Elementary

  1. Elementary What does shanty irish mean? 2-28-2014 12:54pm (1 reply)
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    • irish version of white trash? 2-28-2014 12:55pm
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  2. Elementary Elementary any Berkeley moms on? 2-28-2014 12:47pm (0 replies)
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  3. Elementary Preschool Any Berkeley moms on? 2-28-2014 12:46pm (0 replies)
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  4. Elementary Any Berkeley moms on? 2-28-2014 12:45pm (0 replies)
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  5. Elementary Ask: Do your parents chat with your kids online...(more) 2-27-2014 3:23am (1 reply)
    Do you parents chats with you kid through a messenger? If not, is it because your parents don't know how to use a smart phone?
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    • ils are on skype with dc twice a week 2-27-2014 5:49am
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  6. Elementary So you have a homework first rule for middlesxhioler every day? Or can they hang with a friend for a while 2-27-2014 12:10am (1 reply)
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    • My middle schooler goes to the library and does his homework before he leaves school, then catches the late bus home. But in general, we're moving towards him being responsible...(more) 2-27-2014 12:14am
      for making sure his work is done, so if he wanted to do something with a friend first I wouldn't have a problem as long as it didn't get in the way of his overall success
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  7. Elementary The post about women not working so much on their career as the age. I feel it's the same in my area as well. Even my divorced mom friend doesn't Woh ft 5 days a week, sherries...(more) 2-26-2014 11:33pm (2 replies)
    after divorce and hated it and went to 2 pt jobs instead, one done from home. Ex is not a high earner but a community college teacher
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    • I never liked having to be...(more) 2-26-2014 11:34pm
      In an office 5 days a week even before I had dc.....
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  8. Elementary I don't really know any higher earning women my age anymore except doctors at work. Most moms seem to have thrown in the towel and just do home staging or sah entirely. ....and...(more) 2-26-2014 11:11pm (30 replies)
    the
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    • What is your def of higher earning? 2-26-2014 11:12pm
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      • And how old are you? 2-26-2014 11:12pm
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        • 45 2-26-2014 11:14pm
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          • I'm 44 and earn 115k 2-26-2014 11:15pm
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    • This is an older group with older kids 2-26-2014 11:12pm
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    • we dont run in the same group 2-26-2014 11:12pm
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      • same here. Everyone woman I know has a decent career 2-26-2014 11:14pm
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        • I live on a street where most women have masters-- education, law, accounting, urban planning. Nome of the have a ft career going anymore 2-26-2014 11:20pm
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    • What do you qualify as high earning? 2-26-2014 11:12pm
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      • Over 80k. This is oregon 2-26-2014 11:14pm
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        • Ok, because I earn $175,000 and think I do pretty ok. I'm no Hedge Fund guy, but I work hard and take home a decent check 2-26-2014 11:17pm
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    • You know what? It's really hard to have professional ambitions and also be as good a mom as you think you should be. We can say women can do it all, but the truth is, if we want...(more) 2-26-2014 11:14pm
      to be business successes, we need a wife... or to outsource all that to a nanny, cook, housekeeper etc.
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      • Op-- ittta just thinking out loud. I have also scaled down on work. 2-26-2014 11:17pm
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      • I'm an awesome mom and cook- you're moronic 2-26-2014 11:17pm
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        • Great. I am tired of the juggle. 2-26-2014 11:19pm
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          • So you're lazy? Don't speak for all women 2-26-2014 11:20pm
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            • She's lazy because she's exhausted and tired of having to do it all? I dispute your claim of being a great mom. You sound like you don't understand people. 2-26-2014 11:21pm
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            • Lazy? No. I do all cleaning, cooking and yard work. Retiled my shower last month. Why must not having paid employment = lazy in your mind?? 2-26-2014 11:22pm
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        • who watches your kids when you're at work? who does all the driving and clubs and sports while you're focusing on your career? You need to have help or it's not possible 2-26-2014 11:20pm
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          • Kids are in school all day. I'm home by 6 to drive them to sports and if not, I have sitters who drive 2-26-2014 11:22pm
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            • My kids school end at 230 2-26-2014 11:23pm
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              • Mine used to and they had after care. Now they are home at 4 or 4;45 2-26-2014 11:26pm
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            • That sounds absolutely horrible to me. 2-26-2014 11:24pm
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              • Ita home by 6 and then driving around??? 2-26-2014 11:25pm
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              • I enjoy taking them places and watching them play 2-26-2014 11:27pm
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                • So do I but not after working a long day. I need my decompression time or I get insomnia. 2-26-2014 11:28pm
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                  • I never sleep anyway 2-26-2014 11:29pm
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                    • Ah. Good for you. I'd be a sobbing lunatic 2-26-2014 11:30pm
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                • I am glad this isn't my life. I run home to tidy up and make a good dinner, then relax 2-26-2014 11:29pm
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                  • I do that some days. I was answering how I do stuff without much help 2-26-2014 11:31pm
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  9. Elementary Will the job market ever swing in the employees favor again? 2-26-2014 10:42pm (1 reply)
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    • Not without strong unions, the balance had been tipped 2-26-2014 10:43pm
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  10. Elementary Dh has a friend who votes conservative but I guess he is more old school. Lives in a city and take his dd to for...(more) 2-26-2014 10:16pm (1 reply)
    Example lorde at a small venue before she was so huge
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    • ok drunkey mom 2-26-2014 10:19pm
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  11. Elementary Have any of you dealt with shoulder issues, ie torn rotator cuff? I cannot believe how long the PT, etc. is taking and how difficult it's made work, kids, etc. 2-26-2014 4:30pm (1 reply)
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    • I haven't had surgery or a MRI yet, just to clarify. 2-26-2014 4:30pm
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  12. Elementary How much do you pay a high school age babysitter to hang out with an 11-year-old boy? Thanks. 2-25-2014 8:56pm (2 replies)
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    • Age? 2-25-2014 8:57pm
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      • The sitter is a high school junior-- 2-25-2014 9:00pm
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  13. Elementary Ds has a birthday that falls on a wednesday....(more) 2-25-2014 10:21am (2 replies)
    should I schedule a party on his birthday after school? on the sunday before or the sunday after?
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  14. Elementary 50 different games for your kids to play...(more) 2-24-2014 11:25am (2 replies)
    As a full-time parent, it can be hard for me to keep all of my kids entertained. Unplug and Play! 50 Games that Donít Need Charging suggests 50 different games that only requires a pen and paper to play. Some of the games have kept my kids busy for hours! I would definitely recommend it to other busy parents. Check it out at www.bradbergergames.com.
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    • As a full time parent, it's NOT MY JOB to entertain my kids! So buzz off, spamela 2-24-2014 11:27am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 2-26-2014 3:09pm
        I am not a spammer, I am a parent promoting a book I have enjoyed and that has been of great use to me and my family
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  15. Elementary Which town is better for a beach house and why - Beach Haven or Harvey Cedars? 2-24-2014 9:07am (3 replies)
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    • Harvey cedars. Barnegat light even better. 2-24-2014 9:08am
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    • Surf city or shipbottom and BH are better with kids- less driving to "civilization". Walk to markets and mini golf and closer to fantasy island 2-24-2014 9:16am
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      • np. beaches/homes are nicer on north end. Less sandy damage. 2-24-2014 9:18am
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  16. Elementary My dh's BFF is our orange boy cat 2-23-2014 11:59pm (0 replies)
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  17. Elementary Anyone want trade houses. Los Angeles for NYC for a week? 2-23-2014 11:58pm (0 replies)
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  18. Elementary If you your HHI is 600k at least- do you spend $100 on lunch without feeling guilty? 2-23-2014 11:57pm (13 replies)
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    • no! 2-23-2014 11:58pm
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    • on lunch? no. dinner, sometimes. 2-24-2014 12:00am
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      • It's easy and common that a dinner and drinks btwn two people in NYC is 170 with tip, easy 2-24-2014 12:01am
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        • and... 2-24-2014 12:01am
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          • C'est vie dan le ville mort? 2-24-2014 12:04am
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    • Jesus, I like in NYC. I walk out the door can spend 100 2-24-2014 12:00am
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    • I never do this. I get a salad for $9 or a bagel sandwich. Anyway, isn't a nice lunch like $30-40 tops? 2-24-2014 12:02am
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      • - For dinner I don't feel guilty if I go out with DH or with kids and hit that for dinner though. 2-24-2014 12:03am
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        • np - I thought she meant with a friend out w/drinks maybe 2-24-2014 12:05am
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          • Like take a friend out? I could do that but it wouldn't happen regularly. 2-24-2014 12:06am
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    • Daily? Every now and then to treat friends , no guilt at all 2-24-2014 12:04am
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    • What did you eat for lunch that was $100? 2-24-2014 12:06am
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  19. Elementary Anyone been to bouchon in bevery hills? 2-23-2014 11:56pm (6 replies)
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    • no, but i went in napa and it was good 2-23-2014 11:57pm
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      • ^^^i think. is it the same people who own french laundry? 2-23-2014 11:57pm
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      • There isn't one in napa 2-23-2014 11:57pm
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    • I went to one in vegas and it was wonderful. 2-24-2014 12:04am
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  20. Elementary If you want to be an artist in NYC nowadays you need to be born rich or marry rich. No other way. 2-23-2014 11:55pm (1 reply)
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    • Tribeca, true. But not true in Queens or Brooklyn. 2-24-2014 12:07am
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  21. Elementary If your HHI is big-- do you feel bad for those in your community with lower HHI? 2-23-2014 11:52pm (7 replies)
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    • I think it's big but we are the low end for our beighborhood 2-23-2014 11:53pm
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    • no. feel bad for the truly poor. 2-23-2014 11:54pm
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    • our hhi is not big anymore (i don't make that much, and dh is semi-retired.) but we have a lot in savings that we are basically counting on to take us through 2 dc college...(more) 2-24-2014 12:03am
      tuitions and retirement--so we live pretty normally. however, i do feel awkward about how much we have vs most people in our dcs' school (ps.)
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      • ^ps in NYC 2-24-2014 12:04am
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        • ^in a school w about 45% on free lunch. 2-24-2014 12:04am
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          • NP. Yes, DCs go to a school in NYC where half the kids qualify for free lunch. I do feel a bit awkward sometimes. Not that anyone cares about me that much, but DCs must say...(more) 2-24-2014 12:09am
            they have a weekend house or fly to neat vacations.
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            • we live in a townhouse that we just moved into, and that is very awkward, even among the gentrifier parents. it got especially awkward in the recent year or so with the blanket 1%...(more) 2-24-2014 12:15am
              wall street hate--even though there are thousands of shades of jobs that one can do in the finance world, and most of them are not evil. dh and i do not fit neatly in 99% or 1%. we live frugally bc we just have no clue if this is it for our income, or if there will be more in the future, so it throws people off when they actually find out where we live.
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  22. Elementary How much is pied a ferre in Paris going for these days? 2-23-2014 11:51pm (6 replies)
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    • 205,000 euro 2-23-2014 11:52pm
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    • I am an International House Hunters tv watching expert -- $450K 2-23-2014 11:52pm
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      • For a studio? What area? 2-23-2014 11:53pm
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        • well now you are asking questions way beyond my tv watching expertise 2-23-2014 11:54pm
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      • way low. crazy lady with red lipstick and good legs, aka the only realtor in paris, is from years ago 2-24-2014 12:02am
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  23. Elementary I am pretty sure I eat about 4500 calories today. How much could I gain? 2-23-2014 11:50pm (1 reply)
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  24. Elementary Did anyone see frances ha? Want to talk about it? 2-23-2014 11:49pm (0 replies)
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  25. Elementary Ds is 9 and in 4th grade. He has always been above average. This year, it seems as if he is having trouble. His teacher is very negative and ambiguous with feedback. I'm...(more) 2-20-2014 11:29pm (0 replies)
    questioning it's our perception or what she is saying vs. our son's abilities/performance vs. add. Anyone btdt?
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