So last night, while completely wasting time on the computer, I took this quiz. I completely surprised myself by being right on the cusp of scoring in The Crunchiest of Them All.
I thought, “Hmm…that can’t be right, I don’t feel very crunchy.” (I’m still not sure why it’s called crunchy; I don’t even like Grape-Nuts and I’m pretty much allergic to tree hugging.)
So, I took another one to be sure. And the score was essentially the same category.
I still don’t think of myself as a “crunchy mama”, but maybe I need to revisit my philosophies.
I do make my own yogurt.
I don’t think I could live without meat. Mmmmm….steak! Mmmmm….bacon!
I do think James Dobson is a gift from God. (I don’t agree with this now–May 2014)
I don’t believe in Grace Based Discipline. (I do now–May 2014)
I do cloth diaper, most of the time, while at home.
I did try Elimination Communication with Aviana and may revisit it with Baby D.
I don’t have anything against disposies.
I do use Natural Family Planning.
I don’t circumcise.
I don’t recycle (much to my dad’s chagrin).
I do love to be barefoot.
I don’t care for Birkenstocks or Chaccos.
I did wear my pearls while working in the garden today (but it wasn’t planned).
I don’t wear a bra when I can get away with it.
I do color my hair.
I don’t like dreads.
I do love my make-up.
I don’t believe in much TV.
I do wear my babies.
I don’t vaccinate.
I do pop out the boob whenever baby is hungry, or needs comforted.
I don’t believe in much doctorin’.
I do believe in home remedies, natural remedies for what ails you.
I don’t take drugs if I can help it.
I do go to a chiropractor.
I don’t send my kids to school.
I do use natural, sometimes homemade, cleaning products.
I don’t shave.
I do love peasant skirts.
I don’t have any tattoos or body piercings.
I do believe in simplicity and minimalism.
I don’t always seem to live that out!
I do love to “help the earth” by reusing second hand items.
I do sleep with my babies.
I don’t mind resorting to letting them “cry it out” when they are old enough to sleep through the night, and need a little push out of the nest.
*throws hands up in surrender* I guess I just don’t know where I fit in!
6 thoughts on “I do and I don’t”
Wow. you are an interesting mix of all different *types*.
I didnt realise you were preggers again – congrats Jess – that is awesome.
You are the momma that your kids need! I have always considered myself as a "conservative, crunchy momma"! But what matters most is that we are the mom's that our babies need us to be! I have always done what I think is best for my children and our family and that is the mom that I am and always will be!
I'm a "granola mom" according to the second quiz – kind of a healthy mix of the two I guess. I'm eco-friendly when it's sensible but not a nazi about anything, you know?
I think stereotyping can be tricky here – we do what feels natural and right – not because of a label but because it works for us.
I scored 94 'Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!' haha! You don't shave..really? EVER??
Hiya! We *met* over at MDC…I'm definitely about the "crunchiest" person I know..but not in the sort of popular or trendy ways.
I don't focus on the environment, because I think environmentalism is a false religion, and serving the Earth isn't my goal. However, being a good steward of God's provision sort of lends itself to being more mindful sometimes..I just cringe at the green movement, as it's a distraction from the focus that our Earth has been dying away since the fall! I see too many bigger fish to fry..like salvation!
However, I'm crunchy in many other ways that few people I know in real life are..which makes me sort of a wandering nomad, LOL! I don't fit in with the the mostly uber liberal MDC crowd, yet I'm not "mainstream" at all…so..yep..I'm also a healthy blend!
We are very conservative Christians, don't vaccinate, I breastfeed, we are open to life, I homeschool, we use lots of herbs and supplements and avoid Dr's, I cook from scratch as much as possible, I like to dress fairly modestly (and in long skirts as much as possible) but still fashionably, I cloth diaper, wear makeup, etc.
It was a blessing to "meet you" and I love your blog!
I love your style! 🙂 I'm sending you an e-mail…about something on your list! I need an unjudging ear!