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[ - ] dear new babysitter, my 3yo is not stupid. she gleefully reported to me that you played movies for her on your phone the entire time I was gone (after I told you no TV). Goodbye! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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dear sancti mom, you were awful to work for and your dd is a brat. Good riddance! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Well, did you say no videos on your phone or just "no tv"? some people might not get that you just meant no screen time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Technically that is no tv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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Did you call references first? Seems unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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& this is why I will not have a babysitter until my kids can talk! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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Good grief...get a life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Yes that is a lazy nanny tbh. -nanny here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Wow, de Blasio's spectacular failures paved the road right up for Eva M. to run for mayor in 2017. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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you sound crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I don't 'sound' anything. The only reason Eva M. has a shot is because of how badly de Blasio mishandled everything, starting with charter schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Everyone who actually voted for de Blasio is an IDIOT. Anyone who fell for those big lies of his needs their head adjusted. He is completely incompetent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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even what he was selling was clear nonsense. a bunch of BS dreams [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Everyone who actually voted for de Blasio is an IDIOT. Anyone who fell for those big lies of his needs their head adjusted. He is completely incompetent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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Everyone who actually voted for de Blasio is an IDIOT. Anyone who fell for those big lies of his needs their head adjusted. He is completely incompetent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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Yeah, dB is a moron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Why did I just get my period on day 14 of my cycle? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:22 PM Flag
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Age? If you're close to menopause then it's normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:12 PM Flag
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I'm 24 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Not OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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30. Ttc db 2. Always regular [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:28 PM Flag
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Well I guess now I should say "usually regular". I had an early mc 2 cycles ago but thought things were back to normal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Maybe this was a mc again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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Not possible. I had a heavy period 2 weeks ago and haven't had sex (dh has been out of town). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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OP again, to clarify, I had 2 regular length cycles between the mc and now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Stress? It isn't spotting is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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I've had really light spotting the entire 2 weeks and now just started what is a normal period for me. Maybe stress? I also just started a new medication but my dr said to call my ob because it shouldn't affect me this way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Fibroids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Just had an ultrasound 2 months ago. Is it possible they could grow that fast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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This happened to me 3 months ago - my dr said to let her know if it happened again, but sometimes it just happens. I occasionally have spotting up to a week before my period, and she sent me for an ultrasound to rule out fibroids and cysts, which came back completely clear. Looks like it's hormonal for me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Is it possible you have retained product from your MC? I don't mean to scare you, but this would freak me out... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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I guess anything is possible? I felt silly calling my ob but given the circumstances I should [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Why would you send your kids to a private school when you are two blocks from a public school rated a 10 on Great Schools? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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To be pretentious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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More money than they know what to do with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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For us it was more about other logistics. The private school that DD goes to has very small classrooms (an important factor for us), plus a good afterschool program (which is not offered at the publlic school). She started in K at this particular school and we like it and have no reason to leave at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:33 PM Flag
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Could be that the child would be one of the youngest in the class. Lots of people worry about that--not only in terms of grasping the academics, but of the social aspects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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Reason 1: Your kid does not thrive in larger learning group environments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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How will they fare at college then? Or in a JOB? Sounds a little helicoptery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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Very different when they are so young and still developing their social skills and personalities. Very different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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snowflake!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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obviously, it is not a factor for you, but do not disrespect other people's children for having different strongpoints and needs. Very rude of you to do that as a parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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Reason 2: That public does not have a great sports program and you are seeking for one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Reason 3: You are of a certain background and want your child to go to a private school where your other language is taught and where it matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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Reason 4: You chose a private school which rates even higher than than good public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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Reason 5: you are a legacy at a private school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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you have a ton $$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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How is that ranking done? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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You sound like you can't afford private school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Is psychic mom on? Should I take the new job? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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No, the next option that comes along will be better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Do you like your current job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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No, the employer deserves someone with two brain cells to rub together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Any idea what IKEA mattress I should buy? This is for a kid's bed. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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Go to Coco-Mat for a quality mattress. This matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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Thanks. You think all the ikea ones are bad? They have a wide range in price. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have wood floors? Oak? how many inches 3,4,5? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Do you mean the width of the board? Mine is 2.5. Tip-The wider the boards, the more likely to shrink/expand due to climatic changes, and in worst case you may have warping or cracking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:09 PM Flag
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This. Df just did wide planks (5 or maybe 6"?) and although it looked cool the first few days they warped, each plank looks like the edges are curled up. We decided to keep our really old oak floors (2 and 3" plank widths) and refinish them and I'm so glad because they now look so much better than her brand new floor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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I have 3/4" thick, 5" wide red oak floors, stained chocolate brown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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OP:Thanks everyone. I was thinking to do 4" width oak with light stain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Dear UB. Anyone want to help us? We purchased our first 2d home to get out of the city. It has an address on "Mud Road" so we are looking to change that to something like (just for example) "(charming name) House, PO Box, Town, State." how do you start in giving a property a name? I don't care if the concept may seem pretentious, the house is great but over my dead body are we going to have a "Mud Road" address for our vacation home where we will invite guests. It is on several wooded acres. Any ideas of where to start? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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Local government? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
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I'm sorry, this went right over my head! I don't know what you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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1%er problem. You need to volunteer more to get perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Rue de Mude (with an accent ague over the e.). Problem solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Why be mean? I don't think it is an obnoxious question. Even trailer parks have names like Forest Estates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:29 PM Flag
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Are there others living on Mud Road? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:18 PM Flag
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So they would have their addresses changed at your insistence? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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What a curious question? No, we just want to get a PO box, not change the name of the road. I thought this was self evident. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Well, you weren't clear at all. But if you are using a PO Box, WHO CARES?!?!?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Well, if you are using a PO Box, the street address won't even be an issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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Yes but I don't want it to be like "Jane and John, PO box 184" ... That doesn't have the same ring to it, you know? We want a place name. We are not going for Sandringham Estates or The Breakers here. We just want a cute little name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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By "we" I'm certain you mean "you", since I'm sure the rest of your family couldn't care less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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When your friends try to find you via gps they will see the real address. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:21 PM Flag
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This. Unless you hope to get the street name changed, how are they going to find you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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That doesn't bother me ... We are not trying to be in the witness protection program and people will have to turn onto "Mud Road." we are not being crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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What kind of natural features are nearby? pond? Creek or brook? Any particular kind of trees in those woods? Once you come up with something you can start pairing those ideas with words like Way, End, House, Cottage, Place, -side (like Brookside), or if you are far enough off the road you could be a corner(s). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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If you put PO Box # and zip on a letter, it doesn't matter what else you write on there. Just start using whatever pretentious name you come up with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Don't be ridiculous. Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
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Are you planning to get a lot of mail from friends at your weekend home?!?!? Who even uses mail anymore??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:40 PM Flag
[ - ] What happened to Toby McGuire? He was cute in Superman. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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he grew up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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I was just thinking about him the other day. He was Spider-Man, not Superman. The last thing I remember him in is The Great Gatsby. He doesn't make as many movies as he used to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:10 PM Flag
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This. Peter Parker is supposed to be a dork, hence the casting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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His kryptonite became depleted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone just said that PS257 in Brooklyn is a great school. Take a look at their 2013 scores, all of which are below the state average. see the link: http://www.greatschools.org/new-york/brooklyn/2710-P.S.-257-John-F-Hylan/?tab=test-scores 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.22.14, 05:02 PM Flag
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If they really can jump from below state average to much higher than state average in 2014, then DOE really need to conduct another investigation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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At the end of day, children are the victim of cheating because they are not prepared for middle school. Their middle school teachers had complained about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:05 PM Flag
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If this is the best school in D14, this is sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Lazy mom says, "Please put the link in the reply. Thank you!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:30 PM Flag
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Greatschools has its limits. Go here for an on-the-ground assessment: http://insideschools.org/component/schools/school/641 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Maybe a silly question, but I'm new to this--trying to figure out first day of school clothes for my almost-5-year-old. Won't it still be warm in NYC the first week of September? So do I buy her a new short-sleeved dress or shirt that she will then only be able to wear for the next few weeks until it gets cold?? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Buy her something that is super cute for the first day at school and don't think about the rest! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Thanks--any suggestions on where to look? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Jacadi, Bonpoint, Barneys, Bergdorf, Janie and Jack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:19 PM Flag
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these are good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Layer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:23 PM Flag
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Here is my observation from all the previous school years (dc is going to 5th grade) - my dc only wears short sleeves to school, simply b/c it's too warm in the school building. Obviously, in colder months, she also has a sweater, but it seems like she always takes it off the moment she is in her class. She has always been saying that it's too warm/hot in School. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:31 PM Flag
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Why can't she wear her summer clothes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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My question exactly. I feel like there's a lot of pressure (from relatives etc.) to get her something new. Hate this stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny candidate was supposed to come for interview at noon - it is now past 1 and she never showed. Do I "follow up" or just ignore any communication from her in the future? I would have at least expected an email with some sort of excuse unless she had a major emergency. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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Ignore. You will find a better nanny. What excuse could possibly make you trust her with your children? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:03 PM Flag
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follow up to satisfy your curiosity but dont go out of your way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Not even. Just ignore. She is clearly a flake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Ignore. She'll contact you if she's still interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 04:55 PM Flag
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When was the last communication with her? I wouldn't follow up, but if she eventually gets in touch, you can just say 'oh thanks, I think we found someone.' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Yeah, I think I'm going to go with this... last communication was yesterday morning, she confirmed she would be here "at noon sharp". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:17 PM Flag
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Hello. We had a meeting set for today at noon. Is everything ok? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Sometimes the unexpected happens. I would send an email asking what happened and that you thought you and she had an appointment at 12. Listen to what she has to say. She will probably not pursue this job anyway as she probably found something else or is otherwise not interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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Nanny here: move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Public Service Announcement. Not all black people are the same. Not all black people are criminals who hate white people. Thank you. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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You apologists are pathetic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:20 PM Flag
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And not all white people are racists who think all black people are criminals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.22.14, 05:35 PM Flag
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