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[ - ] Anyone on a birth control pill that does NOT make them gain weight and lose interest in sex? What about IUD? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] sex on monday night. positive OPK on tuesday am and pm. NOT ttc. could i still be pg? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ok, I'm going out on a limb here and saying of course, you can get pregnant anytime you have unprotected sex. Didn't you take 9th grade health? [ Reply | More ]
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yes definitely possible. You did it right at the right time. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So am divorced and dating, met a great guy and had sex, then told him that our lives were so incompatible and that I just wanted to have fun, but now after he didn't call me for three days, realize that I was kind of in to him. I can talk the talk, but can't walk the walk. What is wrong with me! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] I live in D3, and I recall when the Center for Immigrant Families pushed through the K lottery several years ago. The lottery nearly wiped out the diversity at our school and I have never heard that it actually helped the people who the CIF sought to enfranchise. Anyway, I heard that they are now pushing for a total elimination of school zones in D3 so no one would have a catchment school and everyone would have to apply to get into a K program. Sounds like a nightmare to me. 54 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Please don't tell me that you think "good" schools are "good" because they are white and rich? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.08, 06:10 AM Flag
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np: Of course not. There are plenty of good schools in middle class neighborhoods. The key to success is involved families that believe in value of education and teach their kids accordingly. The money is just icing on the cake. [ Reply | More ]
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then there is nothing to fear from eliminating zones for a district lottery. [ Reply | More ]
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There is ton to fear. Every school has some totally uninvolved families, but if 75% of the families at the school are like there is not much that can be done at school. Save for creating a crazy setting with 9-5 schedule 6 days a week to make up for that. Which works for some school but I would never put up with it for my dc. [ Reply | More ]
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That's the point, if there was a district wide lottery, no school would be stuck with 75% uninvolved anymore. It would equal out. [ Reply | More ]
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Actually, that would be more fair. They are public schools. I have never understood why public schools were allowed to have such unequal amounts of "funding." [ Reply | More ]
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It may be more fair, but it would do absolutely nothing to help the schools that are bad, all that it would do would be making the good schools worse. Why would you want this? [ Reply | More ]
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^^^In addition, if you don't let parents to give the money to school they will just spend it on the enrichment outside of the school and won't share it with anyone. [ Reply | More ]
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np. Sorry, I don't really understand what you're saying they did in D1. Got rid of zones? I haven't heard this anywhere else. We have several lottery schools, but there are still zoned general ed schools as far as I know. [ Reply | More ]
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I recall that also. Parents predicted that bilingual programs would be under-enrolled and that PS 87 would be less diverse. And that's what happened. I see no evidence that this endless tweaking of D3's admissions has produced greater diversity or better schools. Please show me some evidence that any of these changes has improved anything. I don't even believe the CIF truly represents the majority of immigrant families. I recall a meeting where most of the CIF-ers were bony white people in their fifites and sixties, with straggly gray hair, fossils from the 1960's, whose abstract notions of equality led us nowhere then, and will equally lead us nowhere now. I tutor many Asian kids whose parents are immigrants. The parents are middle class, not well off. But they are very motivated and so are the kids. [ Reply | More ]
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This is BS! [ Reply | More ]
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Why is it scary? It's a rather small school district and just like district 1 a district-wide lottery will help to get kids into undersubscribed schools and others out of overpopulated ones. [ Reply | More ]
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Most kids in D3 do go to their zoned schools, and outside of UB world actually happy with other schools too. I know people with kids at PS84 and 163 who are quite happy. [ Reply | More ]
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Not an equivalent, it would indeed require busing kids all over the district, and all it would do is ruin all the schools. [ Reply | More ]
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I know someone in D1 who did not get an application for her ds (they said they were out them) to a desirable school when she asked for herself, but when she said she was a nanny (she's black and a writer) she did get an application [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] is g&t testing of k students and older automatic? unless you opt out, will dc take the test? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Were you asked in any interview about dc's weaknesses? If so, where? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Anybody? [ Reply | More ]
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I think we were asked this at Collegiate. [ Reply | More ]
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Pretty much everywhere, as I recall. Applied to most of the girls' schools and a few co-eds. [ Reply | More ]
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What did you say? [ Reply | More ]
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That dd tends to be a perfectionist. Wasn't BS, so it was pretty easy to talk about. [ Reply | More ]
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I think Brearley did. Don't remember being asked that anywhere else. I could be wrong about B though. Just remember a couple of difficult questions there and all other interviews were easy. [ Reply | More ]
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Spence did, too. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't remember being asked that there. We had Connick (sp?). [ Reply | More ]
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Did you apply to other ss schools? for us, it wasn't the easiest interview but def better B and NBS. We liked Connick alot. She was a tad formal but it was ok. She smiled every once in a while. She was nice. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, we did. Didn't find B interview too bad (except that dh wore two different color socks and there was no desk between WM and us!) and didn't like NBS much (though the assistant doa was very nice, I thought). Spence was our fc and dd did get in despite her parents not interviewing very well! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am generally a strong person, rarely cry, but I just broken into sobs in the car after my daughter's dance class where her b/g 3.75 yo twins behaved like monsters. The woman who ran the place got very angry with me b/c I left my son in the stairs crying for me to carry him, while I ran to the door on the street as the other was trying to leave. Once we did get out the door girl twin runs away toward a major street. I give her a time out & then she proceeds to crawl like baby on sidewalk past the dog crap. We get back to the car & I have a ticket. I can't handle my twins behavior lately on top of losing my job & having a verbally abusive DH, who I am ironically glad is away this weekend b/c he revels in how the kids get to me. I am taking son to a psych. b/c he has control issues with me, for ex. he has tantrums every morning if I don't do what he "says" & end up late for school every day. I am just losing it, but more than ever want a divorce. How will handle the kids on my own if I do that? HOW do single moms of 3 kids do it??? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^Actually, this is his passive aggressive schtick. He never took scooter, so I had to wrestle from DS & then get him to brush teeth. DS listens to DH & DH knows this, but always says from in front of the TV: "Why can't you do it?" I have herd that refrain since the day the twins were born. [ Reply | More ]
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I understand that...he's trying to get off the hook by playing funny. Seriously, on his day to take the kids to school, tell him the night before that he'll have to get them ready. And in the morning, stick to it. If the kids are late to school, it's his fault. [ Reply | More ]
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Strong people cry, vent and ask for help. Do you have an involved BFF or some nearby family? Get some therapy to balance yourself-little kids are exhausting and joyous. It sounds like you need a good break/laugh/cry. Check local College boards for 'mothers' helpers' or Early Childhood Studies students. You need to take a step back. If you can't enjoy yourself, you won't enjoy your kids. I've never done freshstart families but it sounds interesting. GL. [ Reply | More ]
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Supernanny wrote a GREAT book! Her discipline and activities really works! I also heard that Supernanny was looking for NYC families... maybe this is something you would want to look into? Hang in there and GL! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I applied tonight. [ Reply | More ]
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now you need someone to come and correct your dh's behavior. GL with that! Sorry to joke about it. I wish some of us UB moms could come over and make you some tea, and cheer you up a little, then give your dh some well-deserved dirty looks. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Actually, I have always thought I could never get Dh to do a show like that, but they pay you & $ talks to him. And I think Supernanny would be a HUGE help to me re Dh --she would tell him to turn off the TV & start helping me with the kids! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 7 week old has bad baby acne - is there anything that i can do? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yes, make sure any pictures you take are in black and white until it goes away. Also, when it starts to look dry and scabby, a little aquaphor on the area will speed things up in terms of healing. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When did your db start sleeping through the night? Do you think formula at night will help? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] What did you do for db's first birthday? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Cocktails for adults and a few kids his age at our apartment. [ Reply | More ]
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party at a restaurant. it was a lot of fun. [ Reply | More ]
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same - dinner party for a few families at a restaurant (10 of us). [ Reply | More ]
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Mine is too long for it now. 4mo. I know some people who used it for a year with preemie twins, though. I [ Reply | More ]
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