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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
Eleven, awesome! I can probably take DS (7) out...

Eleven, awesome! I can probably take DS (7) out on the track with me when the surgeon clears me to run again (DS is faster than I am, but usually has shorter range). DD (age 4) is very enthusiastic...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
Linda, I'm waiting for clearance from my surgeon...

Linda, I'm waiting for clearance from my surgeon to start C25k again. How old are your kids? (In other words, when am I gonna be able to jog with mine?)
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
Ginger, this post is, possibly accidentally,...

Ginger, this post is, possibly accidentally, pretty hurtful.

Either your friends didn't lose the baby weight, and that's their own fault for not trying hard enough, OR your friends "went crazy"...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By MeepyCat
You asked a question - can this guy handle the...

You asked a question - can this guy handle the stress of a baby? - and my answer based on what you said and then erased is, why risk it? The odds aren't good. Lots of borderline guys start being...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By MeepyCat
If this is about not finding the perfect man in...

If this is about not finding the perfect man in time, can we find you a local sperm bank? The bad stuff you described is really, really bad.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-14-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By MeepyCat
Yes this, but talk to the attorney first. Go...

Yes this, but talk to the attorney first. Go into the conversation with the supervisor as prepared as humanly possible.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By MeepyCat
It really depends where you live. The going rate...

It really depends where you live. The going rate for a teen sitter here is $10/hour. For an adult sitter who can drive, or any special need, it's more like $20.
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,683
Posted By MeepyCat
I would never have guessed that you sent your...

I would never have guessed that you sent your kids to school full-time for years, particularly in light of threads where you discuss unschooling (like this one, for example -...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By MeepyCat
I don't drink Mountain Dew, and didn't while...

I don't drink Mountain Dew, and didn't while breastfeeding, but I have encountered the color you're talking about. It's the natural color of very watery foremilk. Nothing to do with soda.
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,683
Posted By MeepyCat
Moominmamma, I don't think that your perspective...

Moominmamma, I don't think that your perspective has no value because of the way you use the public schools, but I do find it worrying that the fact that the school can't ask you for money pleases...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,683
Posted By MeepyCat
Miranda, I think it absolutely sucks that your...

Miranda, I think it absolutely sucks that your district had to stop trips to the Shakespearean theater and the science center, and then I think it absolutely sucks that you (who are quite vocal about...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,683
Posted By MeepyCat
We did used to be able to expect that public...

We did used to be able to expect that public schools would supply everything. There were never school supply lists when I was a kid, and it was a big scandal when activity fees were instituted when...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not vegan, so take this for what it's worth. ...

I'm not vegan, so take this for what it's worth.

I do not have ethical concerns about honey.

I DO have ethical concerns about labor practices involved in the production of sugar, coffee,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By MeepyCat
Absolutely do not ttc with someone who blames you...

Absolutely do not ttc with someone who blames you for his drinking. It's just such a massive red flag. If he can't handle the stress of having another adult live with him, no, he can't handle the...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MeepyCat
This seems... not all that well thought out. ...

This seems... not all that well thought out.

I mean, for one, my kids (ages 4 and 7) are not motivated by the opportunity to watch animations. They're able to turn on the television and get...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MeepyCat
What reward does the app give?

What reward does the app give?
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By MeepyCat
What, precisely, is this app intended to help...

What, precisely, is this app intended to help parents do? What age children is it designed for? Which struggles have you chosen to approach?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MeepyCat
To be a nit-picky econ type, the correct term for...

To be a nit-picky econ type, the correct term for care in the U.K. is not "free", it is "paid by the government."

My insurance company negotiates a universal pregnancy care reimbursement rate with...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By MeepyCat
I absolutely hope it passes quickly, but I cannot...

I absolutely hope it passes quickly, but I cannot say enough that there is help for these conditions, and you don't have to tough it out by yourself. It sometimes feels a lot better to assume that...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By MeepyCat
TVBACs have absolutely not been banned in MA. In...

TVBACs have absolutely not been banned in MA. In fact, MA has a huge number of high-quality teaching hospitals that are well-equipped and able to do VBAC.

If I were moving to town now, I would be...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By MeepyCat
Post-partum depression is really common, and...

Post-partum depression is really common, and post-operative depression is not exactly unheard of. Surgery is hard on your body, and your body is in a direct feedback loop with your brain, and it's...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By MeepyCat
A hot tub would have a temporary affect on his...

A hot tub would have a temporary affect on his fertility at most. I wouldn't worry about it. Check in with him about his feelings about TTC this month, and consider how it affects your vacation. ...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By MeepyCat
My babies generally liked being held, except for...

My babies generally liked being held, except for those occasions when it wasn't what they wanted at all, and they acted like I was torturing them.

I agree that it sounds like you're doing a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
I have no idea how much weight your sister...

I have no idea how much weight your sister gained, or wants to lose. I'm going to focus on back problems.

Back problems are things that commonly come up during pregnancy for fairly obvious...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-04-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
It's been more than three years since I had a...

It's been more than three years since I had a baby, but I do have some major thoughts on this. At present, I am down below my pre-baby weight, but I'm down here because I had surgery with some awful...
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