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Forum: Natural Body Care   05-24-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,191
Posted By ToniaStarr
We just use baking soda. I do not bother making...

We just use baking soda. I do not bother making a paste, I just dampen my toothbrush and dip it into teh little cup I keep it in. Works good for whitening. I agree about teh taste though! Sometimes...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-24-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By ToniaStarr
Check out your local health food store. Ours...

Check out your local health food store. Ours here carry natural insect repellent and sunblock. I gotta get some of both soon!
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 11,724
Posted By ToniaStarr
I don't know, for me it comes down to a story I...

I don't know, for me it comes down to a story I heard once on Oprah of a mom who hads two young kids and was only 5 minutes from her home. She got a ride from a friend in a truck and it only had one...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,272
Posted By ToniaStarr
I agree about coming across fairly rude or...

I agree about coming across fairly rude or judgmental BUT I have been there. I am usually very respectful. To each his own and just cuz you do not co sleep or cloth diaper does not mena I think you...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,145
Posted By ToniaStarr
I used to work in daycare before I had children...

I used to work in daycare before I had children and now am a full time SAHM. Being on both ends of teh spectrum I can say honestly I am gratful to be able to stay home with my kids. It is best for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By ToniaStarr
My son is 3 and alot like that. VERY hard headed...

My son is 3 and alot like that. VERY hard headed and adament that the world run a certain way to serve him. It can get frusturating. Just stick with your guns. He will see you are the boss. What a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By ToniaStarr
I have a 5 year old son who is very high...

I have a 5 year old son who is very high intensity/high sensitivity. He has alot of anxiety issues as well as being very impulsive. He also has alot of things that MUST be a certain way and if they...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-02-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By ToniaStarr
I was actually about to post this same thing....

I was actually about to post this same thing. Bailey will be 1 in 9 days and we were IPT him when he was an infant but had some major obstacles with our living situation so put it off and was...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By ToniaStarr
I would just let them play in the yard if they...

I would just let them play in the yard if they respect the toys and are nice with your children. Thats just me though. If you are worried about them getting hollored at though....cuz you said she...
Forum: Parenting   04-27-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By ToniaStarr
Mine are still young but I choose to be honest...

Mine are still young but I choose to be honest about things. As a child I had lots of rules but no reasons why so no reason NOT do when I was on my own, ya know?
I tell my son about what can heppen...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-27-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,462
Posted By ToniaStarr
It is not something I would do. Even if she was...

It is not something I would do. Even if she was close, it only takes a few seconds for a stranger to hop in and drive off. I mean, if she left her door unlocked and keys in..... Or some wacko could...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,357
Posted By ToniaStarr
Oh good lord...this made me cringe. I am a home...

Oh good lord...this made me cringe. I am a home daycare teacher and this is a far cry from filling the true needs of our young children!!!! Ugh! I agree, sounds liek teh learning is very passive....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-27-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By ToniaStarr
We do child led learning here but I do guide him...

We do child led learning here but I do guide him gently at times. So, we do follow his interests alot and tie in schooling with that. Like his star wars interest leads to how they do makeup in...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-27-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By ToniaStarr
Okay, we have a horrid bee problem out on our...

Okay, we have a horrid bee problem out on our balcony. (and a DH who runs from them like a terrified school girl) LOL HOW can I keep them away???? Any ideas cuz I am not fond of the strong fumes...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-27-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By ToniaStarr
I am deffinitly gonna try this starting tonight!...

I am deffinitly gonna try this starting tonight! I quit using proactive (the only thing that ever worked for me) and am anxious to find something that helps! Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-24-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By ToniaStarr
Right now I just wash with plain water or...

Right now I just wash with plain water or organic bar soap if I am wear8ing makeup and I apply tea tree oil twice a day but since I started using teh tea tree oil it seems my pimples are getting...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By ToniaStarr
Oh! If you do not have to clean thetub.....I...

Oh! If you do not have to clean thetub.....I just plop DS in our tub with a couple toys. I remove shampoos and stuff and we have a padded cover for the faucet and he cannot reach the knobs. He canot...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By ToniaStarr
I have a doorway bouncer that DS loves for short...

I have a doorway bouncer that DS loves for short amounts of time so I hook it up in whatever room I am in and he bounces till I am done cleaning. Works for me in teh bathroom or kitchen. Also, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-19-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By ToniaStarr
My boys hated the slings in any position but the...

My boys hated the slings in any position but the hip carry so they could look out. They never liked teh cradle position. Just adjust them so teh head is supported. Try practicing in front of a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-19-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By ToniaStarr
Sounds liek a possible growth spurt to me. \That...

Sounds liek a possible growth spurt to me. \That being said, I will tell ya what I tell any new mom (and what I always tell myself) The first six weeks are teh toughest. It will seem your baby wanst...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-19-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By ToniaStarr
I can totally relate. We had latch issues so bad...

I can totally relate. We had latch issues so bad at first I had blisters on both my nipples and cried every time he nursed. And as soon as we fixed that we had thrush......than a clogged duct. It...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By ToniaStarr
No me niether. sorry to make it sound I did! It...

No me niether. sorry to make it sound I did! It was more what we had in our cabinet. My son is effected by red #40 which was in 7 bottles of childrens medicine we had! And then there was the aspirin...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By ToniaStarr
You are gonna think this is odd probably....I...

You are gonna think this is odd probably....I know I did. But I found this on a natral site a year ago and I have actually tried it and it really did work for me. Take a piece of garlic clove...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By ToniaStarr
I do and would never go back to teh disposable...

I do and would never go back to teh disposable pads. I have always had a hate relationship with pads and am petite so tampons never fit well. We are on a tight budget right now so I just made some...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-19-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By ToniaStarr
Hey, I am not sure about those other products...

Hey, I am not sure about those other products but yesterday I got a catalog in the mail for henna hair dye. It is more of a sheener and color tint but it is totally natural. basically, you cannot go...
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