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Forum: Toddler Health   Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh heavens. Well, for one, I would not go...

Oh heavens.

Well, for one, I would not go back to that practice. That was an ace job they did, sending you home terrified, and then calling to say everything was normal.

Can you find a...
Forum: Homebirth   Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I...

I'm so sorry you had such a tough time. I suspect that there are more painful and terrible births out there than peaceful ones (I suspect this because it's covered in Genesis), but that the people...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By MeepyCat
Based on the explanations, I think I'm better off...

Based on the explanations, I think I'm better off sticking with the kitchen timer.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By MeepyCat
Breastfeeding won't stop bits of solids from...

Breastfeeding won't stop bits of solids from getting stuck in her teeth and causing decay. Iirc, breastfeeding is better then formula in terms of causing decay, but it won't prevent cavities.

If...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By MeepyCat
My experience with therapists is that if they...

My experience with therapists is that if they think your kids are in danger, they have to call CPS, but that they aren't going to think that kids are in danger from a parent who reports being tempted...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-18-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By MeepyCat
Eleven, awesome! I can probably take DS (7) out...

Eleven, awesome! I can probably take DS (7) out on the track with me when the surgeon clears me to run again (DS is faster than I am, but usually has shorter range). DD (age 4) is very enthusiastic...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By MeepyCat
Linda, I'm waiting for clearance from my surgeon...

Linda, I'm waiting for clearance from my surgeon to start C25k again. How old are your kids? (In other words, when am I gonna be able to jog with mine?)
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By MeepyCat
Ginger, this post is, possibly accidentally,...

Ginger, this post is, possibly accidentally, pretty hurtful.

Either your friends didn't lose the baby weight, and that's their own fault for not trying hard enough, OR your friends "went crazy"...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By MeepyCat
You asked a question - can this guy handle the...

You asked a question - can this guy handle the stress of a baby? - and my answer based on what you said and then erased is, why risk it? The odds aren't good. Lots of borderline guys start being...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By MeepyCat
If this is about not finding the perfect man in...

If this is about not finding the perfect man in time, can we find you a local sperm bank? The bad stuff you described is really, really bad.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-14-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By MeepyCat
Yes this, but talk to the attorney first. Go...

Yes this, but talk to the attorney first. Go into the conversation with the supervisor as prepared as humanly possible.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By MeepyCat
It really depends where you live. The going rate...

It really depends where you live. The going rate for a teen sitter here is $10/hour. For an adult sitter who can drive, or any special need, it's more like $20.
Forum: Learning at School   08-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,692
Posted By MeepyCat
I would never have guessed that you sent your...

I would never have guessed that you sent your kids to school full-time for years, particularly in light of threads where you discuss unschooling (like this one, for example -...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By MeepyCat
I don't drink Mountain Dew, and didn't while...

I don't drink Mountain Dew, and didn't while breastfeeding, but I have encountered the color you're talking about. It's the natural color of very watery foremilk. Nothing to do with soda.
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,692
Posted By MeepyCat
Moominmamma, I don't think that your perspective...

Moominmamma, I don't think that your perspective has no value because of the way you use the public schools, but I do find it worrying that the fact that the school can't ask you for money pleases...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,692
Posted By MeepyCat
Miranda, I think it absolutely sucks that your...

Miranda, I think it absolutely sucks that your district had to stop trips to the Shakespearean theater and the science center, and then I think it absolutely sucks that you (who are quite vocal about...
Forum: Learning at School   08-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,692
Posted By MeepyCat
We did used to be able to expect that public...

We did used to be able to expect that public schools would supply everything. There were never school supply lists when I was a kid, and it was a big scandal when activity fees were instituted when...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm not vegan, so take this for what it's worth. ...

I'm not vegan, so take this for what it's worth.

I do not have ethical concerns about honey.

I DO have ethical concerns about labor practices involved in the production of sugar, coffee,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By MeepyCat
Absolutely do not ttc with someone who blames you...

Absolutely do not ttc with someone who blames you for his drinking. It's just such a massive red flag. If he can't handle the stress of having another adult live with him, no, he can't handle the...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By MeepyCat
This seems... not all that well thought out. ...

This seems... not all that well thought out.

I mean, for one, my kids (ages 4 and 7) are not motivated by the opportunity to watch animations. They're able to turn on the television and get...
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By MeepyCat
What reward does the app give?

What reward does the app give?
Forum: Hot Deals, Discounts, Coupons   08-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By MeepyCat
What, precisely, is this app intended to help...

What, precisely, is this app intended to help parents do? What age children is it designed for? Which struggles have you chosen to approach?
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By MeepyCat
To be a nit-picky econ type, the correct term for...

To be a nit-picky econ type, the correct term for care in the U.K. is not "free", it is "paid by the government."

My insurance company negotiates a universal pregnancy care reimbursement rate with...
Forum: C-section Birth   08-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By MeepyCat
I absolutely hope it passes quickly, but I cannot...

I absolutely hope it passes quickly, but I cannot say enough that there is help for these conditions, and you don't have to tough it out by yourself. It sometimes feels a lot better to assume that...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By MeepyCat
TVBACs have absolutely not been banned in MA. In...

TVBACs have absolutely not been banned in MA. In fact, MA has a huge number of high-quality teaching hospitals that are well-equipped and able to do VBAC.

If I were moving to town now, I would be...
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