I have this problem even with my less than two year old. She pulls at her collar saying "hot! hot!" but I know she just doesn't want to wear it, her cheeks aren't even pink. It's 30 degrees outside, you need a coat. Sometimes I put her old coats from last year on her stuffed animals and then she feels more enthused. » 11/21/14 1:45pm Yesterday 1:45pm

drink lots of fluid to try to flush it out, and cranberry juice. But if it doesn't get better by tomorrow, go to the doctor. I am currently home for the third day following a hospital visit for a similar infection which spread to my kidneys and ended up with IV antibiotics and cat scans. It is not fun. They can also… » 11/20/14 1:11pm Thursday 1:11pm

I agree. I miss episodes like The Fires of Pompeii when they're off on a fun vacation and the Tardis just happened to bring them to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, PLUS they have a big moral dilemma and argument over whether everyone should be saved because the Doctor can, theoretically, do it. Even in the "fun… » 11/18/14 1:53pm Tuesday 1:53pm

I'd love to live in a world where my thoughts don't need to be filtered through someone else in order for them to be taken seriously, or even heard, but that's not the case. I think it is important for men to be informed on feminist issues and be able to articulate them and even debate them intelligently, especially… » 11/18/14 11:50am Tuesday 11:50am

If you did not attend the weddings, only a letter expressing your well wishes to the couple would be necessary. But if you feel moved to get something for them, please feel free to do so. The issue of giving money is contentious in the etiquette world. Traditionally in mainstream American and English culture it has… » 11/18/14 11:40am Tuesday 11:40am

I think they were talking about children's playscapes, rather the rest of the park. I'm a dog-owner and parent so I understand the tug-of-war between fair use and safety. I'll let my dog off the leash if no one else is around (or far away) so we can play fetch, or whatever. Or if I'm on hiking trails and no one else… » 11/17/14 10:50am Monday 10:50am

What are the ethics of personal politics when it comes to being a patron of a local business? I have been wanting to go to a new coffee and breakfast shop nearby, which has been getting great reviews. But I stumbled upon the Facebook page of one of the owners and one of her followed pages is an extremely right-wing… » 11/15/14 1:57pm 11/15/14 1:57pm