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  #21  
May 29th, 2007, 12:35 AM
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I score a 145 on this, but I have a theory here.

First, the person who wrote this is not all that "crunchy," I think. Because really, I mean, WHO out of us crunchy freaks, would give only 5 points for not circing and a full 15 points for cloth diapering?? I know I wouldn't. But whatever.

So I posted this on another thread also, but all of you "off the charts" moms need to know that: unless you compost your own waste, you are not off of my crunchiness scale
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  #22  
June 5th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Sorry I'm resurrecting a 5 y/o thread, but I want to answer. The only things that make me "chewy" are:

1.I wouldn't cross nurse
2.I'd buy slings and products.
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  #23  
June 5th, 2012, 11:43 PM
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1. Do you have homebirths?


15 points for “yes” (unassisted)


10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)


5 points for alternative birthing center


2 points for “thinking about/would like homebirth”


0 for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

2. Will you circumcise future sons?

5 points for “no”

-5 points for “yes”.

3. Do you use cloth diapers?

20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)

15 points if “yes” (wash and make your own)

10 points if “yes” (wash your own)

5 points if “yes” (diaper service)

2 points if “thinking about it”

0 points if “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?

10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea

5 points for “yes” (observe for trying to conceive)

2 points “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?

10 points if “yes”

5 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)

2 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of formula)

0 for “no” (don’t breastfeed by choice).

6. Do you co-sleep?

10 points for “yes” (all night every night)

5 points for “yes” (part/all of most nights)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no”.

7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?

5 points for “yes”

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?

15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)

10 points for “yes” (up to 3 years)

5 points for “yes” (up to 2 years)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (you’ll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).

9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?

10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)

5 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no”(wouldn’t consider it).

10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?

15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)

10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic, use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)

5 points for “yes” (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?

10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)

5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)

2 points if “thinking about it” (see a doc for now)

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

12. Do you homeschool?

10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)

5 points for “yes” (will homeschool)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?

15 points for no vaccines

10 for delayed, selective vaccination

5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination

2 points for thinking about not vaccinating

0points for vaxing on schedule.

14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?

10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)

5 points if yes (would)

2 points if maybe

0 if no (wouldn't consider it).

15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?

10 points if yes (make own)

5 points if yes (buy own)


2 points if thinking about it

0 points if no.

Ratings

120 – 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama

90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!

60 – 89 Pretty Crispy

20 – 59 Sprinkled with Granola

5 – 19 Instant Oatmeal

0 - 4 Jell-O

I got an 86. Surprising since I don't consider myself all that crunchy.
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  #24  
June 6th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I got a 44, "Sprinkled with Granola". That's about what I would have guessed.

I was 100% creamy before having DS and have slowly become pretty open to the crunchy lifestyle. I got the most points for cloth diapering, using NFP/FA as birth control and doing delayed/selective vaccinations..

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  #25  
June 6th, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Suggestion for another Question/point structure

Will you cut the cord?

15 pts-No, lotus birth
10 pts-Once it stops pulsing
5 pts-immediately
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June 7th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Woops. I actually got an 81. I put that I ebf for the first 6 months but I should have chosen that I use occasional bottles of pumped milk.
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  #27  
June 7th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I scored 132 (once I have kids I'll score 137) My scores by question:

1-15
2-5
3-20
4-10
5-10
6-10
7-5
8-15
9-10
10-5
11-2
12-5 (10 eventually)
13-15
14-0
15-5

I'd get 152 if you added the "cord" question.

Last edited by dannimom; December 2nd, 2012 at 10:37 PM. Reason: bad math :(
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  #28  
July 21st, 2012, 04:26 PM
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i wish we could hang out. i find it hard to find crunchy mamas.
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  #29  
October 26th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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115!
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  #30  
October 26th, 2012, 02:43 PM
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1. Do you have homebirths?
10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)

2. Will you circumcise future sons?
5 points for “no”

3. Do you use cloth diapers?
0 points - Can't, have to use laundromat. Fully support though.

4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?
10 points for “yes”

5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?
10 points if “yes”

6. Do you co-sleep?
10 points for “yes” (all night every night)

7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?
5 points for “yes”

8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?
15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)

9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?
0 points for “no” - never had the option

10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?
15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)

11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?
10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)

12. Do you homeschool?
10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)

13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?
15 points for no vaccines

14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?
2 points if maybe - if life and death situation

15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?
0 points if no - but I want a diva cup.

Ratings
90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!

I agree with other ladies, the CD and Circ points are off and there aren't options for some of these for "would have done", I never had the option to do some of these even though I want to.
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  #31  
December 1st, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Rating - 135 - Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama
Not surprised

1. Do you have homebirths?
yes - with a midwife in attendance

2. Will you circumcise future sons?
no

3. Do you use cloth diapers?
EC and cloth diaper. I do my own wash, but I don't make my own.

4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?
yes - observe and use for birth control/ttc

5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?
yes - more like 10 month plus!

6. Do you co-sleep?
yes - all night every night

7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?
yes - both

8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?
yes - up to 3 years

9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?
yes - nurse during pregnancy. My first self weaned due to my milk drying up, or I would have tandemed. We'll see what happens this time... Considering he only nurses 2x a day now, and he'll be almost 3 by then.. I'm thinking we'll be done.

10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?
yes - grow some of own food, buy organic, grind our own wheat, bake own bread, eat meat about once a day. We are not vegetarian. We follow a "Traditional" Weston A Price modeled diet.

11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?
yes - very rarely see a regular doctor

12. Do you homeschool?
yes - currently homeschool

13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?
no vaccines

14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?
yes - I have and my sister has bf my baby

15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?
yes - make own
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