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[ - ] going to france for a month with 3mo old. we are using pampers swaddlers here. what is a good brand to have my mother-in-law buy for us there? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.10.08, 08:22 AM Flag
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no idea but I'm very envious that you are going to France for a month!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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We went to Rome last summer and they had Pampers there, I'd be surprised if they didn't have them in France too. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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pampers are all over europe. get it by DB's weight, i don't think they call them swaddlers there.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone in D3 get their lottery letter? Does it include results or just your DC's number? If the latter - how on earth are we supposed to know the results? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:22 AM Flag
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Don't know the answer, but have you tried calling the schools you ranked? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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I don't have a letter yet so I don't know our assigned number. *Loving* the DOE this week. If they had let us know that by not attending you wouldn't know your child's number I would have hired a sitter and gone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:44 AM Flag
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Have you tried calling people at the District office? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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Yes. No one answers their phone or returns messages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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eeeck. Of course. Sorry! Hope you find out soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:49 AM Flag
[ - ] going to first bris next week - v. good friend just had 2nd baby. Can anyone enlighten me as to what to expect. They told everyone to bring their kids - should I take my 4 yo? Also, invite says "no gifts - please consider donating to X charity". Would you still take a gift? tia! (also, is it a "dress-up" affair?") 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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no need to bring a gift. if you want, you could send one, but i would just donate to charity. you can definitely bring your 4yo - s/he won't be able to see anything anyway. s/he will just need to be quiet during the actual ceremony - only about 10 minutes. then - bagels! tell 4yo its a party to welcome the new baby and announce his name. dress is not fancy but depends on location. is it at home or a synagogue? if a synagogue, skirt and shoulders covered is safest. if at home, nice pants should be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Anybody got today's mail? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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Nothing posted here or on Inside Schools, yay or nay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:22 AM Flag
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i have a feeling we are all being too optimistic and that it is going to be a couple of more days before anything hits...i hope i'm wrong though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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np: I bet the first letters will arrive on Thursday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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I think the first ones will come tomorrow on Wednesday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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I hope you are right! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:50 AM Flag
[ - ] ugh name issues for our BOY..dh always suggest wacky names that you just ask yourself..where the hell did this come from. Now he is suggesting names that are ok but don't go with our last name. His latest suggestion is BLAKE. I told him it's used more for a girl. BTW we have an enthnic last name 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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blake is a fat stoner in seersucker... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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i like blake. and blaine. for boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 11:28 AM Flag
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I happen to like Blake for a boy, but I agree it might sound fun if your last name was very italian or something. what names do you like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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classics... but what works depends on thelast name totally... it must rrrrrrolll off the tongue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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op: I don't like traditional boys names. I find them boring but we do have a hispanic last name and wanted to go that way. I like Sebastian or Matteo but dh said no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:28 AM Flag
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How about Cristian, Antonio, Angelo? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 11:18 AM Flag
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op: thx but we have about 3 of each name in our family already [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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Sebastian and Matteo are both lovely (I have a new nephew named Matteo -- his brother is Alonzo -- do you like that name?). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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op: oh that's nice too. Never thought of it. I just wish dh and I can come to an agreement [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:05 AM Flag
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you have been posting abuot this for awhile. Let Sebastian and Mateo go. What else does dh like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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haven't posted in a few weeks (we stopped thinking of names) but now he wants Blake. I can't tell you how hard this is. He likes weird, out there names. Nothing that would remotely be liked by anyone. Just too many weird names to mention. Trust me Blake is the most calm name he's suggested. BTW I have let Sebastian and Matteo go. I just posted it answering the OR's questions on what kind of names I like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:18 AM Flag
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got it.....btw, I know the cutest 3 yo Blake for a boy.....maybe you coudl compormise...honey....how about Blake Mateo Rodriguez? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:23 AM Flag
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My 18 year old nephew's name is Blake. It's a great boy's name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 10:27 AM Flag
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op: not that I don't like Blake but it really doesn't go with our last name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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I also married into an ethnic last name and had trouble finding a first name that sounded like it fit - nothing too trendy or long (DH last name is quite lengthy). We went with Andrew. I just hope he doesn't shorten it to Andy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 11:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it really important to slowly intro. whole milk? I did the switch pretty quickly yesterday and now I'm reading about how people took 2+ wks to switch so it doesn't upset their stomachs! dd doesn't seem effected. Pooped already today. Think I should go back and do 1/2 form. and 1/2 w.milk for a while? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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if your dd is fine then don't worry. I had to do it over a week because my dd didn't like the taste of milk from soy..but as I mixed it, she got over it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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Thanks. She drinks most of the bottles so not worried about her liking it but just worried I went a little quick. I had read about people going cold turkey so thought my one day "gradual" switch was fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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if your dc is ok, then I wouldn't worry about it. I was EBF and my db took to whole milk with no issues at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:25 AM Flag
[ - ] should i walk home at lunch to see if mail has hit? i'm tempted (only 6 blocks) but it's SO hot --- but don't know if i can hold out all day. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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I would wait until people start posting about mail before making the trek [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:11 AM Flag
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good point! please post if you get something today people! (as if I needed to ask) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Any mail yet? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:09 AM Flag
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my mail comes early (between 11 and 12 noon) and I have our babysitter on mail alert. I'll post if we hear anything (UES - D2). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:18 AM Flag
[ - ] what do you guys use to take out food stains that normal detergent won't remove from laundry? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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Shout, baby. Love the stuff. They get messy. Then the minute they are done wearing the shirt, dress, whatever, I take it off, spray liberally and let it sit. If I have the energy I put in a load immediately. If not, it can even sit in the basket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:10 AM Flag
[ - ] cape May, Long Beach Island or Normandy Beach? for a vacation - with a 2year old? thanks! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.10.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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where is Normandy beach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:13 AM Flag
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jersey shore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:14 AM Flag
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oh nice thanks. I'm looking into a weekend getaway from NYC. Thanks again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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me too. for a week and then maybe more... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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Cape May definitely. Check my link and give me a call or e-mail.http://www.simonecolina.com/quad/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 08:22 PM Flag
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check my link and fall in love with Cape May. http://www.simonecolina.com/quad/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.11.08, 08:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I told my brother about the discussions about his having 2 children with 2 different women and a pregnant fling now. He said that we just want to force him into marriage and don't understand his need to have fun until he finds the right woman. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.10.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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Wow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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anyone taking the bait here ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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honestly, I don't even know what to say. His "need to have fun" is going to cost him an arm and a leg in child support. Tell him that condoms are cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:09 AM Flag
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OP: DH told him that....actually DH went out and bought him a lot of condoms when he told us about the third pregnancy and then demonstrated how to put one on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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I hope he didn't demonstrate on himself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:13 AM Flag
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OP: actually, and I know this sounds fake, but it did happen. DH came back with the condoms, told my brother that showing him with a banana or something wouldn't do. He took me and my brother into teh other room, dropped his pants and boxers and showed my brother how to put one on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:14 AM Flag
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oh come on. I cannot believe that a 24-year-old doesn't know how to put a condom on. they show them in health class in school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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OP: He knows how to use one....DH just wanted to make sure he knew. DH basically had had it with my brother's behavior and was doing it to make a point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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OK, now I think that this is fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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OP: It's not fake, trust me I wish it was. You have to realize that DH had just about had it with my brother's behavior on this and was trying to make a point. DH was basically furious about it. I think if he could have taken my brother for a vasectomy, he would have instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:17 AM Flag
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ok, that's really weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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OP: I know, I know....DH was just frustrated and thought maybe something dramatic would make a point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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honestly though - who would sleep with this guy? If I met a guy who had 3 children with 3 different women (none of who he married) - I would run as fast as I could in the other direction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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do you think he tells them? most girls would assume a 24 yr old single guys doesn't have kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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OP: I don't know to be honest. The current girl was a fling he met at a wedding in early March and has been seeing occasionally since then....he said he didn't see it as anything with a future. So I am guessing no. I know the second motehr knew about the first kid, since she was his girlfriend when she got pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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OP: I don't know who these girls are....like this current one....and why they sleep with him. Can anyone explain what would make someone do this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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tell him the only need he has is to grow the hell up and bag it. Condoms don't cost much but raising dc and paying support does. He can also pay with his life. He hasn't heard of STD's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:14 AM Flag
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My brother said he only does it without a condom after he knows the woman for a good period or time and he trusts her. The first two women he was dating for a few months, teh current is a fling, but he says that she's safe since "they know many of the same bartenders" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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^^^yeah, well that's as good as getting a note from her gynecologist! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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OP: LOL I know......my brother actually said that if he sees a girl a lot in bars or her friends in bars, or that they know the same bartenders, he knows she's a good girl and someone he wants to spend time with. He makes no sense! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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Your brother is a spoiled, immature, brat. And, by giving him $ so he can have "fun," your parents are enabling him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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General Topics 06.10.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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Honestly - you need to remove yourself from this situation. It's sweet that as his older sister you care. But frankly, his lifestyle is toxic. I know he's young but he clearly doesn't learn from his mistakes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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OP: It's tough. I really want to help him through this and help him realize what he's done. He does see and support his kids and is a good father, but he needs to grow up. He talks about wanting to marry and settle down and have a family in a few years. Now he has 3 kids, then what, he'll have 3 more.....for 6? It's insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:40 AM Flag
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OK - how did you know that his parents support him? I think that you are the OP responding to your own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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She said it yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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he really needs to grow up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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I know, I know! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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I am so confused as to why your DH is so invested in what your brother does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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OP: He was there when my brother came over the other day to tell us about number 3 and DH was just upset by how insane the whole thing is. He thinks my brother needs to grow up and behave like a man and not a teenager like he is. My DH cares a lot about my brother and his own brothers.....it's one of the qualities I love most about DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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I think it great & really caring. My DH would just say it is not my problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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board wh*re [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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This guy sounds horrible, he should get a vasectomy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 11:20 AM Flag
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and the three women he's been with and has children with need brain surgery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 11:32 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think children that go to private daycare/preschool did better on the OLSAT? I think many of the children that did not do well did not have the privilege of going to private daycare/preschool where these schools no doubt had tests (like OLSAT/ERB) in mind as they went about their daily activities with the children. I don't think it's fair. The playing field was already uneven before these children took the tests. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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ITA, although I don't think anyone at our preschool had the standardized tests explicitly in mind when designing the curriculum. After all, this is preschool we're talking about. It's not like taking the SATs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:01 AM Flag
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I don't think so know several dc's that went to public pre-k and are at Anderson [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:02 AM Flag
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They are the exception...there are always exceptions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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I disagree I think the family matters more than the preschool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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I agree with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:11 AM Flag
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I think the biggest thing that preschool did to help dd is to give her lots of opportunities to sit down and focus on work. It's an academic preschool, so she had work time each day, and I think that really helped her focus and ability to listen to tester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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I think preschool has an advantage over no preschool. Public v. private though doesn't make a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:40 AM Flag
[ - ] too hot for my morning java, so didn't enjoy that morning java side effect that requires visiting the bathroom. hate that. what can I eat or drink that will have the same effect? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:58 AM Flag
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iced java also pulls the rip cord... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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lol. thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:07 AM Flag
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np: yep - i made myself a huge ice coffee before leaving for work and just got back from the bathroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:09 AM Flag
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it's cathartic, no ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:11 AM Flag
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