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[ - ] forgot to take pill this month but have use protection...boobs are killing me and feeling crampy...please tell me...this is just pms, right???? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:08 AM Flag
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anyone? getting nervous here... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:14 AM Flag
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you forgot to take your pill the entire month? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:29 AM Flag
[ - ] going to a casual dinner party friday night on UWS - 2 families - hosts will be cooking asian food - what should i bring for dessert? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:05 AM Flag
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fortune cookies with ice cream [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:09 AM Flag
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Berries and cream [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:30 AM Flag
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angel food cake with whipped cream and fruit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 10:05 AM Flag
[ - ] early rising ds has slept late the past 3 mornings - still sleeping now - what's up with that???!!!! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:02 AM Flag
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up later in the summer? my dcs seem to be sleeping later with all the summer activity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:05 AM Flag
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HIJACK - does sleeping later mean he could be dropping his nap? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:06 AM Flag
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i doubt it - usually dropping nap is shown by difficulty taking the nap and/or staying up really late at night on napping days. I assume you're talking about dropping naps completely, not dropping the morning nap in favor of the afternoon nap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:07 AM Flag
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right, the one nap.....ds still naps and has been going down around 9ish but sleeping late....time will tell...thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:09 AM Flag
[ - ] are you doing any academic work with your k child (entering first grade in september) over the summer? also, did your school give you summer reading for them? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 06.12.08, 04:23 AM Flag
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yes we are doing a reading class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:26 AM Flag
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when dc was entering 1st grade we didn't do anything out of the ordinary. She read over the summer, did some math but it was all on her lead. The school always gives us a list of books that are appropriate for her age and she choses from there. I don't push. She will be entering 3rd gr this fall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:28 AM Flag
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why would you? seriously -- what is the reasoning here? so child doesn't lose skills already learned or so that child gets ahead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:30 AM Flag
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np: I think if the dc is reading, that is the only thing I would have them continue. I would try to not push them (don't want to turn them off) but would encourage them to do as they do in school. My dd does about 30min a day and weekends off unless she really wants to read more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:32 AM Flag
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another new poster--keeping up reading skills child learned during school year is really important--this is basic parenting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:38 AM Flag
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I am encouraging lots of reading with regular trips to library to pick out own books. I also have some kumon workbooks but those will only be at dc's request and "for fun" when we're on long car rides, plane trips, at restaurants etc. We'll see how it goes but I really don't want to push anything this summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:58 AM Flag
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If you consider our bedtime reading academic work, then sure! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:00 AM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:47 AM Flag
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doing a lot of reading, practicing handwriting but here and there, not a regular thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:51 AM Flag
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we read at night together bed, but I guess I just see that as part of the bedtime routine, not really "work." She reads basic books (I think it's like level F) so if she wants to do the reading, that's fine, and if not, I read to her. She has workbooks that she sometimes chooses to do, but I never, ever, ask her to do them. To her it's no different than, say, playing a board game. It's just another activity that she sometimes wants to do. She may do 30 pages one day and then not touch it for weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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My son's two favorite activities right now are reading and writing his own books. I'll encourage that and work with him to hone skills. I know his school WILL send home some stuff. They said that whatever the kids did not finish in their math books by year's end would come home for the summer. It won't be too much. I do math with him all the time now but not as a formal/structured learning thing. This will continue over the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 07:20 AM Flag
[ - ] I need some gmail help. I was fired and emailed some files to my personal gmail, but I can't open the attachments. Here is what it looks like <>. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:06 AM Flag
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Do you have adobe acrobat on your personal computer? That's what I use to open pdf files. Can you forward the emails to a friend and see if they're able to open/print them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:50 AM Flag
[ - ] I have thrush and so much pain nursing that I've been supplementing with formula. I am pumping every time db takes formula but don't get much. She's 2 weeks old. Feeling really discouraged. Is it all over for us with BF? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:05 AM Flag
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if you want to bf you can get through this. contact a lactation consultant asap. is it really thrush? are you being treated? GL! I would advise stopping the formula because at 2 weeks that is really going to screw up your supply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:25 AM Flag
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i have seen a lactation consultant and i am being treated. i'm pretty sure it's really thrust because I have the shooting breast pain. I am trying to nurse her today (did twice last night) but it is so painful. i don't know if I can do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:17 AM Flag
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shooting pain is normal, if it only last the first little bit while feeding. I remember it stopping after first few weeks. Is db latching properly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 06:20 AM Flag
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you should stop. feeding your baby should be enjoyable, not torture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:48 AM Flag
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ITA. BF is a great choice if you can do it, but if it is this difficult it is perfectly acceptable to FF. Don't let the zealots make you feel like less of a great mom. If you are not healthy and cannot function comfortably it is not especially good for your baby either. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 06:05 AM Flag
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are you sure it's thrush rather than bad latch? i was convinced i had it but called dr. and she said unusual to have thrush this early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:57 AM Flag
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try the herb fenugreek which has no discernable taste in your milk (I am told !)and for me increased milk production by a ton... then get "steely in your resolve" and push through... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 06:06 AM Flag
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^^ me again... pushed the button too soon... meant to say IF you decide to do this. the DC will be fine either way and a stressed out mom isn't what the DC deserves... A happier you with formula is much better than a miserable you BF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 06:11 AM Flag
[ - ] i start a new job next week, so excited! I have been wanting to visit my cousin (in Australia) with DD in Nov. how can i get around this at work - thinking of saying i have a wedding...? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 10:18 PM Flag
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Do you have the plane tickets? This is something I would have brought up when they gave me the offer. "Oh, I've already planned a trip for November" etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 03:31 AM Flag
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with every new job I've ever taken, I've had a "planned in advance" vacation with supposedly non-refundable tickets. always taken w/out pay since my vacation days were not available yet. only way I was able to travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Help! Expecting db #2 in five weeks and my face is so so broken out...really gets me down every time I look in the mirror. Did not have these issue with the first but it's bad every day. Anyone know of good face products/treatments that could help? TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:47 PM Flag
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#1 rule is don't pick1! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 10:19 PM Flag
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wash frequently with cetaphil, drink plenty of water, stay away from greasy foods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 10:46 PM Flag
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if you're in NYC Lenora Felderman is the best pregnancy dermatologist I've been to - have terrible skin and she cleared everything up safely. She is $$ though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 02:23 AM Flag
[ - ] is wild salmon better than farm raised? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:38 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 10:46 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 02:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Friends are visiting from spain for a month and they want to do an easy overnight beach trip with us this weekend, any recs for nice town not too far with a good beach? or a great day trip? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.11.08, 09:38 PM Flag
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Spring Lake New Jersey is perfect for this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 07:12 AM Flag
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I would take them to Coney Island. Anybody can do nice sand, pretty beaches. Nobody else in the world has the Nathan's, the Cyclone and Shot the Freak and all that people watching! That is NYC! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 07:31 AM Flag
[ - ] is stew leonard a good market? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:37 PM Flag
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Have friends that went there religiously on the weekends to shop. Both are into health (he's a personal trainer) and both are pretty economical as well. I think it's worth checking out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:49 PM Flag
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love that place. We drive there from Manhattan. Beautiful fruit, veggies and meat. A little more $ than my local supermarket in the east village but so worth it. We don't go as much as we used to (gas $$) but when we can, we love it. They also have a nursery, wine store, soft serve ice cream..so we bring the kids and make the best out of the ride [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:30 AM Flag
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I think so, but you won't be able to get everything you'd get at an ordinary supermarket. It's great for their specialties, also for meats, fish, produce. Fun for kids too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:06 AM Flag
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I don't like it. Lots of overweight people loading up on massive amounts of gross food IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 05:44 AM Flag
[ - ] off topic here - thinking of getting DH a remote controlled aircraft for father's day. any suggestions of which one or where? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:33 PM Flag
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My DH loves the Air Hog helicopter he got DS for Christmas last year. It's tiny and very fragile, but can do amazing tricks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 10:04 PM Flag
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np: ditto but my dh quickly lost interest after a few plays. I spend $$ on these things and he loves it for a second (meanwhile this is what he hints at that he wants) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:36 AM Flag
[ - ] We have a great sitter that we pay $10/hr; she works occasionally and normally 3-4 hours at a time. We're thinking of asking her to watch dd for 3 days so we can just get away for the weekend. Do you think it's a good idea and what would you charge her? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:20 PM Flag
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Charge her? I'd probably pay her. And no, I wouldn't leave my kid with someone other than my mom overnight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:22 PM Flag
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op-that's what I meant, pay her. And we're not fortunate enough to have parents nearby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:40 PM Flag
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General Topics 06.11.08, 09:25 PM Flag
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We are taking DC away on vacation for a week... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:25 PM Flag
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your pot makes no sense. they want her to watch the baby while they're away, not pay the sitter for missing work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 09:42 PM Flag
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I would try just doing a weekend overnight first and see how it goes. We normally pay for 8 hrs at the hourly rate plus $100 for overnight - so in your case $180 for a Saturday to Sunday to start. For fri-sunday, I would pay $540. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.12.08, 04:54 AM Flag
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