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Ok I'm not a full on crunchy life by the earth type a gal but I do consider myself semi-crunchy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Crunchy:<br>
I cloth diaper/cloth wipes/cloth towels/cloth grocery bags<br>
Recycle<br>
Eat organic as much as possible<br>
Clean w/ a steam cleaner not cleaning products<br>
had a water birth, all 3 births drug free<br>
breastfeed/some babywearing/some co-sleeping<br><br>
Not so crunchy:<br>
LOVE make up and beauty products<br>
Wont make a garden because I hate the outdoors/dirt/bugs<br><br><br>
So what about you??
 

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Good thread Star!<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Crunchy:</span><br>
I use cloth grocery bags<br>
Recycle and Reuse<br>
Love juicing<br>
Eat organic as much as possible<br>
Use organic toiletries and cleaning products<br>
I buy used toys and clothing whenever I can<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;"><br>
Not so crunchy:</span><br>
I don't cd <i><span style="font-size:large;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;">(Although I'm seriously thinking of trying it, even though my baby's older... need to see where to begin)</span></span></span></i><br>
Use A/C at night<br>
Forget to turn off computer<br>
Not a vegetarian<br><br><br>
I'm sure there are many more non crunchy things I do but can't think of right now.
 

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more non crunchy for me:<br>
Oh the computer is a good one, my laptop is up and running from 8am to 7pm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">:<br>
I never unplug the phone charger either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">:<br>
oh and before this last winter I always kept my house at 73degrees!! (now trained myself to 68, but I'm freezing!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm semi-crunchy ..<br><br>
Crunchy:<br>
CD<br>
co-sleep<br>
baby-wear (almost constantly!)<br>
exculsively BF (not even one bottle for either ds)<br>
switching mainly to organic products<br>
love dirt, gardening, etc<br>
try to be energy effecient<br><br>
Not so:<br>
we watch TV. I am addicted to days of our lives <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br>
not vegetarian anymore<br>
my boys have plastic toys galore
 

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Oh that's right! I better add another VERY IMPORTANT crunchy:<br>
I BF exclusively too although now she's eating solids also but no bottles for her.<br><br>
And, TV is our main source of entertainment here. The kids watch it under controlled rules but my DP can watch sports all day long if he can.
 

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Crunchy:<br>
Bf<br>
Co-Sleep<br>
CD<br>
Babywear<br>
Eat some organic foods<br>
use cloth napkins<br>
recycle as much as possible<br>
Make our own baby food, well she just really eats off our plates<br><br>
Not so crunchy:<br>
I LOVE T.V. too. Once the kids go to bed I pretty much watch for 2-3 hours before I go to bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I also let my kids watch T.V.<br>
I also love coffee<br>
We do Vax<br>
Not a vegetarian<br>
wear make up
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Crunchy</span><br>
BF<br>
CoSleep<br>
No (more) Vax<br>
Natural Birth<br>
Chiropractic/Oriental/Homeopathic remedies - Minimal allopathic care<br>
Babywear (some)<br>
Some organic/local/homemade/NT<br>
CLW<br>
Not much TV (anymore-yay!)<br>
Reducing consumption<br>
No day care<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Non-Crunchy</span><br>
Hospital Birth<br>
WOHM (& therefore bottles/nanny)<br>
Sposies (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> trying to EC/convert)<br>
Plastic toys<br>
Bottled water (DH buys Zephyrhills/Nestle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )<br>
Sometimes stroller<br>
Addicted to Fast Food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
Not recycling/using cloth<br>
Don't cook much - DH does mostly<br><br>
Some will probably frown on this thread as "competing" on the basis of AP/NFL-ness. But, I like to see what areas I can still change/improve on, and I am proud of the parts that aren't so mainstream!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">be careful what you write. threads like this have been pulled before.</div>
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Why????
 

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uh oh!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
That would be too bad!
 

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<b>Crunchy</b><br>
EBF- last 2 babies<br>
CoSleep (w/3rd DD)<br>
Natural Birth 2x, 1 epi, and 1 CS<br>
Babywear- A lot<br>
Recyle- A lot<br>
Buy Used<br>
Eat lots of Organic, Local, Vegies and Fruits<br>
Cloth Diaper<br>
Wood Toys<br>
Reducing consumption<br>
SAHM<br><br><b>Non-Crunchy</b><br><br>
Watch TV<br>
Wear makeup<br>
Eat out more than we should<br>
Have a small stroller addiction, bags too<br>
Love meat, chicken, etc<br>
I am positive there's more, can't think of it
 

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<span>Crunchy<br>
extended breastfeeding<br>
3 homebirths<br>
no pain relief<br>
no cio<br>
now non vax<br>
recycle<br><br>
non crunchy<br>
school<br>
pram (carrier hurt my back)<br>
tv <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
not organic (yet)</span>
 

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Semi crunchy<br><br>
Crunchy:<br>
Recycle a lot<br>
Mostly organic foods, members of co-op<br>
Raise as much of our own food as we can - organic gardens and will do livestock in addition to eggs from our current chickens<br>
Raw feed/no vax the dogs/n vax for us<br>
homeopathic care for us & dogs/no allopathy<br>
ctp<br>
cloth napkins (ok we are working on it)<br>
cloth feminine products<br>
limited non-chemical cleaners<br>
very limited lotions & other bath products<br>
limited deodorant use<br>
very little tv (ours hasn't been on in weeks but I watch quite a bit at mom's house)<br>
In the works (NMY):<br>
cloth diapers<br>
breastfeeding (hopefully extended and exclusive)<br>
homeschool/unshool<br>
home & water birth(s)<br>
hopefully co-sleep (haven't discussed this one with Sean lol)<br>
baby wearing (as much as possible)<br><br>
Not so crunchy:<br>
Serious computer addictions<br>
Bottled water<br>
Not yet part of the Nestle boycott, haven't educated myself on it<br>
We eat out quite a bit<br>
still fighting a fast food addiction<br>
love my manicures and pedicures<br>
not a vegetarian and love meat too much to ever even consider it!<br><br>
eh there's probably more on both sides lol
 

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Hi Mamas,<br><br><br>
This thread doesn't meet the guidlines for a tribe thread so I'm locking it.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Finding Your Tribe is forum for <b>like-minded people</b> to come together. Originally began as a place to find the people in your neighborhood, it has evolved into a place where like-minded parents can congregate and <b>chat about daily life</b>.</td>
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Questions? Please pm me!
 
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