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[ - ] My 8 yo DD needs glasses. We haven't been to the eye doctor yet, but it's a given -- she's squinting and vision test at pedi indicated it. Any tips on picking out nice frames for a kid? I hated wearing glasses as a kid, but they've come a long way since I was a kid. Will she need the non-breakable flexible kind? She's a careful kid, not the kind to drop/break them accidentally but she does do dance and gymnastics, I'm not sure what they will advise on wearing for those activities. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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Any large chain has a great selection of cool kids' frames They all will contain polycarbonate unbreakable glass lenses. Your kid will find them trendy as my kids' friends all buy "fake" glasses to wear. Get the supplemental insurance (like at Lenscrafters) b/c if your kid is like mine they will break a frame by sitting on their glasses etc. Scratch coating is good too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Any opinions on Brooklyn Latin? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Never considered it b/c of its location. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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Bad location? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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np: L Train won't be running for a few years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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Ah, yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:23 PM Flag
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I wanted my DD to choose it but she went with a different HS instead. I wish we had gone with BL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:20 PM Flag
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Which one did she choose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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another school in Brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:51 PM Flag
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The Grand Street stop on the L train used to be not very nice, but it's much safer than it's been for a long time. BL was lower down on the list because of the commute (if the L is out of service there are problems), or because some kids don't want to study Latin for 4 years, or prefer a bigger school or one with a longer track record. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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I think you just talked me out of touring tonight. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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That's up to you, but I've read a lot of good things about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] I tell him how my day was- nothing. I tell him I am sick- "feel better" and nothing. I complain about work-nothing. I say I'm naked and fresh out the shower- constant texts. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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So sick of transparent inconsiderate men. At least pretend to care about me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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I've realized that no one wants to hear complaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:20 PM Flag
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+1, It just annoys me that they pretend to care or ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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I had this with my DH last night. I had a brutal day and just wanted to vent. He didn't really want to hear it. And I kinda don't blame him. I ended up not venting to him - I exercised instead and felt better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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I literally just wrote my BF about a work issue. I wrote it about 3 hours ago. When I finally got a text from him it was sexual. As if I had said nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:56 PM Flag
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OP, this actually helps. I will keep those things to myself. But I am not here to be personal porn. Engage with me, good or bad or I don't have much to say. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Agree with the complaining. No one really wants to hear that...or perhaps very briefly, in person. But why are you sending 'naked out of shower' texts if you're not trying to engage in a sexy way? There's a middle ground between work complaints and naked. Also, are you just texting him way too much? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not NOT trying to engage in sexy way. Just started to notice a pattern of what he responds to. So I have made the sexy texts less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:51 PM Flag
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And this surprises you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:23 PM Flag
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Well how do you do it? I have no desire to engage with a man who doesn't show that he cares. All my female friends have the same complaint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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hence don't seek out men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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Depressing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:49 PM Flag
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Then why are you with him still? [ Reply | More ]
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We are just dating. I just started responding to DMs again. Sigh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Going to universal studios in Calif. D do we need one day for the studio tour and rides and one for Harry Potter or can we do both in one day? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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We did in one day [ Reply | More ]
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You can do it in one day, but if your DC is like mine, he/she will want to go back [ Reply | More ]
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How old is your DC? Total potter head or regular kid who liked it? Which wanted to go back to? [ Reply | More ]
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Total Potter head [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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Ok. Thanks. Mine is not. Be likes the books but that is all. Really hoping for one day each park and done They will all go again in 4 yrs or so when star wars opens in orlando [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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Star Wars Orlando opens Fall 2019 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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Hmmm. Maybe we should put off that part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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one day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Dont flame. Groupon seems to have some doctors doing Botox in NYC ...can you recommend anyone you found on GROUPON ??? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't do Botox, but if I did, I don't think I'd start with one from Groupon!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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If I were going to have toxins injected, I would go to a reputable doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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This. My friend was paralyzed (in FL) by bad botox. Had to be in an iron lung. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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Holy cow! An iron lung in this day and age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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Are these doctors board certified facial plastic surgeons? Can you google them and find out more about their practice and read reviews and are they the ones administering treatments? I don't trust medspas or other such establishments because I don't know who will be administering this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 07:19 PM Flag
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The thought of voluntarily injecting something that the CIA uses as a weapon into my face? Sorry but no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you wear to the causal brunch the day after your wedding in the winter? White or no? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:48 PM Flag
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What is venue? I wouldn't do white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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Nice restaurant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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NP you could probably get away with a sweater & nice jeans. It's casual, after all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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No. Jeans are cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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Where is the venue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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HIgh end restaurant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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You get once chance to get married. Pick a pretty dress that you'll back on and love in pics. REgret not doing this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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this - no prints allowed. just choose something timeless and pretty. navy blue, heather grey, ivory all come to mind. [ Reply | More ]
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I wore a sleeveless, purple sweater and skinny black pants. And I was exhausted. Be comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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a navy or hunter green wrap dress with black tights and sexy ankle boots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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No. NP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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I love winter white. Maybe a beautiful offwhite cashmere sweater with matching offwhite wool pencil skirt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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this. since its a high end place. get a nude suede pump and bare legs [ Reply | More ]
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Nude pumps are beyond tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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Wow, I can actually hear your ratty voice and vocal fry on that last comment. Nude pumps are not exciting but not beyond tired. They are classic and basic if you want something understated or are making a statement with another thing and still want your legs to look long and sexy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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+1 (haha, vocal fry - good one) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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A happy smile [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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This is a nice answer :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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My favorite casual brunch attire after a night of drinking and dancing is tights and a hoodie, LOL. Perhaps you should wear something a bit nicer, as it will be heavily photographed, but I'd still go for comfort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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How about this with a ivory cashmere sweater https://www.modaoperandi.com/brock-fw18/sorrel-skirt-2 [ Reply | More ]
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I am op^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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No. How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:40 PM Flag
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+1 looks a bit matronly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:57 PM Flag
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Think it’s too old? I love brock [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't. So tasteless for the bride and groom to be back with the wedding guests the morning after. [ Reply | More ]
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I think that's the point of "casual brunch" - you can relax and hang out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:21 PM Flag
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Still tasteless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 11:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it really possible for a child to love her father more than she loves her mother? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Bad Mom? Just kidding. Sure. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course. No, you don't get special dibs on their affection just because you happen to be Mom. No way. [ Reply | More ]
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I did. [ Reply | More ]
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A girl? Of course. Where do you think the phrase "daddy's girl" started? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:09 PM Flag
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Of course. Depending on who treats a child better. And esp in teen years, same sex kid to parent relationships are tough [ Reply | More ]
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Really? My girl was DH's bestie for the first 10 years of her life. At 11 she started going to me and now at 13, we're besties. I hope it lasts. [ Reply | More ]
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You give me hope. I am a mom of girls only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:21 AM Flag
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I do. My oldest DD did too because in the first years of her life I was rarely around (full time work and grad school). Second dd.I sahm for a year. Breatfed. Coslept. I work part time now, did years of therapy for issues with my own mother. Youngest dd is total mommy's girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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Well I am always around, and do literally everything for her, including all the fun stuff. My toddler DD stills prefers daddy. [ Reply | More ]
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Electra complex [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Holy Cow have I been in a vacuum. I never knew what happened to the Willis Clan. I think I remember asking UB if anyone had heard of them when they first started to get famous. What a terrible story. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I actually watched that show. Liked them. Then....eek. [ Reply | More ]
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Did something new happen? Some of their videos are on youtube with no mention of scandal. [ Reply | More ]
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I've never heard of them. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Poster family for extreme Christian hypocrisy, 12 kids, with bluegrass talent and (fake) blonde hair. Father raped some of kids for years. [ Reply | More ]
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Never fails. Wherever there is extreme religion, it’s usually a cover for something very dark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know any restaurants on the Upper East Side or downtown that are decorated for Halloween? PSA - The Knickerboker on University and 9th is one, and it is lots of fun if your family enjoys Halloween decorations! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Does Pete's Tavern on Irving Pl? The usually have fun christmas decorations. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks! I called and they do! great idea. [ Reply | More ]
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I posted yesterday that the decorations at Maz Mezcal creep me out. [ Reply | More ]
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I'll check this out. The Knickerboker's are very family friendly :). thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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Mexican day of the dead is not the same as americanized Halloween [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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True: I posted that I don't like all the spider webs; I hate spiders. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh dear. My kids want to make a big papermache spider for our landing. Dont come over [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks for warning me, LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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I like them. The spider outside my door has killed 2 roaches. [ Reply | More ]
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mansion dinner of East 86 decorates [ Reply | More ]
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They do indeed go all out. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I like the chains. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] That discussion of the prewar apt. on 77th is making me sad. I love prewar layouts and find them charming. A 13x20 LR is perfectly fine. You guys are like sharks slavering to chop it all up. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The haters are making more current market comments- the apt is the same. [ Reply | More ]
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what? [ Reply | More ]
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I think people are saying that the apt on 77th is not worth 4m [ Reply | More ]
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this. for 2.8 , I might take a look at it. [ Reply | More ]
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I think a lovely apt, but would not buy in D3 at this point. [ Reply | More ]
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agree [ Reply | More ]
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No, there was a lot of speculation that it had been carved up in some way, because the rooms were "too small". That's what I'm responding to--transplants who have no familiarity with "real" NYC prewar apartments. -OP [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly, this. At that price, you can get a much better layout. And I prefer prewar and live in a prewar apartment myself. That apartment is not well designed for family living-- no big space to hangout. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Prewar layouts don't have "big spaces to hang out"!! [ Reply | More ]
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Listen, I live in a pre-war apartment on the UWS. The living and dining rooms are often adjacent with kitchen next to dining and can be easily configured for modern living. This is carved up in a series of boxes, which is very awkward, and it has a galley kitchen in the back. My pre-war apartment is also much cheaper than this one. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol, yeah, if you chop it up, things are different. For anyone who is interested, have a ball: https://dlc.library.columbia.edu/nyre?_=1539881865784&f%5Bsubject_hierarchical_geographic_neighborhood_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Upper+West+Side [ Reply | More ]
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It’s a great apt in a fantastic location. Just overpriced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:47 PM Flag
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Architect: The standard LR size in an original prewar NYC apartment is about 250 sq ft (usually around 13x20). May be larger on Park Ave. or in "marquee" buildings (I remember largeish rooms in the Apthorp). A UWS classic six is usually around 1500-1600sf in total. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you pay $425k for this? http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property/263194773/48-sagamore-road-23-bronxville-ny-10708 62 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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High maintenance; poor layout; tiny old kitchen. Yes it's Bronxville Village but geez... [ Reply | More ]
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I would never live in an apartment in Bronxville unless I was divorced or widowed. Same for New Canaan and Greenwich. You are automatically put into a lower caste system. [ Reply | More ]
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No way. That's way overpriced for the size and condition of that unit. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. I'm thinking even at $350k the maintenance is still a killer. [ Reply | More ]
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NP, why do you say overpriced? Looking at listings, no other 2 BR, elevator buildings. I would not consider walk up [ Reply | More ]
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I would buy it. you get bronxville schools [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Look at it this way. Tuition for two kids at TT private is 100k. This unit comes with free admission to Bronxville schools worth 100 k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Do the math. You are way ahead buying this instead of paying for TT [ Reply | More ]
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You really think Bronxville public school is the same as a TT private? I don't. [ Reply | More ]
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I do. So you buy this and save 1.3 million. That is 13 years at 100k per year. [ Reply | More ]
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So this [ Reply | More ]
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Just wondering -- do you go to public or private? [ Reply | More ]
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*did you go [ Reply | More ]
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Not saying [ Reply | More ]
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I agreed above - I went to private [ Reply | More ]
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
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tt private so you can end up at Sarah Lawrence anyway? No. [ Reply | More ]
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There is so much more to K-12 education than just the college you end up with. In fact, the college is kind of secondary, tertiary even. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL. Keep dreaming. [ Reply | More ]
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This was meant for the person who said Bronxville publics same as TTs in Manhattan. No way. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not even close to TT private, that is a delusional claim [ Reply | More ]
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No way anyone is putting two kids in 800 SF [ Reply | More ]
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yeah if they r both girls sure [ Reply | More ]
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lolz. That's how NY'ers did it dear. [ Reply | More ]
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At $425k? What do you think it would cost to redo the kitchen? $50k? Not even sure if coop would allow it to be enlarged. [ Reply | More ]
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I would [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have kids, OP? How many? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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I do -- 2 -- but one stays with her dad and goes to school near him. It would be for me and DS. [ Reply | More ]
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Just don't want to be dumb and pay too much. [ Reply | More ]
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Where does dad live? Visitation? [ Reply | More ]
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Long story but half the time he's in the UK; half here. She's in boarding school near his US home. [ Reply | More ]
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I was asking about ds--same dad? Will he have to travel to see him? To where? [ Reply | More ]
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^I grew up in an apartment like this with my single mom. It's def doable, but tight. And for that reason, I would recommend staying in the city, because then you have more "life" outside the apartment, easier mobility for you and ds, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. I go back and forth every day on which is better (city or suburb) for safety, making friends, vibrancy, variety. Price per sq ft will probably be the deciding factor. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry -- didn't understand. Ex is DS's dad; daughter is from his previous marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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OP I think its adorable and I totally would go for it. It does NOT cost 50K to over-do this kitchen. Obviously no one knows your financial situation but if this is what you can afford, go for it. Your kids will get good schools and its a great area. Try it out for a couple of years you can always sell it down the line if you need more space. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks kind stranger! I love the "in the treetops" feeling through those beautiful windows. Showed it to a friend and she was ragging on me. [ Reply | More ]
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ugh. I also always look on the lower end of my price range...we are so jaded in NYC that we MUST spend over 1M dollars but a small place can also be just fine, and yes the windows are great and you can spend extra money and come to NYC for events and such once in a while. Offer 389 and see what happens , good luck!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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NP I also liked that. Does it look like that IRL? Is it dark later in the day? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I guess. Not sure the commute and it will look smaller in person (they usually photo with a wide angle lens). [ Reply | More ]
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Call carpet, which I do not like. No room to eat in kitchen, so dining in living room/dining area will get messy [ Reply | More ]
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absolutely. I lived in a 3 bedroom condo in Edgemont which we sold for 450k. Worth it for the great public school. only thing - one bathroom is tough. I had two. [ Reply | More ]
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I would do this if burb life and this price range felt right for my situation. Unit would look MUCH better if you had hardwood floors or even just a more updated carpet. And kitchen not $$ to improve - simple ikea cabinets or even just paint the existing white. I agree with the argument that there's significant value in the school situation (and since someone asked above, I myself went to TT private but do think a top suburban public can equal if not beat many of these). [ Reply | More ]
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Thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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I think it's charming and has potential, I would look into it, remodel a little. I don't know the area, so if it's walkable, near transit and school, it's a great idea for your situation. If you must drive everywhere, I wouldn't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 07:48 PM Flag
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Yes, for sure. I live in a townhouse very close by, so know the area well. You have an easy walk to the train, to town and to the school. It's a nice place to live. The school is truly excellent. If this is your price range, you can't really do better if you are prioritizing schools. As an overall package, that's a great choice to make. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Thank you! I'm trying to find something with a real 2nd bedroom and this has one. Appreciate the "insider scoop!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:20 PM Flag
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the monthly maintenance is cheaper too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:58 AM Flag
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I would buy it if it were easily affordable to me and I liked the neighborhood and nearby schools. With only two people in the apartment, you can make that space work. I like the overall look of the windows, I would probably change the carpet and put in hardwood and rugs. The kitchen is the only thing that would really bug me but maybe you can spruce it up a little bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:31 PM Flag
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Thank you! Yes I'm thinking (as you and others have suggested) that taking up the carpeting would be a big improvement (assuming there are good hardwood floors beneath). I don't like carpet under a dining room table (at least not with my DS lol) but it could look quite nice once we settle in. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 11:47 PM Flag
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I guarantee there are hardwood floors under the carpet, and probably in good condition too if it's been carpeted for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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Ah good point -- thank you! If I get it, I promise to post pics here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Bronxville is such a small school district. It would seem suffocating to be with the same small group of kids at the same school for all those years. It could fine but I went to a much larger public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Then you’re the sad poor person in bronxville. Just move to Montclair or croton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:00 AM Flag
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I don't know you you NYers do it. This is something I lived in as a poor college student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:13 AM Flag
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That maintenance is outrageous. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:20 AM Flag
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Depends if you LOVE Bronxville. It's a pretty homogeneous community centered around the school district and a traditional way of life, with the advantage of being near NYC. Not everyone enjoys living there, and not everyone sends their kids to the public schools, because they too are quite conventional. Of half a dozen families I know there, only 2 send all of their kids to public school, and the others use a combo of public/private or all private. If you haven't done so already, you should tour the schools and get a feel for them, if that is a main reason you are moving. If you are in NYC, your DS still has the option to apply to many schools, selective and specialized schools, and transfer is needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 04:26 AM Flag
[ - ] For those with kids who are now in college, when did your teen take his/her first SAT/ACT and how far in advance did they start to prepare? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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Fall Junior year I think. Prep was the year before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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You prepped for an entire year? For fall of sophomore to fall of junior? How often? 1x a week, 2x a week? Any concentrated periods (e.g. spring break)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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I remember DD going to SAT tutor starting in sophomore year. One for English, one for Math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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Once a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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such overkill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:48 PM Flag
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I just asked the same question a few posts down. We must all be thinking about this now. What grade is your dc in? Mine is in 9th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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11th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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Mine isn't in college yet, but took the ACT in Dec of junior year. Read one book with grammar and then took a few practice tests. He did one per weekend for about a month and a half prior to the test. Then, he took it again in April and only did one practice test in between. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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How did you decide ACT vs SAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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He did a practice ACT online and decided he liked it better than the PSAT material. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:07 PM Flag
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How did you decide ACT vs SAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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I wish mine had actually done any prep at all. Tried to arrange tutor, bought books, etc. Not interested. But even taking it cold did well enough and is at a good college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Feeling pissed at NJ Transit today. Had an interview at 11 am. Left my house at 8:30 am (live in Westfield) to catch 8:43 train and I was 10 minutes late to an interview. Here goes dream job:( 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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This is their fault how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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op: My commute was supposed to be 55 minutes to midtown. It took 2 hours and 40 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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That is a bummer. Did you contact them when you knew you would be late? I would have told them you were on the 8:43 and it was delayed by almost two hours. They will understand if they really like you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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op: I could not....got stuck in the tunnel with no signal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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op: I could not....got stuck in the tunnel with no signal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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If you did well on the interview, you might be ok. I often do interviews, and understand train delays and emergencies, as long as the person calls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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op: I could not call in advance, was stuck in the tunnel with no signal:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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op: Should I email thank you letter and apologize again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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If you already apologized when you got there, I wouldn't mention again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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I would not. But I would send a very nice thank you note, tell them you appreciate their time and are very interested. If you already apologized I wouldn't remind them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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Yes, people will understand a 2 hr train delay. I would. I dont hold delays against candidates esp as it isnt an indication they arent enthusiastic about job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] This is really bizarre and freaky: 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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I don't really pay attention to these things, but I was shocked at what Courtney Cox looked like before she stepped away from the fillers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:31 PM Flag
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am 48 , had posted yesterday about looking uglier with makeup . and THIS is why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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Wow, she looks old in those most recent pics. Old and fighting it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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Skinny, but unattractive. Never watched RHW but understood that she was particularly focused on being super skinny? By the looks of these pics, she could have used an extra 10 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] I am planning my first graders fall party next week, and need help coming up with a craft and an activity! Party is only 30 mins so nothing too elaborate. Any easy ideas? I tried Pinterest but to no avail. Thanks 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:16 PM Flag
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The entire party is 30 min? How do you have time for an activity, craft and cake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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+1. Activity is taking off coats, gloves and shoes and then putting them back on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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LOL ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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Pumpkin painting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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+1. get the mini ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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This is the easiest one, OP, plus you have the party favor taken care of at the same time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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Thank you. Apparently they are doing this with their teacher another day. That had been my idea as well! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:00 PM Flag
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paint pumpkins and pin the tail on donkey? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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Activity is reading a book. Craft is related to that book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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at a party? no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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Indoor or outdoor? Boys and girls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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michaels arts and crafts has kits and stuff to easily peice together. can get little wood pumpkins to paint, or foam and glue stuff on them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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They don't have time? FWIW, a 30 minute party would be annoying. If i'm going to take DC to a party I want them to come home tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:49 PM Flag
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they have no time to paint ...look on amazon for pumpkin sticker kits with eyes and such , much faster , can be done in 10 minutes and voila they take home an autumn craft -- you must provide the pumpkins though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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Party at home or at school? I assume the latter or how could it be only 30 minutes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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Thank you all- sorry, got a phone call. This is for the school classroom party (inside). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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^ for activity I’m thinking ring toss, that kind of thing. Maybe pumpkin bowling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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How many kids? Bowling will be a pain in the neck. Freeze dance from music playing on the smart board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:14 PM Flag
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Oriental trading has a ton of craft kits. You dont have time for an activity and a craft. Maybe that game 7-Up. Something about heads on the desk and you put a thumb down? I forget the rules [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me about peri-menopause and symptoms and when you had it and how you got over it. I hope to get over this hump without destroying myself and my family. Things are just getting bad and I feel everything is out of control. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:07 PM Flag
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It can be tough. My symptoms: brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, severe mood swings, feeling disconnected, low level depression. I am normally happy, bubbly personality. Exercise and hormone replacement helped the most. Smart to get ahead of it now. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:10 PM Flag
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does the brain fog go away after menopause? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:14 PM Flag
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NP: nope, not for me at least. Three years after reaching menopause here and still have some issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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^^and keep in mind, everyone experiences different symptoms at different times. There are no hard rules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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I'm the first responder. I still have some brain fog especially in the mornings but it doesn't feel like it takes over my life. And the mood swings and anxiety are gone. They still appear if I'm under tremendous stress. I never experienced anxiety in my life before all of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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See your doctor. No one told me my symptoms were due to hormones. You can get low dose bc or antidepressants depending on what is bothering you. I was in a mental haze for 2 years and some was due to persistent anemia caused by heavy periods. My GYN was useless, did not even suggest it was menopausal. I was dumbfounded when I later read up on all the things I was experiencing (forgetfulness, depression, inability to focus and such). and a new GYN told me she would have been more aggressive in treating these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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I’m in it now. Coupled with family health issues, I cried at my annual appointment and will be picking up Zoloft this afternoon. I can’t live like this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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I'm in medically-induced menopause, so I can't do hrt. I'm really struggling. The brain fog is so bad I can barely work, and I'm so moody and lethargic/exhausted. Oh, and hungry, which is just great as I don't have the will to stop eating or the energy to work off the calories. Although with the amount that I sweat from the hot flashes, you'd think I'm running a marathon. I'm a walking disaster. Actually, I'm not even a walking disaster. I'm a lump on the couch disaster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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^So no advice, just empathy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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That was pretty much me. It all does balance back out. Stay strong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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Thanks. I appreciate that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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Exercise helps relieve some of these symptoms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:39 PM Flag
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56 here. It's awful and I feel like it's been going on forever. Off the charts anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes. Asked GYN about meds and he made them sound so bad I didn't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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Idk, I'd still look into it. Low dose antidepressants are not bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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NP- I finally started low dose Prozac. It really took the edge off. Stress, anxiety, worrying...I can deal with it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:38 AM Flag
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My gyn made me come back in six months and when I still complained she put me on them toot sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:23 PM Flag
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Toot sweet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:39 PM Flag
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Ok, tout de suite. I figured I'd have gotten crap for being pretentious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:48 PM Flag
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and not for being a rube? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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See a new GYN. I had identical symptoms. It is a quality of life issue and if you are recently in menopause there is little risk with HRT as long as you start it early and do not stay on for more than 5 years. Read The Estrogen Window. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Around 50 I began having memory loss, thickening waist, mood swings, occasional hot flash, painful cysts in breasts. 53 and it's better now but I'm still getting regular tho shorter periods. Excellent diet and very regular exercise has kept these symptoms minimal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:43 PM Flag
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^ the worst are these intense cramps that seem to last for three weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:43 PM Flag
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np. I am 52 and have had all of that. Magnesium made the cysts and hot flashes go away. Can't help with the rest as I'm still experiencing it. Hate the crampiness, though mine are just there and not as painful as your sound. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:51 PM Flag
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Wow, so many of you are much older, I am only 45 and I have a lot of these symptoms, it's frightening! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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42 here, and these are starting for me :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:25 AM Flag
[ - ] It's so cool when your kid steps up to the microphone in front of the whole school and people cheer. Nothing like that ever happened to me in high school. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:05 PM Flag
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Goofy Movie is great b.c of that. Ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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They always cheer for the Downs kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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A very special place in hell awaits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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np pot, meet kettle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:44 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm having one of those days where I simply can't get out of bed. Feeling incredibly sad, lonely and hopeless yet guilty and engaging in a lot of negative self talk for not getting out and getting things done. It's noon and I'm desperate for someone to tell me I'm going to be ok, hop into the shower and get moving. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:01 PM Flag
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You're going to be ok. The worst is behind you. You don't need to accomplish anything major today -- just get up, take a shower, and get outside for at least 20 minutes. You'll feel better. I promise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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Treat yourself to something small. What's up in general? Life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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It was me yesterday :( Today is a better day. Think about it, you are just having a bad day, tomorrow will be a better day, GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:09 PM Flag
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it will all be ok; you will be ok. what time is it there? the dark mornings are really draining me, but where I am it is at least sunny now so I do better in the middle of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:17 PM Flag
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The moment you start getting going you will feel so much better (BTDT). Any treat you could get yourself once you’ve left the house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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Do one thing. Go out and get a coffee and walk in the sun. Then get groceries on way home. Uou will feel better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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This is why I am glad that I have to work. As much as work has its own inherent problems, I have no choice but get up in the morning and it keeps my day structured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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+1. As much as there's days I don't feel like going to work, I think I do better with the structure of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Typically agree, but reading this today, wished I could just hang in bed alone for just one day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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