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[ - ] woh moms who went back to work recently - how's it going? sah moms who quit work to be at home - how's it going? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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sahm here...eh, it's a job, don't love it but think it's best for them. looking forward to going PT when #2 is over 1 yr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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SAH is not a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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if you had to deal w/ my ds all day you would think so. no, it's not a career but, yes, it's a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:10 AM Flag
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Well said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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ITA. It's a job. Pay and hour suck. Part-time work keeps everyone sane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:38 AM Flag
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No, it's not a job. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:49 AM Flag
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np: what would you call it then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:50 AM Flag
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i guess it's not so recent but here are my recollections from when i started each stage. i became a sahm after dc#3 and it was *hard*. possibly the hardest thing i've ever done in my life. but i adjusted relatively quickly and i loved it. then i went back to work (p/t) and that was *hard*. but it was the juggling that was hard, not the actual working or parenting. it took me much longer to adjust. now i'm getting ready to have the summer off and i'm really looking forward to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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SAH mom now WAH PT. There aren't enough hours in the day for anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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just went back to work after dc#3 and its going as well as it can go. as far as work goes, it was like i never left. as far as the kids go, i really miss them, it was hard to go back to work this time. everyone is adjusting. the juggling is the hardest part, next to missing my kids of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:34 AM Flag
[ - ] My pet peeve of the day. Women who take their marriages and DH way to seriously. By that I mean --men are idiots. They are like overgrown children and they do stupid idiotic things. We as women should mock them for this. It's nice to sit around with your girlfriends and compare notes on whose DH's is a bigger idiot. However there is always that one women who is like "my DH is so great. He is perfect" Blah blah blah. She never has anything but the most glowing praise. Whatever... I LOVE men and I LOVE my DH, but as a gender and a species they are idiots. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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I feel that way about moms with their kids. Some moms can never lighten up-- never tease a kid, always jump at their every wish... I think, those women are in for a world of hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:11 AM Flag
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my kid just learned to walk. I think it is funny to trip him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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I like you. I was sure I was going to get flames for that. good to see that some on UB still have a sense of humor! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:18 AM Flag
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it's so sad not to have a sense of humor. My mom doesn't have one... it makes for so many awkward moments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:23 AM Flag
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We could sooo be friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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We're all kind of idiots- part of being human. We have to laugh at ourselves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:18 AM Flag
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You sound like you have no respect for you marriage or your dh or any other man in your life. Just so you know, not everyone feels this way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:18 AM Flag
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and there she is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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np, I happen to agree with her. What a ridiculous statement, OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:20 AM Flag
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Ultimately, Op, you are saying that women are idiots, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:21 AM Flag
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I think she's more mocking the overly serious attitude & is basically saying- lighten up, nobody's perfect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:20 AM Flag
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i disagree on so many levels. and i'd hate to be married to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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are you standing at your computer? Becuase that stick up your ass must make it hard to sit down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:21 AM Flag
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you know what? if someone posted here that she was dating a guy who liked her very much but felt that women in general were foolish and unintelligent, everyone would tell her to get far away from this guy. you can call me uptight until the cows come home. you can say i take things too seriously until you are blue in the face. i wouldn't marry someone i thought was an overgrown child and i wouldn't want to be married to someone who thought that and that i was an idiot. and i certainly wouldn't want my spouse sitting around with her friends and trashing me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:24 AM Flag
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np: oh, come on. What's she's saying is, lighten up. You think men (your dh included) don't sit around together and talk about what nutcases women can be? Of course they do. Doesn't mean they don't love and respect us. No need to be so earnest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:27 AM Flag
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np: I agree with you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:28 AM Flag
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news flash. most men do thing women are generally crazy and foolish. If your DH won't admit this, then he is L.Y.I.N.G. and just telling you what you want hear --whcih is probably why you think he is perfect in the first place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 11:01 AM Flag
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agreed that smug people are always irritating. but my husband is an imperfect grownup, not an overgrown child and certainly not an idiot so i guess you would hate me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:28 AM Flag
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I think men (and women) rise to the people around them. That you think the men in your life have all been idiots... well, that is on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Any Anderson or PS9 moms on? Is there a camp for incoming Kindergarten kids? I know some publics in D3 have one.. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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no camp at anderson. lots of kids do the various camps around the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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Anderson has an orientation morning where the kids meet the teachers and a new family picnic (both in June) and the FOA(fundraising assocation for Anderson) has a cocktail party for new parents. But I don't know what the plan is this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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right -- but that's not camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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np -- right but some people appreciate the info. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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i don't remember an FOA cocktail party for new parents. back when we were notified in february, new families were invited to the auction, but i can't remember any cocktail party (except the one organized by the class itself at someone's apt, once school started). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:44 AM Flag
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ps9 doesn't have a camp either but I believe that both schools have an orientation for incoming k dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:09 AM Flag
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Yes there is a classroom orientation and picnic for the families after school. However, it all depends if the school gets the list of the kids coming in time to pull it off this year, they are cutting it very close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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Maybe we will get an invite for the picnic before we get our DOE letter! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:31 AM Flag
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well, ps9 can at least invite those who have registered for gen ed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:34 AM Flag
[ - ] how much, how often and in what container are you giving milk to your 17 m.o.? just wondering if i should start to wean from bottle altogether and how to do it. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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sippy cup-- pretty much like before-- morning, bedtime, then between meals as desired. I'm in no rush to eliminate morning or bedtime milk, as he's a tiny kid and can use the calories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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^^oh, but also, I didn't eliminate bottle entirely until around 2. Used cups in daytime, bottles early morning and night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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have been using straw cups since db was 9 mo for water and now milk. give 8 oz at waking, 4 oz after nap and 4-8 oz before bedtime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
[ - ] For retirement planning, I need to describe my perfect day, week, month and year - what are yours? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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sounds like your financial consultant is a boob. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:12 AM Flag
[ - ] moms who have their 6 mo old on a schedule and whose db is on solids - what is your schedule for eating and sleeping? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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7 am 6 oz formula. 8:30 nap. 10 AM cereal plus a fruit, then 4 oz formula. 12 PM nap. 2 PM 6 oz formula and fruit or veggie. 5 PM 5 oz formula, cereal and veggie, 7:30 8 oz bottle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:12 AM Flag
[ - ] when can i give baby yogurt, and what kind should i start with? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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I think yogurt by 7 mo. I gave Yo Baby, tastes great and easy to deal with in those small containers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Good "plays" for a 4 year old girl visiting us? NYC. We have a two year old that would probably have to go, but the older one gets priority, thanks! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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haven't seen either of them but Mary Poppins or Little Mermaid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:20 AM Flag
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Broadway, in many ways, is to much for under 6 imo. Check out theatermania.com kids section. There's tons of stuff much more age appro. and a lot less costly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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Please don't take the 2 yo--for everyone's sake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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how about pinkalicious? its very cute, not too long for 2yo to sit thru [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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swedish marionette in central park; new victory theatre performances [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:48 AM Flag
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The Lion King [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:49 AM Flag
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Pippi is at the Swedish cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park. Good for 2yo and 4yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:11 AM Flag
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Find out what's playing at the New Victory Theatre. ITA that Broadway shows are too much for the 4 yo, much less the 2 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:15 AM Flag
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and many theaters won't even allow a 2 year old in. I agree with Pinkalicious. Both my 2 year old and 6 year old loved it. I also agree with New Victory Theater. They do great shows for kids that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:17 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know the name of the toy store on 72nd between Columbus and broadway? TIA. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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I think it is just called 72nd Street Stationery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Would it irritate you if a woman friend of dh's had a nickname for him? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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depends on who it is and what nickname is. probably not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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I had a good male friend who was like my evil twin brother, I called him "Timmy" DH was not jealous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:55 AM Flag
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not really the jealous type, but that would annoy me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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I think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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depends. is it dumbass or the like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:11 AM Flag
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my dh has a female friend that calls him her second husband and it makes me CRAZY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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tell her to go live on a polygamist ranch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:24 AM Flag
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lol, That would seriously annoy me, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:25 AM Flag
[ - ] what are you all geting or have gotten in the past for DH's first fathers day? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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GC for a massage and a babysitter so we can go out to dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm swallowing my tongue here. i paid nanny $220/week this past year. i found a licensed daycare that will take dd for next year for under $100/week. and a playgroup that'll take her for $200 a month! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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under 100 a week? where are you and what age dd? I"m in Missouri and pay way more than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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i started looking near my office instead of near my home and apparently it's much cheaper here. (either way it is part time hours). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:07 AM Flag
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what city/state [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:07 AM Flag
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brooklyn, ny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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^^^i work in briarwood, queens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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where in brooklyn? how many hours are you talking about? I live in brkln, and we pay several times that for 3 days/wk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:15 AM Flag
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i live in brooklyn and the daycare is in queens. but i think the poster below is correct and i need to look into it further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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that's almost too cheap. can barely pay for liability insurance for that. must be a really old facility, or poorly paid teachers, etc. almost a red flag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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it's an at home daycare. i don't know what she's paying for insurance. but you are right, maybe i should look into it further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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oh. how many kids does she have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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she said she usually takes between six and eight. most go through an agency that pays for it (i think it's a low income thing) and i'd have to pay her either through them or separately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you and DH give dc's teacher some sort of card or write a letter to them at the end of the year? dc is making cards for all the teachers but dh and I aren't doing anything. I feel sort of bad about it but we've been so busy. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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That's fine. Let your kid make the cards and include a B&N gift card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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We're not allowed to give store-bought gifts. A policy I agree with in principle, but it makes it hard when you don't have a lot of free time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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the card is sufficient then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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How long does it take to write a quick note and say, "Thanks for all the time and attention you've given to DC this year"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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Sometimes you don't even get around to do something simple like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:09 AM Flag
[ - ] do you think 3 full days of preschool is too much for a 4 year. the afternoons are geared toward rest and play 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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why not 5 days - makes the week more consistent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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op: would be too much $$ for me & i like our days off together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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my dd had five full days this year. i thought the day was a little too long but she ended up being ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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mine will go 5 days, they love it!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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Depends on the kid. My 2.5 yo has "school" 3 days a week from 9-2 and loves it. I don't doubt he'll be ready for a slightly longer day by age 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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Not at all. 15-20 hours a week is pretty much the norm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there a nice way to tell my realtor that he has several spelling mistakes in his realtor.com listing for my house? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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tell her immediately and I would be livid!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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I agree. Just send an e-mail saying you noticed aa, xxxxx, and yyyyyy were spelled incorrectly and you'd appreciate it if he could correct as soon as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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yeah-- maybe not livid, but I wouldn't worry about being so nice. That's a sloppy, unprofessional mistake. Be direct and ask that it is fixed immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Need a white fancy gown for db - where can I find one without spending more than $200? Any suggestions welcome! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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Like a christening gown? Babies R Us, surprisingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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op- ok without sounding like a snob - I looked at christening gowns there and at macy's they are all embroidered with stiff material and look a little too "my big fat greek wedding" I want something simple and pretty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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LOL--I know what you mean. Saks has some, but they do get pricey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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op - looked there too they were close to $500! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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np, I always hear Talbots, and they are going out of business so might have some good deals! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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Maybe search for one on ebay - type in expensive brand names? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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if you are in the city --century 21. they have beautiful dressy clothes for kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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burlington coat factory (the baby depot on the top floor) has some, also try daffys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendations on where in London should I look for a house? Would prefer an area with parks and good public (state) schools within 1 hr of central London. TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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Depends on your budget. London has great areas right next to rough areas so you will find good/bad spread all over. We lived in Pimlico which was very central and quite a good place to live. If you want a good state school I would live outside London say Surrey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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Any particular area in Surrey? Is Wimbledon nice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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Wimbledon is ok I have family there. We have been considering moving to the Claygate area of Surrey as we have friends there and it's commutable to London. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know any female magicians-clowns in the NYC area for a 6 Year old birthday? My daughter has made this only request about her birthday. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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Yes! the absolute best, funniest clown/magician is a woman who works under the name Pinkie. Her real name is Rachel something. She is from Brooklyn, I believe. I have her card at home. We had her for my 6 year old's birthday party and the kids were hysterical the whole time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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Please post info when you can thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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Just googled her. from her web site:A Miss Pinkie show is a very silly magic show geared towards young children. The age group appropriate for a Miss Pinkie show is 3 to 7 years old. Miss Pinkie shows the children a buuny in a box. Just when Miss Pinkie is about to take the rabbit out to allow the children to pet the rabbit it disappears. While Miss Pinkie is trying to find her beloved rabbit all these silly, funny, magical things keep happening. Miss Pinkie brings lots of interesting friends to help her find her rabbit. The best is when she changes her friend Mr. Coochiecoochiecoo from a puppet mouse into a real mouse. The whole show is interactive and the birthday child gets to be Miss Pinkie's special assistant throughout the whole show. Finally, with a little help from Miss Pinkie's assistant, they find the rabbit and all get to pet and hug the rabbit. The whole show runs from 45 to 50 mins. Then Miss Pinkie makes some fancy balloon hats, animals and sculptures for all the children. For more information call 800-246-PINK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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^^^^Finally, with a little help from Miss Pinkie's assistant, they find the rabbit and all get to pet and hug the rabbit. The whole show runs from 45 to 50 mins. Then Miss Pinkie makes some fancy balloon hats, animals and sculptures for all the children. For more information call 800-246-PINK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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How much does she charge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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Can't remember. Maybe $300? $400? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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np: we have used her as well and she is hilarious. the kids loved her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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The best clown is Laine Barton. Amazing and magical and my kids adore her. She works with the Big Apple Circus "clown care" unit. We had her for many of my kid's parties, starting at age 5, and friends have used her too and loved her. Phone number is 212 226 5077. Even kids who tend to be afraid of clowns loved her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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Juliette Jeske, a professional clown, has a whole princess routine. She will come as the Disney princess of choice. She is GREAT with children and has done three birthday parties for me. http://homepage.mac.com/jeskeschaefer/index.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:45 AM Flag
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Tudie, as in Sammie and Tudie - she does face painting too. Nice person. I think their website is imaginationplayhouse.com. In their act, she sort of makes fun of him in a gentle, loving way, which girls might like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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Run from bonkers the clown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 11:24 AM Flag
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