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Welcome to A Generation of Changes. I’m Andrea Blackshear and this is how I started my journey as a Crunchy Momma long before being “crunchy was cool.” 

During the Y2K panic in 1999 my husband and I found out that we were expecting our third child. We were concerned. What would we be facing when our child came in June 2000? How would we manage? How would we treat sick family members. It worried me so badly that it inspired me to pick up the first herbal book I ever laid my hands on: Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss. It had been sitting on my shelf since 1996 when I inherited it from my Grandmother who passed away.

I spent the next year reading that book and when Y2K passed by with barely a bump I spent months and months learning more on the internet. I developed my first salve recipe for bumps, bruises, and bug bites and ingested more herbal teas than what is common for man with his SAD diet.

When our son came was born with infant GERD I delved for the first time into the realms of food allergies, processed food nightmares and the horror of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOS). Bye bye canned soups, boxed cereal, baby food, and margarine. Hello Weston A. Price, Joel Salatin, Dr. Mercola, raw milk, home grown eggs, and gardens.

Since then our very large family has been about the business of getting back to the basics of simple living. Enjoy browsing around and taking a peak into our adventures.

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