Hello and welcome to A Side of Crunchy.

Our family is not your average family. We give birth unassisted, raise our kids with a crunchy twist and we homeschool our children.

This is the blog to follow for your crunchy lifestyle. Learn about cloth diapers, babywearing, essential oils and more.

Of course, unassisted pregnancy and birth are discussed as well. We want you to have the best possible birth and the way to make that happen is knowing your options.

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About me!

Hello, my name is Carmen. I am the founder of A Side of Crunchy.

My passions

My passions include pregnancy and birth but unassisted birth became a true passion in 2016 after the birth of our daughter, Brooklyn. I also love cloth diapers, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and so much more. I enjoy trying new ways to have our family eat healthier. We shop organic and local as much as possible to support the community we live in.

About us

I met my husband in Miami; we married in 2013, and I became bonus mom to our now teenage son Nikolaus as well as wife to an amazing man. In 2009, we welcomed Faith to the family, and since have been blessed with three more children Michael, Aria, and Brooklyn. When pregnant with Faith I discovered the option to have a home birth I jumped at it. That lead me to explore the world of cloth diapering, vaccines, and now managing a large home — all with a little freelance on the side. Life in a house full of children was quite an adjustment.

We are a large family of seven living in Tennessee enjoying the outdoors and our crunchy community.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. Please be sure to join our mailing list because although we are just getting started we will have some great stuff coming your way!