Entertainment, Parenting

Review: “A Tale of Two Mommies”, “A Tale of Two Daddies” by Vanita Oelshlager

I received a copy of both books for review via NetGalley.

“A Tale of Two Mommies” by Vanita Oelshlager is a quick read children’s book about a boy who answers questions about his moms, Momma and Mommy, as he plays with two other kiddos at the beach.

“A Tale of Two Daddies”, by the same author, is also a quick read, this time about a girl who answers questions about her dads, Daddy and Poppa, as she plays with another kidlet at the playground. […]

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How to travel as an autistic adult

Heya! This post was previously published on Little Pink Kayak, but the site has been down for quite some time and I cannot get a hold of the owner. I wrote this in 2016, based on the experience from traveling to Austin with my cousin, Charlise (the owner of this blog) for the Austin food allergy fest. […]

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How My Family Follows Their Art

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post.

Our family is into all different types of art and since I studied fashion design, I LOVE shopping for new clothes.  Art and fashion go hand in hand in our household and oftentimes, they blend together. 

One of our favorite things to do as a family is go to the local hardware store on the weekends where they do kid’s craft workshops.  We build whatever kit is available that weekend; sometimes a birdhouse or a tool caddy.  After the project is put together, we get to our favorite part which is PAINTING!!  My kids love to draw, but painting really lets them let loose and brings out their creative side. 

Occasionally we make HUGE messes and ruin our favorite shirt, but I try not to worry about it too much because it leads to MY favorite pastime of shopping!  I am a major shopaholic, so I love buying new clothes.  Gymboree is one of my favorite brands.  They make such adorable collections of clothing that are affordable and very well made.  Not only do they already have good prices, but they run awesome sales all the time such as the Spring Markdown Event where you can get up to 60% off on the cutest clothes for your critters!  […]

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How to be an ally of autistic people

This post was originally written in the wake of Netflix’s Atypical series and posted on my own blog, but it has since become one of my most shared and liked posts, so I’m sharing it here.

How to be an ally to autistic people 1. Acknowledge your privilege as an allistic personā€”and know your place within the community. […]

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Crunchies Around the World

Greetings! Charlise and I are introducing to our readers here at Crunchy Family a new column entitled “Crunchies Around the World”. This column will feature fellow crunchies, uh, around the world. šŸ˜… We’ll have a set list of questions, but answers will vary based on where from the featured guest is. […]

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How to Clean Your Bathroom—Naturally!

Check out these safe and delicious smelling ways to clean your bathroom!! These are perfect if you have kids that help do chores. It lets them get those dirty, stinky areas SPOTLESS without exposing them to dangerous chemicals.

 

How to Clean Your Bathroom…
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Entertainment

Review: “The 12 Cats of Christmas” by Perry Kirkpatrick šŸ±

In The 12 Cats of Christmas by Perry Kirkpatrick, Gloria’s best friend tells her she needs a cat after her beloved dog dies. She’s not sure, but then cats start showing up on her doorstep everyday. It’s a short story of 35 pages, published the 14th of Decemberā€”and if you’re like me and prefer to read books before you read their reviews, you can download it from the Amazon Kindle store for free. […]

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Babies delivered to same-gender couples in “Storks”

Mid-September, I tried Amazon Prime for a bit because of a new laptop order and a “Why not?” attitude adopted from Hillary Duff. It wasn’t until October that I realized I had the ability to indulge in Amazon’s channelsā€”including the special movie channels, like Starz and Showtime and HBO. When I saw Storks listed under the HBO channels, I subscribed to a free 7-day trial to HBO and hopped on that ish. […]

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