I really tried to stop watching this season, but I'm on the baby-waiting part of my maternity leave and there were five of them on the DVR. But I refused to watch the crossover episode with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. That's taking it too far. I gave up on those two series last year. » 11/21/14 7:17pm 11/21/14 7:17pm

Teaching it lots of ways is great and that's what I do with my students (high school and college math) as well. The problem is that every time they learn a new way they are then expected to show that they know every method on each problem. And then write a paragraph about it. The busy work associated with elementary… » 11/07/14 11:52am 11/07/14 11:52am

It feels like there's a distinct difference between how we feel about an airport if it's our home airport versus somewhere we have a layover. I can imagine someone with a layover at LAX would despise it, especially if you change airlines, but I've never done that so I can't put myself in their shoes. I'm sure I've… » 10/29/14 12:18pm 10/29/14 12:18pm

So, as a pregnant woman, I've been told to get a flu shot (and the TDAP). I asked my OB if I would get it from him or if I should just go to CVS or the like. He said, CVS is fine. So tonight, I try at Costcto, which is the cheapest for both shots by far. But the first Costco said they didn't have a TDAP safe for… » 10/23/14 8:27pm 10/23/14 8:27pm

Exactly. I've had some great experiences on Frontier in the past, but I booked my mom on a flight this past summer and discovered they put her in a non-reclining seat. It wasn't the last row, it wasn't near the exit row, it just didn't recline. It was like a penalty for not paying the extra $8 per flight to pick a… » 10/23/14 12:06pm 10/23/14 12:06pm

During one of my last semesters of grad school, Cal State Fullerton added a similar convenience fee, so no more rewards points for paying my tuition. But five years later, my husband's school (Cal State Dominguez Hills) still hasn't instituted a convenience fee. Same system, different rules. » 10/15/14 9:30am 10/15/14 9:30am

I'll admit, I'm actually going out a little more now (9 weeks left) than I did before because I know how little I'll be going out in the future. This fetus really likes to get out of the house; she loves concerts and football games especially. But the eating thing is beyond stupid. Personally, the only thing I "crave'… » 10/03/14 2:01pm 10/03/14 2:01pm