About Me

 I’m Kristen, a.k.a. Semi-crunchy Mama, although there isn’t much “semi” left in my crunchy parenting style. We practice extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, and gentle discipline. I'm enthusiastic about natural birth, homemade babyfood, and environmental awareness/responsibility.

I’m mom to Beanie, born in June 2007, and Bubby, born in March 2010.

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I wrote tons of shorts stories and started a few novels. As a teen I filled journal after journal with thoughts, poems, and tales. In college I wrote a comprehensive literature review on the anti-depressant effects of exercise. I started this blog in April 2008 as a way to get my thoughts out & network with other moms who could relate to what I was going through.

I blog about attachment parenting, being a mom, and the daily grind. The blog has become a combination of our daily occurrences and a platform for me to write about topics I am passionate about. Recently I’ve started adding recipes since my infant son is intolerant to wheat, dairy, and soy.

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Email me at semicrunchymama (at) gmail (dot) com


  1. Weird. I call my youngest bean and i just started a semi crunchy blog too....freaky

  2. Hello,

    My name is Sam Marquit, I am an independent ‘green’ contractor and co-author of Fair Marquit Value I am wondering if you’re interested in featuring me on your blog because I would love a chance to speak with your readers about the idea of environmentally responsible tourism as it's applied in modern day travel and stay.

    If you think this topic, or any other for that matter, would be of interest to your readers, please let me know and I can begin drafting up something that I believe will mesh with your blog very well.

    I look forward to hearing back from you; hopefully we can work together on spreading the word on important topics like this as they relate to environmental awareness!

    I look forward to hearing from you,



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