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Forum: Queer Parenting   05-28-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
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: 197
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: 301
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: 6
Views: 285
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...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By MeepyCat
Having read the whole thing - don't marry him. ...

Having read the whole thing - don't marry him. Make a life you want for yourself, not one with all these resentments in it.

ETA:



Okay, so you have no respect for anyone this man has ever...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By MeepyCat
But (as VocalMinority points out): I...

But (as VocalMinority points out):



I also don't think what you describe - offering sex one time, and then boom, getting pregnant - equates to the question you raise (how did she expect having...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By MeepyCat
Vocal Minority is dead on. I think you need...

Vocal Minority is dead on.

I think you need to give some consideration to the fact that the man who told you he hadn't slept with his wife in years has a child who is not yet two. There is a...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree that it's pretty clear that the...

I agree that it's pretty clear that the relationship with your bf isn't working out.

On the molestation issue - please call your pediatrician. What happened was massively over the line in terms...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By MeepyCat
If it's a human rights violation for them to put...

If it's a human rights violation for them to put cameras in the house, how is it NOTa human rights violation for you to do it?

How is your sister both able to tell wild and imaginative stories...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By MeepyCat
It's a tough one. I wanted a do-over on my...

It's a tough one.

I wanted a do-over on my wretched first birth experience, and I found doctors and midwives and therapists who supported me, but that pregnancy ended in an unplanned c-section....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By MeepyCat
The culture in the US does support guys going...

The culture in the US does support guys going shirtless in hot weather. I don't really see it as disrespectful. If your neighbor is concerned about your son's behavior, as opposed to his attire, it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-17-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By MeepyCat
There's nothing wrong with her - she's a teen who...

There's nothing wrong with her - she's a teen who reads a lot, and has made good friends who don't do crazy things.

She needs more shelving.

If you want to encourage your daughter and her...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   05-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By MeepyCat
Nope. Go find a therapist.

Nope. Go find a therapist.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By MeepyCat
You have to drop the addiction thing. It's a...

You have to drop the addiction thing. It's a fairly common issue that mental health professionals can find themselves overapplying their professional knowledge, and this is such a case. Your...
Forum: July 2015 Due Date Club   05-14-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By MeepyCat
The only thing on your list of stuff for the baby...

The only thing on your list of stuff for the baby that you'll actually need to bring is the going home outfit. The hospital will give you diapers and wipes and so on. Snag some hospital receiving...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By MeepyCat
Also gonna add, I am impressed with your ex's...

Also gonna add, I am impressed with your ex's tactlessness. He's a jerk.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By MeepyCat
Except that it isn't inappropriate, as long as...

Except that it isn't inappropriate, as long as your kid is okay with it. It's just one of those things that absolutely, no question, suck, but are not harmful. Making your son feel torn between...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By MeepyCat
Overwhelmed, I know it's not that easy, but it's...

Overwhelmed, I know it's not that easy, but it's still true tbat you need to leave. Aside from tbe fact that he's been violent, tbere are tons of red flags in your short post. This is real, it...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,214
Posted By MeepyCat
There is no way that anyone, in the context of a...

There is no way that anyone, in the context of a single office visit, could sign this form. It requires the doctor to ignore some basic principles of medicine (chiefly "the dose makes the poison,"...
Forum: Mental Health   05-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By MeepyCat
If ypu are crying and barely functional when your...

If ypu are crying and barely functional when your kids leave, it is highly appropriate to at least consider medication. You have to be able to get through the day.

I'm so sorry you're feeling...
Forum: Canada   05-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By MeepyCat
Well, so far, what he's suggested is a date when...

Well, so far, what he's suggested is a date when he's back in town. That's not a crazy thing. Yeah, she'll be staying with her grandparents, but how much of a crisis is it for a 17 year-old to go...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-30-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By MeepyCat
OMG, so much cooking. Okay, so - my house...

OMG, so much cooking.

Okay, so - my house is not your house, all disclaimers apply. I cook for five people with terrible schedules, including two growing children and a marathon runner. I do...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,215
Posted By MeepyCat
A parent can completely wreck a kid by committing...

A parent can completely wreck a kid by committing abusive acts a mere 5% of the time.

I sincerely hope that you are not settling for this kind of thing in your own life.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-30-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By MeepyCat
It is true that illnesses of all kinds are much...

It is true that illnesses of all kinds are much harder to beat during pregnancy, and that bacterial follow-ons to viral illness are far more serious for pregnant women.

Your midwife is being...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By MeepyCat
I disagree with your husband. I'm not sure I...

I disagree with your husband.

I'm not sure I see how having a cleaning service, or going to the gym now and again, is putting pressure on your husband.

You have very full lives. There is a lot...
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