Vegan Parenting Moments: I Took Him To McDonalds

January 8th, 2018 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Vegan Parenting Moments – a collection of my own little experiences, be they “triumphs” or be they “fails”, as I navigate this wild adventure of raising a vegan child in a non-vegan world.

I posted this little saga on my Instagram stories today, and WOW the response was overwhelming. So many people were messaging me with a flood of thoughts and questions, that I decided I had to bring it to the blog. But I’m super busy with work and with momming right now, which means I don’t have time to translate this into an actual fancy-pants long form blog post. So I’m just going to post it as is — my Instagram stories.

Love me or hate me, I’ve never claimed to be anything other than myself. Messy and confused and trying my best. . . but always keeping it real. So this is what I did this morning.

















I don’t think there’s any one right way to parent; I truly believe in parenting to the individual child. So this post isn’t meant to be instructive or prescriptive in any way. I’m just sharing our journey, trying to be honest about all of our ups and downs. And the funny thing is, I think some of you will see this story as an “up”, and others of you will see it as a “down.”

And that’s okay. In fact, I love that. Let’s talk about it!

♥ ♥ ♥

Aaaaaaand it’s come to my attention that after all that, McDonalds hash browns *in America* are not even vegan!! Apparently when I checked I didn’t realize I was looking at the Canadian website. Oh my goodness. Okay well our mistake is already made, whoops, but please don’t go make the same one! Geeze . . .

Meyer Lemon Loaf [gluten-free, vegan] For Christmas Morning

December 23rd, 2017 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

I’m posting it! After “recipe testing” with Waits every Christmas Eve for the past five years, we’ve perfected our gluten-free vegan Meyer Lemon Loaf. And so now, for this Christmas Eve, we finally get to share it! This wintery citrus treat has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions. We use meyers from our own [...]

Oh, How I Heart Autumn! [2017]

November 19th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

Autumn vibes. When I was just a wee baby blogger, I wrote a Love Letter to autumn. To quote: “I want to curl up with a strong cup of coffee and write and write and write. I want to put on moody music and map my future on scented stationary. Today I want to pen [...]

Scenes Of Summer 2017

August 27th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

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Alright, Real Talk Time. Also, Pictures Of Things + Le Love List!

June 4th, 2017 - posted under: Furthermore » Feedback

Mother’s Day perfection. At the beginning of the year I announced, sort of on a whim, that I would be doing a “Pictures Of Things + Le Love List” post every single week in 2017. This one was supposed to be 20/52. But instead of hitting publish that week, I just stalled. And procrastinated. The [...]