Crunchy Parenting And All That Goes With It


Secondhand Info – Looking For Cloth Diapers & More

I told a few people that I’d do a post on cloth diaper thrift shopping and buying things secondhand, and I’m finally getting around to it. I feel sort of silly addressing how I thrift shop, it’s not like I have some secret strategies or something. It’s just how I’ve shopped since my sister and I discovered the Happy Dragon Thrift store in our neighborhood when we were in high school. I buy things secondhand for many reasons: Economics. We’re a family […]

Do I Need A Breast Pump?

More than likely if you have made it to this page you are either planning to breastfeed, or you are breastfeeding. The next question you need to ask yourself before deciding which breast pump you need is whether you really need one. I know that may sound odd, but some mothers do not need a breast pump. They are convenient to have in most cases but not always a requirement. If you are going to be employed full-time (more than 25 hours […]
Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

We have all been told that breastfeeding is the best way to feed our babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least one year. However, many of us do not feel that breastfeeding is possible because we have to return to work so soon. Breastfeeding mothers returning to work have several options available to them. The mother may: Wean her baby completely to formula. Supplement with formula only while away from her baby. Exclusively breastfeed by expressing milk. Exclusively […]

The Inconvenient Truth

I can’t even tell you the number of times I have had a mother come up to me and say, “I can’t believe you use cloth diapers! Isn’t that so inconvenient?”. I try not to blankly stare at them with a smug look on my face, but SERIOUSLY?!?  I also try not to sound like a mad woman spouting off a crazy slew of statistics supporting cloth. Therefore, instead of talking about how convenient my cloth is, I talk about how inconvenient […]

Natural House Cleaner Review

I’m kind of a chemical stickler. It’s true, I am. I do my best in most areas of being “green” and “eco-friendly” but the area that I am the biggest advocate for is natural household cleaning products! I’ll skimp on the organic food if I have to, I’ll buy a bottle of water once in a while if I have to, but I will not use excessive amounts of chemicals and fragrance to clean my house. My usual cleaning supplies include vinegar and water […]

The Move Did Not Go Smoothly

Just a heads up to let everyone know, the site move is complete however it did not go as smoothly as I would have liked! Images are missing from post and links go to never-never land! I will be working very hard over the next few weeks to fix all of this. Please be patient. Sophia

ACT FAST~ LIVE AGAIN – 3-Pack 36oz Similac Pro-Advance Non-GMO Infant Formula w/ Iron

This is one of those products that when the price drops, it doesn’t take long for the product to SELL OUT! If you’re interested, grab it while you can. has 3-Pack 36oz Similac Pro-Advance Non-GMO Infant Formula w/ Iron for $69.98 When you ‘clip’ the 35% off coupon (see example in the image below) found on the product page and check out via Subscribe & Save. Shipping is free. Item(s) Subtotal:$116.86 Shipping & Handling:$0.00 Subscribe & Save:-$17.53 Your Coupon Savings:-$40.90 —– […]

SnugPad Dryer Balls Review

SnugPad is the maker of the amazing SnugPad Orthopedic Coccyx and Posture Support Wheelchair and Office Seat Cushion (for Back Pain and Sciatica Relief – I use it here at my desk), but they also have a lot of other fantastic products. SnugPad carries extra-large premium wool dryer balls!  My sister-in-law graciously bought me a set of wool dryer balls as a surprise “anytime gift.” (see them here) I had never used a wool dryer ball before receiving my SnugPad dryer balls. However, […]

Ruby Moon vs Country Save Cloth Diaper Detergent

I’ve been using Ruby Moon ever since we started using cloth diapers; however, lately, which I don’t necessarily blame on the detergent, my little guy has been getting very bad rashes. We’ve determined the problem to be our ridiculously hard water and the fact that our softener had run out of salt quite a while before we realized it. This left our diapers in very bad shape. The build-up and the stink were horrendous. We stripped countless numbers of times and we […]