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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 45
Posted By MeepyCat
Get counseling, maybe? I'm really worried...

Get counseling, maybe?

I'm really worried about the "man trap" comment, because it's both cruel and irrational. I don't think you should tray and handle this yourself. Get some help.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 109
Posted By MeepyCat
Really? Why? When we say that kids don't or...

Really? Why?

When we say that kids don't or can't or shouldn't expect as much from their fathers as they do from their mothers, I feel like we basically tell our kids that no matter what Daddy...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-22-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By MeepyCat
It sounds like a great way to get her to pee on...

It sounds like a great way to get her to pee on her hands.

This works for you, and great. But a toddler is going to feel very differently about pee, splashing, and touching her labia than you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By MeepyCat
There are two factors at work for me here: 1. ...

There are two factors at work for me here:
1. Talking to yourself in bed after bedtime is completely harmless. Sometimes it's what young children do to wind down after the day. My DD in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-20-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By MeepyCat
It's hard to tell on the internet whether he's...

It's hard to tell on the internet whether he's just a high-volume person or whether the shouting is a real problem. Oh wait. Not always.

Why bother to shout at a toddler who is talking in bed...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-18-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By MeepyCat
Really, your partner thought that stuff could...

Really, your partner thought that stuff could yave meant anything? Do burnt matches climb onto the roof by themselves?

My kids are a ways from their teen years, and heaven only knows where we'll...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-16-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By MeepyCat
I typed an answer and lost it. My kids have...

I typed an answer and lost it.

My kids have had far fewer questions about their ftm nanny than they have about my mastectomies. (Dd has no issues at all with the nanny's gender or gender...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By MeepyCat
I want to speak to this a little, because it...

I want to speak to this a little, because it worries me.

We are talking about a five year-old. People - extended family included - should understand that. Five year-olds sometimes say or do...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-15-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By MeepyCat
A lot of people are more comfortable with...

A lot of people are more comfortable with documents that have legal or economic significance being kept as hard copies. It is relatively easy to edit or alter a document in a word processing...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-12-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By MeepyCat
Meh - I'm sorry. That is one heck of a list your...

Meh - I'm sorry. That is one heck of a list your husband has for a kid's extracurriculars. That much driving will *kill* your spare time.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By MeepyCat
Did the doctor give you any sense of how closely...

Did the doctor give you any sense of how closely the placenta was centered on the cervix? That might help you think through probabilities more clearly.

My concern about the natural birth classes...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By MeepyCat
Get out of the middle of this. Your husband's ex...

Get out of the middle of this. Your husband's ex is yanking you around. You've managed to come to an agreement where you both have the children for more time AND pay more child support to their...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-11-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 45
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not a doctor, but IMO, you should be fine. ...

I'm not a doctor, but IMO, you should be fine. Absolutely no problems working out while TTC.

However, once you get pregnant, you need to be careful in some specific ways. In particular: when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-10-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By MeepyCat
We feed our cats at specific times only. They...

We feed our cats at specific times only. They get fed twice a day, end of story. No amount of whining and wailing changes it. They've occasionally gone through obnoxious periods anyway - if it gets...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By MeepyCat
There are two potential parenting problems here: ...

There are two potential parenting problems here:
1. Dad is, on the whole, uninvolved and feels entitled to be uninvolved.
2. Mom is preferentially involved with activities that not all the kids...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-10-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By MeepyCat
Sillysapling, my take on it is that the agreement...

Sillysapling, my take on it is that the agreement (mom does Girls Scouts, dad does Boy Scouts) is one that's fair to parents, and potentially completely screwed up for the kids. Equity between...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-10-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not saying she has to be equally involved...

I'm not saying she has to be equally involved with both. I do think, however, that there are potentially huge problems with the arrangement where one child in the house has her activity happily...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-10-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 188
Posted By MeepyCat
I can see arguments both ways. It's not...

I can see arguments both ways. It's not unreasonable to ask your husband to sew on a patch. It is in nreasonable to behave as though your son's Cub Scout activities are no concern of yours, and you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,039
Posted By MeepyCat
Can you tell him to have his lawyer contact your...

Can you tell him to have his lawyer contact your lawyer? Of course he doesn't want to give you things, but having has legal obligations. If he wants to keep all of the pension you would usually get...
Forum: Parenting   01-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By MeepyCat
Okay, so, first thing: are you using real names?...

Okay, so, first thing: are you using real names? Because if you are, you are throwing around a lot of personal information and should be aware that it will turn up on Google searches. Your name is...
Forum: March 2015 Due Date Club   01-06-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 435
Posted By MeepyCat
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,039
Posted By MeepyCat
Did the lawyer have anything to say about...

Did the lawyer have anything to say about protecting your financial interests during separation, and any possible legal fallout of changing the locks?

He does not get to make all the decisions. ...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-04-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By MeepyCat
She wanted you to tell whoever was on Netflix to...

She wanted you to tell whoever was on Netflix to get off so she could use it? How is that even necessary? It's totally possible for me, my partner, and the kids to all be watching Netflix on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,039
Posted By MeepyCat
Can you change the locks? Your ex seems to...

Can you change the locks?

Your ex seems to have not realized some things about divorce. If he wants a divorce, you get to stop acting like his wife, and he needs to stop acting like you have an...
Forum: Potty Learning   01-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By MeepyCat
Don't feel ashamed that he's not using the potty...

Don't feel ashamed that he's not using the potty yet. I remember feeling like I should be trying harder as my own son approached four.

Potty training is hellish. It's just awful. Potty...
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