First things first, a little bit about who I am!

I’m Michele Bayno, and I am also known as The Green Crunchy Mother. I am a busy homeschooling mom with three boys aged 17, 14, and almost 10. I am also a very strong voice for the autism and ADHD community.

I am passionate about healthy living and advocating for the special needs community. I blog about healthy living and how autism and ADHD have touched our lives. To be the best parent possible, I believe that self-care MUST be a part of your daily routine. On my blog, you will find many articles on self-care and how to lead a meaningful life.

I have no formal training in nutrition or toxin free living. I am just a self taught mum who wants the best for her children and to share what works for my family, and what does not! The behavior strategies that I discuss on this blog are simply what I use with my own children. I have done my own research and consulted with the appropriate professionals. Always consult with a professional before using any tips suggested on my blog. Just because it works for my family, it does not mean that it will be successful for yours.

I was born in Montreal, Quebec and moved at an early age to Kingston, Ontario, where I spent most of my childhood. I moved back to Montreal for several years and I am back in Ontario, here to stay!

After receiving my undergraduate degree in social work from McGill University in the year 2000, I worked as a social worker for over a decade in the public healthcare field.

My passion for the organic living began at a very young age, for as long as I can remember. My dedication towards healthy and organic living was strengthened when my own children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. This opened up the door to a whole new way of way of life. I have explored gluten free and dairy free diets and so much more. Every day is a new opportunity to explore healthier ways of living.

When I have free time, you can find me running, walking, reading, cooking gluten free/dairy free meals, and making homemade recipes such as my homemade deodorant!

I post new content every Sunday.