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[ - ] SAHM here. Time for my nap... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 03.11.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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bitter troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:54 AM Flag
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Good for you just make sure dc naps too. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What classes an 18 m should be taking if you're not sending dc to pre k. Any suggestions? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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?? [ Reply | More ]
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like swimming, arts, mommy and me kind of thing... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:48 AM Flag
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there's your answer [ Reply | More ]
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that's it? we registered her at Montessori and she didn't get the spot (part time) so I wanted to have recs of things that could give her a similar experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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fwiw, nothing is just fine. Read and sing. Read and sing. If you're looking...there are many mommie and me classes that are general, like at Children's Aid downtown. Music Together is lovely. There are tumbling classes for wee ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:51 AM Flag
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honestly you can t just read and sing all day - it gets old - that's like one hour at the most during the day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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OP: I just want to make sure that I can give her the best I can, since she is very active and very social, I wanted suggestions of camps/learning kind of thing for 2 a week, I've heard about playgarden and church school of music and arts, but have no clue if is any good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:01 AM Flag
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oh are you in nyc? if you are look into weeonesclub.com - they have a preschool practice 2 days a week for 90 minutes. It's a great place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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I'll check! thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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Nothing mom here. We took a solfege class at church street and really liked the teacher. Very sweet space. I really think anything would be fun if the teacher is good, it's close to your home and you'll meet other parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:05 AM Flag
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Love the art for little ones at Greenwich House Music School. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll ckeck that! I'm actually downtown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:16 AM Flag
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They also have art and dance classes at Third Street Music for little ones. Some teachers are amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:18 AM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:20 AM Flag
[ - ] POLL: NYC Parents How many dcs/how many bedrooms? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:44 AM Flag
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2, 4 [ Reply | More ]
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2,3 but we live in Blkyn Heights [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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1 DC, 2 BR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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the poll is too narrow: should be where/square feet/bedrooms/how many dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:56 AM Flag
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go for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:18 AM Flag
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bpc, 700sf, 1bed, 1dc. [ Reply | More ]
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murray hill, 1085sf, jr4 made into 2br but 2full baths, 1 dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:31 AM Flag
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1 dc 4 br [ Reply | More ]
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2 DC, 3B - UWS [ Reply | More ]
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2/3 [ Reply | More ]
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2/3 [ Reply | More ]
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2,2 [ Reply | More ]
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2, 5 [ Reply | More ]
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3/2 [ Reply | More ]
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2/2; but large 2BR & their room is large [ Reply | More ]
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1db, 1 bed [ Reply | More ]
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3, 2 [ Reply | More ]
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1 DC, 4B [ Reply | More ]
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2.7*/3 due late June [ Reply | More ]
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1, 3 [ Reply | More ]
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5/4 [ Reply | More ]
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1,3- we're working on #2 though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:14 AM Flag
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1dc;2nd due in sept;3br;harlem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:17 AM Flag
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1 dc 1 brs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:30 AM Flag
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2/1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:52 AM Flag
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we are in a 1bed, where does the oldest sleep? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:20 AM Flag
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Kids share the bedroom. We have an open loft space and never bothered to close off an area to make it our bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:48 AM Flag
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2,2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:58 AM Flag
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1 dc / 1bdrm / williamsburg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:24 AM Flag
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2/3 br. (3,400 sq ft, Manhattan) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:26 AM Flag
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woah! where in mnh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:34 AM Flag
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Flatiron. We got really lucky and bought in the late 90's before things started peaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:51 AM Flag
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ok now I officially hate you :) But seriously good for you. We should have bought then too, but dh was too insecure about his job (which did just fine, by the way, but hindsight is always 20/20) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:54 AM Flag
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1db/1 in the process of moving into a 3-bed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:59 AM Flag
[ - ] OK...so what are you all putting in your perfectly nutritious lunches? 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:42 AM Flag
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leftover pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 AM Flag
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grapes and turkey sandwich with water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:44 AM Flag
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You give your dc a lunch with about 200 calories in it. Is dc on a diet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:14 AM Flag
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they are very healthy kids at normal weight range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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sometimes I can only get 200 calories into my DS and sometimes he'll eat up to a 1,000. Kids are unpredictable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:35 AM Flag
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oatmeal or pancakes and fresh fruithot lunch (usually meat & veggie or pasta & veggie & fruit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:45 AM Flag
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Special K cereal bar, HandiSnacks and a cup of peaches. why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:45 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:47 AM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:59 AM Flag
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I hope we share a park bench some day. You funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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hot lunch either meat & veggie or pasta & veggie with fresh fruit and hummus and carrots or organic yogurt for snack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:47 AM Flag
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pb&j (real pb--not skippy; homemade preserves, whole wheat bread); applesauce (unsweetened); sometimes a grain bar; piece of fruit; maybe leftover pasta, or tortellini; turkey-cheese rollups on Damascus flatbread; baby carrots or bell peppers and hummus; spelt pretzels or blue corn chips or grapes... whole lotta options [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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spelt pretzels? For real? blech. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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np. these healthy stuff these days are so yummy, my 18m dd loves multigrain crackers from 'food should taste good', it's the best cracker/tortillas I have ever had (and anyone that tries loves it) and it has flax, quinoa, soy, sesame... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:58 AM Flag
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np ITA. LOVE those--and so do my dcs. They are very good with guacamole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:59 AM Flag
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np My kids like them, too. I do 90% of my grocery shopping at the health food store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:58 AM Flag
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are you kidding? they taste exactly the same--your kneejerk reaction to anything healthy is going to rub off on your kids. It's not they who are picky--it's you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:00 AM Flag
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I love skippy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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And your child's body loves the trans fats and added sugar! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:12 AM Flag
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and the food recall on those kind of brands once in a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:13 AM Flag
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actually, the recall was on the "healthy" kinds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:17 AM Flag
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grind your own at whole foods! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:19 AM Flag
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When dd is big enough, I'll try organic cheese stick, whole wheat tuna sandwich or chicken salad, fruit and juice for example, all organic . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:50 AM Flag
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emphasis on "try" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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she already eats all of this by 18m actually, I just said try because she might change her tastes in future or get picky who knows? so far she eats all the healthy stuff and loves it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:12 AM Flag
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You're on the right track. Don't introduce any crap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:36 AM Flag
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Turkey on whole wheat; red pepper rings; lowfat milk. All organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:53 AM Flag
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of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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is the turkey deli meat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:01 AM Flag
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It's Applegate Farm organic turkey breast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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np. I get their bacon too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:06 AM Flag
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Just made my dc's lunch: Macadamia nut butter on whole wheat bread, grape tomatoes, skim milk. All organic. 3 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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what difference does it make if it's organic. Non organic food is also healthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:59 AM Flag
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np Produce like tomatoes (with thin skin) should be organic, if possible. With, say, bananas or similar it's not so important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:00 AM Flag
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sorry not falling for the organic contingency looking down on the natural but not organic contingency -nothing should be anything. YOu want to get it you get it. I wouldn't spend the money on organic tomatoes unless I were a millionaire. Milk yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:02 AM Flag
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best option is farmer's market, if not I go organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:05 AM Flag
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I do that. I am actually going to grow my own on my terrace this summer 6 different kinds and beans and cucumbers. Can't wait to see the results. I'm very excited [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:07 AM Flag
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No pleasing these food nazis. Lunch must be organic and grown in you own back yard with fertilizer made from you composting your own waste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:07 AM Flag
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lol so true. I'm just happy if dd eats. I gave her 3 pieces of banana bread yesterday bc she liked it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:08 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:10 AM Flag
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organic doesn't have pesticides/hormones/it's grown and handled as naturally as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:03 AM Flag
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well I don't buy it. I do buy local from the farmers market when I can but not organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:06 AM Flag
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local farmers should be good, if you trust them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:08 AM Flag
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i honestly do not put much thought into this. I buy milk with no hormones or antibiotics and not organic half the time too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:10 AM Flag
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that's fine if you feel you're making the best choice and what you can afford also for your kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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Ham & cheese on 9-grain, broccoli, dried cranberries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:00 AM Flag
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lamb stew - sweet potatoes, zucchini, raisins, cumin, garlic - on top of couscous. It's been stewing since 9am. Yesterday we had quinoa crusted chicken fingers, roasted brussel sprouts and grapes. All organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:05 AM Flag
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nothing, my ds prefers school lunch. I've eaten it and I think it is pretty good, all things considered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:10 AM Flag
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that sounds gross. The though of lamb makes me ill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:17 AM Flag
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well we like lamb. so be glad that you weren't invited, lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:19 AM Flag
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sounds delicious. i make lamb stew regularly, but i don't use any of your ingredients. i use the antibiotic-free lamb from fresh direct, organic veggies, incl tomatoes, onions, carrots, red potatoes, celery, red wine, tomato paste. i just may try some of your ingredients next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:37 AM Flag
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shit on a shingle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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Otherwise known as corned beef on toast! I ate that when I was little! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:10 AM Flag
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Mayonnaise sandwich with a quarter-water and some peanut chews. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:12 AM Flag
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yum...mayonnaise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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I buy one that is made with safflower oil from hans I think (for myself) not dd, that was the healthiest I could find in fresh direc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:18 AM Flag
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Whole wheat penne w/spinach, mushroom, 90% low fat ground sirloin tomato sauce, fresh pineapple, gogurt, low fat baby bello cheese, whole apple, water. Jeez, I sound like a freak! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:22 AM Flag
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only because of your need to point out "90% low fat ground sirloin tomato sauce"; you are a freak. you could say meat sauce or ground beef. and "low-fat bello cheese" -- no need to spell out low fat. oy. food issues, anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:41 AM Flag
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Good point. I buy the low fat stuff for me, not for the kid, since I'm trying to shed the pregnancy weight from 3 years ago. We all eat the same food--I can't cook 3 separate meals or keep 3 separate versions of food in the apartment. I'm trying to be healthy and eat healthy. Please be kind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:15 AM Flag
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okay. and please don't get too neurotic about food. deal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:22 AM Flag
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Deal. Trying not to be neurotic, though I can see/hear that it sounds that way. Thanks for the wake up call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:39 AM Flag
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Lunch and snack: monster (munster) cheese sandwich on potato bread, carrot sticks, apple sauce, milk box, a hamentaschen, raisins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:23 AM Flag
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I would be such much more amenable to answering this question if there weren't so much judgment implied in the phrasing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:00 AM Flag
[ - ] Fun things to do with 5yo dd in the city? Thanks 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 03.11.09, 08:39 AM Flag
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alices tea cup, american girl store, museum of natural history, central park zoo, playground near central park south [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:40 AM Flag
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great! thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are they using Everyday or TERC at Anderson? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 08:36 AM Flag
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Neither? Don't they both suck? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:39 AM Flag
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Everyday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:41 AM Flag
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With considerable supplementation. This is to make sure kids are getting enough practice to internalize the essentials, like the multiplication tables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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But as of 5th or 6th grade they switch to a Prentice Hall Pre-Algebra, Algebra & Geometry sequence. Very solid, traditional math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:50 AM Flag
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Anderson mom: What social studies books are they using in 5th and 6th? What about science? tia from a secular homeschooling mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:54 AM Flag
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There are no ss or science textbooks at those ages. The science is hands on, lab based work with some research projects in there as well. SS is taught using a combo of lessons, literature, research (secondary as well as primary source material)and projects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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The way Anderson teaches multiplication sucks, they go through 3 different methods and don't spend enough time on any of them, leaving many kids confused, and parents forced to teach it at home or get tutors. Less supplementation would be more if they just stuck with one method until kids mastered it. The math curriculum gets much better in MS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:54 AM Flag
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Yes. OP here and this is what I am worrying about. I have heard a few friends with older dc's expressing concern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:02 AM Flag
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That's why all the kids are getting into the top high schools and Anderson sends more kids to Hunter High than any other school (large or small), right, because Anderson's math sucks? hmmm... I think that just because you are stressed about it doesn't mean it's not working well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:53 AM Flag
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NP: It's well known that there has been discontent at A over math. But they are trying to address it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 10:12 AM Flag
[ - ] DS was born in mid-Oct. Starting preschool in the fall in a 2s program, and will turn three shortly thereafter. I'd like to hear from parents of other fall DCs to get some advice on when we should apply to pre-K, or, if we wait, to K? Would he apply to pre-K next fall when turns 3 or the following year when he turns 4? And would K applications go out when turns 4 or not until he turns 5? We're going to try to get into private, but go public if we get shutout. Thanks for any advice. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 08:34 AM Flag
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for private you apply the fall that DS is turning 5. for public, he would start K that fall. if you get SO of private, DS will have to go to 1st grade in public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:45 AM Flag
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Thanks. Do you think it would be a good idea to apply to those privates that take kids who are five by Oct. 31 for K (like St. Ann's) and some private pre-K programs in the fall he turns 4? My thought was that we could see if he gets in at that point and if not, reapply at 5. Or does it hurt your chances with schools to apply twice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:55 AM Flag
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our dc is Oct. baby. we applied to a few private pre-K but didn't get in, so this year we applied to private K. pro of pre-K is not having to take ERB and not having to deal with K process. con of pre-K is there is so much more choice w/ schools that start in K. if you also apply to public then you are applying for public K at same time as private pre-K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:38 AM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I didn't realize ERB was only for K and not pre-K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know of a good homemade recipe for a colon cleanser? Or a detoxifying cleanser? Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:33 AM Flag
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2 level teaspoons of uniodized sea salt to a quart of lukewarm water. It tastes like hell. Stay buy a bathroom. NO JOKE! Do it in the morning EARLY, give yourself at least 2 or 3 hours before you have to go to work. Don't do it if you have health issues related to too much salt intake. [ Reply | More ]
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The salt must be UNIODIZED. The iodized one will not work and you'll be wasting your time drinking bad tasting water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone else end up with their absolute last worst-case-scenario school for next year? Feeling so sad for DD, stuck in a dead-end school that everyone complains about and we will have to apply out of next year. So sad that her first experience with school will be so negative and that as a parent, I couldn't provide her with better options. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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I bet it'll be a lot better than you think. Your job is not to let your attitude rub off on her. It's Kindergarten. She'll meet friends and have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:34 AM Flag
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Everyone says it's a terrible place and I should transfer her out in the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 AM Flag
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What school? Maybe there are parents on who actually send their DC there and can offer words of comfort and encouragement (you know UB'ers like to rally around someone when they are down) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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Riverside Montessori [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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I have NO dog in this fight and did not send my kids there but know 2 highly academic families who sent kids to RM. One got into FC private. Other went on to Hunter. They both really liked the school. She'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:17 AM Flag
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don't let UB make you feel like you will have an awful experience. even if it's not ideal for you, i am sure your dd will make friends and be happy. put Kindergarten and it's purpose in dd's life in perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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Try to get a transfer the first week of school. I did this with my son. You will wait for hours and hours and hours at the board of ed, but I got lucky, and the public school I wanted had 1 opened spot left. This was at 6:00 pm on a Friday. This was years ago, so maybe a lot has changed, but I would still try to get a transfer, even if I have to wait all day and beg and plead on my knees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 AM Flag
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if this is for preschool, you are really over reacting and your dd will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 AM Flag
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But it's her first exposure to school, and that's such a formative experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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give us her age and where you are and maybe someone can up with some alternatives for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:00 AM Flag
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just because you regard it as a deadend school doesn't mean your dd will feel the same way. if you give off negative vibes she'll pick it up. mom up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:39 AM Flag
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Stuck in the basement of what is essentially a daycare surely cannot be too fun for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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if you hate it don't send her. nobody has to go to preschool. how old is she and what part of town do you live in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:47 AM Flag
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We live in Hamilton Heights and so have to commute down to UWS for any schools or programs. Don't have option of not sending her to school because of other kids' schedules, nanny, work, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:03 AM Flag
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I remember you. so, you did get off a wl then. look - keep calling around through the summer. people move. greenhouse often seems to have spots for 3s open in the afternoon. also try a place called Small World - director is Jessica Noone. in any event your dd is going to be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:12 AM Flag
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okay first of all you need to get a grip. second of all it's pre-school if you do not like the school do not send her. but if you feel she must go to pre-school send her and change your attitude. she will be around other kids playing. I'm sure she will be fine unless you let your attitude poison her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:54 AM Flag
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Good advice. Hey, STMPG is in a basement and no one complains about that. She will mirror your feelings. Put on a happy face for her or don't send her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:59 AM Flag
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Couldn't agree more. This whole Pre-School thing is absurd. It's more about parents being guilted than anything else. IT IS PRE-SCHOOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:07 AM Flag
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We are in a similar situation. We didn't do well at all in the preschool process. I'm depressed about it, but when I force myself to think rationally about it, I don't think it will really matter to DS. He doesn't know where else he could have gone, and he'll be happy to play. At this point, I'm just going to dedicate myself to making him excited about going there. He definitely picks up on my moods, and your DD is probably the same way. And who knows, maybe there are going to be great kids and parents there, so we'll both end up really liking where we're at. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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Bravo, that's actually a very healthy pov. Wait and see if you will really dislike it. Why expect the worst when you don't know what the future will hold. If DS didn't do well in the preschool process then perhaps he wouldn't have fit well in those schools anyways. DS will always have something special about him, no matter what school he ends up in...especially having a reasonable, supportive mother who just loves him no matter what. I really do hope, and believe it's likely, that it will all work out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:11 AM Flag
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Olsat results still to come. What about DOE G&T? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:26 AM Flag
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Whoops, didn't realize you're talking about pre-school. W/all due respect, you're making a mountain out of a molehill. It's preschool and you're not ruining her life. Relax, it will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:28 AM Flag
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FP here-have only great things to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:35 AM Flag
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why would you post this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.09, 10:38 AM Flag
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We sent our DC there, and it was absolutely fine. We CHOSE it b/c the rooms were so beautifully appointed and well-lit and cheery, vs. other schools that seemed drearier. Plus, not all rooms are in basement- many are on 1st floor. Do you truthfully believe there's a HUGE difference b/w preschools that merits this type of reaction? RSM is fine and less expensive than most. Store up your financial and guilt arensenal for the K process... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.09, 10:06 AM Flag
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burbs mom. I feel this way. When we moved here ds was on target for reading and a full year ahead in math. Nothing done despite my begging. It became apparent that "No child left behind" works well if child falls short, but not if child is a half step above. Teacher teach to the lower middle of the class in my opinion. 3dc-Private$ out of reach ($) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.09, 10:54 AM Flag
[ - ] DD have a tendency to give us a number 2 when she is frustrated and throwing a tantrum. She will start to make the straining sound while she is crying/fussing and the next thing you know is that we'll have to change her diaper. Is she normal or just her being manipulative trying to get our attention? She is only 15 months old. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:30 AM Flag
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Or maybe she gets upset before pooping because it's uncomfortable and you are mistaking it for a tantrum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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Have you had everything checked out. It sounds like it hurts her to go number 2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:33 AM Flag
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i don't think 15 month olds don't really have manipulative down yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:34 AM Flag
[ - ] We are still under the Bish tax cuts this filing year right? Our being *rich* at an HHI of $260k next year won't hurt us devastatingly until next April 15th correct? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.11.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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Bush^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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Yes. For us we will not be "rich" anymore next year anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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with a HHI of $260 you are going to get hit the most by the AMT, espcially if you are in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:36 AM Flag
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Yes. In Manhattan. Ugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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Yep. The AMT means that the Obama tax plan won't really affect us. We're already screwed by AMT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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and next year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 AM Flag
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NP. Any idea how much around we will be taken for thanks to AMT at HHI around $260,000? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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Wasn't one of the senate's changes to the stimulus plan a recution in AMT taxes? I thought I read that somewhere. I'm sure I'll be paying more next year regardless! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:39 AM Flag
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They won't take effect until 2011 I thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:36 PM Flag
[ - ] My dh is driving me crazy!! He is obsessed with Japan and is always trying to get me to move there. He loves everything about Japan and has researched schools, neighborhoods, housing prices, and literally everything else. he spends all his free time going on web-sites that talk about Japan and loves Japanese shows. He talks about it constantly and it's driving me nuts. No with the economy falling apart, the talk is non-stop. GGGRRR!!!!! Sorry........vent over. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:26 AM Flag
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I know someone like this... you don't live in Portland, do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:28 AM Flag
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No I live in California. I probably would move if I didn't have kids though. Just imagine growing up where no one looks like you. My dh tries to tell me that they love Americans and that our dd would be so popular because of her blond hair and green eyes but I always think she'll feel out of place, kwim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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Well you are lucky because my friend's DH has gone one step further and told her that he prefers her to stay extremely thin "like asian women" - she is 5'4" and weighs 90 lbs. Maybe yours looks less crazy now? haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:33 AM Flag
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maybe he digs Japanese chicks. better watch out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:32 AM Flag
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nihonji des ka? (does he speak japanese?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:32 AM Flag
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A little bit. He says that he's not into woman it's just the culture and the economy. He is really into electronics and I think part of it is that is so much more advanced over there. He knows everything about computers and all that stuff so I think that the prospect of living there is merely for entertainment, more opportunities for employment for qualified people (according to him), and a more technological advanced environment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 AM Flag
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Lived there for many years--it's an amazing experience, especialy for families. However, unless you or he gets sent there as an expat, I'd never recommend just picking up and moving. You want expat housing, money for home leave, and all those perks that come along with it. Moving over there and finding your own housing with a family would a no-go, IMO. No issue that nobody looks like you--in Central Tokyo that's just not true, there are plenty of expats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:45 AM Flag
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become a geisha and stay where you are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:50 AM Flag
[ - ] I hate to judge but I'm going to. I dropped my DS off at preschool today and one of his classmates was looking through her lunchbox. This is what she had: a Special K cereal bar, a package of HandiSnacks (those crackers with the fake cheese and the little plastic thing to spread it), and a pre-packaged cup of processed peaches. Gross! That is NOT LUNCH! I hope her mother is reading this. 151 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:21 AM Flag
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oh, i don't think you hate to judge at all... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:24 AM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:25 AM Flag
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seriously myob unless you are a "good" mom 100% of the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:42 AM Flag
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OP is just posting an observation she had this morning. She didn't say she accosted the lady because of it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:48 PM Flag
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I think it is the anger and the meaness in this post that bother me. I think it is important to eat healthy but I am not going to have a heart attack if my kids have a Special K bar. It is wonderful that you are so dedicated but your bitchy attitude is crazy. You clearly think that you are better than everyone else and must be somewhat insecure to judge others so harshly. People have different ideas about the importance of preservatives and the research is not yet clear what the long term effects are. Get off your high horse and worry about your own stress level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:27 AM Flag
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You seem to be sending that to *one* person when there are a lot of women on this board that feel the same way as OP. You, obviously, feed your children crap and probably feel guilty about it. Thus, your angry post above! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:39 AM Flag
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A lot of woman on this board are clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:01 PM Flag
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NP: I think my DC eat pretty good overall, I don't feel guilty at all, and I think all the self-righteous rage over a can of peaches is a little over the top. My DC were in daycare for years and I never felt the need to conduct a mental inventory of their classmates' lunches, and certainly wouldn't start an incredibly nasty thread about one of them. To me, it sounds like something packed by a busy mom that was 3 or 4 days past grocery day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:07 PM Flag
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You obviously have never had a picky eater. I would put anything in my son's lunch if he would only eat it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:26 AM Flag
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np: Wow, you are me. I have reached a point where if dd will eat one of those snack pack fruit cups, I am over the moon!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:28 AM Flag
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Having a picky eater is so NOT an excuse to only feed your kid processed crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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ITA! I'm confused that some parents think it is. My kid doesn't eat anything processed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:33 AM Flag
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ITTTTA. You likely HAVE a picky eater BECAUSE you choose to feed processed crap--kids are conditioned to want Goldfish and juice boxes (and Handisnacks and other crap)! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:34 AM Flag
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are you for real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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Yes. And I'm right. Or maybe your child is at Food Emporium right now doing your shopping? In my home, I decide what to buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:41 AM Flag
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ITA! What is it with all these parents who have obviously introduced that crap to their kids?! I don't get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 AM Flag
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Laziness is what it is. Oh, and letting the tail wag the dog... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 AM Flag
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You are totally right. Having a picky kid is NOT a reason to just get whatever calories you can into them. No picky kid ever starved themselves to death: you give them healthy choices, and those are their only choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:50 AM Flag
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I am the poster above with the picky eater. I have two other dcs who are not picky eaters. How is it my fault that one is picky eater but the others aren't? They live in the same house with access to the same food. You all are so judgemental. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:58 PM Flag
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You're totally missing the point. I have a picky child and lots of friends with picky little ones as well. You do not HAVE to serve a picky child shitty food. Why is that so hard to get? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:53 PM Flag
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Don't knock Goldfish. The ones made from whole wheat are just as nutritious as the ones from Annie's. I've read the nutrition labels on both, only difference is that Annie's has a little more sodium and Goldfish are not organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:14 AM Flag
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Good to know that your DD will be the perfect eater and live to be 100. You got some nerve commenting on what someone else puts in their kids lunch box.I can't stand all these health finantics who feel that they have the secret of life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:49 PM Flag
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How do you know so much about what was in this kid's lunch box? FWIW, some kinds won't eat fruit unless it's the kind packed in syrup, love cereal bars and won't eat much else. If your kid isn't like that, good for you. You sound like a total asswipe, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:27 AM Flag
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You know how kids get a taste for that stuff? Their LAZY parents give it to them! Their not born yearning for that crap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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ITA! So funny that it's probably the SAHM's who are commenting and defending that crappy lunch! I'm sure they feed their kids that crap while they sit in front of the television all day! LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:30 AM Flag
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I find it hilarious that the previous poster said that the SAHM mom's are the one's commenting on this kids lunch while their dc sit around all day eating junk in front of the TV. SORRY, so wrong your not even in the same zip code. Most SAHM have more options because they are at home (you know where the food is) and have more time to fix a nutritious lunch that their child will actually eat. My dd has very little sugar and only watches 1-2 hours of TV a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:42 AM Flag
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You're proud of the fact that your DC "only" watches 1-2 hours of TV a day?! That is TOO MUCH TV! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:45 AM Flag
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nah it's fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:54 AM Flag
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It's not like she's watching "Girls Gone Wild" airhead. It's all educational and she has learned a lot through them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:11 AM Flag
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It's still too much TV, regardless of what she's watching. But I understand your defensive posture, since you obviously know that it's wrong. I'm sure you have things to do, like troll UB, rather than interacting with your kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:18 AM Flag
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uh, hello? what the hell are you doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:52 PM Flag
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My child is not sitting in front of the TV for 1-2 hours a day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:50 PM Flag
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this poster is obviously in a rural area where there's nothing else to do. We don't "fix" lunch in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:51 PM Flag
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Not true at all. I know of a few pre-schools and schools in the city where the child brings their own lunch. Way to be a city snob! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:51 PM Flag
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no, you dont' get it. Saying "I'm fixing lunch" is rural, usually southern, uneducated speak. If you are educated and from anywhere normal (yes, I'm a snob) you say "I'm making lunch" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:45 PM Flag
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I disagree. I am a born and bred NYer and I say I'm fixing lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:40 PM Flag
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You are stupid! People in rural areas of the south say "I'm fixin' to go to the store" or "I'm fixin' to make my baby lunch". They use "fixin'" to mean "getting ready to". To fix lunch is totally different usage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:21 PM Flag
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np I'm a SAHM and I'm one of the posters saying the lunch is crap. This isn't a WOHM vs SAHM issue. Easy enough to throw together a nutritious lunch in a few minutes, in any case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:45 AM Flag
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I totally agree. I'm the OP and a WOHM and my son doesn't get any crap like that in his lunch! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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ita. I would never think to offer that kind of crap to my dc. And I have a very picky eater. If he wants to be picky, he can be picky from the healthy choices I give him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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Couldn't agree more! Your kid won't eat any yogurt but Gogurt or other sweetened stuff? Hmmmmm. Does he/she do the grocery shopping? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:35 AM Flag
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Speaking of lazy, you are either lazy or poorly schooled in grammar. "Their not born yearning for that crap"? It's "they're", sweetie, as in "they are". Please don't judge other people when you are far from a paragon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:41 AM Flag
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np LOL. I'm sure she knows that. But you had to go for grammar here as there's nothing else to call her on; her point is correct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 AM Flag
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I happen to agree with her. My point is that she is pretty judgemental for someone who is hardly a role model herself, at least in the education department! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:46 AM Flag
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And yes, I know I spelled "judgmental" wrong! ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:48 AM Flag
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Pretty certain she was typing quickly and used the wrong word in error. If you asked her to write out the sentence, I'm sure she'd manage to use the correct word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:49 AM Flag
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Misusing "their" for "they're" isn't nearly as bad as feeding your dcs unhealthy food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:50 AM Flag
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You know nothing about her except that she spelled a word wrong! You don't even know if she's the OP who made the judgment call! This IS UB - a lot of people are replying! OP's don't control the post once it's out there. You seem pretty stupid, now that I think about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:51 AM Flag
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And then you go and spell judgmental wrong! I hope you feel like an ass! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:54 AM Flag
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I'm sorry, the post about being lazy or poorly schooled in grammar was meant for an earlier poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:44 AM Flag
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You sound like someone who feeds their kid that crap and doesn't want to be judged by it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:44 AM Flag
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So what was in your perfectly packed lunch box? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:27 AM Flag
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Doesn't sound like a healthy lunch at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:28 AM Flag
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Sounds really gross. I'm happy to say that my kid wouldn't eat it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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The cereal bar has some protein in it, so does the faux cheese, and the peaches are still fruit.. it's better than many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:29 AM Flag
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ITs not the worst I have heard, probably a little better than those lunchables [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:38 AM Flag
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HAHAHAHA. You're a tool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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Thinking of the Handisnacks, crap cereal bars and syrup packed peaches in your cabinets? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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You must be the poor little gal's mommy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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Nope. I'm just laughing at the holier than thou approach of bringing it to a MESSAGE BOARD. It's not like we know the circumstances behind the lunch. Maybe there's a whole cupboard of healthy things, and a clueless dad through it all together. There is nothing wrong with any one of those things alone - though the combination may not be the healthiest. But we have no way of knowing that is the norm. And a lot of the "healthy" food that people buy these days is no more than over-priced filler in fancy packages. I'm guessing that if that "crap" cereal bar had a whole foods wrapper on it, nobody would see the problem. Peaches can be processed without heavy syrup - this woman is only assuming that they are in syrup. And processed cheese (hate to tell you this, food snobs) is not really any worse for you than the regular stuff. This is more of a snobbery issue than an actual health one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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ditto ditto double ditto. it's snobbery in the guise of concern for health [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 07:43 PM Flag
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ITA with you. it's disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:31 AM Flag
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just got a quick glance did'ja? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:33 AM Flag
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Yep. She was on the floor, pulling it all out. Three items - not that hard to get a quick glance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:34 AM Flag
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when you walk on water do the soles of your shoes get wet or do you just kind of hover over the water? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:40 AM Flag
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I can't walk ON water, silly! I walk IN water and I get wet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:42 AM Flag
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you are dense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:11 AM Flag
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look - its not what I would feed my dc but it doesn't sound terrible. and maybe thats what the dc will eat. its not like there was only a pint of whiskey and some cheese doodles in there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:36 AM Flag
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you've just described my lunch! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:37 AM Flag
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np "...maybe that's what the dc will eat". Dcs don't generally go to the grocery store, decide what to purchase and whip out their Amex to buy food. Parents get their kids hooked on processed food, white flour and sugar and then wonder why little Johnny won't eat broccoli, whole wheat bread or grilled chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:39 AM Flag
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are you milling your own wheat? getting milk from your own cows? churning your own butter? everyone in the US uses processed food to some extent including you mother jones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:42 AM Flag
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Can you not see the difference between, say, Goldfish and Ryvita (or other whole grain cracker with minimal ingredients)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:47 AM Flag
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np: yes I see the difference. but it's a frickin cracker and a few goldfish never killed anyone! I have a kid who loves veggies and wonderbread - how do you explain that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 07:45 PM Flag
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I feed my picky eater healthy food at home where I can work with her on it. At school I send whatever she will eat to ward off hunger. Get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:47 AM Flag
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What do you send to school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:51 AM Flag
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Yogurt (with sugar, yup), apple sauce, grapes, cereal bars, pop tarts (the organic kind, but I know better), whole wheat crackers. Cold past in tupperware. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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See, that just makes your time at home all the more difficult! Why would you do that? You are really teaching her nothing! If kids are hungry, they will eat. Lunch time is when you SHOULD be giving her the healthy options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:52 AM Flag
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I'm giving her independence, social confidence and mastery. I'm practicing flexibility, joy and tolerance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:58 AM Flag
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No, you're teaching her bad food habits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:05 AM Flag
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Good luck with that when your kids get older. I'm smirking now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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np Did you read in the food section of the NYT today that Michelle Obama and the kids' ped thought Malia was getting chubby--so they nixed all crap and juice boxes? Bet you're an Obama fan; maybe you should emulate them in this regard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:16 AM Flag
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Joy, tolerance, flexibility. Good luck to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:20 AM Flag
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LOL. Sounds like you're in for some "joy" at home unless you're serving chix nuggets and fries. GL to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:23 AM Flag
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I say mind your business. You don't know if DC gets this type of lunch everyday and you have no idea what is going on her home life. Could the mom have been rushing in the morning, had a death in the family, battling breast cancer, getting a divorce, just got laid off and about to get evicted, just found out her husband is having an affair, just found out she is pregnant with twins and got laid off. Or, she could be lazy. So the fuck what. There could be a million reasons for packing a "bad" lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:53 AM Flag
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But what are the reasons for having that crap food in the house in the first place? I couldn't pack a lunch like that if I tried. I mean, I'd have to go to the store and buy that stuff, but with ALL THE STRESS I MUST BE UNDER to pack such a lunch, I don't think I'd make it to the store! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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Get over yourself. A little crap here and there is not the end of the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:58 AM Flag
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Maybe her husband bought it, not thinking about the nutritional content. Maybe a friend bought the stuff thinking she was helping her friend out. Maybe the grand-parents brought it over as older people don't have all these food phobias we young bucks have. I'm on bed-rest and my friend bought me over some sugar-filled Jello and I loved it. I didn't it because I have gestational diabetes (she didn't know) but I made it for her and my 18 year old son and we had a blast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:02 AM Flag
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I tossed my peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat every day in the trash at school - my parents were called - I hated it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:55 AM Flag
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Giving you the same thing everyday is pretty lazy as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:57 AM Flag
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i hated cheese and she was a vegetarian. I eventually got tuna salad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:00 AM Flag
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Me too. My mom was religous about healthy food and it was a huge pita. I always hid or threw out my lunch. Everything in moderation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:42 PM Flag
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at least you got jelly! My lunch was pb on whole wheat, disgusting! but I ate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 06:55 AM Flag
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you're kid eats lunch at preschool? or is it daycare? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:59 AM Flag
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Preschool. 3's. They eat lunch, and they nap too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:04 AM Flag
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never heard of such a thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:06 AM Flag
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There are probably a lot of things you've never heard of. Doesn't mean they don't exist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:09 AM Flag
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you know what, I think sending a 3 year old to full day preschool is pretty GROSS! I think I am going to come down to your school and specifically describe your kid on here to announce how GROSS I think you are for forcing a baby to go to school all day... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:56 PM Flag
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Then you would also be offending the lady who packed the crappy lunch! Do you think she can take it as well as this?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:42 PM Flag
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nah, I only think that OP's decision to send her dc to school at age three is GROSS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:06 PM Flag
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So it's GROSS for OP to do but not for anybody else? Probably yourself included! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:25 AM Flag
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yep, only op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:36 AM Flag
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Since when is a 3-year old a baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:43 PM Flag
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I feel sorry for your dc. Having a extremely critical, judgmental mom will be more harmful than a crappy lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:13 AM Flag
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That's a bit overboard, don't you think? Just because OP pointed out a crappy lunch, which most UBer's seem to concur with her on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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Oh for pete's sake--what the heck in in YOUR kid's lunchbox? Whatever it is, your kid is probably gleefully trading it for whatever THAT kid is eating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:13 AM Flag
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Not all kids like that crap. Apparently yours does though - poor kid. Lazy mummy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:15 AM Flag
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Lazy mummy yourself! Actually my kid has always brought crazy healthy lunches and was called "organic girl" by her classmates. Still, she survived and has grown into a healthy, demi-veg teen who rows crew and is doing just fine, thank you. But I really can't imagine working my way into a self-righteous tizz about a Special K cereal bar and canned fruit. Compared to what most kids in this country eat--including through public lunch programs--that sounds like a decent lunch. That all said, there isn't a kid on earth who hasn't traded a lunch, scarfed his neighbor's Sun Chips, or thrown away that piece of organic fruit you so dutifully packed (and paid $1.50 for). Let's keep it real, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:59 AM Flag
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np My kid took lunch in her last year of preschool. The teacher actually thanked me for sending nutritious food and said she'd have the other kids take a look at it as she commented on how delicious it was for dc. She's regularly have to send home notes asking parents not to send crap for lunch. Manhattan preschool with wealthy parent body, fwiw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:21 AM Flag
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You have a lot to learn oh wise one. Some dc are picky eaters, some families have a "bad" start to the morning where getting everyone out the door with what they need to get through the day is a great achievement, and, hate to tell you, but some dc go through stages where they won't eat anything at lunch. Reasoned arguements, thoughtful shopping, planned lunch menus, tears, punishments, etc...nothing can force a child to eat lunch at school when they decide not to eat. Trust me, I know. I don't know the circumstances of your ds's classmate but I know enough to never judge what is in a lunchbox...it isn't necessarily a window into the soul of a family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:28 AM Flag
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If your kid isn't going to eat anyway, why would you send processed crap rather than a nutritious lunch? Your arguments makes no sense! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:39 AM Flag
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My main point was that one should not judge by the look at one day's lunchbox. Secondly, when your child is not eating lunch, you will try anything and everything so that they get something in their stomach at lunchtime. I put the best of foods as well as what I consider poor food in my dd's lunch in the hopes that something is eaten. You have no idea how difficult it can be and it is something that I wouldn't wish on anyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:59 AM Flag
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You obviously do not have a strong willed picky eater. If my ds does not like what is in his lunch he will just not eat it. Yes he will go all school day without eating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:28 AM Flag
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It's a window into their kitchen cabs and grocery cart, if nothing else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:40 AM Flag
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:42 AM Flag
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So the mom was probably a day late getting to the grocery store. Are you the lunch police? You'd better hope nobody is watching the next time you have an off day (unless, of course, you are perfect)! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:38 AM Flag
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I don't keep crap like that at my house.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:42 AM Flag
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right, because you're perfect. can i be you? please please? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 07:48 PM Flag
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Honestly, I don't think you're good enough. You just keep right along being you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:25 AM Flag
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One of the teachers in my DS's class told me that a classmate gets nothing but processed ham and cheese everyday. No bread or anything, not as part of a sandwich - just processed ham and cheese slices. Says it breaks her heart. He rarely eats it, and stares longingly at the other kids lunches. This classmate has two parents that are both dentists - I would think that they would know better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:41 AM Flag
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np: mil is a teacher at a tt school, and she says it happens more often than you'd think. Lunchables are a favorite with her students. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:46 AM Flag
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I just wouldn't feel good about myself letting my kids eat that crap. It honestly scares me - all the unknown preservatives, etc. So, so, bad for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:48 AM Flag
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Ongoing? A few of them have K kids bring their lunch, but after that ALL serve lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:02 AM Flag
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You have no idea where this preschool is. The OP never said it was in NYC! Why do you care anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:30 AM Flag
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She said "tt school"--that's a NYC term. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:35 PM Flag
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Oh, a responder said TT, not the OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:23 AM Flag
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NY-centric, are you? I'm in Chicago and we also have "TT" schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:24 AM Flag
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Ditto. Would never feed my kid that crap. They ingredients lists are online and are downright scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:03 AM Flag
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The world is a scary place. It would scare me more to raise my dc in NYC. All the crap they are breathing from 9/11 must be dreadful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:51 AM Flag
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Food Police alert: the healthiest eater I ever met has cancer. You food obsessives think you can control your life with your food hysteria, but you are ridiculous. All that will happen is your kids will develop food issues the opposite of yours and spend their adulthood eating nothing but fudgsicles. Lighten up. That lunch sounds fine for a little kid who probably doesn't like that many things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 10:57 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 11:52 AM Flag
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You better have a chat with Michelle Obama, then. According to her, carrots fresh from the garden taste "like candy" to kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:11 PM Flag
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Judge much? I really couldn't give a toss what other kids eat, wear, do...this is so out of hand judgemental! I teach my DCs that too - don't judge, focus on your choices, that's what counts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:44 PM Flag
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Honestly, its what you give your child, enough of the picky eater bull crap. You start them young with healthy nutritious options and by 4 yo they will like several healthy snacks and meals. Some parents are just Lazy!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 12:51 PM Flag
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ITA! People use "picky eater" as an excuse to feed their kids processed pre-packaged crap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:47 PM Flag
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OP I'm with you. The only place you can post this is on an anonymous board. OK, you are judging, but the mother of that child should be ashamed. Ita, that is NOT lunch. If you don't give them crap, they won't eat crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:35 PM Flag
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amen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:42 PM Flag
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oh, that is such CRAP! Our neighbors' kids who were raised on health food and not allowed any sugar at all were constantly craving junk, one to the point where she would steal candy, eat sugar packets, etc. The other one didn't care so much. And on the flip side, my DD has friends who come over and go nuts over home-made bread, guacamole, curried veggies or whatever, even though they've been raised on chips and Coke for breakfast. My point is yes--ideally you raise kids so that healthy food is their baseline comfort food, but it's not like you have that much control over what they eat or what they want to eat. Trust me--your kids will find a way to eat Doritos if they're so inclined. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:53 PM Flag
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3-year olds aren't usually at their friends houses scavenging for junk food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:53 PM Flag
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Just wait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:08 PM Flag
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I wouldn't feed this to my own DC as a meal, but I honestly think less of the woman that feels the need to make a big, judgmental deal about another DC's lunch on a message board than I do about the woman that packed it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 01:56 PM Flag
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honestly there are a hundred reasons why she had that for her lunch and neglect by a parent was not one of them...why don't you put your energies into helping out when children have no lunch at all, or come to school without clean clothes or don't have a lunch box to fill, maybe you would be able to take a step back and examine your concern about "gross" foods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 03:52 PM Flag
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You are far too normal and sensible. I'm sorry, but I'm afraid we're going to have to ask you to leave this board. Unless you can come up with some inane ranting, you just don't belong here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 04:06 PM Flag
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hahahahahaha...damn, can't I stay and be the voice of reason?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:05 PM Flag
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I'm getting hungry reading about this...should I order a pizza or eat some lettuce for dinner? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:16 PM Flag
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You people are all being a-holes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 05:42 PM Flag
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my mom had a similar "sancti" philosophy. we only had healthy choices. no gum, candy, soda ever. Natural peanut butter. Carab instead of chocolate. If we wanted a snack, we got an apple. We never ate crap. We saw others eating it, and were extremely jealous. As an adult, I am a complete candy addict. It's like making up for something I never had. I think you have to be a little more balanced. Everything in moderation people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 07:46 AM Flag
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ITA... too many so call healthy mafia here. Do you guys mean that if after you have offered all kinds of healthy food to the dc and she still doesn't eat anything all day and that you as the parent will not try to offer some unhealthy options just to see if she will eat it? when parent is worry that the child didn't eat anything all day then it is likely parent will give in. I always offer the healthy stuff first and occasionally is so happy if she will eat something even if it is just french fries [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:00 AM Flag
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I think unless adults never eat junk food, never have chips, soda and etc, their kids can not be prevented from those stuff. eventually kids will grow up trying all kinds of junk food and learn to like it. you can't prevent it.. kids can get exposure to it occasionally and not be their main diet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:04 AM Flag
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You really need to get a life - and may I venture - some good sex maybe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 08:11 AM Flag
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Honestly, just because I give my children healthy organic food options doesnt automatically mean that I dont give them candy or a cupcake or cookies for dessert. Children should have a well-rounded diet so that they will not go nuts and become addicted to sugar once they are old enough to make their own food choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:34 PM Flag
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^^Not only are we making sure our children grow healthy and strong we are teaching them healthy eating habits. Depriving them of the occasional bag of m&ms or ice cream cone is not doing them any good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.12.09, 12:36 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone in the 100k range here do your taxes yet this year? just wondering how you did? credits etc? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:17 AM Flag
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you do realize that taxes depend on so many variables you can't compare to someone else just based on salary range right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:22 AM Flag
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we did fine, I can't remember the exact numbers but we got 6K back and had 5 exemptions. 3 kids and a mortgage, not much else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:23 AM Flag
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we did good. Got back 12k (we have 3 kids) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 09:23 AM Flag
[ - ] looking for a good obgyn that takes insurance (i have aetna) at either cornell or mt sinai. anyone have someone they adore that might take insurance? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:13 AM Flag
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Dr Garrick Leonard, but his bedside manner is not for everyone. Great Dr though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:14 AM Flag
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He only takes Empire BCBS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:35 AM Flag
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Dr. Waterstone at Cornell, takes Aetna PPO, not sure about HMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:16 AM Flag
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Shari Leipzig, Park ave Women's Center, Mt. Sinai Aetna PPO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:23 AM Flag
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Toddler 03.11.09, 08:08 AM Flag
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what do they define as older? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:09 AM Flag
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I think it is great that men will have a bio clock. Maybe we all will get back on the same schedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.11.09, 08:10 AM Flag
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