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Forum: I'm Pregnant   Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 110
Posted By MeepyCat
That's a giant bummer. Having a doula refer to...

That's a giant bummer. Having a doula refer to certain parts of supporting a new mom as "family's responsibility" is really disheartening - after all, supporting a woman through labor could be...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By MeepyCat
Sticking to the schedule may be sort of beside...

Sticking to the schedule may be sort of beside the point.

So, your boyfriend's ex keeps calling on him for childcare, help, etc., during the week. And your boyfriend just does it. The...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   Yesterday, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By MeepyCat
That's a short time, a lot of emotion, and a big...

That's a short time, a lot of emotion, and a big change for both of you.

Any pregnancy carries the risk of loss. Depending on your source, anything from one in five to one in three pregnancies...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By MeepyCat
I guess my question is, are you sure you want to...

I guess my question is, are you sure you want to get pregnant? Is your partner on board?

It can be really surprising to use bc, and then find yourself grieving the loss of a pregnancy. The...
Forum: Homebirth   03-02-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 116
Posted By MeepyCat
I was pretty incoherent during the end parts of...

I was pretty incoherent during the end parts of labor - I was really tired, and I hurt, and I was running a fever. My memories are pretty blurry, but I recall both that I didn't feel I was...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
It doesn't matter to me what the reasons for this...

It doesn't matter to me what the reasons for this OP and her fiance not being married are. I am interested only in the result, which is: the OP needs to consider the fact that her partner has the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
Lturtle, I think Linda's judgments are vital...

Lturtle, I think Linda's judgments are vital consideration.

We have a number of factors here, and one of them is a man who is being autocratic, absolutist, and inconsistent. It's possible that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By MeepyCat
Your DS does not have all of you. Your husband...

Your DS does not have all of you. Your husband has some of you, and your stepsons have some as well. Probably there are other people in your life who you also love. Certainly, there should be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
Fangaroo, you seem very invested right now in...

Fangaroo, you seem very invested right now in helping your son find a girlfriend. He seems very distraught, and it makes sense that you want to take him seriously and address his perception of his...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By MeepyCat
The more I think about it, the more I think your...

The more I think about it, the more I think your BIL need legal advice. No one rational is going to hold it against him that he crashed on your couch for a while post-breakup, but nor can he share...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 105
Posted By MeepyCat
It's possible your BIL genuinely is afraid that...

It's possible your BIL genuinely is afraid that if his daughter is unhappy during visits, he will see her less. What your ex-SIL has now is not "custody", it is custody, and it could be a strong...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
I don't think you can help him in this particular...

I don't think you can help him in this particular case. It may be subject for therapy if it's interfering with other aspects of his life.

My mom would have offered to ask some people out for me,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-25-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
Fair point on the drink of water. ...

Fair point on the drink of water.

Girlfriends aren't some adolescent inevitability, like molars, that will happen if you just wait. There isn't an entitlement program that hands them out. They...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-24-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
....and needs, values, emotions, opinions... ...

....and needs, values, emotions, opinions...

When I see someone express a strong desire for something, and, simultaneously, a rejection of all the available options for that very thing, I tend to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
At some point, there is an end to my maternal...

At some point, there is an end to my maternal sympathy.

I have every sympathy for anyone who wants a romantic attachment. Romantic attachments are delightful! The road to finding people to have...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-23-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By MeepyCat
Mt. Auburn Cemetary: ...

Mt. Auburn Cemetary:
http://promptguides.com/boston/_photos/mount_auburn_cemetery/mount_auburn_cemetery_002.jpg
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
This may be The One subject (or one of two...

This may be The One subject (or one of two subjects) on which your fiance is like a brick wall, but it is a terrible subject for that.

Here's the facts: we can't control other people. You cannot...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   02-20-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By MeepyCat
There's plenty of evidence of blood mixing in the...

There's plenty of evidence of blood mixing in the absence of trauma. The whole reason why some of those high-tech maternal blood tests work is that small amounts of fetal DNA cross into the maternal...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-20-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By MeepyCat
Libido can be all over the place at any time,...

Libido can be all over the place at any time, including very early pregnancy - it is not the non-symptom you're looking for.

The only sure negative is your period. Sorry not to have more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By MeepyCat
Can you take your husband to counseling? As long...

Can you take your husband to counseling? As long as he continues to do nothing, you're stuck where you are - the only person who requires that his kids behave a certain way, and therefore the target...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-16-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By MeepyCat
I habe gotten through many long waits by showing...

I habe gotten through many long waits by showing kids videos of helicopters, kittens, pandas, goats in a tree...

The vido you link looks harmless, but I want to warn you that there are some toy...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By MeepyCat
You will not harm your child by night weaning. ...

You will not harm your child by night weaning.

You may find yourself surprised by the way your feelings about your child improve and intensify when you are rested. it is far better for your whole...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By MeepyCat
Agreed. I think that it's respectful to stick to...

Agreed. I think that it's respectful to stick to paved paths in cemetaries, and try not to get in the way of funerals and visitors.

There's some value to having regular foot traffic in places...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 1,302
Posted By MeepyCat
The structure of the putative joke was extremely...

The structure of the putative joke was extremely weak. I'm not going to review everything that's ever been said about profit and vaccines here, nor am I going to lead a technical seminar on...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-12-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 1,302
Posted By MeepyCat
Debate really works better when one side doesn't...

Debate really works better when one side doesn't use "tongue in cheek" as a cover for obnoxious.
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