Olaplex And DevaCurl…Trying To Save My Hair, The Vegan Way.

If you are like me, you probably have dyed and colored your hair quite a bit over the the years. In the 90’s, I wanted tight curls, so a perm it was (yes, I had a perm – it was super trendy back then), and in the more recent years the flatiron took over, in order to get that sleek, straight look. Needless to say that all of that had an effect on my naturally wavy hair and, adding the factor of age, my hair started breaking badly recently, leaving me with frizzy looking hair that can’t decide if it’s supposed to be wavy or straight.

I was facing two options: cut it all off and let it grow back healthy, or stop using so much heat and try to repair the hair as much as possible. Cutting it short was not an option, so I started looking for cruelty free products to nurse my lifeless locks back to health. Read More

I’m Losing My Min(ecraft)d!

I’m starting this post with a fragment of a typical dinner conversation at our house.

Noah (11): “Dad, guess what I built today?”

Me: “You built something, how neat! In art class?” (being ignored)

Keegan (7): “I know, I know! Another room for your fort!”

Keenoahdad: “What?”

Me: “How was school boys?” (being ignored)

Noah: “No, dummy.”

Keenoahdad: “Don’t call your brother that, Noah!”

Me: “No name calling boys! So, how was school?” (being ignored)

Noah: “A pickaxe!”

Keegan: “I’m not a dummy!” (cries)

Me: “Please apologize, Noah!” (being ignored)

Keenoahdad: “Who’s up for a round of Minecraft after dinner?”

Me: “Joshua!” (being ignored)

Kids in sync: “Me!” Read More

You Are Not A Real One! (And Why That’s Totally Fine With Me)

If you read my About or my first blog post, you already know that I am the only vegan in my family. As with so many things in life, I am sure that there are people who are judgemental about this, and claim that I’m not a “real” vegan if I let my husband and children consume animal products and even prepare them for them.

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