What is crunchy? I’ve gotten this question a ton since I began this blog. I was pleasantly surprised to find a great definition from the online Urban Dictionary.
An adjective describing persons or things relating to any or all of the following: vegetarianism; herbs; all-natural and organic products (such as food, skin and hair care products, etc.); recycling; protecting and preserving the environment; natural medicine; etc. People that are earthy-crunchy are sometimes called tree-huggers or hippies.
And Crunchy Mama is defined:
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.
To me being crunchy is more than being “green”, which is how most people perceive the word.
It’s about living naturally, by using less medicines & M.Ds ~ herbs, essential oils and natural remedies instead. It means no flu shots or vaxs.
Using natural personal care items with only healthy ingredients including deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste & soap.
Cleaning our house and washing our dishes without chemicals
Eating from the earth as much as possible and buying organic when we can.
Being thrifty and reusing definitely fits in there.
As well as attachment parenting, babywear, breastfeed, natural birth, & cloth diapering.
Those are my thoughts about being crunchy. Of course there are many levels of being crunchy and I will tell you right now that I am not a Perfectly Crunchy Mama. 🙂