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[ - ] Will hotels let you stay for as long as you want or do they have a max number of days? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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as long as you're paying ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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Are you moving into the Pierre? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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No, most hotels have a max. Depends upon the hotel, some it's 21 or 30 days. Most will not let you stay for more unless you make prior arrangements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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get out. why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone think they are really going to be able to actually cancel the Duggar show? Networks brought back Dog the Bounty Hunter even after he admitted he uses the N** word and Duck Dynasty even though they're anti-gay. I think the show is going to stay on. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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This is considerably less awful than either of those situations. So you're probably right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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Less awful? Are you serious? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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What???? How in earth is this less awful?? Children were hurt in a way that can't ever be undone!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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np. I'm reading sarcasm in the or [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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Or The perp was also a child which makes it mitch less shocking than adults behaving badly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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Omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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You have got to be kidding me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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I've been running that one through my head. How would they do that without addressing this situation? You can't have a show with Josh anymore. Maybe the two sisters and their married life, but then again it would be the big elephant in the room all the time. Sometimes other networks have picked up shows dropped by other channels, but I think in this case there are just as many christians distancing themselves from this than are attempting to defend them "because jesus can forgive anything." In any event, without advertising revenue, they can't put on a show at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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I read something on another board last night that said it would always read more like "4-5 kids and counting ... " [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:45 PM Flag
[ - ] If you had a friend who's child has a nut allergy and is coming over for a BBQ, would you not make any nut type dips or dishes at all? Or should I tell her that one dish is made with nuts? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:29 PM Flag
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I would not risk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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Np Seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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Seriously. I have no burning desire to eat a nut dip at that particular time. Nbd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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I'm thinking a cheese ball rolled in crushed almonds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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They're are lots of yummy dips and crostini recipes with nuts. Salads? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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seriously. Kids can die from this, all it takes is an accidental cross contamination or ingestion. Would you really want to live with this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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How is it the hosts problem?? I have a friend who's allergic to gluten.. Do I not serve bread? Should I also make sure there are no bees on out property for those who are allergic to bees? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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May I say, no one said its anyone's problem. The question was how would we handle it. We apparently are different in our approach to entertaing. It's fine. No need to debate who is right/wrong or better/worse host. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Determining risk is the parent's job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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Absolutely. But I'm a nice person and don't mind making life easier on parents. Especially when they are my guests and it makes no difference to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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And what if you're having a large gathering where one person doesn't eat meat, one person is allergic to gluten, one person has a nut allergy, one person is allergic to mushrooms, etc. I mean come on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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That wasn't the question. Where are going? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Personally, I see a difference between adults and children [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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My ds has a nut allergy and we went to parties where nuts were served. How severe is the allergy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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Op: I think she carries around an epi pen. I don't think she can have any type of nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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Then I think you are fine. Some kids can't even smell them. Just label what has nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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How many people? If it's a lot of people, I would not cater to one kid. I'm sure she's used to having some form of nut around her child and is prepared [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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That's funny. My thinking is opposite. If a lot of people I would be more inclined - cross contamination. If two families - easier to make all aware and control [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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It's not "catering to one kid". It is serving something that could result in terrible, terrible consequences. NOT worth it IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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Ridic. A lot of people have allergies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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I don't think it's that difficult to skip nuts entirely for a simple barbeque, but if it is a relatively large event and there's just one child, you can't bend over backwards forever. We have two in our very large family with nut allergies and we just point out which dishes have nuts and keep them separate from the rest of the offerings. One is an adult and one is a child who only eats pizza anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:35 PM Flag
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Ok. We're having around 20 people. I have a couple family recipes with nuts in them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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I wouldn't do it, but that's just me. If it's such a problem, you shouldn't invite the person over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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I think it's fine to just tell the child's parent that you'll have some dishes with nuts, but you will keep them separated from the rest of the food and have them clearly labeled "recipes with nuts" so they can be avoided. My MIL does things like have her salad with cranberries and feta in a large bowl with sliced almonds in a bowl to the side with a little spoon to add them if you wish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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i would have no problem with it, but I don't really cook with nuts - have no recipes for dips with nuts in them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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Wouldn't make any nut dishes and would check all prepackaged foods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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Disinvite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Could you just ask your friend about the severity of her kid's nut allergy and ask if it's okay if there are a couple of clearly-labeled dishes with nuts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:52 PM Flag
[ - ] I think my DC just broke a bone. Which NYC hospital that has pediatric radiology is open today? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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To to children's ER at Columbia presb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:29 PM Flag
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the one on 166? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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go to ny presby on the eastside. they have pediatric er [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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[ - ] DD just turned one and can't seem to get the hang of a sippy cup. She can drink out of it perfectly if I am holding her and leaning her back, but won't tip it far enough up if she's sitting by herself.. I have tried probably 6-7 kinds of sippies over the past few months. Should I just skip to a straw cup, and if so which kind? Thanks! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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I had success with a regular sports bottle with pop up "nipple" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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Just keep giving her a sippy and don't intervene. She'll get it eventually. A good straw cup is the Lolla cup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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Most SLPs advise the straw cups. Sip cups set kids up for tongue thrust and frontal lisps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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My DD won't tip sippy cups but then always tips straw cups. Toddlers can be so aggravating! LOL, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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This is typical. She will figure it out on her own eventually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:40 PM Flag
[ - ] DD has been getting itchy bites lately and it turns out that bed bugs are the cause. UGH! We found them crawling all over her mattress and around the bed area. I've never heard of this happening in our neighborhood. Anybody know of a good pest control company in the UES? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:21 PM Flag
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Ask your landlord [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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Building management should indeed take care of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:29 PM Flag
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Call Roscoe the bed bug dog! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:25 PM Flag
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Chances are your building is on bed bug registry. If not list it! Tell your neighbors. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:25 PM Flag
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You havent been on bedbugregistry.com. It has little to do with neighborhood and is very common in walkups. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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lol bed bugs are a fact of life, does not matter that you have never heard of it happening in your neighborhood...your kid brought them home from somewhere..that is how it happens [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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Hey - why blame it on the kid? Most likely came from neighbor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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if they are only in her room, seems like they might have come in on her clothing..not blaming the child, blaming the hitchhiking bugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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Only in nyc and large communal living spaces are bed bugs a fact of life. Until coming on this board I didn't even know bed bugs were a real thing. Just thought they were part of that silly saying "sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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Haha! Same here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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How did bites look? DD has been getting bites or rash but I have torn her room apart and can't find anything that would cause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it appropriate to listen in on your child's conversations when they are having a sleepover? My 13yo DD had a sleepover last year in the MIL suite of our country house and DH would go out there a few times during the night to check in on them and make sure that they were ok. One time, he went out there and heard them talking about sex and boys. He was furious and lost his cool and reported this to all of the parents when they picked up the girls. This year, she sent out invites and only two girls have RSVP'd and I think it might be due to what occurred last year. What can I do to fix the situation? DD is really upset. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:20 PM Flag
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Ha ha. DH is funny. You do nothing. It's no big deal really [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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appropriate to listen, but not get furious and lose it in front of the kids...if he was so horrified by the normal discussion of teenage girls, then he should have pulled your dd aside and told her to have them clean it up a bit, or better yet come and discuss with you first....could it be the reason no one is coming maybe...just depends what "lost his cool means" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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The parents think he is a fruitcake. What 13 year old DOESN'T talk about sex and boys?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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He didn't say anything to the girls that night. He came back to the house and was really angry. I pulled DD aside the next morning and told her what DH had heard. She was immediately defensive. I guess she then told all of her friends and they decided that they wanted to go home. Their parents came to pick them up and DH privately told each parent what had occurred. This was for her last birthday and since everyone left early, we didn't get to do the cake or other stuff we had planned. DD is still upset with DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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This is soooooo FAKE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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It's not fake. The girls were upset with DD that her father had listened in on her conversation and so I had two angry people in the house - DH and DD. FWIW, I don't think DD would have started this conversation, it was definitely one friend whom I think is a bad influence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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who the fuck cares who started the conversations? it is normal for teens to discuss sex and all other things "forbidden" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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Ok, well I already admitted that DH lost his cool. I am trying to fix things for this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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Now I know it's fake! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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huh? your dd sounds a little bratty and why in the world would you save the "birthday" for the morning after the sleep over - no cake or anything the night they stayed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:33 PM Flag
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The day after was her birthday and the day her sister was coming in from college, so we were saving the cake thing until she came home. This was DD's request, not ours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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that's your first problem, party was way too long. don't do that this year. Have a party and have everyone go home before the night is over [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Because its a troll who didnt think this thru [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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If this isn't fake, the whole thing was handled badly. Why did you pull your DD aside the next morning rather than wait until everyone left? Why did she report back to her friends (thereby embarrassing them)? Why was DH compelled to eavesdrop in the first place? Sounds like you need to sit down together and figure out how to handle sleepovers in the future. Meanwhile, maybe you would have more success with a non-sleepover party this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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I pulled her aside because my DH was still really upset and she didn't know why. I had to explain it to her because the rest of the day was going to be awkward. I didn't realize that she was going to tell her friends and that it was going to blow up like it did. I guess she told her friends because she started crying and they wanted to know why. My DH said that he didn't eavesdrop, but that he just heard snippets of information, besides, there is no privacy in our house. If you are going to talk like that, you should prepare for others to hear it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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Oh my. This is your dh's problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Not sure what you can do at this point, but your DH was wrong to do this--on a number of levels. He needs a reality check. Teenaged girls (and boys!) talk about sex. They talk about members of the opposite sex. They talk about who they have crushes on. He needs to apologize to DD and be on his best behavior going forward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:25 PM Flag
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2 out of how many? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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9 [ Reply | More ]
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more info, how did he lose his cool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:27 PM Flag
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Too many wrongs by you dh to even consider here - signed the other girls' parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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^^better to steer clear if my dd doesn't want to hang out in that environment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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What wrong? I agree that maybe DH shouldn't have stayed to listen to the conversation, but he said that it was just snippets of what he overheard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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13yo teens conversations on boys and sex are within age. It's creepy that a grown man would 'overhear' enough of a conversation that isn't for him to hear or get upset about and to report it back to other parents who aren't privy to the conversation either. The girls weren't hatching terrorists plans. They were talking about schoolyard crushes and teenage lust. Uncool and creepy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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Who wants some geezer spying on ordinary conversations and angrily reporting it to parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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why would you even do a sleep over again? just have a party where the kids go home at the end of the night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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Exactly. Why would dh allow - oh yea, cause this isn't real [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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this - complete troll post, has to be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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your husband and daughter both sound pretty bratty - if your kid insists on another sleepover and you indulge her, make your dh go somewhere else for the night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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The fakiest of the fakes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:49 PM Flag
[ - ] I posted before about my ILs and I do like them, they have many wonderful qualities and FIL is a very loving person, but they cannot get through a family function without mixing alcohol and pills + marijuana. I invited them to DC's birthday party and they declined stating that they want to celebrate it at their home with DC, which means that they will be inviting all of their friends and it's just going to be a drinking & pills mess like every social function is in their homes. I persisted and stated that we should meet for dinner and they again declined and MIL just sent me a text asking when is a good time for us to come over next Saturday. WWYD? I am worried about hurting the relationship, but I will not let another one of my DCs birthday parties get hijacked by them. FWIW, the DCs love spending time with my ILs as they are crazy, fun and loving, so I don't want them to miss out on seeing the ILs on their birthdays. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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Wow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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Your in-laws and their friends are there openly smoking weed in front of your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:16 PM Flag
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No! They do this in private. Like a few of them will run off to the bathroom and then fall out giggling and laughing hysterically. Then, the bathroom will smell like pot. Plus, it's really obvious when someone is on Xanax - which MIL states she needs to fall asleep, yet she's popping them with martinis at 3pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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Is your last name White by any chance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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Whitetrash? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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No they're Jewish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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No, and we live in California, so drug culture is a little more lax out here, perhaps. I am from NY and this sort of thing never happened at my house growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:22 PM Flag
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I am from California and no, this is not normal. They must have been druggies in their youth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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Yes, they were druggies in their youths as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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I don't think your in-laws get to decide where you will celebrate your child's birthday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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No, it's not about where I will celebrate, but they like to hold an additional party for DC. So they will say, "Oh, we can't make the birthday party on Sunday, so next Friday, let's meet at our house for another party." This year, I said no. Instead, we can meet for dinner, but we're already having a party for DC. They are persisting that we come over for a "fun BBQ" and a chance for them to give DC gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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You married into this family. Either get with the program or distance yourself. You can't have it both ways. You can't say you don't want to ruin your kids' relationship with them but you don't want your kids around them ... pick one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:19 PM Flag
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No, I'm totally ok with the ILs spending time with my children. The problem is that at EVERY family function, they treat it as an opportunity to get high. When it's just the 6 of us, they are totally fine, but add their friends and extended family to the mix and it's a nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:25 PM Flag
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So tell them this is the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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That would require telling them that we know they use drugs, which would be a game changer in terms of our relationship. I don't know if DH is ready for something like that now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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So you're enabling them. This is very dysfunctional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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So you're asking us how you can deal with this without being honest about it. Great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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Tell them that you're not okay with dc being around this behavior. If that upsets them they are addicts. Pleasing them should not be the focus here. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:29 PM Flag
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The problem is that we have never openly discussed that they do these things. DH and I just pretend that we don't know that they are high. It's how DH was raised. If we say something, it will blow up in a big way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:29 PM Flag
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You really want your kids around this environment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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No, that's what I am trying to change, but I am also not a black & white thinker. My ILs have many fine attributes. My FIL is an incredibly considerate and kind person (MIL kind of sucks, but that's another story). Both of them love the DCs dearly and we live very close to them. When we are with my ILs as a family, they are totally fine, but when they entertain guests in their home, it's an absolute nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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So you say that there are many things you like annoy them but you are not comfortable with the child being around this particular behavior. If they blow up, that's their problem. [ Reply | More ]
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Right, that's the problem. You need to openly tell them. The fact that things will blow up proves they are addicts and is not a reason for you to keep enabling them. [ Reply | More ]
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Are they former rock stars or something? I would completely distance myself from them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:28 PM Flag
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No, just stereotypical Californians who came of age in thee '60s and 70s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:34 PM Flag
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How old are they? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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This. It's only a matter of time before they offer DC's a toke or a pill to take the edge off. [ Reply | More ]
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Oy. No, this is not what's going on here, but thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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What's going on here is that they are addicts and you're an enabler. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Ladies in your 40s - what was the most surprising thing about getting older? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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OP: for me, that hair ages. I had beautiful hair and not it's thinning and dull [ Reply | More ]
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THIS@! [ Reply | More ]
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From 38 to 42 is a roller coaster of beauty. Down hill. [ Reply | More ]
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Wait until you hit 50, that's a ton of fun [ Reply | More ]
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do share... [ Reply | More ]
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Greasy face. [ Reply | More ]
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I started seeing a big difference in my appearance at 45 (e.g., hair, skin, etc). I feel more aches and pains now too. [ Reply | More ]
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Thinning hair [ Reply | More ]
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What can we do about it? my hair is a nightmare! [ Reply | More ]
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Vitamins and a good hairdresser np [ Reply | More ]
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any recommendations? [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing. Save your money [ Reply | More ]
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Not really surprising, but I don't get as much free stuff now. [ Reply | More ]
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Isn't that the truth!!! [ Reply | More ]
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thinning/different hair, greasy face, body aches, less energy, less tolerance to alcohol [ Reply | More ]
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Unless I've worked out really hard, the day before less ability to sleep in. [ Reply | More ]
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Jowls. I was worried about wrinkles. The jowls surprised me. And I'm not fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:10 PM Flag
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Yes, so depressing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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I'm 39. Last year I started needing to wear glasses full time, I feel less flexible physically, my skin on my face is definitely starting to droop a little, my hair is greying. I'm starting to want Botox, which 2 or 3 years ago I would never have considered. Weight does on much easier than it did and likes to stay. I don't like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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I'm in my 50s, does that count? I've still got great hair and skin, but my close up eyesight is horrendous. I have reading glasses on every table in every room. I can't read anything without them. That is the worst part! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:26 PM Flag
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My skin took a total nosedive after 45 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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it didn't start to happen until my early 50s and that was gravity. my body got flabby and my face started falling,too. before that, it was just wrinkles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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^^my hair is fine, still thick [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have any good picnic food ideas? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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olives, cheese, spreads, crusty bread, grapes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Anything sticky that drips a lot. My faves are peanut butter, jelly, bbq sauce, any kind of juice, ice cream. Signed, ant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:03 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Fun day trip 1 hour from nyc? Not going out of town this weekend, but would like to do something different in nature. Thanks! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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do a hike at the mohonk mountain house and have lunch there. beautiful setting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:40 PM Flag
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Can you do that without actually spending the night there? NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:55 PM Flag
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Yes, it's a great deal. Parking is a little inconvenient, but you can hike all day and have lunch--and it's a lavish one--to break it up. I think you can also get high tea in the lobby without charge thought it's pretty basic: tea and cookies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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Hiking in Cold Spring, ferry to Sandy Hook, Bear Mountain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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Storm King, Delaware Water Gap. If you take the train up the hudson, there's a nice gentle hike along an old trail that runs parallel with the river; it used to be the site of a pipe system that carried water to the city. (Sorry I can't remember the name, but I think it's on the weekend getaway section of the Metro-North website.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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thanks! yes, I should take a train so I can avoid car traffic this weekend :-/ -op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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Good idea! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:05 PM Flag
[ - ] In Australia watching the Kardashians episode with Bruce, I was completely supportive of him until I saw how dismissive he was of questions asked by his daughters. He just shook his head and looked away and made them feel bad for needing answers. He is very selfish. Sorry but I just needed a rant after defending him for so long. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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what were their questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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lol, i saw clips of that show and I cannot believe they would ask the questions they had...so not their business and so not the business of everyone who watches the show [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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For example? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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I don't watch Kardashians and only saw the interview, but it would depend on the questions asked. As long as no one's being harmed, some questions about private life are off limits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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+1 - you are forgetting that they are asking him these questions on camera. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm sorry, but Amal looks gross. I'm all for being thin but she is so frail looking....yuck. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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She looks like I feel when I am hungover [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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1. she cares what you think, really. 2. stop judging. you never know what's happening in someone's life. She could be sick. Spread love not hate. jeez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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Can we have a look at you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:37 PM Flag
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I think she is beautiful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:38 PM Flag
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me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:54 PM Flag
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i read this as "Anal" and was going to agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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It's surprising to me that she seems to get as much hate on this site as Kim K. Goes to show that getting an education and working before landing a DH is not better than just getting by on your assets. Pun intended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:06 PM Flag
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I think she is a very beautiful, accomplished woman, but she doesn't look right at the moment. Whether she's sick or stressed or just trying to be as thin as possible, she doesn't look healthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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Major ED; arms and legs like twigs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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Seriously. She was thin in the early days of dating GC, but in the matter of a year she has become positively skeletal. I guess she thinks she's a fashion plate now (don't look at her old pics with weird patterned pants and multi-colored clown shoes), so she deliberately keeps her weight down to stick insect proportions for all of you who think that's a good look. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:31 PM Flag
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Why do you dislike her so much? She stole your future DH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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She looks like plenty of upper class women. You can look like that too if you spend most of your free time exercising and not eating much except when you need energy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:30 PM Flag
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Who would want to look like that? She needs to ban pants from her closet. She looks frightening in them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:35 PM Flag
[ - ] i just interviewed for a job and got the offer after the one interview. i am 58. not bad, right? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:24 PM Flag
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Not bad at all. Congrats! What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:25 PM Flag
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hospice social worker - not for everyone, for sure. but, a lot of people went after it because the starting salary is $72,000 and that's high for social worker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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Amazing. Once again, good luck! (Poster from below). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:29 PM Flag
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i should say that hospice work is exactly what i wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:31 PM Flag
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NP: Congratulations! That's one job that deserves to be better paid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:32 PM Flag
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ty. it does, but most social work does. a lot of the work is thankless, but necessary. this job will be rewarding (i've done it before). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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np. May I ask what your education and training is? I hope you don't mind. This seems like an interesting field. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:43 PM Flag
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undergrad social work degree (bsw), graduate social work degree (msw) and licensing test, internships are required at ever level. the next step up would be an lcsw -- where you could have your own practice. this would require 3 works of supervision by another lcsw and another licensing test. you do not need the undergrad degree to be in social work -- so whatever undergrad degree you have is fine, but you need a masters and the program is two years. with an internship. and then the licensing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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^^3 yrs of supervision [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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Thank you! I know someone who left a lucrative job in health care in order to work in hospice and she considered it a true calling. Great lady. I have always been curious since then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:52 PM Flag
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I work in home health and our social worker does absolutely nothing. What do you do in hospice for patients? Generally curious what our social worker should be doing. For example, I will refer to have her set up homemaker services and patients will tell me she merely tells them they would benefit from having a homemaker but not assist them in finding a service they qualify for. Well obviously they would benefit which is why I referred to social work to facilitate it in the first place! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:32 PM Flag
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sounds like she is burnt out or just not interested. she is supposed to assess each patient and their environment, which includes the people with whom patient lives. is the primary decision-maker rational, for instance. is the home clean and safe. she is supposed to provide education and emotional support. if they require services, she should put them in place and that does mean helping with the documentation. she is supposed to develop a rapport with each patient and their family and spend at least an hour per visit to get a real feel for what is going on. often, the initial assessment is all that is needed -- when you're dealing with a functional family with good support. however, many families have dysfunction and it is clear on the first visit -- and this is why continued visits are necessary. the social worker often has to involve adult protective services and then that brings more work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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The thing is, I only refer people who actually need it. Those with limited resources, those with inadequate family support, etc. It's so frustrating for me to refer people to someone who should be helped, know Medicare has been billed for the visit but absolutely nothing has been done. It's bad enough that I think it may constitute fraud to be honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Thanks for your input. It basically confirms what I was thinking. What action would you suggest I take to help remedy the situation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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fantastic, congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:26 PM Flag
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thank you! i feel great about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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Way to go! Good luck to you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:27 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:35 PM Flag
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seriously not bad, especially if you're in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:28 PM Flag
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i know! it is often said (and we are taught in school) that there is no ageism in social work. having been in sw, i know otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:36 PM Flag
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Congrats and thanks for doing important work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:42 PM Flag
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ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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Congrats. Good luck with the job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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Congrats. And also congrats to the person who hired you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Excellent. I am your age, have lost my job and have had a very hard time finding something. So - Congratulations! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:24 PM Flag
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it is rough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Upper East: Where can I buy star-shaped cookies? TIA! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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That's very randomly specific. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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that's why i am coming to ub [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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Is there still an Eleni's on UES? Or Whole Foods? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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closed- only in Chelsea now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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pretty cool, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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Spam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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Dean and Deluca. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.23.15, 02:07 PM Flag
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