@gluechirp: Yes, it is best just to take it to the register. Every store I have ever worked at expects this, and it is definitely better than leaving raw meat in with cleaning products or ice cream shoved back behind a bunch of cereal boxes. » 12/18/10 1:37pm 12/18/10 1:37pm

@SallySassyPants: That urge to have a baby all out consumed me for a few months when I was about 25. It was crazy. Keep in mind that I already had several children- one barely a year old- at this point and knew that I didn't want to make more kids. But there it was, and it was strong. » 12/12/10 2:36pm 12/12/10 2:36pm

@Black Rebel Telecomic Club: Basically: Instead of making my birthday party about ME, I am going to pretend it is about everyone else. That way, everyone will make me feel good about what an awesome, totally selfless person I am! » 12/09/10 9:29am 12/09/10 9:29am

@Sev: I was thinking the same thing. They just happen to come out while her movie is still in the theater...The pictures are generally pretty flattering considering all the crap she's been getting about her appearance lately, and they aren't showing anything she hasn't before. » 12/08/10 7:47pm 12/08/10 7:47pm

@slowtraincoming: Quitting for nine months, especially when smoke gives you gross nausea, is easy. You know it is bad for the baby. Going back to smoking when you are dealing with a lot of stress is also easy, even when you know it is killing people, because the only thing it is doing for you right then and there is… » 12/02/10 7:33pm 12/02/10 7:33pm

@loosesealbluth: WIC is very strict about the type of foods that you can buy. They only recently added fruits, vegetables and starches like bread and rice to the program. Prior to that, it was all cereal, fruit juice, and dairy. » 11/30/10 3:20pm 11/30/10 3:20pm

@Lindsay Funke: It only feels kind of weird. But it is damn uncomfortable when you are about nine months and you get a baby foot stuck under one of your ribs. It takes a whole lot of shifting and prodding to push it out of the way. » 11/22/10 4:00pm 11/22/10 4:00pm

@anteup lost her pizazz: I'm sorry that beauty standards had such an impact on you. Young, inexperienced boys say foolish things that can stick with you for a long time. You may not see boobs like that very often in regular movies/TV, and I think that's mostly because minimal nipple is less offensive to puritan… » 11/19/10 9:07pm 11/19/10 9:07pm

@no clever name: Some kids will listen and follow rules and not dawdle. Those kids can walk on their own. Others need to be carried sometimes, because they will run out into traffic. Other kids need to be carried because they will otherwise stop and look at every leaf and bug and rock and drop of water on the sidewalk… » 11/18/10 3:20pm 11/18/10 3:20pm