[Parentsgroup-list] Re: Rini on moving to Cambridge

Susan McDonald susan_mcdonald at ksg07.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 11 10:00:39 EDT 2007


On 7/11/07, Susan McDonald <mcdonaldsu at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Rini,
> I moved to Cambridge for graduate school last summer as the single mother
> of an 18-month-old with many of the same criteria that you have. My advice
> is to look at family home daycares as they are more likely to have full-t=
ime
> openings soon. Nursery schools not affiliated with Harvard are also a good
> bet. The waiting list for the Harvard centers was simply too long for me,
> although it is worth your checking with them because your child is older
> than mine. (There are more openings for children older than 2yr 9 months,
> the state cut-off age for nursery school).
>
> To find a listing of different types of daycare in Cambridge, you can do
> your own online search at Childcare Resource Center at
> http://www.ccrcinc.org/   or contact the Harvard Medical School Office of
> Work and Family ( http://www.hms.harvard.edu/hr/owf.html). Although I am
> not affiliated with the medical school, they gave me a listing of differe=
nt
> daycare options within my zip code and then I spent a few weeks calling,
> screening, and visiting places until I found one that had a space that I
> liked.
>
> In terms of apartments near daycare, it may be too late to get into
> Peabody (but still worth checking). Botanic Gardens seems really nice too,
> if you can get in, and may be closer to community daycares. Another
> possibility is to look for private housing via Craig's List or the HRES
> community listings. West Cambridge/Huron Village has a lot of 2 bedroom
> apartments in houses and several nursery schools and family daycares. This
> is a 15-20 minute walk from school, not a cheap neighborhood but convenie=
nt
> with parks, playgrounds, etc.
>
> Another option is North Cambridge. My classmate Betsy Boyle owns a
> two-family house and has a 2BR apartment available for rent near the Alew=
ife
> T stop, two stops north of Harvard Square, a 30 minute walk to campus. You
> can reach her at betsy_boyle at ksg07.harvard.edu. Nearby is the North
> Cambridge Children's Center at Walden Square Road at 617-876-0503.
>
> Good luck!
> Susan
>
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> >    1. Dependent Care Fund  (Deborah Freedman Woods)
> >    2. new student needs help! ( wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
> >    3. RE: new student needs help! (Sebastian James)
> >    4. Re: new student needs help! (Miriam Shakow)
> >    5. dependent care fund maybe limited to      faculty/post-docs next
> >       year (Irene Newton)
> >    6. Re: dependent care fund maybe limited to  faculty/post-docs
> >       next year (wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
> >    7. Re: new student needs help! ( wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:49:48 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Deborah Freedman Woods < dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu>
> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Dependent Care Fund
> > To: "Deborah F. Woods" <dwoods at cfa.harvard.edu >
> > Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0707101240460.4979 at auriga.cfa.harvard.edu >
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> >
> > I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but anyone who
> > has to travel should look into this new Harvard program to
> > help with travel-related child care expenses.  The program,
> > which just started last year, is mainly geared toward
> > assistant profs but is also open to grad students.  I put
> > in an application last week and it was approved within 3
> > days, despite my missing the June 1st deadline.  The
> > administrator, Fiona Chin, was very helpful in moving my
> > application along.  The website is:
> > http://www.faculty.harvard.edu/05/0541.html
> >
> > Here's a short description of the program.
> >
> > Dependent Care Fund
> >
> > The Dependent Care Fund for Short-term Professional Travel
> > (DCF) is intended to provide financial assistance to
> > scholars who would like to travel for a professional event
> > that will advance their academic careers, and who also have
> > child care or adult dependent care obligations. DCF grants
> > are awarded to defray the incremental costs due to added
> > care giving needs incurred as a result of traveling for
> > career purposes. Such costs may include those associated
> > with transporting a dependent and/or a caregiver to a
> > conference location or research site, extra dependent care
> > at home while the recipient is traveling, or on-site care at
> > a meeting.
> >
> > For example: An assistant professor has children who
> > ordinarily attend day-care. The assistant professor plans to
> > attend a 2-day conference in Chicago in order to present the
> > results of his research. Because the conference requires
> > overnight travel, the assistant professor must bring his
> > children with him. Conference organizers have arranged for
> > on-site day-care while scholars make their presentations.
> >
> > In this case, the assistant professor could apply to the
> > Dependent Care Fund to cover the airfare for his children as
> > well as the cost of the on-site day-care at the conference.
> >
> > Another example: The situation is the same, except that the
> > children are ordinarily cared for by a live-out nanny who
> > comes to their home in Somerville. The conference organizers
> > have not made arrangements for on-site care, so the
> > assistant professor plans to bring along the nanny to take
> > care of his children while he attends the conference. The
> > daily cost for the nanny ordinarily amounts to approximately
> > $200/day, but given that the conference requires care away
> > from home, the cost for the nanny may increase to $250/day.
> > The assistant professor could apply to the DCF to cover the
> > airfare for his children and the nanny, and he could also
> > request funds for the extra $50/day for the nanny to provide
> > off-site care.
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:32:04 -0400
> > From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Message-ID: < 1184092324.4693d0a437cbb at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1
> >
> > This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> > entire
> > list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> >
> > --------
> >
> > from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> >
> > I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I am
> > quite
> > concerned right now
> > and need some advice from fellow parents.
> >
> > Here's my situation;
> > I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with
> > me and
> > will be in Boston
> > only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the time.  My
> > mother
> > (can't drive and
> > not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> > apartment/condo
> > close to my son's
> > preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> > wanted the
> > apartment/condo to
> > be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> > driving in the
> > snow (coming from
> > California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> > couldn't
> > find anything that
> > matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> > ones that
> > are open are not
> > close to apartments.
> >
> > How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go
> > for day
> > care?  I will
> > really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rini
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 3
> > Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:07:11 -0400
> > From: "Sebastian James" <sebastian_james at ksg.harvard.edu >
> > Subject: RE: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> > To: <wenc at fas.harvard.edu>,     <parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > >
> > Message-ID: <004f01c7c32d$e9ecbfa0$6400a8c0 at Sebastianlaptop>
> > Content-Type: text/plain;       charset=3D"us-ascii"
> >
> > Hi Rini
> >
> > Did you try Harvard Housing, especially Peabody Terrace because there is
> >
> > a pre-school within the apartment complex (PTCC)? Are the pre-school
> > spots already taken, because they go very fast?
> >
> > If you are going to work backwards starting from the daycare, you could
> > try Harvard Yard Daycare or Oxford Street Day Care Center and look for
> > housing (Harvard Housing and private housing) in that area, Kirkland
> > St., Divinity Ave, etc. though the Subway would be a good 15 minutes
> > walk. But, there are good Bus Routes from that area too.
> >
> > Good luck on your search.
> >
> > _________________________________________________
> > Sebastian S. James
> > Phd. Candidate in Public Policy
> > Harvard University
> > Ph: 617-384-0140(R), 617-230-9596(M)
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > [mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu ] On Behalf Of
> > wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> >
> > This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> > entire
> > list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> >
> > --------
> >
> > from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> >
> > I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I am
> > quite
> > concerned right now
> > and need some advice from fellow parents.
> >
> > Here's my situation;
> > I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with
> > me and
> > will be in Boston
> > only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the time.  My
> > mother
> > (can't drive and
> > not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> > apartment/condo
> > close to my son's
> > preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> > wanted the
> > apartment/condo to
> > be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> > driving in the
> > snow (coming from
> > California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> > couldn't
> > find anything that
> > matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> > ones that
> > are open are not
> > close to apartments.
> >
> > How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go
> > for day
> > care?  I will
> > really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rini
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:01:30 -0400
> > From: Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu>
> > Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> > Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Message-ID: <4694561A.6050807 at fas.harvard.edu>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1; format=3Dflowed
> >
> > Dear Rini,
> > The harvard daycare centers generally have a year-long waiting list. if
> > you put your name down now on the lists of all of them, your son's name
> > should come up within the next year. If you moved to Harvard Square now,
> >
> > you could try for a family daycare (several have been publicized on this
> > list), combined with a babysitter a few days a week. Harvard Housing is
> > mostly done by lottery the previous spring, but there may be some
> > apartments still available on the Harvard Real Estate Services website.
> >
> > Peabody Terrace, Harvard Yard, and Radcliffe daycares are within a
> > ten-minute walk of Harvard Square. The botanical gardens is a little
> > farther, but during the school year, there is a regular free shuttle
> > between the botanical gardens and harvard square.
> >
> > Another option is Bright Horizons, in Central square, which is a
> > 15-minute walk from Harvard Square. A friend of ours sent their 2 year
> > old there. It sounded just adequate as a short-term thing, but better
> > supplemented with hands-on attention from a babysitter.
> >
> > There is also a "help find it" type service available to graduate
> > students, but I don't know the name. I think you could call the GSAS
> > dean to get some help with this.
> >
> > Take care,
> > Miriam
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 7/10/07 4:07 PM, Sebastian James wrote:
> > > Hi Rini
> > >
> > > Did you try Harvard Housing, especially Peabody Terrace because there
> > is
> > > a pre-school within the apartment complex (PTCC)? Are the pre-school
> > > spots already taken, because they go very fast?
> > >
> > > If you are going to work backwards starting from the daycare, you
> > could
> > > try Harvard Yard Daycare or Oxford Street Day Care Center and look for
> > > housing (Harvard Housing and private housing) in that area, Kirkland
> > > St., Divinity Ave, etc. though the Subway would be a good 15 minutes
> > > walk. But, there are good Bus Routes from that area too.
> > >
> > > Good luck on your search.
> > >
> > > _________________________________________________
> > > Sebastian S. James
> > > Phd. Candidate in Public Policy
> > > Harvard University
> > > Ph: 617-384-0140(R), 617-230-9596(M)
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > [mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of
> > > wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> > > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> > >
> > > This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to the
> > > entire
> > > list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> > >
> > > --------
> > >
> > > from Rini Kaushik < rinikaushik at yahoo.com>
> > >
> > > I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I
> > am
> > > quite
> > > concerned right now
> > > and need some advice from fellow parents.
> > >
> > > Here's my situation;
> > > I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston with
> > > me and
> > > will be in Boston
> > > only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the
> > time.  My
> > > mother
> > > (can't drive and
> > > not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> > > apartment/condo
> > > close to my son's
> > > preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> > > wanted the
> > > apartment/condo to
> > > be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> > > driving in the
> > > snow (coming from
> > > California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week and
> > > couldn't
> > > find anything that
> > > matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and the
> > > ones that
> > > are open are not
> > > close to apartments.
> > >
> > > How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids go
> >
> > > for day
> > > care?  I will
> > > really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Rini
> > >
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> > > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> > >
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
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> > > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> > >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 08:51:44 -0400
> > From: "Irene Newton" <irene.newton at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] dependent care fund maybe limited to
> >         faculty/post-docs next year
> > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Message-ID:
> >         < 1252ab5f0707110551u5c2eb0abw847a493d593ba489 at mail.gmail.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1; format=3Dflowed
> >
> > hi all,
> >
> > In case you were counting on the dependent care fund for travel with
> > your baby, you should know that they might limit it to just tenured
> > faculty and post-docs (see email from Fiona Chin below).
> >
> > Why are graduate students always screwed over?
> >
> > -Irene
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Chin, Fiona <fiona_chin at harvard.edu>
> > Date: Jul 11, 2007 8:41 AM
> > Subject: Dependent Care Fund
> > To: "Newton, Irene" < garcia at fas.harvard.edu>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear Irene,
> >
> > I received your Dependent Care Fund application, and I wanted to let
> > you know that the next review period isn't scheduled until September.
> > Also, as this was the program's first pilot year, the Review Committee
> > is currently assessing refinements to the program before next year,
> > including the possibility of limiting the eligibility to tenure-track
> > faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
> >
> > The program is still in its experimental, pilot phase (through AY09),
> > and we are doing our best to structure a successful program and gather
> > data at this point.
> >
> > I will certainly be back in touch regarding the Committee's final
> > decision regarding program eligibility for this academic year.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Fiona
> >
> >
> > Fiona C. Chin
> > Manager of Administration, Communications, and Special Projects
> > Harvard University, Office of the Senior Vice Provost
> >
> > p.  617-495-5390
> > o.  Holyoke Center 876
> > e.  fiona_chin at harvard.edu
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 6
> > Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:19:23 -0400
> > From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] dependent care fund maybe limited to
> >         faculty/post-docs next year
> > To: Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com >
> > Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Message-ID: <1184159963.4694d8db164c7 at webmail.fas.harvard.edu >
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1
> >
> >
> > Since they are still "gathering data," it would probably be a good idea
> > for us
> > to tell them how many of us would be applying for this funding.
> >
> > Let me figure out an easy way to do this and I'll get back to you.  I
> > know I
> > have personally skipped conferences because of having no child care, so
> > it is
> > indeed an important issue.
> >
> > --Christine
> >
> >
> >
> > Quoting Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com>:
> >
> > > hi all,
> > >
> > > In case you were counting on the dependent care fund for travel with
> > > your baby, you should know that they might limit it to just tenured
> > > faculty and post-docs (see email from Fiona Chin below).
> > >
> > > Why are graduate students always screwed over?
> > >
> > > -Irene
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Chin, Fiona < fiona_chin at harvard.edu>
> > > Date: Jul 11, 2007 8:41 AM
> > > Subject: Dependent Care Fund
> > > To: "Newton, Irene" < garcia at fas.harvard.edu>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Dear Irene,
> > >
> > > I received your Dependent Care Fund application, and I wanted to let
> > > you know that the next review period isn't scheduled until September.
> > > Also, as this was the program's first pilot year, the Review Committee
> > > is currently assessing refinements to the program before next year,
> > > including the possibility of limiting the eligibility to tenure-track
> > > faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
> > >
> > > The program is still in its experimental, pilot phase (through AY09),
> > > and we are doing our best to structure a successful program and gather
> > > data at this point.
> > >
> > > I will certainly be back in touch regarding the Committee's final
> > > decision regarding program eligibility for this academic year.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Fiona
> > >
> > >
> > > Fiona C. Chin
> > > Manager of Administration, Communications, and Special Projects
> > > Harvard University, Office of the Senior Vice Provost
> > >
> > > p.  617-495-5390
> > > o.  Holyoke Center 876
> > > e.   fiona_chin at harvard.edu
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> > > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 7
> > Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:27:27 -0400
> > From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> > To: Miriam Shakow < shakow at fas.harvard.edu>
> > Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > Message-ID: < 1184160447.4694dabf1c2bd at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DISO-8859-1
> >
> > It's always sort of a crap shoot, but you can also try the central
> > numbers for
> > Mass Child Care Services, etc.  Harvard has them listed at:
> >
> > http://www.employment.harvard.edu/benefits/worklife/childcare.shtml
> >
> > BTW, I have been searching for the childcare resources web site that was
> > set up
> > by the Work/Life Office a while ago--it seems to have disappeared.
> >
> > (Please note that the Work/Life Office serves employees of Harvard, not
> > students--but you can still sometimes find useful information there.)
> >
> > --Christine
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Quoting Miriam Shakow <shakow at fas.harvard.edu>:
> >
> > > Dear Rini,
> > > The harvard daycare centers generally have a year-long waiting list.
> > if
> > > you put your name down now on the lists of all of them, your son's
> > name
> > > should come up within the next year. If you moved to Harvard Square
> > now,
> > > you could try for a family daycare (several have been publicized on
> > this
> > > list), combined with a babysitter a few days a week. Harvard Housing
> > is
> > > mostly done by lottery the previous spring, but there may be some
> > > apartments still available on the Harvard Real Estate Services
> > website.
> > >
> > > Peabody Terrace, Harvard Yard, and Radcliffe daycares are within a
> > > ten-minute walk of Harvard Square. The botanical gardens is a little
> > > farther, but during the school year, there is a regular free shuttle
> > > between the botanical gardens and harvard square.
> > >
> > > Another option is Bright Horizons, in Central square, which is a
> > > 15-minute walk from Harvard Square. A friend of ours sent their 2 year
> > > old there. It sounded just adequate as a short-term thing, but better
> > > supplemented with hands-on attention from a babysitter.
> > >
> > > There is also a "help find it" type service available to graduate
> > > students, but I don't know the name. I think you could call the GSAS
> > > dean to get some help with this.
> > >
> > > Take care,
> > > Miriam
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 7/10/07 4:07 PM, Sebastian James wrote:
> > > > Hi Rini
> > > >
> > > > Did you try Harvard Housing, especially Peabody Terrace because
> > there is
> > > > a pre-school within the apartment complex (PTCC)? Are the pre-school
> > > > spots already taken, because they go very fast?
> > > >
> > > > If you are going to work backwards starting from the daycare, you
> > could
> > > > try Harvard Yard Daycare or Oxford Street Day Care Center and look
> > for
> > > > housing (Harvard Housing and private housing) in that area, Kirkland
> >
> > > > St., Divinity Ave, etc. though the Subway would be a good 15 minutes
> > > > walk. But, there are good Bus Routes from that area too.
> > > >
> > > > Good luck on your search.
> > > >
> > > > _________________________________________________
> > > > Sebastian S. James
> > > > Phd. Candidate in Public Policy
> > > > Harvard University
> > > > Ph: 617-384-0140(R), 617-230-9596(M)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > > [mailto: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf
> > Of
> > > > wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:32 PM
> > > > To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] new student needs help!
> > > >
> > > > This is from an incoming student.  Feel free to post any advice to
> > the
> > > > entire
> > > > list so that everybody can benefit from the collective wisdom!
> > > >
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > from Rini Kaushik <rinikaushik at yahoo.com >
> > > >
> > > > I will be joining Harvard in Fall for a Ph.D. in Computer
> > Science.  I am
> > > > quite
> > > > concerned right now
> > > > and need some advice from fellow parents.
> > > >
> > > > Here's my situation;
> > > > I have a 3 year old son.  My husband will not be moving to Boston
> > with
> > > > me and
> > > > will be in Boston
> > > > only on the weekends.  I will be single-parenting most of the
> > time.  My
> > > > mother
> > > > (can't drive and
> > > > not in a good shape) will stay with me.  I was hoping to find an
> > > > apartment/condo
> > > > close to my son's
> > > > preschool so that my mother can drop/pick up my son on foot.  I also
> >
> > > > wanted the
> > > > apartment/condo to
> > > > be close to a public transportation route as I am not comfortable
> > > > driving in the
> > > > snow (coming from
> > > > California).  However, I spent more than week in Boston last week
> > and
> > > > couldn't
> > > > find anything that
> > > > matches my criterion.  Most of the preschools are already full and
> > the
> > > > ones that
> > > > are open are not
> > > > close to apartments.
> > > >
> > > > How are you all managing?  Where do you stay and where do your kids
> > go
> > > > for day
> > > > care?  I will
> > > > really appreciate pointers and any out-of-the-box ideas.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Rini
> > > >
> > > >
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