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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 44
Posted By MeepyCat
I'd tell her that the landlord says no pets in...

I'd tell her that the landlord says no pets in our house, so Santa won't bring them. I might hit the point that pets are a big responsibility, and therefore not a great present, but that depends on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By MeepyCat
In my experience, the reason 2.5 year-olds don't...

In my experience, the reason 2.5 year-olds don't sit still and play with things quietly is that they aren't really in to sitting still or being quiet. Large doses of outside helped a lot when my...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 150
Posted By MeepyCat
I agree - I think if this went to court or a...

I agree - I think if this went to court or a mediator, you'd wind up paying travel costs, because you're the one leaving town.

Will your daughter be old enough to fly unaccompanied while...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-21-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 179
Posted By MeepyCat
I hemorrhaged post-partum, despite the pitocin...

I hemorrhaged post-partum, despite the pitocin shot - people are right to be afraid of PPH, imo.

Pitocin is synthetic oxytocin. I haven't seen evidence that it shuts down the natural production...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By MeepyCat
It took 2-3 days for my milk to come in both...

It took 2-3 days for my milk to come in both times (one full-termer, one preemie). If you had major blood loss, a c-section, or any kind of illness yourself, it can take your milk a little time.
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Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By MeepyCat
IME, making it an open marriage will not make him...

IME, making it an open marriage will not make him not resent the no sex thing. Sorry.

I think legal consults are a good idea. And I think you need a job now. Doula certification and midwifery...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   11-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By MeepyCat
As a former cancer patient, there is nothing I...

As a former cancer patient, there is nothing I hated more than nutritional advice. Everyone had a superfood to suggest, or an overall strategy (raw, organic, vegan, high fiber, juicing, whatever)...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By MeepyCat
Honestly, I didn't keep track of a lot of it...

Honestly, I didn't keep track of a lot of it either. Occasionally, I'll clean out a drawer or go through old files and find NICU handouts (the baby is now five). Obviously, I thought I was ...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By MeepyCat
Selling paintings isn't easy. You have to get...

Selling paintings isn't easy. You have to get them to some place where people who might be willing to pay the price you want will see them (which means you have to figure out your pricing, and where...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By MeepyCat
How does your relative feel about her situation? ...

How does your relative feel about her situation?

Every time I've had a serious health problem, part of the baggage afterwards has been dealing with people who make assumptions about how I must...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-10-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By MeepyCat
We wouldn't want the older threads to feel...

We wouldn't want the older threads to feel ignored. Threads in this age range often feel left out and jealous when visitors drop by and only pay attention to the new threads.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By MeepyCat
Have you tried putting the baby somewhere else to...

Have you tried putting the baby somewhere else to sleep? There are all kinds of blissful hopes that go into co-sleeping, but if it doesn't work for the two of you, it'll be miserable. Would a Pack...
Forum: Parenting   11-08-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By MeepyCat
I think us vs. them AP/non-AP labeling does no...

I think us vs. them AP/non-AP labeling does no one any favors.

I was in the middle when my kids were small, particularly my son - I started a grad program when he was ten weeks old. He went to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-07-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By MeepyCat
Are you trying to drum up clicks for the video? ...

Are you trying to drum up clicks for the video?

(In all seriousness, though: we all make different choices about media for our children, and we make different choices at different ages. I am not...
Forum: Homebirth   11-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By MeepyCat
This is not financial advice, merely a comment on...

This is not financial advice, merely a comment on birth plans.

We don't control birth, and therefore most of us, at some point, find that we are forced to let go of some cherished aspect of our...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By MeepyCat
Developmental milestone charts don't tell us a...

Developmental milestone charts don't tell us a lot about giftedness. They indicate an average, but not a standard deviation, and in my experience, standard deviations for developmental milestones...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By MeepyCat
I disagree with Poddi, and it's possible she's...

I disagree with Poddi, and it's possible she's not even saying what I think she is.

For one, I think her sense of what parents generally do in the U.S. may be slightly off. The people I know...
Forum: C-section Birth   11-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By MeepyCat
This is a thing that might depend on hospital...

This is a thing that might depend on hospital resources. If you're doing this at a tertiary care medical center with dedicated anesthesia and multiple dedicated ORs for L&D, they might be totally...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By MeepyCat
My parents have always told me that I can come...

My parents have always told me that I can come home any time I need to, and while it's nice to know I have that option, I am also glad I've never needed it. My family was an amazing support system...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-31-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By MeepyCat
I am absolutely a yarn snob, but after doing tons...

I am absolutely a yarn snob, but after doing tons of projects in all kinds of beautiful wools, I have to admit that the Cascade projects have held up the best, so if I was making baby stuff and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-29-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By MeepyCat
No! Dont move specifically so you can be near...

No! Dont move specifically so you can be near her, and don't use her as anything but major emergency childcare. If you're sitting in the hospital with a child who needs a kidney transplant, whether...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By MeepyCat
Your DH's job is "a little bit at risk" right...

Your DH's job is "a little bit at risk" right now, and he wants to give a friend a few grand? I'd say no too. A few hundred, maybe. Not a few grand.

That said: it's not a crazy thing for your...
Forum: Toddler Health   10-21-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm so sorry you're going through this. I wonder...

I'm so sorry you're going through this. I wonder if part of what's bugging your kiddo is the variability of your hours? IME, toddlers are big on routine, but he's not yet at an age where you can...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By MeepyCat
I'm confused. I don't know how old you are, and...

I'm confused. I don't know how old you are, and it makes a difference here, and I can't tell whether you're dealing with a real problem in mental health, or a disagreement with your mom about media....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By MeepyCat
It may be that her full winter jacket is overkill...

It may be that her full winter jacket is overkill for October. Is there something lighter you can send her with for now?

I don't see why the teacher is insisting on all three zippers. One is...
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