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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,312
Posted By tara
I've done it. I don't make a practice of it, but...

I've done it. I don't make a practice of it, but it doesn't freak me out. I was in a birthing pool for several hours and my midwives sanctioned peeing in the pool.
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-10-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,212
Posted By tara
Quote: Originally Posted by frog mamajama,...

Quote:
Originally Posted by frog
mamajama, I'm not transphobic. "Trans" does not a woman make.

This is really offensive to me. You don't get to decide who is (or is not) a woman. It's great...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-22-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By tara
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bump.gif
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-22-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 43,584
Posted By tara
Known donor, fresh sperm, home insemination. We...

Known donor, fresh sperm, home insemination. We used a syringe and some tubing to deposit the 'sample' just inside my cervix. A midwife friend gave us a groovy clear plastic speculum with a light in...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-21-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By tara
Hey, all....

Hey, all. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I may be returning to work soon, and I'm looking for good childcare for my 4.5 year old. We live in the West Seattle/White...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-21-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 608
Posted By tara
I've been in Seattle for 11 years, in Olympia...

I've been in Seattle for 11 years, in Olympia for 8 before that. I love it here. Yes, the deep of winter can be a bit... dark. But, it passes and we have springtime earlier than places east of the...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-17-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By tara
That first shot is such a milestone!

That first shot is such a milestone!
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-14-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By tara
Yeah, to be honest, mine isn't really gel,...

Yeah, to be honest, mine isn't really gel, either. It doesn't separate like yours does (no rubber http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif), it's more soupy. ? But, it works.
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-14-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By tara
Yeah, to be honest, mine isn't really gel,...

Yeah, to be honest, mine isn't really gel, either. It doesn't separate like yours does (no rubber http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif), it's more soupy. ? But, it works.
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By tara
I find it challenging to keep clean because the...

I find it challenging to keep clean because the burners themselves need to be cleaned just about every time they're used. Is everyone else's stovetop like that, or is it our pans or something? The...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-14-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By tara
We bought one of these stoves, and my only beef...

We bought one of these stoves, and my only beef with it is cleaning. My partner is the cook in the house and the stove is 'his' domain, so we have been cleaning it with the 'approved' cleaner. He is...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-14-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By tara
Check the sticky at the top of the forum, annie...

Check the sticky at the top of the forum, annie - the laundry gel is the first recipe. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif And, I've used it in cold water with no...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-10-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,753
Posted By tara
fwiw, I didn't handle my partner being trans...

fwiw, I didn't handle my partner being trans well at all at first, and it took me a lot longer than 4 months to get a handle on it. You're doing fine, crunchy....
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By tara
Lavender essential oil! Apply it neat to a burn...

Lavender essential oil! Apply it neat to a burn - has anaesthetic properties and helps it heal. And, aloe is always good.
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-06-2006, 01:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,753
Posted By tara
Definitely more complicated. Re: how he will...

Definitely more complicated. Re: how he will look - the interesting thing is, the changes happen so gradually that you just absorb them. You don't have to get used to it all at once, yk?
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-27-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By tara
Looks like a great disinfectant. You can add...

Looks like a great disinfectant. You can add more essential oils to make it smell better if you want - peppermint is a good one. Lavender, citrus oils...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-24-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By tara
Oooops! Sorry to dangle forbidden fruits in...

Oooops! Sorry to dangle forbidden fruits in front of you... How's this: tonight for dessert I had the ginger gelato from TJ's and chopped up the honey sesame cashews to put on top. Maybe you can eat...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-23-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By tara
Mmmm... don't forget some good chocolate and...

Mmmm... don't forget some good chocolate and cheap wine! Oh, and some tapenade and good crackers. And some cheese, they have great deals on cheese. Hey, this sounds like a picnic. Hey, this sounds...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-22-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By tara
I still use good old Trader Joe's liquid. They...

I still use good old Trader Joe's liquid. They have one with lavender and tto that smells divine. But, I've been reading about using baking soda and borax, and I'm going to try it. I like bubbles,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-22-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By tara
You don't even have to melt the shea butter -...

You don't even have to melt the shea butter - you can whip it up as is (kind of like creaming butter in a recipe... whip it, add some oil, whip some more. I stop when it sort of looks like frosting).
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-22-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,753
Posted By tara
Hey, seedgirl....

Hey, seedgirl. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Welcome! How are you feeling about those big changes? I remember a lot of trepidation before that first shot...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-18-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By tara
Most citrus eos increase sun sensitivity, so...

Most citrus eos increase sun sensitivity, so beware. And witch hazel does the trick. And... if you use lavender and just a teeny bit of tea tree, it makes a pretty servicable deodorant....
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-18-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By tara
I'm new to the no-poo club, but I have found...

I'm new to the no-poo club, but I have found that adding honey to the baking soda mixture really helps. Honey is a... what is that word? humectant? It draws moisture to the skin, and keeps my scalp...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-12-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By tara
There are a zillion different recipes for it and...

There are a zillion different recipes for it and various methods for making it. But, you really can just let it warm up at room temp, stick it in a mixing bowl and whip, drizzling in oil as you go...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-12-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By tara
Well, you could just use straight shea or cocoa...

Well, you could just use straight shea or cocoa butter. That's what I do most of the time. Or, you could make a whipped butter by whipping (like with an electric mixer) shea butter with a small...
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