So many mom blogs out there, new and old, refer to themselves as “crunchy”. Truth be told I had no idea what in the world that term meant. For a while I thought it had something to do with frazzled nerves or being humorous. After finding that I was being passed over for Eco-conscious events for sites that were openly referred to as “crunchy” I decided to do some research.
I didn’t have to go very far when I found this article by Wrinkled Mommy that laid it all out for me. To my surprise I am semi-crunchy (I sound like a granola bar – delicious, lol). My actual score on the test was 91 “Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!” According the the criteria gathered while Wrinkled Mama stalked, I mean researched, crunchy blogs and forums “crunchy” moms typically follow these guidelines or try to do these things in their every day lives:
- No Shampoo – “poo free”
- No Disposable diapers – no “sposies”
- At home birthing
- Drug free birthing √
- No circumcision – “circing”
- No vaccinating – “vaxing”
- Extended Breastfeeding (at least over one year) √
- Baby-led weaning √
- Baby wearing √
- Co-sleeping √
- Full Time Parenting (don’t we all???) √
- Homeschooling √
- Organic eating – grow you own veggies and limit consumption of meats √
I failed the “crunchy mom” test — Juicy Gossip Of A Wrinkled Mommy
Is “crunchy” the new “hippie”?
After hearing the term “crunchy” over and over again…I decided to educate myself as to what it really means to be crunchy. I had an idea of what it was about, but didn’t know the full realm of it all.
Take the actual test here: How Crunchy Are You?
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