Hello, my name is Carmen. I am the founder of A Side of Crunchy. I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge with families and help them achieve their birth dreams.
Carmen's passions include pregnancy and birth but unassisted birth became a true passion in 2016 after the birth of her daughter, Brooklyn. She also loves cloth diapers, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and so much more. Carmen enjoys trying new ways to have her family eat healthier, so feel free to share your tips for dealing with picky eaters. Carmen will shop organic and local as much as possible to support the community she lives in.
I met my husband in Miami; we married in 2013, and I became bonus mom to our now teenage son Nikolaus as well as wife to an amazing man. In 2009, we welcomed Faith to the family, and since have been blessed with three more children Michael, Aria, Brooklyn and Julio. When pregnant with Faith I discovered the option to have a home birth I jumped at it. That lead me to explore the world of cloth diapering, vaccines, and now managing a large home — all with a little freelance on the side. Life in a house full of children was quite an adjustment.
We are a large family of seven living in Tennessee enjoying the outdoors and our crunchy community.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. Please be sure to join our mailing list because although we are just getting started we will have some great stuff coming your way!