I’m not a crunchy granola Mom.
Yes, I do baby-wear my little girl and yes, I follow a baby-led weaning food routine for her. I try to bake all of our snacks and breads and I cook our dinner almost every night. But, I’m not a crunchy granola Mom.
My Whole Chickens are not free range, but Perdue. I allow Oreos and Twinkies in my house, and every other week, we just might eat out at a restaurant, better yet, a CHAIN restaurant. Gasp. Shocker. Clutch your pearls because like I said, I’m not a crunchy granola Mom.
We read books every night, but we also put Spongebob on the big screen on the weekends. And yes, my 1 year old knows who he is. She knows the theme song. Yup, shoot me. I’m not a crunchy granola Mom.
I love to go thrift shopping and consignment shopping for the kids’ clothes instead of buying new. But, I don’t make their clothes. Better yet, I’ve never sewn or knitted in my life. I also use disposable diapers. Don’t pass out! Like I said, I’m not a crunchy granola Mom.
Now don’t get me wrong: I’m all about “The Movement.” I fully support the Breastfeeding, no gluten, Ergo Carrying Mamas out there. Actually, I have the pleasure of talking to lots of them almost everyday on social media. But, that one thing that still bothers me is the judgement. Because I pick and choose the techniques we use to parent, I get a scolding over anything that isn’t “natural,” “Paleo,” “Organic,” or “Straight from Mother Nature.” Being a Parent is hard enough as it is; do we have to add in the shame from other Parents?
I guess I’ll never know the feeling of the masses having a positive outlook on every single part of my parenting, while I look down on those that don’t do what I do. But like I said, I’m not a crunchy granola Mom.