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Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-20-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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: 4
Views: 358
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: 14
Views: 875
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: 227
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: 18
Views: 631
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: 413
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: 229
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: 229
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: 5
Views: 328
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: 35
Views: 1,054
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: 4
Views: 237
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: 219
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: 659
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: 7,104
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: 425
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: 542
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...
Forum: Toddler Health   04-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By MeepyCat
Check for head lice?

Check for head lice?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By MeepyCat
So, why do you care? What business is this of...

So, why do you care? What business is this of yours? And if we all stand around agreeing that god no, twenty year-olds should absolutely be done with high school (and i don't necessarily agree with...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By MeepyCat
I wouldn't try having a big come to Jesus talk...

I wouldn't try having a big come to Jesus talk with your sister, I would just call CPS.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By MeepyCat
In regards to screening for diseases of the...

In regards to screening for diseases of the thymus before yellow fever vaccination:

A screening test is a test meant to determine whether more direct diagnostic testing is justified. Strictly...
Forum: November 2015 Due Date Club   04-12-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By MeepyCat
Oh no! I'm so sorry. You probably got them from...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. You probably got them from your daughter - mine shared them with me just last month.

You probably want to avoid chemicals, and there are a lot of drug-resistant lice out...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
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: 11
Views: 974
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: 2
Views: 455
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: 936
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.
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