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[ - ] Applying for Kindergarten to Grace Church & Friends Seminary in Manhattan. Also Berkeley Carroll, Packer and Brooklyn Friends in Brooklyn. Please rate best-worst and why and difficulty to get in. Thanks! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 12.16.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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This is a dopey question really. You've seen them all. You should have done your research. Come on now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:15 AM Flag
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helpful [ Reply | More ]
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actually - it is heloful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:17 AM Flag
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Brooklyn Friends has no K spaces at all this year. We had our application in by early October and got the reply that there was no room? Between Packer and Berkeley Carroll, my impression is that BC is less difficult to get into (we also applied to both). The others, I have no clue. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I have an interview and tour scheduled at BF. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:18 AM Flag
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Great! When did you have your application in? My other complicating factor is that I've got twins, so that may be why there's no "room at the inn" for us... although I have heard from two other families that BF has no room. They actually returned our deposit with a letter saying "No Spaces"? I know 3 families with children at Brooklyn Friends who love it there. Good Luck deciding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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best in that bunch is Grace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:21 AM Flag
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Grace is hard admit and has a new DoA. Friends is FoS and no one knows why certain people get in and others don't but it's not academically much really. Don't know about BC. Pcker is getting harder to get into and wants high ERB unless connected. BF has no spots at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:23 AM Flag
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what is FoS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:31 AM Flag
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full of [expletive deleted]. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:41 AM Flag
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Prefer Packer then Grace in that list. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 12.17.08, 03:10 PM Flag
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Friends (Manhattan) + Packer are tie for 1; then Grace 2; Berkeley-Carroll 3; and Bklyn. Friends 4. The first 3 are difficult to get into; don't know about 3 + 4. Why?-Friends Seminary and Packer are both great academically while not killing the upper school kids; Both have fairly low-key communities. Sports teams are good but not jock schools. Grace is great academics but a bit snooty, UES-ish; Berkeley-Carroll is nice and up and coming - academics not as strong but okay. And don't know enough about Bklyn. Friends to make informed comment - but definitely less academic than the others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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Are you kidding? You obviously don't go to these schools! You shouldn't give wrong info and speak like an expert. I won't rank cuz I don't know. But Friends (Man) is know mainly for the High School which is extremely demanding. Many complain. And they don't have sports teams till High School (to spk of) and they are less than ok if you want sports. Since this info was so off I wouldn't listn to the rest. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any toughts on Tutor Time (esp the 6th ave facility in Manhattan)? Considering it as option for when i need to go back to work, when baby is 3-4 months. Also, thoughts on day care like Tutor Time vs. nanny (I know new yorkers prefer nannies, but it scares me to entrust my baby and his nurturing/education to one stranger, and I feel being around other kids has big benefits...) 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 12.16.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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I thought I felt the same way as you do until I started looking into Manhattan day cares. The options are so much worse and more limited than what my friends in suburbs have. The hours are ridiculous if you actually have to get to and from work and they are closed an absurd amount of days. Plus, I started to imagine what my days would be like, trying to get db to daycare and myself to work and I just thought it would cause me a lot of undue stress. I wasn't impressed with any of the infant rooms I saw either. I was lucky enough to be able to hire a colleague's old nanny (she was with her for 6 years) and it is SO much preferable to the day cares I toured last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:02 AM Flag
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I agree with above poster. I think daycare is fine for 16month + crowd but very hard for a young baby. If money is not a problem I would go the nanny route, start talking to neighbors who have kids and get recs and spend plenty of time with nanny before you go back to work [ Reply | More ]
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My kid's been in daycare since he was 6 weeks old and it was fine. Totally fine. Yes getting out the to apt every day takes a bit more effort but you just get everything ready the night before. You shower the night before. Then you get up, get dressed, get the kid dressed and you still have time to play a little before you leave. Sometimes my kid even goes back down for a nap before we have to go. As for evening, my office knows that I have to leave at 5 to pick up my kid by 6. It's not a big deal. Lots of other employees have to do the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.26.09, 08:22 AM Flag
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That location has a ton of problems. (I can't speak for other locations.) One, they totally play favorites with the kids and the parents and if you're not a favorite, it's EXTREMELY obvious. And it makes you really wonder what kind of care your kid is getting when you're not there. Two, they often don't tell you when they're out of diapers for your kid. I've had to be late more than once b/c they announced to me -- WHILE I WAS DROPPING OFF -- that they didn't have one diapers left for my baby. Not one. The place is open till six but you have to LEAVE by six, not arrive by then. Or else they charge you over time. Which they don't tell you till it happens. This is your problem even if you arrive to a baby with a poopy diaper or one who has ust been served an entire meal they are now expected to eat in 15 minutes even tho they are excited you are there and are eager to go home. This place is a JOKE. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DD is in 4th grade and I'm the class mom. I sent an email Friday afternoon asking parents to send in contributions for the teacher gift. A few kids gave DD envelopes yesterday morning -- no problems. But by 11 am a girl in her class was already trying to scam DD out of $5. She told DD: "I gave you $5, but if you give it back to me I'll bring you $10 tomorrow." DD told her she didn't remember getting an envelope or any $$ from her, and she checked her backpack and desk about 100 times. Poor DD assumed she had to pay this girl $5 even though she didn't think the girl had given her any money to begin with -- she came home VERY upset about it. Turns out I don't even have this girl's parents' email address so they never got the email. The girl obviously came up with the scheme yesterday morning when she realized people were giving cash to my DD. I'm at once horrified and impressed by this other child. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] How about this PTA mom caught 1/2 naked in her car with a boy from the school? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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technically i was thinking about the story from the song, but i think there was made-for-tv movie about it also [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] need ideas for 6-year-old dd birthday party. don 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:13 AM Flag
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^^oops, hit that button too soon. meant to say she's pretty anti-boy so it would probably be girl-only. can't spend a fortune. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:14 AM Flag
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can you do a sleepover at your house with four or five friends? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a wii fit? I need to buy one for someone who already has a wii system. Trying to buy one online and I am confused as to which one to get. Can anyone tell me what it is called? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:11 AM Flag
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The Wii Fit makes me sad. It seems so joyless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:12 AM Flag
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LOL. There are tons of things that are a lot sadder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:14 AM Flag
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so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:17 AM Flag
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You shouldn't waste your sadness on a wii. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:19 AM Flag
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I have one. There is only one to buy but a lot of places sell it as a bundle. It is just called the Wii Fit. I had to sign up for an alert service to actually find one in stock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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If you live in NYC, go to the Nintendo store in Rock Center and they will help you and have it in stock. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Hair sexier down or up? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:09 AM Flag
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depends, how big are your boobs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:10 AM Flag
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John, is that you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:11 AM Flag
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really, that matters? 32C [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:11 AM Flag
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then wear it down. Have a good lunch with your ex! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:13 AM Flag
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I'm not having lunch with my ex...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:15 AM Flag
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Men think it is sexier down. Women go either way. Who are you trying to impress? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:10 AM Flag
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a man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:11 AM Flag
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then no question, down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:12 AM Flag
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wow, thanks. I really wasn't sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:13 AM Flag
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down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:11 AM Flag
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OP again since you're all so helpful: how's this outfit? Black slim skirt a couple inches above the knee, black tights, black suede heeled boots, white square-neck rayon shirt, and a hip-length cashmere cardigan over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:14 AM Flag
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oooh -- your ex will love it! don't forget to order meat -- something you cut and eat piece by piece with a fork. NO pasta and NO burgers! Also, salad is too messy and too much of a chance lettuce will get stuck in your teeth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:22 AM Flag
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yes, eat it slowly, order it med rare so that the juices moisten your lips and you can lick them sexily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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Does it have to be the rayon shirt - what about a nice white cotton shirt? Or what about a silk camisole under the cardigan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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I thought a silk camisole might be too obvious. I think the shirt IS cotton, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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Yes, low slung camisole. [ Reply | More ]
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a dh: are you cute or sexy? I think cute women (which is usually my preference) look better as a rule with their hair back/up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:34 AM Flag
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Most women look sexier hair down, unless you have an exceptionally beautiful face and you want to show it off. Still, hair down is much sexier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:35 AM Flag
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OP obviously doesn't have an exceptionally beautiful face or she wouldn't be asking what to wear to lunch with her ex on a message board! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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I don't know why you keep saying this. I am not having lunch with an ex. I'm not saying why I'm asking, but that's not why, and I'm not sure what you're referring to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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you're mean. why? [ Reply | More ]
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Well darn, now you're confusing me. Yes, I'm pretty sexy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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If you are like cute Irish girl with fair skin sexy wear it back, if you are hot sexy wear it down. (This is why I thank god I'm a man.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.16.08, 06:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Wow! I was feeling sluggish this am so I popped one of my son's Adderall that he takes for ADHD. Holy cow -- I've gotten so much done already. This stuff is magic! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This seems like a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] dd is 3 yo and coughing a lot, with sneezing and runny nose. Dimettapp doesn't seem to help. I am going to the pharmacy and was thinking of getting kids' vicks. Any suggestions? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] preg with #2 6 months after a miscarriage. hcg levels were 45 11dpo, and not 43 17dpo. Doctor says it doesn't look good. Anyone BTDT? Do i just wait for another miscarriage? I can't go thru this again. TIA. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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np: ita with this. i had a second trimester miscarriage and found a message board for women with pregnancy and infant loss. it was so helpful. i'm sorry you are going through this and please post back and let us know how you are. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: agreed. I lost 3 pregnancies in a row, it's brutal but also more common than people think. (Not that many but to suffer 1 or 2) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anybody celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas? If so, what do you do to make each special? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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actually, I find that they both enrich each other. [ Reply | More ]
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It is more interesting and complex than that and cnabe addressed in an interfaith family, but more problematically if either faith is part of a fundamentalist interpretation. [ Reply | More ]
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so what? Put the menorah on the Christmas table, and stop with all the haranging. It doesn't mean a pile of beans in the end, anyway. Ask the dying [ Reply | More ]
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very well said. We are in fairly similar situation. We also have bilingual children. They love having both heritages both culturally and from a religious standpoint. They understand that some traditions are associated with one and others with the other and are not "confused". Totally agree that there is much to find in common and that it is a choice: find the commonalities rather than focus on the divisions. It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. You sound as though you have a truly loving and life-embracing family. God bless [ Reply | More ]
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We are imperfect, but I truly love how we have integrated our religions into our lives. We are blessed. [ Reply | More ]
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i agree with you. [ Reply | More ]
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but you aren't in an interfaith family, are you? [ Reply | More ]
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no. i wouldn't be an interfaith family. either observe the religion or don't. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, we observe more than one religion in our family because we have more than one religion. So we oberve them [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with you- and while "taking it to a higher level" might sound good when you read it - it does not address that people who are religious practice a religion. Being spiritual is not the same thing. Not saying one is good, one is bad, but they are not the same. [ Reply | More ]
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was it easy for you to convert? [ Reply | More ]
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Listen, Darling. You do what's right for you and do not bother listening to a bunch of biddies tell you this or that. Life is large. It's even has more people in it than Christians and Jews! Imagine that! Keep your sense of humanity and humor.. find out what means something special during this beautiful wintertime. Hall out the holly and the menorah.light lights. tell stories and have special foods like gum drops and latkes. in other words. do NOT listen to old fools tell you this or that..listen to your heart and to your husband's heart. [ Reply | More ]
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We do. Celebrate Chanukah by lighting the candles and doing latkes one night. Have a Christmas tree and Christmas family dinner (no midnight mass in our family) and Santa (a pagan belief) comes over. [ Reply | More ]
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This is what we do too. Children are identifying as Jewish but help mommy celebrate her holidays. No Mass but they know what Christmas is about. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] A black girl went to school with diamond earrings last week bought by her mom from Zales. She was telling her friends about them as a white girl walks by who then stops and asked innocently "How can you afford them, you are black". The white girl was suspended. 105 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Of course we are not all poor, but the fact is that a racist person does not see middle class black people as the norm, they continue to see them as the exception. That is the definition of racism. Holding on to prejudged beliefs based on race, not based on reality, not based on actual facts. It's great that you and your kids live in reality and do not judge people based solely on race, but sadly there are many people who still do, and worse yet, many who do it without realizing it. That was my point. [ Reply | More ]
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They should have made her walk around for a week with a duance cap on. [ Reply | More ]
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You are right on the money. I want to add that I think punishing the girl could make her more racist if that is the case for her. Her immature attitude could force her to blame black people. If this was treated as a teaching opportunity with understanding, she would come out differently. [ Reply | More ]
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not to the dc. that could scar him/her pretty badly. [ Reply | More ]
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People, people stop and think - maybe it's not the first time the "white girl" made such a racist remarks? I totally believe that their is now to this scenario [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How many people are sending cards out this year? I am not. 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ditto and i have got about 10 so far this year - such a bummer...come on people [ Reply | More ]
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bahumbug! [ Reply | More ]
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I do too. But then again, I'm a pack rat when it comes to cards in general. I fear writing is a dying art, but that's a whole other post... [ Reply | More ]
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My son collects cards and groups them by family so we can see people change. It's like scrapbooking, it's fun. [ Reply | More ]
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I send UNICEF cards, so it's not a total waste of money and paper. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] do you send holiday cards to dc's classmates' families? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] can somebody tell me how to go about hiring a nanny? just started back at work and don't think daycare is the way to go. db is already sick one week in and its nearly impossible to adhere to their strict hours. i live 7miles outside of the city on bus and train lines. any recommendations? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ask friends with nannies if they know of anyone looking. check out craigslist. then interview. have a contract with list of expectations/duties. [ Reply | More ]
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i have no friends with kids! am 32 and all my girls are still sex in the city. thanks though. [ Reply | More ]
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i found mine thru craigslist. a gem. good luck. daycare is rough with the commute plus getting sick... [ Reply | More ]
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I went through an agency... I didn't trust meeting people over the internet without having them pre-screened. Agencies advertise on craigslist. Check them out or ask friends if they are giving up nannies. Word of mouth is the best way to go. [ Reply | More ]
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how much did the agency cost? do they do the payroll too? [ Reply | More ]
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I've gone through 2 agencies, one I found on urbanbaby and one was recommended. The latter was more expensive. I paid 18% through the bigger agency which at the time was over 4,000 and the other agency was about 1,800 where I got my current nanny. [ Reply | More ]
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thx [ Reply | More ]
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Agencies don't do payroll, you have to do that yourself and most parents pay off the books. [ Reply | More ]
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I found my nanny on Craig's list, might seem weird but she is fantastic, and I met sveral toher really great nannies that way. I only responded to employers who posted trying to help their nannies get new jobs (most were relocating and nanny did not want to move). Also check babybitesnyc.com, they have nanny listings and I found my first babysitter that way and she was great. GL. no need to pay agency fees. [ Reply | More ]
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They're both great. I thought that LL Bean's coat was easier to zipper up than the Lands End coat. [ Reply | More ]
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I like lands end better. [ Reply | More ]
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