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[ - ] Are you happy? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:52 PM Flag
[ - ] unconnecteded psd suggested i send a photo with fc and ILU letters. Comments? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:40 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:48 PM Flag
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we did it years ago & DC did well so guess it can't hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:49 PM Flag
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thanks good to hear. and NP above, the jokes on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:54 PM Flag
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Why a photo? For K, do you not send a photo in with the app? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:53 PM Flag
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we did send a photo with app. but psd feels that whatever it takes, to get them to look at file again, remember dc's playgroup---will only help. in my case as a single mother she suggested sending a photo of the 2 of us together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:56 PM Flag
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That is the most stupid thing I've ever heard. They've already looked at the file. A photo isn't going to make them think "oh, but the kid is so cute. Let's take her out of the reject pile". And they already HAVE a photo, so you're sending them extraneous clutter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:07 AM Flag
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Said the mom with the unphotogenic kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:10 AM Flag
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To the contrary. I sent in a head shot of my dc with the applications (if the option was given). I did not include it with the FC as they already HAD the photo from before. My dc also had a very high score and was a great candidate, so I didn't feel compelled to prop up applications with rec letters and photos. Multiple accepts (including two tts). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:13 AM Flag
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The files are already sorted into reject, wl, and accept piles. If you're in one of the latter two piles, a letter on its own will make them take a second look. If you're in the reject pile, anything you send them goes into the trash. Additional photo makes no difference as they have notes on playdate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:19 AM Flag
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only if your kid is cute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:53 PM Flag
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hmmm...got diversity? send away! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:54 PM Flag
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They can't tell if the kid is gay from a photo, BTW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:06 AM Flag
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Make a t-shirt. G-A-Y with a rainbow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:08 AM Flag
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I heard everyone is doing it this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 09:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Any Jews that sent dc's to Grace Church? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:37 PM Flag
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OP: hmm, thats what i was afraid of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:46 PM Flag
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The board is slow. I don't much about Grace Church but what I hear is always good. Very much doubt that religion plays any role. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:48 PM Flag
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I know of two Jewish families there of the two families I know there, so yes, they clearly get some Jews. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:56 PM Flag
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Not many. It's deceiving. If you look at the directory you'll see many Jewish last names but they are mostly non-Jewish mothers married to Jewish men. One of my neighbors has a child their and regrettably told me that they are the only family of practiving Jews (two Jewish parents) in the grade. They weren't too happy--she said that even though they say the chapel is non-denominational, it's a Christian-based chapel so only if you're Jewish would you be as sensitive to that. Admits that it was their mistake in choosing it, she thought it would be different. Looking to change for 6th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 05:12 AM Flag
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Grace parent here. I agree with above that there are many mixed Jewish/other families. There is also a sprinkling of other religions (Hindu, Muslim) and non-believing families as well. There are around 40 kids in a grade. My dc's grade also has one family with two Jewish parents (who love the school). The school closes for Yom Kippur, but not for Rosh Hashana or Passover. The Christmas pageant is about the story of the birth of Jesus. Non-denominational does not mean non-Christian, by the way. It means not identifying with a particular branch of Christianity. The school has a weekly chapel with some hymns, no religious service and with speakers of different religious backgrounds. There are usually a few bar/bat mitvahs per grade. Whether a family is comfortable there depends on the family I think. There are Jewish teachers and administrators. There's a seder service in school for older kids. The Bible and world religion are taught as subjects, not dogma. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 05:39 AM Flag
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If you post on the school board, you might get more answers. Today, Sunday Jan. 25, at 11AM, Grace Church has an annual service celebrating the school (school and church formally separated legally a few years ago) that might be of interest. The head gives a talk on the history of the church at 10AM (use 802 Broadway door on side of church through garden to get to the talk). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 05:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Soho or Tribeca pediatrics? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 01.24.09, 08:34 PM Flag
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tribeca! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 01:55 PM Flag
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gf loves tribeca. they were amazing in an emergency when her dc had a horrible accident. i go to soho and like them a lot since they've made some changes. i've used both drs. keith and saken and both are great imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:00 PM Flag
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Soho. Stay clear of Tribeca--a serious bunch of quacks who are notorious for misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis==particularly Dr Cohen. Ask around Tribeca, for as many people who go to the practice you'll find an equal number with horror stories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:09 PM Flag
[ - ] 6 yo ds said his best male friend wants to marry him. DS told us he said 2 boys couldn't marry. I know little girls do this, but do boys? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 08:30 PM Flag
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your husband is an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:32 PM Flag
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why husband? she didnt mention DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:34 PM Flag
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I stand corrected. I read that as DH told him 2 boys couldn't marry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:35 PM Flag
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Yes, my ds (5 yrs) wants to marry his sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:36 PM Flag
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mine wants to marry me, AND Ann, Louise, and Cassidy (at the same time) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:37 PM Flag
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My ds wants to wait until he "finds the perfect grown up girl" and until then will be interested in boys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:39 PM Flag
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np: yes, but the boy in the OP wants to marry another boy. is he gay, is the question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:48 PM Flag
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not to say he is isn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:04 PM Flag
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Did you tell him he was wrong and that two boys can get married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:39 PM Flag
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I said boys can be with boys and girls with girls. didn't go into marriage since technically they can't yet everywhere didn't want to get into that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:48 PM Flag
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I wouldn't read a lot into this. It sounds like a form letter to me from what you wrote above. They didn't say anything particularly personal. If they had actually said we hope we are a good fit for your DC, then that might mean something. We are applying to MS & have received a letter like this from every school we've applied to except one. I think it's just normal operating procedure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:43 PM Flag
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whoops! mispost! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:43 PM Flag
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Yes, I know two boys who wanted to do this. I think it's a pretty common way of expressing how much they care about another person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 10:13 AM Flag
[ - ] is it true that schools do not like to WL? they really want checks and signed deals immediately so they have their fall roster ready to begin asap? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:23 PM Flag
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yes, that is why they wanted people to "promise" they would come if accepted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:25 PM Flag
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therefore, it is best to send a FC letter whether you recievve feedback or not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:32 PM Flag
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we sent a FC with a photo of dc, jussst incase to make them open file again and re-look, just incase we are in the NO or MAYBE pile., [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:33 PM Flag
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^^^ no feedback btw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:34 PM Flag
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A fc won't take you from no to yes--even with a photo (very weird to send that with letter, imo). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:48 PM Flag
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Does Horace Mann/HM care about a fc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Do fish sleep? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 01.24.09, 08:19 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:20 PM Flag
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Yes, but their eyes may be open. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone order from Boden (women's, not kids). Do sizes run large or small? Thanks! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:16 PM Flag
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I'm 5'7", 130 lbs. No boobs, butt bigger than I'd like. I usually wear a 4 dress and 6 in pants and small tops. I bought some t-shirts from Boden in their smallest size but wish I'd gotten the next size up. I got the fabulous party dress in the smallest size and it fits perfectly. I've never tried the pants. Love the clothes. Happy shopping! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:32 PM Flag
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I ordered some SPAM from them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:42 PM Flag
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This wasn't SPAM, you jackass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:19 AM Flag
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Tend to run small with the odd thing that runs very big (some knitwear). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:50 PM Flag
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OP: I got a jacket, I erred on the side of getting a little bigger. Hope that works. How does this post sound like SPAM by the way? It's so obviously not. SPAM is super-annoying on these boards but I think the anti-spam nitwits who presume every single mention of a retailer is spam is getting really tiresome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:21 AM Flag
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I replied above about the jacket. Agree your post doesn't sound like SPAM, but you've got to admit there's a lot of very, very obvious spam here these days. One of the worst offenders is a plastic surgeon or derm (Mark someone, I think) who's obviously hurting since people are cutting back on Botox and such. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:26 AM Flag
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I completely agree with you about the SPAM. There is tons but it is generally pretty obvious. I think this is pretty obviously not. People should be able to make the distinction. Oh, and thanks for your answer above. It helped me a lot! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Middle school applicants: What tt did your dc apply to and what do you think are the chances that dc will get in? Why? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 08:10 PM Flag
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Brearley, NBS, Spence [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:11 PM Flag
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Only three? Does this mean you have a public school fallback? Mine's a ds not dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:15 PM Flag
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we are already in a private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:16 PM Flag
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Moving from a non-tt to tt for ms? What do you think would make her stand out other than the usual good school transcript, rec letters, etc. Very high ISEE scores? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:21 PM Flag
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and good interviews and school admission tests [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:30 PM Flag
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I don't think any of the schools my ds applied to had admission tests except one school that made them write an essay during the interview. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:35 PM Flag
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Are the mom who was wondering about the Dalton interview awhile ago? Wondering what they would be doing for an hour? how did it go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:53 PM Flag
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No, I am not but I do remember that post though. It does not last more than 15 mins. You talk about your dc with DOA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:57 PM Flag
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I'm the one whose kid has high ISEEs but only applying to 2nd tiers. I can't wait for it to be done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:04 PM Flag
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If high ISEEs why only apply to 2nd tiers? Do you have a reason? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:08 PM Flag
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You can go back and read the old thread. Basically, we prefer the atmosphere for our kid and think they are plenty strong academically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:13 PM Flag
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what stanines? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:09 PM Flag
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8 and 9s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:14 PM Flag
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Can you give examples of what tt applicants get? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:16 PM Flag
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Excellent scores [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:16 PM Flag
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these are assessment tests [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:02 PM Flag
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My ds didn't take any assessment tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:09 PM Flag
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NP: are you sending FC or I love you letters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:52 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:06 PM Flag
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NP: So what's considered a really good ISEE score for tt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:07 PM Flag
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based on what I read here tt is looking for stanine 7 or more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:09 PM Flag
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I don't think just "7 or more" will get a dc into a tt. There are four combinations of stanines. 7777 or even 7788, I don't even think is that good, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:11 PM Flag
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If you have all 7's than DC is above average for independent schools. These are good scores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:15 PM Flag
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Right but for Dalton, HM, Collegiate, Brearley, Chapin, I would think that they expect higher score than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:18 PM Flag
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If you average 8 on your stanines especially if they are high so they put you at or above 90% percentile for independent schools you certainly are fine for tt from a testing perspective. But the is not the whole package. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:19 PM Flag
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NP: Does your ds a special talent outside of school that makes him stand out clearly above others-- musical instrument, top athlete, top chess player. How Can the school know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:23 PM Flag
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These are not requirements to get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 06:20 AM Flag
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How about you? Why do you ask without giving your info? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Columbia Grammar-- anyone know the hours of the nursery school there? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 01.24.09, 08:07 PM Flag
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There is no nursery. Do you mean PK? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 06:17 AM Flag
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The pre-K is 8:15 I think until about 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 06:20 AM Flag
[ - ] thoughts on trinny and susannah? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:59 PM Flag
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Trinny? Please don't. Makes me think of Tranny, sorry but you asked... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:40 PM Flag
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From the British "What Not to Wear?" Haven't seen it in years but when I watched I found them hilarious although oddly fascinated with other people's tits. Why do you ask? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:45 PM Flag
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Love them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:00 PM Flag
[ - ] you know what i find revolting? that oatmeal commercial that features this dumpy middle america family and the four kids are eating bowls of oatmeal in the back of the minivan 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:56 PM Flag
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ITA. I'd hate to see the floor of that van. But hey, I bet all the soccer moms are cheering that they are finally represented on something other than Supernanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:18 PM Flag
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I don't like that they wastefully use paper bowls! They already create litter every freakin' day with the individual oatmeal packets. At least buy some wooden bowls or plastic or something and stop adding your sh!t to landfills! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:19 PM Flag
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YES YES YES LOL somebody agrees with me. I think it's totally irresponsible to suggest to parents that they have their kids eat breakfast in the car, because they don't have time in the morning...Also, if they were my kids, they would have to change their clothes when they got to school :-)! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:25 PM Flag
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NP, I don't see where she has a problem with eating in the car, she just doesn't like paper bowls in the car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:29 PM Flag
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I thought it was just me who noticed the paper bowls and plastic spoons!!!! LOL! My gut feeling was - Is Quaker really that out of touch that they are PROMOTING extra waste for no good reason??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:02 AM Flag
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Yes, it is so gross. Definitely the waste issue is a problem. But I just find the family gross. Fat mom. Boring kids. The obnoxious big-toothed daughter saying she just ignores her mother when she wants to go back to sleep. They just seem like the poster-family for boring-as-hell, dumb, anti-intellectuals. Blech. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 07:09 AM Flag
[ - ] anyone hear from riverdale re off-year? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:53 PM Flag
[ - ] What was your mother like growing up? 44 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:50 PM Flag
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painfully shy. quiet. reserved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:54 PM Flag
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and yours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:55 PM Flag
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op: My mom was a sweetheart. She still is but I think I was asking the question wondering what my ds would say when he grows up. I think I saw the answer below- that I yelled a lot but I loved him dearly. Maybe too much. I literally sing songs of love for him all day long! He finds it annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:25 PM Flag
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That's me below... I have a friend who never raises her voice and rarely if ever points out her dc shortcomings (not that she falsely praises or anything, just calm cool collected) - that simply isn't me. I am who I am. I'm a good mom. That is good enough for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:27 PM Flag
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ITA. Is your friend an affectionate mom though? If she's calm, cool and collected, she may also be cold and distant. There are upsides and downsides to all types of moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:42 PM Flag
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a heinous moody bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:52 PM Flag
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frugal neatfreak (I appreciate both) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:00 PM Flag
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i wish i were a neatfreak [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:01 PM Flag
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Did you appreciate it then or in hindsight you appreciate it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:04 PM Flag
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The neatfreak, not so much. Every Saturday morning we all had to get up and clean our rooms and then had various responsibilities in the house. The frugal yes. We had very little money - but my mom was so good with money that no one knew it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:16 PM Flag
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op: sorry, I meant what was she like when YOU were growing up not when she was growing up. Did you mean she was a painfully shy and reserved as a mother? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:00 PM Flag
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or: yes! social events with her painful. i felt like the adult who had to work the room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:02 PM Flag
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I wonder what my ds son will say when he grows up... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:16 PM Flag
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mine will say she yelled a lot, but she loved me every second - and boy was she frugal :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:19 PM Flag
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My mother never thought she was better than anyone else. She was always kind to other people. After she visited me in New York for the first time, for years afterward the drug dealers on my block always asked me how my moms was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:20 PM Flag
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^^^ I was grown up then, but she was always like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:20 PM Flag
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The drug dealers on my block saved me from some freak guy following me one night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:31 PM Flag
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LOL! Thanks to your mom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:36 PM Flag
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Very, very loving and affectionate, but also strict, a bit of a nag, and took her responsibility of being a mother VERY seriously. Great mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:39 PM Flag
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Doesn't sound like a NY mom-- a midwest mom or a southern mom...? Definitely not a ny mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:41 PM Flag
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West Indian, but we did live in New York before settling in FL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:44 PM Flag
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West Indian, of course! It doesn't really matter that you lived in NY. West Indians are generally zen- with some exceptions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:50 PM Flag
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Funny, I wouldn't call my mom zen. lol. She could scream like the rest of them, but because she was very clear that she wanted the best for me, I knew it was all out of love. My mom came here for college and so she really stressed education. Growing up in the States with West Indian parents gave me the best of both worlds, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:06 PM Flag
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That's great. My mom had us because she wanted babies, but never thought about the fact that we would grow up and have minds and lives of our own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:52 PM Flag
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insane and she has gotten worse over time, i hate her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:42 PM Flag
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I hear you. See below for my story. My mother wounded me so deeply. When I first met my husband... boy the mess he had to deal with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:54 PM Flag
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Unreliable, paranoid, volatile and moody. Still is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:45 PM Flag
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Did she have any redeeming qualities? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:51 PM Flag
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hmmm, sounds like my mom. now I feel sorry for her. then I hated her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 01:55 AM Flag
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fearful, overly protective, loving, always there, we were her life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:28 PM Flag
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I love my mother, but she sucked. My dad too. They made sure we had a roof over our heads and food to eat. My mom is a complete nut job. I'm surprised that I came out reality sane. She terrorized me, picked on me, verbally abused me, etc. She hated it when I was college, because she couldn't win any arguments with me. She said that she should have never allowed me to go to college. Isn't that unbelievable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:50 PM Flag
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Wow. That's unbelievable. A genuine question. Did you ever think that you were very stubborn and strong-willed that it was hard for your mother to deal with? Or was she just a terrorizer of a parent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 11:43 AM Flag
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wonderful, fun, over-protective, cool, great listener, interesting, joyful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 12:38 PM Flag
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Think ... Suzanne Pleshette meets Carol Brady. Suburban mom, raised 4 kids, ran a business from home, as well as running the church's Christian Mothers, the PTA, and the Band Boosters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 01:10 PM Flag
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^^^Oh wait I forgot also delivered Meals on Wheels every Wednesday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 01:11 PM Flag
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Your mom sounds awesome! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 01:25 PM Flag
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She is. :)) And she baked fresh cookies and bread every week. Still does! I bought her her first "stand" mixer for Christmas -- you'd have thought I bought her a Mercedes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 01:49 PM Flag
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Aw. That is so sweet! I bet you're a great mom too. My mom was a great example, but sometimes I don't think I'm as great as she was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:16 PM Flag
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Yeah, she was not a yeller of a mom but I am. Where did that come from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:31 PM Flag
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LOL. Diff't times, diff't stresses? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 03:23 PM Flag
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a b*tch. still is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 02:16 PM Flag
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sadly, a bit crazy. well-meaning but bouts of depression and fits of verbal and physical abuse I never talk about it today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 01:54 AM Flag
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NP - My Mom was preoccupied with my older sibling who had severe personality issues she couldn't face or understand so she and my Dad covered for him as much as possible. I was left alone. She never once spontaneously hugged or kissed me, or showed me overt affection. When I confronted her about this after my older brother's very public breakdown she said "Do you know what it's like to be frightened all the time that he'd expose his issues to the world?" I pity her - she's 81 and disabled and I'll be taking care of her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 02:55 AM Flag
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That's such a sad story, and I can only imagine your mom's stress all those years, but that still is no reason you should have suffered. She had two children and she should have paid attention to you and made sure you were loved -- both she and your father. I'm sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 12:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Does Collegiate every give feedback? ECFS? Thanks! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.24.09, 07:49 PM Flag
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Last year, ECFS gave no feedback to the PSD on any applicants from our school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone delivered at Lenox Hill? I am curious about private rooms, how much they cost, and if it is worth it. Also, looking for info on your overall experience delivering there, thanks so much! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 01.24.09, 07:37 PM Flag
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Yes, we did. I love my obgyn, so that probably helped, but I had a v. good experience both times. Both times got a private room, I forgot how much extra/night. It's not a teaching hospital and it's not level IV or V NICU, so I wouldn't do it for a really high-risk pregnancy, but my dr. who is great feels that the advantages of a non-teaching hospital outweigh the disadvantages in many ways. I think it's considered a very good hospital. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:06 PM Flag
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thanks for the info! Was it thousands more for the private room, or just a few hundred? If you don't mind, what do you mean teaching vs non teaching? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:11 PM Flag
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sorry, don't know if you're still watching. I think it was $400-500 at the time. (The reg room is covered by insurance.) Teaching hospitals have residents and interns who are learning the trade. The positive is that they usually have v. full range of capabilities, but the neg. is that you can get a clueless intern doing some things, or so I understand, but I'm not a dr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.25.09, 10:16 AM Flag
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thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 08:02 AM Flag
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private room first time, couldn't get one the second time and it was awful to share with being woken up every 20 minutes from the roommate. worth the splurge for a night at least. Lovely staff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 09:54 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 08:02 AM Flag
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Delivered there 12 years ago and 7 years ago! Did not have private room. I know that private would have been nicer, but you really never look back after you leave. It's one night, maybe two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.26.09, 08:05 AM Flag
[ - ] i think i am getting hotter. at age 32. feels good. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 07:33 PM Flag
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enjoy it, you don't have long, btdt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.24.09, 08:20 PM Flag
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