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In less than two weeks my kids are leaving for sleepaway camp. They aren't nervous at all. They are thrilled, excited, anxious to begin. I, on the other hand, am an emotional mess. Suddenly, everything they do is for "the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at NYC Moms
My worst fear. I have heard so many horror stories. Here's hoping that that one bug is as close as either of us gets to an infestation. Ick.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2010 on The Bed Bug Bureaucracy at NYC Moms
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How'd you like to come down here and go to some "tea parties" to explain the reality of Healthcare for all??? I wish we had ended up with a public option -- yours certainly seems to work well. But I'll take what we can get. Too bad there weren't more sane, coherent, intelligent voices like yours when those nut-cases were screaming about Health Care was going to be the end of The American Way. What way? The way to the poorhouse for people without access or funds for healthcare? Bravo to you! (and your country) Maybe we can learn a thing or two.
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I think that most people, when they ask for advice, just want reassurance that whatever problem they're asking about isn't their own fault. So when people ask me about why my kids are good sleepers like yours, (we rock, you and I, don't we?!) I lie. I say "it's just the way they are. I guess I got lucky." Then again, maybe I'm not lying. Maybe I just THINK I did something right, and the truth is, it's all a giant crap shoot, and no advice is going to help anyway.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2010 on Well, since you asked... at NYC Moms
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By the way - I spelled Paterson wrong. It's only one "t." Just thought I'd head off the criticism by admitting my mistake!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2010 on What's Up with NY Politicians? at NYC Moms
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I was looking for something to read this weekend....i think I just found it. The story of my youth -- hot pants and spandex!
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SO great. Im so glad that a post about my own boobs could actually do some good in the world!! But seriously, it does kinda change your life, doesnt it? And dont feel bad about being a D...that ship sailed for me a LOOONG time ago!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2010 on Change your Bra, Change your Life at NYC Moms
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I think what's most upsetting to me, personally, is that until I read this post, it never occurred to me that this was a horrible practice. I can't believe I let myself get so desensitized to something so terribly exploitative, insensitive and wrong. Thanks for the wake-up call (post).
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I think what kids really want is US. And if no one else is around, that's what they get: 100% of us. Nice to be wanted, huh? Merry Christmas!
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2009 on Tis the Season for Friends at NYC Moms
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Yes, Sandy Hollow! How funny is that? Small blogosphere!
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I'd love to. But even if I got a deal (I'd certainly hope so) we couldn't afford to keep the thing up. Boo Hoo.
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I am sooo with you on this one. Only for me, it's not just holidays -- just about every time I cook, my son opts for the "dough based" option. I keep trying, though. Because a) I love to cook. b) I love to eat and c)one day, maybe a long,long, time from now, my son will eat like a real person!
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Because you are a strong role model, a woman who has a big career, a writer, a wife, a mom -- I think your daughter is going to stand up for herself when it matters -- not when it's about who puts their picture up first. But I do think it's sad that a Kindergarten teacher, only a month into school, would label a FIVE year old a bully. Yeesh.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2009 on The Kindergarten Bully at NYC Moms
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aw shucks, Judy. Thanks!
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Oh you are soooo much more tolerant than I! In the summer, tourists don't bug me so much, but during the holiday season???? AAAAARGHGHGHGH! And yes, I know, they're important to the economy. I'm not talking logic here, I'm talking....AAAARGHGHGHG!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2009 on "Look Buddy…Tourists!" at NYC Moms
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I hope I'm not the only one who wondered where that "girl" -- i.e. his wife was IN the book. My post is here: http://agelessbodytimelessmom.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/what-happened-to-the-girl-i-was-when-i-got-married/
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Well, Rox, I admire you. I am *trying *to model the behavior that you seem to *actually *be modeling. And I have no doubt that you are doing the right thing. I hope I can get there, too. Or at least that I'm not doing as bad a job of it as my own weight obsessed family did.
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I realized I had lost a friend when I saw her at Grand Central - about 7 months pregnant. Maybe she tweeted, I don't know. I also don't care. If I mattered to her at all, she would have mentioned it. Kind of a big deal, that having-a-baby thing. For people I want to keep in touch with, there's nothing better than a call or note or (and I know this is radical) a visit!! Tweets and Facebook notes just aren't the same.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2009 on Last to Hear the News on Twitter at NYC Moms
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It's always hard when life doesn't bring us what we expect. But look at it this way: you married someone whose idea of changing his life is to work on making other people's lives better. That's a pretty good base. Of course, emotional sentiment aside, a teacher's salary is not the same as a Doctor's - and you are certainly in for a change. Seems to me that your honesty in facing all of this is what's going to make it work. That, and the fact that he's a good guy...and you're a good person, too. Your ability to be open and frank about all of this - and not just bemoan your state - is evidence of that.
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I must take issue with the knitting needles comment. I mean, really. Lots of young fashionable people knit....just maybe not while wearing their Lands End bathing suits! I was never thin enough to expose the mid-section - it's vampire-like, with it's lack of sun exposure - but I feel your pain. Try Karla Coletto. Her suits are UNbelievable. They actually make me look good. (no small task) Of course they also cost a bazillion dollars...but hey, you get what you pay for.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2009 on Wearing the mom bathing suit at DC Metro Moms
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Too funny. I recently did a test: I left a scrap of paper on the floor in the entry way to see if anyone would pick it up. By the end of the day, I picked it up myself, after who knows how many times my husband, kids and even babysitter had walked right by it.So it's not just you. It's me, too.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Does No One See this but Me?!?!? at NYC Moms
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I think the clothes are out there...they're just super expensive. "Cute and cheap and stylish" can only happen for 20-somethings...and some thirty somethings. After forty, we only get cute or cheap -- not both! So sad.
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I am SO with you. I spend way to much time online...wait, does reading this count?...But I don't know if I could give it up for a week. A weekend I've done...but a week? Don't know if I could hack it. Which I guess means I'm addicted. Bummer.
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I find it depressing that society feels the need to label us at all. Of course "soccer mom" is derogatory - it means "housewife." Just a bit more politic. Why must we be labeled at all? Women - mothers or not - are multi-faceted: we parent, we work. We fail, we succeed. We nag, we encourage. We bake, we bank. We yearn for escape; we thank heaven for the complex lives we lead. And that's just a fraction of who we are. How could any one label describe all that? Great post.
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Great post, and a brave one, too. So many women just joke away the issue. (Which is probably what was happening on Oprah.)For just about anyone, losing your sexuality is serious business. My libido is not what it was before kids. But I'm always trying, and always appreciate that my husband still thinks I'm the sexist girl in the room...no matter where we are. We give up a lot of things to be moms - sex shouldn't be one of them.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2009 on Sexless in The Mommyhood at NYC Moms
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