Food

Review: TigerBranch + giveaway

Other than receiving a free sample of this product to review from TigerBranch, I was not paid for any of the opinions or reviews expressed in this blog.  Only products that score a 4+ on a 1-5 scale make it onto our website.

 

I got to try the most delicious sampler of goodies from TigerBranch.   […]

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Lifestyle

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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    Parenting

    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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    Parenting

    Popular Soft-Structured Carriers

    Baby wearing has a multitude of benefits, for both the parent and baby. Baby wearing allows your little one to be safe and secure, all while allowing you to be hands free. When you wear your baby, you are allowing them to see the world from your point of view, and yet also allowing them to turn away if they get too stimulated or don’t want to “talk” to strangers. […]

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    Lifestyle

    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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    Blogging

    First Giveaway Winners

    www.lunchskins.com

     

    Thank you for entering our facebook giveaway for our lonely, leftover prizes!!  We are so glad these are going to happy homes!

    The winner of the Lunchskins Sandwich bag is…  Victoria-Graham Hatch!!

    The winner of the Lunchskins Snack bag is…  Nicole Anderson!!

    The winner of the Chequered Lily Eyeshadow Sampler is…  Kristi Griggs!! […]

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    Blogging

    Welcome to Crunchy Family!

    made by Autumn Mccarthy

    Welcome to CrunchyFamily.com!!

    Here at CrunchyFamily.com, we care about the WHOLE family.  We are here to bring you basic and advanced crunchy information, deep debates, great product reviews with weekly giveaways and best of all, we are not here just to make a profit like the other guys. […]

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