I know. It’s been a long time. Because moving, life, busyness etc. But I’m here now.
We’ve been up to a lot since we got to Oregon back in March. We absolutely love it here and have done our fair share of exploring, getting out and about, and enjoying the outdoors. Continue reading “The last many months”
Ellie has taken so well to all sorts of food. We’ve been very intentional about being very adventurous with what we feed her, and giving her the chance to try anything that we eat as well, whether that’s veggies, spicy food or anything else. There’s nothing that she won’t try and nothing that she hasn’t liked so far.
In the picture, Ellie is chowing down on her lunch of garlic kale, sweet potato and black quinoa. Score!
Marti & I have chosen a fairly “atypical” upbringing for Ellie, and raising her means sticking to those decisions and enforcing them at every turn.
For example, we’ve decided that we’re going to raise her vegan: I’m vegetarian (mostly vegan, and heading for strictly vegan), while Marti is already strictly vegan. There will be difficult times, where we’re forced to hunt high and low for something appropriate for Ellie to eat, or she’ll be offered ice cream, or some other food that she’s just not allowed, and we’ll have to politely turn down the offer.
Aside from just eating vegan, we’re actively seeking healthy food choices, and organic foods wherever possible. After all, cookies, cakes and chocolate can be vegan too. So her access to sweets and treats is going to be severely limited. This is going to mean there will be some awkward situations for us and the inevitable “Oh, well why not?” from those used to plying their children with rocket fuel. Continue reading “Enforcing our parenting decisions”