sweet innocence

Childhood should look like this. But for many children it doesn't. Thanks Jamie for the reminder to stay focused on the "things" that matter.

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca on Jan. 7, 2010, 5:32 p.m.

    Okay, so I've lurked here for a very long time. I LOVE your posts and I think a lot like you (now we know why I love your blog so much :-)) I appreciate your honesty. You're very real. Thanks for that! Anyway, I'm on this new venture of eating Vegan (or mostly so). Help! What do you fix? How do you fix it? Do you make your own bread? Share, share, share. I want to know it all. Do you make your own soymilk? I'm a completely ignorant girl making a radical (for me anyway) lifestyle change. I feel so much better and I know it's worth it. But teach me how?! Oh, and I'm about to move to Indonesia so I need to learn how to do this in a way I can continue (as in, not relying on premade stuff we can only get here in the States.) Consider yourself challenged :-)


    • renee

      renee on Jan. 20, 2010, 7:23 p.m.

      Rebecca, Here's some links that might answer some of your questions:

      What do you fix? How do you fix it?

      Simply, we eat lots of vegetable based foods fixed in many different ways, but mostly stew and soups this time of year (winter). Susan's FatFree Vegan Kitchen is my favorite blog resource for recipes. We eat the types of food you'll see on Susan's blog but with more fats, ie: nuts, avocados, coconut milk.

      The recipes I have posted can all be found in Vegan Eats & Health.

      Do you make your own bread?

      Nope, except for occasional snacks and treats we don't eat bread. Too much filler, not enough nutrition. We prefer whole grains, nuts and fruits. You can read more about that here.

      Do you make your own soymilk?

      Yep, this is the machine we have. This baby saves us a lot of money. I love, love, love this machine.

      Good luck on your journey!


  • Kika

    Kika on Jan. 8, 2010, 1:08 a.m.

    Jamie's post was a good one. I detest how easy it is to get caught up in wants or comparing ourselves to others or feeling sorry for ourselves. My nephew who is living with us has been evicted multiple times in the past three years and has seen more than he should have in his nine young years. He doesn't care about fancy stuff... just a roof over his head and regular meals. My husband's family in Africa has nothing. When we feel hard-pressed to make ends meet I remember that my kids can eat five times a day (healthy food!) and so many people struggle to get maybe a bowl of rice/day. Perspective is important.


  • Denise

    Denise on Jan. 8, 2010, 2:25 a.m.

    I love the picture of your son sleeping. The thing I don't like the most right now about our schedule is having to wake the kids up to get to the bus by 7:25. It pains me to wake them. I read the post. It certainly made me think. And, want to cherish my kiddos even more.


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