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Hi there!  I’m Melissa, a super busy mom trying to incorporate a natural living lifestyle into a hectic life with two small children, a mostly helpful husband, and two spoiled rotten cats.

Welcome to Serendipity and Spice, I’m so glad you’re here because that means your interested in taking the next steps toward natural living, healthy eating, and incorporating all of that into your own super busy life!


So here’s the deal, you’re not going to find me using scare tactics or spouting off about putting poisons in your body or how you’re damaging your children by not going 100% clean eating, etc.  Because I’m sure as heck not 100% crunchy.

I consider myself a non crunchy crunchy mom.

non-crunchy crunchy mom

So I know you’re wondering what’s a “non crunchy, crunchy mom”?  Well, let’s start off by talking about what a “crunchy mom” is.

What is a Crunchy Mom?

Okay, so there is absolutely nothing wrong with crunchy moms…some of my closest friends are the crunchiest of crunchy moms. I LOVE my crunchy mom friends!

Urban Dictionary defines a crunchy mom as:

A member of an increasingly growing group of moms who are neo-hippies.

They generally believe (for varying reasons) that there is something bad or less beneficial about buying mainstream products or doing other common activities in the mainstream way. gives the answer to What is a Crunchy Mom as:

Earthy Crunchy Mama. (urthee kruhn-chee mah-muh) -noun, earth·y crunch·y ma·ma. a person who is environmentally, health, and socially conscious. a parent who fosters a strong, positive bond with their children through natural living.

Basically when I think about the definition of a “crunchy mom” she’s one EXHAUSTED woman!  She is the ultimate do-it all herself mom….natural childbirth, organic clothing, flowing feminine skirts, strong self esteem, cloth diapering, baby wearing, exclusive breastfeeding, 100%  organic, knows the ins and outs of herbal remedies, never yells, has her own herb garden….the ultimate loving mother.

Unfortunately I don’t have the time, energy, or passion to be all of this and that’s why I consider myself a non crunchy crunchy mom.

What is a non crunchy crunchy mom?

A non-crunchy crunchy mom is a mom like me.  She wants to take steps to a healthier, more natural lifestyle but isn’t interested in giving up everything from this convenient world we live in like disposable diapers, the occasional Tylenol PM, Oreos, etc.  She wants to eat more whole foods and buy organic but she doesn’t see how her tight grocery budget can afford that week after week.

A non-crunchy crunchy mom knows that every baby step toward natural living adds up to make a beneficial impact on her family’s lives.

baby steps to natural living

She’s a mom that does her best with her circumstances and doesn’t dwell on everything she’s not doing just right.

So, if this sounds like you and you’re interested in being a non-crunchy crunchy mom with me…then follow along and join in the fun!