Hello, and welcome to Crunchy Family! I started this blog in 2014 to share my favorite products and my experiences. I believe “crunchy” is a spectrum and love connecting with people from all parts of it.

Faceless; baby girl in baby carrier on woman's back

My name is Charlise Lee. I’m a mom of five rambunctious boys and two spoiled girls. In 2016, I gave birth to a surrogirl named Laken (featured in Peekaboo Magazine!). I am in the process of a second surrogacy journey. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I’m a country girl trapped in the life of a city girl. I’ve lived in the DFW area my entire life. My interest in the crunchy lifestyle started in 2004, when I was pregnant with my oldest son.

Brian, my husband, is willing to learn all my crunchy ways! We got married on October 16th, 2016 and had a baby girl in April 2017.

Man and woman kissing

I have a degree in Fashion Design, and love to sew and craft. Being involved in local events, expos and meetups makes me happy because I love meeting new people and learning about new things.

This is my first time as a public blogger, after having a private online diary for 10 years. When I started Crunchy Family, I didn’t know anything, but I enlisted my cousin, Liz (Jane), to help me and now we’re a team!

Two women posing at a SunButter photobooth; one is holding a giant Creamy SunButter jar, the other a giant spoon with SunButter spread

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