Crunchy Mom, Granola Mom, Hippie Mom…
What about just ‘Mom’?
Since becoming a mother, I have come across this categorizing when it comes to decisions and how you raise your children. It’s interesting to find myself placed in a category just because.
I have to admit that I had to look it all up on Urban Dictionary…
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.
Now, I’ll admit that I am some of those things, for sure.. But not all.
And, I don’t really appreciate being put into a box.
I took a test to see just how crunchy I am.
Evidently, I’m pretty crispy.
(These terms seem so ridiculous, but I'm finding myself using them!)
I guess cloth diapering, spreading out vaccinations, part time co-sleeping, breastfeeding/pumping, baby wearing, among a few other things makes me fairly crunchy.
Another note: I didn't know that minimal to no makeup was a 'crunchy' thing.
That's just plain weird.
Oh, and my footwear choice too evidently.
I completely understand the idea of building a community...
But, really, we are all moms first!
Do any mothers out there have anything that adds them to the 'crunchy' category?
Is there anything on the crunchy list that you are just not going to do?