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Valentine’s Day Craft Fun

I’m not a huge hearts and Valentines Day sort of girl, but my kids love to do crafts (so do I). ¬†They decided they wanted to make some valentines for their grandparents. I had to oblige, so we did this quick and simple, but memorable and cute, craft/card.

Supplies:

Construction paper
Marker or crayon
Scissors

 

Fold the paper hamburger style. […]

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Valentine’s Day Treat Alternatives

Holidays don’t always have to mean sugar crashes and the need to secretly throw away a pound of sugar and food dyes.  There are plenty of things you can send with your children to school to share with their friends, family and teachers that won’t rot their teeth.  Here is a list of my favorite Valentine’s Day treat alternatives…

  • You can find adorable pencils and erasers that are Valentine’s Day themed at your local dollar store.
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    Crunchy 101: Crunchy acronyms

    Like any community, crunchy families have a whole set of acronyms to describe typical crunchy materials and methods. Here’s a list, although I’m sure I will miss a few!

    ACV

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    AP

    Attachment Parenting

    BF

    Breastfeeding

    BLW

    Baby-Led Weaning

    BM

    Breast Milk

    BW

    Baby Wearing

    CD

    Cloth Diapers

    CIO

    Cry It Out

    (This technique is not crunchy, but rather something the crunchy community often advocates against.)

    Circ

    Circumcision

    (Crunchy families typically advocate against this as well.)

    CNM

    Certified Nurse Midwife

    CO

    Coconut Oil

    CPM

    Certified Professional Midwife

    Crunchies

    Crunchy people

    CS

    Colloidal Silver

    DF

    Dairy-Free

    EBF

    Depends on context:

  • Exclusively Breastfeeding, or
  • Extended Breastfeeding
  • EBM

    Expressed Breast Milk

    EC

    Elimination Communication

    EO

    Essential Oil

    EP

    Exclusively Pumped

    ERF

    Extended Rear-Facing (in reference to car seat safety)

    FCLO

    Fermented Cod Liver Oil

    FF

    Forward-Facing (in reference to car seat safety)

    GF

    Gluten-Free

    GLENS

    Grains, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds

    HBAC

    Home Birth After Cesarean

    LC

    Lactation Consultant

    MW

    Midwife

    NF

    Nut-Free

    NFP

    Natural Family Planning

    NIP

    Nursing In Public

    SAHM

    Stay-At-Home-Mom

    SF

    Soy-Free

    TTC

    Trying To Conceive

    TTO

    Tea Tree Oil

    WAHM

    Work-At-Home-Mom

    VBAC

    Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

    Did we miss any? […]

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