Lifestyle

How to create a pet-friendly garden

Regardless of whether your pet spends more time indoors or outdoors, they will still need adequate physical activity during the day. If you’re blessed with garden space, you can effectively create a beautiful natural refuge for both you and your pet. However, in order to create a lovely garden area your pet can use for playing and running around just as much as you can use it for relaxing, you need to consider several different aspects. […]

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Blogging tips

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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Blogging tips

Crunchy Family: Call for blog posts

Heya! We’re looking to bring Crunchy Family back to life, but also in a way that is more about our readers—we want to hear from you!

While we have freestyle guest posting abilities detailed on our official submission page, we’re bringing series-based opportunities to the table, too.

To submit posts for any of the calls listed below, please visit our official submission page. […]

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Lifestyle

It’s been a while…

Oh, hi!  It’s been quite a while since I have been on here.  Last year was a doozy.  There was some extreme ups at the beginning of the year and then everything kind of fell apart for a while.  Lots of extreme downs.  Loss, abuse, depression, stress, sadness, confusion. 

2016 was not always kind to me. […]

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Organize Your Life!

I can’t remember one minute to the next with all of the things I have going on in my life. All of the kids, all of the jobs, all of the school events, Navigators events, family events… I could go on and on for days. I am terrible at keeping track of things, so it is very important that I write everything down. An awesome planner lets me be responsible and have fun because I can customize and decorate it all I want. […]

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Food

Stock up this Valentine’s Day

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If you’re crunched for time, relax—this Valentine’s Day, you can shop online at Dollar Tree for yourself, your kids, your family, your friends—anyone! […]

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Entertainment

Book of the Month: THE gift for the book-lover in your life

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Simplify the reading process by having it delivered to you—or your book-lover—with Book of the Month. Each month, five (5) books are carefully chosen by the Book of the Month Judges to be the selections of the month. […]

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Entertainment

Crunchy Family, Jr.: A Book Club for Kids

The Crunchy Family, Jr. Book Club is a project I wanted to launch over the summer, because it made most sense, but didn’t get around to. I was trying to figure out the details of it and how exactly to do it, but…meh. That obviously never happened. I’m working on starting a book club on my own blog, Janepedia, and I figured a kids’ book club could be equally fun. […]

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Food

GF&AF Expo 2016 – Dallas, Texas

Whoa!!  Is it already that time of year??  It’s getting dangerously close to one of my favorite events of the year…  The Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo is coming to Dallas, Texas this September 10th and 11th.  This will be my THIRD year attending as a member of the press!  Can you tell that I am excited?! […]

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Lifestyle

Review: Neilmed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator

Let’s see a show of hands…  Who loves to suck out their baby’s snot?  Me??  HECK YES I DO.  Ok, no.  I don’t really, but sometimes it is a necessary evil.  When kids get sick, they get stuffy noses.  When kids get stuffy noses, they get cranky.  They can’t breathe.  No one is happy. 

Have you ever tried one of those big blue or green bulb suckers?  You have to shove that giant tip into your baby’s tiny nostril and try not to suck their brain out in the process.  I have never been able to achieve such a task without wailing and flailing. 

The Neilmed Naspira is a new-fangled nose sucker.  It has the features and functions of the regular type of bulb sucker that you know and may or may not love as well as the option to be a Nasal-Oral suction device.  I know.  It sounds gross.  Believe me, the first few times I try these type of things, I always dry heave a bit, but they are SO effective.  They are actually quite amusing once you get the hang of it. […]

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