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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Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle

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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4 ways to green-ify your Christmas celebrations 🎄

Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. Because it’s one of the most celebrated, it’s earned the superlative “most wasteful time of the year”. But it doesn’t have to be! There are several eco-friendly Christmas options that can be implemented or exchanged to work to decrease the amount of waste we contribute to. […]

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Entertainment

Review: “The 12 Cats of Christmas” by Perry Kirkpatrick 🐱

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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Entertainment

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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Lifestyle

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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How to make reading more fun

When I was in school, we had Accelerated Reader Tests, or ARTs. I did them one year before backing out and stopping: I didn’t enjoy reading the books within my eighth grade level; I preferred the young adult/new adult mystery fiction novels by Lois Duncan (RIP) on a shelf in my journalism teacher’s room more. […]

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