My children are dealing better with loss than I am.

 I am not dealing so well with the loss of my Memere From the Facebook Wall: For the love of childhood resilience. Memeres funeral was on Monday and each day since I have found myself a sobbing mess at one point or another. My 4 children though are right as rain. It it is not […]

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Do you know about this computer virus yet? It scared the heck out of me!


You can be a Crunchy Parent and Geek too! You might save someones computer life! Being computer literate is no longer optional as a dear family discovered this past week. My husband and I had been asked to try and sort out some weird computer issues while visiting family after a funeral this past week. […]

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Guest Post: Handling Termites the Crunchy Way

  I bet you don’t even think about termites. After all, you’ve never heard of anyone’s house falling down from termite bites. That only happens in cartoons, right? If you’re committed to the ‘live and let live’ philosophy, you’re probably hesitant to do anything that might disturb any kind of harmless ecosystem living on your […]

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In loving Memory

In Memory of Memere (Grandmother)  I have found over the years small gifts left to those still alive in the difficult time after loved ones die. Stories about them come to light that so many didn’t know. Collectively as people grieve they share the best and sometimes worst parts about those who are gone. Those […]

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5 Unexpected Cities to Visit While on a Road Trip


GUEST POST: One of the best things about any road trip is seeing places you might never have expected. While every trip has a destination, sometimes side trips are just as fun as — if not better than — the original goal. The following are a few places you may not have considered but would […]

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Summer Tip for Homeschoolers and Large Families


Get Memberships! Having a large family can be costly and homeschooling a large family certainly isn’t cheap. Often I hear about parents saying they are stuck at home, don’t have money to go out, and this saddens me greatly. There are so many amazing museums, zoos, and aquariums to enjoy and if you get a […]

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Easy Steps to Create a Backyard Garden

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  Over the past few years there has been a dramatic surge in the amount of people turning to greener ways of living. Whether through buying organic goods or including more indoor plants into their homes (and offices), there is a surge in the number of us who want to expand our knowledge and grow […]

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Our Fathers Day

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I wish I could tell you that our Fathers Day this year was wonderful. Honestly it was hard. My own father spent his weekend waiting for his mother, my sweet Memere to pass on. My husband, the most wonderful father I have ever known spent his day dealing with a flat tire, a flat spare […]

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Review: The product you don’t know your shoes need!


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Wordless Wednesday – Fox Family


        Seeing the fox was such a treat. I was rather surprised at how differently they look.  Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday! Get out in nature!

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Be A Shield – Free CPR Refresher for Everyone!


As Crunchy parents we make it our mission to be aware of all the harmful chemicals in our children’s toys and foods and our homes. We try and use eco-friendly cleaners and serve our beloved children organic foods. We try and make sure to find the right balance between technology and sleep and play time. […]

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Guest Post: DIY chemical free deodorant

Guest Post by Jo Corrall Jo is curly haired, loud-laughing greenie. Community Manager by day, blogger for Eco Market by night I’ll start with a confession. I’m a sweater. Not an American jumper but a woman that sweats. Quite a lot in fact. I sweat when it’s hot, when it’s cold, when I’m nervous, when […]

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Free Worksheet: Skylanders Upper and Lowercase Letters

  A free printable worksheet! All 4 of my children really like Skylanders. They are these neat little toys that are interactive with the skylander video games. My 7 and 5 year olds save their allowance to buy the little guys as the more you have the more options you have on the game. I […]

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The Meltdown of an Army Wife – Manning Case


Tonight is not my best night ever I must admit. It is rather hard to post this. It is raw and honest however even though it is heated and clearly showing how tattered and frayed my nerves are these days as a military wife. An online friend I do respect and have learned much from […]

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Free Worksheet: My Little Pony Upper and Lowercase Letters

A free printable worksheet! Don’t forget that this is for personal use only! As a homeschooling mother I love creating things for my children to help with their learning that interest them. All my children happen to love My Little Pony and when they get screen time that show is often a first pick these […]

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You know it is summer when….


As a mother your willing to give up your sons beautiful curls for a shorter cut!   Mommy Loves His Curls! My son has always had beautiful curls when his hair is long and in his 7 years of life more often than not his hair has been long. For much of his life he […]

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Pondering of an Army Wife when the Worst Happens.

For nearly 15 years now I have been a military wife. We have traveled the country, moved a dozen times, and been without Daddy for a lot of that time. The longest being a stretch of 15 months the last time he was in Iraq. It was all very hard I will not lie and […]

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$200 Melissa and Doug Summer Giveaway

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Summer weather is here! Melissa & Doug has all kinds of great toys for you to help keep the kids entertained for the summer. You can get toys for all ages including classic toys, tents, sand toys, puzzles, art & craft, plus more! I have seen many parents posting asking for ideas of things they […]

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