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 […]

Raising Vegan Kids and the Trouble with Purity

By Reannon Branchesi

Last weekend, I had what will surely be just one of many vegan parenting fails. My 3-year-old, twin girls recently started attending the religious education program at a Unitarian Universalist church near us. It’s just once per week, and this […]

“Forks Over Knives” Inspires Plant-Based Family

By Ashley Mazzanti

It all started the summer of 2011. I was about five months pregnant with our oldest son when my husband and I went to watch the documentary Forks Over Knives. We went in with an open mind, watched in silence, […]

Why We Love the Walk for Farm Animals

By Fernando Cuenca

As a parent for whom veganism plays a central role, I have always been afraid of the possibility of my son growing up and choosing not to be vegan. A few years ago, when my son was just a toddler, […]

Three Steps to Easy, Vegan School Lunches

By Marie Levey-Pabst

It’s that time of year again. The school bus is turning the corner, and the children are off to another year of learning and growing. If you have been home with your kids all summer, you are probably ready for […]

Cool Summer Crafts with Kool-Aid

By Robbyn Brooks Taylor

Summer quickly brings back memories of childhood for me. My mother was an elementary school teacher, so we were able to spend wonderful sun-filled summer days together when I was growing up. We splashed in kiddie pools in the backyard, […]

Why My Family Doesn’t Go to the State Fair

By Reannon Branchesi

Tomorrow marks the start of the annual Wisconsin State Fair. Like so many events of its kind across the United States, the Wisconsin State Fair is a 11-day gathering centered on greasy, sugary foods like cream puffs, deep fried cheese […]

So, What Do Your Kids Eat?

By Angela Wave Glasser

I get this question a lot from other mothers who would love to transition their kids to a plant-based diet but just don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming if you are new at this because most of […]

Flexibility in Parenthood and the 2% Rule

By Colleen Borst

More than a decade ago, I took a job at one of the largest animal rights organizations in the world. They were, after all, one of the main reasons I went vegetarian in the mid-90s, and why, in middle-school, I […]

Being Labeled Vegan

By Jonathan Auyer

In “Being Vegan Without Being an Outsider,” Sarah Schultz Robinson wrote aptly about raising vegan kids to not feel like outsiders, or, as she eloquently spins the phrase, to ask “how do you make being an outsider a positive thing?” […]