9 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Were Crunchy Moms
The world of celebrities these days still holds some mystery, even if most of your favorite Hollywood heroes lead their lives under a pretty strong spotlight. Though most celebrity moms are fairly private when it comes to their children and families, many celebrity moms have taken to speaking out on a number of subjects to do with motherhood. Including the way they're raising their children. But even though many celebrity moms have become more public about their choices in raising their children, there are still plenty of celebrities you didn't realize were crunchy moms.
Though you may think that it's easier to raise a child when you've got all the amenities that a celebrity seemingly has at their fingertips, you may want to think twice. The following crunchy celebrity moms have spent their fair share of time searching for alternative, natural options for their children in a time where the market is only just beginning to become easier to reach. So whether you're just dipping your toes in alternative options while raising your children, or interested in finding new natural ways to feed, clothe, or clean your child, the following crunchy celebrity moms may just have some insight to share with you.
1. Jessica Alba
If there was ever any doubt that she is a crunchy celebrity mom, Vanity Fair noted that Jessica Alba created an entire company dedicated to natural products for her babes. According to Vanity Fair, The Honest Company came to be when Alba was pregnant with her first child, and washed her unborn child's clothes in a detergent that caused her to break out in hives. So she went searching for a better product, and when she was unable to find it, she decided to create her own. The rest is billion dollar, natural mama history.
2. Alicia Silverstone
Though you probably can't forget Alicia Silverstone's baby-feeding antics, you may not know that Silverstone published a book, The Kind Mama. In the book, Silverstone covers everything from pregnancy to meal prep, giving her major street cred as a crunchy mom.
3. Alanis Morissette
Though Alanis Morissette may have been your favorite angry-girl rocker of the '90s, she's since changed her tune to a softer melody, especially after becoming a mother. In an interview with ABC News, Morissette talked about her love affair with attachment parenting, and why she planned on breastfeeding until her son decided he was finished.
4. Jaime King
In an interview wtih Entertainment Tonight that mother of two, Jaime King said she got The Honest Company's founder Jessica Alba on speed dial for when she needs guidance and advice in motherhood. If there's a celebrity mom out there I'd like to have on speed dial for her expertise on all things au natural, it'd definitely be Alba.
5. Kate Hudson
In an interview with InStyle, Kate Hudson declared herself "wild mom," and stated that her relationship with her son Ryder, specifically, was a little bit alternative in comparison to most mother/child relationships. Hudson's been declared a hippie for a long time now, according to InStyle, so it's no surprise that her approach to parenting might have an extra crunch to it.
6. Julia Roberts
According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Julia Roberts hired environmentalist and yoga instructor Sophie Uliano to become her go-to green guru for advice on green living and parenting. Roberts was such a fan of Uliano's advice that she wrote the foreword for Uliano's book, Gorgeously Green.
7. Natalie Portman
In an interview with The Telegraph, Natalie Portman made it clear that she's a pretty crunchy mom. Portman told the publication that motherhood has made her a lot less judgmental. “Everything is cool, there are no rules — I mean, apart from not hurting your kid,” Portman said. “Some people breastfeed until their babies are 5, and some don’t breastfeed at all." The actress went on to say that there's no 'right' way to be a good mom, and that she's learned that everyone has to do what's right for them. Sounds like the credo of an open-minded crunchy mom, doesn't it?
8. Mayim Bialik
After becoming a mother, Mayim Bialik learned that her son was allergic to dairy, according to an interview with One Green Planet. The finding, along with her own journey in becoming vegan, prompted her to write a cookbook, Mayim's Vegan Table. “To me, it’s more of a lifestyle decision,” Bialik said to One Green Planet. “You can pay now for organic food, or you can pay later for the healthcare costs.”
9. Nicole Richie
In an interview with Oprah, Nicole Richie showed off her crunchy mom credo when she said, "My kids operate best when I let them have a voice and I really explain things to them," she said. "Because, really, kids want to be told the truth. They just want you to be truthful." Richie's pure parenting methods were spotlighted on The Doctors, when the doctors shared that Richie keeps her house sugar free and BPA free.