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[ - ] How old is your dc and how many classes is he/she taking? Also, what kind of activities do you do during the week. I am worried I am not doing enough with mine. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:55 PM Flag
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Then I'm guessing you're doing too many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 09:00 PM Flag
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very wise, grasshoppah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 09:03 PM Flag
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DD is 4 yo and we are doing too many things this summer. I usually limit her to 1 or 2 activities per week. For summer we have swimming lessons (4 weeks out of the summer 3x per week), soccer, ballet, art class and about 1/3 of the summer session of preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 09:31 PM Flag
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3 & 5 yo. 3 yo is taking swim lessons in June for 2 weeks. 5 yo will go to Sports Camp for 2 weeks in July (3 hrs daily). When we have time, we can go to library storytimes at the park one day a week, catch a free Momtopia movie event from Regal Cinemas, maybe catch a summer festival from different areas, maybe swim at one of the wade pools throughout the city. I'm focusing on pick-up playdates rather than structured ones because it's the summer! We are working on improving bike skills (maybe take off the training wheels?) and potty training ( I procrastinated). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.30.08, 03:58 AM Flag
[ - ] did any privates move after g&t results? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.29.08, 07:48 PM Flag
[ - ] did any privates open up after g&t results came out? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:47 PM Flag
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My tootie did a little dance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] help! i am having such a hard time finding other moms that i can get along with - or well, that get along with me. i go to the park with the kids and they also attend a summer gymnastics class before they go to the park program. the other moms of my kids friends are all older - late thirties/early forties and i am 31. personally i don't see it as much of an age gap, but they make faces when i would rather go play with the kids on the monkey bars, spin the merry-go-round, play baseball with them. i don't know how to get through to them and they get annoyed with me when their dc ask them to come play on the swings or whatnot. it is difficult because these are the mothers of my children's friends and i want to be able to talk to them, to have them trust me to have their kids over and to trust my kids going over to their home. what can i do? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.29.08, 07:46 PM Flag
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why would the moms not trust you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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do you appear to be irresponsible? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:49 PM Flag
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you keep on having fund w/your kids, kids love when their moms get to their level and do the same things they enjoy. If others can't move their rares is their problem not yours and they should not have any issues with you having fun w/your kids. If they do then they're just not worth it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:49 PM Flag
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ita. I think the problem they have is that they no longer are 31 and they don't have the energy and exuberance you do. They are probably tired and bitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:52 PM Flag
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i had the same problem - granted mine was also due to the fact that i was MUCH younger bc i got pregnant at 15 and ds' friends' mothers didn't have them until they were 35+ - i assume that you had kids in your twenties [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:53 PM Flag
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i think it is great - they are probably just jealous bc they aren't athletic types of moms and they wouldnt dare ruin their manicure in the sandbox, you just keep getting involved with your kids. are there any other things that bug them besides that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:55 PM Flag
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no it really just seems to be an issue with my being involved - i coach my son's tball team and i play sports with the kids sometimes when they are over and they just think it is ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:02 PM Flag
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I'm sorry - I have a hard time finding mom friends too; but just like other times in your life (school, work) you'll eventually find people who you want to hang out with, you only need a few [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:13 PM Flag
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you have a tone of smugness about you in this post, as though you are so much better than those "old" moms who don't run around and do all the great things you feel you do. I'm quite sure I wouldn't be your friend either. signed, old mom who plays with her kids. so there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:30 PM Flag
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you sound so bitter - i am 28 and i have the same problem with the forty-something mothers - i do lots of things with my kids bc i think it is fun and they like it and the other moms think i am trying to show off and call me smug [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.30.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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i, personally, have lots of energy, but think it's better for the kids to play with each other, instead of with adults. the other moms in your park probably think the same and would prefer you stop hovering over their kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.30.08, 05:00 PM Flag
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What she said ^^^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.30.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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I'm with you. I play with my ds all the time at home. One of the reasons for going to the park is for him to socialize with other kids--not their moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.30.08, 05:05 PM Flag
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^^^and it's interesting how this gets turned into an age thing--i guess because OP presented it that way. i think it's funny, because most of the 35-45yo women i know are more athletic than the 20-somethings who work in my office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.30.08, 05:07 PM Flag
[ - ] what is with the fireworks every night this weekend? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.29.08, 07:43 PM Flag
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It's summer and that is reason enough for fireworks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:00 PM Flag
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where and when? i want to take dc (age 7) because he's finally old enough to go and can sleep in in the am. but i'm afraid of the crowds. suggestions please! is there a circle line cruise? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 04:08 PM Flag
[ - ] VENT: i am so exhausted. spent the weekend at a friend's GORGEOUS summer home and felt like I just ran after the kids the whole time (I did get a break). when does this get easier? (kids are 1.5 and 3...) 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.29.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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I have a 15 mos old and it is exhausting chasing after her. My other two are 5 and 7, so I can definitely say that once your youngest is 5 you can just be sitting in a chair with a drink in your hand letting them run around, up until that age there is no such thing as fun and relaxation for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:44 PM Flag
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NP: can I just ask about this chasing stuff everyone talks about? I have 7yo twins. When they were 15mo, they toddled around, but I didn't necessarily chase after them the whole time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:56 PM Flag
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I think it comes down to family dynamics: Are you in charge, or are the kids. If the kids are in charge, you will end up "chasing" them all over because they don't have to obey certain rules and commands from you like "stop running", "come back over here", "don't do that". It's all in how you choose to raise your children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:10 PM Flag
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oh please, it comes down to your kid's personality. My 15 mos old will attempt things my 5 yo won't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:17 PM Flag
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Do you spend the day "chasing"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:34 PM Flag
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at home in our child proofed apartment, no. Anywhere else, pretty much. She was walking by 9 1/2 mos of age and running by 10 mos. She is our 3rd dc and by far the most exhausting....she also puts everything in her mouth so we have to be on top of her at all times-outdoors is especially difficult as she goes after sticks and rocks etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:42 PM Flag
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I had my 15 mos old at Herkscher Playground this weekend. She ran around like a maniac trying to scale brick walls that were at a 45 degree angle because she saw older kids doing it. All she wanted to do was walk up and down these brick walls and would not be redirected. That is where the action was. When we go to our pool club, she doesn't want to play in the toddler pool, she wants to step in and out of the pool (brick sides) over and over and run up and down the sidewalk and climb up any set of stairs she sees. She has never 'toddled' around. I wish she did...if I don't stay within [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:11 PM Flag
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arms reach of her at all times (or in the above example am not holding on to her) she would break a limb. Today she got the step stool out of the bathroom carried it out herself and used that to climb up onto our play-kitchen counter and was standing on the toy cash register atop the toy kitchen counter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:14 PM Flag
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Oh, see my twins were toddlers but not wild toddlers. I guess it's just a difference in kid personality. I could redirect from where I was standing, not having to chase them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:18 PM Flag
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my dd is seriously insane. If there were two of her (as in twins) one would be dead by now. She loves to climb and it is seriously scary for us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:23 PM Flag
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so what did you do at a city park where there was a play structure with steps and ladder openings where they could fall 6 feet to the ground? I haven't met a 15 mos old yet who can safely descend a ladder on his own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:19 PM Flag
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For starters, they always followed each other, rather than doing the twin split, which is more common I think. For another, they were ok with the openings. I'd just stand at the bottom and tell them to go to the slide and meet me there and they would do that, or insist that I carry them down from the opening one after the other [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:22 PM Flag
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that would never work for me. She'd try to come down herself through the opening and I'd be trying to catch her as she fell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:28 PM Flag
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^or if she did go to the slide, she would then try to walk down it instead of sitting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:29 PM Flag
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I think it depends on the kid. My older dc sat quietly and played and never got into trouble. Younger ds is now nearly 3 and I have to chase him all the time -- he is constantly in trouble and I have a feeling this is going to last until he is at least 5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:05 PM Flag
[ - ] i am addicted to pretzels and i can't stop eating them help me! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.29.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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throw them in the garbage and stop buying them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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switch to chocolate dipped ones;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Bedtime is out of control. ds is 3 and just rules the roost. Should be story, song, bed. But with all of the potty trips and everything else, it just drags on, and on, and on. I know this is probably normal, but I need to vent! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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Hard stuff. I'm facing it, too. I think it finally comes down to crying it out and then it gets a lot better once ds or dd knows that the clock stops at 8pm or whenever. At least this is what I've been told. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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cry it out at 3? I am such a sucker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] This has been a very dramatic year! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.29.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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yep. dreams were made and shattered over and over again, and you watched it all play out on urbanbaby. really need to stop watching the car wrecks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I keep having a twinge on what feels like my right ovary. I think i am on day 19 of my cycle and that i have already ovulated - its been bother me for about 5 days now... thoughts? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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could have ovulated a bit late [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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i get that too occasionally. ob tells me that its normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] How much us appropriate to spend on a wedding gift these days. The bride and groom are spending a lot of their own $$$, so we want to be generous. THey are not family but good friends. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.29.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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I usually take their registry as a guide. I would say $200-300 would be considered generous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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but under that is fine too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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how much do you think they'll spend per head? I'd reciprocate, if possible. about $200-300 sounds right, if you can afford it, but you shouldn't spend more than you can afford! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Any ideas on how to find a Hebrew-speaking live-in person 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.29.08, 07:16 PM Flag
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try your local synagogues? I bet the rabbis would know if any there are any immigrants looking for such work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:20 PM Flag
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tried. nothing. will try again. need young person (student) as I can't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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offer much more than room and board as I already have a full-time nanny. Just want and extra set of hands (some nights and weekends as I'm a single [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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mom. Mostly want my son to be bilingual in Hebrew. Good suggestion though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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try the local universities, many people would probably love this gig so that they can get free room and board. Does it absolutely have to be hebrew speaking though, that might be tougher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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au pair [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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big fee to the agency. like 7k. would prefer to interview a person who is already here. best would be a student at Columbia, etc, or someone who has other work like a teacher but wants to live on the upper west side rent free -- room and board plus a bit of cash. also good suggestion! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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what about Yeshiva University- maybe they have a job board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:45 PM Flag
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Great idea. Didn't think of it. Too sleep deprived. Will try that tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.02.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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Try to contact the Jewish Private Schools in NYC Rodeph, Ramaz, SSDS, Beit Rabbin, SAR and see if they can help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:10 PM Flag
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might be hard to find someone who will do the job for only room and board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Are capri pants in fashion this year? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:04 PM Flag
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they always are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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they never are- unless you're over 5'7", a size 0-2 petite or Gidget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 08:15 PM Flag
[ - ] ttc almost a year. 6 dpo and having some cramping, light pink discharge. any possible way this could be implantation? i'm so afraid to even hope at this point. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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could be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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yes, it could be... especially if this is abnormal for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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