have them share our kitchen, I guess... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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no kitchen, half bath? you're going to be attracting desperate renters, not worth your headache. these people are going to be living in the same structure, be careful! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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maybe you can rent it as an office. You won't get as much money, but it will be easier for you legally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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rent it out as an artist's work studio. that way you don't have to deal with the residential issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:44 PM Flag
[ - ] If I sublet a co-op, what is a reasonable in terms of showing it to prospective buyers? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:12 PM Flag
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If you sublet, I'm pretty sure you can't sell it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:13 PM Flag
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-- meaning you as the subletter can't sell it. Though that would be fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:14 PM Flag
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but the owner would still want to sell - and would want to show it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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24 hours notice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I a bad mom for not having a 'nursery' per se or any type of commited space for our 2nd db. We live in a 2 bedroom with our 2 yr. old and new baby and just don't have the space. The new baby basically just hangs out with me on the couch to bf and sleeps in a papasan or in our bed. Anyone else? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 07.20.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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I'm calling child services [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:05 PM Flag
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Don't bother - I've already phoned it in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:07 PM Flag
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My first reaction is: for shame! My second action is: Oops! That's me, too! Noooo - you're so normal. It's amazing what kids and babies do and don't need. First and foremost: loving parents and a stable home. I think their own room falls far down on the list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:17 PM Flag
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think about the rest of the world and you have your answer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I am having a sequential screen on Tuesday. Is this different than the NT and the quad screen I had with my db 3 years ago? Just a new name? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:00 PM Flag
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Wow they just drive you newly pg moms nuts with tests now, don't they? I had my kids 7 years ago and didn't even hear the term nuchal then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:04 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm probably admitting this for the first time, but marrying 'up' has proven to be really challenging for me. My dh and I just delivered our first and I find things just so confusing. My db is 1 week old now, and my mil insists that I go ahead and commit to hiring the baby nurse they suggested so that everything works out with our new db. For the life of me, though, I can't quite figure out why I need it. Dh feels that either way is fine, but I can tell he thinks mom could be right. Really, I feel like I don't know what I'd be paying for. I had never even heard of it until his family started talking to me about the new baby. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 07.20.08, 04:57 PM Flag
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I didn't want one either. Some woman can't handle newborns. It is YOUR choice. You are the mommy and it has little to do with money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:02 PM Flag
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op: Really? I thought it was really expensive to not have anything to do with money. It would have cost us $1500 per week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:05 PM Flag
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You don't "need" a baby nurse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:05 PM Flag
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I did just fine without a baby nurse. I'm not the kind of person who likes other people in my space. Do what you want to do. I wanted to spend the time with db, without anybody else except for dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:11 PM Flag
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same, I was nusing and wanted to hang out in my bra with the flaps down to air out nips. Didn't need a stranger in the hosue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:13 PM Flag
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Now, there's a picture! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:14 PM Flag
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I was on the fence about needing a baby nurse but was so happy we had one! I was nursing, and my boobs were hanging out and she did not care. She was a lifesaver for us the first 3 weeks, but everyone has different needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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baby nurses are a bizarre phenomenon limited only to manhattan. just ignore it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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I came from 'old money' and my mom had a baby nurse for all her children (3), and other help. It was what they did. But, when I had my first and someone suggested it, I felt the same way you did. Do what you want and hire a caretaker when or if you need one. I wanted to be my db's mom full time. It was exhausting and sometimes scary, but it was the best thing I've ever done. Good luck and congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Indulgently, we are renting a house in Ocean Beach FI for August. Love that place. Can someone please explain Point O Woods to me. Waspville with a locked fence to keep others out. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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That's it -- it's super WASPy and gorgeous and relaxed (in a WASP sort of way!). There is a tiny general store (and everyone has charge accounts like in the old days) and you ride bikes everywhere. Everyone knows everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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Do you stay or visit there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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I've visited friends there (who are super WASPy)...many summers ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone ever go to Overeaters Anonymous? I'm thinking I may have an issue. What are the meetings like? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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Same premise as AA, I found the group I went to to be very militant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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militant how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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did it help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:54 PM Flag
[ - ] What are some good ideas for weekend activities for 5-year-old girl who would rather stay inside than go out? She is quite shy and doesn't really like playdates either. She always says that she wants to stay in, but has recently began complaining about being "bored" inside. It is like pulling teeth to get her out and she generally enjoys herself once out, but I am starting to dread the weekends. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:37 PM Flag
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how about programs at the Zoo (Bronx or the Central Park), children's science museum in Jersey, movies, sprinkler parks, pool, beach. Ugh, I was the same way when I was a kid. I was always telling my mother I was bored. She used to tell me to dust. I stopped asking her. God, I was a pain in the butt! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:39 PM Flag
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my mom told me only boring people get bored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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Try things that are planned out. Eg art class for the fall. Something where there might be some social interaction like soccer. But get your dd's input on what she would like, but she has to pick something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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think of some science projects she can do outside. like going out at 1pm and tracing her shadow and then going out again at 6pm and tracing her shadow and then comparing the two. think of specific things for her to do or specific errands to run, rather than a generic "let's go to the park". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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library, museum programs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:56 PM Flag
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my ds is like this and he is so shy he won't do anything with other kids. In order to get him out we have turned off the tv. completely. He is communicating more and is doing more activites [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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There is a family/kids art/nature workshop-year round- at Wave Hill on Saturdays and Sundays. It's free w/admission, open to all and happens indoors at a beautiful place. The beauty of it is- you get to share space with other people while enjoying an an individual project. It's a good warm-up to group settings and right outside are hills, gardens and space to run around and explore. My 'slow to warm up' kid has had some very broadening days and made instant playmates in that setting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 10:44 PM Flag
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Make her do chores around the house, if she insists on staying IN the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 11:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Will bagels bought today keep for the morning? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.20.08, 04:21 PM Flag
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mmmm, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:29 PM Flag
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put them in a sealed plastic bag. they will last for 1 day. After that, slice and freeze for toasting later on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:30 PM Flag
[ - ] any italians out there? my fil keeps calling my daughter tsokala, what does that mean? tia 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:17 PM Flag
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not an italian word spelled like that... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:29 PM Flag
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bushy crotch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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daughter of witchcraft [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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^^^no, that's right. daughter of bushy-crotched witch. that's right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 05:39 PM Flag
[ - ] OMG. Tell me I did the right thing. My 93 sweet neighbor lost control of his car and hit my neighbor's tree. (He hit the accelerator in reverse instead of brake). While I was in my driveway, watching the whole thing, I had to yell at my children to get in the house as I wasn't sure where he was driving to backwards. When he finally rolled to a stop due to severe damage to his tire, I asked him to put his car in park. He was shaken up and said I can't. I asked to take his keys out, he did. I asked him who I can call him for him, he said nobody, and proceeded to restart the car. I told him to stop, he shouldn't drive and if he did I was going to call the police. He begged me to not to call the police, but he drove back instead to his house, two houses down. I called the police and a tiny part of me thinks I should have dealt with it provately with his wife. I did the right thing, I know but feel teensy bit guilty since he's a sweet old man. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:08 PM Flag
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I think you are very nice but I'd notify the police and any family he may have. Let the police handle it but keep in mind what may happen the next time he does this, and he'll do it again. There may be a medical problem you never know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:12 PM Flag
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I already did. They were here. I am still shaking. I never had a car careen toward my family before. Hopefully, they'll take his license away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:13 PM Flag
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Your story is very sad. I wish you would stop harping on the possible danger you believed your family was in though, its really isn't about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.20.08, 04:31 PM Flag
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