About Amy – the Crunchy Domestic Goddess

My name is Amy. I live in Colorado with my husband Jody and our two children Ava (9) and Julian (7). I am passionate about natural childbirth, breastfeeding, gentle discipline, recycling, green living, organic and local foods, sustainable living, backyard hens, informed healthcare decisions, homeschooling/unschooling and other things considered crunchy/granola/earthy. I practice Attachment Parenting (or parenting by instinct) because it feels right for me and my family.

After Ava was born, I felt a need to raise awareness on various issues – from women and children’s health to the environment – something I have tried to do since my blog’s inception in 2005. I truly do want to make the world a better place for her and Julian and I hope that I can do that even if it’s in a very small way.

As Gandhi said, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

Now that my children are a bit older, my focus is less on the early parenting aspects and leans more toward unschooling (or life learning as it’s also called). The basic premise is, “life is learning, learning is life.” ZenHabits’ author, Leo Babauta wrote a great article about unschooling that answers a lot of questions about what it is and isn’t. Since it is a BIG part of my life right now, I will be writing about this subject on my blog as well.

In addition to my wife and mama role, I’m the shopkeeper of two online stores – Attached At The Hip, featuring AP advocacy wear and more, and Cute As A Bug, featuring cute and original designs for babies, kids and adults.

I used to be a contributing editor at BlogHer and formerly wrote for API Speaks and 5 Minutes For Going Green as well.

I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, running, photography, crocheting, painting, cooking, and spending time in nature and with my chickens.

Follow me on:
Twitter – @CrunchyGoddess
Facebook – Crunchy Domestic Goddess
Instagram – CrunchyGoddess

To learn even more about me, please see my “intro” post. It’s rather outdated since I wrote it back in February 2005, but still gives you a lot of Amy background. ;)

….Knowledge is power…

6 thoughts on “About Amy – the Crunchy Domestic Goddess

  1. ” …….I call myself “crunchy” in my Blog title and, while that adjective is widely-known where I live, I realize that it necessarily isn’t elsewhere. Being crunchy is like being a neo-hippie (but without all the dreadlocks and smoking pot crap). It’s someone with a non-conformist state of mind who cares about the world. Being crunchy refers to granola, i.e. being earthy, etc. So yeah, I think of myself as crunchy. And the domestic goddess is just a fun way to say “I’m a stay-at-home mom.”
    - I love to read, but don’t often have time for it. The last book I read was “Our Babies, Ourselves” by Meredith Small. It was an excellent book and I highly recommend it. I’ll probably write more about it at another time…..”

    Taken from her intro article :)

    I had to check as well. I had an idea it was this.

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  4. You are an inspiration. I came across your blog when discussing the Nestle boycott with some friends who have just become parents. I concede myself that the boycott has little effect when the US and Russia are practically sponsored by Nestle, but I say let’s still try! I want on my death bed to say that whilst here I tried my best to be a good person. Funding a company that have killed babies through their practices in the past, and that today are privatising water in the poorest parts of the world, does not a good person make.

    I try every day to live more ethically, and good on you for doing the same. You have given me hope and a will to carry on. I want to believe that more people will be like this in future, and I am glad you are a parent who will teach their children this as my dad did me. We have been avoiding Nestle since I was a little’n :)

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