20 Signs You're a Crunchy Mama

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20 Signs You're a Crunchy MomGranola. Crunchy. Hippy. Earth Mama. Whatever the term, people know one when they see one ... or so they think. People just love to put labels on moms, and these are among the most common. 

They're not an insult, or at least not in most cases, but they definitely evoke a certain imagine. Of course, it's highly relative to the person attempting to put you in the crunchy camp. Sometimes a mere cloth diaper on your child will earn you the title, while with other crowds, you have to really crunch loudly to earn the badge. You may not even know you're a crunchy mom. In case you're wondering, here are 20 signs you probably are a crunchy mom.

1. You have a chicken coop in your backyard, and you're not a farmer.

2. You love a good chicken pox party.

3. Scoring raw milk is your idea of a thrill.

4. You and your husband haven't slept alone in your bed since your first child was born.

5. Your children indicate their need to nurse ... in full sentences.

6. You use terms like EBF and assume everyone knows what you mean.

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7. You coordinate your wardrobe around wraps, slings, and other baby-wearing devices.

8. Your kids whip out kale chips at playgroup while the other kids eat Oreos.

9. Their diets are gluten-free AND Paleo.

10. You know some really good placenta recipes.

11. You not only use cloth diapers, you make them (and wash them) yourself.

12. The only school for your kids is homeschool.

13. You use "family cloth" instead of toilet paper.

14. You drive a Prius (and almost never look longingly at minivans).

15. You have a composter, and you use it.

16. Your children aren't vaccinated and never will be.

17. There's pretty much nothing you can't make yourself from bug spray to cleaning supplies to granola (of course).

18. You believe coconut oil and breast milk can cure pretty much anything.

19. You use a menstrual cup.

20. You talk about transitioning your children into their own bed ... about the time they're ready to go to college. 

Are you a granola mom? What would you add to this list?

 

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miche... micheledo

Ha ha!  That was great.


Though we have a gas guzzling van - a 12 seater!  With six kids, a Prius would never work.

nonmember avatar FarmersWife

Only 4 of these are not true for our family :) I don't like the labels since we just consider ourselves simple farmers. But I guess even that would be an insult to some lol

mompam mompam

Ha ha. 2 are true for me. But I'm not crunchy.

MamaD... MamaDV1012

#18 and apple cider vinegar (ACV)!!!

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

I used to plan outfits around my Moby wrap when my kid was smaller..... but I'm a little horrified by the "family cloth" thing... 

adamat34 adamat34

Wtf is a menstral cup? And why does it make me nervous to think about??

nicki... nicki.hemingway

Love this for us the following were/are true:
2,3,4,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,15,16,17,18,19, 20 was true until recently when my 3 year old moved to his own bed on his own just before his birthday.

Ashley Kissinger

Someone educate me: "You use the family cloth instead of toilet paper."  WTF is the family cloth?  I'm not sure I really want to know...

xreds... xredstarsx

To Ashley, family cloth is using cloth wipes instead of toilet paper and washing them.

Blenderx Blenderx

Well I didn't consider myself crunchy until I read this list!  Menstrual cup and all (so much better than tampons and pads ladies!!).  ;)

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