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[ - ] Anyone else watch Nurse Jackie? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:05 PM Flag
[ - ] City living is insane. I regret not having younger DC a year earlier, so she can get into older DC's school as a sibling. Now, she'll be going into K when older DC will be in middle school. It's insane to think about stuff like this but all this GT, WL, lottery shit is making me crazy. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It would have been a different kid and you wouldn't have had this particular DC at all. [ Reply | More ]
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I know and it's completely crazy but I can't help thinking this. Of course, reading UB isn't helping. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My DC said to me: "Mom, all your clothes are black. You never wear dresses with big, colorful flowers on them. Why?" lol 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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"I'm not Blossom." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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Your dc sounds fat. [ Reply | More ]
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not op: there's a special place in hell for people like you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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My DC wants to bejewel all of my clothes. [ Reply | More ]
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let's get our kids together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:06 PM Flag
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ha, my DD always tries to dress me like her when we get ready in the morning. Sorry, honey, mommy can't go to work with a flowered dress and leggings and purple sneakers like you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:04 PM Flag
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"I'm from New York, a$$hole." [ Reply | More ]
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Mine told me I always dress for a book club or sitting by a fire. She's kind of right. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why are so many Beachbody "coaches" overweight? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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Everyone who sells crap on FB seems overweight to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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Ugh, a woman I work with peddles that crap and she's HUGE. Every time she sends out an email about it people are baffled as to why she thinks it makes sense to portray herself as a rep of a diet product when she's a size 16 and constantly being asked by strangers what her due date is (her DB is 14 months old). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] If you cheated on your husband or you have a affair, when was the time you thought you need to stop? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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I would imagine it would be the minute his P enters your V, if not sooner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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That might be the time that you're convinced that you shouldn't stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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+1. I stick to my vows. [ Reply | More ]
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too late, remember: "it does not have shoulders" [ Reply | More ]
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I am in the flirting phase and hope once I sleep w the person I can stop. I am trying to fulfill my girl fantasy..because the actual act will probably be not as hot as I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:00 PM Flag
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I don't think men consider lesbian affairs cheating. Except maybe cheating him out of a chance to watch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Chicago mom who can recommend a very good colorist for brunettes, someone who'll be able to maybe add a few highlights without making me look ridiculous... seems easy, but I tried 3 different colorists this past year and it never worked out... Possibly downtown (gold coast/river north/streeterville) thanks!! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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Have you been to Paul Rehder? My stylist left, but I think most of them are very good, including Paul, but he is $$$. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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I've passed by many times, never tried it... so colorists are good? Thanks for the tip, will look it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:59 PM Flag
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My stylist moved away, but he recommended Frankie. I never went to her because I found someone in my neighborhood (Lakeview). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:01 PM Flag
[ - ] has anyone rented a car for 2-3 months? do car rental companies do that? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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Sure they will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:56 PM Flag
[ - ] High school graduation gift for the child of my oldest, but not closest friend -- ideas? They live in the mid west and I never sent a baby gift or any other gifts for her DC (I was young and dumb when she was having DCs). Cash as a gift? If so how much? FWIW I find cash gifts very strange - at weddings I always buy gifts. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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gift card for red lobster? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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Says the NY transplant trying to be oh-so-cool. You're not, and everyone knows how insecure you are. [ Reply | More ]
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$100 will be a great gift [ Reply | More ]
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Is the child going away to college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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Gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond or Target. Or if it's a girl, maybe a gift card to a favorite clothing/department store so she can get new clothes for college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:56 PM Flag
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gift card from amex/visa, or amazon. [ Reply | More ]
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Telecaster. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 43. Hair falling out in clumps when I shower. Am healthy otherwise. Perimenopause? Should I give up, cut my hair and become and old lady? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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I'm 37, and have been dealing with this for years. No ideas, but somehow I'm not bald, yet! [ Reply | More ]
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early Alzheimer onset [ Reply | More ]
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Go see a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
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I've had Bloodwork and a physical recently. Healthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:58 PM Flag
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Are you taking any medications or vitamins? Some can cause that. Also, thyroid changes. [ Reply | More ]
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Low thyroid. [ Reply | More ]
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Check your thyroid [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I don't get why some people on here can't see the difference between an engineer managing his engineering team and a manager at a tech company. It's like the difference between a coach and a team captain. The coach is MBA making the priority charts and the team captain is the star engineer on the team who manages the other engineers and guides their work with his own work. Yes, managing engineers (aka the star engineers on each team) often make 500-800k in Silicon Valley. Otherwise they get poached by rival tech companies. Retaining top tech talent is everything 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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Yes and know. I work with managing engineers. The best ones get paid $1 million plus, but most of them are not that good and make under $300k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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This, this, this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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Essentially, Uber and Snapchat and Tinder and so many other multi-billion dollar companies are only successful because of the strength fo their engineering [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Are these really multi billion dollar companies? How much money are these companies making ? A lot of successful start ups are losing money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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What are you talking about? Uber, Snapchat Tinder are massively profitable. Same with Amazon. These companies depend on top tier engineers to program their web sites and also to program their ipad apps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Profitable. Not massively. [ Reply | More ]
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not true. they are successful because they had both the right idea, and then execution success. sometimes the engineer came up with the idea, but mostly engineering is idea execution and refinement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Engineers execute. But spectacular execution is what matters. When amazon got started there were four competitors with the same idea but Amazon executed and the others did not . Execution is key [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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Who were the other competitors? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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SideCar, Lyft [ Reply | More ]
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np- I agree that execution is key- something needs to be intuitive, easy, and very well run in order to spark enough interest and use in my opinion. However I didn't realize that amazon had multiple competitors when it launched?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:04 PM Flag
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Here is an example. VRBO dominated the house rental market, but they got too frugal when they hired engineers. Then Air B N B paid up for top tier engineers. The engineers made Air B N B the best in the business and Air B N B kicked the ass of VRBO. Thanks to engineers Air B nb is now work 10x what VRBO is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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really? lol i must be behind the times i still use vrbo [ Reply | More ]
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also VRBO cheats on feedback -- not reliable [ Reply | More ]
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why do you care so much? you want everyone to know that your dh does indeed make a lot of money and he's super smart? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:55 PM Flag
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The "managing engineer" is no longer a software engineer. He or she is a manager or executive of other engineers. When you say software engineers make $700k a year you're not really being accurate. Why do you have such a dog in this fight? It sounds like your kid is a sophomore CS student somewhere and you really, really need to believe that he'll make bank. Don't worry you can still believe that, it's just that he'll be a manager not an "engineer." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:58 PM Flag
[ - ] I actually do know a girl whose dad bought her a 2 br in Midtown East 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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Me too, but the one I know lives in Tribeca because her dad wanted her kids to be in 234 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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Why are you just copying and pasting what other people say into new posts? Do you have some sort of mental deficiency? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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Y [ Reply | More ]
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We could only afford one on UWS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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#humblebrag [ Reply | More ]
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my dd will get the manhattan 3 br when we retire to florida [ Reply | More ]
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GOOD FOR HER [ Reply | More ]
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It doubles as an investment. Plenty of the top properties in NYC are vacant and held for investment. It's great he has a family member who can use it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:00 PM Flag
[ - ] So it looks like we are going to have 2 dc after all, which we thought would never happen. But the age gap between them will be almost 15 years. No joke. I'm reeling. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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Congrats on the new baby! And congrats on the built-in babysitter! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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Thank you, that's really sweet. We just broke the news to dd this past weekend, and she is over the moon. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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I bet she is. How great! And, I bet you are (I would be, too), but you did it once, you can do it again. Best of luck! I have a friend with a similar age difference in kids. They're fabulous together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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Again, thank you for the kind words. It's especially nice for me to hear accounts of how it can work out well in spite of such a big age spread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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That happened to my friend, but she was 18 when her mom had her brother. He's now in his early 20s and a great guy. It worked out well for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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Wow! How is their relationship as siblings now that they're both adults? [ Reply | More ]
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They get along great. It was a big surprise at the time. We had just finished high school. They are one of the funniest families to be around, so they just took it all in stride. [ Reply | More ]
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That's great to hear. [ Reply | More ]
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Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Congrats! I have a friend who has a much younger brother. She loved being a big sister, and now as adults, they are very close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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That is so good to hear! My mom has a brother who's 14 years older, and they're not close at all. I think it's mainly due to their personalities and the fact that my uncle is the older one and never made an effort to get to know my mother. But my mom's take on it is different. No surpise, I guess, but her response when I told her the news was a bummer. [ Reply | More ]
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Congratulations. That's great. (And don't make elder babysit) [ Reply | More ]
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She's chomping at the bit to babysit for now. She loves little kids and recently began sitting for other people's dc. But don't worry, we won't force her into the role of on-call babysitter. [ Reply | More ]
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Congrats! So exciting for you guys. [ Reply | More ]
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Congratulations! And if you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I only ask because I'm 44 with a 12yo dd and would love to have a second db... but sometimes I worry that I may be too old. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:57 PM Flag
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I just turned 43. I figured I was too old and we had given up trying like 5 years ago. This is coming as a total surprise, but not an unwelcome one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:03 PM Flag
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that will go well... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Any other message boards like Urbanbaby where I can waste my time w at work? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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Nope, we are unique [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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4chan, its like Urbanbaby but with pictures [ Reply | More ]
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Ask your boss that question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:58 PM Flag
[ - ] I know 30 women off the top of my head who don't work even though their kids are currently in school. Does that seem high to you or about right? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Me too. They are Hasidic. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm in the suburbs, I know way more who don't work than moms who do work. Probably skewed because of where I am, though. [ Reply | More ]
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CSB [ Reply | More ]
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why, thank you [ Reply | More ]
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+1 another reason why the burbs suck! [ Reply | More ]
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That makes sense. The fluff $70k jobs that some women have in the city aren't worth continuing to have when you move to the burbs unless you really need the money or you really enjoy the work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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which is why the burbs are filled with such women. they never had powerhouse careers to begin with so leaving the city means nothing to them. my bff was working on her phD and had solid career plans, but met and married a guy who wanted a sah suburban wife. she got preg almost immediately and abandoned her phd just shy of dissertation and never worked again. they moved to the burbs, both kids in school full time and I am baffled at how she spends her time. she talks a lot about shuttling them to all of their games and practices, but what about life between 9am-3pm? [ Reply | More ]
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I can imagine it's so hard to get back into the work force after not working for a while. Not that I'm making excuses for those women, but it's one of the reasons I would never be a SAHM... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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I know way more than that [ Reply | More ]
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I can only think of three off the top of my head (sister; SIL; neighbor). Can't think of anyone in my immediate circle or at DD's school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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It's very hard to get back into certain fields. I know a lot of moms with MBAs and JDs who stay at home and take care of their kids because the work options available to them wouldn't cover the childcare costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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not quite. I'm a jd/mba and the issue isn't covering childcare costs so much as not wanting to work full-time. I have found that jd and mba moms who actually liked working, once they spend a few years staying at home, really like the flexibility and find it impossible to find flexible or part-time work in their fields. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 08:02 PM Flag
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Why do you care? It's their choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Recommendations for a town where we can rent a beach house for a week or two? Drive from NYC, pool & beach access, super kid friendly (age 1 & 4). So many options but what is the best for kids? Slight preference for NJ shore, given grandparent proximity. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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It's kind of too late to get that house on the Jersey Shore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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Can always take notes for next year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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Long Beach Island [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 07:51 PM Flag
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Most beach towns on NJ shore would meet this criteria. No idea what is available but Ocean Grove is a charmer if you don't mind a dry town (easy enough to pop into Asbury park for a drink). Sea Bright and Monmouth would be the closest if you are driving from NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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Spring Lake [ Reply | More ]
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