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Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-19-2010, 10:41 AM
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Posted By catnap70
I would definitely try LLL. Some of those ladies...

I would definitely try LLL. Some of those ladies are lactation consultants as well. They also have a really strong network and can find someone in the area who can help.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-31-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,440
Posted By catnap70
I haven't been on this forum for quite a while...

I haven't been on this forum for quite a while but happened to peek today. It is scary to make the move...I am a San Diego girl who moved here on a whim 19 years ago. I miss my family, the ocean,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-13-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By catnap70
I alternate between coconut oil and a mix of...

I alternate between coconut oil and a mix of aloe vera gel with a squirt of Rose facial oil from MRH. I think I have Classic Rose right now but have used Wild Rose in the past and liked it a bit...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-29-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By catnap70
Great! Please just PM me and I'll make a sojourn...

Great! Please just PM me and I'll make a sojourn to your southern environs--I'm in Liberty!
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-28-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By catnap70
I am looking for a SCOBY in the Kansas City...

I am looking for a SCOBY in the Kansas City area. Thanks!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-13-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By catnap70
Really? No one? No one out there wants to find a...

Really? No one? No one out there wants to find a local group of friendly mamas? We won't bite you. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif (And I meant PM not IM in my first...
Forum: Women's Health   10-06-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By catnap70
I am just recovering from a bout of shingles and...

I am just recovering from a bout of shingles and found St. John's Wort the most effective at calming down my nerve pain. I did the tincture in water several times day.
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   10-06-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By catnap70
We are a group of mostly stay home mamas who...

We are a group of mostly stay home mamas who enjoy supporting each other in our more "crunchy" parenting styles. We have group meetings, monthly moms nights out, on line discussions and regular...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By catnap70
I love, love, love everything I have ever gotten...

I love, love, love everything I have ever gotten from www.naturesgift.com (http://www.naturesgift.com) And they send samples with every order. Some of their things are pricey but you get what you...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-03-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By catnap70
They also sell an essential oil blend at...

They also sell an essential oil blend at naturesgift.com that works nicely for scars. Helichrysum in rosehip seed oil. There are lots of testimonials on the site but we have been using in our...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-20-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,976
Posted By catnap70
I am beginning week 2 of my first batch of...

I am beginning week 2 of my first batch of homemade. I found the recipe here:

http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angr...de-deodor.html...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-12-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,311
Posted By catnap70
Hang in there mama! This too will pass--at least...

Hang in there mama! This too will pass--at least that is what I tell myself with a babe who doesn't like to co-sleep or nurse lying down, so I end up getting up multiple times in the night to nurse...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By catnap70
We went through this with DD1 at around 2. It...

We went through this with DD1 at around 2. It became impossible for her to take a nap. She started hitting me and jumping in the bed and other not OK things instead of sleeping. When she did nap, it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By catnap70
I am looking for a sippy cup with handles that...

I am looking for a sippy cup with handles that is BPA and pthalate free and not made in China. I'm having a hard time finding one. Any recommendations?
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-11-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By catnap70
Just a couple of thoughts. Could it be an upset...

Just a couple of thoughts. Could it be an upset tummy from something you are eating? My babe doesn't tolerate dairy in my diet and will get seriously fussy when I eat it. Are you using a sling? My...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By catnap70
ACV (apple cider vinegar with a little water)...

ACV (apple cider vinegar with a little water) when I need toner. Mountain Rose Herbs rose facial oil at night only as lotion, then just a quick rinse in the am with plain water or a tiny bit of MRH...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-03-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By catnap70
They usually sell them here: ...

They usually sell them here:

http://www.naturesgift.com/aromather...m#CAR-DIFFUSER (http://www.naturesgift.com/aromatherapyaccessories.htm#CAR-DIFFUSER)

but it appears they are currently out....
Forum: Birth Professionals   09-03-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By catnap70
Thanks! I placed it on hold at my library. It...

Thanks! I placed it on hold at my library. It definitely looks like reading I can use!
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-31-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By catnap70
Beautiful! That is the one. Thank you SO...

Beautiful! That is the one. Thank you SO MUCH!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-31-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By catnap70
OK, thanks. I did do the St. John's wort...

OK, thanks. I did do the St. John's wort internally and it has helped some but I am still hobbling. I'll keep at it.
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-31-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By catnap70
That was quick. Thanks! There is another recipe...

That was quick. Thanks! There is another recipe that includes tinctures of crampbark, St. John's wort and another tincture. I was looking for that one since I have all of the ingredients. Just need...
Forum: Birth Professionals   08-31-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By catnap70
I gave my copy to my doula after our birth but...

I gave my copy to my doula after our birth but am now having some serious sciatica. I am hoping someone can give me the recipe for the deep ache rub in the book. Thanks so much!
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-29-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By catnap70
Gack!! I thought it was just because I have been...

Gack!! I thought it was just because I have been so hot and sweaty. I use the liquid crystal at home (Kiss My Face) but have to use conventional stuff when I leave the house since it is so hot and...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By catnap70
I live North so don't have a ton of info for you...

I live North so don't have a ton of info for you but have a few thoughts.

There is a store in Lee's Summit called Happybottomus that is a good resource for natural parenting stuff. They have a...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-28-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By catnap70
I haven't used either of them but I have heard...

I haven't used either of them but I have heard both Anita Woods and Cheryl Gates recommended. I used Suzanne Ryan. She is a CNM but I didn't find her to be too "medical."
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