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[ - ] i am freaking out over money, i feel like we are doomed, we own apt but every month we are just making it, we save only 250 a month and do not have much of a cushion. anyone else/ 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:50 PM Flag
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If you are able to save, do you have debt? Prospects for a raise next year or a new job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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congrats for saving $250 a month! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:13 PM Flag
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At least you are saving. I assume that this is above your 401Ks. You are doing fine. We put money into savings every month, it goes to tuition three times a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:16 PM Flag
[ - ] My dh came home with a dog today - his name is Ferdinand - I want to kill dh right now 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 06.17.08, 04:47 PM Flag
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Out of the blue?! I think you legally could kill him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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that's something a tennager would do, not an adult. Now what ? can he take Ferdinand back or are you going to fall in love with him and by tomorrow AM you will be happy about it ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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Had you even discussed this? I love dogs, we have 2, but if DH came home with another one without talking to me, I'd have to kill him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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we never even talked about it, he just walked through the door with this guy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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He'd better have a plan for what he's going to do next, either finding it a new home ASAP, or hiring a dog walker so you don't have to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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not that it makes you happier, but I think the dog has a cute name... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:56 PM Flag
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i will even admit that the dog is cute - for now - but he is going to get HUGE and the cute will no longer last [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:01 PM Flag
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Is he a mutt ? Where did DH find him and how did this just "happen" ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:02 PM Flag
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DH is a cop - he was getting off from work and another office found the mother and puppies by the dpw and was going to bring them to a shelter, ended up that a few of the guys and dispatchers volunteered to all take a dog - my dummy husband being the one who started it all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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well now he just sounds like a sweetie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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so do you have a puppy ? I think it may be actually sweet that a) he's a cop and takes care of people and b) he also takes care of puppies... I may get weepy... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:11 PM Flag
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that's very sweet actually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:12 PM Flag
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*** for what it is worth, we seem to now have a collective crush on your sweet husband*** [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:13 PM Flag
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haha look past that and imagine having a dog - that is going to grow up to be a monster - thrown into the house - keep in mind we have a 2yo son and a baby due in late december! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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think of it like Nana from "Peter Pan" and try not to be mad at DH... he means well... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:18 PM Flag
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ok i love your husband [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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I love dogs. Your DH should do the lion's share of dog work - mine does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:04 PM Flag
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your's dh's name is Ferdinand? is he HUGE? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone from philly on? can you tell me a good suburb to look in for good public schools? close to the city? also, name of realtor? thanks 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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lower merion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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Don't have a realtor, but I'd look at Lower Merion and Conestoga schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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thank you. are all lower merion schools good? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:53 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a MD mom to answer a question- STAT! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:45 PM Flag
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yes ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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My ds just had a biopsy on a skin growth and it came back as calcium and bone. He said this is a rare thing and it could be a rare metabolic disorder. Do you know which ones it could be? Is this potentially serious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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OP: FWIW my DS is 7mo, the scar-like skin thing is on his ankle. The ped derm ordered blood tests, but did not indicate the seriousness of this whole thing. Now it is after hours and I am freaking out. I know it may not be worth worrying about. I won't go completely crazy here- I just want to know WHICH metabolic disorders it MIGHT be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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not my field at all, but I think you need to wait and relax until you know more and the MD knows more... wish i could help more, but I don't know enough... does DC have any other issues with vision, motor coordination, etc. Are you Jewish ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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there are literally thousands of metabolic disorders from rare to insanely rare... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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are ALL metabolic disorders serious? fatal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:59 PM Flag
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no... some are more simply treated, some are managed, and some or bad... Almost anything can be a "symptom" of a meatbolic disorder... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:07 PM Flag
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No other issues, but he is only 7months. He is crawling but not sitting up. Otherwise seems normal and healthy. I am not jewish but my FIL is jewish. I know I SHOULD relax - easier said then done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:56 PM Flag
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also I had the regular newborn screening done on him - plus an additional scrrening my ped recommended that I had to pay out of pocket for -I don't know exactly what they screened for, but I assume a variety of metabolic issues [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:58 PM Flag
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when does your MD expect to have the results of the latest blood work ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:08 PM Flag
[ - ] will tylenol 3 w/ codeine help my menstrual cramps? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:45 PM Flag
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midol honey, get the strongest one your drugstore carries - it took me 15 years and i finally started taknig it - HEAVEN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a link for the 4th grade test scores for d2? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.17.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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are they out for D3 as well? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:52 PM Flag
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Okay, anyone know where to find them now? My dc at 41 (3rd grade) has hers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 11:08 AM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a like to the 4th grade test scores for d2? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:42 PM Flag
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don't think they are posted yet for this year, however your child's teacher can tell you their score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:51 PM Flag
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General Topics 06.17.08, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a 3yo dd and a 10mo ds and just found out I am expecting triplets - I cant even begin to describe the fear - any moms of multiples out there? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.17.08, 04:39 PM Flag
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Holy moly - what are the odds of that? Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:40 PM Flag
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I know, just wanted one more to complete the family instead I got three [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:45 PM Flag
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eeeshhh... that's a surprise ! How is your DH taking it ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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dh is really excited actually, which makes me feel bad about being so scared [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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then you're golden ! if he's thrilled and he's an active and loving DH and father, this can be the greatest 'experiment" of your lives ! I'm excited for you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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yes, twins -congrats. wow that is something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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Life will certainly be much different than you imagined. But it will still be great. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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triplets! wow! that is a surprise! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 06:01 PM Flag
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wow! congratulations and good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 06:04 PM Flag
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I have 11mo triplet boys. All I can say is take good care of yourself and make sure to line up lots of help for when they arrive esp with 2 kids already! The first 6mo were crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.22.08, 11:32 AM Flag
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This is so John and Kate... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.22.08, 11:40 AM Flag
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oh man, I would be freaking out. I'm sure it will be fine, but I think that your fear is perfectly rational. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.22.08, 11:41 AM Flag
[ - ] is 3 too young for ballet class? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.17.08, 04:38 PM Flag
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there are wonderful, wodnerful pre-ballet classes for this age at Ballet Academy East [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:40 PM Flag
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at 3 y/o they aren't really ballet classes, they are movement classes - working on balance, gross motor coordination, rhythm and musicality, and no, they aren't too young for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:41 PM Flag
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I think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:01 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 06:06 PM Flag
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PLEASE PLEASE take your child to SWEET SOUL MOVEMENT. They are in SOHO now but building a brand new CREATIVE CENTER for children and their FAMILIES!!!!! The director is absolutely amazing, she is a parent, a professional performer and has dual degrees in early childhood education and social work. I wouldn't send my child anywhere else. She teaches the LOVE of self expression and art, and somehow gets the children doing things that I have seen kids in much older classes do. My kids BEG to go, they are now taking several classes a week. Go to www.sweetsoulmovement.com and to the testimonial page, you will see!!! Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.08, 06:41 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone ever take melatonin as a sleep aid? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.17.08, 04:38 PM Flag
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tried tryptophan and it is fantastic... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Current PS 11 G&T parents - please tell us your/your DC's expereince there. Are you happy? TIA. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.17.08, 04:33 PM Flag
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I am curious to know, too. How are teachers, perentsbody, DCs in the class and curriculum? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:55 PM Flag
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Anybody? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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DC is in 1st grade there (G&T) and it's been a wonderful experience. We have had fabulous teachers and I the smaller class size is a great bonus- We had 18 last year in K and 20 this year. I am floored with the turn around that this school has made since we started 2 years ago. I tried getting info on 11 back then and all I heard were negative comments about the students there (that they were 'rough project kids' etc). We haven't experienced any of this and the school has really made an effort to have each child in a grade get to know everybody in that grade. I can't believe people this year were actually hoping to get in when in years past they struggled to fill their seats. The parent body is super down to earth but very committed to the school. Couldn't be happier there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 06:23 PM Flag
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What about curriculums? Do they have strong art program? What about chess? They don't teach anymore( I couldn't find inf. in the website)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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My child is sufficeintly challenged, I'm not 100% happy with th TERC math but I'll supplement at home (I think they start doing more 'traditional' math mixed in in 2nd grade). They have art once a week, music once a week, they have an afterschool chess team, the older kids do ballroom dance, they swim starting in 2nd grade. I think my dc has a great time there but he says he hates school except for recess (and I don't believe he'd say he like any school)- when I ask him what he did at school he always says "nothing" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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Does PS 11 have science, theater, movement classes? Or what kind of enrichment program do they have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 08:20 PM Flag
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my understanding is that in grades 3-5 they have science 2x a week. In K-2, they get Science Teacher Sarah about 10 times during the year. They took out science in the younger grades and doubled up the older grades I think since the older kids maybe have some ELA science testing so they figured it mattered more then. (not 100% sure if this is the reason- ask the parent coord. They have theater 1x a week, earlier in the year they had some dance company doing a movement class as an extra special. They have 1 special a day (gym, art, music, computers, theater) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 08:29 PM Flag
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Try asking your child what happened at recess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 08:23 PM Flag
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oh, well he gets beat up by the project kids, I already know that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 08:30 PM Flag
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It's a serious suggestion. Kids who don't talk about what happens in school will often open up about what happens during recess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 08:32 PM Flag
[ - ] what's the best way to tone butt & thighs? at home - no gym 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:31 PM Flag
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squats and lunges [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:32 PM Flag
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up and down the steps... and those miserable squats... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Where can I learn about the rights of children on the spectrum to public education in NY? Any helpful sites? Thanks! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.17.08, 04:31 PM Flag
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great neck on long island is one of the top places to get services, I know ppl there if you are interested in speaking to someone. they have great support too for parents siblings etc.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:32 PM Flag
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wrightslaw.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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check out Advocates for Children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Any comments on 158? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 06.17.08, 04:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it reasonable to run down to the laundry room (in the basement of the apartment building, we live on the 1st floor) when the kids are sleeping in the apartment if nobody else is there? Entire trip takes ~5 minutes. We disagree on this. tia. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:29 PM Flag
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ths is a tough one. in a house its ok to leave kids sleeping on top floor and run to bsmt, but in bldg, you're actually leaving your home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:30 PM Flag
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I walk my dog on a leash outside my house while my kids sleep. I can see the front door the whole time but would have no clue if someone came in the back. I, seriously, don't think it's the worst thing in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:43 PM Flag
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I don't think its reasonable, no. You are technically leaving your home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:45 PM Flag
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i've done this--i always take my cell phone with me and hurry back. but my kids are good sleepers--once they're down, they don't get up. and, worst case, one of them would be crying for 5min tops. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:46 PM Flag
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Take the stairs and baby monitor if you can. My laundry is on my floor and I always go when dd is napping, one flight is not a difference, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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I do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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in my apartment bldg - true story, mother got STUCK in elevator and 5yo was asleep in apt. She COMPLETELY FREAKED OUT and was screaming thru the elevator doors. I felt so bad for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 04:58 PM Flag
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and both she and her child were fine right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:02 PM Flag
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aw that poor kid must have freaked when she woke [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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I've done it. Also taken the dog out to the curb at night if DH is working late. Call the social workers... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:07 PM Flag
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depends on the age. i did it with dd when she was less than a year. after that, i was too fearful she'd climb out of crib or otherwise get into trouble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.17.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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