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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Today, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By MeepyCat
I know it's not a sterile field, but it's...

I know it's not a sterile field, but it's unnecessarily unhygienic. If crud from the door is a possibility for what you rubbed in your eye, it can't have been that clean. The big difference between...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By MeepyCat
It may be worth discussing this with a doctor or...

It may be worth discussing this with a doctor or supervisor.

On the one hand, there is very little likelihood of transmission through intact skin, but on the other, you wiped your eye, which has...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By MeepyCat
ITA that kids are resilient. Do what you think...

ITA that kids are resilient. Do what you think will work for you, because either way, you will set things up to work out for your baby.

If it were me (and if all university schedules worked...
Forum: Toddler Health   08-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh heavens. Well, for one, I would not go...

Oh heavens.

Well, for one, I would not go back to that practice. That was an ace job they did, sending you home terrified, and then calling to say everything was normal.

Can you find a...
Forum: Homebirth   08-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I...

I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I suspect that there are more painful and terrible births out there than peaceful ones (I suspect this because it's covered in Genesis), but that the people...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By MeepyCat
Based on the explanations, I think I'm better off...

Based on the explanations, I think I'm better off sticking with the kitchen timer.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By MeepyCat
Breastfeeding won't stop bits of solids from...

Breastfeeding won't stop bits of solids from getting stuck in her teeth and causing decay. Iirc, breastfeeding is better then formula in terms of causing decay, but it won't prevent cavities.

If...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By MeepyCat
My experience with therapists is that if they...

My experience with therapists is that if they think your kids are in danger, they have to call CPS, but that they aren't going to think that kids are in danger from a parent who reports being tempted...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-18-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
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: 639
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: 639
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: 18
Views: 621
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: 18
Views: 621
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: 4
Views: 291
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: 322
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: 1,731
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: 511
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: 1,731
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: 1,731
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: 1,731
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: 303
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: 18
Views: 621
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: 239
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: 239
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: 239
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?
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