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Enter to Win the Perfect Cupcake Set and Class by Craftsy

One lucky winner will get a 55-piece Ateco Stainless-Steel Decorating Set PLUS free enrollment in the new online Craftsy class The Perfect Cupcake! In this online class, you’ll learn how to combine creative cupcake flavors, fillings and frostings with gorgeous decorating for out-of-this-world treats!

Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter. […]

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100+ Things to Do This Summer

For those of you who have kids in school during the public school year, summer can be a rather chaotic two-and-a-half months with the kids.

Perhaps this will be the key to saving your sanity. Maybe.

  • Make homemade junk food; it doesn’t have preservatives, and you know what’s going into your kids’ mouths.
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    Passport to Healthy Skin Tour: Dallas

    Busy this weekend? Earlier this week I received an email invite to a rather cool event happening on Saturday. If you’re not doing anything, and you live in the area, consider attending — you might run into Charlise and I! ;)

    Jane Lawson

    When I’m not an editor at Crunchy Family, I’m either freaking out over the tom cat growling at me through my window at 3am or perpetuating my tree hugger agenda. […]

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    14 Things That Prove You Have Allergies

    There is a list of 14 things proving you’re a peanut allergy mom floating around the Internet on Buzzfeed that was written by a member of the SunButter team (my favorite peanut butter alternative).

    I relate to the article in most cases, but 1) I’m not a mom, and 2) I’ve more than a mere peanut allergy. […]

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    9 Annoyances Food Allergies Bring

    photo courtesy of Gluten Free Gigi

    In January 2013, I was diagnosed with a ton of allergies. That summer, I was diagnosed with many food allergies. I received allergy shots for quite a while, but the same annoyances stuck over and over again: the same questions, the same wonders, the same comments. […]

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    Sunella (Nut-free Nutella)

    This is actually an adapted recipe from Momables, but since they used coconut, it isn’t entirely allergy-free to all who are allergic to nuts. Although considered a fruit, coconuts are still considered tree nuts when it comes to allergies. I first posted it on my blog, but I’m updating it slightly. […]

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    Life with Allergies

    At the start of 2013, I was sick with the flu, and it wouldn’t go away. I went to the doctor’s office, filled out a pink paper that was in the midst of all that fun paperwork, and a week or so later I was diagnosed with allergies to [almost] everything. […]

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    Crunchy 101: What is a crunchy mom?

    There are many names for a “crunchy” mom. Likewise, crunchy moms come in all varieties. Here at Crunchy Family, we accept and welcome crunchy moms of all levels.

    Crunchy moms are also called a variety of things, including a naturally-minded, granola, green and hippie.

    So, what makes a crunchy mom?

    The traits of a crunchy mom include:

  • Consciousness: environmentally, socially, and health-wise
  • Recognition of different approaches; not locked on one approach for every problem and every situation; every child and family is different
  • Combines conventional knowledge and research to make the best decisions for family
  • From our readers

    Because we’re all in this together, here’s what our readers have to say:

    A naturally-minded mom is a mom who is willing to go against the grain and do what is best for her child and her family. […]

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