So, having two kids and a tenure-track job make posting pretty difficult to achieve. Which is obvious, since I haven't updated in over a year. In a quick update- I have decided after 2 years to stop calling myself vegan. Over the past 2 months it was pretty clear that I wasn't being very adherent, and maintaining veganism became really difficult. In truth, I got tired of struggling over what to eat every damn day, and fighting with sweets over it. I didn't want to be the whiny vegan who complains whenever there isn't a vegan option, which is also known as ADVOCACY. I am a good advocate for many things, but that became a battle I just couldn't fight any more. Particularly in my own home. I'm still about 90% vegan, but that last 10% was just too much of a battle. Every meal I eat that doesn't have animal products in it is still a benefit to the world, and I don't want to change all the good habits I've put in place, but I also can't fight with my husband any more about what we're going to eat as a family.
I had hoped that we would all eventually transition to veganism. The kids were about halfway there, but my husband's refusal to make the switch despite the fact that we were eating vegan meals as a family a good portion of the time made it too frustrating. He just wouldn't give up his animal products, even though he's mostly vegetarian already. Don't get me started- this has been a struggle for me and I don't want to dwell any further on it.
So yeah, that's where we are right now. The lentil is 7, reads voraciously, and is turning into an excellent skier. The peanut is 4 and continues to be an exciting child to parent- he has definite opinions on the world, he likes to be the contrarian, and he's incredibly fun. They're both incredibly fun, actually.
be well, my friends!