First and Foremost I am Husband to Sonya, my lovely better half, and father to Amelia Parvati, my beautiful little girl. I am a “crunchy” dad in the sense that I parent in a fairly non-traditional way in North America. I use cloth diapers, not out of any environmental concern as such but because my daughter is wickedly allergic to disposables. I babywear because I love it and it is the best thing I’ve ever discovered; I have literally never used a stroller in my life and, unless I decide to use a stroller when I jog, I never will. We cosleep (go ahead and look it up) and it really works well for us. Finally, and these four are just the major points, we practice baby-lead solids, which means our daughter feeds herself (most of the time) and eats all the foods we eat.
I have A Bachelor of Religious Studies degree from the University of Calgary; if you are wondering, no, that does not mean I am becoming a priest (seriously, you have no idea how often I get that question). Studying religion is my passion and I have continued with it after my formal education ended.
I have two great dogs, Scotty and Baxter, that round out my little family unit and that is the broad strokes on what makes me the very happiest Crunchy Dad that ever did crunch!


3 Responses to About

  1. Jen says:

    It’s nice to find your blog! You are the first person I’ve heard of in Calgary doing baby led weaning, nice to know we’re not the only ones! Oh, and my man loves the attention he gets while wearing out son in the Beco too 🙂

    • Travis says:

      Thanks for reading my post Jen, I appreciate it. We have a few friends that did baby led solids before we did and that helped us look at it as an option rather than making mealtime a big fight with Amelia, everyone would’ve lost that fight! Give your husband a big pat on the back from me, real men wear babies!

  2. amy says:

    we didn’t do the exact same style of feeding as you guys, but have never really gotten into processed foods for either of our kids. We did not want to and neither did they! They were always happier with what we were eating. With Aiden I went through a lot of effort to make extra fruit/veggies/meat and mush or chop it, freeze it, etc. With Addy we never had the time. What was helpful was our KidCo. It is a table top hand grinder. put part of your meal in, grind, feed kid(the top is your bowl), put in the washer. It was about $20, and used A LOT. The happiest kids have a say in what they eat! LOL

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