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Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-16-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By MichelleZB
It kind of feels like when you have climate...

It kind of feels like when you have climate change deniers on TV arguing with real scientists.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-16-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,650
Posted By MichelleZB
I am glad they have this forum too. All the...

I am glad they have this forum too. All the anti-vaccine conspiracy theories really undermine the Attachment Parenting thing, I think. It makes us all look nuts by association.

It's like the boy...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-10-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By MichelleZB
My favourite part is how the author really...

My favourite part is how the author really humanizes the idea of being on the spectrum. It's true that often anti-vaccine rhetoric turns into anti-autism rhetoric.
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-10-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By MichelleZB
"I'm autistic and believe me it's a lot better than measles"

https://medium.com/the-archipelago/im-autistic-and-believe-me-its-a-lot-better-than-measles-78cb039f4bea

As we are all aware, vaccine articles and opinion pieces are trending right now. This one...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By MichelleZB
On the other hand, your daughter is a bright...

On the other hand, your daughter is a bright twelve-year-old. Perhaps she might be old enough to start making her own decisions about vaccines, guided and helped by you of course. If she wants to try...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-25-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By MichelleZB
I always find honesty works best. "Look, it's...

I always find honesty works best. "Look, it's hard enough being a mom of a baby. I'm exhausted all the time and everything in my life is a little bit harder. I thought you of all people would be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 161
Posted By MichelleZB
That is one of the things they recommend working...

That is one of the things they recommend working towards, yes. We are not currently living off of last month's income, although we are usually about half a month ahead during the winter.
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 122
Posted By MichelleZB
If she's only four days old and maybe a bit...

If she's only four days old and maybe a bit sleepy from the C-section, then don't panic!

Do what I did when my three-day-old wouldn't latch: go home, put on Netflix, pour self a large pint of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 161
Posted By MichelleZB
I want to recommend YNAB to you: ...

I want to recommend YNAB to you:

http://www.youneedabudget.com/

You can try it for a month free. You have to set it up on your computers, then commit to tracking--that's entering all income and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By MichelleZB
Yeah, you're on the right track. Just let him...

Yeah, you're on the right track. Just let him play with the stuff he likes, no big deal.
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By MichelleZB
My family did the opposite; my dad (a...

My family did the opposite; my dad (a francophone) switched to English in the household. The kids' French suffered, and he always regretted not speaking French to us.

Hopefully your husband can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By MichelleZB
When do you get home from work at night? Is it...

When do you get home from work at night? Is it possible you can get him from the crib and bring him into bed once you're there?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 238
Posted By MichelleZB
Your wife talks about her degree being wasted....

Your wife talks about her degree being wasted. She is obviously a professional, so working at Starbucks is exactly the wrong thing to suggest to her. Making drinks for whiny people is exactly the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 238
Posted By MichelleZB
Maybe she would like to go back to work...

Maybe she would like to go back to work part-time, or at least volunteer in her field. Her children are older now and it might be that time! Would you support that?
Forum: Parenting   12-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By MichelleZB
Are you sure it's over with her husband? Do they...

Are you sure it's over with her husband? Do they still live together?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 282
Posted By MichelleZB
I think you have me all wrong. I'm not trying to...

I think you have me all wrong. I'm not trying to say that school programs shouldn't get better. It's just that often they don't.

I come from a family of gifted students. School didn't always serve...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 282
Posted By MichelleZB
I don't think it's defeatist. Look, we're...

I don't think it's defeatist.

Look, we're dealing with a mom who is seriously wondering whether she should delay teaching her child to read because the class isn't there yet. Doesn't that seem...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 282
Posted By MichelleZB
Reading is fun. It seems cruel to prevent him...

Reading is fun. It seems cruel to prevent him from reading if he wants to, or indeed to prevent him from learning at his own pace (which is the appropriate pace for him).

There's no way around...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By MichelleZB
I got UTIs as a child. You can take antibiotics...

I got UTIs as a child. You can take antibiotics for them. They suck but they're not that big a deal. Kids get ear infections and the flu and other inconvenient but ultimately minor medical problems....
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By MichelleZB
Babywise doesn't seem to get how breastfeeding...

Babywise doesn't seem to get how breastfeeding works. You will have supply problems if you do not feed on demand. But the book is written by a religious fanatic, not a biologist. So... that's all.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,359
Posted By MichelleZB
I'm a working mom and breastfed and baby wore and...

I'm a working mom and breastfed and baby wore and did that stuff. My husband and I don't have a lot of money and a lot of things we did for practicality reasons, like cloth diapering. Rather than...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By MichelleZB
It looks like your baby is only 2 or 3 days old...

It looks like your baby is only 2 or 3 days old and isn't really nursing much yet! I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a few days more for your milk to come in... totally normal!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By MichelleZB
If you want to help with your money, give to a...

If you want to help with your money, give to a charitable organization who can give you a receipt you can use to reduce your tax bill.
Forum: Lactivism   10-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By MichelleZB
The hospital is pursuing Baby Friendly...

The hospital is pursuing Baby Friendly designation! Hahahahahahaha. Is there someone we can contact on that board?
Forum: Lactivism   10-25-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By MichelleZB
What's blowing my mind is that this doctor...

What's blowing my mind is that this doctor REGULARLY sees babies, which means she must regularly has babies in her waiting room, probably hungry ones. This has never come up before?

Surely they...
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