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Thank you so much for being a valued member of the UrbanBaby community. We wanted to inform you that we are shutting down the site on July 6th. We are grateful for your participation and support that has helped make UrbanBaby such an important resource to parents for many years.

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[ - ] happy in marraige ? percetage you are. im 10 percent 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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i see you're on both sites [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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it takes one to kow one :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:26 AM Flag
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90% of the time I'm happy, 10% I'm not. Good % overall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:26 AM Flag
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happy or satisfied? i'm 100% satisfied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:30 AM Flag
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90% happy -- and the 10% unhappy is about nitpicky things (for the most part!). DH and I are well-suited for each other (interests, experiences, priorities, etc.). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:33 AM Flag
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100% happy even when times are tough. I'd rather have tough times with dh than ever be without him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:35 AM Flag
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90% 10% sometimes turns to 70/30. so you at 10%, what's going on. is it fixable issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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100%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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when we ARE happy? we're very very happy. But when we're unhappy it's horrid. I'd say we're unhappy 65% of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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50% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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10% would suck, are you looking to get out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:59 AM Flag
[ - ] Very grateful to have the option, but am torturing myself and DH over where to send DC for K. Should we stick with plan to send DC to our (decent) accepted private or send her to PS 11? We can afford private, but I run my own biz, am the breadwinner and always worry about $$$. Liked 11, but not overwhelmed. She'll probably be fine either way. WWYD? If we opt for 11, will we have more trouble getting her into a good private or T&G after 5th grade? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:16 AM Flag
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what is the private? think that depends. also, do you have the stomach to go through this again for ms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:18 AM Flag
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not really...I hate the crazy timing of this. Also feel we made a commitment to the private...a very decent school, not considered tt here but by any account good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:19 AM Flag
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From reading your post you seem to want to stay with the private option. If you preferred that school then I'd stick with it if the money isn't an issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:23 AM Flag
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What is wrong with UB I can't see my reply which was: Not really, this process was draining, and I'm troubled by the fact that we made a commitment, but of course, DC's welfare is my priority. Just not sure which is the better education...I'm talking 11T&G of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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stick with private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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Is a decent private $30K better? Guess it's the age-old question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:31 AM Flag
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I'm just going by what I'm reading from you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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You're right...but I vacillate. DH tends to favor public T&G option [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:52 AM Flag
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It's G&T not T&G [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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test [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:28 AM Flag
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Make a list -- I'm serious and did this last year. What's really important to you (small class size? extras? saving $? more diverse population? etc.) List positives and negatives of each option. We ended up going with private over very good G&T, but it took me a while to get there and seeing the issues on paper really helped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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how did you come to that conclusion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 10:39 AM Flag
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Unless your dc really needs extra attention or can't handle the more rigorous academic curriculum in the early elem years, I would definitely do 11. Why on earth would you pay 30K a year at the elementary level for more coddling and less learning? I'm not saying taking it easy at a younger age is bad, and as an 11 parent myself I sometimes think they ask a bit much of the kids at a young age, but I cannot imagine shelling out 30K a year for private school when 11 is just fine, and even moreso if it would be a financial struggle. Your dc is obviously bright if he made the olsat cutoff and who knows, she could end up going to a great public middle school too - think of all the money you'll save [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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Why would you say 11 T&G is more rigorous? Is curriculum really any different...isn't it a peer group thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 02:54 PM Flag
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G&T and gen ed in public school is more academic than private schools. Private schools start out slow and ramp it up in 3rd grade. I was commenting on the difference btwn public and private. That said, the G&T programs in the past followed the same curriculum as gen ed but now starting with this fall's K, they are saying the G&Ts are going to accelerated to some extent. Hence the big deal they made of making a strict cutoff whereas last year kids with scores below 90 got in if there were seats left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 03:22 PM Flag
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np: 30K a year can buy a lot of enrichment outside of the school setting as well (I am thinking weeks in paris, galapagos, etc). I also run my own business and 'could' afford private, but am so happy not to have to because of our G&T program. And a lot can happen between now and middle school. I'd say go PS11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:31 PM Flag
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ITA. Take the $$ you are saving and spend it on amazing experiences for your dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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stay with private. it will matter to your dc after 3rd grade when private gets stronger and public tends to fall apart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know a site where I can compare strollers? I'm looking for a lightweight stroller (not Maclaren) but more in the Combi area..and want to compare. tx 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:15 AM Flag
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i think there is something called stroller lady-google her. she does reviews. buy ime, just going to a store and trying to fold them, push them, etc. also asking friends or at park. fwiw, combis are great ltwt strollers but complete PITAS to fold and don't handle that well at all. macs are better for regular use [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:17 AM Flag
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ita MACs are awesome, hate the combi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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op: I hate the MAC's. They are too heavy and don't recline fully for a nb..also no padding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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they hold up better than combis. the techno is good for newborns [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:45 AM Flag
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I've had combi's in the past and they work just fine for me. I just would like a website to see if there are new lightweight strollers out (in the last 4yrs) that I don't know about..since it's been a while since I bought one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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there was a babygaga site that compared strollers not sure if still exists [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:44 AM Flag
[ - ] when did you tell co-workers you were pg? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:12 AM Flag
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Told my boss at 3months and told everyone else at 5months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:18 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm feeling sort of mid-lifey, i guess. 43 and not really sure what the point is. i guess i made the mistake of wrapping my identity up in my children and not really developing myself professionally or creatively. Now that they are teenagers and I am working (f/t at an unfulfilling job but we need the $$), i feel a little lost. as i'm typing this, it looks really pathetic, but there it is in a nutshell. don't really see a way out until they are big, but wish i had made more of myself. sigh. sorry for the pity party 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:07 AM Flag
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FWIW I have accomplished a lot professionally (by most standards) and I feel the same way...asking myself what's the point of my career and thinking I should have done something more altruistic or meaningful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:23 AM Flag
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but if you had, wouldn't that mean that you had your identity wrapped up in your career? why is that better than wrapped up with your family? i think the point is not be wrapped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:32 AM Flag
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have you contemplated a career counselor? they usually double as therapists and maybe could give you a needed boost. i suggest it as i am thinking about it myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:34 AM Flag
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thank you everyone for your responses. i don't mean to imply that i wished i'd concentrated less on my children. it's just that there is nothing else in my life which provided me with such a sense of purpose and meaning. i have not obvious talents and do not much enjoy my work, nor do i have any idea what would fulfill me. sad, a little bit, i guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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that's such a bad attitude. why not say that you were lucky to find something that gave you such a sense of purpose and meaning. and now it's time to go find the next thing that will give you the same feelings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:06 AM Flag
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you are right! thanks for the kick in the pants. i guess i am just stumped as to what that would be. what types of things do you do if you don't glean satisfaction from your work and so need to enrich yourself elsewhere? tia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:09 AM Flag
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fun question. i guess to a certain extent it depends on your circumstances. how much time and money do you have to devote yourself to your "enrichment". are you looking for a hobby/activity or are you looking for a total change (e.g. a career/job that you'll get more satisfaction out of). do you like working with people? what are your skills? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:11 AM Flag
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just want to be happy and do something useful and helpful. wanted to be a dancer, but have arthritis. beyond that, i'm open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:26 AM Flag
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couple of thoughts. if you have dance training, why not do something like kids' dance classes. other than that, you can try volunteering or even switching fields to work with people (social work? i have a friend who did that in her mid forties and she loves it). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:29 AM Flag
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you are very kind! thanks for your input. i am really interested in changing this situation, not just feeling sorry for myself, so really, thank you for your guidance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:42 AM Flag
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I'm nearly your age (42), but my children are younger and I spent more time in the workforce than you did before staying home with them. I seriously doubt you can find any paid work that fills you with such a strong sense of purpose and meaning. Only parenting can do that. Chris Rock said it was the only job where he knew he was doing the right thing. So true! But you (and I) are young still. You can find paid work that you enjoy and makes a contribution to be proud of. You have a good twenty to twenty-five years of working life left! If you can afford a career counselor, hire one. But if you can't, start talking to friends, bosses & co-workers. They will help you understand the strengths and skills you have and maybe point you in a happy direction. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Anynone else have a killer headache today? Can't kick it 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:01 AM Flag
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yup. my allergies have been horrible the past few weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Rec's needed for a cleaning lady. I have a small 2 bdrm (but she will have to clean only dc room). I have a small bathroom, small kitchen, small dining area and living room. how much do ppl pay in Manhattan? Takes me like 3hrs for a good cleaning. I want someone bi-weekly. Any rec is appreciated. I want someone reliable and who does a great job not take short cuts. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:59 AM Flag
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Where are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:03 AM Flag
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op: I'm in the East Village of Manhattan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:06 AM Flag
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We have a great cleaner through Spotless Services and pay $25 hour. She charges $20 for private work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:17 AM Flag
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try nybrite.com. loved them when we lived in brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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tx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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some people charge more for bi weekly since fewer cleanings, more time to build up a mess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:23 AM Flag
[ - ] Who else is a little shell shocked by this year's G&T ordeal, and a little freaked out when thinking about repeating this in a few years with younger sibling? I don't take much comfort in the new sibling policy, since it's obvious the rules change year to year. Happy with our placement, but not looking forward to reliving the anxiety and uncertainty with our second dc. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.19.08, 05:51 AM Flag
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I'm sure it will be an ordeal. But I've got to recover from this year first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:54 AM Flag
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whatever - i don't choose to see myself as a victom - it is our choice to live here - it is our choice to try to avoid private school, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:56 AM Flag
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OP: No victimhood here. We got our first choice. But not looking forward to navigating this again in the near future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:09 AM Flag
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Excuse me. In what way was this years process hard to navigate? What did you have to do that turned this process into an ordeal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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OP: If you thought it was a breezy, happy experience, I might ask what drugs you were on, but never mind. You're entitled to your opinion, I to mine. I'm not going to argue with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:49 AM Flag
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Wow. Do I have to deal with moms like you starting fall? This is scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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np. I think you sound like the scary one, with your condescending tone and victimhood comments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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They are changing an ancient and unfair system and trying to make it fair. All things considered, they did a decent job. It was different last year. It will be different again next year. Eventually (and soon) it will be old hat. Then everyone will forget about what the parents of the 08-09 and 09-10 K classes went through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:02 AM Flag
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The current admissions process which heavily favors siblings will not likely be changed. Bloomberg will be gone and a new administration would not make politically unpopular changes. You can see how they waited until after Bloomberg was reelected before they even touched G&T. And no, they did not make it better, they made it much worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:31 AM Flag
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Heavily? Do you have any facts behind this? I keep hearing this but if you look at the survey's here, the number of sibs at the citiwides is insignificant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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Siblings need only achieve the low end of the range to get preference. That's 97 for citywide and 90 for district programs. That's an enormous advantage, especially for the district programs where you see 98s required to get a spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:18 AM Flag
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Granted. But have you actually seen evidence that this was an issue? Everybody said it was going to be totally unfair at NEST this year, because you had all these kids who got in in previous years when it was easy and then this year, their siblings were going to fill up the Kindergarten. The reality is that very few siblings got in. I've been paying attention and I only know of one. So, I am wondering -- have you any actual knowledge of a school where this happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:29 AM Flag
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First of all, you volunteered to go through this "ordeal". Secondly, how was this an ordeal in the first place? Kid took test, you ranked schools, you got a placement - it could hardly be any easier than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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OP: Did you participate this year? Yes, it was voluntary, but that is irrelevant to the issue of how poorly this process has been managed/designed. We're all just trying to get the best education we can for our kids. When private is not an option, you turn to G&T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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Yes, I participated. Turning to G&T because you hate the zoned school is NOT the right thing to do. That is not the purpose of a gifted and talented school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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OP: Actually, our zoned school is okay. It's not terrible and it's not great either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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This doesn't answer the question why this year's process was an ordeal. Because the competition was so fierce that nothing was guaranteed for your oh so smart child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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How was this process poorly managed and designed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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np: there is a subculture at UB which thinks everything done by Klein/DOE is wrong. No matter what. They ignore how huge the NYC DOE is. (If, on a school day, the DOE were a state -- it would be larger than eight states in the US.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:08 AM Flag
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don't forget how people think the process is awful, just to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:24 AM Flag
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you should read the postings on insideschools. This is insane! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:35 AM Flag
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Are they DOE hostile? I watched Klein on NY1 a week or two ago. He seemed like a decent guy and I have to say, although it works against my family, I like what he is doing with the G&T program in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:40 AM Flag
[ - ] What are people finding out about free busing options to/from citywide schools (Anderson, NEST and TAG) within Manhattan? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.19.08, 05:48 AM Flag
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I think they are going to go over things at the Anderson registration on Monday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:54 AM Flag
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OP: Thanks. Have you talked with anyone at Anderson about the busing options? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:12 AM Flag
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the yellow school bus has a limit of 5 miles radius from home to school. I don't know if that rule has changed or not. if you live beyond 5 miles, your dc will be given a metro card [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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OP: I checked the website for the eligibility requirements ( http://www.opt-osfns.org/opt/eligibility/default.asp ), but I could not find anywhere mentioning a 5 mile limit. Where did you get the 5 mile rule from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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It was mentioned at the G&T hearing last year. But while touring NEST, there was talk about that they increased the distance covered due to the citywide program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:58 AM Flag
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OP: Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:03 AM Flag
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np: and the busses can't cross boroughs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:15 AM Flag
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We've been trying to find out the deal with NEST, and getting conflicting information. One person told us that the buses won't go north of 60th street on the west side. Still no firm commitment from anyone, waiting to have calls returned. Haven't gotten much information on private buses either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:32 AM Flag
[ - ] How long does it take to get from Atlantic City to Manhattan? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.19.08, 05:32 AM Flag
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depends on traffic but going always takes us 3hrs..coming back usually 2-2.5hrs since we leave early in the morning [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:34 AM Flag
[ - ] does your mil wish you a happy mother's day or happy birthday. last year my mil did (card and call) this year nada -- plus she never calls here anymore. i think she's got a bug up her butt -- if you ask her though she'll deny it. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:30 AM Flag
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I posted below. My MIL does call me for M-day and my bday..but won't call for my dds bday..nothing at all. Not even a card meanwhile she sends me a card and money for my bday (which I split btwn both dds and put in their piggy banks) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:31 AM Flag
[ - ] Most of the G&T programs i know of were grass roots develpment efforts by the parents - not created by the adin to bring in the middle class 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.19.08, 05:28 AM Flag
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I live in District 6. Up here, parents have historically put their efforts into charter schools, not the G&T programs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:35 AM Flag
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How are the charter schools doing? Sometimes I wonder if that is the better way to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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Depends on the school obviously, and your own personal outlook/preferences. Personally I would have been fine with charter school in the early grades, but don't think it would have been good for middle school. But it depends so much on what you value in your kid's education, and what your child needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 09:16 AM Flag
[ - ] Ok, NYC moms. I know you're out there. Just moved back to NY with a child and have been to the park only to be met with a sea of spaced out nannies. Anyone with their child during the day that would like to go for a walk, coffee, the park? I'm on ues. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:26 AM Flag
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that's too bad. I'm in the east village. I hope you find someone. How about taking a class with your dc to get to know ppl? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:28 AM Flag
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very good idea. thanks! how's the east village with a child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:31 AM Flag
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east village is packed with families and lots of sahm. I grew up here and I love it. Very nice neighborhood feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:35 AM Flag
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i love it there too. love going out to eat especially...some great places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:36 AM Flag
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yes lots of nice down to earth places to eat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:37 AM Flag
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The park near me is mostly nannies, but I wouldn't describe them as spaced out. I have found it hard to make new "mommy friends". I hear it gets easier once dc are in school (nursery or otherwise). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:31 AM Flag
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You're right, it's unfair to say all the nannies are spaced out. I do see some that are very engaged and active with the child. And I have a sitter who is absolutely wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:32 AM Flag
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boy. i wish i still lives in nyc because i'd meet w/you. i moved to westchester and have found the same thing. lonley job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:31 AM Flag
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Yes, very lonely. And I'm definitely an extrovert, so especially hard. I do have a few friends here, but sometimes hard to coordinate baby schedules, you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:33 AM Flag
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believe me i know. with activities, naps and daily life in general it can be tough. i love being home with my children but this is my biggest complaint about this job. i think it is especially hard here in ny because there seem to be more nannies than sahms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:38 AM Flag
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how old is dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:41 AM Flag
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A year and a half. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:42 AM Flag
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I've got a 14 mo DS and I'm moving back to NYC in two weeks. (UWS) Give me your email and I'll meet up with you when I get there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:21 AM Flag
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md4454@yahoo.com. Great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:22 AM Flag
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how about a class ? kidville UES little maestros was great. mon eves. we meet 10 new families we are still close with now. DB is now 2.6 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:30 AM Flag
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How about a class at the 92 Y? I've found sahm friends at classes, not at playgrounds. Good luck! I'm way downtown, so we won't meet. But you can find folks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:11 AM Flag
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Try different parks until you find one with a vibe you like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:18 AM Flag
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Have you tried St. Catherine's Park on 68th & 1st or John Jay on 77th by the East River. Another option is Carl Schurz park - a lot of nannies but also some parents from what I have seen on rare occasions I'm there with my son (only because I'm a dh) and don't get there to often during the week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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You might also want to check out Big City Moms or Divalysscious Moms (I think I spelt it right) or a program like Hands on Music [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:42 AM Flag
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Any luck? I've heard of new mom clubs meeting up at certain parks at certain times depending on the age of your child. I'm a new mom on the UES (dc is 1 mth) and I've been having a hard time connecting with other moms. None of my friends have children. I'm thinking of signing up for a couple classes at kidville, but that won't start until the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.11.08, 01:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here in the PTA at Anderson? Is there an opportunity for the new K parents to get involved? Have elections already taken place for next year? Sorry to seem too eager, but just very excited to get involved! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.19.08, 05:22 AM Flag
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Yes there is lots of opportunity to get involved. Elections have taken place and I'm not sure if they hold certain spots for K parents. It is helpful to become involved right off the bat in K because you get to see a little more of what is going in the class amd potentially a little more contact with the teacher. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:37 AM Flag
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op: Thank you. I am looking forward to the coming school year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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Yes welcome! The K teachers are great, you will be very pleased [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 07:54 AM Flag
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I'm on the PTA and say "welcome!" It's really great to have K parents who are willing to jump right in. Please don't be shy. As a group who've been together a long time, we can look too busy to pay attention. But please, just butt right in. You'll get a very warm reception! And again, thanks!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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I am an Anderson parent. There is definitely tons of opportunity for new K parents to get involved in the PTA and the school--there are all kind of events and the PTA is always looking for volunteers. Elections have taken place for things like PTA president, but there is still plenty of opportunity. And, welcome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 09:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know anything about the sn class at PS 169, 315 E 113th? We just got a placement from the DOE for my son there. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Special Needs 06.19.08, 05:21 AM Flag
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So did we. It doesn't exist yet. We will be touring empty space. My lawyer is happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:44 PM Flag
[ - ] so -- don't contact the old friend? yay or nay. tia. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:20 AM Flag
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depends on reason for loosing contact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:47 AM Flag
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no harm in trying IMO. if she is open to it, she will respond. if not, she won't. then leave it at that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a MIL is is borderline obsessed with your dc?? Do you find it annoying? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:16 AM Flag
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^^who is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:16 AM Flag
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my MIL could care less of my dds. She calls here constantly and maybe once every mo she will ask for my dds. She never remembers their bdays but will acknowledge my bday. I'm 5mo pg and just this past mothers day (when I was 4mo)she said congrats..meanwhile I had spoken to her since we found out in February. She'a pill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:27 AM Flag
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