All Boards

  1. Toddler If your dc gets into a very exclusive, selective school--mention to your friends / neighbors, or keep it to yourself? 34 min ago (22 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i don't tend to run up to people and tell them great news about myself. if they ask i would answer of course 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I never talk about my dcs unless someone asks. 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • College or preschool? What are we talking here? 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • if it comes up, you mention it. but you don't start a sentence with, Now the Beatrice is at Brearly... 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I've never brought it up first to anyone. People ask and then word spreads on its own. 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • or, you know, no one cares 32 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Oh please. OP asked. I don't talk about it. But people do care and do ask. 31 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Why would you think they would be interested to know? 32 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I definitely told my friends. I was careful about crowing because everyone else was going through rejections and acceptances at the same time. But in the end, people surely know...(more) 32 min ago
      where your kids go to school and I don't try to hide it. (I don't say Boston when I mean Harvard.)
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • If people ask, you answer. But there's no way to volunteer the information w/o it sounding like bragging. 31 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • true at the time they just got accepted. But once they have been there three years you don't have to hide it (but you are right you don't usually bring it up yourself) 28 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • Of course no need to hide, but be honest with yourself about why you would want to mention it. Is the person really interested? Or do you just want them to know. 27 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • I guess I am saying that after your kid actually goes there you don't ever mention it just in the spirit of a brag, you only mention it because you are talking for some reason...(more) 24 min ago
              about the daily experience of your child. The whole factor of feeling like it is something to brag about disappears. Every other school mate of your child pulled off exactly the same accomplishment. At that point I don't feel like I am bragging and I don't feel like I have to pull the punch
              log in or sign up to post a comment
    • College? Only if dc is going there. 31 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Keep it to yourself. If people want to know, they will ask. 30 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • we try not to mention things like this but we are on the receiving end of people bragging endlessly about their children. wonder what we do that seems to encourage people in doing...(more) 29 min ago
      it. not that i am so wonderful just fear to tempt fate.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • If they asked, I told them. 29 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i have a policy that i don't talk about college with people. 28 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I find myself "accidentally" mentioning it as often as I can. 27 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • it's a big deal. The friends know what you have been going through and actually ask 26 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I rent an airplane with a banner. 21 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  2. Toddler Ds, slight speech delay has always been a bit behind/slower than his peers. for example right now at 2, he can speak in sentences but not yet asking questions. when i am around...(more) 35 min ago (4 replies)
    friends 2 yos they have entore conversations with me, understand biug words such as sometimes and maybe. ds' daycare class is a regular daycare/preschool but mixed nt kids and sn kids. his speech therapist is worried that there seem to be so many sn kids in his class, as he says ds is picking up so many bad behaviors and its not good at all. such as whining aye aye aye sticking his fingers in his mouth, pushing kids, being aggresive. i love the teachers and there is no more room in the other 2's class. i know he would pick up bad behavior anywhere but i was hoping he would "catch up more" being around more advanced kids in daycare, but it seems like he is one of the more advanced, which kinda sucks cause irl he is always behind all the other kids.
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • He's 2. He'll catch up next year. It doesn't matter. 31 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • op-i hope so-but every time i think he is catching up, all the other kids are waaay more advanced. he knows some letters and numbers but wont really count and def. cant sing the...(more) 30 min ago
        alphabet.
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • My d didn't really speak intelligibly until he was 3. He's 4.5 now and normal. 31 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • thanks. we can understand him OK but like i said he is def. behind with what he knows. i am very proud that he knows all his colors, most shapes, but he cant articulate a lot and...(more) 29 min ago
        doesnt know things about naimals, etc that others seem to know
        log in or sign up to post a comment
  3. Toddler Be honest: if you hear a NYC public school is high-performing, has outstanding test scores, but a high percentage of students are Hispanic on free lunch, would you avoid for your...(more) 35 min ago (20 replies)
    dcs?
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • park slope? 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Sure, or a similar area 33 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Why would I avoid it? 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • high performing/high test scores usually doesn't equate to high # of free lunches 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • np: There's a school like that in Sunset Park, for instance. 172, I think 32 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • If my DC would be uncomfortable as, say, 4% of the student body, or the only Jewish kid, maybe. 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Yes. I don't want my dcs to catch the poor or get any brown on them. 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Which specific school? 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • definitely NOT. 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • To me, outstanding test scores means a high percentage of students scoring 4s. If that's the case then no - no problem at all. 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Yes, high percentage with 4s 32 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Then no problem Which school? 29 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • tsk. No. On DonorsChoose, my ds's school (LaGuardia) is termed "High poverty". It is so not-dangerous (I assume that's your issue) it's ridiculous. 32 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • HS? 32% free/reduced lunch, 46% white. Doesn't fit the OP. 30 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no 31 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no. because I'm latin 29 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • There is no such school 26 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • No. I went to a school like that. I learned a lot, had a great time and have done very well. 25 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  4. Toddler Can they scrape stains off teeth or is it permanent and only removable with zoom or other whitening? no decay underneath 35 min ago (0 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  5. Toddler At what age did you really have to keep yourself well groomed and nicely dressed to not look like shit? im not even 32 but i think im there. i cant get away with winging it on...(more) 36 min ago (14 replies)
    eyebrow waxes, not getting a hair cut or cheap clothes. i feel like young thin girls can get away with wearing target clothes and look cute but on me its a bad look already
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • certain body types can't do cheap, i will agree with you. when you are young and wispy anything looks good. what can you do 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i don't think like that about myself, for some reason. 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • depends what clothes. As I am older and heavier I need simple, fitted clothes, but they don't have to be expensive. 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Snort. I'm 48 and if you feel this way now, I really feel sorry for you. I do agree that thin women in general get away with more. 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • why did you have to be so hostile to her? i basically agree with what i think you were trying to say, but your hostility is such a turn off, and really unkind 33 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I turned 40 last summer and now it's like BOOM I look like shit. Much more maintenance required 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • 34-35 here. i can no longer wake up and go. literally look like i am 50 w/out makeup 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • maybe you're just exhausted. 50 doesn't really look all that different from 40 32 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • sometimes yes, but have dark circles (hereditary) that got worse with age, more pale, need eyeliner or i look like a shaved panda 32 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I didnt start feeling like that till I had my db last year (at 34) 32 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • or baove 34 is when i had ds also 31 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • bums me out, I was always looked young for my age - but now I 29 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • ^I'm frumpy looking unless I spend a good amount of time on makeup 29 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
          • this is WHY it botthers me so much,. till i was 30/31 i literally would get id'd for buying beer or lotto tix. teenagers would hit on me. it was fun to watch peoples reaction. now...(more) 23 min ago
            ppl assume i am my age no one ever says wowm yo look great\]
            log in or sign up to post a comment
  6. Toddler Does your dh have a framed picture of you on his desk? 37 min ago (19 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • yes 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • me and the kids together 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no way 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I don't know 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • actually he does, but he doesn't work in an office. it's just his desk in the basement, where he keeps all our papers and stuff. it's from our honeymoon, many moons ago. 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • dbs footprints 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Yes 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • a whole fricking wall of family photos, mostly the kids. 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • So does my boss, who loathes his dw. 33 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no and I can't imagine it actually. of course, we work in the same building so that may be why it seems so weird to me 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • lol, no. a bunch of the kids, but he kinda hates me 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Hmm I don't think so. Maybe I need to get him one. A talking one with me saying "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I'm sure this was funnier in your head. It should have stayed there. 32 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • he doesn't have a desk 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no, but he doesn't have a desk 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I'm his wallpaper on his computer 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no, but he calls me frequently from the office. 26 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  7. Toddler Does anyone know of a candy that is allergy free to give at a Birthday party ? 37 min ago (7 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • gummy bears. but i hate those 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • None 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • lolipops/hard candies, jelly beans, sour patch kids, fruity stuff is generally safe. 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I think Twizzlers and other sugary types 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • most candy is just sugar and food coloring. But my dd is allergic to red food coloring 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • dum dums 31 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • guessing- marshmallows? 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  8. Toddler Something around here is beeping every 3 minutes. Not the carbon monoxide or smoke detectors…hmmm….. 38 min ago (17 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • dishwasher? 38 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • our dishwasher beeps when it's done, and you'd think i would remember this. it also beeps if it's been opened and not closed during the drying cycle 38 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • It's so old, it doesn't have that function! 36 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • its your battery backup for your FIOS? 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I WISH I had Fios. 37 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Dehumidifier? 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • a toy? 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • microwave 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • washer or dryer 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • some cell phone is low on baterries 33 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • aha! Thank you. 32 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • yw! This has happened to me in the middle of the night- my ds keeps forgetting to recharge his phone 26 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • you hit snooze on alarm clock or phone 32 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • The drone 32 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Not the one in Portugal 29 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Vibrator 29 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  9. Toddler Ladies, I love you, what would i do without you? Thanks for the posts about the pineapple in the fruit basket 39 min ago (6 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  10. Toddler Anyone looking for a FT nanny? mine is available soon and she's amazing. manh. or bklyn 39 min ago (0 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  11. Toddler I'm 5'3". I'm buying a petite maxi skirt. Should I get black, heather grey or orange? 39 min ago (20 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • none of the above 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • why not? they look so comfortable. 39 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i prefer grey in the summer. 38 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • thanks. it's pretty. 38 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • i love a grey maxi skirt i bought a few years ago. sometimes i pull it up to my shoulder and wear it as a dress 37 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • heather grey with white or black or brightly colored top 38 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showMaxis are not good for shorter women. 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • np they can be fine on shorter women as long as the shorty isn't overly fat 37 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • op: I'm not overly fat. I'm a small. 32 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
      • oh, you ybms and your rules. enough. 37 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Orange. Though I think they look terrible on women our height. 36 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • fyi i have an awesome black maxi cut on bias - soft, comfortable, fashionable and everytime i wear it i feel like i look like an orthodox jew. they are much harder to pull off...(more) 36 min ago
      than you think.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • the key is to wear with a tank top and fun accessories. otherwise you look frumpy 34 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • or: i am sure you are right. i havent mastered it yet. maybe if i lose a bit of weight and tone up my arms i can try this. 33 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • i think the secret is not showing too much skin, and not covering up too much either. so long skirt = tank or backless shirt, or you can wear long or 3/4 sleeves with a mini but...(more) 31 min ago
            never sleeveless or strapless
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • orange because its a fun color, or black so you can dress it up with a cool necklace 34 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • ^sorry thought I read dress not skirt, I'd pick grey instead of black in that case 33 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • you are buying the jumbo shrimp of skirts 29 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  12. Toddler There is a huge diff btwn 1% & 2% milkfat in cottage cheese. wow. huge diff. 40 min ago (7 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • lowfat dairy products are for people who have given up on life 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Yogurt? 38 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • nonfat yogurt is vile. Lowfat is OK, I guess. 38 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
      • thing is, your tastebuds adjust. After years of skim mllk, 1% tastes like full fat to me, and regular tastes like cream. 35 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Is this a common core question? 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • try the full fat, it will blow your mind 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  13. Toddler Saw a post on ub. who died hotting their head? irl or tv? 41 min ago (6 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  14. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showJoan rivers is truly a jerk 41 min ago (21 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I love her. hardest working woman in show biz. 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • How can you defend her comment about Castro's victims? 39 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • What did she say? 37 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • NP almost any comedian has to go right up to the line to be funny, and they often go over it. She slike 80 yo and to me is at an age where she can say whatever the fuck she wants....(more) 37 min ago
          At least, I hope I get to when I'm 80.
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • Even this?...(more) 35 min ago
            • its was a bad tasteless joke. Im not arguing that. 33 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • Do you think she should have apologized? 32 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
                • i think coedians woudl spend all day apologizing if tehy had to do that. But a a blanket "as you know, Im sorry if people get offended by my jokes, but we know i try to be edgy...(more) 29 min ago
                  and sometimes miss" woudl not be the worst thing in the world. I dont think what she said was that bad--it was tasteless but i just don't see bad intent there.
                  log in or sign up to post a comment
                  • the intent is making fun of women who were the victims of horrendous torture, it hurt their feelings so it was wrong. 27 min ago
                    log in or sign up to post a comment
          • so being an old asshole is okay because you are old? 35 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • Its differet for everyone, but after a certain point the filter just goes. 31 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • she never had a filter, and she's not senile, she just is kind of a jerk by nature, but gets a pass because she can be funny. 30 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
                • HOw is she a jerK? I only know her form her TV appearances. 27 min ago
                  log in or sign up to post a comment
                  • pretty much anything she says that is "funny" relies on sarcasm and using someone as a target. When the target is someone who is only famous for having been the victim of an...(more) 26 min ago
                    horrendous crime...it is not right.
                    log in or sign up to post a comment
    • She's like the people on here. Only thing is that she says the shit out loud 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Well----sometimes that isn't a good thing, is it!? np 39 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Ita, she can be funny but went too far recently with the kidnapped girls and lindsay lohan believe it or not 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • she is hilarious. love her 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showI like her. Bitch works HARD 38 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I used to love her until she was on Celebrity Apprentice. She was disgusting on that show and I've hated her since 30 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  15. Toddler What do people give for gifts at confirmations? 41 min ago (3 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • money, medals, whatever you want to give 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  16. Toddler Pineapple mom made my day. I can now go off and get shit done. 41 min ago (7 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  17. Toddler Decent nail salon near 38th/park? 42 min ago (2 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ballet slippers on 38th and 3rd 38 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  18. Toddler I dont get why women wearing suits is a thing. to me thats mens clothing and the womens suit is like some bad 80's fashion trend that adapted but never went away. why is this the...(more) 42 min ago (22 replies)
    professional standard for things like interview etc? back in the days of madmen etc... when people really "dressed" for everything, women werent wearing suits at work. i think its silly
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I love suits 41 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ITA 41 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • ^especially since I live in Miami. when I was on the job hunt it was summer, it was hell to have to wear a suit its way to hot for that here, 40 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • that's miami. 40 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • um yeah thats what I said 39 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
        • np-women don't usually wear suits down here though, dh is an attorney and most of his colleagues never wear them. 39 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • yeah not for work, but for interviewing people always expect you to be in a suit since its the "professional standard" like op said 37 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • ha yes, true! 37 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • its silly - you wear the to look professional for the interview but if you actually wore that to work every day people would be like "why are you in a suit?" we have a running...(more) 35 min ago
                joke in the office that if someone shows up to work in a suit they must be going to a job interview
                log in or sign up to post a comment
    • a great fitting suit is the perfect clothing for work. 41 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • np- if you want to look like a lesbian. women's suits are terrible. 40 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • you are shopping in the wrong places then. 40 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • im sorry but a blazer on a women with matching pants or a skirt looks odd even at a high price point 39 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • we can agree to disagree. not sure what field you are in. i was in banking for many yrs. it was all i saw. 39 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
      • a pant suit? no. maybe a shift dress and jacket but not a pant suit 40 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • yes a pant suit. with the right shoes. can look beautiful. but for some women it's not dressed if you don't have cleavage hanging out 39 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • who said anything about cleavage? 38 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ok I think its a profess ional uniforn. easy amd always looks good 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • imo finding a good fitting suit is very difficult 38 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Women wore suits long befor the 80s, just not to work. Suits are great for a variety of reasons. 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I really do look like a lesbian in suits. I try to get around it by more creative, less structured clothes. I can get away with it in the business I am in, but I think in...(more) 38 min ago
      general man-tailored suits for women really are a relic of the past. There are lots of ways to look nice
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ITA, I am short with wide hips. Suits look AWFUL on me 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  19. Toddler I admit it. I do not know what Net Neutrality is. 42 min ago (3 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • It means all websites load equally quickly. If the net is not neutral, the big corporate ones who can pay load quickly and everyone else sucks hind teat. 39 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • thank you. 38 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • ...and also, you are hilarious. 38 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
  20. Toddler My mother is very upset with my sister. She said she planned on deleting her from her phone since her number was just taking up space. 44 min ago (16 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • My mom disowned my sister recently. I am not speaking to my mom. 44 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Np. I don't understand relationships like this 42 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • ita. my mother did not speak to her brother for years and it took a massive toll on her emotionally 41 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • You're very fortunate not to have to be in this situation. 41 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • MAybe your mother is normal? NP 35 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
      • My sister is very curt and snippy. Mean. When you stay at get house it's just barking orders or insults. My mom went to visit my nephew and she said my sister didn't say two words...(more) 41 min ago
        To her. And she never returns calls or texts. Ever. To her mother !
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • what was their relationship like when you all were younger 40 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • op-- my sister got whatever she wanted. i was the black sheep. but my sister told me after i left home she had issues with mom too, only her dh knows how she felt. my sister has...(more) 28 min ago
            hurt my feelings so badly. i've posted about the things she's said. if it werent for my nephew...would i ever see her?
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • well, she can always put her back in. 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • oh the drama. 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • ita, nothing else to do 41 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • that's between tem 41 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i cut off both parents (abusive); brother immediately cut me off and only recently got back in touch. sister is distant but warming slightly. my parents' craziness is getting...(more) 40 min ago
      impossible to deny as they get older and even my sibs are starting to notice, imo
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • How mature and reasonable. 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  21. Toddler Where did you get your patio set? Looking for something that's $1000 or less. 45 min ago (21 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • home goods? farget? wayfair? 44 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • home depot. Great selection 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • target 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Costco 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • costco several years ago 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • target - online 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ikea table and chairs and lounge chairs. 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • How long ago? We were looking at those. Np btw 42 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • 2 or 3 years ago. wish they still carried the lounge chairs we liked. 37 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Got a surpisingly nice looking, and affordable, patio set at Ikea last week. I liked it better than all the home depot/target optons, and I think it was cheaper. 42 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Lowe's and Sears have low priced decent sets 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • target 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Garage sales and hand me downs. The rocker on my porch cost 50 cents. 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Wegmans back when they sold that stuff. 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • lowes 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Home Depot online 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • estate sale or CL is alays the answer. we have a full iron set from estate sale and its lovely. i paid $300 at the time 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • BJs. Got teak for a very good price and free delivery. 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  22. Toddler Dd naps 2 hours (usually, but sometimes less) in daycare. the days she is home with me, she naps 3-3.5 hours. she has never really been an "on the schedule" type of baby/toddler....(more) 45 min ago (0 replies)
    she goes to sleep early enough. is she just more comfortable at home?
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  23. Toddler Is it really possible for a 4 or 5 yo to be diagnosed with depression? 45 min ago (1 reply)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  24. Toddler Anyone deal with incontinence? I feel a little leakage but then suddenly when I go out somewhere it might just happen 46 min ago (8 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • strangely, only when I walk in my door after a long walk or run. I sometimes don't make it to the bathroom. It's like my body knows I'm home. 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • there's a term for that one, I don't remember. the one i'm talking about is called urge incontinence. it's like I start talking to someone and it starts happening 44 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • full urination or small squirts (sorry if gross) 43 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • some leakage, enough to wear a pad, but not full urination. enough to really be stressing me out right now. just started happening a couple weeks ago. I wonder if people...(more) 42 min ago
        notice, can smell it etc
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • i have sneezing spurts and a good friend can no longer run or do jumping exercise without incontinence but if is new (like not just post partum) i would see my gyn or a urologist 40 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • test came back positive for uti and I took the antibiotics and got some relief but not full now feels like it's really back. so I guess I go back. 39 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • i would. gl with it. probably no one else notices but so unpleasant for you! 37 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
  25. Toddler We are a financial aid family at a nyc private... my ds will be in 7th next year... how crazy will the bar mitzvahs be? 46 min ago (58 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • crazy, but it doesn't really matter 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • it depends on the school but idk what FA has to do with it? 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • we are poor 45 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • and? Poor people are allowed at crazy bar mitzvahs 44 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • it doesn't cost you money to go 44 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • she'll have to give something 44 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • np she can give $18. 43 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • but she is expecting a massive amount of invites X $18 43 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
                • please- if you'e in private you're paying something. You can do $18 a party. Stop projecting your shit onto your kid. 41 min ago
                  log in or sign up to post a comment
                  • hello --- she is worried about it, not me 41 min ago
                    log in or sign up to post a comment
                    • listen she can do an 18 check. 40 min ago
                      log in or sign up to post a comment
                      • It's not the gift that worries me! It's how will ds feel seeing all this wealth. 37 min ago
                        log in or sign up to post a comment
                        • you will definitely need to talk about it but it is real and he probably sees it in other ways already. 36 min ago
                          log in or sign up to post a comment
                        • but you chose private school. 36 min ago
                          log in or sign up to post a comment
                        • if he has been in a fancy private school (i assume that is what it is if you are worried about crazy bnai mitzvahs), he has already been exposed to it for years. and not all of...(more) 35 min ago
                          them are nutty. it is just the ones that are that get all the attention
                          log in or sign up to post a comment
                        • LOL!!! He is in private school ALREADY. 34 min ago
                          log in or sign up to post a comment
                          • yes, but these are ostentatious displays 34 min ago
                            log in or sign up to post a comment
                            • So is the regular life of a NYC private school kid 33 min ago
                              log in or sign up to post a comment
                            • how many have you been to? they really don't quite live up to the hype on this board 30 min ago
                              log in or sign up to post a comment
                      • np she is talking about the schools where there are 1-2 each weekend. that does add up. she does not need to feel obligated to give $$ every time 36 min ago
                        log in or sign up to post a comment
                • she doesn't have to do 18 each time if she doesn't want to or can't. 41 min ago
                  log in or sign up to post a comment
            • op, and my ds is starting to get sensitive about it, that's my hreal concern. 43 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
            • actually she will not. she's a kid. if she wants to give 18 or 36 that is cool. if not, she can just give a card of congrats or a hug and a thanks for inviting me. people have...(more) 42 min ago
              wild stereotypes on here about these things.
              log in or sign up to post a comment
        • how poor? 43 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • I make 65K, single mom... so I feel fine but... 42 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • ok just checking. i thought you were going to say $250k but that's poor in ny :) 42 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
            • how do you afford housing? 41 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • I have a little house in the Bronx, mortgage is 1700. I manage. 39 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
            • So the first ten BM's will cost you $180, which you can manage on 65K. Decline the 11th on. 40 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • this is silly. these aren't concerts or bars with cover charge. go to the ones you want to go to. give a gift if you can (doesn't have to be cash) just like at a birthday party....(more) 38 min ago
                if you are in a school where there are 2 a weekend, it is going to suck for everyone for many reasons. don't get hung up on $. it isn't like what people on ybm make it sound like
                log in or sign up to post a comment
              • I think 18 bucks a party is a great value. Your kid will come home with boatloads of candy and hats and tshirts and glow bracelets and photo magnets. 31 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
    • absurdly so 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Some will be over the top, some will be less so. Do you have to throw one yourself? 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • no not jewish 44 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • then what's the big deal 44 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Then you're lucky. We're a FA family at a private and we're jewish and everything is so expensive! For the bnai mitzvahs that dd has been to we've been giving $54, but you could...(more) 39 min ago
          do less.
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • there will be at least one every weekend 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I wouldn't be concerned unless your kid is Jewish or attends hebrew school w/them. You won't get as many invites. 45 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • not true at all 44 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
      • np - no. kids get a lot of invitations, Jewish or not 44 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
      • my non-Jewish DC had invitations to at least 2 a month. there were several months where there was one every weekend. 43 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • just send her with a check for $36 and a nice outfit and tell her to have fun. The BM my son went to ranged from simple lunches to wedding type affairs. 44 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Agreed. People can figure out your situation. If they have a problem with it they won't invite you. 42 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Omg 35 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • np and if they don't, no loss-- why would you want to be friends with assholes like that 34 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • They won't hold it against you if your are an FA family - they will understand. 42 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I remember those days. I was that kid. It sucked. 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • ah, now this is what I was getting at... why? 39 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Sticky. Phone call. I promise to reply. 38 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • The range is huge. She doesn't need to go to them all. Kids give $36 on average, but she may also chip in with friends to get a gift. 40 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Very over the top and this is where your dc may feel like the FA kid. However, you signed up for this. 37 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • So send your kid to public school 35 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • If you think the public school parties are any less extravagant, you are being naive. 33 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • I know kids at both. And while yes, public school parties can be lavish, the private school ones are even more so and in greater number. 32 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • you know kids at both or you have been to b mitzvahs at both? world of difference. imo 29 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • I have been to both and dcs have been to even more at both 28 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
« previous page | next page »