So today I received an email from a reader asking me if I was a “crunchy mama.” I blinked a couple times and re-read the question, completely perplexed. Nope- it still said CRUNCHY. Then I went through every possible variation of words that she could have MEANT to say…it had to be a typo. I came up with nothing. I read the question again and all I could muster was “WTF?!” And moved on to the next email.
However, my brain kept going back to the whole ‘crunchy’ thing and I decided to look it up. I have never in my life heard of that term before- but my goodness- it exists… turns out I am the fool- not the lady who asked the question. I guess there is a first for everything 😉 haha
It turns out a Crunchy Mommy is a mom who is in to natural, organic, holistic, environmentally friendly eco-living.
I even found the following definition at urbandictionary.com–
Mother who supports homebirth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. One who questions established medical authority; tends to be vegetarian and/or prepare all-organic foods.
So, there you have it folks. Crunchy mommas are a real thing.
And to answer her question- I’m a wanna-be crunch mommy 🙂 I am way too big of a chicken for a homebirth- however, I think women who choose it are rockstars. And… there is no way I could ever be a vegetarian- I am a meat and potatoes kind of girl- but since getting pregnant, I have definitely been trying to eat organic and shop at whole foods stores more. Trader Joes is one of my faves.
And to further my amazement- there is actually a quiz that you can take to determine one’s level of CRUNCHINESS! Y’all have to check it out!
I scored 116 points.
225-170 WOW!~Crunchier than Grape Nuts!
169-130 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy, Granola Earth Mama!
129-90 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!
89-60 Pretty crispy!
59-20 Sprinkled with granola!
19-5 Instant Oatmeal
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