10 Best Summer Toys

When Asked what toys I would recommend for summer many toy ideas quickly spilled from my lips. This made me think that maybe I should sit down and make a thoughtful list about them. I hope you find this list inspiring and I hope you feel free to add to it at the bottom in […]

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Summer Plans – Preserving Childhood

One of the important things I feel I must do as a mother is preserve my children’s childhoods.  This can be hard sometimes when it seems ever where I look the push is to have children above grade level or masters at instruments and sports the child is burnt out on but must do anyway because someday […]

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Memorial Day Blog Hop!

  Welcome to the weekend! Please pause to remember all those Americans who ensure our country stands for FREEDOM! Then hop around and follow some new bloggers! Visit the blogs above you and then add your links.  Comments are welcome so we know you stopped by! Thank you Weidknecht for putting this together.  A special […]

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End PMS Now — Heal Miscarriage Pain

Searching for a way to balance your monthly cycle? To relieve PMS, to sooth the symptoms of menopause?  For me, I was looking to help my body heal from a miscarriage, to help my emotions find stability again, to help my cycle recover. I contacted my midwife and she recommended Solace EO.  It helped in […]

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Top 10 Trips to Plan this Summer

Summer is nearly here, but what will you be doing with the kids? This is the question buzzing around the mommy groups and here are the top 10 trips to plan this summer from the best of them! The Beach of Course! Pack up the van with sand toys and kites, towels, and sun protection, […]

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Wordless Wednesday May 23

Wishing you all a wonderful Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday 4 Hour Flash Giveaway

Prize $25.00 Walmart/PayPal Date: Today 5/22 Time: 7:00 Pm – 11:00 PM EST Wishing all of my readers a Terrific Tuesday! So many of you have been lucky with giveaways here I am in hopes some will rub off on me. Maybe one of you needs some good luck too? If I could win this $25 I […]

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Homeschooling Moms Are Better

 Do you believe that because one home schools their children that this makes them a better mother? I am a homeschooling mother of 8 years and I don’t think so. In fact I do not know any one that does. Yet there is this under current it seems in many groups with this feeling, this […]

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Potty Training Fast – Giveaway

So you want to Potty Train your baby fast?  Slow Down!  Is your toddler ready to potty train? How do you know? I wish I could say I am an expert in this but really my little ones always potty learn in their own time and I try to be patient about it. It seems […]

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Best Parenting Tips

The great 3k Giveaway had some of those who entered sharing their best parenting tips!  They are worth reading, remembering, and sharing!  You can click on the image to go to the site of the wonderful Mother whos tip this is! To be featured here with a link to your blog or other personal page […]

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Baby Eats What

 One of the first foods we feed our little ones in this house is Avacados. They have great fats in them and are easy on babies tummy. Not to mention they have near 20 vitamins and minerals. Why not baby cereal? Some think that baby cereal is empty calories. I prefer though to give my babies something fresh […]

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Spiegel Style and The Crunchy Mommy

Spiegel in my opinion is the style go to site for those who know fashion and those who don’t and those who may have forgotten what style means beyond burp rags and designer baby bags. http://www.spiegel.com This might come as a shock but I am not a fashion goddess. While I am happy to pay […]

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Duck Egg Candling Video

  Incubator Date: April 22  Candling Date: May 2nd — Day 10 — 16 of 18 fertile eggs! All look viable!  Day 23 — 5 eggs no longer look viable, leaving 11 possible. Estimated Due Date: May 20th — 5 more days!  All of the children are very thrilled about the coming ducklings.  Our 4 year […]

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Tuesday Giveaway!

Prize $18.00 Walmart/PayPal Date: Today 5/15 Time: 7:00 Pm – 11:00 PM EST Thankfully I know many Bloggers who like me, love to give things to our readers. Yesterday I gave a reader a Kindle Touch to celebrate having 3k fans on Facebook. I really look forward to what the giveaway might be when we […]

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Review — Susan Browns Baby Luxury Products

Many new parents and even experienced parents often ask what the best baby products are. It can be hard to find them and of course there are many opinions out there. My opinion is that you should add Susan Brown’s Baby brand products to your list of things to try. You might like it too! […]

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Guest Post – What Kind of Mattresses Are Ideal for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a time of great change as far as your body is concerned. You will experience dramatic physical and emotional transformations that will inevitably affect the quality of your sleep. The inability to get a comfortable position and an aching back make every attempt to snooze just utterly frustrating. If left unaddressed, lack of […]

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Guest Post Virtual Schooling

Some call it virtual schooling, others say it’s e-learning, and some use the words cyber-school. Whichever term you use, it’s the new frontier of education. Many of today’s students are pursuing athletics, drama and art careers, even starting their own businesses, and they won’t be slowed by a schedule made by a school system. Sophomores […]

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Crunchy Moms Opinion – Time Cover Breastfeeding

Breast feeding seems to be hitting the mainstream media as if it was almost normal. Good thing it is normal! First there was the uproar over the oreo “basic instinct” print AD. I think it is adorable personally. Kraft’s AD said that this was supposed to be a Korean one time use AD and not […]

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Should We Teach Our Kids to Write Thank You Notes

 Guest Post By Michael Brandon  Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate. Is there still room for the written thank you note in today’s digital world? When I was a kid, my mother taught me that sending a written thank you note was an important aspect of showing gratitude for a nice gesture. After a […]

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

It can be very hard to live with Fibromyalgia, specially I would think being a mother of small children.  My personal path has been a very confusing one. While some of my blood work is a mess other parts are fine. 5 Drs now believe I have fibromyalgia and with a lot or research I […]

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Movie Brave — Kilt Funny

 Are you going to see Brave by Disney? Check out this funny teaser clip about kilts! Empowering more little girls and inspiring us all Disney is coming out with another family legend, Brave. This new animated adventure promises a lot of laughs if you can’t tell from the above trailer! Merida is a young girl […]

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Guest Post – On Being The Best Aunt You Can Be

On Being The Best Aunt You Can Be Do you believe that aunts, and even uncles, have a really important role in their nephew’s or niece’s life? I am an aunt of a three-year old boy whom I deeply love and adore. I attend to my nephew whenever my sister needs a hand with taking […]

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Guest Post – Perfect Outdoor Study Space

Creating The Perfect Outdoor Study Space There are alternative methods to study than slaving away in a quiet room with your head buried in a book or staring blankly at a computer screen for hours on end. It’s a well-documented fact that regular outdoor breaks from study can aid the learning process for everyone, but […]

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Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway

Welcome to the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway! Bright Starts and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom have teamed to off an amazing Bright Starts Sunnyside Collection giveaway to one lucky reader! This includes the Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair, Playard, Plug in Sway & Swing, Portable Swing and Saucer making this […]

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Why You Need To Let Your Kids Go Outside And Just Play

 For kids, there is nothing quite like the feeling they get when they get the chance to get outside and stretch their legs. When education is primarily focused on the time a child spends in the classroom, it is easy for the importance of extracurricular activities to be overlooked. Even though, in most cases, physical […]

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Toddlers Need Sleep

 Toddlers need sleep, but how much sleep?  Being a crunchy parent you know that sleep can be a hot topic for some. Many in our circles though believe in child led sleeping, meaning we parent by following their needs and not making them conform to our own.  That being said, it is believed that toddlers […]

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PR Friendly Blog

A Little Crunchy is a Public Relations friendly blog! Please do not contact me requesting free advertising / free guest posting! Reviews: I am glad to review for you and try to get them done within two weeks of receiving items. I do not at present charge for my item reviews unlike many other bloggers with my […]

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TSA — Another Attack on Motherhood

While in the past the TSA has forced mothers to dump breast milk before flying this time they forced one to fill up empty bottles or leave them behind, MSN reported.  The TSA though in all honesty is not just attacking motherhood, they have taken apart wheel chairs and baby diapers and felt up old […]

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No words to say after a Miscarriage

After a loss it can be near impossible to express emotions without fear of saying the wrong thing. If your the mother you worry about being a burden on friends if you talk about it and worried if you don’t that you might come off as heartless or worse. There really seems little way to […]

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