[Parentsgroup-list] Parenting lists

Kara Swanson kswanson at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Apr 23 12:09:17 EDT 2009


Before we found yet another parenting group (!) I would urge members to =

consider the geographic parenting groups already in existence, for =

Cambridge, Huron Village, Arlington, Somerville, Boston, etc.  I find =

membership in such a group complements the academic parent issues of =

this group with the nitty-gritty stuff on play groups, haircuts, etc.

Kara

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>    1. Re: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 459, Issue 1 (Erica J.H. Kraus)
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> Subject:
> [Parentsgroup-list] Re: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 459, Issue 1
> From:
> "Erica J.H. Kraus" <erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com>
> Date:
> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:01:51 -0400
> To:
> parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> To:
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> Hi Jennifer,
>
> That's a great idea. It'd be really fun to have a place to share plans =

> for playdates and outings, as well as childcare. I know one of the =

> challenges for the parents' group has been arranging more social =

> activities, so perhaps a list with that focus would spark more of =

> these. I'll set up a google group (because that's the service I know =

> how to use =3D)) and people are welcome to use that - or if someone =

> knows of a better service, they can set it up and we'll use that =

> instead. I'll send out the link to the google group in a few minutes. =

> Look forward to getting to know you all!
>
> Best,
> Erica
>
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 9:33 AM, =

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>     Today's Parentsgroup Digest:
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>     Today's Topics:
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>       1. Nanny Share - Interest (erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com
>     <mailto:erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com>)
>       2. Re: Re: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 458, Issue  1
>          (Jennifer Worden)
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>     Message: 1
>     Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:27:21 +0000
>     From: erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com <mailto:erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com>
>     Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Nanny Share - Interest
>     To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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>     I've shared a document with you called "Nanny Share - Interest":
>     http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=3D3DpLF1fS_6SoWMdYbTVmQF0Gg&in=
v=3D3Dpare=3D
>     ntsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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nv=3D3Dpare=3D%0Antsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
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>     It's not an attachment -- it's stored online at Google Docs. To
>     open this  =3D
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>     document, just click the link above.
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>     I know the original link for the nanny share interest sheet was giving
>     some people problems - hopefully this will work better!
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>     Message: 2
>     Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 08:45:54 -0400
>     From: Jennifer Worden <jennifer_worden at mail.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:jennifer_worden at mail.harvard.edu>>
>     Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Re: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol
>            458, Issue      1
>     To: "parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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>     We've also been thinking about trying out a nanny share. I would be
>     interested in participating in a separate group...maybe a yahoo
>     group? I was
>     thinking about starting one anyway for graduate student parents to
>     share
>     solutions and issues that affect us and also as a forum for setting up
>     playdates and nanny shares etc. I think this current list-serv is
>     great, and
>     I always read the posts but for some reason don't find myself
>     posting to it
>     very much...
>
>     Jennifer
>
>     On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 7:34 PM, Erica J.H. Kraus
>     <erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com <mailto:erica.j.h.kraus at gmail.com>
>     > wrote:
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>     > We've been exploring childcare options and thinking about trying
>     to arran=3D
>     ge
>     > a nanny share as well (our son will be 9 months in Sept). I
>     don't know how
>     > many people on the list are considering something like this -
>     would it ma=3D
>     ke
>     > sense to set up a forum (separate email list? google
>     spreadsheet?) or eve=3D
>     n a
>     > meeting to get people together and see if there are matches to
>     be made? I=3D
>     'd
>     > love to hear from people who are interested.
>     > Best,
>     > Erica
>     >
>     > On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:43 PM, <
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>     >>   1. Anyone want to share a Nanny? (Kathryn Glynn)
>     >>   2. Re: small kids at graduation (rose at fas.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:rose at fas.harvard.edu>)
>     >>   3. Nanny share (kate & pat glynn)
>     >>   4. Re: small kids at graduation (Alexander Van Zandt Akin)
>     >>
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>     >> Message: 1
>     >> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:19:25 -0500
>     >> From: Kathryn Glynn <kathryn.m.glynn at gmail.com
>     <mailto:kathryn.m.glynn at gmail.com>>
>     >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Anyone want to share a Nanny?
>     >> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
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>     >> I'll be moving my family to Boston (all the way from TX) this
>     fall to
>     >> attend
>     >> HKS.   Anyone interested in sharing a nanny?  My son, Keegan,
>     will be 3
>     >> and
>     >> my daughter, Fiona, will be 1 in June.  My husband is madly job
>     hunting
>     >> right now, so not sure where exactly we're going to be living
>     yet, but I
>     >> am
>     >> willing to schlep my kids to your place, or host yours at mine.
>      Anyone
>     >> interested??
>     >> Looking forward to hearing from y'all (like I said, Texas)!
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>     >> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:33:37 +0000
>     >> From: rose at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:rose at fas.harvard.edu>
>     >> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] small kids at graduation
>     >> To: "Alexander Van Zandt Akin" <akin at fas.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:akin at fas.harvard.edu>>,
>     >>        parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>,
>     >>        Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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>     >> >From the GSAS Dean Garth McCavana:
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> Dear Susannah,
>     >>
>     >> I'm happy to answer the query.
>     >>
>     >> The policy is that we welcome the children of graduating
>     students on
>     >> stage at Sanders Theatre as their parents receive their degrees.
>     >> Everyone seated in Sanders Theater, however, has to have a
>     ticket. We
>     >> used to be able to pack as many people as possible into the venue,
>     >> but after the Rhode Island nightclub fire, we have been
>     restricted to
>     >> the number of people who can be seated in the theatre.
>     >>
>     >> What we do is that we have a children's room in the basement of
>     >> Sanders where we have a simulcast. The GSAS staff who are there
>     keep
>     >> an eye on which departments are receiving their degrees and
>     accompany
>     >> the children (along with whichever adults are accompanying them) to
>     >> the theatre. They then join their parent as the parent is lining up
>     >> with his/her department and march across the stage with
>     him/her. They
>     >> do receive what we call "baby diplomas" that attest to their having
>     >> attended their parent's commencement on X date.
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> I hope that this helps. Please let me know if you have any other
>     >> questions.
>     >>
>     >> Regards,
>     >>
>     >> Garth
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> ------Original Message------
>     >> From: Alexander Van Zandt Akin
>     >> Sender: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> To: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] small kids at graduation
>     >> Sent: Apr 20, 2009 10:29 AM
>     >>
>     >> Hello everyone-
>     >>  I will be graduating in June and participating in commencement
>     >> activities. I
>     >> have seen people in previous years take their small kids up on
>     the stage
>     >> with
>     >> them in Sanders Theater (the officiating committee even had little
>     >> "diplomas"
>     >> to hand to the children). For most of the time I was writing my
>     >> dissertation I
>     >> was a stay-at-home dad while my wife worked to support us, so
>     my daughter
>     >> was
>     >> really an integral part of the process. I would love to take
>     her up with
>     >> me. I
>     >> wonder if anyone on this list knows the logistics of how that
>     works? Do
>     >> you
>     >> have your child with you the whole time, or does she need a
>     ticket with
>     >> the
>     >> other members of the family? Does the school still smile upon this?
>     >>   Thanks for any advice!
>     >> -Alexander Akin
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> _______________________________________________
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>     >>
>     >>
>     >> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>     >>
>     >> ------------------------------
>     >>
>     >> Message: 3
>     >> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:47:27 -0500
>     >> From: kate & pat glynn <kateandpatglynn at me.com
>     <mailto:kateandpatglynn at me.com>>
>     >> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Nanny share
>     >> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> Message-ID: <A798AFD0-4A39-4C3E-81C3-47BB7E26714C at me.com
>     <mailto:A798AFD0-4A39-4C3E-81C3-47BB7E26714C at me.com>>
>     >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D3DUS-ASCII; format=3D3Dflowed;
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>     es
>     >>
>     >> Hi Nikki!
>     >>
>     >> I will be starting at HKS this fall, and I'm looking for a
>     nanny share
>     >> for my two kids.  Keegan will be 3 in June, and Fiona will be
>     1.  Not
>     >> sure where we're going to be living yet (my husband is
>     currently job
>     >> searching in the Boston area), but in theory I'm willing to
>     schlep my
>     >> kids to your place, or have your kiddo at my place.  Interested?
>     >> Lemme know!
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> Look forward to hearing form you!
>     >>
>     >> kate glynn
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> ------------------------------
>     >>
>     >> Message: 4
>     >> Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:14:43 -0400
>     >> From: Alexander Van Zandt Akin <akin at fas.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:akin at fas.harvard.edu>>
>     >> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] small kids at graduation
>     >> To: rose at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:rose at fas.harvard.edu>
>     >> Cc: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> Message-ID: <1240362883.49ee6f833c2c9 at webmail.fas.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:1240362883.49ee6f833c2c9 at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>>
>     >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D3DISO-8859-1
>     >>
>     >> Thank you! Just to clarify, though, do the people in the
>     children's room
>     >> have to
>     >> have tickets for the theater? In other words, could my parents
>     sit in the
>     >> theater (using up my two tickets) while my wife accompanies my
>     daughter =3D
>     in
>     >> the
>     >> basement waiting area?
>     >>  Best regards,
>     >> -Alexander Akin
>     >>
>     >> Quoting rose at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:rose at fas.harvard.edu>:
>     >>
>     >> > From the GSAS Dean Garth McCavana:
>     >> >
>     >> >
>     >> > Dear Susannah,
>     >> >
>     >> > I'm happy to answer the query.
>     >> >
>     >> > The policy is that we welcome the children of graduating
>     students on
>     >> > stage at Sanders Theatre as their parents receive their degrees.
>     >> > Everyone seated in Sanders Theater, however, has to have a
>     ticket. We
>     >> > used to be able to pack as many people as possible into the
>     venue,
>     >> > but after the Rhode Island nightclub fire, we have been
>     restricted to
>     >> > the number of people who can be seated in the theatre.
>     >> >
>     >> > What we do is that we have a children's room in the basement of
>     >> > Sanders where we have a simulcast. The GSAS staff who are
>     there keep
>     >> > an eye on which departments are receiving their degrees and
>     accompany
>     >> > the children (along with whichever adults are accompanying
>     them) to
>     >> > the theatre. They then join their parent as the parent is
>     lining up
>     >> > with his/her department and march across the stage with
>     him/her. They
>     >> > do receive what we call "baby diplomas" that attest to their
>     having
>     >> > attended their parent's commencement on X date.
>     >> >
>     >> >
>     >> > I hope that this helps. Please let me know if you have any other
>     >> questions.
>     >> >
>     >> > Regards,
>     >> >
>     >> > Garth
>     >> >
>     >> >
>     >> > ------Original Message------
>     >> > From: Alexander Van Zandt Akin
>     >> > Sender: parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> > To: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> > Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] small kids at graduation
>     >> > Sent: Apr 20, 2009 10:29 AM
>     >> >
>     >> > Hello everyone-
>     >> >   I will be graduating in June and participating in commencement
>     >> activities.
>     >> > I
>     >> > have seen people in previous years take their small kids up
>     on the sta=3D
>     ge
>     >> with
>     >> > them in Sanders Theater (the officiating committee even had
>     little
>     >> "diplomas"
>     >> > to hand to the children). For most of the time I was writing my
>     >> dissertation
>     >> > I
>     >> > was a stay-at-home dad while my wife worked to support us, so my
>     >> daughter was
>     >> > really an integral part of the process. I would love to take
>     her up wi=3D
>     th
>     >> me.
>     >> > I
>     >> > wonder if anyone on this list knows the logistics of how that
>     works? Do
>     >> you
>     >> > have your child with you the whole time, or does she need a
>     ticket with
>     >> the
>     >> > other members of the family? Does the school still smile upon
>     this?
>     >> >    Thanks for any advice!
>     >> > -Alexander Akin
>     >> >
>     >> >
>     >> >
>     >> > _______________________________________________
>     >> > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
>     >> > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>     <mailto:Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>     >> > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
>     >> >
>     >> >
>     >> > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> ------------------------------
>     >>
>     >> _______________________________________________
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>     Jennifer M. Worden
>     Doctoral Student
>     Human Development & Education
>     Harvard Graduate School of Education
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