I’m Ally. Welcome to Made of Stars.
I share a crazy, beautiful, noisy life with my husband, Mat, and our tiny vegans. Mat and I aim to maintain a sense of humour – and our sanity! – as we navigate parenthood and the Lego blocks on our living room floor.
We live on the beautiful north coast of NSW, Australia.
I am passionate about ethical veganism, Australian politics, breastfeeding, and homebirth (my sons were born at home). I am a voracious reader (and am always on the lookout for book recommendations. Do you have one for me?).
I have a Bachelor of Social Work, and have spent most of my career working in the field of family violence, specifically as an advocate for woman and children.
I embraced veganism as a teenager in the mid-90’s; now I am raising vegan children.
Between 2007-2011, I wrote a regular column called ‘Raising Vegan Children’ for Vegan Voice magazine (now defunct).
I am an Associate Editor at The Scavenger, where I write about veganism and animal rights. Readers of Made of Stars may be interested in my articles about vegan pregnancy and vegan diets for children.
Made of Stars provides an opportunity for me to continue to write about my experiences as a parent of vegan children. I also intend for this blog to be a safe and supportive space for vegan parents and other vegans – we are a diverse and passionate bunch!
I feature delicious recipes that are enjoyed by my own family. Refer to the Recipe Index for a list of recipes on this blog.
I write a series called My A-Z of Veganism, where I examine an issue or topic related to veganism, and share my experiences as a vegan.
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I enjoy reading your comments, suggestions, and questions. You can comment on the blog or contact me via the Contact Me section.
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Thanks for visiting!
A note about photographs on this blog: All photos were taken by me, my husband, or our daughter unless otherwise indicated.