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[ - ] Sometimes I wonder how many women on ub are holding down full time jobs. Ub is so time consuming. You all must be either really great a time management or completely suck. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:36 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Lots of lawyers who sit at a computer all day and refresh as a distraction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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+1 (I'm guilty of that) [ Reply | More ]
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you can fly through the first page in 5 seconds and often there is nothing worth responding to. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any West Coast moms on? We are moving to San Jose. How does Harker's middle school compared to public schools in the area? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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If you go on Redfin, it looks like homes near Harker are actually decent - most have a 9 great schools rating. San Jose has some great areas and some terrible parts, too. You'll probably just have to carefully check the schools that serve your specific community. [ Reply | More ]
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Harker is a great school, better than all publics in the area except maybe the ones in Cupertino and Los Gatos, which are a ways away. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Hosting a party and put it on paperless post. Many people I don't know personally (it's something I'm doing for the school at my home per it's request, think cocktail party) and 60 percent have not replied. I am paying for it so I don't really care to gather as many people as possible - just wanted to invite all. Is it OK to not send a reminder to those who have not RSVPd but who have viewed the invite? First invite went out four weeks ago (and am sending a reminder to those who have accepted of course). TIA 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:30 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
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^ its [ Reply | More ]
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it's ok, but it will suck if those people decide to show up at the last minute, even an extra 20 would make abig diffreence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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Would anyone truly show up at a party for which they did not RSVP? Does that happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:35 PM Flag
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np: Totally! Send the reminder to everyone. Don't set yourself up for a fall. [ Reply | More ]
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or: ita. esp somehting like a school type event as opposed to a friend's event [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Would you judge somebody who named their beach house, and then designed a custom logo for it? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
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Because it's basically one of the last things on earth that I would think about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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Assume the person posts about it daily on FB [ Reply | More ]
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I'd probably ignore it like 90% of the posts I see on Facebook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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I had to do design a logo for a former boss's beach house. I was in my 20's. Now I am in my 40's and have my own beach house, but it has not occurred to me to do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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The world can be a cruel and random place to live in. Let people get a little happiness in any absurd little way they can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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exactly [ Reply | More ]
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OMG yes of course. Striver / wannabe [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Settle an argument for me: is Dan/Daniel a WASPy name or Jewish one or both? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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This is a difficult name to define because it defies many boundaries of human perception, let alone various languages. One of the closest translations that experts give is God or many other variations of that general idea. Other definitions are thought to be: Tao Chi The Great Spirit Chuck Norris Energy Infinity Sublime ect Despite the fact that various names have been pinned to Daniel, its seems that all of the above examples (including that of God)cannot even withstand the magnitude of Daniel. The reason this name continues to elude even the brightest of human minds is that the idea of Daniel cannot possibly exist in a dimensional state. Daniel is so powerful, it defies all laws of this or any other universe. Recent studies have shown that people who have attempted to comprehend this name have either disappeared, died spontaneously, or driven themselves into a pertinent state of insanity and/or catatonia. One common belief is that Daniel is possibly the grounds on which everything and nothing is based. It seems to surpass the idea of infinity. Quantum physicists report that this Daniel is Everything and Nothing. It or He is said to have unexplainable connections with the String and Superstring Theories as Daniel resonates within every single layer of the multi-dimensional complex and yet still exists beyond that point which is where scientists have lost the trail. Various theologists and spiritual leaders believe that Daniel is one who is, as they say, "The Answer". All attempts to understand this idea of Daniel have failed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:27 PM Flag
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I have a Daniel and I'm neither WASP nor Jew. I picked it both because it was a family name and because I see it as a classic. It's also fairly common in much of the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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overused [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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It's from the Old Testament, so it's originally a Jewish name. Not a WASP name. But it's become so common that it doesn't scream "jewish" these days, the way some names would. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll: How many people do you know that are laid-off and cannot find employment? Industry? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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Tech: In the past 3 years 3 very high level people had been let go with extremely generous settlements. All 3 are still unemployed. [ Reply | More ]
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That was me for 6 years, until now. Non profit/Education. My SIL, brother and sister are ccurrently laid off - 2 are looking, one retired. [ Reply | More ]
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Its funny - my town all of sudden has a lot of 40 something finance guys out jogging at 8:30 in the morning who are "working from home." [ Reply | More ]
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What job function in finance? [ Reply | More ]
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It is never funny when the breadwinner is unemployed. You sound like a mean person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:46 PM Flag
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None. If you had asked me in 2009-2011 it would have been a ton, including my DH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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Same, including a bunch of transactional attorneys in my firm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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Quite a few, but I am at that age. Most are in finance or tech. The shit hits the fan in the late 40s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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I have 3 BILs who seem to be chronically looking for new jobs every few years. Two are in what I guess is "information technology and services" and the other was a financial analyst. He ultimately quit the entire finance industry and went with a job in health care management. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help. My DS will be 2.5 in a couple of months. I was originally thinking that I'd be very chill on potty training and pretty much wait until he is very clear on being ready. But, he gets terrible, terrible diaper rash. Raised skin, red all over, sometimes even blood. Ped says he's going to keep getting it from time to time until he's done with diapers unfortunately. Is there anything I can do to rush along potty training? Or is it just an exercise in futility? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:22 PM Flag
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Oh that's a bummer. I'm not really remembering the mindset of 2.5 as I'm far away from that now. But is your DS open to bribes? I relied heavily on M&Ms and such during potty training and that really motivated my guy. And with those rash issues, it might just be good to keep him out of pull ups or diapers to get the fresh air on the skin. Are you home with him or does he have a nanny? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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Thanks! My older child, a DD was very into bribes. So, that might work! She was potty trained right at 2, but I always hear girls are earlier. Neither, he's in a daycare center. It's a great one, and I think that they'll be a big help on potty training, but they tend to introduce it either past 2.5, or when child shows clear desire or when the parents have already had some success at home. I like your idea of letting him go without a diaper at home when the rash is bad. It breaks my heart, when it's bad he's clearly in pain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:29 PM Flag
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Yeah, my DS didn't have frequent rashes, but when he did, the open air cleared it right up. I think I would try to put it into full gear and ask the daycare to help you. Maybe you can mention to them that your ped thinks it's a good idea for him to be out of diapers asap. My daycare basically 90% trained my DS because they would just take the kids every hour. I agree with you that girls train so much earlier, but I don't think 2.5 is very early for boys. I tried at 2 with mine and he was perfect for one full week and then just blew it off entirely...like he was just dabbling in potty training and decided against. Then I tried again at 2.5 and had much better luck. In addition to the candy bribes...I think I also found some big toy he wanted. Buzz Lightyear or something and put a picture of it up with like 10 days to check off. It wasn't based on having no accidents because obviously you don't want to punish. But it was more based on 10 days of 'trying' and wearing big boy undies and just giving it a shot. That motivated the hell out of him. Good luck! You'll get there. It's just a messy few months. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:34 PM Flag
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Thanks so much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:38 PM Flag
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A 2.5 year old is fully capable of being potty trained. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:26 PM Flag
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Thanks! Any tips? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:33 PM Flag
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We did mini m&m's. DC was 33 months old when we did the 2 day diaper training and he went from diapers to 90% PT in less than a week (wore pull-ups at night). No issues, no regression. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:39 PM Flag
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Sure. First and most important, you as the parent have to commit to it. John, you are a big boy now and as of tomorrow you no longer wear diapers. Lets go throw all of the diapers in the trash. We will get some big boy underwear just like daddy and cousin joe (and definitely throw in a same age friend name). We will just practice daytime at first, so at night you will wear special sleeping underwear (pullups). Going on the toilet means that you will never get that horrible rash again isnt that awesome? No little potties. Let him stand to pee. Give him tons of drinks and bring him hourly. If you want him to feel the sensation, pour a little warm water on his penis while he is standing there, it may prompt him to pee. If he passes gas tell him that is natures sign that he needs to poop. Let him sit there with a book and relax. He will have accidents and that is OK. If he does, clean him up in the bathroom and dump the waste in the toilet, "because that is where poop goes." Whenever he does it, give him super forbidden and exciting (candy, gum whatever his currency is). Some people suggest floating cheerios in the toilet for them to aim at. Make it fun but most important do not capitulate! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:44 PM Flag
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Get rid of diapers and it's tough work for a couple of months. Summer is the best time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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IMO, take him out of diapers, put him on the toilet every 90 minutes and roll up your carpets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Where can I find DDs most current GPA after Senior year. Does it automatically get updated in Naviance? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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Mistake Junior year. [ Reply | More ]
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She doesn't know? [ Reply | More ]
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DD [ Reply | More ]
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No she dosent seem to know. i have her report card because they send it but no total GPA [ Reply | More ]
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Have dd ask her gc [ Reply | More ]
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Its summer... [ Reply | More ]
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who puts it into Naviance the GC? [ Reply | More ]
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Where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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Why need it? Why can't she calculate it? Wht can't one of you call the school? [ Reply | More ]
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Do college applicants actually use Naviance? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Last night at dinner I sat next to two Millennial couples debating baby names (for their envisioned children). After 45 minutes they decided Jacob might work well. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:14 PM Flag
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Bradley was the other big contender. It works for a girl or boy, apparently. [ Reply | More ]
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As they sipped their rounds of craft cocktails, all I could think was, I really wish Judd Apatow could chronicle the moment. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha. [ Reply | More ]
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Aw, Jacob is cute [ Reply | More ]
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Jacob was cute. Now it's completely overdone. [ Reply | More ]
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I would be bragging about eavesdropping for 45 mins. And while I dislike millennials, didn't we all debate baby names for future kids? And it's a good name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:17 PM Flag
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I almost slipped her a note directing her here for a name poll. But then thought, don't ruin her youth. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! [ Reply | More ]
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Judd Apatow has already chronicled these moments. He's probably working on "This is Getting Laid Off" and a crazy retirement community romp. [ Reply | More ]
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I laughed like crazy when I saw 'This is Forty' and two years later we were living the plot line. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Future SAHM, would you be open to a fun post where we "poke holes" in your theoretical parenting? I actually do enjoy your writing and the discourse but this will obviously have some flames predictably. I'll start. I have three kids. My oldest, 6, whines a lot this summer about all activities I signed her up to do. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How would you handle? [ Reply | More ]
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Ooooh, I like this. FSAHM, how would you handle toddler tantrum of 3 under 4 on the train? [ Reply | More ]
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How would you handle: It is 7:30pm: your older dc has 9pm bedtime and needs help with homework which will take at least 1 hour to finish after getting your help, your 5 yo is ready for bed and is exhausted, your 3 yo who shares room with 5 yo has no intention of going to bed and is throwing a fit while your db is having colic attack and is screaming like crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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I actually think she is a very smart woman. I think she has some fear driven ideas, and some misguided ideas and is way too judgmental about WOHM. But I do find her intelligent and interesting to read. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. Agree! I know she'd like a Diskussion LIKE this [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We're going to have 3 kids at 3 different schools next year. How crazy will this be??! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is at least one still preschool? [ Reply | More ]
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How do all the drop and pick up times line up...and what's the proximity? But yes, fairly crazy. Do you have to do this for more than 1 year? [ Reply | More ]
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You don't have to be involved but pick up and drop off will be a challenge! [ Reply | More ]
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my life. [ Reply | More ]
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This was me last year and this coming year. How old are your kids and how far away are their schools + start times? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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So they're 4/6/8 and this will be our only year of this, thank goodness! Both of my daughters schools are about a 15 minute walk (in opposite directions, of course) and DS school on the west side. I think DH will bring DS because it will be easiest for him to get to work but then we'be got youngest DD staring at 8 and oldest at 8:20... I'm going to have to get some help. [ Reply | More ]
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The easiest solution is to get someone to drop one of the kids off. This may sound insane but I found it cheaper to take a cab and drop off one of the kids watch them go in and then take the cab to the next school in the opposite direction. Cab runs $15 for the trip, it is relatively painless and both kids feel like I took them. DH takes another dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:22 PM Flag
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np: my best suggestion is to drive if you have a car. all my friends in that situation came to that conclusion - cabs got too expensive. [ Reply | More ]
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it only costs $600+/mo to keep a car in NYC but otherwise much cheaper than a cab [ Reply | More ]
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i said "if you have a car". if you don't have one, then certainly it wouldn't make sense. but a taxi to deal w 2 drop offs in different directions could easily add up to $400/month! frankly, i'd suggest the school bus - free DOE bus if kids are eligible. [ Reply | More ]
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IME, pretty bad. Is it at least temporary? If it is only a year or two, you can rally and be ultra focused. I wouldn't want to live that way long term. [ Reply | More ]
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It'll only be a year, thank goodness. But I don't know if we can do it without someone else to help! [ Reply | More ]
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I couldn't. I had a a babysitter help with pick up twice a week and I had my formed pick up my littlest two more days. On the 5th day, I ran around like a maniac. [ Reply | More ]
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Formed=friend [ Reply | More ]
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Do you WOH? [ Reply | More ]
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I WAH [ Reply | More ]
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Do any of the schools have bus options? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] He texted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ok, but slow your roll. Do NOT text him back right away. What did he say? [ Reply | More ]
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maybe just maybeee I will bang you if you are close by and make it convenient. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What brand are your glasses? Your sunglasses? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Coach and Fendi [ Reply | More ]
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Ray Ban [ Reply | More ]
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Warby Parker, Ray Ban. [ Reply | More ]
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kaenon [ Reply | More ]
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ralph lauren - but i loved the design not the label. Sunglasses - Tory [ Reply | More ]
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Vanni, Tiffany's [ Reply | More ]
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Oxxo, Ray Ban. [ Reply | More ]
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Super from Italy [ Reply | More ]
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Ray Ban [ Reply | More ]
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Just don't wear them when meeting people. [ Reply | More ]
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Celine, Tom Ford - prescription [ Reply | More ]
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Ray Ban [ Reply | More ]
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no glasses, alexander mcqueen sunglasses [ Reply | More ]
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Coach and Tiffany. Although I was told by my niece, who is an optometrist, to not buy sunglasses from companies that are not sunglass companies (she was trying to help me fix my Tiffany sunglass frames, which kept losing a screw). So, my next pair might be Ray Bans or Smiths. [ Reply | More ]
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Kate Spade, Ray Ban [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] About to get on a conference call for advanced LinkedIn training - this is a waste of time!!!! UGH!!!!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the worst [ Reply | More ]
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are you in HR? [ Reply | More ]
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op - i am a recruiter. this is a joke. all the trainers care about is selling you their product. we have a very strong database of our own - this is a waste of time and money [ Reply | More ]
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which field do you recruit in? [ Reply | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
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Hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
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Hate LinkedIn [ Reply | More ]
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I find LinkedIn almost completely useless, but I have friends that work in retail management and they find it useful for recruiting. As a lawyer, I wonder why I am on it. I don't post articles on there (I write articles here and there, but they are usually for a targeted audience- either other lawyers, or other professionals in my area of practice), and I have never gotten work or a potential client because I am on there. But our marketing person thinks we need to be on there so I am. Complete waste for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:44 PM Flag
[ - ] For those of you with dogs/ or decorators who've worked with dog families- what is they best type of furniture if you have dogs (material)? Our puppy doesn't shed, more concerned with b Clawing or chewing fabric. Tia. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Isn't clawing and chewing more of a training issue? Not sure there are any materials that are immune to that. [ Reply | More ]
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my dog has never chewed or clawed anything and she was a rescue from the streets of the UUES. [ Reply | More ]
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It's easier to vacuum hair and avoid odor issues with leather as opposed to fabric. My dogs don't chew or claw the furniture, but they don't wear shoes outside and they track things in, if you've walked them in the rain, they'll still jump right up on your couch or whatever because that might be their habit. Some fabric actively grabs pet hair. Occasionally, they also puke, and male dogs will sometimes lift their leg on something if they've waited too long to go out or if they suddenly get scared (mine get scared when they hear thunder). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How often does your child work on math skills during the summer? 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Every day. 3-5 pages of Kumon Math. 10 yo going into 6th Grade. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow! I was thinking 2x/week. [ Reply | More ]
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it's only 30-45 min per day. Not a lot. My dc does it during sports camp breaks. [ Reply | More ]
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What age are you asking about? Mine are 5 and 7 so everyday stuff includes math - addition, subtraction, multiplication. We don't sit them down with worksheets. [ Reply | More ]
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what's everyday stuff? [ Reply | More ]
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Paying for things and making change. 5yo also likes to ask math questions that math questions thst become multiplication questions/discussions thst 7yo also participates in - e.g., what is 4+4+4+4+32+100 [ Reply | More ]
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^we also have a board game called the Allowance Gsme they like to play. Purpose is to teach counting $ and making change [ Reply | More ]
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never. I let them have fun [ Reply | More ]
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think twice if your dc is upper grade/ Just saying. [ Reply | More ]
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Bunk. My kid is in coveted SHS and never did self imposed summer homework. [ Reply | More ]
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sure [ Reply | More ]
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4th grade [ Reply | More ]
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Are you testing into a selective MS? If so, you need to prep your did [ Reply | More ]
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Burbs [ Reply | More ]
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i try 5 days out of 7. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:58 PM Flag
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Maybe like 3-4 times a week. I have a crazy DS that loves doing math workbooks and two DDs that would rather play so I do what I can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:59 PM Flag
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My younger kid was given a packet to do over the summer. My older kid will be doing SHSAT prep over the summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:00 PM Flag
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What grade is your older dc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:32 PM Flag
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Three times a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:06 PM Flag
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Ah, didn't realize you guys were doing this. I have a 5 year old. Maybe I'll buy some work books off amazon. He actually loves his 'homework' that he got from Pre K this past year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:06 PM Flag
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don't worry. your dc is too young.just have fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:23 PM Flag
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Not at all. Ever. Summer slide doesn't exist in umc famies. Rarely in MC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:06 PM Flag
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That's not really the point, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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What is the point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:12 PM Flag
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To enhance math literacy, imo. Math and numbers are everywhere, and if you can see that, and appreciate it, you're much more likely to embrace math and related fields and do well in them. Fibonacci did not "take the summer off" from math, for example. It was just part of his life. That's the point, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:28 PM Flag
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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12-14 yo do math 5 days a week. I assign it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:06 PM Flag
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I don't do drills because that's not the way to get them to learn and become proficient. That's what a lot of LC/under-educated parents do. Instead I play a lot of abstract strategy games with them, have them help me cook (measure ingredients, double and halve things), ask them to help me calculate costs of things. Just everyday stuff like a previous poster said. This is what my parents did with me and I went to "HYP." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:31 PM Flag
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Good for u. DH has a Ph.D. In math and he favors year round math. So our tweens do it and excel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:40 PM Flag
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Never. She works hard during the year (she's only 10), gets the summer off. She's working 2 grade levels ahead in math, so I don't see the need. We did however just buy her some new books, and I'm encouraging her to get through several books this summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] A Xmas my kids private school assigned families from a shelter to each class. I bought warm hats gloves for 2 children based on a wish list. I really like this idea. How can I do this year round? Help children in shelters directly..thus preventing their parents from using money for other purposes. I would also like to mentor a child. Reading math etc. which organizations do this? Thx 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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You're too judgmental to do this more regularly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:11 PM Flag
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Op : I have seen articles about parents using money for mart phones expensive stuff for themselves instead of the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:41 PM Flag
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big brother, big sister [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:17 PM Flag
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a friend of mine used to be involved w a program to mentor low income HS students in NYC, inc a commitment to paying 4 years of tuition at parochial school for them. i cannot remember the name at all though :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Met a Hunter mom who claims Hunter is not accommodating her gifted 6 yr old. Apparently she is already doing basic calculus but she still had to do basic addition and subtraction. LOL 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:49 PM Flag
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this is true anywhere. the really really smart kids are homeschooled. but calculus at 6? that is exceptionally gifted. have you seen her do it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:50 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:51 PM Flag
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i really wonder. that is so advanced. that's like one kid in a maybe ten million. maybe a hundred million. really surprised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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and i'm surprised she's not homeschooling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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+1 Hunter really isn't for "gifted" kids, just really smart ones who test well at 4yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:52 PM Flag
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they're gifted, too. but this one sounds really unusual, if true. i have some hard time believing it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:59 PM Flag
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Her kid seemed just weird enough for me to believe it, if that means anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:05 PM Flag
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She needs to move to Reno for that special school there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:53 PM Flag
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DC just finished K at Hunter. Very curious to see who this child is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:18 PM Flag
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K at hunter is very low key. I can see a very gifted and advanced 6yo not being challenged at all there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:21 PM Flag
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Yes, I agree. DC is not doing calculus, but they were doing fractions and basic addition/subtraction by the end of the year, which I thought was too easy. There are still kids who are not reading, and Hunter does not pressure them to do so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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I once made a Doogie Howser Jr joke to a mom like this. Suffice it so say we didn't speak much after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:24 PM Flag
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Ok I have to comment here. In HS I taught my 7 yo niece to "do calculus" as a gag, it was taking the derivative of a simple power function. You know, multiply the exponent by the coefficient and subtract one from the exponent. She did not know what the point of it was, only that it was technically "doing calculus." My aunt and uncle got a good laugh out of it. Take this story with a grain of salt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:25 PM Flag
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Which schools do challenge gifted DC's then? My 6 year old is by no means doing calculous but is very advanced in other areas. K was a bust this year and hoping city-wide will be better for first. We're not in Manhattan so Hunter not an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone been to Bordeaux? Any recommendations? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:48 PM Flag
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I hear the wine is pretty great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 03:59 PM Flag
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We went last summer. Stayed outside the town (about 20' drive) in the vineyards, it was awesome. Great wine, did some tasting, bought some wine. do you have any specific questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.28.16, 04:42 PM Flag
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