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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Lifestyle

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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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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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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Lifestyle

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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Blogging

The Crunchy Family Directory is back (+ tips for your listing)!

A much-requested feature of Crunchy Family is our directory. The reason we first took it away was because an update to the plugin broke it and the rest of our site, and I haven’t had the chance to test it and bring it back. Now, it’s back, but since it’s been so long since it’s been up and several other things have changed on the site, all listings have been removed. […]

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