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Mother's Day After A Loss

Mother's Day After A Loss

Mother's Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It is a day of great celebration and joy.  It is a day where I go through a series of different emotions, as I reflect on my many blessings.   While I am privileged to have my mom by my side, as anchor, counselor, peacekeeper and consoler, I can't help but think about those whose mothers have passed away.     Losing a mother is the ultimate act of growing up -- a maturation that is forced upon without time to adapt or prepare. It leaves a hole that...


2nd Common Cause of Death in Children

2nd Common Cause of Death in Children

As we prepare to jump into summer, and May being National Swim Safety month, I would be lying if I said I am not concerned and afraid of the types of news we will hear and see on our screens. Seven months ago, a Facebook friend lost her son to a terrible swimming accident. While my relationship with her and her family is strictly online, a day doesn't go by without me thinking about her baby boy. It is in that spirit and in honor of her baby boy Judah Brown, that I write this piece.   Before writing this...


Going Vegan – The One Thing I Regret

Going Vegan – The One Thing I Regret

A few years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with pre-diabetis.  As a parent, I felt that I had failed her. Of course, my food choices at home played a vital role in her condition and I felt guilty. She is a big snacker and we ate out a lot, often grabbing the quickest most convenient options.   While we didn't care for fast food joints, many of our favorite spots, served unreasonably large portions, and include ingredients far from healthy or beneficial for overall health. As many of you know, preparation is everything. Which led to my search for healthy, tasty...

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I'm Alexandra, mom to two crunchy daughters, nurse, lover of all things pink and almond ( hmm pink almonds would be great, who do I contact to make it happen?) Originally from Brooklyn, NY, currently living in San Diego, CA. I am also the founder, and head Crunchymomma. our story

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