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What’s Your Granola Factor?<br><br><br>
1. Do you have homebirths?<br><br>
15 points for “yes” (unassisted)<br><br>
10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)<br><br>
5 points for alternative birthing center<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about/would like homebirth”<br><br>
0 for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
2. Will you circumcise future sons?<br><br>
5 points for “no”<br><br>
-5 points for “yes”.<br><br><br><br>
3. Do you use cloth diapers?<br><br>
20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)<br><br>
15 points if “yes” (wash and make your own)<br><br>
10 points if “yes” (wash your own)<br><br>
5 points if “yes” (diaper service)<br><br>
2 points if “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points if “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br>
4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?<br><br>
10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea<br><br>
5 points for “yes” (observe for trying to conceive)<br><br>
2 points “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?<br><br>
10 points if “yes”<br><br>
5 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)<br><br>
2 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of formula)<br><br>
0 for “no” (don’t breastfeed by choice).<br><br><br><br>
6. Do you co-sleep?<br><br>
10 points for “yes” (all night every night)<br><br>
5 points for “yes” (part/all of most nights)<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no”.<br><br><br><br>
7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?<br><br>
5 points for “yes”<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?<br><br>
15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)<br><br>
10 points for “yes” (up to 3 years)<br><br>
5 points for “yes” (up to 2 years)<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no” (you’ll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).<br><br><br><br>
9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?<br><br>
10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)<br><br>
5 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no”(wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?<br><br>
15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)<br><br>
10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic, use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)<br><br>
5 points for “yes” (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?<br><br>
10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)<br><br>
5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)<br><br>
2 points if “thinking about it” (see a doc for now)<br><br>
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
12. Do you homeschool?<br><br>
10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)<br><br>
5 points for “yes” (will homeschool)<br><br>
2 points for “thinking about it”<br><br>
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).<br><br><br><br>
13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?<br><br>
15 points for no vaccines<br><br>
10 for delayed, selective vaccination<br><br>
5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination<br><br>
2 points for thinking about not vaccinating<br><br>
0points for vaxing on schedule.<br><br><br><br>
14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?<br><br>
10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)<br><br>
5 points if yes (would)<br><br>
2 points if maybe<br><br>
0 if no (wouldn't consider it).<br><br><br><br>
15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?<br><br>
10 points if yes (make own)<br><br>
5 points if yes (buy own)<br><br>
2 points if thinking about it<br><br>
0 points if no.<br><br><br><br>
Ratings<br>
120 – 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama<br>
90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!<br>
60 – 89 Pretty Crispy<br>
20 – 59 Sprinkled with Granola<br>
5 – 19 Instant Oatmeal<br>
0 - 4 Jell-O
 

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I have taken this test before, I think it's so fun. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by my "granola factor" considering that I thought I had a long way to go. I am crunchier than I thought!! LOL<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I came in at a cool 92-Love that whole grain crunch!<br><br>
ETA... OK I have done this test several times now and was shocked to re-read this due to the fact that my score comes out to 117 not 92.Maybe I added wrong the 1st time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I dunno! I just had to fix it because I am *quite* proud of my granola factor. I think there's another test out there that has more questions on it because I've scored up in the 120's on another one that's very similar. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I have also taken this test before--and what's so funny is that no one would ever believe that I'm comming in at 130! To look at me is to think "so J. Crew LL Bean Connecticut-type" I guess I just need to buy the Mercedes SUV and no one at the country club would even blink.<br><br>
"To think she had those babies at home--and breastfed!" Gasp!"<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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wow! 121 .. just squeaking by into that ultra nutty crunchy. pretty cool. thanks for remembering to post this, tracy. it was fun.<br>
denise
 

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I just barely made pretty crispy... I suspect I'd be more crunchy if I was able to stay home, but I do what I can and just have to let that be good enough.<br><br>
Yippee to all the crunchy mamas!!!
 

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I came up a pretty crunchy 125. I don' think that would shock a single person who knows me,either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"><br><br>
In fact, if this laundry hanging smilie was just hanging up cloth diapers, it really would be me!<br><br>
Vicki<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hang.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hang">
 

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Wow, I came in at a 97. Who knew? Though on a few I had to go with the "what I planned on doing":<br><br>
* DD decided to be impatient and show up 9 weeks early, but the MW who would have attended the homebirth was in the OR with DH and me during the whole ordeal.<br><br>
* We were planning on gradual child-led weaning, but DD decided to start biting every time (to the point of bleeding) at 15 mos.<br><br>
* After all I went through, I am *NOT* planning on getting PG again, but would have tandem nursed/nursed while PG if I had.<br><br>
One other crunchy decision DH and I made while I was PG was refusal of most pre-natal testing. I did the basic bloodwork (state law here requires 1st and 3rd trimester HIV test -- women can refuse, but then they'll jab the baby), but refused to have any genetic screening, amnio's, and GTT. Not even any ultrasounds until my water broke, but then all the rules changed.<br><br>
JA
 

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I came in at pretty crispy as well. It's funny because most of my friends think I'm as crunchy as they come - they have no idea! And yet there a few things that I just don't do, basically out of laziness that lowered my score.<br><br>
Fun test, thanks!
 

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OK, I get a good loud whole-grain crunch! Does it help that I make delicious granola? (Yes, really!)<br><br>
But since I amcurrently 24 weeks pregnant (and mama to one spirit baby), maybe I should take this test again in a year and see how circumstances change my theories....<br><br>
Jezanna
 

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I am the crispy one....90+ I have some health issues so I don't use a sling, but I did use a snuggly and a backpack. Some of the choices are too black and white. There are some gray areas for me.
 

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I am only sprinkled with granola, but I am still learning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br>
Any advice to be a little more crispy would be fine<br><br>
Jenn<br>
julia <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby">girl: 11-12-04<br>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Jessviola</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">i got a 105. mmm! love that whole grain crunch!<br><br>
:LOL i never really thought of myself as particularly crunchy....</div>
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whoa, i just retook this and got a 140.....i think that would surprise everyone :LOL
 

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I'm a 120~ which is far crunchier than I'd thought! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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i got a 59 so im sprinkled with granola lol. but alotof things i would have or would like to do i just answered thinking about it if i answered that i would (should the sitution arrise then id get a 95. but alot of things icant apply cuz of finacial or whatever reasons<br>
anyway pretty funny though!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I came in at "pretty crispy."<br><br>
Compared to the other women I know in the area I am ultra-crunchy. :LOL</div>
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Me too!!!!
 
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