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Forum: Vaccinations   09-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By MeepyCat
I think you have to stop worrying about how to...

I think you have to stop worrying about how to defeat the system and just boil it down to which of the actually available choices will be best for you and your family? What you want most is to have...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-02-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By MeepyCat
I suspect that, if anyone is doing all of those...

I suspect that, if anyone is doing all of those things and somehow has a clean house, that person does not have time to read the internet.

There are only 24 hours in a day, and sleep is a...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By MeepyCat
Is there a middle way, where you can get testing...

Is there a middle way, where you can get testing for the STI's the erithromycin ointment is supposed to prevent transmission of, and provide that documentation to the supervising doctor?

If you...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By MeepyCat
You're not obligated to make space for your ex's...

You're not obligated to make space for your ex's fiance, or for any other proxy your ex cares to send along. Ignore the hissyfit as much as possible.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By MeepyCat
Not wrong. Your reasons aren't necessarily...

Not wrong. Your reasons aren't necessarily holding water, though.

The first day of school drop off is not a bonding moment. You want to do what you have to, and leave cheerfully. It can still...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-30-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By MeepyCat
That's exactly the combination of bloodtypes that...

That's exactly the combination of bloodtypes that me, my son's dad, and my son have.

Type O and rh- blood are both recessive, so you can carry the genes for them while having a different blood...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-29-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By MeepyCat
Do you know the baby's father's blood type? If...

Do you know the baby's father's blood type? If he's Rh- like you, there should be no chance of Rh incompatibility. I don't know if there are tests that can detect the baby's blood type this early...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By MeepyCat
My grandfather bought my grandmother a ring after...

My grandfather bought my grandmother a ring after my aunt (their third child) was born. For him, it was a spontaneous gesture, coming from his feelings about his wife and children, and the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By MeepyCat
Generally speaking, the process of receiving a...

Generally speaking, the process of receiving a present should involve a lot less risk of hemorrhage. If anyone had asked me to tell my husband I was grateful right after the kids were born, it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-24-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By MeepyCat
When I was pumping in hospital, they gave me...

When I was pumping in hospital, they gave me plastic syringes for colostrum - Use syringe to suck up colostrum from pumping equipment, refrigerate. We fed the baby colostrum straight from the...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-22-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By MeepyCat
Your situation is complicated, in ways that are...

Your situation is complicated, in ways that are goung to affect our ability to give you good advice. You need a lawyer with experience in tribal and family law. There are different laws that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By MeepyCat
I also want to totally leave aside the question...

I also want to totally leave aside the question of what the parents could or should have done when looking at *your* behavior. Yeah, if it were me, I would not let my kids ramble unsupervised over a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By MeepyCat
There is, in fact, a sexual predator right around...

There is, in fact, a sexual predator right around the corner, per my county's sex offender registration system. I can't afford to walk around assuming that everyone my children and I meet is a great...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By MeepyCat
You're an adult. You're supposed to have some...

You're an adult. You're supposed to have some independent sense of appropriate boundaries with children.

Appropriate boundaries aren't always simple. The same action can be required of a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By MeepyCat
Slick is probably getting some questions from his...

Slick is probably getting some questions from his peers about where his parents are and why they aren't involved, and he doesn't have the advantages that an adult would have in those conversations,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-19-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By MeepyCat
That sounds painful. And like you could wind up...

That sounds painful. And like you could wind up with some pretty unpleasant chemical burns.

A more traditional anti-fungal might work, or the yogurt thing.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By MeepyCat
How is explaining that he's the child's...

How is explaining that he's the child's grandfather awkward? It sems like one sentence: "Actually, I'm his grandfather." The situation isn't that unusual.

Might it help some to stop focusing...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By MeepyCat
Leaving aside what you are and are not empowered...

Leaving aside what you are and are not empowered to do as a member of your educational community -

Does your friend want your help making decisions? It seems to me that who to go to for advice...
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By MeepyCat
The best thing you could do, from my view over...

The best thing you could do, from my view over here, is start a petition with your school to loosen up their student appearance rules, so that people can do whatever they want with their hair and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By MeepyCat
Is there financial assistance available for the...

Is there financial assistance available for the parenting classes? Your current situation seems to me to mean you'll have to cough up for them on your ex's schedule, but broke people do get divorced....
Forum: Parenting   08-15-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By MeepyCat
This is a bad idea. Your objections to your...

This is a bad idea.

Your objections to your friend's actual mother are ridiculous. She's a "dancer" andyou don't approve - tough. You are not in charge of handing out parenting licenses. That...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-14-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By MeepyCat
You cannot prevent this woman from being near...

You cannot prevent this woman from being near your daughter. Legally, you just can't. Even if you make your ex come to your coast for visits (and I think a court would be unlikely to grant that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By MeepyCat
If you'd rather live on your own, you can. There...

If you'd rather live on your own, you can. There are a ton of red flags here.

As a parent, I'm concerned about whether this poor kid is being fed on an adequate and predictable schedule, whether...
Forum: Fertility   08-09-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree with Viola P - you do not have to be in...

I agree with Viola P - you do not have to be in touch with these people. At all, if that's what you decide.

I have some crazy in -laws, and yours are boundary stomping wrecking balls. Do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By MeepyCat
The only issue I can see with your parenting from...

The only issue I can see with your parenting from here is that you're letting an active alcoholic stay in the house with your kids. That's not okay. You should get over feeling guilty and kick him...
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