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#61 of 218 Old 06-13-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Only if you plant an organic herb garden in the trunk of the car;)

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What if I compost my babies poop in the trunk of the car rusting in my front yard?

 

 

Does that make me a crunchy redneck?  2whistle.gif

 

 

 



 


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I pumped and bottle fed my son between three and seven months but no longer have a job so I don't get to put him in daycare with a bottle anymore. Maybe if I weren't a single mom I could afford to be crunchy enough to not have done that. I too had a CNM birth instead of UC and hope to someday become a CNM! I hope that doesn't make me a harbinger of sogginess...

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Right on, mama!

 

I pumped and bottle fed, too, after returning to work, and I even put my baby in the evil, evil daycare! I had a CNM birth instead of a UC, and I'm doing mama-led weaning right now, at age 2.5! He's sleeping in a crib as I type this. Sounds good to me, since he's loved and cherished and well-taken care of and I'm the center of his world. Maybe we should start a spin-off thread on "why I'm not crunchy enough for MDC." Feel free to quote my post in a new thread if anyone's interested in starting it.
 

 



 


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I understand it was/is meant for fun. It was just the keeping score post really bugged me. And I admit I am super emotional lately (pregnancy) and so I know I have taken things very personal and not just here but with DH as well and I have been trying not to.

 

Anyways some of these are funny. but would very much make me way more mainstream because I just couldn't do many of the things listed. 

 

 

I read the dido one a few times before it clicked...lol 

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I, too, had to read the dido the nose one a couple times, I just kept thinking..."thats a huge nose or a very small...". LOL

...you examine the contents if your little ones poopy cloth diaper to decide if it can go straight in the washer of has chunks that require pre rinsing in the toilet.

...you watch your kid eating dirt, grass, and twigs in the yard serenly because you know they are organic. But then you intervene because grass is on the list that requires rinsing of the cloth diapers.

...your child talks enthusiastically about her weaning party, and wants to know when she can have another one.

...you see a mom struggling to carry a child and feel compelled to say (to nobody in particular) "that lady needs a sling!"

...your child can tell the checkout lady which bunch is kale, which is collard greens, which is mustard greens, and which is chard. She can also then explain that greens are good for moms, but the Annies Mac and cheese is good for kids.

...your child likes to explain how they saw baby sister come out of your butt. This is in spite of several discussions about the difference between butt and yoni. Anatomy is not their strong point.

And maybe it's my age, but I thought this was a thread devoted to cheeky quips. I didn't read anything more into it than that. Lighten up a little mamas!
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I personally find this type of thread amusing because of all the things I *haven't* thought of! thumb.gif And the cute anecdotes from kids. love.gif Truly, it's camaraderie, not comparison. grouphug.gif I don't even know what to do with nutritional yeast. lol.gif There are a lot of things I've heard of but never tried, too, and it's funny to see people's experiences with those things, especially as they clash with mainstream family or friends!

As for composting human feces, no, not recommended for gardens! Urine, on the other hand... treehugger.gif

And the only thing I can think of, recently, is...

... when all the toys come out of the diaper bag and the closest thing to plastic is Sophie the Giraffe.

Awhile back...

... when your kids hear their aunt is expecting babies and they're excited because that means she'll get to see their midwife (though said aunt actually lives across the country!).

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You can use humanure on your vegetable garden, but it has to sit for a long time first.
The Humanure Handbook is a great resource, and has about 5 different methods for how to make humanure safe to use on your garden.

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Well I'd always heard it was bad, also dog manure is bad (or we'd have plenty of that with 3 labs lol). Now I can debunk people who say humanure can't be used! Thanks for the info :) This is the first year I haven't had a garden as I was in my first trimester during the time we'd usually plant everything and I just didn't have the energy. I miss it but I don't miss standing in the heat!


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You can use humanure on your vegetable garden, but it has to sit for a long time first.
The Humanure Handbook is a great resource, and has about 5 different methods for how to make humanure safe to use on your garden.

This stuff is big here in crunchier than thou Portland... everyone here says let it rot two years before use on food gardens.

Dog waste is a no no. I forget why but it has something not good for people.
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the "sprinkle cheese" (parmesan) can in your house is actually filled with nutritional yeast.

 

You have children yet have never owned a crib or had a "nursery"

 

your kids don't know about babies being born in hospitals, they play "midwife"

 

You have ever had to pause and figure out what to say when your young son asks if he can be a midwife when he grows up...


Why??? headscratch.gif One of the best midwives I know is a male (CNM, phd)  He is actually the Head of the OB department (over all the other mw's and OB's) at the hospital where I work. 

Do you also pause about what to say when your daughter says she wants to be a doctor when she grows up??  greensad.gif

 

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I was thinking the same thing. Can't men be MWs?

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Why??? headscratch.gif One of the best midwives I know is a male (CNM, phd)  He is actually the Head of the OB department (over all the other mw's and OB's) at the hospital where I work. 

Do you also pause about what to say when your daughter says she wants to be a doctor when she grows up??  greensad.gif

 



 


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We use nutritional yeast on popcorn, in soups, stews, and just in general.  Admission:  I have no real idea why we use it or actually what it is.  I used to tell DH it was the stuff that looked like fish food, which it does.  I do not know if I use the right amount--I just throw some in this or that and feel that I am adding some nutrition.  I guess this makes me an ignorant semi-crunchy. 

 

I do not, however, recycle my own feces.  I flush, gratefully.  I guess this makes me wasteful.  Ha ha.  That was funny.

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Every parent I know hates Elmo, even if they let their kid watch 24/7 TV.  Elmo is annoying.


 



I have nothing else to add, and probably won't finish the thread, but this is sooooo true. I don't know a single adult who doesn't find Elmo insanely annoying. (I, personally, think he wrecked Sesame Street, which is a show I remember fondly from my own childhood.) That said...dd2 is actually watching a Sesame Street episode, with Elmo, on Netflix, as I type.


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What is  nut yeast? (WHich is what I'm calling it from now on, and it will make my husband giggle because he's super mature)

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I have nothing else to add, and probably won't finish the thread, but this is sooooo true. I don't know a single adult who doesn't find Elmo insanely annoying. (I, personally, think he wrecked Sesame Street, which is a show I remember fondly from my own childhood.) That said...dd2 is actually watching a Sesame Street episode, with Elmo, on Netflix, as I type.


I'll take Elmo over Caillou any day.  I used to run into the living room yelling "nnnooooo" as I changed channels away from Caillou.  The kids thought that was hilarious and would actively search for Caillou just to see me do my dramatic moves.

 

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Nut yeast is a great vegan substitute for cheese. It is one of the few vegan foods aside from quinoia that is high in B vitamins. It is also a great source of protein. I too agree that it looks like fish food, and so does my dd who put it in the fish tank once, and the fish agreed so it can't be that bad if it didn't kill Nemo. Oh no, I named my dd's pet fish after a movie, how non-crunchy of me;)

 

I used to compost my dogs poop! A house I rented had a 'doggie doolie' installed in the back yard but that was years before I had kids so it wouldn't be AP at all, only natural living but not natural family living, well maybe because I think of my dog as family....

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We use nutritional yeast on popcorn, in soups, stews, and just in general.  Admission:  I have no real idea why we use it or actually what it is.  I used to tell DH it was the stuff that looked like fish food, which it does.  I do not know if I use the right amount--I just throw some in this or that and feel that I am adding some nutrition.  I guess this makes me an ignorant semi-crunchy. 

 

I do not, however, recycle my own feces.  I flush, gratefully.  I guess this makes me wasteful.  Ha ha.  That was funny.



 


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Nut yeast is a great vegan substitute for cheese. It is one of the few vegan foods aside from quinoia that is high in B vitamins. It is also a great source of protein. I too agree that it looks like fish food, and so does my dd who put it in the fish tank once, and the fish agreed so it can't be that bad if it didn't kill Nemo. Oh no, I named my dd's pet fish after a movie, how non-crunchy of me;)

 


I just saw a container of this and was tempted to buy it. So it's cheese-like? What do you tend to sprinkle it on?

 


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I sprinkle it on just about everything: popcorn, toast, salads, salads and salads, pasta. You can mix it with vinegar to make a tangy sauce. Check out the vegan forum here on MDC there is a bit of information on nut yeast there. It's real name is nutritional yeast so maybe try googling that.
 

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I just saw a container of this and was tempted to buy it. So it's cheese-like? What do you tend to sprinkle it on?

 



 


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I blame Gwenyth Paltrow for everything.


This makes me giggle b/c my cousin just named her daughter Gwyneth!

 


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Well, I'd never met a parent who could stand Elmo, but I knew there must be some...


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I'll take Elmo over Caillou any day.  I used to run into the living room yelling "nnnooooo" as I changed channels away from Caillou.  The kids thought that was hilarious and would actively search for Caillou just to see me do my dramatic moves.

 



Ugh. DS1 used to watch Caillou occasionally, but I'd actually managed to mostly forget that he existed...until now...

 


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Oh no, I named my dd's pet fish after a movie, how non-crunchy of me;)

 

 

I used to have a cat named Manic. He was named after the brother of Sonic the Hedgehog, from the old Sonic Underground cartoon. (My sister also had "Ranger", because her son and ds1 wanted her to call it "Power Ranger" and she compromised, and she had "Chocobo" from Final Fantasy. Our cats had weird names.)
 

 

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1. When your LO looks around everytime you are in a public bathroom for the '(cloth) wipes' and then says upon exiting the stall "I used toilet paper because there were no butt rags, mama...."

 

2.  When your neighbors tell everyone that moves into the neighborhood that your the crazy chicken breeding family, the crazy veggies-growin-in-the-front yard family(as if that weren't apparent upon immediate inspection!), the crazy barefoot hippies the list goes on and on, lol

 

3. When you are always the one who has to explain "which hospital" dd was born at.....(UCed) at every new playgroup, meetup, church group etc., which ped. she goes to (none), why we didn't have her front teeth yanked out or caps put on (we did ozone and it worked SO well) and yes people do ask me these things unprompted and no I don't mind answering at all, and while it can feel a little "on the spot"ish no one has ever actually SAID anything rude to me after I answered but I have gotten some looks or mouths agape expressions, LOL!

 

4.  When even your friends think you are extreme or wierd but atleast they love and accept you anyway or better yet like it about you.

 

5.  When your little girl casually at play group plays "farmers market" instead of grocery store.

 

6.

 

I LOVE this thread and am genuinely turned off by the backlash to it.  I mean seriously? 

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...when your child begs you to buy spinach at the store because he wants smoothies.

Though apparently he didn't love the smoothie I made tonight, because he told me he didn't think having veggies AND fruit was the best way to make it. Um, we *always* do veggies AND fruit. eyesroll.gif Actually, we've recently done fruit-only, but the whole point (IMO) is to make the large quantities of highly nutritious veggies fun and easy to eat. lol.gif

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I LOVE this thread and am genuinely turned off by the backlash to it.  I mean seriously? 


Yes, seriously. Here I try to articulate why, in a positive way and in an attempt to be non-judgmental.

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1317731/how-i-have-been-humbled

 


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Well I'd always heard it was bad, also dog manure is bad (or we'd have plenty of that with 3 labs lol). Now I can debunk people who say humanure can't be used! Thanks for the info :) This is the first year I haven't had a garden as I was in my first trimester during the time we'd usually plant everything and I just didn't have the energy. I miss it but I don't miss standing in the heat!

no no mama it is GOOD. human's not dogs. its called nightsoil and is the mainstay in many countries. i am not sure about the processing though.

 

and yes human pee too. v. v. v. good. diluted. just spray on ur veggies. both great fertilizers. 

 

and bone. ground up. bonemeal. not sure if ethics would allow the use of human bonemeal. 

 

and in fact blood too. dont know if you have ever noticed but anywhere a dead animal is buried the next year you see lush vegetation on the mound. 

 

does that mean diva cups should be emptied in the garden? winky.gif

 

oh yeah. chicken poop is GREAT too.

 

in my case i dont really get the crunchy comments, but boy oh boy do i get the 'weird' comment a lot (in a good way, not negative). at 8 i am not even sure what would be a 'crunchy' comment...

 

and ... only your child meemee would ask for that. 
 

dd's fav. food - roasted brocolli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and brussel sprouts in the oven drizzled with olive oil and at the end for dd lightly drizzled with maple syrup. 

 

pistachio icecream

 

dd stillllll prefers cosleeping

 

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I blame Gwenyth Paltrow for everything.


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I heard a guy on NPR or some other public radio thing, and he said that after a certain period of time (like, years?), all the pathogens would be gone from human poopies, or some such thing.

 

 

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Is human poop ok for gardening? I always heard it wasn't.

 

And if I had fake breasts(removable) I'm sure my dog would find and chew them up.



 

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You know, it's funny. I totally understood the lighthearted nature of this thread. It reminded me of the Jeff Foxworthy "redneck" bits. But I do also understand where some of the dissenters are coming from.

 

I'm a newbie-crunchy. I was raised in a traditional, top-down, authoritarian, doctor-is-always-right world. When at age 43 I got pregnant and had gestational diabetes, I went, as I now call it, "into the system"---I was treated as high-risk because of my age and the g.d., and so I had more checkups and things than other people, and even though I started to change my ways (going so far as to get a doula and try to learn hypnobirthing techniques) it really all went out the window with the pain, so I committed the crime of (a) hospital birth (b) listening to doctors who said I was high risk (c) following their advice (d) accepting pain medication for contractions that were the most pain I've ever experienced; it was nightmarish, and (e) after a full weekend of labor, when my dear boy, my great big 10 lbs+ boy, got stuck and would not come out of me no matter how hard I pushed and he went into distress, I committed the final crime of having a C-section.

 

And I'll tell you what. They did an awesome and skillful job of it. I had a wonderful week of recovery in the hospital and they brought my healthy wonderful little son to me every time he needed to nurse, and waited on me hand and foot the rest of the time. We nursed from birth to, what was it, 3 y.o.? Anyway the story ended so well, but it hurts like hell STILL when I hear crunchy mamas talk about home birth and how great it is...I will never know if trusting my doctor was the right thing to do, or the wrong thing. Was I duped? Was having fear my ultimate crime? I don't know, but I don't feel like part of "the club" when this topic comes up, and I sincerely thought I was doing the right thing.

 

Maybe accepting the pain drugs was the self-fulfilling prophecy, causing me to need the intervention of a C-section. I had been warned that might happen. But what if it really WAS my son's big giant head? What if it WAS the fact that I was high risk? Did I bring the C-section on myself? That hurts to think about, but I'm frequently not omniscient. So I can identify with those who made other choices or felt that they had to.

 

I think it could be our own voices judging us, not you guys.

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Well, I'd never met a parent who could stand Elmo, but I knew there must be some...

I don't mind elmo either.  I LOVE Grover and Ernie.  I like Bert, but only because he's Ernie's Best friend.  I wouldn't hang out with him though.
 

 

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