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Bee-ing Beautiful

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Are you crunchy???

A good friend recently referred to me as a “crunchy” mom. I was shocked! I don’t buy anything organic (mainly cause I’m too cheap); nor do I do yoga or make my own anything. There is nothing wrong with being a “crunchy” mom…it just seems like waaaaaay to much work for me. This led me to google What is a crunchy mom?  and I found my way to this website  {}. It gives a list 47 things you might do if your a “crunchy” mom. Here are a few of my favorites:

You Might be a Crunchy Mom if…

4. You consumed your placenta – when I was pregnant the idea of consuming your placenta was fascinating to me… not because I actually had any intention of doing it, but more so because of the popularity of this growing practice. There is the most common way to consume it, placental encapsulation, but that seems boring. If your going to do it you may as well get creative. Did you know you can use it to make smoothies, lasagna, chili, truffles… Go ahead and google “placenta recipes”….I dare you!

Beef or placenta?Beef or placenta?

29. You own 2 or more baby wearing devices and know the difference between a wrap, a sling, and a mei tai – Oh baby wearing…where to even begin. This trend, practice, obsession, fetish (choose your word) is EVERYWHERE. I have nothing against baby wearing, it’s more the obsession. I admit I own a baby carrier ~ an Ergo 360. It’s great to use for hiking, the beach and places where the stroller can’t go and my arm strength fails me. I see moms posting about wearing their baby in a wrap while washing dishes, vacuuming and doing laundry. I hate doing these tasks anyway and doing it with a 20 lb baby wiggling around and drooling on me doesn’t make doing the task sound any better. But hey, if it works for you more power to you!

Built in carrierBuilt in carrier

30.You have a medicine cabinet without medicine in it – This one made me laugh because it applied to me. I strongly believe in the power of medicine (who doesn’t love a little Nyquil?!), but my medicine cabinet just has hair spray, gel, perfume, face wash. I’m sure in my disorganized bathroom basket I could rummage up an allergy pill, advil or maaaaaaybe some cold medicine. However, our family never really gets sick so I guess I have just never had the need to buy any.

33. Your children are on a delayed, selective, or nonexistent vaccination schedule – Not even gonna touch this because I don’t want hate comments on my first blog post…

34. You drink green smoothies or juice your vegetables – A year and a half ago I was inspired to start juicing. I headed to the grocery store to get my produce: carrots, beets, apples, spinach etc. My mom has a Jack Lalanne juicer that has been sitting in the pantry for years so I borrowed that and got to work. Bad idea! It takes about $20 worth of produce to get a glass of juice {maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s not that far off} and the mess it made…WOW…I was cleaning beet juice off the floor, cabinets and walls for weeks. So that was short lived.


Everyone is probably a little bit “crunchy” in their own special way, but if you want to know for sure I found a quiz {cause everyone knows internet quizzes are the best way to get to know yourself}. My results: Natural Living Newbie.

How crunchy are you??



  1. Katelyn

    Finally a hilarious, honest post about crunchy moms!! This had me rolling!

  2. Samantha

    haha I don’t think I qualify as a crunchy mom. I’ve never even heard of the term until I started blogging and never thought to look up what it meant. It is so awesome that moms can “wear” their babies and clean the whole house, but I’m with you. I have tried wearing my baby while picking some stuff up around the house and it wasn’t easy. Not a fan of cleaning either. Love your blog!

  3. Katie W.

    Man, if I would’ve known placenta lasagna was an option maybe I would have kept mine.

  4. Natasha

    Yipes, placenta recipes!?! I want to google it so bad, but I’m scared! haha

  5. Steph

    I don’t see myself as a terribly crunch mama…there are things I sometimes wish I was more crunchy about, but I appreciate your candor about the topics you touched on!

  6. Tatyana

    Placenta recipes?… Do vegans breastfeed? lol sorry got lost in a tangent. As I do not eat meat since I’ve virtually had every farm animal imaginable as a pet… but placentas nor kill nor hurt anyone except me and the doctor who was helping me push it out without telling me I still had a lot more to push out after the baby.

    Definitely will suggest this to my 7 month pregnant cousin 🙂

    Btw great post!

  7. Meredith@MommyAtoZ

    That’s great! I’m going to take that quiz. I don’t consider myself “crunchy,” but we do belong to a CSA and I try to serve the kiddos organic, non-GMO food. So maybe I am crunchy after all! Love your thoughts on baby wearing 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the Manic Mondays blog hop!


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