Friday, July 1, 2011

Crunchy Crunch Crunch...

Urban dictionary defines crunchy mama as a Mother who supports homebirth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. One who questions established medical authority; tends to be vegetarian and/or prepare all-organic foods.

I remember when I was pregnant and reading all these things I was overwhelmed with the tags Mom's used to describe themselves it all swirled around in my brain and made no sense. Now that I've spent about 14months in this mommy world its much clearer and I find myself identifying more and more with a certain type. Yes, its true I'm crunchy I think I become crunchier by the day and its not because I want to be cool or follow any trend or even be a part of a group. I think I'm just crunchy because all of these things that are "crunchy" are things that just make the most sense to me on many different levels!
I'm not perfectly crunchy. I wish we could eat more organically, locally and sustainably. I hope at some point we can but by and large I at least cook whole foods and avoid processed foods as much as possible (save that dratted Pepsi addiction). I would like to research and pray about gentle discipline the bible says I can spank my kids and encourages it but I wonder if there are gentler ways so spanking is a last resort instead of a first one. I hope and pray my next child can be born peacefully at home or in a birthing center. I'm looking into but have yet to take the plunge into Natural family planning but I'm getting there day by day... Tonight I was looking into "No-Poo" that is abolishing shampoo/conditioner and washing my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. It saves money, has no harsh chemicals and comes with the promise of fuller shinier bouncier hair something that has been lacking in my life lately.
I feel like such a rebel admitting these things but I don't think any of them are really surprising to anyone especially if you're my friend on facebook. LOL I seem to get on my crunchy soap box a lot there. I like being crunchy it fits me it works for me and my family. My hubby thinks I'm nuts sometimes but a lot of the times after I've done it and he's seen how it works he agrees with me that its good. I also pester him to death with "Did you knows?" and "Hey this article suggests..." I love my husband he's very tolerant and loving of all my crunchiness!
I enjoy meeting like minded Mama's I found this blog Uniquely Normal Mom tonight and read through and really enjoyed it a lot. Its always fun to see and learn from other Mom's what they do and how they live I find I always learn something new! She's also giving away an ERGO which is on my wish list before we make Jeriah a big brother! :)