reasons you might be a crunchy mom

You Know You’re a Crunchy Mom When…

Crunchy Mom quotes

So, you hear that term “crunchy” again, and you’re wondering what exactly it means? Well, Urban Dictionary defines a crunchy mom as a

“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.”

I’m a self-proclaimed earth-loving, organic-eating mama myself, and I’ll proudly share the “crunchy” title with all of the other amazing mamas out there who believe in natural living!

Want to find out if you’re crunchy too, and have a little laugh while you’re at it? Check out these other crunchy mom blogger’s ideas of what it means to be a crunchy mom!

You Know You’re a Crunchy Mom if…

 “It’s Friday night and you realize you just spent three hours reading cloth diaper reviews.” Rain or Shine Mama

  • “You know what family cloth is…”


  • “your daughter goes out to the garden to ‘have a snack.'” Rhythms of Play


  • “your kids self-treat their chapped lips, scrapes, and skin irritations with a jar of coconut oil from the pantry.” Bren Did


  • “You tell your kids that Froot Loops are not food, and you mean it.” Rain or Shine Mama
  • “You admit that one of your proudest moments was when your child declared that YOU make THE BEST kale chips.” The Magic Onions
  • “Breast milk cures almost everything. So does coconut oil. Your kids have pink eye? Put some breast milk on it.”


  • “Your deodorant is in a Mason jar.” Bren Did 


  •  “When your toddler asks people if they eat chemicals or organic .” Omlivin’
  • “Your daughter uses a prefold cloth diaper (changed daily) instead of toilet paper when she goes pee.” Rhythms of Play


  •  “Your 11-year old picks up a packet of gluten-free cookies at the grocery store and puts them down again, shaking her head and saying… ‘They’re not organic, Mom.'” The Magic Onions


  • You have a bucket of veggie scraps sitting by your kitchen sink to take to the compost bin.


  • “Your kids ask people why they don’t make their own laundry detergent.” Bren Did


  •  “Your 3-year-old still thinks homemade granola bars are candy.” Rain or Shine Mama


  • “Kool Aid is poison.”

So, what do you think? Are you a granola munching mama?

If you’re a fellow crunchy mom, what would you add to the list? We’d love to hear it!

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5 thoughts on “You Know You’re a Crunchy Mom When…

  1. Deb Wolf

    I love this. My post is on laughter this morning and I share a blog hop. I’d love to have you join the party. I laughed out loud at some of these. My favorite was put breast milk on pink eye. Too funny!

  2. 2boys1homestead

    I have been using this sort of wrong then…I lived in Ann Arbor Michigan where everyone is a hipster and super trendy, so I’ve been calling people who are obsessed with being trendy “crunchy”. For once I started using a word before it completely infiltrated mainstream speech. I feel so trendy. Lol.

  3. Shecki @ Greatly Blessed

    I’m a little crunchy (3 home births, nursed for a decade+, impressive cloth diaper collection, breast milk in the eye, cloth pads, essential oils, etc) but we’re not organic or vegetarian. In fact, I don’t really cook, I defrost. I’m not above a bowl of Froot Loops from time to time. But I got a chuckle out of several of these. And yes, I know what family cloth is.


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