How My Daughter Changed My Opinion About International Women’s Day

International Women's Day and Motherhood

Disclaimer: this post has been sponsored by adidas. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. I don’t know a lot of people in the US who celebrate International Women’s Day, but when I was growing up in post-Soviet Russia, this holiday was always a big deal. Over the years my relationship with this holiday has gone through a lot of transformations. I enjoyed it, I rejected it, and then, … Read the rest of the post

Raising Vegan Kids: 20+ Helpful Resources for Parents of Vegan Children

Have you decided to raise your kids vegan, and now you’re not sure where to start? I hear ya! Today I’m sharing with you a list of 20+ vegan parenting resources that provide an invaluable amount of information to help you in raising your vegan kids. While going vegan has gotten easier in the past few years for adults, raising kids as vegans can still seem puzzling. I mean, how … Read the rest of the post

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 Easy Vegan Baby Food Recipes for Babies 6 Months and Up (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

9 Tips for Traveling with a Baby without Losing Your Mind: Road Trip Edition

Tips for traveling with a baby without losing your mind

My today’s tips for traveling with a baby come as a result of  our recent weekend trip to Portland, OR – our first road trip with 9 month-old baby J. During this trip, we did everything we could to make things more comfortable – and thus, more enjoyable – both for us and for her. Of course we had to adjust our expectations for what this trip was going to … 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