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Forum: Natural Body Care   08-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By basilico
DD will be starting preschool and the teacher...

DD will be starting preschool and the teacher mentioned they all use hand sanitizer before snack. The thought of 3 year olds using hand sanitizer and then sticking their hands in their mouth while...
Forum: Unschooling   08-01-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By basilico
A little update: We've been getting dvds from...

A little update: We've been getting dvds from the library and DD loves them! Her favorite right now is Discovery channel Oceanic about humpback whales. They follow a mother and baby which is right...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-28-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By basilico
We're up in the northwest suburbs but come down...

We're up in the northwest suburbs but come down to the west suburbs often.  We actually use Dr Schattauer in Oak Park and he's been great.  We went through several "typical" doctors who wanted us to...
Forum: Unschooling   02-24-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By basilico
Lots of great ideas here!  Thank you so much!  I...

Lots of great ideas here!  Thank you so much!  I can't wait to see which ones our library has this week. 
Forum: Unschooling   02-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By basilico
That's a really good point!  I wouldn't have...

That's a really good point!  I wouldn't have thought of that.  Although, when looking at dinosaur books for DD, I did pass on one that showed dinosaurs in a city (comparing the size and amount of...
Forum: Unschooling   02-21-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By basilico
Thank you for all the suggestions!  We have not...

Thank you for all the suggestions!  We have not watched the Planet Earth series with her yet.  I was typing my original post a bit too fast and meant for it to ask if it is age appropriate haha. ...
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By basilico
Has anyone watched the Planet Earth series with...

Has anyone watched the Planet Earth series with young children?  DD turned 3 the end of December and has taken an interest in animals through magazines and books. Are there other series that are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,538
Posted By basilico
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/282844/width/350/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/282844/)
 
My frugal tip is to simplify and love...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-10-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By basilico
Thank you all for the replies!  Looks like I'll...

Thank you all for the replies!  Looks like I'll have to try it out and see.  I'm loving it as a household cleaner so it would be great if I could use it for body as well!  I'll see how it works on...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-07-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By basilico
I've recently begun using Dr. Bronners for...

I've recently begun using Dr. Bronners for cleaning around the house.  I know it can be used for shampoo/body soap but I've heard that it dries out your skin and makes hair dry and straw-like.  Can...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By basilico
No, I wont be working.  Its both a...

No, I wont be working.  Its both a personal preference and to have my DH and DD involved in feeding the baby.  I liked that with DD, she was still getting "the good stuff" but my DH could help with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By basilico
Hi everyone!  I'm new to this part of the...

Hi everyone!  I'm new to this part of the forum.  I'm about 4 months along with #2.  I pumped for the first few months with #1 and supplemented with formula. This time around I'd like to try to...
Forum: Craft Workshops   10-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By basilico
Craigslist! Of course!  Why didn't I think of...

Craigslist! Of course!  Why didn't I think of looking there in the first place?  Thank you!  I think we will end up with hand tools and a scroll saw.  Thanks again!
Forum: Craft Workshops   09-24-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By basilico
What is the best tool for making...

What is the best tool for making wooden "ostheimer-like" figures?  I'm looking at the Dremels but I'm not sure which one would work best for the thickness of the wood.  I know a scroll saw would be...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-23-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By basilico
Wow.  Just wow.  How ridiculous!  Thank you for...

Wow.  Just wow.  How ridiculous!  Thank you for the link.  Are organic foods still required to be non-GMO or have they messed with thatlaw as well?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By basilico
Thank you for posting this!  Side question...is...

Thank you for posting this!  Side question...is California the only state trying to have GMO labeling listed on their ballot? 
Forum: Waldorf   08-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By basilico
I haven't looked at them in a while but Ladybug...

I haven't looked at them in a while but Ladybug Magazine was a cute one for 3-6 year olds.  There are others (including Ladybug) at this site http://www.cobblestonepub.com/index.html  If you scroll...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-20-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,042
Posted By basilico
A bit late chiming in here but I do the Primal...

A bit late chiming in here but I do the Primal way of eating (on and off). When I started, I used My Fitness Pal for a calculator and tried to stay around 30 carbs.  I really limit my fruit.  My...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-10-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,877
Posted By basilico
Meetoo, what luck that your sister had that loft...

Meetoo, what luck that your sister had that loft bed!  Definitely post some pictures when you get everything set.  I'm sure a lot of us could use inspiration and ideas for organization!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,877
Posted By basilico
When my brother was young he had a bed (loft...

When my brother was young he had a bed (loft bed?) that had a small ladder built in on the side by the foot of the bed and a desk that pulled out from the side by the head of the bed.  When the desk...
Forum: Diapering   03-10-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By basilico
We have the same problem (well water).  I was...

We have the same problem (well water).  I was starting to get turned off of CDing.  I'll have to look into Nellie's!
Forum: Vaccinations   03-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By basilico
Wow this is great!  Thanks so much for posting...

Wow this is great!  Thanks so much for posting it all!
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-09-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By basilico
What Makaleka said plus we limit or...

What Makaleka said plus we limit or eliminate sugar for a couple days before and after. We don't have too many sugary things anyway but we've been especially careful when we did any vaccines.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-09-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By basilico
Exactly!  Thank you all for the replies.  The...

Exactly!  Thank you all for the replies.  The things that I don't agree with are the fact that the companies are completely benefiting from the school vaccination requirements, the fact that SO MANY...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-09-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By basilico
Definitely get out!  Another thing to think...

Definitely get out!  Another thing to think about... since they seem less than trustworthy, you don't know who might have access to keys to your place!! 
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