4 Home Remedies to Eliminate Common Stains from Your Child’s Clothing


Guest Post If you have kids, you understand how easily they stain their clothes, in addition to staining your clothes, the carpet and the curtains. Instead of having to go through bottles of stain remover and soaking clothes in harsh chemicals, there are some simple solutions to some of the more common stains children tend […]

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My Fibromyalgia is worse when I eat Wheat!

  When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I was in denial. I ended up trying many medications and in the end I asked one of my Doctors a simple question, is there any kind of diet that might help with my pain. The response was a flat out no. When I asked him about it […]

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Homeschoolers – Do you force your kids to get dressed everyday?

  An interesting question was asked on the facebook wall and I wanted to share it here. The question is rather simple, if you homeschool, do you make your children get fully dressed each morning? Lindy  said “Yes. I’ve battled with depression for over 20 yrs and find that 6 days outta the week I’m still […]

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Chicken Egg Incubator Update Day 8

Here is our update on the chicken eggs in the incubator these last 8 days. Egg A = Growing Egg B = Growing Egg C = Growing Egg D = Growing Egg E = Growing Egg F = Growing Egg G = Growing Egg H = Growing Egg I = Mystery!!!! Egg J = Growing […]

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Do You Help Your Teen Shop?

There once was a time when everything my little girl put on was something I or someone who cares about her picked out for her. I think most parents do this for their kids, though I am not really sure when this stops for most parents. Time for us has changed and our oldest daughter […]

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5 Tips for Helping Your Teen Handle a Move


Guest Post   From packing endless boxes and negotiating with the moving company to securing extra insurance, moving across the state or country is an exhausting and frustrating experience. As a parent, you’re feeling the strain of relocating your kids and their belongings. Your teenagers are feeling an entirely different form of move-related stress, and […]

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Isn’t he the cutest stuffed animal ever? – GIVEAWAY


  This is the question my teenage now asks every time she shows off her vamplet to anyone who has not yet seen him. Meet Hector! Hector is a little Vampire Bat Baby that my 13 year old has been brave enough and kind enough to adopt. He came with a little bottle of blood […]

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Wordless Wednesday 2/17

This image was shared on facebook on the Insanitarium page. It is so serine don’t you think?

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Bloggers — Free Opp for Parenting Bloggers!

Blog with Mom and Adventures of 8 have teamed up with a wonderful online meeting place for pregnancy and mommies of babies and toddlers called BellyHood! We are looking for 50 other family-friendly pregnancy or baby/toddler niched blogs to help us give away a $200.00 Diapers.com Gift Card! Each Blogger will receive a FREE Twitter […]

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Take a Mommy Time Out


  Crunchy Parenting is Peaceful Parenting It can be very hard to be a mother. So much of our energy is focused on our children and there can be little left for ourselves. Is it any wonder that when our children are testing us, exploring their worlds, and exerting their seemingly unending energy that we find ourselves […]

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2 Months Post Christmas – Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

By now the explosion that was Christmas 2012 is cleaned up and put away for most of us. Are our lives any better for all the spending, wrapping paper, giving, and receiving?  Is Clutter Holding You Back? Many people feel cluttered I am noticing and who can blame them? This dawned on me the other […]

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Your Baby Does Not Need A Puppy

I was very saddened to see a pet owner on a group I am part of posting about having a son allergic to their dog. She mentioned bathing the dog and such and vacuuming often and how nothing is working. Many suggestions where given but it seems like that was not really what the owner […]

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A Teen and Her Vampires

     Our daughter loves vampires. What should we do? I think the clear view from attachment parenting is to support the interest as long as it is not harmful. We all have things we are interested in, be they reality or not. Our 13 year old is not trying to be a vampire, or […]

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5 Great Tasting Freeze Dried Meals Your Family Will Enjoy!

5 Great Tasting Freeze Dried Meals Your Family Will Enjoy

Freeze dried foods are a basic must-have in your emergency food pantry and for backpacking and hiking, but these foods can also be used to make simple meals for the family while camping or at home. Freeze dried food is sold in a package that can be used for cooking, all you need to do […]

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5 Things My Kids Have Taught Me About House Cleaning

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the drive before it has stopped snowing

 Children Teach Us So Much When first those two little lines or a plus sign show up on a pregnancy test we know our whole lives will change. Often we can fully picture it. Out of the wood work it seems people come to give us tips and share stories and some welcome and some […]

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What Many Parents Are Failing To Do

  We ask children as a society what they want to be when they grow up. Are we simply just what we do for a living? We ask because we want our children to have their eyes on the future, to have ambition. So few children though actually have conviction for their dreams and many […]

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Homeschool Project – Hatching 2013

    Hatching Chicken Eggs The first thing to know about hatching chicken eggs is that it can be done without a mother brooding hen. There are a wide range of incubators on the market and they really range in price. We rent ours from a local farm for just $10 for the month. The […]

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Earth’s Best Loyalty Program

Let me introduce you to something new! The Earth’s Best Loyalty Program! This month, Earth’s Best is proud to announce the Earth’s Best Awards Program! With this new loyalty program, you can earn points from your Earth’s Best purchases and redeem them for great discounts and prizes. The Earth’s Best™ Rewards program is our way […]

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Farm Field Trip – Homeschooling


   We feel very lucky to live not too far from Offutt Ridge Farm. Year afer year we have gone to explore and learn about farm life and pick up an incubator and eggs. The last two years we have hatched duck eggs, this year though we will hatch chickens. Even with a rainy muddy […]

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A Girl Broken – A Mother Held Together With Thread


    I wish they could see who I really am. A girl that was broken and now a mother held together with thread. I was told that certain people don’t tell me things, don’t tell me the truth, because they feel like I am perfect. They feel like I couldn’t understand. The dishonesty though […]

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The Perfect Gift Requires A Personal Touch — XedOut Creations

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It is said that one can’t buy love and to this I can attest. One however can show how much they care by the thought they put into a gift and the personal touch they add. Finding the perfect gifts are not as hard as one might think. Anyone can go to a big box […]

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A Earth’s Best Baby


  This is an Earth’s Best Baby. By this I mean that so many of the products in her life come from the brand Earth’s Best. Diapers, wipes, lotions, sun screen, finger snacks, apple sauce, pouch snacks and more. Why? Because Earth’s Best is a brand I trust and a brand she loves. The pouches […]

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Guest Post: Deregulated Natural Gas in Ohio…What’s It Mean?

  For most of the country, energy and power supplies are highly regulated industries. They are so highly regulated that in many cities there is only one option when it comes to choosing from where the energy that powers your home or business is supplied…which, really, negates the whole idea of “choice.” This is not […]

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21 Day Sugar Detox – Fail

  On day 13 I choose to quit. I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t prep well enough, didn’t have my mind wrapped around it well enough. The biggest issue I think though was not cooking enough meals and having enough food on the ok list available at any given time. When I saw a post […]

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Don’t Miss This Years Great Homeschool Conventions!


Don’t miss this year’s Great Homeschool Conventions! This year the SouthEast Homeschool Convention is in Greenville, SC – March 14 – 16, 2013, and the MidWest Homeschool Convention is in Cincinnati, OH – April 4 – 6, 2013. Now is the time to register for a Great Homeschool Conventions! Homeschoolers from around the country will be […]

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Pick our Slogan and Enter to win $100 — Giveaway Ends 3/05

  Welcome to A Little Crunchy, a parenting blog for tree hugging info geeks! This not so little blog is part of a great team that is looking for a Slogan, and you can help! Enter below for a chance to win $100 and don’t ask me what number mine was, I am not supposed […]

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Time Management Tips for Online Learners


Today, if you aspire to earn your advanced degree you have two options: You can attend classes at a local university, or you can also take online classes. U.S. News & World Report cited results from a recent survey called “Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States in 2011,” that shows a 10-percent […]

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The Pawalla Box — Review and Giveaway


 A Monthly Box For Pets! One of the big trends this past year has been monthly boxes mailed to     people for many different reasons. Clothing, ties, accessories, games, toys, shoes, food, and so many more. It should not have been a surprise to me to learn about pet boxes and it was a […]

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Morals of a Girl without God

    I am a girl without God. If you don’t know me well, you might not know this about me. While I was raised in a strict roman catholic home and my grandfather taught me to read when very little using the bible, I didn’t believe it from the get go. Not all of […]

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Teaching our children about Asteroids and Meteors


While NASA says that Asteroid 2012 DA14 has safely passed by Earth. With the closest approach 17,500 miles above Indonesia. One has to wonder just how safe was it. A reported Russian impact is all over the news and your children like mine might be wondering just what happened. The DA14 asteroid is estimated to […]

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