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Forum: Family Safety   08-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By MichelleZB
We love our Honda Fit! You can really "fit" all...

We love our Honda Fit! You can really "fit" all sorts of stuff in it because the seats go down... it's like a micro-van! No car seat issues here; excellent fuel economy.
Forum: Vaccinations   08-15-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By MichelleZB
We are strongly pro-vaccine, and here are my...

We are strongly pro-vaccine, and here are my scores:

Economic Left/Right: -8.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.28

I have done this quiz many times before, and am always this left, but I...
Forum: Parenting   08-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By MichelleZB
There could be a bunch of things bothering him. ...

There could be a bunch of things bothering him.

One is that he could be feeling resentful for the years where he felt like he was holding it together to support you, but only feels like he could...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By MichelleZB
Becksyboo, your 5 year old can talk! So you can...

Becksyboo, your 5 year old can talk! So you can asking him if he is experiencing chronic penis pain. Little boys often play with their penises, and it isn't usually because of pain.

A wait-and-see...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By MichelleZB
Renting can be a risk, but won't necessarily be...

Renting can be a risk, but won't necessarily be the worst option. You can rent out the house you hate, and use the rental payments to cover its mortgage. Then you can rent another house somewhere...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By MichelleZB
It's not quite an apt comparison. The foreskin...

It's not quite an apt comparison. The foreskin has an active use as part of the penis.

Some of the silent letters in French have a visual use (in showing agreement, etc.) and some do not.

Of...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-31-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,270
Posted By MichelleZB
Of course I was talking about high-functioning...

Of course I was talking about high-functioning autism. It is precisely those cases which likely go undiagnosed when there is less-than-adequate medical care.

Samaxtics, you make it sound like the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,270
Posted By MichelleZB
Ah, yes. I switched back and forth a bit too much...

Ah, yes. I switched back and forth a bit too much in my post. We have many First Nations people on reserves here, and many living in cities and non-reserve communities. The Inuit people are another...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,440
Posted By MichelleZB
I agree that not all babies need Hep B at birth....

I agree that not all babies need Hep B at birth. If you are a mother who has had a negative Hep B test, your newborn does not need the vaccine right away. You don't need to convince me; I'm from...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,270
Posted By MichelleZB
Here in Canada, we're pretty awful to our...

Here in Canada, we're pretty awful to our aboriginal peoples. The conditions on reserves are not good. I'm honestly surprised that any doctor can say with certainty that aboriginal children do not...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,440
Posted By MichelleZB
Not necessarily. The risks of various diseases...

Not necessarily. The risks of various diseases can be different in different countries, for instance.

Most countries don't vaccinate for HepB at birth. My country does it at adolescence. But...
Forum: Intact Care   07-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By MichelleZB
Let your son be naked around the house. If his...

Let your son be naked around the house. If his penis is retractable, he will retract it in front of you over and over. Trust me.

Edited to add: this is how I know my 2-year-old son is retractable....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By MichelleZB
We have weaned

I have weaned my son, aged 2 years 7 months. It has now been 6 days since we have nursed.

I have so many mixed emotions! I think I am quite sad about it, and I also feel like my identity as a...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By MichelleZB
Your tooth health is likelier related to your...

Your tooth health is likelier related to your genetics than the fact that your mom didn't drink enough broth in pregnancy. Hope you get regular cleanings!
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
lol

lol
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
That is evident. It is not. ...

That is evident.



It is not.



... and I bet you think you're the most qualified person to come up with an appropriate cut off age, even though you just said two sentences ago that you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
Yes, indeed, you are! You are requesting that she...

Yes, indeed, you are! You are requesting that she change what she is doing to line up with your values. You are the imposer. You are trying to get her to live her life according to your rules, just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
No young man on the internet should have to put...

No young man on the internet should have to put up with mocking of this magnitude.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
Oh my god, Hashtag, you're pre-law? Where is...

Oh my god, Hashtag, you're pre-law? Where is this? I totally missed that!

This thread has sort of become retroactively amazing, in a sort of ironic way. Like, you keep being all like, "What? This...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
It is legal for a woman to be topless...

It is legal for a woman to be topless non-commercially in my province of Ontario. A woman named Gwen Jacobs was convicted of indecency after going topless in 1996, but won her appeal. Subsequent...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
Yes, believe it! "N.Y. Penal Law § 245.01 et seq....

Yes, believe it! "N.Y. Penal Law § 245.01 et seq. excludes breastfeeding of infants from exposure offenses." A mother breastfeeding a child is exempt from being considered indecent exposure, and that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
You are not protected from being "exposed to her"...

You are not protected from being "exposed to her" because you don't need protection. Nobody does, because seeing a breastfeeding mother is harmless. The fact that you don't like it doesn't really...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
It doesn't. Yes, you do, but somebody...

It doesn't.



Yes, you do, but somebody breastfeeding in the same room as you is not considered harassment and could not be legally proved to be harassment in any state.

As for actual state...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
Wow. Public breastfeeding is sexual harassment...

Wow. Public breastfeeding is sexual harassment towards minors? Hashtag, you are now being ridiculous.

What kind of reception did you expect to get making these sorts of statements, especially on a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,925
Posted By MichelleZB
OMG YES YOU SHOULD SAY THAT. You should lay it...

OMG YES YOU SHOULD SAY THAT. You should lay it out the way you've explained it to us. You should tell the Dean that you don't really have a problem with the teacher bringing her child to class...
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