I have a close friend who's recently decided she wants to make a living as a mommy blogger. I think it's an interesting extension of the huge issue of childcare that America refuses to address: we now have all these college-educated women often stuck between wanting to raise their kids (and not wanting to/can't afford… » 4/10/14 1:29pm 4/10/14 1:29pm

Yesterday, walking my dog through my nabe, I wanted to read the specials board posted outside a local restaraunt. However, there was a dude walking towards me, and if I looked up to look at the board, I would also be looking in his direction. Not wanting to give the impression that I was looking at him, I stared at the … » 4/10/14 7:16am 4/10/14 7:16am

THANK YOU. This is such an important topic, and I really hope it becomes a national discussion. As someone who's absolutely experienced blatant pay discrimination, it realy burns my ass when people claim women make less because of all the wonderful independent choices we make to focus on low-paying jobs with flexible… » 4/09/14 1:25pm 4/09/14 1:25pm

Can your girlfriend help out? When I moved to NYC, I left a pretty decent job in NC to be with him. The agreement was I'd spend my savings while looking for a job, but that he also had to help with expenses since I had left a job to follow him. It actually worked out pretty well, and he was understanding that he needed … » 4/09/14 12:03pm 4/09/14 12:03pm

Honestly, I'm pesce, but usually just call myself veg for simplicity's sake. Otherwise I get inevitably entangled in a long line of questioning explaining what a pescatarian is, why that's my dietary choice, why I don't eat other kinds of meat, blah blah blah ad infinitum. Just saying "veg" is more of a convenient… » 4/07/14 6:38pm 4/07/14 6:38pm

Oh Jesus, the stories I can tell. I'm actually encouraging my husband to write a book about his crazy-ass family, because their hijinks are completely fucking epic. Suffice it to say I raise my long-suffering glass to you. Cheers to tolerating nutso irrational inappropriate in-laws. » 4/04/14 11:11pm 4/04/14 11:11pm

Dude, I was "rugby mom" to a pretty notorious men's rugby team in college, and I prepared to read those lyrics with an eye-roll...but no. Fuck no. Those specific lyrics are worse than even the ridiculously bawdy rugby songs we gleefully sang over shitty beer. That shit is not canon. » 4/04/14 1:54pm 4/04/14 1:54pm

Actually, banks use those "online balance displays" as a trick to get more overdrafts. I fell for this trick several times - check back account, hey, there's money in there! Spent money, got hit with five overdrafts for five small purchases because the balance displayed didn't include non-displayed "pending" purchases.… » 4/02/14 12:03pm 4/02/14 12:03pm