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  1. Elementary Any Hartford area moms on? We are moving there and trying to decide between Simsbury and West Hartford. We have researched both places pretty exhaustively and, overall, I prefer...(more) 4-14-2014 7:41am (2 replies)
    Simsbury. We did, however, look at a house in West Hartford in the Norfeldt school district that we really liked and that was on a quiet street with a decent-sized yard. My concern with West Hartford is its size and pace - I find it crowded and a little impersonal. Any moms out there who can speak to this?
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    • I grew up on West Hartford and went to Norfeldt. Simsbury is nice too, but a little too quiet for my taste. But, it sounds like you'd prefer quiet. I don't think of West...(more) 4-19-2014 9:26am
      Hartford as loud or impersonal, but I haven't lived there in many years.
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    • are you jewish? there is a larger community in west hartford. simsbury is a little more isolated too. my aunt lives there and teaches there-they raised their kids in simsbury....(more) 4-19-2014 9:28am
      it is a nice town. not super diverse though
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  2. Elementary What are your Passover menus? 4-13-2014 7:58pm (1 reply)
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    • Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, matzoh ball soup, gefilte fish, hardboiled egg, either broccoli or peas (haven't decided yet), charoset, wine/grape juice and pesadich candies with 4-13-2014 8:04pm
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  3. Elementary I got the dark chocolate peanut butter dream from peanut butter & co. Later I'm going to smear it all over a banana and stuff it into my face 4-4-2014 10:58pm (0 replies)
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  4. Elementary Had I known I would have run far, far away from my dh 14 years ago. It's over. I feel so sick and heartbroken 4-4-2014 10:28pm (9 replies)
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    • why? what's going on? 4-4-2014 10:29pm
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      • He can't stay committed to me. He needs emotional attachments to other women. 4-4-2014 10:31pm
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        • is he having emotional affairs? why do you think he's so needy? 4-4-2014 10:32pm
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          • I don't know. But I've always known this- I am such an idiot for marrying him 4-4-2014 10:36pm
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            • what made you marry him? there must have been some good at one point, right? 4-4-2014 10:37pm
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        • sucks 4-4-2014 10:35pm
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    • known what exactly 4-4-2014 10:29pm
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    • will get worse, but then get much better 4-4-2014 10:31pm
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    • I;m sorry. You deserve better. 4-5-2014 10:35pm
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  5. Elementary Cape cod - recommendations on what town to stay in with 2 dcs 8 and 9 4-1-2014 10:37pm (1 reply)
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    • Chatham or Brewster IMO. 4-1-2014 10:39pm
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  6. Elementary Private School Bus Service...(more) 3-30-2014 4:48pm (0 replies)
    Can anyone recommend a private school bus company that can take my daughter to/from her private school? She will be 5. Thanks.
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  7. Elementary I work from hom and I think some of the SAHMs in my town think I'm a SAHM with help. I do work, go in to see clients from time to time, travel etc. One mom asked me what I did and...(more) 3-26-2014 5:07pm (19 replies)
    I told her and she said yeah I have a similar situation I sell Stella and Dot so I work my own hours...NOT THE SAME!!!!
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    • lmfao - stella and dot is not a job 3-26-2014 5:08pm
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    • You should get a nametag and put your title on it so people are sure to know. 3-26-2014 5:09pm
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      • mostly I don't care but people think I have a hobby job like stella and dot is annoying 3-26-2014 5:15pm
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    • What is stella and dot? At what point (salary/time spent) do you think someone can say they work? 3-26-2014 5:09pm
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      • np: stella and dot is crappy jewlery sold like amway 3-26-2014 5:14pm
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        • and people harass their friends into buying 3-26-2014 5:14pm
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          • I f*ing hate mlm people 3-26-2014 5:16pm
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              • mlm - multi-level marketing 3-26-2014 5:18pm
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          • OK. But do they make money for their family? If so, then it is a job. It's sales job. Clearly one people on this board do not respect, but it is a job. If she is doing it for fun...(more) 3-26-2014 5:16pm
            then it's just a hobby.
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            • they make nothing, they get paid in cheap ugly jewelry 3-26-2014 5:18pm
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            • pyramid scheme 3-26-2014 5:18pm
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            • 90% of them never break even, it's like mary kay, it's a scam 3-26-2014 5:18pm
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              • I thought Mary Kay women could make money though. My mom's friend did it back in the 70s and would wear a pink jack and I think was up for a pink cadillac!! 3-26-2014 5:21pm
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                • If you read up on it, it's a scam. They encourage women to charge up an enormous amount on their credit cards "to build their business" but the profit margins mean that there's no...(more) 3-26-2014 5:29pm
                  way you can actually make money at it unless you are very successful at building up sellers. It's a pyramid scheme. You can make money, but only if you're in the top 5% of the pryamid, everyone else loses money
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                  • ^and by building up other sells, I mean convince them to put a lot of money into their "business" that they won't see back. 3-26-2014 5:30pm
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    • I don't know what Stella and Dot is. But if she is making money isn't it a job? 3-26-2014 5:15pm
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    • you post about this often 3-26-2014 5:32pm
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  8. Elementary Back of neck pain and it hurts when I take a deep breath 3-26-2014 4:58pm (0 replies)
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  9. Elementary 9 yo dd has started doing the slef preservation thing where she will say "yeah I'm a weirdo" when someone teases her. I worry she is doing it to let them know she isn't bothered...(more) 3-26-2014 4:43pm (9 replies)
    by their taunts
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    • Why are you worried? She's taking away their ammunition--smart girl 3-26-2014 4:44pm
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      • NP - You wouldn't worry that maybe she's internalizing this mantra? 3-26-2014 4:45pm
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        • My fourth grade teacher had a mantra: Weird is wonderful. It's great to not be like everyone else. Embrace your uniqueness 3-26-2014 4:46pm
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      • np-no, I was like that too, it's not good, it's putting yourself down so others won't do it for you. 3-26-2014 4:46pm
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        • op that is my concern. 3-26-2014 4:47pm
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          • what do they say when they tease her? 3-26-2014 4:47pm
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          • I posted above. Before you let it worry you, ask your dd what her definition of "weirdo" is. Then you can have a conversation stressing all the positives of not conforming. 3-26-2014 4:47pm
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            • it was over silly things, the way she eats her sandwich or that she likes to sing...kids are mean 3-26-2014 4:50pm
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    • Worried? It seems a very smart strategy 3-26-2014 4:48pm
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  10. Elementary A boy in my dd's class threw paper at her and when she objected to it he said "well you look like garbage so I threw it at you" she was very upset and cried since he was with a...(more) 3-26-2014 4:30pm (22 replies)
    group and they all laughed at her. Taking deep breaths so I don't go to pick her up and slap the piss out of him
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    • What did the teacher do 3-26-2014 4:30pm
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      • she wasn't there and dd didn't tell her. I asked dd what she would have liked to say to him and encouraged her to do that next time and let teacher know 3-26-2014 4:31pm
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    • boy probbaly learned that from his parents 3-26-2014 4:31pm
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    • omg. How old? I would be LIVID!!!! 3-26-2014 4:31pm
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      • 9 3-26-2014 4:31pm
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        • Do you know the kid? His parents? If my kid did something like this I would really want to know. 3-26-2014 4:32pm
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          • nope don't know him or his parents 3-26-2014 4:32pm
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            • damn. I am so sorry for your dd! What a little bastard! 3-26-2014 4:34pm
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      • OMG, you need to calm down....LIVID??? really? 3-26-2014 4:34pm
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    • What grade? 3-26-2014 4:31pm
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    • you can't manage every interaction of theirs. 3-26-2014 4:32pm
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      • op which is why I'm not going there and asked her what she wanted to say and said she should say it next time...but the mommy in me wants to slap this little fucker 3-26-2014 4:34pm
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        • What are you going to tell her to say? I would have not clue what to say! 3-26-2014 4:34pm
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          • so the school counselor told us that in these situations it is best to ask the child what she would have said in the situation or what she wanted to say and encourage her to say...(more) 3-26-2014 4:35pm
            it. This way it's in her own words and not you feeding her lines she may not be comfortable saying
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    • Is this a one time incident? Or an ongoing thing btwn this boy and her. I'd tell her that he probably likes her and that boys are immature. If she were really upset, I would...(more) 3-26-2014 4:37pm
      email the teacher and give teacher a heads up ...in case something happens again
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      • NEVER EVER tell your dd that a boy likes her when he treats her badly...that is bullshit 3-26-2014 4:38pm
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        • I'm not telling her to date the asshole...just that he likes her...and that he is the type of guy that she should never date 3-26-2014 4:40pm
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          • I know but some girls will see that guys being assholes as a way to show they like them 3-26-2014 4:44pm
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            • which is why you need to teach the lesson early....that it's no way to show that you like someone. 3-26-2014 4:47pm
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        • developmentally that is probably the truth. no one says it's okay, but that is probably what is going on. 3-26-2014 4:51pm
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    • he probably likes her. boys are such freakshows in 4th grade. 3-26-2014 4:50pm
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  11. Elementary How much for non funded...(more) 3-24-2014 9:50pm (1 reply)
    If non funded, you pay lawyer, 5000 + 30-20% of tuition if you get reimbursement from DoE, then maybe scholarship on top of this? do I have this right? how much do people pay each year?
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    • well, you don't get reimbursed for a year so you pay the school in the meantime. also, there's downpayment due at contract signing. 3-24-2014 9:51pm
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  12. Elementary - no subject -...(more) 3-19-2014 3:10pm (2 replies)
    1. charter schools in nys are all not for profit. 2. charter schools do not take resources away from public schools. schools are allocated per pupil funding-if student goes somewhere else, funding follows student but school has one less student to educate. 3. charters do not destroy public schools - no parent leaves a public school they love. parents choosing charters are not happy with their publics. if publics were better, parents wouldn't choose charters. 4. charters get significantly less per pupil funding than publics-this is taking into account both the value of "free rent" for charters, and the cost to taxpayers of contributions to pensions and medical for public school teachers. 5. NYC charters outperform regular publics - based on two rigorous studies comparing students who entered lottery and either did or did not win a spot in an NYC charter. 6. charter schools have fewer SN students because 1. fewer apply and 2. more IEP students move out of special ed design
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    • repeat this 10x in front of a mirror in the dark and bloody Mary will appear. 3-19-2014 3:14pm
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    • Bullshit. Kiss their blood sucking asses goodbye! 3-19-2014 3:15pm
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  13. Elementary Is it possible ds's limbs are growing right now, but torso will grow separately? He was never long limbed and now really is. 7yo. 3-19-2014 1:08pm (4 replies)
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    • Mine's feet always grow first, then the rest of him catches up. 3-19-2014 1:08pm
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    • Of course. 3-19-2014 1:08pm
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    • Yes, like puppies 3-19-2014 1:09pm
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    • No, it's oranutanosis syndrome 3-19-2014 1:11pm
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  14. Elementary Psychic mom on? 3-17-2014 9:59pm (0 replies)
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  15. Elementary 9 yo old ds acts as if he is so depressed. I can't take it anymore. Everything is horrible for him, according to him. He has nothing mecically wrong with him, etc. I don't...(more) 3-16-2014 6:27pm (1 reply)
    know what to do anymore. He has been to a psych and there was nothing. He is so entitled and feels nothing is good enough. I can't take it.
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    • So he's demanding and never satisfied? 3-16-2014 6:33pm
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  16. Elementary Education attorneys...(more) 3-13-2014 3:33pm (2 replies)
    anyone have experience with education attorneys? if so who is the best out there? Could use some help on this. Thanks
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    • what city? 3-13-2014 3:33pm
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    • Search the SN board. There are a bunch regularly mentioned on there. 3-13-2014 3:34pm
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  17. Elementary This post has been disliked 3 times. showNew York Family Camp Fairs...(more) 3-10-2014 1:16pm (1 reply)
    Last chance to meet camps before Summer 2014! Come to the New York Family Camp Fair to meet over 40 day and sleepaway camp directors in one place!

    BRING YOUR QUESTIONS: The ultimate “camp lady,” the American Camp Association’s Renee Flax, will be on hand at each fair to help you find the right match for your child.

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    Last chance to meet camps before Summer 2014! Come to the New York Family Camp Fair to meet over 40 day and sleepaway camp directors in one place!

    BRING YOUR QUESTIONS: The ultimate “camp lady,” the American Camp Association’s Renee Flax, will be on hand at each fair to help you find the right match for your child.

    Contact Event Coordinator, Sara Gardner at sgardner@manhattanmedia.com with any questions!
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    • Send dick pics to me at gardner@manhattanmedia.com 3-10-2014 1:17pm
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  19. Elementary New York Family Camp Fairs...(more) 3-10-2014 1:16pm (2 replies)
    Last chance to meet camps before Summer 2014! Come to the New York Family Camp Fair to meet over 40 day and sleepaway camp directors in one place!

    BRING YOUR QUESTIONS: The ultimate “camp lady,” the American Camp Association’s Renee Flax, will be on hand at each fair to help you find the right match for your child.

    Contact Event Coordinator, Sara Gardner at sgardner@manhattanmedia.com with any questions!
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    • you again?? PLEASE stop. obviously SPAM 3-10-2014 1:16pm
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    • Send dick pics to me at sgardner@manhattanmedia.com 3-10-2014 1:18pm
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  20. Elementary We lost a house after inspection. We found the house had issues and there was soil contamination due to oil tank but we were told it was being handled. Now close to close date...(more) 3-9-2014 9:25am (13 replies)
    seller informed us that he hadn't done it yet due to weather AND he isn't agreeing with the credits. I am gutted, this is a never ending process
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    • You can choose to take care of it yourself if you really want the house. 3-9-2014 9:26am
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      • you can't close on a house until you get NFA (no further action) letter form DEP. and it will cost us so much money is repairs not to mention it needs new heating, fencing, lots...(more) 3-9-2014 9:28am
        of landscaping etc. We had a budget to take care of this stuff and now half of it will go to inspection issues and closing costs as it will cost us about 1550 per month to hold on to rate?
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        • then walk away. Seriously, doesn't sound like the house is worth it. 3-9-2014 9:35am
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    • my parents dealt with soil contamination after an oil tank removal - run run run away. it took 5 years to fix. 3-9-2014 9:27am
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      • why 3-9-2014 9:28am
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        • till they got the letter from the DEP, till they got on the list with the approved vendors for soil removal, then soil replacement, then there are some money issues on their side...(more) 3-9-2014 9:29am
          for something. it's not an easy thing.
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          • they were also one of the first that i ever heard of this (now i hear it all the time) so there may have been changing laws involved 3-9-2014 9:30am
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          • what??? I had no idea 3-9-2014 9:31am
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            • yeah, they had to pay something like 30k to get 5 tons of soil replaced (i think - i was hearing everything 2nd hand from my mom, but a huge amount of soil had to be removed),...(more) 3-9-2014 9:33am
              people thought they were putting in a pool
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              • For that much, might as well have. 3-9-2014 9:36am
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    • One of the downsides to buying in a sellers market. 3-9-2014 9:27am
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    • How did you find out about the soil contamination? 3-9-2014 9:35am
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    • What town? 4-17-2014 10:46pm
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  21. Elementary Last night was not a good night. It was a friend's 40th birthday and it was a nice large group. A friend of mine is always flirting with my dh....I haven't said anything bc it has...(more) 3-9-2014 9:18am (13 replies)
    seemed harmless. BUT yesterday it was obvious she has other motives and I let her know that she crossed the line. She was pretty drunk and stared crying etc. UGH! I really thought now I would not need to deal with crazy bitches like this. WTF, she is 42, act your age and stop sticking your fake tits and hair extensions at my dh.
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    • Good for you 3-9-2014 9:19am
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      • it has been a long time coming. She was practically sticking her tits in his face. It was so fucking obvious. 3-9-2014 9:20am
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    • lol- sorry... Have you talked about it w dh? 3-9-2014 9:19am
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      • yes and he felt really uncomfortable since he is friends with her dh 3-9-2014 9:20am
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        • Oy she has a dh?- she seems extremely insecure 3-9-2014 9:21am
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          • extremely....i'm one of her few female friends. She works in a male dominant place and said women don't like her bc of her looks. They are jerseylicious/OC at best....hair...(more) 3-9-2014 9:22am
            extensions, fake boobs, botox...nothing original
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    • Both of you need a better class of friends. 3-9-2014 9:19am
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      • op I have tried to keep it classy but when you are dancing in front of my dh while he is sitting trying to shove tits in his face I have an issue 3-9-2014 9:21am
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        • Please stop talking about "tits" 3-9-2014 9:21am
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          • sorry I'm pissed...breasts better 3-9-2014 9:22am
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    • You don't need friends like this. 3-9-2014 9:25am
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      • nope and I told her we are done. she started crying saying she was just having a good time and was a little drunk. The thing is that I have seen her do crap like this sober. 3-9-2014 9:26am
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        • She will not change and it sounds like she is after your dh 3-9-2014 9:29am
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  22. Elementary - no subject -...(more) 3-4-2014 1:49pm (0 replies)
    Was curious if anyone had heard of GREAT Kids Snacks and their monthly Snack Box. Http://www.greatkidssnacks.com The most convenient way for parents to provide their kids with healthy and fun snacks.
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  23. Elementary FREE camp fairs this weekend in NYC!...(more) 3-3-2014 10:42am (0 replies)
    Check out the free camp fairs being hosted by New York Family this weekend in NYC. Learn more and rsvp at www.newyorkfamily.com/camps
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  24. Elementary Special Needs-NYC SN schools...(more) 3-2-2014 8:50am (1 reply)
    Can kids move from 8:1 schools to less restrictive -eg. from aaron/gb /pksid. to churchil/gaynor, etc. my dc has ld (expressive receptive) some pragmatic language and was advised to try and switch schools -ns good/after interviews at churchill/gaynor was refused because poor pragmatic language- lots of x-tras supplied to schools and w
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    • Of course. My kid was accepted to 0ne of the schools from each group 3-2-2014 8:55am
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  25. Elementary Is alcapulco safe for vaca? 2-28-2014 1:08pm (6 replies)
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    • less safe in recent years 2-28-2014 1:09pm
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    • no freakin way 2-28-2014 1:10pm
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    • hijack: what parts of mexico are safe? 2-28-2014 1:12pm
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      • np: none. watch the spanish news and you will see 2-28-2014 1:14pm
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      • Maya riviera is safe. 2-28-2014 1:15pm
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    • try cabo, it's safe there. 2-28-2014 1:14pm
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