As you all know, I first began writing SortaCrunchy when I was BRAND NEW to the natural family living scene. In fact, the inspiration behind the blog name was that, when I first began, I was only sorta crunchy - I was too intimidated to claim to be anything else!
Cloth diapering was the gateway drug for me to get addicted to natural family living message boards and blogs. It was so encouraging to know I could make some changes in our family's life and be able to leave behind a more gentle footprint on this planet, but at the same time, it was soooooooo overwhelming. I would read a few message board threads and feel like my brain was about to explode from information overload.