Still On Vacation; New Article Up At

August 10th, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore

I guess I just have to laugh at myself.

See, I left for this week away with not 1, but 2 (count them TWO) books to read. Also, with a pre-planned (but not pre-written) “blogging schedule”. And, you know, with the expectation of attending to these things.

Also, I packed my toddler. So . . . yeah. You are probably laughing at me now, too.

The truth is that we’ve been having a blast, but it’s been a very “fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants” sort of adventure, where cheap-ass motels and crashing with friends has led to a spotty relationship with the internet. By which I mean, almost totally unplugged.

But in this break-from-blogging time, I just so happened to have an article go up at One Green Planet. So you can still get your Bonzai fix!

Check it: 5 Fun Ways To Help Your Kids Find Their Own Passion For Produce.

See you all next week!

  • Sarah

    I don’t have children but I enjoyed your article on One Green Planet. Wish I was raised that way…my learning gap as an adult would have been narrower! I will be employing these tips on my niece/goddaughter though (raised very different then this). She’s almost 6 & weirds out over anything “different”…yellow watermelon, etc. I’ve got a challenge!

  • Lauren – Naturally Seasoned

    Yes, yes and yes on all 5 points! Love involving my little guys in the garden and preparing our food and we esp. love going to the farmers’ market together. Yesterday my day was made when my 3 year old couldn’t wait to get out to the garden and munch on some kale, I mean I must be doing something right!!!!

    On a totally diffrent note, I would like to thank you Sayward for everything that you share and the passion you put into everything you do. You’re an inspiration to me and you make me want to be a better, healthier person. I just may become vegan one of these days! ;)

    Hope you’re thouroughly enjoying your vacation!

  • Olivia Jean

    Love it! Shared it on my Preschool Facebook Page :D Hopefully it will inspire more parents….thanks!

  • Britt!

    Oh, Saward, your article is WONderful!!! Bravo!!! I loved it!! Not only are you such a gifted writer, you’re a creative genius, as well! = ) I really love the gift idea… That was my favorite.

    K, lots of loves!
    Take care!

  • sara thomas

    loved it sayward! thanks so much for that great article! i really liked your point about having little ones playing with cups on the kitchen floor and how even that does help set the stage for a healthy food relationship. simon is at the perfect age for that, so i tried it today & he had a blast! it’s so important to me to teach him to make healthy food choices, and your article helped inspire me! hope youre having a wonderful vacation! safe travels!

  • Natalie

    Hi Sayward & Co.

    I’ve been a lurker here for a while. I’ve been playing around with going vegan for about a year, although I’m finding the transition quite hard since all of my family are big meat-eaters and I love on a small Island in the English Channel which doesn’t really cater for veganism particularly well.

    My husband and I are off to Kissimmee in Florida with a friend next month and I’m so excited to try and find a vegan restaurant – I think it would be amazing to walk into a restaurant and know I can take my pick from the menu!

    Does anyone know of such a place?!

    If I can find one I’ve convinced my husband and friend to go with me (which is HUGE because if they have a single meal minus meat they think the world has practically ended! Haha).

    I’m so excited. I’m especially excited because we’re staying in a self-catering place next to a huge supermarket and I can’t wait to shop there! (Supermarkets here are really bad at catering for vegan and gluten-free eaters). We have a few health-food shops that do the odd thing like almond flour and I’ve managed to find soya milk and rice milk, but very little else seems to exist here besides fruit, veg and salad.

    So anyway, thanks in advance for any and all advice you can give me on eating out vegan-style in Florida! YAY!

  • Moira

    @Natalie: Whenever I travel, I refer to for vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants (all over the world!). It may not be comprehensive however, so you might try a google search, too.

    I’ve never been to Kissimmee, but it looks they have a few veg-friendly options.. I suggest you search other cities you might visit while on your trip… like Orlando! They definitely have more options.

    Also, definitely check out online shopping for vegan goodies. :)

    GL planning your vacay!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much guys, I’m so glad you like my article. It was really fun to write and such important info to share. =)

    @Natalie – Congrats on your transition, and don’t be too hard on yourself. It can be a process and that’s totally okay, as long as you stay pointed in the right direction (and it sounds like you are!)

    I don’t know Florida at all, but have you checked out You can search by city for vegan and veg-friendly establishments. Hope that helps! Have fun!

  • Meghan



  • Sayward Rebhal

    It will make the book club discussions (and all discussions) way better! Threaded commenting, w00t!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Moiramia

    I always refer to Check out neighboring cities, too, like Orlando! For sure they have options.

  • Moiramia

    I always refer to Check out neighboring cities, too, like Orlando! For sure they have options.

  • amandoid

    Can’t wait to start the book discussion! :]

  • Sayward Rebhal