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Intimina Lily Cup Compact Review

Shortly after agreeing to review this product in exchange for my honest opinion, I learned from Bree of Precious Stars Pads that it’s not the best for someone trying menstrual cups for the first time. I mean, I use the Instead Softcups, but this isn’t really the same?

In other words, that is literally all I have to compare my experience to. […]

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Origami Fox Face

In exchange for an honest review, I received a package of origami paper from Orchid Origami Paper. The paper is high-quality-grade, the product is full of vibrant colors, and overall, it works great with origami-folding.

Origami is so fun! Today, I’m teaching you all how to make a super adorable fox face. […]

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Food Allergen Identity Crisis: Identifying Peanuts

One of the most unfortunate aspects of having food allergies is that allergens may not always be listed as clearly on the ingredients list.

I’m starting a series that lists the alternate identities of various allergens, starting with peanuts, to potentially aide in the identifying allergens for those with allergies, families of those with allergies, and people in general. […]

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Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak for Autistics

It’s no secret that autism is a topic I’m passionate about. However, I’m not the greatest when it comes to explaining things delicately, especially if something is common sense to me. Similar to the way I get frustrated and annoyed at people who continue to use words like “your” and “you’re” incorrectly, I don’t have enough patience to try to see the good in feedback pertaining to controversial topics I’m passionate about, especially when the other person cannot, or refuses to, see why what they are saying is actually really insulting. […]

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What does anaphylaxis feel like?

katerha via Flickr (license)

In 2011, I ate peanut butter sandwiches every day for about two weeks, simply because they were the easiest to make on a whim, and also because I was burnt out on Hot Pockets, pizza, and other frozen dinners. On the day of the third week, after eating a peanut butter sandwich, I experienced what I thought at the time was just an asthma attack. […]

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8 Free Crafty, Skill-Based eGuides

Spring is approaching, and what better way to prepare for all the fun crafts the season brings than to brush up on your skills? Download these guides now to hone your skills—they’re free!

This post contains affiliate links, so if you sign up or make a purchase, we may earn a small percentage as commission at no extra cost to you. […]

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Blogging tips

Want to write for us?

It’s easy, but it might not be if this is your first rodeo. I’m going to explain to you exactly how to increase your chances of your article being accepted by Crunchy Family. ;)

(In other words, this is the exact key to your approval success.)

1. Write what you know. […]

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I’ve Been Converted to Cloth, Basically

For those of you who don’t know, Charlise is my cousin. We’re a lot alike, but saying that doesn’t mean we lack any differences. Through helping her with Crunchy Family — finding an awesome designer on par with my website standards, formatting entries for SEO and better navigation, among other things — I’ve somehow been converted. […]

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Autism Stigma: What People Say
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Autism Hurts (On Autism Stigma)

Therefore, when parents say,
    I wish my child did not have autism,
what they’re really saying is,
    I wish the autistic child I have did not exist, and I had a different (non-autistic) child instead.

Read that again. This is what we hear when you mourn over our existence. […]

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Dallas: Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo (w/Giveaway)

Hello! I’m attending the Gluten & Allergen Free (GFAF) Expo in Dallas, Texas this November!

As someone who’s allergic to almost everything, this is exciting to me. I’m looking forward to the classes, sponsors and vendors, and I’m hoping to discover some more food allergy-friendly foods. Whilst I’m not intolerant to gluten, some foods that are gluten-free I am able to have, because all-purpose flour is often avoided — I can’t have all-purpose flour, because it’s often fermented and mold-forming — and, if I’m lucky, there’s no yeast in gluten-free products I find a lot of interest in! […]

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