I gave birth on Monday at two in the afternoon. I could have gone home Tuesday afternoon but I stayed till Wednesday morning to get the good drugs a little longer and have some extra help with the baby. Luckily, they didn't make me poo first, still haven't managed it. lots and lots stitches. » 12/04/14 10:23pm 12/04/14 10:23pm

very glad I live in California since I gave birth the days ago. I just got the approval for my state disability. They make the submittal process very confusing though. You need to get the medical form submitted between nine and forty nine days from your disabled date. And your employer has to make sure they full… » 12/04/14 7:00pm 12/04/14 7:00pm

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