Baby, Family, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)

When your 2.5 hour labor forces you to give birth in the car, it can be easy to assume that medical intervention was not an option. While this was entirely true (read my whole birth story here), there was actually a lot of work that went to preparing myself for a natural, med-free birth. I… Continue reading How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)

healthy living, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

With only four ingredients, this simple yet effective belly butter was my go-to during my third pregnancy! It should be noted that whether you get stretch marks or not is largely due to your genetics and your diet (think: collagen). But there is nothing wrong with rubbing on some lotion for your dry, stretching skin.… Continue reading All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

Green Cleaning, healthy living, That Crunchy Life

4 Steps to Clean for Your Forgotten About Rug

Let's face it, other than the occasional vacuum, our rugs rarely see the time of day when it comes it to cleaning. But why? They see smashed food, spilled drinks, dog belly rubs and slobber, and dirty shoes. They're also a place for crawling children, back cracks, and snack time. It's time to give our… Continue reading 4 Steps to Clean for Your Forgotten About Rug

Green Cleaning, healthy living, That Crunchy Life

Trade it out Tuesday: Plastic Straws

I bet you don't realize how many plastic straws you use on a daily basis. From your morning coffee routine, to your child's juice box at lunch, to dinner out with family. Think about it, some people won't even drink out of restaurant cups unless they have a straw! 500 million plastic straws are used… Continue reading Trade it out Tuesday: Plastic Straws

Green Cleaning, healthy living, That Crunchy Life

Trade It Out Tuesday: Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes

Almost everyone uses some sort of all purpose cleaning wipe because it is conveniently perfect for cleaning everything! While disinfecting wipes may look like they leave surfaces clean, they leave behind a streaky film and a negative effect on our bodies. Let me explain, and give you a better option that will give you the… Continue reading Trade It Out Tuesday: Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes

Food, healthy living, That Crunchy Life

The Garden of a Green Thumb in Training (You Can Have A Green Thumb, Too)

Growing up the daughter of Jill Kassuba, you would think the skills of being a master gardener just naturally run through my veins. I mean c'mon, I spent Hours every summer in the field picking weeds, was always lending a hand to fill 40+ pints of raspberries, and helped run our family produce stand. So… Continue reading The Garden of a Green Thumb in Training (You Can Have A Green Thumb, Too)

healthy living, That Crunchy Life

Adopt a…Storm Drain?!

When I first heard about this program, I couldn't believe my ears. But yes, it is true, you CAN adopt a Storm Drain! Not a dog, or kid, or bench, but a STORM DRAIN. But what does it entail, and why on earth would a program like this exist? Let me enlighten your ears... If… Continue reading Adopt a…Storm Drain?!