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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
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My concern is that your husband appears to be...

My concern is that your husband appears to be having conflicts with your son that aren't really about your son. Your husband feels provoked. He wants to be strong-handed. But the things your son...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By MeepyCat
What does triggered mean here? The boy is...

What does triggered mean here? The boy is raising traumatic memories? What?

You can't create harmony single-handedly when one of the players badly wants to provoke conflict. My question would...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   07-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 712
Posted By MeepyCat
I was fortunate to be in a good hospital when I...

I was fortunate to be in a good hospital when I gave birth to my son. I had an idyllic pregnancy, but still experienced an alarming post-partum hemorrhage. I have real concerns about the idea that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By MeepyCat
How is your daughter doing? What is her...

How is your daughter doing? What is her relationship with you like, as well as her relationship with him?

I don't see a lot of value in keeping an adult around when you have to hide basic day to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By MeepyCat
You're pretty sure you won't be invited, you say....

You're pretty sure you won't be invited, you say.

So you haven't been not invited yet.

And you want to open a conversation about it with the bride, resurrecting a falling out you had with the...
Forum: August 2015 Due Date Club   06-23-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By MeepyCat
Ask him to stay home. Surely his boss will...

Ask him to stay home. Surely his boss will understand his reasons.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   06-22-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By MeepyCat
Have you discussed this with your midwife? Is...

Have you discussed this with your midwife? Is misoprostol possibly an option for you? I had a missed miscarriage at eleven weeks and was able to take misoprostol at home rather than signing into...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-22-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By MeepyCat
The survey was interesting, but you put in a ton...

The survey was interesting, but you put in a ton of pictures and quotes about preemies that are going to be triggery for some - they were for me. I see very clearly that you wanted to say inspiring...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By MeepyCat
You don't "get [your] son a girlfriend." Amazon...

You don't "get [your] son a girlfriend." Amazon doesn't ship them. You tell him that girlfriends are people you have relationships with, and it would be creepy for you to recruit one for him.

He...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By MeepyCat
File for child support, and come up with a...

File for child support, and come up with a custody agreement.

Courts are going to tell you that child support is not linked to visitation - you shouldn't have to pay to see your child, the person...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By MeepyCat
Really, it depends. First, understand that...

Really, it depends.

First, understand that one of the factors in how much and when you breastfeed is what you want to do. Work schedules are also factors. Your body and your milk production...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-20-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By MeepyCat
It really depends on the hospital, but you should...

It really depends on the hospital, but you should be able to arrange what you want - the question is not if, but how.

Hospitals are obligated to let you stay a certain amount of time after...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-20-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By MeepyCat
I see this kind of post fairly often around the...

I see this kind of post fairly often around the internet - woman decides to step off the scale, acknowledges that aging and living cause changes, and get comfortable in her own skin. And somewhere...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-17-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By MeepyCat
The kids in my children's school have swimming...

The kids in my children's school have swimming lessons, and the "opt-out" is just to not bring a bathing suit. But the school is pretty gung-ho about swimming, and argues that all kids should have...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By MeepyCat
Ideally, the parent/nanny relationship will be...

Ideally, the parent/nanny relationship will be one where the parents and the nanny work together, and communication is an important part of that. If you want to know something about your child's...
Forum: Television   06-16-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By MeepyCat
A picture of a woman in a bikini posing with a...

A picture of a woman in a bikini posing with a bull statue is not an image I would want to explain to my kids or my boss.

A children's show - whoever it was created by - should be evaluated on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-16-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By MeepyCat
How did you make a mistake if she quit? You...

How did you make a mistake if she quit?

You miss the help, but it sounds like this nanny was a poor fit. Time to move on and find someone else.
Forum: Television   06-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By MeepyCat
The poster is pretty bizarre. Are you genuinely...

The poster is pretty bizarre. Are you genuinely suggesting that the sign "Vanilla Swirl Chocolate" is about fetishes and not about ice cream?

The show really needs to be judged on its own merits.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-07-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,404
Posted By MeepyCat
Pleasehelp, I need to be harsh. You're hurting...

Pleasehelp, I need to be harsh. You're hurting your son. He already has scars. You're describing the incident and honeymoon phases of an abuse cycle. He's three, he does not have the skills to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,404
Posted By MeepyCat
It's quite possible that your husband has blocked...

It's quite possible that your husband has blocked his early memories to some extent because of trauma at an early age, and also possible that what he remembers now is very different than what he...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-06-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,404
Posted By MeepyCat
If your anger was only affecting you and only...

If your anger was only affecting you and only occasional, I'd be all on board with the self help books plan, but I think you need to sit down and seriously consider whether that plan is safe for your...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-28-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By MeepyCat
In 2-3 years, it is going to be fantastic to be...

In 2-3 years, it is going to be fantastic to be the one who makes the pancakes. But right now, a collection of tantrum strategies is, yes, totally necessary.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By MeepyCat
This seems like a case where your BF really has...

This seems like a case where your BF really has to step up as dad. You can't do this for him - you have no legal standing to do it because you aren't this child's legal parent.Your BF needs to get...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By MeepyCat
This is an ancient thread, but I really have to...

This is an ancient thread, but I really have to disagree with this.

The OP's pregnancy is a situation that may affect custody schedules and visits, and will certainly affect the OP's step kids. ...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By MeepyCat
THe other thing to keep in mind is that this...

THe other thing to keep in mind is that this child is 2.5, which means she is at ground zero for this behavior.

(When DD was three, she once walked around Cambridge with me singing the most...
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