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General Topics 07.15.08, 08:29 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm nauseous and have chills. Could this be related to ovulation? It's day 16. TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:28 AM Flag
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Only if you get like that every month and if so I'd see a Dr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 10:34 AM Flag
[ - ] Our nanny of one year, who we like a lot, just told us she has to take a course in the fall (she's getting her Bachelor's Degree) which will make her unavailable for the first 3 hours of the morning. She said she found someone who could cover the time for her, understanding that we will have to interview her. DH is totally calm about it, but I'm feeling a little put out and anxious. DD #1 will be starting kindergarten in the fall and it seems like a lot of change at once. Also, I'm suspicious of a person who must not be working and knows she will be available for some random hours in the fall. I don't know what our alternative is but this is really bothering me. Please tell me I'm overreacting. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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yes, you are overreacting.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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interview the person and see how you feel. You nanny is trying to accomadate you so see how it goes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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I know, but if we don't like her, we are in a really difficult spot. How do you find someone to take a weird shift like that temporarily? And just the whole process of getting my kids used to a new person and of me being comfortable leaving my kids with a stranger. Ugh. I hate this sh*t so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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then you would be suspicious of lots of ppl? Many ppl are out of jobs or students (taking late classes), ect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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np: right - i mean, maybe it's a friend of hers who only has afternoon classes in the fall. or a sahm with older kids who has some time and could use some money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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Okay, I'll keep my fingers crossed. I feel like our nanny likes our kids and wouldn't put them in bad hands, but she also wants to get coverage for herself, so maybe she would settle for someone less than terrific because it's only a few hours a day, but I don't care if it's 20 minutes a day, if they're with my kids alone, I have to really trust and like them. Thanks for the perspective check. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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also, keep in mind that trustworthy and "the ideal FT caregiver" are not the same thing. For example, I love that our nanny is energetic and social and can keep up with DS all day long and loves to take him on adventures. I ALSO love that she speaks and reads English well and is totally on board with educational activities. That being said, if she were watching him for only a few hours/day, I wouldn't care as much about these things, as long as she was responsible, followed my directions, etc. because I would assume that the person caring for him for the rest of the day would be the one doing those important (to me) things. Does that make sense? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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It does make sense. But 3 hours out of a ten hour day is a decent chunk. And if it's just for a semester, I agree with your thought process, but I think this maybe a permanent thing. I think my problem is that the nanny thing has always been difficult for me. I feel guilty have to leave my kids and as a result, I want it to be as positive an experience as it possibly can be for them. Juggling caretakers just doesn't feel good to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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If you think this is for more than a semester, I would look for an AM nanny in addition to whomever she refers you to. Plenty of nannies have available AM hours because the kids they've been caring for are in school and the families they work for want to cut their hours. In addition, you may want to consider whether it's a good time to look for a new nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:20 AM Flag
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Your alternative is to tell your nanny that the arrangement doesn't work for you and to find yourselves a new FT nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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did you know this could happen when you first hired nanny? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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No. She takes one night class a semester. I got the sense that we would end our relationship with her (because the kids are in school) before she would shift into another career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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i think you'll need to wait and see. do you know anything about her background and why she's available? my nanny is not a go-getter, her mom pushed her into taking the job with me and i was really worried about it and she turned out to be great. the same things that make her not a go getter made her a great nanny. she's laid back, has a ton of patience with the kids, doesn't mind if they meander or take time to get dressed, etc. is your kindergartener going to be in school in the morning? b/c this might actually be a good time to make the transition, rather than a b ad time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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what kind of class is 15 hours a week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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np: i'm sure the problem is WHEN the class is scheduled plus the time it takes to commute from class to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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lots of nannies are available in the am b/c the youngest child in the family is starting pre-k or k. So I wouldn't be suspicious of the replacement. However, I would wonder why this class has to be taken at this time and can't be taken at night. that makes no sense. If you nanny is enrolled in a night program, all requirements of the program should be available at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:18 AM Flag
[ - ] any recommendations for a fun restaurant on the UWS or UES for 6 women to meet for dinner? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.15.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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philippe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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UES--cafe d'alsace [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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when a large group of gfs get together, we like sambuca because we can chat for a while and its fine and the food is decent. not a "sexy hot new place tho if that is what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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I really liked Lenox Room on 73rd & 3rd bc it was a lounge & restaurant. I haven't been since it became TBar, but I hear it's essentially the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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Our bunch always has a good time at Zocalo (UES) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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us too! maybe we are in the same group! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:39 AM Flag
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Gah! The name is escaping me, but there is a great argentinian place on the UWS on Columbus in the low 80s. Anyone remember the name of it? Oh, wait, I think it's Cafe Ronda. It's a great spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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that place stinks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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Seriously? I'm a real chowhound and had a terrific meal there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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np: itd. i love the food there - as long as you like italian. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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cafe ronda is a tapas place, and i love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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Nice Matin - on 79th and Amsterdam or Citrus on Columbus and 75th!! Both great!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:31 AM Flag
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i like mexican for a large group -- zocolo or maya on the UES are both good. also really like uva (italian), though it's not a hopping place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 10:08 AM Flag
[ - ] has anyone ever been to a bday party at the marionette theater in central park? thoughts> 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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yes I have a few yrs back. The kids see the show (liked it) and they ate. That's all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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great. thanks so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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do you know how much a bday party would be there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:41 AM Flag
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Yes, but the room where the food is served is small, so I would keep the party small. I think there were 30kids at the aprty I attended and not enough room for the kids to eat. Add the parents who stayed and the room was INSANELY crowded. the other issue is you can drive into the park, so you have schlep the stuff from either 5ht Ave or CPW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:44 AM Flag
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thanks...i'm not thinking of using the party room. just having the kids go to the show and then do something in the park before/after. the party package seemed a bit extreme for 4 year olds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:06 AM Flag
[ - ] Morningside Hts/near Columbia U: Anyone know of a good bakery to order a birthday cake? TIA 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.15.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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Make My Cake in Harlem - there is one on 116 & one on 139 http://www.makemycake2.com/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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np: I love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:53 AM Flag
[ - ] we are planning on moving in 6 weeks. when should i let my nanny know? tia 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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i know i am being super selfish but will be really in trouble if she quits much before the move date.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:28 AM Flag
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explain to her that you know she will need to look for another job but if should could stay until you leave, you will make it worth her while (if she gets an offer before you leave). It's selfish that in this economy you will not give her ample to to find another family. Try to help her out by rec. her to your friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:33 AM Flag
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yeah, you are being selfish. since you haven't told her yet I hope you are planning on giving at least amonths severence. I undersatnd where you are comign form though - I told my nanny way in adavnce and got screwed - even though I offered her severnce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:36 AM Flag
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We gave our nanny one month's notice, as stated in our employment contract. We are also giving her severance if she stays to the end and helping her find another job (all of her leads are coming through us). I don't think that there's anything wrong with this at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 10:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone happen to know of restaurant that used to be Butterfield Eighty-something, on UES?? It was very small with a tiny bar room attached to main dining room. TIA! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.15.08, 08:23 AM Flag
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Butterfield 81 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:41 AM Flag
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yes, that's it--dh and I used to love that place. pre-dd we'd go early and have dinner at the bar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:46 AM Flag
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ditto - np here - we loved sitting at that bar; we live downtown now - has it closed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 10:17 AM Flag
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gone, unfortunately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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I used to love that place. What is it now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Nanny bday gift ideas??? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 07.15.08, 08:23 AM Flag
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gift card to her favorite store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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gap gift certificate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:32 AM Flag
[ - ] Uhh, NOBODY IS ON HERE TODAY! 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Anybody familiar with Turtle Bay Condos? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Are TT preschools really necessary. It seems like it is simply a status thing. Am I wrong? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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^^^meant yup that's a simple status thing. Not needed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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Not necessary in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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I blew the whole process off, thought it was silly and meaningless. Now i am stuck at a 3rd tier ongoing that we don't love in any way. If I could do it over again, i would play by all the rules and do everything possible to get into tt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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Depends on how you define necessary. Are they necessary for your child to be successful in life? NO! Are they extraordinarily helpful in getting your child into a private ongoing school, yes. Necessary? Probably not. Status thing? Definitely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 09:32 AM Flag
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TOTAL BS. Your odds of getting a truly bright kid into tt ongoing are MUCH higher if you're not competing with a bunch of connected families at tt preschool. My dc attended a 2nd/3rd tier preschool, aced the erb (99s) and got into two tts. Not connected. No diversity. If she'd gone to Episcopal as an unconnected kid, she'd likely have ended up in third tier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.16.08, 04:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there a Whole Foods open in park slope yet? google is letting me down here...tia 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:14 AM Flag
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No. Not a whole lot of big stores in that area yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:51 AM Flag
[ - ] can someone please kindlt post dr. sears alternative vaccine scedule? heading to dr in a little bit and I misplaced it. thx! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:13 AM Flag
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2 months: DTaP, Rotavirus 3 months*: Pc, HIB 4 months: DTaP, Rotavirus 5 months*: Pc, HIB 6 months: DTaP, Rotavirus 7 months*: Pc, HIB 9 months: Polio 12 months: Mumps, Polio 15 months: Pc, HIB 18 months: DTaP, Chickenpox 2 years: Rubella, Polio 2 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A (start Hep B at birth if any close relatives or caregivers have Hep B) 3 years: Hep B, Measles 3 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A 4 years: DTaP, Polio 5 years: MMR 6 years: Chickenpox 12 years: Tdap, HPV 12 years, 2 months*: HPV 13 years: HPV, Meningococcal (once Meningococcal vaccine is approved for age 2, Dr. Sears will move it there and delay Hep B by 6 months) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Best restaurant in TriBeCa? Want to get someone a gift cert for dinner as a housewarming (cost no object). Thx. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 07.15.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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Give a Boulud GC--to the market or the restaurants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:16 AM Flag
[ - ] thanks. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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you're welcome [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.15.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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