I am an attachment parenting, babywearing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, elimination communication, non-vaccinating (informed decision), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (PES), Crunchy Mom. Crunchy Mom Life (CML) is a work at home mom (WAHM) owned and operated business. It was started to help moms find gentle products to help in the care for their baby's and family. All products carried are quality products I believe in and personally use with our family. Our first son was born in October 2011, at New Beginnings Birth Center in Meridian, Idaho and our second boy was born at home in June 2014. I believe the natural and gentle parenting lifestyle we have will bring confidence and independence to our children. CML wants to support moms in their gentle parenting lifestyle as well. Most of the products I offer are from other small businesses with great stories. Eco Sprout was started by a work-at-home-dad who was looking for a cloth diaper detergent that was great not just for cloth diapers, but for the entire family's laundry. Sierra Sage Herbs is a family owned and operated business started by an herbalist, organic farmer and Certified Professional Midwife. Blueberry Diapers is also a business started by a mom of four. I have plans on expanding CML more over time, but like everything, it will take time. I am a WAHM of 2 amazing boys, and am still breastfeeding them both and soak up every ounce of them I can because they are my #1. I am willing to put my goals on hold so our boys can have everything they need and I can give them. They are only a baby once and I want to enjoy this time we have together. With baby #1, latching felt nearly impossible for his first 4 months of life. I could only breastfeed him with a nipple shield and pumped often so he could have a bottle. Nursing in public was a challenge and messy from excess milk spilling from the shield. But we did it. It seemed over night at 4-months-old he no longer needed the shield and at a year he stopped taking a bottle. I am so thankful for a dear friend of mine who is a lactation consultant and offered unlimited support at all hours. She has inspired me to want to become a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), in addition, I would also like to be a Postpartum Doula to aid in infant feeding and physical and emotional support for the new mom. I feel emotional support is so crucial and I don't think we get enough of it. I love learning, and there's always more to learn. In 2013, I completed my placenta encapsulation training and am blessed to able to help other moms postpartum. The benefits that you can receive from ingesting your placenta, that was made by you, is incredible. I wish I knew about this option when our first son was born and am thankful for it with our second. I am excited to offer this service to other mothers. I have an incredible husband who supports my dreams, goals and our family's lifestyle. My biggest goal is not to push our lifestyle upon others. But help give others who wish to know their options the tools to make an informed decision for themselves, whatever that may be.
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