I sometimes refer to myself as a hippie mama. It’s a sort of short-hand way to tell you something about who I am. For example, I breastfed my children for over two-and-a-half years each. I visit my local farmers’ market religiously, and I am never without my re-usable shopping bags. I sweetened my firstborn’s first birthday cake with applesauce and molasses, because I didn’t want her to have sugar. I wash my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
I’ve shared some signs that you might be a hippie mama, too, in the past. I thought it might be fun to do it again. Read on, and find out if you, too, share some hippie tendencies.
As a hippie mama I taught my daughter to embroider and do handcrafts
Signs You Might be a Hippie Mama
1. You have a list of dietary requirements that makes eating away from home a challenge. Bonus points if you gave up a food item on your naturopath, chiropractor or homeopath’s recommendation.
2. You’re still mourning the fact that Mothering no longer publishes magazines. Sob!
3. You know which local health food store has the best price on Dr. Bronner’s.
4. You’ve used coconut oil both in your cooking and as a beauty product.
5. You own several baby carriers, and at least one of them requires that you tie knots in order to secure your child. Bonus points if you’ve ever offered (or been tempted to offer) to help a stranger with their sling while out in public.
6. You have strong opinions on what eggs, milk and meat you will eat, based on how the animals that produced them were treated.
7. Your birth plan involved water in some way, shape or form.
8. Your homemade hummus is widely recognized as the best in your circle of friends.
9. You’ve breastfed a child who was old enough to negotiate with you over where you would sit, which side they would have and how long they would nurse for. Or, you’ve breastfed two children at the same time, and they weren’t twins.
10. You’ve sold handmade goods at craft fairs, through Etsy or elsewhere.
11. You bought your son a doll as soon as you found out it was a boy.
12. You either had your placenta encapsulated and consumed it for the health benefits, or actively considered doing so.
What about you? Are there any signs of hippie mama-hood that you would add? Please share!