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  1. Elementary I feel sad. There are so many reasons. Let's see...DH is not connected with me nor I with him; he has no initiative to ever go out on weekends so weekends are a bore. My...(more) 1-29-2015 8:43pm (4 replies)
    children only want my attention and I work full time so when I'm home, they all want to have my attention at the same time. I feel ugly and fat. We moved over a year ago and I don't have a group of friends...this is due mainly bc of lack of time and probably moving around too much. My house has so many imperfections that stick out to me. Lastly, I feel I am responsible for every minor thing such as dinner; putting rock salt down, etc...
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    • Plus, you posted on the wrong board 1-29-2015 8:44pm
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    • i hear you, that's why I left, life is easier without the dead weight. lost a ton of weight and trained my kids to do chores and plan ahead 1-29-2015 8:45pm
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      • I too left dh. He provided nothing, or not much, to the family and was a drain on me financially and emotionally. Much easier without him. it was more than just that, but it is...(more) 1-29-2015 8:48pm
        definitely much easier now. np
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    • While I'm complaining....I feel like I was forced to work my f/t job. My job is fine and I like the security. However, I resent him for it. I have 0 time and 0 life and 0...(more) 1-29-2015 8:49pm
      friends. I also hate that there still isn't enough money to comfortably send kids to camp and have any sort of savings.
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  2. Elementary Snow Boots...(more) 1-24-2015 12:44pm (3 replies)
    I was about to buy the Sorel Joan of Arctic boots but keep reading they are slippery. Anyone have Pajar boots? Which snow boots to buy? TIA
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    • I love in chicGo and have tried most brands. I love khombu because they do not slide, many styles, and are less exp 1-24-2015 12:47pm
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    • i wanted shorter boots and did a ton of research. got the Sorel trivioli II boots about 6 weeks ago. best things ever. not slippery and have kept my feet completely dry. i have...(more) 1-24-2015 12:48pm
      arthritis in both feet and they are super comfortable. i had originally bought caribou sorels but they were just too heavy for me.
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    • I have the Joan of Arc and thought I was crazy because I am always slipping in them. I guess I should have read the reviews. 1-24-2015 12:48pm
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  3. Elementary (very) emotional 7 year old boy - any recommendations for...(more) 1-23-2015 12:59pm (5 replies)
    parent coaching to help us help him emotionally regulate better. Every game, event, playdate ends in tears. I'm not worried there is more going on here but I think my hubby and I could do better helping him. I just want him to have fun and relax and he is so wound up on losing, fairness...tears always follow. I have other boys so I'm well versed in boyhood/competitive norms that happen at this age - his emotion is (much) more than average and I'd like to be a better parent to that emotion.
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    • PCIT 1-23-2015 1:00pm
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      • np: this! I am doing this with my 7 yo son right now and I swear by it! Try NYU Child Study Center. Brittany Roslin. 1-23-2015 1:09pm
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    • we went to a child therapist who helped ds develop coping skills. it only took a couple months. sometimes its just hearing mechanisms from someone other than your parents 1-23-2015 1:01pm
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    • I have a kid like that (he's 12 now)... my advice is to scale back on playdates and keep them short, remove him from any situation once you can see on his face that he is about to...(more) 1-23-2015 1:04pm
      lose it...then pull him aside and have him breathe, talk to him, tell him you can see that he is becoming upset but he needs to try some strategies to try and calm himself down. You could also try a few sessions of CBT for him/you...my ds has always been like this...we even tried anti anxiety meds but he didn't want to be on them....funny, dh and I were just noticing last night that he seems to have turned a corner...although its a big polygon so he's got many more corners to turn
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      • ^also figure out what his triggers are...my ds can sometimes handle losing but NEVER to his older brother...so I don't have them 'compete' at things...it always ends badly for my...(more) 1-23-2015 1:06pm
        younger ds
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  4. Elementary My 6 year old DD is only reading at a level f. Should I worry? 1-19-2015 4:25pm (1 reply)
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  5. Elementary Repost - what bags are you loving now? Anyone? 1-19-2015 12:03pm (0 replies)
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  6. Elementary Completed day 4 of whole30. Would love any thoughts from those who completed 30 days. 1-7-2015 11:28pm (1 reply)
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    • you might want to repost this on toddler 1-7-2015 11:31pm
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  7. Elementary 10 yo ds seems so depressed. He won't talk to me to let me know...(more) 1-4-2015 12:39pm (4 replies)
    what is going on.
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    • :( 1-4-2015 12:40pm
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    • Does depression run in your family? 1-4-2015 12:42pm
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    • maybe he's been shunned or bullied? try to have someone else talk to him 1-4-2015 12:42pm
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    • Please get to the bottom of it. 1-4-2015 12:45pm
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  8. Elementary Pondering elementary ops for dyslexic 2nd grader in Brooklyn...(more) 1-4-2015 7:11am (1 reply)
    My son is dyslexic and has been getting orton gillingham help in school twice weekly and come Monday, it'll be three times a week. He's in an ITC class as well and has an IEP for speech. While I feel lucky the our public school offers this much, I'm getting very worried that it's not enough. Are there any reccos for really good public schools in NY or NJ that do a lot for dyslexic kids??
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    • Unfortunately public schools usually do next to nothing to remediate dyslexia. They'd rather kids who need extra help go to privates 1-4-2015 8:01am
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  9. Elementary My 6 year old daughter is a brat. /she wines and cries over everything and bugs her othe 2 siblings. She is ruining my house. 1-3-2015 11:34am (2 replies)
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    • Make changes, one of which should be not labeling her and assigning blame for ruining the house. It's not going to help her change. 1-3-2015 11:35am
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    • My 5 yo can be like this. She is exhausting. 1-3-2015 11:36am
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  10. Elementary Tell me why ppl do not like taylor swift? 1-1-2015 8:21pm (4 replies)
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    • I want to know why we talk about her so much 1-1-2015 8:22pm
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      • op: yeah that too. 1-1-2015 8:24pm
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      • NP - I don't care about her one way or another but I would rather discuss her then the Kardashians. 1-1-2015 8:27pm
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  11. Elementary Anyone use a delivery diet program that they recommend? just for a week or so... 12-30-2014 12:31pm (0 replies)
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  12. Elementary What's the best cleaner to clean grout? 12-30-2014 12:29pm (0 replies)
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  13. Elementary Dc probably has the flu. no new year's celebrations for us. ugg 12-30-2014 11:49am (1 reply)
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    • flu or cold? 12-30-2014 11:51am
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  14. Elementary If ds has flu, how likely is it that I will have it? 12-29-2014 10:49pm (0 replies)
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  15. Elementary Ds has 100.1 fever; achy; sneezing; coughing a bit. feels achey. I brought him to dr today but too early to do flu swab. think it's the flu? 12-29-2014 10:35pm (4 replies)
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    • No 12-29-2014 10:37pm
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      • sorry... meant 101.0. Is flu higher? He is shivering like crazy. 12-29-2014 10:38pm
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        • Or, that's not a high fever for a kid 12-29-2014 10:38pm
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          • no, it's not. OP here, this kid had almost 106 at one time. However, he doesn't get high fevers anymore. Also, MIL said DH didn't get high fevers at all as a kid. 12-29-2014 10:40pm
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  16. Elementary I wanted to check in with the night crowd...I was looking into balloon shades for my daughter's room. She likes them and so do I. Are we making a mistake? 12-29-2014 10:33pm (1 reply)
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    • they end up very dusty, fwiw. 12-29-2014 10:34pm
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  17. Elementary Getting window treatments for dd room. It's $425 per window (large windows) for 2 balloon shades. Should I do one balloon shade and one window with panels instead to save $?...(more) 12-29-2014 11:14am (6 replies)
    Wiindows are on opposite sides of the room from one another.
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    • No 12-29-2014 11:15am
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    • Balloon shades are so dated (I like them, they are pretty...but) 12-29-2014 11:15am
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      • OP here - I like them. Any other suggestions? 12-29-2014 11:16am
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      • I like them, but I like vintage. 12-29-2014 11:32am
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    • Panels for both 12-29-2014 11:17am
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  18. Elementary Fill out a survey regarding how you transport your children and be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card....(more) 12-28-2014 9:26pm (0 replies)
  19. Elementary How is the french dual language program at PS 58? 12-16-2014 9:27am (1 reply)
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  20. Elementary Moms in D3 middle school process, what did you rank first and second? 12-15-2014 12:05am (2 replies)
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    • 1st: 54 2d: WESS 12-15-2014 12:19am
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    • you? 12-15-2014 12:30am
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  21. Elementary Boca resort tower or boca beach club?...(more) 12-14-2014 8:56am (0 replies)
    Traveling with 6 and 8 year old...
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  22. Elementary Dd anyone rank West End Secondary as a first choice for middle? 12-13-2014 10:12am (1 reply)
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    • a number of people I know did; I didn't 12-15-2014 12:35am
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  23. Elementary Spence, Chapin or brearley and why? Thanks in advance! 12-6-2014 3:15pm (9 replies)
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    • Chaplin because it is the best 12-6-2014 3:18pm
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      • Chaplin because he's the funniest 1-2-2015 12:01pm
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    • Urban Baby says Chapin is the best but that the food is better at Spence. 12-6-2014 3:19pm
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      • Yes, Spence has an amazing menu. 12-6-2014 3:19pm
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        • Do they have GF options? 12-6-2014 3:21pm
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          • Yes! Extensive gluten free options. 12-6-2014 3:22pm
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    • Brearley girls are sluts, so if that is what you are after 12-6-2014 3:20pm
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    • what's the old saw? spence girls date doctors, chapin girls marry doctors, brearley girls ARE doctors. 12-7-2014 9:23pm
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      • your top 3 are also in the top 15 in the country, while NBS was recently rated 38 in the US. Differences are small. 1-2-2015 3:38pm
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  24. Elementary Looking for gift ideas for my 7 year old boy...(more) 12-3-2014 9:42pm (9 replies)
    What is hot this holiday season?
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  25. Elementary Do you ever feel like you kind of get what Susan Smith was going through?...(more) 12-2-2014 3:55pm (7 replies)
    Just having one of those days with little dd and ds and if I had a minivan and a pier, there might be a problem.
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    • omg. no. get help 12-2-2014 3:56pm
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    • no. 3 dcs all 2 years apart. NO. not funny 12-2-2014 3:56pm
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      • Maybe she isn't being funny. After my experience with PPD I'm much more empathetic to women who go through...(more) 12-2-2014 3:58pm
        This. While Susan smith is not someone who gets my empathy at all I can understand how someone do what they do
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        • sorry. I meant this is no joke. If it is true, get help 12-2-2014 3:59pm
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          • Ah, ok. Sorry. I get defensive 12-2-2014 3:59pm
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    • Yes. I had a psychotic break from PPD. Get help 12-2-2014 3:56pm
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    • seek help. tell someone. please 12-2-2014 3:56pm
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