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

Manjari C. Miller mchatter at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jul 12 09:10:47 EDT 2007


Dear Rini,

I second the opinion that there may be apartments left in Peabody Terrace. 
We live in PT and I just got an email asking me to hurry up and apply if I 
wanted to transfer within PT as there are apartments still available. I 
would call the Housing Office and ask about "immediate occupancy" 
apartments in PT.

Best,
Manjari

_______________________________________________________________________
Manjari Chatterjee Miller                           Dept. of Government
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs        Harvard University

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Susan McDonald 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-time
> 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 different
> 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 convenient 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 Alewife
> 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
>
> On 7/11/07, parentsgroup-list-request at lists.hcs.harvard.edu <
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>>    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>
>> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
>> 
>> 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=ISO-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="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=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>> 
>> 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
>> >
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
>> > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
>> > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>> > 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=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>> 
>> 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=ISO-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=ISO-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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