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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-12-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By MeepyCat
Whatever books you're reading, your baby may...

Whatever books you're reading, your baby may disagree. And frankly, I'm a little concerned about whether your current treatment and understanding of your son is appropriate to his actual current...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-11-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By MeepyCat
Honestly, it sounds as though you need to sit...

Honestly, it sounds as though you need to sit down with someon who specializes in estate and financial planning. Is the life insurance left directly to the boys, or is it left to a trust? What...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-10-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By MeepyCat
This sounds like a solution to a problem that...

This sounds like a solution to a problem that never troubled me all that much, frankly. Like I'd be eying it sideways and waiting for the product recall.

Mixing formula is truly not great a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-09-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By MeepyCat
This guy is your first and only love, and he may...

This guy is your first and only love, and he may always be your first, but he won't always be the only, and that's a good thing.

You're 20. You have your whole life ahead of you. What do you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-06-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm actually going to speak in favor of doing...

I'm actually going to speak in favor of doing some supplementing that's not at the breast. I am not sold on using an SNS for a baby who isn't sucking well. I'd be more inclined to suggest...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-04-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By MeepyCat
6.7 to 5.2 seems like more than 10% of body...

6.7 to 5.2 seems like more than 10% of body weight to me. If it's 6 lbs. 7 oz. to 5 lbs. 2 oz, the baby has lost 21 oz, and was 103 oz. to start with - that's 20%. I'd be pushing back at your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-29-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By MeepyCat
Those meetings sound awful. I'm so sorry. ...

Those meetings sound awful. I'm so sorry.

You have go easier on yourself. You are moving heaven and earth for your kid, and yes, he needs more, but your advocacy sounds informed and unflagging. ...
Forum: Family Planning   01-29-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By MeepyCat
I get that you feel bad for the guy, but at some...

I get that you feel bad for the guy, but at some point, he maybe needs a, metaphorical kick in the pants.

You can't ask anyone to carry a baby for you just because you want one. Pregnancy is a...
Forum: Family Planning   01-28-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By MeepyCat
This is a terrible situation, and my heart goes...

This is a terrible situation, and my heart goes out to him. If fatherhood is truly important to him, he has some thinking to do, and he needs to take a very different approach to romantic...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By MeepyCat
A rail keeps a child from rolling off a bed...

A rail keeps a child from rolling off a bed accidentally, but in the case that a child gets upright and climbs, a rail increases the height the child can fall from.

There is nothing unsafe about a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-26-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By MeepyCat
For a very mobile small toddler, cribs get...

For a very mobile small toddler, cribs get dangerous fast. I might opt for a crib mattress on the floor at this stage, though, to avoid falling injuries.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-24-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,961
Posted By MeepyCat
There are ten pages of this thread, which is the...

There are ten pages of this thread, which is the third created by the OP on the same subject. She has received consistent, and quite helpful, answers to her question. She doesn't like them. She...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-20-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,961
Posted By MeepyCat
The website doesn't have to be a dating website...

The website doesn't have to be a dating website in order for a teen to meet people on it. And I agree with Pirate Queen - teens meet teens on the internet everyday without lying about their ages.
...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-20-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By MeepyCat
You are going to talk to your lawyer. And it's...

You are going to talk to your lawyer. And it's going to be okay.

This guy is working from the abusive guy playbook, threatening to take your kid, and that move is in the playbook because it's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By MeepyCat
There's definitely an advantage to the taller and...

There's definitely an advantage to the taller and heavier person in wrestling matches. It's why these things tend to be divided up by weight class.

But you just have to think of her like any...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-16-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By MeepyCat
it sounds like your household is very focused...

it sounds like your household is very focused around the needs of your special needs child, and like it's tough for you or your husband to find any time to spend with the four other kids. It's also...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-14-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
But wait - he's expressing a real emotional need...

But wait - he's expressing a real emotional need there. He wants to say goodbye to his dad. Who is exactly is that "not necessary" to?

The first week of any schedule adjustment is going to be...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-14-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
It might make sense to push bedtime back, take...

It might make sense to push bedtime back, take the hour as relaxing family time, and see how he deals. If he's waking up so early, it's hard to argue that he needs more sleep.

And it would give...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-14-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
Has he been evaluated for language, attention or...

Has he been evaluated for language, attention or learning disabilities?

I am all over the place on this and I'm going to focus on homework. I *hate* homework for kids this age. I don't think...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-13-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
  Frozen
Views: 536
Posted By MeepyCat
I really read that falling-into-a-boat moment as...

I really read that falling-into-a-boat moment as a recognition of the universal adolescent (and sometimes adult) experience of feeling awkward and being clumsy, especially in front of people you'd...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By MeepyCat
I don't know how he would choose to be more...

I don't know how he would choose to be more involved - he possibly would choose not to be. You need to talk to him about this problem more than you immediately need to solve it. IMO.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By MeepyCat
If you have daycare, it makes some sense to use...

If you have daycare, it makes some sense to use them even for days off. Little kids get thrown all kinds of out of whack by disruptions in routine, and if he often works nights, it's hard to switch...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-12-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
  Frozen
Views: 536
Posted By MeepyCat
You could watch the whole movie yourself and see...

You could watch the whole movie yourself and see how you feel.

However, I have to agree that Frozen is one of the more feminist available offerings for children. There is that meet klutzy moment...
Forum: Parenting   01-10-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By MeepyCat
Continuing to talk to a, and have a relationship...

Continuing to talk to a, and have a relationship with, a step dad is not confusing to a child.

Having adults vanish is confusing to a child. We try not to have that happen.

You're not...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-07-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,961
Posted By MeepyCat
You could suggest he look into late applications...

You could suggest he look into late applications at a larger college. One with a facebook group.

And yes, that will involve waiting. But Deep Springs, or wherever it is that he's going that has...
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