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[ - ] Anyone have a TUMMY TUCK? How was recovery....and how do you look? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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i did. the scar is pretty bad, much worse than anticipated, but my tummy is flat. recovery was hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:34 AM Flag
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Thanks - how long was recovery? How long were you out of commission? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:35 AM Flag
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I saw a woman on the beach who had a tummy tuck. Her stomach was flat as a book. Like she was smuggling a book under her skin. It had no definition, no curves, and the belly button looked like someone pressed a pencil into wax. It was the creepiest thing, and it did NOT look good. Technically, she can brag that her stomach is flat and she can wear a bikini. But it didn't look good at all. Inhuman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:52 AM Flag
[ - ] How do I find a playgroup for 8 m/o? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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The playgroup isn't for the 8 month old its for the mommy. Look at the flyers at your peds office and ask moms at the playground [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:28 AM Flag
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take a class, go to the same park on a regular basis, ask your doorman if there are any other babies in your building [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:28 AM Flag
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take classes and talk to moms at the classes. that's how i met my invaluable mom friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Can I put Keen sandals in the washing machine? How about the dryer? They STINK!! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:22 AM Flag
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mine you can put in the washer, but i imagine it dependson the materials? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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I don't know what Keen sandals are but if they stink I'd do it. If they get ruined so what. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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I would NOT put them in the dryer. You can most likely wash them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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how about soak with a bit of baking soda? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:48 AM Flag
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I wash mine regularly and they are fine (no leather on them though) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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I've been told that freezing them will kill the stinky bacteria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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washer, no dryer.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:01 PM Flag
[ - ] thank goodness, our lease was approved. now i flip out about movers. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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nothing to flip out about. call ones with a good reputation and book them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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oh, in my head i know you are right. but we have so much crap i hate to think of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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Moving is the best excuse to purge! Good luck with it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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we used velvet touch in nyc twice and were very happy with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:40 AM Flag
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We're in the same boat. I hired movers today, can't believe how much it costs because we've always done it ourselves w/ friends helping but now with dd, need someone else to take the bulk of the burden off of us. Just imagine 1 week after when you're moved in and boxes are gone...that's how i'm getting through it! GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:51 PM Flag
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nr - I just had a moving guy at our house for an estimate and I was amazed at how little it was going to cost and this was with a reputable firm. This is the slow time for them so you may get a deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 01:53 PM Flag
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We got an est for $119 per hour, min 4 hours and the guy said he expected the job to take 5. Also got an est for $794 flat rate w/o boxes...is this in the same ballpark as yours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:05 PM Flag
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OP: i dont even think about the cost. i jsut want to get it done. i'm trying to view it as a chance to throw stuff out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 02:02 PM Flag
[ - ] which name do you like the best- alice, anabel or tess? any ideas for middle names? thanks!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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alice. really wanted to use it but husband vetoed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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I love Alice and you don't hear it very often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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my dd is Alice after my late grandmother. I have yet to see or hear of another Alice. DD is 18mo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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BANG ZOOM TO THE MOON ALICE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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tess, but I think I prefer tessa [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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OP HERE: what do you think about alice harper? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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harper as a middle? i think basically any middle name that isn't horrible is fine, its gets used so rarely. pick somethign you like adn/or that is significant to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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Love Alice and Anabel. Tess not as crazy but only because the one Tess I knew was a pathological liar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:25 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know if you can get a ticket for a broken mirror (driver's side)? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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you mean side view mirror? Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:25 AM Flag
[ - ] WOOHOO Sorry I have to shout it out. I am officially back in the pre-pregnancy clothes and 3lbs from pre-preg weight. yahoooo! 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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congrats. how long did it take you? I will be trying this soon. I have 6 more wks until due date. I just want to be back into my clothes by spring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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Yeah it took me a while. i developed asthma during my pregnancy and it really hindered my work out routine. dd is 18mo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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how is the asthma now? no matter how long it took it's a great feeling when you do it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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I am learning how to control it. It is a whole new world for me, and i do not recommend it. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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good you are learning to live with it. I have had it for over 30yrs but it can get hard. Just be careful and be safe. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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thanks I appreciate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:58 AM Flag
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congrats! (that took em six years) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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Yeah I left that part out. DD is 18months haha. oh wel at least i did it. I wanted to get down to original size before trying to conceive dc #2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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np: that's great. Took me 18mo with #1 and took 3yrs with #2. congrats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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i didn't even try that. #2 was two when i finally got the weight off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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I knew if i didn't i would have never have gotten back to pre baby #1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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you'd be surprised. i gained very little with #2 and i think it was becasue my body knew it already had that extra fat stored! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:22 AM Flag
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that's gotta feel good! well done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
[ - ] I have an idea for an at home business. WHere do I start if I want to implement it? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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Research competition. Look into the legal aspects. Figure out financials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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Do I have to hire a lawyer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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You can find out the laws regulating what you plan to do without hiring a lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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Okay. I just want to sell a product out of my home. I am financing myself. Aside from buying the product and having business cards made is there anything else I need to do to start? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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Sorry - my business is very different. I would assume that applying for a wholesale number would be useful. Also setting up a system for accounting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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^also if your company is going to have a name you should make sure it isn't registered or trademarked by anyone else. Additionally you should purchase the URL for your business name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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thanks. very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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Anytime. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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If I google the name and get no hits is it a safe assumption that the name isn't being used already? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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No. Use http://www.whois.net/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:24 AM Flag
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^^oops. Hit enter. Use that site - it will tell you if a site is registered. Some sites are registered but don't have webpages set up yet. (Mine for example...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:25 AM Flag
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you are the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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Thanks. :) For all you know you hate me on another thread. The beauty of UB. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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register your co -- $10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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Register with whom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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county clerk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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you might want to set up a corporation, and you need to do the accountign and get a TIN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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for the first year or so she probably doesn't have to set up a corp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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first, i would say stop wasting your time on UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.12.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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There is a non-profit organization in Westchester called SCORE. It is made up of retired business people and their function is to advise people who want to start a small business. I don' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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SCORE is national, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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^^^ don't have their contact info on me here, but I'm sure you can look it up. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:20 AM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Had insomnia the other night (am pg) and was changing ch. There is actually a home shopping ch. that sells sex toys. I LOL so hard. Who would have thunk it. It was called Eroctic tv or something like that. You had to see the dildos they had there. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:07 AM Flag
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that is pretty funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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op: I had no clue this shopping ch. existed and the detail they give on the toys was so funny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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LOL! I can imagine. I have been to a naughty girl party and I was laughing the entire time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Any former SAHM's go back to work when dc's started school? Can you share your experience reentering work force? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:04 AM Flag
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I was annoyed that I had to give up my empty days, and dreading it. I found a great little part-time temp gig through a temp agency and LOVED it. The work was basic and boring, but it was good to get things accomplished that weren't going to get undone in ten minutes, and it was good to get out of the domestic routine. I was very apprehensive, but it turned out to be great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:48 AM Flag
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what line of work is it? I would love to have a part-time temp gig like that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:55 AM Flag
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It was as an admin asst. It was below my skill level and the pay was pitiful, but it was a little extra money. I just told the temp agency my situation and available hours and eventually the found it for me. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:39 AM Flag
[ - ] I finally understand why people bag it and move to the 'burbs for school. 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.12.08, 10:03 AM Flag
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They have other issues to contend with in the burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:03 AM Flag
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yeah, like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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OP - there are "issues" everywhere. I am talking solely about school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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really - why? we love our school so far - had such low expectations so am very pleasantly surprised (and it's g/t) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:04 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.12.08, 10:05 AM Flag
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care to share? what turned on that realization for you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:05 AM Flag
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as hellish as the school process was it was totally worth it to stay here and avoid the suburbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:06 AM Flag
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i'm with you - love the fact hat work, school and home are just a 10 minute cab ride away - so worth it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:07 AM Flag
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us too. we are happy with the school and don't have to commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:08 AM Flag
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OP - not saying we're moving. I'm just saying that after disappointment last year with the G&T process and now entering the private fray and can see why people don't bother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:09 AM Flag
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I did. I live in LI, and couldnt be happier. I know it was the best thing for the kids. I read through all these posts and feel so sorry for all those children that are under so much pressure. I wouldnt trade it for anything! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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The children aren't under pressure. It's the parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:12 AM Flag
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and you don't think the kids feel that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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some do, some don't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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np: i don't think many do. maybe if you go to 15 interviews, sure. but my experience fromour preschool was that the parents were flipping and the kids sailed along. of course its different for older kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:16 AM Flag
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now for the rest of their lives they get to say "I grew up on Long Island..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:13 AM Flag
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OP- this isn't where I was going with this thread. Start your own if you want to feel superior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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it's UB--learn to go with the flow or go to babycenter if you want all pleasantries and hugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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Spare me. I've been here since I was pregnant and my kid is 5. I don't need a lesson in UB. You, however, need a lesson in manners. And where exactly did you grow up, Princess? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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you're funny...and thin-skinned ("princess?!") I grew up here. how about you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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I have a very thick skin. It's unjustified superiority complexes that irk me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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ah, grew up on LI then, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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Actually I didn't. It's your attitude which is really offputting. I hope you're not projecting it onto your kids. All this world needs is another bunch of entitled brats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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lord, woman...i can't imagine how you're surviving here if you're so easily offended--and get so riled up--by a comment on a message board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:29 AM Flag
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NP - I call BS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:22 AM Flag
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right, because no one is born here, everyone moves here from somewhere else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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NP here. I've been here since my first dc was a baby (he's 8 now). Grew up in NYC and did the NYC baby thing until he was 3. Thought I'd never leave but we couldn't afford the life we wanted in the city. We are now in the burbs (not LI though, although close friends of mine live their and my husband's whole family is there I couldn't bring myself to live there, I guess it is that NYC native snob in me). Whenever I read all the posts about the schools I too breath a huge sigh of relief and am so glad I don't have to deal with it. My younger child goes to a very expensive preschool here but my older is getting a great education in public school. The best thing though is not having to go through the application process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:26 AM Flag
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np: it's a message board. you can't control it. get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:21 AM Flag
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Hey I'm from Long Island and, although I'm not one of them, there are are a lot of very waspy, blue bloods and wealthy, intellectual, culturally aware and involved people on LI. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I think you just don't know and probably have no upper class friends so you're probably only familiar with the rank and file. Unless you're a housekeeper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 12:48 PM Flag
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I am menatlly able to comprehend it, but I don't get it. IF it is ONLY for schools, then you can navigate the system and manage to move within the city if you need to, no need to head to the burbs unless there are other issues too - like space and yard etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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well, moving within the city is a money issue, too. we considered moving to a good zone if necessary, and it woudl have been an increase in rent as well as an increase in oterh costs. so its nto alwsy so simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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I think you misunderstood, I didn't mean to imply it was simple. But buying a house in the burbs is not cheap either. If people are in a position to buy a home and the cars that go with that lifestyle, then most likely they could also afford to move within the city. That is all I was saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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OP - I see your point. Maybe it's b/c we're so mired in the process I can't see the forest for the trees. Overall I know we're better off as a family here. It's this seemingly never-ending process that makes me question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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there are lots of pros and cons to moving to the burbs. the schools (especially in certain towns - scarsdale) are easier to deal with, and the yard/pool is nice, but there are lots of negatives too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:32 AM Flag
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Having started middle school w/ dc, I now realize there is NO WAY that I could live in the burbs and still be a WOHM. Life has gotten much more complicated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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ITA, and my dc just started K. Just adding the commuting time would kill me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:44 AM Flag
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There are actually many jobs in and close to the burbs. They may not pay as much as NYC jobs but at least you don't have to commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:46 AM Flag
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np - But they're boring. I have a great, interesting job that pays a lot of money. I wouldn't be able to find anything similar in a burb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:49 AM Flag
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But isnt the whole point of being in the NY burbs to be close to the city? If I couldn't be in the city on a daily basis, I certainly wouldn't be living in scarsdale or montclaire when I could be living in Portland or Seattle or Boston or Maine or somewhere more fabulous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:49 AM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:52 AM Flag
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My husband works in the city. I work 10 minutes from home so that I can be close to the kids. There is no way both of us could work in the city. My job may not be the most exciting or high powered, but I have the satisfaction of being able to participate more in my children's lives. Truth be told I'd rather be a SAHM, but we need the money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:56 AM Flag
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^^^and I agree about living somewhere more fabulous, but my husband's business is in the city so he needs to be close. I am happy where we are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:57 AM Flag
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this is an excellent point. I think it would be very difficult to live in the burbs if both parents worked in the city full time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:00 AM Flag
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np: i do not know a single family where, after moving ot the burbs, both parents continued to WOH f/t. in all but one case, the mom started to SAH; one dad decided to WAH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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I work part-time. I left my full-time job in the city after we moved here and my second child was born (did the commute for 6 months while preg). I was SAHM for a while, then worked full-time here in the burbs for 1 year. It was difficult even being close to home. Now I work 4 days a week from 9-3 and am home when the kids are home from school. I feel sorry for my husband who works very long hours and has to commute, but at least one of us is home with the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:07 AM Flag
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OR; I'm a doctor in private practice. I'd have to abandon my long-time patients and start all over with a new panel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Any SAHMs with dc's in school? What do you do all day? Please be honest. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:52 AM Flag
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I have an 8yr old all day in school, my 4 yr old goes to a PM class (preschool) for 4 days and am pg. I'm busy..and wish I had time for myself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:53 AM Flag
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What do you do while 4yo is in school? Just curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:54 AM Flag
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or: well since we are still in a phase in I wait around but dc will be there for 2.5 hrs eventually. In the past I went to the gym for those 2.5 hrs. But since I'm very pg, I will be caring for a newborn soon so there will be no down time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:56 AM Flag
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I see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:58 AM Flag
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You go the the gym for 2 1/2 hours every day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:13 AM Flag
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I write - don't get paid for it now but hopefully someday! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:57 AM Flag
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Good for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:57 AM Flag
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good luck! that sounds exciting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:03 AM Flag
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Go to the gym, do household stuff, work on my business plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:58 AM Flag
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So what kind of business? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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I'm supposed to be working on my grad school applications. But I will pay someone to take my personal statement outline and turn it into an essay! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:14 AM Flag
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Today : Drop off kids, speak briefly to parent teacher coord. and parent about upcomeing event. Go to class in my field, run uptown to do errand for my part- time business stop at green market, home to do some laundry/eat some lunch back to school for pick up go to library/ home for homework and music practice make dinner. That's today. If you work outside of the home you have to have help to do some of those things. It's not a contest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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Just FYI, I'm a single parent of a first grader and I work full time. I have no outside help, and no family in the city. It's very difficult to manage but I do it and I know many others who do the same and with more than one child. And I'm not competing, just saying it's not impossible to do. Not even close to impossible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 06:57 AM Flag
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I'll bite if you tell me why you are asking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:30 AM Flag
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I do homework (academic) and visit UB now and then... like today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:11 AM Flag
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My youngest just started full-day kindergarten this year, and I am ramping up some of the very part-timish contract work that I had been doing. I'm also taking a lot of yoga classes to try to keep back problems at bay. Before now, I did a lot of volunteer work, including serving on the Board of my DD's preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:21 AM Flag
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2/3 are in school full time so i know the question isn't really directed at me. i think i'd be terribly bored to be home if no kids were home all day long. but i'd be willing to try it for a year once my youngest goes to school. . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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My last just started K but am finding w/4 kids there is no let up - use the time to do housekeeping, errands, grocery shopping, make phone calls to arrange their endless appointments, hopefully get a jump on dinner prep since the time between 3-9 pm is completely taken up w/schlepping them to drs/dentists/playdates/afterschool, then HW, dinner, bath, bed. Honestly sometimes it seems like I spend 90% of school time packing & unpacking stuff into storage boxes. I hope I can get some time this year to go to the gym but it always seems like something more important takes precedence . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 05:51 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.12.08, 10:30 AM Flag
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New York City 09.12.08, 09:49 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.12.08, 09:51 AM Flag
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ues preferably, thx [ Reply | More ]
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I went to Eye to Eye on 86th b/t 2nd and 3rd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:55 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.12.08, 09:55 AM Flag
[ - ] DD is at a pretty good pre K with ongoing. We like it, but realy don't know any different. I am in NO mood to fill out any applications right now, and DD is in no mood to think about playdates for a new school. SO I'm thinking I'll skip it and if we are miserable I'll just apply for 1st grade. Is this stupid of me? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.12.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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if you are happy where you are, why leave? You can always apply out BUT remember that space is limited. The other big entry point in many schools is the 6th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:48 AM Flag
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IF you really want a different school it will be much easier for K than 1st. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:48 AM Flag
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Skip it. But don't expect to get a 1st grade spot (one or two--if any--spots open up in most schools). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:50 AM Flag
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VERY hard to get a 1st grade spot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:41 AM Flag
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Either apply now or don't apply. I know many people who tried to apply out in early years who are still stuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 04:25 PM Flag
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you AGAIN? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 04:29 PM Flag
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np I know! Don't see why she didn't stay in preschool (or daycare or wherever) and apply out for K if she wanted more choice (not really choice, but the opportunity to fill in more apps to maybe get a spot for her kid). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 04:37 PM Flag
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OP: Hey, cool it, nellie! I'm sure there are more than just one person in an ongoign pre-K wondering if they should apply out! For the reccord, I haven't posted before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 04:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll for Working moms: I am planning to go back to work by choice not out of necessity for the family. I am working 4 days a week but the thought of it makes me almost cry, I have had a long maternity leave of 6 months. I always thought I'd want to go back and not have any conflict with that choice....now I feel sad/guilty about going. Did you know for certain that you wanted to return to work when you were on leave or were you still conflicted? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:45 AM Flag
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I was sure i wanted to go back while on leave, but that i wanted to do it p/t --which it sounds like you can. That wokred really well for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:55 AM Flag
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THANKS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:02 AM Flag
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Give it a try, you can always quit. I had to go back, but if given the option I would choose a PT job that I was passionate about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:59 AM Flag
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I would recommend you go back and give it a little while. I felt the same as you with 5 1/2 months leave. I cried the first few days and gradually started feeling better. My son is now 19 mo and I am working in the office 3 days a week and from home 2. I LOVE the balance my situation gives me and wouldn't change it. I'm glad I didn't make a decision without at least giving work a shot again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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THANKS!! I appreciate it. [ Reply | More ]
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