Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Breastfeed and.....

The topic at this weeks Breastfeeding Blog Hop is I breastfeed and... so here goes.

I breastfeed and am a bit crunchy or a tree hugging hippie as Mr. Destructo has taken to calling me. I have always been interested in green living and tried to recycle and reduce my carbon footprint so to speak.  But once I was pregnant with Destructo, this urge really ramped up.  So here are the ways I am currently a "tree hugging hippie."

I use and love wool dryer balls.  They soften your clothes, reduce drying time, and also reduce static cling.

I choose to skip purees and go with a baby lead solids approach.  I figured at least then I knew exactly what was in the foods he was eating.

cloth diaper and love it.  

When I do use disposables (typically when travelling or too lazy to stuff diapers before going to bed), I use bleach free disposables such as
or .  I can typically get the Earth's Best diapers cheaper since they go on sale in big boxes at Babies R US, but the Seventh Generation is more convenient since my local Publix carries them.

I baby wear occasionally.  Destructo was never a huge fan of the confinement though.  I plan to try again with baby number two in the hopes that he/she will like it more.

I don't use any hormonal birth control.  I have in the past and it made me crazy and I never will again.

We kind of eat organic foods at times, but not to the extent I would if we were rich and/or had a Whole Foods near us.

I nearly never wear make up.  But don't let me fool you, this has zero to do with being crunchy and everything to do with being lazy.

I make a lot of my own cleaning supplies such as homemade laundry soap and lots of vinegar and baking soda.  As I run out of store bought cleaning supplies, I am replacing them with home made things or at least ecofriendly things like 
Seventh Generation dish soap.  I love it and  it doesn't dry  my hands out as bad as others.

I also practice attachment parenting to an extent except cosleeping as I have violent nightmares and kick and trash and jump out of the bed and run across the room.  We also did some sleep training since we were blessed with the world's worst sleeper.

Overall I am slightly crunchy with a propensity to be very crunchy.  Haha

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  1. Ditto on the makeup thing! I try every now and then, but had that cake feeling even a light powder gives.

    I'm expecting my first, and will probably follow along in most of the rest of your list. :) No co-sleeping for us... I'm afraid the hubs might kill the little fella with gas! LMAO!

  2. Have you tried amazon for diapers? We cloth diaper too but I get the seventh generation disposables from amazon for cheaper than BRUS!

  3. I wish I could have breastfed Reagan longer than six weeks but I think it was a mental thing for me. I didn't think she was getting enough milk from me because we had to supplement her with formula because of jaundice early on.

    Thank you for stopping by today and saying hi!


  4. I too don't use hormonal BCPs. I wish I wasn't too lazy to put make up on. :/ Oh well..

  5. Ditto on the birth control...uggg like I'm not enough to deal with without it...I really need extra hormones?Poor Brandon would never survive!

    1. Hahaha I agree. I did not do well my last year on birth control. I really disliked my husband. So glad to be off of them. I am glad to see it is a common theme.

  6. I was on the pill for several years and stopped in 2009. Everyone acted like I'd be pregnant 5 minutes later. I learned about charting and we were able to avoid pregnancy until we were ready. It's not rocket science!

  7. "I don't use any hormonal birth control. I have in the past and it made me crazy and I never will again."

    Same here and I too will never ever go down that road again.

    1. Glad to know I am not the only crazy pants. Haha. I just couldn't stand the way it made me feel.

  8. That list sounds a lot like life at our house (plus co-sleeping)...and yes my husband calls me a hippy too!
    See what we're up to at:

  9. Lol. A lot of this is so me too. Especially the make up one. And the birth control one. It made me into a lunatic. More hormonal ups and downs than pregnancy.

  10. I make a lot of my own cleaning products too. Have your tried substituting the Dawn and vinegar cleaner recipe with Seventh Generation sopa? I'm hoping to find someone who has.


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