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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2017

By Renae Corcoran

Thanksgiving can be very isolating for vegans and vegetarians, especially when you are a kid in an otherwise-omnivorous family that doesn’t understand your ethical choices. I became a vegetarian at age 9 and a vegan at age 16, and these […]

Real Veg Families: The Mazzanti Family

By Ashlee Cartwright

Tell us about the members of your family – their names, ages, and an interesting tidbit of information about them! We are a family of 5! My oldest son, Jameson, is 6 and he loves to read. He could read […]

Why Vegans Should Have Kids

By Reannon Branchesi

Before I get to the point of this article, I’d like to attempt to cut the hordes of angry commenters off at the pass: I don’t really think vegans must have kids. If you don’t like kids and don’t want […]

A Vegan Disneyland Vacation

By Renae Corcoran

Like many, I have fond memories of visiting Disneyland during my childhood. And I don’t remember what we ate, but I am sure it was unhealthy and laden with dairy and meat. So when I decided to take my kids […]

Surviving a Family Vacation in a Non-Vegan-Friendly Location

By Ashlee Cartwright

A few months ago, my college roommates and I decided that we needed to get together. It had been 7 years since I had seen one of them, and almost 3 years since I saw the other. The two of […]

Five Reasons My Family Doesn’t Go Fishing

By Reannon Branchesi

Wisconsin summer is in full swing, and my Facebook newsfeed is slowly populating with pictures of small children smiling broadly while holding suffocating (or already dead) fish. Fishing – at least in the Midwest – has become synonymous with both […]

Generation Veggie Coloring Sheets are Now Available!

By Reannon Branchesi

We are excited to announce that Generation Veggie has partnered with Carlos Patino, author of “Dave Loves Chickens,” to create two coloring sheets that your plant-powered kids will love! These coloring sheets are available for free, and you can download […]

Growing Up Vegan in the Dairy State

By Reannon Branchesi

As a child growing up in Wisconsin, I was taught from a very young age to believe that cow’s milk and the dairy industry were wonderful, wholesome, and one of the best parts of our state. Each year, my elementary […]

2016 Family-Friendly VegFests

By Ashlee Cartwright

VegFests are the best! Attending a VegFest is a great way to sample yummy food (for free!), meet other vegetarians and vegans, and learn more about animal-friendly organizations and businesses. The majority of VegFests are also family-friendly, with many even […]

Top 5 Tips: Being Vegan in a Family of Omnivores

By Stephanie Dreyer

I have been asked a lot lately how I manage being vegan in a family of omnivores. Chickpea Magazine recently published an article I wrote with my advice and the popular vegan blog, World of Vegan, also shared my must-have […]

Better Living on a Budget: Take-In Instead of Takeout

By Marie Levey-Pabst

Before I was vegan, I regularly ate out two or three times per week, including a couple nights of takeout. There was little I enjoyed more than ordering Indian food and having it arrive at my door, complete with steaming […]

The First (Vegan Family) Thanksgiving

By Jonathan Auyer

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. You have food, family, friends—plus it’s Fall! An explosion of colorful foliage and chilly morning walks and warm coats. Nothing beats this time of year, and more than previous years, […]

Dear Prudence, Vegan Moms Aren’t Crazy

By Reannon Branchesi

Earlier today, Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column took on the challenge of a non-vegan grandma refusing to provide vegan snacks to her grandchildren while watching them after school. Rather than providing helpful advice, Prudence chose instead to chastise the mother […]

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: My Happiest Place on Earth

By Ashlee Cartwright

When I was a child, if you had asked me to name my happiest place on earth, I would have replied, like millions of others, “Disney!” If you were to ask me that question today, without a doubt or second […]

From Pescaterian to Vegan Mom

By Marie Levey-Pabst

I began my vegan journey in 2000. During my first year in college, I became pesco-vegetarian: I cut out all meat except for fish. However, my diet was centered on pasta, bread, cheese, and ice cream. Finally, in 2003, I […]