On Chatting About Letting The Children Choose The Real Estate

Ahahahaha, I know a tiny little Blaise.

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm 0

On McDonald's Tells Workers to Put Mustard, Mayo, and Ketchup on Workplace Injuries

You are NOT supposed to put butter on a burn. Cool running water!

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm 1

On In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That 'Call Your Girlfriend' Asked Us in October

@Lemon This is Suze Orman's approach to it as well.

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm 0

On Dreams Of My Father's Advice

Awwwww! This is so sweet and lovely.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm 1

On Convenient Cooking, But at a Cost

@Theestablishment One thing I do is, I do a lot of the prep work the night before, so all I have to do when I get home from work is throw everything into a pan (or call ahead and have my husband preheat the oven). We switch off nights cooking, so it's not like it consumes my every waking moment.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm 1

On Convenient Cooking, But at a Cost

I cheat by looking at the recipes on Blue Apron's website and using them as a basis for weekly menu planning. Although most of the recipes don't really appeal to me anyway, so this is not a service I would ever use.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:12 am 0

On Future Marketers May Try to Capitalize on Our Initials

There was an Emerald Nuts ad campaign a while back that focused on their initials ("Envious Nomads love... Emerald Nuts") which really spoke to me, because my initials are EN. They never called for my endorsement, though.

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm 0

On Chores, Then and Now

@Lily Rowan I grated much much cheese as a child. It's like, the easiest way to involve a kid in making dinner!

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 10:38 am 0

On The Cost of Things: Getting The Flu When Your Insurance Sucks

@PeggyDear A lot of high-deductible plans (maybe all?) come with the opportunity to open a Health Savings Account. So theoretically you can take the extra money that you would have spent on a plan with a lower deductible and put it into an HSA. Then you can use that money on doctor's appointments, prescriptions, etc. The nice thing is that the money doesn't get taxed, as long as you use it on medical expenses, and it's yours to keep, as opposed to a "use it or lose it" account.

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 9:17 am 0

On How to Find 'the One' (Purse)

@TheDilettantista Touché. But how do they not lose track of their... I don't know, Band-Aid stash? Chapstick? Business card holder? Tiny container of concealer? (checking purse) Packets of Kleenex? Collection of ballpoint pens? I just carry around a lot of crap that I need on a semi-regular basis.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm 0