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  1. Toddler Am I the only one who TMI...(more) 1 hr 7 min ago (4 replies)
    Has to shower after pooping? What a mess it is now. I think labor and delivery affected my bumhole.
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    • Like every time? That's a bit weird. Just buy a handheld bidet or use baby wipes, if you don't feel clean. 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • unless i'm constipated, yes. every time. 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • Oh I think this too but have never said it out load. 3rd DB did it to me 1 hr 3 min ago
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      • op: I don't understand the mechanics exactly but it gets all over the place 58 min ago
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  2. Toddler Hate to recycle the New Yorker - would love to pass them on. Any ideas? UWS, fwiw. tia 1 hr 7 min ago (11 replies)
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    • i would love them, seriously 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • where are you? 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • Np. I have a bunch too you can have. Commuter copies. Never spent time in the bathroom either. 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • OP - ditto. I read them on train/bus. 1 hr 6 min ago
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          • ^never thought of that! 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • post them on CL for free 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • there's a nursing home or elder residence on WEA somewhere 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • TY! great idea. I know where it is, reasonably close 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • I drop them off at my doctor's office 1 hr 5 min ago
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  3. Toddler Was in a 3rd grade class yesterday to take pics for a project they did. Girls were so mean. To the point that the teacher called them out after I left 1 hr 7 min ago (11 replies)
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    • ^^a good reason to hate other women 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • it is bad. Even younger than that though 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • Girls are so catty. I see it all the time in scouts and sports 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • what happened? 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • they were presenting posters that they did and the girls were saying mean things to each other "he didn't do that himself" or "that is so stupid" 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • ^^honestly they were mini ybm'ers 1 hr 3 min ago
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          • oh yeah. Where do you think they learn it? 1 hr 2 min ago
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            • some were so blatantly disrespectful to teacher too. This is in a nice burb of NJ too 1 hr 1 min ago
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              • not surprised. 59 min ago
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              • Shocker! This is where this stuff happens. 57 min ago
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                • I don't know about that but it was an eye opener. I mean the anti-bullying shit they do in this school and then to see this was really sad 57 min ago
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  4. Toddler If you have a 6th grader, will he/she go trick or treating? 1 hr 8 min ago (17 replies)
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    • Of course. 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • Ok, just wondering. DS doesn't have a costume idea yet and I told him he needs one if he wants to go t-ot- 1 hr 7 min ago
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        • just get a black cape from the drugstore. Use eyebrow pencil to draw a mustache/ dirty up face. Maybe some hair spray color. This will be the back-up plan. 1 hr 5 min ago
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        • ds goes w. a hoodie on...lol 1 hr 4 min ago
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          • white face paint, smear lipstick like blood drips- all last minute, and not too 'fussy' 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • Yes 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • yes, my 6th and 8th graders are going with groups of friends. i'm just dropping them off and picking them up later. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • of course. so will my 8th grader 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Yes, witha group of kids 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Yes. 7th grader too 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • OP to all: Anyone want to share some costume ideas? DS has none 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • it's not too old, if that's what you're asking. no one's too old for TorT, but ime, once my kids were in hs, unless they were taking their younger sibs, they were more about...(more) 1 hr 7 min ago
      gathering with friends than going door to door on halloween
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      • Ok, yes, thank you that is what I was wondering 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • np. My ds stopped when he hit 6th grade, switched to middle school, so new friends, and TOT in costume is 'stupid' and for little kids. He liked giving out the candy. 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • yes 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • he is but this is the last year 1 hr 5 min ago
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  5. Toddler Should I wear my full witch halloween costume to the kids' school on halloween? I'm class mom for forth grade, small school and costume not sexy mom.. Just funny and dd loves it. 1 hr 10 min ago (41 replies)
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    • I love when parents do this. They are the fun ones. 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • as long as its ok with dc 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • if you can't wear a costume to your kid's school on halloween, when can you? 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • Check with the school. Some have rules prohibiting this. 1 hr 9 min ago
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      • np - ours sent out notes - no costumes. 1 hr 8 min ago
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        • No costumes for parents? Why? 1 hr 8 min ago
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          • no costumes for anyone. Though I would guess if parents came in costumes the kids would be upset they were told they couldn't. 1 hr 7 min ago
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            • Kids wear costumes. Teachers do too. I see few parents but it's not a fun crowd in this area... Very uptight. 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • Then go for it. 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • Where are you? Parents dress up at my DCs' school (Summit, NJ) 1 hr 6 min ago
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            • Fears of terrorism is the driver behind this rule unfortunately 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • sad 1 hr 6 min ago
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              • Actually in our school it is them being anti-that evil holiday. A lot of ultra conservatives in our school and most of the kids probably aren't being allowed to trick or treat. 1 hr 5 min ago
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              • Fake 1 hr 5 min ago
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              • our school has "nothing that covers the face, and nothing that remotely resembles a gun, or any tool for fighting" 1 hr 4 min ago
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        • What a crappy school. Hate this. 1 hr 6 min ago
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      • Lol. They don't want sexy mom costumes 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • Are you pagan? Wiccan? 1 hr 9 min ago
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      • yes, are you? 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • No, I only mock witches at Halloween. 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • you can dislike this is you want - but no one would dress up as a Jew or as a suicide bomber muslim. 1 hr 7 min ago
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        • You are a riot. 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...but as a matter of fact, Osama was a very popular costume just a couple of years ago 1 hr 5 min ago
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          • Nuns - especially pregnant ones are always around. This or isn't a witch, she's an idiot. 1 hr 5 min ago
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            • So anyone else can ask for respect in costumes but not pagans? 1 hr 4 min ago
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              • Op- I immensely dislike people like you and truly cannot stand any organized religion. I'm used to righteous Christians and Jews screaming Antisemitism but a witch in a soapbox?...(more) 1 hr 2 min ago
                Now I've heard it all. Go away loser.
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                • May karma get you for being so disrespectful. 1 hr 1 min ago
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                  • Karma my ass. May the comedians of the world collectively laugh at you. 1 hr ago
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                    • I have not used disrespectful language, I've not called you any names. I've been mild and just suggested the concept that this is disrespectful. There are plenty of witches who...(more) 57 min ago
                      find this costume to be an issue. Honestly I don't have a lot of problems with it - my daughter is dressing as a witch - but I was curious if you were in fact pagan to use the costume. Your immediate rudeness and jumping on me is very cruel though.
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              • No pagan I've ever knows equated themselves with a hook-nosed, hairy-moled, pointy hatted witch, who eats the likes of Hansen and Gretel in stories of old. Get a grip. Seriously. 1 hr ago
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            • That is sad - you call someone an idiot for suggesting her religion not be made fun of? Low point. 1 hr 3 min ago
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              • She's an idiot for having a bug up her ass you fucking idiot. 1 hr 1 min ago
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                • you sound like an unpleasant person. 1 hr ago
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                  • And you sound like a fucking idiot. Righteous religious people and idiots piss me off. Two in one thread... Really piss me off. 59 min ago
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            • Of course. My christian dad used to dress up as a friar (he had the perfect hairline too) :), and everyone loved it! 1 hr 3 min ago
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        • Oh please. So not equivalent. And I was a practicing Wiccan 1 hr 5 min ago
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      • I am, and the witch get up is my everyday wear. On halloween I dress like a regular person. But no on ever gets it. Boring old regular people. Sigh. 1 hr 6 min ago
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    • Sure, do it. I always wear my witch hat and cape and striped stockings. :) 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • while you are there, learn how to spell fourth 1 hr 3 min ago
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  6. Toddler What will happen if my hair is clean when I color it? have always been told not to was hair before but Im a greasy rooty mess and I have plans tonight! 1 hr 10 min ago (7 replies)
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    • I always figured the oils help keep the hair from drying out too much. Not a big deal if your hair is clean imo 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • Don't you have to wash it post coloring?? 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • Not much. I always wash before coloring. I can't stand greasy hair. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • Nothing to your hair, your scalp might be a bit irritated. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • increased potential for irritation 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Hairdresser here, the only reason we say to have it dirty is that the oil build up protects the scalp from irritation due to the chemicals in the dye. 1 hr 5 min ago
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  7. Toddler Do you like this?...(more) 1 hr 11 min ago (6 replies)
    • that is fucking creepy 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • Ugh, no. And I don't think I have an uninterrupted wall that long anyway. 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • Depressing 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • I like it. Very AMNH. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Very cool if you have decor that it matches. 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Terrible 1 hr ago
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  8. Toddler Can I admit something? I was laid off and after working all these years and scrambling childcare , housework, etc w the kids I'm home. And it's really been lovely. I volunteer at...(more) 1 hr 11 min ago (10 replies)
    the school, keep everything running smoothly. Huse is clean, laundry not piled up. Kids can do more activities. I love it
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    • sounds good to me. maybe if I keep ybm'ing at work, I will be let go too. 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • How long have you been at home? I felt the same at first, but after 3 years of it I am ready to go back to work. I miss the intellectual challenge. 1 hr 9 min ago
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      • just since August. I can see that def in time. But I'm just really enjoying not running around like a madwoman now 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • I get that. It is freeing to have some time for yourself. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • i love being home. it works for me. i've been home a long time, and never have felt bored or unfulfilled. but again, that's me, not everyone. 1 hr 8 min ago
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    • I am a WOHM and believe that having a spouse at home definately makes life easier and less stressful for everyone. 1 hr 8 min ago
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      • ^^ btw I don't have a spouse at home - wish I did! 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • But can you afford it? 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • were doing ok. House paid off, good 401k. I'll go back but am savoring it for now. And feel bad men don't usually have this luxury! 1 hr 5 min ago
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    • sounds heavenly! 1 hr 2 min ago
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  9. Toddler Stupid question. How do I take off gel nail polish at home? I have non-acetone remover at home, so I know I need to buy another kind. Do I get the 100% acetone or the regular...(more) 1 hr 12 min ago (6 replies)
    acetone remover? Tia!
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    • 100 and soak. 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • what you have should work 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • Maybe not on gel 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • you're right, missed the gel part 1 hr 3 min ago
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    • Acetone. Need not be 100% but if it isn't you will soak longer 1 hr 10 min ago
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    • Place a cotton ball of remover on each nail and cover with foil. 1 hr 8 min ago
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  10. Toddler Should I buy the whole crib set, or just the sheet and try to piece meal the rest? 1 hr 12 min ago (9 replies)
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    • what else do you need but a fitted sheet for the crib? 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • The crib skirt. The set I'm looking at is $179. If I buy just the sheet and skirt it will cost $73. And I do miss having the crib bumpers for #2, now that she's older. (Buying...(more) 59 min ago
        for #3 now)
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        • We live in different worlds. 58 min ago
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        • how old is number 2? why don't you just use the bumpers from previous kid? 56 min ago
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          • #2 is 15mo. We got rid of the bumpers from #1 before we had number 2. #3 is a boy (older two are girls) so we won't be reusing much, especially since #2 is still young enough...(more) 53 min ago
            that she's still using a lot.
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    • The crib sets are cute, but in retrospect it was a complete waste of money 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • Just buy sheets. You're not allowed to put anything else in it until the kid is 1yo anyway. 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • i bought the whole set with #1 because it came that way. I used the crib skirt and sheet since day 1 but didnt use the bumper till he was about 1yo. The quilt comforter thing...(more) 1 hr 6 min ago
      never got used. with db2 I bought everything separately.
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  11. Toddler This guy is so smart, a total sweetie, a great dad and so cute. How did I luck out? 1 hr 13 min ago (5 replies)
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    • great ass? 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • you're probably a pretty good person yourself. 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • Bite me, Mary Sunshine. 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • How's the Schlong? 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • His wife is a pain in the ass? 1 hr 8 min ago
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  12. Toddler Can someone pls explain? how do you get financial aid for private/catholic school? i thought they were only if you could afford them? nyc, elementary, fwiw 1 hr 14 min ago (12 replies)
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    • you can apply for fa at any of the parochial schools, and there is a range of cost in Manhattan, so some more affordable than others. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • You apply for financial aid 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • You get accepted first,then tell them you can't afford it. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • i don't have direct experience, but have written letters of recommendation for kids i know, for catholic hs admission/FA. i work with kids, so these are kids i know well. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • Need based and usually available bc of donations. 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • op-what are the income cut-offs? 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • totally depends on the school. you can apply after getting accepted but doesn't mean you will get much 1 hr 9 min ago
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        • Depends on the school. Sometimes as high as $200k 1 hr 9 min ago
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    • Some Catholic schools are parochial and very inexpensive 1 hr 10 min ago
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      • op-what does that mean? sorry, not catholic 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • They are tied to a parish and are partially supports by the Church. Our catholic school is 6k a year 1 hr 9 min ago
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      • ^^^and do not offer FA or scholarships because the tuition is so cheap 1 hr 10 min ago
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  13. Toddler My mother came to visit and dropped $2K on new clothes for me. I really have been looking a mess 1 hr 15 min ago (23 replies)
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    • VBA 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • op relief and gratitude. I could never afford that 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • send her my way next please. 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • op this is not an everyday occurance. I have never spent this kind of money in one shot 1 hr 13 min ago
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        • What type of outfits did you get? 1 hr 12 min ago
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          • lots of basics, knits in neutral colors. Eileen Fisher if you must know. flame away. and two handbags 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • That is sweet 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • op. yes. she also listened to be bitch about the rest of family, somthing she never does 1 hr 12 min ago
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        • send her a nice thank you card. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • I'm next, thanks! 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • what did you get? jealous 1 hr 10 min ago
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      • two black skirts, a dress, leggings, tunic, tee, cami, two hangbags 1 hr 10 min ago
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        • that's a lot. where did you go? 1 hr 9 min ago
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          • Bloomingdale's. 1 hr 9 min ago
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            • that's a lot for bloomies. You must have gotten great sales 1 hr 9 min ago
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              • she had a coupon and they gave points. it wasnt very expensive clothing but not crap either 1 hr 8 min ago
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                • what kind of handbags? 1 hr 7 min ago
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                  • one really nice leather bag one MZ wallace tote 1 hr 7 min ago
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                    • what is really nice? $500? 1 hr 6 min ago
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                      • $625. discount on the cheaper one 1 hr 5 min ago
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                        • wow...that is nice 1 hr 5 min ago
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                          • it is. its been 2 years since I had a new bag 1 hr 4 min ago
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  14. Toddler Dh's best fiend from college married a girl who came from a big Catholic family. They ended up having ten dcs on their own, who they homeschooled. The dw has been diagnosed with a...(more) 1 hr 15 min ago (29 replies)
    type of leukemia tat is very slow to develop (terminal in ten years). AThat was three years ago. She and her dh are trying to adopt tw more children from Ethiopia.
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    • i don't get people like this 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • op: Me either. You have so many years to live - why wouldn't you focus on your family?? 1 hr 14 min ago
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        • maybe this is IS focusing on their family to them? who are you to say what they should prioritize in their lives? and for all you know they are looking at adopting older children...(more) 1 hr 11 min ago
          (which is the need in Ethiopia BTW) wishing to enrich their family
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          • op: They are thinking of adopting two 6 yo boys. And yes, I have an opinion on it, which I would never express to them. I think they shou;d focus on her health and their ten kids. 1 hr 8 min ago
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            • why do you assume they are not? 1 hr 7 min ago
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              • op Because there are only so many hours in a day? Only so much attention to go around? These children from Ethiopia will need a LOT of love, care and attention. If she didn't have...(more) 1 hr 5 min ago
                leukemia, I would be cheering her on.
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                • honestly, with a family that large, they are organized very differently than you. 1 hr 4 min ago
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                  • ^I thikn its an incredible legacy she is giving her children. leaving a lesson of compassion, inclusiveness, love... 1 hr 3 min ago
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                  • op: Well, we'll have to agree to disagree here. 1 hr 3 min ago
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                    • yes. but the thing is, its got nothing to do with you. not sure why you would judge 1 hr 2 min ago
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                      • NP - She is discussing it same as you 1 hr 2 min ago
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                • I'm an adoptive mom and I don't think it is fair to bring children into a family with a dying parent. Haven't those children suffered enough? 1 hr 2 min ago
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                  • you prefer that they stay in an orphanage? Where do you think parentless 6 yr olds are living? 1 hr ago
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    • not your problem 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • op: I know. I would never say anythng even to dh, but I am discussing it here. They are lovely people, btw, and probably two of the best looking people irl that I have ever seen. 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • tahts's f'ed up 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • I'd ask what there plans are in 8 years when she is dead. 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • You do that 1 hr 13 min ago
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        • op: No, no, I would never weigh in on that with them. Just mystified by it. 1 hr 11 min ago
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          • Of course you wouldn 1 hr 8 min ago
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            • ^^ wouldn't, because you're not an asshole, like OR 1 hr 7 min ago
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      • They probably think god is going to make a cure first. 57 min ago
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    • the requirements for international adoption are pretty stringent. they will not be allowed to adopt if the family is not healthy and stable. dont judge. you dont know what they...(more) 1 hr 13 min ago
      have to offer
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    • chances are the adoption agency would nedd their medical info 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • I think ultimately people like that are very very selfish--despite looking unselfish on the surface. 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • it would save two dcs from a life of extreme poverty. Nice, imo. 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • A guy i know from college married a woman who already had 7 kids. Her first dh died. They had four more together so now they have 11 kids!!! 1 hr 11 min ago
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      • I admire people like this. I've noticed that the more kids people have, the more laid back they are. 1 hr 2 min ago
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    • I think that is nice. 1 hr 5 min ago
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  15. Toddler If a man posted his dw's pic on FB with this blurb what do you think:...(more) 1 hr 15 min ago (9 replies)
    This women is the most beautiful women in my life she is kind generous,
    Smart very beautiful inside and out her smile lights my life up
    proud to have her in my life..yes we have our up and downs I still love her to death... I LOVE HER VERY MUCH...
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    • He fucked up and is trying to make up for something. 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • Hie is cheating illiterate? 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • nutter 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • I'd think he's got something to hide 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • That she figured out his FB password and listed this. 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • that he is a fucking LOSER 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • the real answer:...(more) 1 hr 11 min ago
      The dw told him they have no connection, dcs are out of the house and she is leaving.
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    • Major marital troubles 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • that the woman he finds most beautiful can't be in his life 57 min ago
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  16. Toddler This post has been disliked 3 times. showI'm glad there are women out there willing to be with married men. It means the reason my DH isn't cheating is because he has integrity and morals, not because he just doesn't...(more) 1 hr 17 min ago (7 replies)
    have the opportunity.
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    • or maybe nobody wants your DH 1 hr 16 min ago
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      • I suppose but the point is that I wouldn't want the reason my DH stayed faithful to be because he couldn't find anyone to cheat with. 1 hr 15 min ago
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        • you have no way of knowing if that is ther eason 1 hr 14 min ago
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          • true - but I would WANT that to be the reason. 1 hr 13 min ago
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      • Lol 1 hr 12 min ago
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    • ok 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • bingo 1 hr 11 min ago
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  17. Toddler Pretend you are a minimum wage earner and you get a $2.00 and hour raise - are you going to go buy healthier food? gas? sign your kid up for soccer? pay the light bill? what...(more) 1 hr 17 min ago (15 replies)
    other thing can you think of that you'd do with the extra $?
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    • wouldn't you say, like every other wage earner, each situation is different? 1 hr 17 min ago
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      • i think the majority of min. wage workers are single women with kids. so am tryint to think like that 1 hr 16 min ago
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        • why are you disliking that? it's true 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • pay my overdue bills 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • Having been very poor at times in my life, I would probably "invest" in my vehicle, if that is applicable. If not...I would probably buy new shoes with the first extra money I...(more) 1 hr 16 min ago
      got. When you're poor, your shoes are always a mess.
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      • ita, especially sneakers. Even a cheap ($30) pair at Target is expensive when you make $7.50 /hour. A decent pair can cost about $60. 1 hr 6 min ago
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        • Yep. And when you're poor, you walk a lot and stand a lot. 57 min ago
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    • I would yes, buy better food, I'd be able to start saving, I'd be able to get my kids clothes without government help. 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • catch up on my bills, maybe buy things i couldnt buy all the time before, some extra clohtes for dcs, stuff for christmas 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • pay down debt. 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • get my kids to the dentist 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • Get off the free lunch program at school - be able to pay the daycare bill myself. 1 hr 14 min ago
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      • Given that daycare runs about $1600/mo. per kid, I don't think a $2 raise is going to do this for you. 1 hr 1 min ago
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    • reduce my debt and eat healthier 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • I think the common thread is that it would somewhat reduce the stress of being poor. Given what we are learning about the effects of long-term, chronic stress on critical brain...(more) 1 hr 12 min ago
      areas, this could be the most important benefit, especially for children in these families.
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  18. Toddler What's for dinner? 1 hr 19 min ago (11 replies)
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    • Meatloaf. 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • Probably his time. He's old. Go ahead. 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • Mmmm sweaty old man. 1 hr 17 min ago
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        • I often wonder if he looks in the mirror and says, 'why the F did I pick such a stupid name' 1 hr 16 min ago
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          • Or as the NY Times referred to him years ago as "Mr. Loaf" 1 hr 14 min ago
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        • I want you, I need you, but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna eat you.... 1 hr 14 min ago
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    • mushroom raviolis, brussels sprouts 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • no idea 1 hr 16 min ago
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    • ham and cheese omelets and a salad 1 hr 13 min ago
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    • clearly the only answer today would be Pernil 1 hr 11 min ago
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    • steak and cauliflower mash 1 hr 8 min ago
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  19. Toddler Why can't I see my posts after I unsticky? I just posted. 1 hr 20 min ago (3 replies)
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    • You've been banned. Ha-haw! 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • YBM moves fast. Look on next pg 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • No, I can't see my posts. Annoying. DC is swimming and this is my 20min coffee and YNM time. 1 hr 17 min ago
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  20. Toddler You open the door to a long and narrow bathroom. there's a window with the built in tub on the far side. to your left is a sink and toilet in a row. OR should it be toilet and...(more) 1 hr 20 min ago (4 replies)
    then sink?
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    • sink first 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • In mine it's the sink 1 hr 4 min ago
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    • I have toilet first -- and it's such a stupid layout. You open door and the first thing in front of you in the toilet. 51 min ago
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  21. Toddler 5th grade dd wants to learn spanish--are there any good online programs geared towards her age? 1 hr 20 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Rosetta Stone is perfect for her. It's pricey, but so worth it. 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • how much does it cost? 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • they dont do it in school now? 1 hr 15 min ago
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  22. Toddler How much FA will we get if private school is $42K! a year and our family of 4 household income is about $65K? 1 hr 20 min ago (40 replies)
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    • Full ride 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • Our private makes everyone pay something. Np, I said below, a couple of thousand. 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • are you white? 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • Hope not (fingers crossed) 1 hr 17 min ago
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    • one meeelion dolla 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • do both parents work? 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • DH is unemployed right now. We are white, urban (school is in the burbs). have a mortgage but no other debt 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • you may get something but it will be different once your DH gets a job 1 hr 18 min ago
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          • yes but he is not a big earner - we never make much more than $100K even when he was working 1 hr 17 min ago
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        • How long has he been unemployed? If it's been more than a year, they may raise an eyebrow. 1 hr 17 min ago
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        • they'll assign 45k to dh. 1 hr 17 min ago
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        • public is not an option in your suburb? 1 hr 16 min ago
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          • she doesn't live in the burbs. the school is in the burbs. 1 hr 15 min ago
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          • we live in Boston but the public school aren't meeting her needs; DS is very happy at public 1 hr 15 min ago
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    • You will need to pay a couple of thousand, likely. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • this, about 5k. apiece ime, we couldn't do it. 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • do you work? is there some diversity? debt? mortgage? 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • it's need based. most FA comes from donations so... it depends. I'm talking k-12 grade not college. that's totally different 1 hr 19 min ago
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    • free 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • unlikely 1 hr 19 min ago
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        • 65k total pay? its likely if they want the kid. 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • where will your other kid go? 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • np: she will get that kid a free ride too 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • my other kid goes to public and it is fine for him. DD has dyslexia and public is just not a good fit and the school we like is all private pay 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • you might get a full ride. who knows but know that it will change ever year so.. it's not a good long term plan bc you really can't gauge how much money you will get for the next...(more) 1 hr 16 min ago
          year and so on. FA at independent privates usually comes from donations. it's never the same amount every year.
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        • Does the private school have enough support for her SN? 1 hr 15 min ago
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          • yes it is a school for LD children 1 hr 15 min ago
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            • Got it. Are they at capacity? 1 hr 14 min ago
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              • I would assume so but I don't know 1 hr 13 min ago
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            • np: if need to speak with a SN's attorney, you can possibly sue the school district to prove they are not providing the services needed, then they will reimburse tuition 1 hr 14 min ago
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              • Nnp, I was thinking this, but didn't want to interject as I know nothing about Boston. 1 hr 13 min ago
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                • see below - this school is no longer accepting public payment since they found that the families that can advocate for their districts to pay tend to be the families that could...(more) 1 hr 11 min ago
                  afford to pay. They want a more socio-economic diversity so they are now offering more FA
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                  • Then I'm going with $2k 1 hr 11 min ago
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                    • hope you mean we would pay ~$2k not that we would get only $2k in FA 1 hr 7 min ago
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    • Depends on on a lot of things--whether the school is at capacity, what grade your kid is in, etc. 1 hr 19 min ago
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      • I doubt it, if the kid is accepted, he"ll get fa. 1 hr 18 min ago
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        • Depends on the resources of the school and what model they use for allocating FA. If they are using the net tuition revenue model and the school is not at capacity, they are...(more) 1 hr 17 min ago
          likely to get more than if the school is full and they use a more traditional model.
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    • I'd be surprised if you were accepted. 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • this. 1 hr 17 min ago
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      • It is a school for LD children and DD fits there profile. They are moving away from public pay b/c they found most of the kids who get their school districts to pay for them can...(more) 1 hr 13 min ago
        actually afford it. So in order to get more socio-economic diversity they are offering more FA to students who need it.
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  23. Toddler Would you find it odd if you emailed 2 parents at pre-school re; play date and neither replied? Seems rude to me. 1 hr 21 min ago (1 reply)
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    • odder that you posted this again after one minute 1 hr 19 min ago
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  24. Toddler Would you find it odd if you emailed 2 different parents at pre-school inviting them for a playdate and neither replied? Sort of rude. It was just a perfectly normal email , DC...(more) 1 hr 22 min ago (12 replies)
    enjoys playing with x at school and asked if we could have a play date, we would love to have x over sometime, is x available Wednesday afternoons? We have never met so I can't imagine they dislike me.
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    • my guess is they gave the school a secondary email address that they dont check everyday 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • Yes 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • how long did you give them to reply? 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • Don't assume you're being ignored. Try again at some later time. 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • when did you email? yes, rude 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • not odd at all. people are busy, playdates aren't a priority for some. 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • NP- that's fine- but it is rude and odd to not answer. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • yes, but reply to the invite - common courtesy 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • I hate that shit. I do think it's weird and kind of rude. Happened to me w/ one mom in K though she wrote back a wk or so later saying "possibly." 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • they may not recognize your name so didn't even bother opening the email/assumed it was spam or something. how long ago did you email? 1 hr 21 min ago
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      • its possibe it went to spam and thye never got it 1 hr 18 min ago
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  25. Toddler Who do you think benefits most from raising the minimum wage? what do you find to be the most compelling reason to raise it? 1 hr 23 min ago (15 replies)
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    • the trickle down is immediate when the working poor have more $ in their pocket 1 hr 22 min ago
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      • you mean trickle up? there is no trickle down 1 hr 21 min ago
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        • i mean the money goes back into the economy so we all benefit 1 hr 21 min ago
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          • yes that is correct 1 hr 20 min ago
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            • ^because money trickles up not down 1 hr 20 min ago
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              • ty, i used the wrong term 1 hr 18 min ago
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    • lower income families. because the rich are getting richer on the backs of the people who make it possible. some consideration for the front lines of those businesses is warranted 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • Poor people with jobs. 1 hr 22 min ago
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    • Directly, those at the lowest income levels benefit, but more broadly, we all benefit when there is less income inequality. Right now, our economy is stagnating b/c there is a...(more) 1 hr 22 min ago
      lag in demand. Rich people simply don't spend the % of their income that non-rich people do.
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    • The most compelling reason is to show that we, as a society, value work. 1 hr 21 min ago
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    • Raise the minimum wage and you'll have more people spending money at the shops whose owners are paying a higher minimum wage. It all comes around. 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • Everyone. Seriously, everyone. Including the assholes who are fighting it. 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • actually, every body. remember Henry Ford made it a priority that the people who built the model t would be able to buy one. that is what built that company 1 hr 20 min ago
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    • When someone with a full-time job earning minimum wage is still below the poverty line, it means we are subsidizing big business. 1 hr 20 min ago
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      • very well said 1 hr 19 min ago
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