On Everything You Need to Know About Diapers, Part 2

I feel like this and other things around the modern culture of motherhood (breastfeeding, making your own baby food, etc) is another manifestation of the "feminine mystique". Women who had other outlets (careers, volunteer work, etc) for their creativity and energy are now focusing that onto their babies and homes. Like does dealing with diapers have to be so all consuming. Screw these Kelly's Closet people for shaming women who chose to not endure this nonsense. It's okay to still be a whole person after you have children it doesn't need to consume every aspect of your life.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On How Going Cash-Only Helped Me Curb My Spending

I use mostly cash. Every Friday (payday) I go to the bank and take out $189 and that's all the money I have for week. It has definitely helped me curb my spending because I could justify little purchases with a debit card. But now when I'm in a store I really think if I need something extra cause that purchase is taking away from something else: gas, groceries, etc

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm 1

On "Is There Anything More Ironic Than Coming to Live in Des Moines"

@thegirlieshow AMEN, as great as Des Moines sounds I really don't want to be the black token person in any crowd, thanks but not thanks. I'll just stick with city 25 (Atlanta) as my place of residence.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:39 am 1

On I Don't Get Las Vegas

I think the appeal of Vegas is really more about the cultural aspect of it. Which is that Vegas is this hyped up place where you can get "crazy and wild". Even though as you say it's really just controlled and meant to take as much money from you as you'll let it. I think the same thing happens with NYC and that's what drives so many creative types to come here every year. It's not the there's a wealth of opportunity here it's just that our culture has said if you want to be a real writer/artist/poet/etc you must come to NYC.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:27 am 0

On Would You Pay for a Restaurant Reservation?

I don't think I would pay for a table reservation. But I'm also assuming that the places that would utilize this kind of service serve food at prices that I can't afford. So I think in this context "poor" actually means middle class people are being asked to eat at other hours during the day.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:10 am 0

On A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

My physics and stats text book from the library in college during the alst week of the semester. I was pissed those things are 300$ a piece. I'm lucky I had a friend taking the exact classes or I would have been screwed.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm 0

On A Drunk Stole My Kale. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

This is absolutely disgusting. What is it with people being absolutely the worst. Ugh, I'm very glad you got out of there. I will be letting everyone I know to avoid this company like the plague.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm 0

On 'Can We Talk Finances?' 'Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache'

Ester if you're really that overwhelmed by it let Ben manage it and have him update you monthly/quarterly and whenever he wants to add more or re-balance whatever you're comfortable with. My boyfriend and I do this because his eyes glaze over whenever I talk about large sums of money/investing/etc. So I do the money management and let him know what's going when he ask or when I want to make a major change. It works for us. I'm not frustrated by his apathy and he's not annoyed by me forcing him to constantly think about it.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm 0

On It's Heating Season In New York City

When I lived by myself in NY I had steam heat radiators. I had no control over the thermostat but I'm lucky that my landlord never boiled me alive. It was always warm and comfortable. But I will say the first time they came on at night it woke me up and I thought someone was breaking in. When I moved in with my boyfriend the heater in out bedroom didn't work so we had to keep our bedroom door open in order to stay warm. Also there was a heated pipe in one of the closets in the living room. Which never made sense to me.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0