Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I'm Super Nutty, How about you?

Here's a fun little quiz... so just how crunchy ARE you, anyway?

The crunchy factor indicates how much of a natural mama you are--you know, crunchy,
like a "granola girl." :-) Take this fun little quiz, and then post about your answers... I'll respond to this will all of MY answers!

Do you have homebirths?
15 points for “yes” (unassisted)
10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)
5 points for alternative birthing center
2 points for “thinking about/would like homebirth”
0 for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

Will you circumcise future sons?
5 points for “no”
-5 points for “yes”.

Do you use cloth diapers?
20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)
15 points if “yes” (wash and make your own)
10 points if “yes” (wash your own)
5 points if “yes” (diaper service)
2 points if “thinking about it”
0 points if “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family
Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?
10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological
breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea
5 points for “yes” (observe for trying to conceive)
2 points “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?
10 points if “yes”
5 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)
2 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of formula)
0 for “no” (don’t breastfeed by choice).

Do you co-sleep/family bed?
10 points for “yes” (all night every night)
5 points for “yes” (part/all of most nights)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no”.

Do you use a sling/soft carrier?
5 points for “yes”
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning
(even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?
15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)
10 points for “yes” (up to 3 years)
5 points for “yes” (up to 2 years)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (you’ll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).

Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?
10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)
5 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no”(wouldn’t consider it).

Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?
15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store,
grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)
10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic,
use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)
5 points for “yes” (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?
10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)
5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)
2 points if “thinking about it” (see a doc for now)
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

Do you homeschool?
10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)
5 points for “yes” (will homeschool)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

What's your take on childhood vaccinations?
15 points for no vaccines
10 for delayed, selective vaccination
5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination
2 points for thinking about not vaccinating
0 points for vaxing on schedule.

Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby
or have someone else bf your child?
10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)
5 points if yes (would)
2 points if maybe 0 if no (wouldn't consider it).

Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?
10 points if yes (make own)
5 points if yes (buy own)
2 points if thinking about it
0 points if no.

Ratings
120 – 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama
90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!
60 – 89 Pretty Crispy
20 – 59 Sprinkled with Granola
5 – 19 Instant Oatmeal
0 - 4 Jell-O

4 comments:

Carolyn said...

OK, so here's my answers:

Do you have homebirths?
10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)

While my latest birth was a hospital birth, my first was a successful homebirth with a midwife in attendance.

Will you circumcise future sons?
5 points for “no”

Of course since we have no sons this so far has not been an issue, but Dave and I have differing opinions on this. I don't think I'll ever have any boys so we'll see if we ever even have to make this decision.

Do you use cloth diapers?
20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)

I also wash and make my own diapers, but I do EC at home with Rose. No poopy diapers is a big bonus for me, and she does pretty well. Since quitting work, I have only done one load of diapers. I'm hoping to really cut down on diaper to maybe once a week? We'll see.

Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family
Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?
10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological
breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea

I was off the pill with no backup birth control for a whole year before we conceived Lacy, and I got pregnant the first month we tried. 'Nuff said.

Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?
10 points if “yes”

Rose got bottles of EBM by 4 months, but Lacy didn't because I went back to work at 6 months with her. Next baby won't be getting any bottles at all.

Do you co-sleep/family bed?
10 points for “yes” (all night every night)

Yes. By choice. With both girls.

Do you use a sling/soft carrier?
5 points for “yes”

I use a mei tai and a moby wrap and I LOVE them!

Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning
(even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?
15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)

Last time I took this quiz I only got 10 points because I was okay with nursing up to age 3. Now Lacy is almost 3 and I am reconsidering my position. And so is Dave because I think he knows she won't be ready to wean then. I'm thinking we can have it only be at bedtime though. Hopefully!

Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?
10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)

Well, I have two kids and I just was talking about nursing the older one, so...

Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?
10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic,
use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)

OK, we eat meat almost every night (I know, I know!) but I do grind my own grains and bake my own bread, and buy organic when I can, and yesterday I cut some rosemary off our bush and used it with making dinner!

Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?
5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)

I use natural remedies more often than I use western remedies, but I put faith in both types of healing.

Do you homeschool?
10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)

I just started homeschool preschool this week!

What's your take on childhood vaccinations?
10 for delayed, selective vaccination

I vax on my own timetable.

Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby
or have someone else bf your child?
10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)

I only was able to answer yes because other babies have drank my milk. I actually donated abut 300 ounces to a baby whose mom died in childbirth and I'm donating a bunch of milk coming up here soon.

Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?
2 points if thinking about it
0 points if no.

I have only had aunt flo visit twice since October 2003 so it's been a while, but I'm thinking about going with a diva cup. Anyone tried those and liked them?

So let's add it all up and see my score: 142. So even nuttier than the top score! Woo hoo, I win!

Tuan's Princess said...

Good Gravy! We sound just alike! If we knew each other IRL we would either be best friends or hate each other's guts! hee, hee.

Angela said...

I got a 21! LOL!

Chanda said...

I got a 26. I can't remember, was that like jello? Carolyn are you loving being at home? Are you doing homeschool preschool with just your daughter? I am wanted to get a few mothers together with preschool age kids to do a co-op preschool thing. Give me a call if you are interested and give me a call if you want to meet up at the park sometime. I should be in the white pages. I am just amazed at some of the things you are able to do with your kids. Takes a lot of dedication!!