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[ - ] Do you know anyone who has been laid off? How are they coping? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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15 people from my office. They are finding new jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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DH did - found a new job that started immediately and now has double pay all year. Ka-ching! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:55 PM Flag
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that's great. what field? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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yes, a neighbor -- she was expecting it (she was at JP Morgan) and sounds resigned to it -- she figures on taking the summer "off" and looking in the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:58 PM Flag
[ - ] where are the SN moms? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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duh, saturday night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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youbemom.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:57 PM Flag
[ - ] What are you doing on Memorial Day? We're probably going to stay inside and watch tv. Maybe heat up some frozen dinners. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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beach and bbq- isnt that the rule? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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remembering those who have fought and died for our country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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yea, I'll do that too while I'm nuking my foil dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:56 PM Flag
[ - ] I really wonder what its like to be a preschool teacher. If a parent is obnoxious are they biased against that kid? And what do they think of high strung anxious parents? Do those kids get more attention and time? Sometimes i feel like I am so low key I could be doing my kids a disservice... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:45 PM Flag
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I think they just feel bad for the kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:53 PM Flag
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I'm a nursery school teacher. I'm good at separating parents and DC. I appreciate low-key moms! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:53 PM Flag
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But does the hyper parent garner more attention for their child or is it all for nothing? The reason i bring this up is because my youngest was just left out of a class project last week. They sent home a book and he wasnt included but every other kid had a page in it. And I felt like an ass bringing it up to the teacher but I was annoyed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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You should be annoyed -- that's unacceptable IMO. Sometimes a high-strung parent does make me more aware of an issue -- but I give equal "air time" to low-key parents, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 08:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone live in Mahwah NJ? Do you like it? Saw a great house and considering it- up until now were settled on Ramsey or Allendale. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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Never been but the name's a little dorky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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Sounds like a euphamism for a rarely glimpsed body part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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all the towns you mentioned are great.... the schools in allendale and ramsey are better than mahwah, though... but you are close to campgaw in mahwah and you ski and tube all winter... all those towns have high taxes unfortunately... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:50 PM Flag
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actually Mahwah's taxes are a lot lower than Ramsey and Allendale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:51 PM Flag
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yes -- but you don't get the schools -- high school in mahwah is a problem. i think allendale's is the highest of the three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:52 PM Flag
[ - ] I can't stop crying tonight. My 6yo ds was diagnosed with autism 3 yrs ago and I'm just so tired. I had his IEP mtg today but they're recommending against the program I want, it's late May and I don't know where he'll be in Sept. I'm just so indescribably sad, I love him so much but sometimes this is so hard. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Special Needs 05.23.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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so sorry to read this - hopefully the program he will be in will be better than expected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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op - thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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sending good thoughts and wishes for strength to your family. you all will get through this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:55 PM Flag
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op - thank you, we've gone through it since he was 18mo and in EI, I'm just having such a dark night, so jealous of my sisters and their typical dc's. I wouldn't trade ds for all the world, I love him so much but the process of his education is so grueling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:00 PM Flag
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what are they recommending? and was ds accepted at the school you want? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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op - we wanted the asd Nest program but we're not getting it. They'll recommend a 12-1-1 but he's been there before and it wasn't appropriate. The other program they have, the 6-1-1 isn't appropriate either, too low functioning. Not sure where to turn, we have another meeting next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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Aren't the Nest programs less restrictive than 12-1-1? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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The Nest programs are specific to spectrum disorders. 12-1-1 are mixed disabilities and the teachers aren't specialized in autism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:04 PM Flag
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I know that. I just meant that in the argument of the least restrictive appropriate environment...sounds like if you had an expert to back up the nest program you could get it easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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What reason did they give you for the NEST program not working out? Do you have a lawyer? I think you need a lawyer. I also think it's very well worth it to call some of the SN privates. I think Reece is still taking applications and I know Aaron adds kids all the time if they're the right fit and there's room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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op - we're meetig a lawyer next week. I can't afford Aaron, it's too much money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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That part does truly suck. But try Reece, try LearningSpring, try the Child School. They are all funded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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op - sorry, missed you other question, he's made great progress but not up to snuff for Nest 1st grade, particularly in language. He's made great strides but not enough for that program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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My dc is in the same sitch - could not handle the typical kids in NEST so we never formally applied. We have had a fantastic year in an SN private. You will have to do a full-court press with calling places but I bet it is NOT too late if your ds is the right kid for one of these schools. Any of the three above would probably serve him well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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or: sounds like a SN private is right for you. Which I know is not an easy thing to hear because of all the obstacles that are in your way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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The SN privates are literally meant for the kids who are stuck between these inappropriate choices. Which is why we always get our funding, either directly or via lawsuit. Because they KNOW that there is a large swath of the SN population that they are not serving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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np. op i'm sorry to hear about this struggle. my dc has one more yr of nursery and we begin the process for k. it is helpful to hear about others experiences- and sad sometimes too. i'm gearing myself up for this battle soon. could you - or anyone on- share why NEST is better than SN private? Where is dc'c language that it's not considered 'up to snuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 05:26 AM Flag
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NEST is, in practice, really more for kids with Asperger's - kids who are very verbal and whose main issue is pragmatic language. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 06:57 AM Flag
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np:i'm so sorry for this, it is so so hard, i'm wishing you strength and a good placement for ds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.24.08, 03:12 PM Flag
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not what you want to hear but sue doe. get him into private school that is appropriate and then sue sue sue. if they cannot provide appropriate placement they must pay for private. and there are clearly not enough spots and services for children with autism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.08, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] DH is the greatest. He paid for our nanny's daughter's sweet sixteen party. And although she can't attend because we need her that weekend, he offered to loan the family a video recorder so they can tape it for her. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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fake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:42 PM Flag
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What is this a follow up to? Can't be real.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:42 PM Flag
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No follow to anything. Just rare you find an IB'er with such compassion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:50 PM Flag
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you made your nanny work instead of attending her DD's sweet 16? this has got to be fake!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:51 PM Flag
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hee hee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:52 PM Flag
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Mr. X? Mrs. X? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do people think about Grey's Anatomy last night? Too much? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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Always too much and too much dramatic music. Really trying too hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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over the top as usual and YEAH RIGHT Meredith painstakingly set out 9,000 candles in the floor plan of a house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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np- please explain - what did she do? and which girls were kissing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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that wouldve taken a whole night to do not a couple of hours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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I can't watch it anymore. It's too ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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OP: I absolutely LOVE it. It was maybe too much (but what isn't on TV), but it hit the spot. So awesome. I love M/D thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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i don't watch it. it's so bad. like ally mcbeal. i hate shows that are centered around whiney, self indulgent, STUPID women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:46 PM Flag
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JUMPED THE SHARK with the gals kissing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:49 PM Flag
[ - ] How are Port Washington schools? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 05.23.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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The schools are actually excellent with a great science program. The only thing people dont like (i can't believe I'm saying this but...) there is a rough part of town and those kids attend the school so it is a little more 'tough' than say... manhasset. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:31 PM Flag
[ - ] what is Briarcliff Manor like? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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beautiful and expensive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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my dad lived there for a few years (with my stepmother and stepsister) -- we loved it there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:42 PM Flag
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A lot of dork families [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:44 PM Flag
[ - ] how fast is UB moving these days relative to YBM? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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painfully slowly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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enough with the spam for that site already [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:43 PM Flag
[ - ] whatever happened with affair mom? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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the one who's DH just found out? They are meeting tonight. I hope she posts after [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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how did he find out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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something about an old phone and old messages. Dont' really understand that part [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Any ideas for an anniversary present for DH (the big 4 year)? Thanks 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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what does he like? what is he into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:38 PM Flag
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he likes his palm tx, his flat screen, "around the horn", playing guitar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:40 PM Flag
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get him a docking station for all of his fancy gadgets... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:53 PM Flag
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thanks, I'll do a search [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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Make a sexy video of yourself for him to watch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] I lasted on South Beach for 2 days....hello carbs, I'm back. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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14 days and then you get them back! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:44 PM Flag
[ - ] youbemom.com rocks! Bye bye, UB! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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signed the purple queen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
[ - ] My nephew who grew up watching tons of TV..wearing character shirts,playing with plastic toys, eating fast food, playing grand theft auto is graduating from Cornell this weekend-- 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:32 PM Flag
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and he'll go on to get married and have a dysfunctional marriage because he's addicted to video games and porn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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not true... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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sounds like me -- i was a mickey-mouse-aholic... but i only had atari... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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cornell? couldn't get into harvard, yale or princetong? pshaw! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:45 PM Flag
[ - ] geez, I took a shower and dried my hair and there's only been about 10 new posts. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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Seeing as it's a three day weekend, it'll likely be slow here. It was on the old format, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:36 PM Flag
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everyone moved over to youbemom.com. it's just like the old urbanbaby.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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people are away doing fun things... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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head over to youbemom.com - it's the old UB! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else have a really stingy DH? Mine monitors how much detergent I pour into the measuring cup to ensure there is no waste. Oh, and he also washes and reuses sandwich baggies. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:27 PM Flag
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here!!!! used to drive me nuts!!! now I just try to ignore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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Sounds more like OCD than strictly stingy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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wow - -that is scary -- and i thought DH was cheap for having our DS use his childhood furniture. (it's a 30 yo ethan allen set that's 70s colonial -- ugh!) But thankfully, I'm replacing it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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omg - that would drive me crazy! mine is the opposite - big spender... throws out everything from the fridge after a day - I can never keep a leftover! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:29 PM Flag
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My FIL re-uses coffee filters...he lets them dry out and re-uses them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:35 PM Flag
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i think you married my dh's clone!!! mine reuses ziplocks too! shares my drink when we go out. drives me up a tree. but i'm used to it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
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how exactly do you reuse a baggie - rinse and hang to dry? I have tried this and always lose patience for it to dry - sick of looking at it. but i was trying to do it for environmental reasons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:41 PM Flag
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you can buy things that will keep them open and then you can put them in the dishwasher and reuse them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:49 PM Flag
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i reuse plastic bags, but that's me. i don't make anyine else do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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my husband just bought me a 2 lb of Leonidas chocolates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:43 PM Flag
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he's trying to make you fat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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I'm surprised you're still doing the laundry. I'd turn around and make him do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.08, 07:53 PM Flag
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