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

I'd rather have my husband's last name that that of my good-for-nothing step-father that legally adopted me when I was 10. Luckily, my mom wised up a couple years later and kicked his ass to the curb, but she kept his name. Before that, I had the last name of my bio dad, who I have never met. Seriously, my husband's… » 9/26/14 7:24pm 9/26/14 7:24pm

That sounds wonderful. I'm 30 weeks right now and I make a point of getting up early enough to have a leisurely bowl of cereal with banana slices and a cup of coffee while I read the internet for half an hour. I would do the egg thing but they are on my food aversion list, which sucks because I used to want them… » 9/22/14 3:10pm 9/22/14 3:10pm

My male OBGYN has a female NP and I just hate seeing her. She's so judgmental and condescending. I'm 35 years old, I don't need to be told how to eat healthily during my pregnancy. She also told me I should only be gaining 0.5 pound/week during my second trimester and I'd gained 3 in four weeks so I really needed to… » 9/17/14 7:55pm 9/17/14 7:55pm

I do this too, even when I've just watched too match British television. It sticks around a few days. I never really had a southern accent though I lived in the south till I was six and my midwestern accent (Ohio from 6 to 17) went away pretty quickly when I moved to southern California though it took 10 years to… » 9/09/14 11:23pm 9/09/14 11:23pm

I'd have to say ebay; I bought most of my graduate school textbooks there, the international edition that was really the same as what the bookstore carried. Usually, the books were printed more cheaply but all the same information was there. And it usually didn't take any longer to arrive from India or China that… » 9/04/14 11:06am 9/04/14 11:06am

That "It's never going to happen for us" feeling is the worst, isn't it? We tried for nearly three years before it finally happened, but I cried every single month. I avoided birthday parties and gender reveal parties and baby showers. I put on a brave face over and over again. My family knew how hard we were trying… » 8/29/14 10:10am 8/29/14 10:10am

It took us nearly three years to get pregnant, so I know EXACTLY how you feel. We'd been trying for six months when my husband's younger brother announced they were expecting and would be having the first grandchild. We'd been trying for a year when my BFF and his wife announced number two was coming (and they… » 8/20/14 8:46pm 8/20/14 8:46pm