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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 person—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. 😅 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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Review: “The 12 Cats of Christmas” by Perry Kirkpatrick đŸ±

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 December—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 channels—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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End-of-the-year reader survey

Along the way, Crunchy Family was put on the back burner and neglected. In 2018, we’re going to fix that.

This survey is 100 percent anonymous, unless you choose to give us your name in the field provided. Answers will help us determine what things to prioritize on Crunchy Family more than others. […]

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Here’s the thing about #NetNeutrality…

The battle to save Net Neutrality is here again—I’m so tired of worrying about it every. single. month. Remember the dial-up days? That’s what we’re looking at if we lose Net Neutrality in the United States. The internet stops being available in one fell swoop of a package and becomes like cable/satellite providers—do you want social media with that? […]

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Dallas Arboretum – 2017

The Dallas Arboretum is one of my favorite places to go around the DFW area.  I received complimentary tickets to take my family to visit for their fall pumpkin exhibit which I have been wanting to check out again for YEARS.  The last time I was there for this exhibit, my oldest (who is 12!!) was in Pre-K.  Fall is definitely my favorite season and our last trip to the Arboretum, we just missed the pumpkin display.  This year, there was a really cool Wizard of Oz theme that we all enjoyed. 

It was a little windy, but otherwise, the weather was perfect.  My second oldest, Remy, was being a grouch which is why he isn’t in a couple of the group pictures but once he remembered how awesome the Arboretum was, he started having fun.  What I love most about this place is that it gives me a great backdrop for super cute pictures to send to family AND there are loads of things for my kids to do so they don’t get BOOOORRRREEEEDDD. 

The Children’s Garden is full of fun activities that teach you about things like solar power and water energy.  My kids really love playing in the water as well as in the big tree house.  Ok, maybe my four-year-old wasn’t a huge fan of the tree house.  He isn’t much for heights and I can’t blame him there.  We had fun getting lost in the maze though! […]

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