Hello! Welcome to Bearfoot Mama! A Safe Space for Misfit Crunchies.
My name is Kimberly. And I am a Misfit Crunchy Mom.
Stick around if you want to join me and other misfit crunchies learning about Gentle C-Sections, C Section recovery, Gestational Diabetes, healthy meal plans, and having healthy pregnancies. I have a low tolerance for people who believe that <5% of the population should need a C-Section. And that your healthy is totally in your control. I used to be one of those people, and now I realize how ridiculous I was. My mission is to help mothers *NOT* feel like failures when life gets in the way of their perfect plans. And to be empowered to follow their instincts, whether it is the “crunchy” way or not.
I was born in Puerto Rico (yes, I am fluent in Spanish), raised in Dallas, Texas, and went to college in Provo, Utah. We lived for a year and a half in Kansas City, and now I live with my husband (“the Hubs”, or “Hubs”) and kids (son, “IV”, who was born December 2015; and daughter, “Nut”, who was born September 2017) in Utah County, Utah.
I am currently studying Business Management with an emphasis in Personal Finance online.
Why “for Misfit Crunchies”?
I almost called this “The Failed Hippie Mama Blog,” because I have tried so many things, and wanted to be so natural and DIY and Eco-friendly, but it never tends to work out right.
No-Poo Shampoo for 6 months? Horrific. Stinky, dry, awful hair no matter what I did. All-natural, yoga, home birth? 10 days “overdue”, 36 hours with spontaneously ruptured water, no real signs of labor (I did not know what a contraction was, just excruciating hip pain) until we started pitocin after 24 hours of my waters spontaneously rupturing. Then, I only dilated to 4cm with up to 20mls (the max) of pitocin, then it had been 36 hours since my waters had ruptured, and my cervix was no longer budging and: Bam. C Section. (Even while doing yoga during my entire labor!).
Second time around, my lovely 9 days “overdue” lady baby was showing signs of distress, and my cervix wasn’t budging again (I was at 1cm after having intense contractions for 12 hours), and I felt peace in my mommy gut, so we decided to cut to the chase and have a repeat C-Section.
Cloth diapering? Waaaaaay too much time, and laundry, and water, and nope. I loved them when it was exclusively breastfed poop, but as soon as you introduce solids- scrapping poo- yeah, no. After 9 months off and on cloth diapering, I decided the adventure had to end for now. Plus *Aldi* started selling diapers and wipes, therefore it was much cheaper to do disposables. Vegetarian? It’s a little difficult when your husband is passionate about cooking, loves meat, and makes some dang good chicken. So we settled on moderate amounts of meat. Vegan and dairy free is out of the question. We go through sticks of butter like water around here. The list of failed Crunchiness could go on. But “failed crunchies” sounded too strong, so we decided on “misfit crunchies”.
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I am not a medical (or otherwise) professional, and these are my experiences and opinions, so think critically about them. Always do your own research and talk to a professional before trying anything. I am not liable for injuries or misfortunes that may befall you. This is what worked for me- every baby, family, and situation is different.
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