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Forum: Mental Health   05-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By MeepyCat
If ypu are crying and barely functional when your...

If ypu are crying and barely functional when your kids leave, it is highly appropriate to at least consider medication. You have to be able to get through the day.

I'm so sorry you're feeling...
Forum: Canada   05-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By MeepyCat
Well, so far, what he's suggested is a date when...

Well, so far, what he's suggested is a date when he's back in town. That's not a crazy thing. Yeah, she'll be staying with her grandparents, but how much of a crisis is it for a 17 year-old to go...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-30-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By MeepyCat
OMG, so much cooking. Okay, so - my house...

OMG, so much cooking.

Okay, so - my house is not your house, all disclaimers apply. I cook for five people with terrible schedules, including two growing children and a marathon runner. I do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,764
Posted By MeepyCat
A parent can completely wreck a kid by committing...

A parent can completely wreck a kid by committing abusive acts a mere 5% of the time.

I sincerely hope that you are not settling for this kind of thing in your own life.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-30-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By MeepyCat
It is true that illnesses of all kinds are much...

It is true that illnesses of all kinds are much harder to beat during pregnancy, and that bacterial follow-ons to viral illness are far more serious for pregnant women.

Your midwife is being...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By MeepyCat
I disagree with your husband. I'm not sure I...

I disagree with your husband.

I'm not sure I see how having a cleaning service, or going to the gym now and again, is putting pressure on your husband.

You have very full lives. There is a lot...
Forum: Toddler Health   04-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By MeepyCat
Check for head lice?

Check for head lice?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By MeepyCat
So, why do you care? What business is this of...

So, why do you care? What business is this of yours? And if we all stand around agreeing that god no, twenty year-olds should absolutely be done with high school (and i don't necessarily agree with...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't try having a big come to Jesus talk...

I wouldn't try having a big come to Jesus talk with your sister, I would just call CPS.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By MeepyCat
In regards to screening for diseases of the...

In regards to screening for diseases of the thymus before yellow fever vaccination:

A screening test is a test meant to determine whether more direct diagnostic testing is justified. Strictly...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-12-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh no! I'm so sorry. You probably got them from...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. You probably got them from your daughter - mine shared them with me just last month.

You probably want to avoid chemicals, and there are a lot of drug-resistant lice out...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By MeepyCat
Don't look them up. Just don't even. You...

Don't look them up. Just don't even.

You had those drugs because you needed emergency surgery. The kind of thought process you usually go through about medications during pregnancy could...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By MeepyCat
This is a really common behavior in toddlers. ...

This is a really common behavior in toddlers. It's called echolalia, and he's not trying to be stubborn or demanding.

Sometimes, with toddlers, you just have to get into a zen place and let...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By MeepyCat
My memories of this are years ago, but I recall...

My memories of this are years ago, but I recall several strategies.
1. Don't wait. Pick a few people who were especially supportive during your loss and tell them. This is genuinely a hard time. ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-21-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By MeepyCat
Rhogam is useful if administered either within 72...

Rhogam is useful if administered either within 72 hours of blood mixing, or if administered within 10-12 in advance.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By MeepyCat
I hate hate hate the notion that we celebrate...

I hate hate hate the notion that we celebrate girls only when they act the way we expect boys to act. I think that idea is at least as harmful as limiting girls to stereotypical girl things. The...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By MeepyCat
I just typed a bunch and then lost my response -...

I just typed a bunch and then lost my response - argh!

I think you'd have fewer problems if your kids were sneakier. If they woke up at five and schemed together quietly, you'd probably never...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm concerned that your reactions to your...

I'm concerned that your reactions to your daughter's development may have troubling consequences for your daughter. Her feelings about her changing body will inevitably be informed by your reactions,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   03-18-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By MeepyCat
My opinion is that the internet is a great way to...

My opinion is that the internet is a great way to meet people, but not a great way to get to know them. Don't commit to someone you've never spoken to in person.

Your situation makes me very...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-17-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,165
Posted By MeepyCat
Where I'm going with that comment is that this...

Where I'm going with that comment is that this issue is in no way worth burning your childcare arrangement over.
Forum: Personal Growth   03-17-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,165
Posted By MeepyCat
Does that require batteries? I admit that I...

Does that require batteries?

I admit that I don't love packing toys around. Anything that's supposed to go back and forth on weekdays, I'm going to try to leave at our destination point.

But...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By MeepyCat
So.... this reply of yours is just to be extra...

So.... this reply of yours is just to be extra super sure I know you're rolling your eyes?
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By MeepyCat
My experience with emla is that it was chancy...

My experience with emla is that it was chancy whether it numbed my skin or not, and it wouldn't have made an intramuscular shot not hurt. Emla has to be applied an hour in advance, and kept on the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By MeepyCat
Professors should be approachable for advice on...

Professors should be approachable for advice on project design at any level of instruction. There are both ethical and practical reasons for that. Intro-level projects aren't a magical...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By MeepyCat
Why would you assume a teacher prompted a boy to...

Why would you assume a teacher prompted a boy to put on a dress?

My boy isn't really in to princess dresses, but when he's gone there, it's been on rainy days when the crowd at daycare was mostly...
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