Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The truth is, I’ve been struggling a lot lately. It’s not a topic that many of us special needs parents wish to discuss with anyone, especially at a party. It’s not a pretty subject and I’ve discovered that it makes many people feel uncomfortable. I am generally not very… Read More The Isolation I feel as Special Needs Parent
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Let us talk about zero waste. What does this really mean? According to Wikpedia, zero waste can be defined as: “a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to… Read More What Not to Buy When Going Zero Waste
Written by: The Green Crunchy Mother If you have landed on my blog, perhaps you are a crunchy person or curious about how to become one. People often ask me what does it mean to be crunchy? Is this actually a “thing”? Crunchy people can also be referred to as “hippie”, “granola”, and “green”. This… Read More What Does Crunchy Living Mean?
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother As my boys are getting older, I often wonder and worry about their transition from school to work. This is just one of the many concerns I have as an autism parent. One of the major transitions in any person’s life is that from school to work. In high… Read More Smooth Transitions School To Work
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The New Year is just around the corner. As the New Year approaches, most of us make several resolutions. These help everyone keep things in perspective throughout the year. What are resolutions? Resolutions are often goals that we hope to achieve. What are the most common? After doing some… Read More 5 Common New Year Resolutions
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration when friends and families get together to share food, fun, gifts, and love. They are supposed to be a time of giving, caring and connection when we celebrate important and meaningful events. Why, then, are they often so stressful… Read More What Causes Holiday Stress?
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother The holiday season has finally arrived! The stress of the holiday season is enough to take an experienced host out of their Thanksgiving turkey, tryptophan-induced coma and turn them into a Christmas-crazed, Black Friday maniac. Does this sound familiar? With these seven helpful hints, you can avoid the fervor… Read More Stay Sane This Holiday Season: 7 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
The Green Crunchy Mother Did you know that one of the biggest roadblocks to face when it comes to minimalism and getting rid of possessions is money? Not that it costs money to simplify, but the thought of all the money you’ve spent on “stuff.” It can be a big eye-opening experience and may even… Read More Help Others by Living – and Working – a Minimalist Life
The Green Crunchy Mother Did you know that in today’s culture, we’re constantly fed the message that we need more in order to live a great life? This often means more electronics, bigger homes, newer cars, more clothes—the list goes on. We are led to believe that having more will lead to happier and more… Read More Six Benefits of Embracing Minimalism in Your Business and Life
Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother Receiving an autism diagnosis can seem overwhelming and frightening. I remember very well how I felt when my own children were diagnosed with autism. I felt lost, confused, alone, and very scared. You may be left with a lot of unanswered questions about an autism diagnosis. I know I… Read More Accepting the Diagnosis of Autism