I am crunchycake, a
37 thirty-something year old new mom living in Southern California. I have been married to my best friend from college since 2003 and we have two daughters, Miss K (two and a half) and Super S (7 months).
Ok so technically I’m not really all that crunchy. My baby sleeps in her crib in her own room, my older daughter had both breast milk and formula and I do not carry the baby around in a sling all day. We do use cloth diapers (I really really REALLY love you, gDiapers), make baby food at home, and own an electric vehicle. I guess that makes me semi-crunchy (or semi-soggy, depending on how you look at life). My goal is to slowly but surely make and sustain changes so that we’re living a more eco-friendly, grenener than we are today. That’s pretty easy because there’s so much we can do. So here’s what I plan on doing: I have a whole slew of things I’d like to do and try and I’ll create a goal list. Periodically I’ll explain my goal, why I want to do it, and update how it’s going. Right now the goal list is not SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Sensitive). It’s basically a laundry list but the thing is I haven’t fully thought this thing through. I figured if I didn’t get started now, I never would. I also hope to blog about cooking (and eating!), parenting, and healthy lifestyles in general. I hope you enjoy hearing about my often ridiculous escapades and offer up some of yours.
I met my husband when he was 17 and I was 18 and when I think about how much we’ve changed since then, it blows my mind. Although he’s still a jeans and t-shirt kinda guy and I’m still infatuated with sleep, one thing that has changed considerably is our desire to live a healthy life that benefits our bodies, our minds, and the planet. Now that we have our daughters, we really want to set good examples for them and do our part to leave them with a more sustainable planet. I really just want to do my best to create the best life possible for the people that I love.
I am a stay at home mom. A domestic engineer. A housewife. What the what? All this time and this still weirds me out. I’ve been a worker bee for a long long time. I’ve had a job or school (or both) since I was 15 and have done everything from make cotton candy to serve as an executive responsible for more than 100 people. That’s why it cracks me up to think that a few short years ago I was responsible for multi-million dollar budgets and now I am responsible for making sure my baby is fed, diapered, and happy. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you which one is harder. But I can easily tell you which one makes me happier. I like to think of myself as Chief Poo Officer. Ok I don’t like to think of myself as that but it turns out that it’s what I am.
For some, like my mom, running a household seems to be a piece of cake. For me, not so much. I’m always looking for ways to do things better and really just want to do right by my family and by my home planet.