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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By MeepyCat
Don't look them up. Just don't even. You...

Don't look them up. Just don't even.

You had those drugs because you needed emergency surgery. The kind of thought process you usually go through about medications during pregnancy could...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-24-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By MeepyCat
This is a really common behavior in toddlers. ...

This is a really common behavior in toddlers. It's called echolalia, and he's not trying to be stubborn or demanding.

Sometimes, with toddlers, you just have to get into a zen place and let...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   03-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By MeepyCat
My memories of this are years ago, but I recall...

My memories of this are years ago, but I recall several strategies.
1. Don't wait. Pick a few people who were especially supportive during your loss and tell them. This is genuinely a hard time. ...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-21-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By MeepyCat
Rhogam is useful if administered either within 72...

Rhogam is useful if administered either within 72 hours of blood mixing, or if administered within 10-12 in advance.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By MeepyCat
I hate hate hate the notion that we celebrate...

I hate hate hate the notion that we celebrate girls only when they act the way we expect boys to act. I think that idea is at least as harmful as limiting girls to stereotypical girl things. The...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By MeepyCat
I just typed a bunch and then lost my response -...

I just typed a bunch and then lost my response - argh!

I think you'd have fewer problems if your kids were sneakier. If they woke up at five and schemed together quietly, you'd probably never...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm concerned that your reactions to your...

I'm concerned that your reactions to your daughter's development may have troubling consequences for your daughter. Her feelings about her changing body will inevitably be informed by your reactions,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   03-18-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By MeepyCat
My opinion is that the internet is a great way to...

My opinion is that the internet is a great way to meet people, but not a great way to get to know them. Don't commit to someone you've never spoken to in person.

Your situation makes me very...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-17-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By MeepyCat
Where I'm going with that comment is that this...

Where I'm going with that comment is that this issue is in no way worth burning your childcare arrangement over.
Forum: Personal Growth   03-17-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By MeepyCat
Does that require batteries? I admit that I...

Does that require batteries?

I admit that I don't love packing toys around. Anything that's supposed to go back and forth on weekdays, I'm going to try to leave at our destination point.

But...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
So.... this reply of yours is just to be extra...

So.... this reply of yours is just to be extra super sure I know you're rolling your eyes?
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-15-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By MeepyCat
My experience with emla is that it was chancy...

My experience with emla is that it was chancy whether it numbed my skin or not, and it wouldn't have made an intramuscular shot not hurt. Emla has to be applied an hour in advance, and kept on the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
Professors should be approachable for advice on...

Professors should be approachable for advice on project design at any level of instruction. There are both ethical and practical reasons for that. Intro-level projects aren't a magical...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
Why would you assume a teacher prompted a boy to...

Why would you assume a teacher prompted a boy to put on a dress?

My boy isn't really in to princess dresses, but when he's gone there, it's been on rainy days when the crowd at daycare was mostly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-13-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By MeepyCat
Kids climb sooner than you think. I would let...

Kids climb sooner than you think. I would let grandma be mad before I used those bunk beds. Tell her the upper bunk was cracked and there was "other damage" that made you concerned the thing would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
1. I'm the mother of a pre-school girl, and a...

1. I'm the mother of a pre-school girl, and a boy in early elementary.
3. Photo op!
4. He'll be such a great dad one day.
5. She loves those at home too.
6. So... I've arrived at pre-school...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By MeepyCat
Um, have you run this project by your professor? ...

Um, have you run this project by your professor? The title and questions seem tome to combine to sound incredibly homophobic, and your basic assumptions about children and parents come across as...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-12-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By MeepyCat
Insurance is for anything the insurer and the...

Insurance is for anything the insurer and the insured agree on. Some states cover pregnancy complications, most don't, but if you've been paying in to SSDI, absolutely find out what you can get from...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By MeepyCat
In my experience, a lot of staffing agencies do...

In my experience, a lot of staffing agencies do this. And it's not that the jobs aren't legit, or that the companies they work with are shady. Sometimes the staffing agency is the only way to get...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By MeepyCat
Private schools typically have a lot of latitude...

Private schools typically have a lot of latitude in who they admit, and why. They don't have to go by the same rules as public schools do, and they may choose whether or not to accept students with...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-12-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By MeepyCat
Jenabear, the company website on the Panorama...

Jenabear, the company website on the Panorama test says it's a screening test (although some of their wording muddies the issue of what exactly the test can do). It is not a diagnostic test. It...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-09-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh man, those car tracks. We sacrificed a...

Oh man, those car tracks. We sacrificed a kitchen wall to them, but we were planning to eventually renovate that wall out of existence anyway. If you rent, it's completely undoable, and they aren't...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By MeepyCat
Thanks, I have high hopes I get to be one...

Thanks, I have high hopes I get to be one someday. I had awesome grandparents. My kids aren't as lucky all around (if FIL shows up, we call the cops), but I wouldn't burn bridges with someone over...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By MeepyCat
At best, it was ungracious. What's more...

At best, it was ungracious.

What's more important to you? Having no one ever give the kids toys you dislike, or the involvement of loving grandparents in your children's lives?
Forum: Personal Growth   03-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By MeepyCat
Viola, you humiliated a guest at your daughter's...

Viola, you humiliated a guest at your daughter's birthday party. Some harshness is justified.

If the toy thing is the biggest problem you have with your in-laws, you've gotten off lightly.
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