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[ - ] Honestly, is there one nasty nasty woman on here who writes almost all of the condescending replies about being judgemental and such, or are there a lot of nasty nasty unhelpful sanctimonious women all chiming in ? I don't mean funny snarky, but the imperious holier than thou nasty responses ? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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I think there are a few. Makes them feel superior. Just like I tell my kids, when you ignore, you win. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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I think there is one in particular who is very very nasty and likes to pick on people when they are in pain. Other than that, I have seen just the run of the mill trolling snarkiness mostly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have a kid ( 4 1/2) who just doesn't like to eat? for school ( and now camp) he barely eats his lunch. he is picky as it is, only eats things like yogurt, fruit, goldfish or pretzels, or cheese. that's about it. and maybe some milk ( a box, like a juice box). at home i feed him - which i know baby's him because everyone says he'll eat when he's hungry. but at camp, he'll come home w/ all the food still there, except maybe the milk. should i worry about this? ( by the way he is very big for his age - tall and thin - looks like he is six) 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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my 3 yo is this way- just not that interested in food, and the other day brushed off her lunch by saying in an exasperated voice- "Mommy, please. I don't like food." But she does have days when she eats like a regular kid, and other days she eats almost nothing. Serve healthy food, make sure your ds is not eating/drinking something that is filling him up (like milk) and forget about it. And feeding him seems like a seriously bad idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Flying with 2dcs soond. Has anyone ever taken a P&T double and checked it at the gate? It folds (fairly) easily- just not sure if it's too big. Thoughts? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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We bring our Maclaren double to the plane door, but I am not sure about a P&T. If no one answers, just email your airline, and if they say yes, bring the email with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Perfection (the game) too complicated for a 4 yo? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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My 4yo "plays" it by using it kind of like a puzzle. Afraid of the sound when it pops (I don't like it either) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a good Obgyn in Baltimore 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.01.08, 12:06 PM Flag
[ - ] why am i posting and not replying?? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know if the doctors at West Side Pediatrics will accommodate a delayed vaccine schedule? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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i think they do. they're very accomodating [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Cartier tank watch, crocodile Kelly, pair of custom-made Ferragamo loafers, I guess a Birkin, too. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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same several overpriced items that have lost the cachet they once had. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:26 PM Flag
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What is...not green, not important, not responsible? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I used to be a flight attendent on the New York to Vegas route. I can tell you that I met a lot of cute guys on the plane and slept with many in Vegas. Some I had sex with on hte plane too! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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that's nice dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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please call 1-800-VALTREX [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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i am sure she has bigger issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:11 PM Flag
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yes, but the burning, itching, and open weeping sores must get uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you take an 8 week old to a family gathering in Florida (at a resort - 2.5 hour flight from where we are)? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 07.01.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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We took our 5 week old to Ireland for Christmas, six hour flight. We also had our 16 month old with us. It was fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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sure, but might wait until after db was born to buy tickets, just to be sure I felt ok and everything was routine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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definitely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:06 PM Flag
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absolutely! lots of people to help with the baby! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:36 PM Flag
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sure. took 12 wk old to a wedding with 3 hr flight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:23 PM Flag
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Yes, not a problem. We took our kids at 4wks both times to France for 3 months (6-7 hour flight) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:23 PM Flag
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of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I love taking Amtrak. I remember taking it when I was single cross country. It was so fun. I picked up and slept with 3 men during the trip. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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Are you thinking of another trip for old time's sake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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Yes, DH says he had the best luck on Amtrak while in college! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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Don't just reminisce. Just change it up a bit for today. Ride the 6 train and pick up a man going uptown, another going downtown, and so on. Live the dream ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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Was this before or after your stint as a flight attendant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:32 PM Flag
[ - ] So nervous about exercsiing while pg. I had a mc a few months ago and I htink that is why I am nervous. OB said it was fine but I can't shake the tense feeling. I should just get over it and keep up my normal routine, right? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 07.01.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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If that's not a good excuse to not exercise, I don't know what is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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what an insensitive remark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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Can totally understand your anxiety. While you are thinking about it, go for a brisk walk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:06 PM Flag
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If it makes you feel better, scale back your regular routine until you're feeling more secure w/ your pg (after 1st trimester, maybe). Personally, I felt exercise kept me healthier mentally & physically during my pg, but I wasn't dealing w/ a past mc. You have to do what you feel is best for you. Congrats on your pg! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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This is what I did today. I usually run about 5 miles. I ran 2 1/2 today and then did the stair master to get in the same amount of time I normally would. Nice that my gyn is a runner and let me know she ran through all of her pregnancies. I actually feel pretty good while I am running. But, great idea ot scale bakc until I am feeling less anxious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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np - it is funny how we make connections between thing that are not always related. Do whatever makes you feel best. I agree with OR, you will feel better if you keep some kind of exercise routine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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if it's stressing you out, don't do your normal routine. just walk or something mellow like that. if you do mc again, you will blame yourself, even though it would most likely have nothing to do with that. peace of mind is a really valuable thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:08 PM Flag
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do whatever it takes to reduce your anxiety- if that means putting your feet up for 3 months (or 9 months), that's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:10 PM Flag
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take nice walks, go swimming. if your nervous, don't over do it. i excercised while pregnant, but definitely took it down a few levels. enjoy every minute of your pregnancy and if that means taking it easy b/c of nerves, then take it easy... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:30 PM Flag
[ - ] If one was to get a tummy tuck after giving birth, how much should one wait and also, do you wait till you're done with all your pregnancies/ 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 07.01.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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1. Talk to a plastic surgeon. 2. Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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3. get therapy for body issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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would you want to walk around with a massive amount of sagging skin around your belly for the rest of your life?? this does not qualify as having "body issues." it's having a normal common and real concerns about one's personal body. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:04 PM Flag
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you're worried about getting it done asap - that says body issues to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:06 PM Flag
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your reply tells me you are judgmental and quick to label people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:08 PM Flag
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i'm not judging you for your body issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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You should definitely wait until you are done having babies. I think most plastic surgeons recommend getting to your ideal weight before the surgery, and if you happen to have diastasis insurance will often cover it. Worth looking into! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:09 PM Flag
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I got a tummy tuck! I can't see getting it before you're done having kids. By the way, the recovery is brutal! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:26 PM Flag
[ - ] have been home all day today with dd, tell me its ok, or should make myself go to a park 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:58 AM Flag
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I think it's too hot to go out. Tried to take DB to the playground, but turned around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:59 AM Flag
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It is not hot at all, not even humid today. That said, it is fine to stay in every once and awhile - who always needs to going. Down time is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:44 PM Flag
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It feels humid to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:45 PM Flag
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Me too, but with two DDs. Almost 2, and almost 8 months. 2yr old napping, and 8mo watching Teletubbies. We usually go to park every morning, but today went pear-shaped. I feel guilty. I am going to bring them to the park once DH gets home when we can go together. Hopefully he'll be home by 5.30pm. Just can't get my day together at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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ditto, just tired and dont feel like doing anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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I do this sometimes. Can't stand the playground every single day. As long as dd happy why not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:02 PM Flag
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just feel guilty, i think she would be happier in the park [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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pat yourself on the back - your kids are going to be normal, not overscheduled, overstimulated, etc. i love days at home where the kids just figure out how to entertain themselves (dd had a puppet show once with her animals!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:30 PM Flag
[ - ] is it possible to get tummy tucks after a c-section? I mean right then and there? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 07.01.08, 11:54 AM Flag
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I've read that it's not a good idea b/c the uterus is still expanded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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if you get a plastic surgeon on call. but i don't think an ob would or should do it. also, remember your uterus is still so big so you may want to wait until it goes down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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Nope. A decent OB would never let you take the risk (too much bloodflow) and a good plastic surgeon knows you will be unhappy with the results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Nanny's bday is coming up. New to this. What do "most people" do? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:54 AM Flag
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Card from child with $50 cash or gift card. Small cake with child and nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Many people I know rent a studio in a great zone for 6 months, get into the school and then cancel their lease. In our highly desired zoned public at least 25% of the students live out of zone (as per the Directory). It's a legal trick 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.01.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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if we had not been admitted to NEST we would have done the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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though we would have rented a 2bedroom and actually moved there to live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:00 PM Flag
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you suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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that only people of means can afford to do. it's still wrong. I swear, today's society is bereft of any ethical conscience [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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Honestly, I didn't know that this was legal. Isn't it true that in the suburbs, if you move- then your kids also switch schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:00 PM Flag
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I'm not so sure that it is legal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:05 PM Flag
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it's legal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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np: It depends on how long you live at that address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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you have to have lived there for long enough to have received a con ed bill by the day you register and you have to live there the first day of school. i'm not sure you have to be there for any longer than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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That is not correct. That may be enough to get over, but there are length of residence requirements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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actually - there is no stated length of time in nyc. You have to be there the first day of first grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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Actually they've changed it to sometime during your K year now. You don't have to stay through 1st grade anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 11:12 AM Flag
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no, not true. you have to live there when you register. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 11:34 AM Flag
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You have to live there when you register and on the first day of school. You can't register and then move before school starts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 11:36 AM Flag
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you actually have to live there, though. presumably a family is not going to actually live in a studio. they are renting it merely for the address, not to inhabit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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Whatever. I will never understand why people go through all that trouble for any public. So foolish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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well la-di-da [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:33 PM Flag
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wouldn't private school just be cheaper? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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5 years of tuition vs. 6 months of rent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:24 PM Flag
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at least it is LEGAL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:24 PM Flag
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this is a joke, right? i year in public for 1 child is $30K. I'm pretty sure you can get a studio in a good district for less than $2.5K/month - so even if you pay it for the whole year of the lease, you're better off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:26 PM Flag
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of course it was a joke. But renting a sham studio (btw - how does a family manage to "live" in a studio?) is so dishonest if you can afford to do that you should be able to afford to send your kids to private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:35 PM Flag
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i don't disagree that it is dishonest - OTOH, I'm not sure waht affording a less expensive dishonest option has to do with affording a FAR FAR more expensive honest one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 01:38 PM Flag
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I know a mom, dad and child that live in a studio. It's not really that hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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uh- you have to GET IN to a private school. And this year's admissions are even worse than last year. I would be willing to pay - but I guess my family just wasn't cool/rich/sophisticated/pleasant enough for any of the schools we applied to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 07:41 AM Flag
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most of the "good" publics you now have to GET IN to as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 07:45 AM Flag
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To the OP: you imply that 25% of the students are out of zone because of some kind of scam. That is not true -- the majority of those out of zone likely lived legitimately in the zone at some point or were given a variance. Don't forget that all schools take NCLB kids and that many great schools had seats for out of zone kids a few years ago. Once a family has one child in the school, all siblings can go no matter where they live. (So if #1 lived in zone for 1st grade and then family moves, #2, #3, etc even if 5-6 years younger can go.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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No, siblings are no longer guaranteed a spot at an older sibs school. the way the lottery works, they usually get one, but there is no guarantee at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 11:15 AM Flag
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No, it's not a legal trick. It must be your PRIMARY RESIDENCE. The child and the legal guardian must live there most of the time, and the legal guardian must have all tax and payroll documents use that address. Many people don't actually live there, but that makes it just as illegal/sneaky as using a friend's address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 11:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Will have nuchal tomorrow. When do you get next testing for quad screening? What week? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 07.01.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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I got the nuchal and the blood test the same day, at 12 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:53 AM Flag
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the 2nd set of blood tests are 3 weeks later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.01.08, 11:54 AM Flag
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