My 10 Crunchy Mom Fails

And Why I’m Okay With It

 

1. I didn’t save my placenta to plant with a tree, eat,
make placenta prints or to encapsulate

          lone surviver

2. I tried using aluminum free deodorant for exactly one day

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3. I can’t bring myself to pay more for Organic

 grapes

4. Does mashing parts of my own dinner count as making my own  baby food?

baby eats

5. I was disgusted by cloth diapers in my childhood and passed on it as a mom.

diaper

6. Never made cute art out of my belly

 belly art

7. Didn’t want to have  a Water Birth

 bath

8. Never even heard of lactation cookies until this year

 lactation cookies

9. Struggle growing an herb garden

plant

10. Never declined newborn medications

 syringe

I don’t fall neatly into a mom category. I bet you don’t either! I’m a little crunchy, a bit soccer, a lot grizzly and a full time working mama. Sometimes I feel like I am a goddess of natural birth and attachment parenting, sometimes I’m driving through McDonalds for the second time in a week. That’s why I’m okay with my crunchy mom fails.  I don’t need to try to fit in to someone else’s idea of what makes a good mom.  I am a good mom. I’m a Boho mama.

I have the freedom to parent the way that I choose!

Maybe some of the above crunchiness is right for you.  Click on the links to learn more.

 

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Blessingway Traditions

This video shows some of the traditions that can be included in a blessingway. The key is to celebrate the woman’s transition to motherhood.

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Blessing Way

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