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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 07:57 PM
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Do you know the baby's father's blood type? If...

Do you know the baby's father's blood type? If he's Rh- like you, there should be no chance of Rh incompatibility. I don't know if there are tests that can detect the baby's blood type this early...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By MeepyCat
My grandfather bought my grandmother a ring after...

My grandfather bought my grandmother a ring after my aunt (their third child) was born. For him, it was a spontaneous gesture, coming from his feelings about his wife and children, and the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By MeepyCat
Generally speaking, the process of receiving a...

Generally speaking, the process of receiving a present should involve a lot less risk of hemorrhage. If anyone had asked me to tell my husband I was grateful right after the kids were born, it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-24-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By MeepyCat
When I was pumping in hospital, they gave me...

When I was pumping in hospital, they gave me plastic syringes for colostrum - Use syringe to suck up colostrum from pumping equipment, refrigerate. We fed the baby colostrum straight from the...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-22-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By MeepyCat
Your situation is complicated, in ways that are...

Your situation is complicated, in ways that are goung to affect our ability to give you good advice. You need a lawyer with experience in tribal and family law. There are different laws that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By MeepyCat
I also want to totally leave aside the question...

I also want to totally leave aside the question of what the parents could or should have done when looking at *your* behavior. Yeah, if it were me, I would not let my kids ramble unsupervised over a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By MeepyCat
There is, in fact, a sexual predator right around...

There is, in fact, a sexual predator right around the corner, per my county's sex offender registration system. I can't afford to walk around assuming that everyone my children and I meet is a great...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By MeepyCat
You're an adult. You're supposed to have some...

You're an adult. You're supposed to have some independent sense of appropriate boundaries with children.

Appropriate boundaries aren't always simple. The same action can be required of a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By MeepyCat
Slick is probably getting some questions from his...

Slick is probably getting some questions from his peers about where his parents are and why they aren't involved, and he doesn't have the advantages that an adult would have in those conversations,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-19-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By MeepyCat
That sounds painful. And like you could wind up...

That sounds painful. And like you could wind up with some pretty unpleasant chemical burns.

A more traditional anti-fungal might work, or the yogurt thing.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By MeepyCat
How is explaining that he's the child's...

How is explaining that he's the child's grandfather awkward? It sems like one sentence: "Actually, I'm his grandfather." The situation isn't that unusual.

Might it help some to stop focusing...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By MeepyCat
Leaving aside what you are and are not empowered...

Leaving aside what you are and are not empowered to do as a member of your educational community -

Does your friend want your help making decisions? It seems to me that who to go to for advice...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By MeepyCat
The best thing you could do, from my view over...

The best thing you could do, from my view over here, is start a petition with your school to loosen up their student appearance rules, so that people can do whatever they want with their hair and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By MeepyCat
Is there financial assistance available for the...

Is there financial assistance available for the parenting classes? Your current situation seems to me to mean you'll have to cough up for them on your ex's schedule, but broke people do get divorced....
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By MeepyCat
This is a bad idea. Your objections to your...

This is a bad idea.

Your objections to your friend's actual mother are ridiculous. She's a "dancer" andyou don't approve - tough. You are not in charge of handing out parenting licenses. That...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-14-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By MeepyCat
You cannot prevent this woman from being near...

You cannot prevent this woman from being near your daughter. Legally, you just can't. Even if you make your ex come to your coast for visits (and I think a court would be unlikely to grant that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By MeepyCat
If you'd rather live on your own, you can. There...

If you'd rather live on your own, you can. There are a ton of red flags here.

As a parent, I'm concerned about whether this poor kid is being fed on an adequate and predictable schedule, whether...
Forum: Fertility   08-09-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree with Viola P - you do not have to be in...

I agree with Viola P - you do not have to be in touch with these people. At all, if that's what you decide.

I have some crazy in -laws, and yours are boundary stomping wrecking balls. Do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By MeepyCat
The only issue I can see with your parenting from...

The only issue I can see with your parenting from here is that you're letting an active alcoholic stay in the house with your kids. That's not okay. You should get over feeling guilty and kick him...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-08-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By MeepyCat
I wound up reinstalling car seats from one car to...

I wound up reinstalling car seats from one car to another a lot, so another piece in the backseat setup would not have flown with me. Clipping a pacifier to a shirt is about as far as I would go. ...
Forum: Lactivism   08-03-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By MeepyCat
It depends, really. Exclusive pumping is harder...

It depends, really. Exclusive pumping is harder than supplemental pumping, but I don't think anyone is well-served by a plan that basically builds in sleep deprivation. If you stress your body out,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-21-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By MeepyCat
I often feel that g&t tests and programs at the...

I often feel that g&t tests and programs at the elementary school level are really useful for identifying kids who know a lot for their ages, or are comfortable taking tests. "Knows a lot for a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,011
Posted By MeepyCat
The doctor doesn't give a darn what your son...

The doctor doesn't give a darn what your son wears, though. My typical well-child visit involves whatever the kids wore to school. Sick visits are come as you are.

If your son doesn't care about...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,011
Posted By MeepyCat
I would supply the kid with sweatpants and forget...

I would supply the kid with sweatpants and forget about jeans.

My 8 yo wore sweatpants to school all last year. It wasn't a problem.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-18-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By MeepyCat
The "advanced" stream in public schools around...

The "advanced" stream in public schools around here functions to confer advantages on children who already have advantages. You can beincredibly bright and never have seen analogies like the ones on...
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