Earth Day!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Yawn. Sigh. Stretch...

Mmm... Hullo Crunchier Mom! What a well written and beautiful introduction! I am so thrilled to be starting this adventure with you! Sadly, upon reading your post... I saw that you mentioned going to the Container Store! I hope that you're only using their eco-friendly bamboo line! Plastic is really killing our mother Earth, and is completely unnecessary. Of course, you being you, I know you're ONLY using the bamboo line.

 Even though I did have to get onto you about using the polyethylene coated wet-bag for your cloth diapers! TSK TSK! Haha! 

Anyways, a bit about myself. I am a composting, granola making, cloth diapering, hemp wearing, breastfeeding, anti-plastic, pro-earth, tree hugging crunchy mom of 2 beautiful and extremely intelligent home schooled children! My oldest is 3 and she's been home schooled for 2 years. I feel it a necessity to start early. Unfortunately I wasn't as set in my ways with her. With my youngest, we started schooling in the womb. He started speaking sign language at about 2 weeks of age. He could tell me when he would like to start breastfeeding and when he needed to do number 2. We didn't actually start potty training him until about 4 weeks of age. At that point you could just tell he refused to go to the potty in his FuzziBunz. My oldest daughter was a little bit more rough to train. She wasn't fully potty trained until she was about 9 weeks old. I'm prone to believe she just wanted to see what other prints I could hand sew her!!

My latest conquest is to see how little plastic we can use. Nowadays all food you can buy in the store is excruciatingly covered in plastic! Naturally, I bake my own bread. We keep a small garden in the side yard, we have a small section for our own home grown grains and I  grind our own whole wheat flour for the breads. Have you ever read the ingredients in store bought bread? Nothing in there can be conducive to raising strong, well adjusted, healthy children. To date, we are pretty sure we have saved 2 third world countries just by cutting plastic almost completely out of our lives. 

My husband and I are currently trying to get pregnant with our 3rd blessing. The first two children have been the most amazing experience of my life, starting from their all natural home births and working their way right on into our hearts. I honestly feel like God chose me to be the vessel for his 2 most perfect angels, and I am hoping he grants me a third angel to raise here on this beautiful Earth! Naturally I'm going to try and beat our potty training record! I have no idea how I am going to breastfeed 3 children at the same time! I am terrified my oldest is going to wean herself, at 3, I am just not sure if I'm ready for that yet. I feel like breastfeeding provides all the nutrients you need for a sustainable and happy life! I feel like every mother has the tools to feed her child everything they need for as long as they need to eat. Neither of my children tasted anything other than mother's milk for a year and a half. I just don't feel like they needed anything else, and neither did they! This is something God gave every woman. We just need to use it!

I suppose I've said enough to call this a "formal" introduction! I look forward to imparting my wisdom on all of you! Now, I have to go pull the laundry out of the dryer and fold all my hemp reusable tissues! There is nothing more relaxing than folding clothes to the sound of Rain Forest Shaman on CD lulling your sleepy babies to rest!

- Too Krunchy 

*remember, every day is our Earth's day!*


  1. TK, I don't mean to be pushy, but did you source your seed grain from a fair trade market? I am also really concerned to see that you hand grind your own grains -- did you know that the iron and steel they use in the hand-powered mills comes from mines that are run with abusive labor practices? I have to go do some more yoga to calm down after reading your post. Please, think before you act...

  2. Sweet dahling, I hand made a clay mortar and pestal! The children love love love to do this while reading our favorite bible stories!

    My seed grains were actually passed down from my mothers great grandmother. My family has been "green" long before it was "cool" to be green.

    1. Oh, was that back when you were buying ziploc bags, using them once, and then throwing them away? I forget.

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