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[ - ] serious question: pregnant just ate a little chicken salad from a restaurant and wondering if it can give me listeria? I am worried and feeling nauseated and wondering if I should make myself throw up to get rid of it? Please advise. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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simmer down! You still have 9 months. How likely that this one serving will give it to you?! Just don't do it again if it means you will be stressing all day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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i am 4 months pregant so I have 5 or so left. I didn't realize till after it could be bad. What do you think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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how often do ppl get listeria? Not often, so your chances from one time are low. Call your Dr if you want reassurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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The answer is it could but it most probably won't. Don't worry about it just avoid it next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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should i make myself throw up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:44 PM Flag
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chicken salad isnt the problem, it is deli meats. chicken salad is usually cooked chicken breasts or rotesseri(sp) chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Just turned in my Studio School application for DS for next year and don't know much about the school other than it is a few blocks from us. Just applies to that, Mandell, Col. Preschool, and a few others. Can't find much info on it beyond what is on their web site! Thanks for the help!!! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 09.12.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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I think it is very progressive but others may know more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:52 PM Flag
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Thanks, it is hard to find out info b/c a search for studio turns up tons of apartments!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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np. They are cultish. I think they have this rule that ALL the kids in the family have to go there, otherwise they kick you out! Seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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Well for now we just have one so we are safe! :-) Seriously, cultish? That doesn't bode well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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EVERYTHING you read on here should be taken with a grain of salt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Need one more school. What is Calhoun's reputation. I see it is definitely of the non-traditional bent. A nice place? Kids learning and happy? Snobby? What. TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.12.08, 12:26 PM Flag
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terrible college placement (they post it on their website), kids and teachers smoke together at recess (outside school premises at the steps of nearby brownstones) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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So it should be pretty great in 10 years when DC is graduating? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:19 PM Flag
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Cool parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 04:09 PM Flag
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The head is well-liked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 07:33 PM Flag
[ - ] What color and style is your bedroom? Trying to get some ideas here. Dh wants to paint soon. Our room is small. We are going to buy a new bed so can't even decide on style based on frame. What about you/yours? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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Anyone? I know it isn't Sarah Palin, but you could still reply! It will only take twenty-five seconds, and I know you all sleep somewhere! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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cream colored with silver-pearl rolled on top with a sponge roller (way faster/easier than usinjg a rag or a small sponge). This way, I can buy whatever quilt or sheets or whatever- I hate the idea of having to match everything for a bedroom so we went neutral. But the silver-pearl sparkly layer added cool-looking depth. Then just get whatever comfortor/pillows you find appealing, and when then are worn out or the season changes, the different stuff is ok too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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I actually have a large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Our room is painted a red - not orange, but not really dark, either. I have a black wrought iron bed and chocolate colored bedding. I have black and white pictures on the walls. Sorry...may not be much help if your room is small. In my old house, all of my woodwork was painted white. I painted the bedroom a dark bluish gray color (I LOVED IT), had the same bed with white bedding. I felt like I just stepped into a beach home every time I entered that room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:32 PM Flag
[ - ] How would you handle this situation. I was in Saks during my lunch hour and when I was ready to check out my stuff, the clerk completely ignored me. I said" Excuse me, are you busy" oretty loudly but she continued talking to her colleague. I was so annoyed that I just left... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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Seriously, I would have been p.o.'d. I would have gone to find another check out and asked for a manager. Seriously...rude! The customer comes first!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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are you sure she was a clerk? Also, sometimes there are brand reps who don't work for the store but make sure the clothes are displayed properly, etc. but they're usually pretty eager to help you find a sales person. Why didn't you just go to another register? Now you have to go back or somewhere else to get what you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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i would call back and talk to the manager of the department. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:50 PM Flag
[ - ] I just re-watched the Sarah Palin interview and that moment of "uhhhhh" when the Bush Doctrine is mentioned should be enough to scare anyone who's on the fence. This woman is NOT prepared for VP and to want her for VP is to be content with what is mediocrity at best. 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:00 PM Flag
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McCain on "The View" was interesting too. He flat out said that Roe-v-Wade was a bad decision. He stuck with the "strict constitutional interpretation" line, but said Roe was not decided properly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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I agree with the result of Roe v. Wade (meaning, I don't believe that abortion should be illegal), but I'm not so sure the case was "properly decided" as a matter of constitutional law. I believe Justice Ginsburg has suggested she feels the same way (made a comment at some point that the equal protection clause, and not the right to privacy, should be the foundation of the abortion rights argument). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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I wish people would stop siding with the candidates based on social issues (which is what is happening with Sarah Palin). Sarah Palin mainly focuses on the religious aspects of America. I understand that everything from abortion to gay marriage is important to people, but I really don't think the politicians care about these issues except as using them as a way to get people on their side so they can put their own economic policies into action. The American public really needs to focus a bit more on the financial aspects of the election. The Republicans are currently much more liberal than the liberals when it comes to spending. This extreme spending by the administration, in power and possibly to come, will impact your daily life much more than two women you don't even know possibly having the opportunity to marry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:13 PM Flag
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that's ridiculous. their social positions are vital. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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I wish that was true. Things would be much easier if we could listen to what the candidates state as their "true values" and be able to accurately judge them on how they would run the country, but it really didn't seem to work too well with Bush... : ( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:33 PM Flag
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no, they are not. the vital positions are on security policy, energy policy and economy. socials issues are just a distraction for the weak-minded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:05 PM Flag
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You must be joking. Actually, you must be a Republican or a "Libertarian". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:07 PM Flag
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oooo. god forbid, a libertarian! no, i just couldn't care less about what obama or palin think about abortion or gay marriage. irrelevant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:08 PM Flag
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When they tell you or your daughters or your teenage son who got a girl pregnant that they cannot terminate the unwanted or accidental pregnancy you may regret your thinking. Or maybe you'll just leave the country to handle it elsewhere and leave other women to solve their problems themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:11 PM Flag
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again, not true. the issue goes back to the states, nobody will tell your daughter not to have an abortion. please, get some perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:18 PM Flag
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I have a lot of perspective, thanks. I fear it is you - voting without any interest in social justice - who is lacking. In the state where I live, abortion would be made illegal were it up to our state legislature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:23 PM Flag
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quite relevant for many people. having a social conscience is imperative. you should be embarrassed for your lack of one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:13 PM Flag
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so, because i believe r.v.w was a bad constitutional decision, just like many constitutional scholars including half of the supreme court, i now LACK SOCIAL CONSCIENCE? can you get more ignorant or is this the extent of it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:20 PM Flag
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Actually, I believe I was responding to the person who said that social issues are a distraction for the weak minded. You seem to be distracted by anger and nastiness. Get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:24 PM Flag
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Are you seriously telling me that you could intelligently speak about the Bush doctorine and what it is? I know that she is running for office and should be more up-to-date on these issues than us regular folk are, but come on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:29 PM Flag
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I couldn't speak about, but I darn well expect my elected officials to at least know the basics of what it is. I don't think this is too much to ask for. She is not running for a beauty pageant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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np: you know, i coudl talk a bit about what it is, adni am NOT in a policy position nor am i seeeking one. if she doesn't have any idea about a Doctrine that has 1. Led our whole country into a war she thinks she is qualifeid to run and 2. her child will be fighting, then no, she shoudl not be VP. or Prez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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I found the fact that she bullshitted some lame ass answer almost as troubling as her ignorance. "I'm sorry Charlie. Which doctrine of President Bush's are you asking about?" Just like it was not that McCain didn't know how many houses he and Mrs. McCain owned. It was that he couldn't come up with a decent answer. "We own several pieces of property which are investments. It is well known my wife's father was a true American success story and left her a significant estate. We have a primary residence in Arizona. We also have a townhouse outside Warshington where we I spend my time while working in the capital. Next." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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Do you require so little of your elected officials ? Sadly, people like you are why we're where we are now. Once upon a time we required our government officials to strive to be well informed and wise about - say - government and our laws and our history and the legality of our history. I do know about the Bush doctrine - we all should. She is running to be the VP. She has no excuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:12 PM Flag
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you expect them to be "more up to date" ? wow that's a sad sad statement. statements like yours make me believe that voters should have to pass a competancy test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:17 PM Flag
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The BUSH DOCTRINE is entire premise of preemptively striking countries that are a threat. You'd have to be living in a hole to not know that for the last seven years (or never have turned on CNN). That's what the entire wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are about. And this woman is running for VP???!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:17 PM Flag
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exactly. why are those "undecided" poeple not decided after that ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:18 PM Flag
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np: you assume peopel are rational or they care about issues. a lto of people jst say oh,s eh seesm like my friend, i'll vote fro her. or that other guy is odd, i'll vote for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:21 PM Flag
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they'd like to have a beer with her... pathetic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:25 PM Flag
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or field dress a moose together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:27 PM Flag
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I found Gibson to be extremely condescending and frankly, a bit annoying. Now, the Bush Doctrine question is MUCH more complicated than the moms on this board know. In the beginning, it was about all governments that aid or abet terror in any way shall henceforth be treated the same as terrorists themselves. But then the doctrine got murky — acquired many branches and shades. Even the political scholars have trouble defining it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:58 PM Flag
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Honestly, she had no idea about ANY of it. It was a blank. He wasn't condescending at all. I think you confuse thorough and serious with condescending. It seems he got the gravity of the situation. He has been the ONLY person allowed to interview the woman who says she's ready to be the president of the United States. he took the job seriously. As she would say, "he didn't blink". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:06 PM Flag
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there are about 4 different versions of the Bush doctrine, and in fact, Gibson got it totally wrong, which was pretty ironic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:47 PM Flag
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my two cents: i'm so sick of this ridiculous talking point. the so-called bush doctrine has never been clearly defined. it has never been put in writing anywhere and it was just a 'gotcha' question from Gibson. it is not like 'monroe doctrine' or anything of the sort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:08 PM Flag
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see below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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A "gotcha" question ? I think that everyone knew he was asking if she believed we have the right to pre-emptively strike at other countries. I think all he was looking for was a response and her thoughts on that basic and most argued about tenet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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"The Bush NSS advocates the preemptive use of military force against terrorists or state sponsors of terrorism that attempt to gain or use WMD." (Pretty close to what C Gibson said. Oh, and this quote is from a paper THE BUSH NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY found on: (http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itps/1202/ijpe/pj7-4lieber.htm) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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THANK YOU! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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^^^ As an aside- I would not have as my defense of her crappy performance -- the interviewer her side hand picked didn't know what it meant either... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:36 PM Flag
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this is old news. it has changed quite a bit since then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:41 PM Flag
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OK. If she had referred to a later version... I don't think anyone would have given her shit. I mean let's be honest. The NSS is a mandatory report. The President MUST file it every year. Nuances might change but the basic theme is unchanged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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this is the NSA - nothing to to do with the BUSH DOCTRINE. in fact, we do have the right of anticipatory self-defense, and we always had. It is in the Constitution. and in Public Law 107-40 which states "The President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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1. PL107-40 was passed in 2001. A far cry from "always." 2. The US Constitution is pretty clear on who can and cannot declare war. It is not the President. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 06:14 AM Flag
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Oh get off the "poor little Sarah" routine - enough already - think how Hillary would have handled Charlie Gibson - same interviewer, probably even tougher questions and she would have hit it out of the park -- bottomline - the "Cocky Wacko" from Alaska is a FRAUD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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The scholars may be uncomfortable calling it-let's discuss. Branches and shades? Does that term refer to the actions of unlawful imprisonment, torture and often illegal actions of the US-in the name of National Security and 'securing intelligence'? The only murky issues seem to be all the improvised rules of engagement that defy explanation of any sort beyond rapacious profit-making, disrespect for human rights, civil liberties and long established codes of national and international conduct. I frankly thought she was 'playing dumb'-er, possibly to avoid having to really be 'ass-out,at the mercy of Gibson. Maybe she really just IS an all-around igmo... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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General Topics 09.12.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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Actually, I would have been happy if she seemed to even have heard the phrase before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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To the original poster, please define it. And resist the urge to Google and then copy and paste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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I'm pretty sure OP is not running for VP (you're not Biden, are you, OP??). I would like the VP to have a little more foreign affairs experience so as to know what the Bush Doctrine is. Or at least to just be frank and say, "what do you mean by that?". Instead of trying (and failing) to BS her way out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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OP here, and my basic definition - what I would have responded to had I been asked by Charlie Gibson while running to become the VP - is the US's right to use military force to strike pre-emtively at another soverign nation if I believed that they were a threat to the US. Mind you, I am someone who reads the paper and watches the news, has no security clearance, no aspiration for public office, and that is what I generally understand the Bush Doctrine to be. I think had she responded with that little bit in mind she would have been fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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the person who coined the phrase "bush doctrine" is chalres krauthammer and he said most recently that there are 4 different versions. he also said, he would have responded the same way ("which one Charlie?") to Gibson's question. the one you just described is the first version from 2001 which is not longer applicable. the most recent one is much more generic and is something like: the liberty of the US depends on the liberty of nations abroad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.13.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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no, i think it was an unfair question from gibson. he should have defined it AND THEN asked what she thinks of it. but yes, i do agree with you that she didn't seem at ease with the question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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When I watched it, I thought he asked the question - not as a loaded question - but expecting an answer. When he realized that she was unclear, that's when he went for the jugular. I think that's what reporters are meant to do. I think that as a nation we cannot get a clear picture or make good decisions without the journalistic community hitting hard and exposing whatever truth they find. They laid down before the Iraq war and they have admitted as much. When a free system expects and allows less from reporters, we lose our freedom. I believe Charlie Gibson was respectful and had done his homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 09:21 AM Flag
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Again, why not just ask him to define it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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she could have, but why should he define it ? The assumption should be that a woman who says she is prepared to step in as our president would be versed in the doctrine, no ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 09:56 AM Flag
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again, the reason being that there are many permutations of said doctrine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 09:59 AM Flag
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I think we're going in circles. You think she was thinking about which version of the doctrine was in question ? I think she didn't know what it is. In any version. As if someone asked me my thoughts on Fermi's Law of Thermodynamics. I wouldn't know the first law from the second or however many there may be. This was - IMHO - thermodynamics for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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here's a great article Charles Krauthammer wrote in response: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/charlie_gibsons_gaffe.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 10:04 AM Flag
[ - ] anyone send their child to an afterschool program if you don't "need" the care? i am putting my son in something that's mon-friday but i'm home... i'm doing it because he really needs the social interaction -- at 7 he only likes video games & computer and doesn't really know well how to play. My husband thinks it's too much but there is no in between ... it's all or nothing at this school. Thoughts? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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I would not do it. I would sign up for a class or two, but not five days a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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All or nothing is hard. Is there another after school program that accepts 3 days a week ? My sons (9 and 7) are also too into computers and videos and they go one day a week (today, actually) and it is very good for them. Everyday might take the bloom off the rose and over tire them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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it wont over tire them, they will get used to getting exercise and maybe break the gamer habit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:35 PM Flag
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I would find something else that is only 2 or 3 days a week. This is too much IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:08 PM Flag
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I agree - maybe a class in sports at Asphalt Green or the Y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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i'm not in manhattan and i don't drive - so any and all classes are a shlep for me - not to mention the expense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:43 PM Flag
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yes. we stil have a nanny for younger child, but older one does after school 3x/week. he wants to do the classes adn he gets to hang out with his friends. and at soem point we won't have the nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Is a blood draw for a 15mo standard? Ped. made it seem so but seems like it would be a bit difficult. Any tips on how to handle the situation Am I overthinking it? The imm. shots seem to bother my dd so much I can't imagine a tourniquet on my dd and then waiting for the blood to be drawn. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:57 AM Flag
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My dc is six and has never had blood drawn. Only finger prick for lead test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:00 PM Flag
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DS had it done when he came down with a weird bacterial infection. He was almost 3. I don't think I know of any child who has had it done "routinely". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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I have never met a child that had blood drawn routinely. Where do you live? What doc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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We are in Chicago at Lakeview Pediactrics. The draw order is for CBC and Lead. We are also doing an allergy screening b/c of lots of seasonal family allergies. I called the center that we have an appt. with and the guy said they do a lot of pediactric draws and the worst part is thinking about it before hand. The appt. is for Monday, I think I will reschedule and ask around a little more to ease my mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:16 PM Flag
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My ds has had blood drawn at two routine check ups (I think at 9mo and 2yo but it was a while ago). I hated seeing it being done but ds was ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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^this was for lead and anaemia and I requested allergies as it was already being drawn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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Thanks, I think I'm getting over the initial fear. I'm going to reschedule for a week later, she has a cold right now and I don't want to push my luck :o) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:27 PM Flag
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I'm also at Lakeview Ped, and I got the draw done for the lead testing. Worth knowing about potential exposure for the 10 seconds of crying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 01:55 PM Flag
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My db had blood drawn at 1 yr for a lead and anemia screening. Most docs I heard of do it at 9 months. I had DH come and he held DB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 02:01 PM Flag
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Lead requires a blood draw. They need more than they would get from a finger prick to test for lead. It is unpleasant, but more awful for you than for the child. Bring a lollipop to give DC when it's over, and plan to have a drink that evening. Lead poisoning is unlikely, but serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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^^^Oh, and the reason your DC needs one is probably because you live in an older house. Lead paint was only phased out in 1977. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 02:29 PM Flag
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Shots hurt more. dd had the standard test for lead and iron levels @ 1yo. She cried from fear / anger, but not pain. Relax. That will help dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 06:02 PM Flag
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...oh, also, the technicians who do it know what they are doing and it is very quick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.18.08, 06:03 PM Flag
[ - ] For Hunter, you can't use a tester that you've used before, right? So Hollingworth kids can't go back to Dr. Jackson? Or is it ok since the test itself is different? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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We only tested once, but I never saw that rule written down anywhere during the Hunter app process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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I have heard of people who had jj for Holl and jj for H. She took herself off the Hunter list for a while, but I think she is back on [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:58 AM Flag
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True. This is a new rule for Hunter this year. Can't use a tester that has tested your child in the past. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 12:26 PM Flag
[ - ] what do the preschools generally look at when deciding to accept dc? how do we as parents determine anything? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 09.12.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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$, fame mean a lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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i guess we're f'd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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depends which schools you look at. They all have to also take a few hoi palloi. We got in one last yr. that is bigtime social $ scene. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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which one is that? where did your dc end up going? happy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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It is affiliated with a Temple. DC is very happy there. I could do without the other mom's sometimes but it's a values thing more than anything else. We all love out dc's and want them happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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Depends on the preschool, most are trying to gender balance and personality balance. Make sure that you do not give any indication that you are PITA. Some of the schools like first choice letters; some don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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most schools know there are certain siblings adn legacies that will be admitted, adn they look for the other kids to fill in the class and balance by age, gender, and personality. what you can do is come across as pleasant human beings who will try to be helpful and not be PITAs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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ok--we've got that going for us--we're pretty mellow people, we're just kind of young (30) and i am now sahm and dh is not quite at the pinnacle of his career and applying to some ues schools so i worry about the $ factor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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This may be a dumb question- what is a PITA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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Pain In The Ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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A pain in the a**. Or a piece of bread. (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:33 AM Flag
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pain in the a** [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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lol I was wondering that myself... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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i agree with this. big factors are kids bday and gender, two things you cant control. once sibs and legacies placed the rest of the kids need to balance class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:38 AM Flag
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Try to give the impression that you will be involved with volunteer time and money (I think that money is more important, but of course, that'snot always possilbe); try to hold back on acting on any overprotective or overproud instincts for dc (which is not always easy when they are not even 2 yet); be enthusiastic without being cloying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:30 AM Flag
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After sibs and legacies, they want to make sure no SN. After that IMO it's connections, then no PITAs and after that it's money/contribution to the school/volunteering, and after that, I'd say "fit" with the other parents/school philosophy, whether you had a good playdate etc. We only applied to 3 schools, got in 2 and Wl at the other...had connections at 1 we got in and the WL...I think they give good advice here, but the best advice is try to get an "in" - another mom well-regarded at the school can put in a good word, esp if class-parent or high contributor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:37 AM Flag
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what is SN? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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Special Needs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:44 AM Flag
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Sorry but what does "SN' stand for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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Here's a clue: they're watching you from the moment you step through the door for an open house. Don't be rude to the people checking you in or complain that there's a wait for the elevator, etc. Any potential PITA behavior will be noted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:39 PM Flag
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You mentioned bday & gender as factors. How do these play a role? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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let's say a school has five legacies/sibs in your year, and they are all girls. your boy is much more likely to get in than a girl, because they want to balance the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:07 PM Flag
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and b'days? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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they also want to balance by age -- not all kids with birthdays in the first 3 months of the year, for example. so if your kid's bday fits a gap, it wil help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I turned in my application to Hunter, and am now regretting turning it in so early. Wouldn't I have been better off to wait a month, and have my dc a bit older and ready for testing? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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maybe, but what is done is done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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You did the right thing. As they get older, it becomes harder to get the correct answers. In addition, you will be able to make an appointment with the tester more easily and get the result back sooner since the testers are not innundated yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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What do you mean - it becomes harder to get the correct answer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:29 AM Flag
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np: Any tips on the good testers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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aren't the ages normed at pretty discrete divisions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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You will have 30 days to schedule the apt. Also, you can only take the test between and mid-Novish, not that big of dif. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Going back to work... how long did it take your baby to get used to the nanny? Its been a week and we aren't quite there yet.... 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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No time. But one of the reasons I picked ds's nanny is that when she came for the interview, he fell asleep in her arms. DB will settle in soon. Don't worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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Thanks. He had a full on fit yesterday when I left him for 2 hours. I feel so guilty! He is only 3 months old, and I am supposed to be back full time on Monday. So stressful! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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Oh, sorry. That must be stressful. I would have been in tears myself. Could he be sensing your stress a little? Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:27 AM Flag
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As a former nanny who took care of a a baby from the time he was 4 weeks old, it would be helpful to have a bit more information. How old is the child? How many hours a day does the nanny spend with the child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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he is 3 months old. she has spent 4 hours per day with him every day this week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:15 PM Flag
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Nanny here - I take care of a well adjusted handsome 7 months old dc, I started when he was 5 weeks old and had no problem with him adjusting to me but with each dc it's different, give it some time , if she is an experience, responsible, loving Nanny she will know exactly what to do. To be honest you sound like a first time mom who need lots of reassurance from the Nanny that everything will be okay come Monday when you return to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:46 PM Flag
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sorry I accidently pressed enter - you should leave your options open e,g let her know that you will be calling her on a regular daily basis to check in, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] is it okay to have a glass of wine in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 09.12.08, 11:14 AM Flag
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I never did, but my OB said was fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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i did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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I think so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:16 AM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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The American Medical Association says no. I had a glass of wine a week the second half of my second pregnancy, and everybody is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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yes, I had a glass a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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my OB is very progressive... says a glass of wine is OK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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lol you have no idea how funny you are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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thanks, i try to be. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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yes. Dad is professor of OB and told me a glass of red a night was good for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:12 PM Flag
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I waited until my last trimester, and only when I felt like it - 2X per month, maybe. And only on a full stomach. I don't think it's so terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Any suggestions for a place for a birthday party for a 5 y.o. DD, very girly girl on the UES? Not Let's Dress Up - been to too many parties there already. TIA. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 09.12.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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that tea place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:17 AM Flag
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American Girl? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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Madeline tea at the Carlyle -- veddy veddy $$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:19 AM Flag
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Craft Studio. They have some girly girl themes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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ITA. And if one of the guests isn't into that, there's still the craft. Had a party there and the kids made mosaic trays--they had a great time. Dd's also been to some very OTT girly-girl parties there (nail polish application, hair clip making, make up--that sort of stuff). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:43 AM Flag
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