We borrowed from my 401K in order to increase our down payment to 20% and cover closing costs (we had about 15% already saved). Then we just hunkered down and paid off the 401K loan as quickly as possible. I felt comfortable doing it because my job was very secure, but if you leave the company or they let you go then… » 3/03/15 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

My 5th grade class had mock debates in front of the whole school and I was the only one that volunteered to be a democrat (we lived in Representative Boehner's district). So I was a nine year old female Dukakis. I bought a clip on tie from the little boy's section to look more masculine. » 2/23/15 12:23am 2/23/15 12:23am

Great tips! I am all about the cloth diapers, and I even bought mine used. My husband refuses though, so I shopped around for diapers (Target when you get gift cards back and Costco seem to be the best options so far). My stroller and second car seat were found on Craigslist for less than half retail. » 2/22/15 7:57am 2/22/15 7:57am

I've been using the Medela PISA for a few weeks now and I appreciate the ease of finding replacement parts and it was the best reviewed of the pumps available through my insurance. It's a shame I didn't get to read this ten weeks ago, but that wouldn't have changed my limited options. If the PISA can't hold up when… » 2/06/15 12:39pm 2/06/15 12:39pm

That's why John Oliver had three climate change deniers on his show and 97 people on the other side. Obviously, nothing actually got talked about, but it made the point. Larry Wilmore of the new Nightly Show has been doing a good job with only allowing one crazy person to the three rational ones. He had one… » 2/05/15 10:57am 2/05/15 10:57am

I was told not to get my heart rate over 120, even less than 140. The nurse practitioner didn't both to ask me what my fitness routine was like, just gave me this stupid guideline. I was working out at least 6 days per week: reformer pilates, barre, and high intensity interval training. I gave up the HIIT and cut back… » 1/30/15 10:54pm 1/30/15 10:54pm

I wish I'd had twenty four hours, I came sheen within ninety minutes. Probably having my placenta manually extracted didn't help. I was in hideous, hideous pain, with continuing contractions because my uterus wouldn't firm up and gushing blood. But this is very fresh in my mind because I am only seven weeks postpartum. » 1/22/15 10:09pm 1/22/15 10:09pm

Seriously, I can't imagine going through that many IUIs and IVF treatments, especially if all the IUIs were medicated. Two medicated IUIs was too much for me; luckily, we were finally able to conceive naturally after surgery and other treatment for the later diagnosed endometriosis. Plus, not everyone can afford that… » 1/17/15 3:29pm 1/17/15 3:29pm