Rian’s 5th Birthday

Rian turned 5 a few days ago and we had a little celebration. These 5 years have been the best. It’s lovely to see how he has grown into such a kind and funny person. He keeps me entertained all the time, imagining stories, chatting about things he has learned, asking a million questions. He is so caring, always saying how he loves me and his brother and sister, how he loves animals and wants to help them. I’m so proud of him. Raising him has been the greatest things I’ve done so far, but no matter how grown up he gets, he will always be my baby.

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Our Vegan Halloween

 

What do vegan kids do for Halloween?  That’s something that a few people have asked me.  People have this idea that vegan kids will “miss out” on so many things, but I’ve found that they can have just as much fun as other kids do!  This is what we did for Halloween this year, and some ideas for the future.  (And some cute photos of Síofra!)

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Creamy Tofu, Mushroom and Chickpea Curry

I haven’t been blogging much lately.  I’ve just been really, really busy looking after the kids and not made time for it.  But I made this curry today and it was so nice that I have to write down the recipe before I forget!  I mostly just made it up as I went along, but I will definitely be making it again.  And hopefully will be blogging again more regularly soon!

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Making our Household More Eco-Friendly (part 3)

I wrote about how I’ve been trying to make our household more eco-friendly in two previous blog posts.  I meant to write this post weeks ago but didn’t get around to it until now!  So far we have stopped buying bottled water, stopped using plastic straws, stopped using disposable wipes for cleaning, reduced the amount of fruit and veg in plastic packaging that we buy, stopped buying shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in plastic bottles, stopped buying plastic toothbrushes and stopped using disposable breast pads.  Some small and easy enough changes, but I’m really happy that we’ve stopped creating all that waste.

There were still a few bigger things to change.  Most of our rubbish consisted of disposable nappies and food waste, so I’ve worked on that since then. Read More »