I never really considered myself a “Crunchy Mom” until I read this article and realized that most of the things listed were normal occurrences in my daily life. Sure, I work with pregnant women on a weekly basis, have a 5.5 year old, 15 month old and am 7.5 months pregnant, but all the same.
After I read this article, I remembered a conversation that I had with my OBGYN last week where we were talking about summer foods that children eat. I distinctly remember her saying, “Well most kids eat hotdogs and all that in the summer, so why should I be worried about it? I mean, do you really check for nitrates in your hotdogs?” It was all I could do to not gasp in horror and say, “Ummm, yes. IF my children even approach a hotdog that I MAY consider preparing, it’s usually made with an alternative meat product that is nitrate free and all the other crunchy granola rules regarding processed foods.” But, I didn’t. I just smiled and shrugged.
Anyway, that being said, coconut oil is a household name in my home, baby wearing the norm, and of course the practice of “using our words” and “gentle hands” is routine. Take a look at the article and see if you happen to be with a Crunchy Mom or are one yourself!