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How crunchy are you?

  • Super Crunchy.

    Votes: 36 21.6%
  • Crisp on the outside, warm and squishy in the middle.

    Votes: 104 62.3%
  • Wet soggy bread.

    Votes: 27 16.2%
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So you think you're crunchy? Well how crunchy are you?

1. Do you have homebirths?

15 points for "yes" (unassisted)
10 points for "yes" (with a midwife in attendance)
5 points for alternative birthing center
2 points for "thinking about/would like homebirth"
0 for "no" (wouldn't consider it).

2. Will you circumcise future sons?

5 points for "no"
-5 points for "yes".

3. Do you use cloth diapers?

20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)
15 points if "yes" (wash and make your own)
10 points if "yes" (wash your own)
5 points if "yes" (diaper service)
2 points if "thinking about it"
0 points if "no" (wouldn't consider it).

4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?

10 points for "yes" (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea
5 points for "yes" (observe for trying to conceive)
2 points "thinking about it"
0 points for "no" (wouldn't consider it).

5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?

10 points if "yes"
5 points for "no" (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)
2 points for "no" (use occasional bottles of formula)
0 for "no" (don't breastfeed by choice).

6. Do you co-sleep?

10 points for "yes" (all night every night)
5 points for "yes" (part/all of most nights)
2 points for "thinking about it"
0 points for "no".

7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?

5 points for "yes"
2 points for "thinking about it"
0 points for "no" (wouldn't consider it).

8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?

15 points for "yes" (complete child-led weaning)
10 points for "yes" (up to 3 years)
5 points for "yes" (up to 2 years)
2 points for "thinking about it"
0 points for "no" (you'll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).

9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?

10 points for "yes" (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)
5 points for "yes" (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)
2 points for "thinking about it"
0 points for "no"(wouldn't consider it).

10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?

15 points for "yes" (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)
10 points for "yes" (grow some of own food, buy organic, use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)
5 points for "yes" (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)
2 points for "thinking about it"
0 points for "no" (wouldn't consider it).

11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?

10 points if "yes" (very rarely see a regular doctor)
5 points if "yes" (but use a doctor occasionally)
2 points if "thinking about it" (see a doc for now)
0 points for "no" (wouldn't consider it).

12. Do you homeschool?

10 points if "yes" (currently homeschool)
5 points for "yes" (will homeschool)
2 points for "thinking about it"
0 points for "no" (wouldn't consider it).

13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?

15 points for no vaccines
10 for delayed, selective vaccination
5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination
2 points for thinking about not vaccinating
0 points for vaxing on schedule.

14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?

10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)
5 points if yes (would)
2 points if maybe
0 if no (wouldn't consider it).

15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?

10 points if yes (make own)
5 points if yes (buy own)
2 points if thinking about it
0 points if no.


120 - 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama

90 - 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!

60 - 89 Pretty Crispy

20 - 59 Sprinkled with Granola

5 - 19 Instant Oatmeal

0 - 4 Jell-O

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I'm so sorry, I didn't post it to be offensive or uninclusive (is that a word?) of people who can't BF or have their babies the natural way! I'm so sorry! I *would* do a natural birth if it were possible, and plan to try next time, but I had high BP and gestational diabetes and got stuck in a hospital with Nurse Ratchet who kept me strapped down for the whole 24 hours of unproductive induced labor ending in a c/s. That would all bump me off the crunchy chart too. I just thought the poll was in fun really so I hope I didn't hurt your feelings by posting it.

Personally, I think of myself as a "wannabe".
I'm somewhat crunchy at heart, but I use disposable cleaning products, eat processed food (Hamburger helper anyone?
: ), circ - after fighting DH for too long over it and giving up, vax, wish with all my heart to buy an SUV asap, watch tv (couldn't survive without TiVo
) and just generally am probably much more mainstream than most on MDC and more so than the ladies in my AP playgroup for sure!
But I'm as attached as possible with my son and that's all that matters, right?


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Originally Posted by kellieblue
BTW, I had no idea watching tv makes you less crunchy?? :LOL I watch ER and CSI! How uncrunchy is that??
Dude. I couldn't survive without TiVo!

Oh and I pumped for the first week for my son too. He wouldn't latch on at first for me because of flat nipples due to all my swelling from all the fluids the hospital pumped in me. (they're nice and pokey outey now) I can't IMAGINE the hard work it must be to pump continuously! Full time pumping moms and working pumping moms kick arse!
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