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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By MeepyCat
Have you considered your parents as a resource? ...

Have you considered your parents as a resource? Could you talk to a counselor about how to explain events to them and ask them to stay calm?

The thing is, though, you're not going to convince...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-28-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,170
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't sign a teenager up for cloth...

I wouldn't sign a teenager up for cloth padsunless she was really into it. The logistics of a school day with cloth in junior high just sound really tough. I'd be inclined to recommend disposable...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By MeepyCat
I know peolpe who have given their children my...

I know peolpe who have given their children my name, or my husband's name, and it is not weird. Our names are more common than Ira, but Ira is gaining in popularity right now. I think you shouldn't...
Forum: Learning at School   07-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By MeepyCat
How much does it matter for what? When it...

How much does it matter for what?

When it comes time for your daughter to apply for high school and university, her expat experience will make her an unusual candidate no matter what the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By MeepyCat
I've mostly dealt with this from a reconstruction...

I've mostly dealt with this from a reconstruction perspective - augmentation is much simpler.

The issues I'd be looking out for are surgical skill, and implant maintenance. Implants don't last...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By MeepyCat
Have you looked into the resources available to...

Have you looked into the resources available to cancer patients? My cancer treatment came with a ton of social support, so don't hesitate to reach to that potential resource.

I agree with the...
Forum: Infertility   07-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By MeepyCat
I know of one woman who tried home AI using...

I know of one woman who tried home AI using shipped, unfrozen semen. It didn't work.

Keep in mind that the operations model for overnight shipping involves sending all shipments to sorting...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
You'll never be a lawyer because you didn't know...

You'll never be a lawyer because you didn't know what your state's indecency statutes are, and when a question came up concerning them, you couldn't be bothered to look them up yourself.

And...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
Dude, forget law. You're going to suck at it. ...

Dude, forget law. You're going to suck at it. You're not even interested in the subject.

The Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodation for employees'...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
You're pre-law. Seriously, go read some...

You're pre-law. Seriously, go read some statutes. If you don't know what Title IX is, you're already behind.

ADA stands for "Americans with Disabilities Act", and you should be embarrassed not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
There is a policy that would prevent "future...

There is a policy that would prevent "future disasters" like babies in class: backup childcare. Your university could invest in its employees and students by offering a high quality home- or...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
If you commonly receive positive feedback on your...

If you commonly receive positive feedback on your spelling, grammar and style, and commonly write the way you do here, your instructors have misled you. A lawyer's value is his (or her) clarity of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
Okay, let's take you seriously for a minute. You...

Okay, let's take you seriously for a minute. You found the sight of a college instructor breastfeeding during lecture distracting and detrimental to your education. Smart, pre-law kind of guy that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,276
Posted By MeepyCat
If it's appropriate for the baby to be in the...

If it's appropriate for the baby to be in the classroom, it's appropriate for the baby to be fed in the classroom. The university probably has a policy on children in class. It probably covers...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By MeepyCat
You are absolutely not subjecting your child to...

You are absolutely not subjecting your child to toxic or harmful stress, but he probably notices Mom's absence more at home, because he's still following routines that he's used to her being there...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
Horses are lovely, and you can get them fairly...

Horses are lovely, and you can get them fairly cheap from people who can't afford them anymore. They cost a ton, and don't really bring in income. They also have limits as transportation. They dont...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By MeepyCat
Have you talked to working OTAs and Ots about...

Have you talked to working OTAs and Ots about their career paths? What degrees did they come in with? If there are only two programs in the state that offer that narrowly specific degree, then...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By MeepyCat
Don't take this job. That's the only way to get...

Don't take this job. That's the only way to get across to these people, for real and all, that you will not meet their expectations, which are unreasonable. There's a full day of cleaning in there...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By MeepyCat
1. I agree that this is not a discipline issue. ...

1. I agree that this is not a discipline issue.

2. My kids easily cried more than 4 times a day, but half their waking time? That's a lot. Can you ask her pediatrician to evaluate her for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By MeepyCat
How solid are your dates? How are you feeling? ...

How solid are your dates? How are you feeling? How do the baby and the placenta look on NSTs?

One of the possibilities is that your dates are off. If you're using the standard LMP dating...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 969
Posted By MeepyCat
I generally have not had these problems, but it's...

I generally have not had these problems, but it's not my impression that they're not normal - I think I'm sometimes a touch oblivious, and that I was very sheltered during my childhood. ...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   07-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By MeepyCat
I had a miscarriage and hadn't really recovered...

I had a miscarriage and hadn't really recovered when I started feeling pregnant again. Turned out I was, indeed, pregnant. I won't lie, it was rough. It's hard on your body and hard emotionally. ...
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By MeepyCat
Angie's breasts, Angie's risk, Angie's choice. ...

Angie's breasts, Angie's risk, Angie's choice. (As a breast cancer survivor, I really appreciate Jolie's candor about her decisions. I've had one therapeutic and one prophylactic mastectomy myself....
Forum: July 2014 Due Date Club   07-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By MeepyCat
If actual things are currently happening, it is...

If actual things are currently happening, it is too late to prevent those things. Prevention, by definition, involves things that have not happened yet, and therefore are not absolutely certain to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By MeepyCat
If you want kids to behave all day the way they...

If you want kids to behave all day the way they would in daycare, it's my experience that you have to basically run your house like a daycare program. Lesson plan every minute. Put a schedule on...
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