Working Out After Having a Baby: My Journey Back to Fitness In the First Year Of Motherhood

Mom fitness in the first year after having a baby

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been a year since baby J entered my life! It may sound like a cliché, but her birth has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. Today I’d like to share what working out after having a baby has been like for me in this past year. Come for the not-always-so-pretty truth, stay for the pictures of baby J … Read the rest of the post

5 Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in The First Year of Parenthood

It’s hard for me to believe that baby J is about to turn one in just a few days! This past year has been life-changing in too many ways to describe. I laughed, I cried, I felt all-encompassing love, I lost hope, I found hope, then I cried some more. While I can’t call myself a big-time parenting expert, I surely know more about babies now than I’ve ever known … Read the rest of the post

7 Vegan Baby Food Recipes That Baby J Loves (Baby-Led Weaning Approved!)

Vegan baby-led weaning foods to try at home

Since I went vegan in 2013, I knew that I wanted to raise my future children vegan as well. Every now and then I read articles about raising vegan kids, browsed through vegan parenting blogs and Instagram accounts, trying to map out my future approach to various challenges that vegan kids and parents face. Of course, the number one challenge is, “What the heck do I feed my kid every … Read the rest of the post

How to Travel with a 9 Month-old Baby without Losing Your Mind: Road Trip Edition

Tips for traveling with a baby without losing your mind

Traveling with a baby may sound like a daunting experience, but during our recent two-day trip to Portland, OR we did everything we could to make things more comfortable – and thus, more enjoyable – both for us and for baby J. Of course we had to adjust our expectations for what this trip was going to look like, and to be ready to switch things up if needed. The … Read the rest of the post

Body Positive Motherhood: How My Views On Body Positivity Have Changed After I Became a Mother

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with my body image over the years. I’ve written about all the ups and downs I’ve had with it before, but I feel like I need to post an update, especially since things have evolved since I became a mother almost 9 months ago. In today’s post I explore why body positive motherhood is important to me. I’ve been following a … Read the rest of the post

First 6 Months of Parenthood: The Wildest Ride of My Life

Someday farm vegan bed and breakfast

Earlier this month baby J turned 6 months old. While on one hand I’m amazed that she’s been a part of our lives for half a year already (time flies!), on the other hand, I can’t believe it’s been ONLY six months because it surely has felt like eternity at times. I am going to be totally honest here. When I first got pregnant, I was very excited that my … Read the rest of the post

3 Reasons To Go Vegan For The Whole Family (Guest Post)

3 reasons for your family to go vegan

This is a guest post by Rachel Watson. There are many stereotypes that people have about vegans, yet there are so many benefits to be gained by having the whole family become vegan. If your family is considering making a switch towards veganism, I’d like to explore three main reasons for going vegan: compassion for animals, health benefits, and caring for the environment. Compassion for Animals As parents, we teach … Read the rest of the post

My Postpartum Fitness Journey: How I’m Making It Work

Hi all! Yay, finally another post! Today I’d like to share how I’ve returned to working out after giving birth to my baby girl almost four months ago. Getting into a postpartum fitness routine was not an easy task, but I’ve finally figured out a way to make it work. Except for the days when the lazies get the best of me 🙂 Whether you’ve given birth before or not, … Read the rest of the post

Life with a Newborn: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Early Parenthood Challenges

If there’s one thing I wish I’d fully realized before my baby J was born, it’s how much her birth would divide my life into “before” and “after”. And that the “after” would bring on a turmoil of feelings and experiences that I’ve never had before. Parents-to-be hear plenty of cliché’d talk about ‘love at first sight’ and ‘you’ll never sleep again’, but there are some things that get way … Read the rest of the post

In Defense of What The Health: an Open Letter to Progressive Vegans

In defense of What The Health documentary: why progressive vegans shouldn't dismiss this movie because of some flaws.

If you’re interested in veganism and/or plant-based diets, you’ve probably heard about the new documentary called What The Health. It’s created by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn – the same people who had previously authored Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. While this documentary was officially released a few months ago, recently it’s been one of the top things discussed in the vegan community after it was added to Netflix. (Please note: … Read the rest of the post