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  1. New York City How late is too late for a nanny to be?...(more) 9-15-2014 4:46pm (18 replies)
    new afterschool nanny was 30 min late to preschool pickup today. i only found out because the school called us - she hadn't even warned us she was running late. she's often late - she was 5-10 min late to the job interview! is that considered acceptable here? i'm always punctual and people always give me a hard time about that, so i think i need some calibration.
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    • Unacceptable. Totally. 9-15-2014 4:47pm
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    • fire her immediately. 9-15-2014 4:47pm
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    • That is 100% unacceptable 9-15-2014 4:47pm
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    • Lateness is not acceptable. 9-15-2014 4:47pm
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    • Fire her 9-15-2014 4:47pm
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    • she is done 9-15-2014 4:47pm
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    • late for pick up is unacceptable. I mean, shit happens sometimes but then she better call you and apologize profusely and make sure it doesn' thappen again. 9-15-2014 4:48pm
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    • seriously? she's out. no warning, no severance. 9-15-2014 4:48pm
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      • ^ and if you need a new sitter, there is a FB group UES Mommas, join it and post asking for sitter recommendations 9-15-2014 4:52pm
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    • just to be clear, your preschool child was left at school for 30 minutes post-pickup time and your nanny didn't tell you that she was running late? she didn't call you before...(more) 9-15-2014 4:49pm
      hand? she didn't call you apologizing after? and you are asking here if that's acceptable?
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      • np: so many nannies post here, they constantly bash people for even suggesting that something like this might be unacceptable. OP clearly has a lot of rich white guilt. 9-15-2014 4:50pm
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        • can you imagine how well that sitter watches this child at teh park? 9-15-2014 4:51pm
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        • OP: actually I am ethnic and my nanny is white so you misread the situation a little bit. I don't know US norms well and she has been a nanny for many families. I just don't get...(more) 9-15-2014 4:52pm
          how she can think it's ok to do this.
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          • she has contempt for you. you have to fire her immediately, and i agree with the above, no severance, given the situation. 9-15-2014 4:53pm
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          • what does ethnicity have to do with this? 9-15-2014 4:53pm
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          • I can't stand indian and pakistani women who think theyre black. 9-15-2014 4:53pm
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  2. New York City What's that yummy chinese place that opened on bway in the 70s red tree? something like that? TIA 9-15-2014 10:05am (0 replies)
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  3. New York City Are there any 99 cent stores on the UES? I thought there was one in the 90s but can't find it? 9-15-2014 9:45am (2 replies)
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    • Yes, there are many. 9-15-2014 9:46am
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    • There's on of 45th between 6 & 5th I believe 9-15-2014 9:46am
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  4. New York City When people here say Andrew Madoff knew, is this just speculation or do you know people who know something we don't? 9-13-2014 11:20pm (3 replies)
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    • How would he not know? He received statements showing performance that did not make sense. 9-13-2014 11:25pm
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      • I'd thought there were two discrete businesses units within the company 9-13-2014 11:31pm
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    • Why wouldn't he say Dad, why aren't we doing these trades with our own trading desk? 9-13-2014 11:26pm
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  5. New York City 'Splain me this... I post in aCLOSED FB group. Can you my friend see my post in your newsfeed? 9-12-2014 3:08pm (12 replies)
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    • check the settings. closed doesn't mean secret. 9-12-2014 3:09pm
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      • Op- i lnkw they are different but will my posts appear in their newsfeed 9-12-2014 3:09pm
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        • what are the settings? 9-12-2014 3:11pm
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          • Closed. Is there anything else to look for? 9-12-2014 3:11pm
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            • closed just means that poeple can't join without being invited. you want the group to be secret. 9-12-2014 3:13pm
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    • possibly. I don't trust those settings. if I post, I use a fake account for posting to facebook groups 9-12-2014 3:09pm
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      • Fudge. I just deleted the post 9-12-2014 3:10pm
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    • no - it's viable only to those in the group 9-12-2014 3:11pm
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      • Jeez i hope you are right 9-12-2014 3:12pm
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    • no, they can't. the difference between closed and secret is whether the group can show up in a search. but neither should ahve the posts appear on friends tmelines 9-12-2014 3:14pm
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      • I hope you are right 9-12-2014 3:14pm
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    • Yes 9-12-2014 3:17pm
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  6. New York City I haven't gotten a wedding or baby shower invite in years. 9-12-2014 2:20pm (0 replies)
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  7. New York City $15mm estate for Madoff? Govt needs to take that back and give it to everyone he defrauded. His kids,wife and fiancé (wtf) get the money?? 9-12-2014 1:33pm (20 replies)
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    • who has the fiancé? 9-12-2014 1:35pm
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      • Madoff had both when he died. Wtf! 9-12-2014 1:35pm
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        • How is she legally entitled to anything? That's fucked up! 9-12-2014 1:37pm
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          • np:legally? it's all in his will. oyu can leave money to your dog if you want! 9-12-2014 1:38pm
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          • he put her in the will 9-12-2014 1:38pm
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    • the evidence the state has, he's the one who turned his father in. 9-12-2014 1:35pm
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      • yes, and we all also know he knew. 9-12-2014 1:36pm
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        • yep. but he was probably worth a whole lot more than $16M when shit went down. 9-12-2014 1:37pm
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          • and he hid the money 9-12-2014 1:38pm
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            • oh right. with the entire legal system focused on him, i'm sure he hid it. 9-12-2014 1:40pm
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    • there is no evidence he knew 9-12-2014 1:35pm
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      • looks like thier is 16 mil worth of evidence. 9-12-2014 1:37pm
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        • he worked in the legitimate side of the firm 9-12-2014 1:42pm
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          • oh honey, there was NO legit side to his firm. 9-12-2014 1:46pm
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            • np: you seriously have no idea what you're talking about. there absolutely was a legit side to the company. 9-12-2014 1:47pm
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      • That's right and he was never convicted of doing anything illegal so they can't just take his money. 9-12-2014 1:38pm
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        • np; I thought there is evidence but he wasn't indicted. I dunno. It's all over - almost. 9-12-2014 1:44pm
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    • That money should be donated to Eli Weisel's charity. The people who "invested" with Madoff aren't exactly charity. 9-12-2014 1:36pm
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    • Both of his kids are dead. 9-12-2014 1:37pm
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      • op is talking about the kid 9-12-2014 1:39pm
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  8. New York City How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height? If not, do you feel too tall or too short? 9-11-2014 9:35pm (17 replies)
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    • 5'8, I guess. I wouldn't mind two more inches. 9-11-2014 9:36pm
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    • 5' 8", perfect imo 9-11-2014 9:36pm
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    • 5'2" completely satisfied. 9-11-2014 9:36pm
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    • according to my weight I should be two inches taller. 9-11-2014 9:37pm
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    • 5'5. I've always felt too short. Would have loved to have longer legs. 9-11-2014 9:37pm
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    • 5'7" fine 9-11-2014 9:37pm
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      • ditti 9-11-2014 9:39pm
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        • little ditti about Jack and Diane 9-11-2014 9:40pm
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    • 5'3". never minded it at all, now I feel like my legs are stubby and pounds show on me sooner than my taller sister 9-11-2014 9:38pm
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    • 5'2". Too short. 9-11-2014 9:38pm
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    • 5'8" and fine. I'd be happy up to 3 inches taller, but not shorter. 9-11-2014 9:38pm
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    • 5'10' would love to be shorter. 9-11-2014 9:38pm
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      • really? why and how much shorter?...(more) 9-11-2014 9:41pm
        I always thought 5'10 or 5'9 would be the perfect height.
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    • 5'1, totally fine. i have other issues w the way i look, but not height 9-11-2014 9:40pm
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    • 5'4". Since it is decidedly in the category of "things I cannot change," "I have certainly excepted it and never give it any thought. 9-11-2014 9:43pm
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    • 6 ft, Always wanted to be 6'2" 9-12-2014 2:44pm
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  9. New York City Anyone hire a lawyer to help with iep process? services? etc? 9-10-2014 8:12pm (0 replies)
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  10. New York City Anyone have a hard time with theirs dc school and getting services? 9-10-2014 8:07pm (1 reply)
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    • everyone but you should probably post on SN 9-10-2014 8:09pm
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  11. New York City Does anyone know the measurement for baking soda and conditioner for lice removal? 9-9-2014 9:48pm (3 replies)
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    • No measurement 9-9-2014 9:52pm
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    • i've had good results with just conditioner 9-10-2014 9:49am
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    • no measurement. The baking soda just makes the conditioner a little toothier, if you will. The point is to immobilize the critters and comb, comb, comb. 9-10-2014 1:17pm
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  12. New York City Has anyone worked with educational consultant Dana Haddad? Feedback? We are considering using her for our ds. 9-9-2014 1:39pm (0 replies)
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  13. New York City Makeup moms - over 40.. favorite foundation?...(more) 9-9-2014 10:56am (17 replies)
    some coverage, but natural? feeling so drab and skin lost its 'glow'
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    • armani 9-9-2014 10:57am
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    • BB cream. I really like Garnier. 9-9-2014 10:57am
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    • mac 9-9-2014 10:57am
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    • I just discovered Garnier BB. Shoulda listened to these bitches before. It is fantastic! 9-9-2014 10:57am
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      • Do you put on moisturizer first? 9-9-2014 11:03am
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        • I do sometimes. Just depends how my skin feels. You really don't need to 9-9-2014 11:04am
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      • all one shade? 9-10-2014 1:20pm
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    • CC It cosmetics. 9-9-2014 10:58am
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    • i love chanterelle 9-9-2014 10:59am
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    • Also google recipe to make your own vitamin c serum. Unreal difference in my skin. Cheap too. 9-9-2014 10:59am
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      • do you refrigerate it? 9-9-2014 11:00am
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      • I don't. But it is better if you do. Only lasts a week or so and needs to be in a dark bottle 9-9-2014 11:01am
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    • I use smashbox CC cream mixed with a drop of benefit whos that gal 9-9-2014 10:59am
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  14. New York City At 47 And a breast cancer survivor I'm done having more kids but with ds at age 4 and dd at age 8, I miss the baby years so much and I just wish I could have more. 9-6-2014 3:23pm (6 replies)
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    • Not me! 9-6-2014 3:24pm
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    • No thanks!! I'm 39. Youngest is 6. I am living the life! 9-6-2014 3:30pm
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    • you're too old anyway 9-6-2014 3:31pm
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      • I think that was kind of the point. 9-13-2014 11:17pm
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    • try posting on Toddler for more responses. 9-6-2014 3:31pm
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    • me too. tried hard for #3 but many miscarriages. hard to let go 9-6-2014 3:32pm
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  15. New York City Anyone have any recommendations for a drugstore eye cream? very sensitive skin and eyes. have been using dr dennis gross eye cream but would love to find something less expensive. 9-4-2014 4:58pm (5 replies)
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    • i end up using a tiny bit of aquaphor because everything else stings. 9-4-2014 4:59pm
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      • similar. I use vaseline, also around my mouth. 9-4-2014 5:01pm
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    • my dd has very sensitive skin and can only use olay for sensitive skin 9-4-2014 5:00pm
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    • how much is dennis gross? I like Clinique all about eyes. Burt's Bees isn't bad 9-4-2014 5:00pm
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      • the one I used is about $100 but it's lasted for over a year. 9-4-2014 5:06pm
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  16. New York City Act/Sat tutor...(more) 9-4-2014 1:09pm (0 replies)
    Does anyone have a tutor they would recommend for Act/Sat tutor. I like on the uws. Also, any college counselor recommendations.
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  17. New York City YBM is the anti-melatonin 9-3-2014 10:42pm (0 replies)
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  18. New York City Had radiesse done today first time. Too swollen yet to gauge results but holy cow I had no idea how much it would hurt. (Cheekbones, and around nose and mouth) 9-3-2014 10:10pm (16 replies)
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    • what did it cost? 9-3-2014 10:10pm
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      • ^and how long will it last? 9-3-2014 10:11pm
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    • yup but it lasts so long that you will be in denial how much it hurt because you like it so much 9-3-2014 10:11pm
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      • how long? 9-3-2014 10:11pm
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        • a year 9-3-2014 10:12pm
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          • how much does it cost? 9-3-2014 10:14pm
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    • why radiesse> 9-3-2014 10:12pm
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      • Chose radiesse bc the amount let syringe is I think about one third again that of a volume syringe so the cost was significantly less. I think it lasts about a year?, and if I...(more) 9-3-2014 10:16pm
        love the results I will go w Voluma next time as it lasts longer, I hear.
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        • radiesse lasts a very long tim e 9-3-2014 10:16pm
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    • what does it do? 9-3-2014 10:12pm
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    • Half syringe in each cheekbone and one for nose and mouth lines. 900 total because they were running a second syringe at half price special this month at the vein center I go to. 9-3-2014 10:14pm
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      • oh lord. I hope you had an highly experience MD. Radiesse is tricky 9-3-2014 10:15pm
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        • Oh crap, now you tell me! Tricky how? 9-3-2014 10:16pm
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          • it's much less forgiving than other fillers 9-3-2014 10:18pm
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            • Oh great, I had to get the jealous filler. 9-3-2014 10:21pm
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  19. New York City How long do we give Ruth Madoff now? 9-3-2014 4:43pm (3 replies)
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    • in a race with joan 9-3-2014 4:44pm
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    • She will live forever. 9-3-2014 4:44pm
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  20. New York City Looking for a good wallpaper hanger in manhattan? Any recommendations? 9-2-2014 4:57pm (1 reply)
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    • me! did dd & ds's room 9-2-2014 4:58pm
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  21. New York City So where can I find these nasty hack photos and videos? So curious 9-1-2014 11:19pm (1 reply)
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    • searvch here, the link has been posted a lot. 9-1-2014 11:19pm
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  22. New York City Parents who have done pendency for CPSE in the past year, how long did you have the services before DOE responded and did you have to go to hearing in the end? 8-28-2014 11:56am (0 replies)
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  23. New York City For those of you who have filed for pendency in the past year, how quickly did you receive the RSA after filing?...(more) 8-28-2014 11:56am (0 replies)
    For those of you who have filed for pendency in the past year, how quickly did you receive the RSA after filing?
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  24. New York City Seasoned Career Nanny/H.H. Manager, Avail....(more) 8-26-2014 4:42pm (1 reply)
    31 yrs old. Seeking FT, live-out position. I work with children ages 1-15. Twin & Special needs exp. Stellar references, flexible schedule. $20/hr, firm. Resume Available. 646-246-2223. staci.yara@yahoo.com
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    • Get gmail already 8-26-2014 4:44pm
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  25. New York City Is the term 'latchkey kid' pejorative? I seem to remember it being so when I grew up but at dd's school it's one of the box options on the form you fill out for how your child...(more) 8-26-2014 9:09am (17 replies)
    will get home from school each day.
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    • YES 8-26-2014 9:11am
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    • I think it is. 8-26-2014 9:12am
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    • Op here. Thanks guys. I'm going to talk to the school to see if I can get them to change. Don't think it's right to label kids. 8-26-2014 9:14am
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      • I agree. It's a dated term and the connotations are rude. 8-26-2014 9:16am
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      • Lol 8-26-2014 9:16am
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    • At our school they are called "walkers" and they have a "walker" tag on their backpack. I make all of my kids walkers just in case I couldn't pick them up for some reason. 8-26-2014 9:16am
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      • walker does not equal latchkey. mom is waiting at home 8-26-2014 9:17am
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        • Says who? There is no assumption any mom is waiting at home! If mom could be at home, she could walk to school to get the kids. 8-26-2014 9:19am
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          • I never go to the school. my DC are independent. I am at home. I get home from work just in time and my DC walk home by themselves. WTF. you know nothing 8-26-2014 9:19am
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            • OK well you are lazy and probably the only mom who does this. The rest of the walkers are walking home because there is no adult to get them. 8-26-2014 9:22am
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              • fuck off, helicopter mom. I am not lazy. My DC don't need me holding their hands. You are infantilizing your DC 8-26-2014 9:23am
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                • You have serious issues. And not all of us live in Mayberry, lady. 8-26-2014 9:26am
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                  • Wait, hold up,you two. Goona go get some popcor 8-26-2014 10:11am
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      • YBM will dislike anything. 8-26-2014 9:18am
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    • Wow, that's pretty insensitive. 8-26-2014 9:16am
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