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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:32 am
I have only heard of women being referred to as 'crunchy' in imamother land. What does it mean and how did it even come to be a term?
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amother




Violet
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:35 am
Crunchy like granola. It is not just an imamother term.
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thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:38 am
this is the definition in the Urban Dictionary

Crunchy Mom
A member of an increasingly growing group of moms who are neo-hippies.

They generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common activities in the mainstream way.

You might be a crunchy mom if you:

...bake all your own bread
...make your own jam, jelly, pickles, applesauce, etc.
...gave birth at home -- by CHOICE! (With a midwife, doula, or unassisted!)
...prefer to teach your children yourself at home instead of letting the public or private schools do it for you.
...grow your own food as much as possible, and buy the rest at farmer's markets or health food stores.
...are vegan or vegetarian.
...choose not to use birth control.
...don't wear a bra or shoes.
...don't use shampoo or soap, but instead maybe sea salt or a variety of other things.
...had your placenta chopped up for an anti-depressant pill or smoothie.
...have no television in your home -- and actually read BOOKS for entertainment!
...grind your own grain to make your own bread with (did you know that wheat looses about 90% of it's nutrients within 7 days of being ground?)
...don't cut your hair or wear pants (not going around half-naked, but wearing skirts! Silly people! Get your mind out of the gutter!)
...can add 10 more things to this list that I didn't even think of!

If it were a spectrum, on the extreme far end you would find Amish.
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:43 am
Not an ima term. It’s out there. Means someone heavily into environmentalism, recycling, natural and organically-grown foods, veganism and the like, sometimes also animal “rights” and opposed to plastics, processed foods, Big Pharma and so on. Most likely to wear clothes of undyed organically grown plant fibers, shop at organic farmers’ markets, use a menstrual cup, advocate unmedicated childbirth and wear Birkenstocks. Not necessarily a hippie but they have things in common.

Tbe term is short for crunchy granola, which is typical crunchy fare.
Crunchies, if concerned about the environment, are also called tree huggers.

Often used derisively.
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polka dots




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:44 am
Thunderstorm, thanks for the 😂 laugh
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:45 am
An all-natural mom. The more natural, the crunchier she is.
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thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 10:45 am
polka dots wrote:
Thunderstorm, thanks for the 😂 laugh

I just copied and pasted it from the Urban Dictionary website. I didn’t come up with this list, so I can’t take the credit. But I had a good laugh too .
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amother




Lemon
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 11:32 am
thunderstorm wrote:
this is the definition in the Urban Dictionary

Crunchy Mom
A member of an increasingly growing group of moms who are neo-hippies.

They generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common activities in the mainstream way.

You might be a crunchy mom if you:

...bake all your own bread
...make your own jam, jelly, pickles, applesauce, etc.
...gave birth at home -- by CHOICE! (With a midwife, doula, or unassisted!)
...prefer to teach your children yourself at home instead of letting the public or private schools do it for you.
...grow your own food as much as possible, and buy the rest at farmer's markets or health food stores.
...are vegan or vegetarian.
...choose not to use birth control.
...don't wear a bra or shoes.
...don't use shampoo or soap, but instead maybe sea salt or a variety of other things.
...had your placenta chopped up for an anti-depressant pill or smoothie.
...have no television in your home -- and actually read BOOKS for entertainment!
...grind your own grain to make your own bread with (did you know that wheat looses about 90% of it's nutrients within 7 days of being ground?)
...don't cut your hair or wear pants (not going around half-naked, but wearing skirts! Silly people! Get your mind out of the gutter!)
...can add 10 more things to this list that I didn't even think of!

If it were a spectrum, on the extreme far end you would find Amish.


LOL
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Odelyah




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 11:39 am
yup crunchy as in crunchy granola-- my friends and I used this term in HS in the 80's Smile
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Jan 13 2020, 11:52 pm
So interesting I quite literally would never have guessed that definition. Thanks guys Smile
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