When I was in middle school, I was a part of the Ski Club, which is far less fancy than it sounds. Still, we had fun and learned to ski reasonably well. One day the snow was slightly packed and icy in places. I was waiting in the line for the lift on the easy slopes when I heard someone shout, turned around and was… » 1/27/15 12:47pm Yesterday 12:47pm

I started yoga about six weeks ago, it's going pretty well although I'm going very slowly and gently, because I can already feel an old knee injury/problem creeping it's way back. I'm going to the doctor preemptively to get a referral to a PT before it becomes a problem. Last time I tried to go too hard too fast and… » 1/22/15 11:09pm Thursday 11:09pm

There's nothing wrong with going off-registry. As to the cost — it should be appropriate both to your financial ability and your relationship to the couple. This is why cash gifts are not usually considered appropriate in etiquette — because it puts an obvious price either on how much you care or how much you can… » 1/09/15 1:58pm 1/09/15 1:58pm

I always find it really interesting what is regarded as personal information in different cultures. I was learning Korean a few years ago and was told that much of the time, people will immediately want to know your age, what you do for a job, even who your parents were (and what they do), which to us might seem a… » 1/09/15 1:44pm 1/09/15 1:44pm

Yeah, my kid's not yet two and even she is expected to help me with chores and put things away. I mean, to an extent, she is still just a toddler. As she gets older she will have more responsibilities, but I try to involve her in as many things as possible. We can't read a new book until she's put the last one back on… » 1/09/15 1:16pm 1/09/15 1:16pm

On the other side of the coin, we are the only couple with children, and it's also hard. I mean, like, I'd love to go to your New Year's Eve party, but getting babysitting that day is hard, and that kid still gets up at 7:00 AM whether I go to bed at 9PM or 3AM. And doing things spontaneously is almost impossible. » 1/09/15 1:02pm 1/09/15 1:02pm

There are free yoga podcasts for beginners that have 20 minute to an hour guided exercises that may help you establish a routine with some basic poses. Try searching for "beginner yoga" on your podcast app. The only downside is that there is no instructor present to rephrase or help you if you are struggling. Maybe… » 1/08/15 12:43pm 1/08/15 12:43pm

You can always speak with your hospital about how late they will let you go before you can get the epidural. My hospital does it as long as the baby's not about to shoot out within the next five minutes and you're able to stay still for a few minutes at a time. So you could always wait to see how you are dealing with… » 1/08/15 11:49am 1/08/15 11:49am