Let my kid pull my hair?

I’m a guy with below the ear curly hair. I have a 6mo LO who loves to pull on my hair, and even pull my face to hers to give me a “kiss.” I love it.
But, I’m afraid this is setting a bad norm for her. She’s starting to pull everyone’s hair! What should I do?

Will the Immigration March change anything?

Hundreds of thousands of people showed up nationwide to march and voice their opposition to immigration policies. There are many photos showing great support, signs, and emotion all across the country for what protestors believe is right and good. It's powerful and moving. Yet questions ensue: does a “Families Belong Together” March cut it? Will it have enough impact to facilitate change? Will it create necessary changes to policies? Will it put the right people in office to make those changes? Or, will everyone go back to their lives? Until the next March.

Homeless Crisis: Will you still visit SF?

Tourism in San Francisco is down—both personal and business conferances. Many people believe it's because of the increased homelessness problem. Has the homeless crisis impacted your desire to visit the city by the bay?

Is it finally time to QUIT Social Media?

Trust is consistently being reported as one of the most important issues facing the world today. Trust in the media, the government, tech, and each other. It's a time when people are being attacked on social media for expressing their opinions, and freaked out by how their personal information is being exploited.

[to my boss] You want me to sign what? now?

I work for a small start up with 20 people. We were in 2 days of leadership meetings and then I was scheduled to be on PTO for a long weekend in NY with my husband. I knew the board was finalizing a new funding round and they were expecting it to close in the next day or 2.

On the 6 hour plane ride to NY on Thursday I received a slack message from my boss saying I needed to sign a document. 30 minutes later he asks for my husband's email because he needs to sign also.

I land in NY where it takes us hours to get from the airport to the hotel and we had dinner plans and show tickets. I ask what the document is and he says it is simply agreeing that the company can have first right to buy my shares when I want to sell them. My husband’s document asks him to agree as my spouse that he read the Agreement and agrees to the terms of it but he actually hasn’t been sent the agreement. Nor have I.

At this point my boss is asking me to sign the documents that evening but it is already after 9 pm for us and we are in a broadway show. I decide not to sign because I want to wait until the morning until I can focus on it. In the morning I ask for the agreement to which we are being asked to have read and agreed to. He sends it. We read it and we sign—not fully understanding what we are signing- but not seeing any red flags. The other 3 employees all signed the night before.

While we did not delay the close of the funding round we gave the CEO the impression we were asking to potentially modify the agreement and he came to the conclusion we didn’t trust the leadership. He sends me a fairly snarky comment to that effect. I believe in order to avoid that outcome I just needed to immediately sign the document and ask my husband to do so as well. What would you have done ?

Is border enforcement now a form of child abuse?

Since the 'zero tolerance' border enforcement policy has gone into effect for immigrants illegally crossing the border, thousands of children have been taken from their families and locked behind chained fence walls near the boarder.

Should ABC have fired Rosanne Barr?

Ms. Barr posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman and senior adviser to Barack Obama. ABC’s entertainment president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement that “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

Is rental insurance worth it?

I recently took a road trip with some friends and was in charge of taking care of the rental. I found a car that came at a great price and ordered online. I went without the insurance on the order. I went with one of my friends to go pick it up. While at the counter and processing the order, the employee did the whole last minute attempt to get me to buy insurance. She even offered me a discount rate to try to make the sale. I was on the fence until my friend told me a story where they were hit in a rental before. So, reluctantly I paid more for it.

The thing is, I think it's just such a fricken scam. The price of the insurance was half the price of the entire rental. The likelihood of something happening while driving, to me, isn't worth the price, especially since the existence of the insurance is contingent on whether you pay for it or not. It's not like the company doesn't have it already.

And, no, nothing happened on the trip. We came home perfectly fine, car intact, the end. So, essentially, I was out extra cash for no reason. What do you think? Do you buy insurance when you rent?

Should I move out?

Being someone entering their late 20's, this should be an easy answer for most but, in this day and age, I'm just not sure if it's worth it. To clarify, I live in the Bay Area. On top of that, I don't have a very lucrative profession; certainly not anything close to the living means set by the national census, which, by the way, is an average annual income of over $100,000 for where I live.

My concern is that of pride and freedom. I would like to live my own life while also doing so alongside my peers. I want to be able to stay up or out as late as I want without disturbing anyone else. I want to be able to meet new people and say "Hey, welcome to my house.." or something like that. I want the space to do what I want, when I want basically.

But, oh god the money... If I could even conceive living on my own, I would absolutely have to scrape by, whatever that entails. It won't be pretty. I could potentially find roommates but that's a compromise; I would just end up living with others and having to watch my behavior all over again. I don't know, I'm just kind of stuck. Slave away to live, or live comfortably with my parents...or, I guess, pay a little bit and live with some friends/ strangers.

I'm just so deathly afraid of hitting that stereotype "30 years old living in my mom's basement" deal but, I know if I move out, my life is going to be hindered greatly in all other respects other than residence. So, what do I do? Has the paradigm shifted? Are there a lot of late 20 somethings out there still at home?

Naked In The Bath With Someone Else's Child?

My ex-husband and I have two sons, aged 6 and 9. His new girlfriend, who is only 23 (18 years younger), seems to be doing a great job of caring for the children. For that I am grateful. My kids are pretty communicative with me and so when they return from their weekend's "at dad's" they give me the lowdown of what went on. I sincerely am happy they all seem to get along, but apparently last weekend, all the kids got in the bath together WITH their dad's girlfriend. Everyone was naked. Now, I'm not prude, but I couldn't help but feel sick to my stomach. I didn't want to alarm them so I didn't freak out, just said "oh how nice" but inside I was dying. When I recovered from my shock, I said to my boys that I'd be asking their dad to ask his girlfriend to maybe wear a bathing suit next time just so everybody is aware of privacy, but how lucky they were they got to have such bath times at their dad's. My boys agreed. I just feel like 6 and 9 are important ages for boys, and seeing me naked is one thing since I'm their mother... Or am I wrong?

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